The Marked Heart, originally called Pálpito, is a Colombian crime series on Netflix developed by Leonardo Padrón. It centers on Simón, whose world is turned upside down when his wife Valeria is killed so that her heart can be used to save a powerful millionaire’s wife, Camila. Zacaras is willing to do anything to protect Camila’s life, which leads to the murder. Determined to avenge his wife’s murder, Simón sets out to find those responsible for his loss.
Things get even more complicated when sparks fly between Simón and Camila. But their lives will never be the same once they learn the truth about each other. The dramatic narrative with unexpected twists keeps viewers on their toes. If you enjoyed the Colombian series that takes the genre of organ trafficking and revenge and puts the emphasis on a character-driven story, you’re definitely looking for more series of this type to watch. In this case, we have compiled a list of similar recommendations that you will like. You can watch most of these series like The Marked Heart on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu!
8. Lupine (2021- )
The story centers on Assane Diop, a skilled burglar who is the only child of a Senegalese immigrant who came to France in search of a better life for his child. Assane’s father hanged himself in his prison cell in humiliation after being falsely accused of stealing an expensive diamond necklace by his boss, the wealthy and powerful Hubert Pellegrini, leaving the adolescent Assane an orphan. Twenty-five years later, the young man is motivated by a book about the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin that his father gave him for his birthday.
Assane decides to get revenge on the Pellegrini family, using his charm and knowledge of theft, deception and disguise to bring Hubert’s crimes to light. Although the storylines of the two series are slightly different, the central theme of both series is based on revenge on a wealthy family, with us noticing similarities between Simón and Assane as they set out to uncover the truth behind the demise of their loved ones.
7. Who Killed Sara (2021- )
Who Killed Sara is a classic crime thriller with Netflix’s trademark stylish flair. The Mexican series follows Alex as he seeks revenge against the powerful Lazcano family for the death of his sister. Not only that, after being framed for his sister’s murder and framed by the Lazcanos, Alex has spent the last 18 years in prison.
To get revenge, Alex launches an attack on the family, only to find his suspicions were wrong and he doesn’t know which member of the family is responsible for his sister’s death. Alex wants revenge for his sister’s murder, just like Simón, who wants to find his wife’s killer and demand justice from the wealthy family that took his wife’s heart.
6. My name (2021- )
‘My Name’ is a South Korean streaming television series starring Han So-hee, Park Hee-soon and Ahn Bo-hyun and directed by Kim Jin-min. After witnessing her father’s murder, Yoon Ji-woo (Han So-hee) searches for the murderer’s name and embarks on a dark path of revenge and retribution. She knows full well that the killer is connected to her father’s work at Dongcheon, South Korea’s main drug trafficking organization.
Ji-woo discovers the shocking truth about her father’s passing as she transforms herself into a murderess blindsided by revenge. Aside from both series sharing themes of murder and revenge related to an evil organization, the discovery of truth beyond what the protagonists expected makes My Name a perfect series to watch when you feel like a good old murder revenge story.
5. Revenge (2011-2015)
A young woman named Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons and buys a beach house next to the Grayson family estate. Emily is actually Amanda Clarke, whose father was murdered by the Graysons after she was falsely accused of treason as a young child. As an adult, she returns to the Hamptons to seek revenge on the people who wronged her and her father.
Her primary target is Victoria Grayson, the matriarch of the family and the person who both loved and betrayed Amanda’s father. The series’ plot revolves around Emily’s plan to eliminate everyone who played a role in her father’s imprisonment and death. The premise of both series and the motives of the protagonists, Amanda and Simón, are the same: they want to take revenge on a rich family that is responsible for the deaths of a loved one.
4. Harvested Alive: 10 Years of Investigation (2017)
This documentary series follows Zhiyuan Wang, a doctor who spent ten years studying how Chinese doctors kill the innocent. Its sources include Chinese medical professionals, judges, legislators, military officials, senior government officials, news agencies and hospital websites.
Wang’s study reveals an unbelievable truth: Led by former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, China’s hospitals, judges and military colluded to ruthlessly kill many Falun Gong practitioners by harvesting their organs. Although the genres of the two shows are vastly different, the premise of organ trafficking and its reality are explored in the series, with the protagonists working towards uncovering the truth.
3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985-1989): Episode A Stolen Heart (1988)
Between 1955 and 1965, Alfred Hitchcock hosted, produced, and developed the mystery thriller television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents, which aired on CBS and NBC. Great stories from The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1965) have been illustrated with colorized versions of the originals Introductory segments modernized.
The anthology series ‘A Stolen Heart’ follows an elderly, wealthy man in need of a heart transplant. He spends $2 million to be first in line. dr Burke, the lead physician, is indignant and insists that another patient, a dying girl (or woman), be given priority. Meanwhile, the donor’s heart is kidnapped and held for ransom. There are some similarities between the two series: a stolen heart, a dying girl and a secret.
2. LA Heat (1996-1999): Episode 211 Kidney (1999)
‘LA Heat’ follows Chase McDonald and August Brooks, two Los Angeles Homicide detectives as they attempt to solve crimes across Los Angeles. Although the detectives are so different in their working methods, they work well together to keep the streets of LA safe. In episode 211 Kidney, the detectives and their colleague Maria go undercover as a prostitute to expose a violent illegal organ trafficker who pays prostitutes to bring him his victims.
The detectives work together to expose the illegal organ trade. Although LA Heat and The Marked Heart share similarities based around taking down the illegal organ trade, LA Heat is an excellent murder mystery thriller series with classic twists and turns.
1. Rugal (2020)
‘Rugal’ follows the story of Kang Gi-beom, an elite police officer trying to take down Argos, one of South Korea’s largest criminal organizations. Kang’s wife is murdered by hit men hired by Argos as punishment for his efforts, and Kang is blinded and falsely accused of the crime. Later, the NIS enlists Kang into Task Force Rugal, whose members have nanotechnology that grants them superhuman abilities.
Kang embarks on a mission to restore his reputation and bring those responsible for his wife’s death to justice after receiving two artificial eyes to improve and restore his sight. Similar to Simón, Kang is tasked with overthrowing and exposing an elite organization involved in illegal activities. Both protagonists lose their partners, for which they must go to extremes to bring down the organization.