Korean Dramas (Index)

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I’m not gonna lie. I didn’t want to watch K-Dramas at first, because everyone had told me how addictive they could be. I was afraid of getting sucked in aaaaannnnnnd that’s pretty much what has happened. There’s no turning back now though ’cause I am hooked! But, really, who needs to sleep, right? ?

Anyhow, here are some of my recent reviews. I’ve also decided to include some Korean films, because — while they’re not K-Dramas — they’re still worth writing about. What do you recommend I watch next?

🇰🇷 Always (오직 그대만) starring So Ji-Sub (소지섭), Han Hyo-Joo (한효주)

🇰🇷 Answer Me 1997 (응답하라 1997) starring Jung Eun-Ji (정은지), Seo In-Guk (서인국)

🇰🇷 Answer Me 1994 (응답하라 1994) starring Go Ara (고아라), Yoo Yun-Sook (유연석)

🇰🇷 Answer Me 1988 (응답하라 1988) starring Lee Hye-Ri (이혜리), Ryu Joon-Yul (류준열)

🇰🇷 Big (빅) starring Gong Yoo (공유), Lee Min-Jung (이민정)

🇰🇷 Boys Over Flowers” (꽃보다 남자) starring Lee Min-Ho (이민호), Ku Hye-Sun (구혜선)

🇰🇷 Cheese in the Trap (치즈 인 더 트랩) starring Kim Go Eun (김고은), Park Hae Jin (박해진)

🇰🇷 Cinderella and Four Knights (신데렐라와 네 명의 기사) starring Jung Il-Woo (정일우), Park So-Dam (박소담)

🇰🇷 Coffee Prince (커피프린스) starring Yoon Eun-Hye (윤은혜), Gong Yoo (공유)

🇰🇷 Descendants of the Sun (태양의 후예) starring Song Joong-Ki (송중기), Song Hye-Kyo (송혜교)

🇰🇷 Doctor Crush (닥터스) starring  Park Shin-Hye (박신혜), Kim Rae-Won (김래원)

🇰🇷 Doggy Poo (강아지 똥) (animated)  

🇰🇷 Dream High (드림하이) starring Kim Soo-Hyun (김수현), Bae Su-Ji (aka Suzy) (배수지)

🇰🇷 Fight My Way (쌈 마이웨이) starring Park Seo Joon (박서준 ), Kim Ji-Won (김지원)

🇰🇷 Ghost (유령) starring So Ji-Sub (소지섭), Lee Yeon-Hee (이연희)

🇰🇷 Go Back Couple (고백부부) starring Jang Na-Ra (장나라), Sohn Ho-Joon (손호준)

🇰🇷 Goblin: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神-도깨비) starring Gong Yoo  (공유), Kim Go-Eun (김고은)

🇰🇷 Heirs (왕관을 쓰려는자, 그무게를 견뎌라-상속자들) starring Lee Min-Ho (이민호), Park Shin-Hye (박신혜)

🇰🇷 Hwarang (화랑: 더 비기닝) starring Park Seo Joon (박서준 ), Go Ara (고아라)

🇰🇷 I’m Sorry, I Love You (미안하다 사랑한다) starring So Ji-Sub (소지섭)

🇰🇷 Loving You A Thousand Times (천만번 사랑해) starring  Lee Soo-Kyung (이수경), Jung Gyu-Woon (정겨운)

🇰🇷 Master’s Sun (주군의 태양) starring So Ji-Sub (소지섭),  Gong Hyo-Jin (공효진)

🇰🇷 Miss Granny (수상한 그녀) starring Shim Eun-Kyung (심은경)

🇰🇷 Moon That Embraces the Sun (해를 품은 달) starring Kim Soo-Hyun (김수현), Han Ga-In (한가인)

🇰🇷 My Love From Another Star (별에서 온 그대) starring Kim Soo-Hyun (김수현), Jeon Ji-Hyun (전지현)

🇰🇷 Noble, My Love (고결한 그대) starring Bang Sung-Hoon (방성훈), Kim Jae-Kyung (김재경)

🇰🇷 Ode to My Father (국제시장) starring Hwang Jung-Min (황정민), Kim Yunjin (김윤진)

🇰🇷 Oh My Venus (오 마이 비너스) starring So Ji-Sub (소지섭), Shin Min-Ah (신민아)

🇰🇷 Once Upon a Time in High School (말죽거리 잔혹사) starring Kwon Sang-Woo (권상우), Lee Jung-Jin (이정진)

🇰🇷 One Sunny Day (좋은 날) starring So Ji-Sub (소지섭), Kim Ji-Won (김지원)

🇰🇷 Phantom (유령) starring So Ji-Sub (소지섭), Lee Yeon-Hee (이연희)

🇰🇷 Pororo’s Racing Adventure” (뽀로로의 슈퍼 썰매 대모험) (animated)

🇰🇷 Producer (프로듀사) starring Kim Soo-Hyun (김수현), Gong Hyo-Jin (공효진)

🇰🇷 Reply 1997 (응답하라 1997) starring Jung Eun-Ji (정은지), Seo In-Guk (서인국)

🇰🇷 Reply 1994 (응답하라 1994) starring Go Ara (고아라), Yoo Yun-Sook (유연석)

🇰🇷 Reply 1988 (응답하라 1988) starring Lee Hye-Ri (이혜리), Ryu Joon-Yul (류준열)

🇰🇷 Running Man (런닝맨) starring Yoo Jae-Suk (유재석)

🇰🇷 Secretly, Greatly (은밀하게 위대하게) starring Kim Soo-Hyun (김수현), Park Ki-Woong (박기웅)    

🇰🇷 Sex is Zero (색즉시공) starring Im Chang-Jung (임창정)

🇰🇷 She was Pretty (그녀는 예뻤다) starring Hwang Jung-Eum (황정음), Park Seo Joon (박서준 )

🇰🇷 Shiri (쉬리) starring Yunjin Kim (김윤진)

🇰🇷 Somehow 18 (어쩌다 18) starring Choi Min-Ho (최민호), Lee Yoo-Bi (이유비)

🇰🇷 Sungkyunkwan Scandal (성균관 스캔들) starring Park Yoo-Chun (박유천), Park, Min-Young (박민영), Song Joong-Ki (송중기)

🇰🇷 Thieves  (도둑들) starring Jeon Ji-Hyun (전지현), Kim Soo-Hyun (김수현)

🇰🇷 Uncontrollably Fond (함부로 애틋하게) starring Kim Woo-Bin (김우빈), Suzy (수지)

🇰🇷 Way Back Home (집으로 가는 길) starring Jeon Do-Yeon (전도연), Go Soo (고수)   

🇰🇷 Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (역도요정 김복주) starring Lee Sung-Kyung (이성경), Nam Joo-Hyuk (남주혁)

Comments (38)

  1. jamie31a says:

    별에서 온 그대! 추천해요. 영어제목은 My love from the star과 You who came from the stars 이 두개 다 사용되는 것 같아요~

  2. aggieinsta says:

    Secret Garden and Fated to Love You are great too if you haven’t watched them yet?? Secret Garden was the first KDrama I watched and it made me fell in love with KDrama?. Fated to Love you is GREAT , too! Now, I’m watching Oh my Venus and She was pretty( hilarious )! You guys are masters of Drama!!!

  3. fairlymary says:

    She was Pretty is by far the funniest, sweetest one I’ve seen. ???

  4. Joan Myers says:

    I am addicted to them here in Calif. will get you the names of the shows.

  5. Pat Lewis says:

    My Love From the Star and Boys Over Flowers are excellent!

  6. My Love From the Star is my all time fave!!

  7. Jenna Segool Torres says:

    BOF, City Hunter, Heirs, Heartstrings, Oh My Venus .. Too many to name !!!

  8. Jessica Gant says:

    Coffee Prince, Protect the Boss, The Virus

  9. Jessica Walker Daniel says:

    Quite possibly my favorite ever: 괜찮아. 사랑이야….I love the actors, the off beat theme, the amazing way the production team dealt with the topic of mental illness, the music…. Just so you know, I’m a kdrama junkie so, I have tons and tons I could share… But, this one is my favorite.

  10. Judy Lee says:

    Coffee Prince was my all time favorite. It was more modern and had really awesome music (in addition to the great story and characters). Others I’ve enjoyed are City Hunter, Healer, My Lovely Samsoon, Rooftop Prince, Secret Garden…

  11. María Laura Martelli Giachino says:

    Yay! I’m a fan of historical K-dramas but I like some comedy too. The last one I watched was “He who can’t marry” very funny and the actor was awesome 🙂

  12. Anna Tzanova says:

    To say that I am a fan of the genre is understatement smile emoticon. Watching Remember at the moment. Some of my favorite: Spring Waltz, Secret Garden, Healer, 9 Nine Time Travels, Kill Me, Heal Me; It’s OK It’s Love…and I can go on and on …. 🙂

  13. Anna Tzanova says:

    My all time most favorites are the sageuks, though. Starting next month I am even co-facilitating a course on Korean Historical Drama through the Mago Academy. You are all invited

  14. MeeJin Annan-Brady Won says:

    How do you watch them? Online?

  15. lee.dae.ho_038 says:

    Lol! KDrama was the initial spark that started my Korean journey! It was “아줌마 가!”/”Here Comes Ajumma!” and it was 136 episodes long! Right now I’m watching “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” and loving it! ??????

  16. ainoseliz says:

    If you want another So Ji Sub fix you have to watch Masters Sun. There are some ghost that are a bit scary but most are pretty funny. The drama itself is rom com so they keep it light.

  17. Jae-Ha Kim says:

    I love that so many of you have been die-hard fans for such a long time! These are some great picks!

  18. Kathy Hewett Tsudama says:

    The historical Jumong with Song Il Gook and it’s 81 episodes brought me to Korean dramas. Secret Garden, Rooftop Prince 옥탑방의 왕세자 ( brought me to Park Yuchun and his kpop group JYJ), The Greatest Love, Faith, Arang and the Magistrate,
    Birth of A Beauty, My Love From Another Star, The Masters Sun (also starring So Ji-Sub). I’m at the second to last episode of Oh My Venus starring So Ji-Sub right now. As Anna said-I can go on and on as well…

  19. nowoncandoiikeme says:

    미사 is one of those i will love FOREVER. i did watch it as a teen so that may be why. I can’t imagine watching it now and loving it. but.. it was a huge hit at the time. i recommend “Oh My Ghost”

  20. 楊衣綾 says:

    Oh My Venus!!!!

  21. accidentalajumma says:

    I checked out your drama list and there seems to be a So Ji Sub theme running through! Have you seen Master’s Sun?

    If you’re willing to give fusion sageuks a go, some of my faves are Arang and the Magistrate, Return of Iljimae and Queen Inhyeon’s Man (which is half set in modern times). Otherwise, Reply 1997 and Reply 1988?

    • Jae-Ha Kim says:

      Hmmmm, is there? Ahem. I hadn’t noticed… I’ve heard that it was really good, but that the first couple episodes are creepy with ghosts and all. True? I tend to watch late at night and don’t want to wake up the whole house screaming… 🙂

  22. mamasophia says:

    You must watch some with Kim Sun Ah who is in Scent of a Woman (makes one want to learn how to tango), City Hall (interesting peek into Korean politics), and My Name is Kim Sam Soon (aka My Lovely Samsoon). Also, Cha Seung-won is one of my favorite actors, particularly in The Greatest Love and City Hall. An oldie, but goodie is Hotelier (best kiss scene ever).

  23. Renee Schneidewind says:

    Someone really likes So Ji-Sub huh 🙂 A few other great dramas: Noble My Love (short episodes), Oh My Ghostess, Ghost (with So Ji Sub), Healer, Heirs (cutesy with lots of actors), I Hear Your Voice, Sensory Couple, She Was Pretty, Moon Embraces the Sun

  24. Jessica Gant says:

    Sonny is a really good movie.

  25. you should watch So JiSub’sMaster’s Sun, Fated to love you, Highschool love on, my love from the star, Lee Min Ho’s personal preference. I have watched a lot of kdramas i forgot some of them ? My love from the star is also one of my favorites. But as of now my top one is Oh My Venus. Hahaha. Cant get over about So Ji Sub’s hotness. ? I’ll be following you so I can check on your review about Master’s Sun. ?

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  27. Hanna says:

    I recommend you to watch Because this is my first life.

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