Korean Drama Update for November 2018

I had a busy month and was able to get in five dramas in November. It was a pretty good experience all around too. It was the historical 100 Days My Prince, the dark melo The Smile Has Left Your Eyes, the mystery spy comedy Terius Behind Me, the airport drama Where Stars Land, and the older romantic comedy Cunning Single Lady that graced my screen this month:

100 Days My Prince

100 Days My Prince started strong as the story reeled me right in and had me completely engaged. We had scheming bad guys, conflicted assassins, and a village full of fun and colorful characters. Then there were politics, betrayals, and tension at the palace. D.O. and Nam Ji Hyun were both great in their roles, and I enjoyed their unique romance. Everything balanced well to make the story all around pretty solid.

So as one of our few historical offerings this year, 100 Days My Prince more than satisfied what I like about the genre. It had action and excitement as well as being humorous and fun. The pacing was great and it kept me thoroughly entertained all the way through. (100 Days My Prince Review)

The Smile Has Left Your EyesThe Smile Has Left Your Eyes Korean Drama - Seo In Guk, Jung So Min, Park Sung Woong

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes is a dark melodrama that is quite the emotional roller coaster. We have phenomenal performances from our three leads of Seo In Guk, Jung So Min, and Park Sung Woong who gave us complex and moving performances. Absolutely amazing actors!

Then there is our dangerous romance between Moo Young and Jin Kang. It is filled with lies, secrets, and tragedy. We go on a heartbreaking journey with them to learn about the mysterious Moo Young, if Jin Kang can can make a difference in his life, and what will ultimately become of these lovers. It’s a difficult road them and for us, and The Smile Has Left Your Eyes is one of those dramas that will certainly leave an impression on you. (The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Review)

Where Stars Land Korean Drama - Lee Je Hoon and Chae Soo BinWhere Stars Land

Where Stars Land was an interesting drama that I had mixed feelings on. I wasn’t big on much of the airport happenings that included job situations and multiple episodic cases that had to be dealt with. It was okay, but I just wasn’t feeling it.

I absolutely loved Soo Yeon’s story though! It was incredibly painful to see him struggle so much when he just wanted to live a normal life, but some very important issues were hit upon including accepting yourself just as you are.

Lee Je Hoon was amazing in his portrayal of Soo Yeon and really added so much depth and emotion. His romance with Chae Soo Bin was also very sweet and moving. So overall, I was left with a pretty positive impression of the drama, and I’m glad I watched it. (Where Stars Land Review)

Terius Behind MeTerius Behind Me Korean Drama - So Ji Sub

Terius Behind Me was a mostly pleasant drama. There’s a nice bit of humor and fun with the stoic secret agent Bon taking care of a couple of rambunctious kids. The romance between Bon and Ae Rin was subtle but sweet. The spy mystery was okay, but I didn’t find it particularly thrilling.

Terius Behind Me was a fun enough story as a whole that mixed romantic comedy, family, and spy action. I enjoyed our main duo and the kids, and I laughed because of the quirky supporting characters. There are also the heartwarming moments of Bon opening up a little bit and finding a family. It’s a sweet little story that’s a pretty solid watch. (Terius Behind Me Review)

Cunning Single Lady

Cunning Single Lady is a fun drama that embodies romantic comedies of the time. I loved the tone as well as the dramatic background music and catchy songs. Joo Sang Wook and Lee Min Jung are a great couple with some nice chemistry. The drama is fun throughout, but the story nicely deepens as the show progresses as feelings, relationships, and company issues all have to be dealt with.

Cunning Single Lady was such a pleasant watch. It had a couple things I would have preferred to have gone differently, but that mostly comes down to personal taste. It had a several great actors, a solid romance story, and was packaged in a classic romantic comedy style that I found entertaining. (Cunning Single Lady Review)


So how was November for you?

Happy drama watching to everyone!

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21 Responses to Korean Drama Update for November 2018

  1. Timescout says:

    And then there’s yours truly, who only managed an epi here, another there. 😊 Most of the month I only watched Ever Night (surprisingly good btw) and then I picked up God’s Quiz and Children of Nobody, both ok so far. Oh, I did finish rewatching Sora Kara too, post should be forthcoming at some point.

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    • Kay says:

      Haha, I’m always rooting for you to find ones you like 🙂 Looks like you have a few going well though. I actually added Ever Night to my list. I really want to give a couple more Chinese historicals a go. It’s just so hard to fit them in with the long ep counts. I need to check them out though! I’ll be sure to check out your Sora Kara post too 🙂

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  2. D says:

    Wow – you did have a good month this month. I only managed to finish two dramas this month.
    The Third Charm and Smile Has Left Your Eyes.

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    • Kay says:

      Last month was a tad slower, so I made up for it this month, hehe. What did you think of The Third Charm? It’s on my list, but I haven’t given it priority.

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      • D says:

        hehe you sure did. I absolutely loved the third charm from the beginning to almost near the end but I absolutely hated the ending. I am literally so broken by that ending, I almost want to erase I watched that drama. In saying that most people who watched the show seem to have liked the ending. However, SKJ definitely got points in my books.

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        • Kay says:

          Oooh, that does make me more interested in checking it out. I really liked the concept of it following a relationship over 12 years. And you know me, I’m usually about as laid back as they come concerning endings. I’m pretty good with most. Where Stars Land was about as close as they come to bothering me. And even then, I’m still not really that bothered by it, lol. Will definitely have to check out The Third Charm 🙂

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  3. wow u watched so many. I couldn’t get into any drama either. Tempted to watch priest but literally afraid to be the first to watch, had a small hope that you’d cover it 🙂

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    • Kay says:

      Aww, I hope you find something good to watch soon. Haha, I can understand being afraid to be one of the first to jump into Priest! Sadly, it looks like too much horror for me, so I probably won’t be covering it 😦 If you do check it out, be sure to let me know how it goes since I do think it looks like a very interesting drama and am curious as to how it will all play out 🙂

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      • Anne says:

        lol, i avoid horror too, and after much convincing ended up watching The Guest. Turns out it’s my fave drama this year which bdw, u should check it out. But here i am chickening out and looking for ppl to watch Priest with. Oh, this is Anne bdw, never got around to changing my username:)

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        • Kay says:

          Oooh, you are brave if you went for The Guest! I’ve heard so many good things about that one (but also that it’s pretty scary…which makes me scared, lol). Maybe I can get brave enough at some point to check it out. Priest is a double issue though…horror and a hospital. That’s like my two least favorite things, hehe. I can see why you would be trying to round someone up to watch with! (and I did know it was you 🙂 )

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      • MyKDramaticLife says:

        I will start with Priest hopefully this week. So wish me luck. HAHA.

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  4. D. Smith-Blaine says:

    I had the same problem with finding something that really grabbed me this month aside from The Smile Has Left Your Eyes, of which I would have preferred a much happier ending, but I came across the year-old Twentieth Century Boy and Girl. It was the perfect healing chaser to The Smile.. – there were no bad guys, and plenty of positive characters with a fun and satisfying story line, plus a couple of good songs (one from Melomance) – I thoroughly enjoyed this light fare.
    On to Encounter.

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    • Kay says:

      It seems like a lot of people had trouble finding good stuff this month. Although The Smile Has Left Your Eyes seems to be the one that most found enjoyable. It was definitely a heart breaking ending.

      And it does sound like 20th Century Boy and Girl would be a perfect follow up to it to give you lots of fun and positive vibes. It’s on my oh so long watch list. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 And good luck with Encounter!

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  5. Kate says:

    I’ve seen everything with you except The Smile Has Left Your Eyes – you know me with dark, heavy melos! Can’t wait to see how you round out the year 🙂

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    • Kay says:

      Gotta love those dark, heavy melos 😉 I’m trying to get in a couple more before the end of the year. Gotta get them added to the monster year end post I’m working on 🙂

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  6. MyKDramaticLife says:

    Hi! These are the dramas I’ve finished this month:

    *The Ghost Detective (7.5/10) – For the first third, it was too scary for me, but just as I already got used to the scarestuffs, it wasn’t that horrible at all. I love Park Eun Bin and because of this drama, she made it to my Top 10 Fav Unnis. 🙂
    *Life on Mars (6.5/10) – I just really love Jung Kyung Ho. I think that’s the most important part when I watched this.
    *Are You Human Too (8.5/10) – I could have enjoyed it more if there was a feud between the human and the robot Shin fighting for Kang So Bong’s heart. Unfortunately it didn’t happen. 😦
    *Your Honor (9/10) – The best that I watched this month. Couldn’t believe a legal drama could be that romantic. 🙂 And I easily like Yoon Shi Yoon. May be rewatching this in the future. 🙂
    *The Beauty Inside (7.5/10) – A bit disappointed by it but it came enjoyable enough till its end. And! Seo Hyun Jin unni can be a good chemistry even with a rock. XD (Have read that comment in one of the social media, and it was too funny and convincing at the same time. I would love to give uri Seo Hyun Jin the title ‘The Chemistry Queen’. Well I only watched her in this drama and Oh Hae Young, yet I was already convinced by that comment.)

    So this was how my November went. 🙂

    I was just done with Because This is My First Life (8/10) yesterday.

    Upnext:
    *Where Stars Land (9/10) – Haven’t found yet the best time to watch its last 6 (or 3) episodes, I am excited and afraid to watch its finale.
    *Happy If You Died
    *Children of a Lesser God
    *Death Song
    *Dance Sports Girls
    *Two Lives One Heart

    I am aiming for six or seven dramas this December, so hopefully I’ll make it.

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    • Kay says:

      You had a pretty good month too 🙂 And I’m right there with you in your love for Your Honor and Are You Human Too? Such terrific dramas! And I’ll agree that Jung Kyung Ho is the reason to watch Life on Mars. I do hope to check out The Beauty Inside at some point, may be a bit though.

      You definitely need to polish off Where Stars Land. There are some rough patches, but the show stayed enjoyable through the end.

      You’ve got a lot planned for December! I think I’ll probably get in 2 or 3 before having to just focus on year end stuff on the site. I then usually watch a longer historical towards the end of December for a bit of a break. I’ll probably eventually pick up Death Song, Happy If You Died, and Dance Sports Girls too.

      Good luck on getting all of your dramas in! 🙂

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