Kdrama Club

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October 18

Gaetmaeul Chachacha: Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha  Season 1 (Full Season)

A big-city dentist opens up a practice in a close-knit seaside village, home to a charming jack-of-all-trades who is her polar opposite in every way. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:35 PM - 7 comments

September 28

Squid Game: Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:54 AM - 34 comments

September 27

Eung-dab-ha-ra 1997: Reply 1997 (aka Answer Me 1997)  Season 1 (Full Season)

Set in the 1990's, the drama centers around a female high school student Shi Won, who idolizes boyband H.O.T and her 5 high school friends in Busan. The timeline moves back and forth between their past as 18-year-old high schoolers in 1997 and their present as 33-year-olds at their high school reunion dinner in 2012, where one couple will announce that they're getting married. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:06 AM - 2 comments

September 17

Seulgiroun Euisasaenghal: Hospital Playlist - Season 2 (Hospital Playlist 2)  Season 2 (Full Season)

In its second season, the story of five friends and doctors continues. Together, they navigate the daily ups and downs of being doctors. They experience hardships, new loves, losses, and heartbreaks both within the hospital and in their personal lives. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:07 PM - 1 comment

September 5

Seulgirowun Gamppangsaenghwal: Prison Playbook (aka Smart Prison Living)  Season 1 (Full Season)

With his major league baseball debut right around the corner, a star pitcher lands in prison and must learn to navigate his new world. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:03 PM - 3 comments

August 26

Neoneun Naeui Bom: You Are My Spring  Season 1 (Full Season)

A hotel concierge and a psychiatrist with traumatic childhoods form a heartfelt bond when they become entangled in a perplexing local murder case. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:44 AM - 1 comment

August 22

Algoissjiman: Nevertheless  Season 1 (Full Season)

The intoxicating charm of a flirtatious art school classmate pulls a reluctant love cynic into a friends-with-benefits relationship. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:34 PM - 3 comments

August 10

Raketsonyeondan: Racket Boys - Season 1  Season 1, Episode 1

A city kid is brought to the countryside by his father's new coaching gig; reviving a ragtag middle school badminton team on the brink of extinction. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:58 PM - 3 comments

August 9

Seulgiroun Euisasaenghal: Hospital Playlist - Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Hospital Playlist tells the story of five doctors who have been friends since they entered medical school in 1999. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:01 PM - 8 comments

June 27

Mine: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1 (Full Season)

Encaged in a gold-clad life of secrets and lies, two women in a conglomerate family seek to topple all that stands in their way of finding true joy. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 2:08 PM - 1 comment

June 22

Yi Guyeokui Michin X: Mad For Each Other  Season 1 (Full Season)

Bothered to realize they are next-door neighbors and share a psychiatrist, a man and a woman find it's impossible to stay out of each other's way. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:30 PM - 4 comments

May 16

Alhambeura Goongjeonui Chooeok: (Memories of the Alhambra)  Season 1 (Full Season)

While looking for the cryptic creator of an innovative augmented-reality game, an investment firm executive meets a woman who runs a hostel in Spain. (Netflix, tvN) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:15 AM - 1 comment

May 3

Something in the Rain: Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food  Season 1 (Full Season)

Son Ye Jin, from Crash Landing on You, is the female lead for Something in the Rain, a Korean drama from 2018 about an older woman/younger man romance, with lots of family drama, and women fighting against the patriarchy. Taboos will be broken! [more inside]
posted by kbar1 at 6:37 PM - 3 comments

April 30

Navillera: Navillera (Nabillera, Like A Butterfly)  Season 1 (Full Season)

A 70-year-old with a dream and a 23-year-old with a gift lift each other out of harsh realities and rise to the challenge of becoming ballerinos. (Netflix, tVN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:59 PM - 1 comment

March 20

Run On: Run On  Season 1 (Full Season)

Veering off course from his preset path, a track star follows his own pace and heart for the first time after a film translator steps into his life. (Netflix, jTBC Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:28 PM - 1 comment

January 31

The Uncanny Counter: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night, the Counters use special abilities to chase down malevolent spirits that prey on humans. Circumstances bring So Mun, a high school student, into their circle. [more inside]
posted by idb at 1:43 PM - 6 comments

December 15

Be Melodramatic: Be Melodramatic (Melo is My Nature, Melloga Chejil)  Season 1 (Full Season)

A slice-of-life drama about three best friends working in Korea's entertainment industry. Very little melodrama; more than a little meta. [more inside]
posted by trig at 6:30 AM - 3 comments

December 11

Strongest Deliveryman: Strongest Deliveryman (Choigangbaedalkkun) - Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Two gutsy food delivery workers strive to overcome their socioeconomic disadvantages to achieve big goals -- and bump into love along the way. (Netflix, KBS2 Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:56 PM - 4 comments

December 7

Start-Up: Start-Up (Seutateueob) - Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Young entrepreneurs aspiring to launch virtual dreams into reality compete for success and love in the cutthroat world of Korea's high-tech industry. (Netflix, tvN) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:55 AM - 2 comments

November 27

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol  Season 1 (Full Season)

A riches-to-rags pianist who loses everything but her smile is guided by twinkling little stars to a small town where she finds hope, home and love. (Netflix, KBS2 Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:10 PM - 1 comment

October 4

Forest of Secrets: Season 2 (aka Stranger 2, Forest of Secrets 2) - all episodes  Season 2 (Full Season)

The prosecutor's office and the police find themselves on opposing sides. The prosecutors, including elite prosecutor Woo Tae Ha, want discretionary power over investigations. Meanwhile, the police, including Choi Bit, tries to get complete investigative authority that is independent of the prosecutor's office. Under this tense situation, Prosecutor Hwang Shi Mok and Detective Han Yeo Jin chase after the truth in a hidden case. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 11:34 AM - 4 comments

September 27

The School Nurse Files: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Wielding a light-up sword through the dark corners of a high school, a nurse with an unusual gift protects students from monsters only she can see. (Netflix, 6 episodes) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:46 PM - 3 comments

September 13

Chicago Typewriter: Chicago Typewriter (Sikago Tajagi)  Season 1 (Full Season)

A veterinarian and two writers have a mysterious connection to Korean independence fighters from the Japanese colonial period. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:53 AM - 5 comments

September 4

Kdrama Watchlist

Here's a thread for posting about what kdramas are in your to-be-watched list, or what shows you hope to see posted to Fanfare, or, just, anything to do with kdrama that doesn't already have a spot on the purple.
posted by oh yeah! at 3:09 PM - 33 comments

September 2

Was It Love: Was It Love?  Season 1 (Full Season)

When four very different men appear in her life, a single mother who hasn't dated in years begins to rediscover love — and herself. (Netflix, jTBC Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:44 PM - 1 comment

August 31

Romance Is a Bonus Book: Romaenseuneun Byulchaekboorok  Season 1 (Full Season)

A gifted writer who's the youngest editor-in-chief ever at his publishing company gets enmeshed in the life of a former copywriter desperate for a job. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:31 PM - 3 comments

August 17

Forest of Secrets: (aka Stranger) Episodes 1 & 2  Season 2, Episode 1

On a foggy night, two college students drown at the beach. While Si-mok investigates, Yeo-jim tracks down a man who was at the scene of the incident. / Police and prosecutors each prepare members for joint discussions on investigative authority. Dong-jae brings Woo Tae-ha some cases of interest. (tvN Korea, Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:25 AM - 3 comments

August 13

It's Okay to Not Be Okay: It's Okay to Not Be Okay (Saikojiman Gwaenchanha, Psycho But It's Ok)  Season 1 (Full Season)

A road to emotional healing opens up for an antisocial children's book writer and a selfless psych ward caretaker when they cross paths. (tvN Korea, Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 2:06 PM - 3 comments

July 28

Another Miss Oh: Oh Hae-Young Again (Ddo Oh Hae Yeong)  Season 1 (Full Season)

A sound director who suddenly starts getting visions of someone else's future gets mired in the lives of two women, who happen to share the same name. (tvN Korea, Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:53 PM - 8 comments

July 17

Should we have a Kdrama club on Fanfare?

Is there any interest in having a Kdrama club on Fanfare? [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:08 PM - 9 comments

July 13

Dear My Friends: Full Season 1 (Also Known As: My Dear Friend, Dieo Mai Peurenjeu)  Season 1 (Full Season)

Life is ever-delightful — and ever-challenging — for a group of friends in their twilight years as they rediscover themselves through love and family. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:43 PM - 5 comments

June 25

Mystic Pop-up Bar: Ssanggabpocha - Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

A young man with an unique ability begins working for a centuries-old bar owner who resolves her customers' emotional troubles by entering their dreams. (Netflix, jTBC Korea, webtoon adaptation) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:49 PM - 1 comment

June 23

It's Okay to Not Be Okay: The Boy Who Fed on Nightmares; The Lady In Red Shoes (episodes 1 & 2)  Season 1, Episode 1

Moon Gang-Tae has a striking run-in with his brother's favorite author, Ko Mun-Yeong, when she comes to his hospital to read to the children./ Mun-yeong invites Moon Sang-tae to a book signing event that ends with a nasty commotion. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:46 PM - 3 comments

June 12

The King: Eternal Monarch: Season 1 - all episodes (aka The King: Youngwonui Gunjoo)  Season 1 (Full Season)

A modern-day Korean emperor passes through a mysterious portal and into a parallel world, where he encounters a feisty police detective. (Netflix, SBS) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:57 PM - 10 comments

May 13

Because This Is My First Life: Ibeon Saengeun Cheoeumira, aka Because This Life Is Our First  Season 1 (Full Season)

Two housemates get married for convenience, but discover nothing is simple when it comes to demanding in-laws, or facing their growing bond. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:29 PM - 3 comments

April 2

Deserving of the Name: aka Live Up To Your Name, aka Myeongbulheojeon, Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Pushed together by twists of time, a Joseon doctor and a cardiac surgeon overcome their 400-year divide as they learn and heal through each other. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:01 PM - 2 comments

March 31

Crash Landing on You: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1 (Full Season)

A paragliding mishap drops a South Korean heiress in North Korea -- and into the life of an army officer, who decides he will help her hide. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:33 PM - 6 comments

January 6

Tomorrow with You: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1 (Full Season)

The head of a real estate firm with the ability to travel through time by taking the subway marries a photographer to try and change his future. (Netflix US, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:07 PM - 1 comment

January 1

Oh My Ghost!: Oh My Ghostess (Oh Naui Gwishinnim) - all episodes  Season 1 (Full Season)

Timid Na Bong Sun gets possessed by the ghost of a confident young woman who seeks to solve her one unfinished business by hooking up with Bong Sun's boss, famous chef Kang Sun Woo. (Netflix US, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:11 AM - 2 comments

December 27

Black: Black (Full Season)  Season 1 (Full Season)

A man possessed by death. A woman who can see death. The earthly and the afterworld collide dangerously. (Netflix, OCN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:27 AM - 6 comments

December 2

Bring It On, Ghost: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1 (Full Season)

A college student with psychic abilities takes in an amnesiac ghost as his roommate -- who ends up helping him hunt down spooky spirits. (Netflix US, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:26 PM - 4 comments

November 21

When the Camellia Blooms: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1 (Full Season)

Dong Baek is a single mother living in the small town of Ongsan. She runs the bar-restaurant Camellia, while also taking care of her son Pil Gu. Regardless of what the locals may whisper about Dong Baek, local police officer Hwang Yong Shik is deeply in love with her. While Dong Baek tries to find happiness, something truly sinister lurks in the background. A serial killer roams Ongsan and Dong Baek may be a target. (Netflix US premiere, KBS Korean original) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 1:30 PM - 8 comments

October 20

Signal: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Detectives from the present and a detective from the past communicate via walkie-talkie to solve a long-time unsolved case. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 12:13 PM - 7 comments

October 14

Signal: Episode 1  Season 1, Episode 1

Profiler Park Hae-young hears a man calling his name through a discarded two-way radio. The voice starts talking about an unsolved crime. (Korean drama, Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:43 PM - 5 comments

August 3

Abyss: Entire season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Eobiseu is a Korean romantic sci-fi murder mystery soap opera now playing on Netflix [more inside]
posted by OHenryPacey at 9:58 AM - 8 comments

February 1

Forest of Secrets: (aka Stranger) Episode 16  Season 1, Episode 16

Si-mok sets out to meet who he thinks is the real killer. (Season Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:32 PM - 13 comments

December 23

Forest of Secrets: (aka Stranger) Episode 2  Season 1, Episode 2

The convict's strong plea for his innocence prompts Shi-mok to review the dash cam clip. At the Yoongsan police station, he runs into officer Han Yeo-jin. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 2:24 PM - 2 comments

Forest of Secrets: (aka Stranger) Episode 1  Season 1, Episode 1

As a teen, prosecutor Hwang Si-Mok received surgical treatment for his abnormally developed brain, but the procedure left behind serious side effects. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 11:27 AM - 7 comments

January 2

Hello, My Twenties / Age of Youth

I'm just wondering if anybody has seen this Korean drama. I found this by accident on Netflix. I was just looking for a simple Korean show (as a study aid for learning Korean) and the user ratings for this jumped out at me. I raised my eyebrows in doubt (I'm not a k-drama guy) and read some of the reviews. A lot of raters said they figured "meh, why not", and ended up binging. I was skepticaI, but curious, and thought that it's going to be the standard k-pop-ish k-drama ... you know, girls swooning/fighting over boys with loads of additional saccharine on top. Welp, I was wrong, wrong, wrong. Next thing I know I've binged all 12 episodes. [more inside]
posted by forforf at 3:04 PM - 2 comments