MUST watch k-dramas

Below are dramas I personally consider an absolute MUST WATCH in no particular order and I’m sure it will keep on getting longer and longer as I keep on traveling through K-drama land. Anything not marked otherwise is set in current/modern day. Continue reading

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K-drama newbie

New to K-drama world? No problem.

‘What is the first drama I should watch?’ ‘Which dramas do you recommend to start off with?’ I get asked different variations of this question all the time by people who have only recently become interested in Korean dramas. My answer to this is that it is completely up to you and what you like to watch. Go to one of the websites that upload both old and current dramas (my personal favorite site is Viki.com) and simply explore their list of dramas available.

When I first started out, I found myself looking up previous dramas by actors/actresses that I enjoyed watching. I think everyone kind of finds their niche depending on what genre or celebrity they like.

To see my ever growing list of favorite k-dramas, check out the link below:

MUST watch k-dramas

FIRST POST: HAVE MERCY ㅋㅋㅋ

This is my first attempt at sharing my addiction…er I mean, totally normal level of love, for Korean Dramas. I do enjoy watching movies/dramas from other Asian countries, but k-dramas remain by far my personal favorite.

If you’re reading this, I assume you are well on your way to joining myself and many other Korean Drama fans out there in our journey through sped up lane changes, piggyback rides, back hugs and all things k-drama. You know to mentally keep the list of ‘must have scenes’ handy whenever you start watching a new k-drama and check them off as you go. Watching something with subtitles is the norm and sometimes you catch yourself searching a video or movie with subtitles that’s already in your own language.

However, if the above makes you wonder and scratch your head, treat it like a crash introduction course to the Korean Drama World. You’re welcome ;). New members may join us at any time and with dedication and perseverance (aka endless hours of watching Korean dramas), you too can become a drama addict lover.

How it all began:

It was a day like any other in early 2009, when out of the blue, while looking for some good songs online, I stumbled across a fan made music video containing snippets of what seemed to be an interesting story. After watching a few more similar videos and reading through the comments of said videos, I was able to find out two very important facts. One, these were scenes from a Korean drama and two, the English translation of the drama name was – drum roll please – ‘Boys before flowers’. So I got to searching for a subtitled version of the drama that still had decent quality. This was before k-dramas enjoyed the widespread fame they have today and websites streaming these dramas with subtitles were few and far in between. But I was on a mission and not to be stopped until I finally succeeded. ‘Boys before Flowers’ is based on a popular manga/manhwa by the same name in which the spunky main female character gets accepted into a prestigious high school through a special scholarship. The school is ruled by a group consisting of the four richest and most popular students known as F4, or flower boys because of their good looks. The story unfolds in a serious of events caused by the interaction of these young people with each other and the changes that these encounters bring to the lives of everyone involved. 

Thus began my love for Korean dramas which soon expanded to the Korean language, Korean food and culture and last but not least, Korean pop music. One of the main actors of this drama is also part of the Korean boy band known as SS501 and so, while watching the drama, I started listening to Korean pop music aka k-pop as well. 

I’m looking forward to sharing even more k- drama and k-pop experiences with you in the future. 

Let this new exciting Journey begin🙂

-DW

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