Dream High

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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.

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Nightmare High

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This week I am recommending the thrilling drama: Nightmare High. 
Starring Uhm Ki Joon, Kim So Hyun, Lee Min Hyuk, Seo Shin Ae, and Baek Seung Do.
Written by Hyun Moon Sub and Jung Yoo Suk, this 12 episode series aired in 2016.
Watch it on KissAsian and Netflix.

'Nightmare High'

At Yosan Private High School after the homeroom teacher for class 2-3 has been hospitalized, there is a new teacher that comes to take over. Han Bong Gu (Uhm Ki Joon) is a mysterious substitute teacher for the time being and it seems to be that all the teachers know who he is. As strange events start to occur, class president Kang Ye Rim (Kim So Hyun) and her classmate Seo Sang Woo (Lee Min Hyuk) investigate this new mysterious teacher to prevent anything else from happening.

Nightmare High seems like a very strange and almost unknown drama. From the first episode, there is a creepy vibe that comes with watching and it, and it seems that there are many secrets about each character that will be revealed as you continue to watch the series. Since each episode is only 15-20 minutes long it doesn’t take long to get through this series and uncover the secrets that each character holds.

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!

Madame Antoine

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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.

 

Sensory Couple

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This week I am recommending the Romantic Drama: Sensory Couple.
Starring Park Yoo Chun, Shin Se Kyung, Nam Goong Min, Yoon Jin Suh, and Kim So Hyun.
Written by Lee Hee Myung, this 16 episode series aired in 2015.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Sensory Couple' Promotion Photo

Choi Moo Gak (Park Yoo Chun) was a loving brother who cared for his younger sister until one night she was murdered by a killer known as the ‘Barcode’ killer. Oh Cho Rim (Shin Se Kyung) also became a part of the ‘Barcode’ Murder case after her parents were killed and she was the only witness. But while escaping the killer Cho Rim gets hit by a car and falls into a coma. Three years later Cho Rim awakens with no memory of what happened to her but finds that she can see smells with her eyes. Moo Gak has become a police officer who has dedicated his life to finding the man who murdered his sister and in the process, has lost all feelings that made him human. Together Moo Gak and Cho Rim work together to find out more about Cho Rim’s past and why she and Moo Gak are possible targets of the Barcode murderer.

Sensory Couple is one of the cutest crime dramas I have seen. There are equal parts of thriller, comedy, romance, and mystery while watching this suspenseful drama. Shin Se Kyung and Park Yoo Chun have a great chemistry together that leaves you wanting them to end up together and become closer as the show moves forward. I’d definitely recommend this drama to those who like romance but also for those who enjoy crime shows with many twists and turns.

Ghost

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This week I am recommending the Mystery Drama: Ghost. 
Starring So Ji Sub, Lee Yeon Hee, Uhm Ki Joon, Daniel Choi, Jung Byung Hee, and Kwak Do Won.
Written by Kim Eun Hee, this 20 episode series aired in 2012.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Ghost' Promotion Photo

Kim Woo Hyun (So Ji Sub) is the son of a well-known police officer. Wanting to make a name for himself, Woo Hyun also joins the police academy and quickly becomes top of his class and the envy of his peers. After he graduates, he is assigned to the Cyber Investigations and is enthralled by the psychological games of his faceless criminals. Together, Woo Hyun and other members of the Cyber Investigation squad, Yoo Kang Mi (Lee Yeon Hee) and Jo Hyung Min (Uhm Ki Joon), will work together to catch the criminals they can not see.

Ghost seems like the perfect drama for those who love crime series. Similar to Voice there seems to be one main ‘villain’ that is continuous through the whole series, and it is so enticing to watch. So Ji Sub is so serious and plays the part of a Policeman well. With its suspenseful plot and complex characters, I recommend Ghost to anyone that is a fan of crime shows and drama.

Ex-Girlfriend Club

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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.