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Category: Korean TV Series

Bad Family (2006)

Bad Family (2006)Bad Family is a Korean comedy series. Na Rim, the youngest child of an affluent family, and her family are about to go on a family trip when an employee from the family company shows up who has apparently done something wrong. He begs for forgiveness but Na Rim’s father refuses. The family leaves but the employee (assistant CEO) follows in his own car, leading to a car accident where everyone in the car dies, except for Na Rim. Na Rim’s surviving uncle begins to suspect that the assistant CEO of the company is responsible for the death of his family, but the only one alive to tell what happened is Na Rim, who suffers from amnesia. In order to restore her memory, the uncle hires Oh Dal Gun, an ex-gangster, to create a ‘similar family’ for Na Rim. If Na Rim is happy then the chances of her getting her memory back are higher.

Alone in Love (2006)

Alone in Love (2006)Alone in Love is a Korean drama romance. Yoo Eun Ho, an instructor at a fitness club divorced her husband Lee Dong Gin after the death of their new born baby as she blamed him for not being there for her when she needed him most. They remained friends after the divorce and met regularly. Even though both started seeing other people, they still had great feelings towards each other. With the help of YEH’s sister Yoo Ji Ho and LDG’s friend, Dr. Gong Jeon Pyo, they finally realized that they should get back together.

90 Days, Falling in Love Days (2006)

90 Days, Falling in Love Days (2006)90 Days, Falling in Love Days, a Korean drama series, portrays the story of a man and a woman who only have 90 days together and who are tied together by destined love.  Hyun Jiseok (Kang Ji Hwan), whose life will be ending in 90 days. Although he’s already married to Pak Jungnan (Jung Hye Young), he wishes to find his true love and spend the rest of his days with her. Through an unexpected turn of events, this woman turns out to be his first cousin, Go Miyeon (Kim Ha Neul). Will their love be able to overcome the harsh realities of society?

My Name is Kim Sam-Soon (2005)

My Name is Kim Sam-Soon (2005)My Name is Kim Sam-Soon (or My Lovely Sam-Soon), is a Korean drama about Kim Sam Soon, a baker who has a talent in making cakes and many other desserts. On Christmas Eve, she caught her boyfriend, Min Hyun Woo, cheating on her and breaks up on the same night.

On that same night, she accidentally went into the men’s bathroom and cries in a stall, meeting a hotel owner’s son named Hyun Jin Hun, a somewhat callous fellow but sometimes considerate guy. By some freak coincidence, Jin Hun needs a baker for his restaurant Bon Appetit and Sam Soon is unemployed. There, she is hired as their restaurant’s cheif baker.

After a couple of days, she goes on a blind date and Jin Hun is also at the same place she is having her blind date. To annoy Sam Soon, Jin Hun ruin’s her blind date and Sam Soon gets mad. Jin Hun doesn’t want to upset her and wants to apologize so he follows her all day until Sam Soon gets drunk at a small eating place. Jin Hun carries her on his back to his apartment and spends the night there.

In the morning, Jin Hun’s mom comes to his apartment and sees Sam Soon on the bed, thinking they slept together. So Jin Hun makes her his fake girlfriend to fool his mom. Sam Soon slowly falls in love with Jin Hun and gets even more intense when his ex-girlfriend Yoo Hee Kin (Jeong Ryeo Won) suddenly appears and ends up fighting for Jin Hun’s heart.

Princess Hours

Princess HoursPalace- Princess Hours! is a Korean romantic comedy/drama. It became one of MBC’s most popular dramas of 2006, second only to Jumong. Due to the success of the first season, a second season has been produced. Goong 2 is currently being planned, and Goong S started its run on January 10, 2007.

Princess Hours sets in an alternate 21st-century reality where Korea possesses a royal family, this show revolves around the lives of the Crown Prince Lee Shin, and his new bride, Chae-kyeong. The depicted royal family in the show is modelled after the last royal family of Korea, which in reality reigned until the start of the Japanese Occupation in 1911 and was not reinstated after Japanese surrender in WW2.

The series starts off with the news that the King, Shin’s father, is severely ill. With the grim outlook on the King’s health, the royal family scrambles to find a wife for Shin, so as to allow him to take over the royal throne if the situation requires. Shin is in love with another girl, the ambitious and talented ballerina Hyo-rin who Shin initially proposed to. But Hyo-rin rejects him to pursue her ballet dreams.

Jumong

Jumong - Prince of The LegendJumong is a Korea historical drama. Originally set to be 60, MBC has decided to extend it to 80 episodes due to its popularity. It portrays the life of Jumong, later King Dongmyeongseong, and founder of the Goguryeo Kingdom.

Jumong’s Summary: Gojoseon has fallen to the Han Empire of China. All that is left are separate city-states that have no choice but to appease the Han Empire. The Han are cruel, taking refugees prisoner and demonstrating their new iron weapons on them.

A legendary soldier named Hae Mo-su, joins hands with Geumwa, the crown prince of Buyeo, in order to counter Han savagery, creating the Da-Mul Gun, a band of soldiers who defended Wiman-Chosun refugees. Hae Mo-su gets injured after a skirmish against Han soldiers, and floats down a river, half alive.