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Don’t Know What to Watch Next? My Korean Drama List: Part 1

Hi everyone!

Don’t know what to Korean drama to watch next? Are you confused of what to watch because there are so many options and Google isn’t helping at all?

Well. Well. Well. This one’s for ya 🙂

I am an addict. Not of drugs, weed or cocaine but of Korean dramas.

I have been practically hooked with Korean dramas since 2005.

It all started with this drama starring a hot and handsome actor and a story line that made me laugh so hard.

The first drama that got me hooked was My Girl. Starring Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae, this drama is a blockbuster in Korea and in Asia. The popularity is so immense even in the Philippines. My Girl is about a Joo Yoo Rin (played Lee Da Hae) being followed and stalked by gangsters because her Dad owes money from these people. She’s an expert at lying at times if needed to act out just to get herself out of the situation. One day, she met hotel heir Seol Gong Chan who needed to find his cousin since that is the dying wish of his grandfather. He can’t locate the real cousin so he hires a fake one since Joo Yoo Rin looks like his rel cousin.

Adventure ensues as they both try to cover up the situation and make sure they don’t get caught. To add to the crazy adventure is Gong Chan’s ex girlfriend, tennis player Kim Se Hyun and his cousin Seol Jung Woo who ends up falling for Yoon Rin.

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This drama was crazy! To the point of no return. I was so hooked and in Filipino term “KINAIN NA NG SISTEMA”. After that, I watched more Korean dramas than I ever imagined. I have a list and I’d like to share that to you.

Disclaimer: These are dramas that aired from 2015 onward. My other list will be added in a separate blog. 

  1. Healer – starring Ji Chang Wook and Park Min Young

    • This drama is the first Ji Chang Wook drama I watched. He was so hot and his cuddles in this drama is so like heaven on Earth. Chemistry and story wise, it was good. After this drama, Ji Chang Wook became a household name in Korea.
  2. Unkind Women – starring Lee Ha Na and Kim Ji Suk

  3. Orange Marmalade – starring CN Blue’s Lee Jong Hyun

  4. School 2015 – starring Kim Soo Hyun

  5. Pinocchio – starring Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye

    • Watch this drama guys! This is the first drama of PSH where she got a good kissing scene. This is well written and chemistry between the leads is amazing. Lee Jong Suk really does well in choosing his dramas. This drama was also Yoon Kyung Sang’s breakout drama.
  6. Girl Who Sees Smells – starring Park Yoo Chun and Shin Se Kyung

    • Honestly, I am not a fan of Shin Se Kyung but this drama is good. Story wise, just OK. But the thriller twists is amazing. Namgoong Min is someone to watch out for. He is a good villain in here.
  7. Producer – starring Gong Hyo Jin, Kim So Hyun and IU

    • Set in the broadcasting world with such a stellar cast, for me, this drama was also a SO-SO. I really just appreciated the chemistry between Kim So Hyun and IU. This was way back Dream High days.
  8. Birth of a Beauty – starring Han Ye Seul and Joo Sang Wook

    • Not a fan of Han Ye Seul and I haven’t watched any of her previous works but she is pretty. I was actually curious of the plot and her transformation from being the ugly and fat woman to the one adored by many. I did kinda relate y’know.
  9. Super Daddy Yeol – starring Lee Dong Gun and Lee Yoo Ri

    • I am a huge fan of Lee Dong Gun from Lovers in Paris. I actually rooted for him in the drama. This time, he plays a cute daddy so I gave this a shot.
  10. In Time With You – starring Ha Ji Won and Lee Jin Wook

    • This drama is the Korean remake of In Time with You which stars Ariel Lin and Chen Bolin. Being best friends for years and being there for each other all these time, why aren’t they together? Ha Ji Won has chemistry with both Lee Jin Wook and Yoon Kyun Sang (who stars in Pinocchio). Good drama for those into best friends turned lovers story.
  11. Ex Girlfriend Club – starring Song Ji Hyo

    • This drama is a disaster. I dunno why I watched it. Funny yes but that’s just about it.
  12. My Unfortunate Boyfriend – starring Yang Jin Sung and No Min Woo

  13. Oh My Ghost – starring Park Bo Young and Jo Jung Suk

    • Gosh. Park Bo Young is cute. This drama is so funny and her chemistry with Jo Jung Suk is sizzling HOT 🙂 MUST WATCH! I recommend this if you are starting since I am 101% sure after watching this, you’ll love more Korean drama.
  14. Yong Pal – starring Joo Won and Kim Tae Hee

    • I wonder why Joo Won is hooked to doctor roles and he ends up doing it so well. I liked this drama. His chemistry with Kim Tae Hee (who I always believed is just a beautiful face) is there. The story, acting and casting – perfect. I liked the thrill of this drama.
  15. She Was Pretty – Starring Hwang Jung Eum and Park Seo Joon

    • Hwang Jung Eum and Park Seo Joon came off from being siblings in Love Me, Heal Me to being lovers in She Was Pretty. I can relate to this drama since Hwang Jung Eum has a frecked red face and curly hair – typical unattractive woman and Park Seo Joon is so hot. Not to mention Choi Si Won who happens to be the 2nd lead is so awesome as the 2nd male lead. Like seriously, we all know he’ll never get the girl after all he did for her but HE GOT MY HEART!!! Ooooooh SI WON ❤
  16. Mask – starring Soo Ae and Joo Ji-hoon

    • This drama killed it. No more words. Just perfect chemistry and all. Soo Ae is amazing.
  17. Oh My Venus – starring So Ji Sub and Shin Mi Ah

    • Oh myyyy! What happens when a fat girl becomes sexy and falls in love with her trainor? Nice story and it was fun to watch. So Ji Sub is a good actor and whatever role you give him, he just does it well. And from being a gumiho, Shin Min Ah is 10,000 levels of cuteness.
  18. Remember – starring Yoo Seung Ho and Park Min Young

    • I don’t think there was a happy scene in this drama except when the 2 leads kissed. This drama was all about tears from beginning to the end but story is good and so is everything else. Namgoong Min is again an amazing villain. Seriously. Damn good actor.
  19. Cheese In the Trap – starring Park Hae Jin and Kim Go Eun

    • Park Hae Jin can pass off as a high school student and they do have chemistry. Kim Go Eun really acted well in this drama but they did not give justice to Park Hae Jin’s character AND the ending was just so lousy.
  20. One More Happy ending – starring Jang Na Ra and Jung Kyung Ho

  21. Descendants of the Sun – starring Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo.

    • NEED I SAY MORE? PHENOMENAL. 12494703_975822255807085_2505160906509184143_n
  22. Entertainer – starring Ji Sung and Kang Min Hyuk

  23. Beautiful Gong Shim – starring Minah, Namgoong Min and On Joo Wan

    • Namgoong Min is a villain in Remember and Girl Who Sees Smells but he makes our heart flutter in this drama.
  24. Doctors – starring Park Shin Hye and Kim Rae Won

    • Park Shin Hye can kick, do passionate kisses with Kim Rae Won and heal people. Doctors is her best drama to date. And Kim Rae Won – why are you so tall and cute? And why is Yoon Kyung Sang adorable as hell? I’m planning to watch this drama again 🙂
  25. Let’s Fight Ghost – starring Kim Soo Hyun and Ok Taecyeon

  26. W (Two Worlds) – starring Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo

    • #4. Comics. Story telling. Acting. Their chemistry and 10,000 kisses. This drama rocked 2016 🙂
  27.  Uncontrollably Fond – starring Suzy and Kim Woo Bin

  28. Another Oh Hae Young – starring Eric Mun

  29. Goodbye Mr. Black – starring Lee Jin Wook and Moon Chae Won

  30. The K2 – starring Yoona and Ji Chang Wook

    • Ji Chang Wook as an agent, soldier and bodyguard is more than enough to watch this drama. Yoona’s ramen scene here with Ji Chang Wook watching her on CCTV is one of the drama’s highlights AAAAANNND their kissing scene. Like 4 times. Argh. How did Yoona get so lucky?
  31. On The Way to the Airport – starring Lee Sang Yoon and Kim Ha Neul

  32. Jealousy Incarnate – starring Gong Hyo Jin and Jo Jung Suk

  33. Something About 1% – starring Jeon So Min and Ha Seok Jin

    • 2016 remake is the phenomenal drama of Kang Dong Won. These two leads have sizzling chemistry.
  34. Cinderella and the 4 Knights – starring Jung Il Woo, Park So Dam and Ahn Jae Hyun

    • Park So Dam is so kick -ass in this drama even though she had 4 hot guys to help her. Why are some girl just so lucky?! There were a lot of kilig scenes and “higop” kissing in here.
  35. Man Living in Our House – starring Soo Ae and Kim Young Kwang

  36. Introverted Boss – starring Yeon Woo Jin and Park Hae Soo

  37. Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim – starring Yoo Yeon Seok and Seo Hyun Jin

  38. Legend of the Blue Sea – starring Jeon Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho

    • Mermaid. Past lives and past loves. Spain. Why do people love Spain? The K2 and Legend of the Blue Sea both filmed some scenes there. Jeon Ji Hyun is amazing as an actress and Lee Min Ho’s stares will kill you with “kilig”. This is 2016 highly anticipated drama because it is the comeback drama if Jeon Ji Hyun (last one was My Love From the Star 2014) and Lee Min Ho (last one was The Heirs 2013).
  39. My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week – starring Song Ji Hyo

  40. Secret Romance – starring Sung Hoon and Song Ji Eun

    • Sung Hoon’s chocolate abs and SUNG HOON himself. Nuff said.
  41. Goblin – starring Gong Yoo and Kim Go Eun

    • When you think Descendants of the Sun is the drama of year, Goblin will definitely give you a run for your money. Goblin is PERFECT. Just like Descendants of the Sun. Even the cinematography is good. Goblin and DOTS are both written by the same writer but with different directors but both are equally good. Lee Dong Wook babe is so good in here. He was my first KDrama crush and I was so happy he got to star in a good drama. Gong Yoo is GONG YOO. Talented, hot and amazing. Such a stellar cast and it is reaping rewards because of their hard work.
      • Lee Dong Wook did Hotel King and Blade Man is 2014, Bubblegum in 2015 which I dropped because I can’t stand it. Drama is so dull and I have NEVER dropped any drama ever. I can’t believe the first time I did it is a Lee Dong Wook drama. He had dramas every year. It just didn’t suffice.
  42.  Seven First Kisses – web drama starring Ji Chang Wook, Lee Min Ho, Park Hae Jin, Taecyeon, Lee Joon Gi, EXO’s Kai and Lee Jong Suk

    • Some girls have 2 guys after her. Some get 4 guys like Park So Dam in Cinderella and the 4 Knights and Ku Hye Sun in Boys over Flowers. But why does she get to “almost kiss” 7 guys?! WHYYY?!
  43. Chief Kim – starring Namgoong Min and Nam Sang Mi

  44. Missing 9 – starring Jung Kyung Ho and Baek Jin Hee

  45. Voice – starring Lee Ha Na and Jang Hyuk

    • Thriller dramas is a trend nowadays but this drama about Korea’s emergency call center is damn good. It depicts realistic scene of crimes committed and how to handle it. Plus, how Kim Jae Wook’s character became a revelation is also something to watch out for. Kim Jae Wook should star in a rom-com soon. He is damn good looking and such a great actor!
  46. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon – starring Park Hyung Sik and Park Bo Young

    • You’ll get hooked with Min Min and  Bong Bong’s cuteness. Not to mention cute and petite Park Bo Young stars as a women with extraordinary strength. Plus, the leads chemistry is so damn good people just want them to date. Add Ji Soo to the cast and you’re ON.
  47. Man to Man – starring Park Hae Jin and Kim Min Jung

    • This drama is my current obsession. Park Hae Jin is so sexy as a secret agent. I love the twists and the romance although at times it seem kinda off.
  48. Chicago Typewriter – starring Yoo Ah In

    • Yoo Ah In alone is enough reason to watch this drama. This drama is so underrated. The story was flawless as well as the cinematography. Korea, love this drama! Yoo Ah-In is amazing in this one 🙂
  49. Tunnel -starring Choi Jin Hyuk and Yoon Hyun Min

    • This drama is like VOICE reincarnation. I am always excited for the next episode. This drama is thrilling and kept me alert all the time. This drama rocked 2017. A good cast plus really good ratings plus the fact that the ending was really good.
    • UPDATE: There was a potential love angle but they did not dwell in it. But you will see from the ending that there really is the potential. I think all 3 main cast members were so amazing. I just read via soompi that the rating reached 6.5. This is now OCN’s best drama so far with the highest ratings!
  50. Whisper – starring Lee Bo Young and Lee Sang Yoon

    • Reunion dram for Lee Bo Young and Lee Sang Yoon who starred in a drama before. Twists are also happening and this is like deceit all the way. Lee Bo Young and Lee Sang Yoon and their overloaded chemistry is to watch out for!
  51. Secret Romance – starring Sung Hoon and Song Ji-Eun

    • Do you know what happens when you have a one night stand and then end up falling in love? Yes guys! This is what this story is all about. Just watch it please. Sung Hoon’s chocolate abs and immaculate kisses will kill you. Plus, chemistry is overflowing! Have you seen the video during their press meet where Sung Hoon just happened to be the perfect gentleman to Ji-Eun? It will kill you. So watch it!

ON GOING DRAMA

  1. Suspicious Partner – starring Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun

    • This is Ji Chang Wook’s first rom-com and he did so well. People say he has that chemistry with Nam Ji Hyun but WHY CAN’T I SEE IT?! Hahaha!
  2.  Fight My Way – starring Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won

    • This is the story of my life and your life. I am sure of it. It’s about 4 individuals who really dreamed big but the those dreams took a back seta since they had to deal with life and pressures society.
  3. Lookout – starring Lee Si Young and Kim Young Kwang

    • If action and revenge is your cup of tea, this drama got heaps of it! So watch out for Lee Si Young’s action scenes 🙂
  4. The Best Hit – starring Cha Tae Hyun and Yoon Si Yoon

    • This drama is so funny! The star studded cast features struggles of adulthood and reaching for your dreams.

Oh my gosh! That’s 55 dramas in a span of 3 years so I am guessing I watch an average of 15 Korean drama in a year. I am so addicted but this is my healthy addiction. It keeps away the stress and brings in good vibes.

I’ll blog about my other list soon so watch out for it.

#KoreanDramas

#Koreandramalist

#Choices

#ChoiceofKia

Enjoy watching KDramas and let’s all be happy we have all those OPPAS.

How about you? What’s on your Korean drama list?

Share away you guys!

P.S: Hope I get to visit Korea soon 🙂 🙂

FYI: As I still have some dramas ongoing, this page will be updated so watch out for the updates.

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