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[PICK] Korean Dramas Slated to Premiere in February 2022

Edited by Hong Hyun Jung
Translated by Esther Lee

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Credit: JTBC, tvN, SBS, Disney+

It looks like the Beijing Olympics will have an effect on the broadcast schedule of dramas slated to premiere in February. According to networks, some shows will go on break due to the Olympics broadcast, and others will premiere starting in the middle of February. Let’s take a look at which dramas are up for the February release.

 

tvN’s Twenty-Five Twenty One (2/12)

Twenty-Five Twenty One is a drama directed and written by Jung Ji Hyun and Kwon Do Eun of Search: WWW. It depicts the struggles and growth of young people whose dreams were shattered in the year 1998. The drama depicts the innocence and feistiness of youth, with Kim Tae Ri playing Na Hui Do, a teen fencing athlete who refuses to give up even when her team disbands due to the IMF crisis. Nam Joo Hyuk takes on the role of Baek Yi Jin, the eldest son of a family deeply affected by the IMF. Bona, Choi Hyun Wook, and Lee Joo Myung will star as key characters, portraying the youth of that time. Depicting the resilience of the youth living in the IMF era, this drama will be able to provide comfort and healing for all of us in the midst of our exhausting lives.

 

JTBC’s Forecasting Love and Weather (2/12)

Forecasting Love and Weather is an office romance drama about the work and love lives of people who work at the Korea Meteorological Administration. The drama is garnering much attention as it stars a couple of strong leads, Park Min Young and Song Kang. The actress plays Jin Ha Kyung, the youngest weather forecast manager to be hired since the Meteorological Administration was formed. The actor plays Lee Si Woo, a passionate and joyful employee who manages general affairs and special reports team 2. Yoon Park will stir tensions between the two as Park Min Young’s ex-boyfriend Han Ki Jun and the spokesperson for the Meteorological Administration. Will Park Min Young and Song Kang’s office romance be able to clear the controversy surrounding Snowdrop and record good results?

 

JTBC’s Thirty, Nine (2/16)

Thirty, Nine is a drama about the friendship and love lives of three 39-year-old women who first met one another when they were eighteen years old and have been friends since. Son Ye Jin, who hasn’t appeared on the small screen in three years since Crash Landing on You, is joined by Hospital Playlist star Jeon Mi Do and musical actress Kim Ji Hyun. Together, they will showcase their heartwarming womence as best friends of one another. Will this unique story of three women be able to gain the viewer’s attention and restore JTBC’s reputation?

 

Disney+’s Grid (2/16)

Grid is a sci-fi thriller written by Stranger’s writer Lee Su Hyun, and it is Disney Plus’ first UHD original series. It tells the story of a mysterious person called ‘the ghost’ who appears as an accomplice of a serial killer 24 years after creating the shield called ‘Grid’ that protects mankind from the toxic solar wind. Seo Kang Joon plays Kim Sae Ha, a government employee who tries to track down ‘the ghost.’ Kim Ah Joong transforms into a homicide detective named Jung Sae Byeok, who witnesses ‘the ghost’ in her pursuit of the serial killer. Kim Mu Yeol takes on the role of Song In Jin, another government employee who doesn’t believe in the ghost’s existence. Lee Si Young will be starring as the mysterious figure known as ‘the ghost.’ Will Disney Plus be able to achieve satisfactory results with Grid after its rather disappointing first attempt?

 

SBS’ A Business Proposal (2/21)

A Business Proposal is a romantic comedy-drama based on a webtoon of the same name. It depicts the romance between a hot and successful businessman and his employee who accidentally goes on a blind date with him. Kim Se Jeong stars as a woman who meets her boss on a blind date that she went instead of her friend. Ahn Hyo Seop plays Kang Tae Mu, a cold and fiesty CEO with gorgeous looks. His employees often joke about how handsome he is and even say that his face could be one of the reasons why they go to work. Will the two popular stars live up to the hype of their original work?

 

tvN’s Kill Heel (2/23)

Kill Heel depicts the endless desires and struggles of three female home shopping hosts. Kim Ha Neul, Kim Sung Ryung, and Lee Hye Young will showcase their womance as they star as the women who are blinded by success and jealousy. Kim Ha Neul stars as Woo Hyun, who aspires to be UNI Home Shopping’s top host. Lee Hye Young plays UNI Home Shopping’s vice president Mo Lan, who was just an employee. Kim Sung Ryung stars as UNI Home Shopping’s top host, Ok Sun. Considering that it is a women-centric show, attention is being drawn to whether or not it will beat the popularity of Mine that aired last year.

 

Netflix’s Juvenile Justice (2/25)

Juvenile Justice is a second South Korean show that will launch on Netflix in 2022. It follows a tough judge named Sim Eun Seok (Kim Hye Soo), who balances her aversion to minor offenders with firm beliefs on justice and punishment as she tackles complex cases inside a juvenile court. The teaser, which was released on January 25th, shocked viewers by showing a juvenile offender under 14 finding a loophole within the system to avoid going behind bars. Attention is being drawn to whether it will address the ongoing social issue of pardoning adolescent offenders between the ages of 10 and 14.

 

tvN’s Military Prosecutor Doberman (2/28)

Military Prosecutor follows a military prosecutor named Do Be Man (Ahn Bo Hyun) who chose the job for money. After meeting Cha Woo In (Jo Bo Ah), another officer in military prosecution who enlisted for revenge, the two fight injustice in the military to become true prosecutors. Ahn Bo Hyun stars as Do Bae Man, who joined the army to put himself on a path to success. Although he doesn’t have a high school diploma, he passes the bar exam and decides to work in military prosecution to get on the fast track. Jo Bo Ah plays rookie military prosecutor Cha Woo In, the only daughter of a chaebol family. These two actors will star as partners with contrasting backgrounds and fight against the corruption and injustice within the military.

 

Edited Hong Hyun Jung: I am a K-content guide who publishes various articles for people to enjoy Korean movies and dramas deeper and richer. I’ll introduce you to the works that you can laugh, cry and sympathize with.

Translator Esther Lee: I’ll be providing you with up-to-date, reliable Korean entertainment news. Enjoy!

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