Upcoming Dramas!

Discovery of Love just ended last Monday, and since then I’ve been utterly lost about what Korean drama to watch next. Some dramas that are out are Blade Man (also known as Iron Man) and My Lovely Girl (also known as She’s So Loveable), but they haven’t captured my interest – even though Lee Dong Wook has the most beautiful smile. So recently, I’ve been catching up on Running Man which is a Korean variety show (like an American game show), and it’s the funniest thing ever! Seriously, you will actually laugh out loud! You can watch English-subbed videos on Youtube, and there’s over 200 videos!

But, looking ahead, there’s quite a few dramas that I’m very excited for! Some of my favorite actors and actresses are coming back to the screen and I can’t wait for what’s in store in the next few weeks!

* drama descriptions taken from viki.com, asianwiki.com

Pinocchio

Can 20-something rookie broadcast reporters make their mark covering the bustling news of a busy metropolitan city? The idealistic Choi In Ha (Park Shin Hye) has her work cut out for her when she becomes a broadcast journalist, especially when she suffers from a condition known as “Pinocchio syndrome,” which makes her break out into hiccups whenever she tells a lie. Her rookie colleagues include Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong Suk), whose shabby appearance masks his true eloquence and sharp memory; Seo Bum Jo (Kim Young Kwang), a wealthy heir who has had everything handed to him in life; and Cha Hye Seung (Lee Yoo Bi), whose fangirl knowledge comes in handy in covering the news. Can the 20-something newbie reporters pursue justice as they try to discover themselves in the process?

Lee Jong Suk is one of my favorite actors. He’s got this adorable, shy quality that makes him irresistible! He was cute in I Hear Your Voice and hilariously quirky in Doctor Stranger; what will he be like in Pinocchio?

This will be my first time watching a drama with Park Shin Hye, and I hope she does well!


 Birth of a Beauty 

Han Tae-Hee (Joo Sang-Wook) is the heir of a large company. He is suffering from a broken heart syndrome due to a psychological shock. To get the woman he loves back, he completely changes an unattractive and overweight Sa Geum-Ran to beautiful Sara (Han Ye-Seul). In the process, Han Tae-Hee falls in love with Sara.

Joo Sang Wook was amazing in Cunning Single Lady (also known as Sly and Single Again)! He played the part of the arrogant CEO and nerdy computer geek perfectly that I fell in love with both sides of him! He has beautiful bone structure and a deep voice that means I could listen to and watch him all day long. Han Ye Seul is another actress I’ve never seen in a drama before, so I look forward to seeing her acting and the chemistry between the two.


Incomplete Life

Many of us had grand ideas when we were younger about the great careers we would have in our bright futures. For Jang Geu Rae (Siwan), it was to become a professional baduk player (a game that involves chess-like strategies and skills). But when his gaming plans fail, the down-and-out Geu Rae is forced to get an office job and goes to work as an intern for large company. There, he faces the eager fellow intern An Young Yi (Kang So Ra) as they both try to please their new boss, Section Chief Oh Sang Shik (Lee Sung Min), and keep up with the ambitious employee Jang Baek Ki (Kang Ha Neul). As Geu Rae tries to deal with this dreary new existence in the cubicle world, can he use the strategies from the game of baduk to survive in the corporate world? “Incomplete Life” is a 2014 South Korean drama series directed by Kim Won Suk. It is based on the popular online comic “Misaeng” by Yoon Tae Ho.

I’m excited for this drama because of Kang So Ra. She was amazing in Doctor Stranger, even though I wasn’t happy with the ending they gave her (my ship sank). Here it looks like she’s the main female lead, so I’m hoping this time my ship lasts the journey. I’ve seen quite a few dramas with Lee Sung Min and he’s always equal parts hilarious and aggravating. Incomplete Life starts tomorrow!


Pride and Prejudice

It can be hard to stay on the right side of the law, even for people who work within the legal system. Koo Dong Chi (Choi Jin Hyuk) is a prosecutor who has an idealistic view of right and wrong and a very strong desire to help maintain law and order. Working with Chief Prosecutor Moon Hee Man (Choi Min Soo) and trainee Han Yul Moo (Baek Jin Hee), can Dong Chi prevail in enforcing the law, keeping his colleagues on the straight and narrow, and bringing criminals to justice? “Pride and Prejudice” is a 2014 South Korean drama series directed by Kim Jin Min.

No, it’s not the same plot as the Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice! I do love the Jane Austen version, so hope now I’ll be able to say I love two different stories of the same title! Choi Jin Hyuk has an amazing, deep voice and he smiles like his entire body is lit from the inside. I first saw him in Pasta, but fell in love with him when he played Oh Chang Min in Emergency Couple with Song Ji Hyo (who is one of my woman crushes). I also love legal dramas, so this looks like a winner!

 

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