Korean Drama recommendations, part 1

Hello, I’m Anna!

I will go back to Korea soon.. : (

After going back to Korea, I will watch dramas I couldn’t watch for a while >_<

I heard many Korean dramas is exported to other countries.

And I met many friends who like Korea dramas for real!

Therefore, I’m going to recommend some Korea dramas I enjoyed.

I will upload two posts about them.

First one is about dramas of the present, and second one is about historical dramas.

There are nine dramas I like.



1. Twenty Again (두번째 스무살)

Stars: Choi Ji Woo and Kim Min Jae

Related Themes: romance, comedy, family, college, and second chances

Due to an unplanned pregnancy, Ha No Ra (Choi Ji Woo) married young and dropped out of school. But after two decades as a housewife, she finally gets the chance to experience college, alongside her 20-year-old son Kim Min Soo (Kim Min Jae) and his girlfriend Oh Hye Mi (Son Na Eun). Further complicating things, No Ra already has a strained student-teacher relationship, as her husband Kim Woo Chul (Choi Won Young) and her first love Cha Hyun Suk (Lee Sang Yoon) wind up being her professors.


2. Producer (프로듀사)

Stars: Kim Soo Hyun, Goong Hyo Jin, IU, and Cha Tae Hyun

Related Themes: romantic comedy, love square, television station, love hate relationship, and career-oriented

A group of young television producers — Ra Joon Mo (Cha Tae Hyun), Baek Seung Chan (Kim Soo Hyun), Tak Ye Jin (Gong Hyo Jin) –– and K-pop star Cindy (IU) work tirelessly around the clock within the entertainment division of a major broadcasting network. Amidst their dynamic and challenging workloads, serious drama reaches new heights in this backstage glimpse of the people who make television magic happen.




3. A Gentleman’s Dignity (신사의 품격 )

Stars: Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ha Neul

Related Themes: romantic comedy, marriage, playboy, single life, and friendship

Described as the “male version of Sex in the City”, Kim Do Jin (Jang Dong Gun) is a playboy architect who refuses to admit he’s getting old; Im Tae San (Kim Soo Ro) finds himself in a complicated relationship with a cold-hearted woman; Choi Yoon (Kim Min Jong) is a timid lawyer, struggling to get over the wife he lost seven years ago; and Lee Jong Rok (Lee Jong Hyuk) is a vain man who married an older woman for her fortune. Kim Do Jin finds love at first sight when he continuously crosses paths with Seo Yi Soo (Kim Ha Neul), a local high school teacher. The only problem is, Yi Soo has her sights set on one of Do Jin’s best friends!



4. Discovery of Romance (연애의 발견)

Stars: Jung Yoo Mi and Eric Moon

Related Themes: romantic comedy, love triangle, architecture, and design

Han Yeo Reum (Jung Yoo Mi)’s life seems perfect. She is a designer who owns her own successful workshop, she lives with her two best childhood friends, and she has a sweet, successful boyfriend of 3 years, Nam Ha Jin (Sung Joon), who might pop the big question any day. Her life seems to be heading in the right direction, until she suddenly comes face to face with her selfish and snobby, but somehow charming, designer ex-boyfriend of 5 years, Kang Tae Ha (Eric Moon). As Han Yeo Reum begins working closely with Kang Tae Ha on a design project, old feelings begin to re-emerge. Meanwhile, it seems that Nam Ha Jin is facing his own crisis of love when his childhood friend, Ahn Ah Rim, declares her feelings for him. Will the members of this massive love square be able to sort through their complicated, tangled feelings to find true love?



5. Kill Me, Heal Me (킬미힐미)

Stars: Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum

Related Themes: romantic comedy, mystery, medical, and multiple personality

Cha Do Hyun (Ji Sung) is a rich heir to a family company with one major problem. Due to suppressed childhood trauma, he suffers from dissociative identity disorder manifested in 7 unique personalities who are out of his control. In order to overcome this disorder in secret, he hires a first year medical resident (Hwang Jung Eum) to help him heal by killing off each personality one by one.


6. Emergency Couple (응급남녀)

Stars: Choi Jin Hyuk and Song Ji Hyo

Related Themes: romantic comedy, marriage, divorce, rivalry, love hate relationship, and work relationship

Choi Jin Hyuk and Song Ji Hyo star in this playful and sexy drama about a medical school student, Chang Min, and a dietitian, Jin Hee, who fall in love and marry despite his family’s strong opposition. When Chang Min marries Jin Hee, he gives up his medical internship to become a pharmaceutical salesman despite the fact that the rest of his family are successful doctors. Their married life is miserable as Chang Min’s family looks down on Jin Hee and Chang Min begins to treat her poorly. They finally divorce and go their separate ways until they are suddenly reunited as interns working at the same hospital. Will this couple’s tumultuous feelings for each other be rekindled?



7. It’s Okay, That’s Love (괜찮아, 사랑이야)

Stars: Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin

Related Themes: melodrama, mystery, romance, medical, obsession, and psychiatry

Jang Jae Yeol (Jo In Sung) divides his time between being a mystery writer and a radio DJ, but his every waking moment is consumed by his obsessive compulsive disorder. In search of treatment, he’s placed in the care of Ji Hye Soo (Gong Hyo Jin), who specializes in psychiatry because of her inability to perform surgeries. Through intimate sessions, they come to realize just how much healing they both need — and that they are more than doctor and patient.



8. Pinocchio (피노키오)

Stars: Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk

Related Themes: romantic comedy, family, lies, truth, modern adaption, and fantasy

Amidst a sea of young news reporters competing for the next scoop, Choi In Ha (Park Shin Hye) finds herself in a tricky position, as she cannot tell a lie without a dead giveaway: breaking into a violent hiccup. Meanwhile, first-year reporter Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong Suk) proves his remarkable memory and communication skills by downplaying his good looks with a dumpy veneer of bad hair and clothing. But in a world where hard facts rule, how far can you get by lying?



9. Oh My Ghostess (오 나의 귀신님)

Stars: Park Bo Young and Jo Jung Suk

Related Themes: romantic comedy, food, career-oriented, sumper natural, and ghosts

Na Bong Sun (Park Bo Young) may be a skilled chef, but she lacks the self-esteem to shine professionally and socially. Beyond her cooking talents, however, is an uncanny ability to communicate with ghosts. One day, her mystic senses go out of control when the seductive ghost of Shin Soon Ae (Kim Seul Gi) possesses her. Imbued with a fiery new “personality,” Bong Sun starts turning heads, including that of Kang Sun Woo (Jo Jung Suk), the hottest chef in town and Bong Sun’s secret crush!

I provided Korean titles, English titles, and short stories about the dramas.

The information is from the Dramafever.

The Dramafever features the international content including Korean Dramas and Movies, and variety shows. All for free.


Here is the link of Dramafever!





I hope you like all dramas I recommended.

Next time, I will recommend Korean historical dramas.

Sometimes, they are more interesting.

Then See you next time and have a nice day♡


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