Hello to my first ever post about k-entertainment! This post is long overdue and I kept telling myself to just wait and compile a list for 2017 instead. But these dramas Korean dramas are a true love of mine and have definitely made my all time favorites list.
(P.S. All of the dramas listed in this post got a 5 star rating from me!)
Descendants of the Sun
Descendants of the Sun, also shortened to DOTS, was an impulse watch for me. I watched the first episode when I started spring break and then binged the other four that night to catch up. From there, I watched it as it released. DOTS is about a captain of special forces, Yoo Shi Jin, and a doctor, Kang Mo Yeon, who meet and fall for each other. However, their demanding jobs make it hard for them to be together. Like really hard. Their work schedules clash and so do their morals behind their jobs. This drama has so many super cute scenes and just about the same amount of action scenes! That made it very fast paced and gave me so many emotions. So. Many. I’ll stop there so I don’t give too much away! Episode one had me hooked from the start, so I’d definitely give this drama a try!
DOTS in five words: tear-jerker, adorable, action-packed, humorous, and lovable
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
I watched this one as it was airing from start to finish and it was painful to say the least! The. cliff. hangers. Waiting a week for the next episode was so hard for me! Thankfully, the drama is now complete so you can binge and experience all the emotions in just one night (or maybe that’s just me and my drama bingeing…). Moon Lovers is about a girl, Hae Soo, who travels back in time to the Goryeo era during an eclipse. She finds herself among the royal princes of the time and falls in love with the outcast prince, Wang So who is feared among the palace. This was my first ever historical drama and I enjoyed every bit of it (even through my tears)! The rupture in traditional that is caused by Hae Soo was very entertaining! Not to mention all the popular name actors in this drama (IU, EXO Baekhyun, Lee Joong Gi, Ji Soo, SNSD Seohyun, Nam Joo Hyuk). This drama progresses a lot as the story unfolds and definitely has its fair share of light hearted scenes and darker scenes. It made me want to watch a lot more historical dramas in the future!
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo in five words: romance, royalty, politics, tears (lots), and rivalry
Reply 1988 is easily one of my favorite k-dramas ever. The third in the ‘Reply’ series (the other two being Reply 1994 and Reply 1997), this one follows a group of four friends and their families who stay on the same block in the year 1988. This drama made me feel nostalgic of the 80s when I wasn’t even born during that time. The outfits, the music, and the plot will definitely have you smiling. These episodes are a lot longer than the average k-drama episode, ranging from about an hour and a half to two hours long. Though, I still felt they were super easy to fly through (and of course I was always still wanting more after they were done). The plot is more character driven as their is a light hearted mystery about one of the romances! Let’s just say that depending on who your favorite of the friend group is, you’ll either be very happy or very sad about the ending (no spoilers (-: ).
Reply 1988 in five words: friendship, love triangle, funny, youthful, and nostalgic
And that’s it! Look out for more k-drama posts in the future ♡