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Asian Drama Cliches

The common or cliche things we see in couples in most asian drama, movies, posters or promotional pics :)

1. The Back-To-Back/Partners in Crime Pose

2. Backhug

3. Forehead to Forehead Kiss/ESP Pose

4. Couple Outfit (may be exact, same color or uniforms)

5. Piggyback ride

6. The “I suddenly fell asleep on your shoulders/you" 

7. The Creeper or "I will stare at you while you are sleeping”

Do you agree with me?

Can you add more to these cliches? 


My Top 10 Favorite Korean Dramas of 2013

It’s the last day of the year, and we had a long journey of watching and spazzing about our favorite Korean dramas the whole year. Today, I am posting my TOP 10 FAVORITE KOREAN DRAMAS OF 2013. Remember, this list is only based on the dramas I featured on this blog. Dramas that I wasn’t able to watch (what a pity! there are a lot!) are not included.


10. Good Doctor

Such a touching drama. It portrays that any disability won’t stop a person to dream and fulfill it. The drama also tackled rare medical cases which most are about psychology. Joo Won’s acting is the best in this drama!

9. The Heirs

A star-studded drama it is. It’s like the Korean version of Gossip Girl. A drama about friendship, family, and society. There are a lot of cute characters such as the famous LEE BONA and YOON CHAN YOUNG couple, and the ever funny spotlight-taking JO MYUNGSOO.

8. Gu Family Book

What made me love this drama the most is the Romeo and Juliet-like story of Kang Chi’s real parents. That feeling when you want to see Choi Jin Hyuk and Lee Yeon Hee pair up in another drama again, and you even want to see them together in real life.

7. That Winter, The Wind Blows

Well, as expected from two veteran actors, of course, the drama is a definite must-watch. I won’t say more about it instead, you must watch it to know.

6. Monstar

I love music dramas! And I love teeny dramas as well! HAHA. Each character has its own story that touches viewers hearts. Junyeong was adorable, while Kang Haneul was very striking. Yeonsoo was so cute. But what I like the most are the songs sang in each episode. Those songs were revivals of old famous songs. My favorites are “Atlantis Princess” and “I Chose To Love You.”

5. You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin

This is the longest drama among all the dramas in the list, and this is the only family drama. IU got people’s love again in this drama. As you can see, most of my favorite dramas are about fulfilling dreams and this is one of it. It talks about the reality you have to endure while walking through the path of reaching your ultimate life wish like family support problems, rejections in auditions, anti-fans, prohibited love, getting the love from your co-workers, etc. This was such a tear-jerker!

4. Flower Boy Next Door

It is the third installment of the TvN Flower Boy Series. I discovered Yoon Shi Yoon again after being Kim Tak Gu in this series, and that is Enrique Geum. Quotes from each episode were remarkable. Every girl can relate to Park Shin Hye’s hopeless romantic character. And of course, who would not feel hoity-toity and laugh with the GARBAGE COUPLE!

3. School 2013

High school life where we experience love-hate relationships with friends, teachers, parents, grades, the society, and everything around us… these made this drama a memorable one. This drama also gave Lee Jong Suk, Kim Woo Bin, Kwak Jung wook and even Lee Ji Hoon names in the industry. A star-maker drama. This is also a comeback drama of Jang Na-ra. I love how this drama made me laugh, cry, smile, angry, and feel touched in every episode. A drama which I could relate much remembering the times when I used to be a student, when I used to teach, and when I used to make friends and be one with the society.

2. Reply 1994

This is supposed to be my top 1 if it only ended the way I wanted to be —- the way #TeamChilBong wants it to be. This drama broke a lot of fangirls hearts with it’s ending results. Watching this drama was a roller-coaster ride, making us confused on who will be Na Jeong’s husband. A lot of guesses were made. In my case, I made a lot of friends in tumblr and twitter spazzing about this drama (Hello my fellow Team Chil Bong mates!). Being the second installment of TvN’s Reply Series, it is truly a masterpiece. It brought us back not just in 1994, but the feeling of being in those years – from 1994 to present. The characters and situations are also very realistic that you can’t help but think about this drama the whole week. This drama gave Go Ah Ra an opportunity to reinvent her acting. Jung Woo and Yoo Yeon Seok were rediscovered and loved by a lot of fangirls, and the other characters were given a name in the industry as well. I love how Reply 1997 characters had their cameos in this drama.

1. The Master’s Sun

The most fictional among all the dramas in the list, but for me, the best of all. The plot was funny and shallow, but the acting was very convincing, that made us watch every episode with a smile. Gong Hyo Jin is really an actress that I envy. She never portrayed a character that I don’t like. And yes, So Ji Sup is a perfect leading man. I still can’t forget his hand gestures while saying, “Kojo!"  I love psychic dramas, and even though this is more done in a comical way, it is very interesting to watch. There was mystery, there was comedy, there was romance, and there was drama. I also love the cameos in each episode.

There are still a lot of upcoming dramas which started this year and will end next year. I look forward on spazzing more dramas with you my fellow Kdrama addicts. Thank you for this amazing dramatic year.

Thank you for spending one year with me (this is mykdramabin’s one year anniversary). More notes in 2014!


(My Completed) 2013 Kdramas - You’re The Best Lee Soon Shin