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2 New K-Drama Recommendations

Here are two drama's I've recently started that I highly recommend!

[The World of the Married]

Main Cast: Kim Hee Ae, Park Hae Joon, Han So Hee
Episodes: 16 (1 Hour Episodes, though some are longer) - Currently Airing
Rating: 15+ (19+ in South Korea)
Genre: Romance, Family, Melodrama, Drama
Other Major Tags: Revenge, Infidelity, Doctor, Western Remake
Synopsis:
Ji Sun Woo is a family medicine doctor. She is married to Lee Tae Oh and they have a son. She seems to have everything, including a successful career and a happy family, but she is betrayed by her husband and others. Meanwhile, Lee Tae Oh dreams of becoming a famous movie director. He runs an entertainment business with the support of his wife Ji Sun Woo. Even though he loves his wife, Lee Tae Oh falls into a dangerous relationship.
(Source: AsianWiki)

My Thoughts:
I am only 15 minutes into the first episode and so far it is good. I decided to start watching this drama because Kim Doyoung (of NCT) recommended it. I would like to note that this drama is not for a younger audience as their are mature scenes. (In fact there was a mature scene in the first 15 minutes.) I ALSO want to say that this is one of the top dramas in Korea right now. It is currently the 3rd highest rated drama in Korean cable TV history beating out POPULAR titles such as Goblin, Reply 1988, Signal, Itaewon Class, and Hotel Del Luna.

[Find Me in Your Memory]

Main Cast: Moon Ga Young, Kim Dong Wook
Episodes: 32 (30 minute episodes) - Currently Airing
Rating: 15+
Genre: Romance, Melodrama, Drama
Other Major Tags: Hyperthymesia, Memory-loss, Trauma, (Tragedy could probably be added in my opinion), Comedy, (Mytsery could also be added in my opinion)
Synopsis:
A love story between a man who remembers every second of his life and a woman who forgot her painful past.
(Source: Wikipedia)

My Thoughts:
I am 6 episodes in and its really good so far. Everything is happening at a slow pace right now but I think that's for a reason, it makes it more impactful. I think it's interesting to see Hyperthymesia in this drama because the last time I saw it was in Remember: War of the Son with Yoo Seung Ho and he used his extraordinary memory to solve his father's murder but it came with a price. It's interesting to see Kim Dong Wook's character live a more or less normal life compared to Yoo Seung Ho's. And each episode makes you wonder what will happen next because of the two's past. I definitely recommend checking it out!

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Source: http://asianwiki.com/Weightlifting_Fairy_Kim_Bok-Joo Thoughts: This drama was hands down amazing and filled with cutness and laughter with Kim Bok-Joo (sway~~ *have to watch the drama in order to understand what im talking about*) I loved how the story developed and helped Kim Bok-Joo acheived her goal. THIS IS ANOTHER DRAMA THAT I WOULD TOTALLY RECOMMEND ANY NEWBIE KDRAMA LOVER TO WATCH~~~! MAKE SURE TO COMMENT BELOW WHAT OTHER DRAMAS YOU GUYS LIKE OR FOUND INTERESTING. Also make sure to follow me on other social media :) Twitter- travelloveskin4 Instagram- travelloveskin Snap- t.loveskin Tagging: @WinKonVIP
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Or are we being thrown off the real murderer's case in 'Children of Nobody?' Hakyeon plays the character Lee Eunho in the new Mystery-Thriller drama 'Children of Nobody' also known as 'Red Moon, Blue Sea.' So far what we've seen from the character Lee Eunho is that he's good with children, but when he's around adults you can't help but feel something is off about him. Plus he doesn't seem to want to be seen by Kang Jiheon (the main character, who just so happens to be a police officer.) Not to spoil too much for you if you haven't started it yet, but Eunho's giving me eerie vibes!!! Storyline: A mysterious child and a mysterious case. Woo Kyung has been living a diligent life, as a good daughter and a good mother who also works as a child development consultant. She was a proud, responsible woman who fulfilled the needs of her family and the community. One day, a mysterious incident creates a rift in her world. A rift that would shatter her whole world and turn her life upside down. The only person she can rely on is Ji Heon, a Violent Crimes Unit detective, who is willing to listen to what she has to say. (Source: Viki) Anyways I'm not saying he is yet because the drama is a Mystery-Thriller drama, so they could be throwing us off. Plus we don't know Eunho's background yet!! Watch 'Children of Nobody' on Viki! - K-Dramas Council: @Halsyeon @MelissaGarza @SweetDuella Asian Drama/Movie Taglist: @KendraReeve @travelloveskin @MelissaGarza @KpopIsPleasing @LostMage @2ilVer @LinnyOk @rocklvr @VeronicaArtino @WinKonVIP If you'd like to be tagged in any of my Asian drama/actor stuff please let me know! - VIXX Council: @CLAKPOP @AegyoSoCute @Halsyeon @WinKonVIP @MelissaGarza @kpopandkimchi VIXX Taglist: @matty0203 @mkbmccann @BiasKpop @kihyunA @simpsonsamantha @KpopIsPleasing @cns1391 @bambiiiii @babychangbin @QueenyCrossGene If you'd like to be tagged in future cards please let us know!
MBC Drama Recommendations
MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) is another channel with great Korean dramas! Check out my OCN, tvN, and SBS recommedations here. In the future I'll also being doing recommendations for the channel KBS2! Here is a list of MBC dramas I recommend! Lucky Romance: Aired: May 25th, 2016 - July 14th, 2016 Main Cast: Hwang Jung Eum, Ryu Joon Yeol, Lee Soo Hyuk, Lee Chung Ah Genre: Romance, Comedy Episodes: 16 Synopsis: A superstitious, unlucky lady called Shim Bo Nui, is convinced by her dreadful history and a fortune teller that she was born with very bad luck, which could potentially harm people around her. She believes the fortune teller wholeheartedly and starts following his instructions in every aspect of her life. This affects her life, career, relations and most importantly, her self-esteem. Things become serious when her path crosses the genius Je SuHoo and international Canadian- Korean Tennis player Gary Choi. Together, they end up in a huge mess while she tries to fulfill an absurd advice from her fortune teller to save her sister. (Source) W - Two Worlds: Aired: June 20th, 2016 - September 14th, 2016 Main Cast: Han Hyo Joo, Lee Jong Suk Genre: Fantasy, Romance Episodes: 16 Synopsis: Cardiothoracic surgeon Oh Yeon Joo's father mysteriously went missing while writing the last chapter of his webtoon "W". Yeon Joo goes to his office and is shocked to see a scene of a bloodied Kang Cheol, the main character of W, on her father's monitor. While reading something left behind by her father, a hand from the monitor pulled her in. She found herself on the rooftop of a building, next toa man lying down in blood. She manages to save him and realizes that the person she saved was Kang Cheol. She later discovers she can only enter and leave the webtoon depending on Kang Cheol's feelings. (Source) Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo: Aired: November 16th, 2016 - January 11th, 2017 Main Cast: Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Jae Yoon, Kyung Soo Jin Genre: Comedy, Romance Episodes: 16 Synopsis: Kim Bok Joo is a student in Haneol College of Physical Education. She has shown strength like no other since she was a child was influenced by her former weightlifter father. She looks thoughtless at a first glance, but inside she’s as fragile as glass and has deep recognition. Jung Joon Hyeong is Kim Bok Joo’s best friend. He is a born swimmer but ever since he was disqualified from his firstinternational event, he suffers from ‘start trauma’. Along with Kim Bok Joo, he overcomes his troubles and finds his dream and love. Song Shi Ho is a rhythm gymnast who also attends Haneol College of Physical Education. She started gymnastics since she was 5 and won the Asian Games at the age of 18. She’s always been the best since then but mental pressure caused her to break up with Jung Joon Hyung and regret it. ~~ This drama is inspired by the life of South Korean Olympic weightlifter gold-medalist Jang Mi Ran. (Source) Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Aired: January 30th, 2017 - May 16th, 2017 Main Cast: Yoon Gyun Sang, Chae Soo Bin, Lee Ha Nui, Kim Ji Suk, Park Jun Gyu, Shim Hee Sub Genre: Historical, Action, Romance Episodes: 30 (1 hour episodes) Synopsis: What would you do if the mere fact of your birth gives you no standing in society? Gil Dong is born as the son of servant Ah Mo Gae, in a society in which servants have no legal standing. After years of horrible treatment by the nobility, Gil Dong becomes the leader of a band of smugglers who steals from the rich to give to the poor. Meanwhile, King Yeonsan slowly becomesa tyrannical king who oppresses the lives of the common people. Against all odds, can Gil Dong champion the rights of the common people on his path to becoming Joseon’s first revolutionary activist? (Source) Ruler: Master of the Mask: Also Known As: The Emperer: Owner of the Mask Aired: May 10th, 2017 - July 13th, 2017 Main Cast: Yoo Seung Ho, Kim So Hyun, L, Yoon So Hee Genre: Historical, Romance, Political Episodes: 40 (30 minute episodes) Synopsis: In the 1700's, Crown Prince Lee Sun fights against Pyunsoo hwe, an organization that has accumulated power and wealth through privatizing water all over Joseon. He becomes a hope for the people who suffer. Ga-Eun is the woman Crown Prince Lee Sun loves and she helps him grow as a ruler. (Source) Lookout: Also Known As: The Guardians Aired: May 22nd, 2017 - July 11th, 2017 Main Cast: Lee Shi Young, Kim Young Kwang, Kim Tae Hoon, Kim Seul Gi, Key Genre: Thriller, Investigation Episodes: 32 (35 minute episodes) Synopsis: Story about a group of people who get together to overcome their pain of having lost their loved ones to crime. (Source) Hospital Ship: Aired: August 30th, 2017 - November 2nd, 2017 Main Cast: Ha Ji Won, Kang Min Hyuk, Lee Seo Won Genre: Romance, Medical Episodes: 40 (35 minute episodes) Synopsis: These doctors travel by ship to treat patients unable to get to a hospital. Having no borders on the sea doesn't mean that they'll always get along. (Source) I'm Not A Robot: Aired: December 6th, 2017 - January 25th, 2018 (this Thursday) Main Cast: Yoo Seung Ho, Chae Soo Bin, Uhm Ki Joon Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Comedy Episodes: 32 (35 minute episodes) Synopsis: Kim Min Gyu has wealth and success, but lives an isolated life due to his allergy of people. He then meets and falls in love with a girl who is pretending to be a robot for her ex-boyfriend, a genius robots professor. (Source) The two dramas listed after this won't air until after the Winter Olympics are over. The two time slots for dramas are to be taken over by the Olympics. So once I'm Not A Robot and the drama Two Cops end there won't be a spot for the primetime dramas. The Great Seducer: Based Off Of: French novel "Les Liaisons dangereuses" Aired: March 12th, 2018 - May 1st, 2018 Main Cast: Woo Do Hwan, Joy Genre: Romance, Drama, Mature Episodes: N/A Synopsis: Kwon Shi Hyun bets his life on a dangerous game to seduce Eun Tae Hee. His target is 20-years-old and believes people that are swayed by love are pathetic. After Eun Tae Hee meets Kwon Shi Hyun, her view on love changes. (Source) Goddess of the Court: Based Off Of: Drop Dead Diva (US TV Series) Aired: March 30th, 2018 (possibly) - N/A Main Cast: N/A Genre: Comedy, Supernatural, Law Episodes: N/A Synopsis: Goddess of the Court, an adaptation of Drop Dead Diva. Drop Dead Diva is a body-swap comedy about a vapid fashion model who dies in a car crash and whose soul somehow inhabits an overweight lawyer who also died while protecting her boss. The heroine will struggle to adjust to her new life, and along the way learn some valuable lessons on self-esteem and personal acceptance. (Source) Other MBC dramas: Two Cops Radiant Office Goodbye Mr. Black Kill Me, Heal Me Shopaholic Louis She Was Pretty Scholar Who Walks the Night Empress Ki Monster The King in Love Any MBC dramas you want to recommend me? Have you seen any of these? If you'd like to be tagged in any of my Asian drama/actor stuff please let me know! 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Upcoming K-Dramas
Bare with me I've chosen to show you 14 dramas haha. Some of these dramas don't have casts/air dates yet and may possibly fall through before they are made. But these 14 dramas sound like they are going to super good! (If the drama does have an air date I will only be including the date when it starts.) I will be doing another card about more upcoming K-dramas later this week probably! I'm also planning on doing an upcoming Remake card. Which will list K-dramas that are upcoming which are remakes of other shows! Addtionally to those cards I will be making another card about Upcoming K-Dramas that are the second season to a previous drama! I hope you look forward to those! Children of a Lesser God: Starts: February 24th Main Cast: Kang Ji Hwan, Kim Ok Bin, Shim Hee Sub Genre: Supernatural, Investigation Episodes: 16 Synopsis: Cheon Jae In is a detective and he is extremely smart. He is guided by only facts, logic and numbers. Kim Dan is a detective. She possesses a superhuman ability involving her vision. They are totally different in personality, but they work together to uncover a conspiracy involving a powerful organization. (Source) About Time: Starts: Sometime in May (possibly) Main Cast: Lee Sang Yoon, Lee Sung Kyung (both were offered the main roles, it's not been confirmed if they accepted it yet) Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural, Romance Episodes: N/A Synopsis: Our heroine will have the unfortunate ability to see the “life clocks” of everyone around her, including herself, and the hero will somehow be able to stop her “time” without lifting a finger. This story will follow time that is stopped, extended, and even erased through the love they have for each other. (Source) Clean With Passion For Now: Starts: Sometime in April Main Cast: Ahn Hyo Sub, Kim Yoo Jung, Song Jae Rim Genre: Romance, Drama Episodes: N/A Synopsis: Jang Sun Gyul has mysophobia (fear of germs) and runs a cleaning company. He meets Gil Oh Sol. She has a bright personality and she does not mind getting dirty. With the help of Oh Sol, Sun Gyul faces his mysophobia and also falls in love with Oh Sol. (Source) (Based off a webtoon) Cross: Starts: January 29th Main Cast: Go Kyung Pyo, Jo Jae Hyun, Jun So Min Genre: Mystery, Medical Episodes: 16 Synopsis: A man becomes a doctor that uses medical practices to kill in order to get revenge on the person who brutally murdered his father. (Source) Dreamcide: Starts: N/A (Maybe the second half of 2018) Main Cast: N/A Genre: Fantasy, Zombies Episodes: N/A Synopsis: Dreamcide is based on an eponymous webtoon written by Hong Jung Hoon, which itself was based on a popular web novel by the same writer. Through the manhwa and the novel, the story about a time-traveling high school student who discovers mankind’s imminent destruction at the hands of zombies grabbed the attention of over 1.4 million subscribers. (Source) (Based off a popular webtoon.) (Last I heard this drama was to be pre-produced, but I've heard nothing of it since then. Not sure if it's still on or not.) Four Men: Starts: N/A (Maybe the second half of 2018) Main Cast: Park Hae Jin, Nana(After School), Kwak Shi Yang Genre: Mystery, Investigation Episodes: 16 Synopsis: Story follows a man whose purpose is to survive, another man that is looking for answers on love and a woman that is in the center of this whole story. Yeo Rin is a detective. She is full of justice and has a warm heart. She loses her boyfriend Dong-Jin and she seeks clues on her dead boyfriend Dong-Jin. During her search, Yeo Rin encounters a man that looks identical to Dong-Jin. Yeo Rin becomes involved in a mysterious case. Meanwhile, Kang Il-Hoon is the secret son of CEO Kang Do-Hoon. He works as a secretary for Kang Do-Hoon. (Source) (Park Hae Jin will play four different characters in this drama.) (Ren from Nu'est plays a supporting role in this drama.) Hundred Million Stars From the Sky: (Image from the original Japanese version) Starts: N/A Main Cast: Seo In Guk (has been offered a role, no word on if he's accepted yet.) Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Tragedy, Detective Episodes: N/A Synopsis: A detective thinks about quitting his job. He takes on a female university student murder case that was disguised as a suicide. The detective becomes obsessed with solving the case. He has a young sister and she meets a man. The man does not remember when he was little. He is not a good person, but she has sympathy for him. The detective tries to push the man away from his younger sister. The detective suspects that the man is somehow involved in the female university student murder case. The man and the detective's younger sister fall in love. (Source) (Based off the Japanese Drama "One Million Stars Falling from the Sky.") Ice World: (Image from the original Japanese version) Starts: N/A Main Cast: N/A Genre: Mystery, Romance Episodes: N/A Synopsis: The original Ice World was about the dark mystery shrouding a beautiful science teacher who had a trail of dead fiancés. When another teacher at her school is murdered, an insurance fraud investigator and a homicide detective are put on the case to find out more about this serial black widow’s past. They discover that each of her fiancés took out an insurance premium in her name to prove their love forher, only to cancel right before they died. So the big question throughout the drama is whether she is a murderess or just a helplessly framed victim. In 1999 as consumerism was climbing, this drama drew a faithful audience by exploring themes like whether the value of life and love could be monetized, and whether grief and loss could be compensated with worldly goods. (Source) (No word on if this drama is still going to be made or not as of yet.) Kingdom: Starts: N/A Main Cast: Joo Ji Hoon, Bae Doo Na, Ryu Seung Ryong Genre: Historical, Zombies, Thriller, Horror Episodes: 6 Synopsis: "Kingdom" is set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period. A crown prince is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious plague that’s spreading across his country. The truth threatens the kingdom, when he discovers that it is an atrocious epidemic in the form of zombies. (Source) (Kingdom is a Netflix Original, so therefore it'll be airing on Netflix.) Let's Have Dinner Together: Starts: N/A Main Cast: N/A Genre: Romance, Drama Episodes: 16 Synopsis: A man and woman wait in line at a restaurant to eat. They are mistaken for a couple and end up having dinner together. After their first unexpected meeting, they meet and have dinner together weekly. They get to know each other through their dinners. (Source) (Based off a webtoon.) Love Alarm: Starts: N/A Main Cast: N/A Genre: Romance, School Episodes: 12 Synopsis: A love triangle between a hardworking girl and two boys who like her is complicated by the release of a phone app that notifies you every time a person who likes you is within 10 meters. (Source) (Based off a webtoon.) (Love Alarm is a Netflix Original, so therefore it'll be airing on Netflix.) Number Woman Gye Sook Ja: Starts: N/A Main Cast: Ahn Woo Yeon, Jeon Hye Bin Genre: Law, Romance Episodes: 10 Synopsis: Jeon Hye Bin will be playing the role of Gye Sook Ja, the recruiting team leader of an enormous game company. Her character is gifted with extraordinary memories and computation abilities, but she tries to quantify everything in the world and is regarded as “cold-blooded” among the people around her. Ahn Woo Yeon will be playing Gye Sook Ja’s love interest Lee Hae Joon, a successful lawyer working with international children’s rights.His character tries to help Gye Sook Ja overcome the pain and trauma of her past. (Source) (I'm unsure if it's confirmed that Ahn Woo Yeon is in the drama as also been casted in the drama mentioned below.) Fall From the Sky: Starts: N/A (Was supposed to air in August of 2017.) Main Cast: Yoon Hyun Min, Ahn Woo Yeon (they haven't confirmed which characters they play yet.), (the rest of the cast is not confirmed.) Genre: Action, Romance, Fantasy Episodes: N/A Synopsis: The popular webtoon Fall From the Sky will be adapted for the small screen. Published since June of last year, the webtoon is about Fall, a celestial being who’s been banished from the heavens above and sent down to Earth. Fall was born to an angel father and a human mother and thus he isn’t as powerful as other angels, but what he lacks in qualifications, he makes up for with heart.He’s uniquely positive, pleasant and full of life, and he’ll take it upon himself to protect those on Earth from attacks by unseen evil forces. His singular goal is to claw his way back to heaven, until Fall meets the one person who can see him, Seo-hee. In a twist of fate, Seo-hee will save his life, and in exchange, he’ll volunteer to be her guardian angel. As they battle demons together, they’ll fall in true love along the way. (Source) (As I mentioned above this drama was set to start in August of 2017 but didn't. I'm unsure if it has been cancelled or not.) Trapeze: No picture availble for this drama yet. Starts: N/A (Was originally supposed to air in the second half of 2017.) Main Cast: Park Shin Yang (Has been offered a role) Genre: Psychological Episodes: N/A Synopsis: People with various problems visit a psychiatrist to receive counseling, but the psychiatrist is very strange. The highly curious psychiatrist likes to give his patients' vitamin shots and does other unusual treatments. (Source) (Based off of the novel "Kucho Buranko" by Hideo Okuda.) (Again I'm unsure if this drama has been cancelled or not.) Are you looking forward to any of these? If you'd like to be tagged in any of my Asian drama/actor stuff please let me know! Asian Drama/Movie Taglist: @KendraReeve @travelloveskin @MelissaGarza @KpopIsPleasing @LostMage @2ilVer @LinnyOk
4 Currently Airing Dramas
These 4 dramas are currently airing!! Laughter in Waikiki: Also Known As: Go Go Waikiki/Welcome to Waikiki Started: February 5th, 2018 Main Cast: Kim Jung Hyun, Lee Yi Kyung, Son Seung Won Genre: Comedy, Bromance Episodes: 16 Network: jTBC Synopsis: Kang Dong Goo dreams of becoming a movie director, but he is cynical due to bad luck. Cheon Joon Ki wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become an actor, but he is now just a minor actor. Bong Doo Shik came to Seoul to become a scenario writer, but things have not been easy for him. These 3 men run the guest house Waikiki in Itaewon, South Korea. Their guesthouse is facing bankruptcy and then a mysterious baby and single mother appear at Waikiki. (Source) (It's super funny so far guys!! It reminds me of a male version of Age of Youth. XD) Cross: Also Known As: Cross: God's Gift Started: January 29th, 2018 Main Cast: Go Kyung Pyo, Jo Jae Hyun, Jun So Min Genre: Suspense, Crime, Medical, Mystery Episodes: 16 Network: tvN Synopsis: A man becomes a doctor that uses medical practices to kill in order to get revenge on the person who brutally murdered his father. (Source) Misty: Started: February 2nd, 2018 Main Cast: Kim Nam Joo, Ji Jin Hee Genre: Law, Romance, Crime, Drama, Melodrama Episodes: 16 Network: jTBC Synopsis: Go Hye Ran is a popular anchorwoman for a prime time news show. She works hard at her job. One day, Go Hye Ran becomes the suspect in a murder case. Her husband is Kang Tae Wook. He worked as a prosecutor in the past, but he now works as a public defender. Their marriage has also been on the rocks. Kang Tae Wook decides to defend his wife and they fall in love again. (Source) Radio Romance: Started: January 29th, 2018 Main Cast: Kim So Hyun, Yoon Doo Joon Genre: Business, Romance, Comedy Episodes: 16 Network: KBS2 Synopsis: The drama is a love story between a top star who becomes a DJ and the radio program’s writer, and it deals with healing people’s wounded hearts through the radio show. Yoon Doo-joon has been cast to play a top actor who can’t speak a single word unless it’s been scripted for him. He’s a childish character who becomes a DJ for a live radio show, which never goes according to script.The story begins with him being trapped in a radio booth with the heroine for two hours during a live broadcast. Kim So-hyun is the radio show’s writer, with five years’ experience on the job. She deals with guests who don’t show up, appeases the immature star DJ, and takes all the crap from the production company, all with incredible endurance, planning, and action. Her trademark is her perseverance and endless optimism, and she can sleep anywhere no matter how small or uncomfortable the space. She’s the type of character to throw herself into action rather than debate whether something is possible. (Source) -- Are any of you watching these dramas? If you'd like to be tagged in any of my Asian drama/actor stuff please let me know! Asian Drama/Movie Taglist: @KendraReeve @travelloveskin @MelissaGarza @KpopIsPleasing @LostMage @2ilVer @LinnyOk