All-Star Favorites

Bella’s favorite lists

An  attention deficit, fickle minded, and spoiler whore’s list of all time favorite movies and dramas (edit ongoing).

I do recall Blue and I compiling our respective lists together and listing the reasons why we chose what we chose. Somehow, I don’t think that ever came into full fruition so here you have it folks, you will have the honor of seeing the follow up to that thought we had. I will attempt to review the dramas and movies listed below, an ambitious endeavor no less and I can’t promise that it will be timely but call it one of my new year’s resolutions! And so it begins…


I rarely finish a drama if I lose interest in it in any way but the dramas below are the ones that remain most memorable to me.  However, that doesn’t mean all of them were “quality” dramas. More often than not, each and every one of them is a reflection of who I was at the time/place/mood when I watched them. Some moved me deeply and on a personal level, some inspired me, some made me really really think, and some I found to be a welcome and much needed distraction.

Please do share your “all time favorites” as well and your thoughts too!

Update: Total count – 27  (as of Mar. 27, 2011)

1. More Beautiful Than A Flower
2. Damo
3. Que Sera Sera
4. Alone in Love
5. Goodbye Solo
6. White Tower
7. Feelings  (neu kkim)
8. Invitation (cho deh)
9. Truth (jin shil)
10. Phoenix (bool seh)
11. Goong
12. Boys Over Flowers
13. Delightful Girl Choon Hyang
14. Resurrection
15. La Dolce Vita
16. Sangdoo, Let’s Go to School
17. Ruler of Your Own World
18. Hotelier
19. Snowman
20. Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy
21. Soulmate
22. Trap of Youth
23. My Name is Kim Sam Soon
24. I’m Sorry, I Love You
25. Secret Garden
26. Jejoongwon
27. Winter Sonata


  1. The Classic
  2. My Little Bride
  3. Art Museum by the Zoo
  4. Il Mare
  5. Ditto (Dong gam)
  6. Shiri
  7. My Sassy Girl
  8. Singles
  9. A Promise
  10. Duelist
  11. A Tale of Two Sisters


  1. Jung Woo Sung
  2. Ha Jung Woo
  3. Kim Ju Hyuk
  4. Ryu Seung Bum
  5. Hyun Bin
  6. Jo In Sung
  7. Lee Seon Kyun
  8. Kang Dong Won
  9. Lee Seo Jin
  10. Lee Jung Jin
  11. Kim Myung Min
  12. Sol Kyung-gu


  1. Bae Doo Na
  2. Go Doo Shim
  3. Gong Hyo Jin
  4. Ha Ji Won
  5. Shim Eun Ha
  6. Soo Ae

Blue’s favorite lists


I’m hesitant to call this my favorite drama list. Rather, I went through my complete drama list, and picked out the dramas that I watched the most enthusiastically, at least at the time that I watched it.  I can’t speak of the quality of these dramas, or whether I’d rate it highly (or even enjoy it at all) if I were to watch it now. But instead, these are the dramas that were the first ones that I watched from the batch back in the old days when video rental was the norm; these are the dramas that I found myself looking forward to the next episodes; and/or these are the dramas that drove me to search the internet (to read about them or in search of spoilers). I’ve been trying to narrow down this list for quite a while now, but I decided to post the full list here and show you all the actual progress as I eliminate them one by one. Please cheer me on!

Update: Total count – 35 (as of Mar. 11, 2011)

  1. Autumn Tale
  2. Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy
  3. Boys Over Flowers
  4. Bright Girl’s Success Story
  5. Damo
  6. Eyes of Dawn
  7. Family Honor
  8. Feelings
  9. Fox and the Cotton Candy
  10. Ga Shi Go Gi/Daddy Fish
  11. General Hospital
  12. Golden Bride
  13. Goodbye Solo
  14. Jealousy
  15. Jejoongwon
  16. Jjak/Pairing
  17. Love Letter
  18. Medical Brothers
  19. More Beautiful than a Flower
  20. The Most Beautiful Farewell in the World
  21. My Girl
  22. Old Miss Diary
  23. Pado
  24. Pasta
  25. Pilot
  26. Prosecutor Princess
  27. Que Sera Sera
  28. Sandglass
  29. See and See Again
  30. Sharp
  31. Smile, You
  32. Stock Flower
  33. Sungkyunkwan Scandal
  34. Sweet 18
  35. Three-Day Promise
  36. Tomato
  37. Walking All the Way to Heaven
  38. What Happened in Bali
  39. What’s Up, Fox?
  40. The Woman Who Wants to Marry


  1. The Chaser
  2. The Classic
  3. Crush and Blush
  4. Memories of Murder
  5. My Lovely Week
  6. My Tutor Friend
  7. Poetry
  8. Seopyeonje
  9. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
  10. A Tale of Two Sisters


  1. Ha Jung Woo
  2. Jung Kyung Ho
  3. Kim Ju Hyuk
  4. Kim Rae Won
  5. Lee Jae Ryong
  6. Lee Jong Hyuk
  7. Lee Seon Kyun
  8. Park Yong Woo
  9. Ryu Seung Bum
  10. Song Chang Eui


  1. Choi Kang Hee
  2. Go Doo Shim
  3. Gong Hyo Jin (my absolute favorite)
  4. Kim Hye Ja
  5. Yeh Ji Won

5 Responses to All-Star Favorites

  1. blue says:

    I’m so impressed that you were able to narrow down your list to top 24. I remember it being longer before. I’ve been working on cutting down my list, and right now, I’m at around 40. Once I trim it down to 25, I’ll update here. I must have liked many more dramas than I thought I did, or perhaps I was just much easier to please in the past.

  2. doragon says:

    i’ m also want to share my favourites all time


    1.Stairway to heaven
    2.All In
    3.I’m Sorry I Love you
    4.East of Eden
    5.My Girl
    6.Time Between Dog & Wolf
    7.Glass Slippers
    8.beautiful days
    9.memories of bali
    10.snow Queen

    1.lee byung hun ji sub seung hun in sung
    5.kwon sang woo

    1.choi ji woo
    2.ha ji won
    3.han ji hye
    4.seo young hee hye kyo

  3. somia says:

    best actor—-lee min ho

  4. Aslinn says:

    My faves….

    1. Stairway To Heaven
    2. The Greatest Love
    3. Soulmate
    4. All In
    5. Hong Gil Dong
    6. Sad Love Song
    7. The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry
    8. City Hall
    9. Spring Waltz
    10. Iljimae
    11. Bichunmoo
    12. Green Rose
    13. Save The Last Dance
    14. Boys Over Flowers
    15. Time Between Dog And Wolf

  5. missjb says:

    I can’t wait to see your favourite drama in 2011, blue 😀

    Keep update, id u don’t mind 😮

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