I am not ashamed to admit that I’m addict to k drama( South Korean drama)! I am from India and my first drama was Emperor of the sea translated in in Hindi, which used to air on our national channel and then someday while surfing through channels I found out drama bodyguard on KBS world thanks to Song il gook and now I’m fan of his triplets sons Daehan,Minguk,Manse ! From drama Sassy Girl Chunhyang I actually became real kdrama lover. Then Boys Before Flower my all time favourite drama!( still can’t forget Lee Min Ho crazily in love) in those days, that is from 2007 to 2012 there was not access this evolutionary term called internet, but when I got access to it I honestly became kdrama addict!
I have watched so many dramas mostly rom-com genre, then suspense, family dramas but what makes me mesmemerized is fantasy genre of the kdrama. So let’s talk about it. My first fantasy drama was My Girlfriend is Gumiho, Shin minah and Lee Sung gi were lead actors in it.
What I love about fantasy Kdrama is it’s Frankenstein syndrome, now you will wonder what is Frankenstein syndrome well to explain, when monster in Frankenstein was hiding from humans in a hut,where there was Swedish family living,he observers them their relationships, love between them and he becomes envious or desirous towards having family like them and especially the characters he sees are lovers! Later on he urges and then threatens Victor that he wanted to have family, female species of his race to love and create one for him! Later part apart. But here in this drama too Gumiho(like werewolf) which considered as horrific supernatural creature or like ghost shown as human friendly and earlier misunderstud by people that it eats human leaver! So Gumiho’s character which is extremely beautiful enjoys everything from human world from soda to yummy meat! She began to fall in love with male character who is human being, squee! Then how she helps male lead to achieve his dream of being action hero. But there are many obstacles to overcome to get them together or happy ending. Well if you want to see what happens next you must watch the drama, I am suggesting some websites here OnDramanice.com, myasiantv.se, dramabus.com where you can watch them free and download them too.
Now let’s come to second one Rooftop Prince, now it’s little dilemma that in which category I should include the drama fantasy or sci-do cause it’s about time travel. But for me it’s fantasy drama and too much hilarious on the top of it!
I must give 10/10 for the writer for creating these confusing situations. Drama starring park yoochun,Han Ji Min Storyline of the drama is Prince of the joeson ( joeson dynasty of Korean history) and his associates suddenly time travels in current period that is 2009 while invastigating his wife’s death and then how they end up in heroine’s rooftop place and then how they get mesmerized and confuse about things in future. The other three characters are also handsome! I would like to mention some hilarious scenes where they watch TV and misunderstud that arrow coming towards them and how the things of modern technology scares them, speaking doll and electric cooker and how they turn place on fire just hilarious, I really lough out loud while watching this scene. Another one where they try to change clothes in elevator and after learning smartphone, in shop how Park Yoo chun try to zoom in picture from telivision( huge lol!). In plot male lead finds crown princess, his wife in future too but how does he find his actual true love is something to look out in this drama. Again I will recommend above websites to watch it and Viki or Dramafever.
Third one in my favourite is My love from another star, if you love to Lough out loud you must see this drama!
In this drama alien played by Kim soo hyun living from 400 hundred years in Korea falls in love with character of Song yi played by jun jihyun, the actress is excellent! The female lead is top actress in drama, arrogant, somewhat fool, yet innocent and our man from another star who never get involved in human’s matter and about to leave to his planet in few months how falls in love with crazy song yi and how from being professor he becomes her manager to her rescuer.The villain is also so powerful here, who at some point strongly fight against hero. Actress Jun jihyun has played extremely funny and endearing character of song-yi. This is must watch fantasy drama if you love fantasy.
The next one is drama by heartthrob Lee Min Ho and again charismatic Jun Jihyun Legend of the blue sea, drama based on the story we all know ‘Little Mermaid’ Mermaid who falls in love with human being and come to earth following him. She meets him in Spain and comes to seol by swimming ocean.
This Mermaid has one special power alongside her tears become pearls that is when she touches humans she can erase their memory. The story further becomes interesting as this is not only their love in this lifetime but in previous lifetime they loved each other and how villainous characters try to separate them and they overcome every thwart, story with lots of suspense and love. For Lee Min Ho’s fans you will fall in love again guys!
Next one is Gu Family Book, with now in reverse situation of My Girlfriend is Gumiho, Lee Sung Gi is Gumiho here.
In this story two generations of Gumiho effort to achieve human love. First Wol ryung, played by Choi Jin Hyuk who is Gumiho living in forest fall in love with human girl, girl also fall in love with him too, but thinking of him as human, unknown that he is Gumiho. And when it reveals she left him, to let him become victim of humans. She has then child whom she abandoned in fear, who is drama’s main lead half human,half Gumiho, brought up by human and unknown of his own identity. Then how later on things turn out and thanks to his love towards human female, character played by Suzy (if you are KPOP fan) he proves himself that he is not monster harmful to humans, how he fights with himself , his father’s evil version and extremely treacherous villain, the drama has somewhat bittersweet ending.
Besides these dramas recently aired The Best Hit,Bride of water God,Goblin,Manhole,reunited worlds, circle so many of them. If you are looking for fantasy with hilarious comedy as well as sad emotional scenes you must watch this dramas!