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.

Boys Over Flowers

Hello, DramaSpot readers!

This week I am recommending the Romantic-Drama: Boys Over Flowers.
Starring Gu Hye Sun, Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon, and Kim So Eun.
Written by Yoon Ji Ryun this 25 episode series aired in 2009.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, Netflix, and KissAsain.

'Boys Over Flowers' Promotional Photo

Geum Jan Di (Gu Hye Sun) is a poor girl who gets a scholarship to Shinhwa High School, after saving the life of a student, where only the wealthiest children in Seoul attend. At the forefront of the school is a group known as F4, a group of four boys who torment those who are not as rich as they are. When Jan Di faces F4’s leader, Goo Joon Pyo (Lee Min Ho), she enters a new world of torment and scrutiny. But Jan Di doesn’t give up hope and continues to spread her happiness around winning the heart of many, including the cold Joon Pyo.

This is known (from what I heard) as one of the classic Korean Drama’s. Featuring common themes of KDrama’s such as a rich guy falling for a poor girl, love triangles, flower boys, unrequited love, and so much more, this is definitely a drama you don’t want to miss out on.

Flower Boy Ramen Shop

Welcome DramaSpot readers!

This week I am recommending the Romantic-Comedy: Flower Boy Ramen Shop.
Starring Jung Il Woo, Lee Chung Ah, Kim Ye Won, Lee Ki Woo, Park Min Woo, and Joo Hyun.
Written by Yoon Nan Joong this 16 episode series aired in 2011.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Flower Boy Ramen Shop' Promotional Photo

Yang Eun Bi (Lee Chung Ah) is a University student who is studying to take her civil servant test to fulfill her dream of being a high school teacher. Cha Chi Soo (Jung Il Woo) is a spoiled high school student who is heir to a successful food industry. When Eun Bi is assigned to be a teacher’s assistant to Chi Soo’s class she see’s how arrogant the high schooler is. Meanwhile, Chi Soo is fascinated by Eun Bi’s athletic skill and fierceness. After Eun Bi’s father’s Ramen Shop is bought by Choi Gang Hyuk (Lee Ki Woo) Eun Bi finds herself in a love triangle between Chi Soo and Gang Hyuk.

This was one of the first KDrama’s that I ever watched and I loved every minute of it. It has some of the best things: food, ‘flower boys’ (aka pretty boys), and a romantic storyline. I recommend this to fans who love to watch people make and eat ramen and also are invested in a hilarious story line with quirky characters that will steal your heart.

Heirs

Welcome back, DramaSpot readers!

This week I am recommending the Romantic drama: Heirs. 
Starring Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin, Kang Min Hyuk, Choi Jin Hyuk, Krystal Jung, Kim Ji Won, and Kim Mi Kyung.
Written by Kim Eun Sook this 20 episode series aired in 2013.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Heirs' Promotional Photo

Heirs is about a group of privileged teenagers who are learning to take over large corporations while also figuring out how to love. Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho) is an heir to a large business empire but has been sent to the States to study abroad. By chance, he and Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye) a poor girl looking for her sister in the states, meet and Kim Tan feels himself start to have romantic feelings towards her. When both arrive back in Korea they continue to meet unexpectedly and slowly Kim Tan starts to question his duty to his family versus his love for Eun Sang. Mix into this Choi Young Do (Kim Woo Bin), Kim Tan’s old friend now rival, who also starts falling in love with Eun Sang drama starts to occur in this high school world.

The way I like to think of this drama is that it’s if Gossip Girl took place in South Korea. From the first episode alone I can tell that the relationship between Eun Sang and Kim Tan is going to be so exciting to watch and heartbreaking to see what challenges they have to go through to be together. This show will be full of drama, love, and heartbreak.