We all know that I’m a #KDrama fanatic. Thus, it is only fitting that I start my blogging phase highlighting a couple of dramas that I believe you should start watching today. So without further adieu, here are my favorite KDramas currently airing.
1. My Secret Hotel
This year, divorced couples finding their way back to each other has been a reoccurring theme in many dramas, like ‘Sly and Single Again’, ‘Emergency Couple’, ‘Fated to Love You’, and even this drama ‘My Secret Hotel’. Generally divorce in South Korea is so taboo that people dare not talk about it. In that regards, I really like how ‘divorce’ as a subject is being portrayed in KDramas these days. My Secret Hotel is epic, my favorite drama currently airing; it stars Jin Yi Han as Hae-Young, the ex-husband of Sang-Hyo, who happens to be the wedding planner in charge of his wedding (Awkward?).
So the whole thing starts when the ex-couple meet again 7 years later to plan Hae-Young’s wedding. It is very obvious that Hae-Young still has feelings for his ex-wife but regardless he goes forward with the wedding only to find a corpse falling from the ceiling before saying I dos. Now the story plot is set on solving the mystery murder case and salvaging the reputation of the hotel where the murder occurred. 4 episodes in, this drama has so much to offer from twists, awkwardness, and lovey-dovey scenes. Make sure you check it out!
2. It’s Okay It’s Love
It’s Okay It’s Love is about ‘Mental Health’ and how it can affect one’s quality of life, relationships, and health. The drama is very unique in terms of story-line, psychiatric cases, and characters in general. It’s Okay It’s Love gives you a glimpse of what it is like to be mentally ill, making it on a league of its own. The plot is centered on Jang Jae Yul, a mystery writer and radio DJ who suffers from ‘Psychosis’ – a serious mental disorder characterized by thinking and emotions that are so impaired indicating that the person experiencing them has lost contact with reality. He then meets a psychiatrist named Ji Hae Soo, who will eventually be his love interest and girlfriend. Things will turn romantic between the two as they help each other fight their own demons. On a different note, mental health is actually a serious topic, at least 60 million people are affected by suicide in Asia annually because of lack of exposure and understanding. Generally, society regards mentally ill people as crazy which is why people who aren’t feeling well avoid going to psychiatrists for treatment. I feel like this drama is a good start in exposing people to this issue.
3. The Three Musketeers
Surprisingly, I find this drama quite entertaining. Based on the original novel of the same title written by Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers is centered on the story of Crown Prince So Hyun of Joseon dynasty from the 17th century and his friends Heo Seung Po, Ahn Min Seo, and Park Dal Hyang who travel through China during the Joseon era. If you liked Jung Yong Hwa in ‘Heartstrings’, ‘Marry Him if you Dare’, and ‘You’re Beautiful’, you will love him here. He plays the role of Park Dal Hyang who is actually in love with the Crown Princess. Ironically, the Crown Prince is aware of Park Dal’s affection for his wife and couldn’t be bothered. This makes me suspect that the Crown Prince isn’t actually in love with his wife and is just using her as a means to an end. The Crown Princess is played by Seo Hyun Jin, who rose to fame from her portrayal of Solan aka Su Baek Hyang in the drama ‘King’s Daughter Su Baek Hyang’. What is annoying about The Three Musketeers is that it airs one episode per week only. Now at its third episode, the Crown Prince assigns Park Dal to find his ex-love discretely. So, what really happened to the Crown Princes’ ex? Did she really kill herself? Does he want her dead? Is he actually still in love with her?
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