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This 2022, Netflix is offering almost 25 Korean titles—their largest to date. Read on to find out what they are

There’s no doubt that Korean content has turned Netflix into a much bigger streaming giant than it already was. From the iconic jumpsuits and cultural following of Squid Game, to the supernatural beings of Hellbound, Korean shows have proved popular with global viewers and dominated global pop culture in 2021.

The global viewing hours of Korean shows grew six-fold compared to 2019, so it’s no surprise that Netflix has become a compelling choice to see more Korean content.

This 2022, Netflix is offering almost 25 Korean titles—their largest to date. Viewers can look forward to a zombie drama, webtoon adaptations to more original series. Read on to find out Netflix’s full Korean lineup for 2022.

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1. All of Us Are Dead (Series)

This 2022, zombies are coming to town—to a high school in fact! All of Us Are Dead follows a group of students trapped in a school amid a zombie outbreak. Based on the popular webtoon, the K-drama will show horrific visuals of students infected by the virus and features stunning action set in different parts of the school.

All of Us Are Dead is led by a number of rising stars including Yoon Chan-yeong, Park Ji-hu, Cho Yi-hyun, Park Solomon, Yoo In-seo, Lee You-mi and Lim Jae-hyeok.

Release: January 28

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2. Twenty Five, Twenty One (Series)

This drama revolves around a group of youths (Kim Tae-ri, Nam Joo-hyuk) who lost their dream in 1998. It will highlight their dilemma and growth. These young people called out each other’s names for the first time when they were 22 and 18.

Now, they’re 25 and 21. We see them experience heart-fluttering first love and heartwarming friendship, their sparkling love and growth.

Release: February 12

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3. Forecasting Love and Weather (Series)

Forecasting Love and Weather tells the story of people working at the Korea Meteorological Administration who break, fall and get back on their feet every day.

The cheerful romance drama is narrated by Jin Ha-kyung (Park Min-young), who decides never to commit an office romance after a brutal break-up but ends up falling for the newcomer, Lee Si-woo (Song Kang).

Release: February 12

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4. Thirty Nine (Series)

Son Ye-jin returns to the screen in Thirty Nine, a down-to-earth life and romance drama that touches deep into the friendship, love and life of three friends who are about to turn 40.

A coincidence during their high school years brought the three of them together to become BFFs. Cha Mi-jo (Son Ye-jin), Jeong Chan-young (Jeon Mi-do) and Jang Joo-hee (Kim Ji-hyun) are very close friends who have been through both the good and worst times together.

As they are about to turn 40, life takes a turn for the worse and they have to get ready to say goodbye.

Release: February 16

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5. Business Proposal (Series)

Ahn Hyo-seop and Kim Se-jeong team up for romance drama, Business Proposal. Based on the popular eponymous webtoon, the series depicts an office romance between a “perfect” CEO and his average employee who becomes his blind date.

Shin Ha-ri (Kim Se-jeong) goes on a blind date in her friend’s place, only to find that her date is actually her boss, Kang Tae-moo (Ahn Hyo-seop). After their date, the two struggle to act normal in the office and they have to confront their sweet, thrilling and tense feelings for each other.

Release: February 21

6. Juvenile Justice (Series)

Kim Hye-soo is putting on a judge’s robe for Juvenile Justice. The courtroom drama deals with a judge who dislikes juvenile delinquents but later realises the troubles that they face in society.

Kim will be playing Sim Eun-seok, a charismatic judge newly appointed to the district with the highest juvenile delinquency rates and makes unorthodox decisions to existing judgements. Later, she comes to believe that society is responsible for juveniles’ immoral acts.

Release: February 25

7. Tomorrow (Series)

Tomorrow is about a group of grim reapers who used to escort the dead but now save those who want to die. This fantasy drama follows Choi Jung-woong, who’s been unemployed for a long time.

He accidentally bumps into grim reapers who are on a special mission and becomes a contract worker at their Crisis Management Team to help them out.

Release: March 26

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8. The Sound of Magic (Series)

The Sound of Magic is based on the popular webtoon, Annarasumanara and tells the touching story of Yoo Ah-yi, a girl who had to grow up too fast and Rieul, a mysterious magician—who although already an adult—wants to remain as a kid.

Ji Chang-wook takes on the role of Rieul, who lives in an abandoned amusement park while Choi Sung-eun will play Yoo Ah-yi. Hwang In-youp will be Yoon’s classmate, Na II-deung.

The K-drama will be directed by Itaewon Class maestro, Kim Sung-youn and penned by writer Kim Min-jeong who worked with him on the drama, Love in the Moonlight.

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9. Remarriage and Desires (Series)

Remarriage & Desires is a satire of Korean society governed by desire. It takes place at an exclusive matchmaking agency called Rex, which caters to the top echelons of society.

These ambitious individuals aspire to upgrade their status by marrying or remarrying into the ranks of the elite to become someone from the “Black” tier, a group consisting of the top 0.001 per cent of the population.

The drama boasts a star-studded cast led by Kim Hee-seon, Lee Hyun-wook and Jung Eun-gene.

10. A Model Family (Series)

For something exciting, tune in to A Model Family. This drama is about a man on the brink of bankruptcy and divorce and later stumbles upon a car loaded with cash.

The incident has him crossing paths with the second in command of a drug organisation. The cast consists of Jung Woo, Park Hee-soon, Yoon Jin-seo and Park Ji-yeon.

11. Glitch (Series)

Glitch sees the highly-anticipated team-up of Jeon Yeo-been and Nana. It centres around Hong Ji-hyo (Jeon), who attempts to track down her missing boyfriend with the help of a UFO club. In the process, she comes face to face with a mysterious secret.

The drama will be penned by writer Gin Han-sai who previously worked on Extracurricular and directed by Roh Deok, known for her genre-crossing agility.

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12. The Accidental Narco (Series)

Previously titled Suriname, it seems Netflix is dabbling on the idea of renaming this drama to The Accidental Narco, its working title. Based on the real-life events, the story is about an ordinary entrepreneur who has no choice but to risk his life in joining the government agents to capture a Korean drug lord.

The drama will mark director Yoon Jong-bin’s first series debut and first collaboration with Netflix. It boasts a stunning cast led by Ha Jung-woo, Hwang Jung-min (both returning to the small screen), Park Hae-soo, Jo Woo-jin and Yoo Yeon-seok.

13. The Fabulous (Series)

Starring Chae Soo-bin and Shinee’s Choi Min-ho, The Fabulous is a highly realistic romance that explorers the dreams, love and friendship of young people who devote their lives to working in the fashion industry.

14. Money Heist: Korea—Joint Economic Area (Series)

Money Heist: Korea—Joint Economic Area is the highly anticipated remake of the Spanish hit series, Money Heist.

It narrates a genius strategist, the Professor (Yoo Ji-tae) and his talented crew of top-class thieves as they attempt to pull off an unprecedented heist in the Korean Peninsula.

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15. Love to Hate You (Series)

Love to Hate You depicts the war-like relationship between a woman (Kim Ok-vin) who hates losing to men and a man (Yoo Teo) frantically suspicious of women. They later discover life remedies behind their opposite charactereists.

The drama will show the love and emotional sympathy that triumphs over the broader mistrust between the opposite sex.

16. Somebody (Series)

Korean crime drama fans can look forward to Somebody which follows a murder case revolving around a social dating app called Somebody. The case triggers the developer of the app and her friends to become entangled in inexplicable issues surrounding a mysterious figure called Yoon-oh.

Director Jung Ji-woo will lead the production and marks his first foray into series directing and collaboration with Netflix. He will work alongside writer Han Ji-wan, well-known for his ability to write excellent thriller genre scripts.

The cast comprises of Kim Young-kwang and fresh faces, Kang Hae-lim, Kim Yong-ji and Kim Su-yeon.

17. Black Knight (Series)

Black Knight will see the highly anticipated return of Kim Woo-bin to the small screen. The drama illustrates an air-polluted dystopian world set in 2071, where people depend on respirator masks to breathe.

Only one per cent of the human race has survived which causes a strict social stratification in the deserted lands of the Korean Peninsula. Delivery drivers play a crucial role within this new system and for refugees, becoming a delivery driver is their only hope for survival.

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18. Love and Leashes (Movie)

Love and Leashes is a daring romance film between a man with a unique taste and a woman who stumbles upon his secret.

The movie is Seo Hyun’s movie debut and she will star alongside U-kiss’s Lee Jun-young. The two will lead a racy romance by engaging in a “special” relationship.

Release: February 11

19. Yaksha: Ruthless Operations (Movie)

This breathtaking spy action film follows a merciless man known as Yaksha, who crosses paths with a prosecutor on a special mission in Shenyang, a city notorious for espionage.

Director Ha-hyun is making his long-awaited comeback after directing Prison and Inseparable Bros. Meanwhile, Sul Kyung-gu is playing the callous head of the overseas espionage team and known as the man-eating Taksha. Squid Game’s Park Hae-soo will take on the role of Ji-hoon, a prosecutor demoted to Shenyang.

Release: April 8

20. Carter (Movie)

In Carter, Joo Woon from Good Doctor and Yong-pal is transforming into an action hero. The movie is about an agent suffering from memory loss but gets thrown into a mysterious mission.

Helmed by director Jung Byung-gil, the action film will portray Carter’s inner struggle as he deals with the uncertainties of his mission.

21. Seoul Vibe (Movie)

Action blockbuster Seoul Vibe narrates the story of a talented crew of baby drivers, known as the Sangedong Supreme team. With the world’s eye on the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, the illegal transactions of capital funds are overlooked.

A special operation led by the team aims to unravel the corruption behind the slush funds. The movie has an all-star cast led by Yoo Ah-in, Ko Kyung-pyo and includes Lee Kyoo-hyung, Park Ju-hyun and Ong Seong-wu.

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22. 20th Century Girl (Movie)

It’s 1999, the last year of the 20th century and 17-year-old Bo-ra finds her first love—a sweet, pure and heartbreaking relationship. A few years later in the 21st century, she hears news about her first love that revives the feelings she thought she’s forgotten.

The movie narrates the lives of the youth in their 20s which is filled with vivid memories of love and friendship. It stars Kim Yoo-jung, Byeon Woo-seok, Park Jung-woo and Roh Yoon-seo.

23. Jung_E (Movie)

After impressing views with Hellbound, master director Yeon Sang-ho returns with the movie, Jung_E. It portrays a desolated Earth in the 22nd century which is no longer inhabitable.

Amid the chaos, an internal war breaks out in the shelter built for human survival. The last hope for survival is to find a way to clone the legendary mercenary, Jung_E into a scalable robot.

This exciting movie flaunts a colourful cast led by Kang Soo-youn, Kim Hyun-joo and Ryu Kung-soo.

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24. Celeb Five: Behind the Curtain (Unscripted show)

Celeb Five: Behind the Curtain takes a peek into how the Celeb Five (Kim Shin-young, Song Eun-yi, Shing Bong-su and Ahn Young-mi) goes on marathons of meetings to plan an amazing stage after being offered a solo show on Netflix.

Their behind-the-stage work, more ingenious and hilarious than the on-stage show itself provides laughter and fun.

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