The 26 Most Watched Korean Dramas On Netflix Worldwide In 2022

Updated: September 12, 2022

As of September 12th, here are the 26 most watched Korean dramas on Netflix worldwide in 2022, according to Flix Patrol.


1. All Of Us Are Dead (2022): 26,813 points

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
Network: Netflix
Date: January 28, 2022


2. Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2022): 20,725 points

Genre: Legal
Synopsis: The story of Woo Young-woo, a lawyer with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), working at a large law firm. She has a high IQ of 164, outstanding memory, and a creative way of thinking, however she has low EQ and poor social skills. Despite that she is the smartest lawyer in South Korea with ASD.
No of episodes: 16
Starring: Park Eun-bin, Kang Tae-oh
Written by: Moon Ji-won
Directed by: Yoo In-shik
Network: ENA, Netflix
Date: June 29, 2022


3. A Business Proposal (2022): 20,595 points

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, Netflix
Date: February 28 – April 5, 2022


4. Alchemy Of Souls (2022): 11,598 points

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Historical
Synopsis: It depicts the stories of young magicians dealing with heaven and earth.
No of episodes: 20
Starring: Lee Jae-wook, Jung So-min, Hwang Min-hyun, Arin, Yoo In-soo, Go Yoon-jung
Written by: Hong Jung-eun and Hong Mi-ran
Directed by: Kim Seong-yoon
Network: tvN, Netflix
Date: June 18, 2022


5. Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022): 10,399 points

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
Network: tvN, Netflix
Date: February 12 – April 3, 2022


6. Money Heist Korea Joint Economic Area (2022): 6,508 points

Genre: Heist, Crime, Drama
Synopsis: Thieves overtake the mint of a unified Korea, trapping hostages inside; the police must stop the thieves as well as the shadowy mastermind behind the heist.
Based on: the Spanish heist crime drama series “Money Heist” by Alex Pina
No of episodes: 6
Starring: Yoo Ji-tae, Park Hae-soo, Jeon Jong-seo, Lee Won-jong, Park Myung-hoon (Must-know facts about the full cast here)
Written by: Ryu Yong-jae, Kim Hwan-chae, Choe Sung-jun
Directed by: Kim Hong-sun
Network: Netflix
Date: June 24, 2022


7. Forecasting Love And Weather (2022): 6,326 points

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
Network: JTBC, Netflix
Date: February 12 – April 3, 2022


8. Tomorrow (2022): 5,537 points

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Synopsis: The series depicts the gri 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 to May 21, 2022


9. Happiness (2021): 5,435 points

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Action fiction, Fantasy
Synopsis: An apocalyptic thriller that takes place in a time in which infectious diseases have become the new norm.
No. of episodes: 12
Starring: Han Hyo-joo, Park Hyung-sik, and Jo Woo-jin
Written by: Han Sang-woon
Directed by: Ahn Gil-ho
Date: November 5 – December 11, 2021
Network: TVN, Viu, and iQIYI


10. Our Blues (2022): 5,420 points

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 to May 29, 2022


11. Our Beloved Summer (2021-2022): 4,870 points

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
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.
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


12. Ghost Doctor (2021): 4,769 points

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, TVING, IQIYI, and Viu
Date: January 3 to February 22, 2022


13. Young Lady And Gentleman (2021-2022): 4,609 points

Genre: Family, Romance, Comedy
Synopsis: A widower hires a live-in tutor for his three children and finds himself falling for her.
No. of episodes: 52
Starring: Ji Hyun-woo, Lee Se-hee and Cha Hwa-yeon
Written by: Kim Sa-kyung
Directed by: Shin Chang-seok
Date: September 25, 2021 – March 27, 2022
Network: KBS2


14. Thirty-Nine (2022): 4,120 points

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, Kim Ji-hyun
Written by: Yoo Yeong-ah
Directed by: Kim Sang-ho
Network: JTBC, Netflix
Date: February 16 – March 31, 2022


15. Juvenile Justice (2022): 3,727 points

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
Network: Netflix
Date: February 25, 2022


16. My Liberation Notes (2022): 3,616 points

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


17. The Sound Of Magic (2022): 3,000 points

Genre: Musical, Drama
Synopsis: It is an emotional musical series that tells the story of Yoon Ah-yi, a girl who wants to grow up too fast, and Lee Eul, a mysterious magician who is a grown-up but wants to remain as a child.
Based on: a webtoon Annarasumanara by Ha Ilkwon
No of episodes: 6
Starring: Ji Chang-wook, Choi Sung-eun, and Hwang In-youp
Written by: Kim Min Jeong
Directed by: Kim Seong-yoon
Network: Netflix
Date: May 6, 2022


18. Squid Game (2021): 2,867 points

Genre: Survival Drama, Thriller, Fiction
Synopsis: Hundreds of cash-strapped contestants accept an invitation to compete in children’s games for a tempting prize, but the stakes are deadly.
No of episodes: 9
Starring: Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung
Written and directed by: Hwang Dong-hyuk
Date: September 17, 2021
Network: Netflix


19. Taxi Driver (2021): 2,765 points

Genre: Action, crime
Synopsis: Rainbow Taxi Company and the taxi driver, Do-gi regain justice that Korean society has lost by seeking revenge on criminals who get away with their evil deeds.
Based on: “The Deluxe Taxi” by Carlos and Lee Jae-jin
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Lee Je-hoon, Esom, Kim Eui-sung, Pyo Ye-jin
Written by: Oh Sang-ho, Lee Ji-hyun
Directed by: Park Joon-woo
Date: April 9 – May 29, 2021
Network: SBS, WAVVE


20. Remarriage And Desires (2022): 2,627 points

Genre: Drama, Satire
Synopsis: A satire on the Korean society that tells the desire in the remarriage market, revolving around upper-class marriage information companies.
No of episodes: 8
Starring: Kim Hee-sun, Lee Hyun-wook, Eugene Jung/Jung Yoo-jin, Park Hoon, Cha Ji-yeon
Written by: Lee Geun-yeong
Directed by: Kim Jeong-min
Network: Netflix
Date: July 15, 2022


21. Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (2021-2022): 2,085 points

Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Supernatural
Synopsis: The story of a woman who repeats death and reincarnation as a person for 600 years and remembers her past lives, and a man who cannot die because he has been an immortal for 600 years.
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Lee Jin-wook, Kwon Nara, Lee Joon, Gong Seung-yeon, Jung Jin-young, Park Myung-shin, Kim Woo-seok
Written by: Kwon So-ra, Seo Jae-won
Directed by: Jang Young-woo
Date: December 18, 2021 – February 2022


22. Crash Landing On You (2019-2020): 2,065 points

Genre: Romantic comedy
Synopsis: A paragliding mishap drops a South Korean heiress in North Korea – and into the life of an army officer, who decides he will help her hide.
No of episodes: 16
Starring: Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Kim Jung-hyun, Seo Ji-hye
Written by: Park Ji-eun
Directed by: Lee Jung-hyo
Date: December 14, 2019 – February 16, 2020
Network: tvN and Netflix


23. The Silent Sea (2021-2022): 2,026 points

Genre: Sci-fi, thriller, mystery
Synopsis: During a perilous 24-hour mission on the moon, space explorers try to retrieve samples from an abandoned research facility steeped in classified secrets.
Based on: “The Sea of Tranquility” film in 2014 created by Choi Hang-yong
No. of episodes: 8
Starring: Bae Doona, Gong Yoo, Lee Joon, Kim Sun-young, and Lee Sung-wook
Written by: Park Eun-kyo
Directed by: Choi Hang-yong
Date: December 24, 2021


24. The Penthouse (2021): 1,704 points

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Revenge, Suspense, Mystery, Crime film
Synopsis: A woman attempts to enter high society by becoming the “queen” of a luxury 100th floor penthouse apartment in Gangnam.
No of episodes: 14
Starring: Lee Ji-ah, Kim So-yeon, Eugene, Um Ki-joon, Yoon Jong-hoon, and Park Eun-seok
Written by: Kim Soon-ok
Directed by: Joo Dong-min
Date: June 4 – September 10, 2021
Network: SBS and iQIYI


25. Itaewon Class (2020): 472 points

Genre: Drama
Synopsis: An ex-con and his friends fight to make their ambitious dreams for their street bar a reality.
Based on: Itaewon Class by Gwang Jin
No of episodes: 16
Starring: Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi, Yoo Jae-myung, Kwon Nara
Written by: Gwang Jin
Directed by: Kim Sung-yoon
Date: January 31 – March 21, 2020
Network: JTBC, Netflix


26. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021): 411 points

Genre: Romantic comedy, Slice of life 
Synopsis: At a crossroads, a dentist moves to a seaside village where she meets a handyman intent on helping his neighbours.
Based on: 2014 Mr. Hong film by Kang Seok-beom and Shin Jung-goo
No of episodes: 16
Starring: Shin Min-a, Kim Seon-ho and Lee Sang-yi
Written by: Shin Ha-eun
Directed by: Yu Je-won
Date: August 28 – October 17, 2021
Network: tvN, Netflix


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