Our list of the Top upcoming Korean Dramas in 2022 that is being greatly anticipated and have already become fan-favourites is ready! Korean Dramas, popularly referred to as K-Dramas, have completely snatched people’s attention towards them with their ever-growing audience and influence. Whether you are starting out your journey as a new K Drama enthusiast or are an avid watcher already, you absolutely can not miss this list of Best Korean Dramas that you must watch in 2022.
Ages before the popular thriller series Squid Games created a worldwide sensation and became the receiver of multiple significant awards in the film sector, the world was already starting to see the significant influence of Korean culture. In this regard, the influence of K-Dramas stands out, especially looking at their abundance of creativity. Korean dramas are well-known for their intriguing plots and insane plot twists.
Today, we have made an exclusive list of the best K dramas that are starting to create a rising sensation in the fandom. This also includes some of the best upcoming Korean Drama 2022 as well! Without further ado, here are the Top upcoming Korean Dramas in 2022 that you must watch!
UPCOMING KOREAN DRAMAS 2022
13. Kiss Sixth Sense (Disney+ original)
Kiss Sixth Sense drama is set to premiere on Wednesday, May 25. It stars Seo Ji-hye of Crash Landing On You fame and plays the role of Hong Ye-sul. She is portrayed to have powers to foresee the future of a person whom she kisses. It has 10 episodes and will be a weekly drop running till Jul 27, 2022. The web series is adapted from the web novel by the same name “Kiss Sixth Sense” and is from the comedy, romance, fantasy, and supernatural genres.
12. Eve Korean Drama
An upcoming South Korean television series Eve was originally scheduled to arrive on 25th May. However, it has got postponed to Wednesday, 1st June. It stars Seo Yea-ji, Park Byung-eun, Yoo Sun, and Lee Sang-yeob with directions from Park Bong-seop.
A romance cum revenge drama, Seo Ye-ji portrays the character of Ira-El. She is planning to take revenge for her father’s shocking death in her childhood. On her target is Kang Yoon-Gyeom played by Park Byung-EunCEO of LY Group. It has 16 episodes in total.
11. Welcome to Wedding Hell aka “Marriage White Paper” (Netflix)
Welcome to Wedding Hail Korean Drama is another web series that will find a release on Netflix on Monday, 23 May 2022. It is a 12 episodes series, starring Lee Jin-wook of Bulgasal: Immortal Souls fame and Lee Yeon-hee of The Package fame. The story is about this couple in their thirties and their wedding plans.
10. Grid (Disney+ original)
Grid is an upcoming K-Drama that has already created great anticipation among the viewers. The all-new Korean Drama Grid is the third original presentation by Disney+ and focuses on the investigation of a supernatural entity. This entity, which first surfaced years ago in 1997, did so to save mankind- but this time it emerges in order to help a serial killer.
Popular South Korean actress Lee Si-young, known for her works in Sweet Home and No Mercy, is starring as the supernatural entity, contributing more to why we cannot miss out on Grid in our list of the Best upcoming Korean Dramas in 2022 that you need to watch.
The first episode of Grid premieres on February 16, 2022.
9. Ghost Doctor
If you are looking for a K-Drama with an intense and unpredictable storyline, you should check out Ghost Doctor right now! Ghost Doctor is a supernatural medical K-Drama that premiered on January 3, 2022.
The plot of Ghost Doctor revolves around two doctors who are complete opposites, with opposite personalities and medical skill-set as well. One day during an unexpected case, their spirits and bodies end up combined.
Unfortunately, saying any more would be spoiling this absolute gem of a K-drama! Ghost Doctor originally premiered on tvN and is still ongoing so don’t miss out on one of the Best upcoming Korean Dramas in 2022.
8. A Business Proposal
K-Dramas get a lot of love from their audience for their great rom-com and your search for one certainly ends here if you were looking for one! Great plot? Check. Cute and funny moments along with an emotional side to it? Check. Great actors? CHECK!
A Business Proposal, starring Kim Se-jeong and Ahn Hyo-seop whose return has caused an uproar, is an upcoming rom-com adapted from a webtoon. The story goes on to show Kim Se-jeong going on a blind date without any knowledge that her date is her company’s CEO, played by Ahn Hyo-seop. Kim Se-jeong expects to be swiftly rejected, but it barely goes her way as Ahn Hyo-seop has already decided his next date.
This amazing rom-com, one of the Best upcoming Korean Dramas in 2022, is all set to release on February 21! Don’t miss it!
7. The Silent Sea
This Korean Drama is miles apart from a rom-com. The Silent Sea is a sci-fi Korean Drama that was released in December but got lost among other mainstream movies like Spider-man: No way Home. However, its real impact is being realized now as the drama keeps on receiving great critique for its execution and storyline.
Renowned actors Bae Doona and Gong Yoo lead a team of soldiers and scientists on a mission based in space to an abandoned lunar base. Unfortunately, the group end up crashing when they land and now, are left on their own to discover the mystery of the base and survive.
The Silent Sea falls among the must-watch sci-fi Korean Dramas and it is guaranteed to take you on a journey! There is no ranking order in this list of the upcoming Korean Dramas in 2022, so don’t judge the movie by its rank.
6. Twenty-Five, Twenty-One
Twenty-Five, Twenty-One shows the cute love story between Na Hee-Do, played by Kim Tae-Ri, and Baek Yi-Jin who is played by Nam Joo-Hyuk.
This is an upcoming masterpiece that we cannot afford to miss to put in our list of the Top upcoming Korean Dramas in 2022 you should be watching. The plot brilliantly paints vivid images of the financial crisis of two families and its resultant effect on two individuals. These two individuals are Na Hee-Deo and Baek Yi-Jin. Their ways in life eventually cross and lead to the inevitable beginning of their bonding.
You can stream the latest episodes of Twenty-Five Twenty, after its release on February 12, 2022, on Netflix.
5. Juvenile Justice
If you are looking for a crime show, Juvenile Justice is perfect for you! Famous actress Kim Hye-soo from Hyena is starring in this show, playing the main protagonist.
In Juvenile Justice, we see the story of a judge who is widely known for her dislike of juvenile defenders based on her experience of being the victim of a crime in her youth. After getting appointed to juvenile court, however, her experiences there shift many perspectives of hers, as she goes on to discover what it really means to be an adult.
Juvenile Justice soars high in our list of the Best upcoming Korean Dramas in 2022 you absolutely cannot afford to miss! The show releases on February 25 on Netflix.
4. Through the Darkness
There is no way that the list can do without crime thrillers! Through the Darkness is an amazing crime thriller about South Korea’s first criminal profiler, played by Kim Nam Gil. The storyline shows the lives of people who chase serial killers and their dealings.
Through the Darkness is an intense ride. If you are a fan of shows like Breaking Bad, make sure to watch this Korean Drama! This is an ongoing k-drama on SBS and started on January 14 so you can binge the released episodes right away!
3. Forecasting Love and Weather
The queen of Rom-com, Park Min-young and known for starring in Netflix shows, Song Kang star in Forecasting Love and Weather.
The plot revolves around the happenings in the lives of the staff at Korea’s national weather service. Park, playing Jin Ha-Kyung prefers to draw a line between her personal and professional life separate and leads a lifestyle isolating from most of her co-workers. But her walls might start to break down as she crosses paths with an intelligent new hire, Lee Shi-woo, played by Song. His free-spirited and open personality impress her and they embark on a new journey.
Forecasting Love and Weather ranks third in our list of the Top upcoming Korean Dramas in 2022 you must watch. It is yet to release, with its first episode premiering on Netflix on February 12, 2022.
2. Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area
Even you know you just cannot afford to miss out on this one! A number of hit international shows have been remade into great Korean Dramas. In 2022, the latest Korean remake will tackle Netflix’s super-hit Spanish origin series Money Heist.
Filmmakers released a teaser trailer of the South Korean adaptation, Money Heist: Korean – Joint EconomicArea, recently. It talks about the infamous Joint Security Area, the border of North and South Korea. Netflix has announced that revealed that Money Heist: Korea will premiere on Friday June 24, 2022.
However, this version has Park Hae-soo starring as a jewel thief in Berlin, a new story having many similarities to the original, but along with several mind-blowing twists! The release date of Money Heist: Korea is yet to be announced, but the official trailer is out on YouTube. Without a doubt, it is being highly anticipated by a large number of fans and is among the best ones in our list of Top upcoming Korean Dramas in 2022.
1. Rookie Cops
Rookie Cops has ranked first in several lists of the best ongoing Korean Drama. The story revolves beautifully around the lives of freshmen recruits at the elite Korean National Police University (KNPU). The university is widely known for its conservative and exclusive campus in Korea.
Kang Daniel making his debut as Wi Seung-Hyun, a freshman in the university is full of justice and ranks at the top of his class. He comes across another freshman recruit, Ko Eun-Kang played by Chae Soo-Bin who has joined the police university because of a person she is in love with.
Rookie Cops shows the development of love and the challenges that come with it between young people in that university. It was just released on January 26, 2022, as a Disney+ original. Undoubtedly, this tops our list of the top upcoming Korean dramas in 2022 you need to watch in the coming days.
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