Jun 3, 2014

Best Korean Drama in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 - Most Recommended!

I have made a long list of dramas in my old blog, unfortunately that was deleted by an unknown force. Hehe! So I thought of making a new list. This is quite a bit challenging because I have to recall all the good dramas I have watched for years. I have probably watched over a hundred Korean dramas all in all. No, that isn't too much. Haha! 


Let try to do this together. Feel free to leave your comments at the bottom with your favorite dramas too. Don’t forget to check my list of Best K-Dramas in 2013 and 2014 <-- just click this. 

Best Korean Dramas in 2012:

The Innocent Man 세상 어디에도 없는 착한남자 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Song Joong Ki as Kang Ma Roo (30)
Moon Chae Won as Seo Eun Gi (29)
Park Si Yeon as Han Jae Hee (35)

Synopsis: The drama is a melodrama which depicts the story of a man called Kang Ma Roo (Song Joong Ki) who has been hurt by a woman he loves called Han Jae Hee (Park Si Yeon) and how he continues his own life by using several women. He sacrificed his well being for his girlfriend only to be dumped by her for another man. Then, he sets off to take revenge on her with the help of his best friend. He approaches Seo Eun Gi (Moon Chae Won), the daughter of the chaebol group executive who lost her memory in order to execute his revenge.

Queen In Hyun's Man 인현왕후의 남자 (Watch Here)

Main Cast
Ji Hyun Woo as Kim Boong Do
Yoo In Na as Choi Hee Jin
Kim Jin Woo as Han Dong Min
Ga Deuk Hee as Jo Soo Kyung
Park Young Rin as Yoon Na Jung
Jo Dal Hwan as Chun Soo

Synopsis: Park Boong Do is a scholar who had supported the reinstatement of Queen In Hyun when Jang heebin's schemes resulted in her being deposed and replaced as King Sukjong's queen consort. He travels 300 years into the future of modern Seoul and meets Choi Hee Jin, a no-name actress who is expecting a career renaissance through her role as Queen In Hyun in a TV drama.


The Moon That Embraces the Sun 해를 품은 달 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Kim Soo Hyun as Lee Hwon
Han Ga In as Heo Yeon Woo / Wol
Jung Il Woo as Prince Yang Myung
Kim Min Seo as Yoon Bo Kyung

Synopsis: “The Moon Embracing The Sun” tells a love story between King Lee Hwon and a female shaman named Wol. Wol was born from a noble family and became the crown princess, but she was entrapped and faced execution. Finally, she lived as a shaman.


Rooftop Prince 옥탑방 왕세자 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Micky Yoochun (Park Yoochun) as Lee Gak / Yong Tae Yong
Han Ji Min as Park Ha / Bu Yong
Lee Tae Sung as Yong Tae Moo
Jung Yoo Mi as Hong Se Na / Hwa Yong

Synopsis: When Crown Prince Lee Gak is transported 300 years into the future to present day Seoul along with his three retainers, they believe that it is their duty to solve the murder case of the Crown Princess in order to return to Joseon.


The King 2 Hearts 더킹 투하츠 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Lee Seung Ki as Lee Jae Ha (30)
Ha Ji Won as Kim Hang Ah (30)
Jo Jung Suk as Eun Shi Kyung (27)
Yoon Je Moon as Kim Bong Goo / John Mayer
Lee Yoon Ji as Lee Jae Shin (26)

Synopsis: This drama is set in modern day where South Korea is governed by a constitutional monarchy. Lee Jae Ha is a handsome and materialistic crown prince that doesn't care about politics. He falls for Kim Hyang Ah, a North Korean special forces agent.


Arang and the Magistrate 아랑사또전 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Shin Min Ah as Arang / Lee Seo Rim
Lee Jun Ki as Kim Eun Oh
Yun Woo Jin as Choi Joo Wal
Kwon Oh Joong as Dol Swe
Han Jung Soo as Moo Young
Hwang Bo Ra as Bang Wool
Kim Yong Gun as Nobleman Choi
Yoo Seung Ho as Jade Emperor
Park Joon Gyu as King of Underworld
Kang Moon Young as Lady Seo / Hong Ryun / Moo Yeon

Synopsis: The beautiful Arang, the daughter of a magistrate during the Chosun Dynasty, is brutally murdered. The woman returns from the dead as a ghost, still full of light-hearted mischief and spirited fun. When she meets a young magistrate, Eun Oh, she discovers that he has the unique ability to communicate with the dead. She convinces him to help her uncover her killer and bring the person to justice. Can a ghost and a magistrate team up to solve a murder mystery and punish the wrongdoer?


To the Beautiful You 아름다운 그대에게 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Choi Sulli as Goo Jae Hee
Min Ho as Kang Tae Joon
Lee Hyun Woo as Cha Eun Kyul
Kim Ji Won as Seol Han Na
Suh Joon Young as Ha Seung Ri
Kang Ha Neul as Joo Ji Chul
Hwang Kwang Hee as Song Jong Min

Synopsis: Despite her friends telling her otherwise, Jae-Hee cuts her long hair by herself. She then flies to South Korea, with a plan to stay with Tae-Joon who is now injured. Jae-Hee disguises herself as a boy and enrolls at the all boys Genie Physical Education High School. On her first day at school, Jae-Hee goes up the stairs with her suitcase, but her suitcase bursts open and all her clothes fall out. A boy comes by and helps her pick up her stuff. Jae-Hee realizes that the boy helping her is none other than her idol Tae-Joon. In her excitement, Jae-Hee sits on her suitcase, which proceeds to slide down the stairs.


Faith 신의 (信義) (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Lee Min Ho as Choi Young
Kim Hee Sun as Yoo Eun Soo
Yoo Oh Sung as Gi Chul

Synopsis: This drama shows the romance between a warrior from the ancient times and a female doctor from the modern times, their love transcending time and space. It will also tell the story about the process of making a true king.


I Miss You 보고싶다 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Park Yoochun as Han Jung Woo
Yoon Eun Hye as Lee Soo Yeon / Zoe
Yoo Seung Ho as Kang Hyung Joon / Harry Borrison
Jang Mi In Ae as Kim Eun Joo

Synopsis: The drama revolves around a guy and a girl, who both experience a painful end to their first loves at the tender age of 15, and then meet again as adults by playing game of love hide and seek.


Bridal Mask 각시탈 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Joo Won as Lee Kang To / Lee Young / Sato Hiroshi
Shin Hyun Joon as Lee Kang San / Lee In
Song Ok Sook as Han Sii (Kang To's mother)
Lee Il Jae as Lee Sun (Kang To's father)
Jun Hyun as Baek Gun

Synopsis: Gaksital is a famous manhwa set in the 1930s, during the Japanese occupation. The hero, Lee Kang-to, is known as 'Gaksital' because he wears a mask to hide his face — one of those traditional play masks, specifically the rosy-cheeked one reserved for the female role, aka the bride. He's an unassuming young man in real life, but when he dons his superhero mask, he fights injustice and rights wrongs during one of the darkest periods of Korea's history.


Time Slip Dr. Jin 닥터 진 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Song Seung Hun as Jin Hyuk
Park Min Young as Yoo Mi Na / Hong Young Rae
Kim Jae Joong as Kim Kyung Tak
Lee Bum Soo as Lee Ha Eung
Lee So Yeon as Choon Hong

Synopsis: Dr. Jin Hyuk, a renowned modern-day neurosurgeon, is transported back 150 years to the Chosun Dynasty and forced to practice medicine during a much more primitive era. He meets Hong Young Rae, a nobleman’s daughter bearing a striking resemblance to his lost love, who is caught in the midst of a power struggle between the royal family and members of the most powerful Ahn Dong Kim family. Will Dr. Jin be able to survive his new surroundings and find his way back to his own time period?


My Daughter Seo Young 내 딸 서영이 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Lee Bo Young as Lee Seo Young
Lee Sang Yoon as Kang Woo Jae
Chun Ho Jin as Lee Sam Jae
Park Hae Jin as Lee Sang Woo

Synopsis: This drama will tell the story of a father who separates with his daughter, their love, hate and reconciliation. Seo Young (Lee Bo Young) is a tough woman who tries to escape the harsh life of poverty with a strong passion to gain success, overcome her lower status and rise in society. On the road to fullfill her dream, She cuts ties with her poor family and incompetent father (Chun Ho Jin) who still love his daughter despite her bitterness.


Reply 1997 응답하라 1997 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Jung Eun Ji as Sung Shi Won
Seo In Guk as Yoon Yoon Jae
Shin So Yool as Mo Yoo Jung
Hoya as Kang Joon Hee
Eun Ji Won (은지원) as Do Hak Chan
Lee Shi Un as Bang Sung Jae

Synopsis: "Reply 1997" will focus on the extreme fan culture that emerged in the 1990s when idol groups took center stage and K-pop was blossoming. Moving back and forth between the ’90s and today, the story centers on the life of Seong Si Won (Jung Eun Ji), who idolizes boyband H.O.T, and her 5 high school friends.


Shut Up Flower Boy Band 닥치고 꽃미남밴드 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Sung Joon as Kwon Ji Hyuk
L as Lee Hyun Soo
Lee Hyun Jae as Jang Do Il
Kim Min Suk as Seo Kyung Jong
Yoo Min Kyu as Kim Ha Jin

Synopsis: Shut Up Flower Boy Band is centered around a high school band known as "Eye Purification." The drama depicts their friendships, loves and passion for music.


Full House Take 2 풀하우스TAKE2 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Hwang Jung Eum as Jang Man Ok / Michelle Jang
No Min Woo as Lee Tae Ik
Park Ki Woong as Won Kang Hwi
Yoo Seol Ah as Jin Se Ryung

Synopsis: This series pivots around a hapkido teacher Jang Man-ok (Hwang Jung Eum) becoming a stylist of top idol group TAKE ONE, composed of the perfectionist Lee Tae Ik (No Min Woo) and a free yet kind guy named Won Kang Hwi (Park Ki Woong) and getting into a romantic relationship with them. 
Main Cast:
Jang Dong Gun as Kim Do Jin
Kim Ha Neul as Seo Yi Soo
Kim Soo Ro as Im Tae San
Kim Min Jong as Choi Yoon
Lee Jong Hyuk as Lee Jung Rok
Yoon Se Ah as Hong Se Ra
Kim Jung Nan as Park Min Sook
Yoon Jin Yi as Im Me Ah Ri
Lee Jong Hyun as Collin

Synopsis: A drama about the careers and love lives of urban professionals. It will tell the story of four men in their forties as they go through love, breakup, success and failure. Kim Do Jin, an architect with a scathing tongue have romantic relationship with strict high school teacher Seo Yi Soo, who moonlights as an umpire at amateur baseball games. Im Tae San is dating a cold-hearted woman but wonders if there is someone else out there for him. Choi Yoon tries to heal his heart after losing his wife seven years ago. Lee Jung Rok marries an older woman for money but may lose his comfortable lifestyle in a divorce.

Best Korean Dramas in 2011:

Secret Garden 시크릿 가든 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Hyun Bin as Kim Joo Won
Ha Ji Won as Gil Ra Im
Yoon Sang Hyun as Choi Woo Young / Oska (Joo Won's cousin)
Kim Sa Rang as Yoon Seul
Lee Philip as Im Jong Soo
Lee Jong Suk as Han Tae Ssun
Yoo In Na as Im Ah Young

Synopsis: The drama tells the story of Kim Joo Won (Hyun Bin), an arrogant and eccentric CEO who maintains the image of seeming perfection, and Gil Ra Im (Ha Ji Won), a poor and humble stuntwoman whose beauty and body are the object of envy amongst top actresses. Their accidental meeting, when Joo Won mistakes Ra Im for actress Park Chae Rin, marks the beginning of a tense, bickering relationship, through which Joo Won tries to hide a growing attraction to Ra Im that both confuses and disturbs him. To complicate matters further, a strange sequence of events results in them swapping bodies.


Flower Boy Ramyun Shop 꽃미남 라면가게 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Jung Il Woo as Cha Chi Soo
Lee Chung Ah as Yang Eun Bi
Lee Ki Woo as Choi Kang Hyuk
Park Min Woo as Kim Ba Wool
Jo Yoon Woo as Woo Hyun Woo

Synopsis: This romantic comedy deals with "pretty boys," who with good looks and individuality, operate a ramen shop with lively college girls and experience the happenings of daily life


City Hunter 시티헌터 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Lee Min Ho as Lee Yoon Sung / John Lee / Poo Chai
Park Min Young as Kim Na Na
Lee Joon Hyuk as Kim Young Joo

Synopsis: ‘City Hunter’ is an original script based on the world-famous novel by Japan’s Tsukasa Hojo. Since it became public that Korea would be the first remake of this story into a drama, ‘City Hunter’ has been receiving worldwide attention.


The Greatest Love 최고의 사랑 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Gong Hyo Jin as Goo Ae Jung
Cha Seung Won as Dokko Jin
Yoo In Na as Kang Se Ri
Yoon Kye Sang as Yoon Pil Joo

Synopsis: Ae Jung is a female band member who is already over the hill. When she enters a variety show to pretend marriage with the top star Jin, she gets entangled in a love triangle along with her ex-bandmate Kang Se Ri. Yoon Pil Joo is a doctor of oriental medicine who has no interest in the entertainment industry but meets Ae Jung by chance and falls for her.


Can You Hear My Heart? 내 마음이 들리니 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Kim Jae Won as Cha Dong Joo
Hwang Jung Eum as Bong Woo Ri
Nam Goong Min as Jang Joon Ha

Synopsis: The love story of Cha Dong Joo, man who's been rendered deaf after an accident but pretends he can hear, and Bong Woo Ri, a woman who's intelligent but pretends she's dim-witted to protect the dignity of her mentally handicapped father.


Heartstrings 넌 내게 반했어 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Park Shin Hye as Lee Kyu Won
Jung Yong Hwa as Lee Shin
Song Chang Ui as Kim Suk Hyun
So Yi Hyun as Jung Yoon Soo
Kim Yoon Hye as Han Hee Joo
Kang Min Hyuk as Yeo Joon Hee
Lee Hyun Jin as Hyun Ki Young
Im Se Mi as Cha Bo Woon

Synopsis: Lee Shin is a university student majoring in modern music. He is also the vocalist and guitarist of the band “The Stupid.” Shin is known for his good looks and strong passion for music, but in reality he is cold, lacks interest in anything unrelated to music and has neither dreams nor plans for the future. He initially likes Jung Yoon Soo, a dance professor at university, but this all changes when he meets Lee Kyu Won.


The Princess' Man 공주의 남자 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Moon Chae Won as Lee Se Ryung
Park Shi Hoo as Kim Seung Yoo
Song Jong Ho as Shin Myun
Hong Soo Hyun as Princess Kyung Hye
Lee Soon Jae as Kim Jong Seo
Kim Young Chul as Prince Suyang (later King Sejo)
Lee Min Woo as Jung Jong

Synopsis: A tragic love story between the daughter of Prince Suyang and grandson of Kim Jong Seo.


Lie to Me 내게 거짓말을 해봐 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Yoon Eun Hye as Gong Ah Jung
Kang Ji Hwan as Hyun Ki Joon
Sung Joon as Hyun Sang Hee
Jo Yoon Hee as Oh Yoon Joo
Hong Soo Hyun as Yoo So Ran
Ryu Seung Soo as Chun Jae Bum

Synopsis: Gong Ah Jung, a level 5 Ministry of Culture official, gets entangled in a web of lies when she mistakenly lies that she's married to Hyun Ki Joon, a hotel manager from an affluent family. Their relationship is further complicated when Ki Joon's ex-fiancée and a close friend of his brother's, Oh Yoon Joo, reappears in his life.


49 Days 49일 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Lee Yo Won as Song Yi Kyung / Shin Ji Min
Nam Gyu Ri as Shin Ji Hyun
Jo Hyun Jae as Han Kang
Bae Soo Bin as Kang Min Ho
Jung Il Woo as Scheduler / Song Yi Soo
Seo Ji Hye as Shin In Jung

Synopsis: A young woman named Ji Hyun was enjoying absolute bliss as she was about to be married with her fiancé, but her perfect life is shattered in a car accident that left her in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a reaper, but it comes with a condition: she has to find three people outside of her family who would cry genuine tears for her. In order to do this, she borrows the body of Yi Kyung, a part-time employee at a convenience store.


My Princess 마이 프린세스 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Song Seung Hun as Park Hae Young
Kim Tae Hee as Lee Seol
Park Ye Jin as Oh Yoon Joo
Ryu Soo Young as Nam Jung Woo

Synopsis: An ordinary college student, Lee Seol, finds out she's a princess. The grandson of Daehan Group, Park Hae Young, is put in charge of educating Seol on proper etiquette.


Dream High 드림하이 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Bae Suzy as Go Hye Mi
Kim Soo Hyun as Song Sam Dong
Taecyeon as Jin Gook / Hyun Shi Hyuk
Ham Eun Jung as Yoon Baek Hee
Wooyoung as Jason
IU as Kim Pil Sook

Synopsis: Six students at Girin Art High School work to achieve their dreams of becoming stars.

Baby-faced Beauty 동안미녀 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Jang Na Ra as Lee So Young
Choi Daniel as Choi Jin Wook
Ryu Jin as Ji Seung Il
Kim Min Seo as Kang Yoon Seo

Synopsis: The story of a 34-year-old woman who's saddled with family debt and only has a high school qualifications, but dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Her youthful appearance is her only advantage; she is mistaken for a 25-year-old university graduate and subsequently lands her dream job when she's hired by a fashion design company.


Me Too, Flower! 나도, 꽃! (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Yoon Shi Yoon as Seo Jae Hee
Lee Ji Ah as Cha Bong Sun
Han Go Eun as Park Hwa Young
Jo Min Ki as Park Tae Hwa
Seo Hyo Rim as Kim Dal

Synopsis: A drama about the complicated relationship between three women and one man.


Protect the Boss 보스를 지켜라 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Choi Kang Hee as No Eun Seol
Ji Sung as Cha Ji Heon
Kim Jae Joong as Cha Moo Won
Wang Ji Hye as Seo Na Yoon

Synopsis: No Eun Seol finally gets a job as a secretary at a law firm after struggling with unemployment, only to fall in love with her boss, Cha Ji Heon, the immature youngest son of a chaebol family.

Best Korean Dramas in 2010: 

Sungkyunkwan Scandal 성균관 스캔들 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Micky Yoochun as Lee Sun Joon
Park Min Young as Kim Yoon Hee
Song Joong Ki as Goo Yong Ha
Yoo Ah In as Moon Jae Shin
Seo Hyo Rim as Ha Hyo Eun
Kim Min Seo as Cho Sun
Jun Tae Soo as Ha In Soo

Synopsis: This drama is set in Sungkyunkwan University during the Joseon era, revolving around the exploits and love stories of four youths. When her younger brother falls ill, Kim Yoon Hee enters the school in his place disguised as a boy in her desperation to find a way to support him, and becomes friends with Lee Sun Joon, extremely rich and the brains of the gang, playboy Goo Yong Ha and the rebellious Moon Jae Shin.

My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox 내 여자친구는 구미호 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Lee Seung Ki as Cha Dae Woong
Shin Min Ah as Gumiho / Park Sun Joo / Gil Dal
No Min Woo as Park Dong Joo
Park Soo Jin as Eun Hye In
Byun Hee Bong as Cha Poong (Dae Woong's grandfather)
Yoon Yoo Sun as Cha Min Sook (Dae Woong's aunt)
Sung Dong Il as Ban Doo Hong
Hyo Min as Ban Sun Nyeo
Kim Ho Chang as Kim Byung Soo

Synopsis: Lee Seung Ki is a man who meets a girl and falls in love with her. The girl is actually a gumiho, a legendary fox with nine tails that eats the livers of humans. When he finds out that she is a gumiho, he ends up doing crazy things to prevent the girl from eating his liver.


Personal Preference 개인의 취향 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Son Ye Jin as Park Kae In
Lee Min Ho as Jeon Jin Ho
Kim Ji Suk as Han Chang Ryul
Wang Ji Hye as Kim In Hee
Choi Eun Seo as Na Hye Mi

Synopsis: Jeon Jin Ho is pretending to be gay in order to gain access to a mysterious mansion that was built by a famous architect Mr.Park. His daughter, Park Kae In would never accept him as a renter so he pretended to be gay.His hobbies include organization and ironing, and he’s known for his stoic poker face. He’s a stickler for cleanliness, but he also has a talent for figuring out women’s feelings. Kae In is very trusting even though she has a habit of being betrayed. However that doesn't stop her from giving people the benefit of doubt and Jin Ho is no different. How will Kae In react when she finds out that her gay roommate is not actually gay at all and that he has fallen for her?


Prosecutor Princess 검사 프린세스 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Kim So Yun as Ma Hye Ri
Park Shi Hoo as Seo In Woo
Han Jung Soo as Yoon Se Joon
Choi Song Hyun as Jin Jung Sun
Yoo Gun as Lee Min Suk
Park Jung Ah as Jeni Ahn

Synopsis: Ma Hae-Ri (Kim So-Yeon) was an overweight child, but with hard training overseen by her mother, she grew to have a near perfect figure. She has an incredible memory and ability to focus which helped her to eventually pass the bar exam. After her bar exam, Ma Hae-Ri studied further at the Judicial Research & Training Institute to become a prosecutor. Ma Ha-Ri received great scores and had no difficulties become a prosecutor.


Mischievous Kiss 장난스런 키스 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Jung So Min as Oh Ha Ni
Kim Hyun Joong as Baek Seung Jo
Lee Tae Sung as Bong Joon Goo

Synopsis: Playful Kiss is about a popular and genius male student named Baek Sueng-jo who has a stand-offish personality and Oh Hani who is a female student who makes up for being not-so-genius by always being smiling and happy. An earthquake destroys the girl's home and she and her dad end up living with the boy's family. The girl has kept this boy in her heart but she has never received any assurances of her love being reciprocated. Fun and groans ensue as they interact and rub off on each other.


Oh! My Lady 오! 마이 레이디 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Chae Rim as Yoon Gae Hwa (35)
Choi Si Won as Sung Min Woo (28)
Lee Hyun Woo as Yoo Shi Joon (39)

Synopsis: A spunky 35-year-old housewife, Yoon Gae Hwa, takes on the job of manager to prickly top star Sung Min Woo in order to earn enough money to regain custody of her child from her ex-husband. Romantic hijinks and hilarity ensues when they find themselves in an awkward living situation.


Dong Yi 동이 (同伊) (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Han Hyo Joo as Choi Dong Yi, later Choi Sook-Bin
Ji Jin Hee as King Sook Jong
Lee So Yeon as Jang Hee-Bin / Jang Ok Jung
Bae Soo Bin as Cha Chun Soo
Jung Jin Young as Seo Yong Gi
Park Ha Sun as Queen In Hyun

Synopsis:
Set during the reign of King Sukjong in the Joseon dynasty, the story focuses on Dong Yi, a water maid who gains the trust of Queen Inhyeon and later the favour of the king when he is moved by her prayers for the health of the Queen during the court disputes caused by Jang Hee Bin. Dong Yi becomes a concubine with the rank of sook-bin and bears a son who will later become the 21st king of Joseon, Yeongjo.


King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo 제빵왕 김탁구 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Yoon Shi Yoon as Kim Tak Goo
Eugene as Shin Yoo Kyung
Jun Kwang Ryul as Goo Il Joong
Jun In Hwa as Seo In Sook
Joo Won as Goo Ma Joon

Synopsis:
Kim Tak Goo is the eldest son of Goo In Jong, the president of Samhwa Enterprise, a legend in the baking industry. Although he is an extremely talented baker and seemed destined to succeed his father as president, Goo In Jong's family plotted to rob him of his inheritance because he was born to In Jong's mistress. Tak Goo's determination to become number one in the baking industry drives him to rebuild his career from scratch despite the many trials he faces.
Best Korean Dramas in 2009: 

You're Beautiful 미남이시네요 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Jang Geun Suk as Hwang Tae Kyung
Park Shin Hye as Go Mi Nam (Male) / Go Mi Nyeo (Female)
Jung Yong Hwa as Kang Shin Woo
Lee Hong Ki as Kang On Yu / Jeremy

Synopsis:
The management company of the idol group A.N.JELL insisted on adding a new singer to the group as the lead vocal, Tae Kyung's voice was hurting. However,the new member, Mi Nam, had to go to the States to repair a botched eye job just before signing the contract. His agent came up with the idea of having his twin sister, Mi Nyu,to stand in for him and pretend that she was her brother. The two of them grew up in an orphanage and Mi Nyu, who was all set to become a nun, agreed to this charade as she didn't want to spoil her brother's chance of fame which would make it easier to look for their mother...


Boys Before Flowers 꽃보다 남자 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Koo Hye Sun as Geum Jan Di
Lee Min Ho as Goo Joon Pyo
Kim Hyun Joong as Yoon Ji Hoo
Kim Bum as So Yi Jung
Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin
Kim So Eun as Chu Ga Eul (Jan Di's best friend)

Synopsis: Jan Di is an average girl whose family owns a dry-cleaning shop that is located near the luxurious and well-known Shin Hwa College. Jan Di meets the four richest and spoiled boys when she delivers laundry to the school one day. The boys are known as the F4 and cause trouble to those who speak out against them.

Take Care of the Young Lady 아가씨를 부탁해 (Watch Here)

Main Cast: 
Yoon Eun Hye as Kang Hye Na (24)
Yoon Sang Hyun as Seo Dong Chan (32)
Jung Il Woo as Lee Tae Yoon (27)
Moon Chae Won as Yeo Eui Joo (24)

Synopsis:
Of the high-rolling top 'hot celebrities' of the wealthy upper class in Korea's high society, Kang Hye Na (Hena) is the one desired by the men, feared and hated by the women. Being the only successor to the largest conglomerate company, Kang-san Group, Kang Hena has both the looks and the background. She is the owner of the ‘Lady Castle’ and lives a ‘princess-like’ life with her servants.


Cinderella Man 신데렐라맨 (Watch Here)

Main Cast:
Kwon Sang Woo as Oh Dae San / Lee Joon Hee
Im Yoon Ah as Seo Yoo Jin
Han Eun Jung as Jang Se Eun
Song Chang Ui as Lee Jae Min

Synopsis: A story of a rich man (Lee Joon Hee) who switches lives with a man who looks identical to him only the difference between them is the other man is poor (Oh Dae San). Seo Yeo Jin is a girl who studies at fashion design school in Paris but returns to Korea after her life is turned upside down when her father dies.
Main Cast:
Lee Seung Ki as Sun Woo Hwan
Han Hyo Joo as Go Eun Sung
Bae Soo Bin as Park Joon Se
Moon Chae Won as Yoo Seung Mi

Synopsis: This will be focusing on the love and trials of the 20 year old generation. Go Eun Sung's life is similar to Cinderella's. After her father died, her step-mother, Baek Sung Hee, took away all of her assets and her younger brother, Eun Woo, suddenly disappears without a trace. Eun Sung preservers and works really hard to become a chef at a food company. The grandson of the food company, Sun Woo Hwan, notices Eun Sung and falls in love with her

11 comments

  1. I’ve watched a majority of the dramas recommended on this list and I gotta say, of the ones that I did watch, none of the humor in any of them were a match for that in “You’re Beautiful.”

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    1. I love "You're Beautiful" too, and I consider it as one of the best korean dramas I have ever watched. What are you watching at the moment?

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  3. Hi may i know what site or app u use when u watch kdramas? Hehe

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    1. I am watching through www.dramagalaxy.com and www.drama.net :) Thanks for dropping by :)

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  4. Great list! Have you watched The Vineyard Man? I really recommend it :)

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  5. Thank you so much for your blogs, Honey.. I really enjoyed reading your comments and am trying to watch all of the kdramas in your list :) Please keep updating the blogs :)

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  6. I also love Marriage not Dating. Is it a little bit awkward if a boy watches Korean drama? Thanks.

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  7. can you suggest an app for watching kdramas?

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