Anonymous asked in TravelAsia PacificKorea · 8 years ago

Korean drama recommendations for a newbie?

I've watched You're Beautiful, My Girl and Full House. Now, I'd like to know about more Korean dramas that resemble these. Especially My Girl! Please, no tragedies or stuff like that, I'm not much for those LOL.

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  • 8 years ago
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    Here's a list of Asian dramas and movies that I've watched and enjoyed. Most of them are romantic comedies and some action rom-coms.

    Korean Dramas:

    • Save The Last Dance For Me

    • Queen Seon Deok

    • The Return of Iljimae

    • Boys Over Flowers

    • You're Beautiful (Gender Bender)

    • Full House (Contract Relationship)

    • Full House: Take 2

    • Heartstrings

    • Wonderful Life (One Night Stand/Forced Marriage)

    • Pasta

    • Creating Destiny

    • Couple Fantasy

    • Can You Hear My Heart

    • My Name Is Kim Sam Soon

    • Coffee Prince (Gender Bender)

    • Dream High 1 & 2

    • The Moon Embracing The Sun

    • Queen In Hyun's Man

    • Flower Boy Ramyun Shop

    • Princess Hours (Arranged Marriage)

    • I need romance 1 & 2

    • Invincible Lee Pyung Kang

    • Love Rain

    • Lie To Me (Contract Relationship)

    • My Fair Lady

    • Marry Me Mary (Contract Relationship)

    • Playful Kiss

    • Protect The Boss

    • Rooftop Prince

    • Scent Of A Woman

    • Tree Of Heaven

    • Iljimae

    • Time Between Dog And Wolf

    • Wild Romance

    • Will It Snow For Christmas

    • Prosecutor Princess

    • Secret Garden

    • City Hunter

    • The Painter of the Wind (Gender Bender)

    • The Vineyard Man

    • Bachelor's Vegetable Store

    • The Strongest K Pop Survival (Gender Bender)

    • Hello! Miss

    • Cinderella Man

    • I'm A Flower Too

    • Fashion King

    • My Love Patzzy

    • Paradise Ranch

    • Myung Wol The Spy

    • A Love To Kill

    • Smile You

    • God Of Study

    • Baby Faced Beauty

    • Romance Town

    • Birdie Buddy

    • 1% Of Anything (Arranged Marriage)

    • Spring Waltz

    • That Fool

    • I Am Sam

    • City Hall

    • Love Marriage

    • Who Are You

    • Delightful Girl Choon Hyung (Forced Marriage)

    • Live In Style

    • Capital Scandal

    • Family Honour

    • Don't Hesitate

    • Bad Love

    • Witch: Yoo Hee

    • Personal Taste

    • My Girl (Contract Relationship)

    • My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

    • My Princess

    • The Greatest Love

    • The King 2 Hearts (Arrange Marriage)

    • Shining Inheritance

    • Shut Flower Boy Band

    • Stars Falling From The Sky

    • Worlds within

    • You're My Destiny

    • Snow Queen

    • Winter Sonata

    • Stairway to Heaven

    • Operation Proposal

    • 49 Days

    • Big

    • Sungkyunkwan Scandal (Gender Bender)

    • Autumn in My Heart

    • Oh! My Lady

    • I do, I do

    • A Gentleman's Dignity

    • Bridal Mask

    • Miss Ripley

    • IRIS

    • Sweet 18 (Arranged Marriage)

    • Fugitive: Plan B

    • Mawang / The Devil

    • Queen Of The Game

    • Money's Warfare

    • Tazza

    • Poseidon

    • A Man's Story

    • Athena: Goddess of War

    • Faith

    Taiwanese Dramas:

    • Autumn's Concerto

    • Easy Fortune Happy Life (Arranged Marriage)

    • Fated to Love You (One Night Stand/Forced Marriage)

    • Hana Kimi (Gender Bender)

    • Skip Beat!

    • Love You (Contract Marriage)

    • Love or Bread

    • My Lucky Star

    • Absolute Boyfriend

    • Secretly Loving You (Gender Bender)

    • Bold Beautiful Woman (Gender Bender)

    • Romantic Princess

    • Momo Love

    • Love Keeps Going

    • Heavens Wedding Gown

    • Miss No Good

    • Prince Turns To Frog

    • It Started with a Kiss 1 & 2

    • Black and White

    • Roseate-Love

    • Bull Fighting

    • Love Contract

    • Express Boy

    • Bump off Lover

    • Mysterious Incredible Terminator

    • Silence

    • Love at Dolphin Bay

    • Tokyo Juliet

    • My Queen

    • 100% Senorita

    • Meteor Garden

    • Green Rose

    • Love Buffet

    • Why Why Love

    • Devil Beside You

    • Black & White

    • Mars

    Japanese Dramas:

    • Yamato Nadeshiko shichi Henge

    • Last Friends

    • Nodame Cantabile

    • Nobuta wo Produce

    • Gokusen

    • Ouran High School Host Club (Gender Bender)

    • Mendol (Gender Bender)

    • Princess Princess D (Gender Bender)

    • Tatta Hitotsu No Koi

    • Kimi Wa Petto

    • Hotaru No Hikari

    • Pride

    • Jotei

    • Orange Days

    • First Kiss

    • Tokyo Wankei

    • Ace wo nerae

    • Attention Please!

    • Proposal Daisakusen

    • God Please Give Me More Time

    • You Are My Pet

    • To the One I Love

    • First Experience

    • Minami's Girlfriend

    • Hana Yori Dango

    • Koizora

    • Ikemen Desu Ne (Gender Bender & J version of he's Beautiful)

    • Zettai Kareshi

    • Atashinchi No Danji

    • Mei-chan No Shitsuji

    • Strawberry On The Shortcake

    • Tatta Hitotsu No Koi

    • Inu O Kau To Iu Koto

    • Maou / The Devil

    • Kurosagi

    • Tokyo Niwatsuki Ikkodate

    • Ashita Ga Arusa

    • Suika

    • Hana Kimi

    • My Boss My Hero

    • Sexy Voice and Robo

    • 1 Pound no Fukuin

    • Bloody Monday

    • Bloody Monday 2

    • One Million Stars Falling From The Sky

    • Orthros No Inu

    • Liar Game

    • Liar Game 2

    • Koishite Akuma

    Korean Movies:

    • 100 Days With Mr. Arrogant

    • Seducing Mr. Perfect

    • He Was Cool

    • My Tutor Friend 1&2

    • A Millionaires First Love

    • Baby And I

    • Love me not

    • Innocent Steps

    • Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do

    • You're My Pet

    Japanese Movies:

    • Paradise Kiss

    • 1 Litre Of Tears

    • Koizora

    Hope this helped. Enjoy!!! ^_^

    Source(s): My Asian Drama & Movie List...
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    If you've watched You're Beautiful, you'll love Coffee Prince and To the Beautiful You. Both fantastic gender benders.

    Boys Over Flowers and Playful Kiss are great newbie choices hands down.

    Another that I'd recommend is City Hunter, but only if you don't mind action. Main guy is hot and also stars in Boys Over Flowers.

    Also, Dream High (1 not 2--the second version, I hear, is a waste) if you like music.

    More great choices that I loved:

    Summer Scent



    Bread, Love, and Dreams (aka Baker King)

  • 8 years ago

    You're a romantic? Watch Boys over flowers ( This drama is SO popular, even after all this time it's still considered one of the "best" seems cliche but cos it's very good that's why :))

    Watch Playful kiss (So cute)

    Watch Heartstrings ( The main character is such a great bf to the girl lol, great drama/ soundtrack everyhting)

    Watch My girlfriend is a gumiho (pretty funny and cuuute)


    AND DREAM HIGH 1 it's one of the best dramas ever! So good too.

    Hope i helped ^^

  • 8 years ago

    "You're Beautiful" is a really popular drama. It's basically about two twins; one a nun in training and the other in a boy band but when her brother gets in a situation, she poses as him in the boy band to prevent him from losing the job.

    "Heartstrings" features two of the main characters from "You're Beautiful" but it's a completely different story plot about a girl who plays traditional music and a boy who's apart of his own boy band group. They're really bitter towards each other at first but then there's romance and all that good stuff.

    You can try "Boys Over Flowers" too. It's a Korean adaptation of the Japanese Drama "Hana Yori Dango."

    If you're into vampire stuff then there's "Vampire Prosecutor 1 and 2". Prosecutor turned vampire and he uses his abilities to do justice but he has a couple run ins with trouble. Slight romance involved but I really liked the mystery and action to it.

    More supernatural stuff. "My Girlfriend is a Gumiho" is a romantic comedy. The main character meets a nine tailed fox girl and takes care of her when she gets clingy. She gets him into trouble but again with the blooming Romance. It's quite cute in my opinion.

    There's one that's airing right now "School 2013". It's about your high school students who face occurring problems with school and friends.

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  • Nili
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Secret Garden

    Flower Boy Ramyun Shop

    Coffee Prince

    My Name Is Kim Sam Soon

    My Fair Lady

    Dream High

    Princess Hours

    Lie To Me

    Scent Of A Woman

    Boys Over Flowers (i dont like it but so many people love is really popular, so you can give it a try)


    Playful Kiss(i dont like it but so many people love it)

    Full House

    My Princess

    Oh! My Lady

    watch Secret Garden first its SOOOO funny :)

  • ?
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    Delighful Girl Choon-hyang ( From the same director and writer of My Girl )

    Witch Yoo Hee ( From the same director as My Girl )

    Couple of Trouble ( From the same writer as My Girl/You're Beautiful )

    My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox ( From the same writer as My Girl/You're Beautiful)

    Master's Sun ( From the same writer as My Girl/You're Beautiful )

    All the above drama don't dwell in tragic love life. So, it's really light-weighted rom-com to watch. I really love the writers' writing; The Hong Sisters)

  • 8 years ago

    Everyone says Boys Over Flowers is good, but I didn't really like it when I watched it. Secret Garden is funny and Dream High is funny/inspiring/has good music. If you like action, City Hunter is a good one. 49 days is a sad drama but really deep.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    My personal favourite was Iris~. It's worth the watch.

  • ELF
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    just read some resolved questions here. i guess about 80% on this forum is about this and kpop. it's not so hard to find them.

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