TV Shows like the K-drama Bloodhounds
The recent Netflix original, Bloodhounds, was released over the first weekend of June and has become the Number 1 show globally. The 8-episode series follows the story of Gun-woo and Woo-jin, two boxers-turned-friends who get involved in the world of loan sharks after Gun-woo’s mother takes a loan from a shady business named Smile Capitals.
Kim Myeong-gil, the owner of Smile Capitals is a wicked man to the core and is willing to do anything he can to remain powerful. After Gun-woo clashes with Myeong-gil, the latter leaves the young boy with a slashed face and a drive to stop the loan shark from turning South Korea into his playing field. Woo-jin helps Gun-woo in his pursuit as the two friends rediscover what having a ‘boxer’s heart’ means.
After watching the first season of the Netflix Original, you may be interested in finding more shows like Bloodhounds. Here’s a list of 10 alternatives to Netflix’s Bloodhounds that you enjoy.
Taxi Driver (2021)
Similarities: Revenge, Comedy
Over its two seasons, the K-drama follows the story of a Taxi company named Rainbow Taxi that is run by a team of people who’ve lost their loved one’s to crimes. After not being able to save their loved ones, this group sets up the deluxe taxi service to help victims avenge the crimes done to their loved ones.
The company Rainbow Taxi runs a secret revenge-call service where the deluxe taxi driver – Kim Do-gi and his team work in unison to fight criminals that have wronged innocents.
Similarities: Revenge, Action
Distinctly similar to the way in which desperate family members want to avenge their loved ones, the 6-episode Netflix Original, My Name, follows the story of a young girl, Yoon Ji-woo, whose father is murdered before her eyes.
Pledged to take revenge on her father’s killer, Ji-woo works for her father’s friend Choi Mu-jin under his crime group – Dongcheonpa. With Mu-jin’s help, Ji-woo becomes a mole in the police department in order to look for her father’s murderer who is one of the cops.
Similarities: Revenge, Drama
The latest Netflix sensation, The Glory follows the journey of revenge for a bullying victim. After Moon Dong-eun’s dreams are ruined by her school bully Park Yoon-jin and her friends, Dong-eun makes it her life goal to destroy Yeon-jin’s life.
Dong-eun spends her teen years working hard to be a teacher and eventually joins the private school as the homeroom teacher of Yeon-jin’s daughter – Ye-sol.
Mai: A Mother’s Rage
Similarities: Crime, Revenge
The 2022 Netflix Original is a 6-episode revenge thriller that follows the life of Sheel Chaudhary, a middle-class mother and a nurse working at an old age home, Geeta Bhawan. Sheel witnesses the accidental death of her daughter, Supriya, by a speeding truck.
However, she is shocked to learn that the accident was premeditated. Learning that Supriya’s death was a case of pre-planned murder, the mourning mother pledges to uncover the truth about it and avenge her daughter.
Similarities: Revenge, Drama
The 2022 K-drama follows the story of revenge involving a woman named Lee La-el, who lost her father as a young girl. Knowing that a lot of powerful people were responsible for his death, La-el plots her revenge over the next 13 years with the help of Seo Eun-pyeong.
Seo Eun-pyeong was an orphan who witnessed the death of La-el’s father and pledges his allegiance to her by growing up to become a person of power by joining the National Assembly. Together Eun-pyeong and La-el target the CEO of LY Group, Kang Yoon-kyum, the central figure responsible for La-el’s father’s murder.
Similarities: Action, Drama
Set in 2014, D.P. tells the story of a team of Korean military police on a mission to catch deserters. The mini-series attempts to highlight the undesirable nature of the South Korean military enlistments as well as the pre-existing bullying and hazing in the military base camps.
D.P. aims to highlight how the mindset of “survival of the fittest” comes into play when those presumed the “weakest” are thrown to the bottom of the pile and served horrifying experiences at the hands of their superiors and compatriots in the military where hierarchy already plays a huge factor.
Girl From Nowhere
Similarities: Mystery, Revenge
The 2018 horror fiction revolves around Nanno, a young girl who transfers to different private schools in Thailand and exposes the lies, secrets and hypocrisy of the students and faculty there.
In order to provoke and expose the evil people in the school, Nanno lies and is revealed to be an immortal entity, punishing wrongdoers for their crimes and misdeeds.
Who Killed Sara?
Similarities: Mystery, Crime
Over its three seasons, the show Who Killed Sara? follows the life of Álex Guzmán. A brother who spends 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Álex is hellbent on finding out who killed his sister Sara and getting revenge on the Lazcano family who wronged him.
Avengers Social Club (2017)
Similarities: Comedy, Revenge
The K-drama follows the lives of three women from different backgrounds who come together with one ulterior motive – revenge. The three women, a middle-aged fish store, a housewife, and an heiress stumble together and join forces to carry out individual revenge plans against the different people that wronged the three. Although they start out as co-conspirators, along the way, this trio builds a strong friendship.
Revenge of Others
Similarities: Revenge, Drama
After witnessing the murder of her twin brother on video chat, Ok Chan-Mi transfers to his brother’s high school to find the person behind his death. Chan-mi is a 19-year-old high schooler who used to be a shooter for her old high school team.
Chan-mi moves to her twin brother’s school and meets with his adoptive family as well as another student, Ji Soo-heon, who seems to have some knowledge about the school bullying that prevails in the school.
So there we have it, our 10 TV show alternatives to watch when you’re finished watching Bloodhounds.
What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!