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Year End Drama Recap

This year has been phenomenal for Kdramas. Because of the pandemic, non-Kdrama fans ended up watching Korean Dramas in Netflix and was easily converted as Kdrama fans. I have so many friends who used to not watch Kdramas and wondered why I love watching them. But now they are calling me and chatting with me about the latest Kdramas or Kdramas that I can recommend to them. I honestly feel so happy that they are now appreciating Kdramas like I do.

Not only that, but I also was able to watch double the amount of Kdramas that i usually watch in a year. I actually feel proud that this year, I also expanded my Kdrama list by watching actors/actresses that I normally dont watch, or genres that I normally pass.

Below is a summary of all the Kdramas I watched in 2020 (old and new Kdramas), sorted in order my ratings. I’m aware that each one has their own preference / taste in Kdramas so this is just my opinion. My criteria is usually: how well the story was written, the performance of the cast and how the drama resonated with me. So even if the drama is well written and well acted, but it didn’t have any emotional or mental impact on me, then I still wouldn’t rate it high. The same way that the story may not be good but i loved the OTP then I still give give additional points. I have never given any perfect 10 to a drama in my life though and it’s because there is no such thing as a perfect drama.

But if I have to choose just for 2020, I would say that Kingdom Season 2 is the drama that I will almost give a perfect 10. Actually even Kingdom Season 1 (which came out last year) is close to perfection. A drama that is memorable to me is Crash Landing on You, because this is the most buzzworthy drama this year – and it’s the drama that converted my non-Kdrama friends to Kdrama fans.

Total Dramas watched: 49
KDrama – 45
CDrama – 3
JDrama – 1

2020 KDramas
Rated 9 and above:
1. Kingdom Season 2 – 9.5
2. Crash Landing on You – 9.5
3. 18 Again – 9.5
4. Oh My Baby – 9.5
5. Lie After Lie – 9.5
6. My Unfamiliar Family – 9.5
7. Hyena – 9.5
8. Hospital Playlist – 9
9. The Spies Who Loved Me – 9
10. Team Bulldog – 9
11. Train – 9

Rated 8 to 8.5
1. The Good Detective – 8.5
2. Backstreet Rookie – 8.5
3. Dinner Mate – 8.5
4. The King Eternal Monarch – 8.5
5. When My Love Blooms – 8.5
6. The World of the Married – 8.5
7. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay – 8.5
8. Find Me In Your Memory – 8.5
9. Itaewon Class – 8.5
10. Chip In – 8.5
11. Woman of 9.9 Billion – 8.5
12. Chocolate – 8
13. Flower of Evil – 8
14. The Tale of Nine Tailed – 8

Rated 7 to 7.5
1. Alice – 7.5
2. Record of Youth – 7.5
3. She Knows Everything – 7.5
4. Kkondae Intern – 7.5
5. My Holo Love – 7

Rated below 7
1. Sweet Munchies 6

Ongoing 2020 KDramas
The Penthouse (now watching ep 19)
Kairos (now watching ep 13)
Homemade Love Story (now watching ep 60)
Start Up (now watching ep 2)

2019 Dramas
1. The Fiery Priest – 9
2. Haechi – 8.5
3. Doctor Prisoner – 8.5
4. My Fellow Citizens – 8
5. The Tale of Nokdu – 7.5
6. Extraordinary You – 7.5
7. Secret Life of My Secretary – 6

Older Dramas
1. Fated to Love You – 8.5
2. Descendants of the Sun – 8
3. Live Up to Your Name – 8
4. Lawless Lawyer – 8
5. Vivid Romance – 8
6. Witch’s Love – 7.5
7. Seven First Kisses – 7

CDrama
1. Find Yourself – 9
2. Triad Princess – 8.5
3. Love O20 – 8.5

JDrama
1. Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu 8

That’s a wrap for 2020!

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