“What are the most popular Kdramas of all time?”
For those of you who are very interested in Korean dramas, but can’t decide what to watch let me introduce you to a list of top 5 most popular Korean dramas of all time with a short summary of what they’re about.
First drama I would like to introduce is called ‘Boys Over Flowers.’ This story starts off as the main character Jan Di, who is an ordinary girl whose family owns a dry cleaning store, which is located by the luxurious and very well known Shin Hwa High School. Jan Di gets admitted to Shin Hwa High School by a swimming scholarship. In school, she tries to stay away from the four richest, and the most spoiled boys known as the F4, because she knows bad things will happen, if she gets involved in a situation with them. However, this all changes after she helps out a friend of hers who accidentally spilled ice cream on one of the members of the F4, Goo Joon Pyo. He treats her like she’s nothing and Jan Di sticks up for her friend, which gets her more involved with the F4. Now, I don’t want to give out all the details, so if you want to know what happens next, you’ll have to watch the drama.
Second drama I would recommend is called ‘Secret Garden.’ In this drama, Kim Joo Won is from a wealthy family. He runs a large company, which his family owns. Kim Joo Won’s cousin Oscar is a popular singer and he’s also a womanizer. Oscar asks Joo Won to pick up an actress Park Chae Rin from a shooting set, but Joo Won mistakes a stuntwoman Gil Ra Im for Park Chae Rin and takes Ra Im to a hotel. When they arrived at the hotel, Joo Won realizes that the woman he picked up isn’t the actress. During this time, he starts experiencing feelings towards the stuntwoman, even though she wasn’t his type. He tries to get her out of his mind, but he can’t stop thinking about her. One day, they end up switching bodies due to a magical accident and now they have to get use to each other’s lives.
The third drama I’d like to suggest is called ‘My Love From the Star.’ This drama is about an alien named Do Min Joon, who arrived on the earth 400 years ago during Joseon Dynasty, but he couldn’t go back to where he came from, because he missed his “flight” back home. He tries not to get involve with humans, but this soon changes when a new neighbor moves in next door, who is a famous actress named Cheon Song Yi. Do Min Joon has many different kinds of powers such as powerful strength, great hearing, able to stop time, visions of the future, telekinesis, teleportation, and more. He also has many degrees and has studied law, psychology, medicine, astronomy, etc.
The name of the fourth drama is ‘I Hear Your Voice.’ It’s a thriller/romantic comedy drama. Jang Hye Sung becomes a lawyer after she overcame her painful childhood memory. Park Soo Ha is another important character in this drama and he’s a 19-year-old boy who has the ability to read other people’s thoughts. Jang Hye Sung became Park Soo Ha’s first love after she went to court as a witness of Park Soo Ha’s father’s murder case 10 years ago. He promised to protect her from any danger and they reunite 10 years after the case and what they don’t know is that there is more danger coming their way.
Last but not least, the fifth drama I’ll be introducing today is ‘That winter, the Wind Blows.’ This is a melodrama about a man and a blind woman who both believe there is no such thing as love. Oh Soo is an orphan who was left heartbroken after his first love passed away and he becomes a gambler. Oh Young is a lonely character that feels like she has to look after herself and others after her parents get divorced. But, she slowly finds herself becoming blind. After these two come together, they find the true meaning of love.
You probably have your own favorites. Tell us your favorites.