Seven Mind-Bending K-Dramas Like Black Mirror
Turns out K-dramaland has good sci-fi besides Squid Game.
South Korean shows cover a wide range of genres and plots that can appeal to viewers of all tastes. The trick is to find the right K-drama for you.
If you are a fan of good old, mind-blowing sci-fi dystopia spiced with thriller and social satire, and have already rewatched Black Mirror a few times, K-dramaland has a few projects you'll definitely enjoy. Here are seven recommendations that aren't Squid Game.
This sci-fi series is widely considered to be a lighter version of Black Mirror. Both shows are anthologies with elements of fantasy and horror. Both revolve around the themes of future technology, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, robots, gaming, and more. SF8 consists of eight episodes created by different filmmakers.
Set in two timelines, present and future, the series focuses on twin brothers and their experiences with a humanoid alien who came to Earth when they were kids and her technology that can record memories and convert them to video.
The Devil Judge (2021)
In a dystopian alternate present where South Korean society is in chaos and collapse, a Chief Trial Judge creates a reality show directly from his courtroom, where he mercilessly punishes the guilty. But are his motives and ambitions as pure as they seem?
The Killing Vote (2023)
A mysterious masked figure conducts polls via text message. All citizens over the age of 18 can decide the fate of criminals who have escaped the law. If more than 50% vote for the death penalty, the masked figure carries out the execution.
The Silent Sea (2021)
Set in an apocalyptic future where water has become a scarce resource, this story that blends sci-fi, thriller and mystery genres follows an elite space crew on a mission to retrieve mysterious samples from an abandoned lunar research base that holds many secrets and traps.
Sisyphus: The Myth (2021)
A genius engineer, quantum physicist, and founder of a giant tech company has a near-death accident that reveals the truth about world conspiracy and his own family secrets. He also meets a woman who claims to have come from the future to save his life.
When a criminal profiler finds a walkie-talkie with a detective from the past on the other end, together they solve a cold case that leads to the formation of a special unit. But as they continue to communicate through time and solve old police cases, reality begins to change.