The Bequeathed is Netflix’s latest Korean thriller series and after its release, it is gaining a ton of traction on the streaming service. The Bequeathed revolves around a college lecturer who inherits a burial ground from an estranged uncle. This prompts her to go to the family mountain but when she gets there all of the buried family secrets come out and ominous things start happening including a murder that might reveal everything the townspeople are trying to hide. If you liked the Korean series here are some similar shows you could watch next.
Stranger (Netflix, Peacock & Prime Video Add-On)
Stranger is a hit Korean series with two seasons already out and a possible third season or a spin-off on the way. The Bequeathed seems very interested in digging up old wounds for our character and that’s the same thing you will see in this Korean drama. The story of the series revolves around a prosecutor who lost the ability to feel empathy during his childhood and a police lieutenant who teamed up to catch a serial killer. Stranger stars Cho Seung-woo and Bae Doona in the lead roles with Yoon Se-ah, Lee Joon-hyuk, and Shin Hye-sun starring in supporting roles.
Signal (Paramount+ & Prime Video Add-On)
While The Bequeathed is a straight-up crime thriller, Signal takes another approach to the genre by adding some fantasy elements to its story. The 2016 Korean series revolves around two detectives solving the same crime but are at a different point in time and what connects them is a mysterious walkie-talkie, which allows them to talk to each other. Signal is a very intense experience and because of its interesting concept and brilliant story, it quickly gained popularity worldwide.
Beyond Evil (Netflix & Viki)
The biggest thing you need to find similar before watching any Korean shows is their tone, and if their tone is similar you will find similar story beats and characters. Beyond Evil is a dark crime thriller series and it revolves around two detectives one has been at this for quite a while and the other is new but still very capable. When a murder resembling a cold case happens in a small town both of the detectives have to work together and by the end, all of the secrets they are hiding will be out in the open.
Voice (Prime Video & Paramount+)
Voice is one of the most popular Korean crime-thriller series spanning over four seasons. The intense series revolves around a successful detective and a rookie cop with a talent for voice profiling who work together to catch the person who killed their loved ones. Voice stars Kim Jae-wook, Lee Ha-na, Jang Hyuk, and Lee Jin-wook.
Strangers from Hell (Rent on Prime Video)
The worldwide hit Korean drama series Strangers from Hell is one of the most intense and haunting series you will ever see. The 2019 horror series also known as Hell is Other People revolves around a young man, who after moving to Seoul decides to stay at a cheap dormitory to save money but what he didn’t expect was how much he will end up fearing his neighbors. Strangers from Hell stars Im Si-wan in the lead role with Lee Dong-wook, Kim Ji-eun, and Ahn Eun-jin starring in supporting roles.
Watcher (Viki & The Roku Channel)
Just like Beyond Evil and Voice, the 2019 hit Korean drama Watcher has a similar tone to The Bequeathed that you will find compelling. In the series, we follow the story of a young traffic cop who joins up with a seasoned detective in the internal corruption investigation team to find out the person behind the murder of his mother. Watcher is a very entertaining series with morally gray characters and interesting plotlines that never lets you relax.
The Guest (Pluto TV)
The Guest is a fantasy crime thriller and I know that its plot is nothing like The Bequeathed but if you give this series a chance you will find that both of these shows have similar tones and similar story elements. The Guest revolves around a team consisting of a Catholic priest, a police detective, and a psychic who come together to solve the crimes caused by supernatural entities. The Guest stars Kim Dong-wook, Jung Eun-chae, and Kim Jae-wook in the lead roles with Jeon Bae-soo, Park Hyo-joo, and Moon Cheol Nam starring in supporting roles.