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Dramas Recommended for Middle-Aged Women?

Posted: Mar 21st, '08, 01:10
by Zu
Hello all. =]

Can anyone recommend good dramas for the older, middle-aged audience? Preferably Japanese dramas, but Korean dramas are fine.

Please and thank you. <3

Posted: Mar 21st, '08, 01:55
by shewolf53
Hi all

Hi Zu.

I'm also interested in Japanese dramas too. Would also like some ideas as to which ones they would recommend we watch.

What type of dramas do you like Zu?

I like good comedy, romance, and horror dramas or movies.

Posted: Mar 21st, '08, 02:12
by oyone
I reccomend Beautiful Life..with Kimura Takuya and Tokiwa Takako. It's always been one of my favourites. Also, Aishiteru to Itte kure is good. That has Tokiwa Takako in it too. Enjoy!

Posted: Mar 21st, '08, 02:35
by groink
I'm not sure if the following dramas have English subtitles, but I'd recommend Jigoku no Sata mo Yome Shidai. It uses the typical Japanese mother-in-law vs daughter genre.

Another good one is Hanayome wa Yakudoshi, which is about a women reporter who goes undercover by pretending to be the fiance of a man who was raised on a farm. Mother-in-law from hell in this one, too.

--- groink

Posted: Mar 21st, '08, 07:30
by quashlo
Jukunen Rikon.
Really, really good drama that appeals to a more mature audience and discusses a theme (divorce after retirement) that middle-aged or older couples in Japan face.

Posted: Mar 21st, '08, 13:25
by shewolf53

Thank you guys for all the wonderful info on what dramas to watch. I'm going to get started on them right now.

Posted: Mar 22nd, '08, 05:48
by saigo_x
Alone In Love seemed targeted at an older audience than most KDramas I've seen.

Re: Dramas Recommended for Middle-Aged Women?

Posted: Mar 22nd, '08, 18:53
by marienella_m
Zu wrote:Hello all. =]

Can anyone recommend good dramas for the older, middle-aged audience? Preferably Japanese dramas, but Korean dramas are fine.

Please and thank you. <3
Jukunen Rikon
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Toshishita No Otoko

for Korean dramas, try:
Yellow Handkerchief
My Rosy Life

Posted: Mar 22nd, '08, 20:00
by makino
One dorama that I really enjoyed was Karei-naru Ichizoku.
Personally I think it's the best drama I have seen out of all the korean, japanese, or taiwainese dramas I have watched. The storyline is well developed and Kimura Takuya does an excellent job portraying his character.
S-projects did the subbing for this series, but their site is no longer up. You can dl the subs from here instead

Posted: Mar 24th, '08, 18:09
by salma1988
well my top best dramas are:
1- my girl
2- devil beside you aka dby
3- why why love
4-it started with a kiss 1&2
5-hana yori dango 1&2
believe me you'll never ever find somehing better :thumright:

Posted: Mar 26th, '08, 19:10
by missyu76
Here's my top 5...for now.

1. 1 Litre of Tears
2. Boku Dake no Madonna
3. Nodame Cantabile
4. Hana Yori Dango
5. Majo no Jouken

1. Beautiful Days
2. Coffee Prince
3. Soulmate
4. My Girl
5. A Love to Kill (except for the last 4 episodes.)

Posted: Mar 27th, '08, 22:38
by aznl0ver005
1. Devil Beside You
2. Why Why Love
3. Corner With Love

1. My Girl
2. I'm Sorry I Love You
3. Full House
4. Dal Ja's Spring
5. Witch Yoo Hee

I love korean dramas the most! can anybody recommend me some romantic love stories. i love the dramas that make me tear up.

the best/the worst

Posted: Mar 27th, '08, 22:40
by miss_procrastination
the absolute best.

1) my girl (korean)
2) hana yori dango (japanese)
3) devil beside you (taiwanese)
4) smiling pasta (taiwanese)
5) they kiss again (taiwanese)

the absolute worst.

1) meteor garden (AWFUL!)

the best.

Posted: Apr 6th, '08, 04:40
by miss_procrastination
the absolute best.

my girl (korean)
hana yori dango (japanese)
devil beside you (taiwanese)
smiling pasta (taiwanese)
full house (korean)
they kiss again (taiwanese)
hana kimi (japanese)
corner with love (taiwanese)
why why love (taiwanese)
coffee prince (korean)
gokusen 1 (japanese)
dal ja's spring (korean)

Posted: Apr 7th, '08, 21:10
by alcozar
Not complete yet but recommend Hyena to anyone who hasn't started watching it yet (age 19+ only).

Posted: Apr 17th, '08, 17:55
by joykimlee
1) 1 Litre of Tears
2) Nodame Cantabile
3) Anego
4) Haken no Hinkaku
5) Hotaru no Hikari

1) Dae Jang Geum
2) Full House
3) Dalja's Spring
4) Witch Yoo Hee
5) Sassy Girl Chun Hyang

1) Prince Turn Frog
2) Hana Kimi
3) Smile Pasta
4) Bull Fighting
5) Fated To Love You

Posted: Apr 27th, '08, 05:31
by Silentwolfdog
I am looking for unique comedy.

I am not sure what type of comedy it is, but it's filled with oddball characters or hilarious character/situation. Prefer those that have involved more than just two people, character development or friendship and/or sense of family being developed.

I want something like those I have seen.

Ikebukuro West Gate Park
Kisarazu Cat's Eye
KO One
Bad Family
Evasive Inquiry Agency
Yukan Club
Hong Gil Dong

I am not looking for romantic comedy since it's easy to find but if the show ending up have it like Hong Gil Dong or Evasive Inquiry Agency then it's fine. I am just looking for weird yet hilarious story/character.

It's so hard to find more.

Hope what I am asking make sense?

I don't want sad ending and as actress from Evasive Inquiry Agency put it the best, a show for us to relax and enjoy.

Thanks in advance.

best new drama?

Posted: Apr 29th, '08, 07:10
by himenajima
Looking for a new drama to get hooked on any suggestions?

Posted: Apr 29th, '08, 08:47
by wai_muna too...any new drama...its been so long since i watch koren drama...the last drama i watched was...hermm...i odnt remeber the title...huhuhuuh

Posted: Apr 30th, '08, 19:25
by Archaenon
My all time tops.
1. Hana Yori Dango
2. GoonG
3. Who are you?
4. My Boss , My Hero ( Both the series and the Korean movie actually )
5. Fantasty Couple

J-Drama tops
1. Hana Yori Dango
2. My Boss My Hero
3. Gokusen ( Season 1 & 2 , not so much the 3rd so far )
4. Mukudono 2003 & 2001
5. Ikeburo West Gate Park

1. GoonG
2. Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung
3. Fantasy Couple
4. Who are you?
5. Legend/Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi

1. Hana Kimi ( sooo much better then the JP version )
2. KO-One / Zhong Yi Ban
3. The X-Family
4. Meteor Garden I & II
5. It started with a kiss & They Kiss Again

Posted: Apr 30th, '08, 19:41
by adigoni
1)the rose 2)meteor garden 3)devil beside you (currently I watch "bull fighiting" great drama) (taiwan)
1)hana yori dango 2)pride 3)nodame cantabile (currently I watch "hataraki man" and "zettai kareshi") (japan)
1)full house 2)9 end 2 outs (currently I watch"hello my teacher" and "sweet buns" (korea)
All of them : romance-comedy or romance, with happy ending

Posted: May 4th, '08, 21:58
by nankasento
1. Nobuta wo Produce
2. Densha Otoko
3. Moto Kare
4. Akihabara@DEEP
5. Hanayome wa Yakudoshi

Posted: May 10th, '08, 06:14
by kevinkgood
1. Coffee Prince (Really can't get enough of this drama)
2. Sweet 18 (Found myself smiling through every episode)
3. Lovers (um, wow)
4. My Lovely Sam Soon
5. Capital Scandal (Sooo hilarious and yet serious at the same time)
The ones that were oh so close to making the list: Goong, Full House, Wonderful Life, My Girl, Sassy Girl Choon Hyang, The Vineyard Man

1. Densha Otoko (First drama ever, got me addicted)
2. 1 Liter of Tears (If I were to recommend one drama everyone should watch, it would be this one)
3. Hotaru no Hikari (I just can't not like this drama)
4. Proposal Daisakusen (I thought it would be repetitive and boring but I was sooooo wrong, and the ending song is reaaaally good hahaha)
5. Kisarazu Cat's Eye (Oh man, soooo funny)
Wow, had a really hard time with the J-dramas. The ones that didn't make it but so deserve to be there, (Anything with Kimura Takuya), Koi Ni Ochitara, Kekkon Dekinai Otoko, Kurosagi, Orange Days, Jikou Keisatsu (want laughs, watch this), Ikebukuro West Gate Park (has the comedy and the seriousness), Nodame Cantabile (can't believe this one is not up there), Bara no Nai Hanaya, GTO, Gokusen, My Boss My Hero (Also watch this for laughs)

Only seen Romantic Princess which was pretty good and then half of Devil Beside You. The acting just got too annoying. Hopefully will start watching TW-dramas again. Keep hearing My Lucky Star is good so maybe I'll start with that.

Teacher/Student Dramas....

Posted: May 14th, '08, 18:20
by loveme23
I was wondering if there is any other good drama like GTO, Gokusen or My Boss, My Hero.....Any recommendations?

Posted: May 14th, '08, 18:24
by groink
Kinpachi Sensei - can't get any better than this series.

--- groink

Posted: May 14th, '08, 18:32
by whatever0024

I'm currently watching the first episode. My first impression is, the storyline's been done before and done much better and more effectively, but I'll watch a few more episodes. If I don't get suck in by the storyline, I'll probably not finish it.

Posted: May 15th, '08, 05:13
by Rori
ROOKIES is definitely my favorite drama this season. Worth giving it a try and see at least.

Also Dragon Zakura.

Posted: May 15th, '08, 13:46
by zyrene
Puzzle ---> its good and funny... although its episodic type...

Posted: May 16th, '08, 11:52
by MochaValencia
Well, this is not exactly from this season, but I really loved Jyoou no Kyoushitsu (The Queen's Classroom). :thumright: :lol

Posted: May 18th, '08, 12:19
by Demz
I really liked Edison no haha,
Itoh Misaki in a good role for once.

Posted: May 19th, '08, 14:12
by yunizuka
Hello my teacher with gong yoo is pretty good :)


Posted: May 19th, '08, 14:23
by dOtiNg
-Matsushima Nanako :P
-Takizawa Hideaki :P

the song also beri nice

Posted: May 23rd, '08, 10:47
by magicmusic
Can anyone recommend me some good dramas where romance is not a central theme? I am SICK to death of boy meets girl crap.

I haven't seen so many dramas thus far, but I really liked (like):
1 Litre of Tears
Attention Please
Last Friends

Posted: May 27th, '08, 08:21
by jing0417

1. hana yori dango
2. orange days
3. gokusen
4. GTO
5. Hana KImi


1. Coffee Prince
2. My LOvely sam soon
3. Wonderful Life
4. Sweet 18
5. Goong


1. They Kiss Again
2. It started with a kiss
3. Devil Beside you
4. Romantic Princess
5. Snow angel

Posted: May 29th, '08, 01:34
by Foxyaria
I think I've OD on 4 sided triangles I can't watch anymore, I'm all burned out! Someone please recommend something that isn't boy meets girl, boy has psycho ex-girlfriend and girl fails to notice boy she considers a friend is crazy about her and/or turns out to be just plain crazy.

I need a change of pace. I like romance with comedy as long as it's not too slapstick and I could even live with a triangle as long as its not a psycho third party.

Posted: May 29th, '08, 01:56
by kevinkgood
Hotaru no Hikari I think would fit. Kekkon Dekinai Otoko I think might fit though there is only a slight show of romance. Hope that helps.

Posted: May 29th, '08, 02:06
by Tofuspeedstar
Too many...

Stand Up!!
Taiyou No Kisetsu (nobody ever likes this one though =/)
Summer Snow
Hana Yori Dango/Hana Yori Dango S. 2

No particular order.

ROFL Drama

Posted: May 30th, '08, 11:02
by Rajibu
I hurt my ankle and can't do much for the couple of days/weeks. :cry:

So I could use some cheer up and the best way to do that is to watch hilarious drama's...could anyone recommend me their most funniest drama? :-)

Posted: Jun 1st, '08, 11:52
by Foxyaria
kevinkgood wrote:Hotaru no Hikari I think would fit. Kekkon Dekinai Otoko I think might fit though there is only a slight show of romance. Hope that helps.
Too many...

Stand Up!!
Taiyou No Kisetsu (nobody ever likes this one though =/)
Summer Snow
Hana Yori Dango/Hana Yori Dango S. 2

No particular order.
Cheers, I'll give them a go.

Re: ROFL Drama

Posted: Jun 1st, '08, 18:27
by kevinkgood
Rajibu wrote:I hurt my ankle and can't do much for the couple of days/weeks. :cry:

So I could use some cheer up and the best way to do that is to watch hilarious drama's...could anyone recommend me their most funniest drama? :-)
Kisarazu Cat's Eye, My Boss My Hero, Jikou Keisatsu. I found Capital Scandal hilarious as well.

Posted: Jun 5th, '08, 02:07
by miss_procrastination
the revised list

The overall BEST

1) My Girl
2) Goong
3) Devil Beside You
4) Hana Yori Dango
5) Smiling Pasta


1) Devil Beside You (sigh, mike he)
2) Smiling Pasta (so cute)
3) Fated To Love You (Chen Qiao En is adorable)
4) Ying Ye 3+1 (it has EVERYTHING, romance, comedy, action...and Chen Qiao En & Ming Dao's chemistry is completely believable and lovable)
5) They Kiss Again (The sequel to It Started With A Kiss was WAY better)


1) My Girl
2) Goong
3) Dal Ja's Spring
4) Coffee Prince
5) Full House


1)Hana Yori Dango 1 & 2
2) Gokusen 1, 2, & 3
3) Hana Kimi
4) Absolute Boyfriend


1) Meteor Garden
2) Love Contract
3) My Sister-in Law is Nineteen

Posted: Jun 9th, '08, 02:33
by Suicide_Angel
I was wondering if someone could recommend any dramas for me. Preferably one thats complete (doesn't have to be), and has a happy ending. I would like it to be similar to my favorites like ISWAK, HYD, Smiling Pasta, Sweet Relationship, etc...

Heres a list of the dramas I've watched. The ones that I bolded are my favorites...the italicized ones I didn't like or didn't care for too much...


Forbidden love
Nobuta wo Produce
Kimi wa petto
Hana Yori Dango
Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari- Imakiyo-san
Hana Yori Dango 2
Hana Kimi
Iryu Team Medical Dragon Season 1
Yukan Club -Leisure Club
Strawberry on the Shortcake -
Detective Conan Special 1&2
Iryu Team Medical Dragon Season 2
With Love-
Long Vacation
1 Liter Tears
Himitsu no Hanazono
Liar Game
Binbo Danshi
Zettai Kareshi
Edison No Haha
Gokusen Season 1, 2, & 3
RH Plus


Full House
My Girl
Sweet 18
Wonderful Life
My name is Kim Sam Soon
Taste sweet love/ Snow White
Hanoi Bride
My sister in law is 19
Only You
1% of anything/something
A Successful Story of a Bright Girl
My Love Patzzi

Coffee Prince
Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy/Hello My teacher
Bad Family


It started with a Kiss
Devil beside you
Prince Turned Frog
Marmalade boy
Love Contract
Smiling Pasta
Summer X Summer
My Lucky Star
Marry Me
Corner with Love
Why Why Love
Romantic Princess
It Started With A Kiss -They Kiss Again
Sweet Relationship
Fated to Love You
So Im not Handsome?
Nine Ball
Rolling Love
Wish to See You Again
Meteor Garden
Magic Ring

Any Suggestions are welcome!!! Please and Thank You :wub:

Posted: Jun 11th, '08, 06:08
by missyu76
I'm going to my top 12 favorites
1. 1 Litre of tears (Japanese)
2. Coffee Prince (Korean)
3. ISWAK 1and 2 (taiwanese)
4. Goong / Princess hours (korean)
5. Beautiful Days (Korean)
6. Nodame Cantabile (Japanese)
7. Boku Dake no Madonna (Japanese)
8. Majo no Jouken (Japanese)
9. Soulmate (Korean)
10. Hana Yori Dango 1and 2 (Japanese)
11. A Love to Kill (Korean)
12. Kurosagi (Japanese)

Posted: Jun 11th, '08, 06:49
by b-ruth
for me, the best 5 are.......

1)"who are you"-(hoping there will be a part 2)

2)"what star did you come from"

3)"crazy for you"

4)"autumn tale","summer scent"

5)"powerful opponents"-i"m to death to see or to know whom cha young jin end up but i'm wishing she will be with yoo gwang pil coz they are cute together

*all dramas starred by yoon kye sang,kim rae won,song seung hun-so pls. more projects to them

Posted: Jun 15th, '08, 04:05
by mirech
sailor fuku kikanju (just not bad)
sexy, voice and robo
yaoh (the drummer in nagase tomoya's band is the main actor)
attack no. 1
dragon zakura
fugoh keiji 1 & 2
gokusen 1 & 2 (the third is still playing in japan and i haven't seen it yet)
ikebokuro west gate park
liar game
my boss my hero
tiger and dragon

(this is the drama that i know uninvolved with romance.....or romance is not what it's all about)

p/s: i've watched all of 'em

Posted: Jun 16th, '08, 19:40
by fizzlex3mh
magicmusic wrote:Can anyone recommend me some good dramas where romance is not a central theme? I am SICK to death of boy meets girl crap.
Only one series comes to mind: Mixed-Up Investigative Agency (also known as Evasive Inquiry Agency). Probably the only Korean drama that doesn't revolve around the romance theme, and it's fantastic!

Posted: Jun 25th, '08, 20:25
by nozomi05
My top 5 pick: (in order)

I'm Sorry I Love You
Dal-ja's Spring
Coffee Prince
My Girl


Nobuta wo Produce
Brother Beat
Proposal Daisuken

Posted: Jun 27th, '08, 12:28
by cuteangelika
my top pick for recent dramas...

- last scandal (kdrama)

- change (jdrama)

magicmusic, im the total opposite... i looook for romance in every drama i watch and get bored if i dont find any. I t just makes me feel happy after watching, plus, my husband benefits from it too, i feel so in love afterwards so im so much nicer to him. haha..

Posted: Jul 2nd, '08, 16:02
by Lally
These are all the dramas I've watched so far and my personal ratings (out of 10) for them:


A Million Stars Falling From the Sky --- 8.5
- It's angsty, addictive and KimuTaku is great as always

Beautiful Life --- 8.5
- A real tearjerker and does well portraying the life of disabled people

Hana Yori Dango --- 8.0
- The only fluff worth watching imo. I fell in love with MatsuJun after watching this

Hana Yori Dango --- 7.0
- Nowhere near as good as the first. I just watched it in case anything major happened (which didn't)

Kimi wa Petto --- 8.5
- Maybe it's cause I love the manga so I loved this too. In any case, it was different and refreshing to see an older female lead, and the relationship between Sumire and Momo is interesting and well explored

Long Vacation --- 9.0
- I admit this is not everyone's cup of tea. It's very nineties indeed, and the female lead seems to grate on some people. However, I love it because I think it captures the relationship between the leads so very well. My personal fave

Summer Snow --- 8.0
- Another tearjerker which I watched a long time ago (I remember not crying lol). It was pretty good but I thought it lacked real substance

Orange Days --- 8.5
- A drama that really rang true for me. I felt it portrayed college life very accurately, and the relationships were interesting and the storyline not too contrived. What I would have liked is more focus on Shohei and Akane, but hey we can't have it all ^^

J-dramas I have not yet finished watching:

Hana-Kimi --- 6.0
- Very meh. I found it too boring, silly and contrived to continue watching, even with Shun in it =(

Koukou Kyoushi --- 7.5
- Looks promising indeed. Will continue watching

A Litre of Tears --- 7.0
- Looks like another tearjerker. I think I'll leave this till when I'm in the mood to be thoroughly depressed

Nobuta wo Produce --- 7.5
- A bit off the wall but looks fun

Nodame Cantabile --- 8.5
- Very funny but I won't watch the rest till I've finished the manga


Dal Ja's Spring --- 8.5
- I loved this drama. Again, the lead character is an older woman with relationship problems. It doesn't take itself too seriously, and is just very heart-warming and funny

Damo --- 9.0
- One of my faves. It's not overly long and the storyline is sophisticated and interesting. The acting is superb and the locations used are quite simply amazing

Full House --- 7.5
- Gets a bit tedious but is generally better than most romance k-dramas. Pretty funny (especially Rain's clothes XD)

Goong --- 8.0
- Quite good. I have a few gripes though, the main one being that it is TOO long. The scenes with the old people are sleep-inducing, honestly.

Love Letter --- 7.5
- The music is this drama's saving grace. Without it this would be another tedious, drawn-out angst-fest

My Girl --- 8.5
- In general this drama was a success. Despite the storyline the characters were not too two-dimensional, and the acting was great (especially the female lead, I forgot her name). Few annoyances with some minor characters but otherwise good

K-dramas I have not finished watching:

Thank You --- 7.5
- First episode was a tad confusing but i think I'll persevere with this one as I have a weakness for stories about single mothers

I'm Sorry I Love You --- 7.5
- Looked promising but I'm told this is very sad so I may stall this one

Seo Dong Yo --- 7.5
- Looked really good but the subs were awful so I'm waiting for better ones


Corner With Love --- 8.0
- Pretty funny but quite predictable and cliched. Annoying supporting characters. In fact, most of the characters are annoying lol

Hana-Kimi --- 7.5
- Pretty funny again but Ella's acting is OTT and there is WAY too much use of interior monologuing. Seriously

Mars --- 9.0
- Another of my faves. The story is interesting (well, it is Japanese) and Barbie and Vic are absolutely brilliant. I wish everyone could watch this

My Lucky Star --- 8.0
- Pretty ok. Jimmy Lin is far too girly for my liking though, and his dad is too stereotypically strict and inflexible. The Ou Ya Rou subplot is pretty tiresome too. Otherwise, the drama has good points (mostly cause later it involves the female lead becoming a single mum ^^)

Silence --- 9.0
- Probably my favourite drama. It is... beautiful. Yes, ok, the coincidences and agonising just-missed-them moments get quite silly, but the emotion of the performances supercedes them. Vic is at his best here. One that everyone needs to watch

Smiling Pasta --- 7.5
- Rather tiresome and VERY juvenile. I don't really know why I watched it to the end. It didn't have many good points except for maybe the music

TW-dramas I have not yet finished watching:

Bump Off Lover --- 7.5
- Looks interesting but I do not like Angela Zhang at all. She looks like a little girl she's so thin and small. But it's a good job she does acting out two very different people

A Game About Love --- 7.0
- First episode was quite unremarkable. I like the idea of dancing though so I may continue

Tokyo Juliet --- 7.0
- Bleh. I can't stand Ariel Lin's acting. Probably won't be able to bring myself to watch the rest

Chinese Paladin --- 7.5
- SFX overused but otherwise looked pretty fun. Might continue watching

Meteor Garden --- 7.5
- Can't really be bothered to watch this since I already watched HYD. Didn't look too bad except that F4's clothes are horrific lol. Also the available videos are very bad quality

Well I think that's all. I hope it helps some.

Posted: Jul 2nd, '08, 20:06
by Rin89

1. It Started With a Kiss (and sequel They Kiss Again)
2. Smiling Pasta
3. Devil Does Exist
4. Hana Kimi
5. Zettai Kareshi

Worst drama ever: (in my opinion :p )

1. Princess Princess D
2. Love Contract
3. Why Why Love
4. Sailor Moon

Best BL:

1. Go Go G-boys
2. Formula 17

Posted: Jul 12th, '08, 20:59
by fizzlex3mh
I am in need of something cute, fun, and light. Something like Full House, My Girl, or Devil Beside You. A drama that doesn't require much thought to watch; I can just sit back and get addicted. Sizzling chemistry between the leads is a must!

Right now, the only possibly cute dramas I have on my 'To Watch' list are Hana Kimi, Nodame Cantabile, and Super Rookie. I'm already an avid Kdrama watcher so if someone could recommend to me some Jdoramas or Twdramas that match my criteria, that would be fantastic.

Posted: Jul 13th, '08, 18:39
by Rin89
I think you should watch Smiling Pasta, it's really sweet :)

kind of important to me, thx for help

Posted: Jul 14th, '08, 20:35
by n0rd
Hello, everyone.. I am really desperate in my search of asian dramas.. I am new to this stuff, and I am a bit confused.
I am searching for some dramas that are considering youth, younger adults [ teen to 25 , you know what I mean, atlhough I am over 20, (sadly:) ]
It should be also kind of fast-paced, no soap operas, and I would reaaly appreciate comedy-romantic-whatever genre. Simply no dying, no diseases, no grandparents as primary characters etc.. :))
I have already watched these dramas Coffee Prince ( which was great btw ),
also first three episodes of Im your SAM ( hard to get another episodes with subs though ),
Delightful Girl ... ( which was great at beginning, but later got really corny ),
and now Im watching "So I`m not handsome" which I find very entertaining.
and only 2-3 others like Single Papa(OH GOD!)

So once again, Im looking for something funny, regarding to teens, or college whatever :) and without all those parents, grandparents, babies, deaths, "how-to-get-with-our-family-budget" themes etc

many thanks if somebody would help me would be great :) btw I stayed at dramawiki for hours just searching myself, only now Im asking for help my mates

Posted: Jul 14th, '08, 21:19
by Rin89

Posted: Jul 14th, '08, 21:47
by n0rd
great, thanks Rin89, I will check them all if you say so :)

Posted: Jul 17th, '08, 02:28
by xohhbiteme
Can someone recommend me some "life-changing" dramas, or "life-themed" dramas such as 1 Litre of Tears? :) Or something with meaningful life lessons, and what not.

Posted: Jul 23rd, '08, 21:37
by garnet07
Check out my recommendations by clicking on image below and click on Drama section. Still haven't had time to update the recent dramas i'm watching right now, but you can see them on my signature.

Posted: Jul 27th, '08, 10:30
by Foxyaria
Hi I'm looking for a decent peroid drama to get into. Romance is a must but it doesn't have to be the central theme.

Posted: Aug 5th, '08, 15:45
by garnet07
I don't watch much period dramas, but here are the ones I've seen and are good:

Japanese (only watched 1): Yoshitsune

Kdrama: Dae Jang Geum, Jumong, Hong Gil Dong, The Legend, Iljimae (newest one out right now), Hwang Jin Yi

Cdrama: Eternal Happiness, Huan Zhu Ge Ge, Mischievous Princess, Butterfly Lovers, Twins of Brothers (I know title is kind of weird)

Posted: Aug 14th, '08, 13:23
by thoraine

Plox! Been searching for quite some time for some new drama to watch!

Looking for : Comedy Drama (doesn't have to be pure comedy but MUST HAVE some in it lol)
Have watched:
Hana Yori Dango
Witch Yoo Hee
Coffee Prince
1% of anything
My Girl
Nodame Cantabile
Goong S
Gokusen 1 2 3

Please recommend only JDrama and KDrama lol.

If you are able to recommend me a drama I would sincerely appreciate it

Posted: Aug 20th, '08, 23:15
by BeerChan
Can anyone recommend something Korean for a picky viewer like me? ^_^
I get bored with things easy.

Posted: Aug 31st, '08, 18:53
by RyuNoKami
can someone recommend me some action dramas? It doesn't matter whether it is korean, chinese, or japanese.

Posted: Aug 31st, '08, 18:56
by thootshe_roll
Watch "Return of the Condor Heroes" full of action stuff from the beggining till the end.

Age Difference Drama?

Posted: Sep 4th, '08, 22:14
by Mizuki1988
Have you perhaps seen a drama that deals with the romance between characters that have a significant age difference? I've already seen Sapuri, Majo no Jouken, Sore wa Totsuzen, Arashi no you ni and Slow Dance, but they are all dramas where the woman is older or more powerful.... Is there a series with the man being older? Like in "Who are you?", for example? (I've already seen that one and loved it... it's just what I'm looking for :P). And I'm looking for dramas where the two end up together or are at least the main characters, not side characters, like in Delightful Girl Choon-Hyang (I mean the Ahjussi :P).

I would be very grateful if someone could tell me if such a story even exists :P
Thanks in advance,

Posted: Sep 4th, '08, 22:49
by Puppet Princess
Kou Kou Kyoushi
Sweet 18

Posted: Sep 5th, '08, 05:42
by gokidora
Ai no Uta, but it isn't exactly romantic.

Also, last year's Hatachi no Koibito sounded like a May-November premise, but I haven't seen it so...

Multi-Personality Dramas Recommendation....

Posted: Sep 21st, '08, 09:01
by loveme23
I was wondering is there any dramas out there with this sort of plot....I remember watching a drama where the heroine is a week guy, but when he get sick, he turn into a different person who is smart and strong........Something along that line

Any recommendation?

Posted: Sep 21st, '08, 15:34
by core2quadcore
I want to recommend these dramas to those who still haven't seen/viewed them...

Mop Girl
Crying out Love
Love story in harvard (Kim Tae Hee's really gorgeous)

Posted: Sep 21st, '08, 15:46
by kuro570
I would Recommend...
Taiyou no Kisetsu
and lastly Warui Yatsura

I recommend these for the ppl who are burned out on love like Kimi wa Petto and such dramas.

Posted: Oct 26th, '08, 10:30
by nelo
i would like to recommend Bus Stop a classic jdorama

Trying to find a good completed drama

Posted: Oct 28th, '08, 04:08
by ramz7887
I've been having trouble finding a good drama to watch that is completed and subbed in English. I was trying to find a detective series. Any other action series would work too.


Posted: Oct 28th, '08, 04:11
by Yessy89
Detective Conan? It's good! :D I don't know many that are subbed and are dectectiv-y! sorry I'f I'm no help! :)

Posted: Oct 28th, '08, 04:39
by TofuQueen
You could try:

Trick (1, 2, and 3)
Mop Girl
Jikou Keisatsu (1 & 2, though the subs for the last half of the second season are pretty dodgy)
Kimi Hannin Janai Yo Ne
Puzzle 2008
Evasive Inquiry Agency
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (season 3 - don't know if the others are subbed)

They're all less serious/dark shows, but they do involve solving mysteries, some more than others.

Posted: Nov 12th, '08, 06:40
by StarlitRiot
My favorite dramas that I've watched so far and recommend are..

1. Nodame Cantabile
2. Coffee Prince
3. Bad Couple

Posted: Nov 19th, '08, 05:35
by ET7303
Hi, I'm looking for a good action/intrigue series Any suggestions?

I just finished Maou and really loved it.