Popular polling website KingChoice recently held a month-long poll for K-Pop fans to vote for what they think were the best K-Dramas of 2022 out of 30 nominees. With nearly 200,000 votes tallied, the results are in. Here are the fan-chosen top 15 K-Dramas for the year 2022!
15. Love in Contract
Love in Contract aired from September 21 to November 10, 2022, and starred Park Min Young, Go Kyung Pyo, and Kim Jae Young. The series plot is explained as, “The series is about the unusual job of a ‘single life helper’ who becomes the spouse of single people needing partner to attend events such as couples’ gatherings and reunions”.
14. Extraordinary Attorney Woo
Extraordinary Attorney Woo aired from June 29 to August 18, 2022, and starred Park Eun Bin, Kang Tae Oh, and Kang Ki Young. The series plot is explained as, “It follows Woo Young-woo, a female rookie attorney with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who is hired by a major law firm in Seoul. Being different from her neurotypical peers, her manner of communication is seen by them as odd, awkward, and blunt. With each legal case and through her intelligence and photographic memory, she becomes an increasingly competent attorney”.
13. Big Mouth
Big Mouth aired from July 29 to September 17, 2022, and starred Lee Jong Suk, Im Yoon Ah, and Kim Joo Hun. The series plot is explained as, “The series tells the story of an underperforming lawyer who gets caught up in a murder case. In order to survive and protect his family, he digs into a huge conspiracy among the privileged upper classes”.
12. Semantic Error
Semantic Error aired from February 16 to March 10, 2022, and starred Park Seo Ham and Park Jae Chan. The series plot is explained as, “A campus romance drama about the inflexible outsider, Sang Woo, and his encounter with the popular and handsome Jae Young”.
11. Alchemy of Souls
Alchemy of Souls aired from June 18 to August 28, 2022, and starred Lee Jae Wook, Jung So Min, Go Yoon Jung, and Hwang Min Hyun. The series plot is explained as, “Set in a fictional country called Daeho that does not exist in history or on maps, the series is about the love and growth of young mages as they overcome their twisted fates due to a forbidden magic spell known as the ‘alchemy of souls’, which allows souls to switch bodies”.
Tracer aired from January 7 to March 25, 2022, and starred Im Si Wan, Go Ah Sung, Son Hyun Joo, and Park Yong Woo. The series plot is explained as, “A man working for the National Tax Service takes over a team that’s notoriously lazy. However, he’s committed to his job and soon the team is tracking down dirty money and bringing criminals to justice”.
9. If You Wish Upon Me
If You Wish Upon Me aired from August 10, 2022 to September 29, 2022, and starred Ji Chang Wook, Sung Dong Il, and Choi Soo Young. The series plot is explained as, “The story revolves around a young man with a troubled past who struggled throughout his life, enters a hospice hospital on the order of community service. He joins Team Genie, a group which fulfills the last wishes of hospice patients, and learns to care for others for the first time. He, with Team Genie, listens to and carries out the last wishes of people at the end of their lives through various episodes”.
8. My Liberation Notes
My Liberation Notes aired from April 9 to May 29, 2022, and starred Lee Min Ki, Kim Ji Won, Son Seok Koo, and Lee El. The series plot is explained as, “Set in the fictional Sanpo village in Gyeonggi-do, My Liberation Notes tells the story of three siblings and a mysterious stranger, who want to escape from their dead-end lives”.
7. Our Blues
Our Blues aired from April 9 to June 12, 2022, and starred Lee Byung Hun, Shin Min A, Cha Seung Won, Lee Jung Eun, Uhm Jung Hwa, Han Ji Min, and Kim Woo Bin. The series plot is explained as, “The series revolves around the sweet and bitter lives of people at the end, climax, or beginning of life, and depicts their stories in an omnibus format against the backdrop of Jeju Island”.
6. Work Later, Drink Now
Work Later, Drink Now aired from October 22 to November 26, 2021, and starred Lee Sun Bin, Han Sun Hwa, Jeong Eun Ji, and Choi Siwon. The series plot is explained as, “Work Later, Drink Now tells the story of three women whose belief in life is one drink at the end of the day”.
5. Business Proposal
Business Proposal aired from February 28 to April 5, 2022, and starred Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Se Jeong, Kim Min Kyu, and Seol In Ah. The series plot is explained as, “It tells the story of Shin Ha-ri, an employee who accepts to go on a blind date in place of her friend, but finds out that her date is actually her boss”.
Anna aired from June 24 to July 8, 2022, and starred Bae Suzy, Jung Eun Chae, Kim Jun Han, and Park Ye Young. The series plot is explained as, “The series tells the story of a woman who lives a completely different life starting with a small lie”.
Tomorrow aired from April 1 to May 21, 2022, and starred Kim Hee Sun, Rowoon, Lee Soo Hyuk, and Yoon Ji On. The series plot is explained as, “Choi Jun-woong is a young job seeker who is unable to secure a job. Through an accident, he meets the grim reapers Koo Ryeon and Lim Ryung Gu who have the task of preventing suicide, and works with them as the youngest contract worker in the crisis management team of death angels”.
Pachinko aired from March 25 to April 29, 2022, and starred Youn Yuh Jung, Lee Min Ho, Kim Min Ha, and Jin Ha. The series plot is explained as, “An emotional yet expressive retracing through history that depicts the lives of countless Koreans who were affected by the brutal Japanese colonization of Korea in the 20th century”.
Eve aired from June 1 to July 21, 2022, and starred Seo Yea Ji, Park Byung Eun, Yoo Sun, and Lee Sang Yeob. The series plot is explained as, “Eve tells the story of a chaebol family ₩2 trillion divorce lawsuit that shocks the entire nation, of which, at the center of the lawsuit is Lee La-el, the daughter of the chaebol family”.