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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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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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15 hours ago, cenching said:


Absolutely right.....:glasses:

 

@Lmangla @angelangie how come 2 of you forget that I am more devoted to Shuai Ge than Oppa??  :expressionless:

 

 

hahahhaha.....ahem.....i'm also into C-Drama my dear :P 

 

15 hours ago, JC's Lingxi said:

@angelangie its not surprising for me to see @cenching not knowing a lot... she is majorly focussed on C Dramas.... 

shhhhhhhhhh

 

im just pulling her leg.....dont burst the bubble

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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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My first drama (discovered while channel-surfing) was 'Which Star Are You From?', starring Jeong Ryeo-won. After that, I was hooked! The next one was Eugene's 'Really Really Like You' (aka 'Love Truly' co-starring Lee Minki.) That is the one that sunk the hook, back in late 2006. Running at the the same time was the classic daily drama 'Pure in Heart' (aka 'Pure 19') starring Goo Hye Sun. I've seen every drama starring both of these actresses and the rabbit hole has grown longer and with many, many divergent tunnels. I generally follow the careers of the the players that I like, and this introduces me to more and more, and they just keep on coming. Thanks to KBS broadcasting, in Los Angeles, for getting me stated!

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I am a adjumma middle schooler ? 

 

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4 minutes ago, LyraYoo said:

I am a adjumma middle schooler ? 

 

 

 

give me a break....i dont believe u :D 

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my first has to be Descendant of the sun.... i was quite late to the party.... after that i just thought that there is a huge market out there... and i just did not know what to watch after DOTS.... tried with Heirs.... initial 2-3 episode , i think KES failed to bring me in... i just stopped watching it... then i started reading a lot of quora answer.....got to know that Boys Over Flowers is like a classic... I was amazed.... i just heard that LMH was hallyu superstar but he failed to move me till then... 

 

I started with BOF and it was all worth it..I was irrevocably fell in love with him...after that i just wanted to understand which should i watch... i googled LMH and read about every co star of his... I chose Personal Taste... boy , I loved it too...

 

then I watched Innocent Man of SJK.... and then again went back to Heirs.... 

as you all can see it was quite a ride :)

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