List of upcoming Kdramas to anticipate in 2022

Korean drama is definitely something that the world is moving towards. A little late into the list for 2022, but you can catch up on the released January and February K-dramas. Like what I wrote for 2021 K-drama, the titles are not confirmed and might change towards its premiere.

Nevertheless, here’s the list breaking down by the main broadcast network; tvN, KBS, SBS, MBC, and more.

tvN

The Murderer’s Shopping List

No. of episodes: 8
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Native title: 살인자의 쇼핑목록
Original network: tvN

Looking to premiere around March or April. Starring Lee Kwang Soo, Kim Seol Hyun, and more. Adapted from a novel, the drama is about Ahn Dae Seong and his superb observation powers and extraordinary eye for details. Unable to turn a blind eye, he witness a thriller dealing with the crimes in the neighbourhood.

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Mystery
Native title: 링크: 먹고 사랑하라, 죽이게
Original network: tvN

Looking to premiere in April 2022. Starring Yeo Jin Goo, Moon Ga Young, and more.

The drama begins when two people suddenly share the same emotional state. Eun Gye Hoon is a chef in a humble restaurant he started in the town where he lost his twin sister two decades ago. He found himself randomly experiencing emotions in one day and turns out that he shares the emotions of a woman named Noh Da Hyun.

Youth, Climb the Barrier

No. of episodes: 20
Genre: Historical, Romance
Native Title: 청춘월담
Original network: tvN

Looking to premiere in April 2022. Starring Park Hyung Sik, Jeon So Nee, Pyo Ye Jin, and more.

The drama unfolds when a young prince and a woman cross pathed while trying to help the other party’s problem. Lee Hwan is a prince suffering from a mysterious curse. Min Jae Yi is a soft-spoken, gentle woman that was engaged to the Second State Councillor’s son. She is set to be married and begin a new life, but her parents and brother were killed four days before the ceremony and she was falsely accused of murdering her family.

Eve

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Romance
Native Title: 이브
Original network: tvN

Premiering in late April 2022. Starring Seo Ye Ji, Lee Sang Yeob, Park Byung Eun, and more.

The drama started from an insider story of a chaebol 2 trillion won divorce lawsuit that shook the nation. Lee Ra El’s parents are the main characters of the case and she grew up in a family like this that forced her to become a “dangerous flower”.

Big Mouse

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Legal, Investigation, Mystery, Romance
Native title: 빅마우스
Original network: tvN

Looking to premiere around May 2022. Starring Im Yoona, Lee Jong Sul, Kwak Dong Yeon, Yang Kyung Won, and more.

The drama is based on a divorced couple, Park Chang Ho and Go Mi Ho. Park Chang Ho is a struggling lawyer that has bad winning odds well-known in the industry. He even struggles to pay for this rent for neither his house nor his office. Go Mi Ho is his ex-wife that was graceful and reserved back in college days, but now bold and direct. Bizarre things starts to happen when Chang Ho took on a murder case.

Adamas

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Mystery, Investigation
Native title: 아다마스
Original network: tvN

The drama is set to premiere in June 2022. Starring Ji Sung, Seo Ji Hye, Lee Soo Kyung, and more. Story of a pair of twins, uncovering the truth from an incident happened more than two decades ago. They fight against great evil to clear the murder charges of their biological father who accused of killing their stepfather.

Yumi’s Cells 2

No. of episodes: 14
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Native title: 유미의 세포들2
Original network: tvN

Starring Kim Go Eun, Park Jin Young (GOT7), Ahn Bo Hyun, and many more. Yumi’s Cells season 2 is an adaptation of a webtoon by Lee Dong Geon. The story continues when Yumi broke up with Gu Woong in Season 1 and develop a deeper connection with her co-worker, Yoo Babi.

Return

No. of episodes: 20
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Romance, Historical
Native title: 환혼
Original network: tvN

Looking to premiere in June 2022, starring Lee Jae Wook, Jung So Min, Hwang Min Hyun (NU’EST), Arin (OhMyGirls), and many more. The drama is about stories of young magicians who deal with heavenly spirits.

SBS

Why Her

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Melodrama, Legal, School
Native title: 왜 오수재인가
Original network: SBS

Looking to premiere in March 2022. Starring Seo Hyun Jin, Hwang In Yeop, Bae In Hyuk, Heo Joon Ho, Lee Jin Hyuk, and more.

The drama started in a law school when Gong Chan met a new professor Oh Soo Jae. She was the youngest partner at one of the nation’s most prestigious law offices and on her way to establishing herself as one of the top attorneys in the firm. However, one case took a wrong turn and she hit her pit bottom and became a professor in a local school. However, Soo Jae is determined to climb back to where she fell. Gong Chan who is smitten by her, stays and supports her in his own ways.

Again My Life

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Legal, Investigation, Thriller
Native title: 어게인 마이 라이프
Original network: SBS

Looking to premiere in early April 2022. Starring Lee Joon Gi, Kim Ji Eun, and more.

Adapted from a web novel, the drama is based on the life of Kim Hee Woo. A student that ranked bottom in school works his way up through hard work now became a prosecutor.

Today’s Webtoon

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Life, Business, Comedy
Native title: 오늘의 웹툰
Original network: SBS

Starring Nam Yoon Su and Kim Se Jeong. This drama is an adaptation from a Japanese series Junhan Shuttai!.

The drama is set in a webtoon editorial department, the struggles and life of the workers. On Ma Eum joined the department after fierce competition, she has large appetite and a former member of the judo national team.

Our Blues

No. of episodes: 20
Genre: Life
Native title: 우리들의 블루스
Original network: tvN, Netflix

Planning to air in April 2022, starring Lee Byung Hun, Shin Min Ah, Cha Seung Won, Kim Woo Bin, and many more. The drama about stories of different people and how they somewhat are connected in a way or other.

KBS

Crazy Love

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Native title: 크레이지 러브
Original network: KBS, iQiyi

Drama set to premiere on 7 March 2022, starring Kim Jae Wook, Krystal Jung, and more.

The rom-com begins when Noh Go Jin, a CEO of GOTOP pretends to have amnesia when he heard that he will be murdered. His secretary Lee Shin Ah pretends to be his finacee when she was told that she don’t have much time to live.

The Present is Beautiful

No. of episodes: 50
Genre: Life, Family
Native title: 현재는 아름다워
Original network: KBS

Premiering in March 2022. Starring Yoon Shi Yoon, Bae Da Bin, Shin Dong Mi, and more. The drama is about a realistic mindset of the current generation who do not want to date and not marry

Red Single Heart

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Historical
Native title: 붉은단심
Original network: KBS

Looking to premiere in April. Staring Lee Joon, Jang Hyuk, Kang Han Na, and more. The drama is set in the transition to Joseon Dynasty and begins when Lee Tae ascends to the throne.

Minamdang: Case Note

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Mystery, Investigation
Native title: 미남당-사건수첩
Original network: KBS

Will air around second half of 2022. Starring Seo In Guk, Oh Yeon Seo, Kwak Shi Yang, Kang Mi Na, and more. Adapted from a web novel, the drama follows the story of Nam Nan Joo, a profiler turn shaman and the clients he got from a mysterious cafe Minamdang.

The Jinx’s Lover

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Native title: 징크스의 연인
Original network: KBS

Looking to premiere in the second half of 2022. Starring Na In Won, Seo Hyun, Lee Ho Jung, and more. Adapted from the webtoon by Han Ji Hye and Gu Seul. The drama is about the life of Gong Soo Kwang, a man that accept his unlucky fate. A goddess entered the real world to break her curse. Lee Seul Bi the goddess of fortune cross path with Gong Soo Kwang.

JTBC

Flying Butterflies

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Youth, Life
Native title: 날아올라라, 나비
Original network: JTBC

Starring Kim Hyang Gi, Choi Daniel, Oh Yoon Ah, and more. The drama is set in a hair salon Fly High and we follow the stories and lives of people working there.

MBC

Tomorrow

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Business
Native title: 내일
Original network: MBC, Netflix

The drama is set to premiere on 25 March 2022, every Friday and Saturday. Starring Rowoon (SF9), Kim Hee Sun, Lee Soo Hyuk, Yoon Ji On, and more.

Adapted from the webtoon by Llama. The drama is set in a crisis management team where they are objective is to save suicidal people. Fate brings Choi Joon Woong to meet Gu Ryeon, the team leader as well as Im Ryoog Gu a member of the team one night. And he became the newest member of the team after failing to find a job despite his good qualification.

Doctor Lawyer

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Medical, Legal
Native title: 닥터 로이어
Original network: MBC

Starring So Ji Sub, Im Soo Hyung, Shin Sung Rok, Lee Joo Bin, and more.

The drama revolves around the life of Han Yi Han, he graduate from the best medical school in the country and was an elite surgeon. One surgery changed his life where he believe he did his best but the patient was certified. He got his license revoked and four years later, he became a lawyer. Not any other lawyer, he specialise in medical litigation.

Disney+

Grid

No. of episodes: 10
Genre: Thriller, Action, Mystery, Supernatural
Native title: 그리드
Original network: Disney+

Set to air on 16 Feb 2022 starring Seo Kang Joon, Kim Ah Joong, Kim Mu Yeol, Lee Si Young, anmd more. The drama builds on the mystery of a ghost that saved humankind in 1997 and disappear. Now reappear after two decades, but this ghost was seen to help a serial killer escape.

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