So far, here are 10 best Korean drama series on romance in 2022 that offered a time for lighthearted moments with humorous plot lines and effective on-screen chemistry from the leads:
A Business Proposal (SBS)
SBS’ A Business Proposal (2022) is a webtoon-based drama about a female employee who goes on a blind date to replace her bestfriend, only to find that she is meeting the CEO of the food company where she works. The actors present an abundance of romantic chemistry, starring Kim Se-jeong who made Shin Ha-ri iconic for her wit and charm, and Ahn Hyo-seop as CEO Kang Tae-moo who appears to be cold but transforms into a romantic and extravagant lover after getting to know Shin Ha-ri. This light and fun show is available for binge-watching on Netflix.
Love In Contract (tvN)
tvN”s Love In Contract (2022) tells the strange yet romantic story between Park Min-young as Choi Sang-eun, a charming and fearless woman who works as a professional fake wife on a contract basis, and Go Kyung-pyo as Prosecutor Jung Ji-ho, a mysterious man who struggles to engage in conversation with people and chooses to be alone most of the time. Their contractual relationship as fake husband and wife for almost five years develops into real love as they begin to know each other deeper. Park Min-young spices up the humor and the story ends on a positive note. It is available for binge-watching on Amazon Prime Video.
Kiss Sixth Sense (Disney+)
Kiss Sixth Sense (2022) is a Disney+ original series about a woman who has the special ability to see the future when her lips touches someone else’s lips. One day, she accidentally kisses her boss whom she hates so much for being evil at work and becomes confused about her future as she sees herself in bed with him in her vision. Meanwhile, her ex-boyfriend unexpectedly appears at the office for a new project and offers a date with him. It stars Yoon Kye-sang, Seo Ji-hye, and Kim Ji-seok.
Twenty-Five Twenty-One (tvN)
tvN’s Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022) takes you to a nostalgic experience and young bittersweet romance between a fencing prodigy and an aspirant journalist set in the late 1990s. It stars Baeksang winner, Kim Tae-ri, who played as Na Hee-do, a bubbly and highly optimistic character, and Nam Joo-hyuk as Baek Yi-jin, a character from riches to rags who regains strength in life and career after meeting the lively Na Hee-do. Their love story teaches that not everyone we meet in life remain with us forever, but comes for the purpose of breaking us and molding us for growth. Nevertheless, the romantic spark between the main characters are presented in a way that viewers are hooked into their story. It is available for binge-watching on Netflix.
The Law Cafe (KBS2)
KBS2’s The Law Cafe (2022) follows two former lovers, a melancholic prosecutor who quits his job due to political issues at work played by Lee Seung-gi, and a sanguine lawyer who resigns from the law firm to open her own cafe with the vision of counseling customers who need legal advice, played by Lee Se-young. The duo happens to meet again and becomes a team in helping people solve legal problems while they sort out their own personal and relationship issues of the past in chaotic yet sweet ways. It is available for binge-watching on Viu.
Love Is For Suckers (ENA)
ENA’s Love Is For Suckers (2022) is about the romantic story between two bestfriends, a female entertainment production director who is desperate for work and love played by Lee Da-hee, and a male plastic surgeon who has lost interest for work and dating, played by Choi Si-won. The doctor always comes to the rescue when the director is in need. One day, the director goes through career crisis and to surpass it, she creates a dating reality show and the doctor participates as a cast member. Romantic feelings begin to develop for each other as they work together in the show. It is available for binge-watching on Amazon Prime Video.
Yumi’s Cells (tvN/TVING)
Yumi’s Cells (2021-2022) follows a woman named Yumi, an office worker who goes through all kinds of relatable emotions played by multiple adorable animated cells as she deals with the daily grind of life and her romantic relationships. After a heartbreaking split with Goo Woong, a game developer, an officemate named Yoo Babi appears into her life. This newfound relationship brings her to another journey of love experience and self-growth as she learns to manage her emotions with men and take risks in pursuing her personal dreams. It stars Kim Go-eun, Ahn Bo-hyun, Jinyoung, and is available for binge-watching on Amazon Prime Video.
Welcome To Wedding Hell (KakaoTV)
Kakao TV’s Welcome To Wedding Hell (2022) explores marriage preparations and presents the funny but realistic conflicts and trials that arise throughout the engagement process. It stars Lee Jin-wook and Lee Yeon-hee as the groom and bride who have been dating for two years in the drama. Due to different upbringing and perspective on money and lifestyle, their relationship gets tested as they face many hurdles during preparations. It is available for binge-watching on Netflix.
Love All Play (KBS2)
KBS2’s Love All Play (2022), also known as “Going To You At A Speed Of 493 KM” is a sports romance between two badminton players. Park Ju-hyun plays a promising a badminton athlete whose life is all about sports but leaves the scene due to an incident. Three years later, she returns to sports to continue her dream of playing where she meets a male badminton player who views sports as just a job or profession played by Chae Jong-Hyeop. It is available for binge-watching on Disney+.
Sh**ting Stars (tvN)
tvN’s Sh**ting Stars (2022) tells the love-hate relationship between the public relations team leader of Starforce Entertainment who has the excellent skills in dealing with emergency and crisis, and a top star actor under the management of the same agency who is very popular but harbors a scarred past. Romantic feelings begin to develop for each other amid bickering. It stars Lee Sung-kyung and Kim Young-dae, and is available for binge-watching on Viu and Netflix.
By KORB Blog.