April has been an exciting month for all the K-drama watchers! While it marked the end of certain go-to K-dramas like ‘A Business Proposal’ and ‘Twenty-Five Twenty-One,’ it also opened the door to several much-awaited K-dramas set to be released this month. The explosive success of the Netflix K-drama, ‘A Business Proposal’ has created history by being the second-streamed show on the platform of all time (just behind Bridgerton). We can hope more Korean shows, coming from a variety of genres, to perform well in the international market this time too. Luckily, we have tons of options to choose from since the May 2022 K-dramas set has been packed with both chilling rom-coms as well as thrilling mysteries!
Here are the top seven most-anticipated K-dramas, scheduled to be released this month, that might end up being the most compelling and addicting to you! Let us know which one are you impatient about to watch as soon as they start airing. Let’s begin now!
7. Kiss Sixth Sense
Director: Nam Ki Hoon
Screenwriter: Jeon Yoo Ri
Starring: Yoon Kye Sang, Seo Ji Hye, Kim Ji Suk, Lee Joo Yeon, Hwang Bo Ra, Yoo Jung Ho
Total Number of Episodes: 10
Airing: May 25, 2022 – July 27, 2022
Where to Watch: Disney+
Among the other K-dramas releasing in May, ‘Kiss Sixth Sense’ is an extrasensory romance comedy inspired by the webtoon ‘Kiss Sixth Sense’ created by Gatnyeo. It revolves around a workaholic named Ye Sul who works at an advertising company. She possesses a special skill through which she can see the future of a person by kissing him. On the other hand, her boss, Cha Min Hoo, is very sensitive, with his five senses being ten times more powerful than that of an ordinary human being. When Ye Sul accidentally kisses Min Hoo, which is a tried and tested K-drama troupe, she gets shocked to see both of them in bed together in the future.
6. Rose Mansion
Screenwriter: Yoo Kab Yeol
Starring: Im Ji Yeon, Yoon Kyun Sang, Jung Woong In, Son Byung Ho, Song Ji In, Lee Mi Do
Total Number of Episodes: 12
Airing: May 13, 2022 – July 15, 2022
Where to Watch: TVING
The story follows a woman named Ji Na, who works as a temporary contract employee at a hotel. While everyone perceives her to look normal on the outside, she is a person suffering from an inferiority complex. Upon hearing about her sister’s sudden disappearance from the Rose Mansion Apartment, the residence of her parents, she visits the place, only to discover unexpected situations there. She finds it hard to trust the people living at Rose Mansion, who seem suspicious in many ways. Together with Detective Min Soo, she works to find the truth behind the disappearance.
5. The Witch is Alive
Director: Kim Yoon Cheol
Starring: Lee Yoo Ri, Lee Min Young, Yoon So Yi, Jung Sang Hoon, Kim Young Jae, Ryu Yeon Seok
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Airing: May 7, 2022 – June 26, 2022
After the success of ‘Thirty-Nine,’ tvN is coming up with a new female-centered K-drama in May 2022 revolving around three women coming from different family backgrounds. While one of them, Gong Ma Ri, is a housewife who wants an alternate way to terminate her marriage, after learning about her husband’s love affair, Yang Jin A suffers from the anxiety of not being able to protect the money she received after the death of her wickedness.
On the other hand, Chae Hee Soo, who is the daughter-in-law of a wealthy family, endures her husband’s indifferent behavior towards her while still taking care of her ailing mother-in-law, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Her life changes when her mother-in-law offers her a terrifying but tempting deal. The three friends encounter enemies whom they wish to kill.
4. Doctor Lawyer
Director: Lee Yong Seok
Screenwriter: Jang Hong Chul
Starring: So Ji Sub, Shin Sung Rok, Im Soo Hyang, Lee Joo Bin, Lee Kyung Young, Choi Jae Woong
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Airing: May 27, 2022 – July 16, 2022
Among the other May 2022 K-dramas, ‘Doctor Lawyer’ is another multi-lead law-medical thriller that centers on an elite surgeon named Han Yi Han, who excels in both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. However, his life takes a sharp turn with one of his surgeries which leads to the death of the patient. His medical license gets revoked, but instead of giving up, he works hard to return as a lawyer four years later who specializes in medical litigation. Believing that his former surgery had gone well, he is determined to uncover the truth behind the incident. Yi Han is a just and fair lawyer who punishes people guilty of committing medical malpractice.
3. Woori The Virgin
Director: Jung Jung Hwa
Screenwriter: Jang Ah Mi
Starring: Im Soo Hyang, Sung Hoon, Shin Dong Wook, Hong Ji Yoon, Lee Min Ji, Hong Eun Hee
Total Number of Episodes: 14
Airing: May 9, 2022 – June 21, 2022
Where to Watch: Viki
Set to premiere in May 2022, this upcoming satirical rom-com K-drama, ‘Woori The Virgin’ is the South Korean adaptation of the 2014 American TV series, ‘Jane the Virgin’ that centers on a 29-year-old woman named Oh Woo Ri, who works as the assistant writer of a trendy drama series. She has been in a serious relationship with Detective Lee Gang Jae but wishes to stay a virgin till she gets married. Her life takes an entire 360-degree turn when she gets pregnant through the process of artificial insemination accidentally while undergoing a regular medical examination.
Raphael, the biological father of the baby in Woo Ri’s womb, is a rich President of a cosmetics company. Despite being married to Lee Ma Ri, who is insensitive to love, he leads an unhappy life. Woo Ri finds herself unaided as her boyfriend asks her to marry him without being aware of her pregnancy.
2. The Sound of Magic
Director: Kim Seong Yoon
Screenwriter: Kim Min Jung
Starring: Ji Chang Wook, Choi Sung Eun, Hwang In Yeop, Nam Da Reum, Hong Seo Hee, Yoo Jae Myung
Total Number of Episodes: 6
Airing: May 6, 2022
Where to Watch: Netflix
One of the most anticipated K-dramas of the year, ‘The Sound of Magic,’ marks the return of action drama expert Ji Chang Wook and the rising actor Hwang In Yeop alongside ‘Beyond Evil’ actress Choi Sung Yeon. Adapted from the popular webtoon ‘Annarasumanara’ by Ha Il Kwon, it is a fantasy musical drama that follows a mysterious magician whose sudden appearance in Yun Ah Yi, a high school girl’s life, changes everything. Although Yoon Ah Yi leads a difficult life with both her parents having escaped from home, working several part-time jobs to finance herself and her sister, she is the top student in her school.
Her classmate, Na Il Deung, is equally competitive and works hard to get the first rank. She wishes to overcome her poor financial circumstances by becoming an adult as soon as possible and having a stable job. When her condition begins to go downhill, she comes across Lee Eul, a mysterious magician, at an abandoned theme park. With his magic, he comforts Yoon Ah Yi, who believes in his magic. The trailer seems promising, and if the story is executed well, ‘Sound of Magic’ might end up becoming a banger!
Screenwriter: Yoon Young Mi
Director: Park Bong Sub
Starring: Seo Yea Ji, Park Byung Eun, Yoo Sun, Lee Sang Yeob
Total Number of Episodes: 16
Airing: May 25, 2022 – July 14, 2022
Where to Watch: Viki
We hope it’s not just us who had been waiting for Seo Yea Ji’s much-needed comeback since 2020’s psychological rom-com, ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay,’ is it? With ‘Eve,’ the actress has promised the coldest revenge in a character who is like a dangerous flower with killer charms! Born between a beautiful mother and a genius-minded father, Lee Ra El transforms herself into what she is at present after the unfortunate death of her father. As the show tells a tale of romance, it involves an unbelievably expensive divorce lawsuit of a chaebol with Lee Ra El as a center, worth 2 trillion won that shocks the whole nation.
On the other hand, Seo Eun Pyung, a skilled human rights lawyer falls in love with Lee Ra El and gives everything up. The show also features the beautiful and confident Han So Ra, who is the only daughter of a capable politician, married into the powerful LJ Group chaebol family. She has been harboring a dark secret of being mentally unstable while being obsessed with lasting young.