April is always a special month for me. In the northern hemisphere it signifies the beginning of spring. Growing up in the USA, I can’t begin to count the number of times I heard the old adage: April Showers bring May flowers. Well, that may be true, and I will likely be seriously busting out my yellow umbrella this month, but in Korea it’s also the month of cherry blossoms!! What’s more, my dad is talking about coming to visit and all that helps to make it one of my favorite months out of the year. Somehow with everything this video seems even more special.


If I could describe dramas coming out this month simply, I would say: Detectives, Adoption, and unusual stories about love. Some that particularly stand out to myself are: Angel Eyes should be a good Korean melodrama if you’re a fan of Gu Hye Sun (female star of Boys Over Flowers). Personally, I’m not a big fan of her so I probably won’t watch it, but otherwise it looks good. I will however probably watch an episode or 2 of Come Jang Bo Ri, particularly to see what it takes to become a hanbok designer.. it just sounds interesting! How do you make your hanboks stand out and be special? I already talked about Gap Dong before, but I still want to watch it. I’m just happy that Golden Cross decided to go with Kim Kang Woo instead of Park Shi Hoo (no offense peoples but I really don’t like him). I like the idea of Witch’s Romance and want to go watch the Taiwanese Drama now so I have something to compare it to. Big man is a revenge drama which Korea does oh so well and You’re All Surrounded contains some of my current favorite thespians in Asian drama land. Oops ok, so they all look to be worth a second look for me!

The full list of new Korean Dramas of April from the video:

7. Angel Eyes – 엔젤아이즈

6. Come! Jang Bo Ri – 왔다! 장보리

5. Gap Dong – 갑동이

4. Golden Cross – 골든 크로스

3. Witch’s Romance – 마녀의 연애 

2. Big Man – 빅맨

1. You’re All Surrounded – 너희들은 포위됐다

But enough of that, you see, not only am I talking about 7 great new dramas this month but I also got to wear and introduce to you the YELLOW UMBRELLA T-SHIRT and the opening of the Hallyu Back Online Store where you can get your own Hallyu Back, Korean and Drama Merchandise!


To win the Yellow Umbrella T-Shirt, make sure you’re subscribed to our YouTube channel, and write a comment on the video telling me why you would like to win!

To win the #Dramatalk T-shirt, make sure you’re following me on Twitter, and Retweet this link to enter the drawing. That’s it! Retweet the link!!

Deadline to enter this GIVEAWAY is next Thurs. Mar. 20th. I will be announcing the winners in next week’s Top 5 Friday video!

As part of our gratitude to you guyz being so awesome and supporting me in my YouTube efforts, we are offering 10% all our merch from now until March 31st. Use the coupon code: hallyuback10 at check out on the Hey Eonni site and save 10% on anything you buy from the Hallyu Back tab until the end of the month!

Oh, almost forgot! We have a really snazzy I Love Korean Dramas Ecobag for sale! If you purchase the I Love Korean Dramas Ecobag, 5% of the profit will be donated to the신만애육원 orphanage in Korea to help support young kids and teens estranged from their families. So, part of your purchase will go for a very good cause!

April is certainly a month of changes. But, with cherry blossoms, dramas, the launch of the Hallyu Back online store and the possibility of hugging my dad in my adopted country, I’m super excited where it’s going!

the bloopers:

  • Claudia Cj McCormick

    Can’t I choose both…. :( PLEAAAASSEEE! They are both smexy! #yuummmy If I can find a guy that has a mix of both of them together and add a lil bit of TOP oppa….that is my ideal man! <3