Her Private Life Korean Drama - Kim Jae Wook and Park Min Young

I completed three dramas in June.  A couple of them were pretty good, and one was okay. It was the heart fluttering romantic comedy Her Private Life, the crime melo Triangle, and the political con man comedy My Fellow Citizens that graced my screen for the month:

Her Private Life Korean Drama - Kim Jae Wook and Park Min YoungHer Private Life

Her Private Life is exactly how I like my romantic comedies. It has a good amount of comedy, a sizzling romance, and a solid main story to push everything forward. There was also a little mystery concerning the characters’ past that was nicely touched upon throughout the series.

Park Min Young was fantastic and perfectly showcased the duality of being a mature working woman while being a dedicated fangirl too. Kim Jae Wook was also great as the prickly but softhearted man who turns out to be a bit of a fanboy for Park Min Young. They also provide all kinds of swoony and heart-fluttering moments for us to enjoy.

The drama was always completely engaging with wonderful pacing that never felt draggy. That’s frequently a challenge in romantic comedies, and I sure do appreciate how well this drama put everything together. (Her Private Life Review)


Triangle had some pros and cons, but for the most part, I enjoyed it. It took a while to set everything up, but then the story of these three brothers who grew up not knowing each other and ending up pitted against one another got pretty good. Set against the back drop of casinos and high stakes gambling, the story felt big, and there were plenty of plot developments throughout.

The series was a bit slow sometimes, but the interesting story with secrets, revenge, and brother against brother kept me engaged. Plus, I love the feel of dramas of this time with the atmosphere and music. So this crime melo ultimately left me pretty happy. (Triangle Review)

Dear Citizens Korean Drama - Choi Siwon and Lee Yoo YoungMy Fellow Citizens

My Fellow Citizens has a fun premise with a con man unknowingly marrying a cop. It has a caper style feel with lots of humor as well as some dramatic moments. It focuses on some interesting topics concerning politics like the vast amount of corruption going on behind the scenes including lots of lies just to get votes. The show highlighted these things well while also keeping some humor and never getting too heavy.

Sadly the show focused heavily on campaigning and politics which caused me to lose interest because I find that stuff slow. Choi Siwon and Lee Yoo Young were both fantastic, but I did think their romance was way underutilized. This definitely isn’t a genre I love, but it was still an okay enough watch. (My Fellow Citizens Review)

So how was June for you?

Happy drama watching to everyone!

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15 responses to “Korean Drama Update for June 2019”

  1. D Avatar

    I finished two this month – Her private life and He is Psychometric. I really liked them both. I will not be watching my fellow citizens after I read your review. 🙂

    1. Kay Avatar

      You did get in two good ones this month 🙂 I agree, both of them were really enjoyable dramas. Haha, well, I hope you find a fantastic drama to watch in its place 🙂

      1. D Avatar

        I’m currently watching Arthdal. Not sure how I feel about it but I’m still reaching for it every week. There’s got to be something then. I’m glad I’m live watching this one though. I don’t think I could have handled binge watching this one. I’m also watching one spring night, Abyss and Princess Weiyoung. Will see which one will last me to the end. I enjoyed first episode of Abyss more than I expected. O and I’m watching chief of staff too. Forgot about that one. Haha that’s way too many I’m watching at the same time this time.

        1. Kay Avatar

          Oooh, I’m really looking forward to Arthdal. I want to watch it all at once though, so I’ll have to wait until September when the third part airs. Was really not thrilled when they announced they were splitting it up like that 😛

          I’m watching Abyss right now too! I’ve only got a couple episodes left. I’ve mostly enjoyed it. It has a few problems, but it’s been a pretty easy and entertaining watch. Hope you enjoy it too 🙂

          So what do you think of Chief of Staff? I love Shin Min Ah, but I really don’t go for political dramas most of the time. I was leaning towards not watching it, but I’m keeping an eye on some of the fan reaction to it.

          1. D Avatar

            I’m not thrilled about Arthdal split into seasons either. I think it’s ridiculous.

            As for chief of staff, I’m not into political dramas either but I find myself enjoying it despite myself. 😀

            Is Abyss worth it for me to keep going?

          2. Kay Avatar

            Yeah, I’m really hoping this split season thing doesn’t become a trend. I know Chief of Staff is doing it too. I think Arthdal did it more because the last third still needed some work though. Please let me know what you think of Chief of Staff in the end.

            I find that Abyss is a mostly fun watch. The story itself is good, but it’s executed kind of poorly, particularly with how some of the fantasy elements are handled. It seems like a lot of people hated it, lol. It’s kept me pretty interested though. Mostly because the pacing is good, and that does a lot for me so that I don’t get bored. So I guess if you want a fantasy crime show that’s decent but poorly executed, then keep going. Heads up though, things go a bit off the rails toward the end 😛

          3. D Avatar

            Chief of Staff is in season too? O no. Sure I will let you know how I go with that one. Thank you re Abyss.

          4. Kay Avatar

            Sadly, yes. The second part is supposed to air in November I believe. So a bit of a wait on that one 😛

  2. Kate Avatar

    As you know, Kay, I overdid it in May/June and am now taking a step back. Started watching 11, finished 8, dropped 2, and postponed 1. Started Sungkyunkwan Scandal last night and will stick with it before starting another 🙂

    1. Kay Avatar

      You really did go all in! lol Is this your first time watching Sungkyunkwan Scandal? That was my first historical drama many years ago. I remember being really confused about a lot of things, but I ended up enjoying it a lot. The funny thing is that it’s actually not a complicated drama at all, but since it was my first historical, I just had a hard time grasping everything. Watching it later was much easier, and it was still just as fun 🙂

      1. Kate Avatar

        I know! It’s been on my watch list from way early on but I’m only just getting to it. I don’t love love historicals which is funny because I’m usually never disappointed with the ones I’ve watched. I’m only 2 episodes in and I know it’s simple but I think there are so many characters that it’s been confusing keeping track so I’ve been reading episode recaps after each to make sure I’ve got it straight in my head as to what’s going on! I think it should be okay now that they’re at “school”, kinda like Hwarang. I’m hoping the many positives I’ve heard about it holds true.

        1. Kay Avatar

          I’m glad you’re finally getting a chance to check it out 🙂 I thought it was a great introduction to the historical genre since it has a more light and fun plot. It does get easier to follow at the school when you get to focus more on the core cast. I like most of the flower boy harem type dramas, especially when the girl is pretending to be a boy. So I thought Sungkyunkwan Scandal was a great historical version of that. I hope you enjoy it!

  3. MyKDramaticLife Avatar

    Hi. For the month of June 2019, I finished my re-rewatch (for the third time already) Lucky Romance (10/10). Fell in love with Je Soo Ho all over and over again. <3 <3 <3 And the second one is the ever-funny and ever-dynamic Modern Farmer (9/10). 🙂

    1. Kay Avatar

      Two amazing drama for the month. Love, love, love Modern Farmer, and I also really like Lucky Romance. You must have had fun with those two!

      1. MyKDramaticLife Avatar

        So so much. 🙂

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