Personal Taste

“I’m just going to trust you. Even if I get used a hundred, a thousand times, I’m just going to trust you. Even if it’s foolish.”

Personal Taste

Personal Preference
Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, comedy
Year: 2010
Starring: Lee Min Ho, Son Ye Jin, Kim Ji Suk, Wang Ji Hye, Jung Sung Hwa

Rating: 7.5/10

Lee Min Ho fans across the globe are probably preparing to gouge my eyes out for the low rating. By the end of the kdrama, sure, I was totally in love. Who wouldn’t be? But it took a while for me to be drawn in, so I’m detracting points for that. Otherwise, this is a very sweet and surprisingly complex drama, with hilarious adult humour.

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Playful Kiss

“Even if he’s cold toward me, even if he says things I don’t like… It was nice just being with him.”

Playful Kiss

Mischievous Kiss / Naughty Kiss
Episodes: 16 (+7 SP eps, hosted on YouTube)
Genre: Romance, comedy, school
Year: 2010
Starring: Jung So Min, Kim Hyun Joong, Lee Tae Sung

Rating: 9.5/10

Once again, I hesitated watching this drama. I couldn’t decide to go with the Japanese version or the Korean >.< I finally decided on the Korean – its hero is nicer on the eyes. Yes, I admit it: I’m a shallow gal.

This is without a doubt one of the cutest kdramas I have ever seen!

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Flower Boy Next Door

“I don’t know if I was looking by myself because I was lonely, or if I got lonely because I was looking by myself.”

Flower Boy Next Door

Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, drama
Year: 2013
Starring: Park Shin Hye, Yoon Shi Yoon, Kim Ji Hoon, Park Shoo Jin, Kim Yoon Hye

Rating: 2/10

I expected great things of this kdrama. Not only does it star Park Shin Hye, it has flower boys, and is a rom-com. I mean, look at that picture. Does this not seem like a cute drama?

It sure as hell is not.

I stopped watching after ep 8.

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Heartstrings

It’s good to have a big dream. Even if your dream is shattered, the shattered pieces are still big.”

Heartstrings

You’ve Fallen for Me
Episodes: 15
Genre: Romance, drama, music
Year: 2011
Starring: Park Shin Hye, Jung Yong Hwa, Song Chang Ui, So Yi Hyun, Kim Yoon Hye, Kang Min Hyuk, Lee Hyun Jin

Rating: 9.5/10

Intrigued by Park Shin Hye in You’re Beautiful, I turned another of her kdramas, interested in seeing her play a more feminine role. In Heartstrings, we finally get the happy ending for Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa that we missed in You’re Beautiful. They just make the cutest couple! ^o^

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Ikemen desu ne VS You’re Beautiful

You’re not a fan… You’re a special person who sings my songs.”

Ikemen Desu Ne

You're Beautiful

Ikemen desu ne
Episodes: 11
Genre: Romance, music, comedy
Year: 2011
Starring: Takimoto Miori, Tamamori Yuta, Fujigaya Taisuke, Yaotome Hikaru

You’re Beautiful
Episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, music, comedy
Year: 2009
Starring: Jang Geun Suk, Park Shin Hye, Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Hong Ki, Uee

I hesitated a lot before watching these dramas—silly, really. My dilemma: which one to watch first? I prefer jdramas, but the kdrama came first. I ummed and ahhed for months, until I finally put my foot down.

And began with Ikemen desu ne.

But the real question is: which is better?

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