I’m a list person. I have a list for every single thing in my life from a to-do list, a list of books that I want to read, a running shopping list, and in the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing different k-entertainment lists that I’ve been keeping track of. You’ll be seeing my top 5 lists of stuff like my current celebrity crushes, my favorite k-drama female protagonists, my favorite k-drama male protagonists, my to-be-watched k-dramas, and you know, stuff like that.
This week’s Wednesday Five will feature K-Dramas that BTS Put Me On. These are not shows that I watched because V’s friends star in them, these were shows that I watched because the members themselves mentioned they watched and enjoyed them so I took note and then actually watched them.
1. Dear My Friends
I remember seeing an article that was discussing the k-dramas that BTS members have watched and loved. In it, this drama was mentioned as RM’s favorite drama. I’m not sure if it’s his favorite drama of all time or at the time that he watched it but while browsing Netflix, I came across it and checked it out. 24 hours later, I had binge-watched the entire thing and cried so much that my eyes puffed up to twice their size, and I missed my Mom and called my Dad just to tell him that I loved him.
This was such a good drama. Deep, meaningful, and thoughtful. I connected with every single person in this drama. Old lady, young lady, and even friends and family of older folks. This drama gave me so much to think about and reflect back on that I was very emotional for a while after I finished it. It was one of those dramas that left me with a drama hangover. I was so emotional exhausted that I needed a break before starting a new drama. This show was so damn good. I highly recommend it.
2. When the Camellia Blooms
In that same article mentioned above, it said that Hobi watched and really enjoyed this drama so of course, I checked it out. I did enjoy the show overall but there were parts of it that were super slow and a few episodes where I thought they dragged certain storylines for no reason.
I’m glad that I stuck with it though because once the main female lead stopped a bonehead and accepted that she loved the male lead things picked up and the male lead really carried this show. He had me cracking up like no other and I thought he was such a bright green flag. This wasn’t my favorite of the bunch but it was still an enjoyable watch.
3. Sweet Home
This was another RM recommendation but I saw the v-live where he was talking about how he enjoyed it so as soon as I could, I picked this one up and binge-watched the entire season in one day. Another winner of a recommendation from RM. This is my second favorite drama from this list. It had a great cast, a fantastic storyline and the pacing was so good from the jump. If you’re okay with some gory fast action zombie-like shows, this is definitely one you should check out.
4. SKY Castle
I think it was a Run BTS episode where Hobi mentioned how he liked this drama so I immediately added it to my watch list. Gah, this wasn’t for me. I watched like 12 episodes before I dropped it for good. I’m not a big fan of these soap opera-like dramas and I discovered that fact about myself while I was watching this show. In Hobi’s defense, he wasn’t the only person that liked this show from the group, he’s just the one that I saw recommend it.
I added this show to my watch list because I saw that Jimin was a fan of it. I don’t remember where I saw it and it was one of the shows that was on my wish list for the longest time. I only watched it when I did because while my best friend was recovering from surgery, I took turns taking care of her with her Mom. Her Mom was watching it and I ended up watching it with her. I was hooked while I was watching it but now that some time has passed, I can’t remember much of anything about it. Shrugs. I may not remember much from it but I don’t remember hating it so that’s something…right?
Overall, I enjoyed the dramas that RM recommended the most so he wins!