Feeding Your KDrama Addiction: Just for Foodies

*The “Feeding Your KDrama Addiction” Series*

It’s the World Cup, and my best friends and I have been having so many World Cup Watch Parties!

When Korea played, we ate samgyubsal. When Mexico played, we drank Tequila (and ate wings). Unfortunately, we were all at work when Nigeria, which is my country, played today.

And, they lost, too.

>.<

Even though the only country left for my best friends and I to cheer for is the USA (Germany and the Netherlands for my best friend from Bulgaria), that doesn’t mean that we have to stop watching the World Cup and eating delicious food.

In honor of  KDrama fans (and soccer fans) from all over the world who are also foodies like my friends and I and love any reason to get together with good friends, good food, and good drinks, here are some KDramas that will get your mouth watering as you watch!

1. Coffee Prince (2007)

Coffee Prince~

Coffee Prince~

This KDrama with an indie feel isn’t all about coffee, but it sure is mouth-watering thanks to Gong Yoo and a few coffee shop flower boys… and one boy, played by Yoon Eun Hye, who is actually a girl.

2. Pasta (2010)

Pasta~

Pasta~

If this KDrama starring everyone’s favorite actress Gong Hyo Jin doesn’t make you want to eat pasta everyday and call your crush, boyfriend, or husband “Chef!,” then nothing else will!

3. Baker King Kim Tak Goo (2010)

Baker King Kim Tak Gu~

Baker King Kim Tak Goo~

Baking has never been so dreamy and delicious (or so deadly and dangerous) until this KDrama decided to take one of our favorite foods and past times– break and baking, to the next level.

4. Let’s Eat (2013)

Let's Eat~

Let’s Eat~

Now this is the Just for Foodies KDrama to end all Just for Foodies KDramas!

How?

Well, with Korean food porn.

Yum yum yum!

Don’t forget, you can find out where to watch all of these KDramas and more (yummy snacks not included) HERE.

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Feeding Your KDrama Addiction: 3 Heartwarming Hospital Romances

*The “Feeding Your KDrama Addiction” Series*

If you are feeling a little sick after being unable to feed your KDrama addiction for the past few weeks, then these three hospital romances are “just what the doctor ordered”!

1. New Heart (2007)

New Heart~

New Heart~

In this hospital romance, heart surgery residents struggle to save lives and find the ever-shifting balance between work and romance.

2. General Hospital 2 (2008)

General Hospital 2~

General Hospital 2~

Work and romance abound in this heartwarming and often hilarious hospital romance.

3. Good Doctor (2013)

Good Doctor~

Good Doctor~

In what is definitely my favorite hospital romance, a boy with autism becomes a doctor who not only defies but breaks down the stereotypes regarding his disorder.

What hospital romances have you watched?

Don’t forget that you can find out where to watch these dramas and more right HERE, and stay tuned for more KDramas:

“Just For Foodies,” “6 High School Romances,” and even more KDramas from some of my favorite genres such as mystery and makjang!

^^

Feeding Your KDrama Addiction: 9 Charming Chaebols

*The “Feeding Your KDrama Addiction” Series*

Chaebols are usually anything and everything BUT charming, but they still seem to be in EVERY KDrama these days. They’re known for being rich, spoiled, and at the root of all KDrama evil.

But, not all chaebols are bad; and, these ones aren’t just good

They’re charming!

^^

1. Who Are You? (2008)

Cha Seung Hyo~

Cha Seung Hyo~

This rich and bad-tempered chaebol may have gotten his body snatched, but that doesn’t stop him from turning into the very good man of one lucky girl’s dreams.

2. Boys Over Flowers (2009)

Yoon Ji Hoo~

Yoon Ji Hoo~

Oh, I hope you weren’t expecting to see Go Jun “Poo” here…?

Although Kim Hyun Joong couldn’t act to save his life in this KDrama, there was still something charming about his character.

(My inner fan girl is showing…)

3. Secret Garden (2010)

Kim Joo Won~

Kim Joo Won~

This chaebol had a knack for turning doing crunches and drinking coffee into some of the most romantic moments KDrama Land has ever seen.

4. Scent of a Woman (2011)

Kang Ji Wook~

Kang Ji Wook~

I’m currently watching this KDrama– and continuing my Lee Dong Wook spree, and I have totally fallen in love with the first chaebol who’s been willing to throw it all away for the woman he loves.

5. Can You Hear My Heart? (2011)

Cha Dong Joo~

Cha Dong Joo~

This chaebol might not be able to hear, but he sure is able to love– and with all of his heart.

6. I Love Lee Tae Ri (2012)

Lee Tae Ri~

Lee Tae Ri~

Wait– not ALL chaebols are rich men. Some of them are rich women, like Lee Tae Ri.

7. Master’s Sun (2013)

Joo Joong Won~

Joo Joong Won~

This chaebol takes first place for not only being So Ji Sub charming but (mostly) calm. After all, the woman he falls in love with can see ghosts!

8. Mi Rae’s Choice (2013)

Park Se Joo~

Park Se Joo~

… Yeah, that fan girl? She’s back, but this chaebol was rather charming.

(He probably wouldn’t have been if someone else had played him.)

9. Heirs (2013)

Choi Young Do~

Choi Young Do~

Oh, I hope you weren’t expecting to see Kim Tan here…?

TEAM CHOI YOUNG DO!!!

So, who is your favorite charming chaebol?

If you don’t actually know what a chaebol is, then you’re not watching enough KDramas, and you DEFINITELY need to watch more. So, go HERE to find out where you can watch all of these KDramas and more…

MUCH more…

>.<

Feeding Your KDrama Addiction: Gender Benders

*The “Feeding Your KDrama Addiction” Series*

Feeding Your KDrama Addiction is back this week with some of my favorite KDramas: Gender benders! And, don’t forget that you can find out where to watch these KDramas and more right HERE.

Anyway, girl or boy, boy or girl, what’s most important in life and love is being true to yourself– and the person you love; but, if you end up lying about (or switching) your gender to the person you love, which is something that doesn’t just happen in KDrama Land, then you might be in BIG trouble… and in some very awkward situations.

So, let’s see how awkward things can get with these gender bender KDramas!

1. Coffee Prince (2007)

Coffee Prince~

Coffee Prince~

Well, she might look like a boy, but she’s definitely not; and, when her boss starts to develop feelings for her, he doesn’t quite know what to do!

2. Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)

Sungkyunkwan Scandal~

Sungkyunkwan Scandal~

 A young girl who dresses as a boy suddenly ends up at a school for boys, and of course, some poor lucky school boy is going to fall in love with this school girl in disguise!

3. Secret Garden (2010)

Secret Garden~

Secret Garden~

When a rich chaebol and poor stunt woman drink a magic potion, they wake up in one another’s bodies and slowly learn more about one another’s hearts… and very different bodies.

(From the writer of A Gentleman’s Dignity and Heirs!)

4. Ma Boy (2012)

Ma Boy~

Ma Boy~

HE has to pretend to be an idol– a female idol; but, when he finds himself falling for his roommate, he’s forced to choose between his first love and his life as an idol.

So, what are some of your favorite gender bender KDramas?

I haven’t seen A Painter in the Wind, You’re Beautiful, or To The Beautiful You, but I’m sure you girls will all tell me about them in the comments…

So, keep those suggestions coming!

^^

Feeding Your KDrama Addiction: 7 Supernatural Romances

*The “Feeding Your KDrama Addiction” Series*

Last Monday I fed your KDrama addiction for noona romances, and this week– as promised, I’ll feed your KDrama addiction for supernatural romances.

So, without further ado, here they are!

Supernatural Romances

1. Soulmate (2006)

Soulmate~

Soulmate~

Telepathy!

She’s engaged to someone else, but from the moment he sees her he not only falls in love with her– he also reads her mind. With a cast and story that’s fun, sexy, and down to earth, this KDrama is sure to leave you feeling satisfied.

2. Who Are You? (2008)

Who Are You?~

Who Are You?~

Body swapping!

When a loving father is hit by a grumpy and mean (but good-looking) CEO, he goes into a coma. However, he is able to borrow the CEO’s body for three hours a day to visit the people he loves, including his daughter.

3. Secret Garden (2010)

Secret Garden~

Secret Garden~

Body swapping!

When a rich chaebol and poor stunt woman drink a magic potion, they wake up in one another’s bodies and slowly learn more about one another’s heart.

(From the writer of A Gentleman’s Dignity and Heirs!)

4. I Love Lee Tae Ri (2012)

I Love Lee Tae Ri~

Growing up overnight!

A little boy grows up overnight to protect the woman he loves!

5. I Hear Your Voice (2013)

I Hear Your Voice~

I Hear Your Voice~

Telepathy!

A boy searching for the girl who saved his life finally meets her years later, and he can read her mind (and everyone else’s), which comes in handy when the criminal who killed his father makes a comeback and targets the woman the little girl has become.

6. Master’s Sun (2013)

Master's Sun

Master’s Sun

Ghosts!

She sees ghosts, but when she touches him, they disappear. He just happens to be a (good-looking) chaebol and CEO with a bad temper that also disappears the longer she stays around.

7. My Love From The Star (2014)

My Love From The Star~

Aliens!

Falling in love with a 400 year old alien with awesome super powers? Well, not a problem for a Hallyu star who finds herself in deep trouble after being accused of murder.

… Okay, you want more?!

Bonus KDrama: Big (2012)

Gong Yoo of Big~

Gong Yoo of Big~

Growing up overnight!

This was an awful drama, but you should watch it anyway because Gong Yoo looks amazing and does manage to carry the show with his serious acting and adorable shenanigans despite the awful script.

You can find out where to watch all of these dramas and more HERE.

P.S.: After reading this KDrama list, you might want to start looking for a few aliens, or little boys in big men’s bodies– but, that might NOT be legal!

>.<

Well, you’ve been warned!

And, stay tuned, because Feeding Your KDrama Addiction: 7 Sageuks, or historical dramas, is coming soon.

Feeding Your KDrama Addiction: 9 Noona Romances

*The “Feeding Your KDrama Addiction” Series*

You have your own KDrama addiction, so enough about what I like. Here’s what YOU need– more of your favorite KDramas! After all, we’ve all had those moments when one drama ends… and we immediately want to watch another one just like it.

So, every Monday for the next month or two (or three), I’ll go through my long list of KDramas (that I’ve watched AND finished); and, I’ll do my best to feed your KDrama addiction by letting you know about KDramas that are like the ones you’ve already watched– from noona romances to supernatural romances to school romances and more.

So, let’s start Feeding Your KDrama Addiction!^^

Noona Romances

I’ve talked about my must-watch noona romances and even why I think my life is like one already, but enough about me! Here are all the noona romances that I’ve watched– along with a few that I haven’t so you can start feeding your own KDrama addiction.

1. A Second Proposal (2004)

A Second Proposal~

A Second Proposal~

Oh Yun Soo and Oh Ji Oh star in this drama about a divorced woman who works hard to get her children back from her asshole husband and along the way gets a second chance at love with the (much younger) boy next door.

2. Biscuit Teacher &Star Candy (2005)

Biscuit Teacher &Star Candy~

Gong Yoo and Gong Hyo Jin star in this drama about a teacher who falls in love with her disobedient but dangerously sexy student.

3. Dal Ja’s Spring (2007)

Dal Ja's Spring~

Dal Ja’s Spring~

Chae Rim and Lee Min Ki star in this drama about a working woman and her romance with an older man and younger boy.

4. Oh! My Lady (2010)

Oh! My Lady~

Chae Rim and Choi Si Won star in this unexpectedly cute and heartwarming drama about a divorced woman who works as a housekeeper-turned-nanny for a top star and his illegitimate daughter.

5. I Do, I Do (2012)

I do, I Do~

I do, I Do~

Kim Sun Ah and Lee Jang Woo star in this drama about an older, workaholic woman and a younger, puppy dog (virgin) boy– and what happens after their really awesome really awkward one night stand.

6. I Hear Your Voice (2013)

ihyv

I Hear Your Voice~

Park Bo Young and Lee Jong Suk star in this drama about a girl who witnesses a murder and the boy who is saved (but forever changed– think head injury and telepathy) because of her. When they meet again years later, she’s changed, but he helps her become the courageous girl that she used to be.

7. Let’s Eat (2013)

Let's Eat!~

Let’s Eat~

Lee Soo Kyung and Yoon Doo Joon of the Kpop idol group Beast star in this fun, simple, down to earth drama about a divorced woman living alone and her nosy neighbors living next door.

8. Secret Love Affair (2014)

Secret Love Affair~

Secret Love Affair~

Kim Hee Ae and Yoo Ah In star in this sexy but subtle drama about a married woman and the piano prodigy of her dreams; only, he’s all too real.

(See more of their photo shoot for Elle Korea and read more about their off-screen chemistry HERE!)

9. Witch’s Romance (2014)

Witch's Romance~

Witch’s Romance~

Uhm Jung Hwa and Park Seo Joon star in this drama about another workaholic woman and the boy who finally sweeps her off of her feet.

Wait, what?! You want even more noona romances?

Okay, then take your pick from these ones that I haven’t watched (or just haven’t finished) yet: What’s Up Fox, My Sweet Seoul, I Need Romance 3, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, Personal Taste, Faith, Who Are You?, When A Man Loves, and Kang Goo’s Story!

(You can find out where to watch all of these dramas and more HERE.)

And, I know you loved Secret Garden– even though I definitely didn’t. So, stay tuned for 7 Supernatural Romances. Yes, I’m going to keep feeding your KDrama addiction!

P.S.: Don’t worry– this addiction is perfectly legal, although it does come with common side effects such as loss of sleep, squeals, and sudden bursts into tears. It may also take away from your productivity– and ability to date boys and men in real life…

Well, you’ve been warned!

>.<

The WGEB Facebook Page, The Traveling Kimchi &Daniel Cooper

*Off Topic*

WGEB is finally on Facebook!^^

Click HERE to like WGEB on Facebook and get daily updates on the latest WGEB, KDrama, and Kpop news, or just keep in touch with me.

There’s a lot in store, so stay tuned for the following:

An introduction to my friend and fellow blogger The Traveling Kimchi, more guest blog posts from Daniel Cooper, and the new series Feeding Your KDrama Addiction where I’ll let you know about all the Korean dramas that you’ve been craving from noona romances to medical dramas to high school dramas and more!

As always, thanks for following WGEB!

I’ll do my best to keep improving my blog until it becomes a home for everyone interested in and passionate about not just Korean culture but the undeniable connection between different cultures, languages, and people. After all, the WGEB community has friends and followers from all around the world.