January 2022: A Full List Of New Korean Dramas

Happy new year! Here’s a complete list of new Korean dramas to choose from and binge-watch in January:

January 3 | Ghost Doctor

Genre: Fantasy, Medical drama
Synopsis: A ghost medical drama about two doctors, who are completely opposite each other in terms of background, skills, and temperament, merging into one person.
No of episodes: 16
Starring: Rain, Uee, Kim Bum, and Son Na-eun
Written by: Kim Sun-soo
Directed by: Boo Seong-cheol
Original network: TVN, TVING, IQIYI, and Viu
Date: January 3, 2022 | Mondays and Tuesdays, 22:30, KST

January 7 | Tracer

Genre: Mystery, Drama
Synopsis: The series revolves around the people working at the National Tax Service.
Based on: Those Who Read the Minds of Evil by Kwon Il-yong and Ko Na-mu
No of episodes: 16
Starring: Im Si-wan, Go Ah-sung, Son Hyun-joo and Park Yong-woo
Written by: Kim Hyun-jung
Directed by: Lee Seung-young
Original network: MBC, WAVVE
Date: January 7, 2022 | Fridays and Saturdays, 21:00, KST

January 8 | No, Thank You (Season 2)

Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy, Slice of life
Synopsis: A work containing various episodes that an ordinary daughter-in-law experiences while living with her husband’s family.
Based on: the webtoon Myeoneuragi by Soo Shin-ji
No of episodes: 12
Starring: Park Ha-sun, Kwon Yul and Moon Hee-kyung
Written by: Yoo Song-yi
Directed by: Lee Gwang-yeong
Original network: Daum Kakao TV
Date: January 8, 2022 | Saturdays, 23:00, KST

January 14 | Internal Medicine Director Park

Genre: Comedy, Medical, Slice of life
Synopsis: A realistic comedy depicting the funny and sad life of a novice doctor who is not even wise.
Based on: the webtoon “Internal Medicine Physician Park Won Jang” by Jang Bong Soo
No of episodes: 10
Starring: Lee Seo Jin, Ra Mi Ran, Cha Cheong-hwa, Shin Eun-jung
Written by: Seo Joon-Beom
Directed by: Seo Joon-Beom
Original network: TVN, TVING
Date: January 14, 2022 | Fridays, 23:00, KST

January 14 | Through The Darkness

Genre: Crime, Thriller
Synopsis: It is about a criminal profiler who struggles to read the minds of serial killers.
Based on: Those Who Read the Minds of Evil by Kwon Il-yong and Ko Na-mu
No of episodes: 12
Starring: Kim Nam-gil, Jin Seon-kyu, and Kim So-jin
Written by: Seol Yi-na
Directed by: Park Bo-ram
Original network: SBS TV
Date: January 14, 2022 | Fridays and Saturdays, 21:00, KST

January 28 | All of Us Are Dead

Genre: Coming-of-age; Zombie apocalypse
Synopsis: A high school becomes ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak. Trapped students must fight their way out — or turn into one of the rabid infected.
Based on: Now at Our School by Joo Dong-geun
No of episodes: 8
Starring: Yoon Chan-young, Park Ji-hoo, Cho Yi-hyun, Park Solomon and Yoo In-soo
Written by: Chun Sung-il
Directed by: Lee Jae-kyoo and Kim Nam-su
Original network: Netflix
Date: January 28, 2022

January 31 | Shooting Stars

Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Synopsis: A story about celebrities who are like stars in the sky, and the people who shed blood, sweat, and tears for them to shine. It depicts the ‘various kinds of people who clean up after the celebrities’ mess’, implying that no star shines alone.
No of episodes: 16
Starring: Lee Sung-kyung, Kim Young-dae, Yoon Jeong-hoon, Lee Jung-shin, Park Sojin
Written by: Choi Young Woo
Directed by: Lee Soo Hyun
Original network: TVN, iQIYI
Date: January 31, 2022

Juvenile Justice

Genre: Crime, Legal, Drama
Synopsis: A tough judge balances her aversion to minor offenders with firm beliefs on justice and punishment as she tackles complex cases inside a juvenile court.
No of episodes: TBA
Starring: Kim Hye-soo, Kim Moo-yeo, Lee Sung-min, and Lee Jung-eun
Written by: Kim Min-seok
Directed by: Hong Jong-chan
Original network: Netflix
Date: January 2022


Genre: Drama
Synopsis: A young job seeker who can’t get a job meets Black Angels from Jumadeung, a monopoly company of the underworld due to a coincidental accident, and helping people in crisis by working as the youngest contractor of a special crisis management team.
No of episodes: 16
Starring: Rowoon, Kim Hee-sun
Written by:  Kim Yoo-jin-VI, Park Ran-I 
Directed by: Kim Tae-yoon
Original network: MBC
Date: January 2022