Dramas I’ve Watched…

I’ve discovered the world of Korean drama during summer 2010 which introduced me to Korean culture as a whole. Korean drama is the main reason why I started to learn Korean. There are various styles but the ones I prefer are historical, action, crime/thriller and political dramas, only then comedies and romantic comedies. I checked out some that I didn’t finished. I’m not fond of daytime dramas or melodrama unless it’s very good. Also when the ending is heavily dramatic like “What Happened in Bali” is not for me. I am completely addicted to k-dramas! Here’s a list of the dramas I’ve watched (155). I’ll keep posting reviews on a regular basis even for those I’ve watched a couple of years ago!
How did I rate them?
I generally take into account various things such as cast choice, acting, sets, costumes, fight choreography, lighting, technical mistakes (mike appearing in the frame, technical staff shadows in the frame, ambient sound quality, accessories misplaced, bad editing, bap prop disposition, etc.), special effects, plot and story lines logic and interest, emotion load, message conveyed, etc. I rate them out of 5 stars, 5 as the best of course. To me, dramas with 4 stars are to be considered as good dramas that are entertaining enough. Below that mark, they can be redundant, boring for the most part and sometimes confusing, even messy!

정조암살 미스터리 8일*** (CGV – 2007)
9회말 2아웃**** (MBC – 2007)
이브의 모든것*** (MBC – 2000)
응답하라 1997***** (TVN – 2012)
보석비빔밥**** (MBC – 2009)
옥탑방고양이**½ (MBC – 2003)
아테나: 전쟁의 여신**** (KBS – 2010)
옥션 하우스****½ (MBC – 2007)
동안미녀***½ (KBS – 2011)
불량커플**** (SBS – 2007)
나쁜 남자**** (SBS – 2010)
총각네 야채가게**** (Channel A – 2012)
제빵왕 김탁구***** (KBS – 2010)
비포 & 애프터 성형외과***½ (MBC – 2008)
*** (KBS – 2012)
버디버디**** (TVN – 2011)
부자의 탄생**** (KBS – 2010)
꽃보다 남자**** (KBS – 2009)
브레인**** (KBS – 2011)
각시탈***** (KBS – 2012)
찬란한 유산***** (SBS – 2009)
사랑도 돈이 되나요**** (MBN – 2012)
청담동 앨리스***½ (SBS – 2012)
추노**** (KBS – 2010)
시티홀****½ (SBS – 2009)
시티헌터****½ (SBS – 2011)
커피하우스*** (SBS – 2010)
커피프린스***** (MBC – 2007)
커플브레이킹***½ (CGV – 2007)
환상의 커플**** (MBC – 2006)
인연 만들기***½ (MBC – 2009)
강력반**** (KBS – 2011)
강력반**** (KBS – 2011)
대물****½ (SBS – 2010)
조선 여형사 다모***½ (MBC – 2003)
뿌리깊은 나무****½ (SBS – 2011)
마왕****½ (KBS – 2007)
동이***** (MBC – 2010)
닥터 챔프***½ (SBS – 2010)
닥터 깽**** (MBC – 2006)
해신**** (KBS – 2004)
신의*** (SBS – 2012)
맞짱**** (TVN – 2005)
다섯 손가락**** (SBS – 2012)
이웃집 꽃미남**** (TVN – 2013)
꽃미남 라면가게**** (TVN – 2011)
풀하우스**** (KBS – 2004)
신사의 품격**** (SBS – 2012)
칼잡이 오수정***½ (SBS – 2007)
유령****½ (SBS – 2012)
글로리아**** (MBC – 2010)
공부의 신****½ (KBS – 2010)
굿닥터**** (KBS – 2013)
구가의서****½ (MBC – 2013)
****½ (MBC – 2006)
궁 S***½ (MBC – 2007)
식객**** (SBS – 2008)
대풍수**** (SBS – 2012)
최고의 사랑***** (MBC – 2011)
구미호: 여우누이뎐****½ (KBS – 2010)
히트****½ (MBC – 2007)
위기일발 풍년빌라****½ (TVN – 2010)
미남이시네요****½ (KBS – 2009)
넌 내게 반했어**** (MBC – 2011)
샐러리맨 초한지**** (SBS – 2012)
완벽한 이웃을 만나는 법**** (SBS – 2007)
황진이****½ (KBS – 2006)
하이에나**** (TVN – 2006)
나는 전설이다***½ (SBS – 2010)
아이두 아이두**** (MBC – 2012)
너의 목소리가 들려****½ (SBS – 2013)
사랑해**** (SBS – 2008)
보고싶다****½ (MBC – 2012)
진짜 진짜 좋아해***** (MBC – 2006)
일지매****½ (SBS – 2008)
인순이는 예쁘다**** (KBS – 2007)
아이리스***** (KBS – 2009)
아이리스2****½ (KBS – 2013)
제중원****½ (SBS – 2010)
대장금***** (MBC – 2003)
기찰비록**** (TVN – 2010)
주몽***** (MBC – 2006)
발효가족****½ (JTBC – 2011)
드라마의 제왕****½ (SBS – 2012)
더킹투허츠***** (MBC – 2012)
바람의 나라***** (KBS – 2008)
대~한민국 변호사***½ (MBC – 2008)
내게 거짓말을 해봐**** (SBS – 2011)
라이프 생명 특별조사팀**** (MBC – 2008)
리틀맘 스캔들 1****½ (CGV – 2008)
리틀맘 스캔들 2**** (CGV – 2008)
연애결혼***½ (KBS – 2008)
신이라 불리운 사나이**** (MBC – 2010)
매니***½ (TVN – 2011)
주군의 태양**** (SBS – 2013)
나도, 꽃!****½ (MBC – 2011)
인어 이야기**** (TVN – 2007)
해를 품은 달***** (MBC – 2012)
마이걸****½ (SBS – 2005)
내 여자친구는 구미호***** (SBS – 2010)
즐거운 나의 집***** (MBC – 2010)
내 남자의 여자**** (SBS – 2007)
내 이름은 김삼순***** (MBC – 2005)
마이 프린세스**** (MBC – 2011)
뉴하트**** (MBC – 2007)
세상 어디에도 없는 차칸남자****½ (KBS – 2012)
산부인과**** (SBS – 2010)
바람의 화원***** (SBS – 2008)
파스타***** (MBC – 2010)
개인의 취향***½ (MBC – 2010)
포세이돈 (KBS – 2011)
황태자의 첫사랑*** (MBC – 2004)
공주의 남자***** (KBS – 2011)
검사 프린세스**** (SBS – 2010)
보스를 지켜라****½ (SBS– 2011)
선덕여왕***** (MBC – 2009)
환생-넥스트***½ (MBC – 2005)
부활****½ (KBS – 2005)
돌아온 일지매****½ (MBC – 2009)
우리는 사랑일까****½ (2010)
옥탑방 왕세자**** (SBS – 2012)
도망자: Plan B**** (KBS – 2010)
사랑한다 말해줘***½ (MBC – 2004)
여인의 향기***** (SBS – 2011)
시크릿 가든***** (SBS – 2010)
기찰비록****½ (TVN – 2010)
성균관 스캔들****½ (KBS – 2010)
상어****½ (KBS – 2013)
별을쏘다**** (SBS – 2002)
닥치고 꽃미남밴드**** (TVN – 2012)
싸인****½ (SBS – 2011)
소울 스페셜**** (KBS – 2010)
소울메이트***** (MBC – 2006)
특수사건전담반 TEN***** (OCN – 2011)
봄의 왈츠**** (KBS – 2006)
스파이 명월**** (KBS – 2011)
신입사원***½ (MBC – 2005)
태양을 삼켜라**** (SBS – 2009)
아가씨를 부탁해**** (KBS – 2009)
아름다운 그대에게**** (SBS – 2012)
투윅스****½ (MBC – 2013)
U-Turn**** (OCN – 2008)
뱀파이어 검사***** (OCN – 2011)
뱀파이어 검사 2****½ (OCN – 2012)
포도밭 그사나이**** (KBS – 2006)
무사 백동수****½ (SBS – 2011)
발리에서 생긴 일***½ (SBS – 2004)
여우야 뭐하니?****½ (MBC – 2006)
밤이면 밤마다**** (MBC – 2008)
누구세요?**** (MBC – 2008)
후아유****½ (TVN – 2013)
하얀 거탑****½ (MBC – 2007)
난폭한 로맨스****½ (KBS – 2012)
아직도 결혼하고 싶은 여자**** (MBC – 2010)
그들이 사는 세상***½ (KBS-2008)
야차**** (OCN – 2010)
이산***** (MBC – 2007)
영광의 재인**** (KBS – 2011)

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If you’d want to watch a few historical dramas in the chronological order, historically speaking, it would be something like this:

King: Ju Mong or Dong Myeong (동명성왕), founder of Goguryeo (37 BC – 19 BC)

King: Mu Hyul or Dae Mu Shin (대무신왕), grand son of Jumong, 3rd ruler of Goguryeo (r. 18 – 44)

Queen: Deok Man or Seon Deok (선덕여왕), 27th ruler of Shilla (r. 632 – 647)

King: Wang Jeon or Gong Min (공민왕), 31st king of Goryeo (r.1351–1374)

King: Yi Do or Se Jong (세종대왕), 4th ruler of Joseon (r. 1418–1450)

King: Grand Prince Su Yang or Se Jo (세조), 7th ruler of Joseon (r. 1455–1468)

King: Yi Hyeol or Seong Jong (성종), 9th ruler of Joseon (r. 1469 – 1494)

King: Yi Hyeok or Jung Jong (중종), 11 ruler of Joseon (r. 1506–1544)

King: Yi Jong or In Jo (인조), 16th ruler of Joseon (r. 1623–1649)

King: Yi Sun or Suk Jong (숙종), 19th king of the Joseon (r. 1674–1720)

King: Yi Geum or Yeong Jo (영조), 21st ruler of Joseon (r. 16 October 1724 – 22 April 1776)

King: Yi San or Jeong Jo (정조), 22nd ruler of Joseon (r. 27 April 1776 – 18 August 1800)

King: Yi Myeong Bok or Go Jong (고종광무제), 26th ruler of Joseon (r. 13 December 1863 – 21 January 1907)

Imperial Japanese rule (1910 – 1945)

President: Pak Chun Hee (r. December 17, 1963 – October 26, 1979)

  • Sandglass (1970s)

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N.B.: this post is subject to change. last updated on June 1st, 2014

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