Korean dramas in February 2022 

February is the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean we should devote less time to catching up on the latest Korean dramas. These 8 new Korean dramas in February 2022 have intriguing plotlines and promise sizzling on-screen chemistry between actors such as Park Min-young and Song Kang, as well as Kim Jae-wook and Krystal – perfect for this month of love.

1. The Driver

Korean dramas February 2022 - The Driver
Image credit: MBN

Main Cast:

  • Ahn Jae-wook as Ha Tae-joon
  • Lee Tae-ran as Mi-seon
  • Ahn Kil-kang as Ho-cheol

Directed by veteran actor Kim Seung-woo, The Driver is a drama that realistically depicts the hardships and challenges that families go through. 

Out of the blue, Ha Tae-joon is laid off from his job. He has no choice but to become a driver, as the drama title suggests, in order to support his family and make ends meet.

Mi-seon is the most positive and supportive wife you’ll ever meet – she stays with her husband, Tae-joon, through thick and thin.

By portraying the joys and sorrow of humankind, Director Kim hopes that his work will provide comfort and hope to those who are going through a difficult period in their lives.

Korean title: 더 드라이버
Genre: Family, slice-of-life
Airs on: 2nd February 2022

2. Twenty-Five Twenty-One

Korean dramas February 2022 - Twenty-Five Twenty-One
Image credit: @tvn_drama

Main Cast:

  • Kim Tae-ri as Na Hee-do
  • Nam Joo-hyuk as Baek Yi-jin

Na Hee-do is a professional fencing athlete, while Baek Yi-jin is a reporter. They meet each other for the first time at the Asian Games, and their story gradually begins to develop following their encounter.

In 1998, both Hee-do and Yi-jin were adversely affected by the financial crisis. Although Hee-do’s high school fencing team was recognised as one of the best, they inevitably crumbled as a result of the financial crisis.

Similarly, Yi-jin’s family endures a series of hardships following the global crisis. Instead of sitting around, Yi-jin hustles day and night for his family by working several part-time jobs alongside his full-time job.

The series follows the two characters to the present day. Overall, Twenty-Five Twenty-One is a heartwarming drama that focuses on character development, growth, friendship, and love among the youth.

Don’t miss out on the teaser of Twenty-Five Twenty-One here:

[1차 티저] 김태리X남주혁, 우린 사랑을 했다 #스물다섯스물하나 EP.0
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[1차 티저] 김태리X남주혁, 우린 사랑을 했다 #스물다섯스물하나 EP.0

Video credit: tvN drama

Korean title: 스물다섯 스물하나
Genre: Romance, friendship, youth
Airs on: 12th February 2022

3. Forecasting Love And Weather

Korean dramas February 2022 - Forecasting Love And Weather
Image credit: @jtbcdrama

Main Cast:

  • Park Min-young as Jin Ha-kyung
  • Song Kang as Lee Shi-woo
  • Yoon Park as Han Ki-joon
  • Yura as Chae Yoo-jin

With the Korea Meteorological Administration as a backdrop, Forecasting Love and Weather takes us through the day-to-day life of those who work with the weather. 

Jin Ha-kyung is not only adept at her job, but she also strikes the perfect balance between personal and professional life. However, many of her colleagues find it a challenge to get close to Ha-kyung due to her intimidating appearance.

On the other hand, Lee Shi-woo is an intelligent klutz whose life revolves around his work. His tenacity and creativity allow him to be proficient at his job.

This drama focuses on the journey of those who work closely with one another at the Korea Meteorological Administration, and depicts the office romance that brews among colleagues. 

Catch the teaser of Forecasting Love and Weather here: 

[티저] "하.. 이 죽일 놈의 사내연애" 박민영x송강 아슬아슬한 연애❤ 《기상청 사람들: 사내연애 잔혹사 편》│2월 첫 방송
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[티저] "하.. 이 죽일 놈의 사내연애" 박민영x송강 아슬아슬한 연애❤ 《기상청 사람들: 사내연애 잔혹사 편》│2월 첫 방송

Video credit: JTBC Drama

Korean title: 기상청 사람들: 사내연애 잔혹사 편
Genre: Melodrama, romance
Airs on: 12th February 2022

4. Thirty Nine

Korean dramas February 2022 - Thirty Nine
Image credit: @jtbcdrama

Main Cast:

  • Son Ye-jin as Cha Mi-jo
  • Jeon Mi-do as Jung Chan-young
  • Kim Ji-hyun as Jang Joo-hee

Thirty Nine is a slice-of-life drama that depicts the story of three women who have been friends for two decades after meeting in their second year of high school.

Cha Mi-jo is the has-it-all woman who comes from a well-to-do family and has a stable and successful career as a dermatologist. Two of her closest friends include Jung Chan-young and Jang Joo-hee.

Chan-young works as an acting coach, while Joo-hee works as a manager at a department store.

Through the friendship among these three characters, we get a glimpse into some of the realistic struggles that a 39-year-old woman faces, and the ways and means of overcoming challenges together. 

You can watch the trailer of Thirty Nine here:

[sub|티저] 그녀들은 언제나 로맨틱하고 함께해서 행복하다│〈서른, 아홉〉 2/16(수) 밤 10시 30분 첫 방송│서른, 아홉 Thirty-Nine
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[sub|티저] 그녀들은 언제나 로맨틱하고 함께해서 행복하다│〈서른, 아홉〉 2/16(수) 밤 10시 30분 첫 방송│서른, 아홉 Thirty-Nine

Video credit: JTBC Drama

Korean title: 서른, 아홉
Genre: Friendship, slice-of-life, romance
Airs on: 16th February 2022

5. A Business Proposal 

Korean dramas February 2022 - A Business Proposal
Image adapted from: SBS Catch

Main Cast:

  • Ahn Hyo-seop as Kang Tae-mu
  • Kim Se-jeong as Shin Ha-ri

After Shin Ha-ri hears that her crush is now in a relationship, she meets her friend, Young-seo, to vent her emotions. 

Young-seo comes from a chaebol (large conglomerate run by a family), and her parents recently set her up on a blind date. She’s not a fan of blind dates, so she tries her luck by offering Ha-ri some money and asking if she’s willing to go instead.

Seeing that she has nothing to lose, Ha-ri agrees to go on the blind date in Young-seo’s place. However, she gets the shock of her life when she realises that her date is Kang Tae-mu, the CEO of the company where she works. Fortunately, Tae-mu doesn’t know that Ha-ri works for him.

Tae-mu begrudgingly decides to go on the blind date to fulfil his grandfather’s wish of seeing Tae-mu settle down. He makes it a personal goal to marry whoever he meets at the blind date so that his grandfather can no longer pester him. 

Following their blind date, Tae-mu proposes to Ha-ri. Little does he know that she has to put on a facade – worse, she’s an employee of his company.

Watch the trailer of A Business Proposal here: 

[스페셜 티저] 안효섭X김세정, 2022년에 맞선봅니다 ‘사내맞선’ 2월 첫방송ㅣ사내맞선 (businessproposal)ㅣSBS DRAMA
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[스페셜 티저] 안효섭X김세정, 2022년에 맞선봅니다 ‘사내맞선’ 2월 첫방송ㅣ사내맞선 (businessproposal)ㅣSBS DRAMA

Video credit: SBS Drama 

Korean title: 사내 맞선
Genre: Romance, comedy
Airs on: 21st February 2022

6. Crazy Love

Korean dramas February 2022 - Crazy Love
Image credit: iQIYI

Main Cast:

  • Kim Jae-wook as Noh Go-jin
  • Krystal Jung as Lee Shin-ah

What would you do if you receive a warning saying that you’ll be murdered soon?

Noh Go-jin has built a successful career in teaching maths, but it’s seemingly for naught as he’s received news that he’ll be killed sooner or later. He lives in fear knowing that he could lose his life at any time and anywhere, but he doesn’t express his true emotions. 

Similarly, Lee Shin-ah is left with limited time. We see how life is truly unfair through Shin-ah as she’s on the brink of death at a young age despite working hard and living an honest life.

Shin-ah works as Go-jin’s secretary, but their relationship evolves into something greater when she becomes his sham fiancée. On the other hand, Go-jin feigns amnesia in hopes of circumventing his own murder. 

Korean title: 크레이지 러브
Genre: Comedy, romance
Airs on: 21st February 2022

7. Sponsor

Korean dramas February 2022 - Sponsor
Image credit: MBN 

Main Cast: 

  • Lee Ji-hoon as Lee Sun-woo
  • Han Chae-young as Han Chae-rin
  • Koo Ja-sung as Hyun Seung-hoon
  • Ji Yi-soo as Park Da-som

If the intertwining themes of revenge and romance are your cup of tea, you shouldn’t sleep on Sponsor.

Lee Sun-woo works as a magazine editor and photographer. At first blush, he seems like a diligent and ambitious individual. But give it time and you’ll realise that his life is driven by nothing but revenge.

On the flip side, Han Chae-rin outwardly shows her excessive desire for success. Despite her achievement as the CEO of a cosmetics company, her obsession with accomplishment knows no bounds. 

You can watch the trailer of Sponsor here:

Video credit: 리모콘 by iHQ

Korean title: 스폰서
Genre: Thriller, romance
Airs on: 23rd February 2022

8. Kill Heel 

Korean dramas February 2022 - Kill Heel
Image credit: @tvn_drama

Main Cast:

  • Kim Ha-neul as Woo Hyun
  • Lee Hye-young as Ki Mo-ran
  • Kim Sung-ryung as Bae Ok-seon

“Competition” and “ambition” are two keywords that best summarise Kill Heel. This drama takes place in the home shopping industry, which is a dog-eat-dog world where show hosts strive to outperform their competitors in sales.

Woo Hyun is a competent home shopping host, and she’s well-liked by the people around her for her warm and gentle personality. However, her job throws her an endless series of challenges as she has to constantly compete with Bae Ok-seon, a fellow show host who is the cream of the crop. 

This drama takes you on a ride with an intense plot and actresses who are well-known for their top-notch performances. It also provokes your thoughts about the importance of human nature in the face of success and survival.

Korean title: 킬힐
Genre: Drama
Airs on: 23rd February 2022

Korean dramas to look forward to in February 2022 

The best way to celebrate Valentine’s day, as someone who’s single and not quite ready to mingle, is to kick back and binge-watch some of the new Korean dramas airing next month. We hope these latest additions will keep you company, especially on 14th February!

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Cover image adapted from: @tvn_drama, @jtbcdrama and @jtbcdrama

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