Boys Over Flowers

I did not know the hype of boys over flower so much when I started out watching Korean Dramas so It was not my first watched nor it is my most top favorite Korean drama. So, why I am writing about it? Boys over Flowers created a Korean wave and made a culture impact that still visible since 2009, when it was first aired.

The show  starts with bulling and blood in high school, where a kid is ready to die to avoid all F4′s bullying. There seemed to be no signs of law and order or good teacher, adult to stop all of these atrocities. I thought I would stop it but after watching 2 episodes I got hooked and curious enough to see the end, so I invested over 25 hours to watch this and I can say I was not disappointed. The bully and all characters grow with time and you can understand the loneliness around all richness and money.  F4, flower four boys are surely handsome and easy on the eyes, which surely helps female fan base like me.

If you are a fan of Lee Min Ho, then this show is for you.

To learn more about the Korean drama and character analysis read: Boys Over Flowers Korean Drama Review

Korean Dramas for Newbies

When I first started watching Korean Drama was by accident and I chose the good drama for an expert, but not for a beginner. I watched melodrama which was slow and had many sad scenes. However, somehow, I stuck along 20 episodes of it and survived. Since then I realized that there are much better choices of Kdramas I could have started with.

Watching Korean Drama is very different compared to American Drama and even BBC mini series, sitcoms, it is a very unique experience.  If you are new to Korean Drama or want to experience the craze about drama, then these are the dramas you should start with.

There many great dramas, but some are better for newbies compared to others, I would suggest romantic and comedy drama. I started with melodrama which are tearjerkers, so save those for later.

You should see Queen In Hyun’s main drama which has a story that takes alternates between modern Korea and Old era of Josean era. Most new beginners will appreciate it.

Check out: Best Korean Drama for New Beginners

Top Hollywood movies of 2013

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You know I saw a few movies during the summer blockbuster time. There is always big budget movies come out during summer and around Christmas there are possible award winning movies and fun family and holiday movies comes out. I was just reading in yahoo movies about which movies did well during 2013, and I was surprised that I had seen 8 of the top 10. Another 2 I did not see, as I thought of them to be kiddish movies. But now I will check them out via Netflix and watch them too.

So, did you watch these top Hollywood movies in 2013? See if you can guess?

1. Iron man 3

2. Despicable me 2

3. Hunger game: Catching fire

4.  Fast and Furious 6

5. Monster’s university

To know more about top hollywood movies read here: Top Highest Grossing Movies of 2013

Top Korean Dramas of 2013

There were about 88 Korean dramas that were released in 2013.  of course, I could not see all of them, that would be too much and not all were available for viewing or with subs in the US, so I saw most popular ones and out that I picked top 10 best Kdrama of the year 2013.

88 Korean Dramas Showed in Year 2013

100 Year Legacy (MBC)
Advertising Genius Lee Tae Baek (KBS2)
All About My Romance (SBS)
Answer Me 1994 (tvN)
Birth Secret (SBS)
Blue Tower (tvN)
Can We Get Married ? (jTBC)
Cheer Up, Mr. Kim (KBS1)
Cheongdamdong Alice (SBS)
Childless Comfort (jTBC)
Crazy Love (tvN)
Cruel City (jTBC)
Cruel Palace – War of Flowers (jTBC)
Dating Agency: Cyrano (tvN)
Empire of Gold (SBS)
Family (KBS2)
Fantasy Tower (tvN)
Flower Boy Next Door (tvN)
Glass Mask (tvN)
Goddess of Marriage (SBS)
Good Doctor (KBS2)
Good For You (MBC)
Her Legend (jTBC)
Here Comes Mr. Oh (MBC)
Hur Jun, The Original Story (MBC)
I Hear Your Voice (SBS)
I Love You (SBS)
I Miss You (MBC)
I Summon You, Gold! (MBC)
Incarnation of Money (SBS)
IRIS 2 (KBS2)
Jang Ok Jung (SBS)
Jeon Woo Chi (KBS2)
Jung Yi, The Goddess of Fire (MBC)
KangChi, The Beginning (MBC)
King’s Dream (KBS1)
Lee Soon Shin is a Best (KBS2)
Level 7 Civil Servant (MBC)
Looking Forward to Romance (KBS2)
Mandate of Heaven: The Fugitive of Joseon (KBS2)
Marry Him If You Dare (KBS2)
Maybe Love (MBC)
Medical Top Team (MBC)
Monstar (Mnet tvN)
My Daughter Seo Yeong (KBS2)
My Love, Madame Butterfly (SBS)
Nailshop Paris (MBC QueeN)
Nine: 9 Times Time Travel (tvN)
Play Guide (tvN)
Princess Aurora (MBC)
Pure Love (KBS2)
Queen of Ambition (SBS)
Royal Villa (jTBC)
Rude Miss Young Ae 11 (tvN)
Rude Miss Young Ae 12 (tvN)
Scandal : a Shocking and Wrongful Incident (MBC)
School 2013 (KBS2)
Secret (KBS2)
Shark (KBS2)
She is WOW (tvN)
Short Family (E-Channel)
Sincerity Moves Heaven (KBS1)
Special Affairs Team TEN 2 (OCN)
Sword and Flower (KBS2)
That Winter, The Wind Blows (SBS)
The Birth of a Family (SBS)
The End of a World (jTBC)
The Great Seer (SBS)
The Heirs (SBS)
The King’s Doctor (MBC)
The Master’s Sun (SBS)
The Queen’s Classroom (MBC)
The Queen of Office (KBS2)
The Sons (MBC)
The Suspicious Housekeeper (SBS)
The Virus (OCN)
Thorn Flower (jTBC)
TV Novel – Dear Love (KBS2)
TV Novel – Eun Hee (KBS2)
TV Novel – Sam Saeng (KBS2)
Two Weeks (MBC)
Ugly Alert (SBS)
Unemployed Romance (E-Channel)
When a Man Falls in Love (MBC)
Who Are You? (tvN)
Wonderful Mama (SBS)
Your Neighbor’s Wife (jTBC)
Your Woman (SBS)

Top Korean Drama for 2013:

My picks for best dramas are based on dramas that I have personally seen and liked or disliked, and has some influence by other Korean drama expert and fan forum chats. Without further ado, here are my top pick for Kdrama

You can see top 10 korean drama list here: Top Korean Dramas for 2013.

 

Welcome

Hi, I just started this WordPress blog to share my passion in watching Asian drama and movies. I mostly watch Korean dramas, however I do like and watch Hong Kong drama, Taiwanese drama, Japanese drama as well as Asian movies.

I live in US and fond of American comedy and romantic tv series such as friends, how I met your mother and sci-fi series such star trek, mission impossible, dr. who (British) and hollywood block buster movies. If it was up to me I would watch movies and drama all day long. But one has to work and school and live, so I do not get to be an addict as much as I want.

Check out list of korean drama I have seen here: Korean Drama List