Dream High 2

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This week I am recommending the sequel to the hit, Dream HighDream High 2.
Starring Kang So Ra, Jung Jin Woon, Park Ji Yeon, Kim Jung Tae, Choi Yeo Jin, Park Jin Young, Kim Hyo Jung, and Lee Ye Jin.
Written by Heo Sung Hye and Jang Eun Mi, this 16 episode series aired in 2012.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Dream High 2' Promotion Photo

Following the hit sensation before it, Dream High 2 follows a similar story line as before but focuses on new faces and talent. This time, Kirin Arts High School has been having financial difficulties and is soon to be bought by an elite company. In the nick of time a girl group, HershE, transfers to Kirin. Lian (Park Ji Yeon) is a talented actress, Nana (Kim Hyo Jung) is a talented singer, and  Ailee (Lee Ye Jin) is an airhead performer. In addition, Shin Hye Sung (Kang So Ra) has musical talents but strongly buts heads with rock star Jin Yoo Jin (Jung Jin Woon), but there is an underlying romance between the two ready to be released.

Dream High 2 has a similar story as in its predecessor. Featuring new talents, it’s another perfect drama for those who are K-Pop fans and want an easy bridge into the drama world. Similar to what I mentioned that I loved about Dream High, is that the drama features not only romance and a ‘coming of age’ story, it features talented stars who are able to show the range of their abilities.

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Dream High

Welcome, DramaSpot readers!

This week I am recommending the musical drama: Dream High.
Starring Kim Soo Hyun, Ok Taec Yeon, Bae Su Ji, Ham Eun Jung, Jang Woo Young, and Lee Ji Eun.
Written by Park Hye Ryun, this 17 episode drama aired in 2011.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Dream High' Promotion Photo

Dream High depicts a story of students at the prestigious music high school, Kirin Art High School. Go Hye Mi (Bae Su Ji) is a singer whose family was once rich but has been facing economic difficulties. Hye Mi auditions to Kirin Art High School, but is rejected once her best friend, Yoon Baek Hee (Ham Eun Jong) is accepted. Wanting to follow the girl he likes, Song Sam Dong (Kim Soo Hyun) has an interest in both Hye Mi and music but is dealing with a hearing impairment. Similarly, Jin Guk (Ok Taec Yeon), is Hye Mi’s childhood friend and a talented rapper in a small K-Pop band. In the end, though there can only be one K-Pop star, but who will it be?

Dream High has a star-studded cast of actual K-Pop stars. Similar to the movie Fame it has a similar feel of what the lives of young talent are forced to face and how challenging the entertainment world can be. Personally, I am a fan of musicals, so having a show featuring singers and actually singing songs interests me a bit. Overall this seems like an amazing drama for K-Pop fans, and an easy bridge for those fans to cross over from Pop to Drama’s.

Tomorrow with You

Hello, DramaSpot readers!

This week I am recommending the romantic drama: Tomorrow with You.
Starring Shin Min Ah, Lee Je Hoon, Kim Ye Won, Jo Han Chul, and Oh Kwang Rok.
Written by Heo Sung Hye, this 16 episode series aired in 2017.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Tomorrow with You' Promotion Photo

Yoo So Joon (Lee Je Hoon) is a CEO of a large company and approaches every situation as a profit or a loss. He is selfish and lives his life looking out for only himself. Not only is So Joon rich and handsome, but he also has the ability to time-travel when he travels on a subway. Song Ma Rin (Shin Min Ah) is a photographer who was once a child star. Struggling as an adult in her personal life and professionally, she keeps a positive and optimistic attitude. When So Joon sees his how depressed and dull his life is in the future, he decides to marry Ma Rin as a way to save his own future. Although he doesn’t love her, Ma Rin is in love with So Joon. Will it be possible for So Joon to actually find love in his heart for Ma Rin?

Tomorrow with You has such an interesting concept to it. I haven’t seen many dramas that deal with the ability of time travel, unlike many that dealt with the supernatural ability to see spirits and ghosts. This fresh idea was received well, as well as the casting choice of Shin Min Ah and Lee Je Hoon. Overall this drama is going to be a tear-jerker and will definitely feature some comedic scenes between Min Ah and Je Hoon.

Uncontrollably Fond

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This week I am recommending the romantic drama: Uncontrollably Fond. 
Starring Kim Woo Bin, Bae Su Ji, Im Ju Hwan, Jin Kyung, Lee Seo Won, and Ryu Won.
Written by Lee Kyung Hee, this 20 episode series aired in 2016.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Uncontrollably Fond' Stills

No Eul (Bae Su Ji) and Shin Joon Young (Kim Woo Bin) were in a relationship as teenagers until they are suddenly separated. Years later No Eul is now a TV producer and Joon Young has become a top Hallyu star with an arrogant personality. When No Eul is assigned to produce a documentary on Joon Young the two have a second chance encounter as adults and cannot deny the spark between them.

Uncontrollably Fond was the talk of the KDrama world because of Kim Woo Bin and Suzy who are both big named stars in South Korea. The second chance romance between the two leads and the love-hate relationship they have are common tropes in drama that keep the viewers watching and wanting more!

JeJu Island Gatsby

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This week I am recommending the romantic comedy: Jeju Island Gatsby.
Starring Yoo Yun Suk, Kang So Ra, Kim Sung Oh, Seo Yi Ahn, Lee Sung Jae, and Jung Jin Young.
Written by Hong Mi Ran and Hong Jung Eun, this 16 episode series aired in 2015.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Jeju Island Gatsby' Promotion Photo

Lee Jung Joo (Kang So Ra) has been hard at work her whole life and as a result becomes grouchy and pessimistic. After a series of unfortunate events, Jung Joo leaves the city of Seoul and moves to Jeju Island for a new start. Baek Geon Woo (Yoo Yun Suk) owns a restaurant called ‘Warm and Cozy’ on Jeju Island as a way to get away from his wealthy family. But when Jung Joo runs into Geon Woo, her first love, there is an unexpected meeting as the two clash with their polar opposite personalities. But will they start to build a romance as they continue to meet each other?

Jeju Island Gatsby by itself has a beautiful location on a quaint island resort. The two leads, Kang So Ra and Yoo Yun Suk, have an undeniable chemistry together and add to the mix the delicious food being served at ‘Warm and Cozy’ this is the perfect drama to watch on a spring afternoon with a nice breeze with some good food.

Click Your Heart

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This week I am recommending the romantic comedy: Click Your Heart.
Starring Kwon Min Ah, Baek Ju Jo, Kim Ro Woon, Kang Cha Ni, and Lee Da Won.
Created by FNC Entertainment, this 7 episode mini-series was released in 2016.
Watch it on Netflix and KissAsian.

'Click Your Heart' Promotional Photo

This mini-series focuses on Min Ah (Kwon Min Ah) a social outcast, who draws the attention of four boys from different social circles but who are all equally interested in Min Ah. Ju Ho (Baek Ju Ho) is the tough guy – cold at first meeting until he get’s to know you, Ro Woon (Kim Ro Woon) the school’s basketball star, Cha Ni (Kang Cha Ni) whose passion is to dance, and Da Won (Lee Da Won) the school’s top student. Which guy will Min Ah choose? It’s up to the viewer!

Which guy will Min Ah choose? It’s up to the viewer! What’s so interesting about this particular drama is the idea behind eliminating the second lead syndrome. This occurs when watching a drama and the lead and the second lead are your preference but then you realize that the relationship will never happen. Click Your Heart eliminates this syndrome by being an online, interactive, choose your own ending; meaning that the viewer will never have a second lead syndrome if they are the ones choosing the ending! Drama fans will never have to worry about the lead ending up with the wrong guy anymore with this drama!

Miss Granny

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This week I am recommending the Romantic Comedy: Miss Granny.
Starring Shim Eun Kyung, Na Moon Hee, Park In Hwan, Sung Dong Il, and Lee Jin Wook.
Written by Shin Dong Ik, Hong Yun Jeong, and Dong Hee Seon, this movie was released in 2014.
Watch it on KissAsian.

'Miss Granny' Promotional Photo

Oh Mal Soon (Na Moon Hee) is a 74-year-old widowed grandmother who is living with her son and his wife. Mal Soon is proud of her son, Hyun Chul, whom she raised on her own, but butts heads with his wife, Ae Ja. When Hyun Chul tells Mal Soon that she can no longer live in the house with Ae Ja, he tells Mal Soon that he is sending her to a nursing home.

As Mal Soon wanders around after being told she has to move to a nursing home, she discovers a photo studio that claims to take an image of the most youthful time in one’s life. Entering the studio to get her own picture taken for her ‘future funeral’, she leaves the studio with the face of a young 20-year-old!

Now a young faced Oh Mal Soon goes about living as a young girl again and takes on a new name, Oh Doo Ri (Shim Eun Kyung), inspired by her favorite actress, Audrey Hepburn. Seen as a 20 year old girl Doo Ri finds new love and starts to live more boldly than before.

'Miss Granny' Promotional Photo

Miss Granny is a heart-warming film that makes you laugh and want to show it to everyone you know. Shim Eun Kyung is hilarious and portrays a young woman with an old spirit so well and makes you want to root for her as the film presents challenges to her. I recommend this to anyone that wants to watch a feel good movie that has both comedic scenes as well as some emotional ones.

'Miss Granny' Promotional Photo