From Hwarang to My Shy Boss | Kdrama

Still not on the Kdrama train? Well, it’s time to get on board, because 2017 has brought a whole new group of Korean Dramas. I’m currently watching several dramas that will keep you at the edge of your seat. From Hwarang to My Shy Boss, here’s the list of Kdramas you should be watching.



First, let me say that I absolutely love this drama. I don’t watch a lot of period dramas, but this one is definitely turning out to be one of my favorites. It centers around the Hwarang, a group of warriors trained to protect the king. (A king that has never been seen by the citizens of Silla thanks because his mother refuses to give up the throne.)

Recommended: To the Beautiful You – Although Choi Min Ho doesn’t have a large role in this drama, if you want to check out one of his past dramas, I definitely recommend To the Beautiful You.

Kang Tae-Joon (Minho) is a gold medalist in the high jump, but he has been mired in a slump due to an injury. In order to help her idol, a girl named Koo Jae-Hee (Sulli) disguises herself as a boy and enrolls at the same all male high school. – AsianWiki

Missing Nine

Some viewers have compared this drama to Lost, but the only similarities are the plane crash on a desert island. If you are considering giving this drama a try, I’d definitely recommend waiting until after it’s finished it’s run to avoid some frustration. (I cannot wait until the villain gets what he deserves.)

9 people from Legend Entertainment fly on a private plane to a concert. The 9 people consists of entertainers Seo Joon-O (Jung Kyoung-Ho), Choi Tae-Ho (Choi Tae-Joon), Ha Ji-A (Lee Sun-Bin), Lee Yeol (Chanyeol), Yoon So-Hee (Ryu Won) and staff members Ra Bong-Hee (Baek Jin-Hee), Jung Ki-Joon (Oh Jung-Se), Hwang Jae-Kook (Kim Sang-Ho), Tae Ho-Hang (Tae Hang-Ho). The plane then becomes involved in a mysterious crash. The 9 people survive, but are stranded on a deserted island.

4 months later, Ra Bong-Hee returns to South Korea as the only survivor & witness from the plane crash. – AsianWiki

Solomon’s Perjury

This is a drama that will definitely keep you guessing. Just when you think you’ve figured out who the culprit is, you realize that you have it all wrong.

A male student’s body is found at school. Authorities assume that the student killed himself in a fall. Other students at the school hold a trial to uncover the truth behind his death. – AsianWiki

Tomorrow with You

What would you do if you could change your fate? Ever since So-Joon’s parents were killed in a tragic subway accident, he’s been able to travel forward into time. When he finds out the day he will die and the woman’s who has his fate in her hands, he becomes determine to get to know her… and in the process he falls in love.


This is definitely what I would call a ‘dark’ drama, but there’s no doubt that you’ll be on the edge of your seating, waiting to find out who is going to betray who next.

Park Jung-Woo is a prosecutor at Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office. One day, he wakes up and finds himself in locked up at the police station. He has temporary amnesia. Park Jung-Woo is falsely accused and is sentenced to death. He must struggle to prove his innocence. – AsianWiki

My Shy Boss

I’m really glad that the writers went back to the drawing board with this one after the first few episodes, especially after the female lead realized how she’d misjudged the main character, whose social anxiety gets in the way of him showing the person he truly is.

Eun Hwan-Ki (Yeon Woo-Jin) is the CEO of a public relations company, but he is extremely shy. Due to his personality, even his employees do not know him well.

Chae Ro-Woon (Park Hye-Soo) begins work at Eun Hwan-Ki’s company. She is very energetic and receives recognition for her work, but her only interest is in CEO Eun Hwan-Ki. She plans to reveal who Eun Hwan-Ki really is. – AsianWiki

Christa | theavidpen

1 Comment

  • Reply Melinda February 16, 2017 at 10:12 am

    I’m going to start calling you K-drama girl 😉

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