Korean Drama Update for May 2017

Liar and His Lover Korean Drama - Lee Hyun Woo and Joy

May was another successful kdrama month!. It had a heartwarming romance, an enjoyable office comedy, a time travel crime drama, and a star crossed historcal. I watched three new dramas this month and one older drama bringing my total to four dramas in May:

The Liar and His Lover Korean Drama - Lee Hyun Woo and JoyThe Liar and His Lover

The Liar and His Lover was a very sweet and engaging drama with a lovely romance. It was emotionally compelling with very well developed characters that tug at your heartstrings. I also tend to really like dramas that have a focus on music that follow the struggles of singers and bands. The Liar and His Lover completely encapsulates what I enjoy about dramas in that genre.

I would describe The Liar and His Lover like a mix between a fluffy romantic comedy and a baby melodrama. In many ways it’s a light and easy drama to watch, but the things that happen to our characters always feel quite dramatic though. Lee Hyun Woo and Joy were an adorable couple and had plenty of cotton candy sweet moments to keep you smiling.

It was a heartfelt journey that I went on with these characters, and I really connected with them as they went through so many emotions on their road to love and success. I smiled with them, I cried with them, and I celebrated their journeys. It was a lovely drama that left me with a warm feeling that will always connect me with it. (The Liar and His Lover Review)

Radiant Office Korean Drama - Ha Suk Jin and Go Ah SungRadiant Office

Radiant Office was a very well done office drama. It mixes in touching stories of the workers struggles with comedic elements. The romance is very subtle, but I really enjoyed the natural progression as they went from enemies, then to a thoughtful friendship, and finally to a sweet romantic relationship.

The drama deals with several issues facing people in the workforce as well as a variety of personal issues. They are all handled in a very realistic way that just further enhanced the development of the characters.

There’s nothing really exceptional about Radiant Office, but it’s simply a good solid drama. By delivering compelling characters that are easy to root for, I found myself very invested in their lives. It was heartwarming and humorous which brought a nice balance to the office happenings. Overall, Radiant Office was more than enjoyable. (Radiant Office Review)

Tunnel Korean Drama - Choi Jin HyukTunnel

Tunnel was a very nice crime drama with a side of time travel. It has an interesting overarching story as well as very engaging characters. It’s fascinating to peel back their layers and also see how they fit into the story. Tunnel offers a few twists along way to keep things exciting too.

I would have liked to have seen the time travel utilized a bit more, and the drama lagged a bit in the second half where things just felt like they were moving a bit slow. But overall, Tunnel did a solid job as a crime drama with a well presented mystery, and the time travel element added a little something extra. (Tunnel Review)

Princess’ ManPrincess' Man Korean Drama - Park Shi Hoo and Moon Chae Won

Princess’ Man was quite a ride! It’s a story of love, sadness, greed, and revenge. It did have an incredibly boring start for me, but I’m glad I stuck it out because everything finally came together and things proceeded to get pretty intense!

While I didn’t love the actual romance, I loved the raw emotions that came from our main couple. These are some tortured people, and everything just seems to be against them. I was fully on board for the tortuous emotional journey they each go on.

The drama was also very well plotted with exciting things always happening. It built up an interesting world of characters that had many obstacles to overcome. So in the end, I was mostly pleased with this tale of star crossed lovers. (Princess’ Man Review)


No complaints this month! I watched a variety of dramas, and they were all enjoyable. But The Liar and His Lover was definitely the winner this month as it was just such a moving drama.

For the month of June, I hope to complete Chicago Typewriter, Man to Man, and a couple others.

So how was May for you?

Happy drama watching to everyone!

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2 Responses to Korean Drama Update for May 2017

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    Glad that you have had such a good month and the dramas mentioned certainly all look terrific (especially tunnel ofcourse). I’m highly enjoying both Pinocchio and Bad Guys so far. Looking forward to your thoughts on Chicago Typewriter, which by a strange twist of fate, is available here 😊

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    • Kay says:

      It was a good month! Not a bad one in the bunch 🙂 Yay! I”m glad you’re enjoying both Pinocchio and Bad Guys. Both are very excellent dramas and Pincchio is even in my top 10. Loved it! Haha, so you got Chicago Typewriter. I guess you just never know what you’re going to get sometimes 🙂

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