My “Must-Watch” Korean Dramas: 2014 Edition

My must-watch lists got off to a great start in 2013, but 2014 was a total hit or miss year for Korean dramas! But, be sure to check out the long list of KDramas that I’ve watched and loved in the past right HERE.


1. My Love From Another Star

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In this drama starring Jeon Ji Hyun, Kim Soo Hyun, Park Hae Jin, and Yoo Inna, an alien from another planet lands in Korea and falls in love with a top Hallyu star.

(The “Must-Watch” KDrama of the Year!)

2. Secret Love Affair

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An older married woman falls in love with a much younger boy. Her marriage and life slowly collapse, but will love save her? I shared my first impressions– a kind of recap, HERE.

(The “My Favorite” KDrama of The Year!)

3. A Witch’s Romance

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Another older woman falls for a much younger guy, and hijinks ensue thanks to the the cute, bubbly relationship between the two leads, played by Uhm Jung Hwa and Park Seo Joon. Be sure to check out their steamy kisses HERE!

(The Cutest KDrama of The Year!)

4. High School King of Savvy

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This Kdrama about a high school boy turned CEO was so good it got it’s own surprise post! Read it right HERE, and although some hated it– I LOVED it.

(The Funniest KDrama of The Year!)

5. Fated To Love You

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I was skeptical of Jang Hyuk in a role like this one– I last saw him playing a slave in Chuno after all, but he pulled off Mr. Charming Chaebol and gave him his own unique, Jang Hyuk-spin.

(The Most Romantic KDrama of The Year!)

6. You’re All Surrounded

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This is another one that just made my must-watch list. Read all about it right HERE. Of course, I might be a little more than biased when it comes to THIS KDrama…

(The “My Biggest Bias” KDrama of The Year!)

7. Bad Guys

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Park Hae Jin plays a psychopath who may also be the serial killer behind the death of a very angry detective. When he and two other convicts are asked to solve crimes, will they be able to live like humans– or die like bad guys?

(The Most Action-Packed KDrama of The Year!)

8. Misaeng

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Uh-oh. This KDrama just stole the title of Best KDrama of The Year. I’m still watching it, but not for long since once I start, I can’t stop. And, I’ve got ALL evening… and night.


My KDrama Shelf

Now, as you’ve seen I’ve decided not to watch any of the divorce dramas (Emergency Couple and Sly and Single Again), medical dramas (New Leaf, Doctor Stranger, and Angel Eyes), or cop dramas (Gap Dong and You’re All Surrounded) that aired this year.

I also passed on Joseon Gunman, Trot Lovers, and My Secret Hotel High School King of Savvy as well. It’s Okay, It’s Love just seems cray cray, so even though I love Gong Hyo Jin– I’ll pass on this KDrama.

Now, here’s what is still on my KDrama Shelf, but might make the cut for the 2014 must-watch list.

Yoo Na’s Street

Yoo Na's Street~

I Love both of these leads and the entire cast– along with the story about a bumbling detective and his sexy pick-pocketing neighbor! English subs are out, so watch this KDrama right HERE.

Liar Game

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A JDrama remake with lots of buzz, too!

Valid Love

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Uhm, my Korean boy bias Lee Soo Hyuk plus my Korean girl bias Lee Shi Kyung plus the writer of My Name is Kim Sam Soon? Yes, this is definitely on my must-watch KDrama watch list.

The King’s Face

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Aaw, Seo In Guk is finally back on the KDrama screen! Excited for this sageuk AND gender-bender KDrama.

… and the list continues, but I’m falling so far behind! I’m watching Witch Hunt now and will watch The Greatest Love again before jumping back to 2014. So stay with me as I update this list and come to the final conclusion at the end of the year.


Just when I was about to give up on KDramas, I’ve been pulled back in!

Finally, you can watch a bunch of new and old dramas on my favorite site where I watch high quality videos (1080p!) with great subtitles that leave nothing out: Kdrama.com, now known as SoompiTV!

27 responses to “My “Must-Watch” Korean Dramas: 2014 Edition

    • Haha Sounds a lot like my life right now!

      I will definitely need more Jeon Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun this year! They are both soooooo charming along with being great at what they do. Their acting is on fire– so is the rest of the casts’, and I love having something to look forward to after working and being in school ALL day… >.<

  1. Hi i wonder if you wanna guest blog on my site and i do same on yours ?
    My name Is Susan Jonsson i am from sweden and are 25 years old.

    have a good day

    • Hi Susan!

      Nice to meet you, and thanks for contacting me about this.
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      d me an email with your topic or any ideas. I love having guest bloggers but do edit each submission. That might be good for you if you hate editing– I’ll do it for you!

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  2. hi ..i have only started waching kdramas this year ..but i hav watched alot. could you please suggest some really good kdramas? i only like dramas lik the heirs,my luv from another star, city hunter, faith, boys over flowers ect…im more inot kdramas that have romace,comdey and not so much if action. pls sugggest some really good kdamas..thnx :)
    your website was very helpful although im not sure which is my type :)
    thnx again

    • Have you checked out THIS series? Lots of suggestions!

      And we have EXACT opposite taste in KSramas. I didn’t really like any of those, but you should watch Secret Garden, Coffee Prince and My Name is Kim Sam Soon, if you like those! :D Maybe also check out Queen InHyun’s Man. :)

  3. Bad Guys … Ooo i love that show. Sigh Park Hae Jin …mmm totally different from his “from another star” charcater. I love his dead eyes and deadpan delivery of everything. And is it me or does he have like the sexiest lips ever…cant pull my eyes away.

  4. you’re missing out, Gap Dong is my fave drama this year and Lee Joon is such a talented actor. there was amazing acting throughout and never a dull moment. Hotel King was good too :)

    • I tried to watch Gap Dong for Lee Joon, too, but I am NOT a fan of Yoon Sang Hyun. he tends to overact. Anyway, Hotel King with Lee Don Wook was also good? I will check it out probably next year. So much catching up to do!!! :)

  5. You’re missing something if you don’t watch, “THE JOSEON GUNMAN”. It’s fantastic. Watch LEE JOON GI run, leap, fight, shoot a gun, wield a sword, straddle and ride a horse while firing a gun. This KOREAN drama is the best scripted and acted drama of 2014 and LEE JOON GI is the BEST KOREAN ACTOR of the year. Watch his PHOENIX EYES and CUPID BOW LIPS. He is also a fantastic dancer (“KING of DANCE”) and excellent singer, and he’s so FUN and HUMOROUS. Watch him on YOUTUBE.

  6. Did you ever get a chance to watch Iron Man? I was so excited to see it but it quite a letdown – the drama had a weird sense of humor that I just didn’t get.

    • OMG, boy did I! I couldn’t get past Episode 3, and I thought… Lee Dong Wook needs to pick better dramas. I love him as an actor, but part of being a successful actor is picking the right “acts.”

  7. You’ve got a good list here but I must say you’re missing out on not watching It’s Okay, It’s Love. I thought it was such a cute and bubbly feel good show with some twists and turns. I highly recommend you give it a shot ^_^

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