Are romantic K-dramas getting too lonely or repetitive for you? Or maybe you want an intelligent series that really makes you think with a critical perspective? Then perhaps dramas that will school you on South Korea's laws are right up your alley! These shows basically have everything you need to get you hooked: drama, gripping cliffhangers, and stylish courtroom 'fits. What's not to like, right?
Ready to binge? Here are 10 K-dramas about the law that you’ll want to marathon all night!
1. Lawless Lawyer
Starring: Lee Joon Gi, Seo Ye Ji, Lee Hye Young, Choi Min Soo
This K-drama follows gangster-turned-lawyer Bong Sang-pil as he uses his fists and voice to fight against corruption, as well as to avenge his mother.
2. I Hear Your Voice
Starring: Lee Bo Young, Lee Jong Suk, Yoon Sang Hyun, Jung Woong In, Lee Da Hee
This legal-slash-action K-drama follows sharp-tongued tax attorney Jung Hye-sung as she crosses paths with psychic highschool student Park Suha and public defender Kwan-woo. The three attempt to bring justice to a murderer who happens to be linked to all three of them.
3. Touch Your Heart
Starring: Lee Dong Wook, Lee Sang Woo, Yoo In Na, Oh Jeong Se
Following a bad scandal and a two-year hiatus, actress Oh Jin-shim finally gets a chance to score a major role in an upcoming TV show. Except, she won't get it that easily. She must first work as a secretary in a law firm to gain experience for the role. Meanwhile, her new and cold-hearted boss Kwon Jung-rok is not the least amused of the ruckus that a celebrity brings to their office.
4. Suspicious Partner
Starring: Ji Chang Wook, Nam Ji Hyun, Choi Tae Joon, Nara
This romantic comedy follows prosecutor Noh Ji-wook and intern Eun Bong-hee who have to work together to solve a murder case involving a sly psychopath. In the process of solving the case, Bong-hee becomes a suspect. Will they ever still be on the same side of the law?
Starring: Jang Dong Gun, Park Hyung Sik, Jin Hee Kyung, Chae Jung An, Ko Sung Hee
This US drama remake centers around the best lawyer at a prestigious lawfirm Choi Kang-seok and aspiring lawyer and deliquent Go Yeon-woo. While on the run, Yeon-woo stumbles upon lawyer Choi Kang-seok’s office as he is conducting interviews in search for an intern. Kang-seok was intrigued by Yeon-woo’s photographic memory and intelligence that he decided to hire Yeon-woo despite not having a license to practice law or proper background.
Starring: Lee Bo Young, Lee Sang Yoon, Kwon Yool, Park Se Young
Charismatic female detective Shin Young-joo and righteous judge Lee Dong-joon work together to solve a corruption case and scandal involving the biggest law firm in the country, Taebak.
Starring: Song Joong Ki, Jeon Yeo-Bin, Ok Taecyon, Jo Han Chul, Yang Sueng Won
Italy-raised but Korean-born mafia consigliere Vincenzo Cassano returns to South Korea after conflict arises following the death of his boss. There he meets the sassy but skillful lawyer Hong Cha-young, who helps him take down Korea’s criminals and bring justice towards those who have been wronged by South Korea’s biased justice system.
8. While You Were Sleeping
Starring: Bae Suzy, Lee Jong Suk, Lee Sang Yeob, Ko Sung Hee, Jung Hae In
Hong-joo is cursed with her ability to see the future deaths of others in her dreams—but she doesn’t know when they will happen. One night, she dreams of the death of her own mother. Rookie prosecutor Jae-chan tries his best to keep the dreams from coming true.
Starring: Ji Sung, Uhm Ki Joon, Kwon Yu Ri, Oh Chang Seok, Ohm Hyun Kyung
Prosecutor Park Jung-woo wakes up to find himself with temporary amnesia and inside a police station cell. He is falsely accused and sentenced to death, and therefore, he must find a way to prove his innocence before it is too late.
10. Ms. Hammurabi
Starring: Go Ah Ra, Kim Myung Soo, Sung Gong Il
Like Hammurabi, rookie judge Park Cha Oh-reum believes in “an eye for an eye” principle. She does not let prejudice and injustice slide by her and she is determined to bring justice to all her cases.