2022 was a great year for K-Drama lovers. There was something for everyone, cutting across genres – from the high school zombie saga, All Of Us Are Dead to the fan favourite office rom-com, Business Proposal – to an emotional rollercoaster like Snowdrop for the sappy story lovers, everyone had something to stream while they curled up with their ramen. The majority of last year’s shows set a very high standard with heartwarming stories and characters; this year, there are some big comebacks and highly anticipated sequels. So, get ready to witness ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo bringing another webtoon to life and Lee Min Ho taking a ride around the Milky Way
Here is a list of all the new K-drama series coming this year.
1. The Glory
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This revenge story has already taken the internet by storm. A young woman played by Song Hye-Kyo makes her grand comeback and decides to drop out of school after being bullied. She then embarks on a mission to get avenge herself. Keeping this in mind, she lays out her plan by becoming the primary school teacher of the child of the person who bullied her the most. The K-drama will have two parts, the first of which is already running and the second of which will be live by March.
2. Gyeongseong Creature
This K-drama’s plot revolves around Jang Tae-Sang played by Park Seo-Joon, a wealthy man. He is known as the most attractive and reliable man around Bukchon in Gyeongseong. His talents, including the ability to react quickly to situations, keen insight, and sociability, have led him to his current position. He soon gets involved with Yoon Chae-Ok played by Han So-Hee, who is famous as a todugun (a person who finds missing people), and she is also very skilled with shooting guns, using knives, and handling machines. Her mother went missing 10 years ago. To find her mother, Yoon Chae-Ok arrives in Gyeongseong. There, she becomes involved with Jang Tae-Sang. They follow a series of mysterious missing person cases, and they come upon a terrible reality. The K-drama is set to be released by mid-2023.
3. When The Stars Gossip/ Ask The Stars
Lee Min Ho, aka the romance king of K-drama, is making a triumphant return to our screens with a sci-fi romance set in a space station and on Earth. The K-drama also stars Kong Hyo-Jin as the female lead who is ready to grace our screen after tying the knot. Lee Min Ho was last seen in the Apple TV show Pachinko. The cast has recently dropped some behind the scenes on their Instagram profiles.
4. The Worst Evil
Ji Chang Wook is highly regarded for his action roles and is well-loved by his fans. He’s all set to make his acting comeback as Park Joon-Mo, a police officer. Leading a drug investigation that leads into the drug trade between South Korea, China, and Japan, Park Joon-Mo infiltrates a criminal organization. Meanwhile, Park Joon-Mo is married to Yoo Ui-Jung (Lim Se-Mi). She is also a police officer and becomes involved in the drug investigation that her husband is working on. Appearing with them is Jung Ki-Cheol (Wi Ha-Joon). He is the charismatic boss of a newly formed crime organization.
5. Black Night
This K-drama will fill the romantic void with a cutesy love story between married couple Baek Hyun-woo and Hong Hae-in. Hyun-woo is a self-made man from the village of Yongdu-RI, while Hae-in is the daughter of the Chaebol family that owns Queens Group, where Hyun-woo holds a senior position. But will their marriage survive all the trials to come? It is set to premiere in the second half of 2023.
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Coming from the director of the superhit show Crash Landing On You, this love story is based on a popular webtoon of the same name. The plot revolves around Joon, played by Jang Se-jong, who moves into his new apartment on his first day of college, where he meets the beautiful ex-K-pop idol Doona played by Suzy, who is living downstairs. Joon tries to avoid her at first but finds himself growing more and more curious about her mysterious life. The actor has shown his range in different dramas, including Temperature of Love, Still 17, and Dr. Romantic.
After giving a major hit show Twenty Five, Twenty One Kim Tae-Ri returns with a horror story. When the door to another world opens, it’s the demons calling. Ku San-Young played by Kim Tae-Ri gets possessed by one of the demons. Yeom Hae-Sang played by Oh Jung-Se can see the demon which has possessed Ku San-Young. As the story starts going up they try to figure out the truth behind the mysterious deaths related to the five sacred objects.
8. Dr. Romantic 3
This show is for all the fans who love to binge-watch medical dramas. Following the huge success of the previous season, the producers are back with the much-anticipated new instalment. The series focuses on Dr. Kim Sa-bu, a genius doctor who works in a small rural hospital, Doldam Hospital. Dr. Kim and his team’s dedication to the noble profession is the primary plot of the show.
9. A Good Day To Be A Dog
We can officially say that ASTRO’s Cha EunWoo will always be the first choice for webtoon-based K-dramas. The title might sound weird but the story promises a fun ride. A Good Day To Be A Dog is a fantasy romance drama about HaeNa, who is trying to avoid her first kiss because of a family curse that will turn her into a dog, and SeoWon, the only man that can break the curse but is deathly afraid of dogs.