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.
Aired: November 23rd, 2014 - February 1st, 2015
Main Cast: Song Chang Eui, Jung Eun Chae
Genre: Mystery, Psychological
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
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.
Aired: March 27th, 2016 - June 12th, 2016
Main Cast: Lee Joon, Oh Jung Se, Lee Se Young
Genre: Investigation, Vampire
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
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.
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.
Aired: March 25th, 2017 - May 21st, 2017
Main Cast: Choi Jin Hyuk, Yoon Hyun Min, Lee Yoo Young
Genre: Detective, Sci-Fi
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
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.
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
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.
Aired: August 5th, 2017 - September 24th, 2017
Main Cast: Seo Ye Ji, Ok Taec Yeon, Jo Sung Ha, Woo Do Hwan
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
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.
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)
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.)
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