✔️ 2019 Dramas

With comments and short reviews.
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  • HIStory2: Boundary Crossing
    1. HIStory2: Boundary Crossing

    Taiwanese Drama - 2018, 8 episodes

    8.0

    Cute scenes, good plot and the acting isn't horrible ( chemistry exists :D) side couple story is actually serious but was unnecessary and too fast resolved.

  • Guardian
    2. Guardian

    Chinese Drama - 2018, 40 episodes

    5.0

    Horrible production with a story that demands a big budget to be watchable ( you just need a big budget to pull off fantasy) but oh boi male leads chemistry! No one can deny!

  • Kingdom
    3. Kingdom

    Korean Drama - 2019, 6 episodes

    7.5

    It's decent I guess.. Everything is actually pretty predictable (esp the queen faking her pregnancy *rolls eyes*). Would be better without zombies imo. It's hard enough for the prince to survive the Cho's and now even this. Zombies are really not my cup of tea. The writer wanted to do something Korean TV is not allowing aka gore then just go with the war or torture scenes haha I only like the political plot.

  • The Story of Ming Lan
    4. The Story of Ming Lan

    Chinese Drama - 2018, 73 episodes

    8.0

    I can't exatly describe what it is that was actually so enjoyable and exciting in this. Its really just a familiy and cute love story. The atmosphere is rather  calm there is very much dialogue and very little action. I loved wtheir verbal disputed and the leads clever mind but from one point on they chew on the same problem for too long. going in circles, felt more like they wanted to prolong the problem with the stepmother more rather than that the characters just werent able to solve it. They just didnt want to?

  • The Crowned Clown
    5. The Crowned Clown

    Korean Drama - 2019, 16 episodes

    8.0

    A very suprising drama. I usually don't like sageuk, but this one wasn't so draggy and boring as most of them. Every episode was interessting, well, except the last 2, they suddently transfomed into typical kdrama with the popular timeskip ending.
    Bbest points of this were the directing, music and Yeo Jin Goo's acting (esp when he acted two opposite characters, sadly they got rid of one of them too early). But the villians and female lead where veeery shallow as well as the relationships between the supporting characters.
    But well overall it didn't feel like a waste of time, I really did enjoy most this drama (till episode 12)

  • Romance is a Bonus Book
    6. Romance is a Bonus Book

    Korean Drama - 2019, 16 episodes

    6.0

    I really wish this one would be a mere office/wokl life drama and would give all the characters the same amount of imortance and screen time, because the 'main story' or the two lead roles were the most boring ones in this drama. Not only this but the romance itself was sooo cringey. VERY CRINGY. Even if its was ma boy Lee Jung Suk I couldn't stand those scene. Maybe I'd like the romance more if the lead had at least a little bit of chemistry. There was none! I can't judge the actress by this one role but oh boy I ddin't like seeing her and this frustratinf charachter. Everytime the female lead got in a situation it the actress looked like she is trying hard to convey some emotion also hime them at the same time to appear innocent? and clueless? And I guess this should make her cute? No, just ew. When will koreans start portraiying older women with kidas and a divorce more mature? And not try and make them look  and act like a school girl.
    Oher than that I enjoyed the other couple and side stroes and really really would like to see them more played out.
    Oh and omg the female lead wardrobe was HORRIBLE! At time disgusting even, espc when he gave her this pretty rosegold flower earring and she wore it with a neon yellow wind breaker... made me mad.

  • Green Door
    7. Green Door

    Taiwanese Drama - 2019, 6 episodes

    7.0

     I really loved the first half of it since it gave us a story full of plot wholes that I could fill with my theories and look forward to the background story of it all. But the climax wasn't very interesting Yes I was surprised about male lead actually being in therapy and Ma Ri being his daghter but it was missing more background story and logic for me. It got resolved too quick as well, maybe they shouldve made 10 episodes.
    I did get into each clients story and felt sad at times for them, thanks to the good actors, but then again it wasnt too emotional since I felt like the characters themselfs were too shallow and not well introduced/ didn't grow on me.
    Best performance was the woman who had DID or a ghost of the gangster. The worst was the male lead. really this guy looked like he needs to puke all the time and I didn't believe anything he said to his girlfriend, it felt very uncencier well as if they're strangers and he needs to say it (which is true since he only plays the role) and this is very bad.
    Well the quality overall is good.

  • The Journey
    8. The Journey

    Chinese Drama - 2017, 12 episodes

    9.0

    This drama is surely low budget but the story and characters captured my heart. I also love female lead an the actress, I like the other characters but Ma K's acting is really bad, still, Ya Long is a nice character that grew on me.

    Don't understand why there is a 'season 2' since the 12th episode is not a season finale or anything, it transitions to the 13th episode perfectly. Just an unnecessary split.
    (Like these 30 min kdrama episodes -_-)

  • The Journey 2
    9. The Journey 2

    Chinese Drama - 2017, 12 episodes

    8.0

    Fucking frustrating, I hate Sha Ka. One of my most hated villians. Yes, he IS a villian a sick piece of shit no matter how 'nice' and 'caring' the drama wantedto present him.

  • Great Men Academy
    10. Great Men Academy

    Thai Drama - 2019, 8 episodes

    8.0

    oooooooooooooooooooooh. I'm so happy for them TT Eventhough I'm a little sad about Rose, but I feel like she'll live her few last years happy now. This dramas plot is so nice, so much friendship and life lessons and such cute romance. I just wish, the direcing would be better and the actors more experienced in acting. Luckily JJ and James the 'superior' ship XD were decent in acting, just the other boys were not... But this drama is still very worth it, a feel good drama.

  • Hello Dear Ancestors
    11. Hello Dear Ancestors

    Chinese Drama - 2018, 24 episodes

    8.0

    I hate this end, I hate it so so so so so much! One of the most aggrivating ending I've seen, and I've seen MANY!  The end is as bad as the good the beginning was. Its like black and white.

    But I dont regret watching and finishing this drama since it was so entertaining and I got attached to the characters. The first third of the drama hold a high rewatch value to me <3

  • My True Friend
    12. My True Friend

    Chinese Drama - 2019, 48 episodes

    7.0

    Easy watch, of course there are some boring second couple filler scenes but it isnt actually as much as usual in chinese drama.
    I was surprised that its actually not a romance focused drama with a buiseness setting but its just a slice of life drama filled with stories about different people and not only centered on the three leads. That said, its a very slow burning romance based on long term friendship, wich I did like :)  Oh and also I was suprised that it does not have unnecessary drama, even when there are sad moments, people get ill or in an accident, it always turned out well.

  • Search: WWW
    13. Search: WWW

    Korean Drama - 2019, 16 episodes

    7.5

    This wasnt a drama I intended to watch at all. But seeing the  pretty cover on the Viki start page and being in a drama slump anyway made me click on the first episode. The music and the atmosphere captured me immadietly. I also got a suttle feministic vibe off the first episode and it was nice. I watch it mostly for the main female characters and their journey through their careers and love life and for the cinematography.  But I must confess, most of the romance scenes with Jang  Ki Young made me cringe (his smile looked kinda silly, I think jut really dont like his smiling face > <) and I wished for them to be over.
    This drama isnt that heavy but also isnt that bubble/romantic. A perfect balance of slice of life/office genre that is easy to get through.
    Oh and the fashion at times weird, but still elegent and pretty!

  • Go Go Squid!
    14. Go Go Squid!

    Chinese Drama - 2019, 41 episodes

    5.0

    This was a simple at times ridiculiosly bad drama I could watch without needing to pay a lot of attention.  I wasnt attached to the characters since they felt mostly like a drabble and fully written characters and I found only a little chemistry between the leads bc the drama made them look like in a inapproprite relationship where mostly female lead acted like 9 yo not a 19 yo and made the male lead feel like a weirdo. The very lazy showcasing and explaining of the industry made the scenes about it hella boring. The acting of the male lead wasnt to my satisfaction.
    why. was. it. a. hit. drama?!

  • Angel's Last Mission: Love
    15. Angel's Last Mission: Love

    Korean Drama - 2019, 32 episodes

    7.5

    I loved the romance, the suspense was so-so, the supernatural aspect was also ok, but they exaggerated the ending as always where it is all depressing, characters suffer for no reason to be happy reunited in last few minutes.
    I liked the acting and styling.

  • Before We Get Married
    16. Before We Get Married

    Taiwanese Drama - 2019, 13 episodes

    10

    Going from being absolutely not interested in this Drama to a Little curious until totally head over the hills with it.
    I saw many People watching it on the Feeds and Talking and coulndt care less but with time I felt like i needed to at least check out a few episodes. The first Episode made me wary of it. I thought to myself "shit, ist that Kind of Drama where the rich male lead jerk is cornering the female lead and high key harassing her" I wasnt excited to see such a Thing but I still gave the second and third Episode a try and my opinion changed. The characters changed and the Story became more of slice of life of Office Workers. I felt something for WeiWei and wanted to see how her love life is going to Progress. At Episode 3 I didnt care much for the male leads but later on I saw that Zhe Huan isnt that toxic man in the female leads life but her savior.
    I really like the character developement, the chemistry and the friendship in this Drama.
    And I'm enormously happy with this perfect ending. (and the directing was suttle and nice)

  • The Nokdu Flower
    17. The Nokdu Flower

    Korean Drama - 2019, 48 episodes

    8.0

    This was a good  political drama without any boring parts. Some characters Inloved some I just laughed. The drama was Not perfect but still interesting.

    i didnt really like the general tho. He was kinda just there and everyone worthshippped him and made him to be a genious but rarely saw him making a plan or fighting.

  • Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency
    18. Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency

    Korean Drama - 2019, 16 episodes

    7.5

    Overall I enjoyed it quite much. Was an easy to watch drama with pretty costumes <3 and cute love story. The ending was as always in kdramas unnecessary melodramatic in the last episode with a 1 year time skip to Happy End

  • The Tale of Nokdu
    19. The Tale of Nokdu

    Korean Drama - 2019, 32 episodes

    7.0

    Starting this drama I was rather expecting a light rom-com with a little drama in last few episodes or so , like Flower Crew Joseon.... but it got very melo dramatic real quick. I didnt like th female lead very much at first towards the end though I found her fine. The plot was ok, I dunno for me it was a little exagerrated as well as the bad guy, made me roll my eyes a few times. But it has a satisfying end . We got to see the marriage of main couple and even a little bit story after the marriage. I like that.
    Oh and I didnt feel pity for the king not a last bit even at his end. And the thing with the mix up of royal offsprings... this wasnt even necessarry, like what, would he know that there was another baby, he would rather kill this other boy... hes just a crazy trash of a person. He derseves to be overthrone at the end.
    PS: i liked the big amount of skinship/kisses between the couple, eventhough the characters felt then like from a modern time.

  • Extraordinary You
    20. Extraordinary You

    Korean Drama - 2019, 32 episodes

    7.0

    I'm kinda angry. Besides giving the two lead characters a happy end, we saw every supporting character from Secret reaccuring and liing happily except for Do Hwa and Ju Da?! Wtf? they couldnt even give them at least 4 seconds of the ending? Just showing that theyre at least in this new story too! -_- Personally I imagine that Do Hwa and Ju Da are probably the lead haracters in this new manhwa. I just will keep thinking so.

  • Class of Lies
    21. Class of Lies

    Korean Drama - 2019, 16 episodes

    7.0

    finished 1.12.19
    I liked how they wrapped the drama up except the ending for the villain. Such a lazy and wrong thing to do, killing off the villain and putting the message out that a murderer deserves to be murdered for justice. Like now, do I need praise this guy who killed Beom Jin? No! Bc it’s just another killer running free.