Best Korean Drama

Recently, I have been addicted to Korean Drama or simply KDrama.  It’s an addiction that i haven’t find a cure but i guess, it’s not yet time to cure them because it gives me not just fun time but it keeps me really happy making me forget for a while the stresses of life and the struggles that I needed to face. Korean Dramas is not just entertaining, some of them depicts life, love and different journey.  There are many korean series that also tells about Korean History but i’m not really into historical or epic drama, so i guess, i have to skip that one.

There are many KDrama that are worth watching but i have selected the best for me to share to you all. Below are my favorites which was shown from 2006 up to the present.

Best Korean Drama 2006

Princess Hours – also known as Goong - 2006-Jan-11 to 2006-Mar-30

Princess Hours – Korean Drama 2009

This was indeed one of my favorite KDrama.  It is not just the fact that Yoon Eun Hye is the main character in this series.  The chemistry of Yoon Eun Hye and Joo Ji Hoon was unexpectedly beautiful.

The story is about young love in face of tradition, politics and intrigue in the modern era.  The setting was in moder-day korea with a constitutional monarchy and the Royal family still lives in the grand palace.  With the death of the King and the decreasing popularity of the royal family, the wedding of the Crown Prince  Lee Shin, is decided to be the best publicity move to improve their image. Chae Kyung was betrothed to become the next Crown Princess by her grandfather and Shin’s grandfather. Living with the different life, the two encounters different problems.  After 14 years of living in England with his mom, Lee Yul (the former Crown Prince) appears all of a sudden even falling in love with the care spirited Chae Kyung. As the Crown Prince Shin and simple-minded Chae Kyung’s relationship develops on a deeper feelings, a series of scandals are exposed to the public right after the pair were officially announced married. Chae Kyung eventually needs (exiled) to go to Macau to study and Prince Shin gives his right to rule to his sister.  When Prince Shin visited Chae Kyung in Macau, the two eventually consummated their love giving the audience a beautiful ending.

Now, i wonder what happened to Joo Ji Hoon after scandals of drug abuse. I do hope he can make a come back to his new KDrama Five Fingers.

Best Korean Drama 2007

Coffee Prince – 1st shop coffee prince -2007-Jul-02 to 2007-Aug-27

1st shop Coffee Prince- korean drama

 Now, you know why Yoon Eun Hye is considered as one of the best korean actress and yes, she was included as one of the highest paid actress.  It’s because of the fact that she stars with korean drama series that was well loved not just in their country but in other Asian countries like the Philippines.

The story was a romantic comedy that shares the fate of a tomboyish woman who pretends to be a man for her to find work.  She met  Gong Yoo, a rich man who owns a coffeshop.  Yoo in order to evade his family’s wish for him to marry, decides to hire Eun Chan to pretend to be his gay lover so that he can escape the blind dates arranged by his grandmother. The two develops feelings but with the great opposition of the family what do you think will happen to their love story?

Best Korean Drama 2009

Boys Before Flowers (Boys Over Flowers) - 2009-Jan-05 to 2009-Mar-31

Boys over flowers

 Korean version of the well loved story Meteor Garden (Taiwan- hmm, now i remember that) and Hana Yori Dango of Japan.  I have been hooked on watching this Kdrama and eventually watching it for three times.  I guess it’s not just me but many others too.  ABS-CBN have repeatedly air this for three times I guess.

Starring Li Min Ho , Go Hye Sun , Kim Bum, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Joon.  The story evolves with Geum Jan Di (an ordinary girl whose family owns a dry cleaning store and was granted a full swimming scholarship while she saves a life of a someone who is attempting to jump off the roof of the Shin Hwa High School.  While attending the school she was terrorized by Gu Jun Pyo, leader of the famous group F4 ( composed of the richest and most popular boys at the school)  On the process of bullying her, Jun Pyo realized that he was already attracted to Jan Di who in return has a crush on Yoon Ji Hoo (Jun Pyo’s best friend).  The couple finds love unexpectedly and have to battle the dilemma caused by Jun Pyo’s mother who are set to break them apart no matter what happened.

Although, there are many problems and trials the main characters needed to face, they eventually find each other’s embrace at the end.

Your Beautiful - 2009-Oct-07 to 2009-Nov-26

Your Beautiful – Korean Drama 2009

 Although this KDrama was shown a earlier in the Philippine television. I was not able to watched it for some obvious reason.  (we don’t have that channel on our television, LOL)  But it’s really nice that I was able to watched it at last.

Starring Park Shin Ye (Heart Strings) and Jang Geun Suk (Marry me Mary) , the group of Tae Kyung and On Yu are in search of a new member  A.N.JELL. However, Mi Nam  suffers an injury at the last moment. So Mi Nyu, his twin sister, is asked to step in for her brother.  She is against it in the beginning but for her quest to finally see their mother, she agreed to the plan and enters the group as her brother.  Her life in the group is not good at first as Tae Kyung wants to make his life miserable for him to get out of the group but as he does this Tae Kyung suddenly felt a strange feeling of falling in love with Mi Nyu whom he taught was a  man.

Creating Destiny - 2009-Oct-10 to 2010-Jan-24

Creating Destiny – Korean Drama

Starring now real life couple, Eugene (Save the Last Dance) and Ki Tae Young . The story evolves on finding love and keeping the family faith.  Han Sang Eun migrated to Australia with her family at a young age. Years later,  when she had complted a law degree in the United States and plans to marry her American boyfriend. Her dad, strongly opposed the union and has set his heart on her marrying Kim Yeo Joon, the son of his best friend.

Sang Eun finds herself exiled to Korea, where she reluctantly teams up with the equally uninterested Yeo Joon to devise a plan that will allow them to avoid their impending marriage while on the process, they have eventually find love but just like any other drama, their story doesn’t goes smoothly and they needed to face different challenges to create their own destiny.

My Fair Lady - 2009-Aug-19

My fair Lady – Korean Drama 2009

Starring Yoon Eun Hye and Yoon Sang Hyun (Secret Garden) Jung IL Woo ( Flower Boy Ramyun Shop & 49 Days) .  The story evolves on the owner of “Lady Castle”, who lives life as a princess-like but she’s lonely and yearning for attention.

 She has grown-up into a self-centered woman that every time she opens her mouth, she would blurt out blunt remarks no matter who the person is. One day, she came across Seo Dong-chan, a gigolo who made her life upside down. She feels uneasy over the fact that she may have finally met her match.

Best Korean Drama 2010

Prosecutor Princess - March 31, 2010 to May 20, 2010

Prosecutor Princess

 Honestly, I don’t find this interesting at first and i find the story a little bit simple and boring but I end up watching the whole KDrama for two times.  The actress Kim So Yeon is not as beautiful unlike other Korean actresses and Park Shi Hoo is not totally handsome but just like the saying goes, you cannot judge something just by their appearance.  The series turns out to be good after all.

The story evolves with Ma Hye Ri , an intelligent woman who loves fashion.  She was able to pass the bar exam and become a prosecutor but she dislikes hard work.  Wherever she goes , a handsome man Seo In Woo (with a big secret) continues to help her.  I don’t know if you would really love to see the ending after all the hard works Seo in Woo have done, i guess it was just overrated. I have second thoughts on recommending this series but it still landed as one of my best KDrama so indeed, it is something to watch.

My girlfriend is a Gumiho – My girlfriend is a nine-tailed fox - August 11, 2010 to September 30, 2010

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho – 2010 Best Korean Drama

 Cha Dae Woong(Lee Seung Gi –  King2Hearts) plays a  cowardly and extremely immature man who accidentally set free a nine-tail fox (Shin Min Ah – Beautiful Days) who was imprisoned for 500 years. The fox began to take the form of a beautiful woman who follows the man who set her free around, causing misunderstandings that she is his girlfriend. Although the man enjoys the attention and envy that people around him is giving, he is also always in extreme fear that the Gumiho may want to feed on his liver to become human. But when both of them falls for each other as time goes by the reality strikes them with the news that she will eventually returns to her life after losing all her nine tails.

Although, I don’t really like Lee Seung Gi, (maybe the fact that he is still young) but he is kind of cute when he deliver funny lines.  I guess, that’s maybe the same reason why he captures the heart of many korean fans.

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Comments

  1. I love koreanovelas too! But lately no time to watch series na. I bought one that I haven’t watched till now. I wish I’ll have time soon. Thanks for your review, now I know what i’ll buy next. :smile:

  2. i love koreanovelas! i even bought dvds back then and watch them all over. i love Coffee Prince and the Princess Hours. Sometimes i even watch online when i have nothing to do.

  3. I don’t watch a lot of koreanovelas, but I’ve watched some from your list! :D Anyway, thanks for sharing about these titles and what you think about them.

  4. i love Koreanovelas too!!

  5. i’m not a big fan of korean novelas, but i did watch the princess hours and love it. the main character is so cute.

  6. I followed few Korean drama before, I kinda miss it these day because I don’t have much time watching television everyday..

  7. My sister-in-law loves koreanovela and most of the time she buys DVD copies and does marathon watching.

  8. pinagpuyatan naming panoorin ang pricess hours. i am so in love with the story. i thought nga may price hours pa. :smile:

  9. sorry, princess/prince

  10. I loved Coffee Prince because it wasn’t sad like most Korean telenovelas.

  11. Im not really a big fan of koreanovelas but my daughter is.

  12. i don’t really watch them, i have probably once or twice because of my bestfriend but it really bores me much. i did had my own select of kdrama but i don’t give much importance.

  13. the coffee prince made me kilig before! :-)

  14. Weeee! Thanks to this, I can now look other dramas. I only watched the first 3 korean dramas. boo me!

  15. you seem to love korean dramas. :) i only got to watch Coffee Prince and i loved it!
    there’s a kilig factor between the two.

  16. I love MY GIRLFRIEND IS A GUMIHO it made me cry a lot. Can you make a list for Korean movies?

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  17. waah.. i no longer have time watching TV!!

  18. I’ve fancied the Princess Hours years ago. So cute. ;)

  19. I love these dramas. However, do not have enough time to follow koreanovelas.

  20. i’m a KDrama addict too! from the list i love Goong/Princess Hours, Coffee Prince, You’re Beautiful, My girlfriend is a Gumiho…

    if you haven’t seen 49 days, Dream High and Best Love, i suggest you do!

  21. Love love love korean series, i have number of DVD’s here..Haven’t watched some of you shared so i hopefully i could find time, medyo busy eh but Korean series will always be my fave.

  22. Me din, addicted ako dati sa Korean dramas. ganda kasi ng mga plot ng stories nila. But now wala na ako ganu time manood but I still would love to pag may chance. :)

  23. i’m a fan of song hye kyo, only her TV shows and movies pa lang ang napapanood kong korean dramas

  24. Very informative. Learned a lot about Korean drama today.

  25. I love koreanovelas as well! Even my lola is addicted to them. Haha. She has already bought and broke numbers of DVD players because she watches nonstop. She gets furious when she can’t find her DVDs. Haha. These series have seriously raised my standards for men. They’re so lovable. I can’t miss even just a second. Pinagtatawanan ako madalas kasi kahit tanungin lang ako, I have to hit pause just to not miss anything.

  26. Most of us are really fond of Koreanovelas I think. Their stories are much the same as ours. In tagalog “huling huli nila ang kiliti ng mga manunuod”. We also appreciate the efforts of the dubbers and subbers to make it possible for us to understand what they are saying on the drama that they are playing. Really enjoyed the series lalo na yung boys over flowers. Which is really a classic.

  27. I guess the best element of Korean drama is the super kilig factor that they give to the audience. Even though we can’t understand their language and we only read the subtitles, still we watch them over and over again.

  28. you really did follow those Korean dramas. it’s often for both of us, me and my wife, to like certain drama or series and once we get hooked we would really try to search for the whole version of it.

  29. I’d go for Boys over Flower.. talagang iniiyakan ko yan haha.. at inulit ulit ko pa :grin:

  30. Great compilation! This post makes me wanna watch a series now.:)

  31. Korean drama or movies are also good movies in terms of quality. :-).

  32. a lot of people are hooked on korean drama probably because of the interesting + out-of-the-box story + plot that they have! not to mention the colorful outfits + the good-looking korean actors + actresses..am not really a big fan but i do enjoy watching them whenever i got the chance :smile:

  33. I love watching Korean Dramas and their movies too. But there are also some that I hate! Haha. Especially those which have twisted principles when it comes to relationships. Duh. Not good for the culture.

  34. Not much of a fan of Korean novelas, but I did get to watch a few episodes of Coffee Prince. I find it amusing.

  35. I like Princess Hours! Watched the teleserye in ABS CBN before

  36. I did not watch any KDrama. I just watch the Korean Movies especially the Romantic-Comedy. A good stress reliever.

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  37. I’ll take a wild guess that you actually like Yoon Eun Hye, right? ;) I loved, loved Goong! It was one of the first Korean drama DVDs that I purchased (fan-subbed lang) and until now, I still watch it from time to time. She and Joo Ji Hoon had excellent chemistry that I was rooting for Shin the whole time against Yul. I think I’d be regular visitor of your blog from now on. :razz:

  38. I love Koreanovela but since most of them airs late at night I can’t watch any now. I love the Korean version of Meteor Garden, but I love the original more.

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  39. sa lahat ng nakalista, BOYS over FLOWERS lang talaga ang natapos ko LOL

  40. up until now, im still listening to the tagalog version of Princess Hours sound track!
    i wanna watch my gf is a gumiho too! :D

  41. I love korean drama and movies but sad here in Norway can’t find them in our TV. I just tried one in awhile online. Thanks for the title and will try to find them here.

  42. Not much of a Korean novela fan, but Go-ong will always be in my heart. :)

  43. My mom in law loved watching Koreanovelas. She even have the Boys Over Flowers DVD. Pati tuloy yung son ko nanunuod whenever he’s at their house. :lol:

  44. I love watching korean dramas. I still haven’t watched Creating Destiny, My fair Lady and Prosecutor Princess. I’ll watch those when I have time. :D

  45. vanessaH says:

    i really love Kdrama especially coffee prince….super kilig factor….i also loved playful kiss,my gf is a gumiho and save the last dance for me….now im planing to watch he’s beautiful and princess hours….yung naka dubbed na ng tagalog… :lol:

  46. vanessaH says:

    up to now im still thinking snong Kdramas ang magandang panoorin. this site and the readers comments helps me a lot… :razz:

  47. my fair lady sobrang ganda……… best korean drama ever…………..of all time………believe me guyz. try to watch it and and you will agree……. :lol:

  48. I watched the first three Kdrama you share. Will download the others. Thanks for sharing! ^^

  49. I was addicted to Korean Dramas before too..ngayon medyo di na makapanood. :(

  50. korean artists tend to look the same + if you happen to be a non-fan, like me, you’ll really have a hard time recognizing them apart…. :razz:

    i am not really an avid but i think i might have watched a couple of episodes on occasions, i guess what makes them stands out are the unusual stories + plots which are such big departures from their local counterparts ;)

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