20 January 2017

5 Asian Dramas I'm Watching & Loving

Outside The KTV

Since moving to Thailand I've been exposed to more Asian TV and where as before I would spend my nights catching up on the latest import from America I'm now watching the latest Lakorn (Thai Dramas) or imports from Korea and I have to say I actually enjoy them a lot more than I thought I would because they're just fun and relaxing to watch, I mean compared to my usual TV faves such as Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead these Asian dramas are REALLY tame but sometimes you just need something sweet to calm your brain so here are a few of my faves.

Misaki has been so focused on her career as a pastry chef she hasn't dated for a long time, then one day she gets fired from her job and bumps into her first love, Chiaki who offers her a summer job as his restaurant and a place to stay with him and his two brothers. Romance is not usually my thing (although I admit I watch a fair amount) but I found this drama really endearing and sweet. I really loved the chemistry between the actors, Misaki is super cute and funny and the boys... well lets just say it's hard not to fall for their charms they're both good looking and completely charming, can I have one please? There's also a fair amount of foodporn in this drama to with it being based around a restaurant and I found myself getting hungry numerous times watching it, I would love to try all those yummy cakes if I could.

The U-Prince series follows these elected "Princes" (basically handsome boys) from different departments in this elite university on their quest for love and this is the 3rd instalment of the U-Prince series and my favourite so far because DINOSAURS! I absolutely loved T-Rex he's so adorably geeky in his T-Rex hoodie and anyone who loves dinosaurs that much is a big win in my book plus unlike some of the other "Princes" he's a complete sweetheart even when his crush is ใจร้าย (mean). Fun fact about this drama is that my cousin actually has a small part in it which was a nice surprise for me to see, so of course now I'm going to be nagging her to get me a part in it to and to also let me know where they got those awesome dinosaur hoddies because I need one in my life already!

This drama is basically the Korean version of The Little Mermaid as it's a love story between a human (Lee Min-ho) and a mermaid (Jun Ji-hyun) which spans from olden times to the modern day. I'll admit that Lee Min-ho was my main reason for checking this out but I definitely stayed for Jun Ji-hyun who plays the mermaid because I love how kooky she is and the pair have really great chemistry. I can't wait to watch more of this drama as I normally wait until a drama is over to binge watch it but this one I just couldn't wait to see and I couldn't to recommend so definitely check it out!

Most Asian dramas I watch tend to be romance based and although I watch a lot it's not my favourite genre so when I discovered this one (thanks to my husbando staring in it) I was happy for the change. This drama follows a retired jazz player who joins a school full of delinquents and inspires them to change their ways and follow their dreams by joining the school's brass band. It's such a sweet story and there are so many touching moments it had me smiling from ear to ear, I think everyone needs a sensei like this in their lives, so if you're feeling a little low about life and totally uninspired this is the drama to watch to get you inspired and back on your feet.

This drama reminded me a lot of Dream High 2 (but more on that in another post) in that there are a few KPop stars I recognise in it (VIXX!!) and it centers around a school who's focus is not on solely academics but martial arts, personal growth and discovery, and of course there's romance in it to. Although this drama didn't do well with its ratings and was cut short I enjoyed it as it had a multi-national cast which brought a nice element to the drama and also some supernatural twists which made it different to other "high school" dramas and made it more interesting to watch oh and did I mention VIXX!!

Love & Strawberry Cake
Cate
xoxo

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