It’s been another bumper year for k-dramas on Netflix. From zombies to neurodivergent lawyers to drug cartels, there’s been something for everyone all year long. Here are our top 10 Netflix original k-dramas released in 2022.
Although there is no global phenomenon like squid game coming to Netflix in 2022, k-dramas have never been more popular. On this list alone, the total number of hours viewed in the top 10 exceeded 2.6 trillion hours (2.6 billion), proving that k-dramas continue to be one of the most popular and consumed content on the platform. .
Let’s see what we think are the best k-dramas on Netflix of 2022:
10. Our Blues
Gender: Drama, Romantic | Execution time: 56 minutes
Total hours in the World Top 10: 105,150,000 million hours
A little soup for the soul is a marathon of our blues. Heartwarming and charming, the drama is one of the best Netflix has had to offer in 2022.
9. My release notes
Gender: Drama, Romantic | Execution time: 64 minutes
Total hours in the World Top 10: 47,270,000 Million Hours
Snippet-of-life stories are often some of the most relatable, which is why My Liberation Notes resonated so highly with many subscribers. If you are looking for a k-drama that leans more on the philosophical than the romantic side, then My Liberation Notes is the perfect k-drama to add to your watch list.
8. Little Women
Gender: Action, Drama, Thriller | Execution time: 78 minutes
Total hours in the World Top 10: 163,520,000 million hours
There have been many adaptations of Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel, however we’re not sure if Little Women ever became a thriller until screenwriter Jung Seo Kyung came along. The series performed exceptionally well on Netflix and in South Korea, where it currently ranks 25th as the highest rated cable drama.
7. twenty five twenty one
Gender: Drama, Romantic | Execution time: 75 minutes
Total hours in the World Top 10: 171,610,000 million hours
From the good to the bad, there’s a great deal of nostalgia for all things ’90s these days. Over the years, there have been some notable k-dramas set in the decade, notably, reply 1994 Y reply 1997. Twenty-Five Twenty-One is definitely up there with one of the best dramas set against the backdrop of the South Korean financial crisis, and during a period of turmoil, there is always hope that your aspirations and dreams can be achieved.
Gender: Drama, Fantasy, Suspense | Running time: 60 minutes
Total hours in the World Top 10: 32,800,000 Million Hours
Arguably the worst actor in this year’s global top 10, but easily one of the most enjoyable k-dramas, it’s almost criminal that Tomorrow didn’t get the credit it deserves for being an exceptional series.
Perhaps it was the heavy subject matter surrounding suicide that may have led to the series not resonating with subscribers around the world. Regardless, Tomorrow deserves a binge.
Gender: Crime, Drama | Execution time: 63 minutes
Total hours in the World Top 10: 130,350,000 Million Hours
Not to be confused with the excellent Narcos franchise that Netflix has already established, but it’s still a fantastic series in its own right. There were some phenomenal performances from the likes of Hwang Jung Min and Ha Jung Woo that made Narcos Saints one of our favorites this year.
4. Business Proposal
Gender: Comedy, Drama, Romance | Execution time: 61 minutes
Total hours in the World Top 10: 279,110,000 million hours
At the beginning of 2022, A business proposal it was an early favorite for being one of the best k-dramas of the year. A wonderful romantic comedy, the series is the perfect show to turn your brain off for a few hours and indulge in some lighthearted and sweet content. Global hours reflected this, as the drama is the second most-watched weekly k-drama series on Netflix in 2022.
3. Under the queen’s umbrella
Gender: Comedy, Drama, Historical | Execution time: 70 minutes
Total hours in the World Top 10: 110,460,000
Thanks to another outstanding performance from Kim Hye Soo, Under the Queen’s Umbrella has been one of the funniest new k-dramas on Netflix this year. Not to mention, the chemistry between Kim Hye Soo and the rest of the cast also helped propel the heartwarming, witty, and charming series to become the 10th highest-rated cable drama of all time in South Korean history.
While the viewing hours are down considerably compared to how well it performed in South Korea, we must implore any avid fans of Korean dramas to immediately add this to their watch and enjoy list.
2. Lawyer Extraordinaire Woo
Gender: Drama, Law, Romance | Execution time: 77 minutes
Total hours in the World Top 10: 662,090,000 Million Hours
Every year on Netflix there is a weekly k-drama that resonates with subscribers more than any other. In previous years we have seen excellent shows such as Crash landing on you Y Vicenzo become featured artists on Netflix, and in 2022 that title belongs to Lawyer extraordinaire Woo.
The series has not only performed exceptionally well on Netflix, but in South Korea, it is currently the eighth highest-rated cable drama of all time in the nation’s history.
Fans can even look forward to a second season, which is slated for a 2024 release.
1. We are all dead
Gender: Horror | Execution time: 66 minutes
Total hours in the World Top 10: 659,510,000 Million Hours
Who would have thought that bringing together the talented filmmakers of Korea and zombies would once again be another huge hit for Netflix? The streaming service had already had huge success with Kingdom and #Alive, but easily All of Us Are Dead is the biggest release of the three.
Despite not being the most watched k-drama of 2022, when you take into account that there are far fewer episodes, with much shorter runtimes, All of Us Are Dead is definitely the biggest k-drama on Netflix in 2022. .
What was your favorite k-drama series on Netflix in 2022? Let us know in the comments below.