I want to show my friends into the drama world with a drama that will leave a good imprint. Although I have many dramas I’ve considered showing them, I don’t know if they’ll like them. What’s a drama that they’ll be sure to enjoy?
@_aurora_rose, this is a very good question and a fun idea to share drama with friends - yet it’s tough to answer since there are so many different genres and endless excellent dramas.
I chose a few K-drama from my favorites list that I believe could be considered all-around solid greatness. Mostly serious drama but a few lighter fare, too. I‘ve listed them in lighter-to-heavier order. I hope you find something to share with your friends.
A snobbish, greedy, stingy mall CEO hires a depressed, jumpy female employee who can see ghosts in this horror romance drama.
Nestled deep in the heart of Seoul’s thriving downtown sits a curious hotel, the like of which no one has ever seen before. Old beyond measure, the building has stood for millennia, an ever-present testament to the fact that things are not always...
Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo is a drama about ordinary people who fight against those who enjoy on a power trip. The abuse of power has become one of the serious social issues at the present day, and this drama shows a series of related episodes...
An ambitious news anchor for a popular TV channel, Go Hye Ran (Kim Nam Joo) will stop at nothing to get what she wants. One day, her life is turned upside down when she gets mixed up in a murder case with her ex lover and his wife. What will happen...
Dong Baek (Yoo Seung Ho) is a detective with remarkable supernatural powers, including the ability to delve into other peoples’ memories.
Impetuous and erratic, he is prone to mood swings – but his phenomenal abilities make him an invaluable asset...
I personally love Rom Com’s as those are easy to get in to and most people who like romance of any kind can get in to it due to the innocence that makes up Asian Dramas.
Here are a few of my favorites starting with some of my early intro to drama land.
Coffee Prince (Available on Viki)
Queen of the Ring and Splash Splash Love are cute shorter dramas. I love the main actress Kim Seul Gi. (You can find Queen of the Ring on Facebook, I wish Viki had it though.
City Hall is a classic and a must see for its humor and the touchy feely feeling you get.
I could go on and on, but these are some of my Kdrama faves.
Love020. A Mainland China Drama based on a webstory I believe. It’s really good and probably has just enough action to sucker even the biggest critiques in to it.
July 9, 2020, 5:49am
What drama would work for you and your friends depends very much on what you like …
Availability is not given in all regions, so maybe some channels are not working for you.
If it is something like time travel and romance you might like stories like:
If you liked the previous Fated to Love you version but have not seen the new one and didn’t like the sometimes childish aspect of the characters in the old version this could be something for you:
A budding young art editor named Chen Jia Xin (Liang Jie) takes a cruise ship bound for Hungary.
While onboard, she happens to meet Wang Xi Yi (Xing Zhao Lin), a dashing, young, intellectual – but somewhat immature – man who happens to be the heir...
If you like serious matters and looking at the dark site of society:
How far will she go for a student? Soo Jin (Lee Bo Young) is working a temporary position as a teacher at an elementary school. One of her students, Hye Na (Heo Yool), catches Soo Jin’s attention because of her unkempt appearance and strange...
Or a movie:
Fund manager Seok Woo (Gong Yoo) lives in Seoul and is separated from his wife.
His life is his work, and he spends relatively little time with his young daughter, who misses him very much.
She asks him to grant him a birthday wish – to take her to...
In the mid-7th century, the Chinese Tang Emperor, Taizong (Park Sung Woong) saw the conflict between the three warring states of the Korean peninsula as an opportunity to invade the unsettled land. All he needed was the perfect opportunity. When a...
On her deathbed, Soo Ah (Son Ye Jin) makes a promise to her husband, Woo Jin (So Ji Sub) and her son, Ji Ho (Kim Ji Hwan), that she will return to them a year after her passing. Wishing, rather than believing she would keep her word, Woo Jin and Ji...
Maybe a good starter to watch with friends could be:
A building collapse ties the fates of three young people years later. Ten years ago, the S Mall collapsed due to shoddy construction, killing 48 people inside.
Ha Moon Soo (Won Jin Ah) was there with her younger sister, who perished in the...
As an emotionally charged, uplifting medical drama, “Dr. Romantic” probes into seemingly cliched values regarding what makes a meaningful life. The story centers around a once-famous surgeon at the top of his field who suddenly retired to a secluded,...
Kim Sa Bu once gained fame as a top surgeon at a huge hospital. One day, he left the industry, and now he is a chief surgeon at Doldam Hospital in the countryside. After he conducted a successful operation on Chairman Shin, he gets to improve the...
Han Se Kye (Seo Hyun Jin) is a top actress with many rumors surrounding her, especially because she seems to disappear out of the blue sometimes. To others, her life is a mystery because she's hiding an unbelievable secret. Her appearance completely...
Whatever gets the job done. Bong Sang Pil (Lee Joon Gi) grew up living the gangster life, full of tough physical fights and evading the law. When his mother dies a tragic death, he is determined to avenge her death.
Sang Pil becomes a lawyer and...
How do you get your meddlesome family off your back? If you’re Gong Gi Tae (Yeon Woo Jin), you give your family what you know they would never accept. Gi Tae is a confirmed bachelor who has no interest in getting married, but he faces tremendous...
A highly respected and brilliant doctor, Gong Ma Sung (Choi Jin Hyuk), gets into a car accident, and as a result suffers from a memory loss disorder that causes his memories to disappear every night after twelve o'clock. He wakes up every day with no...
When two sides of the same woman fall in love with two different princes, can either find true love?
Qu Tan Er (Liang Jie) is the second daughter of the Qu family. She is in love with the king’s oldest son, Mo Yi Huai (Wang Rui Chang), but she is...
Maybe collect some trailers and let them decide?
Have fun and let us know how it was.
I’d show my friends dramas for their favourite genre in case they watch different genres than myself and then I’d chose dramas of this genre with a comment why I like it/what I like about it.
Then they are able to decide by themselves if it looks interesting for them or not.