I'm not sure when my obsession with korean dramas started. May be when I got really tired of long running Indian serials with the repetitive plots? When the stories stopped making sense:)
SO today I am compiling a list of the dramas that I have watched in the past 3 years and don't mind watching time and again. If you haven't started yet, I am very sure, you will get addicted once you start! I will split the list in 2 parts. You will find the link of the second list in the end of this post.
Note: (I'm not writing them in any sequence. They are all my favorites and can't really number them)
1. LOVE O2O
Jung hoo also called Healer is an "érrand boy" who works for money and can do anything except murder. A reporter Chae Young falls in love with him but Jung hoo's profession does not allow him to have affection for anyone. To protect Chae Young from any danger, he pushes her away but not for long. Their love starts growing stronger in the midst of action while they work together to expose people involved in their parents' death.
The best part of this drama is its power packed spell binding action that will suit everybody's taste and the awww-so-cute and ohhhhh-my romance between Jung hoo and Chae Young.
GENRE: Action, Thriller, Romance
4. I AM NOT ROBOT
This Korean drama was the best drama of 2017 for me. An epic story of 32 episodes, this drama made me laugh my head off. Watching these lead actors's story was truly an emotional, hilarious and romantic journey that I will never be able to forget I guess.
Plot: Yoo Seung Ho (Kim Min Kyu) is an innocent, exceptionally talented business man who is allergic to human touch due to a past incident. He meets a super cute and smart Robot Chae Soo Bin (Jo Ji Ah) who is actually a human but is acting as a robot for an important experiment. The ball starts rolling when Jo Ji Ah had to stay at Kim Min Kyu's place as Robot and slowly she starts to see a warm, charming, lonely boy hidden under the layers of this loathsome, indifferent, and cold businessman.
This is a must watch drama, if for nothing else, then for Yoo Seung Ho's adorable, alluring smile. wink:
GENRE: Romance, Emotional, Science, Comedy.
The drama stars a phenomenal actor Ji Sung (Cha Do Hyun) who is a handsome Chaebol suffering from personality disorder. He has 7 different personalities that appear and make the viewers laugh, cry, and squeeze on the seat. Hwang-Jun Eum (Oh Ri Jin) is a compassionate psychiatrist who agrees to heal Cha Do Hyun. Eventually many surprises are revealed while we go on an emotional romantic ride of 20 episodes with these two love birds who also happen to be the childhood friends.
GENRE: Psychological, Suspense, Melodrama, Romance, Comedy.
6. GENTLEMAN'S DIGNITY
One of the best and my most favorites of all time.
This drama was an unexpected surprise. I didn't believe it to be that good but it surpassed my expectations.
Plot and review: The drama follows the blooming love stories of 4 gentlemen in their mid 30s. The best of the drama comes from the wonderful everlasting friendship of these 4 gentleman who are with each other since their school life. This friendship provides much of the entertainment and laughter and keeps the drama interesting from beginning till end.
The story's main couple is Jang-Dong-gun (Kim Do Jin) who is an architect and Kim Ha Neul (Seo-yi Soo) who is a school teacher. Kim Do Jin is a playboy who loves his freedom but falls in love with Seo Yi Soo and relentlessly pursues her until she gives in. But things get complicated when Kim Do Jin's past visits his present and he pushes Seo Yi Soo away for her own good. Now it is Seo Yi Soo who pursues Kim Do Jin until he bends on his kneel and confesses his eternal love for her.
A beautiful love story indeed packed with lots of laughter.
GENRE: Comedy, Romance, Friendship
P.S If you are Kim Woo-Bin fan, you must watch this. He is playing the role of a troubled cute tough-to-deal-with school kid who has a special soft corner for his school teacher Seo-Yi Soo- his one sided first true love.
Definitely a must watch if you already love Korean Dramas or if you are starting to watch Korean drama. This one is highly recommended.
Plot and Review: With hospital at the centre of most of the activities, the (20 episodes) drama trails a beautiful, mature, cute and passionate story of two doctors who were once teacher and student and have stood by each other in all good and bad times.
Park Shin Hye (the main actress) is at her best in this drama and totally stands out.
GENRE: Light comedy, Romance, friendship and relationships, hospital life.
8. MASTER'S SUN
One of the cutest and heart touching love stories I have ever watched.
Awww... the couple's fights are so cute, hilarious and sometimes so emotional that you may end up shedding a tear or two of joy and pain.
Plot and Review: Joo Joong-won (So Ji-sub) is a cold hearted super rich businessman whose accidental encounter with Tae Gong-shil (Gong Hyo-jin) becomes their destiny. Gong-Shil is haunted by ghosts and is living a terrible life. For some reason, ghosts disappear whenever she touches Joo Joong-won. This leads to a deal where Gong-Shil helps Joo Joong Won in earning profits by detecting ghosts's presence and Joo Joong Won helps Gong-Shil get rid of ghosts by staying close to her. Many comic and emotional events unfold and a bond created out of need and gain from both sides transforms into unconditional strong love.
I became a fan of Gong-hyo-jin's acting after her role in this drama and ended up liking her even more in It's okay that's love. And So Ji Sub's acting was so good that I watched Oh My Venus and totally fell for his acting skills.
GENRE: Light horror, romance, comedy
No. of episodes: 17
9. ANOTHER MISS OH
Plot and review: Park Do-kyung (Eric Mun) is a stoic sound director and is carrying a deep wound in his heart because his girlfriend Oh-Hae-young disappeared on the day of their marriage. There is another Oh-Hae-young who is now getting married to her fiance Han Tae-jin (Lee Jae-yoon) but due to some unfortunate events Tae-Jin calls off the wedding leaving Oh-Hae-Young 2 devastated. As the story progresses, Oh Hae Young 2 falls hard for Park Do Kyung and pursues him till he opens his heart. Just when they were getting all lovey dovey, the first Oh Hae Young returns in their lives causing commotion and bitterness and the melodrama starts.
In essence, it's a beautiful, tugs at heart kind of love story that is worth giving a shot.
GENRE: Romance, Comedy, light melodrama, family
No. of episodes: 20
This was one of my first Korean dramas that got me addicted to this drama world. And the Superstar Lee Min Ho.... I almost went crazy for him. Don't mind the informal language, it is a fan girl writing this post:)
I would have been doomed if I had not mentioned this drama in the list. Such a great combination of romance, power struggle and strong melodrama.
Plot: When two wealthy heirs from elite class: Lee Min Ho (Kim Tan) and Kim Woo Bin (Choi-young Do) start liking Park Shin Hye (Cha Eun Sang) who is a very poor girl, things get complicated. Kim Tan does everything to protect his love and openly declares war in his high school and at home to have Cha Eun Sang by his side. He is strong, rebellious, emotional and bold. Cha Eun Sang obviously falls for him but poverty, elite people and despicable Choi young Do keep making things difficult for her.
Overall, it is a lovely melodramatic high school romance of 20 episodes.
GENRE: Melodrama, high school romance, love, class struggle
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Second list- coming soon
You can watch all these dramas on dramafever.com or google kissassian drama