LATEST Korea DRAMAS 2022 Some days, it feels like there will never enough time to watch all of the Korean dramas(opens in new tab) out there. Since Korean entertainment became a worldwide phenomenon, there have been more and more dramas and K-movies to check out, actors to fall in love with, and articles urging you to watch the latest Korean hit. Luckily for anyone who’s caught up (and sorry for those whose lists are just growing), Netflix has already released the beginning of this year’s Korean TV lineup.
Following the international popularity of shows like Kingdom, Sweet Home, and Squid Game, Netflix is doubling down on the themes and stars that have put Korean entertainment on the map. From zombie thrillers and heartwrenching romances to the return of Son Ye-jin and Park Hae-soo, here are the new Korean shows on Netflix to add to your must-watch list. Once you barrel through those, consult our guide to the all-time best Korean dramas on Netflix now.
‘The Silent Sea
This sci-fi drama did come out in December, but it’s worth a reminder if it got lost in the holiday shuffle. Superstars Bae Doona and Gong Yoo lead a team of soldiers and scientists who undertake a space mission to an abandoned lunar base. When they crash land, the group has to discover the mystery of the base and try to survive.
‘All Of Us Are Dead’
Combining two of the subjects K-dramas do best—high school and zombies—All of Us Are Dead follows a group of students who get trapped inside their school in the midst of a virus outbreak. The eight-episode season will show the students finding love and friendship amidst the chaos.
‘Forecasting Love and Weather’
Rom-com queen Park Min-young and Netflix regular Song Kang star in this drama following the staff at Korea’s national weather forecast service. Jin Ha-kyung (Park) prefers to keep her personal and professional life separate, alienating her from most of her co-workers. When the intelligent new hire Lee Shi-woo (Song) impresses her, his free-spirited personality starts to break down her walls.
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This romance drama is also a bit of a period piece, following two young people whose future plans were derailed by the real-life Korean Financial Crisis of 1997. When the pair, played by Mr. Sunshine‘s Kim Tae-ri and Start-Up‘s Nam Joo-hyuk, meet twice at the ages of 21 and 25, they support each other with friendship and affection as they enter adulthood.
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Son Ye-jin is back with her first drama since Crash Landing on You, starring alongside Hospital Playlist‘s Jeon Mi-do and Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha‘s Kim Ji-hyun. They play a trio of lifelong friends, all on the verge of turning 40, who set out to achieve their goals with their careers, family lives, and love lives.
Based off the popular webcomic The Office Blind Date, this workplace drama stars The Uncanny Counter‘s Kim Se-jeong and Lover of the Red Sky‘s Ahn Hyo Seop. After agreeing to go on a blind date pretending to be her wealthy friend, Shin Ha-ri (Kim) discovers that the date is with the CEO of her company, Kang Tae-mu (Ahn). The following day, Kang proposes.
LATEST Korea DRAMAS 2022 Kim Hye-soo from Hyena will lead another crime show this year. In Juvenile Justice, Kim plays a judge who is infamous for not liking juvenile defenders after she was a victim of a crime in her youth. When she gets appointed to a juvenile court, her experiences shift her perspective and she discovers what it means to be an adult.
LATEST Korea DRAMAS 2022 Fans of mythical dramas like Goblin should definitely check out this drama about a group of grim reapers. Rather than leading souls to the afterlife, the reapers of Tomorrow are part of a crisis management team meant to save those who want to die. The series’ stars include SF9 member and The King’s Affection star Rowoon, Alice‘s Kim Hee-sun, and Doom at Your Service‘s Lee Soo-hyuk.
LATEST Korea DRAMAS 2022Details are largely under wraps about this omnibus romance drama, which will follow residents finding love on the island of Jeju. What we do know is that the cast is stacked, including Squid Game‘s Lee Byung-hun, Hometown Cha Cha Cha‘s Shin Min-ah, and Parasite’s Lee Jung-eun.
‘My Liberation Notes’
This slice-of-life drama follows three siblings (portrayed by Lovestruck in the City‘s Kim Ji-won, Goblin‘s Lee El, and The Beauty Inside‘s Lee Min-ki) who feel lonely and want to make changes in their lives. Their circumstances are super relatable, including tough breakups and financial issues, and the drama has included several comforting messages about life so far. LATEST Korea DRAMAS 2022 LATEST Korea DRAMAS 2022
‘Green Mothers Club’
LATEST Korea DRAMAS 2022 Fans of shows about competitive mothers (think Big Little Lies and Penthouse) should check out this drama following five mothers of kids attending an elite elementary school. All of the women have secrets that risk coming out in their many interactions, as they take their first steps as moms entering South Korea’s intense education system.LATEST Korea DRAMAS 2022 LATEST Korea DRAMAS 2022
‘The Sound of Magic’
This paranormal drama follows Yoon A-yi (Choi Sung-eun), a high school student whose parents abandoned her. She now supports herself and her sister with part-time jobs while studying. One day she meets a magician (Ji Chang-wook) who grants her wish to speed up time so she can grow up. True Beauty breakout star Hwang In-yeop will also star, as Yoon A-yi’s love interest.