Woohoo year 2012 is coming to an end! But what are the “must watch” dramas of the year!?
KMUSIC presents you our top 12 wonderful dramas that accompanied you throughout the year!
Reply 1997 aka. Answer Me, 1997
As a drama on a cable channel, this was meant to start quietly and end quietly with minimal expectations, targeting at audience in their 30s for a nostalgia of 1990s. Nevertheless, it drew positive word of mouth for excellent acting on the parts of rookie actors, especially Jung Eun Ji. Whether you want to relive the nostalgia of first generation K-pop idols or learn how things were, it is definitely one to watch.
Consisting of two arcs: 70s and modern, it tells the complicated love story between parents and their children. It began as a simple, ill-fated love between two university students in the 70s. Twenty years later, their offspring meet and fall in love, but the romance between the parents continues. How will these conflicts resolve in the end? The complicated relationship and appropriately placed OSTs will tug your heartstrings.
Arang and The Magistrate
This story follows a girl whom lost her memory when she died. She roams the earth as a confused ghost running away from reapers, that is until she meets a magistrate. Together they uncover mysteries of both of their lives as they challenge the heavens. Answers to mysteries are revealed confidently at a healthy pace to keep you interested and engaged with the story-line.
The Moon That Embraces The Sun
Entertaining and easy to watch. But since all the characters revolve around the central love story between the king and the female shaman, it is the big weak point of the drama that kills the drama. This is by far the most overrated drama this year.
An awesome romantic comedy that will make you laugh and cry. This follows a prince from the Jeosun dynasty who is transported to modern time to uncover the mystery of his wife’s death. He and his comical comrades work together to solve the mystery with humor that makes you belly laugh. A well written drama and a must see for 2012.
Queen In Hyun’s Man
Queen In Hyun’s Man has a decent plotline – apart from romance as the main axis of the story, the drama makes use of the talisman that affects everyone around as another plot device as a counterweight.
Shut Up, Flower Boy Band
A comedy themed on adolescence, it portrays the rebellion of young people and the harsh realities of life in a pop industry set against them.
The King 2 Hearts
Good character explorations and solid acting is the selling point. Lee Seung Gi plays the emotional attachment of his character which will make you feel various emotions in the drama as they arise.
Faith aka. The Great Doctor
Great execution of scenes – fighting scenes, romantic scenes, medicine-related scenes and special effects. I like how the story is of a female plastic surgeon who gets kidnapped in the 21st century, falls in love with the general, and then decides to stay in the era. Also not forgetting that Lee Min Ho is a great actor for kiss scenes.
A drama about a parallel universe and time travel to keep your brain worked out all the time. Who wants a strong dose of Inception?
Epic portrayal of Korea during Japanese occupation. Not a typical drama but with lots of investment in it. Violence and brutality during the era wasn’t a hold back either.
A melodrama that poses the question of desires. You are introduced to cryptic and puzzling characters to keep you interested in solving all conflicts till the end.
Article by: Biopolymath & Jenny
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