Drama Blogosphere

Welcome to NeeNee’s Asian Drama Blogosphere! These are Asian entertainment related sites that I recommend. This list will never be comprehensive. Nope, nope. There are tons of these types of sites out there. Blogging in general is a very nonpermanent thing. People lose interest, lose time. A blog ceases and several more pop up in their places. Welcome to the digital age.

Last updated January 20, 2016

Recaps & Reviews:

This list does contain sites that are no longer updated and maintained (they say [ceased] next to them), but that doesn’t make all the hard work they put into recaps and reviews any less relevant, does it? So even if you have no new posts from some bloggers, do check out all the hard work they’ve put into their sites to bring you recaps and reviews of beloved Asian dramas and movies.

Notes: Asterisks (*) denote the primary dramas covered. kdramas* means more kdramas are covered than the other types. I know I only mention dramas in types, but technically it is standing for both movies and dramas. I’m lazy and don’t feel like writing them all out.

Hearts (♥) denote personal favorites. These are blogs I go back to often. Or were favorites until they sadly ceased.

Blog Name Blog URL Dramas Covered Active
abby in Hallyu-land https://jediprincess.wordpress.com/ kdrama 2009 – present
Adverse Effects http://adverseffects.blogspot.com/ jdrama, kdrama*, twdrama 2011 – 2013
Akiko’s Morning Coffee http://akikosmorningcoffee.wordpress.com/ jdrama, kdrama* 2011 – 2014
bloomingbird http://bloomingbird.wordpress.com/ kdrama 2012
Cadence http://soulsrebel.wordpress.com/ kdrama 2010 – 2015
Carrotblossom Patch http://carrotblossompatch.wordpress.com/ jdrama, kdrama*, twdrama 2012 – present
cineclique https://cineclique.wordpress.com/ cdrama, jdrama, kdrama*, twdrama 2014 – present
Confessions of a Teenage K-Mediaholic http://teenagekmediaholic.blogspot.com/ kdrama 2012 – 2013
The Corner of the Mind https://danni14ninohmiya.wordpress.com/ anime, jdrama, kdrama 2011 – 2015
Couch Kimchi http://couch-kimchi.com/ cdrama, jdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2010 – present
Dahee’s Plastic Castle https://daheefanel.wordpress.com/ jdrama, kdrama* 2006 – 2013
Dorama Cloud http://doramaonna.livejournal.com/ jdrama 2013 – 2015
Dramabeans http://www.dramabeans.com/ kdrama 2007 – present
dramachaser https://dramachaser.wordpress.com/ jdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2014 – present
The Drama Corner https://thedramacorner.wordpress.com/ kdrama 2013 – present
Drama for Real http://dramaforreal.com/ cdrama, hkdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2014 – present
Dramajjang http://dramajjang.co/ jdrama, kdrama 2014 – present
Dramamochi https://dramamochi.wordpress.com/ cdrama, jdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2013 – 2015
Dramas Whoo! http://dramaswhoo.com/ jdrama, kdrama 2010 – 2014
DramaTalk http://maymaywatch.blogspot.com cdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2011 – 2015
A Fairytale World http://www.afairytaleworld.com/ cdrama, hkdrama, jdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2011 – present
The Fangirl Verdict http://thefangirlverdict.com/ kdrama 2012 – present
Give Me Dramas http://givemedramas.com/ twdrama 2012 – 2015
HamsapSukebe http://hamsapsukebe.blogspot.co.uk/ jdrama 2005 – 2016
Heidi’s Kdramaland https://kdramaheidi.wordpress.com/ kdrama 2013 – 2015
hellochloe http://hellochloee.blogspot.com/ cdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2010 – 2014
hkoreandramaisland https://hkoreandramaisland.wordpress.com/ cdrama, hkdrama, kdrama 2012 – present
Idle Revelry https://idlerevelry.wordpress.com/ jdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2012 – 2015 (no new posts yet)
If By Japan http://ifbyjapan.blogspot.com/ jdrama 2009 – 2015 (no new posts yet)
It’s My World – NewKDramaAddicts’s Drama Sandbox https://newkdramaaddict.wordpress.com/ cdrama, jdrama, kdrama,
thai drama, twdrama
2013 – present
J-Drama Reviews http://jdramareviews.tumblr.com/ jdrama 2012 – 2015 (no new posts yet)
J-Everything https://tylerraiz.wordpress.com/ jdrama 2012 – 2014
K-Drama Central http://k-dramacentral.blogspot.com/ kdrama 2013 – 2015 (no new posts yet)
K-What!?! http://k-wha.blogspot.com/ jdrama, kdrama 2012 – 2015
Kaede + Jun http://www.kaedejun.com/ anime, jdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2010 – present
KDramaGuk http://kdramaguk.blogspot.com/ kdrama 2010 – 2014
A Koala’s Playground http://koalasplayground.com/ jdrama, kdrama*, twdrama 2010 – present
Korean Drama Choa http://kdramachoa.com/ kdrama 2010 – 2013; 2015
Korean Daydreamer https://koreandaydreamer.wordpress.com/ kdrama 2013 – 2015
Lee J. Drama Corner http://leejindramacorner.com/ cdrama, kdrama*, twdrama 2011 – 2015
Lovefia’s Blog http://lovefia.com/ thai drama 2010 – present
Midnight Express https://2400express.wordpress.com/ jdrama, kdrama 2010 – 2014
Musings of a Self-professed Dramaholic https://isabellelovestorant.wordpress.com/ jdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2013 – 2015
Musings of a Twinkie http://koreandramareviews.com/ kdrama 2010 – present
My Drama Tea http://mydramatea.com/ cdrama, jdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2011 – present
My Myooz https://mymyooz.wordpress.com/ cdrama, jdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2013 – present
Noises From the Closet https://noisesfromthecloset.wordpress.com/ kdrama*, twdrama 2011 – 2014
Noonas Over Forks http://noonasoverforks.com/ hkdrama, kdrama* 2014 – present
Outside Seoul http://outsideseoul.blogspot.com/ kdrama 2011 – 2014
popv https://popv.wordpress.com/ kdrama, thai drama 2011 – 2015 (no new posts yet)
The Problematic of the Unproblematic♥ http://dr-myri-blog.blogspot.com/ cdrama, kdrama*, thai drama 2010 – present
Prof. AKIA Talking Korean Drama http://www.akiatalking.com/ kdrama 2012 – present
Psycho Drama http://psycho-drama.com/ jdrama 2012 – present
Raine’s Dichotomy https://raine0211.wordpress.com/ kdrama 2011 – present
A Revolving Wheel https://arevolvingwheel.wordpress.com/ kdrama 2012 – 2013
Samsoon Down the Rabbit Hole♥ http://www.samsoondowntherabbithole.com/ cdrama, kdrama* 2012 – 2015 (no new posts yet)
Scattered Jooni http://joonni.com/ kdrama 2013 – 2015
Setting Free♥ https://zsa86.wordpress.com/ jdrama, kdrama, twdrama, thai drama 2010 – 2013; 2015
Shine a Light Rose♥ http://shinealightrose.blogspot.com/ cdrama, jdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2012 – 2014
sigh i love kdramas https://sighilovekdramas.wordpress.com/ kdrama 2012 – 2015 (no new posts yet)
Skimmed Milk Drama http://skimmedmilkdrama.com/ cdrama*, jdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2015 – present
sleeplessspirits https://sleeplessspirits.wordpress.com/ jdrama, kdrama 2013
The Talking Cupboard♥ http://thetalkingcupboard.com/ kdrama 2011 – present
Thoughts Ramble http://thoughtsramble.com/ jdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2010 – present
Underrated Gems https://theunderratedgems.wordpress.com/ cdrama, jdrama, kdrama 2012 – 2015
The Vault https://vaultofdoom.wordpress.com/ kdrama 2009 – 2015
A Virtual Voyage http://www.avirtualvoyage.net/ cdrama, hkdrama, jdrama, kdrama, twdrama 2009 – present
Yay, panda! https://usagitoneko.wordpress.com/ jdrama 2014 – present
       

Streaming Sites:

Legal streaming sites with English subtitles. Since I live in the US, I know that you can access these sites in the US, but can’t say for sure for other countries.

  • Crunchyroll – Asian dramas (mostly Japanese) and anime with English subtitles
  • DramaFever – mostly Korean and Spanish dramas, but they are getting more and more other Asian dramas all the time, and have now started adding BBC dramas
  • Han Cinema – they stream a variety of Korean dramas
  • Hulu – Primarily Korean dramas, but they do have a selection of other Asian dramas [pretty much carries DramaFever & Viki titles, plus some extras)
  • Netflix – Mainly Korean, but the Asian drama catalog keeps losing titles like crazy
  • Soompi TV – formerly kdrama.com has now merged with Viki
  • Viki – They have a variety of Asian dramas, a more heavy focus on Korean, but they do have Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Taiwanese licensed, too.
  • YouTube – Asian broadcast companies do have some official YouTube accounts. I only really know of 1 channel that provides full episodes of dramas and variety programs with English subtitles. Most either do episodes snippets without subs or a few do full episodes without subs.

Other Recommended Asian-related sites:

These sites don’t necessarily do recaps or reviews (or if they do, it’s not the main focus), but they have some great content like music, manga, drama previews, translations, and more.

26 comments

  • Thank you for this gem of a links page for drama lovers.

    • I’m happy if you can find them useful :)

  • Thanks for this. Just so you know, Couch Kimchi moved to couch-kimchi.com

    • You’re welcome and thanks for letting me know about Couch Kimchi’s move.

  • Kya! Thanks for adding me to your blogroll!

    • You’re welcome :)

  • Thanks for including me in this lovely list!! Imma sharing this list on my sidebar! ^^

    • You’re welcome! I’ve been enjoying going through your site (even though I haven’t commented or anything yet :P)

  • Thank you for these links! :)

    • You’re welcome!

  • aww, thanks for including me in the list!

    • You’re welcome :)

  • Thanks for adding me on your blogroll. I feel honored. :)

    • Aww, I’m glad you feel honored. I like your site :)

  • Thank you for adding me to your list!! that means a lot!!

    • You’re welcome :)

  • Thank you for including me on your list! <3

  • Thanks for including me in your list !❤

    • You’re welcome! I enjoy your site :)

  • Hello, is there any possible way to help you have some recaps on some dramas?

    • Sorry for the delayed response! If you would like to help out with recapping that would be awesome. You can email me at asianaddictsanonymous@outlook.com.

  • Hey, NeeNee!

    Can you please update the link to my blog on your blogroll page? My blog has recently undergone a name and URL change and Between Wor(L)ds now exists as POPdramatic (http://popdramatic.blogspot.com/). I’d be very thankful if you could do that :)

  • Wow, I didn’t realise you added my blog until now! Thank you very much, NeeNee!! This is a very useful and awesome list!

    • I’m glad you like the list! I need to work on updating it a bit more as there are some new drama sites I’ve discovered, but I’ve been pretty lazy about updates of late, lol.

  • this is really helpful! Thank you

    • Glad you find it useful!

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