top 10 dramas

Top 10 K-Dramas: 2016

The edit above is not in the order of my top 10 but the list below is. This was my first time making an edit so I was just trying to make it all fit, lol. Please feel free to tell me your thoughts on these dramas, I’d love to hear that ya’ll think!


1. Descendants of the Sun (Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Jin Goo, Kim Ji Won)

  • This was the first drama I followed along with while it was airing and it cemented my stay in kdrama-land so I’ll forever be grateful for that. I loved everything about this drama from the cast to the plot, I thought it was unique and funny and so very enjoyable to watch. A soldier and doctor falling in love in the middle of a crisis with brilliantly amusing scenes and secondary characters? It’s a win for sure. I think it found the perfect balance between drama, action, romance, and comedy. Also, the OSTs in the drama were amazing; Talk Love by K.Will will forever be one of my favorites. 

2. Goblin (Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook, Kim Go Eun)

  • So I’m cheating a little with this one because it didn’t finish airing in 2016, but this is currently my favorite drama so I felt obligated to put this on my list. This was my first real venture into a fantasy kdrama and I love everything about it. The aesthetics and cinematography is unreal, the cast is fantastic, the beginnings of romance is natural, but the bromance and friendships are probably my favorite things about this drama. It’s honestly just so witty and fun and the performance by each actor is amazing. It never fails to make me smile or laugh. Since it’s by the same writer as DOTS, it has the perfect combination of fantasy, romance, drama, and comedy. Also, the OSTS are wickedly good in this as well.

3. The K2 (Ji Chang Wook, Im YoonA, Song Yoon Ah)

  • Despite the drama surrounding the characters and it’s obvious problems story-wise, I loved The K2. One of my favorite genres is action-romance and this drama was packed with both. JCW is brilliant as always in acting but his action scenes were amazing. I thought the plot was pretty unique and the lead three gave great performances (I know people thought YoonA’s character was useless, but I didn’t; the story literally wouldn’t exist without her, lol). I have to praise Song Yoon Ah for her performance especially because this was the first time I empathized with the villain; I certainly didn’t agree with everything she did, but they gave a depth to her character that I really appreciated. There are some things I’ll never understand regarding the drama, but I don’t want to spoil anything for others so I won’t mention it here.

4. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk)

  • Again, this drama has yet to end, but I honestly think that this is one of the most brilliant dramas of 2016. It’s a feel-good, coming-of-age drama that balances romance, comedy, and friendship and that honestly delivers each week. It tackles first love and all the innocence and insecurities that comes with liking someone unattainable, it explores friendship between women and the unbreakable bond you can make with life-long friends in college, it shows characters with unhealthy issues taking the right steps to get help, and it shows how guys should treat girls and how naturally you can fall in love with your best friend. Most of all though, it tells us that it’s okay to fall out of love with your talents and what you have been doing your entire life; it’s okay to take a break, try new things, and find yourself. Brilliant cast, brilliant writing, and brilliant performances.

5. Reply 1988 (Lee Hye Ri, Park Bo Gum, Ryu Jun Yeol, Go Kyung Pyo, Lee Dong Hwi)

  • I’m late to the game but there are not enough words to describe what a good drama this is. I love that it focused so much on family bonds rather than romantic love. More than the individual families, the entire block was one big family that supported and took care of each other. I laughed, I cried, and I was happy when they were happy. The line between friendship and family is easily blurred in this drama because I swear the kids were more like family than they were friends. The parents’ friendship also made me happy because for once there was no evil parent or scheming; they all loved their kids and were such good friends with each other. There were so many lessons to learn from in this drama, it’s A+. Also, the goat noises made my life. 

6. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (Lee Joon Ki, IU, Kang Ha Neul)

  • I had/have a love-hate relationship with this drama. This was my first saeguk drama and I did really like a lot of things about it. The cinematography was beautiful, it really was so well done. I liked most of the characters, especially early in the show when it was more funny and cute. And the actors, even the idol-actors, did well in my opinion. What I hated was how they tried to jam-pack the Chinese version into the last 4 episodes, the insanely terrible editing that just made it seem like the characterization for leads did not align at all with what we knew about them, and the ending. I truly detested the ending; it was sloppy and unnecessary. If they didn’t cut that one scene from that ending, I would have been satisfied but they chose to do a disservice to the characters and for that reason alone, I’ll probably never re-watch this drama. 

7. Age of Youth (Han Ye-ri, Han Seung-yeon, Park Eun-bin, Ryu Hwa-young, Park Hye-soo )

  • I loved everything about this drama. The friendship between the Belle Epoque girls made me smile; they grew from being so awkward with each other to being such good friends. They teased, fought, and took care of each other like any good roommates would do while living their own lives. The drama did brilliantly in highlighting each girl’s unique struggles and allowing them to grow because of them. There is nothing I didn’t like about this drama; it was funny, interesting, and just really good. The Belle Epoque girls are special. 

8. The Legend of the Blue Sea (Lee Min Ho, Jun Ji Hyun)

  • I like drama a lot but mostly because of JJH’s character and performance. I’ve never failed to smile, laugh, or feel second-hand embarrassment for her character and that just really made the drama fun. I’m not really a big LMH fan, I think he’s an decent actor, but I think this is probably my favorite role of his. He’s actually doing really well and I really enjoy his character. One of my main issues is the plot and direction of the drama; I think it’s been a little sloppy and some things just don’t make sense and are poorly explained. Also it’s taking forever to get through some of the sub-plots and it honestly just feels like a waste of time. To be quite honest and in my opinion, if the leads weren’t as big stars as they are, this drama would not be doing as well as it is now.

9. Doctor Crush (Park Shin Hye, Kim Rae Won, Lee Sung Kyung, Yoon Kyun Sang)

  • The beginning of this drama was brilliant; PSH’s character was the epitome of a bad-girl who was also kind to her friends. I loved the plot; a girl with an attitude problem with no care in the world changing her ways and becoming a brilliant physician to not only prove people wrong but also to get revenge on the people that wronged/hurt her? Yeah, sign me up for a drama like that. The secondary characters were great, there really were some comedic scenes with them. I liked the medical part of the drama and PSH’s friendship with her childhood best friend and the other doctors. What I hated what that she never really got her revenge; they went with the most predictable way of the guy getting out of it for a medical drama and I hated that. He wasn’t even sincerely apologetic for what he had done. And honestly, I also hated that she never really called out step-mother for being such a terrible person. I had higher expectations for this drama. 

10. Cinderella and the Four Knights (Park So Dam, Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun)

  • This was definitely more of a feel good drama for me. I love the “cinderella” trope so this was just really cute. Park So Dam was just adorable and she made the story fun. There was nothing overly special about this drama; it was fun and light, there were some pretty-boys, and a sweet best friend. All the makings of a classic feel-good drama. My favorite thing would probably have to be the OSTs in this drama; they were all just so good and I still re-play some of them. 
10

Top 10 Asian Dramas - #5 Why Why Love

This is the only Taiwanese drama on my list. My choices were between Devil Beside You, Mars, and this one, and this one won. I am completely in love with Rainie Yang and Mike He as a duo because they know how to bring amazing chemistry to my screen. I didn’t just love the humor and cuteness of the drama, but also the storyline and powerful acting. Their love developed into something more than just a cute game. It was real. They weren’t going to let the fear of death stop them from loving each other. They wanted to be brave and strong for each other and I enjoyed that the most. Such a good drama. I recommend it!!

MY TOP 10 DRAMA OF 2016

10.Aogeba Toutoshi

9.Koe Koi

8.Shopping King Louie

7.Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

6.Sotus The Series

5.Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu

4.Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store

3.Juhan Shuttai!

2.Kazoku no Katachi

1.Six Flying Dragons (latter half of the drama broadcasted in 2016 so i count this one too ^.^)

Im surprised how many good rom-coms i watched this year! I normally dont like the genre that much.Maybe i needed some fluff in my life this year :D 

wallahiamsocute  asked:

Hi :) your TOP 5 dramas/movies/characters.

OK,

my top 5 dramas:

  1. Bad Guy
  2. Brilliant Legacy
  3. Age of Youth
  4. Healer
  5. City Hunter

my top 5 movies:

  1. Unforgettable
  2. Hyung
  3. Free Willy
  4. Freedom Writers
  5. We Bought A Zoo

my top 5 characters:

  1. Go Eun Song “Brilliant Legacy”
  2. Wang So “Moon Lovers”
  3. Kim Nana “City Hunter”
  4. Yoon Jin Myung “Age of Youth”
  5. Choi In Ha “Pinocchio” which is in my top 10 dramas!!

The order isn’t really stable!! It changes through the seasons!! lol but that’s pretty much it 

Ask me my top 5 anything ;)

Eric’s “Filmography”

Movies, Dramas, MVs, … From 1998  to 2015          

_ Resolver 해결사 [“Shinhwa”] < 1998 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Eusha! Eusha! 으쌰! 으쌰! [“Shinhwa”] <1998 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Sharing Forever 천일유혼 [“Shinhwa”] < 1998 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Yo! (Brat Report) Yo! (악동보고서) [“T.O.P.”] < 1999 < Shinhwa MV

                                                            * * *

_ T.O.P. Twinkling Of Paradise [“T.O.P.”] < 1999 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Hong Jong-Ho

                                                             * * *

_ Jingle Bell - SM Town (Christmas In SMTOWN.com) < 1999 < MV

                                                             * * *

_ Only One [“Only One”] < 2000 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ All Your Dreams [“Only One”] < 2000 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ First Love [“Only One”] < 2000 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Wedding March (Your Side) Wedding March (너의 곁에서) [“Only One”] < 2000 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Prayer 기도 - Christmas Winter Vacation in SMTown.com < 2000 < MV

                                                             * * *

_ Waiting For White Christmas 창밖을 봐요 - SM TOWN (Winter Vacation) < 2000 < MV

                                                            * * *

_ Hey, Come On! [“Hey, Come On!”] < 2001 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Hong Jong-Ho

                                                             * * *

_ Wild Eyes [“Hey, Come On!”] < 2001 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Lee Doo-Hwan

                                                             * * *

_ One Autumn Day 어느 가을날 < NonStop 2 뉴 논스톱 Ep. 119 < Sitcom < 2001.09.28

                                                            * * *

_ Angel Eyes 천사의 눈 - SMTOWN (Winter Vacation) < 2001 < MV

                                                            * * *

_ The Golden Age 화려한시절< 신화의 6mm #1 < 2002.02.09

                                                            * * *

_ Kung-Fu World < 신화의 6mm #2 < 2002.02.16

                                                            * * *

_ Days of Tomorrow 천장지구 < 신화의 6mm #3 < 2002.02.23

                                                            * * *

_ Perfect Man [“Perfect Man”] < 2002 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Chun Hyuk-Jin

                                                             * * *

_ I Pray 4 U [“Perfect Man”] < 2002 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Chun Hyuk-Jin

                                                             * * *

_ Summer Vacation - SMTOWN (Summer Vacation) < June 2002 < MV

                                                            * * *

_ Wedding 너의 결혼식 [“Wedding”] < 2002 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Poisoning (Deep Sorrow) 중독 (Deep Sorrow) [“Wedding”] < 2002 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Hero [“Summer Vacatiion In SM Town.com”] < 2002 < ‘Shinhwa’ MV

                                                             * * *

_ Emergency (Act/Measure) 19 긴급조치 19호 < 2002 < Movie < Character : cameo with Shinhwa

                                                            * * *

_ My Angel, My Light - SMTOWN (Winter Vacation < 2002 < MV

                                                            * * *

_ Breathless 나는 달린다 > 2003 > Television Drama > Character : Shin Sang-Sik (supporting role)

                                                            * * *

_ Young Gunz [“Winter Story”] < 2003 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Chun Hyuk-Jin

                                                             * * *

_ Thank You [“Winter Story”] < 2003 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Phoenix / Firebird 불새 > 2004 > Television Drama > Character : Seo Jung-min (2nd lead)

[Best New Actor & Actor Popularity Award at MBC Drama Awards 2004]

                                                             * * *

_ Brand New [“Brand New”] < 2004 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Lee Sang-Gyu

                                                             * * *

_ Oh! [“Brand New”] < 2004 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Angel [“Brand New”] < 2004 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ 2gether 4ever [“Brand New”] < 2004 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Banjun Drama < 2004 < Television serie < 10 episodes…

*- Suite Room 스위스룸 > Eric & Chae Rim #01 > 2004.08.08 Banjun Ep. 01

                                                             * * *

*- Meet Princess Good-For-Nothing 궁주 건달을 마나다 > Eric & Han Ji Hye #02 > 2004.08.15 Banjun Ep. 04

                                                             * * *

*- After That Day 그날 이후 > Eric & Han Ji Hye #03 > 2004.08.22 Banjun Ep. 05

                                                             * * *

*- Shall We Love 사랑 할까요 > Eric & Han Ji Hye #04 > 2004.08.29 Banjun Ep. 07

                                                             * * *

*- Love Thief 경잘과 금고덜리 > Eric & Han Ji Hye #05 > 2004.09.05 Banjun Ep. 10

                                                             * * *

*- My Beloved Bodyguard 나를 사랑한 보디가드 > Eric & Han Ji Hye #06 >     2004.09.12 Banjun Ep. 11

                                                            * * *

*- Second Love 두번의 사랑 > Eric & Han Ji Hye #07 > 2004.09.19 Banjun Ep. 13

                                                             * * *

*- Rival 라이벌 > Eric & Han Ji Hye #08 > 2004.10.03 Banjun Ep. 16

                                                            * * *

*- His Double Life 그의 이중생활 > Eric & Han Ji Hye #09 > 2004.10.10 Banjun Ep. 18

                                                            * * *

*- Bad Cop 연인 > Eric & Han Ji Hye #10 > 2004.10.17 Banjun Ep.19

                                                            * * *

_ Hiphop rescue team 힙합 구조대 - D.O. (Lee Hyun-Do 이현도) [title track of his compilation album, ‘The New Classik…And You Don’t Stop’] < 2004 < MV ft. Eric, Epik High, …

                                                            * * *

_ How Do I Say [“Winter Story 2004-2005”] < 2004 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Red String 천생연분 [“Winter Story 2004-2005”] < 2004 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Chun Hyuk-Jin

                                                             * * *

_ Erase All of Time 세월의 흔적 다 버리고 [“Winter Story 2004-2005”] < 2004 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Chun Hyuk-Jin

                                                             * * *

_ Super Rookie 신입사원 > 2005 > Television Drama > Character : Kang Ho (male lead)

[Best New TV Actor & Most Popular TV Actor at 41st Baeksang Arts Awards + Actor Top Excellence Award at MBC Drama Awards 2005]

                                                             * * *

_ Anymotion - Lee Hyo Ri 이효리 feat. Eric < 2005 < Music Drama Story 1

[Samsung Anycall 애니콜 CF Song]

                                                            * * *

_ Anyclub Part 1 - Lee Hyo Ri 이효리 feat. Eric < 2005 < Music Drama Story 2  [Samsung Anycall 애니콜 CF] < with Kwon San Woo

                                                            * * *

_ Anyclub Part 2 - Lee Hyo Ri 이효리 feat. Eric < 2005 < Music Drama Story 3  [Samsung Anycall 애니콜 CF] < with Kwon San Woo

                                                            * * *

_ A Bittersweet Life 달콤한 인생 > 2005 > Movie > Character : cameo (gun dealer’s brother)

                                                             * * *

_ Hey, Dude! [“Summer Story 2005”] < 2005 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Diary Of June / Bystanders 6월의 일기 > 2005 > Movie > Character : Kim Dong-wook

                                                             * * *

_ Wolf 늑대 > 2006 > Television Drama > Character : Bae Dae-Chul (male lead)   

                                                            * * *

_ Once In a Lifetime [“State Of Art”] < 2006 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Cho Soo-Hyeon

                                                             * * *

_ Throw My Fist [“State Of Art”] < 2006 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Kim Kwang-Seok

                                                             * * *

_ You’re My Everything [“State Of Art”] < 2006 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ We Have The Sun In Our Hearts 僕らの心には太陽がある [Inspiration #1] < 2006 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Love…Afterwards 사랑… 후에 - 신혜성 & 린

< 2006 < Music Drama Serie “Winter Story” MV < featuring Kim Yun-Kyung

                                                            * * *

_ Korea Secret Agency / Invisible Parachute Agent 무적의 낙하산요원 > 2006 > Television Drama > Character : Choi Kang (male lead)

[Actor in a Miniseries Excellence Award & TOP 10 stars at SBS Drama Awards 2006]

                                                             * * *

_ Isn’t It Beautiful 예쁘잖아 [“Winter Story 2006-2007”] < 2007 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Que Sera Sera 케세라, 세라 > 2007 > Television Drama > Character : Kang Tae-joo (male lead)

                                                             * * *

_ The Snowy Night 눈 오는 날 [“Winter Story 2007”] < 2007 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Run [“Volume 9”] < 2008 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Song Won-Young

                                                             * * *

_ Evidence (Destiny Of Love) 흔적 (Destiny of Love) [“Volume 9”] < 2008 < Shinhwa MV

                                                             * * *

_ Never Give It Up - Andy 앤디, Eric Mun 문정혁, Kim Dongwan 김동완 & Lee Minwoo 이민우 ( Andy’s album “The First New Dream”) < 2008 < MV

                                                            * * *

_ Strongest Chil Woo 최강칠우 > 2008 > Television Drama > Character : Kang Chil-ru / Choi Chil-ru (male lead)

                                                             * * *

_ Rocket Girl - Stellar 스텔라 feat. Eric < August 2011 < MV

                                                            * * *

_ Spy Myung Wol 스파이 명월 > 2011 > Television Drama > Character : Kang Woo (male lead)

                                                            * * *

_ Venus [“The Return”] < 2012 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Kim Kwang-Seok

                                                             * * *

_ Venus ‘Dance Version’ [“The Return”] < 2012 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Kim Kwang-Seok

                                                             * * *

_This Love [“The Classic”] < 2013 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Cho Soo-Hyeon

                                                             * * *

_ This Love ‘Dance Version’ [“The Classic”] < 2013 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Cho Soo-Hyeon

                                                             * * *

_ Discovery Of Romance 연애의 발견 > 2014 > Television Drama > Character : Kang Tae-Ha (male lead)

[Actor in a Miniseries Excellence Award & Actor Netizen’s Award & Best Couple Award with Jung Yu-Mi at KBS Drama Awards 2014]

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_ Memory [“WE”] < 2015 < Shinhwa MV

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_ Sniper 표적 [“WE”] < 2015 < Shinhwa MV < Director : Han Sa-Min

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My Top 10 K-Dramas of 2015 - What’s Yours?

2015 is about to end and K-dramaland has been kind in bringing us so many goodies this year. Below are my Top 10 favs on the year (my favs so it might not be yours so please don’t judge) :

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My Top 10 K-Dramas of 2016 - What’s Yours?

Originally posted by a-fanz-notes

2016 is about to end and K-Dramaland has been kind in bringing us so many goodies this year. As per our blog’s tradition [For 2015 faves click here] , below are my Top 10 favs on the year (my faves in alphabetical order so it might not be yours so please don’t judge)

My only specific criteria is the show must have had more than 5 episodes at this point to be considered a 2016 series (Hence, Reply 1988 was in last year’s list and Hwarang cannot make the cut of this one) 

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