Satisfy your cravings for K-dramas with these new releases in March 2022.
It goes without saying that we love our fair share of Korean dramas, and for good reason. This entertainment genre has gone way beyond simply entertaining audiences with their movies and television shows. With their influence on food, music, beauty, and especially fashion, K-dramas have pretty much become a global phenomenon.
Whether you’re a die-hard Korean drama fan, or you’re a pop culture connoisseur looking to explore and educate, here is a list of seven K-dramas releasing this month. Happy watching.
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This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore
7 new K-dramas to stream this March 2022:
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This upcoming K-drama revolves around two main characters: a CEO that pretends to suffer from amnesia after receiving death threats, and his introverted secretary whose time on earth is running out.
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Kim Jung-hyun
- Kim Jae Wook as Noh Go Jin
- Krystal Jung as Lee Shin Ah
Not so big on romance shows? Fret not, we’ve got a bunch of more thrilling ones in the list, starting with Kill Heel. Three adversarial television hosts aim to achieve success in the home shopping industry, but things aren’t so smooth-sailing for these women as they battle competition.
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Director: No Do-Cheol
- Kim Ha-Neul as Woo Hyun
- Lee Hye-Young as Gi Mo-Ran
- Kim Sung-Ryoung as Bae Ok-Sun
- Kim Jae-Chul as Lee Hyun-Wook
Here’s another thrilling one to keep a lookout for. A firefighter’s life goes from being an ordinary citizen to being embroiled in an extraordinary situation. He must kill a serial killer, who also happens to be his neighbour, in order to save his kidnapped daughter. All of this happens within 24 hours.
Genre: Thriller, drama
Director: Jo Nam-Hyeong
- Jin Goo as Lee Ho-Chul
- Ha Do-Kwon as Bae Tae-Jin
- Lee Won-Geun as Kwon Shi-Woo
Want to indulge in drama without the thriller? We believe you’ll enjoy Pachinko. The highly-anticipated show brings the 2017 historical novel to life with this adaptation. The novel-based series chronicles the life of a Korean immigrant family across several generations. Taking place in Korea, America, and Japan — this story journeys from a forbidden romance to a sweeping saga.
Director: Kogonada, Justin Chon
- Kim Min-Ha and Youn Yuh-Jung as Kim Sun-Ja
- Jin Ha as Baek Solomon
- Lee Min-Ho as Koh Han-Su
Sparks fly between a pair of best friends — a beautiful lyricist and a photographer with unrequited feelings for her — when they live together for two weeks in the same house. This four-part Disney+ drama stars Han So-Hee (of hit series The World of the Married fame) and Park Hyung-Sik, a member of South Korean boyband ZE:A.
Director: Kim Hee-Won
- Han So-Hee as Lee Eun-Soo
- Park Hyung-Sik as Han Sun-Woo
In this Viu original, a talented young lawyer finds her career trajectory interrupted after a twist in one of her cases, causing her to get demoted to become an adjunct professor at a law school. There, she crosses paths with a kind-hearted student and romance begins to blossom.
Genre: Romance, drama
Director: Park Soo-Jin
- Seo Hyun-Jin as Oh Soo-Jae
- Hwang In-Yeop as Gong Chan
- Heo Jun-Ho as Choi Tae-Kook
Last on the list is another webtoon-based K-drama. A man struggles to land himself a job but that changes once he’s hired by a company of grim reapers. The half-human half-spirit must carry out special missions in the underworld.
Genre: Fantasy, drama, action
Director: Kim Tae-yoon, Sung Chi-wook
- Kim Hee-Seon as Koo Ryeon
- Ro Woon as Choi Jun-Woong
- Lee Soo-Hyuk as Park Joong-Gil
- Yun Ji-On as Lim Ryung-Gu
- Kim Hae-Sook as King of Heaven