Asian Drama of the Week – May 10/16 – Classics Part 2

Because it’s classics I couldn’t fit it all in one post. So here is part 2.


Drunken/Fated to Love You

I grouped these two together because they have very similar in story ideas.

Fated_To_Love_You-posterDTLY -“Two strangers, both proposed marriage to their respective girl/boyfriend, were rejected on the same day. They decided that the best way to deal with the rejection was to get drunk, real drunk. During the 24 hours of their crazy drunkenness, these two stranger became fast friends and got married… to each other. When they finally sobered up, they embarked on a mission to undo every crazy thing they did while they were drunk and prayed that their girl/boyfriend don’t find out.” – MyDramaList



FTLY – “A really unfashionable working class girl Chen Xin Yi has the desire to tie down her handsome boyfriend to be with her. Due to certain reasons, her boyfriend gets her to go on a love cruise and she started to ponder on how to lose her virginity and tie down her boyfriend. Xin Yi ended up taking cold medicine which made her drowsy and went into Ji Cun Xi’s room. Cun Xi is the sole male heir to his family’s company and has been in love with his girlfriend, Anna, for a long time. He planned to propose to Anna on the boat but she didn’t turn up on the cruise. An island owner added drugs into Cun Xi’s drink and Cun Xi became disorientated and returned to his own room. Xin Yi and Cun Xi end up having a one night stand. Xin Yi later finds out that she’s pregnant and Cun Xi’s grandmother forces them to get married. Will a couple forced to marry for the sake of their unborn child find love with each other?” -MyDramaList

There is a Korean remake of Fated to Love You but I found that I thoroughly enjoyed the Taiwanese one more. I am pretty sure I bawled my eyes out more than a few times in the Taiwanese rather than the Korean one.


Pick The Stars

I was on the fence about putting this on the list because I am not sure how well known it is. I do know it’s one of the older ones and is one that I still enjoy to this day. It’s fun and quirky and can tug at the heart strings.

“The drama draws a love story between two co-workers at an insurance company, with Kim Ji Hoon playing the company’s whip-smart lawyer. Because he carries the hurt of having been abandoned by his birth mother, he doesn’t easily open his heart to others. Jin Pal Kang (Choi Jung Won) is a 25-year-old employee of the company who becomes responsible for her five younger adopted siblings after her parents meet with sudden deaths.” -DramaWiki



Secret Garden

I actually haven’t watched this yet but it has been on my list for years. (Darn my short attention span!) When I first got into Dramas, it was up there with Boys Over Flowers and Coffee Prince. My mom watched it recently and she swears by it! She loves this drama.

“The drama tells the story of Kim Joo Won (Hyun Bin), an arrogant and eccentric CEO who maintains the image of seeming perfection, and Gil Ra Im (Ha Ji Won), a poor and humble stuntwoman whose beauty and body are the object of envy amongst top actresses. Their accidental meeting, when Joo Won mistakes Ra Im for actress Park Chae Rin, marks the beginning of a tense, bickering relationship, through which Joo Won tries to hide a growing attraction to Ra Im that both confuses and disturbs him. To complicate matters further, a strange sequence of events results in them swapping bodies.” -DramaWiki


I feel like a part 3 is in order… there are too many that I am thinking of as I write these posts! Have a mentioned any favourites?

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