Korean Drama Update for September 2019

I managed to get in three dramas for September, and they were all good watches! I watched the fantasy romantic comedy Perfume, the supernatural romantic comedy Hotel Del Luna, and the coming of age drama My First First Love:


Perfume turned out to be a pretty fun romantic comedy that dealt with lots of difficult issues surrounding weight. I’m a fan of Sung Rok and was thrilled to see him be cast a proper lead for a change, and he was very funny here. Then we had Ha Jae Sook and Go Won Hee who did wonderful as the two versions of Min Jae Hee.

Overall, I found Perfume to be a pleasant, fun, and moving drama. It was humorous and had a nice little story going for it. We had fleshed out characters who had a chance to grow as well a very positive overall message. In the end, it left my heart feeling very full. (Perfume Review)

Hotel Del Luna Korean Drama - Yeo Jin Goo and IUHotel Del Luna

Hotel Del Luna was a fun supernatural series that felt very magical. It was also gorgeous to look at with luxurious sets and beautiful costumes. The drama was much more episodic than I tend to like with shorter ghost stories taking up the bulk of each episode.

But there was an overarching story that was very engaging and did a lot to grow our characters as they faced life and death stakes. Both IU and Yeo Jin Goo gave wonderful performances that I really enjoyed and had a romance that was very moving. It’s a fun series that had enough positives to keep me entertained. (Hotel Del Luna Review)

My First First Love Korean Drama - Ji Soo, Jung Chae Yeon, Jung Jin Young, Kang Tae Oh, Choi RiMy First First Love

My First First Love is a simple coming of age drama that focuses on changing relationships between friends. It nicely sets up everything as it introduces us to the characters, and we quickly learn their back stories and their relationship dynamics. The characters are lovable, and it’s easy to get invested in their lives as we watch them navigate life, romance, and friendship.

My First First Love is a bit laid back in its pacing which left it feeling a bit draggy in the second half, but it’s a mostly easy watch with likable characters to root for, plenty of warmth, and lots of feels. It definitely has some angst, but it’s a pleasant and cozy series that offers a nice break from some of the really heavy stuff. (My First First Love Review)

So how was September for you?

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12 Responses to Korean Drama Update for September 2019

  1. D says:

    I watched a total of 4 this month. All of them I enjoyed quite a lot.
    – Hotel Del Luna
    – Mr Temporary – I wasn’t even going to watch this. I checked out one episode and I could not stop watching. This one was unexpectedly really good.
    Cheese in the trap – l really enjoyed this one except the ending. I hate ambiguous endings. But I couldn’t understand all the bad reviews because I enjoyed it.
    Moment of Eighteen

    I am currently watching My First First Love. I haven’t seen the original and your review sounds pretty positive so I will keep watching.

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    • Kay says:

      A good month for you too 🙂 Yeah, I thought all of the hate for Cheese in the Trap was a bit much. The flaws were obvious, but they were made into a bigger deal than they needed to be.

      I have Mr. Temporary on my list. Not sure when I’ll get to it, but your positive thoughts have definitely peaked my interest.

      Yes, My First First Love is a cute and easy watch. I did like the original a bit more, but the remake has a similar charm to it 🙂

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  2. Snow Flower says:

    My September dramas:
    Arthdal Chronicles – There was a lot to take in, but the world building was fascinating. I hope the story receives a proper ending.

    Mr. Temporary (Class of Lies) – started watching this because of Yoon Kyun Sang. He was great as an undercover lawyer who uses his effortless charm and sharp wit to solve a murder. I was equally impressed by the young actors who played a bunch of privileged kids at an elite high school.

    Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung – started out as a light hearted historical romantic comedy, then turned into a workplace drama, and ended as a political intrigue. The blending of the genres was not always smooth, but I enjoyed the story and the characters.

    Chuno – I did a binge rewatch of my favorite drama in anticipation of My Country. I have watched almost a hundred dramas, and Chuno is still my Number 1. Jang Hyuk’s performance is mesmerizing, there is truly nothing quite like it in dramaland. The story and the rest of the cast are excellent too. The soundtrack also deserves a praise.

    Currently watching:
    Vagabond – I am having a blast! There are some plot holes, but that’s when suspension of disbelief comes in handy. Lee Seung Gi is very good in this role.

    Looking forward to:
    My Country and The Tale of Nokdu.

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    • Kay says:

      Sounds like you have a pretty good month 🙂 Oooh, another positive review for Mr. Temporary. I’ll really have to keep that one in mind. Planning on Rookie Historian too as I’m a fan of Shin Se Kyung.

      Arthdal has been a unique watch. I too like the world building a lot and hope to see this genre done more in the future.

      It’s always fun to re-watch a favorite drama 🙂 Sounds like a great way to get ready for My Country too.

      I’m definitely looking forward to Vagabond as well as My Country and The Tale of Nokdu. Hopefully, we have some fantastic dramas awaiting us in the coming months!


  3. kissingsun says:

    I haven’t been keeping up with the newest ones except for Welcome 2 Life. Boy oh boy did that one make me cry a few times. Was spectacular.

    Currently watching Devilish Joy (I am so behind!) but I love it so far (on episode 8). Also watching Vagabond, which is shaping up to be a great story. Hope it can continue to be great.

    Last one I watch was Tree with deep roots (2011). It was a great historical in the beginning but I always find myself losing interest in the second half of a sageuk for some reason (usually the intrigue gets boring af). The only one I absolutely love is Gu Family Book and the one that ripped my heart out – Sacred Heart.

    I’m looking forward to a few coming up.

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    • Kay says:

      Oooh, I haven’t heard many comments on Welcome 2 Life. It’s on my way too long list 🙂 Devilish Joy was a really cute drama with a good mix of fun and angst. I really liked it. Can’t wait to check out Vagabond!

      Tree With Deep Roots had a lot of politics in it, which is something I don’t care for in my sagueks. The first fews eps were AMAZING, but then the politics and bad guy scheming really took over.

      I’m with you on the ones you love too. Gu Family Book and Scarlet Heart are two of my favorites! Both are just fantastic dramas. Have you watched historicals like Hwarang or Moonlight Drawn By Clouds that don’t have as much intrigue/politics?


      • kissingsun says:

        I watched Hwarang but feel that they lost the plot at the end! And what bugged me the most was they never explained his ‘mysterious’ illness. Haven’t yet watched Moonlight. Might check that out!

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        • Kay says:

          Moonlight is pretty good. It does get a bit heavier in the second half, but it’s a lot lighter than most sagueks and doesn’t have a ton politics. Plus, the couple is super cute 🙂


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