4 Drama Gospel
The Gospels! Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This is self explanatory of course. We decided on for Kdramas that we consider to be Gospels and that every Kdrama watcher must watch at least once. Granted there are more than these four dramas that should be on every watcher’s watchlist.
Note: Choices identified in GREEN are from Sugar Baby, while choices in RED are from Lazy Unnie.
If you’re looking for the poor girl-rich boy high school dynamic series, this is the biggest staple. Outside of BOF. Which surprisingly both feature Lee Min Ho. This has the backstabbing, the horrible families, the lead with mommy AND daddy issues. The second lead who is an ass but learns to love? It also helps that this was filled with some of the hottest in dramaland of this decade. If it didn’t have so much damn crying, I’d re-watch right now.
Boys Over Flowers
When I think of a drama that is a staple in the hallyu wave we can trace it all the way back to some classics like Autumn in My Heart or Stairway To Heaven. I chose BoF because I don’t think that you can exist as a Kdrama fan and not watch the exhausting, trifling, mess of a cliche that is this show. You cannot pass Go on the Kdrama monopoly if you don’t watch this!! Listen this drama is the poster boy for many more drama tropes to come. Fuck a storyline. Tsundere lead? Check. Second lead syndrome? Check. Annoying female lead? Check. Cunty mother in law? Check. Rich man, poor woman? Check. Amnesia? Check. Do I need to go on? Lol seriously though. This needs to be watched because it is the basis of every rant you will make about any drama you will every watch.
I think the reason this is such a staple in dramaland is because it combines so many tropes and it doesn’t get bogged down. Rich Man/ Poor Woman, Enemies to Lovers, Body Swap? Yep. Even some damn body swapping thrown in the mix for good measure. But what saves this from being SO corny is the strong female lead and really compelling acting from both Hyun Bin and Han Ji Won as the leads. This is a right of passage show. So many others have come after and are better cause of it. I also loved how the end, was really wrapped up nicely. Something you don’t always get in dramaland.
I feel like I have talked about this drama enough on this blog that I don’t need to say anything else. Do yourself the favor and watch my absolute favorite Korean Drama.