K-Drama Recommendations

Hey guys! I'm back at it again with another blog post about Korean Dramas. In my birthday blog I didn't really cover too many k-dramas because I mean...that was kind of a monster of a blog post. So today I've decided that I am going to talk about all the k-dramas I recommend you check out. Make note that all of these dramas can be found on Viki and DramaFever. Links for all the shows are in the show title. Some shows have two links, one for Viki and one for DramaFever.

Start Date: 17.08.30
End Date: 17.11.02

Total Episodes: 40

Summary: These doctors travel by ship to treat patients unable to get to a hospital. Having no borders on the sea doesn't mean that they'll always get along. (DramaFever)
Ha Ji Won - Song Eun Jae
Kang Minhyuk (CNBLUE) - Kwak Hyun
Lee Seo Won - Kim Jae Geol
Kwon Mina Ah (Min A) - Yoo Ah Rim 
Kim Kwang Kyu - Chu Won Gong
Lee Han Wi - Bang Sung Woo
Warning: Tissues needed. I started to cry as early as episode 2. Amazing series but VERY emotional. 

Start Date: 11.05.25
End Date: 11.07.28

Total Episodes: 20

Summary: Torn between his surrogate father's drive for vengeance and the girl whose courage and innocence touches him, Yoon Sung must fight to survive, and choose the path he will take. (DramaFever)
Lee Min Ho - Lee Yoon Sung
Park Min Young - Kim Nana
Lee Joon Hyuk - Kim Young Jo
Hwang Sunhee - Jin Soo Hee
Goo Ha Ra - Choi Da Hye
Kim Sang Joong - Lee Jin Pyo
Chun Ho Jin - Choi Eung Chan
Kim Sangho - Bae Shik Joong
Park Sangmin - Park Mooyul 
Kim Misook - Lee Kyung Hee
Lee Seung Hyung - Song Young Duk
Lee Kwangsoo - Go Ki Joon
Note: This was my first Korean drama and kind of set me on a very specific taste in K-Dramas. So apologies if none of these appeal to you. 

Start Date: 16.09.23
End Date: 16.11.12

Total Episodes: 16

Summary: A former secret service agent and the hidden daughter of a presidential candidate team up in order to get revenge on those who wrong them. (DramaFever)

Ji Changwook - Kim Je Ha
Song Yoon-Ah - Choi Yoo Jin 
Im Yoon-Ah (SNSD's Yoona) - Go Anna
Lee Jung Jin - Choi Sung Won
Jo Sungha - Jang Se Joon 
Kim Gab Soo - Park Gwan Soo
Shin Dong Mi - Kim Dong Mi
Note: The summary kind of sucks for how amazing this drama actually is. It is so captivating and easy to lose yourself in the world around Je Ha and Anna. Probably one of my favorite dramas ever. Plus the soundtrack is BEAUTIFUL. I own the entire soundtrack. 

Start Date: 15.10.26
End Date: 15.10.29

Total Episodes: 6

Summary: When you meet the love of your life at a special place, you want that place to be around forever. Ban Ha Na is the president of the college hobby club known as "One Plus One". She is trying to round up new members for her club. She meets Na Do Jeon, an eccentric student who works part-time dressed up like a Pierrot clown because he genuinely likes to make people laugh. He supports Ha Na's dream of one day owning a food truck. As Ha Na and Do Jeon fall for each other, can they fight to keep their club from being shut down? "Falling for Challenge" is a 2015 South Korean web drama series directed by Lee Hyung Min. (Viki)
Kim Minseok (EXO'S Xiumin) - Na Do Jeon
Kim So Eun - Ban Ha Na

Note: I truly wish this show was longer than it is. 

Start Date: 14.12.08
End Date: 15.02.10

Episodes: 20

Summary: A star broadcast reporter discovers the truth of a long forgotten incident, forcing him to struggle between truth and faith. (DramaFever) 
Yoo Ji Tae - Kim Moon Ho
Ji Changwook - Seo Jung Hoo
Park Min Young - Chae Young Shin
Kim Mi Kyung - Jo Min Ja
Oh Kwang Rok - Ki Young Jae
Ji Il Joo - Seo Joon Suk
Park Sang Myun - Chae Chi Soo
Park Won Sang - Jang Byung Se
Woo Hyun - Chul Min
Park Sang Won - Kim Moon Shik
Do Ji Won - Choi Myung Hee
Woo Hee Jin - Kang Min Jae
Park Sang Wook - Bae Sang Soo
Oh Jong Hyuk - Oh Gil Han
Jo Han Chul - Yoon Dong Won
Note: I'm an idiot and didn't notice that Park Min-young who plays Young-shin in this is Nana from City Hunter....What an idiot i am...

Start Date: 16.07.20
End Date: 16.09.14

Episodes: 17

Summary: (I'm not writing the full summary from Viki because it is literally a paragraph....) Is it possible to live in the same place at the same time but in a completely different dimension? 
Lee Jong Suk - Kang Chul
Han Hyo-joo - Oh Yeon-joo
Jung Yoo-jin - Yoon So-hee
Lee Tae-hwan - Seo Do-Yoon
Park Won-sang - Han Cheol-ho
Cha Kwang-soo - Son Hyun-Seok
Kim Eui-sung - Han Sang-hoon
Kim Eui-sung - Oh Sung-moo
Lee Si-eon - Park Soo-bong
Nam Gi-ae - Gil Soo-sun
Heo Jung-do - Park Min-soo
Kang Ki-young - Kang Suk-bum
Lee Se-rang - Gil Soo-young
Ryu Hye-rin - Sunmi
Yang Hye-ji - Yoonhee
Note: I got so invested in this drama that Kyle (my brother-in-law) walked into the living room to me yelling at my computer screen...

Start Date: 16.07.11
End Date: 16.08.30

Episodes: 16

Summary: A wandering ghost meets an exorcist and helps him send other ghosts off to the next life. (DramaFever) 

Kim So Hyun - Kim Hyun Ji
Ok Taecyeon - Park Bong Pal
Kwon Yool - Joo Hye Sung
Kim Sang Ho - Monk Myung Chur
David Lee - In Rang
Kang Ki-young - Chun Sang
Note: This comedy drama had me in stitches from start to finish. Plus the music is soooo good.

Start Date: 15.10.05
End Date: 15.11.10

Episodes: 12

Summary: Set against the backdrop of an incredibly competitive high school, a group of students find solace in cheerleading club. Along with the social and romantic trials of adolescence, this unlikely group of cheerleaders smile in the face of unreasonable academic expectations. (DramaFever)
Jung Eun-ji - Kang Yeon-doo
Lee Won-geun - Kim Yeol
Cha Hakyeon (VIXX's N) - Ha Dong-jae
Chad Soo Bin - Kwan Soo-a
Kim Ji-soo - Seo Ha-joon
Kang Min-ah - Da Mi
Kim Ji-suk - Yang Tae-bum (Teacher) 
Park Hae-mi - Principal Choi Gyung Ran 
Lee Mi-do - Nam Jung-a (Cheerleading Instructor)

Warning: Even though the title is cheery and there are lots of funny moments this drama can get very serious very quickly so....tissue warning at some parts. 
Note: I obviously only watched this show to begin with for N-Oppa...but I soon fell for the entire cast. They did such an amazing job and I always re-watch this show. 

That is all I have for you guys today! Let me know if you watch any of these shows and let me know! I'll update you on my thoughts for Hospital Ship when I finish it. I decided to not upload this until after I finished Hospital Ship because OH MY GOD I was addicted. I watched the current 36 episodes in 48 hours and then finally finished the remaining episodes as they aired. I highly recommend check it out! If you have any recommendations for shows, let me know! I'm always looking for good recommendations (just note due to my attention span, it takes a while for me to watch a show unless I get captivated like The K2 and City Hunter). Also, a quick note today is actually my mom's 50th birthday! So please send many good thoughts her way so she can have an amazing day. 

Until next time! 

Ja ne! 
xx Kat

Update 11/5/17


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