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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*

Current Obsession


OST Favorite

"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

SPOILERS!!!!

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.


Favorite KActor

So Ji Sub can just stare at me through the screen for 60 mins and I'd watch religiously!


Runners up...

He's such a talented chameleon, and always manages to get me right in the feels!


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His expressions can say so much without saying a word! 


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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*


Favorite KActress

Kim Hae Sook doesn't have to be the lead to steal the show!


Runners up...

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She's as impressive as her collection of leading man costars suggests


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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

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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!

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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

Park Young Kyoo in Are You Human Too?

***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


Best Bromances

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!!!  

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