With only a few days left for 2022 to end, we are revisiting some of the best and most entertaining Korean dramas of the year. From Business Proposal to All Of Us Are Dead, K-drama flourished in 2022 and gave us the best shows in horror, romance, action and suspense genre. The K-dramas listed below can be watched on OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and more.
1. Extraordinary Attorney Woo
Extraordinary Attorney Woo is more than just an ordinary tale of an excellent lawyer. The drama follows the story of Attorney Woo with Asperger’s syndrome who joins a prestige law firm. Against all the odds, Attorney Woo takes up cases and uses her intelligence to solve them. Amid her plight in the competitive law firm, she also meets a romantic companion.
2. Business Proposal
A typical contract marriage trope, Business Proposal follows the story of a young and successful businessman who hires a woman to be his contractual wife to please his grandfather. Unbeknownst to him, the woman turns out to be an employee of his own company. The drama is filled with humour, fun and romance.
3. All Of Us Are Dead
Quite possibly, one of the best offerings from K-drama in the horror genre, All Of Us Are Dead follows the story of a group of students trying to escape their high school after a zombie apocalypse hits the city. The ordeal tests their patience, unity and intentions as they fight to survive and make it to safety.
4. Yumi’s Cells 2
A sequel to 2021’s hit drama, Yumi’s Cells 2 continues Yumi’s story of her romantic life. This time, Yumi struggles with insecurities, and romantic dilemmas and also encounters her ex-boyfriend amidst it all. Can she make it out of it while her cells fight a war for the sake of love?
5. Our Blues
Our Blues follows many stories of ordinary people on a small island trying to make it through the day. From struggling to pay the bills to deal with depression, the drama covers every aspect of living sensitively. It also successfully showed and gave time to each character to grow in the story.
Although it is not a Korean drama, the series is a Korean story with places, characters and stars from Korea. Based on bestselling novel by Korean American author Min Jin Lee , the series follows the story of a family trying to survive in unknown lands while facing hardships and discrimination.
7. Big Mouth
Lee Jong-suk returns to the small screen with this drama and takes the fans by surprise with his charismatic performance. From romance to heartbreak, the drama follows the story of a dangerous man. The drama keeps the viewers guessing and questioning Big Mouth’s identity.
Seo Yea-ji playing a charismatic and chilling successful woman in Eve might remind you of her performance in It’s Okay Not To Be Okay. Eve plays on the themes of revenge and drama and focuses on her strong intentions. The drama is appealing in visuals too.
9. Little Women
Little Women is a compelling story of three sisters trying to make ends meet but also fulfil each other’s needs. They somehow find themselves tangled in a crime and evil plots of a family with dark and dangerous secrets. Will they make it out alive unscathed?
10. Curtain Call
Curtain Call has a great plot coupled with an exceptional cast delivering the emotions with great conviction. The drama follows the story of Kang Ha-Neul who pretends to be the grandson of a conglomerate CEO while the latter is ridden with her own motivations.
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