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[Drama Chat] Your current top 10 dramas


Whether consciously or not, most drama watchers have a closely kept (and ever-changing) list of favorite dramas. New, old, ancient, critically acclaimed, cracktastic and ridiculous, it doesn’t matter.

This isn’t the list of dramas you most recommend — this is the list of dramas that grabbed you and won’t let go. It’s subject to change and the whims of the heart, but it’s your top 10, and there are no rules.

Here’s mine (in no particular order):

1. My Liberation Notes
2. Yumi’s Cells
3. Memories of the Alhambra
4. W—Two Worlds
5. Just Between Lovers
6. A Piece of Your Mind
7. When I Was the Most Beautiful
8. Eun-joo’s Room
9. Healer
10. City Hunter

 

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I have 10+1 though...😅 ( I simply cannot leave any of them because those are my absolute favourites)
In no particular order;
🔹Just Between Lovers
🔹A Piece Of Your Mind
🔹DP
🔹It's Okay To Not Be Okay
🔹Hospital Playlist
🔹Prison Playbook
🔹Reply 1988
🔹A Business Proposal
🔹Racket Boys
🔹Touch Your Heart
🔹Something About 1%
All of the above are not perfect in any means...but my love for them is endless ♥️

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I loooooved "Something About 1%", even though I hate Jerk Male Leads in general. I've re-watched it a couple of time since it 1st aired, especially a certain post-shower scene...
*fans self*

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My Mister
Our Beloved Summer
Just Between Lovers
A piece of your mind
17 going 30
It's okay not to be okay
Lost
My liberation Notes
Hospital Playlist
Stranger

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reply 1997
fight my way
bring it on ghost
bad guys
hospital playlist
kingdom
weightlifting fairy kim bok joo
oh my ghost
my love from another star (even though I really don't vibe with the last few episodes this drama has a special place in my heart) 🥺

I would add My Liberation Notes but I will wait to see how it concludes first~

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1. Gaksital
2. Healer
3. Six flying dragons
4. Hospital Playlist
5. Hello Monster
6. Signal
7. Extraordinary you
8. Diary of Prosecutor
9. Nokdu's Tale
10. Racket Boys

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1. You're Beautiful
2. Healer
3. The Tale of Nokdu
4. Arang and the Magistrate
5. Master's Sun
6. Angel's Last Mission
7. Sungkyunkwan Scandal
8. Just Between Lovers
9. You from Another Star
10. The Princess' Man
+ 11: Memories of Alhambra, Extraordinary You, Faith

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Faith! Nice to see this inperfect drama here. Kim Hee Sun’s Eun Soo simply won my heart!

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I've spent too much time thinking up this list, yet I'll still regret it after I hit send.

In no particular order:
1. Vincenzo
2. Extracurricular
3. Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2
4. Kill Me, Heal Me
5. I Remember You
6. Reply 1988
7. Descendants of the Sun
8. Mr. Sunshine
9. Be Melodramatic
10. Shut Up: Flower Boy Band

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In no particular order:
-Chicago Typewriter
-Chief Kim
-The Uncanny Counter
-Defendant
-Forrest of Secrets
-Reply 88
-Bad Guys
-Secretary Kim.
-The Fiery Priest
-Beyond Evil

Honourable Mentions:
-Taxi Driver
-Oh My Venus
-Hospital Playlist
-Vincenzo
-When My Love Blooms
-Healer

Favourite trash:
-The King Eternal Monarch
-City Hunter
-Penthouse 1
- Secret Garden
-Suspicious Partner
-Tempted

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Bad guys started my park hae Jin love

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I'll probably change my mind a 1000 times over right after sending this but still, for now, in alphabetical order:

1. Another Miss Oh
2. Coffee Prince
3. Crash Landing on You
4. Healer
5. I Can Hear Your Voice
6. Just Between Lovers
7. Life on Mars
8. Reply 1988
9. Stranger (Forest of Secrets)
10. Through the Darkness

Bonus + What's Wrong With Secretary Kim

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A strong argument can be made for "Life on Mars" being the greatest Korean remake of all time, that and "World of the married"

I found both to be better than their original British counterparts.

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Definitely agree on Life on Mars being better than the British original even though the original is also great. Haven't seen the original of World of the Married but I'm not surprised to hear the Korean adaptation is a cut above.

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Oh….
Life On Mars and Through the Darkness 🧡

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...this is the list of dramas that grabbed you and won’t let go.
▪ Misaeng (aka Incomplete Life)
▪ Nirvana in Fire
▪ Stove League (aka Hot Stove League)
▪ Two Weeks
▪ Dalja's Spring (aka The Spring of Oh Dal Ja)
▪ All About Eve
▪ Faith (aka The Great Doctor)
▪ Master's Sun
▪ School 2013
▪ Heartless City (aka Cruel City)

Honorable Mentions:
Arang and the Magistrate (aka Arang / Arang Magistrate Story / Arang: Magistrate’s Chronicle / Tale of Arang), Awl, Bride of the Century (aka Hundred Year Bride), Chief Kim (aka Manager Kim / The Good Manager), Crash Landing on You (aka Love's Emergency Landing / Love's Crash Landing / Crash Landing of Love), Do You Like Brahms? (aka Liking Brahms), Goong (aka Princess Hours), Happiness, I Hear Your Voice (aka I Can Hear Your Voice), Kill Me, Heal Me, Monstar, My Beautiful Bride, My Girl, My Princess, Punch (aka Beat), Sassy Go Go (aka Cheer Up), Sky Castle (aka Princess Maker), Tamra the Island (aka Tamna the Island)...

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I love Two Weeks! It has one of my favourite first episode of a kdrama and it completely changed my opinion on Lee Joongi.

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Yay for mentioning Heartless City and Tamra The Island!

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Nirvana in fire supremacy huhu

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Monster was a hidden gem, thanks for reminding me about it!

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I'm pretty sure that I won't agree with this list tomorrow, but it's to hard!

In no special order :

1. Extraordinary You
2. Goblin
3. Healer
4. A Piece of Your Mind
5. Forest of Secrets 1 & 2
6. Heartless City
7. The King's Affection
8. Another Miss Oh (Oh Hae-Young Again)
9. Suspicious Partner
10. Heart to Heart

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Oh - Heartless City! Good shout!

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I watched this drama a lot of times, so I just love Jung Kyung-Ho in this role.

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I also really liked Suspicious Partner! I always feel like it was under appreciated

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The law part didn't really make sense. But except that, it was really good story and the actors had a great chemistry.

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Forest of Secrets 1 & 2, yyyyesssssss!!!

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Always:
1. Coffee Prince

The rest in no particular order:
* Sell Your Haunted House
* Happiness
* Healer
* Prison Playbook
* Run On
* 18 Again
* Because This Is My First Life (only up to ep 14)
* While You Were Sleeping
* Pinocchio

Honourable Drama Crack:
* You from Another Star
* Descendents of the Sun (but mostly for Dae-young Myung-Joo and the dumb and dumber bromance)
* Search Query: WWW (everything except for theprimary romance)
* Reply 1997 (only for Seo In-guk and what's-her-name)
* Reply 1988 (until Taek was revealed to be the husband - they did Jung-hwan dirty!)
* Misaeng
* Jealousy Incarnate
* When the Camellia Blooms
* You're Beautiful (my first Gong Sisters drama - OST is almost Almost Paradise standard)
* Mirror of the Witch

Before the female lead misplaced her brain or autonomy:
* Secret Garden
* King 2 Hearts
* Moonlight Drawn by Clouds

Before her story became his story:
* What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?
* Her Private Life

Before the writer lost their brain:
* Memories of Alhambra
* W: Two Worlds

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* Reply 1997 (only for Seo In-guk and what's-her-name)

Jung Eun-ji

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I agree! The dumb and dumber bromance in DotS was pure crack. Definitely one of my top 5 bromance and definitely the best part of that drama (along with Kim Minseok’s being a cute cinnamon roll)

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I appreciate the "before her story became his story" section 😢

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I've only completed a couple dozen dramas (and abandoned a few more), so I don't have ten favorites yet. Roughly in order:

🔸 Because This Life Is Our First
🔸 Just Between Lovers
🔸 Crash Landing On You
🔸 Healer
🔸 One Spring Night
🔸 W - Two Worlds
🔸 What's Wrong With Secretary Kim

My Liberation Notes looks like it could make the cut, but I'm waiting for the end.

@missvictrix, thanks! This thread is a great idea and I'm totally bookmarking it for future watch ideas.

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It's gonna be a treasure trove of recs!

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I am already mining it- my thanks also

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1. Warrior Baek Dong-soo
2. Six Flying Dragons
3. Imaginary Cat
4. The King Loves
5. Descendants of the Sun
6. Moon Lovers
7. Sassy Go Go
8. Red Moon, Blue Sun
9. Empress Ki
10. The Red Sleeve Cuff

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Red Moon Blue Sun is a difficult watch, but so good!

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My wife loved Empress Ki

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Sassy Go Go( and it’s apt alternative title, Cheer Up), never fails to make me feel so happy and young again!

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I went through my list of dramas and pulled out my favorites. I found it quite surprising to see that my list included many dramas that are more than a decade old. I think it may be because some were breakout performances for some actors/actresses, had more challenging subject matter or more mature themes. I like clever writing especially in my comedies that lean towards satire. It seems I like the extremely tragic or extremely funny. So on this date, here is my list which I'm sure would change given the day and my mood! Looking forward to seeing everyone else's list!!!!!:

1. The Slave Hunters (Chuno)
2. Something Happened in Bali
3. Que Sera Sera
4. Welcome to Waikiki 1 and 2
5. Empress Ki
6. Another Oh Hae Young
7. White Christmas
8. Return of Iljimae (Moon River)
9. My Lovely Sam Soon
10. Flower Boy Ramen Shop

And, I'm throwing in a movie because I really thought it was memorable: A Frozen Flower

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Return of Iljimae is a lovely, terminally underrated show (if you can get past the weird first episode).

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Sorry for my very late reply, I'm not used to posting, and am still a bit uncomfortable. Truly underrated, perhaps in part because of that weird first episode that introduces so many quirky characters. Also, most characters are not good or bad but rather imperfect which I think makes for difficult watching for some. But, for me it was a beautifully presented and acted drama that I can go back to at times to rewatch some scenes in particular.

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Frozen Flower was beautiful. One of the very few I've bothered to rewatch and will do so again.

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Just so beautiful, I can rewatch this one as well.

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1. Misaeng
2. Just Between Lovers
3. Live
4. Extracurricular
5. Kill Me Heal Me
6. My Mister
7. Dear My Friends
8. Healer
9. Run On
10. Reply 1997

Honorable Mentions (Depending on my mood, these could all make my top 10): Coffee Prince, Our Beloved Summer, Be Melodramatic, My Unfamiliar Family

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This is hard. This list will never be set in stone.

1. Someday or One Day (Taiwanese)
2. King2Hearts (Korean)
3. Stranger (Korean)
4. Reply 1997/1988 (Korean)
5. Mare (Japanese)
6. Hormones (Thai)
7. It’s Okay Not to be Okay (Korean)
8. 1 Litre of Tears (Japanese)
9. Just Between Lovers (Korean)
10. Hospital Playlist (Korean)

Honorable mentions:
Awl (Korean),
Life (Korean),
Our Beloved Summer (Korean),
Move to Heaven (Korean),
Signal (Korean),
Vincenzo (Korean)

Top 10 movies:
1. Train to Busan (Korean)
2. Better Days (Chinese)
3. Little Forest (Korean)
4. Our Times (Taiwanese)
5. Chihayafuru Trilogy (Japanese)
6. A Werewolf Boy (Korean)
7. The Beauty Inside (Korean)
8. Rurouni Kenshin Part 2 Kyoto Inferno (Japanese)
9. I’m a Cyborg but that’s Okay (Korean)
10. From Me to You (Japanese)

Honorable Mentions:
The Witch Part 1 (Korean)
Way Back Home (Korean)
A Hard Day (Korean)
Man from Nowhere (Korean)
The Classic (Korean)
Twenty (Korean)
Hero (Chinese)

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I personally preferred You Are the Apple of My Eye to Our Times... enjoyed both 🙂

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Oooooh Hormones. Good pick.

I started that on Netflix a while back. Still need to go and finished it.

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Hormones is the best Thai series imo.

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I agree! I got attached to all the characters. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys teen/school dramas. Plus it add some great lgbtq+ relationships if I remember correctly.

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There is a wonderful Chinese movie named THE NIGHTINGALE which is a cinematic treat- a work of visual art that my wife and I loved so much that we purchased the DVD.

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1. My Liberation Notes
2. Monthly Magazine Home
3. Hospital Playlist 1 & 2
4. Mr Queen
5. Reflection of You
6. Queen Seondeok
7. Conqueror, Gwangaetto the Great
8. Marriage Contract
9. Go Back Couple
10. You Are My Spring

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My mood right now

- Shooting Star :--)
- Queen Cheorin (Mr. Queen)
- The Romance of Tiger and Rose
- Daebak Realty
- Kill Me, Heal Me
- King 2 Hearts
- I Remember You (Hello Monster)
- Are You Human Too?
- School Nurse
- Hello, Me
- My Name Is Kim Samsoon

(And there is more than 30 more crying they didn't make it.)

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In no particular order.....

Goblin
Another Oh Hae Young
The Queen and I
Healer
Misaeng
My Mister
Stranger
Married, not Dating
What's Up, Fox
King2Hearts

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I am unfortunately unable to limit list to 10 😩😢. May be it has something to do with the fact that I'm also bad at summarising stuff 😂.

I have a list of favourites in the chronological order I watched, so I just selected the last 10 from the list.

-Just between lovers
-Reply 1988
-My Ajusshi
-Prison Playbook
-The Red Sleeve
-Misaeng
-Racket boys
-A piece of your mind
-Hot stove league
-A business proposal

The rest of the list has the likes of: Stranger, CLOY, IOTNBO, WWWSK, Hospital playlist, Flower of Evil, Move to heaven, DP, One spring night, Vincenzo, Touch your heart, Doom at your service, While you were sleeping, Search WWW and sooooo many more I love 😢

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Unfamiliar Family
When the Camellia Blooms
Just Between Lovers
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju
Rookie Historian
Hospital Playlist
Another Oh Hae-young
Healer
Twenty-five Twenty-one (minus last 2 eps)
Mystery Queen

Hon. mention: Crash Landing on You, Watcher, Forest of Secrets

But my comfort rewatches are:
Thirty but Seventeen
Dal-i and Gamjatang
Twentieth Century Boy and Girl
1% of Anything
Top Star Yoo-baek

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Oh, right, It's Okay Not to Be Okay should be on there somewhere.

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And Splish Splash Love

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I was really struggling with the top ten although I easily narrowed down the top 5. I think dividing into genres I could list about 40 dramas and films that got me to my binge watching up late nights current self. I would definitely have a top ten just on fantasy as a lot of the time travel and ghost ones had to be left off. So glad people added their honourable mentions list so I could include some of those that felt betrayed! I also liked the distinction that these are not necessarily the ones we would recommend as they touch us as individuals and other people might not get it. There are a few currently running I would add but I have learnt the hard way that something can start off great and then become a fast forward or read on dramabeans recap because they tried to stretch out a series to 16 episodes that would have been great at 10-12 episodes.

Top ten
Hospital playlist
Twenty five, twenty one
Prison playbook
Reply 1988
Yumi’s cells
Mr Queen
Weightlifting fairy Kim Bok Joo
Extraordinary You
It’s OK not to be OK
Melo is my nature

Honourable mentions
Dare to dream
Good Doctor
On the verge of insanity
At a distance Spring is green
Dr Romantic
The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu tailor shop
Fight for my way
Descendants of the sun
Crash landing on you
Go back couple
Shopaholic Louis

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The first 10 dramas that come into my mind: (in no particular order)
1. Mr Sunshine
2. My Ahjussi
3. Misaeng
4. Signal
5. Hospital Playlist S1
6. Reply 1988
7. Stranger (Forest of Secret) S 1&2
8. Age of Youth S1&2
9. Our Beloved Summer
10. School 2013

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I had School 2013 on my list but unfortunately had to narrow it down to 10, but it's still one of my all-time favorite dramas.

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Let me in !

Here mine, but of course not in particular order

1. Find Me In Your Memory
2. Brilliant Legacy
3. 49 Days
4 My Liberation Notes
5. Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim s1
6. Hospital Playlist s1
7. Twenty Five Twenty One
8. Life on Mars
9. Taxi Driver
10. Rooftop Prince

Honorable mention : Where Star Land, You're Beautiful

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I'm gonna cheat and do this by country :D :D :D
Kdramas:
1. Healer
2. Queen In-hyun's Man
3. Her Private Life
4. What's Wrong with Secretary Kim
5. City Hunter
6. Live Up To Your Name
7. Legend of the Blue Sea
8. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
9. You're Beautiful
10. The Master's Sun

TWdramas:
1. Mars
2. In Time With You
3. Lost Romance
4. Autumn's Concerto

Jdramas:
1. Kimi wa Petto
2. Pride
3. Hana Kimi
4. Hana Yori Dango
5. Mei-chan no Shitsuji
6. Rich Man, Poor Woman

Cdramas (I'm sure there will be more eventually):
1. You Are My Glory
2. Love Me If You Dare

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I love Hana Kimi and Rich Man, Poor Woman! TT_TT So. Much.

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Strong Woman would be on mine if you could just extract the adorable romance.

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Yeah, what was up with all that weird comedy hospital stuff?! (And the serial killer)

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Uuuf you put Live Up to Your Name, how could I forget that for my list!!!

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Pride and Rich Man Poor Woman would be on my J Drama list.

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Ooooo, yes, I really like Rich Man Poor Woman. My J drama list would be very short, but it would definitely be on it. Probably only it, Nagareboshi, and Cherry Magic.

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Viki finally has HANA YORI DANGO but decided to use the title BOYS OVER FLOWERS.

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That's not confusing at all. (insert eyeroll) I used to have almost every drama I'd watched downloaded but lost them all. I'm slowly rebuilding my library though :D Got a friend who wants to watch it but her internet service at home is pretty bad, so no streaming for her.

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If I include just Korean dramas, it would be:

Six Flying Dragons
Lucifer
Queen Seondeok
Coffee Prince
Beyond Evil
Jumong
Healer
Liar Game (Korean)
Forest of Secrets
Mixed Up Investigation Agency

If I added in non-Korean shows, The Untamed and Someday or One Day would be on there as well. There are other shows I dearly love as well, but these are special.

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A redo! (in no particular order):
1. My Liberation Notes
2. Healer
3. Because This Life is Our First
4. Arang and the Magistrate
5. Master's Sun
6. Scent of the Woman
7. Twenty Five, Twenty One
8. Just Between Lovers
9. Oh Hae-young Again
10. Misaeng

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These are my 10 ten re-watches. There are other better dramas, but if they're really good, like Misaeng and Reply 1988, they stay with me and I will never need to rewarch them.
Goblin
Greatest Love
Healer
City Hunter
One Spring Night
Another Miss Oh
1% of Something
Tomorrow with You
Flower of Evil
My Love from Another Star

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More than 10, but...

You From Another Star
Queen In-hyun's Man
School 2015
Signal
Master's Sun
Let's Fight Ghost
Queen's Classroom
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon
I'm Not a Robot
Splash Splash Love / Girl K / Faith / Mystery Queen

These are all shows I've liked enough to rewatch the whole thing at least once. That's a requirement for top shows in my book (ok, actually my computer's old downloads folders). Loving and rewatching just the good bits doesn't cut it if other parts are too bad to suffer thru again (Voice). Really liking the whole show the first time also isn't enough, which eliminates shows like Stranger & Welcome to Waikiki (jokes & mysteries don't hold up when I know what's coming), Mother (too grim), My Mister & Hotel del Luna (no particular reason, just don't want to see again).

Short shows have a bit rewatchability bonus. Kim So-hyun and Ko Hyun-jung have been good enough to make me rewatch some shows that I otherwise wouldn't have.

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I had a hard time leaving Hotel del Luna off of my list.

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The Queen's Classroom! That's a lovely show I wish more people knew about!

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My Ajusshi
Just Between Lovers
Chicago Typewriter
Healer
Mary Me Marry (no apologies)
Lookout
Just Dance
The Best Hit
My Liberation Notes (no matter how it ends, because of the "I'm a pick up girl" conversation)
Matrimonial Chaos

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I liked Just Dance too!

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What about Girls Generation 1979? It's another that could've made my list.

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I liked that one too!

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You’re my polar opposite: in this list I only like Healer!!

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Of course. I can already guess a few of yours. Have you watched Pachinko yet? I liked about 1/3 of it.

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No, and I have no plan of watching it soon. It looks.. sad?

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The book is much better.

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Off the top of my head... and in no particular order:

- Romance is a Bonus Book
- Weightlifting Fairy
- Thirty but Seventeen
- Run On
- Memorials
- Hospital Playlist 1
- Hotel del Luna
- Chief Kim
- I Hear Your Voice
- Signal
(Special Affairs Team 10)

I would have put Her Private Life in there, but I was reminded again how it became His Private Life in the second half and that annoyed me.

Also, if you're a J-drama fan, I love:

- Hana Kimi
- Buzzer Beat
- Why I Dress Up for Love
- Rich Man, Poor Woman
- Midnight Diner
- Liar Game
- Kurosagi
- No Working After Hours

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I'd also love to put Twenty-Five, Twenty-One in my list, but it left me totally broken-hearted so I don't think I'll be able to rewatch it unless someone edits together a different ending for me.

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Buzzer Beat definitely grabbed my heart during my early drama-watching years.

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It's so nostalgic, right?!

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Memorials! I felt like I was forgetting something the whole time I was making my list, and that was it!

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In no particular order:

A Business Proposal
Coffee Prince
Descendants of the Sun
Something About 1Percent
Healer
Secret Garden
its OK to Not be Okay
Just between Lovers
Dali and the Cocky Prince
My Love from Another Star
Goblin

Goops, that's 11.

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All time favorites, the sageuk edition (in no particular order):
1. Chuno
2. Damo
3. Conspiracy in the Court
4. Nokdu Flower
5. Sungkyunkwan Scandal
6. Six Flying Dragons
7. Tree With Deep Roots
8. Queen Seondeok
9. Jumong
10. Mr. Sunshine
11. Gaksital
12. Rebel: Thief Who Stole The People

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Yes! A list after my own heart.

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Wow, I think this is the first time I have seen W and Alhambra in a beanie's top ten list! Made me happy. I love W a lot, and liked Alhambra quite well, and the amount of criticism both of them get on db makes me self-conscious.

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I really liked W.

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I love W - I'm rewatching it now. It really helps that I already know the thrills/suspense/romance balance this time around, so I can adjust my expectations and focus on the WOW! factor. Alhambra is on my list, too. I started the first episode and then agreed to save it to watch with my teenage gamer son.

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I always enjoy shows better on rewatch for exactly the same reason.

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I enjoyed Alhambra a lot. Everything made a perfect sense on my rewatch, and that's saying a lot.

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I rewatch parts of Alhambra all the time, it’s thrilling and the acting was great, and the Spanish locations are gorgeous 👍🏼 Totally “sticky” Top 10 for me as well.

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I've seen so, so, so many dramas--and W is still my favorite.

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Favorite dramas, contemporary edition (in no particular order):
1. Reply series
2. 30 but 17
3. Secret Love Affair
4. Queen In Hyun's Man
5. My Mister
6. Money Flower
7. I'm Sorry, I Love You
8. It's Okay To Not Be Okay
9. Heartless City
10. A Moment at Eighteen
11. Youth of May

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12. Just Between Lovers

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Oops, forgot add Because This Is My First Life!

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And Just Between Lovers!

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I’m Sorry I Love you groupie here! 👋

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1. Happiness
2. Squad 38
3. I hear your voice
4. Zombie detective
5. True Beauty
6. Two weeks
7. Sweet Home
8. Hello Monster
9. Kingdom
10. Buam Dong revenge club

+ three dramas that won´t leave me alone: Dal Ja´s Spring, Suspicious Partner & Lovers in moonlight

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killme healme cant be listed bc they are all real to me. they be out there somewhere. it is not a drama.

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Squad 38, loved it, haven’t done my top 10 yet, it’s hard!

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Recent favorites:
1. Kingdom
2. Bossam
3. Our Beloved Summer
4. My Liberation Notes
5. Flower of Evil

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I was considering a top 10 older list and a top 10 newer list!

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1. Healer (without a doubt. Hands down. No contest.)
2. W - Two Worlds (I know it lost some of its sparkle in the second half, but I luuuuuvs it. So much.)
3. Coffee Prince
4. I Hear Your Voice
5. Because This Life Is My First
6. Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
7. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo
8. My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho (because a goofy comedy, of all things, still makes me cry buckets Every. Dang. Time.)
9. Master's Sun
10. City Hunter (if it had nailed the ending, this list would have been VERY different...)

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I see we're on the same page about Healer :) I had to drop Coffee Prince from my top 10 because my recent rewatch had me skipping every scene that focused on the secondary couples. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho almost made my list. I'd put it at #11.

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See, if I can easily fast forward subplots -or even whole characters- that bother me right out and just enjoy whatever drew me in the first place (Han Kyul and Eun Chan all the way!), I don't necessarily count it against a drama I love. Because for me, that's what this list is... in my heart of hearts, how much do I love watching the parts I love. In the case of Coffee Prince, lots.

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Gonna split my list into kdramas and non-kdramas:

Kdramas
- Vincenzo
- 2521
- CLOY
- It's Okay That's Love
- Be Melodromatic
- My Liberation Notes (pending)

Non Kdramas
- Nirvana In Fire (Chinese)
- Babylon Berlin (German)
- Chewing Gum (British)
- True Detective S1 (American)
- Sherlock (British)
- Six Feet Under (American)
- Avatar Airbender (American)

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It’s okay that’s love, yes, top 10 for me!

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I like your non list.
Nirvana, Babylon Berlin and True Detective s1, all seriously memorable.

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In no particular order, and my Top 10 according to my mood today:
1. Mr. Queen
2. Fated to Love You (Korean version)
3. Beautiful Gong-Shim
4. Just Between Lovers
5. www: Search
6. The Master’s Sun
7. Twenty-Five Twenty-One (and I will always believe the ending that aired was a mistake)
8. My Liberation Notes (🤞🏼 for a happy ending)
9. Secret Love Affair
10. Splish Splash Love

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There are several versions of FATED TO LOVE YOU and the Korean one is definitely the best.

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Nah, nothing can beat the TW version's trains and tunnels and rockets....

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The Taiwanese do tend to lay on a bit more slapstick.

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In ascending order:

1. My Ajusshi
2. Mother
3. Dear my friends
4. My unfamiliar family
5. You are my hero (Chinese)
6. Just between lovers
7. 21st century boy and girl
8. Le coup de foudre (Chinese)
9. Prison playbook
10. Weightlifting fairy Kim Book joo

Honorable mentions:

-Start up
-Reply 1997
-Go ahead (Chinese)
-Reset (Chinese)
-The day I become you (Chinese)
-Chief Kim
-I am not a robot
-I hear your voice
-You are my glory (Chinese)
-Queen In hyun's man

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If I use the standard of purchasing copies of drama/series to watch on demand I would have to include anime since that is the most frequent re-watch:

1. Max Headroom (US)
2. Dolmen (France)
3. Alone in Love (Korea)
4. The Irish PM (UK)
5. Ghost in the Shell (Japan)
6. Death Note ((Japan)
7. Cowboy BeBop (Japan)
8. Avatar (Japan)
9. Samurai Champloo (Japan)
10. FLCL (Japan)

Honorable mentions not purchased but memorable: Hotel de Luna, Mystic Pop up Bar, LOST (US), Ms. Perfect, Beautiful World, Chocolate, & Hi Bye Mama.

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Top 10 in no order:
Human Disqualification/Lost, Through the Darkness, You Are My Spring, To My Star, The Light In Your Eyes, Miss Ma Nemesis, Black Dog, Avengers Social Club, Just Between Lovers, & Mystic Pop-up Bar.

Honourable Mentions:
Terius Behind Me, Scripting Your Destiny, Sell Your Haunted House, Chief Kim, On the Way to the Airport, Splash Splash Love, Scent of a Woman

Have a feeling Love All Play will be added to the list but waiting for the second half to air before confirming.

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Lost, yes.

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1. Age of Youth S1
2. Goblin
3. Kill me, heal me
4. Six flying dragons
5. I'm sorry, I love you
6. Mother
7. That winter the wind blows
8. My love from another star
9. Reply 1997
10. Playful Kiss (never forget my first Kdrama)

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thiss is exciting! so many good lists in this comment section. here's my take (+4 and in no particular order):

Stranger.
Six Flying Dragons.
Hospital Playlist.
Life on Mars.
Just Between Lovers.
Chief Kim.
The Bridal Mask.
Memory.
Prison Playbook.
Falling For Innocence.
Live Up to Your Name.
Mr. Sunshine.
My Mister.
Signal.

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Thanks for mentioning Live Up to Your Name!

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I just love this very important qualifier:

“This isn’t the list of dramas you most recommend — this is the list of dramas that grabbed you and won’t let go.”

❤️❤️❤️

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Here’s mine, in no particular order:

1. Hospital Playlist S1
2. Reply 1997
3. Coffee prince
4. Goong
5. My lovely Kim sam soon
6. What’s wrong with secretary Kim
7. Prison playbook
8. Be melodramatic
9. Fight my way
10. Secret garden
11. Weight lifting fairy Kim bok joo
12. Move to heaven
13. Taxi driver
14. Because this is my first life
15. True beauty
16. Happiness

sorry I cheated but can’t shorten this. These are my all time favs and I keep rewatching them based on my mood. There’s a couple hundred others that I love and are very close to this list but when I think hard, think this is my current list. No. 1 to 11, I have already rewatched them more than 4-5 times of the years. The older the drama, the higher the rewatch I have done lol

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Chief Kim
Forest of Secrets season 1
Mystic Pop-up Bar
Hotel del Luna
The Greatest Love
My Name is Kim Samsoon
Delightful Girl Chunhyang (always mourn how Jae Hee's star never rose further)
Woohoo Waikiki (especially when I see a busted car)
Mouse
Arang and the Magistrate

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I will never forget the sadness and confusion I felt when I searched Jae Hee up after Chun-hyang, only to discover that he basically never did comedy again 😭

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He was the ML in the rom-com, Witch Yoo hee after that and it had the same PD as DGCH, but that was really boring for a rom-com. After that, it was a freefall into 2nd-lead-hood, supporting characters, and buzz-less works. :(

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I liked him better than the lead in May Queen.

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I'm probably forgetting a few... but here is a top 10 in no order!

1. The Red Sleeve Cuff
2. W-Two Worlds
3. Can You Hear My Heart
4. My Girl
5. Shining Inheritance
6. Memories of Alhambra? Maybe?
7. Gaksital
8. A Piece of Your Mind
9. Cheese in the Trap (only the first half, sadly!!!)
10. Two Weeks

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