2022 has been an incredibly strong year for k-dramas on Netflix. With our July update, we can confirm the total number of hours viewed for k-drama exceeds over 1 billion. We’ll continue to keep track of all of the most-watched K-Dramas on Netflix.
Below are the most-watched K-Dramas on Netflix so far in 2022:
1. All of Us are Dead
Top TV Show Ranking on Netflix: #4
Total Hours Viewed in February 2022: 536,390,000
Total Hours Viewed in July 2022: 659,510,000 (23% Increase)
South Korea has excelled at the zombie horror titles over the past decade, which has seen some incredible releases such as Train to Busan, Rampant, Kingdom, and Alive. Thanks to the aforementioned titles it was a no-brainer that All of Us Are Dead would be wildly popular with Netflix subscribers. In fact, the series is so popular, that a second season is also on the way.
While the series didn’t generate the same amount of views as Squid Game, over 650 million hours viewed is nothing to scoff at.
2. Business Proposal
Top TV Show Ranking on Netflix: #8
Total Hours Viewed in July 2022: 279, 110, 000
Added to Netflix at the very end of February, Business Proposal has been the best performing weekly k-drama on Netflix in 2022. The series is an adaptation of a beloved and popular webtoon novel The Office Blind Date so its popularity shouldn’t come as any surprise.
3. Twenty Five Twenty One
Top TV Show Ranking on Netflix: #25
Total Hours Viewed in 2022: 171,610,000
A story with a throwback to the 90s is an easy way to grab the attention of many millennial subscribers. The series has performed extremely well in South Korea, which shouldn’t surprise anyone, and the series was also able to make it into the top tens of many Asian and Middle-Eastern countries.
4. Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area
Top TV Show Ranking on Netflix: #40
Total Hours Viewed in July 2022: 98,370,000
It’s been a long wait for the release of the Korean adaptation of the worldwide phenomenon that was Money Heist. While the series hasn’t seen the same level of popularity as its predecessor, it’s still a worthy adaptation and with its Korean charm adds something new to the story.
5. Forecasting Love and Weather
Top TV Show Ranking on Netflix: #42
Total Hours Viewed in July 2022: 100,850,000
Thanks to the likes of Navillera, Sweet Home, Love Alarm, and more, Song Kang is one of the most recognizable actors on Netflix. Often finding himself in excellent dramas and romantic comedies it comes as no surprise that Forecasting Love and Weather was another popular series.
Top TV Show Ranking on Netflix: #48
Total Hours Viewed in July 2022: 32,800,000
Despite its struggle to remain in the top tens, Tomorrow was still able to earn itself tens of millions of viewing hours. If you’re looking for something more alternative from the k-drama lineup then don’t be sleeping on Tomorrow.
7. Our Blues
Top TV Show Ranking on Netflix: #53
Total Hours Viewed in July 2022: 105,150,000
The latest weekly k-dramas remain consistent by reaching over 100,000,000 hours viewed. With so many returning and new k-drama fans, shows such as Our Blues are testament to just how high the standard of k-dramas is on Netflix.
8. Our Beloved Summer
Top TV Show Ranking on Netflix: #56
Total Hours Viewed in February 2022: 105,070,000
Total Hours Viewed in July 2022: 115, 050,000 (9.4% Increase)
Romantic dramas are a dime a dozen in the K-Drama world, however, no matter how many there are Netflix subscribers continue to adore them all. What made Our Beloved Summer extra special was the chemistry between actor Choi Woo Shik and actress Kim Da Mi, who perfectly displayed t…. the complicated feelings of love and what it means to grow as a person.
Top TV Show Ranking on Netflix: #60
Total Hours Viewed in July 2022: 52,650,000
Netflix had an extremely strong lineup of k-drama content this Spring, so with so much attention split between multiple k-dramas, it’s still a fantastic achievement that Thirty-Nine had over 50 million hours viewed.
10. Juvenile Justice
Top TV Show Ranking on Netflix: #61
Total Hours Viewed in July 2022: 134,560,000
Juvenile Justice is one of the most-watched k-dramas on Netflix in 2022. At almost 135 million hours viewed, if it wasn’t for the weekly k-dramas, then the series would be ranked second highest, missing out on the top spot thanks to All of Us Are Dead.
Overall number in top 10s: #79
Total Hours Viewed Since Release: 2,271,390,000 million
There isn’t much else to be said about Squid Game than what already has been said. The series took the world by storm and exploded into pop culture in such a way that no one could have predicted.
Several months after the series release and fans are still tuning in to watch the show, so many in fact it’s keeping up with other K-Dramas that have only just been released recently. With an eye-watering 2,263,910,000 hours viewed, Squid Game is far and beyond the most successful series, Netflix has ever produced. So it’s a good thing the series will be returning for a second season in the not-so-distant future…
What has been your favorite K-Drama series to watch on Netflix in 2022? Let us know in the comments below!