Recent Dramas and Weekend Recommendations

Cinderella Chef Chinese drama recommendations
We are experiencing a phenomenon, all the stars have aligned, there's a manifested occurrence, there are a plethora of amazing dramas currently airing - or recently finished airing. Below is a good selection of dramas to peruse. After you pick one (or watching a different drama), kick up your feet, grab your favorite beverage, a snack of choice, and have a relaxing weekend - Please chime in with any favorites overlooked.

This Is Not What I Expected Movie

Secret of the Three Kingdoms  三国机密之潜龙在渊
An emperor recruits his twin brother to help save their dynasty. But when he arrives at the palace, he's placed into the role of a lifetime. 

Cinderella Chef 萌妻食神
Time travel, a spy, cooking, and fake marriage - what more can you ask for? 

Old Boy 老男孩
He is a carefree pilot with no time for commitment. That doesn’t fly when a teenage son enters the picture.

The Flame's Daughter  烈火如歌
A princess betrayed at birth. A deceived warrior who loves her. If you fall for the daughter of the flame, prepare to get burned.

Only Side by Side with You  南方有乔木
An ambitious but desperate career woman meets a charming bartender who agrees to be her business partner. But he’s not by her side for the profit.

This is Not What I Expected 喜欢你 (now available on Netflix)
A flamboyant sous-chef uses her culinary skills to win over a hotel-acquisition specialist who happens to be wealthy and handsome.

Here to Heart 温暖的弦

Siege in the Fog 人生若如初相见

Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food Korean drama recommendations

Suits Korean drama recommendations

It is based on the American drama. Legendary lawyer teams up with a rookie lawyer.

Go Go Waikiki
Three friends struggling in the film industry open a guesthouse to fund their own film. But when a mysterious new guest shows up, their lives go in a very different direction.

Rich Man, Poor Woman (remake of Japanese drama)
Rich and young CEO, who can’t remember faces, meets a recent graduate who has an incredible memory. 

Wok of Love

Something in the Rain
A realistic Noona love story.

Hana Nochi Hare Japanese drama recommendations

Japanese drama recommendations

Hana Nochi Hare: HanaDan Next Season - Boys Over Flowers Season 2
10 years have passed since legendary F4 members have graduated from Eitoku Academy. Since their departure, the school has been on a steady decline. This time around C5 runs the show. Will an unlikely romance put a spanner in the works? 

Princess Maison
A young woman's journey buying her own apartment.

Ani Tomo - My older brother’s friend (May 26)
A high school girl, gets a boyfriend for the first time. He's a pure and kind guy and happens to be a good friend of her brother. She frequently eavesdrops on conversations through the thin wall. 

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  1. I have watched Old Boy and currently watching Love's Lies.

    1. What did you think of old Boy? I really LOVED it until all of the hospital scenes. Plus Wu just seemed so old! - couldn't get onboard with there age difference.

    2. I was able to finish Old Boy since the acting was ok. Love's Lies is a bit unique in that the main couple are married quite early in the drama.

  2. I am watching His Excellency's love which is not in this list. I must say I was skeptical at the beginning because the main actress is Victoria who is not famous for her acting, but she is improved. I reccomend this drama, it is sweet, funny and engaging

    1. Thanks for bring that one up, I originally thought it wouldn't be any good. After reading your comment I checked it out and it is actually pretty enjoyable!

  3. I am watching Oh My Emperor and it's light and entertaining. But my absolute favourite each week is My Husband Oh Tak Ju. It's really good. Wok of Love which just commenced is a hilarious one to check out if you are into comedy.

  4. My Mister! I recommend this drama to everyone. One of the best dramas I've EVER watched.

    1. I forgot about that drama, thanks mentioning it!

  5. I'm so glad you mentioned Japanese dramas!