My biggest inspiration for my own romance writing has come from watching Korean drama film over the last year. No one knows how to do romance like the Koreans. Hollywood should take note. From their full-bodied characters to their plots and sub-plots – from laughing out loud one minute to crying your eyes out the next. I can’t say enough about this film industry and regret I didn’t start earlier. There are so many good ones out there – my Watch list is as long as my TBR list. I doubt I’ll ever go back to American films! My list and suggestions are below. Anything with a link had a review posted for it on my blog.

I guarantee, if you love romance, you’ll love K-drama. I’m hooked!

If you would like to request a review for any of the below or any other K-drama or Asian drama, email me at cdbrennan2012@gmail.com. I’m happy to indulge!

Watched in Full

Goblin: The Lonely and Great God ✪✪✪✪✪

Hospital Playlist – Season 2 ✪✪✪✪✪

Hospital Playlist – Season 1 ✪✪✪✪✪

Crash Landing On You ✪✪✪✪✪

Itaewon Class ✪✪✪✪✪

Chocolate ✪✪✪✪

It’s Okay Not To Be Okay ✪✪✪✪✪

What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim ✪✪✪✪✪

Descendants of the Sun ✪✪✪✪✪

Rookie Historian ✪✪✪✪

My Secret Romance ✪✪✪✪

My Shy Boss ✪✪✪

Inheritors ✪✪✪

That Winter, the Wind Blows ✪✪✪

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon ✪✪✪✪

Oh My Venus ✪✪✪✪

I’ll Go To You When the Weather Is Nice ✪✪✪

Weightlifting Fairy, Kim Bok-joo ✪✪✪✪✪

Strongest Deliveryman ✪✪✪✪

Something Happened in Bali ✪✪✪

Because This is my First Life ✪✪✪✪✪

True Beauty ✪✪✪✪

Boys Over Flowers ✪✪✪

Reply 1988 ✪✪✪✪✪

Reply 1994 ✪✪✪✪

Fight For My Way ✪✪✪✪✪

Mr. Sunshine ✪✪✪✪✪

In Progress


Cheese in the Trap

The Last Monarch

Legend of the Blue Sea

Secret Garden

Hotel del Luna

Tale of the Nine-Tailed

A love so Beautiful – C-drama

Melting Me Softly

While You Were Sleeping

The Bride of Habaek

Put Your Head On My Shoulder

Romance is a Bonus Book

Watch List (Oh, it’s VAST! Let me know if there is anything I should add)

My ID is Gangnum Beauty

Extra-ordinary You

Something in the Rain

I’m not a Robot


Move to Heaven



18 Again

Sweet Home

Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho


Playfull Kiss

Coffee Prince

You’re Beautiful

Kill Me, Heal Me

Full House


Hometown Cha-cha-cha

My Love From the Star

City Hunter

Moon Embracing the Sun

The Empress Ki

It’s Okay, That’s Love

Dr. Romantic

Sky Castle

Arthdale Chronicles

Squid Game