Thursday, February 16, 2017

10 Best, Most Passionate Kdrama Kiss Scenes That Will Make You Weak at the Knees

We all know the dreaded K-drama dead fish kiss—when the female lead stands with her eyes wide open as the man inches towards her face and then they barely brush lips. Nothing is more infuriating after you've invested hours watching a romance develop. I'm not saying that they need to rip each others' clothes off during the first date, but when people are in love (and especially when they overcome absurd plot hurdles for that love), physical desire is a manifestation of that emotional connection.

Just like a bad K-drama kiss can undermine the emotional payout of the show, a good kiss filled with passion makes the whole thing worth watching.  So, for those of you tired of frozen lip-bumps, here are the 10 best gut-flipping, knee-melting kisses we've ever seen in K-dramas.

(Note: We've overhauled this post to celebrate all the many fantastic kiss scenes since we originally wrote it in 2013. Updated: February 2017)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

10 Sweet K-drama Male Leads Who Aren't Jerks: Yes, They Exist!

Horrible, rich jerk meets poor, cheerful girl, and by the magical power of love, he becomes sort of nice! That's pretty much 90% of K-dramas in a nutshell. Sure, bad-boy-turned-squishy-marshmallow stories can be fun to watch, but sometimes it gets tiring trying to root for nothing but reformed bastards, and you just want to watch a genuinely non-terrible male lead for once. Well, if you're the type who always roots for the kindhearted second lead, here's a list of 10 K-drama male leads who actually aren't jerks.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

List of the Best Korean Dramas Available for Streaming On Netflix 2017

Here is a list of K-dramas currently streaming on Netflix (updated February 2017). It's pretty great considering that when I first started watching Kdramas on Netflix years ago, they only had three. We've noticed that this is a popular search term, and people have asked us for this list. Netflix rotates their selection of Korean dramas, so we'll try to update this every once in a while. I tried to categorize them as best as possible, but some of them fall under multiple genres. I put symbols next to the ones we've watched to show how we feel about them. You can find out more about them, and other K-dramas we recommend that aren't on Netflix but are on DramaFever or Viki in our post Best Korean Drama Recommendations. There are also links to the ones we've reviewed here on our blog. Have fun watching your favorite K-dramas without commercials!


* Really Liked
+ Just Ok
-  Didn't Like
# Quit Watching
% Web Series (very short, fluffy episodes)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

New K-drama Alert: Introverted Boss (My Shy Boss), Missing 9, and Voice

Given that 2016 was the Year of the Dropped K-drama, I'm determined to choose my shows more wisely this time around. Enter the latest batch of dramas. While I haven't had time to give everything a try yet, I do have some first impressions on a few: Introverted Boss (aka My Shy Boss), Missing 9, and Voice. These three dramas couldn't be farther apart in terms of style, genre, and tone, and I was a little surprised by which ones are working so far.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

2016: The Year of the Dropped K-drama

Is there a deadline on how long after the new year you can still post about the previous year in review? I'm pretty sure I've already pooped out on most of my New Year's resolutions, but here I am, still thinking about all of the dramas I watched (and didn't watch) in 2016.

It doesn't help that Coco and I have been on opposite vacation schedules with one or the other of us out of town pretty much every week since Thanksgiving, but the bigger issue is that crowning winners (and losers) in a traditional "best of" post kept me pretty stumped this time around. 2016 was just a weird year for my drama watching, and so I'm dubbing 2016...

The Year of the Dropped K-drama!

When I first started watching dramas 4+ years ago, there was no way I could bring myself to quit a series early. I was a finisher, and if I didn't bail within my 2-episode grace period, I was in it to win it (or lose it, if I was trying to slog through the likes of Marry Him If You Dare).

Not anymore.

Over the span of 2016, I dropped more shows than any previous year. In fact, I dropped more shows than I actually finished. So instead of trying to rank a whole buncha shows that I never saw through to the end, I'm going to remember 2016 with a list of every show I didn't finish.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New K-drama Alert: Doctor Romantic/ Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim Review

Medical dramas are not my thing by a long shot, but if you put Yoo Yun Suk and Seo Hyun Jin in a room together, there's no way I'm not going to tune in for at least an episode or two to see the sparks fly. Enter Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim (shortened to the only slightly less ridiculous Doctor Romantic on the international version). How's it faring so far?

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo vs. Moonlight Drawn by Clouds Kdrama Review

It's no secret that Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo and Moonlight Drawn by Clouds were pitted against each other, even if indirectly. Two fusion sageuks with pretty, fresh-faced cast members airing in the same time slot were bound to draw some comparisons, even if the shows ended up being drastically different. So was a sweet cross-dressing romance enough to beat out a multitude of flower boys? Let's discuss!

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