There is nothing that suits the feel of summer quite like indulging in some romantic comedy stories. And there are oh so many ways to indulge. Just today I was talking with my sister and future mother in law about how they love to read and are currently indulged in Nicholas Sparks books.. I’ve read a few and while they’re good I myself prefer a good Korean drama. And this summer they’ve got some fantastic ones!
Legitimately you guys, these are all dramas that I am currently engaged in watching every spare moment that I can get where I’m not socializing with friends/family and actually have Wifi access in order to stream them. I am totally hooked on all five featured on this list, even though I still have a lot of catching up to do on a few of them, particularly Trot Lovers and Surplus Princess, though I know that there aren’t many episodes out yet of Surplus Princess. These are both great dramas in their own right and I could talk about them, but for me, this month I’m especially enamored with what I’m calling my current big 3 – Fated to Love You, Marriage Not Dating and It’s Ok, That’s Love.
I don’t particularly want to beat a dead horse and tell you over and over again my thoughts on each of the dramas because you can already watch my Tumblr Reviews on them.. That being said, Fated to Love You might seriously be my favorite Korean drama remake that legitimately does a really good job reinterpreting what I feel is one of my all-time favorite dramas. It’s shorter, and a bit milder, but this makes it more accessible to anyone who might be watching and I’m all for more people watching one of my favorite storylines.
As for Marriage Not Dating, I really love the interconnected relationships and plot lines that have in essence really good messages and insight I feel into what makes for any healthy relationship. It’s Ok, That’s Love on the other hand is not exactly all about health. But, it instead tackles what I strongly believe is a pretty taboo area (mental disorders) in a way that could make them more societally acceptable and open discussion that could make Korea (and the world) a better place. The chemistry and acting in all three of these also is mindblowingly awesome.. but particularly so with It’s Ok, That’s Love in my opinion.
What is your current favorite Korean Romantic Comedy?
Happy Drama Watching everyone!
Full list from the video:
5. Trot Lovers – 트로트의 연인
4. The Mermaid/Surplus Princess – 잉여공주
3. Fated To Love You – 운명처럼 널 사랑해
2. Marriage Not Dating – 연애 말고 결혼
1. It’s Okay, That’s Love – 괜찮아, 사랑이야