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My Favorite Dramas From The First Half Of 2019

So this list will only include dramas that aired from January through July. I will count dramas that started in July that ended outside of the month as those are dramas that started in the first half. I will also be including movies. Some of the movies are from 2018 but are one's I've just recently watched in 2019!

Will include dramas other than Korean if I liked them. I will also include non-asians shows! I will try and keep the list under 8 dramas/shows/movies because I haven't been able to watch much stuff this year!

8) Hua Jai Sila

Episodes: 27
Country: Thailand
Genre: Romance, Drama, Melodrama, Slap&Kiss
Note with Thai name's I included their Nickname's in ()
Main Cast: Thanapob Leeluttanakajorn (Tor), Nopjira Lerkkajornnamkul (Fern), Siraphan Wattanajinda (Noon), Siriam Pakdeedumrongrit (Ann)

7) Secrets in the Hot Spring

Episodes: (Movie: 1 hr 49 mins)
Country: Taiwan
Genre: Friendship, Mystery, Horror, Comedy
I want to note that this is NOT that scary. It's like a funny horror. I don't think you are meant to take this movie seriously which is funny.
Main Cast: Zhang Ting Hu, Sing Hong, Lin He Xuan

6) Animal World

Episodes: (Movie: 2 hrs 12 mins)
Country: China
Genre: Action, Suspense, Thriller, Adventure
I want to note that this movie will confuse the hell out of you but it's still damn good.
Main Cast: Li Yi Feng

5) Abyss

Episodes: 16
Country: South Korea
Genre: Suspense, Mystery, Fantasy, Comedy, Law, Romance, Supernatural, Investigation
I want to note that this would've been higher up if the last few episodes hadn't went the way they did.
Main Cast: Park Bo Young, Ahn Hyo Seob

4) Stranger Things (Season 3)

Episodes: 8 (Season 3)
Country: United States
Genre: Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Historical Drama
Main Cast: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

3) The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Season 1 Part 2)

Episodes: 9 (Season 1 Part 2)
Country: United States
Genre: Horror, Supernatural
Main Cast: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Jaz Sinclair, Tati Gabrielle, Richard Coyle, Miranda Otto

2) Kill It

Episodes: 12
Country: South Korea
Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Drama, Detective, Tragedy
Main Cast: Nana, Jang Ki Yong, Noh Jung Eui

1) Angel's Last Mission: Love

Episodes: 32 (35 Min Episodes)
Country: South Korea
Genre: Fantasy, Tragedy, Romance, Comedy, Drama
Main Cast: Shin Hye Sun, Kim Myung Soo (L), Lee Dong Gun, Kim Bo Mi

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The Judgement (Thai Drama Recommendation)
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