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Classic kdrama level

How many of these kdrama classics are you aware of? Have you watched them?  

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  1. 1. 2000-2004

    • All about eve (2000)
    • mr duke (2000)
    • popcorn (2000)
    • Autumn in my heart (2001)
    • Beautiful days (2001)
    • Hotelier (2001)
    • Winter Sonata (2002)
    • Successful story of bright girl (2002)
    • My love Patzzi (2002)
    • Loving you (2002)
    • Miss mermaid (2002)
    • Dae Jang Geum / Jewel in the palace (2003)
    • Summer Scent (2003)
    • Attic cat (2003)
    • All In (2003)
    • Stairway to heaven (2003)
    • Damo (2003)
    • Love letter (2003)
    • Full House (2004)
    • sweet 18 (2004)
  2. 2. 2004-2008

    • Save your last dance for me (2004)
    • Lovers in Paris (2004)
    • Love story in Harvard (2004)
    • Emperor of the sea (2004)
    • Sassy girl Choon-Hyang (2005)
    • Green Rose (2005)
    • My Girl (2005)
    • My name is Kim Sam Soon (2005)
    • Wonderful life (2005)
    • Goong (2006)
    • Vineyard man (2006)
    • Spring waltz (2006)
    • Which star are you from (2006)
    • Coffee Prince (2007)
    • Hello! Miss (2007)
    • Jumong (2007)
    • I hate you but its fine (2007)
    • Bad couple (2007)
    • East of eden (2008)
    • Temptation of wife (2008)
  3. 3. 2008-2010

    • Hong Gil Dong (2008)
    • You are my destiny (2008)
    • Yi San (2008)
    • Boys over flowers (2009)
    • Smile you (2009)
    • Queen Seondeok (2009)
    • Shining inheritance (2009)
    • Sons of sol pharmacy (2009)
    • You are beautiful (2009)
    • Accidental couple (2009)
    • Chuno (2010)
    • Giant (2010)
    • My girlfriend is a gumiho (2010)
    • King of baking (2010)
    • Fugitive: plan B (2010)
    • Secret garden (2010)
    • * Classic leveL: Kindergarten – I have never heard of these dramas (less than 15 names)
    • * Classic level: Middle school – I actually watched a few (less than 25 names)
    • * Classic level: High school – I know and have watched many of these dramas (40 names and more)

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  • Poll closed on 05/05/2020 at 12:30 AM

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3 hours ago, partyon said:

 

My exact question on the previous page of this thread. :lol:
If they ever get around to making a remake of this, who do you think could be able to play Jo In Sung's role of a volatile, conflicted, arrogant young man? And on top of that he should be an "ugly" crier? :D

I don't think many could pull off this role convincingly.

 

I’m not a fan of remakes but hey! JIS HJW and SJS are still active so why don’t we have them again, instead rewrite the ending and also HJW’s character! :D

 

@Lmangla today’s viewers will find winter sonata cringy and over the top :D WS has all the kdrama makjang recipes, secret birth, first love, terminal illness, memory lost, i bet it will be a flop if it was showing in today’s world, but nevertheless it’s still my 1st love :wub: i even had a dream that i met BYJ & CJW in real life :D

 

 

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1 minute ago, kaykafisyah said:

 

I’m not a fan of remakes but hey! JIS HJW and SJS are still active so why don’t we have them again, instead rewrite the ending and also HJW’s character! :D

lol :D Yeah, HJW's character should be a lot more spunkier and not let herself be treated so poorly in the remake.

I really doubt that any of the three actors would want to do a remake, though. Of course there are a lot of talented younger actors out there, but In Sung had a very special aura in the drama that I think would be hard for someone else to re-create. JIS is not afraid to play a bit "psyhco" if you will... :D

I was thinking that maybe Seo In Guk would be able to pull it off?

 

 

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2 hours ago, yukiyukiku said:

I tend to not watch famous or overblown dramas, like Secret Garden, Descendent of the Sun, etc

Somehow i lose interest with the publicity

I can relate... sometimes there are dramas overrated and I hate the disappointment. Other times there are too many spoilers everywhere that you simply lose interest.

 

2 hours ago, Lmangla said:

I will admit I cheated with secret garden. I watched half the series and the rest of the drama, I just finished by watching clips and MVs which had the whole story. LOL. not enough patience.

If you need much patience to watch a show it means the show is not appealing enough for you. I gave up after watching like half of SG. Though there were loads of good elements in early episodes, the body switching theme wasn't new for me, and I was not feeling the humor there. At that time I had sneak peeks to later episodes and found that KES was recycling some storylines from her previous shows Lovers in Paris and City Hall so I lost interest.

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Among the drama titles that mentioned on the poll and the additional titles that is not included inside the poll but mentioned in the first post by @Lmangla , I think I knew about 40-45 titles of drama, so does that mean I am on a high school level? But if I count the drama that I watched, I would be in middle school level?

 

The drama that I have watched: 
- Jewel in The Palace

- Full House

- My Name is Kim Sam Soon

- Coffee Prince

- You are My Destiny

- Boys over Flowers

- Shining Inheritance

- My Fair Lady

- You are Beautiful

- My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

- King of Baking

- Cinderella's Sister

- Personal Taste

- Playful Kiss

- Secret Garden

 

The reason I knew more titles than I have watched because those dramas mostly were mentioned when I watched variety shows or I chose to not  watch because at that time it didn't grab my interest. After all before 2007 I was still an elementary student :blush: so reading comics and watching anime probably interested me more than watching dramas at that time. :sweatingbullets:

 

I'd say that Jewel in the palace was probably the one who open my k-drama journey. I thought at first it was a Chinese drama, because of the palace settings and I watched it through local channel so it was dubbed into my country language. But later I knew that it was Korean drama. Even though the palace politics stuff was not interesting, the foods and later the medical knowledge was amazing. The detailed cooking process, the color coordination and the dedication when they cook the dishes for the king, the palace view are very memorable moments to me. 

 

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9 hours ago, Lmangla said:

classic: winter sonata (2002)

 

the synopsis made no sense to me and so I had put off watching. finally, out of curiosity, I checked it out and understood why it was the drama that made people fall in love with kdramas. the plot, I repeat is ridiculous. :lol: hahahaha... you keep thinking "why am I watching this nonsense story that makes no sense" but you are enjoying yourself too much to stop. LOL.  the cinematography is really beautiful and if there is a soundtrack that makes you think of winter, this is it.

 

 

what would be your pick for classic dramas with nonsense plots but really addictive watch? :lol:


I admit that I’m kind of embarrassed to say that I watched Winter Sonata several times even though I thought it was outrageous in many ways. It was my first Kdrama. I didn’t even know Kdrama existed. I used to watch Japanese anime shows regularly and I saw the Winter Sonata anime and in the last scene of the last episode instead of a wedding with the animated characters they chose to end it with the two actors. I was so annoyed because I was wondering who are these people. Well, eventually I decided to look up this show since they crashed my beautiful anime ending :lol: and I wanted to see the original. That’s how I discovered Korean drama shows. Also, when I saw Winter Sonata the show was already old and in a way it was quite a culture shock because I couldn’t understand why the female lead was allowing the oppa that she grew up with boss her around. A lot of things were outrageous to me in that show but I still nevertheless have a certain fondness for it.
 

As to Boys Over Flowers, once I heard that it was based on Japanese manga Hana Yori Dango, which I disliked in manga and anime form, I decided I most likely wouldn’t like Boys Over Flowers either.

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Viki should use this pool to bring in more classic dramas! I really miss them since many don’t have subs in my language.

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6 hours ago, Lmangla said:

you have watched a lot of dramas @yukiyukiku  :)

 

same here; I haven't watched many of the really famous dramas over the last few years. have yet to watch descendants of the sun and I will admit I cheated with secret garden. I watched half the series and the rest of the drama, I just finished by watching clips and MVs which had the whole story. LOL. not enough patience. :sweatingbullets:


I forgot to mention that I’m middle school level.
 

Anyway, about Secret Garden, I kid you not when I say it took me five attempts before I managed to watch or finish this drama. :sweatingbullets: I tried to watched DoTS but alas, it’s just not my cup of tea either. 

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9 hours ago, Lmangla said:

LOL :joy:... does being a master mean we are.... ajummahs? :sweatingbullets:

Well, I've watched or re-watched all but 3 or 4 of them. So I guess I'm a old-jumma. Drats! I don't feel old though, until I look in the mirror & can't see what I look like.

 

My all time favorite is The Person I Love (2007) starring Han Da Gam & Hwang Jung Eum. I think that is the drama that aged me.

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6 hours ago, Lmangla said:

you have watched a lot of dramas @yukiyukiku  :)

 

same here; I haven't watched many of the really famous dramas over the last few years. have yet to watch descendants of the sun and I will admit I cheated with secret garden. I watched half the series and the rest of the drama, I just finished by watching clips and MVs which had the whole story. LOL. not enough patience. :sweatingbullets:

 

i just started early watching dramas 

my hobby since i was a kid because my family loves watching dramas

 

:lol: me too dont have enough patience to endure watching the whole series except for the few

i just read recaps or watching just drama clips nowadays

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25 minutes ago, Sejabin said:

I watch this drama too but I forget the title. It was mini series with Japanese actress and Won Bin oppa. I watch it because he is soooo handsome :bawling:

 

i think the title is Friends 

it was a good drama

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My first kdrama was on Hulu when they used to show a lot of kdramas; then they dropped kdramas so I cancelled Hulu. My first drama was The Moon Embracing the Sun (2012). After that I was hooked. To me, it's a classic but it came out after your poll criteria. I love oldies but a lot of them are not being shown anymore. Or they're down as not available in your region. 

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The moon that embraces the sun was my second Korean drama and first sageuk and it’s my favorite until today.

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3 hours ago, Takingthehighroad said:

Well, I've watched or re-watched all but 3 or 4 of them. So I guess I'm a old-jumma. Drats! I don't feel old though, until I look in the mirror & can't see what I look like.

 

My all time favorite is The Person I Love (2007) starring Han Da Gam & Hwang Jung Eum. I think that is the drama that aged me.

I guess I am also an ajummah.  I am at the master level.  I have watched so many dramas that are on the list and lots that are not on the list.  My favorite dramas are melodrama and I watch a lot of daily dramas.  Hwang Jung Eum is one of my favorite actresses.  I loved her in Secret Love and Endless Love along with many other dramas she played in.  When I get bored I will go back and re-watch a lot of the older dramas.  

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My first K-drama was Autumn in My Heart. Originally watched it with my mother. We both thought Song Seung Heon/Won Bin were so handsome and Song Hye Kyo was so pretty. Still are... Then, it was aired on the Chinese TV channel with Chinese subs so I relied on my mother to translate. I got the gist of the story, but definitely appreciated it more when I re-watched it later with English subs. 'Til this day, the story and soundtrack still resonates in my heart.

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Even after reading the full list, I only reached 14 watched - and that included a couple I dropped. The problem with this poll is that it conflates "unwatched" with "unknown". I've HEARD of almost all the Dramas listed, and almost without exception the ones I didn't watch are ones you could not PAY me to watch. I loathe fantasy/supernatural elements, so many of the "classics" are repellent to me, an d the misogyny and chauvinism of older K Dramas ensures that most of the rest are also unwatchable, for me. Out of personal choice, not ignorance.

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11 hours ago, alleram95 said:

'd say that Jewel in the palace was probably the one who open my k-drama journey. I thought at first it was a Chinese drama, because of the palace settings and I watched it through local channel so it was dubbed into my country language. But later I knew that it was Korean drama. Even though the palace politics stuff was not interesting, the foods and later the medical knowledge was amazing. The detailed cooking process, the color coordination and the dedication when they cook the dishes for the king, the palace view are very memorable moments to me. 

  

4 hours ago, Nat_93 said:

The moon that embraces the sun was my second Korean drama and first sageuk and it’s my favorite until today.

 

My first sageuk was Da Jang-geum. The food part was really nice, and I enjoyed the cooking contest storyline there. But then there were too many episodes that I find it hard to finish [The drama format I was familiar with was only like 20-30 episodes; 70 is tough, especially if you want to binge watch]. I read the translated novel instead to save time [don't read it when you are hungry though.:grimace:].

 

My second sageuk, the first I was able to finish, was Sungkyunkwan Scandal [the story was based on a novel written by Jung Eun-gwol. She also wrote the story of The Moon that Embraces the Sun and Hong Chun-gi]. I didn't know all the leads at the time; I watched it because a drama blogger strongly recommended it. It was a light comedy show with mini-drama format and that was the one that made me no longer shy away from sageuk.

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Thanks everyone for participating! :wub:

Based on the poll votes so far, these are the classics that most have seen (100+ votes):

Autumn in my heart (2001)
Winter Sonata (2002)
Jewel in the palace (2003)
Stairway to heaven (2003)
Full house (2004)
My girl (2005)
My name is Kim Sam Soon (2005)
Goong (2006)
Coffee Prince 2007)
Boys over flowers (209)
You are beautiful (2009)
My girlfriend is a gumiho (2009)
Secret garden (2010)

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I love 'Save the Last Dance', except for the two episode extension to whitewash the criminal... you know he did it to avenge his parents. The song is a favourite. I watch this and Baby's day out when I feel low and I have to avoid ice cream and chocolate.

 

No one mentioned Damo. :pensive: It broke my heart and I really liked it. Of course, there were some jingoistic moments but  it was so sad. Strangely enough, watching it when I am sad gets me out of the dumps.

All three main leads died, but heroically. It took me weeks to get over it the first time. Then rewatching, I enjoyed it.:)

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@Lmangla Omona! I'm at the High School graduate level, maybe I could be on the Diploma or Masters if you include some of the morning and evening dailies, I'm on par with some ahjumma in Korea hahahaha (high five!)...my family used to hate me so much because I also would watch the documentaries on KBS and those sad morning dailies (strangely they like the evening revenge dailies) :lol: . I watched how one of the actress grown so much from being in the documentary when she was a child and she become an actress, and make it as a career - proud of that sweet and kind young girl. 

Right now I'm only watching Find Me in Your Memory, @Lmangla I noticed you didn't vote All About Eve, it's a drama about broadcasting too, of course minus the complicated love story and office politics. I was reminiscing the past when I watched HJ trained by JH :D, it's like I was watching one of the scene from All About Eve again.

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@oktatwork ~ somehow I never got around to watching all about eve even though it was on my list for ages... there are actually a lot of good dramas that were out there but with the list, we have to trim. but wanted to jot a few well known daily like I hate you but its fine. that was one of my favs especially as I watched with my mom. but yea, the fun side of watching daily and weekend dramas is that these smaller actors then go on to larger roles and all of a sudden become famous like ji chang wook. he was the wee baby brother in sons of sol pharmacy. it was so funny to see him all grown up and acting as romantic leads. you feel like the aunty you meet at a wedding who says "wait, you grew up?" ^_^

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