2022 was a great year for fans of Korean dramas. There were so many amazing releases this year and we haven’t even been able to watch them all yet! From the ones we were able to watch, though, here are the ones we highly recommend (rated according to online ratings).

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If you have any recommendations of great KDramas we might have missed this 2022, do leave them in the comments section so we can watch them soon!

23 Must-Watch Korean Dramas of 2022

23. Grid

In 1997, a mysterious ghost saves humankind and then disappears just to reappear 24 years later to help a serial killer escape. Different people pursue the ghost for different reasons.

22. The Fabulous

Four best friends chase their dreams alongside the fashion elite while juggling demanding jobs.

21. The Glory

A young woman, bullied to the point of deciding to drop out of school, plans an intricate way to get revenge.

20. Cafe Minamdang

In Cafe Minamdang, a former criminal profiler now works as a fraudster posing as a fortune teller.

19. Narco-Saints

Based on true events, Narco-Saints revolves around an entrepreneur who has no choice but to risk his life and join a secret mission to capture a Korean drug lord.

18. Remarriage & Desires

A satire on Korean society that tells the desire in the remarriage market, Remarriage & Desires revolves around a divorcee who plots revenge against her ex-husband’s mistress.

17. All of Us Are Dead

Trapped students must escape their high school which has become ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak.

16. Why Her

A talented lawyer meets a student in law school, who falls in love with her and would do anything to protect her.

15. The Sound of Magic

A magician living in an abandoned theme park makes troubles disappear and hope reappear.

14. The Golden Spoon

The Golden Spoon follows a young man who is given the chance to leave behind his poor life in exchange for the lavish life of another person.

13. Thirty-Nine

Three rounding almost the 40-year-old mark, will juggle life, work, and relationships.

12. Soundtrack #1

Best friends for almost 20 years, the two main characters can no longer ignore the feelings blooming between them as they start living together.

11. Military Prosecutor Doberman

A thrilling tale of good versus evil, Military Prosecutor Doberman is about a man who becomes a military prosecutor with hopes of finding success and wealth.

10. Little Women

The story of three poor sisters who become embroiled with a chaebol family after 70 billion won goes missing from a slush fund.

9. Revenge of Others

In Revenge of Others, a boy falls to his death at school, but his sister doesn’t believe that he committed suicide.

8. Big Mouth

An unsuccessful lawyer gets involved in a murder case and is somehow fingered as the genius swindler Big Mouse.

7. Tomorrow

Made half-human and half-spirit by accident, a young man starts working with grim reapers to carry out special missions.

6. If You Wish Upon Me

Yun Gyeo-rye begins volunteering at a hospice after serving time in prison to help patients carry out their last wishes.

5. Yumi’s Cells Season 2

Yumi’s Cells revolves around a writer and showcases the point of view of the many brain cells in her head that control her every thought, feeling, and action.

4. Reborn Rich

In Reborn Rich, a loyal employee is killed and reborn as the youngest son of a wealthy company, which makes him seek revenge on the conglomerate family suspected to be behind his murder.

3. Our Blues

Our Blues follows a group of people on Jeju island as they go through the ups and downs of life.

2. Twenty-Five Twenty-One

In a time when dreams seem out of reach, a teenage fencer pursues big ambitions and meets a hardworking young man who seeks to rebuild his life.

1. Alchemy of Souls

In Alchemy of Souls, a powerful sorceress finds herself stuck in a blind woman’s body and encounters a man from a prestigious family, who wants her help to change his destiny.

Have you watched any other KDramas this 2022 that should be on the list? Share them with us!

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