Although there are tons of new Kdramas and Kmovies airing in 2023, you can still find some last-year dramas to binge-watch. Without further ado, here is the list of underrated Kdramas in 2022 that you can binge-watch this year.
Underrated Kdramas in 2022 that You Should Binge-Watch in 2023
1. Dr. Park’s Clinic
Release date: January 14, 2022
Cast: Lee Seo Jin, Ra Mi Ran, Joo Woo Yeon, Kim Kang Hoon
Genre: Comedy, Medical
Dr. Park Won Jang (Lee Seo Jin) opened his own internal medicine clinic to become acknowledged as a skilled physician and make a lot of money. Unfortunately, nothing goes as he expects. His clinic receives very few patients, and he has to struggle to save the clinic. What is worse is that his wife trusts medical advice on TV more than his own husband’s advice.
Release date: February 16, 2022
Cast: Song Kang Joon, Kim A-Joong, Kim Sung Kyun, Lee Si Young
Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Let’s start with a sci-fi series to open the underrated Kdramas in 2022 that you can binge-watch this year. Grid, Earth’s planetary defense shield, protect the Erath from catastrophic solar winds. Kim Sae Ha (Seo Kang Joon) is a Bureau employee who encounters a murderer. Meanwhile, Jung Sae Byeok (Kim Ah Joong) is a detective who has to arrest the murderer. Surprisingly, Sae Byeok witnesses an unbelievable phenomenon. The founder of the Grid has reappeared after 24 years.
3. It’s Beautiful Now
Release date: April 2, 2022
Cast: Yoon Shi Yoon, Bae Da Bin, Oh Min Suk, Shin Dong Mi, Seo Bum June, Choi Ye Bin
Genre: Romance, Drama, Family, Melodrama
If you are looking for a romance Kdrama that you will enjoy for one entire month in 2023, watch It’s Beautiful Now. The light yet the entertaining storyline is the perfect choice to accompany you in your pastime.
The Lee brothers, Lee Yoon Jae (Oh Min Suk), Lee Hyun Jae (Yoon Shi Yoon), and Lee Soo Jae (Seo Bum June), are indifferent toward marriage. Since they don’t want to get married, the family members are worried. Their family offers the enticement of an apartment to anyone who gets married first. As a result, the Lee brothers are actively seeking a bride.
4. Bravo, My Life
Release date: April 11, 2022
Cast: Nam Sang Ji, Yang Byeong Yeol, Lee Si Kang, Cha Min Jee
Genre: Comedy, Romance
The Kdrama revolves around Seo Dong Hee (Nam Sang Ji), a bright and kind person who decided to become her nephew’s single mother. She slowly works her way to becoming a designer. Dong Hee also gets involved with a second-generation chaebol with a brain and look, Kang Cha Yeol (Yang Byeong Yeol).
5. Love All Play
Release date: April 20, 2022
Cast: Park Ju Hyun, Chae Jong Hyeop, Kim Mu Jun, Seo Ji Hye
Genre: Romance, Drama, Sports, Melodrama
The first underrated Kdrama in 2022 is Love All Play starring Park Ju Hyun and Chae Jong Hyeop. Love All Play follows the story of an aspiring badminton player, Park Tae Yang (Park Ju Hyun). She is forced to leave badminton due to a bribing scandal but can make her comeback after three years. Meanwhile, for Park Tae Joon (Chae Jong Hyeop), badminton is not more than a way to make a living. However, his view on badminton changed after meeting Park Tae Yang.
The sport-themed Kdrama, beautifully mixed with a heart-fluttering youthful romance between two aces, is the best Kdrama to binge-watch in 2023.
6. From Now On Showtime
Release date: April 23, 2022
Cast: Park Hae Jin, Jin Ki Joo, Jung Yoon Ho, Jung Suk Yong, Ko Kyu Pil, Park Seo Yeon
Genre: Mystery, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
From Now On Showtime follows Cha Cha Woong (Park Hae Jin), a famous TV magician. But little do the audiences know he has a gang of GHOSTS as his assistants. One day, he meets Go Seul Hae (Jin Ki Joo), who investigates an incident connected to one of his magic shows. Although Cha Cha Woong first tries to brush her off, he eventually joins the police force to catch fiendish criminals using his ghostly retinue. Will romance make an appearance during their unorthodox partnership?
7. Cleaning Up
Release date: June 4, 2022
Cast: Yum Jung Ah, Jeon So Min, Lee Young Shin, Na In Woo, Kim Jae Hwa
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
One of the most underrated Kdramas in 2022 is Cleaning Up, a Korean remake of the British TV series of the same name. This Kdrama is a complete package for those who love crime drama fused with comedy, sweet friendship, and a hint of romance.
The three cleaning ladies have their problems. Eo Young Mi (Yum Jung Ah) struggles to make a living for herself and her two daughters, and Ahn In Kyung (Jeon So Min) has a dream of buying a food truck to run a mobile cafe business. Meanwhile, Maeng Soo Ja (Kim Jae Hwa) seems very friendly but only when she needs them. They happen to overhear insider information at their workplace and decide to invest their money in a stock based on the insider information.
8. Jinxed at First
Release date: June 15, 2022
Cast: Na In Woo, SNSD Seohyun
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, Melodrama
If you are a fan of sweet romance with a twist of fantasy Kdrama, you should not miss Jinxed at First. Additionally, the enchanting cinematography, storyline, and prominent actors are reasons to binge-watch this Kdrama in 2023.
The sweet romance between Gong Soo Gwang (Na In Woo) and Lee Seul Bi (Seohyun) is to die for. Gong Soo Gwang is an unlucky fishmonger in a traditional market. Although he tries his best to be a kind and honest person, bad luck follows him everywhere he goes.
Apparently, Gong Soo Gwang’s life was normal before he met Lee Seul Bi (Seohyun), who inherited her mother’s ability to see the future and was known to bring good luck. After their brief meeting, Soo Gwang’s bad luck starts. However, destiny brings them back together and changes Soo Gwang’s life once again.
9. Once Upon A Small Town
Release date: September 5, 2022
Cast: Joy, Choo Young Woo, Baek Sung Chul
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Life
One of the most underrated Kdramas in 2022 that you should watch is Once Upon A Small Town. Han Jo Yool (Choo Young Woo) is a veterinarian in Seoul who comes to Heedong Village after his grandfather calls him. Apparently, Jo Yool’s grandfather travels around Europe and asks him to take care of his animal clinic for half a year.
In Heedong Village, Jo Yool meets Ahn Ja Young (Joy), who is preparing for her test to become a police officer. Ja Young wants to become a police officer in Heedong Village, where she grew up, and can be the first person to help residents if needed. Will the romance between a veterinarian and police officer be as heart-fluttering as office romance?
10. Gaus Electronics
Release date: September 30, 2022
Cast: Kwak Dong-Yeon, Go Sung-Hee, Kang Min-Ah, Bae Hyun-Sun
Genre: Business, Comedy, Romance, Life
If you love the office-romance genre, Gaus Electronics is one of the best underrated Kdramas in 2022 for you to binge-watch. Lee Sang Sik (Kwak Dong Yeon) is an annoyingly thickheaded employee working at the third branch of the marketing department of Gaus Electronics. He makes a team of 10 with other employees, including Cha Na Rae (Go Sung-Hee), the hot-tempered assistant manager, Baek Ma Tan (Bae Hyun Sung) the heir of Gaus Electronic’s fiercest rival, Geon Gang Mi (Kang Min Ah) among others.
Which underrated Kdramas in 2022 will you binge-watch first this year? Do you have any other recommendations? Feel free to share with us in the comment section below. Stay with Kpoppost Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram for more Korean entertainment news and updates.
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