Radio Romance (1/16)

Network: KBS2

Available: Viki.com/KoCoWa.com

Summary: When Song Geu-rim was a little girl, she and her blind mother used to listen to the radio all the time. That sparked Geu-rim’s life-long interest in radio, and she is now a writer on a struggling radio program. Geu-rim casts actor Ji Soo-ho on her radio program, but Soo-ho finds it difficult to work whenever he has to go off-script because he learned as a child actor that he had to hide his real thoughts and feelings behind a mask. Geu-rim and Soo-ho must work together to keep the radio program on the air.

Temperature of Love (1 & 2/40)

Network: SBS

Available: DramaFever.com

Summary: Lee Hyun-soo has spent the last ten years as an assistant screenwriter, and she had been gaining recognition in her field. She goes by the username Jane online, and she strikes up an internet friendship with the username Good Soup. Their chatting turns into flirting, and Hyun-soo finds herself with a crush on Good Soup. Good Soup is really Ohn Jung-sun, a restaurant owner who often clashes with his distant mother. Things get complicated quickly when Hyun-soo’s friend, Ji Hong-ah, falls in love with Jung-sun, and Park Jung-woo, primary investor in Good Soup, falls for Hyun-soo. These four friends will have to sort out their romantic feelings and their friendships when Hyun-soo and Jung-sun meet face to face for the first time.

Temperature of Love is based on Ha Myung-hee’s 2013 novel, Good Soup Never Picks Up the Phone.

Age of Youth 2 (1/14)

Network: jTBC

Available: DramaFever.com

Summary: A year after the events of Age of Youth, the young women at Belle Epoque say goodbye to one housemate and welcome another. Yoon Jin-myung, recently returned from China, has finally found a job, and Jung Ye-eun is heading back to school after taking a much-needed break. Song Ji-won is still looking for a boyfriend, while Yoo Eun-jae is dealing with the emotional fallout of breaking up with her first love. They are all suspicious of their new housemate, Jo Eun, who may be hiding something from the rest of them.

The Best Hit (1 & 2/32)

Network: KBS2

Available: DramaFever.com

Summary: Popular idol group member Yoo Hyun-jae has reputation for causing scandals. Lee Ji-hoon, an excellent student, has his eyes set on becoming and idol himself—while lying to everyone else about his plans to study for the government exams. Hyun-jae and Ji-hoon end up leading a group of twenty-somethings who are similarly trying to sort out what they want out of life and how to get it. Through this group, the drama explores the lives of young adults as they learn how to make their own places in the world.

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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