Dramas Watched & Recommendations

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Here’s another COVID-19 inspired article (written on 10 May 2020; Updated 1 July 2020).

I do have a couple of friends/readers asking me for recommendations of dramas to watch so I thought that it would be good for me to list down all the dramas that I have watched (and could remember; limiting to only K-dramas, Taiwanese and Chinese dramas).

For those dramas that I highly recommend, I have bold the titles while the ones in italics are dramas that I have stopped halfway. Please note that this is just my personal recommendation list and please do not be offended if I’ve dropped your favourite drama or you totally disliked the one that I recommended.

Do you have any dramas that you recommend me to watch? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll definitely attempt some dramas that are out of my comfort zone. If you look through my list, I usually watch super mainstream and popular dramas because that’s what everyone is discussing about =p Do recommend me your top picks too!

2020

Korean

  • 슬기로운 의사생활 Hospital Playlist – Yoo Yeon Suk
  • 이태원 클라쓰 Itaewon Class – Park Seo Joon
  • 부부의 세계 The world of married
  • 더 킹: 영원의 군주 The King: Eternal Monarch – Lee Min Ho, Kim Go Eun
  • 동백꽃 필 무렵 When the Camellia Blooms – Gong Hyo Jin, Kang Ha Neul
  • 쌍갑포차 Mystic Pop-up Bar – Sung Jae
  • 오 마이 베이비 Oh My Baby – Jang Nara
  • 편의점 샛별이 Backstreet Rookie – Ji Changwook, Kim Yoojung
  • 사이코지만 괜찮아 It’s Okay to Not Be Okay – Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Ye-ji
  • 인간수업 Extracurricular
  • 악의 꽃 Flower of Evil – Lee Joongi

Taiwanese

  • 誰是被害者 The Victim’s Game

Chinese

  • 下一站是幸福 Find yourself – Victoria
  • 传闻中的陈芊芊 The Romance of Tiger and Rose
  • 三十而已 Nothing but Thirty (very suitable for people in late 20s)
  • 我好喜欢你 Count your lucky stars – Jerry Yan, Shen Yue
  • 以家人之名 Go Ahead

Singapore

  • 双天至尊 The Unbeatables I – Zoe Ray, Lee Nan Xing (definitely one of the better shows of all time (1993))

2019

Korean

  • 어비스 Abyss – Park Bo Young, Ahn Hyo Seob
  • 사랑의 불시착 Crash Landing on You – Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin
  • 어쩌다 발견한 하루 Extraordinary You
  • 그녀의 사생활 Her Private Life – Park Min Young
  • 진심이 닿다 Touch Your Heart – Lee Dong Wook, Yoon In Na
  • 초콜릿 Chocolate – Ha Ji Won
  • 첫사랑은 처음이라서 My first first love – Chaeyeon

Taiwanese

  • 想見你 Someday or One Day
  • 網紅的瘋狂世界 Let’s Go Crazy on LIVE!

2018

Korean

  • 멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임 About Time – Lee Sung Kyung
  • 뷰티 인사이드 The Beauty Inside – Seo Hyun-Jin
  • 남자친구 Encounter – Park Bo Gum, Song Hye Kyo
  • 검법남녀 Partners for Justice
  • 밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나 Something in the rain – Son Ye Jin
  • SKY 캐슬 Sky Castle
  • 알함브라 궁전의 추억 Memories of the Alhambra – Hyun Bin, Park Shin Hye

Chinese

  • 延禧攻略 Story of Yanxi Palace

2017

Korean

  • 화유기 Hwayugi, a Korean Odyssey – Lee Seung Gi
  • 사임당, 빛의 일기 Saimdang – Lee Young Ae
  • 사랑의 온도 Temperature of Love – Seo Hyun Jin
  • 당신이 잠든 사이에 While you were sleeping – Lee Jong Suk, Suzy
  • 왕은 사랑한다 The King in Love

Chinese

  • 致我们单纯的小美好 A love so beautiful – Hu Yi Tian, Shen Yue
  • 三生三世十里桃花 Eternal Love – Yang Mi

2016

Korean

  • 또! 오해영 Another Miss Oh! – Eric, Seo Hyun-Jin
  • 치즈 인 더 트랩 Cheese in the Trap – Kim Go Eun, Park Hae Jin, Seo Kang Joon
  • 안투라지 Entourage – Seo Kang Joon
  • 태양의 후예 Descendants of the Sun – Song Joongki, Song Hye Kyo
  • 쓸쓸하고 찬란하신 – 도깨비 Guardian, The Lonely and Great God (Goblin) – Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun
  • 화랑 Hwarang – Park Seo Joon
  • 푸른 바다의 전설 Legend of the blue sea – Jun Jihyun, Lee Min Ho
  • 구르미 그린 달빛 Love in the moonlight – Park Bo Gum, Kim Yoo Jung
  • 달의 연인 – 보보경심 려 Moon Lovers – IU, Lee Joon Gi
  • 쇼핑왕 루이 Shopping King Louie – Seo In Guk, Nam Ji Hyun

2015

Korean

  • 냄새를 보는 소녀 A girl who see smells – Park Yoo Chun
  • 너를 기억해 Hello Monster – Jang Nara, Seo In-guk
  • 응답하라 1988 Reply 1988 – Lee Hye Ri, Park Bo Gum

2014

Korean

  • 고교처세왕 High School King of Savvy – Seo In-guk
  • 피노키오 Pinnochio – Lee Jong Suk, Park Shin Hye
  • 운명처럼 널 사랑해 You are my Destiny – Jang Nara

Taiwanese

  • 16個夏天 The Way We Were – Ruby Lin

2013

Korean

  • 왕관을 쓰려는 자, 그 무게를 견뎌라 – 상속자들 The Heirs – Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye
  • 너의 목소리가 들려 I Can Hear Your Voice – Lee Jong Suk
  • 몬스타 Monstar – Yong Jun Hyung, Kang Ha Neul
  • 별에서 온 그대 – My love from the Star – Kim Soo Hyun, Jun Jihyun
  • 응답하라 1994 Reply 1994 – Go Ara, Yoo Yeon Seok
  • 그 겨울, 바람이 분다 That Winter, the wind blows – Song Hye Kyo
  • 이웃집 꽃미남 Flower boy next door – Park Shin Hye

Taiwanese

  • 原來是美男 Fabulous Boys – Jiro Wang, Evan Yo

2012

Korean

  • 빅 (Big) – Gong Yoo
  • 사랑비 Love Rain – Jang Geum Suk, Yu Na
  • 아름다운 그대에게 To the beautiful you – Choi Min Ho, Sulli, Lee Hyun Woo
  • 해를 품은 달 Moon embracing the sun – Kim Soo Hyun
  • 응답하라 1997 Reply 1997 – Seo In Guk, Jung Eunji
  • 옥탑방 왕세자 Rooftop Prince – Park Yoochun

2011

Korean

  • 49일 (49 Days)
  • 시티헌터 City Hunter – Lee Min Ho, Park Min Yong
  • 드림하이 Dream High – IU, Suzy
  • 최고이 사랑 The Greatest Love – Yoo In Na
  • 넌 내게 반했어 Heartstrings – Park Shin Hye, Jung Yonghwa
  • 여인의 향기 Scent of a Woman – Lee Dong Wook

Taiwanese

  • 我可能不會愛你 In Time With You – Ariel Lin, Chen Bolin

Chinese

  • Scarlet Heart

2010

Taiwanese

  • 就想赖着你 Down with Love – Jerry Yan, Ella

Chinese

  • 美人心計 Beauty’s Rival in Palace – Ruby Lin

Korean

  • 개인의 취향 Personal Taste – Lee Min Ho, Son Ye Jin
  • 장난스런키스 Playful Kiss
  • 성균관 스캔들 Sungkyungkwan Scandal – Park Yoochun, Park Min Young
  • 시크릿 가든 Secret Garden – Hyun Bin, Ha Ji Woo

2009

Korean

  • 꽃보다 남자 Boys Over Flowers – Lee Min Ho
  • 미남이시네요 You’re beautiful – Park Shin Hye, Jang Geun Seuk

Taiwanese

  • 痞子英雄 Black or White – Mark Chao, Vic Zhou

2008

Taiwanese

  • 命中注定我爱你 Fated to love you – Chen Qiao En, Ethan Ruan
  • 我的億萬麵包 Love or Bread – Ariel Lin, Joe Cheng
  • 鬥牛.要不要 Bull fighting – Mike He, Hebe
  • 不良笑花 Miss No Good – Wilber Pan, Rainie Yang

2007

Taiwanese

  • 公主小妹 Romantic Princess – Angela Zhang, Wu Chun
  • 惡作劇2吻 They Kiss Again – Ariel Lin, Joe cheng, Jiro Wang
  • 櫻野3加1 My Best Pals – Ming Dao, Chen Qiao En
  • 換換愛 Why Why Love – Rainie Yan, Mike He
  • 轉角*遇到愛 – Show Luo, Barbie Hsu

Korean

  • 커피프린스 1호점 Coffee Prince – Gong Yoo, Yoon Eun Hye

2006

Taiwanese

  • 愛殺17 Bump Off Lover – Angela Zhang
  • 花樣少年少女 Hanakimi – Wu Zhun, Ella, Jiro Wang
  • 爱情魔发师The Magicians of Love – Ming Dao
  • 剪刀 石頭 布 A game about love – Chen Qiao En

Korean

  • 황진이 Hwang Jini – Ha Ji Woo
  • 궁 Princess Hours, Yoon Eun Hye

2005

Taiwanese

  • 惡作劇之吻 It started with a kiss – Ariel Lin, Joe cheng, Jiro Wang
  • 王子变青蛙 Prince turns into Frog – Ming Dao, Chen Qiao En
  • 惡魔在身邊 Devil Beside You – Rainie Yang, Mike He

Korean

  • 러브홀릭 Loveholic – Kangta

China

  • 魔術奇緣 Magic Touch of Fate – Kangta, Ruby Lin, Alex Su

2004

Taiwanese

  • 雪天使 Snow Angel – Toro
  • 天國的嫁衣 Heaven’s Wedding Gown – Cyndi Wang

2003

Taiwanese

  • 海豚湾恋人 At Dolphin Bay – Angela Zhang, Wallace Huo
  • 西街少年 Westside Story

Korean

  • 대장금 Dae Jang Geum – Lee Young Ae

2002

Taiwan

  • MVP 情人 MY MVP Valentine – Angela Zhang, Sun Xie Zi
  • 流星花園 II Meteor Garden 2

Korean

  • 명랑소녀 성공기 Success story of a Bright Girl – Jang Nara

2001

Taiwan

  • 流星花園 Meteor Garden 1

2000

Korean

  • 가을동화 Autumn in my Heart – Song Hye Kyo

Taiwanese

  • 小宝与康熙 The Duke of Mount Deer – Ruby Lin

1998-99

China

  • 还珠格格 My Fair Princess 1 & 2 – Zhao Wei, Ruby Lin

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Last Update: 11 May 2020

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