As 2022 comes to an end, that doesn’t mean there aren’t new Korean dramas to binge-watch or keep you on the edge of your seat as they air into the new year. So here are thirteen of the most highly anticipated ones that you’ll need to add to your watch list.
Based on a thriller webtoon of the same name, Connect weaves a mysterious tale of a man who has his eye taken by organ hunters but ends up connected to the serial killer who received it from an organ transplant.
2. Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area Part 2
After the first season’s success, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area returns for a second season, where viewers get answers about what happens next for the cast of characters, including The Professor‘s plan.
3. Red Balloon
Following a cast of four main characters, Red Balloon explores the story of people surviving heartbreak and satisfying their greatest desires.
4. Unlock My Boss
Based on a webtoon, Unlock My Boss tells the tale of a genius CEO who is murdered but lives on in a smartphone. A young man desperate for a job stumbles across the smartphone and is offered a sum of money he can’t refuse to find the person who murdered the CEO.
5. Missing: The Other Side 2
The cast of Missing: The Other Side returns as they continue to find the bodies of the dead spirits of the village and solve the mysteries of their deaths.
6. The Forbidden Marriage
Based on a webtoon, The Forbidden Marriage takes place during the Joseon dynasty as marriage is placed on hold for seven long years until a new crown princess is chosen. So when the king hears rumors of his deceased princess possessing a female owner of a tea shop, everything changes.
7. The Glory
After being bullied so cruelly that she dropped out of school and never achieved her dream of being an architect, a woman plans revenge on those who bullied her and those who let it happen. With the head of her bullies now becoming a parent and enrolling their child in school, The Glory follows the woman as she finally takes revenge by becoming the child’s teacher.
8. Recipe for Farewell
As cancer takes a wife’s ability to eat in Recipe for Farewell, her husband learns how to cook healthy meals to take care of her and learns to appreciate every moment with his family.
9. Alchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow
Alchemy of Souls returns for a second season three years after Jang Uk returns from the dead. He becomes a hunter of soul-shifters as he protects a woman from the supernatural.
10. The Interest of Love
Based on a novel, The Interest of Love explores the romantic lives of four KCU Bank co-workers.
The fantasy drama Island, based on a webcomic, takes place on Jeju Island as three people battle against an evil that threatens to destroy the entire world.
Married to a politician, a woman has kept her past a secret from her husband and the public by living a quiet life. Trolley shows how the couple handles it when a case finally reveals all of the wife’s secrets to the public.
13. Work Later, Drink Now 2
Based on a webtoon, Work Later, Drink Now returns for a second season to explore more of the lives of four close friends. It stars Lee Sun Bin, Han Sun Hwa, Apink‘s Eunji, and Super Junior‘s Siwon.