My 2014 in Kdrama

2014 marked a milestone for my addiction to kdrama, the addiction has stepped on a whole new level – worsen if I may say. I did all the things that I have never thought or vowed not to do related to consuming this type of entertainment. So to commemorate this ‘important’ year, I would like to share my list of kdrama that I watch throughout the year, whether a new release or a classic, by that I mean previous year.

2014

But before that, let me tell you why I think that 2014 is a milestone and how my kdrama addiction got worse:

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My Newly Found Crush

Do I love a character or do I love the actor behind it. That’s the question… I lightly take a chance on another kdrama last week and totally fell in love with it and found my korean crush after Cha Seung Won. It’s the combination of a great story, well-written character, superb OST and awesome cast that makes Ji Chang Wook so handsome. He nailed his loner, indifferent hero character “Healer” and just mesmerise me with his top-notch acting. I just can’t get enough of him whether when he’s kicking bad guys’ butts or disguising as a timid reporter; and now that he’s head over heel with our heroine I totally believe his crush.

The best story is the one with character development, and this character definitely developed so much even only on it’s 8th episode. Ji Chang Wook is such a good starer… just like Lee Min Ho. And it’s an interesting fact that Healer is being compared a lot with City Hunter which had Lee Min Ho as the male lead AANND Park Min Young as the heroine. But, because both is so amazing… I never complain for a similarity, it is all in the execution.

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It’s a story about an errand boy notoriously known as Healer who would do anything for you beside killing, he is a rockstar in this line of business but also mysterious as he never get acquainted with any of his client or ever cared about the work that he has to do, he only wants money to fulfil his dream of retiring in an isolated island. But his life starts to change when a job requires him to get a good look of a plucky heroine, a reporter of a third rate internet entertainment news that idolises another rock star reporter which happens to be the one who gave the job to Healer in the first place. Little does he know that the three are related more than just a service order. People may have dreams and desire but in the end fate decides where to go (or the writer in this case)… Will he get the chance to have that island of his dream?

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal: My Pick for 2010 Best Kdrama

Oh Boy… I love it when a girl cross-dresses, tries to act like a man, sweat and bleed to succeed in the man’s world yet managed to get the boy; I think it is very romantic for a straight man to falls in love with other man, tries hard to deny it but in the end threw away all of his fears and just goes on with the love (though in the end he finds out, that he was not totally wrong about himself)… I found my guilty-pleasure.

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  • Title: Sungkyunkwan Scandal
  • Air date: 30 Agustus – 2 Nopember 2010
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast Network: KBS2
  • Cast: Micky Yoochun, Park Min-Young, Song Joong Ki, Yoo Ah In.
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance

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