Korea Drama Online
Want to learn more about watching a Korean drama online?
Korean drama (Korean: 한국드라마) refers to televised dramas, in a miniseries format, produced primarily in the Korean language. Many of these dramas have become popular throughout Asia, and beyond to the US and Europe, and have contributed to the general phenomenon of the Korean wave, known as "Hallyu", and also "Drama Fever" in some countries. Most popular Korean dramas have also become popular in other parts of the world such as Latin America, the Middle East, and elsewhere. Some of the most internationally popular Korean dramas are Winter Sonata, Dae Jang Geum, Full House, Stairway to Heaven, My Girl, Love Story in Harvard, Shining Inheritance, Autumn in My Heart, Yi San, Boys Over Flowers You're Beautiful and IRIS. (Adapted from Wikipedia)
The Korean drama Full House is one of the more well-known dramas. It featured the singer/actor "Rain" (Bi) as the male lead character.
Japanese cross-over - The drama "Hotelier" featured the actor Bae Yong Joon who is also popular in Japan. The recent 2009/2010 Iris is also being shown in Japan, as it was partially filmed there http://www.japanprobe.com/2010/02/26/south-korean-drama-gets-prime-time-...
Korean Drama Online - websites:
Some K-drama clips are on video-sharing websites such as YouTube and Vimeo. The sites below focus on offering full episodes online:
- Drama Fever: Offers many videos streamed in high quality. Examples include Lovers In Prague, Soulmate, What's Up Fox?, Phoenix, My Woman, Chuno 추노 (Slave Hunter), Beating Heart, Ruler of Your Own World, Pasta, The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, Jewel in the Palace, Jumong, One Percent of Anything, and Damo. http://www.dramafever.com/
- MySoju.com - feeds your drama addiction with embedded episodes of popular Korean, Japanese, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwanese shows & movies. Examples include Oh! My Lady, Down With Love, Birth of the Rich, Harvest Villa, Chuno, The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors, and Hero. http://www.mysoju.com/
- DramaCrazy.net - Watch asian shows & movies online for free, along with photos & wallpapers, and comments from other fans. South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Examples include You're Beautiful, Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors, Cinderella's Sister, Age of Innocence, Tempted Again, Chuno, My Precious You, Hot Blood, Harvest Villa, Jejoongwon. http://www.dramacrazy.net/
- Crunchyroll - besides Kdramas includes an anime focus. Examples includes Coffee Prince, Stairway to Heaven, Over the Rainbow (오버더레인보우), Jewel in the Palace, Que Sera Sera, 90 Days Time To Fall In Love, CIB files, and Princess Hours (궁, Goong). http://www.crunchyroll.com/drama - Facebook app: http://apps.facebook.com/crunchyroll/
- KBSWORLDi - featuring KBS shows. Site available in English http://www.kbsworldi.com/vshowlist_eng.aspx?catid=100 and in Korean hangul - 한글. Shows include Iris (아이리스), Becoming a Billionaire, Cinderella's Stepsister, The Great Merchant, Chuno 추노 (The Slave Hunters), Happiness in the Wind, Three Brothers (수상한 삼형제), Windy City, Master of Study, and Reversal of Fate (다줄거야). Watching is done via credits, which are purchased online. - Twitter: http://twitter.com/kbsworldi
This information will be revised with updates about watching Korean Dramas online, and is part of a series about Korean media & entertainment.