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10 most searched Korean dramas in 2022

Here are the most searched Korean dramas on Google for the Philippines in the year 2022.

10. ‘Happiness’

Stars: Han Hyo-joo, Park Hyung-sik, Jo Woo-jin

Director: Ahn Gil-ho (“Memories of the Alhambra”, “The Glory”, “Record of Youth)

Writer: Han Sang-woon

Genre: Thriller, Romance

The series takes place post pandemic and people are still wary of any signs of another viral outbreak.  Han Hyo-joo and Park Hyung-sik are trapped in a high rise apartment building  where residents get infected with a strange disease that makes them less of a human and more of a monster. 

9. ‘Shooting Stars’

Stars: Lee Sung-kyung, Kim Young-dae, Yoon Jong-hoon 

Director: Lee Soo-hyun

Writer: Choi Young-woo

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Lee Sung-kyung plays a PR and crisis manager in the series.  She has to deal with the company’s top actor Taesung, played by Kim Young-dae.  Sworn enemies become lovers. 

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8. ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’ 

Stars: Yoo Ji-tae, Park Hae-soo, Jeon Jong-seo, Lee Hyun-woo, Lee Won-jong, Park Myung-hoon

Director: Kim Hong-sun

Writer: Ryu Yong-jae, Kim Hwan-chae, Choe Sung-jun

Genre: Crime

The characters in this Korean adaptation of the wildly successful “Money Heist” share the same names as the original. The idea is all the same but the nuances, the storylines and the pacing is very Korean.  

Read: Up close and personal with ‘Money Heist: Korea’ cast

7. ‘Our Beloved Summer’

Stars: Kim Da-mi. Choi Woo-sik

Director: Kim Yoon-jin

Writer: Lee Na-eun

Genre: Romance

When Choi Woo-sik meets ex-girlfriend Kim Da-mi for the first time in years, he throws salt at her like he’s trying to drive away bad spirits.  They can’t stand each other. But could it be that they just need another reason for their romance to restart?

6. ‘Big Mouth’

Stars: Lee Jong-suk, Im Yoo-na, Kim Joo-hun

Director: Oh Chung-hwan, Bae Hyun-jin

Writer: Kim Ha-ram

Genre: Crime, Legal

A lawyer gets caught up in murder case.  To survive and protect his family, he attempts to reveal the truth about the privileged people involved in the conspiracy. 

Read: Lee Jong-suk and IU (Lee Ji-eun) are dating!
5. ‘Twenty-five Twenty-One’

Stars: Kim Tae-ri, Nam Joo-hyuk, Bona, Choi Hyun-wook, Lee Joo-myoung

Director:  Jung Ji-hyun

Writer: Kwon Do-Eun

Genre: Romance

Friendship, family, romance. This coming-of-age series covers just about everything.  The story follows Kim Tae-ri plays and her passion for fencing, the friendship she makes along the way and the love the romance that grew between them.

4. ‘Alchemy of Souls’

Stars: Lee Jae-wook, Jung So-min, Go Youn-jung, Hwang Min-hyun

Director: Park Joon-hwa

Writer: Hong Jung-eum, Hong Mi-ran (collectively known as the Hong sisters)

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

In the fictional country of Daeho, mages protect and keep the peace in the world.  They can do everything except for one: exchange their bodies, or the alchemy of souls, to extend their lives.  

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3. ‘Business Proposal’

Stars:  Ahn Hyo-seop, Kim Se-jeong, Kim Min-kyu, Seol In-ah

Director: Park Seon-ho

Writer: Han Seol-hee, Hong Bo-hee

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Kim Se-jeong goes on a blind date for her friend. She uses every skill in the book to get rejected.  Things get complicated when the date that she is trying to fool turns out to be the boss of the company she is working at. 

2. ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’

Stars: Park Eun-bin, Kang Tae-oh, Kang Ki-young

Director: Yoo In-sik

Writer: Moon Ji-won

Genre: Legal

Park Eun-bin plays a lawyer with autism.  She has photographic memory and has memorized law books from cover to cover. At her law firm, she brings in a different take and heart in every case that she deals with.  

Read: Park Eun-bin shows wit and charms in Manila

Photo by Netflix © 2021
1. All of Us Are Dead’

Stars: Yoon Chan-young, Park Ji-hu, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, Yoo In-soo, Lee Yoo-mi, Kim Byung-chul, Lee Kyu-hyun, Jeon Bae-soo

Directors: Kim Nam-su, Lee Jae-kyoo

Writer: Chun Sung-il

Genre: Horror, Coming-of-age

Students trapped in their school deal with their classmates turned zombies and their hormones, too. 

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