IMDb’s Top 14 Korean Dramas Of 2022

Updated: April 21, 2022

As of April, here are the 14 highest-rated Korean dramas of 2022 from IMDb. These shows aired, ended, or premiered within the months of January to April.


1. Again My Life | 9.0%

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: TBA
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, 2022, Fridays and Saturdays, 22:00 KST


2. Snowdrop | 8.9%

Genre: Black comedy, Romance, Melodrama, Period
Synopsis: Adapted from the handwritten notes of a man who escaped from a political prison camp in North Korea, Snowdrop is set against the backdrop of the 1987 Democracy Movement in South Korea.
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Jung Hae-in, Jisoo, Yoo In-na, Jang Seung-jo, Yoon Se-ah, Kim Hye-yoon, Jung Yoo-jin
Written by: Yoo Hyun-mi
Directed by: Jo Hyun-tak
Date: December 18, 2021 – January 31, 2022
Network: JTBC, Disney+


3. Twenty-Five Twenty-One | 8.9%

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


4. My Liberation Notes | 8.8%

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, 2022, Saturdays and Sundays, 22:30 KST


5. Pachinko | 8.6%

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


6. Our Beloved Summer | 8.5%

Synopsis: Years after filming a viral documentary in high school, two former lovers get pulled back in front of the camera and into each other’s lives.
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Choi Woo-shik, Kim Da-mi, Kim Sung-cheol, Roh Jeong-eui
Written by: Lee Na-eun
Directed by: Kim Yoon-jin
Date: December 6, 2021 – January 2022
Network: SBS, Netflix


7. Uncle | 8.5%

Genre: Family, Comedy, Music, Drama
Synopsis: It is about an uncle who struggles to protect his nephew amid blatant discrimination.
Based on: Uncle by Oliver Refson and Lilah Vandenburgh
No of episodes: 16
Starring: Oh Jung-se, Jeon Hye-jin, Lee Kyung-hoon, Park Sun-young, Lee Sang-woo and Lee Si-won
Written by: Park Ji-sook
Directed by: Ji Young-soo
Original network: TV Chosun
Date: December 11, 2021 – January 30, 2022


8. A Business Proposal | 8.4%

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
Original network: SBS, Netflix
Date: February 28 to April 5, 2022


9. Bad And Crazy | 8.2%

Synopsis: A mystery drama in which detectives with different personalities solve various cases.
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy
No. of episodes: 12
Starring: Lee Dong-wook, Wi Ha-joon, Han Ji-eun and Cha Hak-yeon
Written by: Kim Sae-bom
Directed by: Yoo Seon-dong
Date: December 17, 2021 – January 2022
Network: TVN, iQIY, TVING


10. Military Prosecutor Doberman | 8.1%

Genre: Legal drama, Military fiction
Synopsis: It tells the story of Do Bae-man who became a military prosecutor for money and fame, however he looks forward to his retirement day, and Cha Woo-in, who was born into a chaebol family and became a military prosecutor for revenge.
No of episodes: TBA
Starring: Ahn Bo-hyun and Jo Bo-ah
Written by: Yoon Hyun-mo
Directed by: Jin Chang-gyu
Original network: TVN, Viu
Date: February 28 to April 19, 2022


11. Through The Darkness | 8.1%

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, Kim Sojin
Written by: Seol Yi-na
Directed by: Park Bo-ram
Original network: SBS, Viu
Date: January 14 to March 12, 2022


12. Ghost Doctor | 8.1%

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 to February 22, 2022


13. 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


14. Soundtrack No.1 | 8.0%

Genre: Romance, Music, Drama
Synopsis: The story follows two best friends of 20 years who stay in the same house for two weeks to get to know each other.
No. of episodes: 4
Starring: Park Hyung-sik, Han So-hee
Written by: Ahn Sae-bom
Directed by: Kim Hee-won
Original network: Disney+
Date: Mar 23, 2022 – Apr 13, 2022