5 Action K-drama That was Adapted from Web comics

Hellbound
genre: supernatural, drama, fantasy
episode: 6 episodes
Hellbound” (2021 Netflix Drama): Cast & Summary - Kpopmap
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“Hellbound” is a South Korean television series directed by Yeon Sang-ho. It was adapted from a webtoon of the same name written by himself. The first episode aired on November 19 2021 starring with Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, Park Jung-min, and many more.

Summary

Some giant beings appeared out of nowhere to bring humans who are about to die to hell. These inexplicable events have caused a religious group “The New Truth” to grow to a big influence to the society. However, a few people grew suspicious the religious group and starts to investigate their involvement with the inexplicable event.

 Sweet Home
genre: drama, horror
episode: 10 episodes
K-drama review: Sweet Home – in Netflix horror show, monster fun makes up for a hokey story | South China Morning Post
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Directed by Lee Eung-bok, “Sweet Home” was adapted from a webcomic with the same name written by Kim Carnby and Hwang Young-chan. The series aired on Netflix and was released on December 18 2020. “Sweet Home” was starred by various actors including Song Kang, Lee Jin-wook, and Lee Do-Hyun.

Summary

Hyun, a high school student lives in an apartment by himself because his whole family passes away in a car accident. Unfortunately, he is faced with the harsh life where monsters are trying to wipe out humanity. He now must fight the odds and try to save humanity before it’s too late.

Taxi Driver
genre: action, crime
episode: 16 episodes
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“Taxi Driver” or “Model Taxi” was adapted from a webcomic titled “The Deluxe Taxi” by Carlos and Lee Jae-jin. The series was directed by Park Joon-woo and first aired on April 9 2021 until May 29 2021. “Taxi Driver” was starred by Lee Je-hoon, Pyo Ye-jin, and Esom.

Summary

Kim Do-gi is an officer in the Special Forces. Unfortunately, his mother died in the hands of a murderer. Soon a man named Sung Jang-chul offers Kim Do-gi to work in his company, Rainbow Taxi. But, Rainbow Taxi is not like the other taxi service. Rainbow Taxi is a secret organization that avenged victims who were not protected by law.

Kim Do-gi became a taxi driver and avenged the victims. Meanwhile, Ha na is a prosecutor who is investigating the Rainbow Taxi. Ha na is furious because of this but also confused because Rainbow Taxi managed to solve the cases that law can’t solve.

Dr. Brain
genre: thriller, sci-fi
episode: 6 episodes
New K-drama 'Dr. Brain' will mess with your head as it meshes mystery with sci-fi | The Star
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Directed and written by Kim Jee-woon, this series was adapted from a webcomic with the same name by Hongjacga. The series first aired on November 4 2021 and was starred by varies known actors such as Lee Sun-gyun, Seo Ji-hye, and Park Hee-soon.

Summary

When Koh Se-won was a child, his mother passed away due to a hit and run accident. He decided to become a brain scientist when he is older. 20 years later, he became a well-known scientist in the brain science field. One day, an unknown man contacted Koh Se-won and asked him to extract information from a deceased man who died due to suicide. Interested to the request, he accepts it and attempts to extract information from the deceased man but fails. A few days later, he noticed that he is behaving weirdly and sees things differently.

Crime Puzzle
episode: 10 episodes
genre: thriller, psychological, drama, mystery
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“Crime Puzzle” is a South Korean television series adapted from a web comic with the same name written by Meen and Minsang. Directed by Kim Sang-hoon, the series aired from October 29 2021 until November 26 2021. “Crime Puzzle” was starred by Yoon Kye-sang, Go Ah-sung, and Yoon Gyung-ho.

Summary

A criminal psychologist was sent to prison for murdering a political candidate. The criminal profiler is the daughter of the man who was murdered. Coincidently, they used to be lovers. They began the interviews to uncover the truths of the incident.

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