5 Korean dramas premiering in January 2022

Happy New Year! Happy 2022 very soon!

Entering the new year with a list of Korean dramas you can anticipate this month.

The Ghost Doctor

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Medical, Fantasy, Supernatural
Native title: 고스트 닥터
Original network: tvN

Premiere: 3 Jan 2022, every Monday and Tuesday

Starring Rain, Kim Bum, Uee, Son Na Eun, and more.

The dual male lead drama is set in a Myungshin Hospital, two doctors with polar opposite working styles and characters. Cha Young Min (Rain) is a genius surgeon with excellent skill sets, however, he is selfish and snobbish. Ko Seung Tak (Kim Bum) on the other hand is the grandson of the founder of the hospital, he is rich but never wanted to be a doctor.

Things started when one doctor’s spirit possess another one.

Tracer

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Business
Native title: 트레이서
Original network: MBC

Premiere: 7 Jan 2022, every Friday and Saturday

Starring Im Si Wan, Son Hyun Joo, Go Ah Sung, and more.

Tracer is a drama that sets in the National Tax Service. Hwang Dong Joo (Im Si Wan) is the Chief of Taxation Division 5, his team’s goal is to trace money that is hidden from tax services and people who escape from taxes.

Internal Medicine Director Park

No. of episodes: 10
Genre: Medical
Native title: 내과 박원장
Original network: TVING

Premiere: 14 Jan 2022

Starring Lee Seo Jin, Ra Mi Ran, Cha Chung Hwa, and more.

The drama is about Dr. Park Won Jang who opened his own internal medicine clinic in hopes to be acknowledged as a skilled physician and earning more money. However, the reality hits differently with little patients strolling in. Meanwhile, his wife Sa Mo Rim trust the broadcasted medical TV advice more than her husband.

Through the Darkness

No. of episodes: 12
Genre: Mystery, Investigation
Native title: 악의 마음을 읽는 자들
Original network: SBS

Premiere: 14 Jan 2022, every Friday and Saturday

Starring Kim Nam Gil, Kim So Jin, Ryeoun, and more.

Adapted from a non-fiction book by Korea’s first criminal profiler Kwon Il Yong and journalist Ko Na Mu. The drama is about the real story based on Kwon Il Yong’s field experiences.

Shooting Star

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Business, Romance
Native title: 별똥별
Original network: tvN, iQiyi

Premiere: 31 Jan 2022

Starring Lee Sung Kyung, Kim Young Dae, Yoon Jong Hoon, Lee Jung Shin (CN Blue), and more.

The drama is set in the PR industry where you see how the staff working behind the scene do crisis management. The head of the PR team Oh Han Byul (Lee Sung Kyung) of an entertainment agency always caught bickering with the flawless top celebrity Gong Tae Sung (Kim Young Dae) and soon development interest.

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