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10 Underrated K-Dramas From 2022 You May Have Missed

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So much to watch, so little time to do it.

Year after year, K-Dramas continue to rise in popularity across the globe. With many K-Dramas being released each month across our favorite streaming platforms, it’s virtually impossible for fans to know them all.

Below are 10 underrated K-Dramas from 2022 that you may have missed.

From Now On, Showtime!

Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Comedy

Episodes: 16

Cast: Park Hae Jin, Jin Ki Joo, Jung Joon Ho, and Go Gyu Pil

Where to Watch: VIU or VIKI

Cha Cha-Woong is one of the most popular magicians, but he also has a secret ability. He can see ghosts and communicate with them, often telling them what to do. With his unusual skill set, he teams up with police officer Go Seul Hae to solve cases with the help of ghosts.

Kill Heel

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Episodes: 14

Cast: Kim Ha Neul, Lee Hye Young, Kim Sung Ryung, Kim Jae Chul and Jung Eui Jae

Where to Watch: VIU or VIKI

The series depicts the life of three women who want to achieve success in the home shopping industry. Woo Hyun aspires to be the top shopping show host, but after experiencing a series of failures, she has to start over. Gi Mo Ran’s success story from a regular employee to vice-president of UNI Home Shopping is legendary in the industry. Bae Ok Sun was born with a golden spoon but didn’t let her family status stop her from becoming the top host at UNI Home Shopping.

Rookie Cops

Genre: Youth, Drama, Romance

Episodes: 16

Cast: Kang Daniel, Chae Soo Bin, Lee Shin Young, Park Yoo Na, and Park Sung Joon

Where to Watch: Disney+ or Hulu

Wi Seung Hyun is a freshman at the elite Korean National Police University, ranking at the top of his class. He is full of justice and wants to be just like his father. Everything is going according to plan until he encounters fellow freshman Ko Eun Kang. Not quite the same student as Seung Hyun, she followed the person she liked to university.

Revenge of Others

Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama

Episodes: 12

Cast: Shin Ye Eun, Lomon, Seo Ji Hoon, Chae Sang Woo, Lee Soo Min, and Jung Soo Bin

Where to Watch: Disney+ or Hulu

Nineteen-year-old high school student and shooter for her high school team, Ok Chan Mi’s world is turned upside down when her twin brother mysteriously dies. In her quest for the truth, she teams up with Ji Soo Heon, a fellow student who takes revenge on bullies on behalf of the bullied.

Grid

Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Episodes: Seo Kang Joon, Kim Ah Joong, Kim Mu Yeol, Lee Si Young, and Kim Sung Kyun

Cast: 10

Where to Watch: Disney+ or Hulu

In 1997, a mysterious ghost saved humankind and then disappeared. The mysterious ghost appears again 24 years later and helps a serial killer escape. Together detective Jung SaeByeok and Grid Bureau employees Kim Sae Ha and Song Eo Jin pursue the ghost for different reasons.

Weak Hero Class 1

Genre: Action, Youth, Drama

Episodes: 8

Cast: Park Ji Hoon, Choi Hyun Wook, Hong Kyung, and Kim Su Gyeom

Where to Watch: Wavve or VIKI

Model student with the top 1% of grades, Yeon Si Eun, suddenly becomes the ‘prey’ of delinquent Jeon Yeong Bin because he seems weak and inferior. After getting embroiled in an accident with the bully, Si Eun decides not to back down and confront it with the help of another outsider, Ahn Soo Ho, and a transfer student, Oh Beom Seok.

Gaus Electronics

Genre: Business, Comedy, Romance

Episodes: 12

Cast: Kwak Song Yeon, Go Sung Hee, Bae Hyun Sung, and Kang Min Ah

Where to Watch: VIKI

Based on the webtoon of the same name, the series tells the story of office workers of Marketing Team 3 at the home appliance headquarters of Gaus Electronics—a multinational company. While they seem to have very little in common at first, they slowly begin to form a bond, with possible sparks of romance in the air!

Once Upon A Small Town

Genre: Life, Comedy, Romance

Episodes: 12

Cast: Joy, Choo Young Woo, and Baek Sung Chul

Where to Watch: Netflix

Adapted from a web novel by Park Ha-min, the series tells the story of Han Ji Yul, a veterinarian from Seoul who relocates to Heedong village against his will. Here he meets a policewoman, Ahn Ja Young, a town insider with a friendly secret, and a local ‘nuclear man’ Lee Sang Hyeon.

Cleaning Up

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Episodes: 16

Cast: Yeom Jung Ah, Jeon So Min, Lee Moo Saeng, Kim Jae Hwa, and Na In Woo

Where to Watch: Netflix

Eo Yong Mi, Ahn In Kyung, and Maeng Soo Ja work as cleaning ladies at a brokerage company. After accidentally overhearing a key piece of financial information, the trio resort to insider trading in order to feed their family and fulfill their dreams.

Tomorrow

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy

Episodes: 16

Cast: Kim Hee Sun, Rowoon, Lee Soo Hyuk, and Yun Ji On

Where to Watch: Netflix

Choi Joon 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 he teams up with them as the youngest contract worker in the crisis management team of death angels.


Images from respective production companies.

Videos Credits: VIU, VIKI, CB Showbox, Dubbed UK, The Swoon, OnlyKDrama

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