by real_Mokona, May 20, 2018
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Because sometimes the time is right to watch a short drama, here are my Top 10 Mini Dramas. Maybe you'll find something you like!


#10. My Love Eun Dong: The Beginning 

  • Country: South Korea
  • Genres: Romance
  • Episodes: 5
  • Duration: 15 min.
  • MDL Rating: 8.2 

My Love Eun Dong is my personal favorite love story about a man who spends his whole life to find the girl he loves, Eun Dong. This drama special shows how the wild rascal Ji Eun Ho (Park Jin Young/Baek Sung Hyun) and the poor Eun Dong (Lee Ja In/ Yoon So Hee) get to know each other. 

It is a heartwarming story about doing the right thing, slice of life, and a friendship that grows with time. Everything I love about a love story. I especially loved hearing Ji Eun Ho's thoughts. The commentary is beautiful.


#9. Love for a Thousand More

  • Country: South Korea
  • Genres: Music,  Comedy,  Romance,  Fantasy,  Supernatural
  • Episodes: 10
  • Duration: 20 min.
  • MDL Rating: 7,8

Pyo Mi Jo (played by Hwang Seung Eon) is an immortal woman that doesn't believe in love anymore. She cannot be caught off guard anymore, she thinks, until she meets the young Yoo Joon Woo (Kang Seung Yoon). He seems to know her but she is not interested in any contact... but because he recently moved in next door, she has no choice.

I love the mixture of her old wisdom and the young thought that everything is possible. It made me think about some things and I loved a few of the quotes so much!


#8. Thumping Spike 2

  • Country: South Korea
  • Genres: Romance, Sports
  • Episodes: 20
  • Duration: 15 min.  
  • MDL Rating: 7,7

This is a college love story starring  Kim So Eun and Lee Won Keun. The amazing volleyball player Dong Hae Sung doesn't want to play anymore. He wants to go to college and study hard, so he tries to become friends with the nerdy, bookish Han Da Woon, who seems to be the only one who doesn't know who he is.

I liked the story about two totally different persons becoming friends because their image doesn't matter. The female lead is beautiful, kind, and smart. The male lead is honest, handsome, and would do a lot to make her happy - enough for this mini drama to be a part of my top list.


#7. Splash Splash LOVE

  • Country: South Korea
  • Genres: Historical,  Comedy,  Romance,  Supernatural
  • Episodes: 2
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • MDL Rating: 8.5

Jang Dan Bi (Kim  Seul Gi) escapes when she is supposed to take the entrance/math exams for college. She gets transported back in time to the Joseon era. Dressed like a boy, she tries to survive by pretending to be an amazing scholar, which is not too hard for a normally educated person of the 21st century. But will she be able to manage to solve everything the king wants her to do? And why is it so hard to breath when he is near?

I liked all the historical inventions. They describe why and how Hangul got invented and some other technical things were so interesting! It is spiced with the right amount of romance and slapstick.


#6. Dramaworld

  • Country: South Korea
  • Genres: Comedy,  Romance,  Supernatural
  • Episodes: 10
  • Duration: 20 min.
  • MDL Rating: 7.3

Claire Duncan (Hewson Liv) is a huge drama fan who lives more in dramaworld than her real life. Her dream seems to come true when she suddenly finds herself in dramaworld. With the guidance of Seth Ko (Chon Justin) she starts to influence dramas to support her idol, Joon Park (Sean Richard), in finding his true love. But what happens when something goes wrong?

I loved how this mini drama picked up all the clichés every drama fan knows. Even if Claire was pretty annoying, I think a lot of fans could identify with her.


#5. Touching You

  • Country: South Korea
  • Genres:  Comedy,  Romance,  Youth,  Supernatural  
  • Episodes: 12
  • Duration: 15 min.
  • MDL Rating: 7.5

2PMs Ok Taec Yeon acts as the male lead Do Jin Woo, who sees the near future of any person he touches. He meets a girl who will die if he doesn't change her future... but is changing someone's future possible? Moreover, how do you find opportunities to touch a strange woman in order to get to know if what you did really changed her fate?

Just cute and light-hearted. I really like Taec Yeon as an actor and the supernatural genre.


#4. Nightmare Teacher

  • Country: South Korea
  • Genres:  Suspense,  Mystery,  School,  Supernatural  
  • Episodes: 12
  • Duration: 15 min.  
  • Rating: 7.7

A new teacher (Uhm Ki Joon) starts teaching at the school and suddenly strange things happen. There are signs of students no one seems to remember. Starring the amazing Kim So Hyun as impressive class president Kang Ye Rim who tries to figure out what happened... did something happen at all?

Every second episode is a complete short story and part of the whole story at the same time. So it is a great drama if one has only limited time per day. There is no romance which I sometimes appreciate. I liked the moral and the creative approach to creating tension.


#3. Go Ho's Starry Night

  • Country: South Korea  
  • Genres: Business,  Comedy,  Romance,  Drama
  • Episodes: 20
  • Duration: 20 min.
  • MDL Rating: 8.4

Go Ho (Kwon Yoo Ri) is a 29-year-old hard working woman. She works for an advertisement company. At the moment, romance is not an issue in her life. But suddenly her team leader (Kim Young Kwang) behaves strangely and sends her to another team. Did she do something wrong? To top it all off, her old flame (Lee Ji Hoon) enters the new team and suddenly, romance is a bigger issue than expected.

I liked the characters and the rating system (Go Ho rates every person in her surroundings). It was so funny how it changed and most of the time, I totally agreed. The business part was very interesting. The modern attitude of this drama is refreshing.


#2. Mimi

  • Country: South Korea
  • Genres: Mystery,  Romance
  • Episodes: 4
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • MDL Rating: 7.4

Webtoon writer Min Woo (Shim Chang Min) suddenly got famous with his high school romance webtoon “December 8” but now he is facing writer's block. His agency wants to publish the next episode and Min Woo feels pressured. The truth is, the story of his webtoon is based on a memo he found and weird dreams he had. So the only way to continue it is finding out what all this is about. Who is the girl? What happened to her?

I loved Mimi! It was so emotional, I cried so much because I felt touched... I cannot say more without spoilers.


#1. Dream Knight

  • Country: South Korea  
  • Genres: Romance,  Fantasy
  • Episodes: 12
  • Duration: 13 min.
  • MDL Rating: 7.5

Joo In Hyung (Song  Ha Yoon) lost her parents and lives alone in a trailer. Moreover, she is ill and has no friends. Her life changes when a group of mysterious men suddenly enter her life. It is her greatest dream to be on stage one last time, will her guardians make her dream come true?

Park Jin Young, JB all the other members of GOT7 are a part of the cast so of course, the OST is amazing! I really like the little mermaid approach to the plot. It is a perfect Lazy Sunday drama.


Bonus: Noble, My Love

  • Country: South Korea
  • Genres:  Comedy,  Romance  
  • Episodes: 20
  • Duration: 15 min.
  • MDL Rating: 7.9

One stormy night, veterinarian Yoon Seo (Kim Jae Kyung) finds an injured man. She nurses him but the next morning he is gone. She doesn't know this man was the CEO of the world's largest company, Kang Hoon (Sung Hoon). Kang Hoon cannot forget the woman who saved his life and tries to get closer to her... but she doesn't want him. Or maybe she just doesn't know what she wants.

It is a typical rich man/poor woman drama but with just the right amount of resistance, and the chemistry between the leads is great.


Is there another mini drama you are interested in or would like to recommend?

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