30 Best Korean Dramas Of 2022: Fans Pick

Here is the list of the top 30 best Korean dramas of 2022 that you need to check out.

Best Korean Dramas of 2022

30. Through The Darkness (0.3%)

  • Genres: Action, Thriller, Suspense, Crime
  • Total Episodes: 12

Through The Darkness depicts the story of Song Ha Young, a Criminal Profiler who reads the minds of serial murderers, he is patient and digs the cases and investigates them thoroughly by looking deeply into the human mind.

29. Why Her (0.3%)

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  • Genres: Mystery, Romance, Melodrama, Legal
  • Total Episodes: 16

Why Her is a mystery romance drama about Soo-Jae Oh, a frigid lawyer who has grown tired while pursuing only success, and Gong-chan, a warm law school student who is not scared of anything to protect her.

28. Juvenile Justice (0.3%)

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  • Genres: Legal drama
  • Total Episodes: 10

Juvenile Justice follows a newly appointed judge of a juvenile court in the Yeonhwa District, Shim Eun-Seok. She disregards the rules and uses her own methods of enforcing punishment there. She must confront and strike a balance between her dislike of juvenile criminals and her strong convictions about justice and punishment as she takes on challenging cases and learns what it truly means to be an adult.

27. Thirty-Nine (0.4%)

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  • Genres: Romance, Life, Drama
  • Total Episodes: 12

Thirty-Nine follows three best friends who are on the brink of turning 40 and stand together, leaning on one another through good times and bad as they experience life, love, and loss.

26. Our Blues (0.4%)

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  • Genres: Romance, Life, Drama, Melodrama
  • Total Episodes: 20

Our Blues follows the sweet and bitter lives of people who are at the end, climax, or beginning of their lives in an omnibus format set against the backdrop of Jeju Island.

25. If You Wish Upon Me (0.4%)

  • Genres: Life, Drama, Medical
  • Total Episodes: 16

If You Wish Upon Me revolves around a young man who suffered throughout his life attends a hospice hospital as part of community service, and through a series of episodes, he and the medical staff cheerfully and brightly grants people’s final desires as they approach the end of their lives.

24. The Sound of Magic (0.5%)

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  • Genre: Magic, Fantasy, Drama
  • Total Episodes: 6

The Sound Of Magic tells the story of a girl who wants to grow up too quickly and a mysterious magician who is an adult but wishes to stay a child. 

23. Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (0.5%)

  • Genres: Fantasy; Historical drama
  • Total Episodes: 16

Bulgasal: Immortal Souls depicts the story of Dan Hwal who was a human 600 years ago. He became immortal while serving as a military officer on his mission to wipe out the remnants of the former dynasty. He was immortal for 600 years and, Min Sang Un, was immortal once. She is now reincarnated into a human being and lives as a human. After she went through a tragic event, she changed her name and identity. She lives in hiding and looks to exact revenge.

22. Yumi’s Cells 2 (0.7%)

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  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Life
  • Total Episodes: 14

Yumi’s cells is about an ordinary working woman recovering from a bad breakup, her love cells spark back to her life after she meets a taciturn game developer.

21. Love All Play (0.8%)

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  • Genres: Romance, Drama, Sports
  • Total Episodes: 16

Love All Play is a sports romance drama about the passionate and caring love that exists between the male and female mixed-doubles protagonists in their badminton team.

20. Tomorrow (1.1%)

  • Genres: Action, Drama, Fanasy
  • Total Episodes: 16

Tomorrow follows the story of Choi Jun-woong (Rowoon), who was involved in an unfortunate accident while struggling to find a job tomorrow. As a result, his path intersects with the gods of death, Goo Ryun (Kim Hee Sun) and Lim Ryung Goo (Yoon Ji-on), who work together to save the lives of people attempting suicide, and eventually Choi Jun Eun becomes the youngest member to join their team.

19. Little Women (1.3%)

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  • Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Drama
  • Total Episodes: 12

Little Women tells the story of three close-knit poor sisters and how they fearlessly take on Korea’s richest family.

18. Eve (1.9%)

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  • Genres: Revenge, Romance, Melodrama
  • Total Episodes: 16

Eve tells the story of a 2 trillion won (approximately $1.7 billion) divorce lawsuit filed by a chaebol family that shocked the entire nation, with Lee Ra-el (Seo Yea-Ji), the chaebol family’s daughter, at the core of the case.

17. Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2%)

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  • Genres: Law, Drama
  • Total Episodes: 16

Extraordinary Attorney Woo tells the story of a genius woman with autistic spectrum disorder who becomes a lawyer for a prominent law firm.

16. Big Mouth (2.4%)

  • Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Law, Drama
  • Total Episodes: 16

Big Mouth depicts the story of a mediocre lawyer who becomes involved in a murder case. He delves into a big conspiracy among the wealthy upper classes in order to survive and protect his family.

15. My Liberation Notes (2.8%)

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  • Genres: Romance, Life, Family, Melodrama
  • Total Episodes: 16

My Liberation Notes depicts the painfully exquisite lives of three unbearably modest siblings. A life that has reached its limit, the emancipation time of individuals who are attempting to escape from the “present” even with the prescription of extreme medications with no countermeasures, elicits sympathy and warm laughter.

14. Cleaning Up (3.4%)

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  • Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama
  • Total Episodes: 16

Cleaning Up tells the story of three cleaners at a financial firm, who resort to insider trading to feed their families and realize their goals after unintentionally overhearing financial information.

13. Soundtrack #1 (3.5%)

  • Genres: Music, Romance
  • Total Episodes: 4

Soundtrack #1 is a South Korean musical television drama series featuring Han So Hee and Park Hyung Sik as the main leads. It depicts the story of two friends who have been friends for 20 years, but living together for only two weeks blurs the line between love and friendship.

12. Business Proposal (3.8%)

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  • Genres: Romance, Comedy
  • Total Episodes: 12

Business Proposal is based on a web novel that was adapted into a webtoon and is a romantic comedy-drama in which an office worker has a blind date with the company’s CEO instead of a friend and hides her identity. Ahn Hyo-Seop plays Kang Tae-Moo, the perfect third-generation conglomerate. On the other hand, Kim Sejeong plays Shin Ha-Ri, a regular office worker who hides her true energetic self and transforms into a charismatic femme fatale for her blind date.

11. The Red Sleeve (4.4%)

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  • Genres: Romance, Historical, Political, Melodrama
  • Total Episodes: 17

Set in Joseon Era, The Red Sleeve depicts a beautiful love story of a crown prince who falls in love with a court maid. Despite they belong to different classes the two engage in deep romance while fighting for their nation and protecting it.

10. Anna (4.5%)

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  • Genres: Thriller, Drama
  • Total Episodes: 6

Anna is a thriller drama starring Bae Suzy as the solo lead actress. It is directed and written by Lee Joo-Young. Anna is a story of a woman who begins her life by telling a minor lie and then goes on to live a completely other life as a result of her lie.

9. The One and Only (4.8%)

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  • Genres: Melodrama
  • Total Episodes: 16

The One and Only tells the story of three women who met in a hospice and decide to eliminate one evil person with the little time they have left. They become involved in a murder investigation due to unexpected events and are forced to meet the “one person” who is truly priceless.

8. Dear M (5.8%)

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  • Genres: Romance, Life, Youth, Drama
  • Total Episodes: 12

Dear.M is a romance drama which revolves around searching for M, the writer of a community article that turns Seo-Yeon University upside down.

7. Cafe Minamdang (6.6%)

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  • Genres: Music, Romance
  • Total Episodes: 4

Café Minamdang is a comedy-mystery television series which is based on the well-known web novel of the same name, Minamdang: Case Note, which was serialised on KakaoPage and won the platform’s web novel contest’s top honour. It stars Seo In Guk as Nam Han Joon, a fake male shaman who was once a profiler. The series centres on the mysterious events that a former profiler who converted to shamanism and his coworkers encounter. It also tells the tale of a suspicious cafe called Minamdang and its customers.

6. Snowdrop (7.8%)

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  • Genres: Music, Romance
  • Total Episodes: 4

Snowdrop is set in 1987, Snowdrop depicts the situation of the Democratic Movement of 1987, which was a mass protest movement demanding to hold fair elections in South Korea. During the protest, a female university student discovers a young man covered in blood, she hides him in her dormitory room at her Women’s university. Later, they develop romantic feelings for each other.

5. Twenty Five Twenty One (10.1%)

  • Genres: Music, Romance
  • Total Episodes: 4

Set in 1998, Twenty-Five Twenty-One depicts the stories of two young people who have found new directions and growth after being deprived of their dreams. Kim Tae-Ri and Nam Joo-hyuk will appear as Na Hido and Baek I-jin, who meet for the first time at the ages of 18 and 22, respectively, and fall in love a few years later.

4. Once Upon A Small Town (10.2%)

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  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Life
  • Total Episodes: 12

Once Upon A Small Town is a KakaoTV original series, which was adapted from a web novel by Park Ha-min. It is a romantic comedy about Seoul veterinarian Han Ji-Yul, who accidentally dropped into a remote village, where he meets local police officer Ahn Ja-young.

3. All Of Us Are Dead (13.2%)

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  • Genres: Music, Romance
  • Total Episodes: 4

A group of high school students are trapped in Hyosan High School, where a zombie virus has spread. The students desperately escape from school to avoid becoming zombies.

2. Our Beloved Summer

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  • Genres: Romantic comedy
  • Total Episodes: 16

Our Beloved Summer depicts complicated feelings between two ex-lovers, a romantic comedy that revolves around two ex-lovers who broke up five years ago with a promise to never meet again. But destiny wants something else. The documentary they filmed ten years ago when they were in high school went viral, and they are forced to appear in front of cameras together again by their producer friend.

1. Alchemy Of Souls

  • Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Period Drama
  • Episodes: 20

Alchemy of Souls is about the love and progress of young magicians as they face their twisted fates in a mythical kingdom named Daeho that does not exist in history or on maps.

Which one is your favourite? Do let me know in the comments.

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