Dream High 2

Welcome back, DramaSpot readers!

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.

Madame Antoine

Hello, DramaSpot readers!

This week I am recommending the Romantic-Comedy: Madame Antoine.

Starring Han Ye Seul, Sung Joon, Jung Jin Woon, Hwang Seung Eun, and Lee Joo Hyung.
Written by Hong Jin Ah, this 16 episode series aired in 2015.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, Netflix, and KissAsian.

'Madame Antoine' Promotion Photo

Go Hye Rim (Han Ye Seul) is a famous romance fortune-teller who has made a name for herself by claiming her ability has come from a connection to Marie Antoinette. But really Hye Rim’s ‘powers’ are just from her keen observational skills. Choi Soo Hyun (Sung Joon) is a skeptical psychotherapist who doesn’t believe in Hye Rim’s powers of finding true love, or true love in general. When Hye Rim offers her abilities to Soo Hyun’s psychological test, her career is put in jeopardy.

Madame Antoine is such an interesting idea for a drama. It has all the aspects of a usual romantic comedy with the two leads falling for each other, even if at first they aren’t fond of each other. Han Ye Seul and Sung Joon have such an interesting chemistry from a romantic perspective and a comedic sense. I recommend this to anyone who loves the idea of a ‘LoveHate’ relationship and those who are interested in the ideas of powers or abilities.

 

Ex-Girlfriend Club

Welcome, DramaSpot readers!

This week I am recommending the Romantic-Comedy: Ex-Girlfriend Club.
Starring Song Ji Hyo, Byun Yo Han, Lee Yoon Ji, Ryu Hwa Young, and Jang Ji Eun.
Written by Lee Jin Mae, this 12 episode series aired in 2015.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Ex-Girlfriend Club' Promotion Photo

Kim Soo Jin (Song Ji Hyo) is a producer for a film company and is so focused on her career that she has not had much success in her romantic life. When the company she works for is falling into bankruptcy, she has no choice but to work with her ex, Bang Myeong Soo (Byun Yo Han). Myeong Soo is an artist who has a webtoon about his own romantic life and all the ex-girlfriends he has had, including Soo Jin; creating a webtoon that many are fans of because of how relatable they are. By sharing these intimate details of his life, Myeong Soo is viewed either as a true romantic or an enemy to romance. While Soo Jin and Myeong Soo work together, boundaries and emotions are pushed as Soo Jin tries to produce Myeong Soo’s webtoon into a movie.

Ex-Girlfriend Club is going to be hilarious. Just from the plot of what is going to happen, I can already tell that there is going to be so much drama, as well as a rekindle of romance between the two leads. Song Ji Hyo is hilarious and easily portrays what it’s like to meet an ex again after years of seeing them. At the same time, Byun Yo Han’s character is such an air-head and just has a charm that pulls you in to want to see more of him. Together these two leads compliment each other very well and will keep viewers wanting for more.

My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week

Hi, DramaSpot readers!

This week I am recommending the Romantic-Comedy: My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week.
Starring Lee Sun Gyun, Song Ji Hyo, Kwon Bo Ah, Lee Sang Yeob, Kim Hee Won, Ye Ji Won, and Lee Suk Joon.
Directed by Kim Seok Yoon, this 12 episode series aired in 2016.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'My Wife's Having an Affair This Week' Promotion Photo

Do Hyun Woo (Lee Sun Gyun) has worked as a producer for television for the past 10 years. He believes that he has had a successful career and a happy, loving marriage. When he see’s on his wife, Jung Soo Yeon’s (Song Ji Hyo) phone a hotel reservation he becomes suspicious and paranoid that his wife is having an affair! Unsure of his suspicion he goes to an internet forum with the help of his lawyer friend and searches for an answer to if his wife is actually having an affair or he is just paranoid.

This is such a strange and hilarious show. I mean the first thing is just the title is so engaging and not what one would expect from a romantic comedy. But Lee Sun Gyun is hilarious and seems to just be a natural when it comes to comedic timing. I think this show perfectly encaptures the paranoia someone in a relationship can feel if they find something that they weren’t expecting.

 

Emergency Couple

Welcome DramaSpot readers!

This week I am recommending the drama: Emergency Couple.
Starring Choi Jin Hyuk, Song Ji Hyo, Lee Pil Mo, Choi Yeo Jin, Lee Sung Min, and Kwon Min.
Written by Choi Yoon Jung, this 21 episode series aired in 2014.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Emergency Couple' Promotion Photo

Oh Chang Min (Choi Jin Hyuk) and Oh Jin Hee (Song Ji Hyo) were young and unaware of how harsh life could be when they got married. Living together Chang Min is working an unbearable job and Jin Hee is losing her hair from all the stress of living with Chang Min and fighting. When they divorce Chang Min goes back to his wealthy family while Jin Hee stays with her mother. Six years later both Chang Min and Jin Hee have gotten through medical school and end up meeting again when they learn they are both interning at the same hospital, specifically the emergency room. Forced to work together for three months, will Chang Min and Jin Hee’s romance kindle again?

This is such a dramatic show. There is the relationship drama between Chang Min and Jin Hee and meeting again and at the same time, there are so many medical mishaps occurring since they are in an emergency room. Fair warning some of the medical scenes can be a bit graphic and show blood, but it’s not too the extreme. But I think that this is a riveting drama that keeps you hooked from watching what will happen to each patient in the episode, as well as want to know if Chang Min and Jin Hee will end up together in the end.

Coffee Prince

Welcome DramaSpot readers!

This week I am recommending the Romantic-Comedy: Coffee Prince.
Starring Yoon Eun Hye, Gong Yoo, Lee Sun Gyun, Chae Jung Ahn, Kim Chang Wan, Kim Ja Ok, and Choi Il Hwa.
Written by Lee Jung Ah and Jang Hyun Joo, this 17 episode series aired in 2007.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Coffee Prince' Promotion Photo

Go Eun Chan (Yoon Eun Hye) is a tough, hardworking employee with multiple part-time jobs. Working as a delivery boy Eun Chan is often mistaken as a boy when in reality she is a girl. When on a delivery she meets Choi Han Kyul (Gong Yoo). Han Kyul is the son of a wealthy family of hotelier’s, and with his good looks has gotten used to living the life of a bachelor; while his mother attempts to pressure Han Kyul to marry.

When Eun Chan and Han Kyul meet one night after a possible theft, Eun Chan stops the thief but lets him go as he is enamored by her younger sister. Even though Eun Chan gives back the purse, Han Kyul can’t help but think that the accident and theft were planned and gives Eun Chan his card for when she wants to be reimbursed. With the scooter damaged Eun Chan gets fired from her workplace and debates if she should get the money or keep her pride. Desperate for money she calls Han Kyul and sees him at his hotel while he is meeting with blind dates for his mother’s sake.  After countless attempts to get his attention, Han Kyul asks Eun Chan, thinking she is a boy, to be his gay lover so he doesn’t have to go on blind dates.

'Coffee Prince' Promotion Photo

After watching the first episode I am so excited to continue watching. Overall this seems like a light-hearted KDrama with laughs and giggles as well as intense romance. Coffee Prince is known as one of the most talked about dramas in 2007 because of its dealings with the ideas of being gay and in a homosexual relationship (even though the two leads are male and female). Yoon Eun Hye is one of the most convincing female stars I’ve seen that can so easily pull off being a boy. While Gong Yoo is attractive and hilarious to watch as he questions Yoon Eun Hye’s character.

I recommend this to anyone who is just starting to watch KDrama’s as it is light-hearted and doesn’t seem to be too dramatic. Plus it is only 17 episodes, which is quite short compared to dramas that last 21 episodes. But I think this is an amazing drama that will be fun to watch and share the experience of watching with others.

'Coffee Prince' Promotion Photo