Monday, December 30, 2013

Just How Many Names Can One Drama Have? But I'm Still Excited-Age of Feeling is Coming!!

Age of Feeling
Generation Of Youth
Inspiring Generation
Gamgyeogsidae
Inspiring Age

Begins Airing: January 15, 2014
Days: Wednesday, Thursday

When A Character Takes Off - The Best Sidekicks of 2013

Who Says that Role is Too Small? 
The Power of the Sidekick (or Secondary) Character
Best of 2013

What better way to cap off the year of drama watching by mentioning some of my absolutely favorite sidekicks or secondary characters from the dramas this year. What exactly is a sidekick? A sidekick is a close companion who is generally regarded as subordinate to the one he accompanies. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

"My Daughter Seo-yeong". the highest rated drama this year?

"My Daughter Seo-yeong" 
was the highest rated drama this year
Source: News.Donga and Hancinema

KBS 2TV drama "My Daughter Seo-yeong" is the drama with the highest rating percentage this year.

According to Nielsen Korea, "My Daughter Seo-yeong" rated 40.7% on average from the 15th of September 2012 to 3rd of March 2013. Second in place came KBS 2TV drama "The Wang Family" and "Cheer Up Mr. Kim" rated 28.5%. This is according to an annual audience aggregation from 15 September 2012 until March 3.

One day, I will actually get to these on my PTW list!! It is FULL of these long, daily dramas!! The days are just too short.

Lee Bo Young wil star in SBS "God's Gift - 14 Days"

Upcoming Drama with Lee Bo-yeong coming in February 2014

Actress Lee Bo-yeong is coming back with the new SBS mini-series, "God's Gift - 14 Days". She recently starred in the SBS drama "I Hear Your Voice". Apparently, Lee Bo-yeong is the current blue chip of the entertainment biz and she thought hard about the offer and decided to star in "God's Gift - 14 Days".

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All

Holiday Greetings from NewKDramaAddict

A Season Greeting to all. This is has been a great year for blogging and definitely a great year for meeting friends. I want to take the time to thank everyone who has visited my blog posts here, on MyDramaList as well as Movie Mondays on koreandramareviews. As this year comes to an end, I cannot thank you enough for your comments, friendship and just plain fun as we watched the dramas and movies this year. 

This year, I will not be posting year end reviews here but so far, look for my reviews on other blogs as they come out. The ones completed:


More to follow in the next weeks to come on Mydramalist.com 
I really wish the best for everyone as another year comes to end. Here's hoping 2014 is even better for ALL OF US!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ugly Alert-Best Family Drama for 2013 Review


A Review and Retrospect of the Best Family Drama for 2013....HANDS DOWN!!


My labor of love. I want to share with anyone following my blog. Please read. I really wanted to make sure that I shared this drama with EVERYONE because it really was well done; well acted and just an all-around good story!!!!

For more pictures, check out my Pinterest collection or my previous blog post, Drama Thoughts on Ugly Alert


Friday, December 20, 2013

I Saw The Devil Remake? From My Daughter's Mouth~~~WHY?!!

Repeating my Daughter's Words~~WHY??

Source: http://geektyrant.com/news/i-saw-the-devil-getting-english-language-remake

My Thoughts: I cannot add any more than the writer of the article stated. I Saw The Devil was a near perfect thriller. Hollywood is truly running out of ideas. And it is not just the remake of Asian movies but just about every movie from the 80's and 90's is being re-done. Unfortunately, my personal opinion, the only remake/continuation that I saw that was successful was the Star Trek series. All of the others have failed miserably or I've refused to watch them. As the write stated, with the failure of OldBoy, I am also surprised that this project will even get off the ground. We will see.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Drama Thoughts: The King's Daughter-Su Baek Hyang-The first 47 Episodes (and why you SHOULD be watching!!!!!!!)

The Awesomeness of the First 47 Episodes of King's Daughter, Su Baek Hyang

**Contains Limited SPOILERS**

UPDATE: For those who have reached the 70's, to boost our broken hearts, I've created a tumblr page to lift our spirits of the good times!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Kim Jae Wook-When WILL the man EVER get the GIRL?!!!!

Always a Groomsman; Never the Groom..Change Agencies and Make the fans Happy!


Filmography (I've seen)
Upcoming 2014 Age Of Feeling (supporting role)
2013 Who Are You (supporting role)
2010 Mary Stayed Out All Night (supporting role)
2010 Bad Guy (supporting role)
2008 Antique Bakery
2008 The Kingdom Of The Winds (supporting role)
2007 Coffee Prince (supporting role)
2007 Dal Ja's Spring (supporting role)


Rant Begins:

Azooma-A Movie Review and a Warning!

Azooma
Stars:
Jang Young Nam as Yoon Young-Nam/Mother
Ma Dong Suk as Detective Ma
Bae Sung Woo as Dr. Lee/Father
Lee Jae-Hee as Hyun-Joo/Daughter
Hwang Tae-Gwang  as Man/Rapist

Genre: Crime, Drama, Family
Rating: R for violence and seriously sensitive subject matter!!
Release Date: April 18, 2013
Runtime: 74 min.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Noonas Over Flowers" Available in US on Hulu from December 2nd!

Source: Hancinema

New Season of Hit Reality Show Follows Top South Korean Actresses Backpacking Through Eastern Europe. Not only does it hit the screen but it will be shown on Hulu! New Episodes Available Every Monday for HuluPlus subscribers and available for general users by Wednesday.

tvN is back with the second season of its hit star backpacking reality show, now called Noonas Over Flowers, airing on November 29th in South Korea.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rain joins Bruce Willis in the Action Thriller, ""The Prince"

Rain Joins Bruce Willis, John Cusack in 'The Prince'

South Korean pop singer/actor Rain will star opposite Bruce Willis in Brian A. Miller's upcoming action thriller The Prince.

The 31-year-old, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, joins cast members Jason Patric, John Cusack, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Jonathon Schaech, his local agency Cube DC said Tuesday. Production is slated to begin after Thanksgiving in Mobile, Alabama. Randall Emmett, George Furla, Adam Goldwormm, Pak Ho-Sung, and Fred Song are producing the film. Korea-based Union Investment Partners is also producing and financing the project, which is budgeted in the $10 million range.

Rain made his Hollywood debut in the Wachowski Bros.' Speed Racer and went on to play the lead in Ninja Assassins, also directed by the siblings. The Miller film marks his first project since being discharged from mandatory military service in Korea in July.

Jason Patric will play Paul, a retired mob enforcer who is forced to return to Las Vegas when his daughter goes missing. There, he must confront old enemies, including Omar – played by Willis – who has waited years for the opportunity to settle a score. Details of Cusack’s role have yet to be confirmed, but we understand that Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Escape Plan), Johnathon Schaech (Ray Donovan), Gia Mantegna (The Frozen Ground), and actor/singer Rain (Speed Racer) will round off The Prince‘s ensemble cast. A lot of actors, but seemingly just the right mix of big names and musicians-turned-actors.
Source: Hollywoodreporter

My Thoughts: This might explain why we haven't heard of any more projects in South Korea. I wasn't expecting him to do a drama but now it makes the most sense. As a HUGE fan of Bruce Willis, I think I will be looking forward to this, especially where he is playing the rare BAD guy. Add John Cusack to the mix, it becomes a MUST-SEE! Alas, it is not the Ninja Assassins 2 as I and others had hope but baby steps....I'll accept this. More to come!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Gratuitous Violence? Can't Get Any Worse Than Good Friends

Good Friends (2013)
Stars:
Lee Ji Hoon as Joon-Oh
Yeon Jung Hoon as K
Kitamura Kazuki as Tatsuya
Kim Young Hoon as Yuuji
Choi Jung Won as Nazumi

Genre: Murder/Crime
Rating: R for violence and LOTS of it!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

What I'm Watching, November 2013 Edition


Bravo My Life/Ugly Alert
People, who have different lives, become a family because of their parents. They sometimes look down on other family members and jealous of other family members. Through all of this, they get to understand each other and cure their wounds. A man, in particular, goes through infinite sacrifices.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

MGY and KB in Europe?

Moon Geun-yeong and Kim Beom seen in Europe

Moon Geun-yeong and Kim Beom were seen at an attraction site in Europe. Various pictures of the new couple were posted online recently and they are shown dressed casually, enjoying a backpacking trip on their own. They look like ordinary university students. Moon Geun-yeong wore comfortable clothes with her hair up and no make-up. Kim Beom is also wearing a casual jumper with black pants that matched those of hers. Netizens have seen this say, "They look so normal", "She's so natural", "I want to go to Europe now" and more.


Meanwhile, Moon Geun-yeong and Kim Beom met in the recent MBC drama "Goddess Of Fire Jeongi" Kim Beom plans to promote his Chinese novel and Moon Geun-yeong is going through the script.

Source: news.sportsseoul.com and Hancinema

Well if you had any doubts, the picture above speaks volumes! Matching right down to the sneakers on their feet!!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Top Dramas for 2012

Top 5 Dramas for 2012
These are my picks for the top dramas that I've seen from 2012. Again, they are not arranged in no particular order as I love them all equally. This was almost impossible to list just 5 as this marks the year I started watching simulcast dramas instead of just ones that had already been shown. These five trickled to the top; some easily, some with difficulty! Compare it with your list for 2012:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Top 5 Dramas for 2011

Top 5 Dramas for 2011

These are my picks for the top dramas that I've seen from 2011. Again, they are not arranged in no particular order as I love them all equally. This was probably the hardest list to narrow down to 5 as there were so many dramas that I watched from this year that I loved but when I thought long and hard, it was these 5 that bubbled to the top easily. Compare it with your list for 2011:

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Lee Joon Ki-How He DIDN'T Want To Do "Two Weeks" and What's Next!!

Lee Joon-ki and Playing a Father But What's Next?


At first, Lee Joon Ki's thoughts were "I said I wouldn't take it. I'm not even married and how could I play a father?"

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Empress Ki Photos from Upcoming Drama Starting October 21st

Empress Ki  is Almost Here!!

Synopsis
Depicts the loves and battles of Empress Ki who exercises her influence in the Yuan Dynasty. Empress Ki is from Goryeo.

Special Viewing for Tough As Iron (2013)


It was with pleasure that I was able to attend the premiere of Yoo Ah In's latest movie, Tough As Iron and its US domestic release on October, 17, 2013, thanks to C&J Entertainment as well as Snoopy's Twinkie of Koreandramareviews.com that I write movie reviews for every Monday.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Coming to N. America-Yoo Ah-in's movie, "Tough as Iron"

"Tough as Iron" Starring Yoo Ah-in is Coming to N. America beginning 10/11!

Upcoming movie "Tough as Iron" which stars Yoo Ah-in has been released in North America today, October 11, 2013! The movie was released in S. Korea last week and has received rave reviews from critics and moviegoers.

Didn't Watch "Good Doctor" but this can make up for it-"Days of Wrath"


Trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie "Days of Wrath" (2013)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Drama Gu Am Heo Joon-Final Thoughts

I ♥ Gu Am Heo Joon Korean Drama-Final Thoughts 

(Episodes 31-135)

Stars: 
Kim Ju Hyuk as Heo Joon
Park Jin Hee 
as Ye Jin
Nam Goong Min
as Yoo Do Ji
Park Eun Bin as 
Da Hee


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My Anticipated Drama...Isn't Heirs

It's the 1940's era drama called "Basketball"

Source: Couch-kimchi

While everyone else waits with bated breath for the premiere of "Heirs", I am patiently (or impatiently) waiting for "Basketball". Unlike the other dramas, this doesn't have any big names to speak of. But what it does have is an actor, Do Ji-Han who some people who watched "Incarnation of Money" might recognize him as Kwon Hyuk, our prosecutor darling that some of use just fell for hook, line and sinker. The rest of the cast consists of fairly newcomers like Lee Elliya and former model Jeong Dong Hyun. The last leading role is Kim Bo Mi who has done a lot of dramas as a supporting or guest actor.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Jeong Dong-hyeon in his first role as Min Chi-Ho in "Basketball"

Looking Forward to "Basketball"
Actor Jeong Dong-hyeon, a former model takes on the role of elite star basketball player Min Chi-ho in the upcoming tvN drama "Basketball".

First we had "Grandpa Over Flowers", now we have "Actresses"

New Show Styled like Grandpa Over Flowers called "Actresses"
After directing four veteran actors on two trips for "Grandpas over Flowers", he has now invited four veteran actors including Yoon Yeo-jeong, Kim Ja-ok, Lee Mi-yeon, and Kim Hee-ae.

Kim Beom, on the set of "Goddess Of Fire Jeongi"

Kim Beom from "Goddess Of Fire Jeongi, poses like a model


Kim Beom from the MBC drama "Goddess Of Fire Jeongi", posed like a model on the drama site. In the picture, Kim Beom is sitting on a rock and gazing into the camera or posing like a Chosun model, looking chic.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

What I'm Watching Now.. September Edition


Secrets (Secret Love)

Min-Hyuk was born into a wealthy family. He has everything including good looks, intelligence, but he doesn't have kindness. He loses his girlfriend in a hit-and-run accident. Yoo-Jung goes to prison, because of the hit-and-run accident that killed Min-Hyuk's girlfriend. Her boyfriend is the one that actually committed the hit-and-run accident, but Yoo-Jung took the blame. She is then betrayed by her boyfriend.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Things That Make You Go Hmmm-What's the Deal Folks?

A Case for Spanish Telenovelas on Drama Sites


DramaFever Corp.
DramaFever is the largest online video site for the distribution of international televised content. The company streams movies, documentaries, and TV shows on demand with professional subtitles. Wikipedia
Founded: 2009

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Upcoming Drama Watching October, 2013

Here's What I Plan to Watch Starting in October, 2013



Secrets (KBS2)
Begins Sep 25, 2013
Stars
Ji Sung, Hwang Jung Eum, Bae Soo Bin, Lee Da Hee
Plot Min-Hyuk was born into a wealthy family. He has everything including good looks, intelligence, but he doesn't have kindness. He loses his girlfriend in a hit-and-run accident. Yoo-Jung goes to prison, because of the hit-and-run accident that killed Min-Hyuk's girlfriend. Her boyfriend is the one that actually committed the hit-and-run accident, but Yoo-Jung took the blame. She is then betrayed by her boyfriend.

Medical Top Team (MBC)
Begins Oct 2, 2013
Stars Kwon Sang Woo, Jung Ryu Won, Joo Ji Hoon, Oh Yeon Seo
Plot "Medical Top Team" depicts the process of treating patients by a team of doctors, considered the best in their fields, as a power struggle ensues in the hospital.
Not Official Poster Yet
The Ghost Seeing Detective Cheo Yong (OCN)
Begins Oct 6, 2013
Stars Oh Ji Ho, Oh Ji Eun, Jun Hyo Sung
Plot Yoon Cheo-Yong, has been able to see ghosts since birth. Once the ace of the violent crimes unit, seven years ago he lost both his family and his partner in a traumatic incident that caused him to quit his department. Now he works as a district cop, but without any interest or will to engage with the world; “starved for love,” he’s completely lonely. Then one day, he accidentally talks back to the ghost of a high school girl, and things get complicated. The show follows Cheo-yong as he works with his female detective partner and that ghost girl to solve mysterious cases.

Basketball (tvN)
Begins Oct 21, 2013
Stars Do Ji Han, Lee Elliya, Park Ye Eun, Kim Bo Mi
Plot Drama series is set within the turbulent period between the Japanese colonial era and the division of Korea into North and South. Kang San is from a poor family. He struggles to get away from poverty. Through the game of basketball, he becomes successful and meets a girl from the upper class. He dreams of their love overcoming the disparity in their social standing
No Official Poster Yet
Doctor X-2 (TV Asahi)
Begins Oct 10, 2013
Stars Ryoko Yonekura, Naohito Fujiki, Yuki Uchida, Kenichi Endo
No Official Poster Yet
Empress Ki (MBC)
Begins Oct 21, 2013
Stars Ha Ji Won, Joo Jin Mo, Ji Chang Wook, Kwon Oh Joong, Jin Yi Han
Plot Depicts the loves and battles of Empress Ki who exercises her influence in the Yuan Dynasty. Empress Ki is from Goryeo.


My Thoughts Before you say it, no, I am not watching Heirs or possibly not  Reply 1994. Even though I watched  Reply 1997 and overall liked it, I was totally out of my league while watching it and I only knew of a couple of the actors and they were the reason I even took the time to watch; however, this time I know none of the actors so I don't plan on struggling through trying to relate to characters WAY younger than me. Now, that brings me to Heirs. I've said it once, and I'll say it again, I really don't watch high school dramas! My high school days are so far behind me that I've lost count of the years and really have no interest in watching what might be BOF part deux. Again, I'll enjoy your commentary and tweets; that will be enough for me.

I am really looking forward to the dramas above. Even though Secrets starts the last week of September, I'm including this because it is so late in the month. I watch everything with Hwang Jung Eum, so it was a given that this would be on my future watchlist. The same goes for Medical Top Team. I absolutely LOVE Jung Ryu Won. Even though I doubt this is a comedy, she is a great comedic as well as dramatic actress. I have to think way back in her career for something I didn't like. And like Ryu Won, I will watch ANYTHING with Joo Ji Hoon. Now if I can only get used to that freaking hair-do.

Before you say it, another ghost drama? Yes. But this time it is coming from OCN and when it comes to their dramas, I've yet to see one that I didn't like. I think I have plans to watch this more for the network and less for Oh Ji Ho who is, at best decent. But he has a lot to make up to me after that disastrous 3rd Ward that I sat through  (talk about a drama in the last 1/3 going down the toilet!!).

Basketball was a given for two reasons: I love sports dramas and I absolutely LOVED Do Ji Han in Incarnation of Money as Kwon Hyuk. The fact that at a mere 21 years old, he gets his first adult leading role and only second leading role speaks volumes of how good a job he did in that drama. So I'm psyched to watch this also.

Doctor X was excellent so it made perfect sense to watch the sequel. So far, I don't know where I will be watching this or when but if Viki or any other website carries this, I will be watching. Here's hoping I can find it.

Last but not least is my girl, Ha Ji Won, returning the screen in what I hope will fulfill my sageuk fantasy of a decent drama. Sadly, every saguek I started this year, I dropped out of sheer boredom and some, I didn't even bother starting because the comments kept getting worse and worse as the episodes continue. Ah, the beauty of twitter and followers, they watch so you don't have to.

So, these are the dramas that I plan on watching in the upcoming month.
What are yours?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Kang Dong Won's New "The X" movie

Kang Dong Won’s ‘The X’ releases mysterious looking movie poster


Korean short movie ‘The X’ (CGV Screen production) directed by Kim Jee Woon and starring Kang Dong Won and Shin Min Ah has recently revealed its movie poster.

To make the name of Kang Dong Won’s character ‘X’ stand out, the poster specially used X as the background with the silhouette making for a sharp contrast against it. The mysterious and convoluted atmosphere couldn’t hide the tension and nervousness, and left one really looking forward to seeing ‘The X’. The movie utilizes a new form of screening technology called ‘Screen X’ invented by CGV, and is thus drawing much attention already from the public.

‘Screen X’ is a change from the usual projection of the video onto a single screen. ‘Screen X’ is described as a multi-projection screen extending the original screen to its left and right walls. This new method will allow one to broaden their viewing angle, and at the same time enable them to enjoy an even more immersive experience.

‘The X’ will have its first screening at the upcoming 2013 (18th) Busan International Film Festival from October 3rd – 12th under the Gala Presentation program.

Source: omg.yahoo.com

My thoughts: If it's Kang Dong Won, it's a MUST-SEE for me!!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

My Top 5 Dramas for 2010

Top 5 Dramas for 2010

These are my picks for the top dramas that I've seen from 2010. Again, they are not arranged in no particular order as I love them all equally and are not limited to Korean dramas alone. Compare it with your list for 2010:
Keizoku 2:SPEC
Stars Toda Erika and Kase Ryo. Like the original series, "SPEC" will revolve around a pair of police detectives as part of a special division solving difficult cases (Mishou). Touma Saya is a woman with an IQ of 201 and an inability to "read the atmosphere" in social situations. Due to a previous case, her left arm is in a sling. Her partner Sebumi Takeru used to be the star performer of the Metropolitan Police. After some incident however, he was transferred to Mishou. Those two track down offenders with special abilities(SPEC) who managed to get away with their crimes.

Only a science fiction fan would love and appreciate this drama! So if you are expecting anything else, don't watch! I absolutely loved this! As a fan of the genre, it had every aspect that us Sci-Fi fans would be looking for; intrigue, lies, freaky characters and a story that you can follow. All is revealed as the episodes are watched. Again, if you are expecting romance, forget this! This was a Sci-Fi fans freaking dream come true! My appreciation and love for Toda Erika has increase ten fold. It started with Liar Game and continues with this series! Kase Ryo as Sebumi-san; you now have a new fan!!
Secret Garden
Stars Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won. The drama tells the story of Kim Joo Won, an arrogant and eccentric CEO who maintains the image of seeming perfection, and Gil Ra Im, a poor and humble stuntwoman whose beauty and body are the object of envy amongst top actresses. Their accidental meeting, when Joo Won mistakes Ra Im for actress Park Chae Rin, marks the beginning of a tense, bickering relationship, through which Joo Won tries to hide a growing attraction to Ra Im that both confuses and disturbs him. To complicate matters further, a strange sequence of events results in them swapping bodies.

I swear! Until these two marry other people, I will forever and forever 'ship' them as a couple! Kid you not!

This is one of the few dramas that I have seriously watched over and over again! Maybe not always from the beginning but I have repeat watched this drama in my boredom. The romance between Joo Won and Ra Im, just never bores me! And it has the distinction of having one of the better drama kisses I've seen! Believe it or not, this was the first drama I saw of BOTH Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won but this drama alone made me instant fans and immediately started my love for both of them.


Can these two just make all their fans happy and get married already?!!
God's Quiz
Stars Ryu Deok Hwan and Yoon Joo Hee. Han Jin Woo, Korea's top medical examiner, leads a team of experts in conducting a medical crime investigation after strange events and mysterious deaths occur in a hospital. He first clashes with but is later aided by Kang Kyung Hee, an attractive female detective who possesses excellent skill in martial arts and a strong sense of justice.

Close to perfect at times, the story. The acting was perfect for this drama. I asked myself why I hadn't watched this before. The title throws you off because you have no idea what it really is about. Let's start with the stand-out actors. First of all, Ryu Deok Hwan as Han Jin Woo was unbelievably good! From the first episode to the end. His portrayal of Jin Woo was spot on perfect. Yoon Joo Hee as Kang Kyung Hee was great! At times, she drove you batty with her police decisions which made no sense to me (or maybe I watch TOO MANY police and crime dramas) but overall she did a good job. The rest of the cast was fun and acted well. Every episode was a learning experience. Keep wikipedia/google handy. You will be doing a lot of searching! Again, I cannot believe I didn't watch this until 2013! And as you can guess, I went onto to season 2 and 3 (Thanks, Operation:Kdrama Chat)!
Gloria
Stars Bae Doo Na, Suh Ji Suk, Lee Chun Hee, and So Yi Hyun. Gloria is an intense tale of people who are fiercely devoted to surviving their rough lives, focusing in particular on the life of a nightclub singer, Na Jin Jin, who braves the difficulties of her work to provide for her mentally handicapped older sister, Jin Joo. She finds an unwavering source of strength and support from her loyal childhood friend, Ha Dong Ah, a third-rate gangster with a big heart. Jin Jin also meets a potential love interest in Lee Kang Suk, the president of Double Sharp Entertainment, who has his own problems to face as the illegitimate son of an entrepreneur.

Okay, this is one of favorite dramas! It was my first drama over 50 episodes that I marathon watched. I loss sleep, barely ate, you name it. This was my first introduction to Bae Doo Na as I started watching this because of Suh Ji Suk! I fell instantly in love with Doo Na's portrayal of Gloria. Not to forget about Suh Ji Suk as Kang Suk. I thought the chemistry between the two was magnetic! I was also surprised by the secondary romance between Dong Ah (Lee Chun Hee) and Yoon Seo (So Yi Hyun). Even though the main couple's relationship was not totally resolved until the end, I felt the story was absolutely fun to watch. 


One of the best scenes is when Kang Suk serenades Jin Jin when she thinks he no longer likes her. It is one of the most romantic scenes EVER!! As this is a melodrama, beware, there are some seriously twisted moments that make you want to wretch your hair out; but overall, this is one of the best! And it is the only 50+ drama that I have re-watched from start to finish.
Cinderella's Sister
Stars Moon Geun Young, Chun Jung Myung, Ok Taec Yeon, and Seo Woo. SA modern day adaptation of Cinderella with a twist as our Cinderella, Goo Hyo Sun, is loved by everyone whereas her stepsister, Eun Jo, has a dark past and struggles with the fact that her mother starts to care more for Hyo Sun than her.

This drama is where I differ from a lot of people because I simply LOVED it! From start to finish, LOVED it! It was my introduction to Moon Geun Young, who still remains my top favorite actress since I started watching dramas. Her portrayal of Eun Jo was so dark and so tortured. Her mother, played by Lee Mi Sook was one of the worse users you will see! What I especially liked was the chemistry between Chun Jung Myung and Moon Geun Young. His love for her and her hesitance to love was portrayed wonderfully. Seo Woo's Hyo Sun was so needy, you eventually learned to love her too. And of course I will never forget Ok Taec Yeon and his little dance with his 'little me'! So cute!


Honorable Mentions
Both of these dramas are very popular with others and while I loved them, it is always hard to pick your top 5: 

So What Are Your Top 5 for 2010?
Let me know in the comments!