kdramedreamer 2014 year end sendoff

It’s time to say goodbye to 2014 and welcome 2015 with open arms. 2014 was my very first year of blogging. This blog was created January 9th 2014. It was an extremely rewarding year and experience.

I didn’t watch a whole lot of new dramas in 2014. I binged a lot on older dramas, so for my year end post, I thought I would do a quick rating on everything I watched in 2014 (old and new). Now… it’s very likely I’ll leave some things out accidentally, because let’s face it, I have the memory of a sieve.

Dramas I watched in 2014

Here’s the Meh!

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Doctor Stranger

I had such high hopes for this drama but the OTP let me down, the actors failed to convince me of their roles and the pair I was rooting for were not meant to be.

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Heirs

This drama was so hyped and there were some aspects I liked, but all in all, I felt like I was too old to be watching this high school drama.

Okay, not super impressive, but not bad

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City Hall

I really like both leads, but I’m not much for politics. I reached a point in the drama where I was content with the romance and didn’t really feel the need to go any further.

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Miss Korea

There were some cute aspects to this drama, but the drama didn’t grip me.

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Lie to me

The leads were good, but it started to drag for me near the end

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Pasta

So much yelling! I really liked the food aspect, but Gong Hyo Jin’s character was too much of a pushover for my liking. I wish she had more faith in herself.

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Personal Preference (Personal Taste)

It had it’s charm, but I can’t give it more than an okay. I got bored with it for a while and came back to finish it later.

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Playful Kiss

Okay, it’s cheesy, it’s kinda ridiculous, the girl is annoying, the guy is a jerk, but somehow it does still have it’s charm. Not something I would ever rewatch though.

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We Are Dating Now

Ah, young So Ji Sub, come to Mama! My main beef with this was that the main female lead was a bit of an idiot. Her banter with So Ji Sub was cute at first, but it took them so long to figure out their relationship

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What Happened In Bali

This drama needs its own catagory of what the f…. did I just watch!? It was enjoyable at the time and I wanted to see what would happen next, yet it left a very bitter taste in my mouth. As I sat, with this bitter taste, I had to really reflect on if I liked the taste or not. This drama lingered with me though.. I still have mixed feelings about it, but I feel like that’s the intention.

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I enjoyed these ones

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Flower Boy Ramyun Shop

It’s cute, but light a fluffy. Good if you want to laugh and something you don’t have to think too much about

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Biscuit Teacher Star Candy

It had it’s charm. Likable drama.

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Glass Slippers

I loved this drama… it was tough to decide whether I would place it under Good or Great… I’m still a little torn. It’s heavy on the melodrama and had me crying at the first episode. I really loved So Ji Sub in this drama. He’s much younger, but his character was one of the most endearing ones.

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Sorry I love You

Sad, sad, sad, but I gladly marathoned this drama.

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Tazza

I thought Tazza was a super fun drama. I really liked wathching them play Go-Stop

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The Snow Queen

Another tear jerker but fantastic acting by Hyun Bin.

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Midas

I don’t care about money, or stock and bonds, but it had a strong cast.

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Successful Story of a Bright Girl

Young Jang Nara and Jang Hyuk were full of energy and spunk. The chemistry didn’t start with Fated to Love You, but it did grow exponentially. Essential watch for fans of these two actors.

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Last Cinderella (jdrama)

Cute, not great, but cute.

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Super charming drama. I love me a good gender bender!!!

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Here are my favorite dramas/movies that I watched in 2014

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Cain and Abel

If you can handle the intense melodrama this is great. Wonderful romance, lots of revenge, melodrama and So Ji Sub at his best.

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Chuno

Jang Hyuk was Daegil. Great action, heartbreaking, sigh, just wonderful.

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Fated to Love You

Hilarious, heartwarming, mind-blowing chemistry.

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You who Came from the Stars

Original, sweet, funny.

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King of Dramas

It’s always fun to see a drama about making dramas. It’s kinda frightning though when you realize how much sweat, blood and tears goes into something which we so effortlessly watch.

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The Greatest Love

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Haha! Just plain funny. Cha Seung Won is so sexy.

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Tree with Deep Roots

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One of the more interesting dramas I’ve seen story wise. I love that it’s about hangul, but not just a boring historical drama. It has so much going on and you have to really pay attention.

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Road No. 1

About the Korean War, but with a great love story, this is one of my favorite dramas. So much to love.

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Rooftop Prince

Super Funny, great love story. I also shed many tears. A perfect balance.

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Robber

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Loved the transformation in this drama.

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Thank You

Feel good drama. Good romantic story.

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Ghost (Phantom)

Excellent Crime Investigation drama. I couldn’t wait to see how it would unfold.

Movies I watched in 2014

Here’s the Meh!

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Dance of the Dragon

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The pace was too slow for me and the love story was underdeveloped, but hey, it had Jang Hyuk in it, so I enjoyed that part.

Okay, not super impressive, but not bad

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  • My little Bride
  • Love me not
  • Come Rain Come Shine
  • A Perfect Match
  • A Millionaire’s First Love
  • The Sword With No Name
  • The Naked Kitchen
  • 200 Pounds Beauty
  • Windstruck
  • Sophie’s Revenge
  • The Great Chef (Peking Restaurant)
  • Finding Mr. Destiny

I enjoyed these ones

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  • Always
  • Late Autumn
  • The Client
  • Thorn (Innocent Thing)
  • Please Teach Me English
  • Innocent Steps
  • Chi-hwa-seon (Painted Fire)
  • The Flu
  • Maybe (Rabbit and Lizard)
  • War of Arrows
  • U-Turn (short)
  • A Company Man
  • My P.S. Partner

Here are my favorite movies that I watched in 2014

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Searching for the Elephant

This movie might not be great by everyone else’s standards but I loved how messed up it was. I loved Jang Hyuk in it as someone suffering from mental illness.

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Rough Cut

Best So Ji Sub movie I’ve seen. I think this is probably my favorite movie that I saw this year. It was high in action, but I also couldn’t stop laughing. I thought it was so funny and charming (perhaps I’m just twisted?)

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And here are the New dramas I’ll be watching in January 2015

  • Shine or Go Crazy
  • Jekyl, Hyde and Me

See you next year! Love you all!