Halsyeon
100+ Views

OCN Drama Recommendations

For those of you that don't know OCN (Orion Cinema Network) is a channel known for it's Crime/Mystery dramas.

It seems a lot of the good crime/mystery dramas usually air on OCN but there are some exceptions.

There will be a few non-crime/non-mystery dramas on this list as well!

In the future I'll also being doing recommendations for the channels tvN, SBS, KBS2, and MBC!

Here is a list of OCN dramas I recommend!
(P.S: I'm going to start from dramas 2014 and up)

Bad Guys/Bad Guys-City of Evil:

Season 1 Aired: October 4th, 2014 - December 13th, 2014
Season 2 Aired: December 16th, 2017 - February 4th, 2018
Main Cast Season 1: Kim Sang Joong, Park Hae Jin, Jo Dong Hyeok, Ma Dong Seok
Main Cast Season 2: Yang Ik Jun, Park Joong Hoon, Joo Jin Mo, Kim Mu Yeol, Ji Soo
Genre: Crime, Action (only listing the 2 major genres)
Episodes (Season 1): 11
Episodes (Season 2): 16
Synopsis Season 1: (Bad Guys)
To combat rising violent crimes, the Police Chief asks Detective Oh Goo Tak to form a team consisting of criminals. Detective Oh Goo Tak is currently suspended from the police force for using excessive force. Detective Oh Goo Tak gathers team members: Park Woong Cheol who is a gangster, Lee Jung Moon who is the youngest serial killer with extraordinary intelligence and Jung Tae Soo who is a contract killer. Also, Police Inspector Yoo Mi Young joins the team. She tries to have the guys work as a team by dealing with them rationally and sometimes emotionally.
Synopsis Season 2: (Bad Guys: City of Evil)
Prosecutor Woo Je Moon has been after unscrupulous businessman Jo Young Gook for a long time. In order to catch him, Prosecutor Woo creates a motley team of "bad guys" -- most of whom hold personal grudges against Jo Young Gook and aren't afraid to do whatever it takes to bring him to justice.

Dr. Frost:

Aired: November 23rd, 2014 - February 1st, 2015
Main Cast: Song Chang Eui, Jung Eun Chae
Genre: Mystery, Psychological
Episodes: 10
Synopsis:
Dr. Frost became a professor in psychology at early age. He is extremely bright, but he has difficulties sympathizing with others due to an injury to his frontal lobe as a child. During the day, he now works as a counselor at the campus counseling center and at night he works as a bartender.
Dr. Frost then begins to work with a teaching assistant, Yoon Sung Ah at the counseling center. YoonSung Ah is enthusiastic with the clients needing counseling. They work together to solve problems of people who go there for help. ~~ Based on Lee Jong Bum's webtoon "Dr. Frost".

Missing Noir M:

Aired: March 28th, 2015 - May 30th, 2015
Main Cast: Kim Kang Woo, Park Hee Soon, Jo Bo Ah
Genre: Mystery, Action
Episodes: 10
Synopsis:
Gil Su Hyeon is extremely intelligent. At the age of 10, he attended Harvard University and after graduating, he went to work at the FBI. 10 years later, he decided to come back to South Korea. He now works as the leader of the Special Missing Persons Unit. The unit deals with about 1% of special missing cases involving violent crimes. His appearance borders on perfection, but he holds a secret. DetectiveOh Dae Yeong joins the Special Missing Persons Unit. He has worked as a detective for 20 years and he has an obsession in observing the law. He is known as a master of missing person cases.

Vampire Detective:

Aired: March 27th, 2016 - June 12th, 2016
Main Cast: Lee Joon, Oh Jung Se, Lee Se Young
Genre: Investigation, Vampire
Episodes: 12
Synopsis:
Private detective Yoon San suddenly becomes a vampire. He solves various cases for his clients while also trying to uncover the mystery surrounding himself while maintaining his secret identity as he solves cases using his unique abilities.

38 Task Force:

Aired: June 17th, 2016 - August 6th, 2016
Main Cast: Ma Dong Seok, Seo In Guk
Genre: Comedy, Investigation
Episodes: 16
Synopsis:
A special task force will mix cops and criminals in order to catch bad guys, but this time the good-bad guys will be con artists who use their skills of fraud and deception in order to help catch tax evaders.


Voice/Voice 2:

Season 1 Aired: January 14th, 2017 - March 12th, 2017
Season 2 Aired: Possibly sometime in 2018
Main Cast Season 1: Jang Hyuk, Lee Ha Na
Main Cast Season 2: Not released yet
Genre: Mystery, Investigation
Episodes (Season 1): 16
Synopsis Season 1: (No synopsis for season 2 yet)
Two detectives team up to catch a serial killer who murdered their family. Moo Jin Hyuk’s life spiraled out of control after his wife was murdered. He starts to put himself together after he meets Kang Kwon Joo, US-graduated voice-profiler, who lost her police father to the same serial killer years before. They work together on the 112 (emergency telephone number) call center team.

Tunnel:

Aired: March 25th, 2017 - May 21st, 2017
Main Cast: Choi Jin Hyuk, Yoon Hyun Min, Lee Yoo Young
Genre: Detective, Sci-Fi
Episodes: 16
Synopsis:
In 1986, Park Gwang Ho works as an excellent and enthusiastic detective. His life changes when he’s pursuing leads in a serial homicide case and then passes through a time portal, which transports him to present day Seoul. He meets a new partner Kim Sun Jae, an elite detective who happens to be a bit eccentric, but is one highly skilled investigator. The detective duo will also find help in psychology professor, Shin Jae Yi.

My Secret Romance:

Aired: April 17th, 2017 - May 30th, 2017
Main Cast: Sung Hoon, Song Ji Eun
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Episodes: 13
Synopsis:
Cha Jin Wook is a son from a wealthy family who runs a large company. He usually only pursues short-term love, but when he meets Lee Yoo Mi, who has never had a boyfriend before, he changes. In a dating world full of busy people who tend to flirt and chase “some” relationships rather than having meaningful connections that allow them to show their true feelings, this couple has a one-night stand.They meet again three years later, whereupon they kick off a shaky push-pull romance that’ll keep them on their toes as they fall in love.

Duel:

Aired: June 3rd, 2017 - July 23rd, 2017
Main Cast: Jung Jae Young, Yang Se Jong, Kim Jung Eun, Seo Eun Soo
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Episodes: 16
Synopsis:
Jang Deuk Cheon is the chief of a crime squad. At home, he is a kind and friendly father to his daughter. He meets a human clone and gets involved in a shocking case. A battle takes place between human clones.

Save Me:

Aired: August 5th, 2017 - September 24th, 2017
Main Cast: Seo Ye Ji, Ok Taec Yeon, Jo Sung Ha, Woo Do Hwan
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Episodes: 16
Synopsis:
A girl is surrounded by suspicious people and quietly whispers, “Save me!” in a dark neighborhood alleyway, and a couple of unemployed youths hear her and run to her rescue. They discover that she’s trapped in some kind of pseudo-religious cult and try to help her, but what ensues is a sequence of horrifying tension-filled events that make us wonder more about the science of the human psyche.

Longing Heart:

Aired: January 8th, 2018 - February 6th, 2018
Main Cast: Lee Jung Shin, Seo Ji Hoon, Lee Yeol Eum
Genre: Romance, Mystery
Episodes: 8 according to MyDramaList.com (DramaFever says 10)
Synopsis:
A man named Shin Woo regrets letting his first love go ten years ago because he didn’t have the courage to confess. However, he gets the chance to win her again when he travels back in time, and this time he’s armedwith the knowledge that she liked him back then too. Unfortunately, he has a pretty strong competitor: himself from ten years ago. The present Shin Woo and the past Shin-woo engage in a fierce (and probably funny) rivalry to win their love’s heart.

Any OCN dramas you want to recommend me?

Have you seen all of these? I'm currently watching Longing Heart!

(I've yet to watch Bad Guys (well I've seen episode 1 and it was great!), Missing Noir M (I'm going to be watching this one soon), and 38 Task Force (I've seen 3 episodes of it.)

If you'd like to be tagged in any of my Asian drama/actor stuff please let me know!

Asian Drama/Movie Taglist:
4 Comments
Suggested
Recent
I love Duel, Tunnel, and Voice!! I can't wait for Voice 2!
Me either! Voice was so good! I wouldn’t mind a Season 2 for Duel or Tunnel either. 🤣
Same! I hope the main cast from season 1 comeback for season 2 for Voice
love all these dramas
Cards you may also be interested in
KBS2 Drama Recommendations
KBS2 (Korean Broadcasting System) is another channel with great Korean dramas! (KBS2 is similar to BBC One in the United Kingdom and France 2 in France, to give you an idea about the channel) KBS has three parts KBS1(home to mainly news, current affairs, talkshows, and documentary programs) , KBS2(home to mainly entertainment and drama programs), and KBS World(Is aimed at international audiences. Draws programs from both KBS1 and KBS2.) Check out my OCN, tvN, SBS, and MBC recommedations here. This is the last of my Channel Drama Recommendations. Here is a list of KBS2 dramas I recommend! Healer: Aired: December 8th, 2014 - February 10th, 2015 Main Cast: Ji Chang Wook, Park Min Young, Yoo Ji Tae Genre: Action, Romance Episodes: 20 Synopsis: Seo Jung Hoo is so-called "errand boy". For a relevant price he may complete any task, only if it's not connected with murder. Under Healer's mask he had run foul of some organizations that now strive to catch him, however no one knows who he really is. He can count on older woman's help, genius hacker responsible for the technical part of their job. One of his tasks is closely connected toone girl, Chae Yeong Shin, second rate tabloid reporter. She starts to have an interest about Healer when he tries to get close to her, which results in the discovery of their common past. (Source) School 2015: Aired: April 27th, 2015 - June 16th, 2015 Main Cast: Kim So Hyun, Nam Joo Hyuk, Yook Sung Jae Genre: Romance, Mystery, School Episodes: 16 Synopsis: Sekang High School is the most prestigious private high school in Seoul's Gangnam District, and Go Eun Byul is the most popular girl there. Meanwhile, her identical twin Lee Eun Bi is living in an orphanage and is being bullied at school. Then one day, Eun Byul mysteriously disappears. Soon after, Eun Bi loses her memories and is mistaken as being Eun Byul. Eun Bi then starts living her life as Eun Byul. (Source) Orange Marmalade: Aired: May 15th, 2015 - July 24th, 2015 Main Cast: Kim Seol Hyun, Yeo Jin Goo, Lee Jong Hyun Genre: Vampire, Romance, School, Partial-Historical Episodes: 12 Synopsis: Set in a fantasy world where humans and vampires coexist, the latter have evolved and no longer rely on human blood as food. Still, they are feared and discriminated against by society, causing many of them to hide their true nature and live as "normal" citizens, or else become outcasts. Baek Ma Ri is a socially withdrawn teenage girl hiding her vampire identity. Driven away from several neighborhoods, she is eager tosettle down in her new city and live quietly. But things change when she falls in love with Jung Jae Min, the most popular boy at her high school. (Source) Hello Monster: Also Known As: I Remember You Aired: June 22nd, 2015 - August 11th, 2015 Main Cast: Seo In Guk, Jang Na Ra, Park Bo Gum, Choi Won Young Genre: Mystery, Psychological Episodes: 16 Synopsis: Genius profiler Lee Hyun, returns home to Korea after something from a case he’s been sent triggers a memory he thought he’d lost forever. Unbeknownst to him, one of his team members, Detective Cha Ji-an, has been investigating him for some time. She is aware that his father was murdered and his brother disappeared under mysterious circumstances involving a criminal named Lee Joon Young -- whom they both want found and incarcerated.Each seeks to unravel the other, unaware that they’ve been drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse by a master player and that both truth and evil are closer and far more twisted than they think. (Source) Cheer Up!: Also Known As: Sassy Go Go Aired: October 5th, 2015 - November 10th, 2015 Main Cast: Jung Eun Ji, Lee Won Geun, Chae Soo Bin, Ji Soo, N (VIXX), Kim Ji Suk Genre: School, Romance, Friendship Episodes: 12 Synopsis: Set in a highly competitive school that emphasizes achievement and scores above all else, the drama will lay bare the absurdities and hypocrisies of the education system while also featuring the growth stories of the students who struggle to move forward, one step at a time. (Source) Descendants of the Sun: Aired: February 24th, 2016 - April 14th, 2016 Main Cast: Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Jin Goo, Kim Ji Won Genre: Military, Medical, Romance Episodes: 16 Synopsis: This story tells of doctors stationed in the fictional war zone of Urk (Uruk), and follows the love story that develops between a surgeon, Kang Mo Yeon' and a special forces officer, Yoo Shi Jin, both elite in their respective fields. The story will track both their personal and professional struggles while exploring issues about the value of life. (Source) Love in the Moonlight: Also Known As: Love in the Moonlight Aired: August 22nd, 2016 - October 18th, 2016 Main Cast: Park Bo Gum, Kim Yoo Jung, Jung Jin Young, Kwak Dong Yeon Genre: Romance, Historical Episodes: 18 Synopsis: Hong Ra On disguises herself as a man and counsels men on dating. Due to a love letter she wrote for a client, she meets Crown Prince Hyo Myeong. Ra On is unaware that he is the Crown Prince and Hyo Myeong is unaware that Ra On is a woman. The Crown Prince becomes interested in Ra On. His eunuchs become aware of this and attempt to get Ra On to become one of them. (Source) School 2017: Aired: July 17th, 2017 - September 15th, 2017 Main Cast: Kim Se Jeong, Kim Jung Hyun, Jang Dong Yoon, Han Sun Hwa Genre: Romance, School, Mystery Episodes: 16 Synopsis: Ra Eun Ho is a cheerful student who is one of the low-rank students in her school. She has a talent for drawing webtoons and dreams of dating the college boy she has a crush on. One day, while trying to find inspiration for her comics, she somehow is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and gets marked as a delinquent student. This is only the start of her troubles. (Source) Mad Dog: Aired: October 11th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017 Main Cast: Yoo Ji Tae, Woo Do Hwan, Ryu Hwa Young, Jo Jae Yun, Kim Hye Sung, Hong Soo Hyun Genre: Thriller, Investigation Episodes: 16 Synopsis: A realistic drama about the team “Mad Dog”, which catches scam artists that commit insurance fraud. The drama portrays the reality of Korea through diverse insurance crimes that are prevalent in the country. There are the 'copy cats' that imitate and improve the existing crimes, and the 'mad dogs' who catch these bad cats. (Source) Are You Human Too?: Aired: March 31st, 2018 (Possibly) Main Cast: Seo Kang Joon, Gong Seung Yeon Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance, Political Episodes: 18 Synopsis: Nam Shin is a son from a family who runs a large company. After an unexpected accident, he falls into a coma. His mother Oh Ro Ra is an authority on brain science and artificial intelligence. She creates an android named Nam Shin III which looks like just like her son Nam Shin. The android pretends to be Nam Shin and he has a bodyguard called Kang So Bong. (Source) Other KBS2 Dramas: Manhole (2017) Queen for Seven Days (2017) Queen of Mystery (2017) Black Knight (2017) Father is Strange (2017) The Best Hit/Hit the Top (2017) Go Back Couple (2017) Fight My Way (2017) Hwarang (2016) Moorim School (2016) Blood (2015) School 2013 (2013) Bridal Mask (2013) Iris/Iris 2 (2009/2013) Dream High/Dream High 2 (2011/2012) Boys Over Flowers (2009) Any KBS2 dramas you want to recommend me? Have you seen any of these? If you'd like to be tagged in any of my Asian drama/actor stuff please let me know! Asian Drama/Movie Taglist: @KendraReeve @travelloveskin @MelissaGarza @KpopIsPleasing @LostMage @2ilVer