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Right now, I’m at a lack of dramas to watch since Zettai Kareshi and Last Friends are both coming to an end. This is usually the point where as start asking people for advice on what to watch next. And I’m totally welcome to advice if you would like to leave a line in the comments!

But the purpose of this post to list out a couple dramas I still reminisce about, a couple that entertained me while I was watching it, some I never managed to finish for no good reason, and others that I really couldn’t keep on watching.

Amazing Dramas That I Love and Love Still Today (Most Memorable)

1. Meteor Garden (the first season) – This was probably one of my very first Asian drama and I absolutely loved it. Over the years, I’ve probably seen it more than 4 times all together and certain part more times can I can count. The background music really matched and the acting… they weren’t that bad for so many new actor. In fact, this show basically made them idols in much of Asia. F4 should be a household name… at least amongst drama fans.

2. Hana Yori Dango (the first season) – I was really skeptical when I started watching HYD. First, because I love Meteor Garden and it would take a lot to trump it for me. Second, Hana Yori Dango was at a disadvantage since I already knew the basic plot. Third, I’m sorry to offend any Matsumoto Jun or hardcore Japanese-F4 fans but I, not knowing any of the actors beforehand, looked at the choices for F4 in the Japanese version and raised my eyebrows… VERY high. But I think their looks grow on you and I accept anyone who plays Domyouji as hot. Lol.

Sadly, for both Meteor Garden and Hana Yori Dango, the second season is disappointing. Not so much for HYD but very much so for Meteor Garden.

3. Goong – Do you see a pattern here? I think I have a thing for rich boys and Shin is just sooo cute! I don’t think Korea really have to made their own version of Meteor Garden/Hana Yori Dango. I think Goong is a similar enough story (or at least gives me a similar warm feeling while watching it but can totally stand on its own) that remaking the same manga plotline will be pointless.

4. My Name Is Kim Sam Soon – For some strange reason, I really liked this show. I mean it’s not your typical Cinderella story like the three above but I really liked the character Sam Soon. Sadly, I do not prefer the choice of actor for the male lead. I think they should have a buffer man to match Sam Soon’s larger-than-the-average-Asian-actress frame.

5. Full House – Very cute and very sweet and of course, Rain is in it. Also, Kim Sung Soo who is also in I Like It Hot.

6. Zettai Kareshi – I HEART Yuu Watase for creating such interesting scenarios.

7. Last Friends – How can you not remember this drama years from now? Not only does it break all rules of conservative romance drama but does it so artfully too. The music is amazing and the actors are all really excellent.

The following two parts will probably get a lot of criticism but this is purely my opinion based on impressions I got from the first or first couple episodes of each drama. Feel free to correct me or tell me how amazing they become after the first episode. Sadly, I don’t think I’ve ever made it past the first episode for most of the following.

Time Passers

These are just a couple examples of dramas that are great a sucking time out of your life. They truly entertain you while you watched them, but after a year of two you realize what a waste of time – no, not that bad… how repetitive their themes are.

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I was skeptical about how this drama was going to turn out considering my disappointment with Why Why Love. But I think the Rainie/Mike combo has run its course and Bull Fighting is the new drama to watch. Hebe plays the proud and loud-mouth led with her usual cuteness. The role really suits her. Mike He returns as the bad-ass boy similar to his character in Devil Beside You. The plot of the story begins with basketball and episodes are filled with intense and very handsome scenes where Mike He owns everyone on the court. Another bad ass cutie plays a second but silent contender for Hebe’s love and sadly the audience know who she’s going to end up with. I wish Asian drama would make the endings at least a little bit unpredictable. The show is still airing in Taiwan but is available on Youtube without english subs.

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Watch this! It’s much better than any other dramas that are currently airing!

[Update on 06/07/08:

Everyone, I just wanted to warn you. Bull Fight got really boring for me after the first seven or eight episodes. I felt like they were dragging plotline on and on and it was a burden trying to reach the finish the series. Overall, Bull Fighting is not a bad drama but it’s not worth watching if you have a limited amount of free time. Since this isn’t the case for me (with a blog titled Asian Drama Fever), I enjoy the series. ]

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