My Top 10 K-Dramas of 2019

So it's getting close to the end of the year and I've managed to make a list of the top 10 k-dramas I watched from 2019. I don't think I'll watch anymore 2019 dramas and have them finished by the end of the year (but I might, if so I'll update this list.)


These are listed from my least to most favorite of the year.

It only includes Korean Dramas, and Korean Dramas released in 2019 only.


SPOILERS WILL BE PRESENT IN MY REVIEWS SO PLEASE DO NOT READ IF YOU DON'T LIKE SPOILERS!


So, let's get started!


[10] The Crowned Clown

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My Review:

This drama started out so well! I love Yeo Jingoo and Lee Seyoung as actors and they are amazing. However, halfway through this the drama turned boring to me. I can't remember which episode it's around but the King Lee Hun dies and Ha Sun takes over officially. Once the real King was dead it just went South for me. The King was a dick but I was really hoping he'd change his ways etc. Nonetheless this drama still made it onto my list because of the first few episodes! (And I haven't watched too many dramas this year!)


[9] Vagabond

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My Review:

This is actually the first drama by Lee Seunggi I've watched and I really like him. Suzy shocked me in this, I was not a fan of her in While You Were Sleeping but I really like her role in this drama. I was honest to god shocked to see Shin Sung Rok play a character that is not a villain for once. I swear any drama I see him in he's always a bad guy. This drama was really good! However, the ending is why this is at the #9 place on my list and not higher. I know Netflix is banking on a Season 2 but come on what kind of ending was that?


[8] Love Alarm

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My Review:

Listen because of this drama I am trash for Song Kang. He's too cute. I was rooting and am still rooting for him. I didn't like how he went after his best friend's crush and eventually started dating her but dear lord they were cute together! I was so upset whenever the typical K-drama thing happened and they got in an accident and suddenly she couldn't be with anymore. The reason this takes the #8 on the list is once again because of the ending. Netflix stop doing the seasons thing, the reason I like K-dramas is because everything is wrapped up nicely at the end! We'll see if Season 2 can save this drama!


[7] Everything and Nothing

Sorry no subs in the teaser!

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My Review:

The synopis doesn't do this short drama justice. It was okay but nothing ground breaking. It was nice to see non-typical Korean Drama characters in this. Plus Park Shieun and Yoon Chanyoung are such talented young actors!


[6] Abyss

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My Review:

I love love love Park Boyoung and Ahn Hyoseob. So I really looked forward to this drama and it wasn't a disappointment until near the end. Some of the stuff that occurs near the end just seems dumb and I think if this drama were shortened even just 2 episodes the drama would've been better off. It was too long and not even solid plot that made sense to keep it going for 16 episodes. Boyoung and Hyoseob definitely carried this drama though!


[5] Moment of Eighteen

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My Review:

This drama reminded me very much of the School series dramas. If you like them you'd definitely like this drama. Again the only thing I had a problem with was the typical rich mother disapproving of her kid's significant other due to different Social Classes. The drama drug near the end but was otherwise a decent drama. The ending is predictable.


[4] Kill It

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My Review:

A beautiful drama. This is a slight bit of romance too but nothing that overshadows the real plot. I truly at some points had no idea what was going to happen next, it could be unpredictable at times which is always a good thing. Though some things were predictable. However, the most unpredictable is it's tragic ending, I truly didn't see it coming but Soohyun (Ki Yong) dies and it broke my heart! But it made the drama that much more impactful. It was the perfect length episode-wise too!


[3] Angel's Last Mission: Love

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My Review:

It was beautiful but tragic. I cannot believe tragedy is not listed as a genre of this drama. I was hooked from beginning to end. I do think it could've been shorter and parts of the drama could've been shortened. Nonetheless it was still great!


[2] The Tale of Nokdu

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My Review:

This drama, boy, how do I start? It was near perfection. I am not a huge historical drama fan but dear god was this drama so good. I thought for sure that I'd be disappointed at the end and I was for probably one episode but then the ending happened where Neungyang came to kill the King again and he set the Queen free per the King's wishes and she got to go to the island where Nokdu and Dongju lived. It was beautiful. The drama is true to it's comedy genre in the beginning and for most of the drama but near the end the comedy disappears until the last episode which is a given since a rebellion happened. If it weren't for the how trash I was for the drama below this one it would've been first on my list. I will miss Nokdu and Dongju and the women of the Widow village a lot!


[1] Extraordinary You

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My Review:

I freaking loved this drama. I was hooked from the very beginning until the end. I truly think the drama should've either been extended one more episode or they should've cut down on some of the filler scenes in the middle of the drama. The ending felt rushed and unsatifying but overall the ending stayed true to the plot so it wasn't terrible! I will definitely miss Danoh, Haru, Dohwa, Jooda and even Namjoo and Kyung's characters. This drama was truly beautiful!


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