Kdrama May Sweeps

News about the crazy May drama schedule. What are you guys going to watch?
My transcap for49 Days E13 will be a little late tm so it won’t be live – will post as soon as torrents are available when I get home. I will rush through dinner and coffee with friends, translate during vacations and holidays, or endure inclement weather to make it back home in time-but there is only one thing that I can’t turn down and that is the opportunity to see YAI in person. Patiently waited for months and it is finally happening tm. Will give you details after I come back from the event.  
 
In the month of May in the U.S. -all the networks try to squeeze in as much high ratings as possible by airing the season finales to lure viewers in for the fall season. This year Korea decided to reverse it and start all the popular dramas all at once. Not sure about other bloggers, but this one is starting to feel the pressure. For months now, I have been deliberating between which dramas to watch and which ones to avoid-all the name changes along the way didn’t help. I finally narrowed down the options and here are the ones that made the pre-final cut and reasons why I chose each of them.
*Ripley (or whatever they decided to call it- was it Goodbye Ripley?) – Despite the fact that I can’t stand LDH, I simply must watch Micky in something other than a hanbok. I am dying to see how good he is when he isnt playing a straight-laced scholar (plus I want to see if he can pull off that hairdo)
*Lie to Me- I loved coffee house for introducing me to KJH and I have a soft spot for YEH ever since coffee prince and am willing to give her another chance after that last debacle with JIW (never even finished that drama)
*Best Love cuz of YKS (loved him in “Who are you”) and who can stay away from the Hong sisters?
*City Hunter and You’ve fallen for me are too far away to even think about now, but they are on the list too.
Obviously I am not going to transcap all of those dramas at the same time, but I bet some of those will end up making the final cut. Starting from next week, all my transcaps will read more like brief recaps cuz some of those dramas overlap.
As it stands, I am keeping CYHMH and finishing up 49 Days here. When Best Love starts next week, look for highlights over at Thundie’s complete with screencaps and her take on each episode. 
After I check out Ripley and Lie to Me, I will post about each drama and let’s see which one we like more. Since subs will take a day or two, if I post quick summaries, maybe you guys can help me decide quicker between those two dramas to keep. (Personally, I am rooting for Lie to Me to win)
Sorry if some of you were hoping I would cover other dramas like Baby Faced Beauty, Romance Town, Manny, or those sageuk dramas coming up that sound interesting. Not enough time or energy I’m afraid. If you have already chosen your favorites, chime in and let me know. 🙂 
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47 comments on “Kdrama May Sweeps

  1. blue says:

    Ooh, you and Thundie are collaborating together for Best Love? This makes me so much more excited than the drama itself!

    And don’t you worry about hurrying back for the recap. Meeting your YAI is so much more important. Make sure you squeeze as much time as possible with him. Stare into his eyes and make him fall in love with you- even better. Invite me to your wedding. Introduce me to Micky. That’s your mission.

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    • Softy says:

      I wish – slim chance of a photo op but at least I get to see him in person for over an hour – it has something to do with his new movie and the director will be there too.
      Yup thundie loves the two leads and chose this drama herself 🙂 It will be done live after 49 Days ends. Can’t wait to see how good the drama gets.

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      • thundie says:

        Eh… wait. Thundie loves the female lead. *ducks muddy shoes thrown by City Hall fans*

        When Best Love starts next week, look for highlights over at Thundie’s complete with screencaps and her take on each episode.

        *gulps* Yes to the screencaps, but not sure about the “take on each episode.” Maybe dear blue would like to rescue thundie? *winks desperately at blue*

        So very excited and honored that you’ll be back on TP doing transcaps. How I miss our wild SKKS live parties! Love ya!

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    • kcomments says:

      Slice Micky in two pieces and give me half (the left side tho cuz he’s left-handed yee haw!). Yes, even his mushroom head (or whatever that may call).

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    • thundie says:

      Still can’t believe you’re seeing Moony in the flesh tomorrow night. Pinch me!!

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  2. Iviih says:

    Thank you^^ I love that you will keep with CYHMY and 49 days, for me is enough… hehehe about the new dramas… I really don’t know which I’ll watch, I thought I wouldn’t watch Lie to me, but the trailer changed my mind… and best love, I have to watch it, heheheh >< I also watched Who are you? and loved that drama and the actor ❤

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  3. teresa n says:

    manny is really good but the subs are slow being that the network is not popular. but your choices sound great. pls keep it going

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  4. Iviih says:

    Hi lie to me second trailer is out 🙂

    Best love second trailer is out too
    http://www.nemopan.com/4603667

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    • kcomments says:

      Thanks for the vid, LMAO from the first trailer, did it again with this one.
      Omo my KJH crazily screaming , shaking his head saying ‘it’s a lie, it’s a lie’ (or sth to that effect, softy?) with his weird voice, THAT was priceless haha, really different from Jin Soo in Coffee House. What I’ve found disturbing were YEH’s eye expressions, humm…strange, we’ll see.

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  5. Iviih says:

    Oh, also 49 days preview of episode 13 🙂

    http://tvpot.daum.net/v/32248935?lu=flvPlayer_out

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  6. dawn says:

    watched the trailer for Lie To me, gotta say I’m rooting for it too, always have soft spot for rom-com. 🙂

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  7. karlutza says:

    what i’m going to do with so many good dramas coming this may? kdramas what are you doing to us? why this month i have exams? 😦 i have at least 6 dramas i want to watch. ottoke?

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    • halcyon says:

      haahah same here!!! that really sucked when they throw ALL drama @ once n to make matter worse.. in between final!!!! but mine will finish by mid may …. after that i’m gonna immersed myself into KDRAMA land….happy happy..

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  8. questions987 says:

    Any of the above but ripley my hatred of ldh surpasses my love of mickey

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  9. halcyon says:

    i’m soooo happy..THANK U…. U R sticking with CYHMH..that’ all i need.. i was really really worried ..cause there is no other blog where i can get fast live trans like urs…. plus i don’t have patience to wait for 2/3 days…
    and for upcoming drama m sticking with lie to me.. keepin finger crossed… hope it will turned out to be more than expected…city hunter -i’m 100% with lee min ho… whether it rock/shock !!!!
    really loved ur site!!! shipping here since MSOAN.. from then onwards no turning back..n good luck with yai!!!

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  10. liz says:

    Thank you so much for stick with CYHMH? I’m in love with this drama 🙂 and with the actors! They all do such great job. I think MR’s father deserve a award for his role… just like CU/CS father which I loved so much won a award for doind such loveable and adorable father.

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  11. Julie says:

    Hi! Wanted to thank you for keeping 49 days and Can you hear my heart. I’m loving these dramas, and for me any drama you pick will be ok. I want to watch they all anyway. lol (but have not much time… nooo Q_Q)

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  12. yong in says:

    omona! seriously, i think we’ll all go crazy when the month of May hits. so many dramas i’m anticipating.
    thanks in advance for the dramas you will be transcapping : )

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  13. kcomments says:

    I can somehow picture Lie To Me, I love KJH, but then I feel I need something fresh, so I would go for BFB first, it’s Jang Nara come back project, CD has good comic timing, the premise seems interesting, it’s centered around beauty/looks (if I got it right). The premise of Ripley is also interesting, minus LDH. If Micky’s acting turns out to be fascinating and the writing is intriguing(and I can overcome LDH’s acting), even if it’s a melo, will stick with the show(expect not so happy ending too). Best Love is a sure thing, thanks to you and Thundie, love the female lead so much.

    City Hunter and Romance Town both are on my to check list. ^^
    Thanks softy for keeping Can You Hear My Heart, love this drama to bits ATM.

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  14. Celest says:

    woohoo! best of luck to you softy 🙂

    kdramaland is gonna be crazy indeed. out of all the new shows i’m anticipating Best Love the most.

    I’m just SUPER glad that you decided to keep doing CYHMH. That drama has to be my favorite drama of the week.

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  15. Anon says:

    Oddly enough, even though I love several of the actors, I’m not super excited about any of the may dramas. But I will definitely check out Lie to me, Best love, Baby-faced beauty and Ripley.

    Hope you meeting YAI is going well, 🙂 wish I could be there to see him too.

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  16. sarah says:

    Thanks dear for including Lie to me in your future recaps…..i’m reall hoping u would find time doing it..with so many dramas coming. I can’t believe after a quiet months suddenly good dramas are starting like crazy…..

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  17. helterskelter says:

    Delurking here, hi softy! Iused to follow your live transcaps at soompi and then at thundie’s. I haven’t been watching any dramas recently, although I still read recaps of 49 days. Anyway, I’m excited about Lie to Me and Best Love too! As for Ripley, and City Hunter, I’m hoping I get to check them out as well.
    Just curious, how come everyone here seems to dislike LDH? 😛 I liked her in My Girl but I haven’t watched any of her dramas since then so…

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    • Softy says:

      Cant speak for others, but I just don’t like her cuz she is flaky- dropping dramas cuz she doesn’t like the direction her character is going just seems unprofessional. If you are good enough- you make it work. Guess she doesn’t have the same faith ppl give her credit for. Plus I just never thought she was a great actress.

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  18. Mia says:

    What is Best Love about?? I can’t find a trailer anywhere. And awesome!!!! *Makes a nest in the RS site* I forsee extreme drama addictions in my future…kekeke.

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  19. wanzhaf says:

    Greeting everone
    I am very late here, thought to check on 49 Days, only to read about this 😉
    Softy, dont forget to give us a very detailed scenario of your most precious moment, meeting YAI in person, I am sure you are super excited
    And thank you for keeping CYHMH, I love the drama very much. The actor/actress potraying the DJ and WR really does a good job, in my eyes.
    And I am thanking you for choosing Ripley in your next drama as I love to see Micky, definately! I dont have any opinion about LDH. I saw her once in My Girl, thats all I know about her, so cant say much about that.
    Lie To Me, am considering coz I am not a big fan of KJH. Saw in CH, doesnt get to me, but I like UEH, so, I might be here reading about it

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  20. mena says:

    I am not familiar with Tundies recap can someone give me the link to the blog. Thanks. This month is going to get crazy with so many good dramas. CAN’T WAIT

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  21. müge says:

    I really love YEH and I admire whatever she does so I’m looking forward to see her new drama. everyday I watch many times the trailer and get more and more excited.

    softy! you have always been my life-saver and I hope you will be in the future, too.

    “Lie to Me”, please….

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  22. Anvesha says:

    Glad you are doing (or hoping to do) Lie to Me! That’s at the top of my list.. second is Best Love because of (just like you) YKS hahaha
    All the Hong Sisters mania makes me think it will be a good watch though.. I am neutral on the female lead but I have a feeling CSW will be really fun to watch as well (on a shallow level, not a big fan of his appearance)

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  23. dls says:

    Hi Softy, so many interesting dramas in May…
    i’m just thinking why can’t they distribute the airing? so we can enjoy one by one…
    hehehe…
    anyway Lie to me looks like a good rom-com w YEH + KJH…
    but i hope someone will do transcap for Ripley…
    though it seems a more serious melo-drama, but i just can’t help to miss Micky there…
    OK then hope u r doing fine…and hope u enjoy transcapping the upcoming dramas

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  24. dcdramafan says:

    It’s Best Love and Lie to Me with BL ahead because I like all 4 leads. Have a great time with YAI!

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  25. kcomments says:

    Oh boy, check this out. I know at least you(softy) and I need to adjust to Micky’s new hairdo. From this vid, he’s kind of cute. Man, lots of Fanmade teaser of Ripley on YT, he’s really popular.

    Here, a glimpse of Ripley, the shooting.

    Humm…I really felt uneasy with LDH.
    For those of you who are wondering why about LDH, ahem…
    ‘My Girl’ was in 2006, I guess. She was cute then and I was her fan, then there were ‘Hello Miss’…meh, ‘Robber’…TT_TT, ‘East of Eden’…so happy she dropped out, ‘Chuno’….bleh.
    I don’t know why over the years, her acting had gone so stiff, I think Sung Yu Ri was far better. Well, Ripley, I’ll give you first 2-4 episodes, let’s see.
    Wish Micky best of luck tho. ^^

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  26. ck1Oz says:

    Sigh….based on your comments from SS,MSOAN,49 Days,SG….I think you would like Lie to me more.The Hong sister drama would have too many insider meta joke references and you would kill yourself translating.
    Quirky….I think you would like KJW and YEH more that’s all.

    I can’t say anything.I am watching both.However just based on trailers and cast I think LTM even though I love CSW to death.I am already preparing to live in KD land for May and June.
    CYHMH is my no 1 priority though.Thanks softy.

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    • Softy says:

      Had no idea you even liked CYHMH 🙂 you are right tho – I probably won’t get the hong sisters jokes – kinda like half the references on Gilmore girls go over ppl’s heads, but I get more of those than kdrama references. Even tho I said I wouldn’t touch a sageuk drama, the one with the 2 cute guy leads is getting my attention. As soon as I read it, I was like “crap” cuz I knew I would check it out and might like it. I really hate that so many dramas are starting all at once – it is crazy. I saw the ” bts” for city hunter and omg – that drama starts a lot sooner than I thought. My biggest nightmare is that I end up liking all of these new dramas – but I am going to try to resist temptation and only do 3 here on RB cuz anymore and I won’t be able to sleep every week ( fri will be designated catch up on sleep night).

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  27. Moe says:

    I´m going to folllow “Lie to me” , “Best love” and perhaps ” Baby faced girl” 😀

    I ‘ll pass of city hunter cause I really don´t like the story :/

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  28. Qd says:

    Im definitely following Best Love and I really really… desperately really… hope you will recap it live as you my ultimate english sub source!!!! Of course with the overwhelming May Dramas … I understand if cant recap them all…. Have you decided yet? or its wait and see ?

    Ive been following your 49 Days and CYHMH recap and want to thank you again for all your hard work!

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  29. antonia says:

    The drama i’m dying to watch: Best Love
    By farrrrrrrrrrrr
    then i will also like to watch: lie to me and ripley

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  30. AQUARIANUNICORN says:

    hi Softy!
    i dont know if you remember me from soompi – SKKS thread. i cant wait to see Micky!!!…right now i just downloaded Best Love because of CSW…do you think City Hunter will be good?

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    • REBEL SOULS says:

      of course I remember you 🙂 Wish I could help you out with Ripley, but chances are it won’t be translated here cuz too many great dramas starting at the same time. No matter what, I am going to check out City Hunter for sure. I only watched one behind the scenes making of the club kiss scene and I was already interested in the storyline. My rule of thumb is to give new dramas two episodes to catch my attention so we’ll see how fun that one gets.
      Hope all is well with you 🙂

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