2012 offers some of the greatest romantic dramas with various concepts – from sweet body swap, to grand historical romance, to sweet modern royal love story. Choose what you like and enjoy.
Here is a list of the best Korean dramas for 2012.
‘Innocent Man’ aka ‘Nice Guy’ is a top hit drama of 2012. The plot is revolves around betrayal, revenge, and romance. Kang Ma Roo, gave up everything for the woman he loves only to be betrayed by her. To get revenge on her he uses her step-daughter Seo Eun Gi, but falls in love with her. When Eun Gi suffers a brain damage and memory loss after an accident, he works to fix everything that went awry. It’s a MUST watch drama with the brilliant performance of Song Joong Ki and Moon Chae Won, that won the viewers hearts.
The King 2 Hearts
‘King 2 Hearts’ is a hit drama portraying the love story of a modern royal prince of Korea who falls in love with a North Korean soldier. The drama is sweet and intense, with a lot of comedic moments and the use of North Korean accent that brings the sweetness of the plot story. Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won’s great chemistry makes the drama a ‘shouldn’t miss’.
Bridal Mask (aka Gaksital)
‘Bridal Mask’ or also known as ‘Gaksital’ is a great historical setting drama about the Japanese occupation where a hero is born to fight and protect the Korean citizens. It’s a really good drama and lead actor Joo Won is amazing with his performance. For fans of great plot and story setting, history and fights, it’s a drama to be watched.
Phantom (aka Ghost)
‘Phantom’ or also known as ‘Ghost’ is a drama that brings you in into the chase of a hacker set to discover the truth about a famous actress death that he is set up for. A big twist is that the hacker and the lead detective exchange identities after an explosion. Now a leader of the cyber investigation team he have to uncover the great conspiracy that the case is tied in. It’s a really great drama that will keep you in with its big twists.
A Gentleman’s Dignity
‘A Gentleman’s Dignity’ is a great comedy portraying the life of middle-aged bachelors. The dramas approach puts forward the hilarious situations of the four friends and their love stories. The cast is beyond amazing with the four bachelors played by Jang Dong Gun, Kim Su Ro, Kim Min Jong and Lee Jong Hyuk; their women Kim Ha Neul and Yoon Se Ah, and the special appearance of CN Blue’s Lee Jong-Hyun and actor Kim Woo Bin.
The Moon That Embraces the Sun
‘The Moon That Embraces the Sun’ received more than 40% national love with its amazing romantic historical love story of a prince who never forgets his first love in the face of a shaman girl. If you are a fan of historical dramas you should not miss on that one.
Answer Me 1997
‘Answer Me 1997’ or also known as ‘Reply 1997’ became a hit with its unique story setting. The story is focused in the 90’s bringing nostalgia of the fashion, music and teenagers aspirations and dreams. The story kept the viewers in suspense as the drama jumped between past and the present reunion of the friends, where a couple where to announce their marriage.
‘Big’ is a sweet romantic comedy about a body switch between a teenager and a woman’s doctor fiancé. There are many comedic moments trying to keep the switch a secret while trying to resolve the issue. With the brilliant chemistry of the cast Gong Yoo, Lee Min Jung, Suzy and Shin Won Ho, it’s a comedy you would enjoy.
Vampire Prosecutor 2
‘Vampire Prosecutor 2’ is the second season of ‘Vampire Prosecutor’. The story resolves around a prosecutor who solves cases using his vampire abilities. The vampire is a good twist to this story and Yeon Jeong Hun is absolutely alluring as the good vampire prosecutor.
The Equator Man
‘The Equator Man’ is a drama about injustice and revenge. Two best childhood friends become enemies after something happens that leaves one of them blind, but their paths cross again years later. Starring Uhm Tae Woong, Lee Joon Hyuk and Lee Bo Young the drama story plot keeps you interested and is executed very well.