Nurismaya14 (Maya) and I are going to do our first collaboration post–after all these years! Maya writes about traveling, beauty, books and many more! You better give her some love 😉
Maya also has a cooking blog. Her post always makes me hungry and has inspired me to cook for myself xP
We’ve been friends both online and real life for as long as I can remember. Despite our mutual love of Kristen Stewart, we both love watching Korean Dramas. Thanks to her for rekindling my love of Korean Drama.
We gathered some questions about Korean Drama online and added some of our own. Our taste in Korean Drama most of the time are different, so it will be fun to see each others answers from this tag.
Here we go, Korean Drama Tag!
No matter how many Korean Dramas I’ve watched and loved, I always comeback to Princess Hours [Goong]. Words cannot express how much I love this drama. Most iconic Korean Drama ever. Don’t fight me 😛
Hmmm… I have too many. But if I have to choose, maybe Chef Kang Sun-woo [Jo Jungsuk] from Oh My Ghostess! Imagine having a chef for your life partner? Yummy foods for the rest of your life. LOL
I love Yoon Seo-jung [Seo Hyunjin] from Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. Her spirit to become a good doctor like Kim Sabu—despite her shortcomings—is inspiring.
Choi Young-do from The Heirs. His character is so witty and has those bad boy’s attitude we all love. And I’m actually rooting for him with Kim Tan more than Kim Tan with Cha Eun-Sang. xD
Hyung-sun, the eunuchs [Royal Servant] from Moon Embracing the Sun. His interaction with King Lee Hwon always cracked me up. Especially whenever he’s shouting “Your Majesty” every time Lee Hwon tricked him to do something, so Lee Hwon could slip out of the palace without the guards following him. Hyung-sun is so witty that often time the King annoyed by him and then saying his famous line “Turn Around!”
Lyn – Only One Day (Mask OST)
My [unhealthy] obsession with Lyn started with this song. And from this song, I discovered ‘My Love from the Star’.
I forgot who said it, but this line from Emergency Couples will always be my favorite Korean Drama line:
A perfect life doesn’t exist. Unexpected accidents happen in life and we make irreversible mistakes, too. But every time we fall and get hurt in life we definitely find ourselves changed in the midst of it. We realize other people’s pains or we realize ourselves maturing. Wouldn’t it really be like the beginning of love? So.. even if we keep making mistake and failing. We’ll keep growing and challenging ourselves.
and bonus because I’m greedy :p
Kang Dong Joo from Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. My favorite traits of him is his straightforwardness. He doesn’t beat around the bush. xD
Is it not okay? Is it not okay for me to fall heads over heels for you?
Most of the lines from Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim are so good tho. I also like the one when Kim Sabu said to Dr. Kang:
Don’t expect them to change if you don’t change yourself
Mask: It’s about a woman who switched place with her doppelgänger and ended up marrying her doppelgänger’s the “crazy” fiancé. Also how she always stand up to her new-‘crazy’-husband, no matter what. Even when everyone turns their back on him.
Kill Me, Heal Me: This drama incorporates dissociative identity disorder and child abuse elements as pivotal topics. Cha Do Hyun (Ji Sung) is a third-generation business heir who developed dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) in the aftermath of several life-threatening traumatic events. He tries to regain control over his life with the help of Oh Ri Jin (Hwang Jung-eum), a first-year psychiatric resident who helps him secretly.
It’s Okay It’s Love: A story about people having mental illness always fascinated me. We, society, always see people with mental illness as a crazy person or didn’t see it as an actual illness. When in fact, it be could so dangerous for those people who has it and other people around them.
Hmmm, I can’t say Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim again huh? LOL.
I will go with Descendants of the Sun then. When Capt. Yoo Sijin and Dr. Daniel “accidentally” broadcasted Dr. Kang Mo-yeon’s confession to Captain Yoo Sijin on loud speaker for everyone to hear. Not exactly “I Love You” but still 😛
My Love from the Star [red carpet kiss] : It was just so passionate without looking gross. Because sometimes passionate kiss could look so gross, like the man ate the woman’s entire face or too much tongue xD.
W – Two Worlds [handcuff kiss] : It was so hot … ‘Nuff said xD
W – Two Worlds. I won’t get too specific, but glad that they end it that way.
Hmmm… Stairway to Heaven. The plot grosses me out. I know they are not blood related, but fall in love with your own step-sister is a big no-no for me.
Princess Hours. Like if I don’t feel like watching anything, Princess Hours always puts me in a good mood. I watch Princess Hours at least once a year.
Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. I cried buckets of tears in every episodes. [Most of the times] Both Kang Dong-joo and Yoon Seo-jung struggles always brought me to tears.
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. I couldn’t stop laughing throughout its episodes. Park Bo Young really did a great job portraying Do Bong-soon.
The Heirs. Both of the main characters annoyed the living out of me. Scratch that, all of the characters are annoying except Lee Bo Na, Yoon Chan Young, and sometimes, Choi Young Do.
Kim Soo Hyun. His choices of roles is always different with each projects. He always nailed it and make it his own. He is one of those actor who doesn’t care if he looks ugly on camera as long as he could do his characters justice. No matter how big or small those roles are.
Honorable mentions: Ji Sung [but he only best playing a dramatic roles], Jo Jungsuk, and Lee Jongsuk.Jun Ji Hyun. I prefer her in film than in drama, because her roles are more varied. She only did like 3 or 4 [?] dramas, but I [only] liked her in My Love from the Star than her recent drama. Her role as Cheong Songyi was so iconic.
Honorable mentions: Gong Hyo Jin, Seo Hyun Jin and Hwang Jung Eum.
Yeo Jin-goo. Ever since I saw him in Missing You with Kim So Hyun, I’ve been eyeing what he is up to. Recently, I just watched him in Moon Embracing the Sun, and he was so good portraying a Crown Prince. I can’t wait to see more of him in the future.
I wouldn’t say the worst, but sometimes, some actors/actress are nothing but a pretty face. That’s all I’m gonna say. xD
W-Two Worlds: Kang Cheol and Oh Yeon-joo. Despite all of the obstacles that prevent them to be together, when they did have time together, it was too sweet and bad for my teeth. LOL
The Heirs : Kim Tan and Cha Eun-sang. They shouldn’t have been together in the first place. Lack of chemistry. Don’t even mention their worst kissing scene they did in the kitchen closet. One of the reason why I stopped watching Korean Drama until last last year.
Full House. It was so popular during my middle school years.
It’s Okay, It’s Love.
I normally don’t ship Korean Celebrities, but if I had to, I wish Lee Jongsuk and Han Hyo Joo dated in real life. They’d make a cute couple.
Lee Kwang Soo and Park Bo Young in a romantic-comedy drama. Their heights difference would be so ridiculously cute XD They have been in a movie together, although Kwang Soo wore a fish mask in most of his scenes.
Stairway to Heaven. No. Just no.
The Devil. Might not be Shin Min Ah’s finest work, but a story about a shady lawyer pique my interest.
Easy. Kingkong Entertainment.. Because that’s where Yoo Yeon Seok sign in. LOL. But in all seriousness, I would choose Keyeast. They have a bunch of talented actors and they are so good at managing their artist. Also having Kim Soo Hyun as my Sunbae is not a bad idea. *shrug*
While You’re Sleeping starring Lee Jongsuk and Bae Suzy.
Circle starring Yeo Jin Goo.
There you have it, my answers for this Korean Drama Tag. I have so much fun answering these questions. Tell me in the comment down below ‘What’s your anticipated Korean Drama you want to see this year?’ 😉
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