A list of shows you should be binging on… Kdrama Edition

It’s been a little while since I did a post sharing all about the Kdrama shows I’m watching, binging on and the ones I can’t wait to see next (fingers crossed that Dramafever and Viki will start to get all the latest dramas like they used to!!!)

So let’s get to it!

These first four dramas are ones that have already aired, so there’s no waiting for new episodes or subs. (For those of us who are still learning Korean, it can get a little hard to wait for the subs to read at 100%!)

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Mad Dog

Mad Dog

This drama was in a word AWESOME (or if we want to go with Hangul) Daebak! The main storyline is centered around a horrible tragedy that affected two members of the Mad Dog team (who formed their team to expose insurance fraud) and what tugs at your emotions the most is not only how close the relationships are between the original team members but the two relationships that blossom over the course of the series. (Cannot wait to see Woo Do-Hwan in another drama!)

Available on the Viki.

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Revolutionary Love

Revolutionary Love

Byun Hyuk (Choi Si-Won) is a son from a wealthy family who runs a large company. He lives a happy life without any specific goals. He is confident around women and he is also naive, with a warm heart. Byun Hyuk begins to live in an studio in a poor area. He hides his background.

Baek Joon (Kang So-Ra) lives in the same area. She works part-time jobs to make ends meet. Baek Joon graduated from a good university, but she was unable to land a job at a company and begin taking part-time jobs. She is positive and full of justice, but her life changes when Byun Hyuk appears. – AsianWiki

Choi Siwon has been dubbed by some as the Jerry Lewis of Korean Drama, and with his range of comical expressions in this drama it’s easy to see why. While many people found his character to be a bit to goofy at times, I felt that his humorous moments made it easier to watch the more serious parts of this drama.

Available on Dramafever.

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Because This Is My First Life

Because This Is My First Life

Nam Se-Hee (Lee Min-Ki) is a single man whose most important things in life and paying of the mortgage for his home and his cat. Yoon Ji-Ho (Jung So-Min) also single has just finished her job as an assistant writer for a drama and rather than going home looks for a room in Seoul after finding out her younger brother has married and with a new baby on the way there is no longer room in the apartment that they share.

I waited until this drama was done (mostly because I quite a few dramas on my plate at the time, and I keep a strict rule of watching no more than 4-5 different dramas at once, so I keep the storylines and characters straight.) This is definitely a drama that you’ll want to watch all at once, but spreading it out over the course of a week or so will allow you to ‘savor’ it the way that should.

Available on Viki.

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Meloholic

Melo holic

Yoo Eun-Ho (U-Know Yunho) has a special ability which allows him to read the minds of other people when he places his hand on them. Due to his special ability, he can’t open his mind to anyone. One day, he meets Han Ye-Ri (Kyung Soo-Jin). He is able to discern that what she says is actually what she thinks, but he also learns that she has two different personalities. – AsianWiki

Okay, so this one ended up being far darker than I expected, but at only 10 episodes its definitely worth seeing through to the end. Both of the main actors were new to me, but I’m looking forward to seeing them in their next dramas.

Available on Viki.

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I am not a Robot

I am not a Robot

So this is the first drama I’ve seen Yoo Seung-Ho in since Ruler: Master of the Mask. At only 4 episodes in, I’m already looking forward to seeing how the relationship between the two main characters begins. Yoo Seung-Ho plan a man who is quite literally allergic to human touch, so when a scientist approaching him about work with a humanoid robot, he agrees to work with the robot Aji 3 and train it in the process. However, before the project can begin the robot is damaged and the scientist employs his former girlfriend Jo Ji-A (Chae Soo-Bin) who he modeled the robot after to serve as the ‘replacement’ for the damaged robot.

Available on both Dramafever and Viki.

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Just Between Lovers

Just Between Lovers

Lee Gang-Doo (Lee Joon-Ho) dreamed of becoming a soccer player, but an accident ended those dreams. His father died in the accident and he broke his leg. Lee Gang-Doo spent 3 years in rehab. Now, he doesn’t have anything and just wastes his days. Lee Gang-Doo then meets Ha Moon-Soo (Won Jin-A).

Ha Moon-Soo makes architecture models. Ha Moon-Soo also endured through the same accident that killed her younger sibling. She has suffered from guilt that she survived. She has lived her life earnestly, while suppressing her feelings. After meeting Lee Gang-Doo, Ha Moon-Soo begins to express her hidden feelings. – AsianWiki

Available on Viki.

Somehow 18

Somehow 18

This drama was originally broken up into 10 15 minute episodes, but Dramafever has combined it into 2 episodes… If you enjoy dramas or movies with time travel involved this is definitely one to check out.

Kyung-Whee (Minho) was bullied when he was high school student. At that time, he liked Na-Bi (Lee Yoo-Bi). She was his first love, but she died. Now Kyung-Whee is a resident in orthopedics. To save Na-bi, Kyung-Whee travels back in time to when he was 18 years old. -AsianWiki

 

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Black Knight

Black Knight

I just started this one and so far so good. It stars Kim Rae-Won (Doctors) as Moon Soo-Ho as a man with a bit of a mysterious personal who is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Shin Se-Hyung (Bride of Habaek) as Jung Hae-Ra a travel agent who’s family was once wealthy. Both of the main characters share a mysterious past, and I’m very interested to see how everything works out.

Available on Viki.

Christa | theavidpen

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