Favorite Dramas

KearaMH Aug 15, 2019

My top 20, in order.

  • Circle
    Circle
    10

    Korean Drama - 2017

    It's incredibly well-written, well-acted (rookies and all), and very entertaining. South Korea doesn't do sci-fi, so for this show to waltz in and try to do something that country has never really broached is very impressive to me. It was the perfect length at just 12 episodes and the writers seemed to know exactly what they were doing with this show.

  • Goblin
    Goblin
    10

    Korean Drama - 2016

    Highly emotional, absurdly well-written, and a blast to watch. All the jokes landed, the romance was believable, and the way the writers handled various super-powered individuals was very good. 

  • Signal
    Signal
    10

    Korean Drama - 2016

    Bittersweet, ambiguous, and very, very good. I loved the acting, the writing, the pacing, the music, the lighting, the atmosphere, and the concept of the show. It's in third place, but in my mind, it's tied with Goblin  for second place. Depending on the day, I might even say it's better than Goblin.

  • 38 Task Force
    38 Task Force
    10

    Korean Drama - 2016

    This show is filled to the brim with great twists and raw talent. I love it.

  • Descendants of the Sun
    Descendants of the Sun
    10

    Korean Drama - 2016

    Amazing writing, glorious romance, and unparalleled believability, with some humor sprinkled in.

  • Healer
    Healer
    10

    Korean Drama - 2014

    All the positive things you've heard about this show are true. The romance is great, the action is really solid, and the story is complicated and fun to puzzle through. I adore it.

  • Coffee Prince
    Coffee Prince
    10

    Korean Drama - 2007

    It's not just a classic gender-bender, it's a classic in its own right. I think that it's tightly written, well-acted, and a lot of fun to watch. I definitely recommend it.

  • Age of Youth
    Age of Youth
    10

    Korean Drama - 2016

    A wonderful tale of sisterhood, understanding, and growing up. I love the message, I love the writing, I love the cast, I love the pacing, I just... I love it.

  • Bad Guys
    Bad Guys
    10

    Korean Drama - 2014

    Gritty and unafraid of being different. Tightly scripted, well-thought-out, and definitely worth a watch.

  • Save Me
    Save Me
    9.5

    Korean Drama - 2017

    An interesting, dark commentary (maybe a even criticism) of organized religion, which I have never seen in a KDrama before. The cast is incredibly talented and the show, slight pacing issues aside, is absolutely fantastic.

  • Life
    Life
    9.0

    Korean Drama - 2018

    The only hospital drama I've ever truly loved. Moody and beautiful.

  • Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
    Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
    9.5

    Korean Drama - 2017

    Technically terrible, but it's so fun to watch, that I can't help but love it. It tries to be so many things at once (thriller, romance, action, etc), but it only excells at a few. Still, it's a great watch, flaws and all.

  • Hello Monster
    Hello Monster
    9.0

    Korean Drama - 2015

    This drama is a special one. It handles serial killers very well and has an addicting, well-executed "monster-of-the-week" formula that KDramas don't always seem to get right.

  • Are You Human Too?
    Are You Human Too?
    8.5

    Korean Drama - 2018

    Flawed, but still a great watch. I could tell you all my qualms with this series, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't head-over-heels in love with the series while I was watching it.  The cast was really good (especially Seo Kang Joon) and NamShin3 was such a lovable character. Watch it. I dare you.

  • The Guardians
    The Guardians
    9.0

    Korean Drama - 2017

    A lot better than I was expecting, for sure. The plot is complex, the actors are great, and it is just such an amazing watch, I loved almost every minute of this show.

  • Drama Special Series Season 1: White Christmas
    Drama Special Series Season 1: White Christmas
    9.5

    Korean Special - 2011

    An absolutely wonderful psychological thriller. The cinematography was great and the characters were so much fun to watch.

  • HIStory3: Trapped
    HIStory3: Trapped
    9.0

    Taiwanese Drama - 2019

    Brilliant romance surrounded by the worst action scenes ever. I adore this show.

  • Stranger
    Stranger
    8.5

    Korean Drama - 2017

    Character Development: The Series

    Seriously, the characters are so good in this show. Is it well-paced? No. Are the characters amazing enough for me to still love it? Definitely.

  • Incomplete Life
    Incomplete Life
    9.0

    Korean Drama - 2014

    Pacing at the end sucks, but good lord, this cast is so charming. I want to keep Geu Rae in my pocket.

  • The Three Musketeers
    The Three Musketeers
    9.0

    Korean Drama - 2014

    Campy and charming and amazing. Please watch it.