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Warning: They’re incredibly addictive and will soon be your new found love. Trust us you’ll get hooked!

Spoiler, if you are very new to Korean culture and if you find this list overwhelming then we recommend that you watch at least ‘My Love From The Star‘ and we guarantee that you will come back looking for more.

My Love from the Star

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In China alone, the show has been watched 14.5 billion times. Another story reported that a 50-year-old Chinese woman suffered a heart attack from late night binge-watching and getting too “emotional” over the storyline.

The Playful Kiss

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At first when we watched the first episode we thought it was going to be one of those pointless dramas so we stopped but then came back to it and it ended up being one of our favorite dramas ever.

Pasta

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Pasta “is the first Korean Drama we watched and it changed our lives forever! We found ourselves eating more noodles and Asian food after Pasta.

Do you guys get hungry every time you see lovely dishes being cooked in a movie? It makes us so hungry, and we also want to visit Asia and eat some Pasta.

Heirs

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We love how this drama is hard to predict. The story line keeps us anxious and in suspense every time we watch an episode.

The Nigerian Guide to Korean Dramas

1. Watch at least the first few episodes before making up your mind about the show.

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Usually the first episode is either really weird or just not very good. It’s mostly just setting up the show. So make it past that, and you will enjoy it so much more!

2. Remember that the Korean culture is very different from Western culture.

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So don’t expect nudity or excessive PDA.

3. Prepare to feel all the feels.

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While watching K-Dramas you can go from laughter to crying in 4 seconds flat.

Okay, but where can you watch all of these Korean dramas and more? Well you are in luck!

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If you don’t know where to start and you are subscribed to iROKOtv.com in Africa, consider your problem solved. And if you don’t have iROKOtv.com. Why, Why, Why? Stop ‘dulling’, sign up HERE. It is one of the only places you can find them with English Subtitles and watch legally.

If you missed out last week. Check out last week’s Top Hollywood dramas here.

By the way, what do you think of this week’s list? Which shows are you watching? And what shows have you watched?

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150 Comments

  1. baboushka

    September 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Ah Ah when did you people dump those Mexican telenovelas? Alejandro ko Rodrigo ni!

  2. faith

    September 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I hate them with a passion…

  3. Blackcoffee

    September 15, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Apart from my husband that is d 2nd thing that brings me joy. My lil sis and i are junkies when it comes to Korean drama. We’ve been addicted to it since 2000 lol .

    • surprised

      September 15, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      Wow, surprised. Never expected to see Kdramas featured on Bellanaija or any Naija site. I love Kdramas, and have been watching them for years. Kdramas also led me to the world of Kpop, to the point that I became involved in the fandom and now am an admin of other k-sites, lol.

      Back to dramas, what I love about them is the cultural aspect- the respect for families and the similarities to African culture. I have watched so many, I don’t even know where to start to recommend from. Other than the many already listed above and in the comments. I encourage people to also try out their historical dramas, aka Sageuks. One of the best, being Dae Jang Geum.

      Because, of my love for Kdramas, I also now have an appreciation for Korean food. The way they make several side dishes for each meal, the abundance of vegetables and the built in low carb aspect of their diet.

      I also watch a lot of dramas from other countries – China, Japan, Thailand etc. And hopefully, an Asian drama feature will become part of Bellanaija. *peace*

    • Mi Ra

      September 17, 2014 at 10:14 am

      I am equally surprised to see this. I love korean dramas as well an don’t get me started on korean food!!! I am learning the language as well as writing for some korean sites and my blog too giirlmeetsworld.blogspot.co.uk I’m glad I stumbled across your comment!!

  4. Blessing

    September 15, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Korean movies are the best, i remember watching Boys before Flower, My God this movie is very interesting, i don’t go to bed until 5 am in morning because i was so glue to this movies, no nude sense, good story line.
    Fashion wise, they are the best, i love the way the guys in the movie dress up, sometime i watch the movies in order to dress up my son for an outing, lolllllllllll.

    • Mrs BBB

      September 15, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      I love boys before flowers and Heirs! i absolutely love Korean series. I am going to watch the other two now. 🙂

    • lola

      September 15, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      Same here sister, gosh am soo addicted, its unbelievable, save the last dance for me got me hooked, then bad love, then i discover lee min ho in boys over flower, ever since my life as not remain the same, kdrama gives me so much joy loool, people that dont watch are defo missing an important amazingness of life! Peace!

  5. Truth

    September 15, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    I love the innocence in their dramas.

  6. Obuom Nyante

    September 15, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I love them, I have been into them for 3 years. My sister who used to hate them is also now addicted same goes for my cousin, who got into them this year 🙂

    • fynefidel

      September 15, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      LOLZ

  7. Slim

    September 15, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    An a fan too

  8. aigooyobo

    September 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Omg…i never thought that I would see this on bellanaija….incredible. Korean shows are highly addictive. Once you star, it gets hard to time manage your life. I can’t even. Watch with discretion. Aigooyobo.wordpress.com for recaps…..

  9. THAT CHICK

    September 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    huge fan of Korean movies…

  10. Ada

    September 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I love them. I have about 40 of them on my lappie. They are so interesting. We dont knw there r diff entertaining programmes outside of the US, Latino soaps or Nollywood and Bollywood movies. Their dress sense is top notch, porcelain skins, beautiful guys and ladies, funny expressions, good story lines. When my colleague introduced me initially i was like which one again be this, cos she would always laff by herself and i was wondering,”ah ah, wats always making u laff like this?” Then she gave me the hard drive to copy them and i havent stopped watching since then. I have also introduced people to it. Check out Boys over Flower, Lie to me, I Do I Do,City Hall, Coffee Prince, Cheongda Alice,Best Love,Dream High, Family Honor,Flower Boy, Full House,A gentleman’s Dignity,Personal Taste, Heart Strings, I hear your voice’, Last Scandal. The list is endless.

    • Agashi mama

      September 15, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      Please tell them my sista!!!! Coffee prince and Heirs are my all time favourite. Aigoo, Gong Yoo oppa and Lee min ho are just hooooot dot com!!!

  11. ME AND MY MAMA

    September 15, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I LOVE K DRAMA I HAVE BEEN ON IT FOR YEARS

  12. Ada

    September 15, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    BellaNaija. u hit every nail on the head. When you watch Korean dramas, u will unknowingly start craving more noodles, pasta and Meat. U will find urself starting to eat with chopsicks also. Make your meals similar to theirs, etc. Everything about it is sooooooooo addictive.

    • Luqman

      September 15, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      Koreans are very nice and welcoming people as well, they have some fantastic culture that is very similar to African culture. They have different ways of talking to their age mate and elderly person, starting from their greetings (Anio for young chaps while Anioseyo for Elders) and they also love family gathering (it is really good to exploit different culture if we can). They are not that so innovative like Japan but they are very good to imitate (plagiarism) any products and take it to another dimension.

    • Luqman

      September 15, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      *explore

    • Dami Lola

      September 16, 2014 at 12:51 am

      It’s ‘Annyeong’… ‘Aniyo’ means something entirely (No). 🙂

    • Luqman

      September 16, 2014 at 10:17 am

      @Dami Lola….. thanks for the correction, i don’t know the right spelling of Korean Language, but I could speak little of it.
      Thanks once more!

  13. naana

    September 15, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    my sis. and i enjoy korean series than the telenovelas.
    loved boys before flowers and rooftop prince and city hunter.

  14. Nneks

    September 15, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    One of my addictions. . They are so good

  15. cleo

    September 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    CITY HUNTER. Love love love.

    • sona

      September 15, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Pls you left out faith. Choi!!! Faith was AMAZING!!!!

  16. Bricks

    September 15, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    You don’t need IRokoTv please! – Gooddrama.net or DramaFever! So many more websites with great subtitles and no payment required.

    • e-bukun

      September 15, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      Don’t forget Viki.com, sensen.tv, kdrama.com….sigh. Oh and if you have a quirky sense of humor, I recommend “It’s Ok, that’s love”. That drama gave life.

    • NYK

      September 16, 2014 at 7:36 am

      tHANK YOU

  17. ice

    September 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    the best, start with jumong and others follow

    • mich

      September 16, 2014 at 7:55 am

      If you watched all of 60+ epidose Jumong, then you gotta watch Dong Yi. Jumong used to be my absolute favorite History drama until Dong Yi. Gotta watch it.

  18. ngozi ann

    September 15, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I love them. But don’t know how to download them. any suggestions?

    • Ummi

      September 16, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      There’s a website called d-addicts where you can download episodes/full series as torrents. Sometimes you won’t find them with English subtitles – you may be able to download those separately from a website called withs2subs. Hope that helps 🙂

  19. chi chi

    September 15, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    OMG I’ve been on them for like two years now, and i’m so glad more people are catching up. A man called God was my 1st, then IRIS, Athena, City Hunter, Fugitive, Midas (i like the crime/investigation themed ones), Lie to me, and now i’m watching Hotel King.
    Their fashion and story lines are so good, plus you are sure to get tonnes and tonnes of laughter, all without excessive nudity, dirty language, etc. They are the best!

    jewelzmag.com

  20. Chi-Chi

    September 15, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I’m partial to a Korean Drama/Film or two lol! what got me hooked was Full House…..a friend provided me with a bootleg copy. my mum didn’t understand why I was watching a Korean drama, but she soon got hooked as well lol!

    For those of you who watch Korean Drama, I would love to hear your recommendations….it’s been a while since I watched one! Cheers!

    thatgoodgirlchi.blogspot.co.uk

    • tunmi

      September 15, 2014 at 10:41 pm

      I am recently watching the I Need Romance and it is so realistically written. The problem I (and several Koreans) have with kdramas is their portrayal of women as either meek and good or bad and wild. No depth, no detail. My Name is Kim Sam Soon defied that (the lead was NOT skinny SNF definitely not cute). I recommend Queen of Reversals, I Need Romance, Queen In-Hyun’s Man, Gaksital, Cunning Single Lady.

      I steer clear of anything featuring or starring idols. The Japanese Boys Over Flowers (Hana York Dango) is still the best of all 3, or 4 now.

    • naijawife

      September 16, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      THIS comment right here! The Japanese boys over flowers reigns supreme over all other versions.
      Please come find me on Twitter! I love how you got how ground breaking my lovely Kim Sam soon was!

    • Stephanie-feld

      September 16, 2014 at 2:01 am

      Chi Chi here are some good recommendations for you

      –‘COFFEE PRINCE’: You can never go wrong with coffee prince. I have re watched that drama countless times. Simply put you can never go wrong with any drama that has Yoon Eun Hye or Gong Yoo

      –PRINCESS HOURS(GOONG): This is another drama with Yoon. Eun Hye as the female lead and Ju Ji Hoon as the Male Lead. How can I forget one of the most passionate kiss that ever happened in Kdrama history. If there was ever an award for best kisser Yoon Eun Hye will take the crown. Girl knows how to get the job done

      –MY LOVE FROM ANOTHER STAR: This one is currently the new wave. It aired between December 2013 and February 2014. Kim soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun brought class and quality to this drama. When it comes to acting skills: they slayed it. Kim soo Hyun is probably one of the youngest and most decorated actor currently in a Korea. These drama has won countless of awards.

      –JUMONG: this one is a historical drama. It’s one of the best historical dramas I have ever watched from Korea or any country at all. This drama was so good that they had to add 20 more episodes to the original signed episodes. This drama started the whole HALLYU wave

      –QUEEN SEONDEOK: this is another historical drama. It has one of my best Korean actress of all time in it: All hail Go Hung Jung. This lady slayed her role. This drama still holds the highest tv percentage ratings in Kdrama history. Yes it was that good.

      Happy Watching and exploring!

    • nike

      September 16, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Jumong was food but didn’t start the hallyu wave. That was Jewel in the Palace.
      And I would not really recommend Goong its terribly dated now….

    • Stephanie-feld

      September 16, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      @ Nike — Oh my! I completely forgot about Dae Jang Geum ( Jewel in the Palace). That was the drama that catapulted historical dramas and kdrama as a whole.

  21. Stephanie-feld

    September 15, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    BN – The way I screamed for joy when I saw this post. I am a Kdrama and Kpop addict. I can’t imagine a life without kdrama or kpop. My Korean best friend introduced it to me 10th grade in High School and my life has never been the same. I have converted at least 10 people to kdrama fans. Eating ‎Tteokbokki or jajangmyeon or Bibimbap or Kimchi Fried Rice or Galbi while watching kdrama = Best Combo.

    Some of my favorite kdramas: Coffee Prince, Secret, Lie to me, Princess Hours, Personal Taste, City Hall, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, Flower Boy Next Door, Shinning Inheritance, Empress Ki, Cunning Single Lady, Boys Over Flowers, Gunman in Joseon, Hotel King, Scent of a woman, Queen Seon Deok, Iljimae, Dong Yi. You’re all surrounded, IRIS, Fugitive, My Princess, Autumn in my heart, The Greatest Love, Master’s Sun, Fated to Love You, It’s Okay that’s love Let’s just say the list is endless.

    My Ultimate kdrama crushes: Song Seung hoon, So Ji Sub, Cha Seung Won (although he is married), Gong Yoo, Jo In Sung and Lee Min Ho. In 2012- I ran into Song Seung Hoon and So Ji Sub when I was in Busan. Boy did I almost faint. I ran after them to get a picture which is currently hanging in my Living room framed.

    Some of the drama’s I am currently watching: Discovery of Love, Temptation, My Secret Hotel, Surplus Princess, The Night Watchman, Blade Man, Jang Bo ri is here, Mama, What Happens to my family, and Endless Love.

    • nike

      September 16, 2014 at 5:55 am

      You ran into So ji Sun?!!! Gurl, I am so jealous.
      My advice for anyone getting into korean dramas is to watch at least 4 episodes. I love them. I watch them exclusively now.
      Regarding the list in this article, I find it a bit meh apart from My Love from the stars. If you want to try it out, watch Boys before Flowers, City Hunter, City Hall, Chuno, The Master’s Sun, Queen In Hyuns Man, the Greatest Love, Secret Garden, Coffee Prince, Dong Yi, My girlfriend is a nine tailed Fox, Shining Inheritance,…….. the list is endless.
      Warning: once you start you won’t be able to stop and you’re going to become addicted. Welcome to the Korean drama family

    • nike

      September 16, 2014 at 5:59 am

      *So Ji-Sub*

    • chi chi

      September 16, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      Girrrllll you met Song Seung Hun???? HOW did you NOT pass out? i might have.
      Soon Il Guk and Lee Byung-Hun (Goose bumps) are still my number one Husbands.
      I also like Eun Hye, she’s so goofy and is an amazing actor.
      And did you not just DIE at IRIS’ ending? i almost bawled my eyes out, it was so painful.
      Korean dramas are the absolute best. The best, i say.

      So BN, y’all need to talk about Indian movies next, if not for anything else, just so we can drool…

      jewelzmag.com

  22. Black & Gold Events

    September 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    If you haven’t seen JUMONG you haven’t seen anything! Trust me! Its the King of all Korean Dramas…

  23. tunmi

    September 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I make it a point to have my indomie ready when I watch them. The trhcnical aspects is top notch from the music to the directing. My Name is Kim Sam Soon is my favorite as are the I Need Romance series. I watch my dramas on Vikii.con, they have an android app as well.

  24. nene

    September 15, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    korean movies are really good, much better than indian nonsense films. i also like k pop

  25. Tessa Doghor

    September 15, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I love Boys Before Flowers

  26. www.eniwealth79.blogspot.com

    September 15, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Personal Taste and Boys Before Flowers are my all time fav. I’m going to get one or two more from the list above.

  27. AHOW

    September 15, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Yayyyy… Boys Before Flowers was my first one 5 yrs ago. Currently watching Heirs. Love anyone with Eugene (Yoo-Jin) Lee…

  28. eyong tambe

    September 15, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    MUST WATCH KOREAN SHOWS: For the cute and hilarious shows, watch: My Love From the Stars, Queen In-Hyun’s Man, Answer Me 1997, Sungyukwan Scandal, Coffee Prince, Dream High, Masters Sun, Marriage Not Dating, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Personal taste for something a little less happy-poppy and more mature and intriguing, Secret Love Affair, It’s okay, that’s love, King 2 Heart, That Winter The Wind Blows (prepare your tissue for this last two, tear jerkers)

    There’re so many, I can’t think of them all right now. But definitely check out these few that I’ve mentioned!
    And make sure you watch it on VIKI.COM. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

    • Stephanie-feld

      September 15, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      The Timed-Comments on Viki.com is everything and a bag of chips.

    • Bee of ALA (Asian Lovers Association)

      September 16, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      Best believe it!

    • naijawife

      September 16, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      TRUTH!!! I feel weird watching shows not on viki now. Feels like you’re watching it with friends thanks to the comments

    • simplegal

      September 15, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Now you have an amazing list! Some of the best ones I’ve watched right here 🙂

  29. @edDREAMZ

    September 15, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Hollywood all the way….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  30. tbabee

    September 15, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    When I saw this post, the first thing I did was ping my sis….. she is absolutely a Korean series addict. We loved and watched boys before flowers( i fell in love with ji hoo n she with gu ju pyo) and Heirs all over again… my favourites … plus a host of others city hunter, her legend, master’s sun.. she even downloaded a couple of their soundtracks(complete freak)

  31. Stella Otuore

    September 15, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Awwwwwww bellanaija.com finally you made me feel so emotional this evening. Thanks a lot. Am the BIGGEST KOREAN MOVIE FAN in Nigeria my sisters and I watch and download endlessly we now have more than a hundred episodes of different korean dramas. I love Lee Min Ho Oppa Sarangheayo kregu Buguchipo. This is my favourite bellanaija.com post. Korean dramas will make you laugh, cry, fall in love and eat more noodles and barbecued meat and never get tired. From faith, I do I do, my love from the stars oh God, bellanaija.com am so emotional right now God bless you guys and I love you all for this post xoxo

  32. shannaro

    September 15, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Lol. Irokotv I see you.
    *raises eyebrow* Bn where’s My girl and Full House?

  33. Luciouskels

    September 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Bella u guys er behind oo cos I ve been hooked since after watching boys over flowers…ve seen like all of dem, hires, city hunter, my love from another star etc hehehehe; tho s basically high school but I love it!!

  34. Luciouskels

    September 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Heirs I mean*

  35. Luciouskels

    September 15, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Oh less I forget personal taste s another interesting one hehehe…

  36. Love

    September 15, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Bn u forgot boys before flower and city hunter best ever

  37. rukky

    September 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    My addiction is so bad to k-drama that i watch their daily dramas, variety shows, and news without subs.

    • Dami Lola

      September 16, 2014 at 1:00 am

      Looool me too! Especially the interviews with Kpop idol groups (Big Bang and SNSD hehe)

  38. lilly

    September 15, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I am interested in watching,but I don’t want to pay to watch.Any ideas on how I can do this,any1?

    • nike

      September 16, 2014 at 5:57 am

      Check gooddrama.net, kdrama.com, dramafever.com

    • mich

      September 16, 2014 at 8:25 am

      Viki.com is excellent. They have the fastest subbers in the history of subbing. Just be ready to watch some ads since you will be watching for free.

      Dramafever is good too. Ads also

  39. opeyemi

    September 15, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Bellanaija I love u guys so much for ds post,so emotional ryt now even doe its all advertisin for irokotv I stl love u for ds post.and yes the hallyu wave has officially hit naija nd for new comers u hv to watch coffee prince,boys over flowers,full house,nine:nine times time travel(ds drama is really good)and d list is just endless and dd I forget to mention Secret Garden and anytin Song hye kyo,Yoon eun hye and Ha ji won stars in they’re terrific actresses

    • naijawife

      September 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      9 times time travel was so good I couldn’t sleep. I had to watch all the episodes in one week.

  40. bolu

    September 15, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    a friend just introduced me to heirs, talk about emotional roller coaster just finished binge watching the whole thing, and i love that they don’t drag it on for season upon seasons

  41. Dee

    September 15, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I discovered Korean movies when i moved to Canada 2012..Oh my Gosh! I am the world’s best Korean movie fan right now..It has really helped me to get over the boredom that comes with living in this part of the world. From Boys over Flowers to Playful Kiss and then The Moon that embraces the Sun….to Dong Yi….Rooftop Prince….Jumong…Faith…The Jewel in the Palace. Sad, i cannot even remember the ones i have watched again. Thankfully, one can watch it for free. I have since given up on them Yoruba movies and all.

  42. Tina22

    September 15, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    I’m a huge fan of Korean Dramas. I love the saeguks(historical dramas) and daily dramas. Some recommendations for newbies: jumong(old but very good!),, Secret, Shut up! Flower Boy Band, Secret Garden, Master’s Sun, Giant(long but very good!), Rooftop Prince. I refuse to recommend Boys Over Flowers. It’s good but the Japanese version is better. If you are interested, it’s called Hana Yori Dango(which translates to Boys over Flowers).

    • Dami Lola

      September 16, 2014 at 12:57 am

      OMG I love Hana Yori Dango! You should watch ‘The Moon Embracing the Sun…it’s also a saeguk and it’s amazing..Thank Me Later 🙂

    • naijawife

      September 16, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Me too! I never recommend bof. I just tell everyone to watch Hana Yori Dango. It’s the far far far superior version!
      But come o. Shut up flower boy band? Seriously?

    • shannaro

      September 17, 2014 at 10:44 am

      Agreed on Hanadan

  43. lola

    September 15, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    my life has been positively interesting and hasn’t remain the same since i discover everything korean in 2008 loool, Save the last dance for me popped out on my youtube when i was looking to watch save the last dance the american movie. i ended up watching the 25 episodes of the korean drama in 3 n half days “crazy”, then i watched bad love, boys over flower, before i knw it i became an addict, God help me. lool. People that don’t watch anything korean are missing some amazingness of life. I thank God for letting me discover this other part of life! i have so much joy whenever i watch. Love story in harvard is another great drama. the list is endless i swear, u just have to get started on watching korean movies n drama n their kpops! Thanks bellanaija, for sharing this love. there are so many free sites to watch them on, but not gona say it, dont wanna ruin bussiness for irokoTV. lool

  44. Yinka

    September 15, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    So I started my korean drama obsession back in 2010 out of pure boredom at work one day. I dont regret ever watching them. Once you start, you cant stop. Hulu and Dramamfever.com are the sites I use most to watch my shows. Most people think what is a Naija girl doing watching Korean shows. Boys over flowers, Secret Garden, City Hunter, A Gentleman’s Dignity are just a few of my favorites. The more you watch, the more you want to learn about Korean culture

    • Tina22

      September 16, 2014 at 12:27 am

      And also the language. I understand quite a bit of the language and watch the current dramas raw before the subs are out. Lol!!

    • peace

      September 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      I understand, read and write too…been addicted for over 10 years. Thank God for my Korean and Chinese friends 🙂

  45. Mabel

    September 16, 2014 at 12:01 am

    I don’t watch the dramas, but I have an affinity for Korean movies. I love Korean and Swedish movies; heck, I love foreign movies all over, but Korean movies are the bomb!

  46. Dami Lola

    September 16, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Okay since u asked for recommendations… Dramas: Secret Love Affair, The Moon Embracing the Sun; Films: You’re My Pet, The Thieves

    • mich

      September 16, 2014 at 8:21 am

      Girl that Secret Love Affair was something wasn’t it. Mature love for emotionally mature audience. loved every minute of it.

    • naijawife

      September 16, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      It was too mature for me biko. Felt like I was watching the American Scandal lol

    • tunmi

      September 16, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      I liked it. My favorite scene was when they were listening to piano man. I mean, the entire song okayed and the actors carried it so damn well. But I could have used some more character development on the husband and the other characters (the bad guys) really. My favorite characters are usually the bad guys except for some dramas that really win me over, then I root for the leads.

      @naijawife, I think I follow you already on twitter. My handle is also tunmi__ and yours is naijawife right?

  47. Lucy

    September 16, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Omg!! Finally I am not alone any longer lol. I started watching kdramas since 2006 and i have been hooked ever since. I rarely watch TV. One movie i watched recently was MISS GRANNY. Check it out on Gooddramas.net. It is awesome and Kim Soo Hyun is in it xxxxxx

  48. moimoi

    September 16, 2014 at 2:13 am

    mine started in 09′ OMG i was hooked. aint nobody can do suppressed emotion and angst like the Koreans!!!

  49. Ijebu Boy

    September 16, 2014 at 6:59 am

    i discovered their “addictivity” and stayed away. – with my emotions way too much!!

  50. mich

    September 16, 2014 at 8:18 am

    K-drama addict here. I have been on these dramas for 10+ years now. Used to watch them on aznv.tv then viki.com(the authority in Asian shows). Have recently slowed down lately but there was a time I was spending an average of 6-8hr everyday on these dramas.

    Some of my favs: My lovely Kim Sam Soon, Goong, Coffee Prince, Jumong, Dong yi, Boys over Flower, Moon embracing the sun, Master’s Sun, City Hunter, Rooftop prince, Secret, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Secret love affair, Secret Garden, Scent of a Woman, the Greatest love, Personal Taste…I have to stop cus I can fill a page.

    I think I have probably watch close to 250 if not more (if you include Taiwanese, Japanese, Thailand shows). Its a real addiction. Stay away if you can’t handle the heat 🙂

    I’m happy many African’s got caught in the Korean wave

  51. teekay

    September 16, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Pls watch yellow booth and thank me later

  52. Mz Socially Awkward...

    September 16, 2014 at 9:10 am

    *blinking eyes slowly and then retrieves notepad*

    So, it seems I’m the only one that’s been dulling on top this “mata”…

    • Bleed Blue

      September 19, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      My sista, it’s not just you oh. I only came on this post because I saw the number of comments and was like huh? What could people be saying about Korean drama?

      Now I feel like I’ve been hiding my head in the sand. How did I never know this was a thing?
      Dulling me. Very much dulling 🙁

  53. chidinma

    September 16, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Love me some korean movies…..Lee Min Ho my number 1

  54. sum1special

    September 16, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Korean dramas can be really interesting…just be patient and keep watching, you will become glued to it.

    • peace

      September 16, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Same thing i tols all my guy friends…they were like hell no…But no, they are all addicted. Especially My love from the stars…Aigooo they are both funny 🙂

  55. yettyclassy

    September 16, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Very addictive! My eyes r literally hurting right now cuz of all d crying looool

  56. Oreoluwa

    September 16, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I love Korean movies.
    Started watching during my final year in Uni and playful kiss was my first.

    I am so surprised that ‘Boys over flowers’ isnt on this list. That has to be my favorite so far!

    City hunters was a good watch too, I loved it’s OST.

  57. chizzy

    September 16, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Korean movies are d best i got hooked to a point i watch nothin else but dat.Bride of d century,can u hear my heart,personal taste,star falling from the sky,fated to love you,lovers of music i can go on nd on nd on its fun really

  58. toyeen8

    September 16, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I was so happy when I saw this post the best site to watch Korean dramas is DRAMA.NET it only feeds on your data to be honest Korean drama give me so much joy I have seen over 50 of them AND introduced my friends and colleagues to it. the first one I saw was boys over flower so captivating. And the OST are interesting watch fated to love you and listen to the songs. Gumawo

    • peace

      September 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      viki.com is one of the best. The have an app also which is very easy to use

  59. Claudia

    September 16, 2014 at 10:13 am

    my fav. are full house and boys over flowers

  60. tayo

    September 16, 2014 at 10:34 am

    I love korean movies ooo

  61. xtsy

    September 16, 2014 at 10:40 am

    People get time sha.

  62. ebony

    September 16, 2014 at 10:42 am

    i tell you with all certainty that koreans have the best plot for drama, comedy, movies etc.. their movies are sooooo realistic that you cant help but relate with them. and the cravings for noodles and rice in a small bowl is something else. i really do love korean movies

  63. Judith

    September 16, 2014 at 11:09 am

    I am a HUGE FAN of Kdrama and their OSTs along with their Movies and also their variety shows. I have hooked entire family up even my brother is hooked.So addictive

  64. Tola

    September 16, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Coffee prince,playful kiss, boys over flower good doctor……………. will watch over and over again

  65. thobby

    September 16, 2014 at 11:48 am

    lyk seriousy I sudden fell in love with Korean movies,lee min,kim won bin,park shin hye nd so on turn me on.i started early dis year cos am always bored but nw its me nd my Korean movies with d lyks of boys bfor flower,playful kiss,jewel in the palace,glass mask,heirs, ure beautiful, heart stringe,personal taste, and many more but pals pls watch glass mask its really a nice movie

  66. thobby

    September 16, 2014 at 11:53 am

    i watch HEIRS over and over again and u can download their OST too. oh my God d music will make u fall in love, love is the moment and so on.
    GLASS MASK is another movie entirely not only based on love but on different issues pals please try them and u b glad u did

  67. Neogogo

    September 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Sooooooo where have all of you been? Ehn? I’ve been trying to jump start a KDrama night in Lekki for months now and not a peep from y’all! We already finished watching Boys Over Flowers and are currently watching Secret Garden (which is not appearing in enough of ur lists in my opinion! Have you all forgotten Hyun Bin oppa and his amazing sparkly track suit? Is that even possible)

    Anyway, I’m a grown a** woman with a kid who should be too old for this mess but somehow I got caught since 2004 thanks to Jewel in the Kitchen and I’m obsessed with KPop and their shiny MVs too. I’m a Blackjack (fan of 2ne1) and VIP (fan of BIGBANG) as well as many other groups. My husband has banned me from going to Korea because he thinks I will get arrested for stalking. He is right, of course.

    Honestly I’m grateful for this coment section. It makes up for all the weird looks I have to endure while explaining why Kdramas have disconnected me frm western Entertainment *sobs*

    Anyone want to spazz over Oppas and Unnis or exchange KPop bias lists, look for me at AfroKimchi on FB! xo

    • Bee of ALA (Asian Lovers Association)

      September 16, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      I love you…Just saying. I wish you were in Abuja, so you could join my crew. We are also #Blackjacks #VIPs #RoyalFlush

    • Neogogo

      September 16, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      Chop virtual fist, jare!
      YG! FAMILY, FAMILY, FAMILY!!!!

    • stace

      November 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      I am in Abuja.. and I want to join the crew contact me on Twitter @Startle_Stace

    • naijawife

      September 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      We right here! I’m a VIP too!!! Happily married Kaddict as well oh. Even wrote a post on our blog shouting out my obsession with My Love From The Stars with husband’s blessing. Come find me on Twitter and we can spazz together!!

    • Maggielola

      September 16, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Lol You!!! Unnie and her recruitment strategies 😀

    • Mi Ra

      September 17, 2014 at 10:29 am

      hahahaha I cracked up reading the stalking part. I am a huge YG stan as well (Gdragon is my life) My family are scared that if I visit korea, I will never come back ( I have a feeling it will be like that too). I love korean music, food, drama basically everything an now I am at basic intermediate in my korean language learning. It has taken my interest off of western entertainment as well. My blog is slowly becoming korean oriented as well. Aigooo!!
      giirlmeetsworld.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Bleed Blue

      September 19, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      I want to understand what you all are talking about. I really want to. But it’s all swahili to me. I mean how can I be this uncool? 🙁

  68. Neogogo

    September 16, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    My List for Beginners

    Shining Inheritance aka Brilliant Inheritance ( the show that turned my Mom)
    Secret Garden (AMAZEBALLS.)
    My Lovely Samsoon (a lead that isn’t skinny as well as Hyun Bin AND Daniel Henney in one show!!!)
    It Happened in Bali (this show is scandalous! The end will literally kill you)
    My Love From the Stars (couldn’t stop laughing or crying)
    Coffee Prince (as long as you don’t have gender bender issues this could be one of the best things you ever see *_____*)

    There are many others and so many types but this are good ones to wet your feet with I think.

    Enjoy!

    • peace

      September 16, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      You forgot the ultimate for beginners…BOYS OVER FLOWER with Lee Min Ho….Awesomeness 🙂

    • Neogogo

      September 16, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      Lol! Didn’t forget, it’s just that it’s already on every list so I made room for others! I was Team Jun Pyo by the way with a slice of Kim Bum ( the pottery guy) on the side! Hehe!

    • Stephanie-feld

      September 16, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      I knew someone was missing from my list of Kdrama crushes. Yes Daniel Henney should be added to my list.
      I am also a 2ne1 and Big Bang fan. Some other kpop groups I like:

      2AM (I AM fanclub)
      C.N.BLUE ( Boice fanclub)
      Shinhwa ( Shinhwa Changjo fanclub)
      Super Junior (E.L.F)
      Lunafly (Lukie)
      SS501 (Triple S)
      Led Apple (LEDAs)

      I am going to check out your afrokimchi page.

    • Bee (ALA)

      September 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Oh Daniel Henney! I and my sister screamed the house down, when he featured in Hawaii 5-o. I’m glad to see 2ne1 and Bigbang. Maybe we can now request for a YG Family Concert in Africa.

    • chi chi

      September 16, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      Yes, i forgot Daniel Henney too. Such a dreamboat, that man.

      jewelzmag.com

    • Neogogo

      September 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      Yay!!! The page kind of went into hibernation for a while but it wld be great to have it come alive again! I want to talk KPop as well as KDrama!!!!!

  69. Neogogo

    September 16, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    *these*

  70. Neogogo

    September 16, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Last comment! I swear!
    Translation is everything. Bad subtitles can ruin a good show as some of the dialogue is really witty but only if you know the cultural subtext.
    Vikii have some of the best subbers. Better than you get with the DVD box sets even. Gooddramadotnet is ok but has its iffy moments. Dramafever is probably second best right now. But if ur here, Vikii and Dramafever sometimes restrict while gooddramadotnet has an endless free supply. A lot of the pirated stuff you get on the streets seems to be dubbed from there.

    Anyway, look out for the good subs!

  71. peace

    September 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I Love Kdrama omgoodness am so excited to see it here…Favorite in the whole wide world is My love from the stars….Aigoooo Saranghae Kdrama…Fighting!!!

  72. Bee of ALA (Asian Lovers Association)

    September 16, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I can’t believe I’m just seeing this post. I’m also glad there are these bellanaijarians that understand about the awesomeness called K-damas. Best Post Ever!

  73. PeeCeeCee

    September 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    How come no one is talking about ‘A Gentleman’s Dignity’? Still the best I’ve seen in years. I’ve seen it four times since 2013. And how about the obsession with the personal lives of Korean actors? lol. I’m a mess when it comes to Korean series, useless to myself and others once I start a new one. lol.

    • Maggielola

      September 16, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      That show was daebak, lol! I’m very nosy as well, always stalking my fave actors and actresses. Lol

    • Mi Ra

      September 17, 2014 at 10:32 am

      Omgeee I love A gentleman’s dignity, it’s my go to spazz out on korean dramas!!! And don’t get me started on Jang dong-gun. Aigoooo!!!!!

      giirlmeetsworld.blogspot.co.uk/

  74. ada1

    September 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    me three! i looove boys before flowers. my sis introduced me to it and at first i was like: na small children’s film na. but i got hooked oo. its very refreshing to watch seasonal movies with no nudity.

  75. PeeCeeCee

    September 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    …and the OSTs? They make my play list any day. My ringtone is an OST from ‘I do, I do’. Now, I love love and can’t wait to feel those exact sentiments. lol. <<<>>>

  76. new sintia

    September 16, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    God.!!!I luv kdrama.especially lee min ho oppa.I’ve bin stalkn d guy everywia.4 beginers jez see city hunter,theheirs.boys b4flowers.personal taste.faith….

  77. tunmi

    September 16, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I love the analysis that goes on in Viki’s comments. And it annoys me when kpop idols guest star because all logic goes out the window and it is “oppa this” “oppa that”. And then there is the maturity of the commenters. A lot of them eventually left Secret Love Affair because it went over their heads. And as did I Love Romance (which I absolutely Stan for–the writing and delivery in terms of being realistic). But I love Viki, I absolutely do.

    So how did I get on kdramas. From watching cartoons. I started with Disney cartoons in 2003 (the age of Kim Possible and Sabrina), then I went on Cartoon Network and then late night Cartoon Network (Inuyasha, Full Metal Alchemist). Then I got into Manga (Fruits Basket, Ranma 1/2), then anime (Chobits, Ouran High School Ghost Club, Fruits Basket again) and this led me to Taiwanese dramas (the original and bestest It Started With a Kiss, Brown Sugar Machiato). I was watching these on Crunchyroll and they had Taiwanese, Japanese, and Korean dramas. And somehow I saw Coffee Prince and got hooked.

    • Stephanie-feld

      September 16, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Let’s all just agree that coffee prince is like a drug. I am yet to find anyone who didn’t like that drama.

  78. tunmi

    September 16, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Oh yes the OST. Kdramas showed me that Naija movies are even more lacking. And Viki subbers…they are all.volunteer and they do such an amazing job. If only we could have something like that for the Yoruba, Igbo and other Naija films

  79. Teni

    September 16, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Wow, a kdrama post, even if it’s for Irokotv. Don’t forget blogs like dramabeans.com, couch-kimchi.com, soompi etc etc to meet other drama fans.

  80. Mi Ra

    September 17, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Korea is basically my life write now. My family have given up on changing my mind, sometimes I feel more Korean than nigerian (weird) Anyways I love the dramas, Music (Gdragon is my ultimate bias), food (have you tried ddeokbokki and kimchijeon, you’ll be hooked as well), I am learning the language, and so on. My blog is becoming more related to korea now and I love that Nigerians are jumping on the bandwagon. There’s a korean cultural centre in abuja for anyone who lives there. You’re in for a surprise when you visit. Bangawoyo yeorobun (Nice to meet you everyone)
    Find me on twitter and the blogosphere so we can spazz out together
    Blog: giirlmeetsworld.blogspot.co.uk
    Twitter: @ChonunMiRa and @Girrlmeetsworld

  81. Orekelewa

    September 17, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    i discovered Kdrama yesterday on this blog…cant stop the tears as am typing,.started with Boys over flowers…y would he break up with her like that…its really not fair…who does that..she went all the way to c him..dts bin wicked…its not fair

  82. Tina22

    September 17, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Okay…I see everyone recommending the regular dramas. Please check out the daily dramas. They are the best!! Crazy plots, over the top characters and very funny too. Some recommendations are Only Love(current), Cheongdamdong Scandal(current and very good!!) and Noble Lady. Whatever you do, PLEASE avoid “Glass Mask”, “Princess Aurora” and “Crazy Love” if you ever come across those ones. They are horrible and may scare you away from kdramas. Lol!!

  83. Orekelewa

    September 19, 2014 at 10:15 am

    i am officially a Kdrama fan..jst finished my first Korean movie..Boys over flowers..tnk u Bellanaija..unto d next one

  84. Ese

    September 19, 2014 at 10:54 am

    And I thought my sis who’s addicted to K dramas was weird. Good to see that there other Nigerians like her who have embraced not only their movies but their food, culture and music (k-pop).

  85. rachelbrezy

    September 19, 2014 at 11:46 am

    no lee mih hoo dramas here…. whhhhy

  86. Aby

    September 19, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    My Coz introduced me to K-dramas and now I’m into K-pop as wellm my next travel destination is gonna be Seoul. I have seen any that are worth seeing. I particularly love Sagueks.

    Its very easy to watch as well as download. The best site to get current dramas is Gooddrama.net. To download on ur computer or smartpone (bb or android or Iphone) just copy the link that plays the drama from Gooddrama.net and paste this link on the website.dramadownloader.com for example this link downloads lie to me. dramadownloader.com./?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gooddrama.net%2Fkorean-drama%2Flie-to-me-episode-1

    So u can use ur BIS to download a full Kdrama and more happy watch

    PS. This is my first time ever commenting on a site. K dramas are the best so I couldn’t just be quiet.

  87. lila

    September 20, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    So..I decided to see what the fuss was all about and my goodness..started boys over flower and finished it in TWO days( didn’t sleep and had a headache all day at work) kai!!it was ADDICTIVE!! I’m now on Playful Kiss..this will kill my already non existent social life..First Hollywood the Bollywood now THIS!!
    @ naijawife..where can I find the Japanese Boys over flowers..its not on Viki.com .

    • Stephanie-feld

      September 20, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      Lila : Unfortunately neither Viki or Dramafever have the drama. They have it on Youtube. Go to Youtube and type the following in the search box: Hana Yori Dango Episode 01 – Eng. Sub. This will take you to just the first episode, and you should be able to watch consecutive episodes. Let me know if you run into any problem.

  88. phola

    September 21, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Wow…I’m surprised to see that a of Nigerians love Kdramas. I REALLY love them as well and I discovered Kpop through them which I’m also now very much in love with more than Kdramas. Even my sister thinks I’m weird cos I download Kpop music and I particularly like SNSD. I think people should open up their minds to other cultures apart from western culture. There’s still a lot to learn from others apart from the west

  89. lolaspeaksonlythetruth

    September 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Watched my first kdrama : 7th grade civil servant ..very interested though its 2 seasons only.

  90. stace

    November 16, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    How do I get my hands on your hard drive/ laptop

  91. Nkolika,Nigeria

    July 11, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Korean wave, welcome to the new world of entertainment. Many good dramas and also lousy ones, God music and pop too, with meaningful lyrics, though they sing so much about love, especially break ups. I like the conservatism in their music and drama that lack obscenities that drive me away from American hip pop and dramas.Many of their dramas teach good lessons of life. Count me in I am a fan.

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