[Ishani's Picks] Top 10 K-Drama Couples We're Looking Forward To In 2022
By Ishani Sarkar | Published on
It's the new year and there are innumerable reasons to be excited for the big '22. One of these is the fact that the Korean entertainment industry is already boasting of an incredible roster of K-Dramas coming up in the next couple of months. From romances to thrillers, melodramas to comedies, 2022 has it all. Here are the top 10 couples we're looking forward to in 2022!
Park Min-young and Song Kang will appear together in the workplace romance drama "Forecasting Love and Weather", which is set to air in the first half of 2022. With both actors being known for being passionate in their expression of love (in their dramas), this couple will most definitely give us all the butterflies we could ask for.
"Business Proposal" tells the story of a blind date-turned proposal, all the while with mistaken identities. The Ahn Hyo-seop and Kim Sejeong couple will not only be a visual treat to the eyes but they'll also leave you in fits with their impeccable comedic timing.
Lee Jong-suk's big return to the small screen is undoubtedly highly anticipated. The fact that he will be pairing up with one of the most beloved actresses, Yoona, is raising excitement for the same even more. Lee Jong-suk will play a lawyer who gets mistaken for a swindler and Yoona will be playing his wife, a nurse, who attempts to clear his name.
2021 was definitely Jung Soo-jung's year with multiple projects where she displayed incredible acting skills. In 2022, she will be pairing up with Kim Jae-wook for an exciting romance thriller, "Crazy Love - 2022", that will tell the story of an academic, notorious for his narcissism and his meek secretary. We cannot wait to see their chemistry on screen!
Both Song Joong-ki and Shin Hyun-bin gave us one of their best performances in 2021 with "Vincenzo" and "Reflection of You" respectively and in 2022, they will be pairing up for "The Youngest Son of a Chaebol Family", a fantasy revenge drama. We can already tell that this K-Drama couple will be iconic.
One of the most highly awaited romance dramas of 2021 is "Why Her?", starring Seo Hyun-jin and Hwang In-yeop in the leading roles. The drama will touch upon issues of justice, mental health, and self-love through the unlikely relationship of two individuals from completely different walks of life. It will be interesting to see how their story pans out.
After dominating the K-Pop industry, Kang Daniel will be officially setting foot in the K-Drama world with "Rookie Cops" alongside talented actress Chae Soo-bin. The drama will tell the sweet love story of two young students at the police university as they navigate feelings of infatuation alongside the responsibilities of their careers. "Rookie Cops" is set to premiere in late January 2022.
The Nam Joo-hyuk and Kim Tae-ri couple is a dream come true, to say the least. Bubbling with youthful zest and passion, they will appear together in the romance drama "Twenty Five Twenty One" to portray the maturity and innocence of love at its best. The whole world is waiting eagerly for this drama, which is set to air in February of 2022.
The popularity of sports dramas has been at an all-time high recently and upon combining the genre with romance, you get the perfect blend for success. Park Ju-hyun and Chae Jong-hyeop are both incredibly beloved rising stars and it will be refreshing to see them as leads on screen.
A mystery/detective thriller and a romantic comedy in one, "Minamdang - Case Note" is the best of all worlds. Both Seo In-guk and Oh Yeon-seo are charming beyond belief and the playful premise of the story is perfectly suited to their sensibility. It is expected to be both light-hearted and meaningful yet gripping at the same time. "Minamdang - Case Note" will reportedly air in the first half of 2022.
By Ishani Sarkar
Ishani Sarkar is a Writer, Editor and Hallyu journalist with years of experience in writing about Korean art, entertainment and culture, editing and managing content as well as interviewing Korean artists and celebrities. Ishani Sarkar can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.