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Must watch: Korean Dramas

Updated on January 5, 2017

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Plot

The story set up in the early of Goryeo regime. Hae Soo, a 25-year-old girl from modern era got transported back to Goryeo dynasty and got trapped in the conflicts and struggles between princes of Wang’s House. There, she falls in love with Wang So, who makes other people tremble with fear. ~~ Based on Chinese novel “Bu Bu Jing Xin” by Tong Hua.

Review

As I watched this, I learned a few things about Korea's history and it's hierarchy. You will also notice the things that they do for their country and the tough decisions that they are put through. This drama made me laugh, but mostly made me cry. I recommend it because not only will you know a brief history about Korea, you will also be able to see handsome boys for their role as princes. And the story was beautiful and very much good. I'm not much of a Korean drama fun, because I hate reading subtitles, but after I watched it, I became addicted to Korean Dramas.

Hope you'll feel the same!


The Heirs

Plot

Kim Tan is heir to the Empire Group sent to study abroad in the U.S. In reality it's a form of exile, as his elder half-brother back home schemes to take over the family business. While in the States, Kim Tan bumps into Cha Eun Sang, who arrived from Korea in search of her older sister. He feels himself falling for her, never realizing that she's the daughter of his family's housekeeper. When his fiancée Rachel Yoo arrives to bring him back to Korea, his heart is torn between love and duty.

Review

This is one of my all-time faves, because this is about a high school love that the family didn't gave blessings to. It was hard for them, because we all know that Koreans always seek for the parent's blessings. It made me realize that whatever age, status, etc. you have, if you know you love someone, you fight for it. It's a very good example, because even though they're still in high school, they fought for their love, and eventually everything turned out great. It made me realize that love does conquer all and it can happen to anyone, anytime and anywhere.

Marriage, Not Dating

Plot

Wealthy plastic surgeon Gong Ki Tae is a successful and happy bachelor who does not want to find himself a wife. He believes that his life is perfectly planned, and being single is the only option he accept. However, his family is badgering him to marry. In an effort to get his parents off his back about the constant string of blind dates and marriage prospects, Ki Tae purposely brings Joo Jang Mi home to meet his parents posing as his girlfriend, certain that they'll never approve of her.

Review

I loved this movie, because it speaks great importance, it portrays what is really happening in our generation. In our generation, men do everything to avoid commitment. It's a drama that most girls and women can relate to, because of the commitment issues that they experience in our generation, but I also realized that maybe men avoid commitment, because he doesn't want it with you. It made me believe that there will come someone, that will make all of your issues go away and I think that's love.

Legend of the Blue Sea

Plot

How can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul? Shim Chung is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae, a charming but cold con artist who is the doppelgänger for Kim Moon, the son of a nobleman from the Joseon Dynasty. But in the present time, Joon Jae works with Jo Nam Doo, a skilled conman who guides Joon Jae to become a genius scammer. But Joon Jae’s friend, Cha Shi Ah, who works as a researcher at KAIST, may be Chung’s only hope for surviving in her strange new world. **Inspired by a classic Joseon legend from Korea’s first collection of unofficial historical tales, about a fisherman who captures and releases a mermaid, this drama tells the love story between the son of a noble family in Joseon era and a mermaid.

Review

I liked this drama, because it is about fate. It made me believe that some things are meant to be. In this drama, it says that their fate is repeating, because they haven't finished or their dreams hasn't been fulfilled yet. And it made perfect sense to me, maybe it really does happen, if we haven't fulfilled our duties and dreams, maybe we are really reincarnated to fulfill it. This drama, fed my curiosity, that's why I included it in here.

Hope you will enjoy it too!

Healer

Plot

Seo Jung Hoo is so-called "errand boy". For a relevant price he may complete any task, only if it's not connected with murder. Under Healer's mask he had run foul of some organizations that now strive to catch him, however no one knows who he really is. He can count on older woman's help, genius hacker responsible for the technical part of their job. One of his tasks is closely connected to one girl, Chae Yeong Shin, second rate tabloid reporter. She starts to have an interest about Healer when he tries to get close to her, which results in the discovery of their common past.

Review

This drama is different from all the dramas that I've watched, because this one is an action. I liked this even though its an action, because they inserted romance in it, not only that, they also made me think that if you really someone, you're very willing to change everything that is bad for them to be proud of you. When you meet the one, you'll want to be the best version of yourself and you can leave almost everything behind. You will always do what is best for them, even if it will put you in danger. You will always put them first.

Descendants of the Sun

Plot

UN peacekeeping troops are dispatched to the war-torn country of Uruk. Captain Yoo Shi Jin, team leader of the Special Warfare Command unit, meets Kang Mo Yeon, a volunteer doctor with Doctors Without Borders. As they work alongside each other in disaster- and disease-stricken zones, Shi Jin and Mo Yeon clash then fall in love.

Review

This is one of my faves, because they proved that even if two people are completely opposite from one another, they can still be together and love each other. This drama taught me the importance of compromise, on how to make it work and if you really love each other you can conquer anything. And also their chemistry is really good.

W- Two Worlds

Plot

Oh Yeon Joo is a surgeon whose father is a famous comic book creator. One day, her father goes missing and she rushes to his workshop to look for him, and instead finds a strange man, Kang Chul bathed in blood. She is kidnapped by him and taken to a different dimension.

Review

This drama is a must watch, because they proved that even if they are both from different dimension they are able to make it work between them. It's very compelling how much sacrifice they both did for one another and for the safety of one another. This drama made me cry several times. This drama made me feel all the feels. This drama will show you what a real relationship goal is, but most importantly, it teaches you that you can't have everything. There will be consequences in every action that you do.

(SPOILER ALERT!) The ending was kind of bit of realistic, because in the end she wasn't able to keep his father and his boyfriend.

First Kiss for the Seventh Time

Plot

In 'First Kiss for the Seventh Time', goddess Choi Ji Woo lets Lee Cho Hee meet 7 handsome men. Lee Cho Hee attempts to pick the perfect partner for her first kiss among them. Her options are Lee Jong Suk, playing a top star, Ji Chang Wook, a sexy secret agent, Lee Joon Gi, a chaebol and church oppa, Park Hae Jin, a romantic boss, Kai the adorable younger student, Taecyeon, a naive rich kid, and Lee Min Ho, a free spirit traveler.

Review

(SPOILER ALERT!)

This drama is a short drama, I think it's very cute, even though she wasn't able to choose among the seven handsome men. I think it's important and it portrays that even though she wasn't able to choose, what's more important is the journey and the experience that she had with the seven men, and I think it's okay that they didn't show who she chose, but rather they showed that she was happy during the journey. And I think it's very important, because it's just like life, the journey is more important than our destination.

What do you think is the best Korean Drama that I stated?

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