Okay, so the first criteria I have for watching a Korean drama for the first time is that it should absolutely be available for streaming without commercials, either on DramaFever or Kdrama.com with a commercial-free paid subscription, or Netflix (click here for a current list of kdramas on Netflix). That may seem like a minor point, but the first time watching can be overwhelming if you're used to the 23- or 46- minute breakdown of American television, and cutting out the commercials can really help. My picks aren't necessarily all of my favorite k-dramas ever (though some of them are pretty high on the list), but I feel like they set the groundwork well to help you know what you're looking for in future dramas. Happy watching!
Attention, all k-drama newcomers: Watch at least two episodes of a show before you give up on it. The first episode will possibly be confusing, boring, or cheesy. K-dramas need time. Trust me
Review of Rooftop Prince.
City Hunter Review, including the eye candy that is Lee Min-Ho and the girl power awesomeness of Park Min-Young. It's a fantastic introduction to the kdrama action genre. It still has a lot of the romantic elements of other kdramas we love, along with some pretty great action and suspense scenes. Watch it!
My Review of Scent of a Woman
So now that you are armed with an arsenal of 10 new Kdrama recommendations from friends you can trust, get out there and start watching! Because, kdrama, it's a thing, and it's only getting bigger!