After watching a few great Korean series,I decided to share my list of recommendations for other viewers of korean dramas. Here, I will recommend 10 dramas which kept me hooked.
Number 10: Play-Full kiss:
Playful Kiss is a 2010 South Korean romantic-comedy television series, starring Jung So-min and Kim Hyun-joong of SS501 in lead roles
Number 9: Personal Taste:
Personal Taste is a 2010 South Korean television series, starring Son Ye-jin and Lee Min-ho. It is adapted from Lee Se-in’s 2007 novel of the same name about a furniture designer, Park Gae-in, who lives together with architect Jeon Jin-ho under the mistaken assumption that he’s gay.
Number 8: Love Rain:
Love Rain (Hangul: 사랑비, Romanized: Sarangbi) is a South Korean drama directed by Yoon Seok-ho. The series started airing on the Korean network KBS2 on March 28, 2012. It stars Jang Keun Suk & Girls’ Generation’s Im Yoona.Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) drama that aired from March 26, 2012 March 29 il. Simultaneously unfolding within the timeless emotion of pure love that was in the 1970s, and contemporary trendy way of loving to talk about the nature of love drama.
Number 7: Dream High 1:
Six students at Kirin High School have the dream of becoming K-pop idols. During their school years, they learn how to develop their singing, songwriting and dancing skills while undergoing personal growth. They also go through their love life and start to develop feelings for each other. Each one of the students has his or her own strengths and weaknesses, but they strive to debut with the support and guidance of each other.
Number 6: Cheongdamdong Alice
Cheongdam-dong Alice is a 2012 South Korean television series, starring Moon Geun-young, Park Si-hoo, So Yi-hyun and Kim Ji-seok. It is about a young woman’s “journey” to Cheongdam-dong ― one of the wealthiest areas in southern Seoul ― by seducing a second-generation chaebol into marriage.
Han Se-kyung believed in “hard work is my strength.” The aspiring fashion designer couldn’t afford to study overseas, but won many local design contests and mastered French on her own.
She slowly begins to lose her positive outlook toward the world when her father’s small bakery closes down after losing customers to larger retailers. Se-kyung’s boyfriend of six years, who has to pay his sick mother’s medical bills, runs away with her savings.
After much struggling, Se-kyung finally lands a job as a designer, image-conscious Cheongdam-dong (a small, insular, and particularly posh neighborhood in Seoul’s Gangnam District). She is stunned to find out, however, that her actual job is being a personal assistant to the president’s wife ― who turns out to be her high school classmate and rival Seo Yoon-joo (So Yi-hyun).
Her “official” boss In-hwa (Kim Yoo-ri) is the president’s younger sister, at 29 only two years older than Se-kyung, who became the youngest person to be appointed to her position. “What sucks is your taste, not your resume,” In-hwa bluntly tells Se-kyung. “Taste is an accumulation of what you see and think, as well as the kind of things you are exposed to, from the moment that you were born.”
Number 5: Heart Strings
Number 4: You’re Beautiful
You’re Beautiful is a 2009 South Korean romantic comedy television drama series, starring Park Shin-hye, Jang Keun-suk, Lee Hong-ki of F.T. Island and Jung Yong-hwa of CN Blue. It is about a fictional boy band A.N.Jell and the relationship between its members when a female, posing as her twin brother, joins the group.
Go Mi Nyu (Park Shin-hye) is a sister-in-training. Her twin brother, Go Mi Nam (Park Shin-hye) successfully auditions for the musical band A.N.JELL but is forced to leave for the US for plastic surgery. Mi Nyu is approached by Mi Nam’s manager to pose as Mi Nam while he recovers. She is against it at first but agrees in order to fulfill her dream of finding their mother. Now,Mi Nam, Mi Nyu enters the group A.N.JELL and meets its members: Hwang Tae Kyung (Jang Keun-suk), Kang Shin Woo (Jung Yong-hwa) and Jeremy (Lee Hongki). At first, Tae Kyung does not like Mi Nam and makes her life hard, Shin Woo and Jeremy are friendly to her. Tae Kyung discovers that Mi Nam is a girl and threatens to reveal it.. For more story watch drama series.
Number 3: Faith
Faith is a 2012 South Korean fusion fantasy-historical-medical television series. It is about a modern-day plastic surgeon (Kim Hee-sun) who gets kidnapped and travels back in time to the Goryeo period, 700 years in the past. There, she meets and falls in love with a warrior who is the leader of the royal guard.
Lee Min Hoo is 29 years old and has no regrets in life, no ambition for women or money, and whose hobby is sleeping. Because he lives a life of no regret and gave up on love to be an unflinching warrior, he’s not afraid of death. He is the brave captain and loyal to the king. Choi Young believes that people who do not fear death need not spin their wheels scheming, so he takes that to the extreme — he’s a warrior with a brain who has the ability to attack head-on.
Number 2: Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers is a 2009 South Korean television series starring Ku Hye-sun, Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong of SS501, Kim Bum, Kim Joon of T-Max and Kim So-eun.
The basic plot of this series is there is a hardworking girl Geum Jan-di (Ku Hye-sun) she attends the exclusive Shinhwa High School. She finds unbearable, especially the notorious group F4. Rich, handsome, and arrogant, Goo Jun-pyo (Lee Min-ho), Yoon Ji-hoo (Kim Hyun-joong), So Yi-jung (Kim Bum), and Song Woo-bin (Kim Joon) are the kings of the school and no one, not even the teachers, dare challenge them. No one, that is, except Jan-di. Angry at their rudeness, Jan-di tells off F4 leader Jun-pyo, bringing a world of trouble upon herself. The proud and persistent Jun-pyo falls hard Jan-di, but she shares a connection with the quiet, sensitive Ji-hoo. Caught between the two friends, Jan-di’s heart is torn.
Number 1: City Hunter
City Hunter is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tsukasa Hojo.In 2001, Tsukasa Hojo started a new manga series Angel Heart. The author mentioned in the first tankōbon volume that Angel Heart shares the same characters with City Hunter but not its continuity, and therefore takes place in a parallel universe.
The series follows the exploits of Ryo Saeba, a “sweeper” or private detective who works to rid Tokyo of crime, and Kaori Makimura, a tomboyish girl who manages Ryo’s business affairs. Their “City Hunter” business is an underground jack-of-all-trades operation, contacted by writing the letters “XYZ” on a blackboard at Shinjuku Station. One day, his associate, Hideyuki Makimura, is murdered. Ryô has to take care of Hideyuki’s sister, Kaori, who becomes his new partner. However, Kaori is much more jealous and often hits him with a giant hammer.