K-netizens Discuss When Seasons Evoke Specific K-dramas Such as Spring is Associated with Another Oh Hae Young and More

The first K-dramas to promulgate the Hallyu trend were the seasons dramas, namely Winter Sonata which was actually the second in the series with the first being Autumn in My Heart, then WS, followed by Summer Scent and then Spring Waltz. It was story secondary to the seasonal theme and backdrop but the visuals when combined properly with the right stars, chemistry, and moment, created something indelible. I don’t think any of the four were good dramas so I don’t think of them when a season comes along and evokes a particular callback to a drama, there are other, better dramas that fit that bill. Recently a popular post among K-netizens are what dramas are associated strongly with a season. Starting from spring, netizens say it’s Another Oh Hae Young and I wholeheartedly agree. Summer goes with Coffee Prince, fall with World’s Within, and winter it’s Goblin time. These are merely the ones that got a lot of concurrences but there are plenty more. Other popular picks include I Hear Your Voice and My Name is Kim Sam Soon in the summer and You From Another Star and That Winter, the Wind Blows for the winter season.

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Winter Tis the Season for Swoony K-drama Male Leads to Warm Up Their Leading Lady with Various Tender Techniques

I’ve been shuffling around the house a lot this winter because I don’t want to bundle up like I’m a squashmallow or turn on the heater and dry out my skin, but it really is cold from the bones out … Continue reading

K-netizens Ponder: If You Can Be an Iconic Female K-drama Character for One Month, Whose Life Would You Want to Live?

Oh this is a good one, and I totally know who would be just a blast to live as for one month! K-netizens have circulated a post that shares ten famous/popular/well-known K-drama female lead characters and asked “which female lead’s … Continue reading

tvN Holds Vote on Favorite Network K-drama for its 15th Anniversary Including Hits Vincenzo, Crash Landing on You, Misaeng, Goblin, Answer Me 1988 and Many More Nominees

Well this is going to be interesting to see which drama wins, whether it’s quality or motivated by fan mobilization to get out the vote. tvN is partnering with TVing to run a vote (click here) for the audiences’ favorite … Continue reading

Sliding Scale of When Lead Onscreen Chemistry Saves or Sinks Preposterously Plotted K-dramas

Four episodes into watching K-drama The King: Eternal Monarch and it’s a steady stream of “buh” and “huh” and “snooze…..” The story may be disjointed but there have been way worse written K-dramas that have worked better thanks to the … Continue reading

Korean Government Poll of Overseas Hallyu Viewers Puts Lee Min Ho, BTS, Mr. Sunshine, and Train to Busan Top of Respective Categories

Consider me surprised and impressed that a poll conducted recently landed an actor currently in military service on the top of the list. South Korean government recently polled 16 overseas country viewers interested in Hallyu on their favorites in the … Continue reading

2016 Year End Dramas Goblin and Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim Lead the 2017 Nielson Korea Content Power Rankings for Television Programs

The content power rankings for Korean televisions programs for the entire year of 2017 is out and it’s a quite a feat that the leading show premiered in late 2016 and only aired three weeks into January 2017. tvN‘s fantasy … Continue reading

Famed K-drama Screenwriters Kim Eun Sook and Kim Eun Hee Hold Joint Question-Answer Session in Seoul

If you love screenwriter Kim Eun Hee and/or Kim Eun Sook, the two sat down for a joint question-and-answer session this week in Seoul to share thoughts on their streak of successful K-dramas through the years. First they were asked … Continue reading