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Seo Seo Galbi, Jakarta 23/06/2017

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Address: Ruko Crown Golf blok A no 31, RT6/RW2, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Kamal Muara, RT.6/RW.2, Kamal Muara, Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14460, Indonesia
 
 
What I ordered : Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap, Mango Juice
 
 
I came here first asking whether the meals served is halal and one of the waitress said that beef and soups here are halal but pork is not. I usually not eat unless they have halal written on the menue but I decided to trust her and eat here. Bismillah. She showed me where to sit and give the menu.
 
 

 
 
I wanted to try Korean BBQ but thinking how big the portion will be and whether I have to grill it myself and kinda worried how the taste will become if I cook it myself (like I see Koreans in TV) so I decided to taste something ready cooked and ordered Dol Sot Bi Bim Bab. I didn’t know that the waitress grilled the BBQ for us, I should’ve tried the BBQ then.
 
 

 
 
What I like here is that they put a bottle of cold ocha (taste like a light tea) for free so I can refill as much as I want (I drink water a lot). Then they put 6 different banchan (side dishes) for free: panjeon (vegetable pancake), sweet potatoes, kimchi, salted cucumber, pickled raddish, and one green vegetable (I don’t know what it is called). I like panjeon the most.

I really appreciated they told me when to break my fasting as there is no adzan in PIK. And I can hear the lady told them to give me banchan fast so I can eat it first while waiting for my order.

Not long after (the service is quite fast), the mango juice and Bi Bim Bab came. And miyuku soup (Sup rumput laut in indonesian) as a complementary dish (A birthday here would be great). They give the sauce to mix with Bibimbap separately. It was served on stoned pot so it was sizzling hot for quite a while. I like it because if not, usually the meal would cool off fast and if we take a while to eat, we end up eating cold dish. Overall the taste is quite fine. At the end they give an ice cream as dessert (free again).

As the entertainment they have SBS live on TV broadcasting the kpop music performances.

For the generousity, service, and price I give it 5 stars. This is the most generous restaurant I ever been. And value for money is excellent.
 
 

 
 

For the taste I give it 4 stars. There is room for improvement.

My first suggestion would be to put a logo of halal in certain dishes which are really halal (whether the beef which is imported is really halal is questionable for me). I know pork is not halal but other dishes could be not halal if they are cooked with the same pan used to cook pork. If logo halal is written, it could gave muslim guests a peace of mind. As the largest community in Indonesia, it would be great to target the muslim consumers also especially because the hallyu wave is spreading much.

Secondly, it also would be great if this place could accomodate single guest. For example by making small portion choice on each of the menu. Even Bibimbap portion is too big for me (I forced myself to eat more but ended up too full to finish the meal). I would also want to try the Beef BBQ if there is small portion (but then again am worried about halal as the grilled pan is the same for pork).

Overall, I had a good time here.

 
 

Disclaimer: Pictures are not mine, from various sources on the internet, all rights to websites or the uploaders.

 

The Advocate: A Missing Body – Korean Movie 2015 [Eng Sub] 28/02/2017


 

At first, I just wanted to watch investigation movie, but was not so expectant since I didn’t quite like A Hard Day, the main actor’s previous movie. But this movie is a gem. The story is solid and nothing foolish, combined with strong acting by the actors and a plot twist so it made none of the scene felt boring or useless. I recommend this movie.

 

Cast :

Lee Sun-kyun as Byeon Ho-sung

Kim Go-eun as Jin Sun-min

Im Won-hee as Office manager Park

Jang Hyun-sung as Moon Ji-hoon

 

Summary :

Byeon Ho-sung is a hotshot lawyer at a big law firm; with a nearly 100% win rate, his life motto is “Winning is justice, and I am the winner.” After Byeon wins a lawsuit for a large conglomerate pharmaceutical company, its chairman Moon Ji-hoon asks him to defend Moon’s chauffeur Kim Jeong-hwan, who is suspected to have murdered a female college student named Han Min-jeong. A pool of blood was found at the crime scene where Kim was apprehended, but a body has not been found and there are no witnesses.

Kim insists that he and the victim were dating, but passionate rookie prosecutor Jin Sun-min believes that he was stalking Han. Just when Byeon is close to successfully contradicting Jin’s claims and winning the case as he always does, his client abruptly confesses in court on the last day of the trial that he killed Han. Furious at his humiliation and even accused of tampering with evidence, Byeon uncharacteristically embarks on a search for the truth and teams up with Jin. But as he digs deeper, Byeon begins to uncover clues that may link the case back to Moon.

 

Watch the movie: The Advocate: A Missing Body

 

Disclaimer: Picture and Summary is not mine, all rights belong to the original sources.

 

Korean Drama I Have Ever Watched 22/02/2017


I have updated this list to include dramas I have watched until 2016. This post will include the list of dramas and links to drama description to Koreandrama.org and compilation of my ratings (still unfinished) for the dramas on the list. To get a better description, I made other posts for ratings and dramas descriptions including my comments about some dramas and divide it by the year of drama released. I posted Korean Drama 2016 already, check it out.

The rating of the dramas I posted is based on my own perspective. I’m not being influenced by the popularity of the dramas. If I think the drama is good, then I’ll give high rating, and vice versa. So it might be different for some of you.

List of Korean Drama that I Have Watched

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Some of My Ratings

 

#1 – Models (1997)
Rating : 2 out of 10

 

#2 – Happy Together (1999)
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

#3 – The Legendary Doctor Heo Jun (1999)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#4 – Tomato (1999)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#5 – All About Eve (2000)
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

#6 – Autumn in My Heart = Autumn Tale (2000)
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

#7 – Popcorn (2000)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#8 – Truth (2000)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#9 – Delicious Proposal (2001)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#10 – Guardian Angel (2001)
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

#11 – Hotelier (2001)
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

#12 – Friends (2002)
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

#13 – My Love Patzzi (2002)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#14 – Romance (2002)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#15 – Successful Story of a Bright Girl (2002)
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

#16 – Dating Now = We Are Dating Now (2002)
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

#17 – Winter Sonata (2002)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#18 – Wuri’s Family (2002)
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

#19 – All In (2003)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#20 – Cats on The Roof = Attic Cat (2003)
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

#21 – Into The Sun (2003)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#22 – Jewel in The Palace = Dae Jang Geum (2003)
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

#23 – Land of Wine (2003)
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

#24 – Let’s Go To School = Sang Doo, Let’s Go To School (2003)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#25 – Rays of Sunshine = Shining Days (2003)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#26 – Something About 1% (2003)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

#27 – Stairway to Heaven (2003)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#28 – Summer Scent (2003)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#29 – First Love of The Royal Prince = Prince’s First Love (2004)
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

#30 – Full House (2004)
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

#31 – I’m Sorry, I Love You = Sorry I Love You (2004)
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

#32 – Lotus Flower Fairy (2004)
Rating : 2 out of 10

 

#33 – Love Story in Harvard (2004)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#34 – Lovers in Paris (2004)
Rating : 9 out of 10

 

#35 – My 19 Year Old Sister-in-Law = She is Nineteen (2004)
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

#36 – Oh! Feel Young = Oh! Pil Seung and Bong Soon Young (2004)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

18 VS 29
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

49 Days
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

A Man Called God
Rating : 3 out of 10

 

A Love To Kill
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

A Thousand Days’ Promise
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Alone in Love
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Athena: Goddess of War
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Baby-faced Beauty
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Bad Housewife
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Bad Love
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Bad Guy
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Beethoven Virus
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Birdie Buddy
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Boys Before Flowers
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Bread, Love and Dreams = Baker King, Kim Tak Goo
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

Can’t Lose = Can’t Live With Losing
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Can You Hear My Heart
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Cinderella’s Sister
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

City Hall
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

City Hunter
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Chuno
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Coffee House
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Coffee Prince
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Color of Woman
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Dalja’s Spring
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Dong Yi
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Dream High (Season 1)
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

East of Eden
Rating : 9 out of 10

 

Fantasy Couple = Couple of Fantasy
Rating : 9 out of 10

 

Fashion 70’s
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Flower Boy Ramyun Shop
Rating : 3 out of 10

 

Glowing She
Rating : 3 out of 10

 

God of Study = Master of Study
Rating : 3 out of 10

 

H.I.T. (Homicide Investigation Team)
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Hwang Jin Yi
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

I Am Legend
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

I Need Romance
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Iljimae
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

IRIS
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Lie to Me
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Little Bride = Sweet 18
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Lovers in Prague
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Man of Honor = Glory Jane
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Marry Me, Mary! = Mary Stayed Out All Night
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Me Too, Flower!
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Memories in Bali = What Happened in Bali
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Midas
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Miss Ripley
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

My Fair Lady = Take Care of The Young Lady
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

My Girl
Rating : 10 out of 10

 

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

My Name is Kim Sam Soon
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

My Princess
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Myung Wol the Spy
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Naughty Kiss = Mischievous Kiss
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

New Heart
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Oh! My Lady
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

On Air
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

One Mom and Three Dads
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Padam Padam… The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Personal Taste
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Pick the Stars
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Princess Hours = Goong
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Prosecutor Princess
Rating : 3 out of 10

 

Protect The Boss
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Queen Seon Duk
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Robber of My Heart
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Sad Love Song = Sad Love Story
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Sassy Girl, Choon-Hyang = Delightful Girl Choon-Hyang
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Scent of Woman
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Secret Garden
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Spring Days
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Stained Glass
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Supper Rookie
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Sweet Spy
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

Take Care of Us, Captain
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

The Devil
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

The Fugitive : Plan B
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

The Man Who Can’t Get Married
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

The Moon That Embraces the Sun
Rating : 8 out of 10

 

The Return of Iljimae
Rating : 2 out of 10

 

The Thorn Birds
Rating : 3 out of 10

 

Time Between Dog and Wolf
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Vampire Prosecutor
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

Wedding
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

What’s Up?
Rating : 4 out of 10

 

What’s Up Fox?
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

Wild Romance
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

Wonderful Life
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

Worlds Within = The World That They Live In
Rating : 5 out of 10

 

You’re Beautiful
Rating : 7 out of 10

 

#319 – 38 Task Force (2016)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

#320 – Age of Youth (2016)
Rating : 6 out of 10

 

I plan to update this list again annually, next after 2017 is over. If you have any suggestion or anything you want to say or ask about some dramas, you can write to me in the comment section.
Thank you!

 

Happy Karaoke Time 18/02/2017



 
 

Sometimes I go to karaoke, singing some songs that I like. I listed here some songs (140 songs) that I sang in karaoke before. I usually go to Karaoke room alone or with some female friends. I love to sing but in Islam, our religion, female are not allowed to sing in front of male counterparts, so I don’t sing in public. Even in a karaoke room (it is soundproof, isn’t it?), I am wary of them so when male employee came to check on us whether we want additional hour, I stopped singing until he came out of the room.

I prefer to go to some karaoke places which have a score display after we sang the song. Even though the score is not really accurate, and we don’t understand how the scoring is done, but it still creates curiosity for me to know what score I will get after singing.

 

   List of the songs

2PM – Again and Again → 80

2PM – Heartbeat → 95

2PM – I Hate You → 99

Aaliyah – Try Again → 78

Adele – Rolling in the Deep → 97

Adele – Someone Like You → 84

Afterschool – Flashback → 84

Agnes Monica – Teruskanlah → 82

Ailee – Heaven → 98

Alicia Keys – If I ain’t Got You → 80

Amy Winehouse – Rehab → 84

Angela Zhang – Journey → 76

Avril Lavigne – Complicated → 83

Avril Lavigne – I’m With You → 76

Avril Lavigne – Skater Boy → 77

Baek Ji Young – That Woman → 95

Barbie Hsu & Vic Zhu – Rang Wo Ai Ni → 75

Big Bang – Fantastic Baby → 78

Big Bang – Number One → 90

BoA – Eat You Up

BoA – Hurricane Venus → 76

Britney Spears – Circus → 86

Britney Spears – Everytime → 91

Britney Spears – Lucky → 84

Britney Spears – Overprotected → 99

Britney Spears – Toxic → 80

Britney Spears – Womanizer → 94

Bryan Adams & Barbara Streisand – I Finally Found Someone → 84

Bunga Citra Lestari – Kecewa → 88

Bunga Citra Lestari – Pernah Muda → 72

Bunga Citra Lestari – Tentang Kamu → 75

Celine Dion – All By Myself → 70

Celine Dion – Goodbye’s The Saddest Word → 92

Celine Dion – I’m Your Angel → 91

Celine Dion – Immortality → 82

Celine Dion – Lets Talk About Love → 84

Celine Dion – That’s The Way It Is → 75

Celine Dion – To Love You More → 84

Celine Dion & Clive Griffin – When I Fall in Love → 86

Christina Aguilera – Beautiful → 87

Christina Aguilera – Genie in a Bottle → 90

Christina Aguilera – Reflection → 70

Coco Lee – Before I Fall in Love → 80

Craig David – Don’t Love You No More → 71

Craig David – Unbelievable → 80

DBSK – Mirotic → 94

Destinys’ Child – Emotion → 85

Destinys’ Child – Stand Up For Love → 95

Destinys’ Child – Survivor → 78

Dewi Lestari – Malaikat Juga Tahu → 84

Duffy – Mercy → 84

Faith Hill – There You’ll Be → 78

Fergie – Big Girls Don’t Cry → 89

G-Dragon – Heartbreaker → 72

Geisha – Jika Cinta Dia → 83

Girls’ Generation – Gee → 73

Girls’ Generation – Genie → 87

Girls’ Generation – Hoot → 96

Girls’ Generation – Oh! → 95

Girls’ Generation – Run Devil Run → 90

Girls’ Generation – The Boys [English Version] → 75

Hugh Grant & Drew Barrymore – Way Back into Love → 70

Hyorin – Crazy for You → 97

Hyuna & Hyunsaeng – Trouble Maker → 83

Infinite – 24 Hours → 70

Infinite – Amazing → 78

Infinite – Back → 73

Infinite – Be Mine → 95

Infinite – Before The Dawn → 99

Infinite – Can You Smile → 80

Infinite – Destiny → 71

Infinite – Last Romeo → 91

Infinite – Love Letter → 85

Infinite – Man In Love → 80

Infinite – Paradise → 93

Infinite – She’s Back → 98

Infinite – The Chaser

Irene Cara – Fame → 70

IU – Good Day → 95

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours → 94

Jazmine Sullivan – Bust Your Windows → 94

Jennifer Lopez – Jenny From the Block → 74

Joy Enriquez – How Can I Not Love You → 86

Katy Perry – Firework → 91

Kelly Clarkson – Because of You → 97

Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway → 97

Kim Sunggyu – I Need You → 71

Kim Sunggyu – Only Tears → 97

Lady Gaga – Just Dance → 86

Lea Salonga & Brad Kane – We Could Be In Love → 78

LeAnn Rimes – Can’t Fight The Moonlight → 96

Lindsay Lohan – Rumor → 98

Lyn – My Destiny → 93

M2M – Mirror Mirror → 78

M2M – Pretty Boy → 84

Madonna – Music → 80

Mariah Carey – Against All Odds → 73

Mariah Carey – Hero → 97

Mariah Carey – Obsessed → 86

Mariah Carey – My All → 85

Mariah Carey – Through The Rain → 74

Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston – When You Believe → 80

Martina McBride – My Valentine → 71

Michael Jackson – Heal The World → 78

Miley Cyrus – The Climb → 70

Miss A – Bad Girl Good Girl → 97

Miss A – Breathe → 92

Miss A – I Don’t Need A Man → 73

Miss A – Touch → 87

Natalie Imbruglia – Torn → 100

Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle – A Whole New World → 94

Pixie Lott – Mama Do → 93

Rihanna – Don’t Stop the Music → 93

Rihanna – Take a Bow → 80

Rob Thomas – Lonely No More → 98

Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman – Something Stupid → 74

Secret – Poison → 85

Secret – Shy Boy → 96

Shania Twain – Don’t Be Stupid → 86

Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like A Woman! → 75

Shania Twain – That Don’t Impress Me Much → 96

Sherina – Cinta Pertama dan Terakhir → 76

SHINee – Ring Ding Dong → 85

Sia – Chandelier → 93

Sistar – Alone → 74

Spice Girls – Goodbye → 94

Super Junior – Bonamana → 97

T-ara – Bo Beep Bo Peep → 95

Taeyeon – If → 95

Tatu – All The Things She Said → 87

Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me → 87

The Corrs – Breathless → 91

The Corrs – Only in My Sleep → 86

The Pussycat Dolls – Stick With You → 77

The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You → 80

The Virgin – Cinta Terlarang → 90

Tiffany – Because It’s You → 74

Tiger JK & Jinsil – Reset → 80

Tony Braxton – Unbreak My Heart → 88

Utada Hikaru – First Love → 91
 
 

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My Annoying Brother – Korean Movie 2016 [Eng Sub] 04/02/2017


 

This movie is unexpectedly good. It is one of my recommendation for 2016 Korean Movie. Since I didn’t read review or synopsis of the movie beforehand, I have no set image of what the movie will be like, I only make a guess. I thought this will be about quarrel among brothers filled with humor, but on the contrary it is filled with serious issues, psychologically and emotionally. This movie reminds us of the meaning of a family and what it feels like to have one. It is a heartwarming movie and it is one of the movies that leaved me with a good impression. I’m thankful for the writer who made a great story and the actors who have pour their emotions into the characters.

 

Cast :

Jo Jung-suk as Doo-shik

Do Kyung-soo as Doo-young

Park Shin-hye as Lee Soo-hyun

 

Summary :

National Judo athlete Doo-young (Do Kyung-soo) damages his optic nerves during an international event and loses his sight permanently. His older brother Doo-shik (Jo Jung-suk) has been estranged from Doo-young, he takes advantage of his brother’s sudden crisis to get paroled from prison. To Doo-young, who lost his parents in an accident as a teenager and had to fend for himself since then, the news of Doo-sik coming back home is an extra stress to deal with. He’s barely adjusting to the fact that he is now blind for the rest of his life but now he has to deal with swindler of a brother. Although hesitant at first, Doo-young slowly eases up to his older brother, who gradually takes charge and helps him adjust to his disability. Just when the two brothers are starting to make amends, Doo-sik finds out that he’s in the final stage of terminal cancer. He has only a short time to say farewell to his brother and help him win gold at Rio Paralympics, which will secure his future.

 

Watch the movie: My Annoying Brother

 

Disclaimer: Picture and Summary is not mine, all rights belong to the original sources.

 

Korean Variety Shows 20/10/2016

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This is a list of variety shows that I have seen some or all the episodes. Click the name of the variety show to see the description on Wikipedia and click [watch] to go to website that host some or all the episodes to watch with English subtitle. As for me, I’d rather not watch if there is no English subtitle because it’s not that fun if I don’t understand what they said. So I’m not going to share the links of websites with RAW videos.

[In the middle of adding the variety shows and the links]

Arirang – After School Club [watch]

Arirang – Pops in Seoul [watch]

Arirang – Showbiz Extra [watch]

Arirang – Simply K-pop [watch]

GOM – Making The Artist [watch]

JTBC – Abnormal Summit [watch]

JTBC – Crime Scene [watch]

JTBC – High Society [watch]

JTBC – Please Take Care of My Refrigerator [watch]

JTBC – Shinhwa Broadcast [watch]

JTBC – Two Yoo Project: Sugar Man [watch]

KBS Drama – Miracle Show [watch]

KBS World – Battle Trip [watch]

KBS World – Cool Kiz On The Block [watch]

KBS World – Entertainment Weekly [watch]

KBS World – Hello Baby [watch]

KBS World – Hello Counselor [watch]

KBS World – I am a Man [watch]

KBS World – Invisible Man [watch]

KBS World – Let’s Go Dream Team Season 2 [watch]

KBS World – Quiz Expedition [watch]

KBS2 – 1 Night and 2 Days Season 1 [watch]

KBS2 – 1 Night and 2 Days Season 2 [watch]

KBS2 – 1 Night and 2 Days Season 3 [watch]

KBS2 – 1 VS 100 [watch]

KBS2 – A Song for You [watch]

KBS2 – Birth of a Family [watch]

KBS2 – Exciting India [watch]

KBS2 – Gag Concert [watch]

KBS2 – Game Show Unbelievable Challenge [watch]

KBS2 – Happy Together [watch]

KBS2 – I Have An Uncle [watch]

KBS2 – Immortal Song 2 [watch]

KBS2 – Invincible Youth [watch]

KBS2 – Sang Sang Plus [watch]

KBS2 – Song Battle [watch]

KBS2 – Star Golden Bell [watch]

KBS2 – Win Win [watch]

KBS2 – You Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook [watch]

KM – Idol World [watch]

MBC – Come To Play [watch]

MBC – Golden Fishery [watch]

MBC – I Live Alone [watch]

MBC – Idol Star Athletics Championship [watch]

MBC – Infinity Challenge [watch]

MBC – Introducing Star’s Friends Survival [watch]

MBC – King of Masked Singer [watch]

MBC – Let’s Sleep Here Tonight [watch]

MBC – Love Survival Show [watch]

MBC – Nodaji [watch]

MBC – Radio Star [watch]

MBC – Real Men [watch]

MBC – Star Dance Battle [watch]

MBC – We Got Married [watch]

MBC Every1 – EXO Showtime [watch]

MBC Every1 – Family Needed [watch]

MBC Every1 – Flower Boy Generation [watch]

MBC Every1 – Idol Army Season 1 [watch]

MBC Every1 – Idol Army Season 2 [watch]

MBC Every1 – Idol Army Season 3 [watch]

MBC Every1 – Idol Army Season 5 [watch]

MBC Every1 – Infinite Showtime [watch]

MBC Every1 – Infinity Girls [watch]

MBC Every1 – The Teacher Is Coming [watch]

MBC Every1 – Weekly Idol [watch]

Mnet – 4 Things Show [watch]

Mnet – Art of Seduction [watch]

Mnet – Beatles Code [watch]

Mnet – Dancing 9 [watch]

Mnet – Dartstrike [watch]

Mnet – Heart a Tag [watch]

Mnet – Hot Blood [watch]

Mnet – I Can See Your Voice Season 1 [watch]

Mnet – I Can See Your Voice Season 2 [watch]

Mnet – I Can See Your Voice Season 3 [watch]

Mnet – It’s Time [watch]

Mnet – Produce 101 [watch]

Mnet – Ranking King [watch]

Mnet – Scandal [watch]

Mnet – Sesame Player [watch]

Mnet – Show Me The Money [watch]

Mnet – Star VJ Show [watch]

Mnet – Super Idol Chart Show [watch]

Mnet – Super Junior Mini Drama [watch]

Mnet – Superstar K [watch]

Mnet – The Romantic & Idol [watch]

Mnet – This is Infinite [watch]

Mnet – Unpretty Rapstar [watch]

Mnet – Welcome To Wonderland [watch]

Mnet – Wild Bunny [watch]

Mnet – You Are My Oppa [watch]

Mnet – You Can Fly [watch]

SBS – 1000 Song Challenge [watch]

SBS – 2PM Show! [watch]

SBS – Barefoot Friends [watch]

SBS – Exploration of Human Body [watch]

SBS – Family Outing Season 1 [watch]

SBS – GO Show [watch]

SBS – Healing Camp [watch]

SBS – Heroes [watch]

SBS – Hwasin – Controller of the Heart [watch]

SBS – Intimate Note [watch]

SBS – Jung Jae-hyung & Lee Hyo-ri’s You and I [watch]

SBS – Kim Jung-Eun’s Chocolate [watch]

SBS – Law of the City [watch]

SBS – Law of the Jungle [watch]

SBS – Love Letter [watch]

SBS – Quiz of Sixth Sense [watch]

SBS – Roommate [watch]

SBS – Running Man [watch]

SBS – Same Family, Different Dreams [watch]

SBS – Star King [watch]

SBS – Strong Heart [watch]

SBS – X-Man [watch]

SBS – Ya Shim Man Man [watch]

TvN – Grandpas Over Flowers [watch]

TvN – Saturday Night Live Korea [watch]

TvN – Taxi [watch]

TvN – The Genius: Rules of The Game (Season 1) [watch]

TvN – The Genius: Rule Breaker (Season 2) [watch]

TvN – The Genius: Black Garnet (Season 3) [watch]

TvN – The Genius: Grand Final (Season 4) [watch]

TvN – Three Meals a Day [watch]

I love Korean Variety Shows because they are very entertaining. Some made me laugh out loud to see the casts’ behaviors. The concepts are varied: talk show, game show, cooking show, or performance (dance, music, or gag).

One thing that I admire from them is how the people work so hard to show the best.

Inspiring!

 

Korean Dramas 2016 16/10/2016

Filed under: Korean Dramas I Have Watched — hifni1985 @ 3:01 pm
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I have watched tons of Korean Dramas. It is my oasis, when all around you see desert, watching Korean Dramas is like the spot of water to fill my thirst and replenish myself.
First Korean Drama that I watched was Endless Love a.k.a. Autumn in My Heart on 1 July 2002. Until now, there are around 362 Korean dramas I have watched.
Here on, I will uncover them all by year they were first released in South Korea, not in the time I watched them. They are arranged in alphabetical order.

Not all of the Korean dramas I watch are good, some I found boring and I left it unfinished.

So to differentiate them, I gave it a star symbol,

from 1 star (the worst) up to 10 stars (the best).

Of course it is solely based on my opinion and some people might think differently, because watching Korean Dramas is up to taste, mood, and even time.

Some dramas will have a direct link to website that host them, you can click here to watch the drama. While the pictures and description of the dramas, I got from various sites such as Asianwiki, Dramawiki, Wikipedia, etc. I will add my comment when I feel like it. I’ve been wanting to make this kind of post but I’m just too lazy that I just made a list years before.

Without further ado, here is the 2016 released Korean Dramas that I have watched.

Check the other list by year: 2016 – 2015 – 2014 – 2013 – 2012 – 2011 – 2010 – 2009 – 2008 – 2007 – 2006 – 2005 – 2004 – 2003 – 2002 – 2001 – 2000

2016

38 Task Force

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My Ratings : (6 stars)

  • Other title : Squad 38 / Police Unit 38 / 38 Revenue Collection Unit
  • Genre: Crime, comedy
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: OCN
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jun-17 to 2016-Aug-06
  • Air time: Friday & Saturday 23:00

Plot Summary

The task force chief of Seoul City Hall and a con man work together to collect taxes from those who avoid paying large amounts.

Main Casts

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Age of Youth

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My Ratings : (6 stars)

  • Genre: Melodrama, comedy, romance, mystery
  • Episodes: 12
  • Broadcast network: JTBC
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jul-22 to 2016-Aug-27
  • Air time: Friday & Saturday 20:30

Plot Summary

A story of five female college students with vastly different personalities, who share a house called the Belle Epoque.

Main Casts

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Another Oh Hae Young

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My Ratings : (10 stars)

  • Other title: Oh Hae Young Again / Another Miss Oh / Misunderstood
  • Genre: Romance, comedy, supernatural
  • Episodes: 18 + 2 Special Episodes
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: 2016-May-02 to 2016-Jul-05
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 23:00

Plot Summary

Oh Hae-Young (Seo Hyun-Jin) is dumped by Han Tae-Jin (Lee Jae-Yoon) on the day before their wedding. She is unable to tell the truth about what happened and lies to others about what happened. She works as an assistant manager for a company’s restaurant division. She pretends that nothing happened.

Meanwhile, Park Do-Kyung (Eric) is a popular sound engineer. One year ago, he was supposed to marry Oh Hae-Young (Jeon Hye-Bin), but she did not appear at their wedding. He became desperate. Later, he hears from his friend Lee Jin-Sang (Kim Ji-Suk) that Oh Hae-Young is about to marry Han Tae-Jin. Park Do-Kyung gets drunk and places her fiancé in a difficult predicament. Park Do-Kyung is unaware that the fiancé is about to marry another woman named Oh Hae-Young. The fiancé is soon imprisoned and right before his imprisonment he lies to Oh Hae-Young. He tells her that he does not love her anymore, but he also vows to take revenge on Park Do-Kyung. For his part, Park Do-Kyung soon has visions of a woman he has never met. He soon realizes the woman is another Oh Hae-Young.

Main Casts

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My Comment

At first, when I started watching this drama, I was expecting that it will be just another romantic comedy, well it turns out to be more than that. The story is a refreshing idea and it was delivered perfectly by all the casts. I begin to invest a lot of my emotion into this drama and all the characters in this drama (not just the main) at some point of their time bring something that I can relate with. How they handle on certain issue put me in the spot to face it as my own issue as well. Moments and moments of realization came to me and made me think, “Ah, should I handle it like them.” I was having a hard time when I watched this drama and this drama comforted me as if when the characters solved their issues, I was solving mine as well. So just like Misaeng (tvN drama – 2014), for me, this drama taught me a lot about life as well, in a non-serious manner, through comedic and heartfelt situation. And it’s the first time after a long while that I like all the soundtracks in a drama, singing them in various moments, one after the other, have them on my playlist for some time, and reminiscence about the scene in the drama where the soundtrack played in the background.

Baek Hee Has Returned

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My Ratings : (5 stars)

  • Other title: Becky’s Back
  • Genre: Family, melodrama, comedy, romance
  • Episodes: 4
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jun-06 to 2016-Jun-14
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00

Plot Summary

Shin Ok-hee, a frequent runaway and borderline delinquent, reluctantly relocates with her parents to their hometown of Seomwoldo, an island in the middle of nowhere. Her mother Yang Baek-hee (Becky) had left her hometown, eighteen year previously, as an unwed mother and under a cloud of scandal, in Seomwoldo Ok-hee discovers that she has more in common with her mother than she knew, and encounters three men all of whom believe themselves to be her biological father. In her attempts to discover her parentage Ok-hee unlocks secrets that allow lives and loves to heal.

Main Casts

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Beautiful Gong Shim

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My Ratings : (6 stars)

  • Other title: Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim / Beast’s Beauty / Beauty of the Beast / The Emptiness of the Beast
  • Genre: Romance, comedy, family, supernatural
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: 2016-May-14 to 2016-Jul-17
  • Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:55

Plot Summary

Gong Shim was born as a 2nd daughter to a family that always prioritizes their 1st daughter Gong Mi, due to her being a successful and beautiful lawyer. As a result, Gong Shim grows into a prickly and skeptical woman with inferiority complex. One day she meets Dan Tae, a quirky public defender with mysterious past. Dan Tae rents a rooftop apartment which formerly belonged to Gong Shim.

Main Casts

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Beautiful Mind

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My Ratings : (8 stars)

  • Genre: Medical, thriller
  • Episodes: 14
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jun-20 to 2016-Aug-02
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00

Plot Summary

It tells the story of a world-renowned but unsympathetic neurosurgeon and his involvement with the mysterious deaths in the hospital he works in. Lee Yeongo is an elite neurosurgeon. He may win recognition from the patients but when he is alone, he feels empty deep in the mind. There is no compassion or emotion for him. He works at Hyeonseong Hospital, which is the best national hospital with the most advanced medical techniques. Although it is obvious that it is the safest place to be in the country, something mysterious is happening inside the hospital. What is the truth? Who is the criminal?

Main Casts

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My Comment

It’s a well written drama, it was too bad that it’s not in the favor of the ratings due to the competition with other drama. It was slightly weird few episodes at first, and the female main character seems annoying but it change for the better after 4 episodes and I was thankful I didn’t leave this drama to witness the improvement. This drama is cut short due to the low ratings while on the other hand me and some other people who are fans to this drama actually hoping that they will continue this drama much longer. I like medical drama, but without a good writing, it might appear as a lousy medical drama, which I saw on few other dramas. But this drama is not lousy, all the medical term and performance are enriching, more so when they are equipped with the background stories from the patient side as well. We get to see and feel the interaction between doctors and patients evolve. One thing I point out is that this drama give spotlight to other supporting casts as well, which could also be a downside since some characters could not get proper story (Hyun Suk Joo, Kim Min Jae) since so many others are sharing the spotlight. Well, on other note, the main character Lee Young Oh himself is an enough reason to like this drama. His struggle with emotion(less) moments and his branding as a psychopath while all the while the other functioning human beings are actually much more psychopathic than him.

Cheese in The Trap

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My Ratings : (8 stars)

  • Genre: Melodrama, romance, comedy
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jan-04 to 2016-Feb-23
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 23:00

Plot Summary

Hong Seol’s life is filled with work and study, and her diligent attitude is often taken advantage of by others. Yoo Jung was similar in the past, but has developed an exacting system of give-and-take to protect himself. Behind his solicitous smile lies a cold mind that demands payment for any mistakes it notes. When he wants to start dating Seol, she finds herself caught in a tangle of problems as the consequences of his past and present actions come to light.

Main Casts

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Cinderella and Four Knights

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My Ratings : (7 stars)

  • Genre: Romance, comedy
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Aug-12 to 2016-Oct-01
  • Air time: Friday & Saturday 23:00

Plot Summary

Eun Ha-won (Park So-dam) is a high school student who dreams to be a teacher, but she needs money for her education. One day, she meets the Chairperson of the Kang enterprise who offers her the chance to live in his house with his three grandsons, under some conditions.

At the Sky House, she meets Kang Ji-woon (Jung Il-woo), a soft hearted but lonely and wild-child rebel, Kang Hyun-min (Ahn Jae-hyun), a playboy plutocrat who does whatever he wants, Kang Seo-woo (Lee Jung-shin), a top singer-songwriter who is gentle and kind to Ha-won, and finally Lee Yoon-sung (Choi Min), the Chairman’s secretary and their bodyguard.

Main Casts

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Come Back Mister

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My Ratings : (5 stars)

  • Genre: Melodrama, comedy, romance, mystery
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Feb-24 to 2016-Apr-14
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00

Plot Summary

Lee Hae-Joon (Rain) is a perfect man with good looking appearance. He works as a section chief in the women’s apparel section at a department store. His body is actually possessed by the spirit of Kim Young-Soo (Kim In-Kwon) who was worked to death.

Hong Nan (Oh Yeon-Seo) is a beautiful woman, but her spirit is possessed by tough guy (Kim Su-Ro).

Main Casts

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Dear My Friends

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My Ratings : (3 stars)

  • Genre: Melodrama, family, friendship, comedy, romance
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: 2016-May-13 to 2016-Jul-02
  • Air time: Friday & Saturday 20:30

Plot Summary

Depicts the realistic and enjoyable lives of older and younger people who become dear friends.

Main Casts

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Doctors

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My Ratings : (7 stars)

  • Genre: Romance, comedy, drama, medical
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jun-20 to 2016-Aug-23
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00

Plot Summary

Yoo Hye Jung was a tough bully in school with a prickly personality and always goes wayward. She had many scars from her childhood and through self-preservation, Hye Jung keeps her heart shut away from other people. However, she changes after meeting her mentor Hong Ji Hong who plays a key role in transforming her life from a helpless gangster to a compassionate doctor.

Main Casts

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Drinking Solo

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My Ratings : (6 stars)

Entertainer

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My Ratings : (7 stars)

  • Genre: Comedy, drama, romance
  • Episodes: 18
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Apr-20 to 2016-Jun-16
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00

Plot Summary

Shin Suk-ho (Ji Sung) is a successful manager who works for KTOP entertainment, one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. After deciding to become independent and trying to develop his own company, Mango Entertainment, he suddenly faces many hardships and loses everything he has and goes to prison. After release, while he is trying to find a way back to life, he finds a talented high school student, Jo Ha-neul (Kang Min-hyuk) and decides to turn him into a famous singer. But he realizes that Ha-neul is an ex-convict and was accused for sexual abuse by his friend, Lee Ji-Young (Yoon Seo).
Shin Seok-ho starts a new journey with Ha-neul, forms the group ‘Entertainer Band’ (Ddandara band/ 딴다라 벤드), and tries to put things in their right place with the help of band members, his loyal friends and Jung Geu-rin (Lee Hye-ri), Ha-neul’s hard-working sister.

Main Casts

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Fantastic

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My Ratings : (5 stars)

Goodbye Mr. Black

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My Ratings : (6 stars)

  • Genre: Action, drama, romance
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Mar-16 to 2016-May-19
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Plot Summary

Cha Ji-Won (Lee Jin-Wook) is a UDT officer of the Navy Special Operations Force. He is positive and has personal charm, but he falls into a desperate situation due to a friend’s betrayal. He goes through numerous life or death situations. Cha Ji-Won then enters into a fake marriage with Swan (Moon Chae-Won) to hide his identity. Through the bright persona of Swan, Cha Ji-Won falls in love and regains his trust of others.

Main Casts

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Jackpot

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My Ratings : (6 stars)

  • Other title: Daebak / The Royal Gambler
  • Genre: Historical, period, drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Mar-28 to 2016-June-14
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00

Plot Summary

Dae-Gil and King Yeongjo enter a match. Dae-Gil bets his life and King Yeongjo bets the entire Kingdom of Joseon on the outcome.

Dae-Gil is the best gambler in the Joseon era. He holds deep resentment inside, but is also cool on the exterior. King Yeongjo is a man who never lower his head without a convincing reason. Meanwhile, Dam-Seo exists solely to take revenge upon king.

Main Casts

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Jealousy Incarnate

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My Ratings : (7 stars)

Let’s Fight Ghost

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My Ratings : (8 stars)

  • Genre: Horror, comedy, mystery, romance, action
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: 2016-July-11 to 2016-Aug-30
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 23:00

Plot Summary

Park Bong-pal (Ok Taec-yeon) has grown up with ability to see ghosts and uses this ability to work as an exorcist, banishing ghosts, but only weak ones, in order to make enough money to take away his ability to see ghosts. Called to a haunted school he encounters Kim Hyun-ji (Kim So-hyun) a feisty middle high-school student who, because of a traffic accident, became a wandering spirit the day before her college entrance exams. The two accidentally kiss and Hyun-ji discovers that Bong-pal holds the secret as to why she is a spirit. In order to be freed from endlessly wandering the earth as a ghost and to ascend to the next life, Hyun-ji convinces Bong-pal to allow her to live with him and the two become ghost fighting partners.

Main Casts

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Love in The Moonlight

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My Ratings : (7 stars)

Lucky Romance

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My Ratings : (7 stars)

  • Genre: Romance, comedy
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2016-May-25 to 2016-July-14
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00

Plot Summary

The drama centers on the romantic and comedic interactions between Shim Bo-nui, a woman who has blind faith in superstitions and fortune-tellings, with Je Soo-ho, CEO of a Game developer company who is a scientific and logical man. Shim Bo-nui is a 26-year-old, attractive woman, who can learn quickly. On the other hand, she is blindly superstitious. She always follows the fortune-tellings of shaman Goo Shin, because she is told she was born unlucky. The shaman tells her that in order to save her sister Bo-ra, she has to sleep with a man born in the year of the Tiger. She meets Je Soo-ho and coincidentally he was born a Tiger.

Main Casts

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Madame Antoine

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My Ratings : (7 stars)

  • Genre: Romance, comedy
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: JTBC
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jan-22 to 2016-Mar-12
  • Air time: Friday & Saturday 20:30

Plot Summary

Go Hye-Rim (Han Ye-Seul) is a famous fortune-teller. She is known as “Madame Antoine” and insists that she is spiritually connected to Marie Antoinette, but that part is a lie. She is able to see through people’s stories due to her intelligence and keen sense. She dreams of having love in a romantic film.

Go Hye-Rim then takes part in a psychological test project conducted by psychotherapist Choi Soo-Hyun (Sung Joon). His goal is to prove that true love does not exist. Coincidentally, the name for his psychological treatment center is Madame Antoine.

Main Casts

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Master of Revenge

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My Ratings : (5 stars)

  • Other title: Master: God of Noodles
  • Genre: Revenge, drama
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Apr-27 to 2016-June-30
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00

Plot Summary

When Moo-Myung was young, he had an once-in-a-lifetime event. His family was killed by a person who took the identity and the noodles making skill of his father, Kim Gil-do. After managed to survive the incident, Moo-Myung walked into orphanage by himself. To take revenge, he attempts to become a God of Noodles.

Main Casts

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Mirror of The Witch

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My Ratings : (4 stars)

  • Genre: Romance, fantasy, historical
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: JTBC
  • Broadcast period: 2016-May-13 to 2016-July-16
  • Air time: Friday & Saturday 20:30

Plot Summary

Queen Shim (Jang Hee-jin), is a royal queen in the palace who, is unable to have a child, seeks the help of a shaman named Hong-joo (Yum Jung-ah) to give birth to a prince. Hong-joo told Queen Shim to deceive a young shaman named Hae-ran (Jung In-seon (ko)) who possessed special abilities enabling her to sleep with the king so she can become pregnant. Hong-joo then uses black magic to transfer the fetus to the Queen and plans to kill Hae-ran. Unfortunately, Hae-Ran finds out everything and curses the Queen’s baby before dying. Queen Shim later gives birth to twins, Crown Prince Soonhwae (Yeo Hoe-hyun) and princess Yeon-Hee (Kim Sae-ron), but had to abandon the princess due to the curse. With the help of Shaman Choi Hyun-seo (Lee Sung-jae), Yeon-hee grows up as a beautiful young girl, but she is forced to remain isolated and away from everyone, living in a house surrounded by talismans. Poong-yeon (Kwak Si-yang), Hyun-seo’s son, has had a crush on her since he was young. A young scholar named Heo Jun (Yoon Shi-yoon) is the son of a slave. A chance encounter between Yeon-hee and Heo Jun ties their fate as they began a journey together to lift the princess’ curse.

Main Casts

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Monster

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My Ratings : (6 stars)

  • Genre: Drama, comedy, romance, thriller
  • Episodes: 50
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Mar-28 to 2016-Sep-20
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00

Plot Summary

In his youth, Lee Guk-cheol lost his wealthy family and his inheritance to his greedy uncle, Byun Il-jae. He lost everything and descended to the lowest echelons of society, from spoiled rich heir to lowly beggar almost overnight. However, an opportunity arises whereby he is able to obtain a new identity – Kang Ki-tan, allowing him to take back what is rightfully his and enact vengeance on those responsible for ruining his life. However, in his quest for revenge, he meets opposition in the form of Do Gun-woo, the illegitimate son of a chaebol chairman, and Oh Soo-yeon, a young woman who seem suspiciously similar to someone he developed feelings for in his youth.

Main Casts

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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

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My Ratings : (9 stars)

Moorim School

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My Ratings : (4 stars)

  • Genre: Fantasy, action, romance, drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jan-11 to 2016-Mar-08
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00

Plot Summary

Yoon Shi-Woo (Lee Hyun-woo) is the leader of the South Korean idol group ‘Mobius’, and he also happens to be an orphan with hardly any recollection of his past or true identity. His rise in popularity and fame made him become arrogant and prickly in nature, but he has a serious problem: he is suffering from painful hearing loss that doctors have not been able to pinpoint or cure. The only possible hope comes from a female fan named Hwang Sun-ah (Jung Yoo-jin) who told him to go to Moorim Institute and have Dean Hwang, her father, heal him. Considering him more trouble than he is worth, Shi-woo’s CEO tries to get rid of him by framing him in a scandal with a female rookie idol. As the public starts to hate him, he decides to come to Moorim Institute in the end in hopes that he would be cured.

Wang Chi-Ang (Lee Hong-bin) is the son of Wang Hao, the president of China’s largest enterprise groups in Shanghai. Spoiled and selfish, he acts like he owns the world, yet hides his own wounds: he is an illegitimate son who was born from a Korean mother. Chi-ang’s father also wants him to go to Moorim Institute, but Chi-ang refuses to go until he meets Shim Soon-deok (Seo Ye-ji), a sweet, confident young woman who works hard at several jobs to care for her blind father. Completely enchanted by her, he agrees to his father’s wishes when he discovers that she secretly attends Moorim Institute without letting her father know.

Main Casts

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Ms. Temper and Nam Jung Gi

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My Ratings : (7 stars)

  • Genre: Romance, comedy, drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: JTBC
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Mar-18 to 2016-May-07
  • Air time: Friday & Saturday 20:30

Plot Summary

Marketing Department Manager, Nam Jung-gi (Yoon Sang-hyun) is so nice that his colleagues call him “Father Theresa” and “Walking UNICEF”. There is nothing that can ruffle Jung-gi’s feathers but his coworker, Ok Da-jung (Lee Yo-won), who is so nasty tempered she’s been nicknamed “Fire Da-jung”, and isn’t impressed with Jung-gi’s affable nature. In fact, his goodness seems to bring out the worst in her, fanning the flames of her fury at everything and everyone. Will Ok Da-jung finally push Nam Jung-gi over the edge and ignite his anger, or will he eventually be the one to cool hers?

Main Casts

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Neighborhood Hero

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My Ratings : (4 stars)

  • Genre: Action, thriller, mystery, crime
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: OCN
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jan-23 to 2016-Mar-13
  • Air time: Saturday & Sunday 23:00

Plot Summary

Former secret agent Baek Shi Yoon (Park Shi Hoo) is a well-trained human weapon. Hiding his past, he buys the bar “Neighborhood” and runs it as the owner. He gets close to the Neighborhood regulars at his bar and he sympathizes with their pain. He then meets a young man, Choi Chan Gyu (Lee Soo Hyuk) who works as a temporary employee. Choi Chan Gyu wants to become a police officer. Baek Shi Yoon trains him as a secret agent and they fight together against evil.

Main Casts

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Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho

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My Ratings : (6 stars)

  • Other title: My Lawyer, Mr. Jo
  • Genre: Drama, legal, comedy
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Mar-28 to 2016-May-31
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00

Plot Summary

Jo Deul Ho (Park Shin-yang) who once had a bright future ahead of him as a star prosecutor, and was the son-in-law to the head of the largest law firm in their country. But when he witnesses corruption in the prosecutor’s office and reports it, he loses everything. He tries to rebuild his life and turn his small and pathetic neighborhood law office into a second chance to become a lawyer who protects people and protects the law, and grows as a person in the process.

Main Casts

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On The Way to The Airport

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My Ratings : (6 stars)

One More Happy Ending

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My Ratings : (8 stars)

  • Genre: Romance, comedy
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jan-20 to 2016-Mar-10
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Plot Summary

Han Mi-Mo (Jang Na-Ra), Baek Da-Jung (You Da-In), Go Dong-Mi (Yoo In-Na) and Hong Ae-Ran (Seo In-Young) were once members of idol group “Angels.”

Han Mi-Mo now works as a rep for a remarriage consulting business. She is also divorced. Her former bandmate Baek Da-Jung is also a rep at the same company. She married a rich man, but her marriage is on the rocks. Go Dong-Mi is now an elementary school teacher. She is single and feels lonely. Hong Ae-Ran is a representative for an internet shopping mall. The women are still friends.

Song Soo-Hyuk (Jung Kyoung-Ho) is a reporter and a single father. He has a friend, Goo Hae-Joon (Kwon Yool), who is a doctor and single. Song Soo-Hyuk and Goo Hae-Joon become involved with the women.

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One Percent of Something

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My Ratings : (7 stars)

Page Turner

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My Ratings : (8 stars)

  • Genre: Drama, music
  • Episodes: 3
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast date: 2016-Mar-26 to 2016-Apr-09
  • Air time: Saturday 23:35

Plot Summary

Yoo-Seul (Kim So-Hyun) is a student of an art high school. She is a talented pianist and who won various contests, but she is driven by her mother. Yoo-Seul’s mother wanted to become a pianist when she was younger. One day, Yoo-Seul has an accident. Yoo-Seul may never play the piano again because of the accident. With the help of her friend Cha-Sik and Yoo-Seul’s rival Jin-Mok, Yoo-Seul begins to live a new life.

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Shopping King Louie

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My Ratings : (7 stars)

Signal

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My Ratings : (9 stars)

  • Genre: Crime, thriller, mystery, romance
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jan-22 to 2016-Mar-12
  • Air time: Friday & Saturday 20:30

Plot Summary

A walkie-talkie in the present somehow picks up signals from a detective in the past, Lee Jae Han (Jo Jin Woong). Police profiler Park Hae Young (Lee Je Hoon) finds this walkie-talkie and uses it to help solve cold cases. Detective Cha Soo Hyun (Kim Hye Soo), who was once a rookie at Lee Jae Han’s station, leads the cold-case team. Thanks to Park Hae Young (and Lee Jae Han), the team solves infamous cold cases. But communicating with the past has consequences.

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The Descendants of The Sun

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My Ratings : (6 stars)

  • Genre: Romance, melodrama, comedy
  • Episodes: 16 + 3 Special Episodes
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Feb-24 to 2016-Apr-22
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00

Plot Summary

This story tells of doctors stationed in the fictional war zone of Urk (Uruk), and follows the love story that develops between a surgeon (Kang Mo-yeon) and a special forces officer (Yoo Shi-jin), both elite in their respective fields. The story will track both their personal and professional struggles while exploring issues about the value of life.

Main Casts

  • Song Joong Ki as Captain Yoo Shi Jin of the Alpha Team (aka Big Boss)
  • Song Hye Kyo as Professor Kang Mo Yun (aka Beauty)
  • Jin Goo as Chief Master Sergeant Seo Dae Young (aka Wolf)
  • Kim Ji Won as Lieutenant Yoon Myung Joo (Orthopedic Surgeon)
  • Kang Shin Il as Lieutenant General Yoon (Myung Joo’s father) (aka Yellow Tiger)

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The K2

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My Ratings : (7 stars)

Uncontrollably Fond

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My Ratings : (7 stars)

  • Genre: Melodrama, romance, comedy
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jul-06 to 2016-Sep-08
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00

Plot Summary

Shin Joon-young (Kim Woo-bin) and No Eul (Bae Suzy) were a couple who were separated during their teenage years due to an ill-fated relationship, but later meet each other in life. Shin Joon-young is now a top actor-singer while No Eul is a documentary producer.

No Eul had a tough childhood; her father died in a hit-and-run prompting No Eul to quit school and make a living for her and her brother. Shin Joon-young, on the other hand, had his life planned out for him. His mother wanted him to become a prosecutor; to follow the footsteps of his estranged father, but an awful incident caused him to quit law school and become a singer-actor. The two reunite when No Eul is tasked to film Shin Joon-young’s documentary. Joon-young initially gives No Eul a miserable time before finally agreeing to do the documentary and even plans to win her heart back.

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Vampire Detective

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My Ratings : (3 stars)

  • Genre: Fantasy, mystery
  • Episodes: 12
  • Broadcast network: OCN
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Mar-27 to 2016-Jun-12
  • Air time: Sunday 23:00

Plot Summary

Yoon San (Lee Joon) works as a private detective with his friend Yong Goo-Hyung (Oh Jung-se). One day, Yoon San is turned into a vampire. He remains a private detective who solves cases for his clients all the while uncovering the secrets from his past.

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W

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My Ratings : (8 stars)

  • Genre: Romance, comedy, suspense, melodrama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jul-20 to 2016-Sep-14
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00

Plot Summary

Cardiothoracic surgeon Oh Yeon-joo’s (Han Hyo-joo) father mysteriously went missing while writing the last chapter of his webtoon “W”. Yeon-joo goes to his office and is shocked to see a scene of the dying Kang Chul (Lee Jong-suk), the main character of W, on her father’s computer. While reading a note left behind by her father, a hand from the monitor pulled her in. She finds herself on the rooftop of a building next to a bleeding man. She manages to save him and realizes that the person she saved was Kang Chul, the main character of her father’s manhwa.

The story evolves on how Kang Chul find the meaning of his life through his relationship with Yeon Joo and his struggle to face the villains of the manhwa.

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Woman With a Suitcase

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My Ratings : (7 stars)

To be continued… 41 dramas so far. There are some dramas just finished airing a few months before that I haven’t added the descriptions yet, only the rating. 2016 is already over and I will add 6 more Korean dramas that I have watched to this list. Come back later.

credits: picture is not mine, all rights to the original owner: dramafever, asianwiki, and some descriptions are combination from various sites, dramawiki, asianwiki, and wikipedia.

 

 
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