In this edition of Monthly Drama, we’re doing things a little differently. The list below encompasses five K Dramas that we believe you guys should be watching/ catching up on if you missed them the first time around!

1) Heard It Through The Grapevine (풍문으로 들었소)

Genre: Black Comedy
Air Date: Feb-June 15

A black comedy that deals with an upper class Korean family, whose lives are turned upside down by the rumour of their teen son impregnating a friend at school. Beautifully shot, and some great performances, especially from Go Ah-Sung, whose character deals with the reality of becoming a mother, whilst trying to hold on to her dreams of attending a prestigious English camp.

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2) Angry Mom (앵그리맘)

Genre: Family Drama
Air Date: March-May 15

Angry Mom tells the story of Jo-Kang Ja, who in her heyday was the most feared troublemaker at her school. Having dropped out to become a mother, we fast forward to the present day, where she is in her thirties, and daughter Oh Ah-Ran is at school. When Ah-Ran begins to get bullied, Kang-Ja enrolls to work at the school, and soon learns of the darker problems within the educational system. Kim Hee-Sun shines as Kang-Ja, and the show is just as successful at making us laugh as it is tugging on our heartstrings. Don’t miss this one!

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3) Missing Noir M (실종느와르 M )

Genre: Thriller
Air Date: March- May 15

Missing Noir M follows Gil Soo-Hyun, the leader of the Special Missing Persons Unit. He is super intelligent, having graduated from Harvard University at age 10 and working at the FBI. Alongside fellow detective Oh-Dae Young, Soo-Hyun investigates the 1% of missing persons cases involving violent crime. Missing Noir M looks every part like a Fincher film, but at the same time has a unique style, that will keep you on edge at every twist and turn.

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4) Let’s Eat 2 (식샤를 합시다 2 )

Genre: Drama/ Comedy
Air Date: April-May 15

This warm-hearted drama follows Koo Dae-Young, who moves to a new neighbourhood and meets a variety of interesting characters, including Baek Soo-Ji, a freelance writer who hardly ever eats, and Lee Sang-Woo, a ladies man and a public officer. This show is equal parts quirky and hilarious, and if, like me, you have an insatiable appetite for Korean food, this is a match made in heaven!

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5) Flower of the Queen (여왕의 꽃)

Genre: Melodrama
Air Date: March-August 14

Flower of the Queen follows Rena Jung, a smart, ambitious star chef, who has her own cooking show. Having abandoned her daughter, Kang Yi Sol, years earlier, the show deals with their sudden reunion and the trials and tribulations that arise from it. Whilst often overly dramatic for my taste, those with an interest in melodrama and family drama will eat this up.

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That is the end of our list for the Top 5 K Dramas to Watch! Did I miss anything out? Do you agree with the choices? Let us know in the comments, and check back next month for another edition of Drama Review 🙂


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