In hopes that my first set of Korean recommendations were helpful to you, I have 2 more Korean dramas to write about. These dramas are both very popular action dramas and are for those of you who might want to watch something exciting as opposed to something romantic, to get your Korean language fix.
My first recommendation is a drama that I have started to watch and am excited to see the rest when time allows. “City Hunter” is a fairly new drama it aired earlier this year, with great success.
“After being trained since childhood by Jin Pyo, a secret agent, Yoon Sung returns to Korea seeking revenge for the death of his father. ‘City Hunter’ is an original script based on the world-famous novel by Japan’s Tsukasa Hojo. Since it became public that Korea would be the first remake of this story into a drama, it has been receiving worldwide attention. The setting has switched from Tokyo 1980 to Seoul 2011, and according to the original story structure, the protagonist becomes a city hunter and his character develops while resolving gratifying cases.”
My next recommendation is another exciting action drama that was very successful, so much so that it led to a sequel “ATHENA.” “IRIS” is a high budget drama that was shot in Korea, Japan, Hungary, and China, it is sure to get you excited.
“Kim Hyun Joon and Jin Sa Woo are best friends who join NSS and both fall in love with the analyst Choi Seung Hee. However, after a mission Hyun Joon is abandoned by NSS, finding out that he was betrayed by fellow agent Sa-woo, and he swears revenge. His revenge leads him to the mysterious organization IRIS, whose reach is far wider and deeper than he could ever imagine. This high-profile action drama had a production cost of nearly 20 million dollars. It is loosely based on the Korean blockbuster movie Shiri and received strong ratings throughout its run.”
I truly hope that you enjoy these recommendations and are able to learn more from them, my next post will go more in depth to give you some more tips on how to use drama and movie watching to your advantage for the language that you want to learn.