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Top 10 Best Korean Fantasy TV Shows 2022 Korean Series To Watch On
Korean fiction television shows are a speciality of the streaming service Netflix. The streamer has proved itself to be a home for Korean drama serials, with a recent report from the firm Newzoo revealing that Netflix is now the third-largest source of traffic for Korean dramas after rival streamer Hulu and the now-defunct TV Channel. Now, with the upcoming premiere of Marvel's The Lives of Others, attracting thousands of new viewers to the action-adventure series, here's a list of the top 10 best Korean fantasy TV shows of 2022.
Dark is the first Korean fantasy TV series produced by the renowned Studio Can, and follows the exploits of an elite unit of female warriors known as the Dark Angels. The series is based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Haruichi Furudate, and was first published in Japanese media in 2010. The story begins in a medieval Korean setting where the main characters are engaged in a battle of wits to determine who will ultimately rule over Gunkanjima, an island nation. The series is headlined by Son Ye-jin and Choi Min-ho, and also features Kim Jae-joong, Kim Tae-sung, Lee Jung-jae, and others.
2. The Divine
The Divine is a Japanese-Korean co-production from the studios of A-1 Pictures and Studio Can, and follows the exploits of a team of elite priests known as the ‘Deva Angels.' Set in the fictitious country of Kyozan, the six-part epic series centers on Shintarō (a.k.a Harry), a brilliant and fearless young priest who seeks adventure, and his team of five fellow Deva Angels. Together, they fight to defend the weak and save lives, facing off against deadly demons, and other supernatural creatures. The series is directed by Takashi Yoshida and Haruichi Furudate, with scripts written by Keiko Nobuchiyuki and storyboarded by Ryo Nishikido. The first episode of The Divine premiered on Netflix on March 6th, and has since been met with critical acclaim both in Japan and South Korea.
Kingdom is a ten-part Korean miniseries produced by Sinemia and directed by Ryoo Seung-wan. It follows the story of Park Chung-sang, the 14th king of the Korean Chung Dynasty. The first episode of Kingdom was released on Netflix on March 6th, and was recently certified fresh on the platform with a score of 98%. Set in the 17th century, during the era of Japanese invasions and colonization of Korea, the series centers on the titular king as he wages civil war against the Japanese in order to restore China's lost influence in the region. Park Chung-sang is helped by his wife Queen In-hye and Crown Prince Hyun-hyo, and also features Kim Rae-won, Lee Deok-hwa, Yoo Yeon-sung, and others.
4. The Odd Family
The Odd Family is an Indian-Korean co-production from the studios of Disney and Dong-A. The half-hour comedy-drama series is headlined by Sushmita Sadhu, and centers on the adventures of an interracial Indian/Korean family, living in the fictional New York City. The series also features S. Shailaja, Amit Bhattacharya, Sandeep Kaur, and Ranjeev Marphat, and was first published in India in 2016. The series was released by Netflix on November 15th, and was recently certified fresh on the platform with a score of 97%.
5. Knock On Wood
Knock On Wood is a supernatural horror comedy series from the producers of the hit movies Trainwreck and Night School. The series follows the exploits of a group of young adult friends who meet once a week to play music together, led by the genius composer Wood (played by Alec Baldwin). Unfortunately, Wood's unique brand of genius frequently gets him in trouble, as he constantly breaks his own rules and ruffles the feathers of his famous neighbour, the maestro (played by John Goodman). The series is the creation of Stephen Colbert (of The Office, The Great American Liar, and Parks and Recreations), and is set in the world of arts and academia. The first season became available for streaming on October 23rd, and was recently certified fresh on the platform with a score of 96%.
6. The Seven Summits
The Seven Summits is an Australian-Korean co-production from the Seven Network and the popular blog My Hobby. The series follows renowned mountain climber and guide Will Spears, who sets out to conquer the seven summits — the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. The show pits Spears against the odds, as he strives to complete his quest while battling dangerous predators, and meeting unusual or eccentric characters along the way. The series features an ensemble cast led by Will Spears, with guest appearances by Eric Bana, Jason Dyer, and others.
7. El Capitán Piccolo
El Capitán Piccolo is a Mexican - Korean co-production from the studios of Ambit Pictures and Studio Can, and centers on the eponymous hero, whose real name is Juan López. The hero is a legendary figure known for his sharp tongue and strong arm. He is initially employed by the Mexican Federales to capture outlaws and dangerous criminals, and later, takes it upon himself to rescue innocent people from mistaken identity. The first season of the series premiered on Netflix on October 23rd and was recently certified fresh on the platform with a score of 96%.
8. Cobra Queen
Cobra Queen is an Indonesian-Korean co-production from the studios of Wake Up & Grind Films and Sinemia. Set in contemporary Indonesia, the series follows the exploits of Durga (a female Cobra Agent), who wears a striking black and red dress and acts as both hunter and prey. She battles criminals and drug traffickers and protects the weak, while also searching for truth, justice, and the durg (that is, the Cobra Agent leader). The first season of Cobra Queen was released on Netflix on October 16th, and recently received a 93% rating on the platform.
9. The Last Detective
The Last Detective is a French-Korean co-production from the studios AMAZING FILMS and Studio Can, and is directed by Ryoo Seung-wan. It follows the story of Hae-Soo (played by Kim Jong-hyuk), an elite detective who sets out to solve crimes that go beyond the boundaries of his home city. While investigating a murder, Hae-Soo befriends Ju-young (played by Sol Jeong), a genius programmer who develops a computer algorithm that helps Hae-Soo solve cases. Together, they work to bring down a criminal syndicate while unraveling the intricate web of lies that underpins the modern-day criminal world. The series is based on the French graphic novel Le Dernier Noir (The Last Detective), written by Sébastien Japrisot and illustrated by Nicolas Brunner and Yann Lesurgey. The first season of The Last Detective was released by Netflix on September 25th, and has since been met with critical acclaim.