2018 had a lot of fun memories thanks to these amazing dramas. There really were so many great dramas this year! Because as light-hearted and funny the most of the drama is, there are also several moments when we almost wanted to enter the screen and showed the characters a piece of our mind. But there really was a lot of not so good! :))), Ahhh! Yeah I found another Chinese drama (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms) on Netflix that has very good reviews online. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Yeo Jin Goo is perfect for it though!) So looking forward to seeing him give another amazing performance. 126. Queen's Melody on August 01, 2018: the best korean dramas: 1. I was genuinely interested in all of the characters and liked seeing the relationships play out. Viewers will be left on the edge of their seats as a battle of cunning ways erupt ceaselessly from its onset up to the pinnacle of its riveting high. Hwayugi was a whole lot of fun with it’s comedy as well as it’s heavy fantasy element with it’s demons, ghosts, magic, and curses. , I’m looking forward to both as well . Yoon Shi Yoon’s comedic abilities were on full display, and he was so much fun to watch. It was seriously all so well done to make for a wonderful adventure filled romance from start to finish! Other notable genres showcased this season leaned on supernatural contents. Just Between Lovers is a sad but beautiful story. Hahaha I definitely shared your LJG fantasies, but if there was anyone I would have wanted for the role if LJG couldn’t have it, it would be YJG. Whether on a binge-watch or after a day’s work, the amazing cast of Welcome to Waikiki will never ever let you down. It was light and fun with a solid emotional core and a great soundtrack to enhance it. Absolutely amazing actors! 5. Was it necessary to go about it that way? It was balanced very well. It was all magnificently gliding up to the last episode that I refuse to wallow in the frustrating last note of the series. 30 But Seventeen (10/10) – cute and cute and cute. The drama’s focus on relationships was executed really well to tie everything together. The pacing was great, and it kept me thoroughly entertained all the way through. Glad you can use it to sort through some of those dramas I’m super excited for all of those 2019 dramas too! I wish it was paced better and found myself wanting to go a bit deeper. My Rating: 8/10 (Your Honor Review). Yay for the The Crowned Clown! Woo Do Hwan and Joy were cute enough together and shared some very emotional moments. *Age of Youth 2 (9.5/10) – Wished they could have retained the orig cast. For many of us that first drama will always hold such a special place in our heart. ( Log Out /  One unambiguous conflict plus precise hero-villain showdown makes Lawless Lawyer a thrilling crime drama that does not suffer with pointless plot insertion and indecisive characters. He is absolutely one of those actors that just fits perfectly with sageuk. 2. The best thing was that the first kdrama i watched was ‘secret love affair’ , which was by far THE BEST!! Misty (10/10) – I don't care much about the finale and its explosives. Mi Rae’s journey is a moving one as she tries to navigate life after plastic surgery and realizes that it brings its own problems. I’m most excited for Kingdom and The Crowned Clown! There’s a nice bit of humor and fun with the stoic secret agent Bon taking care of a couple of rambunctious kids. I watched a whole bunch of dramas again and lots of them were wonderful. It’s a unique drama among historicals, and it really delivers a memorable experience on so many levels. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. I found it to be a good drama to take a break from some of the heavier ones. The plot is very well done with a few twists and turns and wonderful pacing. Yoo Seung Ho does what he does best and completely rips my heart out as he deals with a serious health problem, isolation, and loneliness. Then there is our dangerous romance between Moo Young and Jin Kang. There were scheming bad guys, conflicted assassins, and a village full of fun and colorful characters. It really sets itself apart from other dramas in many ways. School 2015. The slowness and lack of plot progression as well as the diminishing romance story line really took the steam out of the drama. Live takes a unique look at the lives of police officers in a more realistic way. :))) Go Hye Ran, fighting! Where Stars Land (9/10) – impressive writing, mixed genres and charismatic leads. Two Cops (8.5/10) It executed its story wonderfully to keep me fully engaged and never bored. Secret. You certainly got your fill of K-dramas this year! Switch: Change the World was an overall okay watch, but that about sums it up for me. There was no wasted episode in What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim? I just like the first just a very bit more. The show was thoughtful while also having some great melodramatic qualities with a dose of action. But Terius Behind Me was a fun enough story as a whole that mixed romantic comedy, family, and spy action. 3. They had quite a few new exclusives, but then they had such an amazing catalog of older dramas. My Rating: 8/10 (Mr. Sunshine Review). He’s just made for sageuk’s, and I always know I will love watching him in one . I thought the drama had a lovely mixture of being a sweet love story with plenty of cute and fun moments as well dealing with a couple heavier aspects of the story that allowed things to go deeper emotionally as the drama progressed. While Radio Romance doesn’t do anything particularly revolutionary, it’s cute and  fun with a main couple that is easy to root for. 1 / Video . In a sea of Korean romantic dramas, it is rare to find an unfeigned love story. It easily hooks due to its refreshing mood, and successfully elevates its game through romantic notes in the waning episodes. It always knew where it was going and had a purpose. I’m definitely looking forward to 2019. There are also plenty of dramatic events to keep things exciting. MBC scored one of the best series for 2018 in My Secret Terrius. I do not own any videos or musics. If you’ve grown tired of watching the same story about people having bloody and scheming fights over the throne – whether it be Joseon’s, Goryeo’s, or Silla’s, then 100 Days My Prince’s slightly fluffier take on palace wars is definitely for you. I was introduced to kdramas just 3 months ago, but still managed to watch some nice dramas . Everything is done just well enough to not create any huge issues. Author: Xhyniie. Fantastic performances were given by all three of our leads. One of those rare few youth dramas that I gladly recommend if I will be asked for K-drama suggestions on the spot; because of its nicely paced, decently acted, and engaging overall appeal. Are You Human Too? It’s a lighter crime drama with a love triangle and that twist of the supernatural. Terius Behind Me was a mostly pleasant drama. Their relationship is supportive, endearing, and so sweet. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. My Rating: 7/10 (Short Review). That has been expected given how combination of two popular actors have starred in a few series this season. So here is a list of the highest rated Korean dramas of 2018. And there are lots of big reveals with each of them being incredibly satisfying to watch play out. Haven’t watched-The smile has left your eyes, Eulachacha Waikiki, return, grand price, bad papa, longing heart (confused it with meloholic but now I will give this one a chance) Didn’t like- money flower, are you human too (decent but not my fav) My favs- come amd hug me, I am not a robot, just between lovers, my id is gangnam beauty. This underrated drama shines in its simplicity and thoughtfulness. I put if off because I definitely wanted to be in the right mood for something so heavy, but then the DramaFever ship went down and took it with it. Lawless Lawyer is a slick drama with a fantastic story. I think we all felt burned, lol, I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen too! Prison Playbook lets you understand how mistakes are not supposed to define you as a person. My Rating: 7.5/10 (Rich Man Review). Weighing the judgment on who deserves to be gratified, Miss Hammurabi gives off a consoling effect as it courageously probes in showing how human flaws and pains either motivate or shatter a person. I'm missing it more now that I mention it. 25. Haha, well, I guess there could be worse reasons to be disappointed Yeah, a drama like Meteor Garden could definitely put you behind. Votes: 1,788. It secures a well-blended serious and bright notes, while drawing the viewers to its stunning love tale. Sans the safe landing, and if we were given a definite answer if Jin Woo’s return in the game also transcends to his real life, the series would have been perfect. I was genuinely surprised by Rich Man. Mr. Sunshine was a highly anticipated drama because of its writer/PD combo, and it really delivered on many levels. I have definitely fantasized about him being in this drama, hehe. Help decide below. Like…that’s just business 101…letting your customers know ahead of time, especially if they’re paying for it lmao. My Golden Life lead star Seo Eun Soo received the 2018 Korean Drama Awards as Best New Actress for her amazing performance in the drama. My Rating: 8/10 (Hwayugi Review). . It banks on a sane trajectory approaching the solid portrayals of the lead cast and facile story thread of crime, and its deserving punishment. blueribbon's Rating. And the supporting cast is filled with fun and quirky characters. Hero-centric plot has been a constant fixture from the narratives which paraded this year. I counted mine and looks like I managed to finish 10. And though there was a good amount of dramatics there was also some humor to lighten things up. So there was definitely stuff to like in Two Cops, but it had some big issues. Glad you were quick to the year end party, hehe And an official welcome to the wonderful world of kdramas! It’s pretty different from most of the dramas out there, and it was just an all around wonderful surprise. On paper, the cast roster speaks for an exceptional vibe, with actors known for their stellar works through the years. The series reinvents the romance drama landscape with how it fervently keeps the serenity of the storytelling by its heartfelt dialogues and spontaneous scenarios. But it was the expressive depictions and garnished screenplay execution that made Mr. Sunshine a force to reckon. The story itself isn’t anything revolutionary, a high school boy coming of age and learning about life, but it’s execution is wonderful. Really not sure when I can try to work it in though. And all that makes for a pretty great experience all around. Nothing to Lose (7.5/10) Very excited because although he is young, I think he is very well equipped for a role like this and this will be a great opportunity for him to showcase what he can do in a more adult level role. The drama had this very low key and realistic feeling to it with a nice atmosphere. The attention to whirl within the borders of its courtroom premise is made more clear-cut owing to the well-utilized cast. Nope, I have learned my lesson. lol . It had a bit more of a medical aspect to it than I would have liked as it dealt with end of life issues, but even that was handled so well in developing the characters and their stories. About Time (7/10) I got more and more into the show as it went along as the stakes for the characters grew, the tension thickened, and secrets being revealed caused varying levels of trouble. Come and Hug Me was beautifully written to highlight these tragic characters and their story. I usually enjoyed them when they were on screen together since they were a fun couple and have plenty of cute and sweet moments. He is talented beyond his years. 1. 0% Watched. Beauty Inside (7.5/10) I liked all of the characters, it made me laugh, and it was simply easy to watch. , Hi Kay! and Lawless Lawyer. , I seem to be great at making schedules but I’m still working on the “sticking with it” part. I’m Not A Robot communicates how the heart believes what the situation tries to conceal. My Rating: 7/10 (What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim Review). There is stuff to like, but it’s buried in a mess. Things were constantly shifting with each new development to make for a fast paced and exciting ride. As a year end review, here is a list of the older Korean dramas, drama specials with less than the equivalent of 3 full length episodes, and dramas from other Asian countries that I completed this year. 14. 26 completed old dramas It was agonizing. My Rating: 7/10  (Greasy Melo Review). I am excited to share mine. If you like heist stories, you would most certainly be delighted to join Team Switch in their adventure. The seduction aspect of the drama was also a big let down. He also delivered an extremely compelling dual performance as two very different twin brothers. , Also, lookinf forward to 2019 kdramas amd blogging about them at the same time. Haha. Missing Seo Ji Hye unni. But the drama wasn’t particularly engaging for me as I wasn’t able to become emotionally invested and many of the early episodes felt episodic. I agree, the drama looks very high quality, and Yeo Jin Goo just looks great, especially in costume. 126 titles for 2018 Korean Dramas: Mother, Cross, Longing Heart, Radio Romance, Misty, Return, Eulachacha Waikiki, Children of a Lesser God, … WOW!!! I greatly enjoyed Jang Hyuk, Junho, and Jung Ryeo Won, and I thought they were perfect in their roles and fully embraced them. And lots of others were great. But it has 58 episodes! I really enjoyed myself and will miss these characters and this crazy magical world. While it does not have a neatly written and creatively imagined plot, it is still an enjoyable watch to make you smile and laugh. Everyone remembers the first time they were kissed by a kdrama! And, indeed I am with you. It maintains its upbeat tone and clever narration, while unraveling the back stories. Lee Joon Gi and Seo Ye Ji also make one fantastic couple with some seriously amazing chemistry. What a nice drama My ID is Gangnam Beauty turned out to be! Artemide on Best Korean Dramas of 2018; Jennifer Chen on The Secret of the Three Kingdoms. It features a nice little window into the sport of short track speed skating as we see the friendship and rivalry between two men as they train together. Rank can be different based on my watchlist. Jang Hyuk was just amazing as always and gave a very multifaceted performance. This website But I am confident I can finish it this year. We got the historical problem scenario to spur the web of the events, the heroes and the villains to move inside it, and the path to a satisfying closure. I just included it because I am pretty sure that I’ll of course finish it before the year ends, hehehe. The best K-drama romances of 2018 (so far) (KBS2/MBC/Netflix) Previous Next Show Grid. Brilliantly penned, portrayed and executed, it has streamed to one of the best melodramas in the recent years. , Haha, yeah, that’s definitely the trickiest part of scheduling . There is an intricate revenge plan in place as we have Pil Joo as the puppet master who plays everyone according to his wishes. I had so much fun thinking back on all of them. In a world of flashy and exciting dramas, Andante goes against the grain. And definitely check out Longing Heart if you get a chance. I can’t hardly stand using the other sites, so I’m waiting to see if it gets picked up. Oh, and I was curious, so what ended up being your favorite drama of the year? This list is disappointing, Kay. Despite being a bit average, Switch does have enough going for it to make it a worthwhile watch. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes put me on that realization on how I underestimated melodramas to be just relying on tears and series of unfortunate events to whirl its narrative. It’s a style of show I personally don’t gravitate towards. Toss in a few problems along the way, a little bit of trauma, and there you have it. “Encounter” Sees Dip in Korean Drama Ratings But is Still Performing Great, Kdrama Kisses 2018 Korean Drama Awards | Kdrama Kisses, 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in January 2021, 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in February 2021, Great Seducer (Tempted) Korean Drama Review, Jo Byung Gyu Offered Starring Role in “Tale of the Secret Royal Inspector and Jo Yi”, Lee Shi Young and Park Shi Hoo in Talks for Lead Roles in “The Mentalist”, 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in February 2021. I’m always thinking like that too when it comes to long dramas. Narrated in the perspective of a young woman who has long given up with the miserable life she had to live, My Mister takes you to a breathtaking acceptance of how happiness never amounts to the level of success, fame and money, but by living life to the fullest. Heavy Sweetness Ash-Like Frost – Review; Judisu on Ashes of Love. 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