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Watching Korean Drama Online With English Subtitles
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One of my kids called recently. My daughter answered her cell phone and my other daughter was wanting to know if I was busy. My daughter says: “Uuuhh … she’s absorbed in one of her K-dramas right now.” Absorbed? Come to think of it, those K-dramas can really get wrapped up in the plot. Yep. Absorbed. That’s a good descriptive word!


Have to take advantage of the all the Asian films wherever they can be found because this kind of education and entertainment was not so readily available one time ago. There may be many many sites on the Internet where you can find Korean dramas, but there are two sites in particular that have a nice selection of movies and television series to choose from.

One site is dramafever.com and the other is viki.com.


You can subscribe and watch the programs without the ads. However, in my house we are on a tight budget, so paying for a subscription right now is not financially practical. But even watching the shows with periodic interruptions for the advertisements is still fun and enjoyable.



Watching Korean Drama Online With English Subtitles


My preference is for the Korean historical period dramas. My kids do have a Netflix subscription but there aren’t very many historical pieces to view. Although the first historical K-drama I ever watched was available. It was Tamra the Island (2009). That’s how I got hooked!


After that my search led me to Six Flying Dragons (2015). WOW! This series won awards. If you have seen it, then you know why. WOW!!! 50 episodes and from start to finish you were right there, with every character, living in the moment!


Got so addicted to watching K-dramas, they were keeping me up at night. Had to exercise some discipline because, even though the shows are fantastic, losing sleep over them is unhealthy. Besides that … reading the English subtitles wearies my eyes. Currently trying to limit myself to no more than 2 to 3 episodes at a time per day. Most of the series are about 20+ episodes.


* What about you? Are you into K-dramas?


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    1. There was a time when I was so addicted with K-dramas (around the same time as My Sassy Girl). To be honest, I don’t have much time to watch TV these days but I know a lot of people who stream online to watch. They are freelancers as well and they say it is bad for the business, LOL!

      • Watching the series is a very time consuming activity. So that I don’t feel too guilty for the time spent, I try to write reviews and publish them at my different blogs or in the blogging communities where I am active. Plus I like sharing my opinions with others so they can put the programs on their watch list and have fun too! 🙂

    2. I used to watch Korean historical dramas for several years and I got hooked to them as well; I discovered a lot of interesting aspects about the history and culture of the Korean people by watching those shows; I definitely don’t consider that watching them was a waste of time. Anyway, I know that K-dramas are very catchy and easily create addiction, so if I start watching one of the shows you recommended I will try to limit myself to watching only one episode per evening!

      • Yes. Sometimes when I take my lunch break during the day, I’ll watch an episode while I’m eating. Then late at night, after I have accomplished most of my work for the day, I may watch one or two episodes and then force myself to turn off the computer. I takes will power but I shut down! 🙂

    3. Korean drama is one of the favorites of Filipinos. However, the popularity tamed these past years. I guess the rating on TV declined. Thus there is no other ways but to watch on YouTube or avail DVDS.

      Some English teachers who teach Korean students tend to watch Korean dramas to know their culture an be able to speak the National language of South Korea in particular.

      I had also noticed for love story of Korean dramas are always in love triangle theme. But I had enjoyed some of the TV series.

      • I am an active member at a discussion forum that has many members from the Philippines. Whenever I publish a quickie review of a Korean drama they are always enthusiastic about it.

        It’s hard for me to find good K-dramas on YouTube in the USA.

        Watching the K-dramas has taught me a lot about the history and some of the language.

        I like the love triangle theme because I pick the “best couple” right from the start, and then go through the whole series to see if in the end, I picked the right one! It’s so fun!! 🙂

    4. You got me now !
      I am a K-pop fanatic and K drama too.
      Right now, I am watching Doctors and Beautiful Mind, all are related to doctor, romantic genre.
      I can’t use viki nor dramafever because malaysia is not one of the country supported by these sites.
      So, I watch online through dramanice.eu or dramacool.

      I also love runningman and the return of superman ( kids edition)
      With the english subs, you don’t have to subscribe any tv channel now.

      • Oh how I wish there were no borders. There are some sites I find with a show I really want to watch and then I get that dreaded message “This site is not available in your country.” Fell like screaming! The disappointment is so hard to bear. Anyway! Could be worse. Suppose none of the sites were available in my country. It would be like living in the Dark Ages. 🙂

    5. I really really love Korean dramas. Ever since in high school, I am already hooked with them especially when I watched Moon Embracing the Sun and My love from the Star which were translated in our language. Another good Korean drama is the rooftop prince. If only I have stable internet connection and a good computer, I will surely watch other entertaining dramas. The most famous kdrama in the Philippines today is the Descendants of the Sun. Song Joong-ki is very handsome.

      • “Moon Embracing the Sun” was on Netflix. I started it and got distracted. Went back to look for it and it had been removed from the database. Then my husband found “Tamra the Island”. So I watched that. Eventually, I did find the TV series and got a chance to watch it all the way through. I loved it!!

        I found a list of Top K-dramas published on YouTube and I sort use it to help me select a series. Right now I’m in between two shows. In America, we have an expression. If we say a child is “born with a silver spoon in their mouth”, that means almost everything works out well for that child in their life. Well in these two K-drama series, both girls were born with a “golden spoon”. Things go well for them and then extra good stuff gets piled on! 🙂

    6. Sometimes its very exhausting watching a korean drama with an english subtitle i cannot even concentrate with the character of the actor or actress in the story i usually read the subtitle knowing what they were saying. For me, i think it is much better to dubbed it in tagalog which i could easily understand and relate. My favorite korean drama is descendant of the sun, a phenomenal hit who touch the heart and lives of the filipinos. Even the background music of it is perfect. You would absolutely fall in love with the story! I really love the plot, the character, and the heartwarming love story between the hero and the heroine it seems very different and unsual to the other korean drama i used to watch. Hope to have a second season of descendant of the sun.

      • For sure if I would love to find the movies “dubbed”. That would be fabulous! Watching with the English subtitles is exhausting. Especially if you have weak eyes. But it’s funny. I find myself learning Korean words and phrases. Then I get excited! To my husband and my kids, I’m like: “Oh! Oh! Guess what? I know how to say father, mother and big brother in Korean! Yes!! And I can ask What? And Why?” You never know. It might come in handy one day! 🙂

    7. We used to get a show called ‘Sansun’ in Ja. It did pretty well but we were addicted to a Bollywood show which was dubbed called ‘Strange Love’
      it was Iss Pyar Ko Kya Nyam Doon

    8. My Daughter in law was hooked with Korean soap operas. She did not miss an episode. In fact, when she came to visit us in Virginia, she would go to you tube and catch up on the episodes she had missed. I might go to you tube or netflix and check some of these movies. If they have some suspense, action and drama, that might be a way to spend a lazy Saturday night. Thank you for sharing. Article well written.


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