About: Based off the manga Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru by Kotomi Aoki. A cute and lively high school girl in a band with her childhood friends goes to audition.
Joy (Red Velvet) as Yoon So-rim, a high school singer
Lee Hyun-woo as Kang Han-Gyul, producer ‘K’ of top band Crude Play
Vibe: Very light – 3/5 although the manga’s much more adult & angsty at the start
No of eps: 16 Release date: 20 March 2017
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Recommended: For those who like youthful innocence & romance
Reasons for watching: I’ve read the uncompleted manga
Reasons to stop watching at ep 4: I started watching it for the sake of it so I wasn’t too into it from the start. I didn’t agree with Lee Hyun-woo as the producer as he’s meant to be a lot older and therefore gruffer than Lee Hyun-woo can possibly be. The producer’s also meant to be very angsty and I’m not putting his acting skills down but I can’t imagine it. Lee Hyun-woo just doesn’t do it for me as the main lead anyway. I’m not sure if I’m just shallow or if there are deeper reasons. Probably both?
I do want to finish it though since the manga isn’t finished or at least the scans aren’t.Read More »
About: In 1930’s Japanese-occupied-Korea there’s a rebel organisation. Three members are reincarnated into the present as a famous author, fan and ghostwriter.
Yoo Ah-in as Han Se-joo/Seo Hwi-young, author
Im Soo-jung as Jeon Seol/Ryu Soo-hyun, fan
Go Kyung-pyo as Yoo Jin-oh/Shin Yool, ghostwriter
Genre: Fantasy / Romance
No of eps: 16 Release date: 7 April 2017
Rating:♥ ♥♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Recommended: For those who love literary beauty & 1930’s visuals
Reasons for watching: I’d heard it was good & it sounded interesting
Reasons to keep watching: It’s a beautiful drama. I was enraptured, mainly by Yoo Ah-in.
Re-watch: I would watch this drama again for Yoo Ah-in’s 1930s hair. I know it’s a wig but it looks so good. He’s in too many historical dramas, he’s needs to be in ones I’d like.
I love how they did the 1930’s scenes and how it made the premise of the drama. There’s no denying how devastating that period of time was but the writers focused on the light that the rebellion brought while touching upon the hope of a better future. Carpe diem is used constantly throughout the drama and not just as the name of the bar but as the characters’ mindset. They’re making the most of their hard lives both in the 1930’s and now. Read More »
About: High school students are stressed out by exams, grades, career paths, rumours, peers, teachers and parents. Ra Eun-ho dreams of being a webtoon artist but crosses paths with troublemaker “Student X” one day and gets accused of being him.
Kim Se-jeong (ioi/gugudan) as Ra Eun-ho (below, middle)
Kim Jung-hyun as Hyun Tae-woon, the rebellious school director’s son (middle right)
Jang Dong-yoon as Song Dae-hwi, the always first placing student president despite coming from a poor family (middle left)
Han Joo-wan as Shim Kang-myung, teacher who really believes and wants to protect his students (far right)
Han Sun-hwa as Han Soo-ji, a police detective who ends up assigned to the school (far left)
Genre: Coming-of-Age / Youth / Teen / Romance
No of eps: 16 Release date: 17 July 2017
Rating: ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ★
Recommended: For those who love youth or coming-of age dramas
Reasons for watching: Part of the School series & I love School 2013
Reasons to keep watching: The plot was dramatic but gripping, the characters cutely realistic
Re-watch: Maybe one day but I’m leaning towards no. If you look at my posts, I’ve hardly watched any dramas this year. This is only the second drama this year that I’ve not only finished but binge watched. It’s really good. Let’s pretend School 2015 never happened and hope the School series just gets bigger and better.
I’m looking forward to future works of the actors.Read More »
About: Through a misunderstanding a stunt-woman and CEO meet. He can’t stop thinking about her despite her low status. They run into each other at Jeju Island unexpectedly and end up stranded at a mysterious restaurant. The next day they find that they have switched souls.
Ha Ji-won as Gil Ra-im, stunt-woman
Hyun Bin as Kim Joo-won, an arrogant, logical CEO
Yoon Sang-hyun as Choi Woo-young (Oska), a famous star past his prime
Kim Sa-rang as Yoon Seul, Joo-won’s fiancée & Oska’s first love
Lee Jong-suk (this role got him famous) as Han Tae-sun, a young genius musician
Genre: Romance / Comedy / Fantasy
No of eps: 20 Release date: 13 Nov 2010
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ originally 9/10 but I think I was influenced by the hype
Recommended: If you like rom/com’s with a bit of a twist
Reasons for watching: It’s a classic. It’s always on the must watch drama lists. It did sound interesting too!
Reasons to keep watching: Their body-switching is so cute and funny
Re-watch: I wouldn’t mind but I wouldn’t go out of my way to do soRead More »
About: An aspiring Olympian female weightlifter and an amazingly talented male swimmer meet at their sports university.
Lee Sung-kyung as Kim Bok-jo, weightlifter
Nam Joo-hyuk as Jung Joon-hyung, swimmer
Lee Jae-yoon as Jung Jae-yi, doctor
Kyung Soo-jin as Song Shi-ho, gymnast
Genre: Coming-of-Age / Romance / Sports / Comedy
No of eps: 16 Release date: 16 Nov 2016
Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ♡
Recommended: If you like youth or slice-of-life or friends-turned-lovers dramas❣
Reasons for watching: I saw some super cute pictures and gifs accompanied by a lot of positive comments
Reasons to keep watching: The feels! I don’t remember the last time I got so invested in the characters themselves rather than the story or what’s happening to them. This means I replayed the cute scenes 10 times rather than just 3. It helped that my internet was slow so I had to keep buffering but if it was a bad drama that would just piss me off… more than it did.
About: It is said that the rich Choi family has been under a curse for the past hundred years. The first bride of the eldest son will die. When Choi Kang-joo’s arranged fiancée, Jang Yi-kyung, disappears right before the wedding, a doppelgänger is found. Poor but sweet and sunny Na Doo-rim is brought in by Yi-kyung’s mother to take her place. She’s so unlike the cold and calculating Yi-kyung that Kang-joo falls in love with her.
Yang Jin-sung as Na Doo-rim / Jang Yi-kyung, doppelgängers
Lee Hong-ki (F.T. Island) as Choi Kang-joo
Sung Hyuk as Jang Yi-hyun
Genre: Romance / Fantasy
No of eps: 16 Release date: 22 Feb 2014
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ but originally given 8/10
Recommended: If you like romance dramas, cute guys & don’t mind a bit of trope
Reason for watching: The poster captured my attention (just look at it) and the plot sounded interesting
Reasons to keep watching: There’s two types of dramas, ones that grab you in from the start and ones that slowly build your love and investment. This is the first type.
Re-watch: I want to but other dramas keep getting in the way!Read More »