Korean Drama Update for July 2019

The Secret Life of My Secretary Korean Drama - Kim Young Kwang and Jin Ki Joo

It was three dramas that I completed in July, and it was a great month since they were all pretty fun! It was the fantasy crime drama Abyss, the office romantic comedy The Secret Life of My Secretary, and the robot romantic comedy Absolute Boyfriend that I enjoyed for the month:

Abyss Korean Drama - Ahn Hyo Seop and Park Bo YoungAbyss

Abyss was a pretty fun watch despite its flaws. I liked the fantasy body changing concept to spice up a crime story. The show had an interesting mystery, multiple villains, and some intriguing dynamics between the characters.

The overall execution of the story was lacking with the rules of the magical orb being a bit wishy-washy. The pacing was good though with a few plot twists. The romance between Ahn Hyo Seop and Park Bo Young developed in a natural way, and they turned out to be pretty cute together. All in all, a pretty solid watch. (Abyss Review)

The Secret Life of My SecretaryThe Secret Life of My Secretary Korean Drama - Kim Young Kwang and Jin Ki Joo

The Secret Life of My Secretary was a wonderful surprise! We get a light and fun romantic comedy that has a nice little mystery on the side. The drama also had an older feel to it which I loved.

The Secret Life of My Secretary was just such a fun series. It won me over right from the start and held my attention all the way through. The show was cute, funny, thoughtful, and delivered plenty of heart. Kim Young Kwang and Jin Ki Joo were wonderful in their roles, and I was invested in their relationship from the beginning. A great series overall! (The Secret Life of My Secretary Review)

Absolute Boyfriend

Absolute Boyfriend is a pretty simple drama that’s mostly cute fluff. It has a more laid back pace that I would normally find slow, but in this instance I found it quite cozy because I loved the characters and the atmosphere. I really enjoyed its focus on relationships.

I also liked that issues of humanity and the complexities of a human/robot relationship were explored. I loved watching the relationship between Yeo Jin Goo and Minah develop. They were cute, loving, and had to endure a lot of hardships. And Yeo Jin Goo was super adorable in this drama!

Absolute Boyfriend is best viewed with the right set of expectations. Don’t expect anything too grand, don’t take it too seriously, and just go with the flow for what is a simple but cute series with some relationship angst and a touching journey of a robot trying to find his humanity. (Absolute Boyfriend Review)


So how was July for you?

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11 Responses to Korean Drama Update for July 2019

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    With me just having come back, I have yet to start my first new K-drama. Haven’t yet decided which one yet…but….I did start Novoland : Eagle Flag yesterday. Honestly? I’m quite enjoying it: a lot. The lavish sets, cinematography and costumes are absolutely amazing. Not really sure yet where the story is going to go, but it’s got some fun characters and having reached episode 4 now I’m going to stick with this one 😊 I’m pretty sure that you would enjoy it as well especially with your love of historicals (although there are also some supernatural elements in it too)

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    • Kay says:

      That’s wonderful!! I’m so glad to hear that you are enjoying Novoland 🙂 I know, cdramas are next level with their historicals. It’s definitely on my list. Let me know how it goes for you as I’m hoping it stays good all the way through 🙂

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  2. Eva says:

    Hi kay I know it’s been a while since I dropped by. But I’ve been busy. I did finish abyss, secret life of my secretary, search: www and my first love.

    July has been very good for me. Have you watched search www?

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    • Kay says:

      It’s good to see you Eva! Looks like we got a couple of the same ones in. Hope you enjoyed them 🙂 I’m hoping to get to Search: WWW sometime in August. Also still planning on My First First Love too 🙂

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  3. Timescout says:

    I don’t think I finished anything in July. All my dramas seem to be on going and there are FAR too many of ’em. 😂

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  4. D says:

    Hi Kay – I only managed to finish one drama in July. One Spring Night – and what a delightful drama that was for me. I absolutely loved it. I hope it’s on your list to watch it. 🙂

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    • Kay says:

      Well, if you only get one in, it’s good that it was a great one! 🙂 Ah, I’m so conflicted on One Spring Night! I originally had no intention of watching it despite loving Jung Hae In and Han Ji Min. I really don’t like this PD’s style and dropped Pretty Noona early on because I was so bored. And the trailer for One Spring Night felt just like that. I also don’t usually go for the more raw and realistic type stories. Every once in a while one will win me over, but it’s not common. But everyone keeps telling me how good One Spring Night is, so I keep going back and forth on whether I should try it despite my reservations. The struggles of drama watching! lol

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  5. I really enjoyed these three dramas! I think The Secret Life of My Secretary was my favorite out of these three. I am a sucker for romance dramas haha. I really enjoyed WWW as well. Recently, there’s been so many good kdramas, but I think I’ve been doing a pretty good job keeping up! I watched all of Perfume, but I still don’t know how I feel about it. I liked it and kept on watching it, but it was just weird as the show went on. I don’t how to express my thoughts haha. I did like the ending though.

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    • Kay says:

      Yay that you enjoyed them all too! 🙂 They were each fun in their own way. I’m planning to watch Perfume and WWW too. I’m trying to stay caught up, but it’s definitely hard! Those dramas just keep coming 🙂

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