2022 Korean Dramas

Keep track of all Korean TV and web series in 2022 through this list and complete guide starting from January to present:

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, Viu
Date: January 3 to February 22, 2022

January 7: Tracer

Genre: Mystery, Drama
Synopsis: The series revolves around the people working at the National Tax Service.
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 to March 25, 2022

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

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

January 14: Dr. Park’s Clinic

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 to February 18, 2022

January 26: Rookie Cops

Genre: Coming-of-age, Procedural, Romance
Synopsis: The series revolves around police academy students enrolled at the elite Korean National Police University.
No of episodes: 16
Starring: Kang Daniel, Chae Soo-bin, Lee Shin-young, and Park Yoo-na
Written by: Lee Ha-na
Directed by: Kim Byung-soo
Original network: Disney+
Date: January 26 to March 16, 2022

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: 12
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

February 2: The Driver

Genre: Family, Slice of life
Synopsis: A human family drama that tells the story of the main character who gets laid off at work and starts driving as a substitute.
No of episodes: 12
Starring: Ahn Jae-wook, Lee Tae-ran, Ahn Kil-kang
Written by: –
Directed by: Kim Seung-woo
Original network: MBN
Date: February 2, 2022

February 12: Twenty-Five Twenty-One

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

February 12: Forecasting Love And Weather

Genre: Romantic, Drama
Synopsis: This series depicts the cheerful love story of people working in Korea Meteorological Administration who break, fall and rise up again, and their everyday life together in the office. 
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Park Min-young, Song Kang, Yoon Park and Yura
Written by: Seon Yeong
Directed by: Cha Young-hoon
Original network: JTBC, Netflix
Date: February 12 to April 3, 2022

February 16: Thirty-Nine

Genre: Romantic, Drama
Synopsis: This series revolves around the life, friendship, romance and love of three friends, who are about to turn 40 years old.
No. of episodes: 12
Starring: Son Ye-jin, Jeon Mi-do and Kim Ji-hyun
Written by: Yoo Yeong-ah
Directed by: Kim Sang-ho
Original network: JTBC, Netflix
Date: February 16 to March 31, 2022

February 23: Sponsor

Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, Revenge
Synopsis: A romance thriller between four men and women running like a runaway locomotive toward different desires, including success, revenge, children and love.
No. of episodes: 12
Starring: Lee Ji-Hoon, Han Chae-Young, Ji E-Suu and Koo Ja-Sung
Written by: Han Hui-jeung (formerly Park Kye-Hyung)
Directed by: Lee Cheol (formerly Kwak Ki-won)
Original network: MBNiHQ
Date: February 23, 2022

February 25: 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: 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

February 28: A Business Proposal

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 21 to April 5, 2022

February 28: Military Prosecutor Doberman

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: 16
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

March 7: Crazy Love

Genre: Romance, Comedy
Synopsis: It depicts a sweet and bloody crazy romance between a scumbag representative who plays amnesia in a murder notice and a his assistant who acts as his fiancé at a death sentence.
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Kim Jae-wook, Krystal Jung, Ha Jun
Written by: Kim Bo-gyeom
Directed by: Kim Jung-hyun
Original network: KBS2, iQIYI, Disney+SG
Date: March 7 to April 26, 2022

March 9: Kill Heel

Genre: Drama
Synopsis: The series depicts the life of three women who have strong desire to achieve success in the home shopping industry.
No. of episodes: 14
Starring: Kim Sung-ryung, Kim Ha-neul and Lee Hye-young
Written by: Lee Choon-woo, Sin Kwang-ho
Directed by: Noh Do-cheol 
Original network: tvN, Viu
Date: March 9 to April 21, 2022

March 13: A Superior Day

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Synopsis: The series depicts 24-hour runaway thriller in which only the most superior survives, in which the most ordinary man must kill the serial killer who lives next door to save his kidnapped daughter.
Based on: a webtoon, Superior Day by Team Getname
No. of episodes: 8
Starring: Jin Goo, Ha Do-kwon, Lee Won-keun
Written by: Lee Ji-hyun
Directed by: Jo Nam-hyeong
Original network: OCN
Date: March 13 to May 1, 2022

March 18: The King Of Pigs

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, 2022

March 23: Soundtrack No.1

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

March 25: Pachinko

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

March 25: Juvenile Delinquency

Genre: Youth noir drama
Synopsis: A story about an 18-year-old Da-jeong who discovered a field of marijuana as a teenager, and her friends who desperately look for their lost, ordinary life. A human drama about growing up, experiencing love and wounds, as Da-jeong who was used by her parents to transport drugs, meets Yoon-tak, a rural man and his friends in the countryside.
No. of episodes: 10
Starring: Won Ji-an, Yoon Chan-young, Yoon Hyun-soo, Han Se-jin, Yang Seo-hyun
Written by: Jung So-yoon
Directed by: Jo Yong-ik
Original network: seezn
Date: March 25, 2022

April 1: Tomorrow

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Synopsis: The series depicts the grim reapers who guided the dead to save the people who want to die.
Based on: a webtoon, Tomorrow by Llama
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Kim Hee-sun, Rowoon, Lee Soo-hyuk, Yoon Ji-on
Written by: Park Ran-i, Park Ja-kyung, Kim Yu-jin
Directed by: Kim Tae-yoon, Sung Chi-wook
Original network: MBC, Netflix
Date: April 1, 2022, Fridays and Saturdays, 22:00 KST

April 2: It’s Beautiful Now

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
Original network: KBS2
Date: April 2 – September 18, 2022

April 6: Green Mothers’ Club

Genre: Drama, Friendship
Synopsis: A story depicting the friendships, motherly love, and growth of 5 mothers who met in the elementary community, each with a complex that they could not overcome.
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Lee Yo-won, Choo Ja-Hyun, Kim Gyu-Ri, Jang Hye-Jin, and Joo Min-Kyung
Written by: Shin Yi-won
Directed by: Ra Ha-na
Original network: JTBC, Netflix
Date: April 6, 2022, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:30 KST

April 8: Again My Life

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

April 9: Our Blues

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
Original network: tvN, Netflix
Date: April 9, 2022, Saturdays and Sundays, 21:10 KST

April 9: My Liberation Notes/Diary

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

April 20: 493 KM For You (Love All Play)

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, 2022, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:30 KST

April 22: 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: April 22, 2022

April 23: Showtime Begins! (From Now On Showtime)

Genre: Romantic, Comedy, Fantasy
Synopsis: About a mysterious magician and a hot-blooded policeman working with ghosts to solve cases based on hidden clues.
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Park Hae-jin, Jin Ki-joo, Jung Joon-ho
Written by: Ha Yoon-ah
Directed by: Lee Hyeong-min, Jeong Sang-hee
Original network: MBC, Viu
Date: April 23, 2022, Saturdays and Sundays, 21:00 KST

April 27: The Killer’s Shopping List

Genre: Drama, Comedy
Synopsis: The series depicts a comedic investigation story about finding the real killer.
Based on: a novel by Kang Ji Young, The Murderer’s Shopping List
No. of episodes: 8
Starring: Lee Kwang-soo, Kim Seol-hyun
Written by: Han Ji-wan
Directed by: Lee Eon-hee
Original network: tvN, Viu
Date: April 27, 2022

April 29: Monstrous

Genre: Thriller, Horror, Drama, Supernatural
Synopsis: A supernatural thriller story about archaeologists unveiling a strange mystery.
No. of episodes: 6
Starring:  Shin Hyun-been, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kwak Do-yeon, Park Hosan, Kim Ji-young
Written by: Yeon Sang-ho, Ryoo Yong-jae
Directed by: Jang Kun-jae
Original network: TVING
Date: April 29, 2022