From Crime to Comedy | The latest in Kdrama

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a post centered around my favorite Kdrama’s I’m watching, so I thought I’d do a little post about the dramas that I’ve watched and am currently watching. I’m sure you’ll notice as you go through my list that the genre I’m watching the most is crime/mystery dramas, but I’m also watching a few dramas with a fair bit of comedic relief to mix things up a bit.

1| My Secret Romance – I’m only a few episodes into this drama and I’m already loving it. After watching Sung Hoon in supporting roles, I’m really enjoying watching him taking on a leading role.

Cha Jin-Wook (Sung Hoon) is a son from a wealthy family. His family runs a large company. Cha Jin-Wook only pursues short term love. He meets Lee Yoo-Mi (Song Ji-Eun) and changes. Lee Yoo-Mi has never had a boyfriend before. – AsianWiki

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2| Strong Woman Do Bong Soo – the chemistry between the main couple is this drama is so undeniable, that for quite a while the film crew actually believed that they were dating in real life. If you’re looking for an intriguing story with comedic relief thrown in, this is definitely one that you should start binging on.

Bong-Soon (Park Bo-Young) was born with superhuman like strength. Her strength is hereditary and passed along only to the women in her family. Her dream is to create a video game with herself as the main character. One day, Bong-Soon helps out a bus driver who is being attacked by a thug. Soon, a small mob of thugs attack Bong-Soon, but she is easily able to wipe the floor with them. During this time, Min-Hyuk (Park Hyung-Sik) drives up to the scene of Bong-Soon beating up the group of thugs. Min-Hyuk is the CEO of video gaming company Ainsoft. He has recently received anonymous threats and even followed by an unknown person. Min-Hyuk believes Bong-Soon would make a great bodyguard with her amazing strength. Besides offering Bong-Soon high pay, he even offers her the chance of working in the planning department of his gaming company if she does well.

Meanwhile, crimes against women take place in the neighborhood where Bong-Soon lives. Detective Kook-Doo (Ji Soo) also lives in the same neighborhood. They have been friends since they were kids. Bong-Soon is also madly in love with him, but he has a girlfriend. Kook-Doo tries to solve the case and Bong-Soon and Min-Hyuk are pulled in. – AsianWiki

3| Tunnel – This is Choi Jin-Hyuk’s first television drama since being discharged from the military, so I couldn’t have been more excited to see him in a weekly drama again. For those of you who love time travel, this is definitely one that you want to check out, but I will warn you that it’s very dark due to the subject matter.

In 1986, Detective Park Gwang-Ho (Choi Jin-Hyuk) desperately tries to catch a serial killer. He chases after the serial killer and goes through a tunnel. On the other side of the tunnel, Detective Park Gwang-Ho finds himself in the year 2017. The serial killer has resumed the killings that began 30 years ago. Detective Park Gwang-Ho works with Detective Kim Sun-Jae (Yoon Hyun-Min) and Professor of Criminal Psychology Shin Jae-Yi (Lee Yoo-Young) to catch the killer.

4| Whisper – I haven’t seen Lee Bo Young in a drama since I Can Hear Your Voice, so after seeing her husband, in real life, Ji Sung (Defendant) I was excited to see this new drama. Lee Bo Young plays Shin Young-Joo a detective whose father is accused of a murder he did not commit. Lee Dong Joon (Lee Sang Yoon) plays a judge who has always played by the rules until he’s put in an impossible position. Despite the odds, the two work together to uncover corruption at Taebeak, the nation’s biggest law firm.

5| Radiant Office – This is the first drama I’ve watched starring Ha Seok-Jin who plays Seo Woo-Jin, a Chief at a furniture company who doesn’t believe in getting anywhere by connections. The female lead Eun Ho-Won (Ko Ah-Sung) is a young woman who has been working for years to find a decent job only to fail interview after interview. After another failed attempt to find a permanent position, thanks to See Woo-Jin, she decides to jump in the Han River. From that moment her life is never the same.

6| Queen of Mystery – At first I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to like this one, but it only takes half an episode and you’re completely hooked. The actors in this drama really bring their characters to life.

Yoo Seol-Ok liked mystery novels and wanted to become a detective, but she gave up her dream after marrying. Now, she is a housewife with a husband who works as a prosecutor. She meets Ha Wan-Seung. He is a passionate detective and they decide to collaborate to solve cases.

~theavidpen

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