D.P. is a Korean military drama series, and if you think Squid Games is brilliant you should definitely give this series a chance. D.P. follows the member of the Deserter Pursuit team in the Korean military. The series is mainly told through An Jun-Ho (Jung Hae-in), a young private struggling to deal with the psychological and physical abuse, that is much too common in the military. D.P. recently aired its second season and the fans are already hoping for Season 3. So, while you wait for the next season here are some similar shows that should be on your watchlist until D.P. Season 3 comes out.
Prison Playbook (Netflix & Prime Video)
Synopsis: Prison Playbook is a Korean drama that follows the life of Kim Je Hyuk, a renowned baseball player whose life takes a turn for the worse when he is arrested after using excessive force while chasing the man who sexually assaulted his sister. In a shocking turn of events, he is sentenced to a year in prison for using violence. Out of his element, Je Hyuk finds himself in a world where the rules are different and survival takes on a whole new meaning. In this tough world, Je Hyuk finds a familiar face in his childhood friend and former baseball player, Lee Joon Ho. How will this one-year sentence impact Je Hyuk? What will happen next?
Synopsis: Jisoo may come off as a shy model student, but he is actually the mastermind behind a criminal activity that is beyond imagination of his fellow schoolmates. He made this choice because he needed the money for living expenses and to save for college tuition. His risky double life seems to run without a hitch, until he gets mixed up with rich girl Gyuri and reckless troublemaker Minhee. Their bad choices come with irreversible consequences. There is no more turning back now. A life of crime and violence awaits them.
Move to Heaven (Netflix)
Synopsis: Upon his release from prison, an ex-convict becomes the guardian to his nephew with Autism Spectrum Disorder thinking it’ll be an easy ride. But as he works alongside him in the family’s trauma cleaning business, he realizes there may be more to this job—and more to the idea of family—than he first thought.
Synopsis: Two youngsters mired in a ruthlessly cutthroat money lending business risk their lives to bring down an evil loan shark.
Beyond Evil (Netflix & Viki)
Synopsis: In most popular police-centered stories, the protagonists are detectives investigating violent crimes. However, most officers work at local substations, dealing with menial work every day. A series of murders take place before an officer, threatening a town that had been peaceful for 20 years. This series follows a man who realizes that to catch monsters, he must become a monster himself.
Synopsis: Christopher Abbott is Yossarian, a bombardier, whose frantic obsession every time he goes up on a mission is “to come down alive”. His odds of success at such a simple aim keep getting worse, because Colonel Cathcart (Kyle Chandler) keeps raising the number of missions the men have to fly. More than the retreating Germans, the real enemy for Yossarian and his rag-tag bunch of friends is the bureaucracy of the military, inverting logic at every turn. The pinnacle of this is Catch-22, a military by-law which states that if you fly your missions, you’re crazy, and don’t have to fly them; all you have to do is ask. But if you as not to, then you’re sane, and so you have to fly them. George Clooney stars as the barking mad, parade-obsessed Scheisskopf. Hugh Laurie is the mellow, slightly checked-out Major de Coverley. Clooney directs the six-episode series, along with Grant Heslov and Ellen Kuras.
The Glory (Netflix)
Synopsis: A Netflix series about a woman who lives for absolute revenge against the childhood bullies who destroyed her life.