Playful Kiss is a K-drama based on the Japanese manga series Itazura na Kiss by Kaoru Tada. The story of this drama revolves around a girl who scores poor grades in studies and has a crush on a handsome boy, who is pretty famous because he is the topper of the school. Its a drama filled with emotions of love and sadness, family relations and friendships. It’s funny to see how the relationship between the lead pair unfolds.
Radiant, also known as ‘Dazzling’ or ‘The Light in Your Eyes’ is considered as one of the highest-rated Korean dramas of all time due to its unique and genius storyline. Unfortunately, this masterpiece isn’t known to many people. Therefore, in this article, I will be shedding some light on this drama with the hope that it reaches more and more audience. First of all, it stars the brilliant actor Nam Joo-hyuk as Lee Joon-ha and, noteworthy actresses Han Ji-min and Kim Hye-ja for the role of Kim Hye-ja.
The 2019 KBS drama ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ focuses on the daily lives of people in a small town of Ongsan. Oh Dong-baek is a single mother played by Gong Hyo-jin. Hwang Yong-sik is a police officer played by Kang Ha-neul. A famous baseball player and Dong-baek’s ex-boyfriend Kang Jong Ryul is played by Kim Ji-suk. Other characters include Dong-baek’ son Pil-gu, Yong-sik’s mother, Dong-baek’s mother, Choi Hyang-mi (played by Son Dam-bi) and Jong-ryul’s wife.
Unlike a regular 16-22 episodes, this drama expresses a plethora of emotions: love, hate, tragedy, grief, suspense; and a roller-costar of events in just 8 episodes and before you even realize there is a major cliffhanger (no spoilers here), that leave you impatiently waiting for a season 2 to find out what will happen next. Well the good news is, season 2 is already expected to be released in August 2020 on Netflix.
Cinderella and Four Knights is a story of a young woman (Park So-dam) who is given the opportunity to live at the mansion of a rich chaebol (large, conglomerate family-controlled firms) and earn some money to attend the college. The chaebol’s three handsome grandsons (Jung Il-woo, Ahn Jae-hyun and Lee Jung-shin) live in the mansion along with a handsome and well-disciplined bodyguard (Choi Min).
Legend of the Blue Sea, is rated as one of the highly recommended SBS K-Drama. I first thought it was quite overrated. After reading the synopsis, I was not able to develop interest in the story line but I decided to give it a shot. To my surprise, when I started with the first episode, I ended up binge watching the entire drama in a span of just two days. This drama is about a human and a mermaid that fall in love with each other, and the consequences that follow. Their love story continues from the Joseon era where their love couldn’t be accepted, to a modern day love story in Seoul.