2021 may be the year that gave us hits like Squid Game and Vincenzo, but 2022 is set to be another year that will give us a variety of stories that will get us hooked and addicted! And as early as now, we already got a long list of K-dramas of all genres that are worth looking forward to in the coming months!
To get you excited for it, we’re giving you a rundown of some of 2022’s most highly-anticipated K-dramas. Check it out below:
1. Ghost Doctor
Ghost Doctor is about a genius and talented surgeon named Cha Young Min who is also arrogant and selfish. When he gets involved in an unexpected case, his spirit possesses the body of another doctor named Gu Seong Tak, who’s the complete opposite of him in terms of personality and medical abilities.
Cast: Rain, Kim Bum, Uee, Son Na Eun
2. All of Us Are Dead
All of Us Are Dead is about a group of high school students faced with an extreme crisis when they find themselves trapped in the school as a zombie virus spreads like wildfire.
Cast: Park Ji Hoo, Yoon Cha Young, Jo Yi Hyun, Park Solomon
3. Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Justice is a legal K-drama following a prickly judge who hates juvenile offenders and becomes appointed to the juvenile court of Yeonhwa District. It’s there that he faces various cases that involve youth and discovers what it really means to be an adult.
Cast: Kim Hye Soo, Kim Moo Yeol, Lee Sung Min, Lee Jung Eun
4. Money Heist
The remake of the hit Netflix Spanish series, Money Heist will be following a criminal mastermind known only as The Professor, who plans to pull off the biggest heist in history.
Cast: Yoo Ji Tae, Jeon Jong Seo, Park Hae Soo, Lee Won Jong, Kim Ji Hoon, Jang Yoon Joo
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5. The Sound of Magic
The Sound of Magic is a touching drama about Yoon Ah Yi, a girl who had to grow up too fast, and Rieul, a mysterious magician who — although grown-up — wants to remain as a kid.”
Cast: Ji Chang Wook, Hwang In Yeop, Choi Seung Eun
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Suriname is a K-drama based on real-life events and tells the story of an ordinary entrepreneur who risks his life to join the secret mission of government agents to capture a Korean drug lord in Suriname.
Cast: Ha Jung Woo, Hwang Jung Min, Park Hae Soo, Jo Woo Jin, Yoo Yeon Seok
7. Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son
Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son centers on a man framed for embezzlement by an affluent family he’s served for over 10 years. He was killed and is then reborn as the youngest son of the family, with a plan to take revenge by taking over the company
Cast: Song Joong Ki, Shin Hyun Bin
8. Thirty, Nine
Thirty, Nine is a slice-of-life drama about the story of friendship, love, and the lives of three friends who are all about to turn 40 in 2022. It will tell their beautiful and emotional everyday stories as they encounter unforeseen circumstances.
Cast: Son Ye Jin, Jeon Mi Do, Kim Ji Hyun
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9. Big Mouth
Big Mouth is about a third-rate lawyer who takes charge of a murder case and ends up digging deeper into the hidden truth. It follows the battles faced by the lawyer and of the lower middle class who must become more evil than the villains to protect himself and his family and punish the bad guys in a world full of conspiracies and greed.
Cast: Lee Jong Suk, Im Yoona, Yang Kyung Won, Kim Joo Heon
10. Beyond the Memory
Beyond the Memory is a drama set in 2040s South Korea. It centers on a man who lives in agony as he is unable to forget his wife who died of cancer. Things change when he receives an unknown email, and he chooses to abandon his body to live with his wife. It shows a world where people can live forever without death, questioning the meaning of life, death, memory, happiness, and misery.
Cast: Shin Ha Kyun, Han Ji Min, Lee Jung Eun, Jung Jin Young
11. Eve’s Scandal
Eve’s Scandal is a romance drama about the inside story of a chaebol’s 2 trillion won divorce lawsuit that shook the entire nation. It follows Lee Ra El, who goes through an unfortunate family affair and becomes a “dangerous flower” with a fatal charm, and Seo Eun Pyung, a human rights lawyer who gives up everything for love after meeting Ra El.
Cast: Seo Ye Ji, Lee Sang Yeob, Park Byung Eun, Yoo Sun
This drama is about Kim Bong Seok, Jang Hee Soo, and Lee Gang Hoon, who may look like ordinary students but actually have special abilities which they’ve inherited from their parents. It follows them as they try to hide their abilities from other people, all while their parents face the struggle of protecting them from being used by other people.
Cast: Lee Jung Ha, Go Yoon Jung, Kim Do Hoon, Ryu Seung Ryong, Han Hyo Joo, Jo In Sung
13. Soundtrack #1
Soundtrack #1 is a music romance drama about a man and a woman who’ve been friends for 20 years and end up living together for two weeks, causing them to walk the line between love and friendship. Here, Han So Hee plays Seo Eun Soo, a lively and honest lyricist who debuted three years ago because of an unexpected opportunity. Meanwhile, Park Hyung Sik plays Han Sun Woo, a rising photographer who has a warm and caring personality.
Cast: Park Hyung Sik, Han So Hee
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14. Why Oh Soo Jae?
Why Oh Soo Jae follows a lawyer named Oh Soo Jae, who’s talented enough to be the youngest partner at one of the best law firms in the country. Things take a turn for her when she gets involved in an unexpected case, leading her to get demoted to work as an adjunct professor at a law school. This is where she meets Gong Chan, who will be willing to do anything for her out of love.
Cast: Seo Hyun Jin, Hwang In Yeop, Bae In Hyuk
15. The Glory
The Glory is a revenge story about a high school student who dreamed of becoming an architect, only to drop out of school after becoming a victim of school violence. Years later, the victim ends up becoming the homeroom teacher of the child of the perpetrator. This sets off her thorough revenge towards the perpetrators and the bystanders of her bullying days.
Cast: Song Hye Kyo
Island centers on Won Mi Ho, the heiress to Daehan Group who is banished to Jeju Island by her father because of her selfishness. It’s there that she starts working as a high school ethics teacher. What she doesn’t know is that evil lurks on the island, and she has to join forces with the people living there to survive.
Cast: Lee Da Hee, Kim Nam Gil, Cha Eun Woo, Sung Joon
17. Our Blues
Our Blues is an omnibus-style drama that tells the sweet, sour, and bitter life stories of a diverse set of characters in Jeju Island.
Cast: Lee Byung Hun, Shin Min Ah, Kim Woo Bin, Han Ji Min, Cha Seung Won, Uhm Jung Hwa, Lee Jung Eun
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18. Sixth Sense Kiss
Sixth Sense Kiss follows a girl named Ye Sul who has the ability to see the future when she kisses someone. Things change for her when she accidentally kisses the neck of her boss Cha Min Hoo and ends up seeing them in bed together in the future.
Cast: Yoon Kye Sang, Seo Ji Hye, Kim Ji Suk, Lee Joo Yeon
19. Twenty Five Twenty One
Twenty-Five Twenty-One is a K-drama set in 1998 and tells the story of young people who find new direction and growth after their dreams are taken away. It follows two people who first meet when they’re 22 and 18 years old, and eventually fall in love when they’re 25 and 21.
Cast: Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Tae Ri, Bona, Choi Hyun Wook
Monstrous is about Jung Ki Hoon, an archaeologist who searches for strange supernatural phenomena. His life changes when he gets involved in an unexpected case, leading him to publish the occult magazine Monthly Strange Story. When he goes to Jinyang County to research “Gwibul” or a possessed Buddhist statue, he ends up in an incredibly bizarre and fearful phenomenon.
Cast: Koo Kyo Hwan, Shin Hyun Bin, Kwak Dong Yeon, Nam Da Reum, Park Ho San, Kim Ji Young
21. Golden Spoon
Golden Spoon is a K-drama based on a webtoon and centers on Seung Cheon, who gets his hands on a magical spoon that gives him the ability to switch lives with his rich best friend. With a sense of doubt and only three chances to change his mind, he must decide which of his two possible futures is worth keeping.
Cast: Yook Sung Jae
Tomorrow centers on Choi Joon Woong, who, after being jobless for three years, decides to go to a bridge to take his own life. There, he finds someone else who’s also about to jump off and he gets into a fight trying to save them. While fighting, the two end up falling off the bridge. Joon Wong ends up in a three-year coma, with his soul having escaped his body because of an error caused by the grim reapers. Now half alive and half-dead, he unexpectedly gets a job at a company of grim reapers, where he is tasked to care for people with a high risk of suicide and help them want to keep on living.
Cast: Rowoon, Kim Hee Sun, Lee Soo Hyuk
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