Anisha Nath, Kolkata, West Bengal: Woman can do anything beyond their limits. In the South Korean drama Graceful Family directed by Han Chul-soo, you will see how much a woman can do to win the game of life. The roles of the actors fit them very well making this drama binge worthy. Due to their best acting skills and a very good storyline; this drama attracted a lot of viewers starring Im Soo-hyang playing the character of Mo Seok-hee, Lee Jang-woo playing the character of Heo Yoon-deo, and Bae Jong-ok playing the character of Han Je-gook. The character of Im Soo-hyang and Bae Jong-ok was the main reason why I watched it twice and I will not hesitate to watch it again.
Smriti Lakra, Guna, Madhya Pradesh: Being a huge fan of actress Hwang Jung-eum, Mystic Pop-up bar was on my must-watch list and it didn’t disappoint me. The immersive storyline is worth watching. This series based on a popular Webtoon gives Hotel Del Luna’s vibes, but it stands out uniquely with its touching subplot and a mysterious storyline. Each episode holds a relatable issue and teaches a life-changing lesson. Mystic Pop-up Bar (쌍갑포차) is a South Korean fantasy series premiered by JTBC from 20th May to 25th June 2020 and is also available on Netflix. It has 12 episodes each of 70 minutes.
Biti Sophia Soren, New Delhi: The smile has left your eyes also known as Hundred million stars from the sky (하늘에서 내리는 1억 개의 별) starring Seo In-guk (서인국), Jung So-min (정소민), Park Sung-woong (박성웅) aired from October 2 to November 22, 2018, on tvN every Wednesday and Thursday at 21:30 pm (KST). It comprises 16 episodes and is a remake of the 2002 Japanese television series Sora Kara Furu Ichioku No Hoshi.
Rimjhim Thakur, Delhi: The outer beauty and physical appearance of a person or a thing is just an illusion but what is eternal is the inner beauty. Even the famous idiom ‘never judge a book by its cover’ holds true for a reason. Based on the same theme, MBC aired a simple and sweet yet meaningful drama called She Was Pretty, which talked about the supposedly imperfect attributes of a person that can be their most beautiful qualities in reality.
Sonal Naudiyal, Dehradun, Uttarakhand: Crash Landing on You is a 16-episode tvN series that stars Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin in the lead. The romantic drama aired from December 14, 2019 to February 16, 2020, and became the third-highest-rated South Korean drama in cable television history.
Misha Bharti, Delhi: This is the drama where it all started and filled my monotonous life with so many bright colors. My journey into the world of K-dramas began with one of the most popular and renowned Korean drama ‘My Love from the Star’. I cannot forget my first experience of watching this drama that truly touched my heart, and now I am on an unstoppable journey of binge-watching K-dramas. This drama is a blend of emotions, love, friendship, fantasy, jealousy, and serenity.
Eshani Bora, Guwahati, Assam: KBS2’s drama Born Again features Jang Ki-yong, Jin Se-yeon, and Lee Soo-hyuk in the lead roles. The drama goes back and forth between 1980 and the present-day giving us a background on the intertwined lives of three individuals Gong Ji-chul, played by Jang Ki-yong, Jung Ha-eun, played by Jin Se-yun, and Cha Hyung-bin, played by Lee Soo-hyuk in 1980 and in present days as they cross paths again, reincarnated as Cheon Jong-bum, Jung Sa-bin, and Kim Soo-hyuk respectively.
Anushree Taparia, Hyderabad: Post Post Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, also known as Goblin, I was awestruck by the lead actor Gong Yoo, so I decided to watch his other works. This is how I chanced upon Coffee Prince, also known as The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, that aired way back in 2007. Based on a novel of the same by Lee Sun-mi, the drama stars Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun-hye in the lead.
Abhipsha Rana, Kolkata, West Bengal: Extracurricular is a K-drama released on Netflix on April 29, 2020. The story revolves around the life of a high school student who gets steeped into the world of serious crime and illegal activities and starts living a double life while mitigating the crime world and high school.
Seema, Delhi: K-drama Strong Woman Do Bong-soon is an extraordinary tale of a girl, Do Bong-soon, who is born with a superpower that is passed down to her genetically, but she must keep it a secret. This show is a commendable take on gender roles. As the roles are reversed, Do Bong-soon finds herself take up the job of a bodyguard, assigned to protect the CEO of a gaming company against an unknown threat, while simultaneously struggling to protect her loved ones from another danger that is lurking in the town.