hi everyone :) i'm in a horrible drama slump and in desperate need of good recommendation...
lately all i've seen are high-budget dramas with hot actors and predictable storylines... i feel like i've been watching the same thing over and over despite the fact that i tried a lot of different genres i'm looking for dramas that actually have a soul, with a story that has something to say and without the usual irrational and annoying characters. i'm definitely not against clichè when they have a point in the story, what i can't stand are stupid tropes trown in the plot just to reach 16 episodes. i don't care if a drama has some flaws or if the story it's sometimes a little over the top, the important things is that it has interesting characters and a solid plot.
the genre and the country are pretty irrelevant to me until it's a good show. i always appreciate some romance but it's not fundamental.
just to give some coordinates i'll put a few examples i really liked goblin, because this is my first life, black (even if the last 2 are still airing), secret, my love from another star, healer, when a snail falls in love, bad guys, rebel:the thief who stole the people, tunnel
i dind't like W, fight my way, mask, cheese in the trap, sensory couple, the heirs, suspicious partners, WFKBJ
i would really appreciate some good recommendations, preferably not-so-popular dramas since i already know all the famous ones....in the end i'd really like to know what dramas you still cherish and remember even after some time since they ended! thanks in advance :) PS: sorry about my 2-years-old english but i'm italian!
Highly recommend NIRVANA IN FIRE, its the best drama ever. Its a historical drama thus the first 3 episodes gets confusing cause its mostly introduction of characters and set up of the world. But after that every episodes gets better and better.
Also check out: Memory, Misaeng, Ugly Alert and New Tales of a Gisaeng
There's already so many good dramas recommended, so I'm going to just double recommend the ones I liked the best. :)
I would recommed you to try chinese dramas, they are generally more fast paced than korean ones. And I think that historical dramas have usually something more to offer than just romance and happy-go-lucky living, so that might be good balancing for modern day set dramas.
Korean/Chinese - K/C
Modern/Historical - M/H
Signal (this is so cool, time-travel vibe with a twist) K, M
Hello Monster (some great villains) K, M
Reply 1988 (the whole Reply series is good) K, M (80s - surprise)
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (life isn't always fun, tragedy in this should be appreciated more) K, H
Nirvana in Fire (epic, it's long but done very well) C, H
White Christmas (it's a drama special that has something unique to give) K, M
Ode to Joy, Age of Youth 1&2 (these three depict the life of women in a good way) C/K/K, M
Surgeons (medical drama with great leads, this really offers you something to think) C, M