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What We’ve Been Watching So Far in 2019 –– Korean Drama Recommendations

What We’ve Been Watching So Far in 2019 –– Korean Drama Recommendations

 

Girl I swear, it’s already midway through September and it’s still not cooling down! I have been so excited for cooler weather, but it seems like the almighty lord deem that us humans have more sins to burn away.

 

summer heat

 

So since my ass is sweating as soon as I take a step outside, your girl has decided that she is going to be a hermit and hole up in her apartment with the air conditioner blasting. And guess what is one of the few things that’s saved me from boredom? 

Korean Dramas! 

Lately for some reason, I’ve been getting my Korean drama groove back on again. After Hotel Del Luna, I swear I’m now like a piranha searching for more and more kdramas to watch. Thankfully, with our modern society’s easy access to the internet, your girl can find out all the good Korean dramas that’s worth my time. And you already know that I’ll always share what I know here, so rest be assured, I’ll give you a simple, concise –– and hopefully –– entertaining summary of what we’ve been watching so far in 2019.

 

 

popular kdramas

 

1. Hotel Del Luna 

 

Genre : Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Supernatural 

Starring : IU, Yeo Jin Goo, Cho Hyun-Chul

Episodes : 16

 

BLURB : 

 

Jang Man Wol is the CEO of Hotel del Luna. The hotel is situated in downtown in Seoul and has a very old appearance. She made a big error many years ago and, because of this, she has been stuck at Hotel del Luna. She is beautiful, but she is fickle, suspicious and greedy. Goo Chan-Sung worked as the youngest assistant manager ever at a multinational hotel corporation. He is a sincere perfectionist. He looks level-headed, but he actually has a soft disposition. Due to an unexpected case, he begins to work as a manager at Hotel del Luna. The hotel’s clientele consists of ghosts.

 

 

popular kdramas

 

2. The Fiery Priest 

 

Genre : Action, Mystery, Drama

Starring : Kim Nam Gil, Kim Sung Hyun, Lee Ha Nui

Episodes : 40

 

BLURB : 

 

Kim Hae-Il is a Catholic priest. He makes spiteful remarks and he can be rude to others. Koo Dae-Young is a detective. He talks a lot and he is also timid. Park Kyung-Sun is a prosecutor. She is smart and beautiful. She is also ambitious as a prosecutor and good at her job.

The three of them team up and work together to solve a murder case involving a senior Catholic priest.

 

 

Korean drama 2019

 

3. Angel’s Last Mission : Love

 

Genre : Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Drama

Starring : Myung-Soo Kim, Hye-Sun Shin, Bo-mi Kim

Episodes : 32

 

BLURB : 

 

Lee Yeon Seo, is a cynical and arrogant ballerina. She is the prima ballerina, but after an accident she has to give up her dream. After her parent’s sudden death, she doesn’t trust anyone since there are a lot of people lurking around her and her inherited money. Because of her distrust and arrogance, she is unable to love anyone.

Kim Dan is an optimistic, carefree angel who is always getting into trouble. In order to return to heaven, he is tasked with a mission to find true love for the talented but emotionally distant ballerina.

 

 

Korean drama 2019

 

4. The Last Empress

 

Genre : Suspense, Melodrama, Mystery 

Starring : Jang Na Ra, Choi Jin Hyuk, Shin Sung Rok

Episodes : 52

 

BLURB : 

 

Set in an alternate universe, in which Korea is a constitutional monarchy in 2018, Oh Sunny is a bright and vivacious musical actress who marries the emperor. She becomes involved in the palace power struggle and a mysterious murder that sets off events that threaten the monarchy itself, while searching for true love and happiness. But, she ends up falling in love with Na Wang Sik who works as a bodyguard forthe imperial family. He started working in the palace to take revenge on the person responsible for his mother’s death.

 

 

Korean drama 2019

 

5. Doctor Prisoner 

 

Genre : Suspense, Mystery, Crime

Starring : Nam Gung Min, Kwon Na Ra, Kim Byung Chul

Episodes : 32

 

BLURB : 

 

Doctor Prisoner centers around an ace doctor in a university hospital’s emergency care center, a skilled professional who treats his patients with full devotion and without discrimination. However, his medical license gets suspended as a result of a medical malpractice incident that arises when the hospital board director causes a ruckus. He then gets his certificate as a medical internist and applies to work at a prison, where his plan is to cozy up to all the bigshots there—business tycoons, celebrities caught for doing drugs, sports stars guilty of gambling—and to win allies, with the ultimate goal of getting revenge against the hospital that ousted him. To do so, he’ll get rid of the existing prison chief doctor and claim the spot for himself.

 

 

Korean drama 2019

 

6. Abyss

 

Genre : Comedy, Romance, Mystery, Fantasy 

Starring : Park Bo-Young, Ahn Hyo Seop, Lee Seung Jae 

Episodes : 16

 

BLURB : 

 

After meeting an untimely demise in separate incidents, Cha Min and Go Se-yeon discover they’ve come back to life in new bodies they don’t recognize.

 

 

Korean drama 2019

 

7. Search : WWW 

 

Genre : Slice of Life, Drama

Starring : Lim Soo Jung, Lee Da Hee, Jeon Hye Jin 

Episodes : 16

BLURB : 

 

This drama is about the conflicts, the wins, and losses one experiences when working. It will follow the story of 21st century women, who chose to not be a wife or a mother and successfully work without discrimination or impediments.

Bae Ta Mi works as a director for a big web portal company. She is in her late 30’s and is quite competitive. With her competitiveness, Ta Mi enjoys success. The methods she uses to win has her wondering if she is doing the right thing with her life. Has she sacrificed too much of her personal life for success?

 

 

Korean drama 2019

 

8. Liver or Die

 

Genre : Slice of Life, Drama 

Starring : Yu Jun Sang, Oh Ji Ho, Jeon Hye Bin

Episodes : 40

 

BLURB : 

 

Poong-Sang is a lonely and pitiful middle-aged man who has always put his family’s needs first.

 

 

Korean drama 2019

 

9. Haechi

 

Genre : Historical, Political, Melodrama 

Starring : Jung Il Woo, Kwon Yool, Go Ara

Episodes : 48

BLURB : 

 

Set during the Joseon Dynasty period, four people from different walks of life come together to make Prince Lee Geum the King and reform the Saheonbu. The four people are Lee Geum, Yeo Ji, Park Moon Soo, and Dal Moon.

 

 

 

 



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