My “Must-Watch” Korean Dramas: 2014 Edition

It– not Korean dramas, just my must-watch lists, all started in 2013, but 2014 is ALREADY looking like another good great totally hit or miss year for Korean dramas. But be sure to check out the long list of Korean dramas that I’ve watched and loved in the past HERE as well.

1. My Love From Another Star

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.”

This is a must-watch because it was heart-felt, touching, and believable thanks to the great cast. There were modern super heroes, Hallyu stars, and sick, scary villains. There was also friendship and rivalry. It had everything you could ever want in a story, and it was so well told on screen.

2. Secret Love Affair

Secret Love Affair~

This drama about an older married woman who falls in love with a much younger boy has me hooked, and I’ve been sharing my favorite scenes and statements– a kind of recap, HERE.

Now, this is a must-watch because of the chemistry between the two leads, played by Yoo Ah In and Kim Hee Ae. It’s a slow burner but it gets HOT. I also loved the music, cinematography, and side stories. Nothing was wasted; every moment had a point, subtle or strong.

3. A Witch’s Romance

Witch's Romance~

This drama about another older woman who falls for a much younger guy is TONS of fun so far– and also so different from Secret Love Affair even though they are both noona romances! Be sure to check out their steamy kisses HERE!

This is a must-watch due to the cute, bubbly relationship between the two leads, played by Uhm Jung Hwa and Park Seo Joon. Although the pacing could have been better, it still worked. I watched all the way to the end and felt satisfied, too.

4. 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!

This KDrama replaces Secret Love Affair, and you can watch the teaser here until English subs come out:

5. High School King of Savvy


This Kdrama about a high school boy turned CEO was so good it got it’s own surprise post! Read it right HERE.

In addition, this is the first KDrama that I gobbled down in three days this year. Everything worked thanks to stellar performances from the entire cast. They really pulled off their same old-same old characters and made them feel new. The story also took all the right twists and turns without making any of the characters do something they wouldn’t do. I was also laughing and fan girling the whole time, but I did let out a tear or two as well. A must-watch!

6. Fated To Love You


I just started watching this and the first few minutes pulled me in so much that I can finally finish High School King of Savvy (watched it in three days!) and start a new KDrama– this one!

I was skeptical of Jang Hyuk in a role like this one– I last saw him playing a slave in Chuno after all, but I can already tell he’s going to pull Mr. Chaebol off and give him his own unique Jang Hyuk spin. I’ve heard this is his second KDrama with Jang Bo Ra, so I’m excited to see them both!

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 are a few KDramas that are on my must-watch list. I’m just waiting for more episodes to air before I watch since I like to binge-watch!

7. Three Musketeers


Starring my love Jung Yong Hwa in what will surely be an action and adventure sageuk, The Three Musketeers promises something different this year. Also, the team behind my favorite fusion sageuk Queen In Hyun’s man is behind this KDrama! Much to anticipate along with what I’m sure will be a stellar performance by YDG.

8. Ironman


Lee Dong Wook is my absolute favorite Korean actor, and I’m excited to see him take on a role as a tortured superhero! Now, I think that Lee Dong Wook is the only actor who can pull of the whole knives coming out of my body thing, but let’s be real: This drama is going to be either REALLY good or really Really REALLY bad.

9. Bad Boys


Yay, Park Hae Jin, one of my favorite actors and a Busan boy to boot, is finally back! Okay, okay. I know this is his third drama this year, but Doctor “Cuckoo” was not on MY watch list. Anyway, I’m excited to see him and a bunch of other great– really great, actors and actresses in this crime action thriller with lots of mystery, too. Here’s the trailer!

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:!

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15 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.
      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!

      I’d also love to visit your blog and see what it’s about. My email is Don’t forget the “x”!

      – WGEB

  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. :)

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