In k-drama land, there are plenty of reasons that make us love one more than the other. It could be a culmination of factors — plot, acting, setting, music, etc. For me, some the dramas that stand out the most are the ones that have strong, beautiful, epic-style love stories between the two leads. I won’t even attempt to lie: love stories are my favorite part of books and moves. Maybe it’s the hopeless romantic in me wishing that I’ll one day find my own love. Either way, I have a deeper connection with the dramas that have beautiful love story over the sillier, quirky dramas. (Not that the silly ones aren’t good, FYI.)
Below I’ve compiled a list of the leads that have made me feel every emotion in the book… and then some.
Warning: As always, there will be spoilers in my list. Please proceed at your own risk.
As I’m only two days from the beginning of summer here in the Western Hemisphere, I thought it would be the perfect timing to assemble a list of dramas that would be a great way to kick back and beat the summer heat.
I may be 26, but I’m still a huge fan of young adult novels. They make up a vast majority of books that I’m reading. And, for whatever reason, I tend to lean towards series that are mostly marketed for the teen demographic. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy programming and books that are targeted for adult audiences as well, but there is something to be said for a series that I can relate to so earnestly.
Shut Up & Let’s Go (also known as: Shut Up Flower Boy Band), hit the right notes—for the most part. Things got a little muddled in the middle with fame and other complications, but the series smoothed out the rough edges by the final episode. This is a series about life, love, happiness, friendship and pursuing your dreams.
I just don’t know when to stop. It’s gotten to the point where I watch 95% kdramas and 5% US shows.
This isn’t a bad thing, per say. Tonight, a few hours after finishing Brides of the Century, I decided to shift from drama fever to netflix as I’ve been neglecting my account for the past few weeks. I started Shut Up and Let’s Go/Shut Up Flower Boy Band.
From my limited experience of kdramas, I think it’s wise to mix up genres and styles. Too much of the same thing is emotionally taxing, especially if you’re the type like me that gravitate towards melodramas. That said, I’m absolutely loving Shut Up and Let’s Go so far. Even though I’ll probably wake up with less than four hours of sleep, I’ll have a ridiculous smile like this pasted on my face:
The family will likely ask me what I have to be so cheery about. And, as always, they won’t understand just how much these kdramas own a piece of my heart. #foreveraddicted