I’ve watched many, many dramas in the years since I started watching Asian dramas. Mostly because I was on vacation unemployed for a while when my drama addiction first started (this was a few years ago), I’m a serial marathoner, and I have a love/hate/love relationship with sleep.

As for my rating system…I’m pretty good at choosing to watch what I think I’ll enjoy. I think there are a lot of average dramas made. They can be entertaining and have their shinning moments, but not necessarily stellar. With so many dramas made, it makes sense that there would be so many of these kinds.
✭✭✭✭ Guage my eyes out.
✭✭✭✭✭ Probably just wasted my time.
✭✭✭✭✭ Average – A lot of dramas get this rating…some good/great parts and some bad/annoying parts
✭✭✭✭ Really enjoyed it – recommend watching it.
✭✭✭✭✭ Loved it – quality stuff – highly recommend watching it.
The one’s I really love that hold a special place in my drama watching journey regardless of their rating.

(TW) TW-drama : (J) Jdorama : (MC) Mainland China


✭✭✭✭       49 Days
✭✭✭✭✭     9 End 2 Outs
✭✭✭✭✭       A Gentleman’s Dignity
✭✭✭✭       A Thousand Day’s Promise
✭✭✭✭       A Thousand Kisses
✭✭✭✭✭    Answer Me 1997
✭✭✭✭       Arang and the Magistrate
✭✭✭✭✭       Bad Couple
✭✭✭✭✭       Boys Over Flowers
✭✭✭✭✭       Buzzer Beat (J)
✭✭✭✭     Can Love Become Money

✭✭✭✭✭     Can you Hear my Heart
✭✭✭✭✭       City Hall
✭✭✭✭       City Hunter
✭✭✭✭       Coffee House
✭✭✭✭✭     Coffee Prince
✭✭✭✭       Creating Destiny
✭✭✭✭       Daemul
✭✭✭✭    Dal Ja’s Spring
✭✭✭✭✭    Delightful Girl Choon Hyang
✭✭✭✭       December Fever
✭✭✭✭✭       Down with Love (TW)
✭✭✭✭     Drunken to Love You (TW)
✭✭✭✭✭       Easy Fortune Happy Life (TW)
✭✭✭✭✭       Equator Man
✭✭✭✭✭       Faith

✭✭✭✭✭       Fated to Love You (TW)
✭✭✭✭✭     Feast of the Gods

✭✭✭✭✭       Fireworks
✭✭✭✭✭       Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung
✭✭✭✭     Goong
✭✭✭✭✭       Greatest Love [Best Love]
✭✭✭✭✭       He Who Can’t Marry
✭✭✭✭✭       History of a Salaryman
✭✭✭✭✭     I Do? (TW)
✭✭✭✭✭     I Do, I Do

✭✭✭✭✭       I Need Romance
✭✭✭✭✭       I Need Romance 2012
✭✭✭✭       In Time with You (TW)
✭✭✭✭✭       King 2 Hearts
✭✭✭✭✭     Kimchi Family

✭✭✭✭       Kimi Wa Petto (J)
✭✭✭✭✭       Lie to Me
✭✭✭✭     Lovers
✭✭✭✭✭       Love and Marriage
✭✭✭✭✭       Lovers in Paris
✭✭✭✭       Lovers in Prague
✭✭✭✭✭       May Queen
✭✭✭✭✭       Ms. Ripley
✭✭✭✭✭       My Girl
✭✭✭✭✭     My Lovely Kim Sam Soon
✭✭✭✭✭       My Princess
✭✭✭✭     My Queen (TW)
✭✭✭✭     Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku (J)
[Summer Romance Shines in Rainbow Colors]
✭✭✭✭       Nice Guy
✭✭✭✭✭      Office Girls (TW)
✭✭✭✭✭       Ohitorisama (J)
✭✭✭✭       One Fine Day
✭✭✭✭✭       Operation Proposal ( Yoo Seung Ho)
✭✭✭✭✭       Padam Padam 

✭✭✭✭✭       Pasta
✭✭✭✭✭       Personal Taste
✭✭✭✭     Playful Kiss    Yes, 4 stars. What the heck– I love Oh Ha Ni and her Baek Seung Jo!
✭✭✭✭✭       Protect the Boss
✭✭✭✭       P.S. Man (TW)
✭✭✭✭✭    Queen Inhyun’s Man

✭✭✭       Queen of Reversals
✭✭✭✭✭       Rooftop Prince
✭✭✭✭       Royal Family
✭✭✭✭       Scent of a Woman
✭✭✭       Secret Garden
✭✭✭✭✭       Sunny Happiness (TW)
✭✭✭✭✭       Thornbirds
✭✭✭✭       The King 2 Hearts
✭✭✭✭✭     The Marriage Plot
✭✭✭✭✭     The Princess’ Man
✭✭✭✭✭       The Secret Lovers
✭✭✭✭✭       The Woman Who Still Wants to Mary
✭✭✭✭✭       The World that they Live in
✭✭✭✭✭     To The Beautiful You
✭✭✭✭✭       Triple
✭✭✭✭✭       Twelve Men in a Year
✭✭✭✭✭       What Happened in Bali
✭✭✭✭       What’s Up Fox?
✭✭✭✭✭       When It’s at Night
✭✭✭✭     Wild Romance
✭✭✭✭✭       Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (J)
[The Wallflower]
✭✭✭✭✭       Zenkai Girl (J) 


✭✭✭✭✭       Baby Faced Beauty
✭✭✭✭✭       Bu Bu Jing Xin (MC)   So much sadness at the end I couldn’t keep watching…but wonderful drama.
✭✭✭✭✭     Color of Woman
✭✭✭✭✭       Don’t Hesitate    98 episodes just for Lee Sang Woo. I will get through it, if it’s the last thing I do!
✭✭✭✭       The Duo
✭✭✭✭✭       I Love You
✭✭✭✭✭       It’s Alright Daddy’s Girl
✭✭✭✭       Harvest Villa
✭✭✭✭✭       Hick Kick 3
✭✭✭✭✭       Man of Honor / Young Jae in Love
✭✭✭✭✭       Material Queen (TW)
✭✭✭✭✭       Midas
✭✭✭✭       My Sweet Seoul
✭✭✭✭✭       Office Girls (TW)
✭✭✭✭✭       Romance Town
✭✭✭✭✭       Smile You
✭✭✭✭✭       Shoot for the Star
✭✭✭✭✭       Soulmate
✭✭✭✭✭       Who Are You?


✭✭✭✭✭       Bachelor’s Vegetable Store
✭✭✭✭✭       How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor
✭✭✭✭✭       Super Rookie
✭✭✭✭       Sunshine Angel (TW)
✭✭✭✭       The Snow Queen
✭✭✭✭✭       Who’s the One (TW)


TO WATCH once I perfect bending the space-time continuum. Muahahahaha!

Alone in Love
Biscuit Teacher Star Candy    I can’t find this online, in good quality anywhere :(
Conspiracy in the Court
Friends, Our Legend
Girl K
Goodbye Solo*
Joseon X-Files
Mawang / The Devil
Powerful Opponents
Story of a Man
The Last Empress / Empress Myeongseong
Tree with Deep Roots
Vampire Prosecutor

….totally open to recommendations for what to watch!


  1. dana

    Tree with Deep Roots – I totally recommend it! Is a drama with less love affair and much intellectual fights than any other drama I watched (and in the last year I watched a lot of drama :D).

  2. :O Youre not even considering Queen Inhyun’s Man Malta?

    • How could I not?! I’m in the middle of watching it. I’m on episode 10. I’m jealous that ladida and others have experienced the full drama, but I’m also super excited that I have 6 more wonderful, glorious episodes to savor before it’s all over. I’ve purposely been avoiding ladida’s post because I don’t want any spoilers. I have heaps upon heaps of love for that drama! tvN is my favorite channel. Love their dramas.

      …I have to work on trying to keep this list updated :)

  3. Sandra

    Could you please keep uptading this list? :D I really like it!

  4. I have a feeling that BBJX will remain on my top 3… it’s soooo poetic, with characters who want to fight back in whatever way they could, with intelligence that ordinary people would love to have… but still spiral to ruin based on decisions that they made themselves, with all their intelligence! It’s wonderfully terrifying and heart-breaking… and boy, if I don’t have my faith I don’t know what hope I would have for this world after watching that— i mean come on! the smartest people in the world yet they are broken at the end of their lives, all but a shell *shudders*

    • That drama is so deep. It really swept me away. I was actually crying at times and the emotional toll was too much for me. I had to stop. Great drama.

  5. Kandiboo

    hello! have you tried Biscuit Teacher Star Candy on Dramacrazy? the quality isn’t the best, but passable :)

  6. Jewels

    Try ‘Wife’s Credential’ and ‘Happy ending,’ Realistic stories with great story lines and acting. At the end of each episode in Happy Ending, viewers write in about their own experiences with their fathers/mothers which are quite moving. After this one, you do need some mindless caricature-like rom-com to bring you back to silliness of it all. Enjoy!

  7. gora

    “A wife’s credentials” is my favorite dramas of all time. It’s a beautiful drama.

  8. Alison

    I am watching the Biscuit Teacher and Star candy on: http://www.gooddrama.net/korean-drama/hello-my-teacher the quality is good, just have to watch some as at the beginning, Gong Yoo is super good in it.


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