I have such a wicked sense of humor and it’s not arrogance when i say that it takes a lot to really make me laugh but it’s just a fact that i pretty much know about myself so what might be already so funny to other k-drama lovers like me might just be okay to me.
However, there are those select few that really made me laugh out loud in the truest sense of the word so when i say funny i really mean it in the biblical sense although not all of these dramas made me laugh out loud for the duration of the series but they are in my list because the scenes i mentioned below were the funniest that i’ve ever seen, well… at least to me.
Eric Mun was in his element as a deglamorized, bumbling, clumsy bum who got into Korea’s biggest company as an employee by mistake due to a glitch in the hiring system.
FUNNIEST SCENE: The interview scene in episode 1 where he was shouting at the top of his lungs extolling the virtues of why he wants to work for the company that he was applying for simply because the twist made me want to alternate between peeing my pants laughing and hiding under the table because i was so embarrassed for him.
ANSWER ME 1997
The penultimate series if you are in a quest for nostalgia and also for some spot on portrayal of how us fangirls obsess over our respective oppas served with a generous dash of the most amazing friendship, love and the greatest soundtrack ever put together for a drama.
FUNNIEST SCENE: A toss up between Shi Won in a box or that scene which involves a car, her parents and the little visit that followed from a bird called awkward later.
A drama that gives a peek into what really goes on behind the scenes in the K-entertainment industry and how when a much adored celebrity A lister falls for a villainized D lister, romance could never ever be as simple as it seems.
FUNNIEST SCENE: Cha Seung Won may be a heartthrob in all aspects but i think this drama proved that he can also be a gagman if he sets his mind to it. HEARTBREAKKKKKKKKK!!!! Is all.
DAL JA’S SPRING
30 something spinster hires a younger gigolo to pose as her boyfriend and predictably they fell in love with each other in the process.
FUNNIEST SCENE: Though i didn’t enjoy this drama as much as other people did, i would be a hypocrite if i didn’t own up to the fact that it sure knew how to bring in the funny most especially during the first few episodes of this series owing mostly to the shenanigans and embarrassment that Dal Ja always gets herself into. But credit should be given where credit is due and nothing cracked me up more in this drama than when Sae Do, Dal Ja and Tae Bong all woke up in the same bed together following a drunken night and how they immediately presumed the worst making that scene nothing short of pure comedy gold.
WHAT’S UP FOX
Platonic love turns romantic due to a drunken night gone awry. A one night stand started everything for Chul Soo and Byung Hee but it is their history that made this drama worth watching.
A personal top favorite, this drama is the best of the bunch when it comes to the noona-dongseng genre.
FUNNIEST SCENE: From the same writer of the phenomenal hit My Name is Kim Sam Soon, this drama proved that her writing was not a fluke as she duked out the funny in this series episode after episode after episode.
However, i would forever treasure the jealous moments that Chul Soo has over Doctor Bae and Byung Hee most especially the impulsive gestures that he do in a fit of possesive rage, especially that which involved a giddy Doctor Bae and Byung Hee, some cold water and a bucket.
MY GIRLFRIEND IS A GUMIHO
Fantasy and romance clash in this trendy rom com when a young, immature man unknowingly frees a mischievous gumiho trapped inside a mythical painting and how their worlds collide in the most literal sense as they slowly fall in love with each other.
FUNNIEST SCENE: Imagine a 300 year old mythical creature suddenly being thrown into the modern world and being assaulted with things and circumstances that are foreign to her but which she welcomes head on with childlike interest and a high sense of excitement. The opportunity for comedy in this type of situation is endless. Whether it be her fascination with meat or her frisky dealings with Dae Woong, you can rely on Mi Ho to always bring in the laughs but nothing is funnier to me than when she worked so hard part time just to give Dae Woong the thing he’s always wanted only to find out that it was not what he (and i) expected.
MY NAME IS KIM SAM SOON
You really didn’t think i would finish off this list without having my most favorite k-drama of all time included here, right?
It’s been years but to date, My Name is Kim Sam Soon still remains to be the funniest and most heartwarming drama that i’ve ever seen in my entire drama watching life.
The story of a 30 something plain, chubby baker and her hot as hell, arrogant, younger boss who engages her in a contract relationship, MNIKSS premiered and ended to phenomenal and unsurpassed ratings while it was airing, yes owing mostly to how magnificently Kim Sun Ah portrayed her character but it was also due to the fact that everyone, AND I MEAN EVERYONE in this drama has their own scene which would make you clutch your sides because of the funny.
FUNNIEST SCENE: Oh Man. How to choose? What to choose?This drama literally had me in stitches from start to finish and it would be a disservice to choose just one scene when this drama is literally romance and comedy central.
Soooo… I will not choose, I will not favor one scene but i will just let you guys watch it and discover the awesomeness that is this drama and maybe then, you’d understand why i love this drama to bits because i’m sure when you do start on it, you’d also fall in love with it the same way i did.
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RETRO-RIFFIC AT NUMBER 3: Jang Bin for FASHION 70’s
I can still remember the first time i fell in love with Chun Jung Myung with such vivid clarity.
It was the time that i was going through the motions of passing time by nonchalantly trudging through episodes after episodes of this drama but the moment that he graced the screen, i immediately sat up in attention and thought to myself, HOT DAMN. WHO IS THE SEXY MAN?
It may be the fact that he rocked that almost bald head to kingdom come or the way that he wore those aviator sunglasses as if he invented them.
Jang Bin was oozing with repressed sexuality.
A manliness that was so palpable that i swear my panties melted off just looking at him swag his way around town as he paraded his sexiness for all to see.
If a guy can wear bell bottom pants, polyester suits and brightly patterned long sleeve polos and make it appear current even if the timeline of the series is supposed to be 70’s, then there’s no denying it, he is an absolute fashion plate.
Despite the fact that he was wearing retro clothes, i feel as if he can still rock the look even if he wears it now that it’s 2012.
There was nothing costume-y about the way that Jang Bin dressed himself. May it be the gold large faced mens watches that he favors or the humungous belt buckles that he accessorized his flared jeans with, he absolutely owned the look and wore it with such confidence that looking at him, i am only absorbed at how well he carries the whole look and not in the fact that he’s supposed to dress like that coz it’s the 70’s.
It’s a bit of an understatement to say that the fashion during this era is far out.
However with the way that Jang Bin wore the look with such absolute ownership?
He turned the whole look groovy and trendy and i will never forget how that is the absolute culprit on why i loved Chun Jung Myung from then until eternity.
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At Number 5: What’s Up Fox?/Foxy Lady
Single 33 year-old Go Byeong Hee works as a reporter for a sex magazine. She wants more romance and a more respectable life but isn’t sure how to get it.
24-year-old Park Chul Su, mechanic and world traveler, is the younger brother of Byeong Hee’s best friend. He’s a free spirit and not concerned with what the world thinks.
One night the two old family friends get drunk and wake up in bed together. Go Byeong Hee wants to forget it ever happened, especially since a good marriage prospect has just made an appearance.
Unfortunately for her, Chul Su has other ideas.
Why I love it:
I’m such a sucker for noona-dongseng romances and What’s Up Fox is my peg of how it should be done.
I love the intricacies and complications that are presented alongside Chul Soo and Byung Hee’s blossoming love because it’s believable and not just typically makjang where the family is against them being together because he’s younger and she’s older.
It’s the whole family dynamics of how she almost raised him and how her family treats him as if they are also their son.
It’s that complication of her being at that time in her life when she is ready to settle down while he is still at a loss as to what he would do with his life.
It is the perfect depiction of how sometimes in life, Love is really just not enough.
That there are times when other important things should be considered such as family background, compatibility and of things just being in the proper place at the proper time.
It’s that journey of discovery that true love waits and if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.
What cemented it as one of my favorites:
Chun Jung Myung is such a dreamboat in this series.
His dedication to his Byung Hee and his persistence in showing her how much he loves her until he was able to wear her down was epic.
That scene at the Junkyard where they shared a kiss is seared into my memory up to this very moment.
It was a culmination of their repressed feelings for each other, the crossing over between what is right and what their hearts wanted and the realization that no matter how much they try to deny it, their love for each other is bigger than what should be or shouldn’t be and it was just all about how they feel for each other..
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Seriously! Only Sunny can elicit this much excitement from kdrama lovers at just the thought of a potential leading man being paired with her.
Whoever he is, i’m sure he’d benefit from the windfall of success that Sunny would be bringing him.
It happened to Hyun Bin, to Cha Seung Won and Lee Dong Wook, i’m sure it would happen to him.
Among all the names being tossed around?
My top picks so far:
Adorably cute, dorkily funny and so spot on with his puppy dog adoration when he’s pining for the lead girl, Daniel Choi is one versatile actor who can hold his own against Sunny.
I can see him levelling with her in terms of the witty and sarcastic banter and also in terms of heating up the screen when it comes to tension filled, physically hot scenes.
I’m only picturing it in my head and already i am giddy.
Heaven save me if this pairing really does happen.
Although this is farfetched since he played a very, very similar role in What’s up Fox, Chun Jung Myung played Chul Soo to perfection that he would always be the poster boy for me of the dongseng who is so hung up on his noona that he’d risk everything in life just to have her love.
With his heartwrenchingly sincere portrayal of a man smitten, his funny childish antics when his jealousy button is triggered and his melting stare and lips that beg one to kiss em, Chun Jung Myung and Sunny will surely sizzle together.
Oh, the bad boy vibes that Yoo Ah In gives off.
I somehow picture him having the take charge attitude when he learns of the pregnancy and how Sunny will brush him off pegging him as a boy while he slams her against walls, pins her there and lets his lips loom closely against hers just to prove he’s all man.
Yoo Ah In emanates such repressed sexual charisma that i am breathless just seeing him onscreen.
Now think of that and then how he would be directing it at Sunny.
*pauses* Uh-huh. I’m sure just like me your heart has just palpitated.
Like a boss.
This is the type of role that has Lee Minho stamped all over it.
A man boy who can chill you with his arrogance but then sweep you off your feet after, he is the type of leading man that can set any ladies heart (and lady parts aflutter).
Add to that the fact, that he kisses like a boss and that he can catch up to her in terms of acting, i’m sure we would all be like lunatics who are guffawing one moment, flailing the next and then bawling after while watching him and Sunny together.
Lastly, this is more of a fantasy pairing since i know it would never happen but if ever Taiwanese idols can be considered for the role?
I’m sure you wouldn’t scream at me for pitching Bolin Chen’s name out there.
Man, the way this guy twists our hearts inside out when he’s being all mopey and piney plus that drop dead gorgeous stare and dimples that can just make you forget anything and everything?
If he gets the role and should there be a need?
I would be more than happy (and willing) to apply for the position of Sunny’s double in a lovescene.