2016 Drama List

Rating: 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}.

I  started a new full time job in criminal law January 3, 2016.  I think I am going to like this. A good experience, I think. Around number 45, I watched the show while traveling around Great Britain, France, Italy, Amsterdam, and Ireland. 

  1. Moon Embracing the Sun (20) [5] – Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In
  2. It’s Okay, That’s Love (16) [4] – Jo In Sung, Gong Hyo Jin
  3. Greatest Love (16) [5] – Gong Hyo Jin, Chan Seung Won
  4. Cheese in the Trap (16) [5] – Seo Kang Joon
  5. After School Lucky or Not [4] – 5urprise, Seo Kang Joon
  6. Dream High (16) [5] – Tarcyeon, Suzy, Kim Soo Hyun
  7. City Hunter (20) [5] – Lee Min Ho, Park Min Young
  8. Love So Devine (1) [5] – Ha Ji Won
  9. Love 911 (1) [5] – Ko Soo
  10. Seducing Mr Perfect (1) [4]- Daniel Henny
  11. Descendants of the Sun (19) [5] – Song Joong Ki ➡️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️📌I really like the second couple in the story.
  12. Sad Movie (1) [4] –
  13. Mr. Idol (1) [3] – Jay Park
  14. Cyrano Agency (1) [4] – Park Shin Hye, Uhm Tye Woong, Daniel Choi, Lee Min Jung
  15. Dramaworld (10) [4] – Sean Dulake (6/9/16) – very good and I wish it was longer.
  16. Page Turner (3) [5] – Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo ➡️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️📌I wish it was longer
  17. The Innocent Man (16) [4] – Song Joong Ki
  18. Full House Take Two (32) [4] – Hwang Jung Eum, No Min Woo, Park Ki Woon (6/6/16) watched this while waiting around for my bonds to post at different police stations
  19. Angel Eyes (20) [5] – Lee Sang Yoon, Ku Hye Sun ➡️❤️❤️❤️ I like the story line and the ending. (4/30/16)
  20. Twenty Again (16) [5] – Lee Sang Yoon ➡️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️‼️ (5/5/16)
  21. Wish Taxi (Secret Confessions) (1) [3] – Jang Sung Won ➡️interesting (5/6/16)
  22. Wind (1) (China Web film, less than 8 min) [5] – very good. 📌”if you open your arms, the wind will stop for you. It can even take you places.”
  23. Jung Yi Goddess of Fire (32) [5] – Lee Sang Yoon, Moon Geung Young ➡️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️‼️I really enjoyed this movie. I wish the ending could be re-written and they have HEA. (5/17/16)
  24. Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim (20) [5] – Namgoong Min, Minah, Suh Hyo Rim, On Joo Wan — 8/1/16 very adorable and lol funny and sweet
  25. Another Oh Hae Young (18) [5] – Eric Mun, Seo Hyun Jin ⭐️awesome series ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️(6/30/16)
  26. Moorim School (16) [5] – Lee Hyun Woo, Lee Hong Bin, Seo Ye Ji, Jung Yoo Jin (6/5/16) – Enjoyed it very much. Main lead is second male lead in TO THE BEAUTIFUL YOU.
  27. My Little Bride (1) [4] – Kim Rae Won, Moon Geung Young, Park Jin Woo (5/28/16). Love it!
  28. Lucky Romance (16) [5] – Hwang Jung Eum, Ryu Jun Yeol, Lee Soo Hyuk, Lee Chung Ah — uber cute! (8/05/16)
  29. Can You Hear my Heart? (30) [5] – Nam Goong Min — Love it! (7/28/16)
  30. Marry Me or Not (15) [4] – Roy Chiu, Alice Ke (6/16/16) Excellent, great acting and chemistry between leads
  31. What Happens to My Family (53) [4] – Kim Hyun Joo, Kim Sang Kyung, Yoon Park, Park Yoon Sik, Seo Kang Joon (8/27/16) – a satisfying show. I highly recommend
  32. Beautiful Mind (14) [4] – Jung Hyuk, Park Soo Dam ▶️ I want to like it a lot but reading the comments definitely affect my enjoyment of the show and the lapses in logic of rookie cop who goes around handcuffing suspects with insufficient evidence. I like how the show ended. (8/19/16)
  33. Doctors aka Doctor Crush (16) [5] – Kim Rae Won, Park Shin Hye (8/25/16) – awesome even if the kick ass lead disappeared halfway through the show.
  34. Sassy Go Go [5] – Ji Soo, Lee Won Geun, N (6/26/16) – ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  35. Doctor Stranger (20) [5] – Lee Jong Suk, Park Hae Jin, Kang So Ra (7/22/16) – ❤️❤️❤️❤️👌🏼
  36. Cinderella and Four Knights (16) [5] – Jung Il Woo, Park So Dam, Ahn Ji Hyung, Lee Jung Shin — I am giddy for this show. I love the ending (10-2-16)
  37. Mirror of the Witch (20) [5] – Yoon Shi Yoon, Kim Sae Ron, Kwak Si Yang, Lee YI Kyung (8/21/16) – enjoyed the journey with this show
  38. Answer Me 1988 or Reply 1988 (20) [5] – Park Bo Gum, Ryu Jun Yeol, Lee Dong Hwi, Go Kyung Pyo, Hyeri ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ – very engaging and awesome! I wanna move in their neighborhood. (9-1/16)
  39. I have Lover (50) [5] – Ji Jin Hee, Kim Hyun Joo, Lee Jae Yoon (9/1/16) – awesome. Marathon watched it
  40. Uncontrollably Fond (20) [4] – Kim Woo Bin, Bae Suzy, Im Ju Hwan (9/8/16) – good show even if Suzy’s idea of anger is to raise her voice. A lot.
  41. Because It’s The First Time (8) [4] – Choi Min Ho, Park So Dam, Kim Min Ji, Lee Yi Kyung (9-10-16) awesome!
  42. Jealousy Incarnate (20) [5] – Jo Jung Suk, Ging Hyo Jin, Go Kyung Pyo, Lee Sung Jae (12/16/16) – enjoyed it. Rewatches the last two episodes coz I forgot how it went. I enjoyed the series. Best scene- mud fight between the male leads.
  43. Fantastic (16) [5] – Kim Hyundai Joo, Job Sang Wook, Jo Soo, Kim Tae Hoon, Park Si Yeon, Jo Jae Yoon, (10-24-16) awesome! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  44. Answer Me 1997 or Reply 1997 (16) [5] – Set In Gil, Jung Eun Ji, Hoya, Song Jung Ho, Shin So Yul. I like it very much. But I like 1988 even more. Both are great shows. (10/02/16)
  45. Queen In Hyun’s Man (16) [5] – Ji Hyundai Woo, Yoo In Na, Kim Jin Woo (10/14/16) Fantastic! Time travel and historical. Love the period clothing.
  46. W (19) [5] – Lee Joong Suk, Han Hyo Joo, Lee Tae Hwan, Joong Yoo Jin. Unique and extraordinary. Maybe it’s just then magic is Lee Joong Suk’a acting. (10/15/16)
  47. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds (19) [5] – Park Bo Gum, Kim Yoo Jung, Jin Young, Kwak Dong Yeon, Chae So Bin (10-18-16) awesome show. Not to be missed
  48. Shopping King Louis (16) [5] – Seo In Guk, Nam Ji Hyun, Yoon Sang Yoon, I’m Ae Mi. Really enjoyed the sweetness of the main leads. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ (11/11/16)
  49. On The Way To The Airport (16) [4] – Lee sang Yoon, Kim Ha Neul, Shin Sung Rok, Choi Yeo Jin (11/11/16)
  50. 200 Pounds Beauty (1) [4] – Joo Jin Mo, Kim Ah Joong ❤️❤️❤️❤️ (11/15/16)
  51. Woman With a Suitcase (16) [4] – Choi Ji Woo, Joi Jin Mo, Lee Joon, Jeon, Hye Bin (11/23/16) Great and engaging story but not your typical HEA romance. A nice change of pace.
  52. The Man Living in Our House aka Sweet Stranger and Me (16) [5] – So Ae, Kim Young Kwang, Lee So Hyuk, Jo Bo Ah. Sweet and different. Love it! (12/13/16)
  53. Prosecutor Princess (16) [5] – Park Shi Hoo, Kim So Yeon, Han Jung So, Kim Song Hyun, Lee Jung Suk. I enjoyed this show so much. I cried a few times. In my book, a successful movie and awesome love story. {12/16/16}
  54. Big (16) [5] – Gong Yoo, Lee Min Jung, Jang Hye Jin, Suzy. I love the body switch plot. I thought the ending was great and fitting. Cried throughout the show. I just love it when I can shed tears in a show. {19 December 2016}
  55. The Princess’ Man (24) [5] – Park Shi Hoo, Moon Chae Won (12-26-16) Pretty drama and intense to watch. I just wish there was more happy moments. Worth the time to watch.
  56. Love Me If You Dare (24) [4] – Wallace Hou, Sandra Ma, Wang Kei, Yon Zheng (12-26-16) interesting ending. I would like season 2 because of that look. Great show. {26 December 2016}
  57. 7 First Kisses (short) [5] – Lee Cho Hee, Lee Jun Gi, Park Hae Jin, JinChang Wook, Oh Taec Yeon, Kai, Lee Jung Suk, Lee Min Ho, Choi Ji Woo [30 December 2016}

2015 Drama List

Rating: 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. PRINCE OF LAN LING (46) [5] – Feng Shao Feng, Ariel Lin, George Hu, Daniel Chan. I find the female lead so adorable and it kept me watching the show. Prior to this show, I am not much of a TV watcher. This turned the tide of me watching over 46 hours of subtitled show.
  2. YI SAN (77) [5] – Lee Seo Jin, Han Ji Min, Park Eun Hye, Lee Jong Soo. What an adorable show. The child actors set this series so well, I was afraid I’d be sad when the grown ups show up. But, Lee Seo Jin was so good, I just marathon watched this show. I finished all 77+ hours in less than 3 weeks. I was not working yet. I took a much needed time off and spent it glued to subtitled drama.
  3. COFFEE PRINCE (17) [5] – Gong Yoo, Lee Sun Geun, Yoon Eun Hye, Chae Jung Ahn. My first gender bender show. I loved it. Sure it requires suspension of disbelief, but I don’t care because it came out into a nice story I could watch and enjoy.
  4. FATED TO LOVE YOU (20) [5] – Jang Hyuk, Choi Jin Hyuk, Jang Na Ra. I don’t think I cried in any other drama as much as I did here. Sure, I cried buckets with YI SAN, but that is a 77 hours show. This tore my heart apart. Of course, there was that moment where I almost stopped watching the show because Jang Hyuk’s character was over the top. But then, he grew on me. I love the progression of the love story. Sweet!
  5. BOYS OVER FLOWER (25) [5] –
  6. THE HEIRS (22) [5] –
  7. EMERGENCY COUPLE (21) [5] –
  8. GOOD DOCTOR (20) [4] –
  9. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (21) [4] –
  10. MY GIRL (16) [4] –
  11. FLOWER BOY RAMEN SHOP (16) [4] –
  12. PLAYFUL KISS (16) [4] –
  13. FLOWER BOY NEXT DOOR (18) [5] – I was on my flower boy binge and went looking for drama with flower boys in it.
  14. ME TOO, FLOWER! (15) [4] –
  15. SCENT OF A WOMAN (16) [5] – I cried so much, more than even FATED TO LOVE YOU.
  16. EXO NEXT DOOR (15) [5] –
  17. LIE TO ME (16) [4] –
  18. 9 END 2 OUTS (16) [4] –
  19. SECRET GARDEN (20) [5] –
  20. SHE WAS PRETTY (16) [5] –
  21. MY LOVELY SAM SOON (16) [3] –
  22. TO THE BEAUTIFUL YOU (16) [5] –
  23. THE PRIME MINISTER AND I (17) [5] –
  24. FALLING IN LOVE WITH SOON JUNG aka FALLING FOR INNOCENCE (16) [4] –
  25. PROTECT THE BOSS (18) [4] –
  26. SECRET (16) [4] –
  27. TWENTY (1) [3] –
  28. KILL ME, HEAL ME (20) [5] –
  29. PINOCCHIO (20) [5] –
  30. KANG GOO’S STORY (2) [3] –
  31. HEALER (20) [5] –
  32. NOBLE, MY LOVE (20) [5] –
  33. SNOW QUEEN (20) [3] –
  34. MARRIAGE, NOT DATING (16) [5] –
  35. FULL HOUSE (16) [4] –
  36. MASTER’S SUN (17) [5] –
  37. GENTLEMAN’S DIGNITY (21) [5] –
  38. MY LITTLE LOVER
  39. SUNGKYUNKWAN SCANDAL
  40. OH MY VENUS (16) [5]
  41. ROOFTOP PRINCE (20) [5] –
  42. DON’T HESITATE (98) [4] –
  43. MY SECRET HOTEL (16) [4] –
  44. DREAM KNIGHT (12) [3] –
  45. OH MY GHOSTESS (16) [5] –
  46. HIGH SCHOOL LOVE ON (20) [5] –
  47. BRIDE OF THE CENTURY (16) [5] –
  48. FABULOUS BOYS (16) [4] –

My Golden Life, 52+ Hours

I started this show on June 30, 2019. I was so obsessed with it, I finished it on July 4, 2019. I find the story very compelling. I spent most of the time laughing and crying through the episodes. This drama is beautifully acted.

Some characters got on my nerves so much, I got creative in how to punish them. I might have called them nasty names. Yes, I was aware this was drama and all are acting…but I get lost in the moment.

Park Shi Ho. While I do not think about him like I do some other actors, every single time I tune in for his drama, I got caught up and binge-watched until I see everything. He’s a compelling actor. I think there was a scandal in 2013, but it is difficult to judge without all the pieces together. I hope it was rumor and bad judgment all around. I am glad it was not unfortunate enough to get him off the line. Up for dramas. He’s really good.

Shin Hye Sun. She is the reason I watched this show. I first saw her in THIRTY BUT SEVENTEEN, then in ANGEL’S LAST MISSION: LOVE. The translation was a little slow and when I checked out this drama, 52 episodes seem daunting. However, once I started, I cannot stop. It was so fortunate that my trials were all continued. I was able to watch all episodes in less than a week.

The supporting characters were just so wonderful. I was invested in the story. Now, I don’t know what drama to watch. It’s always a problem with a drama that gave me such an emotional roller-coaster ride.

Kim Sa Kwon. I love his character as the friend. I looked forward to his appearance in the show. It is nice to have a friend like that – even if he quailed from Do Kyung’s grandfather. Ohhh, that grandpa, I dislike him so much. He’s so good!

If you have not seen this show, it is worth your time. Don’t skip episodes because it builds on each other.