We have been introduced to many great Korean dramas at the start of the year. The lineup includes thought-provoking series that explore social issues as well as the melodrama ones that talk about the realities of life. Among the long list, we have specified the most fun Korean dramas that provide entertainment value, the “sit down and chill out” kind of vibe.
Here are the 7 most fun Korean dramas to watch in the first quarter of the year, from January 2022 to March 2022:
1. A Business Proposal (2022)
What is not to love about this romantic-comedy drama? A Business Proposal is a workplace set-up where a CEO and an employee fall in love after meeting through a series of fake blind dates. The story sounds cliche but the drama created it in a way that it would be uniquely entertaining and amusing for viewers to watch. Everything from the visuals, sounds, clever pick-up lines, to the funny characters make the whole production alive and engaging.
Kim Se-jeong raises the bar as a lovable actress from portraying a badass character in The Uncanny Counter (2020) to a charming employee in A Business Proposal (2022). She also made “Samantha and Rachel” iconic and famous. Meanwhile, Ahn Hyo-seop becomes the newest heartthrob—a meticulous and hard-to-please CEO but ravishing in appearance and bewitching with his romantic moves—the ever handsome and irrestible archaeopteryx. The name Kang Tae-moo is now etched as one of the most captivating K-drama characters of all time.
The secondary couple, Kim Min-gue and Seon In-ah, has its own adorable love story to tell as well that wins the hearts of viewers. Besides their good looks, it is fun to watch them grow from awkward neighbors to cute lovers and how they deal with each other’s differences.
The rest of the cast gives the same happy vibes, most especially Chairman Kang, the elite grandfather of the show who is a scene-stealer with his adorable personality.
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
2. Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022)
Chasing dreams. Mending relationships. Fighting against misfortunes and times. Finding good company in a lonely world. The drama, Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022) takes you on a journey that is full of life and rainbows amid hardships. It’s a beautiful blend of fun, warm friendship, family, dreams, school life, career, love, and freedom.
Most of all, Kim Tae-ri as Na Hee-do serves as the ray of sunshine in the show. She is a funny and optimistic character who takes every loss a lesson, every challenge an opportunity, every dream a chase, every novel a reality, and every tragedy a comedy. Meanwhile, Nam Joo-hyuk sets a refreshing image of a heartthrob who will steal your hearts with his fresh aura and charming gaze. The entire cast feels like home.
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 – present
3. Military Prosecutor Doberman (2022)
No doubt but the chemistry of Ahn Bo-hyun and Jo Bo-ah in Military Prosecutor Doberman (2022) is the most badass K-drama couple today. It’s amusing to watch this duo fight against the antagonists of the show with their wise tactics, killer moves, and stunts. The great musical score and cinematography also augment the drama’s entertainment value. Moreover, Ahn Bo-hyun is such a hottie in military uniform while Jo Bo-ah is lit.
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
4. Rookie Cops (2022)
Interesting young characters. Thrilling storyline with comedic value. This drama has a different kind of charm and warmth that revolves around police life, friendship, and romance. The great squad of this drama will also entertain you and keep you hooked until the end.
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
5. Ghost Doctor (2022)
Two completely opposite doctors who irritate each other merge into one body and their lives get changed dramatically in the drama, Ghost Doctor (2022). Besides the entertaining medical-fantasy aspect, the bromance-chemistry of Rain and Kim Bum is most fun to watch in this show.
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
6. Uncle (2021-2022)
Oh Jung-se never fails to impress the viewers with his acting skills. In this drama, he plays a happy-go-lucky character and a frustrated singer whose life gets entangled with a nephew who suffers from anxiety. Their bond through ups and downs will make you laugh and cry.
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
7. All Of Us Are Dead (2022)
The teenage zombies in All Of Us Are Dead (2022) offer a fresh approach in terms of enactment and performance. They are way more enraged, howling, and untamed, making the show more thrilling and entertaining to watch. It also introduced several interesting characters portrayed by young stars who displayed excellent acting skills.
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