by zia, January 9, 2018

Let us all be honest. 2017 has been a blessing to all the Kdrama fans out there. It gave us a lot of different stories, themes, and plot twists. Not to mention, there were a lot of fantasy Korean dramas that aired this year. I guess the CG (or computer graphics) are very prevalent in Korea. 

If I'm not mistaken, I think there were more than 50+ Korean dramas that aired this year from different broadcasting stations. That's a lot, to be honest! And these Kdramas gave us sleepless nights, eyebags and even dark circles. Honestly, I'm guilty of that. So to say goodbye to 2017, I've managed to come up with my top 5 favourites. It was a very hard decision to be made but these Korean dramas that I mentioned below captured my heart. Here are my top 5 Korean dramas (2017 edition):

1) Father Is Strange

This drama is about a family that lives on the outskirts of Seoul. Byun Han Soo is the father and his wife, Na Young Shil is a dedicated, responsible mother to his three daughters and one son including Hye Yeong, Mi Young, Ra Young, and Joon Young. Suddenly one day, Ahn Joong Hee shows up at the household and declares that he is the son of the family. Joong Hee is an actor who used to be a member of an idol group. He begins to live with them.

2) Defendant

Park Jeong Woo is a prosecutor at Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office. One day, he wakes up and finds himself a convict on death row. Suffering from temporary amnesia, Jeong Woo has no idea what transpired to land him in prison. He struggles to recover his memory and clear his name before his time is up.

3) Voice

Two detectives team up to catch a serial killer who murdered their family. Moo Jin Hyuk’s life spiralled out of control after his wife was murdered. He starts to put himself together after he meets Kang Kwon Joo, US-graduated voice-profiler, who lost her police father to the same serial killer years before. They work together on the 112 (emergency telephone number) call center team.

4) Because This Is My First Life

Nam Se Hee is a single man in his late 30's. He has chosen to not marry. He owns his home, but he owes a lot on his mortgage. Yoon Ji Ho is a single woman in her early 30's. She does not own a home and envies those that do. She has given up on dating due to her financial struggles. Yoon Ji Ho begins to live at Nam Se Hee’s house. They become housemates.

5) Chief Kim

Can corporate politics turn a bad person into a good person? Kim Sung Ryong is a skilled accountant who works for gangsters. He makes his way into a company called TQ Group as a middle manager in the accounting department with the intention of embezzling money from the company. 

As he contends with hot-shot accountant Yoon Ha, financial prodigy Seo Yool and peppy intern Hong Ga Eun, Sung Ryong finds himself embroiled in office politics and notices other shenanigans by those in power that threaten to bring down the company. 

Sung Ryong slowly comes to realize that he’d rather fight against corporate corruption and fight for employees’ rights than complete the mission he originally came to do. Can he succeed at his new objective against all odds?

There you have it! My top 5 favourites this year. Honestly, 5 isn't enough for me but if I have to choose 5, I'd probably choose those dramas I listed above. I'm a sucker for romantic-comedy dramas but if a drama has a nice plot twist, I'm already in love with the drama already.

So what are your favourite dramas this year? Comment on your top 5 K-dramas this year!
Thanks for reading!