There is no denying that 2021 was a huge year for K-dramas as numerous K-content dominated online streaming sites such as Song Joong Ki’s Vincenzo, Kim Seon Ho’s Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, Gong Yoo’s Crash Landing On You, and Song Kang’s Nevertheless to mention a few. The undeniable success of these shows proved that South Korean contents are truly world-class.
Squid Game also became a worldwide hit. The series offered an interesting plot where a group of adults competes for a large prize by playing children’s games. It offered a fascinating social experiment, where desperation forces people to agree to a wicked game.
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In 2022, American streaming giant Netflix has prepared fresh and thought-provoking K-drama series fans should watch out for. Below are the top 3 shows you might not want to miss.
Release Date: February 12
Cast: Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Tae Ri, Bona, Choi Hyun Wook, Lee Joo Myung
Set in 1998, “Twenty-Five Twenty-One” will tell the story of Na Hee Do (played by Kim Tae Ri), a fencing athlete who meets Baek Yi Jin (played by Nam Joo hyuk) who is a sports reporter for a broadcasting network. The drama will run for 16 episodes and will air every Saturday and Sunday.
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Release Date: February 16
Cast: Son Ye Jin, Jeon Mi Do, Kim Ji Hyun, Yeon Woo Jin, Lee Moo Saeng, Lee Tae Hwan
Starring three amazing actresses, “Thirty-Nine” will revolve around three friends who met in their second year of high school. The K-drama will tell the story of three 39-year-olds: Cha Mi Jo (played by Son Ye Jin) is the head dermatologist of a clinic in Gangnam, Jung Chan Young (played by Jeon Mi Do) is an acting teacher, while Jang Joo Hee (played by Kim Ji Hyun) is a department store cosmetics manager.
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Release Date: May 6
Cast: Kim Hee Sun, Rowoon, Lee Soo Hyuk, Yoon Ji On, Kim Chae Eun
An adaptation from a popular webtoon, “Tomorrow” will revolve around Choi Joon Woong (played by SF9’s Rowoon) who is from a wealthy background and graduated from a prestigious university. Despite his privilege, he fails to land a job. One night, Choi Joon Woong meets two death angels whose objective is to save suicidal people. He joins the angels, Gu Ryeon and Im Ryoog Gu, in their objective.
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