Untouchable (1/16)

Network: jTBC

Available: Viki.com

Summary: For the last three generations, the Jang crime family has controlled Bukcheon. Jang Beom-ho is the current family head, and his oldest son, Jang Ki-seo, wants to inherit the family’s corrupt and bloody legacy of power. But the favored second son, Jang Joon-seo, wanted a cleaner life and became a police officer—though that didn’t protect his wife. After Joon-seo vows to uncover the truth behind his wife’s murder, the clues take him right back home, where Ki-seo has turned into a ruthless crime boss. But Joon-seo isn’t the only threat to the Jang family: Ki-seo’s wife, Goo Ja-kyung, is a former president’s daughter who hides her rage at her thwarted ambitions, and Prosecutor Seo Yi-ra is a junior prosecutor investigating Joon-seo’s wife’s death. Will the Jang family’s legacy survive to the fourth generation?

Save Me (1/16)

Network: OCN

Available: DramaFever.com

Summary: A religious cult is starting to take over a country town. Im Sang-me is initially one of the believers, but she ends up trying to flee from the darkness she finds there. Student Han Sang-hwan and his friends discover her in an alley, and she asks them to rescue her.

Save Me is based on the webtoon Out of the World by Jo Geum-san.

Lookout (1 & 2/32)

Network: MBC

Available: DramaFever.com

Summary: How far should people go to ensure justice when the police cannot solve crimes? Jo Su-ji, a former detective, is devastated when her daughter is murdered and the police fail to catch the killer. She teams up with Jang Do-han, a vengeance-driven prosecutor; Kim Eun-joong, a principled prosecutor; Seo Bo-mi, a recluse; and Gong Kyung-soo, a hacker. The five of them are either victims of violent crimes or have lost loved ones to violence, and they become vigilantes who step in when the police and society fail to punish criminals.

Man to Man (1/16)

Network: jTBC

Available: Netflix (more info here)

Summary: Celebrity Yeo Woon-kwang is in need of a bodyguard. Enter Kim Sul-woo, a “ghost” bodyguard who is as mysterious as he is talented. His special investigations training is something that Woon-kwang will have need of. Through their adventures, their client/bodyguard relationship will change into friendship.

Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People (1/30)

Network: MBC

Available: Viki.com and DramaFever.com

Summary: Hong Gil-dong, the illegitimate son of a nobleman, becomes a hero of the people by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. His revolutionary ways soon catch the attention of the King Yeonsangun, the tyrant king of the Joseon Dynasty, and it isn’t long before the king tries to stop him.

The K2 (1/16)

the-k2Network: tvN

Available: DramaFever.com

Summary: Kim Je-ha, a former secret service agent who was abandoned by his fellow agents, is hired to be a bodyguard by Choi Yoo-jin, a chaebol daughter and the wife of the front-runner in the current presidential election. Yoo-jin appears kind and friendly on the surface, but her mask hides cut-throat ambition and ruthlessness. Meanwhile, Go An-na, the illegitimate daughter of the presidential candidate, has decided to get revenge on the people who have wronged her.

My Kdrama Recommendations

One of the first questions I ask when someone wants me to rec them a kdrama is what genre they’re in the mood for. So here are my 3-5 favorites by genre, plus my top 10 overall favorites. This list will be updated when the mood strikes me or when a show comes along and deserves a place on this list. Additional categories may be forthcoming.

(Updated 30 August 2015)

Top Ten

  1. Queen In-hyun’s Man
  2. Healer
  3. White Christmas*
  4. I Hear Your Voice
  5. Secret Love Affair
  6. City Hunter
  7. Heard It Through the Grapevine
  8. Arang and the Magistrate
  9. Shut Up: Flower Boy Band
  10. Two Weeks

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