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.

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.

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

Hello DramaSpot readers!

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

Flower Boy Next Door

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This week I am recommending the Romantic Comedy: Flower Boy Next Door.
Starring Park Shin Hye, Yoon Si Yoon, Kim Ji Hoon, Park Soo Jin, Kim Jung San, Go Kyung Po, Mizuta Kouki, and Kim Seul Gi.
Written by Kim Eun Jung, this 16 episode series aired in 2013.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Flower Boy Next Door' Promotion Photo

Go Dok Mi (Park Shin Hye) is an introverted and shy copy editor who does anything she can to stay in her apartment and avoid interactions at all costs. Every day she looks out her window at her neighbor, Oh Jin Rok (Kim Ji Hoon), and watches him every morning. Enrique Geum (Yoon Si Yoon) is a famous gamer who comes to South Korea and moves into the same apartment building as Dok Mi. When Enrique catches Dok Mi one morning watching Jin Rok with binoculars, he approaches her to find out why pushing into Dok Mi’s singular lifestyle. As Dok Mi continues to live, more and more ‘flower boys’ start to become a part of her life.

This seems like such a silly romantic comedy. While I think Shin Hye and Si Yoon don’t have a very strong romantic chemistry together, I think they compliment each other well when acting on screen. I think many will enjoy this drama, especially those who know what it’s like to have a crush on someone who doesn’t know you exist. Overall I think Flower Boy Next Door is a silly romance that will have so many funny moments in it.