2017 Drama List

These are the list of dramas I watched in 2017. I should add the movies I saw in the theater too. I should come up with a rating system based on how much I enjoyed the show. I wish I made a list of what TV shows I was watching in 2015. I only started in September of 2015, but I think I managed to watched a dozen shows.

5 – Excellent, enjoyed it in every way. Grabbed my attention the first time around, and will probably watch it again. Drop everything else and watch this now.

4 – Very good, but it took me two tries to watch the show, or I wasn’t as obsessed with it as I thought I would be. However, once I got into it, I couldn’t stop.

3 – Good, and still worth watching the whole show. You might not like it as much as I did.

2 – Okay, probably won’t make it to this list because I won’t be able to finish it. If I did, it is probably because I have nothing else to watch.

1 – Not on the list either. It’s because I have started many shows and did not finish it. What’s the point of putting them on my list.

(Number of episodes), [My rating as explained above], {Date I finished watching the series}.

  1. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (16) [5] – Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Sung Kyung, Lee Jae Yoon, Kyong So Jin –> sweet, refreshing, and fun to watch the progression of the relationship. I feel that they could have gone on for another 10 epsiodes. It’s the first drama to end this year. {12 January 2017}
  2. Iljimae (20) [4] – Lee Joon Gi, Park Shi Hoo, Han Hyo Joo, Lee Young Ah –> a great historical. I wished I knew which girl he ended up with but the series is very satisfying as it it. I love the dads. I wish all dads are like them. {16 January 2017}
  3. Goblin: A Lonely and Great God (16) [5] – Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun, Lee Dong Wook, Yoo In Na, Yook Sung Jae. A most perfect show. ❤❤❤❤❤. Chemistry of the cast was off scale. So good. Don’t miss it. {22 January 2017}
  4. Romantic Doctor Kim (21) [5] – Han Suk Kyu, Yoo Yeon Seok, Seo Hyuk Jin, Kim Min Jae, Yang Se Jong – Great cast and storyline. Two awesome kiss scenes. Medical drama. ❤❤❤❤ {22 January 2017}
  5. The Legend of the Blue Sea (23) [4] – Lee Min Ho, Jun Ji Hyun, Lee Hee Joon, Shin Won Ho, Sung Dong Il. ❤❤❤❤❤ Great romantic comedy. I laughed so much and cried a little. Wonderful story. {25 January 2017}.
  6. I Hear Your Voice (18) [5] – Lee Jong Suk, Lee Bo Young, Lee Da Hee, Yoon Sang Hyun. ❤❤❤❤❤💋 Excellent show. Enjoyed it so much. {27 January 2017}
  7. Answer Me 1994 aka Reply 1994 (23) [5] – Yoo Yun Suk, Go Ah Ra, Jung Woo, Cha Sun Wo (Baro). Entertaining show and this rounds up the Answer Me trilogy. Very satisfying. {31 January 2017}
  8. One Percent of Something (16) [5] – Ha Suk Jin, Jun So Min, Kim Hyung Min, Im Do Mon, Kim Sun Hyuk. ❤❤❤❤❤ I love this show. Will watch it again. It’s sweet and the characters are lovable. Even the cranky male lead. So unlike MY SHY BOSS. {3 February 2017}
  9. Painter of the Wind (20) [4] – Park Ahin Yang, Bae Soo Bin, Ryu Seung Ryong, Moon Geun Young, Moon Chae Won. Great story but I would have liked a little more romance to my ending. Same King as Yi San. I’ve always like that character. {12 February 2017}
  10. 100 Days with Mr Arrogant (1) [3] – Ha Ji Won, Kim Jae Won. Cute story and was happy to watch it. Too bad can’t enjoy final case as the scene was spinning and I’m an easiest to sea-sickness. {17 February 2016}
  11. Hwarang (20) [5] – Park Seo Joon, Park Hyung Sik, Go Ara, Choi Min Ho, Do Ji Han, Jo Yoon Woo. Awesome series. The bromance in this show rocks. I love the relationship between the two “Kings” Favorite scene: soccer game. {21 February 2017}
  12. Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (Eternal Love) (58) [5] – Yang ani, Mark Chao, Ken Chang, Dilraba Dilmurat, Vengo Gao, Zach Bin Bin. Beautiful love story. I love it. Will watch again. I just instantly got attached to the main leads and actually cared what happened to them. {16 March 2017}
  13. My Shy Boss (16) [4] – Yeon Woo Jin, Park Hye So, Yoon Park, Gong Seung Yeon. Rough start but really good after the 3rd episode. {20 March 2017}
  14. Defendant (18) [4] – Ji Sung, Kwon Yuri, Uhm Ki Joon, Uhm Hyun Kyung, Oh Chang Suk, Jo Jae Yoon, Kim Min Suk. a very good thriller with heartbreaking and LOL moments  {31 March 2017}
  15. Dr Champ (16) [4] – Kim So Yeon, Uhm Tae Wong, Jung Gyu Woon, Jung Suk Won, Cha Ye Ryun. Entertaining medical drama. I ship the Doctors together. I think the characters have the same maturity level, ultimately. {6 April 2017}
  16. Life Risking Romance (1) [4]  – Ha Ji Won, Chen Bolin, Chun Jung Myung, Lee Da In. Very good story. Sweet couple. Excellent and sexy villain. {11 April 2017}
  17. Will You Be There (1) [3] – Kim Yun Seok, Byun Yo Han, Chae Seo Jin, Park Hye So {15 April 2017}
  18. Because I Love You (1) [4] – Chae Tae Hyun, Kim Yoo Jung, Seo Hyun Jin, I’m Joo Hwan. Sweet and wonderful! Got some funny moments. Great cast. {16 April 2017}
  19. Strong Woman Do Bong Son (16) [4] – Park Hyung Sik, Park Bo Young, Kim Ji Soo, Ahn Woo Yeon. Sweet and entertaining. Love it. {16 April 2017}
  20. Dong Yi (60) [5] – Han Hyo Joo, Ji Jin Hee, Bae Soo Bin, Jun Jing Young. A story about Yi San’s great grandfather and great grandmother. I love it. {4 May 2017}
  21. Lovely Love Lie aka The Liar and His Lover (16) [4] – Lee Hyun Woo, ParkmSoonYingn(Joy), Lee Seo Won, Lee Jung Jin. Second Mae lead is very captivating. Nice songs. {7 May 217}
  22. Radiant Office (16) [5] – Ha Suk Jin, Go Ah Sung, Lee Dong Hwi. Lee Ho Won (Hoya). I love the male lead and the Go Ah Sung grew on me. I wish the show was longer. {9 May 2017}
  23. The K2 (16) [5] – Ji Chang Work, Yoona, Song Yoon Ah, Jo Sung Ha.  A good action show. I always enjoy watching Ji Chang Work kick asses. I wish the love story element would have been as prominent as in HEALER, but then it would be duplicating HEALER. {15 May 2017}
  24. Love Rain (20) [5] – Jang Geun Suk, Im Yoon Ah, Kim Si Hoo, Kim Young Kwan, Seo In Guk. Fabulous show. I felt so much emotion while watching this. Also a lesson on not being bitter about anything in your life or Yi end up dying yourself. I think I enjoyed Yoon Ah’s performance here better than in K2. {16 May 2017}.
  25. You’re Beautiful (16) [4] – Jang Geun Suk, Park Shin Hye, Lee Hong Ki, Jung Yong Hwa. I like the sweet romance. I didn’t realize Jang Geun Suk was sexy until I watched Love Rain. Whoa. He’s hot. {21 May 2017}
  26. Marry Me, Mary or Mary Stayed Out All Night (16) [4] – Jang Geun Suk, Moon Geun Young, Kim Jae Wook, Kim Hyo Jin. Fun show. I like it. At one point, everyone of the characters were getting in my nerves. But I like it. {29 May 2017}
  27. My Secret Romance (13) [5] – Sung Hoon, Song Ji Eun, Kim Jas Young. The couple are so sweet. And it has the most kisses. Sung Hoon is so good at it. 😍 {31 May 2017}.
  28. Thumping Spike 2 (20) [5] –  Lee Won Geun, Kim So Eun, Sun Woong. A short episodes about high school volleyball team. I enjoyed the triangle.  Lee Won Geun had such sweet smile, I went ahead and watch other shows where he starred. {3 June 2017}
  29. Wednesday 3:30 PM (6)[5] – Lee Hong Bin, Jin Ki Joo. Short and sweet. Love the premise and enjoyed the show. {5 June 2017}
  30. Queen of Mystery (16) [4]  – Kwon Sang Woo, Choi Kang Hee, Lee Won Geun. Mystery with a hint of romance.  Considering the female lead is married, the writers played it well with the romantic tension without having to deal with the distasteful cheating on a spouse element.  I like it.  But, I would really like a part 2 to sail the ship.  Similar dramas were: TWENTY AGAIN, ON THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT – consequently, Lee Sang Yoon starred in both.  There was also TEMPTATION who was right out cheating.  It stars Kwon Sang Woo and I have not finished it yet. Also, TWO WEEKS, but since I am only a third of the way through, I can’t really say. The difference is, she wasn’t married.  Interesting note, Park Ha Sun played the wife of Sang Woo in TEMPTATION. Small world and I watched too many drams. I also must not forget about I HAVE A LOVER. It has 50 episodes and elements of cheating, but the actors were so good at their job, I watched it anyway. It starred Ji Jin Hee and Kim Hyundai Joo. Excellent show. I cried on it, too. {8 June 2017}
  31. Guardians of the Galaxy [4] – Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana {16 June 2017}
  32. The Royal Tailor [5] – Park Shin Hye, Yoo Yeon Suk, Go Soo, Han Suk Kyo. I saw this movie from Amazon. I like the two main leads. I saw them from different dramas.  This is a MUST SEE movie. Beautifully done and bittersweet. It has everything that I like in a movie. I never saw Park Shin Hye doing such an excellent job as this. It may seem like I was not watching that many dramas for a month. That is not the case. I am watching current dramas and they are not finished yet. I only want to write drama titles here when I finish watching them.  {9 July 2017}
  33. One Way Trip [4] – Kim Ji Soo, Ryu Jun Yul, Kim Jun Myeon, Kim Hee Chan. A suspenseful film about four friends who went on a trip together. They tried to help a girl who was beaten by a man and end up paying for it. No good deed goes unpunished. I like the movie but gave it a four just because I have issues with the ending. Well acted and well-edited. My mother and I watched this show together. My husband dropped off halfway through. He cannot handle the way the story is going. He wants a happier movie. I tend to like shows with Ji Soo in it. He’s good looking for one. But he’s also a good actor.  {13 July 2017}
  34. Ruler: Master of the Mask (40) [5] – Yoo Seung Ho, Kim So Hyun, Kim Myung Soo, Yoon So Hee. Impressive in their chemistry. However, I might be bias because I like Kim So Hyun’s acting whether she plays the protagonist or the antagonist. One disappointment: I wanted more than one kiss between the main couple. {16 July 2017}
  35. Train to Busan (1) [5] – Gong Yoo, Ma Dong Seok, Choi Woo Shik, Kim So Ahn. One of the best zombie movies I have seen, so far. Even better than World War Z. This one made strong human connection. The characters seem real and believable. The zombies are “rocking it” and Gong Yoo’s expression…that’s why I see his films and drama. {17 July 2017}.
  36. Girl on the Train (1)[5] – Emily Blunt, Haley Bennet, Rebecca Ferguson (White Queen actress), Justin Theroux, Luke Evans. I have not read the book but enjoyed the movie very much. It was a thriller and found it creepy. Theroux did such a great job being creepy, I am slightly afraid of him now. {18 July 2017}
  37. Me Before You (1)[5] – Emilia Clark, Sam Claflin. (Spoiler alert) A novel I have not read also. I watched it off Amazon Prime because I needed something lighthearted after The Girl On the Train. Well, it would have worked if not for Yoel having died by his will. The only difference is that I wasn’t next to him when he went. He was alone. I had no clue. I have no hint or inkling of what is going to happen. He never told me. {18 July 2017}.
  38. Love In Trouble (Suspicious Partners) (40) [5] – It is funny and sweet. Some parts of the show I feel the emotions so much, it made me cry. That is always a good thing while watching drama. {20 July 2017}
  39. The Best Hit (32) [5] – I love this show. The time travel theme, the way the couples are portrayed. I was so glad when Shi Yoon is out of dreadlocks. He is so good looking in anything but the dreadlocks, I just don’t like it on him. {23 July 2017}
  40. My Sassy Girl (16) [5] – It all comes back to being first – love, or whatever. I love the show. Ji Woon never looked so good. I like him in THE GOOD DOCTOR, but he is great here. His comic timing is awesome. { 26 July 2017}
  41. Fighting My Way (32)[5] – I like the second couple’s story. It is somehow more poignant to me. When they had relationship trouble, I was heartbroken, too. Or maybe it is was the actor. I seem to remember in REPLY 1988 that Ahn Jae Hong’s relationship issues made me feel more heartbroken for him. I think he’s underrated as a dramatic and slightly tragic hero. I get more feel out of his relationship portrayal in the drama. I am looking forward to more of his show. Of course, it is a given that Park Seo Joon would be excellent, and he is…although it took several episodes for me to get into his character this time. I almost gave up on the show. {28 July 2017}
  42. Finding Mr. Destiny (1) [3] – Gong Yoo, Im Soo Jung, Chun Ho Jin. It is a pleasant show. Gong Yoo does a good job. I think it could have been more poignant, but it is what it is. Sweet show. {29 July 2017}
  43. Silenced (1)[5] – Another Gong Yoo film. Should be renamed SCREWED. That’s what happened. Screwed by the teachers who should have taught. Screwed by the justice system who should have given justice even as it cannot protect, obviously. Just screwed. It is a powerful movie to watch. Just frustrating for people who loves happy ending (namely ME).{30 July 2017}
  44. August: Osage County (1)[4] – Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts etc. Interesting movie. Used to be a play. I only give it 4 stars because I wasn’t sure about how it ended. I guess, like life. Unresolved. {3 August 2017}.
  45. Queen For Seven Days (20)[5] – Park Min Young, Yeon Woo Jin, Lee Dong Gun, Chansung, Baek Seung Hwan. I enjoyed the stories. The young actors and adult actors both. I first noticed Woo Jin in MARRIAGE, NOT DATING. It was funny and it just make TV watching so much fun. I was skeptical about watching this. I know there won’t be happy ending. But I was wrong. I have my happy ending. The writers did great. I love the story. {4 August 2017}
  46. Bing Goo (2)[5] – Kim Jung Hyun, Han Sun Hwa. Cute love story about a guy who was frozen for 37 years, right after he proposed to his lady love. {4 August 2017}
  47. Aftermath (1)[4] – {6 August 2017}
  48. Enemies In Law (1)[5] – I absolutely love this movie and will watch it again. Actors are all very enjoyable to watch.  {7 August 2017}
  49. Signal (16)[5] – Lee Je Hoon, Kim Hye Soo, Jo Jin Woong {12 August 2017}
  50. Kim Seondal (1)[5] – {12 August 2017}
  51. Can We Get Married (20)[5] – {15 August 2017}
  52. I Am (6)[4] – {23 August 2017}
  53. The Beauty Inside (1)[5] – Han Hyo Joo, Kim Dae Myeong, Do Ji Han An excellent show and I especially like how I teared up at the ending. Love it. {26 August 2017}
  54. Alice: Boy from Wonderland (1)[5] – Hong Jung Hyun, Jung So Min. Beautiful movie. It has the feel of THE OTHERS with Nicole Kidman, but also FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC novel sort of story. I kept wondering…was that? Maybe or maybe not. But the movie flows beautifully and Jung Hyun is so beautiful to watch. {28 August 2017}
  55. White Christmas (8)[4] – interesting show and lots of good actors. Ending lost me a little. Premise is solid. {4 September 2017}
  56. School 2017 (16)[5] – I really enjoyed this show. The male lead is somehow compelling to watch. He has a way of looking at the female lead and have me believing he’s falling in love with her. That makes the story more fun to watch. I must say that I am also watching BRIDGE OF THE WATER GOD and I am not feeling anything. I had such high hopes because Nam Joo Hyuk starred in it. But he’s cannot overcome the female leads of this show. According to me, these females are like albatross for NJH. The poor guy. School 2017 on the other hand is just rocking it. Very enjoyable. {9 September 2017}
  57. The King In Love aka The King Loves (20) [5] – Im Si Wan, Hong Jong Hyun, Lim Yoo Na. Very enjoyable show. Loves the 3 main lead’s chemistry. Will watch this again. {25 September 2017}.
  58. Tunnel (16)[5]- Choi Jin Hyuk, Yoon Hyun Min, Lee Yoo Young. Awesome detective and time travel show. THE BEST! {5 October 2017}.
  59. The Miracle in Cell No. 7 (1)[5] – Ryoo Seung Ryong. Kal So Won, and Park Shin Hye {15 October 2017}.
  60. American Made (2)[4] – Tom Cruise. {11 October 2017}
  61. Bladerunner (1)[3] – Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling {13 October 2017}
  62. Victoria and Abdul (1)[4] – Judi Dench, Ali Fazal {15 October 2017}
  63. Spellbound (1)[4] – Lee Min Ki, Son Yi Jin. A bit of a ghost. My friend liked this one and I watched on her recommendation. I enjoyed it. {28 October 2017}
  64. Thor: Ragnaruk (1)[5] – {6 November 2017}
  65. Attention! Love (15){5} – Taiwan Chinese Drama. Joanne Tseng, Wang Zi, Riley Wang, Guo Shu Yao. Fun HS show. Very satisfying. {11 November 2017}
  66. Refresh Man (17)[5] – Joanne Tseng, Aaron Yan. Marathon watched it even with 10 pretrials cases this week. {12 November 2017}
  67. While You Were Sleeping (16)[5] – Lee Jung Sun, Bae Suzy {18 November 2018}
  68. Hospitalship (40) [5] – Ha Ji Won, Kang Min Hyuk, Lee Seo-Won. Fun medical drama with a lot of good feels. I like the second male lead – he was on another show called THE LIAR AND HIS LOVER. I did want him to get the girl this this, but maybe next in the next one. {27 November 2017}
  69. Temperature of Love (40)[5] – Yang Se Jong, Seo Hyun Jin, Kim Jae Wook. Love the main couple. I do not like the second lead girl. She’s excellent at being annoying and getting on my nerves, I guess it’s the part she has to play. Why do I always mistake Kim Jae Wok with Jung Kyoung Ho. I like both of them. They need to make more dramas so I can binge on them.{1 December 2017}
  70. Because This is My First Life (16)[5] – Lee Min Ki, Jung So Min, Esom, Park Byung Eun, Kim Ga Eun, Kim Min Suk. I love the couples in this drama. I can see myself watching it again later. Lee Min Ki was great with minimalistic acting. Like his action are all on a budget and he’s running low on quota. However, it was also pitch-perfect, it made the show wonderful. Park Byung Eun was adorable. [5 December 2017}.
  71. A Christmas Prince (1)[5] – Ben Lamb was rocking it. I felt like watching a fairy tale and I got it. {10 December 2017}
  72. Memories of the Sword (1)[5] – Lee Byung Hun, Kim Go Eun, Jeon Do Yeon, Lee Joon Ho. I enjoyed the movie. It was fantasy and also just enjoyable. It flows and the set is beautiful. I don’t even mind the flying people – which usually gets on my nerves. {10 December 2017}
  73. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (1)[5] – Woody Harrelson, Frances MacDormand totally own this movie. It was more gritty than I like my movie and a little heavier than the Korean DRamas I watched but I enjoyed good action. {10 December 2017}
  74. Revolutionary Love (16)[4.5] – Choi Si Won, Kang So Ra, Gong Myung. I love Gong Myung here better than in Bride of the Water God. He’s still on the pouty side, but he’s great here. Choi Si Won is adorable even as he makes that odd facial squashy face he does. He’s just too adorable. I lost sleep Saturday to Sunday AM finishing all 16 episodes. Yeah, I know. I go crazy from time to time. {17 December 2017}