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Korean shows dropping on Netflix in 2022

Anticipation is high after the success of Korean shows like Squid Game and Hellbound.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 20 January 2022, 12:24 PM

After the success of Squid Game, Hellbound and The Silent Sea, many are excited for the Korean content that will drop on Netflix in 2022. 

The confirmed lineup consists of 17 series, six films and one unscripted show. Here are five titles you can look forward to. 

1. All Of Us Are Dead

If Train To Busan and Sweet Home didn’t sate your hunger for shows about the undead, give All Of Us Are Dead a try. The series is set in Hyosan High School, where most of its students have turned into zombies. From the trailer, it’s shaping up to be a horror drama where survival of the fittest is key, and human empathy becomes a scarce resource.

Starring Park Chan-young, Park Ji-hu and Cho Yi-hyun, All Of Us Are Dead drops on Jan 28. 

2. Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area

A spinoff of the Spanish hit La Casa De Papel, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area follows the same plot but with a uniquely Korean spin on it. Though little is known about the show as of yet, you can expect to be on the edge of your seat watching this rendition of the thrilling heist show. 

The confirmed cast members include Yoo Ji-tae, Kim Yun-jin, Park Hae-soo and Jang Yoon-ju.

3. Business Proposal

‘Business Proposal’ stars Kim Se-jeong as Ha-ri and Ahn Hyo-Seop as Tae-moo. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


A more lighthearted drama is Business Proposal, which is based on the popular web novel with the same name. The 2018 web novel garnered over 300 million readers. In this series, an average office worker (played by Kim Se-jeong) goes on a blind date, only to come face to face with the CEO of her company (played by Ahn Hyo-Seop). This office romance might be full of tension, but you can still expect plenty of sweet moments.

While a release date hasn’t been confirmed, Business Proposal is slated to drop in February. 

4. Seoul VIbe

Set in 1988, Seoul Vibe is a film about a team of baby drivers that try to unravel illegal slush funds while the world’s eyes are trained on South Korea for the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. It promises thrilling car chases and gripping action, so look out for more information from Netflix in the coming months. 

The film has an all star cast of Yoo Ah-in, Ko Kyung-pyo, Lee Kyoo-hyung , Park Ju-hyun and Ong Seong-wu.

5. Celeb Five: Behind The Curtain

The dynamic in ‘Celeb Five’ makes for a comedic and heartwarming show. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


Celeb Five: Behind The Curtain is the only unscripted show on the list. It’s about the real life K-pop group Celeb Five as they try to plan for their Netflix special. With the whole group being composed of comedians, you can expect improv comedy, on-the-fly skits and for the group’s fun dynamic to shine through. 

The show stars Kim Shin-young, Song Eun-yi, Shin Bong-sun, and Ahn Young-mi. 

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