Korean Drama Update for March 2019

I had a pretty good month and got in three dramas for March.  There was the historical The Crowned Clown, the older romantic comedy My Love Patzzi, and the friends to lovers workplace drama Romance is a Bonus Book:

The Crowned Clown Korean Drama - Yeo Jin GooThe Crowned Clown

A historical with Yeo Jin Goo in dual roles as a villainous king and a kind clown is pretty much what I would want from a drama. It’s the best of both worlds! And he was truly phenomenal as always.

There was plenty of intrigue to keep things exciting all the way through. The romance between Yeo Jin Goo and Le Se Young was also very sweet. I really thought they had a lovely and comfortable chemistry.

The Crowned Clown really tied everything together quite nicely with its talented actors, script, and direction to create a wonderful story that was filled with intrigue, romance, and heart. All in all, that makes for a pretty great historical! (The Crowned Clown Review)

My Love Patzzi

I got in the classic 2002 drama My Love Patzzi, and it turned to out to be pretty cute! It is a very simple drama as it just focuses on the relationships between our main four characters with a basic set up.

All of the actors were fun to watch, and it was really neat to see some familiar faces in the earlier days of their acting careers. Jang Na Ra was the highlight of the drama. She was such a delight, and I loved her spitfire attitude and how different she was from most of the roles I’ve seen her in.

So while the story of My Love Patzzi has been done many times before, it really nails the overall execution to give us a classic romantic comedy with romance, humor, and some relationship angst. It was cute and charming and just an enjoyable trip back in time. (My Love Patzzi Review)

Romance is a Bonus Book Korean Drama - Lee Jong Suk and Lee Na YoungRomance is a Bonus Book

Romance is a Bonus Book was one of those more interesting experiences for me. I initially had trouble clicking with it, but I eventually did. Though even then I found the drama incredibly slow throughout. Much of this was due to my personal taste rather than the drama itself though. Let’s face it, I like angst and thrills, hehe

It’s a simple and low key sort of show that has relatable and realistic characters, a positive story, and a mature friends to lovers relationship between the main couple. The whole drama had a very positive vibe to it that just felt sort of cozy and warm combined with a well-written script and excellent directing.

Romance is a Bonus Book’s initial difficulty hooking me, slower pacing, and lack of angst gave me some issues, but then it’s interesting characters, fun relationship dynamics, and overall positive feel helped to balance things out. So overall, it was a decent enough watch. (Romance is a Bonus Book Review)


So how was March for you?

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24 Responses to Korean Drama Update for March 2019

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    The Crowned Clown sounds pretty interesting (and of course I missed out on it😢). I did finish one Korean drama in March (but to be fair it was only six episodes) and that was Kingdom. Not surprisingly I quite liked that one. I hope to get my review up for it somewhere in April 😊

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    • Kay says:

      The Crowned Clown really was such an excellent historical drama. I highly enjoyed it 🙂

      Glad you’ve managed to get in one kdrama though! I watched Kingdom too, and I thought it would be right up your alley. I still don’t care much for horror, but it was pretty fun. I definitely plan to watch the second season. I’ll be looking forward to your review 🙂

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      • raistlin0903 says:

        Well…technically I guess you could call Kingdom an historical drama…but I still haven’t seen one😅😅
        So…maybe the Crowned Clown will be the one although Mr. Sunshine is also still very high on my list.
        I watched Kingdom with my parents, and even my father who is not a huge fan of horror, quite enjoyed it. That cliffhanger though….ughh! 😂😂

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        • Kay says:

          I think I would definitely count Kingdom as a historical drama. Even though it’s only 6 eps, it’s still a drama. Plus, it has 2 more seasons for a total of 18 eps. You should claim it as your first historical, hehe 😉 But hopefully, you do get a chance to get in another one.

          And yes, that cliffhanger! I hate cliffhangers. Definitely why I prefer the typical one season format of kdramas. They had to go be weird with Kingdom, lol

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          • raistlin0903 says:

            Lol…I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with cliffhangers. I don’t mind them too much….but I do mind them if we have to wait a long time for the story to continue. Which apparently we have to do here lol😂😂
            And yay…I watched my first historical😀😀😀

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            • Kay says:

              Oh, I’m like that! I absolutely LOVE cliffhangers on each episode of a series as long as the show is already complete. Those are just fun and make up some of my favorite tv moments. But I’m not really a fan of them at the end of a season when you have to wait. So yeah, apparently we have to wait with this one, lol. But a big yay for your first historical! 🙂

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  2. D says:

    Sounds like a good month for you. I watched The Story of Ming Lan, Romance is a Bonus Book and The Crowned Clown. I loved all of them. Story of Ming Lan and The Crowned Clown for me are totally love!!! 🙂

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    • Kay says:

      Oooh, we watched the same 2 out of 3 🙂 And it looks like you had a really good month too. I’ve been seeing good things about Story of Ming Lan. I’ll have to add it to my ever-growing cdrama list 🙂

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      • D says:

        Yes we did too. I have seen My Love Patzi though many moons ago. 😀 You must check out Ming Lan though it really is very long.

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        • Kay says:

          Ah, that’s neat! Yeah, those long ep counts of cdramas are definitely a deterrent. The key is winning me over within a few eps though, and if I love it, then I love lots of eps. The kdrama Empress Ki was 51 eps, and I loved every minute. It’s rare for a drama to accomplish that, but it can happen 🙂

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  3. Timescout says:

    I’ve still got couple of dramas I started earlier to finish and added 2 new ones to the roster; ‘That Psychometric Guy’ and ‘Confession’, both pretty good so far.

    I did manage to finish two dramas. One was ‘Radiant’, which turned out to be much, much more than I initially thought it would be. More thought provoking and weighty, in a good way. The twist at the end of ep 10 was a doozer, I did not see that coming at all. It was a total “Oh, so that’s what this is all about – well done Drama!” moment. Definitely one of the best kdramas this year. The other was ‘Hajimete Koi wo Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi’ (A Story to Read When You First Fall in Love), which was oddly uplifting and rather sweet. It left a nice ‘afterglow ‘. 🙂

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    • Kay says:

      I thought it was interesting that you were liking Radiant earlier on, so I’m glad to hear that carried through to the end. It’s on my watch list, and I’m interested to see what all the buzz was about 🙂 Planning to check out That Psychometric Guy too.

      Ah, isn’t it nice when you get those sweet dramas that leave that nice warm feeling afterwards? Those are some of the best 🙂

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  4. Kukay says:

    I did manage to finish 3 dramas : HIGH SOCIETY / THIRD CHARM / LAWLESS LAWYER… and currently watching Prison Playbook and Reply 1997…

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    • Kay says:

      Oooh, you got in some from last year and some older ones 🙂 I absolutely loved Lawless Lawyer. Also really liked Reply 1997. Still have The Third Charm and Prison Playbook on the big watch list, hehe 🙂

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  5. MyKDramaticLife says:

    March for me composes three dramas with different genres. I have with me the teen musical drama Dream High (8/10) which I think I enjoyed most. It’s just a bit disappointing that the romance between Suzy and Soo Hyun was so slow, that made me not like the role of Taecyeon. Haha. Also I have the unusual love story of Lee Jung Shin in Longing Heart (6/10). Well, as I normally love time travel dramas, this one didn’t really go well with me. And the best that I have seen last month was SKY Castle (8.5/10). It is actually a potential 10-er. It’s just that what were happening in the drama, I mean the story flow and the roller-coaster twists in the drama were too too much for me to handle. I like it! So much! It’s a well-done and an excellent one. But it’s not really my cup of tea. I’m having the same feeling when I watched My Mister (8/10) before.

    So that was it! Kkeut!

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    • Kay says:

      Aww, Dream High! Wasn’t that such a fun drama 🙂 That drama definitely had a more unique love triangle going on, hehe

      Sorry you didn’t like Long Heart a lot. I absolutely loved that one as it was just so cute! But genres we like don’t always click for various reasons.

      I have SKY Castle on my list for this month, and I’m so anxious to see if I like it. It’s one of those that sounds really boring on paper, but all of the hype leaves me having to take a peek. I also had a similar experience with My Ahjussi, but in that case it didn’t live it up, and I found the drama too boring so I dropped it. Which was sad because IU was great!

      You had a pretty good month though 🙂

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  6. MyKDramaticLife says:

    Currently watching:

    *Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim (9/10)
    *Kingdom
    *My Strange Hero (ON-HOLD)
    Upnext:
    *Memories of the Alhambra
    *Hot Blooded Priest
    *Eulachacha Waikiki 2

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    • Kay says:

      Oooh, you’ve got some good dramas on your currently watching/up next list. I’m interested to see what you think of some of them. I loved Memories of the Alhambra and My Strange Hero. Kingdom isn’t a genre I love, but it was still good. And I absolutely can’t wait for Eulachacha Waikiki 2!

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      • MyKDramaticLife says:

        I actually already watch seven episodes of Boksoo’s Back but I couldn’t continue it because of unavailability of episodes. I did enjoy it so much. Premiered with Waikiki 2 a couple of days ago and laughed my ass out once again.XD

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        • Kay says:

          Aww, that’s too bad. It’s such a good drama. I really hope you get a chance to finish it sometime. Oh I so can’t wait for Waikiki 2! I’m more than ready for all the crazy shenanigans they can throw at me, hehe 🙂

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  7. MyKDramaticLife says:

    Done with Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim (Dr. Romantic) today. I give it a 9 for its very very great plot and concept unique for medical dramas. As always I enjoyed the performance of Seo Hyun Jin unni who has moved up to my top 7 list of favorite unnis. 🙂 And I also found Yoo Yeon Suk cute and mostly likeable throughout the whole drama. Hm, I kind of feel like Yeon Suk looks like Kim Jung Hyun in this drama. Well, this is the first time I’ve seen him in the Dramaland and I think he’s also good. As for Han Suk Kyu’s character, it’s a 50-50 for me. I mean it took me a while to finally warm up to his character. Nonetheless he’s made the role of Kim Sabu legendary so I’m good with him.

    So overall Dr Romantic is very unique in its own ways and I like how every character in the drama has significance and I love how the the romance really blossoms in the middle of those hospital and medical stuffs. 🙂

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    • Kay says:

      Oooh, you did like this one! I do have it on my “maybe someday” list as an option for when I get in that rare mood to work in a medical drama. Since this one was so well-loved, it’s high on the medical list, hehe

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