Drama List

Bella’s drama list

Pending.

Blue’s drama list

Here is a list of Korean dramas that I’ve watched to completion (meaning at least 85% of the entire series). There are many more dramas that I started and never finished. There are many other dramas that I’ve finished, but skipped enough episodes along the way that I no longer feel comfortable including them on this list. And I suspect there are many more dramas that I finished and would meet the criteria of “completion” as earlier defined, but were omitted simply because I couldn’t recall them. Alas, this list will be updated regularly.

The fact that I completed watching these dramas and not others do not speak of the quality of any of these dramas.  In fact, I loved some of the shows that I never finished, but due to my other commitments (school, work, etc) at that time, I was just not able to fit them into my schedule. Vice versa, of the ones that I finished watching, there are some that I hated with all my heart and soul, but finished purely due to my stubbornness.

It would be an impossible challenge for me to rate all these dramas, but I hope to narrow them down to a top 10 list one day. But for now, a mere list will have to do.

  1. 49 Days (2011)
  2. Age of Innocence (2002)
  3. All About Eve (2000)
  4. All In (2003)
  5. Apt  (1995-1996)
  6. Autumn Tale (2000)
  7. Baby-Faced Beauty (2011)
  8. Bad Family (2006)
  9. Bad Friends (2000)
  10. Baker King, Kim Take Gu (2010)
  11. The Barefooted Youth (1998)
  12. Bathhouse Men (1995-1996)
  13. Beautiful Days (2001)
  14. Best Love (2011)
  15. Bimil/Secret (2000)
  16. The Birth of the Rich (2010)
  17. Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy (2005)
  18. Bodyguard (2003)
  19. Boys Over Flowers (2009)
  20. Bright Girl’s Success Story (2002)
  21. Cinderella (1997)
  22. City Hall (2009)
  23. City Hunter (2011)
  24. Coffee Prince (2007)
  25. Crime Squad (2011)
  26. Dae Jang Geum (2003-2004)
  27. Damo (2003)
  28. Delicious Proposal (2001)
  29. Delightful Girl Choon Hyang (2005)
  30. Do You Know the Milky Way? (1991-1992)
  31. Doctor Champ (2010)
  32. Dong Yi (2010)
  33. Dongui Bogam (1991)
  34. Dream High (2011)
  35. Elegy (1995-1996)
  36. Even When the Wind Blows (1995-1996)
  37. Eyes of Dawn (1991-1992)
  38. Family Honor (2008-2009)
  39. Fantasy Couple (2006)
  40. Farewell/Jak Byul (1994)
  41. Farewell/Yi Byul (2003)
  42. Fashion 70s (2005)
  43. Feelings (1994)
  44. Fireworks (2000)
  45. First Love (1996-1997)
  46. Foolish Love (2000)
  47. Fox and the Cotton Candy (2002)
  48. Freedom Fighter Lee Hoe Young (2010)
  49. Full House (2004)
  50. Ga Shi Go Gi/Daddy Fish (2000)
  51. General Hospital (1994-1995)
  52. Ghost (1999)
  53. Giant (2010)
  54. Glass Slippers (2002)
  55. Golden Bride (2007-2008)
  56. Good Person (2003)
  57. Goodbye Solo (2006)
  58. Goong (2006)
  59. Great Inheritance (2006)
  60. Guardian Angel (2001)
  61. Happy Together (1999)
  62. Heo Joon (1999-2000)
  63. Her House (2001)
  64. High Kick Through the Roof (2009-2010)
  65. Hotel (1995)
  66. Hotelier (2001)
  67. How About Your Husband? (1993)
  68. I’m Sorry, I Love You (2004)
  69. I am Happy (2008)
  70. If In Love, Like Them (2007)
  71. Iljimae (2008)
  72. Into the Storm (1997)
  73. Into the Sun (2003)
  74. Invitation (1999)
  75. Jealousy (1992)
  76. Jejoongwon (2010)
  77. Jjak/Pairing (1994-1998)
  78. Joseon X-Files (2010)
  79. Juliet’s Man (2000)
  80. Kyoto 25th Hour (1991-1992)
  81. Last War (1999)
  82. The Legend of Ambition (1998)
  83. The Legend of Car God (a.k.a. Asphalt Man) (1995)
  84. Legend of Hyang Dan (2007)
  85. Lie (1998)
  86. Like the River that Flows (2003)
  87. Living is (1993)
  88. Love (1998)
  89. Love in Your Bosom (1994)
  90. Love is Blue (1994)
  91. Love Letter (2003)
  92. Love Story in Harvard (2004-2005)
  93. A Love to Kill (2005)
  94. Love You, Love You (1998)
  95. Lover (1996)
  96. Lovers In Paris (2004)
  97. Loving You (2002)
  98. M (1994)
  99. Marriage (1993-1994)
  100. Medical Brothers (1997)
  101. Model (1997)
  102. Mom and Sister (2000-2001)
  103. Mom’s Dead Upset (2008)
  104. The Moon of Seoul (1994)
  105. More Beautiful than a Flower (2004)
  106. The Most Beautiful Farewell in the World (1996)
  107. Mr. Duke (2000)
  108. My 19 Year Old Sister-in-Law (2004)
  109. My Girl (2005-2006)
  110. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (2010)
  111. My Love Patzzi (2002)
  112. My Mother’s Sea (1993)
  113. My Princess (2011)
  114. New Heart (2007-2008)
  115. New Human Market (2004)
  116. Ode to Han River (2004-2005)
  117. Old Miss Diary (2004-2005)
  118. On Air (2008)
  119. On the Green Prairie (2003)
  120. Ondal Princes (2000-2001)
  121. One Fine Day (2006)
  122. Only You (2005)
  123. Pado (1999)
  124. Pasta (2010)
  125. Perfect Love (2003)
  126. Phoenix (2004)
  127. Piano (2001-2002)
  128. Pilot (1993)
  129. Police (1994)
  130. Powerful Opponents (2008)
  131. A Problem at My Younger Brother’s House (2003-2004)
  132. Promise (1992)
  133. Prosecutor Princess (2010)
  134. Pure Heart (2001)
  135. Que Sera Sera (2007)
  136. Queen Seon Deok (2009)
  137. Rival (2002)
  138. Romance (2002)
  139. Romance Town (2011)
  140. Rose and the Bean Sprouts (1999)
  141. Rosemary (2003)
  142. Rustic Period (2002-2003)
  143. Sandglass (1995)
  144. School 1 (1999)
  145. School 3 (2000-2001)
  146. Screen (2003)
  147. Season of the Storm (1993)
  148. Secret Garden (2010-2011)
  149. See and See Again (1998-1999)
  150. Seoul Ddook Bae Gi (1990-1991)
  151. Seven Spoons (1996)
  152. Sharp 1 (2003-2005)
  153. Sharp 2 (2005-2006)
  154. Shinhwa (a.k.a. Legend) (2001)
  155. Shoot for the Stars (2002-2003)
  156. Sign (2011)
  157. Since I Knew You (2002)
  158. Smile, You (2009-2010)
  159. Snowman (2003)
  160. Some Like it Hot (2000)
  161. The Son and the Daughter (1992-1993)
  162. Son of the Wind (1995)
  163. Sookhee (1995)
  164. Soulmate (2006)
  165. Spotlight (2008)
  166. Stairway to Heaven (2003-2004)
  167. Star (1996)
  168. Star In My Heart (1997)
  169. Stock Flower (2001)
  170. Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)
  171. Sunny Place of Youth  (1995)
  172. Surgeon Bong Dal Hee (2007)
  173. SWAT Police (2000)
  174. Sweet 18 (2004)
  175. Thank You (2007)
  176. The Thief’s Daughter (2000)
  177. Three-Day Promise (1992)
  178. Tomato (1999)
  179. Trap of Youth (1999)
  180. Trio (2002)
  181. Truth (2000)
  182. Twinkle Twinkle (2011)
  183. Typhoon in that Summer (2005)
  184. Walking All the Way to Heaven (1993)
  185. War of Money (2007)
  186. We’re Dating Now (2002)
  187. Wedding Dress (1997-1998)
  188. What Happened in Bali (2004)
  189. What is Love (1991-1992)
  190. What’s Up, Fox (2006)
  191. Which Star Are You From (2006)
  192. Who Are You/당신은 누구시길래 (1999-2000)
  193. Who is My Love? (2002)
  194. The Woman Who Wants to Marry (2004)
  195. Wonderful Days (2001-2002)
  196. You and I (1997-1998)
  197. You’re Beautiful (2009)
  198. Youth (1999)

22 Responses to Drama List

  1. thundie says:

    Good grief, that’s a lot of dramas!! Please review as many of them as possible, that’s an order! 😆

  2. bitter_lemon says:

    my goodness, blue
    that’s a long list!
    but thanks..it will serve as a list of reference for me (SKKS rekindles my love for Kdrama but i’ve been out of it for so long)

  3. kcomments says:

    No ‘Coffee House’, you ignored my KJH. *sob sob*
    I survive shipper war and my ship did not sink. ^^

  4. REBEL SOULS says:

    holy cow!
    blue
    where did you find the time and energy to watch all those? I never even heard of most of them. I think i saw like ten on that list
    wow that is impressive. Unlike you, I can’t finish what I dont like so I guess that is why my list is so short.
    what is on your current list? SG? MSOAN?
    between the two, I think you might like SG more.
    So happy you have a “ask blue” page – so going to take advantage of that
    hehehe
    softy

  5. missjb says:

    you should watch comrades…..

  6. lei2010 says:

    hey blue from the looks of the drama that u watched makes me think that ur an ahjumma already, (wink) hey! im jst kidding, don’t be mad, jst that most of ur dramas is quite old, i wonder where did u watch those 1992 drama, is there a particular site where u can watch it with eng subtitle… thanks

    • blue says:

      *Gasp!* Hehe, no offense taken. I’m actually not that old (at least I keep telling myself), but I started watching dramas pretty young, practically as soon as I graduated from watching cartoons.

      As for the older pre-2000 dramas, I watched most of them as they were first airing. Many of them are now very hard to find, and even if you do, very unlikely to be subbed. I did notice that Sandglass (a 1995 drama) is now available on Dramafever, and the softsubs for Feelings (a 1994 drama) is available on WITHS2. Although they may seem outdated compared to the flashier dramas of nowadays, I’d highly recommend them both. There’s a reason why people bothered going back and subbing such old dramas – they’re classics!

      • lei2010 says:

        i’ll take ur word for that… seems that they were all true.. there’s a lot of fastastic comments, im reading lately… btw is Stained glass and Sandglass different?

        omo! so many dramas to watch, right now im intrigued with 49days, The Duo and DYHMH… also do u know a site where i can download videos of Conspiracy in the court? i only have the eng translation by WITHS2 , from the moment i saw the preview… i began to like it.. i also like to watch White Tower but the eng sub is bad in dramacrazy, i still need to look for a good translation from it, unfortunately there’s none in WITHS2… thanks blue…

        psst.. what is that tree in ur bckground?

      • blue says:

        @lei2010,
        Stained glass and Sandglass are two very different shows. Stained glass is a more recent (boring) drama starring Kim Haneul and Lee Dong Gun, and one that I’d advise you to avoid.

        You can find and dl the entire CitC series at Thundie’s blog: http://thundie.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/conspiracy-in-the-court-download-links/

        As for the photo in the background, it’s just that of a tree-lined road with cherry blossom trees. I had set it as the background b/c it matches the photo used in the header! =)

  7. lei2010 says:

    thanks blue but i need to have a membership for it… oh well.. i’ll just wait for the video to some site the one which is free…

  8. lei2010 says:

    i hope that in future u can rate those drama from 1(highest) -10(lowest)
    btw thanks for introducing me the site in AM, it was fastastic so is CitC..

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  10. doragon says:

    what a monster list!!
    are you korean btw? because you watched so many older dramas and yet less 2000s drama.
    i just completed my 99th drama, but only 41 drama from your list.

    • blue says:

      Hi! Welcome to our blog! Yup, both Bella and I are Korean.

      As for having watched many more older dramas than recent ones, it’s due to two reasons. First, in the past, I was more likely to complete a drama once I’ve started it, but in more recent years, I often drop or fastforward through dramas. Unless I watched a drama from start to finish, I didn’t include it on the list. Also, my life was pretty hectic and didn’t allow me to watch much TV between 2006-2009. So I missed out on many dramas that came out during those years. I’m only now going back to catch up on the ones that I’ve missed.

      • doragon says:

        that’s how life is going around. we will become busier as we become older.
        i’m glad to know you & Bella are korean because here i can read the thoughts & reviews from a Korean itself, not from other people who watch korean drama.

  11. olive says:

    blue! you probably started watching kdrama a year or two earlier than me 😛 love that you have seen and remember Feelings, Tomato, Wish upon a star, medical brothers, hoteliers, you and I, and glass slippers 😀 i can’t remember how much i loved Choi Jin Sil’s drama and never understood why Kim Hee Sun was so popular 😛 sometimes I really want to rewatch those series, which bring back a lot of memories! the stories were so simple but somehow, I still liked them a bit more than nowaday dramas heheh…. just that as you say, hard to find subs or torrents 🙂

  12. Nayong says:

    Hi, just discovered your blog today and been busy reading almost all both of you wrote; I got in to K Drama in 2007 just because a friend of mine visited my house and just had to watch Goong before we going for dinner! Watched it halfway through and a colleague recomended Kim Sam Soon and the rest is history!
    I now own more than 200 DVDS including Sandglass, lol
    Being Asian but not Korean ( hahaha) it was harder getting hold of DVDs with good subs that are affordable, which is why I am so greatful to find blogs that have recaps, helps me understand the dramas.

    Sometimes, I am like you in the sense if the drama doesn’t ctach me I do give up and have done this for quite a few.
    Noticed on your list of dramas, you have not listed Time Between Dog & Wolf, I just loved it and felt it was the best from Jun Ki !

    Agree with Doragon on reading reviews from Koreans, easier to understand Korean culture, I guess;
    Keep doing what you do, we love it and appreciate the time you must have spent doing it:)

  13. bonita says:

    where did you find the woman who wants to marry? Is it english subtitled?

    • blue says:

      I watched it while it was airing at that time. I rented the videos from the Korean video store, and so it wasn’t subtitled. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ve ever seen this series online anywhere ever since, subtitled or not.

      The sequel to this drama is The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry, and it is available in various sites, including dramafever and hulu. I haven’t watched it myself, but I heard it was quite good!

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