IMDb’s Top 12 Korean Dramas Of 2022

Updated: June 6, 2022

These are the 12 best Korean dramas of 2022 based on IMDb user ratings:


1. Twenty-Five Twenty-One | 8.7%

Genre: Romantic, Drama, Coming of age
Synopsis: The series depicts the romantic life of five characters from 1998 to 2021. 
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Kim Tae-ri, Nam Joo-hyuk, Bona and Lee Joo-myung
Written by: Kwon Do-eun
Directed by: Jung Ji-hyun
Original network: tvN, Netflix
Date: February 12 to April 3, 2022


2. My Liberation Notes | 8.5%

Genre: Drama, Mystery
Synopsis: It tells the story of three siblings and a secretive stranger who want to escape from their dead-end life.
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Lee Min-ki, Kim Ji-won, Son Seok-koo, and Lee El
Written by: Park Hae-young
Directed by: Kim Seok-yoon
Original network: JTBC, Netflix
Date: April 9 to May 29, 2022


3. The King Of Pigs | 8.5%

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Synopsis: The series depicts a thriller drama of those who brought out memories of violence due to a mysterious serial murder that began with a message from a friend 20 years ago.
Based on: The King Of Pigs by Yeon Sang-ho
No. of episodes: 12
Starring: Kim Dong-wook, Kim Sung-kyu, Chae Jung-an
Written by: Tak Jae-young
Directed by: Kim Dae-jin
Original network: TVING
Date: March 18 to April 22, 2022


4. Pachinko | 8.4%

Genre: Drama, Historical
Synopsis: The hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family, beginning with a story of a forbidden romance that leads to a sweeping saga taking place in Korea, Japan, and America.
Based on: a novel, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
No. of episodes: 8
Starring: Youn Yuh-jung, Lee Min-ho, Jin Ha, Anna Sawai
Written by: Soo Hugh
Directed by: Kogonada and Justin Chon
Original network: Apple TV+
Date: March 25 to April 29, 2022


5. Love All Play | 8.3%

Genre: Drama, Romance, Sports
Synopsis: The series depicts a hot sports romance in a badminton business team. 
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Chae Jong-hyeop and Park Ju-hyun
Written by: Heo Sung-hye
Directed by: Jo Woong
Original network: KBS2
Date: April 20 to June 9, 2022


6. Our Blues | 8.2%

Genre: Drama, Slice of life
Synopsis: The series revolves around the sweet and bitter life of people standing at the end, climax, or beginning of life, and depicts their stories in an omnibus format against the backdrop of Jeju Island.
No. of episodes: 20
Starring: Lee Byung-hun, Shin Min-a, Cha Seung-won, Han Ji-min, Kim Woo-bin
Written by: Noh Hee-kyung
Directed by: Kim Kyu-tae
Network: tvN
Date: April 9 to June 12, 2022


7. A Business Proposal | 8.2%

Genre: Romantic, Comedy
Synopsis: A woman goes on a blind date in her friend’s place only to find that her date is the CEO of the company where she works.
Based on: a webtoon The Office Blind Date by HaeHwa
No. of episodes: 12
Starring: Ahn Hyo-seop, Kim Se-jeong, Kim Min-kyu and Seol In-ah
Written by: Han Sul-hee, Hong Bo-hee
Directed by: Park Sun-ho
Network: SBS
Date: February 21 to April 5, 2022


8. Again My Life | 8.1%

Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Synopsis: It is about a young prosecutor who gets killed while trying to take down a powerful crime boss, but is given a chance to start a new life for justice.
Based on: a web novel, Again My Life, by Lee Hae-nal
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Lee Joon-gi, Lee Geung-young and Kim Ji-eun
Written by: J, Kim Yul
Directed by: Han Chul-soo, Kim Yong-min
Original network: SBS, Viu
Date: April 8 to May 28, 2022


9. Through The Darkness | 8.0%

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Psychologocal
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, Kim Sojin
Written by: Seol Yi-na
Directed by: Park Bo-ram
Network: SBS
Date: January 14 to March 12, 2022


10. Juvenile Justice | 8.0%

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: 10
Starring: Kim Hye-soo, Kim Moo-yeol, Lee Sung-min, and Lee Jung-eun
Written by: Kim Min-seok
Directed by: Hong Jong-chan
Original network: Netflix
Date: February 25, 2022


11. It’s Beautiful Now | 8.0%

Genre: Romance, Family, Drama
Synopsis: It depicts the reality of the current generation that are reluctant to get married and have family.
No. of episodes: 50
Starring: Yoon Shi-yoon, Bae Da-bin, Oh Min-suk
Written by: Ha Myeong-hee
Directed by: Kim Seong-geun
Network: KBS2
Date: April 2 – September 18, 2022


12. Ghost Doctor | 8.0%

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
Network: tvN
Date: January 3 to February 22, 2022