7 K-Dramas With Lead Possessing Superpower In Otherwise Normal World
From solving crimes to finding the love of your life, special abilities always come in handy.
We can't help but identify with the lead characters of the projects we watch. And when a character gains special powers in an otherwise normal environment, it gives our own energy a special boost. That's why superhero origin stories are so popular.
K-dramaland has quite a number of such TV series featuring protagonists with supernatural abilities. If you are a fan of this trope, here are seven recommendations for your evening's binge-watching.
My Lovely Liar (2023)
7.4 on IMDb
The protagonist can hear lies, which is a curse for her. Because of her ability, she can't trust people and decides to give up her everyday happiness. But everything changes when she gets involved in a murder case where no one believes that the suspect is innocent. No one but her.
May I Help You? (2022)
7.6 on IMDb
The protagonist is an undertaker who can see and talk to the dead. The dead ask her for a last wish, which she fulfills with the help of a daily errand service with only one employee.
Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017)
8.2 on IMDb
The protagonist was born with hereditary super strength. This is not something she would choose for herself, but it gives her a job: bodyguard for a rich heir. When a series of kidnappings occur, the two take on the investigation of the case and soon become close, helping each other to accept themselves.
The series has a 2023 spinoff, Strong Girl Nam-soon, about the protagonist's cousin who also inherited super strength.
A Girl Who Sees Smells (2015)
7.2 on IMDb
After a murder attempt that takes the lives of her family, a girl gains the ability to see smells and their traces as visible colors and shapes. She teams up with a man who lost his sister to the same serial killer, along with his sense of smell and taste, and together they try to track down the killer.
Behind Your Touch (2023)
7.3 on IMDb
The protagonist is a veterinarian with psychometric powers. She can see people's pasts. When a hot-blooded detective comes to her hometown, the mysterious murders start to happen, so the two of them team up to find the killer, while solving some minor crimes along the way.
Kiss Sixth Sense (2022)
7.2 on IMDb
The protagonist has the ability to see the future when she kisses. When her lips accidentally touch those of her boss, she sees that they are destined to be together. But things get complicated when her ex-boyfriend comes into the picture.
I Can Hear Your Voice (2013)
8.1 on IMDb
After witnessing his father's death, the protagonist gains the ability to read people's minds by looking into their eyes. He searches for the woman who helped him get justice for his father. But when he meets her, she is not what he expected. Eventually, the two start working together, solving crimes with unconventional methods.