Before mentioning some of the most popular hot bad guys Korean drama lists, let us tell you why you need to watch these bad boys Korean dramas. Many of us get bored with the concept of simple and kind male leads who will sacrifice everything (though it mostly happens in the case of female leads) however it is more interesting to see a male lead who believes in Karma and tit for tat. Here are our best Korean dramas with hot bad boys that you cannot miss at any cost.
(the numbering is random)
1: Vincenzo (2021):
Korean drama Vincenzo is one of the most popular Kdrama. The drama still trends in the top 10 on Netflix in many countries. The character of Vincenzo is played by Song Joong-ki. Vincenzo is a Korean-Italian mafia lawyer who comes to Korea to get back his money. However, he is stuck there because of the inmates of the rebuilding. Vincenzo knows all the tricks as he is also a shaded person. Gradually, he starts fighting against corruption by keeping his own goal in mind. Vincenzo is one of the bad boys Korean dramas that you cannot miss, the drama also has a strong female lead.
2: Bad and Crazy (2021):
Ryu is a person who just looks at his benefit and he does not care if he is following the path of justice or not. He is a corrupt detective who helps criminals if they offer him good money. (Spoiler alert) Ryu’s life is completely changed after he finds out that he has a split personality disorder that compels him to be a good person. After struggling with his other personality, Ryu finally realizes the difference between good and bad. The character of Ryu is played by Lee Dong-Wook while his other personality is played by Wi Ha-Joon.
3: Chief Kim (Good Manager) (2017):
Kim Sung-ryong is a person who loves money and every year he is investigated for fraud and tax envision. He is a smart person and he always gets away with all charges. There are many people who are after him to teach him a lesson. Kim somehow succeeds in securing a job as the chief of the Accountant department. He gets involved with bigger mafias.
In the beginning, he does not care and only cares about his benefits, gradually he uses his sharp wits to save the company and his people. The character of Kim Sung-ryong is played by Namkoong Min. Chief Kim is one of the best bad boys Korean dramas and not only people love the male lead but also the second male lead who played a negative role.
4: Kill me Heal me (2015):
Every Kdrama fan is in love with the character of Shin Se-gi played by Ji Sung. Shin Se-gi is a hot split personality that every fan wished to see forever. Cha Do-hyun is a rich businessman who has split personality disorder. Apart from him, it is only his secretary who knows about it and he advises him to hide it so that his business competitors would not get an advantage. They meet a psychiatrist and feel that she is the one who can help them.
Shin Se-gi fell in love with the psychologist and he feels jealous of his won personality whenever they come close to the psychiatrist. The whole look and vibe of Shin Se-gi made him a memorable character n the history of Kdramas and people still love him. He is one of the most popular hot bad guys in Kdramas.
5: Healer (2014-2015):
This Korean drama is about a mysterious guy Healer who seems to be a bad boy. However, with the passage of time, it reveals that he has some connections and secrets in the past. He is after some murders which happened many years ago. Healer is one of the most popular and much loved Korean dramas of Ji Chang Wook.
6: Devil Judge (2021):
Kang Yo-han does not believe in the Justice system, he has his own ways to punish criminals. There are many opponents of Jang Yo-han who are against him and even he also has lots of enemies. Gradually it reveals that Kang Yo-han has traumatic past experiences which leads him to take the matter into his own hands. Ji Sung is playing the role of Kang Yo-han who will surely get the criminals and will not give them any way to escape.
7: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016):
This is one of the bad boys Korean dramas that is very popular. There are many hot male leads in the drama. However, we love our bad guy Wang So (the 4th prince). Wang So seems cruel with no heart and emotions and treats people with cruelty. He has a painful childhood when everyone left him and they still treat him bad. Wang So starts changing after finding the love of his life.
8: Cheese in the Trap (2016):
Yoo Jung is one of our hot bad guys who is played by Park Hae-jin. He is one of those hot bad guys, that are smart and intelligent. However, he has a dark side of his personality that is manipulative. Many people have problems with the character, however (for me), he is actually portraying an ordinary human emotion.
A human is sometimes filled with negative emotions no matter how good he is. If he is not good to the woman of his life, then there is a problem. People can have different opinions about his character however his character actually makes Cheese in the Trap interesting.
9: Boys Over Flower (2009):
Goo joon Pyo is the ultimate bad guy of Korean dramas. Boys Over Flower is still popular even after so many years. Although many people start finding his character problematic his popularity is no joke. The character is played by one of the most popular Kdrama actor Lee Min ho and is still famous now. Goo Joon Pyo is a rich spoiled and arrogant brat who starts changing a little bit after meeting a girl Jan-di.
Apart from these hot bad boys dramas main leads, there are Korean dramas which have bad boys second leads. Han Seo-jun the second lead from the Kdrama True Beauty and the hot prince Go Wan from Alchemy of Souls won everyone’s heart with their characters and remarkable performances.
You can watch these hot bad guys dramas on Netflix or Kiss asian.