Top 10 Winter KDramas to Watch for the 2022 Holiday Season

A photo of Jisoo from Snowdrop

It’s finally the season you’ve been waiting for: Winter!

With the daytime becoming shorter than the night, it only means one thing… It’s the perfect time to wrap yourself in a blanket and watch a kdrama to bring warmth to you. :3

I’ve also included details under each winter kdrama- things like the year of release, number of episodes, genres, and the kdrama cast (let me know if you spot your favs!).

After reading this article...

  • decide which winter kdrama is first on your list (whilst freezing in the cold weather)
  • make your hot chocolate
  • wrap yourself in a warmmm blanket
  • watch that kdrama (just imagine being all warm and cosy, and not freezing)

Anyway, let’s get onto the list of Top 10 Winter Kdramas!

Top 10 Winter Kdramas

1. Touch Your Heart

Year of Release: 2019

Number of Episodes: 16

Starring: Yoo In-na & Lee-Dong-wook

Genres: Romantic Comedy, Courtroom TV Programmes, Romantic TV Programmes

This TV series is great for you if you’re looking for a romantic kdrama with some humour. Touch Your Heart is about a top actress whose established career starts to decline as she gets caught in a scandal with a son of a rich family. Wanting to make a comeback, she takes on a job as a secretary for a perfectionist attorney in order to prepare herself for the new acting role.

Watch this 40-second trailer of Touch Your Heart:

The wholesomeness of the kdrama and the laughs you’ll experience as you watch, makes this a great choice as a winter kdrama- perfect to warm you up in the winter season! Also, actor Song Kang makes an appearance in the kdrama as a deliveryman- so if he’s one of your favourite kdrama actors, that’s more of a reason for you to watch Touch Your Heart!

A photo from touch your heart
A photo from touch your heart
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2. When The Weather is Fine

Starring: Seo Kang-joon & Park Min-young

Genres: Romance

Year of Release: 2020

Number of Episodes: 16

A photo from when the weather is fine
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When the Weather Is Fine is a romantic kdrama filmed during the winter season. It’s a story about forgiveness, healing and love based around a small bookstore in the countryside. This winter kdrama is wholesome as it captures small daily events in each character’s lives- even the different personal issues of the side characters. Giving this kdrama a watch also makes you appreciate the little things in life, and reminds you to slow down.

Here is the trailer for When The Weather Is Fine

3. Romance is a Bonus Book

Starring: Lee Na-young & Lee Jong-suk

Genres: Romance

Year of Release: 2019

Number of Episodes: 16

In Romance Is a Bonus Book,  a love story begins to unfold as a previously popular copywriter struggling to land a job, becomes a temporary worker in the same building as a young, successful and handsome writer. Give this winter kdrama a watch if you’re looking for something chill and enjoyable to watch!

A photo from romance is a bonus book
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A photo from romance is a bonus book
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4. Something in The Rain

Starring: Son Ye-jin & Jung Hae-In

Genres: Romance

Year of Release: 2018

Number of Episodes: 16

Something in The Rain is a winter kdrama story of a woman in her mid-30s who had just been dumped by a man she wanted to marry, and for the worst reason: she’s not attractive at all as a woman. Just at that moment, her childhood best friend’s younger brother appears before her with a bright smile on his face. From here, her gut feeling tells her that she would fall in love with him this time.

A photo from something in the rain
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5. Lovestruck in The City

Starring: Ji-Chang-Wook & Kim Ji-Won

Genres: Romance

Year of Release: 2020

Number of Episodes: 16

Lovestruck In The City is a winter kdrama where the main leads leave a small beach city to return to the realities of the busy work life, and dealing with the remnants of a failed relationship left at the beach. What really makes this kdrama enjoyable to watch is the change in locations between the beach and the city.

A photo from lovestruck in the city
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6. Snowdrop

Starring: Jisoo (from BLACKPINK) & Jung Hae-In

Genres: Romance, Action, Fiction, Dark Comedy

Year of Release: 2021

Number of Episodes: 16

A photo from snowdrop
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If you’re a BLINK, this is a drama you’ll want to put right at the top of your list of winter kdramas to watch (if you haven’t already haha). The kdrama follows a student at a women’s university in Seoul, when her life suddenly changes when a man arrives at the university covered in blood. The two are put at risk due to a dangerous secret that threatens the country, as they fall into a forbidden love.

This kdrama is available to watch on Disney+. And if you’re wondering what else you could watch with your Disney+ account, check out this article on Re-live BTS Memories: PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – LA “PTD LA on Disney Plus”

7. My ID is Gangnam Beauty

Starring: Soo-hyang Im, ASTRO Cha Eun-Woo & Woo-Ri Jo

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Year of Release: 2018

Number of Episodes: 16

My ID is Gangnam Beauty follows a troubled student as she recovers her self-esteem after being bullied. In the winter kdrama, she gets to know a handsome man after getting her plastic surgery, however soon she is labelled by others as “Gangnam plastic surgery monster."

a photo from my ID is Gangnam beauty
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8. Sky Castle

Starring: Jung-ah Yum, Tae-ran Lee, Yun Se-ah

Genres: Mystery

Year of Release: 2018

Number of Episodes: 20

A photo from sky castle
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9. Itaewon Class

Starring: Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-Mi, Yoo Jae-myung

Genres: Romance

Year of Release: 2020

Number of Episodes: 16

A photo from itaewon class
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If you’re an ARMY, you’ll know that one of BTS V’s best friends, Park Seo-Joon, stars in the show Itaewon Class. This winter kdrama follows the story of an ex-con and his friends fight a mighty foe to make their ambitious dreams for their street bar into a reality. Definitely give this show a watch as it is so heart-warming- perfect to warm you up in this cold season.

10. The Penthouse

Starring: Lee Ji-ah, Eugene, Kim So-yeon

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Year of Release: 2020

Number of Episodes: 16

I watched this drama this year, and I have to say that this has to be one of my favourite kdramas. There are so many twists, which makes it exciting, and you’ll literally want to watch one episodes after another! The story is based around a woman who strives to reach her goal of entering high society by becoming the “queen” in the 100th floor of the penthouse, named Hera Palace. This winter kdrama is the one for you if you want to watch a crime/mystery kdrama!

a photo from the penthouse
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a photo from the penthouse
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So, which winter kdrama will you be watching? Or have you watched some of them before? I’m curious to know!

Here at The Daebak Company we have kdrama merch and kdrama OST albums (like the ones I’ve linked in the article). So, if you’re looking for where to buy kdrama merch, browse our products today!

One more thing… You just have to make sure that you stock up on your favourite Korean snacks before watching these winter kdramas! So, get together with your friends, grab your favourite kdrama Korean snacks, and enjoy a cosy winter kdrama marathon night!

But for now, goodbye and stay safe and healthy! I’ll see you in the next post <3

Written by: Sabah Hafeez


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