K-drama 101

The world of k-dramas can be daunting for beginners. What do you watch? How has everyone seen the same ones? The lead actor looks strangely similar to my bias. Welcome to dramaland. You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.

Let’s start with the basics. You will often hear the term Hallyu which stands for the Korean cultural wave. Many dramas only consist of a single season which is usually around 20 or so episodes. Part of the reason these dramas are so popular are because they are so short. Many Korean dramas have several titles for the same shows, but this is mostly because of translation within different countries.

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Top left to right: Emergency Couple and My Love From Another Star

Bottom left to right: Heirs and Birth of a Beauty

Where to watch:

DramaFever is a free mobile app, but they also offer a subscription that allows you to use a device like Apple TV to stream directly to your television. You can even choose what language you would like for subtitles.

Netflix and Hulu Plus are both subscription services that many people already have. Hulu Plus even has a genre just for Korean dramas!

Soompi also offers free shows or premium service.

There are more sites, but I listed these because they are legal & will be virus free.

While some dramas may be deemed cheesy or just plain bad it seems like everyone has seen certain ones. So let’s give into peer pressure and join in!

10 Cult favorites:

My Love From Another Star

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Heirs

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Boys over flowers

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Coffee prince

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Master’s sun

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Rooftop Prince

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The Moon Embracing the Sun

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Empress Ki

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5 Personal favorites:

Emergency Couple

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Birth of a Beauty

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Sweden Laundry

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To the Beautiful You

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A Gentleman’s Dignity

A gentlemen's dignity

heart gifheart gifWhat drama will you be watching? Comment below & let me know! heart gifheart gif

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