"Beethoven Virus" and "My Lovely Sam Soon" - 2 out of 10 is not too good but I'm glad we agree on the two at least.
A few of your choices I haven't seen, so I can't possibly comment on them. And while I didn't like "Faith," I know that a lot of folks sure did. So, if you loved it, good for you!
I gather that you're a young woman (yours truly is a cranky older dude) so of course your tastes will differ from mine. But, I know of a few dramas that might be exactly the kind of show a young woman might love.
"Goong" ("The Palace") is an alternative history kind of show, where modern-day Korea is presided over by a monarchy (rather like modern Japan). And an ordinary Korean girl, the daughter of one of the elder King's assistants, discovers that she has been arranged for marriage to the Crown Prince.
It's a Cinderella story, of course, but it's a bit different, as the prince is an immature jerk, while the girl (though something of a hick) is nonetheless an honorable young woman who takes it all very seriously.
The storyline (for this cranky older dude) was a little on the girlish side, but I was really wowed at the production sets they used. Everything - buildings, landscapes, interiors - looked exactly as one would imagine a modern-day Korean palace might look like.
Although I thought "Goong" started to run out of steam towards the end, it really wasn't that bad of a show. And it seems that all the young women in Korea absolutely went crazy over it. So, you should certainly put this one on your must-watch list.
I'll pick out a few more for you in the days ahead.
Thank you, that is such music to my ears!
I really appreciate your recommendation of "Goong". I really appreciate it because... I've seen it already and... absolutely loved it!!! So I'm really looking forward to more recommendations from you, no pressure. "Goong" was the first drama that made me really see how beautiful our traditional Korean costumes are. And like you mentioned, the settings were gorgeous. Last time I was in Korea, I went to some of the palaces and really liked them, but I think I would appreciate Korea so much more in all different aspects now that I've caught the K drama fever.
This is sort of going off tangent but you know what I really love about K drama? The love in K dramas seem so much more spiritual than the love you see in American movies. Very often in American movies love is almost all physical. K drama love seems so much based on the spiritual, emotional and psychological. Korean love seems so much more pure and innocent and selfless, so much more elevated. Is that how it really is over there?...