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I started watching a new drama series called "My secret romance" and I was thinking, why not write a post on why I love K-dramas so much? and maybe even list down my top favorites? Writing blog posts is a way of helping me remember and record events as my memory is fleeting. 

I can give you a million reasons why I love Korean dramas. Sometimes it helps me escape from the harsh realities of life. K-drama is a thing now. Why?? Because it has f****** intense emotions and values unlike american movies and television. A lot of people when they are stressed or having a terrible day would resort to consuming alcohol or doing drugs. I on the other hand would resort to watching Korean dramas.This might sound weird to many of you, but I know for a fact that the people who watch K-dramas would agree with me. They are addictive! Once we start we won't be able to stop. My parents should be proud of me that I don't do things that normal people do. Lol

My love for K-dramas go way back. Ever since day one I am hooked! The K-drama actors are unbearably attractive. Unlike American shows, these dramas have a different approach to catching the attention of audiences. Its pure and clean and teaches certain values of life and societal norms. I don't hate American television, the point I am trying to make here is that, there is more to life than steamy sex scenes and violence. K-dramas have a way with audiences and most dramas are G-rated (no foul languages, minimal violence and less intimate scenes). I think I am making it sound boring. I don't know -_- , all I can say is watch one drama and you will know what I am talking about.

The first drama I watched was called "Boys over Flowers". Since then, I am obsessed with Korean people and culture. I can now speak some Korean words and phrases and hopefully I will be a ninja in this language few months from now. If you haven't started the K-drama marathons yet, I can give a few simple reasons why you should watch it. 
 These reasons are from my point of view.
  1. The drama plots are fresh, different and exciting
  2. The actors in the drama are unbelievably cute and adorable.
  3. The fashion in dramas are super cool and trendy.
  4. Most dramas are super romantic and kiss scenes are adorable. LOL
  5. The K-dramas teaches us some of the basic values of life. eg:- Respecting elders.
  6. The most annoying thing is the cliffhanger endings, which makes you feel near impossible to live until the next episode is out.
  7. most dramas typically have 16 to 20 episodes, one hour each which I think is a perfect length to connect and tell the story. By the end of the 1st episode, you are completely hooked.
  8. The k-dramas are readily accessible. I watch my dramas online through a site called dramacool. We can watch almost all Asian dramas here.
  9. Most dramas have a unique plot, with amazing cinematography and catchy beats (OST's <3).
  10. There are some catchy romantic moments is some K-dramas with perfect background and music, that makes your heart melt. Seriously, that feeling is intense and it is going to stay with you for a long time.

I wouldn't suggest anyone to watch all Korean dramas because some of them are really boring. I am going to list down some of my favorite ones so far in the order I like them to be watched...
  • GOBLIN - This is a new drama and by far the best drama ever made. I loved the plot and the characters. It has a very unique story line and the music is highly addictive and the cinematography is breathtaking. The female lead, OMG her acting skills are next level. <3 <3
  • I HEAR YOUR VOICE - This drama may be a little old but the story line is very interesting and I love the message that the story is trying to convey to the audience. This drama is a little slow in the beginning but keep watching it for couple of episodes and you will be hooked. 
  • STRONG WOMAN DO BONG SOON - 2017 series, I love it - unique plot, funny and a super cute drama.
  • DOCTORS - This one is a little more of a serious type drama yet interesting. I love the story and the characters. It conveys a good message and teaches some medical terms which are not familiar to the crowd.
  • BOYS OVER FLOWERS -  This one is really old but one of Lee Min Ho's best performances. The story line is cute. I won't say its unique because most Korean dramas revolve around a rich guy falling head over heels for a poor girl. This drama is not any different but its cute to watch, at least for a person who is new to korean drama world.
  • THE HEIRS - Why I love this drama? because its f****** Lee Min Ho's drama. :D The plot is pretty much the same as I mentioned above but again its a cute drama with cute people and cute OST's. 
  • PINOCCHIO -  It has a very good plot. In fact it shows us some of the ugly, awful truth about media and news channels. The story might seem a little dull in the beginning but bear with it, it gets interesting as the story progresses. Personally, I love this drama because its trying to deliver a good message.  Maybe I should have listed this one right after goblin (*thinking*).
  • WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY KIM BOK JOO - Story about a girl who loves weight lifting. Unique story and cute actors.
  • THE LEGENDS OF THE BLUE SEA - Another Min Ho drama- cute, hilarious and romantic with some legendary twist to it. 
  • SECRET GARDEN - Another sweet drama, a romantic roller-coaster ride. I like the female lead - she is a macho.
  • PERSONAL TASTE - This one is a little different type of a story where a guy who pretends to be gay lives with the female lead and fills the role of her gay best friend. It has some really funny and romantic scenes which had me laughing out loud.
  • MY SECRET ROMANCE -  I am currently watching this drama. So far so  good. It has a little erotic side to it in a neat way if you know what I mean. 
  • UNCONTROLLABLY FOND - This one is a melodrama which has a good plot. It shows us the harsh realities of life. It has a sad ending though but that is how life is. I love Woo Bin's acting in the drama. 
  • PLAYFUL KISS -  Umm, What do I say about this drama ??Just watch it and enjoy! -_- The female lead is adorably cute.
  • W : 2 WORLDS - Another great drama of the one and only cute Lee Jong Suk. A very unique and creative plot.
  • CINDERELLA AND FOUR KNIGHTS - Definitely not a bad drama. Give it a try. 
  • LOVE RAIN -  To be honest, this drama didn't have a good viewership rating but I kinda like the story. It is a full on romantic comedy! Personally, I enjoyed watching the drama.
  • YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL - I won't say I love this drama and that's why I listed it at the bottom. 
  • FLOWER BOY RAMYUN SHOP -  Not bad, if you want to watch it, do it when you are totally clueless about what to watch next.

These are all my personal favorites. If you haven't watched a K-drama yet, start by watching one of the dramas in the list.
Let me list down a few sites that I know, for watching the asian dramas with English subtitles...




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