Recommendations from my recent-ish Watchlist! (until 2018)

The dramas that I've recently watched (some re-watched) and adored :)

TanyalovMusic janv. 5, 2018
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  • Tonbi

    1. Tonbi

    Japanese Drama - 2013, 10 episodes


    A simple story with lots of heart and great acting. Went in to just pass time, ended up loving it <3

  • Chicago Typewriter

    2. Chicago Typewriter

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes


    A pure Visual Novel.. every scene was breathtakingly beautiful. The past storyline is sooo captivating!

  • Circle

    3. Circle

    Korean Drama - 2017, 12 episodes


    Sci-Fi in Korean dramas is uncommon, so I appreciate it when I get one. Top it off with excellent acting and editing for a lower-budget drama (than required to pull a sci-fi off).

  • Chief Kim

    4. Chief Kim

    Korean Drama - 2017, 20 episodes


    A sensible comedy with a big heart and concrete storyline.. 20 episodes and it never fell flat.

  • Hanzawa Naoki

    5. Hanzawa Naoki

    Japanese Drama - 2013, 10 episodes


    I work in a bank currently, so the synopsis had me.. and the acting elevated the well-written plot. A little predictable and a somewhat similar vibe to Chief Kim (plot progression wise, though this was made first, I watched Chief Kim first), but that does not deter from the quality that the drama plot and acting is. Sakai-san <3

  • Save Me

    6. Save Me

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes


    The Villain!! He freaked me out ... I have always been interested in cults (not joining one though, at all!!) so this show captivated me at once.

  • The Bridal Mask

    7. The Bridal Mask

    Korean Drama - 2012, 28 episodes


    Joo Won! I had seen him as himself in 1 night 2 days before this.. and damn his acting is so fine. Also, Park Ki Woong <3 K-dramas need more of him!

  • Incomplete Life

    8. Incomplete Life

    Korean Drama - 2014, 20 episodes


    Simply adorbs for being so true to life and the splendid acting by the cast. Watched it with a friend before our summer internships started and this left us anxious and excited for our turn at the lead's role :P

  • Because This is My First Life

    9. Because This is My First Life

    Korean Drama - 2017, 16 episodes


    Expected it to be a simple cohabitation hijink.. got much much more :) One of my fav side love lines of all dramas and my best K-drama rom-com experience to date.

  • The Boy Next Door

    10. The Boy Next Door

    Korean Drama - 2017, 15 episodes


    Laugh out Loud funny! A gem of a webseries and a pleasant surprise. Got me to Google the actors and follow their works (Choi Woo Shik <3 and Jang Ki Yong <3)

  • Bitter Blood

    11. Bitter Blood

    Japanese Drama - 2014, 11 episodes


    Rewatch Value : 500%

    Comedy with action and a Father-Son partnership.. Bring it on!

  • Reply 1997

    12. Reply 1997

    Korean Drama - 2012, 16 episodes


    The start of the super-hit Reply series and my favourite one to date. Instantly made almost the entire ensemble cast a feature on my favourite list.

  • Maou

    13. Maou

    Japanese Drama - 2008, 11 episodes


    One of my earliest Asian drama and first Japanese drama. This is the drama that convinced me that Suspense is the forte of J-drama industry, and I love that even after knowing the storyline by heart and re-watching it again and again, it still holds up well <3

    And the harmony of the acting between Toma Ikuta and Satoshi Ohno left me feeling so many emotions!

  • Kaitou Yamaneko

    14. Kaitou Yamaneko

    Japanese Drama - 2016, 10 episodes


    Funny, quirky and memorable :D For me the entertainment value of this drama was the best return I got on any drama investments I have made recently :P

  • God's Quiz

    15. God's Quiz

    Korean Drama - 2010, 10 episodes


    My first Korean mystery crime-procedural series :) Still memorable! There are multiple seasons, so it's like a proper series to follow, even though all can be considered stand alone works of its own also. Everyone has their own favourite season.. mine are first and most recent :)

  • Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

    16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

    Korean Drama - 2016, 16 episodes


    My rating might be pretty subjectively inflated but this was exactly what I needed then, and still holds up well on rewatches (every time I'm down or slump). Nothing complicated, a sugary sweet friendship-romance college drama, with a lead with a veery unique occupation :)

  • The Story of Ming Lan

    17. The Story of Ming Lan

    Chinese Drama - 2018, 78 episodes


    One of my first Chinese dramas and I loved it to bits, with it becoming one of my most favourite dramas ever! Love the OTP *~*

  • Flowers for My Life

    18. Flowers for My Life

    Korean Drama - 2007, 16 episodes


    Cha Tae Hyun and Kang Hye Jung in the same drama!!! Both of them are so expressive as actors and the storyline did justice to their skills :)

  • Splash Splash LOVE

    19. Splash Splash LOVE

    Korean Special - 2015, 2 episodes


    2 episodes of epic cuteness with two of my favs (Doojoon from Highlight and Seulgi from SNL). One of the best Mini-series I have seen.

  • Ouroboros

    20. Ouroboros

    Japanese Drama - 2015, 10 episodes


    The bromance is to live for and die for.. and I love Shun Oguri, so that's always a Plus!

  • Healer

    21. Healer

    Korean Drama - 2014, 20 episodes


    It's strangely addictive ;D Though honestly Yoo Ji Tae captivated me more than Ji Chang Wook :P

  • Nodame Cantabile

    22. Nodame Cantabile

    Japanese Drama - 2006, 11 episodes


    My fav manga adaptation to date as it stays (almost) loyal to the source material and the acting elevates the story to adorable laughs :)

  • Something About 1 Percent

    23. Something About 1 Percent

    Korean Drama - 2016, 16 episodes


    Remake of an older drama I saw.. cut away with all the flab and made it so much more appealing... And the CHEMISTRY!

  • Marriage, Not Dating

    24. Marriage, Not Dating

    Korean Drama - 2014, 16 episodes


    A different type of Korean rom-com after a loong time. Thank God for no evil MILs (actually my favourite character in the drama).

  • Marriage Contract

    25. Marriage Contract

    Korean Drama - 2016, 16 episodes


    I am not into melodramas or romance dramas without comedy, so the fact that this drama captivated me shocked and sweetly surprised me :')

  • Rich Man, Poor Woman

    26. Rich Man, Poor Woman

    Japanese Drama - 2012, 11 episodes


    The story is much more than its stupid title. It was one of my first Japanese dramas :)

  • Protect the Boss

    27. Protect the Boss

    Korean Drama - 2011, 18 episodes


    Choi Kang Hee and Ji Sung play their roles so well in a sort of role-reversed damsel in distress ;D and Thank God for no bitchy exes.

  • Ojakgyo Brothers

    28. Ojakgyo Brothers

    Korean Drama - 2011, 58 episodes


    One of the few family dramas that I finished and cared for each character.. though a little draggy at the end.

  • The Vineyard Man

    29. The Vineyard Man

    Korean Drama - 2006, 16 episodes


    Oh Man-Seok!!!! Discovered the awesome actor through this :) Very different from the crop of rom-coms I was watching then.

  • Drama Special Series Season 1: White Christmas

    30. Drama Special Series Season 1: White Christmas

    Korean Special - 2011, 8 episodes

    A drama with a cast of not so well known actors to me (at that time) and had me gaping at the quality of their acting and the thrills I got! Extremely memorable!

  • My Too Perfect Sons

    31. My Too Perfect Sons

    Korean Drama - 2009, 54 episodes


    My first Korean family drama.. and the one I kept going back to (though with fast forwards :P). Son Hyun Joo <3

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