I think there's quite a few people here that watch dramas so here's a thread for you to discuss and pimp dramas you like! Also because I want recommendations... Stuff I'll be listing will likely cater to a younger audience, more "idol drama", so usually rather silly and light. More serious and long ones are welcome too! I just usually have really short attention spans these days. Japanese dramas: usually 10 - 12 40 mins episodes long. I watch a lot of manga-based dramas, so they range from rom/com, crack to random crime shows. + One Litre of Tears - even if you watch nothing else, I recommend this! It's heartbreaking and inspiring. It's about a girl's struggle against an incurable disease. + Hana Yori Dango - It's likely you'll know it already but in case you didn't, it's based on one of the most popular shoujo manga and there's 3 other dramas based on it. This one have 2 seasons (9 + 11) and a movie. I love the acting and the effort that went into setting up the setting. It's about a girl who can stand up for herself and her entanglement with the most popular guys in school, who just happen to be from very rich and powerful family. + Zettai Kareshi - It's about a girl who accidentally purchased a robot boyfriend. It's really adorable and hilarious. Nighto <3 + Kindaichi - Crime drama! It just follows Kindaichi Hajime's various misadventure of making people die solving seemingly impossible crime that follows him everywhere. I love it but it also freaks me out really easily. + Arakawa Under the Bridge - pure crack. I can't really give a plot because it's all very nonsensical. I would like to add that you can see Oguri Shun as a kappa. and there's a super buff male nun. and a guy that has a star as a head/face. No, seriously. + Since this is going to become extra long if I keep going so here's some dramas that I enjoyed that I ramble on more about if you are interested. Jin, Akihabara@Deep, Tantei no Okite, Hotaru no Hikari, IS~Otoko demo Onna demo nai sei, Liar Game, Tantei Gakuen Q (I recommend the manga or anime!),Nodame Cantabile, Kimi wa Petto, Kurosagi, GTO, Hana Kimi, Papa to Musume no Nanokan, Attention Please, Galileo, Maou. Korean Dramas - usually 16ish 1 hour episodes. I watch far less korean drama because of its tropes. I think it's broken out of them in recent years though. + Just going to name some because I haven't watched enough to have favourites. You're Beautiful, Personal Preference, City Hunter, Coffee Prince, My name is Kim Sam Soon, My Girl, Full House, Goong. Chinese Dramas - I grew up watching HK dramas, now I only occassionally watch Taiwanese ones. I'm not sure if it's possible to find subs of these, but I can try to look for them if you are interested, I just want to get people to know about these dramas~ + Bump Off Lover (TW) - This is a rare drama that's not a romantic comedy or pure promotional material. It's a thriller where a girl attempts to uncover what had led to her twin sister's suicide. + Frog Turn into Prince (TW) - This is an incredibly cliche drama where a guy got into a car accident, lost his memories and started his life again in some small fishing village. What made it remain among my favourites are the vibrant characters and brilliant acting. + The Last Breakthrough (HK) - This is a drama about doctors where it starts off with the doctors volunteering in Kenya with an organisation like Doctors Without Borders. It has amazing scenery and I'm mostly in awe with the inspiring attitudes the doctors have. + Princess Returning Pearl (CN) - This is rather old (98/99) and long series. I watched the first two seasons and skimmed the third. It was insanely popular. It's very charming, and hilarious but I'm not sure how well it translates to English. It's set in the Qing dynasty and revolves around the fact that Emperor Qianlong had an illegitimate daughter. By chance, said daughter met an orphaned girl while seeking a way into the palace and told her her life story. Orphaned girl subsequently attempt to help, and end up being mistaken as the real princess. + Old Time Buddies (HK) - It's some weird parody/comedy of the HK entertainment industry in the 60s/70s, lots of namedropping. There's quite a few songs and dancing and it's overall very ridiculous and over the top. + I don't even keep a list of stuff I watched when I was little so no naming series~ (I have a list for tw drama though) But if you give me a genre or something, I can try dig something up.