I’m an aspiring drama blogger but a month ago I made a conscious decision to quit watching any television. The process required an absurd amount of self-control yet it was a good time for me to focus on other more productive endeavors. Now that the deal is off, I’m on a roll by starting a very ambitious marathon to watch all the new k-dramas in 2015.
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She Was Pretty
Hwang Jung Eum as Kim Hye Jin
Park Seo Joon as Ji Sung Joon
Go Joon Hee as Min Ha Ri
Choi Si Won as Kim Shin Hyuk
A beautiful young girl becomes an ugly duckling while her insecure bestfriend and childhood sweetheart returns from overseas as her boss.
Oh My Venus
So Ji Sub as Kim Young Ho
What’s more is her old classmate turned rival has gone from being an outcast to a beautiful accomplished lawyer hell-bent on making Joo Eun miserable. Down in the dumps, she lucks out and meets John Kim, a world class trainer who helps in her battle to lose weight.
Most of you are probably waiting for the next episode. I’m going against the grain when I say I’m thankful for the wait because otherwise I would be ignoring all the work I have to do and just watching non-stop. At least I found the Oh My Venus mp3 download as a quick fix. The drama is nearing the mid-way point where it’s about time for sh** to hit the fan. Sure hope the it doesn’t lose the cute.
Oh My Ghost
My Rating: TBD
I came across this while watching a 6 minute highlight posted by a fan. Based on my first impressions alone, it’s about a ghost, a female lead who works as a waitress and her seemingly mean boss that’s bound to mellow down and become the sweetest guy once he falls for the girl.
My Rating: Pretty Good (4/5)
Jang Yoon Ha comes from an elite prominent Korean family. She meets Choi Joon Ki a man so focused on attaining wealth that he will do so by dating rich women.
The concept draws attention in the sense that most k-drama fans would probably be interested to see what goes on behind the scenes. It is a rom-com about PDs and actors and parallel universe for the Korean entertainment industry where pop star IU pretty much plays a stereotypical version of herself.
Between two doppelgangers, one will die. Due to a series of mishaps, Ji Sook who is constantly in debt was forced to take over wealthy Eun Ha’s identity after her death. Can Ji Sook come out of this unscathed?
Falling For Innocence
Kang Min Ho is a man determined to take revenge on everyone who wronged his father but he has a heart transplant that changes him into a completely different man that falls head over heels for Kim Soon Jung.
I would have easily written this off as just another k-drama because the plot didn’t exactly catch my attention but I am so glad that I decided to check it out and believe it or not, it was PewDiePie that got me into it and I don’t normally watch his videos either.
He recommended Beating Again on his ‘Would You Kill Trump’ video (starts at 3:14). It is such a sweet and heartfelt romance that’s bound to make you smile. Anyone who watches this would ship the onscreen couple in real life though I hate to break it to you Jung Kyung Ho has been dating Girls Generation member Sooyoung for a few years now.
Episodes and Genre: 20, Medical / Fantasy
Air Date: Feb 2015 KBS2 Mon & Tues 22:00
Ahn Jae Hyun as Park Ji Sang
Goo Hye Sun as Yoo Ri Ta
A vampire who works in a hospital. A reference to Carlyle from Twilight?
Hyde Jekyll Me
Episodes and Genre: 20, Romance Comedy
Air Date: Jan – Mar 2015 SBS Wed & Thurs 21:55
Hyun Bin as Goo Seo Jin
Han Ji Min as Jang Ha Na
A representation of Jekyll and Hyde in k-drama land where Goo Seo Jin is a man with two very different personas due to a personality disorder. He utterly confuses Jang Ha Na as she meets Seo Jin as a cold and calculating man and in the blink of an eye, turns into the sweetest guy on the planet.
Kill Me, Heal Me
Episodes and Genre: 20, Medical Rom-Com
Air Date: Jan – Mar 2015 MBC Wed & Thurs 22:00
Ji Sung as Cha Do Hyun
Hwang Jung Eum as Oh Ri Jin
Again with the similarly-themed dramas, Kill Me Heal Me is about a man who suffered immense trauma and has psychologically developed 7 distinct identities.
My Rating: Just Another Drama (3/5)
Episodes and Genre: 20, Action Thriller
Air Date: Dec – Feb 2015 KBS2 Mon & Tues 22:00
Ji Chang Wook as Seo Jung Hoo
Park Min Young as Chae Young Shin
Some kind of spy drama? I’ll have a better idea soon.
For more, see 2016 kdramas.