K-dramas are popular for their captivating storytelling, exceptional acting, and unique concepts. While romance and historical dramas have long been popular genres, the Korean entertainment industry has also ventured into the realm of science fiction, blending the magic of K-drama storytelling with futuristic and otherworldly elements.
Let’s dive into the fascinating world of these eight Science Fiction K-dramas.
1. Signal (2016)
“Signal” is a gripping crime thriller with a touch of science fiction. The story revolves around a mysterious walkie-talkie that connects a detective from the past to a cold case profiler in the present day. Through this supernatural device, they work together to solve crimes and prevent tragedies that transcend time.
2. I Am Not A Robot (2017)
“I Am Not A Robot” is a drama that combines science fiction and romance. Due to his allergy to people, Min Kyu, the largest shareholder of a finance company, lives a lonely life. Then he meets and falls in love with Jo Ji Ah, a woman pretending to be a robot to get money from her ex-boyfriend, a renowned robotics professor.
3. Are You Human Too? (2018)
“Are You Human Too?” is a sci-fi melodrama. Nam Shin, a young heir from a wealthy family, is brutally attacked and falls into a coma. His mother, a renowned roboticist and AI expert, creates an android version of him to safeguard his status as the heir. She also hires Kang So Bong, a former martial artist, to work as a bodyguard for the android version of Nam Shin.
4. Memories of the Alhambra (2018)
“Memories of the Alhambra” is a captivating sci-fi K-drama. Yoo Jin Woo, the CEO of an investment company, travels to Granada, Spain, to meet the creator of an AR game, who goes missing. Instead, he encounters Jung Hee Joo, who runs the hostel where he is staying. Together, they navigate between the AR Universe and the real world.
5. Life On Mars (2018)
“Life On Mars” is based on the 2006–07 British series of the same name. Han Tae Joo, a detective leading a team working on a serial murder case. However, during his investigation, he gets into an accident. When he wakes up, he finds himself in the winter of 1988, where he is now a detective assigned to a police station in a small city.
6. Sisyphus: The Myth (2021)
“Sisyphus: The Myth” is an action, mystery, sci-fi drama. Han Tae Sul, a brilliant engineer and co-founder of Quantum and Time, is introduced to dangerous secrets of the world and to a mysterious woman. The woman named Kang Seo Hae comes from the future and is looking for Tae Sul in order to save him.
7. The Silent Sea (2021)
The sci-fi, mystery, and thriller drama “The Silent Sea” is an adaptation of the 2014 short film “The Sea of Tranquility.” Set in the future, where the Earth is facing a water and food shortage due to desertification. To retrieve enigmatic samples from an old lunar space station, a group of space explorers embark on a thrilling mission to the moon.
8. All of us are dead (2022)
“All of Us Are Dead” is one of the most popular K-dramas from 2022. Hyosan High School becomes the epicenter of a zombie virus outbreak. The infected transform into zombies. Trapped students must fight or become one of the infected. The South Korean military is actively engaged in efforts to control the outbreak and guard against it spreading further.
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