ARIES: when a character goes into a fit of frustration by kicking their legs in the air repeatedly and thrashing their bodies around until the whole bed/couch/floor is a mess and so is their hair
TAURUS: when character A watches in adoration as character B stuffs their face with delicious food or drinks/having a whole day filled with them eating street food and going clubbing
GEMINI: the main character always treating the happy-go-lucky side character like crap for comedic effect, but it’s kinda sad bc they never apologize
CANCER: the infamous umbrella scene. “I dislike you/don’t know you that well, but I can’t let you get soaked in the rain so I’m gonna hold this umbrella/cape over you bc I’m just a good person and I’m totally not interested in you”
LEO: having 284 different shots/angles of the main characters’ first kiss/hug. That zoom in slo-mo of character A pulling character B into their arms and embracing them for the first time/locking lips with them
VIRGO: there’s always that ONE THING that has to destroy the couple’s relationship. Whether it’s bc your bride needs to kill you or she dies, or you somehow went back in time a couple hundred years and can’t tell your prince bf
LIBRA: the main characters always being bound together by destiny such as outside supernatural forces/parallel universes/connecting timelines from the present to the future or past
SCORPIO: seeing that happy montage of the main couple after all their ups and downs, and knowing something terrible is going to happen shortly after
SAGITTARIUS: character A tries to convince themselves that they don’t need character B, and do everything they can to distract themselves by working/drinking/dating someone else, only to finally admit to themselves that they’re in love
CAPRICORN: the rich, cold, mysterious character always falling for the person who needs help…but they’ve convinced themselves that they totally don’t like this person until they finally admit it on like the last episode
AQUARIUS: having an idol/famous actor who’s worked alongside one of the actors on another series before appear in almost every kdrama, whether it’s a short cameo or one of the main characters
PISCES: that scene when they clutch their chest and cry waterfalls for seemingly no reason, only for us to find out that something horrible occurred later on to reveal this character’s sadness and why they’re emo
10 Must-Watch K-Dramas Of 2017 That You Really Can’t Miss
As the warmer months wither away and we’re greeted with the chill of autumn, there may be more of a desire to stay indoors and snuggle up while watching some K-dramas. This past year has been quite a success in terms of binge-worthy K-dramas, so here’s a look at just 10 of the dramas that we thought would pique your interest!
“Goblin” was the hit tvN drama that was written by famous writer, Kim Eun Sook. It starred well-seasoned actors, Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook, and Kim Go Eun. This script was so unique in that it revolved around a goblin, his bride-to-be, and a grim reaper. There was bromance, comedy, and dramatic elements that were all pieced together so perfectly. It really is a masterpiece of a drama and a definite must-watch!
“Fight For My Way” stars the charming duo Park Seo Jun and Kim Ji Won. It’s a nostalgic K-drama that is set around a group of childhood friends who are dealing with the pains of growing up and being adults. Park Seo Jun plays MMA fighter Go Dong Man, who is best friends with Choi Ae Ra, played by Kim Ji Won. They support each other as best as they can as they try and achieve their dreams.
3. Greatest One-Shot
“Greatest One-Shot,” is a KBS2 variety K-drama with an all-star cast of Yoon Shi Yoon, Lee Se Young, Cha Tae Hyun, Kim Min Jae, Hong Kyung Min, ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo, and even Taeyang’s big brother, Dong Hyun Bae. The story involved a ’90s K-pop icon (Yoon Shi Yoon) who accidentally travels into the future. This drama is a light-hearted drama that will have you laughing and crying. Definitely one that can’t be missed!
4. The Guardians
This was a drama that really came out of nowhere. Starring Kim Young Kwang and Lee Si Young, “The Guardians” is about a group of vigilantes who all have different skills that help them to fight crime. Lead by prosecutor Jang Do Han (Kim Young Kwang), there is one common goal for this group of misfits, which is to bring down the bad guy who had wronged them in the past. It’s a fast-paced K-drama that you will most likely binge-watch without stopping. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
“Do you like Messi?” This line was even trending on Twitter at one point. “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” is the perfect K-drama to warm up to as winter approaches. Starring Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk, this drama is about first loves and friendship. It’s a heart-warming drama and you will find yourself completely shipping the main leads!
“Degree of Love” is the new SBS drama starring Yang Se Jong and Seo Hyun Jinthat is still currently airing, but is too good to not put on this list. Yang Se Jong plays a gourmet chef named Ohn Jung Sun and Seo Hyun Jin plays a drama writer by the name of Lee Hyun Soo. The two of them are on the road to achieving their dreams, but face a lot of obstacles in their paths that prevent them from dating. Definitely a relatable drama, there’s something so soothing and calming about its production that viewers will appreciate!
This successful drama starred Ji Chang Wook as No Ji Wook and Nam Ji Hyun as Eun Bong Hee. They both work in a team of prosecutors, and when Eun Bong Hee is wrongfully accused of murdering her boyfriend, No Ji Wook comes to the rescue. If you don’t mind seeing Ji Chang Wook on the small screen for 16 hours, then this drama comes highly recommended!
“While You Were Sleeping” is the new hit SBS drama starring Suzy and Lee Jong Suk. Suzy’s character Nam Hong Joo is able to dream about events that will happen in the future. Jung Jae Chan (Lee Jong Suk) also has the same ability, but is also able to prevent the dream from coming true. The two embark on a crazy adventure of interpreting their dreams and making sure everything is right in everyone’s lives. It’s an adventure that can’t be missed!
This all-star cast of Park Bo Young, Park Hyung Sik, and Ji Soo are sure to put a smile on your face. The story involves a strong female lead named Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young) who has Herculean super strength. Park Hyung Sik plays Ahn Min Hyuk, the CEO of a game company who falls completely head over heels for her. This rom-com is full of laughs as well as mystery and adorable moments between the two main leads.
The newest drama on this list, but one that can’t be missed is the new tvN drama, “Because This Is My First Life,” starring Lee Min Ki and Jung So Min. Lee Min Ki plays a rational computer designer who is looking for a housemate, while Jung So Min plays a writer who is desperately trying to become a successful script-writer. The two are brought together by chance despite their opposite personalities. This drama is already so promising!
Have in mind that this list only contains the dramas I completed and liked.
As we all know, 2016 was till this day the best year for kdramas.
Lucky romance: I really liked the character of the main lead since he’s not that stereotypical perfect dude on his white horse. The chemistry between the leads was awesome but I had higher expectations for the ending.
Weightlifting fairy Kim Bok Joo: I can’t express my love for this drama. EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. Definitely on my TOP 5 kdramas.
Jealousy incarnate: The drama was good overall even thought I think they dragged it a little bit too much. Perfect to watch when you are bored. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very good drama, it’s just that I’ve seen better.
Another Oh Hae Young: It’s was savage. Can’t say more. Actually yes, Savage and sexy !
Drinking solo: I’m not really into these kind of dramas. I liked all the stories beside the main lead’s tbh.
Cinderella and the four knights: Cute…Cute and Hella Cute..
Uncontrollably fond: A VERY OVERWHELMING DRAMA…Grab some tissues for every single episode. It’s a roller coaster mates..
My wife’s having an affair this week: A very mature drama. I enjoyed and learned a lot from it.
Moon lovers: Don’t GET ME STARTED ON THIS ONE PLEASE…I WON’T SHUT UP *Start crying*
Descendants of the sun: I don’t know why I don’t talk about this drama a lot. It’s definitely one of those that deserve their fame.
The K2: It’s soo not the best kdrama Ji chang wook was in, but it was great anyways. I blame it on the plot development but the acting was great.
W-Two worlds: Don’t kill me, but it’s the only drama I liked of Lee Jong Suk along with I can hear your voice.
Let’s fight ghost: I was really not expecting to like this drama. Turned out it was very good. Awesome plot, character development, acting skills and great main leads chemistry.
Goblin: I was really into it when I was watching it, and was ready to make it on my TOP 5 but…I don’t know now…
Age of youth: I’m so glad I decided to watch this drama. Everyone should watch it imo ! It’s very eye opening.
Fight for my way: I really think it will be the best drama of 2017. It was very realistic, and the leads chemistry was everything. I can’t believe people complained about it having to much kissing scenes *Laughing emoji* WTH..
Suspicious partner: I was specially into the female lead’s strong will and personality. They could have worked better on the romance but well…
Tomorrow with you: Veeeeery cringy. But good cringy LOL. Cute cringy if you want.
Strong woman Do Bong Soon: Kinda reminded me of weightlifting fairy Kim Bok Joo. In a good way. The leads were the definition of cute and they both portrayed the characters excellently.
ACTION/ MYSTERY/ THRILLER :
Defendant: I just wanted to say that I love JI SUNG a lot. He’s precious.
Circle: That was complex, mind blowing and very tense ! I demand S2.
(BONUS) Secret forest: I’m only on the 10th episode and man, I donno what I’ll do with my life when I’ll finish it.