Top 7 K-dramas praised the most by international fans in 2022: “Business Proposal” is nowhere in sight? 

On IMDb, the world’s most popular site for reviews and ratings of TV series and movies, there are 7 K-dramas that recorded remarkable scores within 2022. All of these were scored at least 8.0 on a scale of 10.0, and received over 1000 reviews. Below are these 7 outstanding series. 

1. Extraordinary Attorney Woo

Extraordinary Attorney Woo

Topping this list is the airing hit series “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, which received a spectacular 9.2 score on IMDb, alongside various acclaim in the review section. 

International audiences prove to be moved by the meaningful messages within this K-drama, as well as the representation of people with autism spectrum. The action skills of cast members, such as Park Eun Bin and Kang Tae Oh, are also listed as a reason for the viewer’s praises. 

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2. Twenty Five, Twenty One

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Despite airing during the same period with “Business Proposal”, “Twenty Five, Twenty One” recorded a way higher IMDb score at 8.7/10. 

Reviews of “Twenty Five, Twenty One” cited the light-hearted writing and meaningful stories in the show. However, many viewers put a lower score as they were displeased with the “unhappy ending”. 

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3. Our Blues 

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Even before it started to air, “Our Blues” had attracted attention with a star-studded cast including Shin Min Ah, Han Ji Min, Kim Woo Bin, Lee Byung Hun, and many more. 

At first, “Our Blues” was said to have performed under expectations, but managed to rebound in its later half. The life lessons in the series, as well as its accurate representation of people with disability helped the series achieve an IMDb score of 8.6.

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3. Alchemy of Souls 

Alchemy Of Souls

At first, “Alchemy of Souls” was drowned in criticism for copying allegations” and “odd historical styling”. However, the series still managed to attract international audiences for its gripping and unique plotline. 

As a result, “Alchemy of Souls” managed to secure a similar score with “Our Blues”, at 8.6. The series is expected to explode even more with its second part. 

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5. My Liberation Notes 

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Despite its lack of dramatic scenes and pivotal plotlines, Kim Ji Won’s return series obtained numerous praises from the public and critics alike. 

With natural acting, gentle writing, and great characterization, “My Liberation Notes” achieved a score of 8.3 on IMDb. 

6. Business Proposal 

A Business Proposal

Despite making waves across Asia, “Business Proposal”, which starred Ahn Hyo Seop and Kim Se Jeong, received a score lower than most series in the list. 

In particular, fun and simple as it was, “Business Proposal” only got 8.1 on IMDb, as many viewers find the series “cliché” and “generic

7. Juvenile Justice 

Juvenile Justice

The legal drama “Juvenile Justice” focuses on the grim nature of underage criminals, and is embedded with various social messages. 

With such a theme, the series somewhat won over the international audience, and made it to the list with an IMDb score of 8.0

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