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The hottest Korean Drama of 2016

Yes the fever is rising and its getting hotter this 2016 with these 5 list of the hottest Korean Drama series, here are the 5 list of the hottest korean drama of 2016

1. Cheese in Tarp

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Synopsis

Based on the original webtoon with the same title by “Soon Ggi” which was published via “Naver Online” from 2010-July-07.

This drama depicts the relationship between female university student Hong Seol (Kim Go Eun) and her senior Yoo Jung (Park Hae Jin). Hong Seol is a hard-working student, who has returned to college after a long break. She works part-time due to her family’s poor background. Meanwhile, Yoo Jung is a senior at the college known as Mr. Perfect. He is good looking, gets good grades, athletic and has a kind personality, but he has a dark side.

Cast

Main Cast

Park Hae Jin as Yoo Jung
– Park Min Sang (박민상) as Yoo Jung (young)
Kim Go Eun as Hong Seol
Seo Kang Joon as Baek In Ho
– Yoo Je Gun (유제건) as Baek In Ho (young)
Lee Sung Kyung as Baek In Ha
Lee Na Yoon as Baek In Ha (young)
Nam Joo Hyuk as Kwon Eun Taek
Park Min Ji as Jang Bo Ra

2. Signal

Title: 시그널 / Signal
Chinese Title: 信号
Genre: Fantasy, Crime, Thriller
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2016-Jan-22 to 2016-March-12
Air time: Friday & Saturday 20:30
Related Series: Gap Dong (tvN, 2014)

Synopsis

A walkie-talkie in the present somehow picks up signals from a detective in the past, Lee Jae Han (Jo Jin Woong). Police profiler Park Hae Young (Lee Je Hoon) finds this walkie-talkie and uses it to help solve cold cases. Detective Cha Soo Hyun (Kim Hye Soo), who was once a rookie at Lee Jae Han’s station, leads the cold-case team. Thanks to Park Hae Young (and Lee Jae Han), the team solves infamous cold cases, such as the“Hwaseong serial murders (1986-1991)”. But communicating with the past has consequences.

Cast

Main Cast

Lee Je Hoon as Park Hae Young
Kim Hyun Bin as Hae Young (young)
Kim Hye Soo as Cha Soo Hyun
Jo Jin Woong as Lee Jae Han

Crime lab/investigation unit

Jang Hyun Sung as Kim Bum Joo
Jung Hae Kyun as Ahn Chi Soo
Kim Won Hae as Kim Gye Chul
Jung Han Bi as Oh Yoon Seo
Lee Yoo Joon as Jung Hun Gi
Kim Min Kyu as Hwang Ui Kyung

3. Moon Lovers

Title: 달의 연인 – 보보경심: 려 / Moon Lovers – Scarlet Heart: Ryeo
Chinese Title: 月之戀人-步步驚心:麗
Early Title: 달의 연인 / Moon Lovers
Previously known as: 보보경심 : 려 / Scarlet Heart: Ryeo
Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2016-Aug-29 to 2016-Oct-31
Air Time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00

Synopsis

This drama is based on Chinese novel “Bu Bu Jing Xin” by Tong Huawhich was originally published online in 2005 on Jinjiang Original Network. The novel also adapted into the chinese television series “Scarlet Heart” which was aired in Hunan Broadcasting System (HBS) from 2011-Sep-10 to 2011-Sep-29 and also “Scarlet Heart 2” which was aired in Zhejiang STV (ZJTV) from 2014-Apr-22 to 2014-May-07.

This drama was fully pre-produced before airing which is a departure from the live-shoot production format that characterizes most Korean dramas. The Filming Began on 2016-Jan and Completed on 2016-June-30. The series will be simulcast in China.

The story set up in the early of Goryeo regime. Hae Soo (IU), a 25 year old girl from modern era got transported back to Goryeo dynasty and got trapped in the conflicts and struggles between princes of Wang’s House. There, she falls in love with Wang So (Lee Joon Ki) who makes other people tremble with fear.

Cast

Main Cast

Lee Joon Ki as Wang So (4th Prince)
IU as Hae Soo
Kang Ha Neul as Wang Wook (8th Prince)
Hong Jong Hyun as Wang Yo (3rd Prince)

Prince

Kim San Ho as Wang Mu (Crown Prince)
Yoon Sun Woo as Wang Won (9th Prince)
Byun Baek Hyun as Wang Hyun (10th Prince)
Nam Joo Hyuk as Wang Yoo (13th Prince)
Ji Soo as Wang Jung (14th Prince)

People Around Prince

Kim Sung Kyun as Choi Jimong
Park Ji Young as Queen Sinmyeongsunseong
Sung Dong Il as General Park Sookyung
Jo Min Ki as Wang Geon
Kim Kang Il (김강일) as Shinjoo Kangssi

Prince’s Lady

Kang Han Na as Hwangbo Yeonhwa (later Queen Daemok)
Z.Hera as Park Sundeok
Seo Hyun as Yoo Hee (last Princess of Baekje)
Park Shi Eun as Lady Hae (principal wife of Wang Wook)
Jin Ki Joo as Chaeryung

Politicians

Choi Byung Mo as Park Young Kyu
Park Jung Hak as Wang Shik Ryum

4. Madame Antoine

Title: 마담 앙트완 / Madame Antoine
Chinese Title: 安托万女士
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: jTBC
Broadcast period: 2016-Jan-22 to 2016-March-12
Air time: Friday & Saturday 20:30

Synopsis

This is a Romantic-Comedy drama revolved around psychological themes, and viewers will get to experience a wide range of emotions as they follow the onscreen medical experts’ lives.

Go Hye Rim (Han Ye Seul) is a famous fortune-teller. She is known as “Madame Antoine” and insists that she is spiritually connected to Marie Antoinette, but that part is a lie. She is able to see through people’s stories due to her intelligence and keen sense. She dreams of having love in a romantic film. She then takes part in a psychological test project conducted by psychotherapist Choi Soo Hyun (Sung Joon). His goal is to prove that true love does not exist. Coincidentally, the name for his psychological treatment center is Madame Antoine.

Cast

Main Cast

Han Ye Seul as Go Hye Rim
Sung Joon as Choi Soo Hyun
Jung Jin Woon as Choi Seung Chan (Choi Soo Hyun’s brother)
Lee Joo Hyung as Won Ji Ho

Counseling Clients

Kim Jae Kyung as Jyoo Ni
Lee Sun Bin as Lee Ma Ri
Choi Tae Hwan as Seong Ho

5. Please Come Back, Mister

Title: 돌아와요 아저씨 / Please Come Back, Mister
Chinese Title: 回來吧大叔
Also known as: Come Back Ahjussi / Come Back Mister
Previously known as: 안녕 내 소중한 사람 / Hello My Precious
Genre: Melodrama, Comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2016-Feb-24 to 2016-Apr-14
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00

Synopsis

This drama was based on the Japanese Novel Mr. Tsubakiyama’s Seven Days / 椿山課長の七日間 by Jiro Asada which was published from 2001-July-02 to 2002-April-16 through “Asahi Shimbun“.

A man is worked to death, but he comes back to the living world in the attractive body of another man for a limited amount of time.

Lee Hae Joon (Rain) is a perfect man with good looking appearance. He works as a section chief in the women’s apparel section at a department store. His body is actually possessed by the spirit of Kim Young Soo (Kim In Kwon) who was worked to death. Meanwhile, Hong Nan (Oh Yeon Seo) is a beautiful woman, but her spirit is possessed by a tough guy, Han Ki Tak (Kim Soo Ro). At the same time, Shin Da Hye (Lee Min Jung) is a beautiful housewife, but her husband suddenly dies. She falls into a love triangle with Lee Hae Joon and a promising store employee Jung Ji Hoon (Yoon Park).

Cast

Main Cast

Kim In Kwon as Kim Young Soo
Rain as Lee Hae Joon
Kim Soo Ro as Han Ki Tak
Kwak Dong Yeon as Han Ki Tak (young)
Oh Yeon Seo as Han Hong Nan
Lee Min Jung as Shin Da Hye
Lee Ha Nui as Song Yi Yeon
Ji Ha Yoon as Song Yi Yeon (young)
Choi Won Young as Cha Jae Gook
Yoon Park as Jung Ji Hoon