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Pick List: Korean Drama of 2017

Welcome to The Pick List. This is the place where i write about the list of my favorite things according to a certain theme. This time the theme is “Korean Drama of 2017”. Listed below may not contain critically best dramas, because i pick them according to my personal taste.

So, here they are my 3 favorite Korean dramas of 2017.


Secret Forest / Stranger (tvN)

The drama tells a story about a prosecutor named Hwang Shi Mok (Cho Seung Woo) who is logical but lack of emotion, together with Han Yeo Jin (Bae Doo Na) investigate a serial murder case and corruption in prosecutor office.

It is a crime thriller drama with a pinch salt of romance. The story is simple yet intriguing and suspenseful. Secret Forest does not let our guard and focus down and it succesfully build and keep the momentum until the end of the series.


Chicago Typewriter (tvN)

Chicago Typewriter is about Han Se Ju (Yoo Ah In), a bestselling writer, who is out of idea and suddenly dreaming about his past life when Korea was under Japanese Rule. He with his ghost friend Yoo Jin Oh (Go Kyung Pyo) and his fan Jeon Seol (Im Soo Jung) together try to uncover the truth about their past life through novel.

The drama offers a heartwarming, beautiful, and interesting story about destiny, dream, and camaraderie that surpasses the boundary of time. The drama has a simple main story, it is just about love, dream, and friendship from two different timelines and lives with the same people and connection.


Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (JTBC)

Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young) is a girl with superhuman like strength. Her dream is to create video game with herself as the main character, then one day she get an offer from video gaming company, Ainsoft, to work there but as a bodyguard for the CEO Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik) not as programmer.

The series has a funny storyline, sometimes there are some thrilling element but they are package with funny and holly jolly cinematography. The story is simple but still interesting and intriguing, there is almost no boring moment along the series.



So because i think there are also some good dramas which do not enter my list, here is three other dramas that became my favorite from 2017. Well, they can be my B version of the list.

Mystery Queen (KBS)

Tunnel (OCN)

Man to Man (JTBC)





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Demon Lord (Editor-in-Chief) of Monster Journal.
Film critics, and pop-culture columnist.
A bachelor in International Relations, and Master's in Public Policy.
Working as a Consultant for Communications and Public Affairs.


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