The Most Talked-About Korean Dramas Of 2022

In this article, we have collected the most talked-about Korean drama content in 2022, provided by Good Data Corporation, a Korean research organization that specializes in the analysis on what is most buzzworthy Korean dramas and drama actors of the week. The ranking is determined from data collection on social networking services, online news, blogs, videos, as well as community group reactions and media mentions.


January 2022

SBS’ Our Beloved Summer (2021-2022) starring Kim Da-mi and Choi Woo-shik took first place for 3 non-consecutive weeks in January. tvN’s Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (2021-2022), KBS2’s Young Lady & Gentleman (2021-2022), KBS1’s The King Of Tears, Lee Bang-won (2021-2022), and SBS’ Through The Darkness (2022) were also consistently listed in Top 5.

RankWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
1Our Beloved Summer (SBS)Our Beloved Summer (SBS)Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (tvN)Our Beloved Summer (SBS)
2Young Lady & Gentleman (KBS2)Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (tvN)Our Beloved Summer (SBS)Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (tvN)
3Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (tvN)Young Lady & Gentleman (KBS2)The King Of Tears, Lee Bang-won (KBS1)Young Lady & Gentleman (KBS2)
4The King Of Tears, Lee Bang-won (KBS1)Through The Darkness (SBS)Through The Darkness (SBS)Through The Darkness (SBS)
5Snowdrop (JTBC)The King Of Tears, Lee Bang-won (KBS1)Young Lady & Gentleman (KBS2)Tracer (Wavve)
6Tracer (Wavve)Tracer (Wavve)Tracer (Wavve)Snowdrop (JTBC)
7Ghost Doctor (tvN)Let Me Be Your Knight (SBS)Let Me Be Your Knight (SBS) Ghost Doctor (tvN)
8Now, We Are Breaking Up (SBS) Moonshine (KBS2)Snowdrop (JTBC)Moonshine (KBS2)
9Moonshine (KBS2)Snowdrop (JTBC)Show Window: The Queen’s House (Channel A) Uncle (TV Chosun)
10Bad And Crazy (tvN)School 2021 (KBS2) Ghost Doctor (tvN)Bad And Crazy (tvN)

February 2022

A week before it’s official broadcast, tvN’s Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022) starring Kim Tae-ri and Nam Joo-hyuk took 9th place and topped the weekly rankings for 3 consecutive weeks in February. JTBC’s Forecasting Love And Weather (2022) starring Park Min-young and Song Kang took 2nd place for 3 straight weeks. Meanwhile, KBS2’s Young Lady & Gentleman (2021-2022) and SBS’ Through The Darkness (2022) remained popular.

RankWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
1Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (tvN)Twenty-Five Twenty-One (tvN)Twenty-Five Twenty-One (tvN)Twenty-Five Twenty-One (tvN)
2Young Lady & Gentleman (KBS2)Forecasting Love & Weather (JTBC)Forecasting Love & Weather (JTBC)Forecasting Love & Weather (JTBC)
3Through The Darkness (SBS)Young Lady & Gentleman (KBS2)Thirty-Nine (JTBC)Thirty-Nine (JTBC)
4Ghost Doctor (tvN)Artificial City (JTBC) Young Lady & Gentleman (KBS2)Young Lady & Gentleman (KBS2)
5Artificial City (JTBC)Ghost Doctor (tvN)Ghost Doctor (tvN)Through The Darkness (SBS)
6Tracer (Wavve)Moonshine (KBS2)Tracer (Wavve)Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 3 (TV Chosun)
7The Second Husband (MBC) Through The Darkness (SBS)Through The Darkness (SBS)Ghost Doctor (tvN)
8Moonshine (KBS2)A Business Proposal (SBS)A Business Proposal (SBS)Moonshine (KBS2)
9Twenty-Five Twenty-One (tvN)Thirty-Nine (JTBC)Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 3 (TV Chosun)Tracer (Wavve)
10Work Later, Drink Now (TVING/tvN) The One And Only (JTBC)Moonshine (KBS2)The King Of Tears, Lee Bang-won (KBS1)

March 2022

[Image credit: tvN Drama]

tvN’s Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022) starring Kim Tae-ri and Nam Joo-hyuk dominated the March rankings, consistently placed at no.1 for 5 weeks. It was followed by SBS’ A Business Proposal (2022) starring Kim Se-jeong and Ahn Hyo-seop, taking 2nd place for 4 consecutive weeks. KBS2’s Young Lady & Gentleman (2021-2022), JTBC’s Forecasting Love And Weather (2022), and JTBC’s Thirty-Nine (2022) were also consistently listed in Top 5.

RankWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5
1Twenty-Five Twenty-One (tvN)Twenty-Five Twenty-One (tvN)Twenty-Five Twenty-One (tvN)Twenty-Five Twenty-One (tvN)Twenty-Five Twenty-One (tvN)
2Young Lady & Gentleman (KBS2)A Business Proposal (SBS)A Business Proposal (SBS)A Business Proposal (SBS)A Business Proposal (SBS)
3A Business Proposal (SBS)Young Lady & Gentleman (KBS2)Young Lady & Gentleman (KBS2)Young Lady & Gentleman (KBS2)Forecasting Love & Weather (JTBC)
4Forecasting Love & Weather (JTBC)Through The Darkness (SBS)Forecasting Love & Weather (JTBC)Forecasting Love & Weather (JTBC)Thirty-Nine (JTBC)
5Thirty-Nine (JTBC)Forecasting Love & Weather (JTBC)Thirty-Nine (JTBC)Thirty-Nine (JTBC)Tomorrow (MBC)
6Through The Darkness (SBS)Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 3 (TV Chosun)Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 3 (TV Chosun)Kill Heel (tvN)It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)
7Military Prosecutor Doberman (tvN)Military Prosecutor Doberman (tvN)Military Prosecutor Doberman (tvN)Military Prosecutor Doberman (tvN)Love Twist (KBS2)
8Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 3 (TV Chosun)Kill Heel (tvN)Kill Heel (tvN)The King Of Tears, Lee Bang-won (KBS1)Kill Heel (tvN)
9The King Of Tears, Lee Bang-won (KBS1)The King Of Tears, Lee Bang-won (KBS1)The King Of Tears, Lee Bang-won (KBS1)Love Twist (KBS2)The King Of Tears, Lee Bang-won (KBS1)
10Tracer (Wavve) Crazy Love (KBS2)Love Twist (KBS2)Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 3 (TV Chosun)Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 3 (TV Chosun)

April 2022

[Image credit: tvN Drama]

SBS’ A Business Proposal (2022) starring Kim Se-jeong and Ahn Hyo-seop landed at no.1 spot in April week 1. In the following week, tvN’S star-studded drama, Our Blues (2022) took 1st place and JTBC’s countryside series, My Liberation Notes (2022) was placed at no.2 for 3 consecutive weeks. SBS’ Again My Life (2022) and JTBC’s Green Mothers’ Club (2022) were also popular.

RankWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
1A Business Proposal (SBS)Our Blues (tvN)Our Blues (tvN)Our Blues (tvN)
2Our Blues (tvN)My Liberation Notes (JTBC)My Liberation Notes (JTBC)My Liberation Notes (JTBC)
3Again My Life (SBS)Again My Life (SBS)Green Mothers’ Club (JTBC)Green Mothers’ Club (JTBC)
4My Liberation Notes (JTBC)Tomorrow (MBC)Again My Life (SBS)Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 3 (TV Chosun)
5Tomorrow (MBC)Green Mothers’ Club (JTBC)Sh**ting Stars (tvN)Again My Life (SBS)
6Green Mothers’ Club (JTBC)Kill Heel (tvN)Kill Heel (tvN)Military Prosecutor Doberman (tvN)
7Love Twist (KBS2)Love Twist (KBS2)Military Prosecutor Doberman (tvN)The King Of Tears, Lee Bang Won (KBS1)
8Kill Heel (tvN)The King Of Tears, Lee Bang-won (KBS1)From Now On, Showtime! (MBC)Sh**ting Stars (tvN)
9The King Of Tears, Lee Bang-won (KBS1)Military Prosecutor Doberman (tvN)Tomorrow (MBC)Tomorrow (MBC)
10Military Prosecutor Doberman (tvN)It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)The King Of Tears, Lee Bang-won (KBS1) The Killer’s Shopping List (tvN)

May 2022

[Image credit: Netflix]

JTBC’s My Liberation Notes (2022) starring Son Su-kku, Kim Ji-won, Lee Min-ki, and Lee El dominated the month of May rankings, consistently placed at no.1 for 4 weeks. It was followed by tvN’s Our Blues (2022), taking 2nd place for 4 straight weeks. SBS’ Again My Life (2022) and KBS2’s Bloody Heart (2022) were also consistently listed in Top 5.

RankWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
1My Liberation Notes (JTBC)My Liberation Notes (JTBC)My Liberation Notes (JTBC)My Liberation Notes (JTBC)
2Our Blues (tvN)Our Blues (tvN)Our Blues (tvN)Our Blues (tvN)
3Bloody Heart (KBS2)Bloody Heart (KBS2)Tomorrow (MBC) Again My Life (SBS)
4Green Mothers’ Club (JTBC)Green Mothers’ Club (JTBC)Again My Life (SBS)Green Mothers’ Club (JTBC)
5Again My Life (SBS)Again My Life (SBS)Bloody Heart (KBS2)Bloody Heart (KBS2)
6Sh**ting Stars (tvN)Sh**ting Stars (tvN)Sh**ting Stars (tvN)Sh**ting Stars (tvN)
7Love Twist (KBS2)Tomorrow (MBC)Green Mothers’ Club (JTBC)Gold Mask (KBS2)
8It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)Woori The Virgin (SBS)The Killer’s Shopping List (tvN)It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)
9Tomorrow (MBC)It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)Love Twist (KBS2)Woori The Virgin (SBS)
10Goo PilSoo Is Not There (ENA) Love Twist (KBS2)It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)From Now On, Showtime! (MBC)

June 2022

tvN’s three dramas namely Our Blues (2022), Alchemy Of Souls (2022), and Eve (2022), as well as SBS’ Why Her? (2022) and ENA’s Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2022) were among the most talked-about topics in June.

Note: Week 3 data is unavailable.

RankWeek 1Week 2Week 4Week 5
1Our Blues (tvN)Our Blues (tvN)Alchemy Of Souls 1 (tvN)Extraordinary Attorney Woo (ENA)
2Why Her? (SBS)Why Her? (SBS)Why Her? (SBS)Alchemy Of Souls 1 (tvN)
3Eve (tvN)Sh**ting Stars (tvN)Eve (tvN)Why Her? (SBS)
4Bloody Heart (KBS2)Link: Eat, Love, Kill (tvN)Bloody Heart (KBS2)Eve (tvN)
5Cleaning Up (JTBC)Eve (tvN)Jinxed At First (KBS2)Cafe Minamdang (KBS2)
6Doctor Lawyer (MBC)Bloody Heart (KBS2)Gold Mask (KBS2)Gold Mask (KBS2)
7Sh**ting Stars (tvN)Gold Mask (KBS2)Link: Eat, Love, Kill (tvN)Jinxed At First (KBS2)
8It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)Insider (JTBC) Doctor Lawyer (MBC)Link: Eat, Love, Kill (tvN)
9Gold Mask (KBS2)Cleaning Up (JTBC)It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)Doctor Lawyer (MBC)
10Woori The Virgin (SBS)Doctor Lawyer (MBC)Woori The Virgin (SBS) It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)

July 2022

ENA’s Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2022) starring Park Eun-bin and Kang Tae-oh dominated the month of July rankings, consistently placed at no.1 for 4 weeks. tvN’s Alchemy Of Souls (2022), SBS’ Why Her? (2022), KBS2’s Gold Mask (2022) and tvN’s Eve (2022) were also consistently listed in Top 5.

RankWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
1Extraordinary Attorney Woo (ENA)Extraordinary Attorney Woo (ENA)Extraordinary Attorney Woo (ENA)Extraordinary Attorney Woo (ENA)
2Alchemy Of Souls 1 (tvN)Alchemy Of Souls 1 (tvN)Alchemy Of Souls 1 (tvN)Big Mouth (MBC)
3Why Her? (SBS)Why Her? (SBS)Why Her? (SBS) Alchemy Of Souls 1 (tvN)
4Gold Mask (KBS2)Gold Mask (KBS2)Gold Mask (KBS2)Today’s Webtoon (SBS)
5Eve (tvN)Eve (tvN)Eve (tvN)Gold Mask (KBS2)
6Jinxed At First (KBS2)Jinxed At First (KBS2)Jinxed At First (KBS2)Adamas (tvN)
7Cafe Minamdang (KBS2)Cafe Minamdang (KBS2)Cafe Minamdang (KBS2)It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)
8Link: Eat, Love, Kill (tvN)Link: Eat, Love, Kill (tvN) It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)Cafe Minamdang (KBS2)
9It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)Bravo My Life (KBS2)Jinxed At First (KBS2)
10Doctor Lawyer (MBC)Bravo My Life (KBS2)Doctor Lawyer (MBC) Bravo My Life (KBS2)

August 2022

[Image credit: ENA]

ENA’s Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2022) remained at no.1 for 3 straight weeks in August while tvN’s Alchemy Of Souls (2022) landed at no.1 spot during week 4. MBC’s Big Mouth (2022) starring Lee Jong-suk and Yoona was consistently placed at no.2 for 4 straight weeks.

RankWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
1Extraordinary Attorney Woo (ENA)Extraordinary Attorney Woo (ENA)Extraordinary Attorney Woo (ENA) Alchemy Of Souls 1 (tvN)
2Big Mouth (MBC)Big Mouth (MBC)Big Mouth (MBC)Big Mouth (MBC)
3Alchemy Of Souls 1 (tvN)Alchemy Of Souls 1 (tvN)Alchemy Of Souls 1 (tvN)It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)
4Today’s Webtoon (SBS)It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)The Good Detective 2 (JTBC)
5Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist (tvN)Gold Mask (KBS2)The Good Detective 2 (JTBC)Good Job (ENA)
6Gold Mask (KBS2)The Good Detective 2 (JTBC)Today’s Webtoon (SBS)Gold Mask (KBS2)
7It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)New Recruit (ENA) Gold Mask (KBS2)Cafe Minamdang (KBS2)
8The Good Detective 2 (JTBC)If You Wish Upon Me (KBS2)Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist (tvN)Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist (tvN)
9Jinxed At First (KBS2)Today’s Webtoon (SBS)Cafe Minamdang (KBS2)Today’s Webtoon (SBS)
10Adamas (tvN)Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist (tvN)Bravo My Life (KBS2)Bravo My Life (KBS2)

September 2022

MBC’s Big Mouth (2022) starring Lee Jong-suk and Yoona and tvN’s Little Women (2022) starring Kim Go-eun, Nam Ji-Hyun, Park Ji-hoo, and Wi Ha-joon were the most talked-about topics for the month of September. MBC’s The Golden Spoon (2022), SBS’ One Dollar Lawyer (2022), tvN’s Love In Contract (2022), and KBS2’s Gold Mask (2022) and The Law Cafe (2022) were also popular.

RankWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5
1Big Mouth (MBC)Little Women (tvN)Big Mouth (MBC)Little Women (tvN)Little Women (tvN)
2Little Women (tvN)Big Mouth (MBC)Little Women (tvN)The Golden Spoon (MBC)The Golden Spoon (MBC)
3Gold Mask (KBS2)The Law Cafe (KBS2)The Law Cafe (KBS2)One Dollar Lawyer (SBS)One Dollar Lawyer (SBS)
4It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)Gold Mask (KBS2)Gold Mask (KBS2)Love In Contract (tvN)Love In Contract (tvN)
5Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist (tvN)Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist (tvN)It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2) Three Bold Siblings (KBS2)The Law Cafe (KBS2)
6The Good Detective 2 (JTBC)It’s Beautiful Now (KBS2)Adamas (tvN) The Law Cafe (KBS2)Gold Mask (KBS2)
7Adamas (tvN)The Good Detective 2 (JTBC)Blind (tvN)Gold Mask (KBS2)Three Bold Siblings (KBS2)
8Bravo My Life (KBS2)Adamas (tvN)The Good Detective 2 (JTBC) Blind (tvN)The Empire (JTBC)
9Today’s Webtoon (SBS)Bravo My Life (KBS2)Mental Coach Jegal (tvN) The Empire (JTBC)Blind (tvN)
10If You Wish Upon Me (KBS2)If You Wish Upon Me (KBS2)Today’s Webtoon (SBS) Bravo My Life (KBS2)Bravo My Life (KBS2)

October 2022

RankWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
1Little Women (tvN) One Dollar Lawyer (SBS)Under The Queen’s Umbrella (tvN)Under The Queen’s Umbrella (tvN)
2One Dollar Lawyer (SBS) Under The Queen’s Umbrella (tvN) One Dollar Lawyer (SBS)Cheer Up (SBS)
3The Golden Spoon (MBC) Cheer Up (SBS)Cheer Up (SBS)The Golden Spoon (MBC)
4Cheer Up (SBS) The Golden Spoon (MBC)The Golden Spoon (MBC)One Dollar Lawyer (SBS)
5Bad Prosecutor (KBS2) Love In Contract (tvN)Love In Contract (tvN)Love In Contract (tvN)
6Love In Contract (tvN)Bad Prosecutor (KBS2)Bad Prosecutor (KBS2)Bad Prosecutor (KBS2)
7Gold Mask (KBS2)The Law Cafe (KBS2)May I Help You (MBC) Three Bold Siblings (KBS2)
8The Law Cafe (KBS2)Vengeance Of The Bride (KBS2)Three Bold Siblings (KBS2)The Law Cafe (KBS2)
9Three Bold Siblings (KBS2)Three Bold Siblings (KBS2)The Law Cafe (KBS2)May I Help You (MBC)
10Blind (tvN)Blind (tvN)Blind (tvN)Vengeance Of The Bride (KBS2)

November 2022

RankWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
1Under The Queen’s Umbrella (tvN)Under The Queen’s Umbrella (tvN)Reborn Rich (JTBC) Reborn Rich (JTBC)
2The Golden Spoon (MBC)The Golden Spoon (MBC)Under The Queen’s Umbrella (tvN)Under The Queen’s Umbrella (tvN)
3One Dollar Lawyer (SBS)Cheer Up (SBS)Cheer Up (SBS)Behind Every Star (tvN)
4Cheer Up (SBS)One Dollar Lawyer (SBS)Behind Every Star (tvN)The First Responders (SBS)
5Curtain Call (KBS2) Bad Prosecutor (KBS2)The First Responders (SBS)Alchemy Of Souls 2 (tvN)
6Love In Contract (tvN)Behind Every Star (tvN) Alchemy Of Souls 2 (tvN)Cheer Up (SBS)
7Bad Prosecutor (KBS2)Love In Contract (tvN)Three Bold Siblings (KBS2)Three Bold Siblings (KBS2)
8Three Bold Siblings (KBS2)The First Responders (SBS) Curtain Call (KBS2)Summer Strike (ENA)
9Vengeance Of The Bride (KBS2)Three Bold Siblings (KBS2)Vengeance Of The Bride (KBS2)Vengeance Of The Bride (KBS2)
10Blind (tvN)Curtain Call (KBS2)Summer Strike (ENA) Curtain Call (KBS2)

December 2022

RankWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
1Reborn Rich (JTBC)
2Under The Queen’s Umbrella (tvN)
3Cheer Up (SBS)
4The First Responders (SBS)
5Alchemy Of Souls 2 (tvN)
6Three Bold Siblings (KBS2)
7Behind Every Star (tvN)
8May I Help You (MBC)
9Vengeance Of The Bride (KBS2)
10Summer Strike (ENA)

The most talked-about Korean drama actors of 2022 here.

Source: Good Data Corporation – South Korea