20 Science Fiction KDramas To Revive Your Imagination!

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In this article we will share to you the 20 sci-fi a.k.a science fiction korean dramas to revive your imagination cells and escape from harsh reality of life. Let’s dive right to this kdramas.

1. Sisyphus: The Myth (2021)

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Sisyphus: The Myth is a sci-fi mystery drama that tells the story of a genius engineer and a mysterious individual. The drama is directed by Jin Hyuk, who also directed popular dramas such as City Hunter (2011), Master’s Sun (2013), Doctor Stranger (2014), and Legend of the Blue Sea (2016).

It will be Park Shin-hye’s comeback drama after last starring in Memories of the Alhambra (2018) with Hyun Bin. She also recently starred in the movie #Alive (2020), which became one of the most streamed movies on Netflix.

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Main cast:

  • Jo Seung-woo as Han Tae-sul
  • Park Shin-hye as Seo Hae
  • Sung Dong-il as President Park

Genre: Action, mystery, drama, sci-fi

2. SF8 (2020)

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Straying away from the traditional K-drama format, SF8 is an anthology series that is often compared to Netflix’s Black Mirror. Featuring the works of eight filmmakers, each short film focuses on people who dream of the perfect society in a world dominated by artificial intelligence, AR, VR, robots, games and more.

Main cast:

  • Moon so ri as Ga Hye Ra
  • Jang Yoo Sang as Ga Young In

Genre: family, sci-fi

3. My Roommate Is A Gumiho (2021)

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Shin Woo-Yeo (played by Jang Ki-Yong) is a smart and handsome professor. He is also a 999 year old nine-tailed fox (gumiho). In order to become human, he collects the energy of humans in the form of beads. Lee Dam (played by Hyeri) is a university student who accidentally swallows one of Shin Woo-Yeo’s beads. In order to save Lee Dam’s life and for Shin Woo-Yeo to become human, these characters live together in the hopes of finding a solution.

Main cast:

  • Jang Ki-Yong as Shin Woo-Yeo
  • Hyeri as Lee Dam

Genre: fantasy, comedy, sci-fi

4. Sweet Home (2020)

The webtoon “Sweet Home” (in Korean “스위트홈”) will be adapted in drama this year. Lee EungBok director of “Descendants of the Sun”, “Goblin” and “Mr. Sunshine” will be in charge.

“Sweet Home” is a popular thriller horror webtoon. It tells the bizarre story of a high school student who is a loner hurt by school bullying. He lost his family and is forced to leave his home. In the outside world, he will try to stop people from becoming monsters. The story is emerging from a pessimist view of society.

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Main cast:

  • Jang Ki-Yong as Shin Woo-Yeo
  • Hyeri as Lee Dam

Genre: apocalyptic, horror, sci-fi

5. Doom At Your Service (2021)

Tak Dong Kyung (Park Bo Young) is an editor working at a web novel company and in a single day, everything awful that could possibly happen to her – happens. She got glioblastoma and left with only three months to live, also she find out that her boyfriend is actually married, got yelled at by boss at work, spied by a pervert, and her brother asks for money.

Myul Mang (Seo In Guk), a messenger between the gods and humans, hears her wish and decides to grant it. The two sign a hundred-day contract where Dong Kyung will not feel any pain in her remaining days and Myul Mang will grant her one wish – on the condition that she chooses to end the world or the person she loves most will die.

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Main cast:

  • Park Bo-Young as Tak Dong-Kyung
  • Seo In-guk as Myul-Mang

Genre: romance, sci-fi

6. Melting Me Softly (2019)

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Melt me softly tells the story of the male lead Ma Dong Chan (Ji Chang-Wook] a PD who works on a popular variety show, with Go mi ran (Won jin ah) who is the female lead in this drama. They takes part in a cryogenics experimen that changed their lives for good. 

Ma Dong Chan and Go Mi Ran were supposed to wake up 24 hours after being frozen, but when they woke up, they discovered that 20 years has passed already. There appearance is the same as when they were both frozen, but their parents, siblings, girlfriend, co-workers and friends have all aged significantly. 

What made the concept of this drama more fascinating is the fact that they can’t let their body temperatures exceed 33°C or they’ll die. Talk about one heck of a creative line.

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Main cast:

  • Ji Chang-Wook as Ma Dong-Chan
  • Won Jin-A as Ko Mi-Ran

Genre: romance, sci-fi

7. Times (2021)

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Times is about two reporters: Lee Jin Woo (Lee Seo Jin) and Seo Jung In (Lee Joo Young) who are determined to pursue the truth. But one lives in 2015 and the other in 2020. As it turns out, they discover that they can contact each other through a phone call and they start to work together to prevent the murder of the President of South Korea – Jung In’s father.

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Main cast:

  • Lee Seo-jin as Lee Jin-woo
  • Lee Joo-young as Seo Jung-in
  • Kim Yeong-cheol as Seo Ki-tae
  • Moon Jung-hee as Kim Young-joo

Genre: crime, sci-fi

8. Kairos (2020)

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For a sci-fi thriller K-drama, Kairos should be at the top of your list. Kim Seo Jin (Shin Sung Rok) is a successful construction company director and one day, his daughter goes missing without a trace. Then his wife, Kang Hyun Chae (Nam Gyu Ri) commits suicide shortly after from shock. In comes Han Ae Ri (Lee Se Young) whose mother goes missing in a hospital. She receives a phone call from Seo Jin – who lives one month ahead of her – and the two help to rewrite each other’s tragedies.

Main cast:

  • Shin Sung-rok as Kim Seo-jin
  • Lee Se-young as Han Ae-ri
  • Ahn Bo-hyun as Seo Do-gyun
  • Nam Gyu-ri as Kang Hyun-chae

Genre: thriller, sci-fi

9. My Holo Love (2020)

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So-Yeon (Ko Sung-Hee) has a problem recognizing faces, called prosopagnosia or face blindness. Due to this, So-Yeon becomes a beta tester for hologram AI Holo (Yoon Hyun-Min). AI Holo is completely on her side. 

Being with So-Yeon, AI Holo realizes the limit of artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, Nan-Do (Yoon Hyun-Min) is the developer of AI Holo. Nan-Do has the same physical appearance as AI Holo, but his personality is completely different. While watching So-Yeon and AI Holo, he feels something that he has never felt before.

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Main cast:

  • Yoon Hyun-min as Go Nan-do/Holo
  • Go Sung-hee as Han So-yeon

Genre: romance, sci-fi

10. Alice (2020)

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Due to a death, a man and a woman become separated forever, but they meet again like magic by time travel created by an organization named Alice.

Park Jin-Gyeom (Joo Won) is a detective, who doesn’t show emotions. While investigating a mysterious case, he realizes the existence of time travelers. The time travelers come to the present day from the future through a space called Alice. 

Park Jin-Gyeom struggles to prevent negative things happening through Alice. During this time, he meets Yoon Tae-Yi (Kim Hee-Seon) again. She died in the past. Park Jin-Gyeom insists that their meeting is a fateful reunion. Yoon Tae-Yi is a genius physicist and she holds a key to time travel. While they unravel the secret of time travel together, she realizes a secret behind her.

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Main cast:

  • Kim Hee-sun as Yoon Tae-yi/Park Sun-young
  • Joo Won as Park Jin-gyum
  • Kwak Shi-young as Yoo Min-hyuk
  • Lee Da-in as Kim Do-yeon

Genre: mistery, sci-fi

11. Rugal (2020)

Rugal can be found on streaming platforms like Netflix and it’s amassed quite a viewership, despite its considerably low rating. Before coming to life on the small screen, it was first a webtoon created by Rel.Mae. The webtoon was created back in 2016 and was a hit.

The action/sci-fi webtoon was developed into a series that followed a cop looking for revenge after his family is killed. To make things interesting, the cop is recruited by the NIS and equipped with biotechnology, making him superhuman.

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Main cast:

  • Choi Jin-hyuk as Kang Ki-beom
  • Park Sun-woong as Hwang Deuk-goo
  • Jo Dong-hyuk as Han Tae-woong
  • Jung Hye-in as Song Mi-na
  • Kim Min-sang as Choi Geun-chul
  • Park Sun-ho as Lee Kwang-chul
  • Han Ji-wan as Choi Ye-won

Genre: mistery, sci-fi

12. My Absolute Boyfriend (2019)

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Um Da-da (Bang Min-ah) is a special effects makeup artist. She is secretly dating the popular actor Ma Wang-joon (Hong Jong-hyun), who is on the rise. As Wang-joon gets busy because of work and tired of their relationship, their seven-year-long relationship ends. 

Zero Nine (Yeong-gu) (Yeo Jin-goo), a humanoid robot who is programmed to be in love with his one and only girlfriend, appears in her life. An accidental kiss activates Yeong-gu and he takes Da-da as his girlfriend. 

As Da-da and Yeong-gu get closer and fall for each other, a mystery man tries to harm Da-da by threatening her to break up with Wang-joon, who secretly wants her back. Meanwhile, Diana (Hong Seo-young), the original owner of Zero Nine, comes after them to take Yeong-gu back.

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Main cast:

  • Yeo Jin-goo as Young-goo/Zero Nine
  • Bang Min-ah as Um Da-da
  • Hong Jong-hyun as Ma Wang-joon/Zero Ten
  • Hong Seo-young as Diana
  • Choi Sung-won as Nam Bo-won

Genre: fantasy, sci-fi

13. Are You Human Too? (2018)

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Nam Shin (Seo Kang-Joon) 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 (Kim Sung-Ryoung) 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 So-Bong (Gong Seung-Yeon).

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Main cast:

  • Seo Kang-joon as Nam Shin/Android Nam Shin III
  • Gong Seung-yeon as Kang Bo-song
  • Lee Joon-hyuk as Ji Young-hoon
  • Park Hwan-hee as Seo Ye-na

Genre: sci-fi

14. Memories of the Alhambra (2018)

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Set in Spain and Korea, Memories of the Alhambra follows the story of Yoo Jin-woo (Hyun Bin), an investment company CEO who visits Granada to meet Jung Se-joo (Park Chan-yeol), the creator of an AR game who goes missing. Instead, Jin-woo comes across Se-joo’s sister Jung Hee-joo (Park Shin-hye) and the two jump between the real world and AR universe to uncover a series of mysteries.

Main cast:

  • Hyun Bin as Yoo Jin-woo
  • Park Shin-hye as Jung Hee-joo/Emma

Genre: sci-fi, romance

15. I’m Not a Robot (2017)

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I Am Not A Robot is a sci-fi romance TV show all in one. Min Kyu (Yoo Seung Ho) is the largest shareholder of a finance company who lives in seclusion since he’s allergic to people. He is interested in a robot project called Aji-3 and plans to fund the team behind the project.

Ji-A (Chae Soo Bin)’s ex, Hong Baek-gyun, develops an android built with the same appearance as her. Accident happens to the robot and the android ends up being broken. Baek-gyun ask Ji-A takes her place instead of the robot since she’s in need of money.

Main cast:

  • Yoo Seung-ho as Kim Min-kyu
  • Chae Soo-bin as Jo Ji-ah
  • Uhm Ki-joon as Hong Baek-gyun

Genre: sci-fi, romance

16. Duel (2017)

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Jang Deuk-cheon’s daughter has been kidnapped. As he happens to be a detective, Deuk-cheon decides to take matters into his own hands and find his daughter before it’s too late. However, he only has one clue, there were two men who looked exactly like each other at the crime scene. As it turns out, Deuk-cheon is dealing with clones, not twins.

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Main cast:

  • Jung Jae-young as Jang Deuk-cheon
  • Kim Jung-eun as Choi Jo-hye
  • Yang Se-jong as Lee Sung-joon
  • Seo Eun-soo as Ryu Mi-rae

Genre: sci-fi

17. W: Two Worlds Apart (2016)

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The drama centers on the cross of two worlds, the real world and an alternate universe in a webtoon. Illustrated by Oh Seong Moo (Kim Eui Sung), the eponymous fictional webtoon starts to function on its own. 

It stars Kang Chul (Lee Jong Suk) who is skilled in shooting – so much so that he won a shooting competition at the Olympics. But his fame is quickly interrupted with a tragedy when an unknown murderer massacres his family and he is accused of the crime. 

A series of events lead him to contemplate suicide, but before he does he decides to search for the real killer and instead devote his life to fighting crime. Ten years later, he starts Project W to catch the real murderer behind his family’s death, and things take an even stranger turn when he meets Oh Yeon Joo (Han Hyo Joo) – the illustrator’s daughter who has found herself in the comic world.

Main cast:

  • Han Hyo-joo as Oh Yeon-joo
  • Lee Jong-suk as Kang Chul

Genre: sci-fi, fantasy

18. Signal (2016)

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After witnessing a crime 15 years ago that remains unsolved, now-criminal profiler and cop Haeyoung (Lee Je-hoon) distrusts the police and authorities. One day, the main character comes across a mysterious walkie-talkie that allows him to communicate with detective Jae-han (Cho Jin-woong), who lives in the year 2000 and is in charge of investigating the unfortunate incident that Haeyoung had witnessed years ago. The two transcend time to solve more brutal crimes.

Main cast:

  • Lee Je-hoon as Park Hae-young
  • Kim Hye-soo as Cha Soo-hyun
  • Jo Jin-woong as Lee Jae-han

Genre: sci-fi, thriller

19. A Cyborg in Love (2016)

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Bong Soon is a cyborg woman, who has been programmed to shut down as soon as she feels an emotion: love. This romance depicts a touching love story between a genius computer programmer and a cyborg

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Main cast:

  • Cho Kyu-hyun as Kim Joo-sung
  • Yoon So-hee as Oh Bong-soon

Genre: sci-fi, romance

20. Joseon X-Files (2010)

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In this Joseon-era alternate history strange, possibly alien phenomena are secretly recorded by people within the government. Inspector Kim Hyung-Do (Kim Ji-Hun) finds himself working with this group as he hopes to uncover the truth that led to his mentor’s death. 

While he eschews superstition and seeks logical, realistic explanations fellow investigator Heo Yoon-Yi (Lim Jung-Eun) approaches each case with an open mind and secrets of her own.

Joseon X-Files, also known as Secret Investigation Record, may be an old drama, but it’s still worth watching as it straddles both sci-fi and historical genres, which is pretty unusual.

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Main cast:

  • Kim Gab-soo as Ji-seung
  • Im Jung-eun as Heo Yoon-yi
  • Jo Hee-bong as Jang Man
  • Kim Ji-hoon as Kim Hyung-do

Genre: sci-fi

Scifi Korean Dramas Worth Watching 2022!

There are so many sci-fi Korean dramas that it’s like a buffet. Take your pick, or simply to watch everything – we all need a break from the real world after all.

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