Best Romantic Korean Drama Series
Korean romantic drama is addictive. Are you one of them staying until 3 o’clock in the morning watching one episode after another? With the emergence of “Korean wave” in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and other Asian countries, Korean drama series are spreading like fire throughout these countries, as well as entering niche markets in Europe and North America. Young or old, they are hooked to the drama series.
Best Korean Romantic Drama Series in 2010
Korean has produced quite a number of romantic drama in year 2010. Without arranging in particular order, below is the list of Korean romantic drama series in 2010 which have been rated most popular :
Mischievous kiss (Playful Kiss or Naughty Kiss)
This 16 episodes Korean drama series is about a romance between a genius male student named Baek Seung-jo (Kim Hyung Joong) with a below-average female student Oh Hani (Jung So Min). Seung-jo, who can excel in studies, sports, and almost everything else in life find Hani a challenge and an intrigue, since she is not able to do well in any of them. Being a genius can be an envious matter to many, but to Seung-jo, life is less interesting when they are easily attainable. Hani, on the other contrary, often has to work very hard for the smallest achievement, but her never-give-up attitude is admirable. So, what happen when two people of two extreme meet each other ? Not only a very romantic comedy, it is a thought-provoking drama to enjoy too. A must watch. Don't miss it.
Recognition won :
- 2010 MBC Drama Awards: Best New Actor Award (Lee Tae Sung)
- 2010 MBC Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Kim Hyun Joong)
My Girlfriend is Gumiho ( My Girlfriend is Nine-tailed Fox)
My girlfriend is gumiho is another 16 episodes of romantic comedy story between a rich spoilt kid and university student, Cha Dae Woong (Lee Seung Gi) with the ledendary Gumiho (Shin Min Ah), a woman with nine fox tails. She is exceptionally beautiful and powerful but does not understand the commonly acceptable human behaviour. Cha Dae Woong was deceived by Gumiho into releasing her from eternal prison.
Initially, Cha Dae Woong was afraid of being eaten up by the Gumiho, a meat-lover. As time passes, the love grew between two of them, to the extent that they are willing to sacrifice oneself for the other’s person life. Mythical, entertaining and yet a soul touching movie, a must watch for many Korean drama followers.
This drama series has won the following awards :
- 2010 SBS Drama Awards: Best Actor Award - Drama Special (Lee Seung Ki)
- 2010 SBS Drama Awards: Best Actress Award - Drama Special (Shin Min Ah)
- 2010 SBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Lee Seung Ki and Shin Min Ah)
Personal Taste (Personal Preference)
Personal Taste is a thoroughly endearing romantic comedy starring two of the Korean famous celebrities, Lee Min Ho (Boys Over Flowers) and Son Ye Jin (A Moment to Remember, Summer Scent). Park Kae In (played by Son Ye Jin) lives with Jin Ho (played by Lee Min Ho) whom she thinks is gay. Jin Ho is actually a straight-laced architect but pretending to be gay in order to move into her traditional Korean house where he could perform his architectural studies for his latest business deal. Thinking that he is gay, Kae In treats Jin Ho like her best girlfriend. As time passes, they started to fall for each other. What will happen to a man pretending to be gay and the woman who thinks he is gay develop feelings for each other? An interesting and entertaining plot, with romance that melts many hearts, Personal Preference is definitely a good watch.
Lee Min Ho earned the 2010 MBC Drama Awards for Excellence Award, Actor for this drama series.
The romantic drama was released in 13thNovember, 2010 and ended on 16th January, 2011 in Korea. It describes the story of Kim Joo Won (Hyun Bin), a handsome, rich, arrogant and eccentric CEO who maintains the perfectionist image, and Gil Ra Im (Ha Ji Won), a poor and humble beautiful stuntwoman. They meet by accident, where Joo Won mistaken Ra Im for another actress and marks the beginning of a tense relationship, through which the confused and disturbed Joo Won tries to hide a growing attraction to Ra Im. To complicate matters further, a strange sequence of events happened in a mysterious place called “Secret Garden” which results in them swapping bodies. This romantic drama has won the following awards in 2011 (6th) Seoul International Drama Awards for
Outstanding Korean Director
Outstanding Korean Screenwriter
Outstanding Korean Drama OST ("That Woman" - Baek Ji-young)
Best Korean Drama in Year 2009
For year 2009, the top five best Korean drama goes to :
1) You're Beautiful, with 47% vote.
2) Boys Before Flowers, 30% vote
3) Iris, 13%
4) Queen Seon Duk, 12%
5) Shining Inheritance, 12%
The percentage of vote for the rest of the Korean dramas are :
· Will it Snow for Christmas? 2%
· Hero 5%
· Smile, You, 6%
· Take Care of the Young Lady, 6%
· Swallow the Sun, 3%
· The Man Who Can’t Get Married, 3%
· City Hall, 5%
· Cinderella Man, 3%
· Cain and Abel, 4%
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