Netflix has taken the K-Drama industry by storm, and there are no signs of it letting up.
The streaming giant has allowed K-Dramas to circumvent Korea’s often anachronistic censorship and has brought it to a new plateau of creative expressions. The marriage has already paid off in spades as the union has already produced global hits such as Squid Game, Kingdom, All Of Us Are Dead, and Sweet Home.
With the demand for Netflix-produced K-Dramas at an all-time high, Netflix will aim to deliver in 2022. Here are the top five Netflix-produced K-Dramas arriving in the latter half of 2022 that you need to watch.
1. Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area (Season 2)
Undoubtedly the most polarizing entry on the list, the first season was heavily criticized domestically while being celebrated outside of Korea. The Korean remake of the hit Spanish drama, Money Heist, will be releasing its next six episodes in hopes of turning the ship around.
One of the most anticipated dramas of 2022, Glitch, tells the story of a young woman who joins a UFO-tracking group in hopes of finding her boyfriend, who mysteriously disappears. The drama will feature the incredible talents of Jeon Yeo Bin and actor Lee Dong Hwi. Also starring in the drama is Nana and Ryu Kyung Soo.
Narco Saints revolves around Korean intelligent officers’ hunt for a Korean drug lord operating out of South America. Based on a true story, the show gained instant hype when it was reported that Korean movie noir royalty, actors Ha Jung Woo and Hwang Jung Min, would be starring with cohorts Jo Woo Jin and Park Hae Soo. Also starring in the six-episode series is Yoo Yeon Seok. Check the trailer in the link below.
Not much is known about this drama other than its cast of Kim Young Kwang, Kang Hae Lim, Kim Yong Ji, and Kim Soo Yeon. According to Netflix, “The drama is about a software developer and her friends who become entangled in a murder case involving her dating app.”
5. 20th Century Girl
The only movie on this list, 20th Century Girl, has all the makings of a classic romantic film. The movie stars actors Kim Yoo Jung, Byeon Woo Seok, Park Jung Woo, and Rho Yoon Seo and tells the story of first love.