Korean Drama Update for August 2018

What's Wrong With Secretary Kim Korean Drama - Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young

August was a decent month and gave me a drama I really loved, a couple good watches, and one not so great watch.  It was the sci-fi robot drama Are You Human Too?, the romantic comedy What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, the romantic comedy Handsome Guy and Jung  Eum, and the suspense drama God’s Gift: 14 Days that kept me occupied this month. So it was three new dramas and one old for a total of four dramas for the month of August:

Are You Human Too Korean Drama - Seo Kang JoonAre You Human Too?

I was excited to check out this sci-fi drama, and lucky for me, I seriously enjoyed it! It ended up being a nice mix of melodrama and sci-fi with a dash of rom-com. I got more and more into the show as it went along as the stakes for the characters grew, the tension thickened, and secrets being revealed caused varying levels of trouble. It was a fun ride! Seo Kang Joon was absolutely adorable as our sweet robot Shin III. I loved his character growth as well as his cute romance with Gong Seung Yeon.

Overall, Are You Human Too? was a fun story that took me on some very wonderful character journeys. The romance was nice and connected well with the overall story. The show was thoughtful while also having some great melodramatic qualities with a dose of action. There are a few twists and plenty of excitement all the way through the final episode. And all that makes for a pretty great experience all around. (Are You Human Too? Review)

What's Wrong With Secretary Kim Korean Drama - Park Seo Joon and Park Min YoungWhat’s Wrong With Secretary Kim

What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim is an enjoyable story and all around solid romantic comedy. Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young are quite a treat as a couple, and they have a fun and sweet chemistry. Many will appreciate that they have pretty good communication skills with each other and some nice kisses to get excited about. The relationship between the main couple is definitely the backbone of the drama and the reason to watch.

I did find the plot to be a little lacking, particularly concerning the back story and its execution. I wish it was paced better and found myself wanting to go a bit deeper. But What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim was a fun watch overall. We have a lovely couple at the center of the story, a little something extra to add to the plot, and a nice cast of supporting characters. All in all, there’s a lot to enjoy. (What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim Review)

Handsome Guy and Jung Eum Korean Drama - Nam Goong Min and Hwang Jung EumHandsome Guy and Jung Eum

Handsome Guy and Jung Eum is a very typical romantic comedy and an overall light watch with the standard couple progression from bickering to lovers. There’s comedy, romance, and cliches. Throw in a few problems along the way, a little bit of trauma, and there you have it. It lacked a strong central plot and was pretty generic overall.

The main thing I liked was Nam Goong Min and Hwang Jung Eum. I usually enjoyed them when they were on screen together since they were a fun couple and have plenty of cute and sweet moments. The drama really doesn’t stand out, but it is mostly pleasant and can work if you’re just looking for an easy filler that is cute and not too complicated. Don’t expect too much and you will probably be fine. (Handsome Guy and Jung Eum Review)

God’s Gift: 14 DaysGod's Gift: 14 Days Korean Drama - Lee Bo Young

God’s Gift: 14 Days was pretty disappointing. I just plain struggled to get into this drama from start to finish. The story felt forced with a whole lot of bad decision making from the characters. There is a lot going on with some big twists, but the overall execution was lacking. There were many times that I wondered why things happened and was kind of left in the dark. And things get pretty ridiculous as the drama progresses. On the plus side, Lee Bo Young and Jo Seung Woo were both wonderful in their roles and really went all in.

So I ended up having quite a few issues with God’s Gift: 14 Days. It’s disappointing since I was expecting a pretty high quality thriller and instead got an overly complicated, messy, and un-engaging drama. (God’s Gift: 14 Days Review)

So how was August for you?

Happy drama watching to everyone!

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6 Responses to Korean Drama Update for August 2018

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    I look forward to seeing Are You Human Too. But seeing all the things that are coming up in September and of course Mr. Sunshine and Voice still being out there too, it will take me a while to get to it 😊😊

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    • Kay says:

      There is so much coming up in September! I’ve had a small break where I’ve been watching a few older dramas, but the new dramas are about to rain down again with sooooo many ending in the next couple weeks. September will be busy!


  2. D says:

    I finished 3 dramas this month – Are you human too, what’s wrong with secretary kim and first season of Let’s Eat. Like you, my favourite was AYHT followed by WWWSK. I ended up liking the final episode of WWWSK a lot. I didn’t really enjoy Let’s Eat that much except the food scenes and the main characters. The way they described food and ate them was pretty awesome.

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    • Kay says:

      Looks like we both did pretty well, especially with Are You Human Too. I really loved that drama! I still need to watch the first two seasons of Let’s Eat though. They are on the ridiculously long watch list! 🙂


  3. snow says:

    I loved God’s Gift 14 Days…tilll its ending. Which still makes me feel so sad and angry. But I found it a solid thriller…yes…she made many wrong decisions but it was more out of her love for her daughter and desperation. Jo Seung Woo is ❤

    I’m way behind in Secretary Kim…Actually have seen only ep1. Will soon catch up with it.

    AYHT was not on my plan but everyone is saying so many good things about it..I might add it to my list 😁

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    • Kay says:

      I really liked Jo Seung Woo in God’s Gift. It was my first full drama with him since I dropped another one of his after a couple eps. He was great 🙂 I think you might like What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim. Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young are such a fantastic couple. Now I wonder what you would think of Are You Human Too. It doesn’t seem like the kind of drama you usually talk about, so I’d be interested to see if you love it or hate it, hehe 🙂


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