by ASK MDL, November 22, 2018
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As we approach the holidays, it means it is time for family gatherings, whether you are a family of 2 or 12, these dramas are sure to warm your heart.



There are 10 living people in the house and 1 ghost or is it 11 people and one ghost? the amount of people keeps growing and growing.  Very slice of life, funny yet serious when it needs to be.

This story focuses around the youngest of an elite family that has zero say in his life or family matters.  Will his journey have a happy ending?

Dad quits his job and seems more depressed. How do you get him to talk to you about what's going on?  Invite him to an mmorpg and pretend to be a helpful stranger!
Idol pick: Kame
Tokyo Bandwagon

A family run bookstore with four generations living under one roof. Secrets kept are revealed, will the family survive? Or break apart?

Bonus:
Dramas: Freeter, Ie o Kau, Freeter, Ie o Kau SP, Kazoku Game, Loss: Time: Life, My Girl, Ryusei no Kizuna, Atashinchi no Danshi, Tonbi, Seigi no Mikata, Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner~, Risou no Musuko, Kami no Shizuku, Papadol!, Runaway - Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni, Cain and Abel, Yokoso Wagaya e (not fully subbed), Uchi no Otto wa Shigoto ga Dekinai, Arifureta Kiseki, Tokio, Tokyo Tower 2007, Dare Yori mo Mama wo Aisu 

Movies: Nagasaki: Memories of My Son, A Boy and His Samurai, Our Little Sister, A Beautiful Star, Life: Tears in Heaven, Will You Marry My Wife? (not subbed), What's For Dinner, Mom? (not subbed)

Drama SpecialBudo no ki, Wagaya no Rekishi, Chichi no Hana Saku Haru (Not subbed)



Four sisters plot to stop their youngest brother's wedding plans.


A simple girl finds her way into the hearts of the family she serves as a maid and nanny for as she aspires to fulfill her dreams. 


Recently diagnosed with cancer, a widower requests his children and grandchildren to spend their remaining days with him. 


The iconic Gloria Romero stars as the ailing matriarch of a feuding family in this award-winning classic.

Bonus: 

Dramas: Ina, Kapatid, Anak, Mara Clara, Kambal, Karibal

Movies: Magnifico, Madrasta (unsubbed), Wanted: Perfect Mother (unsubbed)



A successful young man has always felt something missing in his life because he never knew his father. At 26, Che Chen is already a successful assistant manager for an investment trust. A freak accident sends Che back 27 years into the past, to the year before he was born. When he meets 22-year-old Zhen Zhen Ye, Che realizes that this naive and trusting young woman is his mother's best friend! When Che realizes that anything he does in the year 1989 could alter his mother’s future, will he do anything to alter the course of his own life?


This film tells the story of a semi-retired and widowed Chinese master chef at the Taipei Grand Hotel. Chef Chu (Sihung Lung) and his family are living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached.  

As the film progresses, each daughter encounters new men. When these new relationships blossom, their roles are broken and the living situation within the family changes.


Xiang Yun Jie is a rich man who was once divorced, and unknowingly had an eight year old son. He is also a young owner of a hotel. Fang Yong Yong is an orphan. She works as a housekeeper at the hotel that Xiang Yun Jie owns. The two of them start their fairytale like love story from a 'fake marriage'.


Young, talented, and handsome Qing Yu Jiang receives orders to look for Chairman Yuan’s long lost granddaughter, Shen Ya Yin (Idol Pick: Victoria Song). Because of her parents’ death, Ya Yin is bitter towards her grandfather. Yu Jiang not only eases the tension between them, but he gradually enters Ya Yin’s heart. But when their love begins, Yu Jiang backs out because of his love for his childhood friend. Yu Jiang tries to find her, but fails to realize that she has been by his side all along.

Bonus:

Dramas: In Time With You, Love, Now, The Rose, The Story Of Time, Rice Family, Ring Ring Bell, Scent Of Summer, I, My Brother

Movies:  Starry Starry Night, Leaving Gracefully, Perfect Two, Din Tao: The Leader Of The Parade, Life Of Never End Co. Ltd, We Are Family



Love of Siam shows the relationship of a weak family, a lonely girl, and teenagers who start to know the meaning of love and friendship that will remain in their memories forever.


Jeab hears that his childhood sweetheart Noi-Naa is to be married, so he makes the trip back home to his provincial village. As he does so, the memories come flooding back to his childhood in 1980s Thailand. He remembers always being late to school, so his father would have to give him a ride on the back of a motorcycle. After school, he would always play with Noi-Naa and her girlfriends while the neighborhood boys rode their bicycles and played football and Chinese fantasy characters.


When he was just a little kid, Chad thought that the baby inside his mom’s belly would be a boy. However, his mom gave birth to a girl instead, so Chad's dreams to play robots and manly play football with his little brother were completely destroyed.
Since they were just little kids until they both grown up, Chad and Jane have fought about everything, and Jane always beats him.

The only opportunity that Chad can show off as a big brother is when there are any guys trying to hit on Jane.


To show gratitude to her adoptive father, Rin Rapee accepts to disguise herself as his real daughter and marry Saran, to keep the promise their fathers had made in the past. Saran is a cold-hearted guy who suffers from his previous love. Although he knows that Rin's adoptive family has deceived him, he does not wish to return his bride, since he gets to know her beauty and kindness.
Love slowly grows. But soon their love is tested, when Duangsawad, his ex-lover, returns to him, while Rin also feels guilty with the secret she is hiding from him.

Bonus:

Dramas: Hormones, Ploer Jai Hai Nai Pbeesard, Kaew Ta Waan Jai

Movies: Suckseed, Love Julinsee, Friends Never Die, Friendship,  The Little Comedian



Inspired by a true story, the film tells about a heartwarming relationship between a young master of a big family, Roger (Andy Lau) and the servant of the family who raised him, Sister Peach (Deanie Ip). 


A lonely widower pretends to have cancer in order to get his three daughters (Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung and Chingmy Yau) married off. To fulfill their father’s ‘dying wish’, the three daughters scramble to present to him suitors and hilarity ensures in this wacky comedy.


A lawyer falls in love with a gang boss, gets knocked up and drags him to the altar. One evening, cradling the crying infant, he metamorphoses into a doting daddy, and henceforth devotes his life to keeping her from finding out his true identity. His light and joy grows into a teenager, and alas, falls for the son of a cop, while rival gangs move in on his turf.

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The main characters are two male best friends, Jerry and Hui Lok, and their female friend, Cherie. The story revolves around their relationships with others, including Jenny and Kei Kei, and each other.

Bonus:

Dramas: No Regrets, Dream Of Colours, Fashion War, Dropping By Cloud Nine

Movies: Young And Dangerous, The Fortune Buddies, Lost And Found, Love is... Pyjamas, Little Big MasterThe Moment



This movie ties together the discovery of love and friendship in high school to the true meaning of one's dedication to themselves and their family.

It's pretty much a classic that tells the story of a rich family becoming poor due to one member's vices in gambling and how the family pushes through hard times once it loses everything.

A woman adopts three babies from females on death-row and raises them as her own. Nothing's different in their lives until the woman dies in a hit-and-run accident.

(Idol Pick: Ivy Chen)

This is a type of slice-of-life story about a family and the people that surrounds them.

Bonus

Dramas: White Lies, The Lee Family, Tiger Mom
Movies: Beloved
My Running Shadow



Gong Joon Soo is released from the prison after serving several years for a murder he did not commit. His family does not want to see him. He then meets No Do hee, a workaholic who employs Joon Soo to work with her. This is a journey of an honest man who wants to win back the love of his family, and survive the hardships of a prejudiced world.

Reason you should watch it: Don't let the number of episodes scare you. Of all the family dramas, this will be my first recommendation. Im Joo Hwan's acting will move you to tears and the love and sacrifice will warm your hearts.

Seo Jung In has had a princess style life till she is dumped on her wedding day because her father goes bankrupt. Her family should move into their chauffeur's house and learn to adapt to the common-man's lifestyle. But what will happen when two families who cannot stand each other are made to live together?

Reason you should watch it: Lee Min Jung and Jung Kyung Ho's adorable chemistry.

Kim Je Hyuk is sent to prison on assault charges against a man who tried to harass his sister. In the prison he meets his childhood friend Lee Joon Ho, who is a prison guard, and several other prisoners who become a part of his life. This drama walks you through the struggles and pain of different prisoners.

Reason you should watch it: YOU MUST. There is not one reason to watch this - there is a heartwarming bromance between Jung Kyung Ho and Park Hae Soo, the Amazing Lieutenant Paeng, the Goofy Loony, the sly Kaist, the serious Mr Go, fatherly Kim Min Chul, the hot Captain Yoo and a truck load of bromances. And there's Krystal as well.
 

This is a story about Woo Seo Ri, a violin prodigy, who wakes up from a 13-year coma and Gong Woo Jin, a man who avoids getting involved with people. Woo Seo Ri comes to her old house, only to find it occupied by Gong Woo Jin and his nephew. As she starts living with them, and Jennifer, they all become each other's family as they heal each other and pave their way to happiness.

Reason you should watch it: Mr. Gong's cuteness and Jennifer's awesomeness.

Bonus:

Dramas:  Life is Beautiful, Chicago Typewriter, Five Enough, My Mister, My Father is Strange, What happens to my family, Thank you, Ojakgyo Brothers, Marriage Contract, Reply 1994, Avengers Social Club

Movies: Miracle in Cell Number 7, Harmony, Be With You, My Palpitating Life, Miss Granny, Hearty PawsScandal Makers


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