Over the past few months I’ve been wrapping up some seriously good Kdramas (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, Moon Lovers: Scarlett Heart Ryeo, Jealousy Incarnate) and watching a few dramas that came out before I started watching Kdramas (Flower Boy Next Door, Coffee Prince.) In this post I’m sharing about a few of the dramas that I’m finishing up and some seriously good ones that have just got started.
Sweet Stranger & Me (aka) Man Living at My House
This drama just wrapped up it’s 16 episode run today, and I’m currently working on watching the last two episodes while keeping my fingers crossed for a happy ending. (For those of you who already watch Kdrama’s, a happy ending is not always a given…) I’ve seen all of the main actors in other dramas, and I’m really enjoying the chemistry in this one.
Hong Na-Ri works as a flight attendant. Her mother passed away 3 years ago and she doesn’t have any other immediate family members. Hong Na-Ri returns to her hometown to visit her mother’s grave during her death anniversary. There, she sees a young man at her mother’s grave. The man, Go Nan-Gil, introduces himself as her father. Before Hong Na-Ri’s mother died, she married Go Nan-Gil. He now lives at her mother’s house and runs the small dumpling restaurant that her mother ran. – AsianWiki
Words cannot possibly express how much I’m loving this new drama. I’m only 4 episodes in, and waiting till the next week for 2 more episodes is extremely hard. The drama stars Gong Yoo (Coffee Prince, Train to Busan) and Kim Go Eun (Cheese in the Trap, Memories of the Sword) and Lee Dong Wook (Blade Man, Hotel King.)
In ancient times, Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is an unbeatable general in wars, but the young King (Kim Min-Jae) is jealous of Kim Shin and kills him. Kim Shin becomes Dokkaebi (Goblin), possessing an immortal life. At first he thinks that he is blessed, but he realizes that he is cursed.
Closer to the present day, Kim Shin has waited 900 years for a human bride to end his immortal life. One night, he saves a dying pregnant woman (Park Hee-Von) who is destined to die. Meanwhile, the Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-Wook) is unable to find the dead pregnant woman. The woman gives birth to a baby girl named Ji Eun-Tak (later played by Kim Go-Eun). 9 years later, Ji Eun-Tak lives with her mother and is able to see ghosts. One night, her mother suddenly dies. On that night, she meets the Grim Reaper.
In the present day, Ji Eun-Tak is a high school student. She still sees ghosts and hears their whisper of “Dokkaebi’s bride.” She now lives with her aunt’s family, but she is mistreated by them. On her birthday, Ji Eun-Tak sits by the sea with a lighted birthday cake. At that time, Kim Shin suddenly appears in front of her. Kim Shin does not know why, but he can hear her voice and appears in front of her against his will. Coincidentally, Kim Shin lives with the Grim Reaper at the same house. – AsianWiki
The Legend of the Blue Sea
This was a high anticipated drama for me. It’s the first drama for Gianna Jun since My Love From The Star and the first drama since the wildly popular The Heirs for Lee Min Ho. (I still like him best in the dramas City Hunter and Faith…) At about half way through the 20 episode run, we’re finally starting to see some feelings from the male lead (Lee Min Ho) in the present day, but I have to say the emotions definitely are more intense between the two leads in the past than the present day.
Sometime during August, 1598, newly appointed governor Dam Ryung (Lee Min-Ho) stays for a night at an inn run by Mr. Yang (Sung Dong-Il). During that evening, Mr. Yang shows Dam Ryung a captured mermaid named Sim Chung (Gianna Jun). Later that night, Dam Ryung releases her into the ocean and, before she swims away, Sim Chung reaches out her hand to Dam Ryung which he briefly holds.
In the present day, Joon-Jae (Lee Min-Ho) is a smooth talking conman with magician like abilities. He works with Nam-Doo (Lee Hee-Joon) and Tae-O (Shin Won-Ho). For their next score, Joon-Jae impersonates a prosecutor and swindles a large amount of money from a wealthy suspect’s mother. Joon-Jae then travels abroad and stays at an oceanside resort. Meanwhile, Sim Chung is swept up in a tidal wave and washed ashore near the oceanside resort. She sees Joon-Jae.
Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim
If you enjoy watching medical Kdramas, this is definitely one that you’re going to want to check out.
Boo Yong-Joo was a famous surgeon with the nickname of “Hand of God.” He suddenly disappeared and nobody knew exactly why. Boo Young-Joo is now as Teacher Kim and he calls himself the Romantic Doctor. He enjoys his life in seclusion.
Kang Dong-Joo became a doctor to win somebody over and Yoon Seo-Jung become a doctor to be recognized by somebody. After they meet Teacher Kim, they learn about life values and comfort from love.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
I’m really enjoying the light hearted moments between the two leads in this drama. Plus this drama also stars my favorite Korean Father (Ahn Kil Kang) who is always oh, so protective. Kim Bok Joo is working hard on her universities weightlifting team, and spending time with her fellow teammates, but when she runs into Jung Joon-Hyung, who she knew in elementary school things begin to get complicated.
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