K-Drama Addiction... It's real
Hello *waves* to all MDL chingus old and new, and fellow dramaddicts!
It was a friend of mine who suggested that I try watching dramas since I liked a few Korean movies.
I had no idea what I was about to get myself into, but she definitely did.
The show she suggested I watch was Boys Over Flowers…
But somehow I watched Personal Taste first instead
I didn’t get it at first, then suddenly I was losing sleep watching episodes. I was hooked!
I found MyDramaList on a desperate search to find more dramas to watch.
I can’t believe it’s been so long since I joined MDL
It also feels good to know I am not alone in my addiction
I'm a little ashamed that I never made a profile page until now
And I also can’t believe I don’t speak Korean by now (JK... Kinda lol)
Maybe one day I will finally watch dramas from other places, but right now MDL is mainly SK
My Favorite KDramas *in no particular order*
"Fox Rain" - Lee Sun Hee - My Girlfriend is a Gumiho OST
"Fate" - Howl - Cain and Abel OST
"Hurt" - Ali - Rooftop Prince OST
"You" - Ben - Healer OST
"Come Into My Heart" - Park Seo Joon - Witch’s Romance OST
"Years" - Ryu - I Have a Lover OST
"Like a Dream" - Ben - Another Miss Oh OST
"You Don't Know Me" - Soyou & Brother Su - She Was Pretty OST
"Maybe I" - Roy Kim - Another Miss Oh OST
"Auditory Hallucination" - Jang Jae In feat. NaShow - Kill Me, Heal Me OST
"Writing Our Stories" - SG Wannabe - Chicago Typewriter OST
"Watching" - Yoon Sang Hyun - Secret Garden OST
"One Day" - Lee Joon Ki - Arang and The Magistrate OST
"Hope and Hope" - Kim Na Young - Marriage, Not Dating OST
"Moon Light" - Son Ho Young - Please Come Back, Mister OST
"It Can't Be" - Younha - Personal Taste OST
"That Woman/That Man"- Baek Ji Young/Hyun Bin - Secret Garden OST
"Athough I Love You, and I Love You Much" - Ryu - I Have a Lover OST
"X-Out" - Ryu Ji Hyun - Please Come Back, Mister OST
"After a Long Time" - Baek Ji Young - Rooftop Prince OST
"Oh My Ghost" - Han So Hyun & Jamie Park - Oh My Ghost OST
"Loving Ice Cream" - As One/EZ Life - Lie To Me OST
Favorite Random Korean Phrase
My Biggest Pet Peeve
I will try my best to warn of possible spoilers on my end. I know how excited we all can get talking about our favorite or least favorite dramas.
So Ji Sub can just stare at me through the screen for 60 mins and I'd watch religiously!
He's such a talented chameleon, and always manages to get me right in the feels!
His expressions can say so much without saying a word!
Don't let the baby face fool ya! I think he's always one of the best parts of any drama he is in!
And although I haven't seen him in much, he has skyrocketed up my favorite actor list! *swoons*
Kim Hae Sook doesn't have to be the lead to steal the show!
She's as impressive as her collection of leading man costars suggests
The Queen of Sweet but Badass!
The Queen of Versatility!
The Queen of Quirky!
But I also can't forget...
My Favorite KDrama Couple
I miss their shenanigans!!!
My KDramaland MVPs
Random KDrama favorites, and the clichés and conventions I love!
My Favorite Not Quite Humans
Jung Il Woo as “The Scheduler” in 49 days
Shin Min Ah as the “Gu Mi Ho” in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
Kim Soo Hyun as Alien Do Min Joon in You Who Came from the Stars
Shin Min Ah as “Arang” in Arang and The Magistrate
Kim Seul Gi as the possesive Shin Sun Ae in Oh My Ghostess
Lee Seung Gi as half man half Gumiho Kang Chi in Gu Family Book
Go Kyung Pyo as the diehard BFF Yoo Jin Oh in Chicago Typewriter
Park Bo Young as the petite but powerful Do Bong Soon in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Jun Ji Hyun as mermaid Shim Chung in Legend of the Blue Sea
Chae Soo Bin as "Aji-3" in I am Not a Robot
Seo Kang Joon as "Nam Shin III" in Are You Human Too?
My Favorite Daebak Diabolical Villains (*Possible Spoilers*)
Because I Heart a Good Villain!!!
Soo Ae as Joo Da Hae in Queen of Ambition
Soon Je Moon as John Mayer in King 2 Hearts
Choi Won Young as Lee Joon Ho in I Remember You
Jeung Wung In as Min Joon Gook in I Hear Your Voice
Park Hyeok Kwon as Gil Tae Mi in Six Flying Dragons
Shin Sung Rok as Kang Do Young in Liar Game
Nam Gumg Min as Chef Kwon in The Girl Who Sees Scents
Lee Duk Hwa as Lee Joong Goo in Hotel King
Yeon Jung Hoon as Min Seok Hoon in Mask
Shin Sung Rok as Lee Jae Kyung in You Who Came From The Stars
Jung Yoo Mi as Se Na/Princess Hwa Yong in Rooftop Prince
Dong Ha as Jung Hyun Soo in Suspicious Partner
Lee Dong Gun as King Yeon San Gun in Queen for Seven Days
Favorite Gender Benders
Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won as each other in Secret Garden
Yoon Eun Hye as Go Eun Chan in Coffee Prince
Park Min Young as "Dae Mul" in Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Park Shin Hye as Go Mi Nam in You're Beautiful
Oh Yeon Seo as Han Gi Tak in Please Come Back, Mister
Kim Yoo Jung as Hong Ra On in Love in the Moonlight
Ha Ji Won as Seung Nyang in Empress Ki
Favorite Shower Scenes & Bath Baes
Lee Dong Wook's “Flashback Shower” in Scent of a Woman
So Ji Sub's “Bucket Shower” in Cain and Abel
Kim Woo Bin's "Good Morning Routine" in Uncontrollably Fond
Song Seung Hun's “Classic Brooding Shower” in My Princess
Lee Min Ho's “Self Reflection Shower” in Boys Over Flowers
Eric Moon's “Psychic Sense Shower” in Another Miss Oh
Lee Gun's “Emergency Cold Shower” in Fated to Love You
So Ji Sub's “Relaxing Bath” in Oh My Venus
Gong Yoo's “Post Bath Stroll” in Coffee Prince
Favorite Fake Mates & Contract Couples
Lee Min Ho & Son Ye Jin's "It's OK, He's Gay Contract" in Personal Taste
Jang Hyuk & Jang Na Ra's "Shotgun Wedding Contract" in Fated to Love You
Hyun Bin & Kim Sun Ah's "Job Perks Contract" in My name is Kim Sam Soon
Rain & Song Hye Kyo's "Temporary Roommates Contract" in Full House
Yeon Woo Jin & Han Groo's "Mom Will Never Approve Contract" in Marriage, Not Dating
Kang Ji Hwan & Yoon Eun Hye's "PR Partners Agreement" in Lie To Me
Lee Seung Gi & Shin Min Ah's "Pretend I'm Human Pact" in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
Lee Seo Jin & Uee's "Black Market Contract" in Marriage Contract
Gong Yoo & Yoon Eun Hye's "Cockblock Contract" in Coffee Prince
Eric Moon & Seo Hyun Jin's "Make Her Jealous Agreement" in Another Oh Hae Young
Favorite Friendzoned & Forever Alone Second Leads
I Have Soooooo Many...
Hear to Heart (Detective Jang Doo Soo), You’re Beautiful (Jeremy),
She Was Pretty (Shin Hyeok), I Have a Lover (Baek Seok),
Kill Me, Heal Me (Oh Ri On),The Greatest Love (Pil Joo),
Fated to love you (Daniel Pitt), Scent of a Woman (Dr. Chae Eun Suk),
Boys over Flowers (Ji Hoo), I Hear Your Voice (Cha Kwan Woo),
Pinocchio (Bum Jo), Can You Hear My Heart (Seung Chul),
Cheese in a Trap (In Ho), Reply 1997 (Jun Hee),
Coffee Prince (Choi Han Sung), Chicago Typewriter (Yoo Jin Oh),
and of course Jealousy Incarnate (Jeong Won)
With a Special Shoutout to the Second Lead MVP: Lee Jae Yoon
My Favorite Anti-Damsels in Distress
My favorite strong K-Drama ladies - the kind who can do the rescuing themselves!
Park Bo Young in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Im Soo Jung in Chicago Typewriter
Jung Ryeo Won in Witch's Court
Park Min Young in City Hunter
Choi Kang Hee in Protect the Boss
Jun Ji Hyun in Legend of the Blue Sea
Suzy in Gu Family Book
Shin Min Ah in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho & Arang and the Magistrate
Lee Sung Kyung in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Ye Ji Won in Another Miss Oh
and of course the Queen MVP Ha Ji Won in Secret Garden, Empress Ki, & King2Hearts
My Favorite Worst Parents Ever (*Possible Spoilers*)
Lee Soon Jae in Money Flower
Lee Mi Sook in Money Flower
Dok Go Young Jae in I Have a Lover
Kang Moon Young in Arang and The Magistrate
Kim Sang Joong in City Hunter
Lee Duk Hwa in Hotel King
Kim Mi Sook in Shining Inheritance
Kim Eui Seong in W
***Bad Parent MVPs***
Jin Kyung in Pinocchio & Uncontrollably Fond
Kim Yeong Cheol in The Princess' Man & Beyond the Clouds
Nam Ki Ae in My Secret Romance, Ms. Perfect, & Another Miss Oh
Kim Have Sook in Marriage, Not Dating, Pinocchio, Hotel King, & Cain and Abel
Lee He Young in Can You Hear my Heart, Boys over Flowers, & I'm Sorry I Love You
My Favorite L♥︎vable Stalkers
Stalking may be problematic in real life, but in KDramaland it means "Saranghae"
Hyun Bin as "Obsessed Oppa" Kim Joo Won in Secret Garden
Jung So Min as "Human Shadow" Oh Ha Ni in Playful Kiss
Gong Hyo Jin as "Touchy-Feely" Tae Gong Shil in Master's Sun
Park Hae Jin as the "Creepy Cutie" Yoo Jung in Cheese in the Trap
Kim Young Kwang as "Ultimate Text Stalker" Seo Bum Jo in Pinocchio
Lee Dong Wook as "Invisible when Nosey" Kang Ji Wook in Scent of a Woman
Jang Young Nam as the "Psycho-Obsessed-Ex" in Dal Ja's Spring
Ryu Joon Yeol as "Adorkable Guardian" Je Su Ho in Lucky Romance
Eric Moon as "Yes, I can hear you taking a dump" Park Do Kyeong in Another Miss Oh
Seo In Guk as "Inseperable Man-Child" Louie in Shopping King Louie
Jyang Hyuk as "The Worst Matchmaker Ever" in Money Flower
Most Slap-through-the-screen Worthy!
Soo Aeas Joo Da Hae inQueen of Ambition
Im Se Mi as Bae Soo Bong in About Time
Jung Yoo Mi as Se Na/Princess Hwa Yong in Rooftop Prince
My Favorite Revenge Plots
Maybe its because I'm a Scorpio, but I love a good revenge story!
“Worst Family EVER Revenge" in Money Flower
“Family Honor Revenge” in Pinocchio
“Fallen Comrades Revenge” in City Hunter
“Heartbreak Revenge” in Innocent Man
“Abandonment Issues with a side of Trauma Revenge” in Hotel King
“Sociopathic Revenge” in I Remember You
“Let’s Play Revenge” in Liar Game
“MYOB Revenge” in I Hear Your Voice
“Mommy Dearest’s Revenge” in Can You Hear My Heart
“Sibling Rivalry Revenge” in Cane and Abel & King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo
“Family Dynasty Revenge” in The Princess’ Man
“Revenge of the InLaws” in I Have a Lover & Mask
“Star-crossed Lovers Revenge” in I’m Sorry, I love You
“Payback is a Beyotch, just like you Revenge” in Queen of Ambition
My Favorite Cradle Robbing Noonas
Chae Rim as Oh Dal Ja in Dal Ja's Spring
Ye Ji Won as Soo Kyeong in Another Miss Oh
Kim Sun Ah as Kim Sam Soon in My Name is Kim Sam Soon
Lee Bo Young as Jang Hye Sung in I Hear Your Voice
Go Hyun Jung as Byung Hee in What's Up Fox?
Uhm Jung Hwa as Ji Yeon in Witch's Romance
Lee Chung Ah as Yang Eun Bi in Flower Boy Ramen Shop
Jang Na Ra as Ji An in I Remember You
Lee Ji Ah as Cha Bong Sun in Me too, Flower!
Gong Hyo Jin as Na Bo Ri in Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy
The “Joseon Power Rangers” in Rooftop Prince
Ahn Dan Tae & Joon Soo in Beautiful Gong Shim
Hwa Shin & Jeong Won in Jealousy Incarnate
Captain Shi Jin ("Big Boss") & Sergeant Major Dae Yeong ("Wolf") in Descendants the Sun
Yoon Je and Joon Hee in Reply 1997
Su Ho and “Major Shareholder” Ryang Ha in Lucky Romance
The "Coffee Princes” in Coffee Prince
The "Jalgeum Quartet" in Sungkyunkwan Scandal
John Kim, Joon Sung, & Ji Woong in Oh My Venus
Dong Joo & Ma Roo in Can You Hear My Heart?
Kang Cheol & Gook Soo in Padam Padam
Dong Ha & Soo Cheol in Witch's Romance
Dok ko Jin & Hyeong Ku (“Ding Dong”) in The Greatest Love
"A.N.JELL" in You're Beautiful
Eun Oh & Dol Soe in Arang and the Magistrate
Do Kyeong & his sound crew in Another Miss Oh
Heo Joon Jae & his partners in crime in Legend of the Blue Sea
More Random Favorites to come...
I'm grateful to everyone for sharing their reviews, lists, and awesome posts!
I try to review every drama that I complete... mostly...
because I'm so dependent on reading MDL reviews! Thank you to all who do!
You can see my reviews here - no rating system - high numbers are good, and low ones are bad! lol.
Feel free to leave me suggestions on what I should watch next too!!!