Here are the most searched Korean dramas on Google for the Philippines in the year 2022.
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.
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
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.
7. ‘Our Beloved Summer’
Stars: Kim Da-mi. Choi Woo-sik
Director: Kim Yoon-jin
Writer: Lee Na-eun
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.