Now that we are all done with our 2015 End of Year reviews, we can start looking forward to the new year. Which means its time to create our wish lists for the kdrama powers that be. What themes do we want to see? What tropes do we want to die a final death? Who is our fantasy casts? The Fangirls discuss this and more!
CLKYTTA– More Bromance! I really liked how Cheer Up/Sassy Go Go had the love line and the loyal bromance. I want to see some loyalty among friends and lovers. For me, it’s so much more interesting and I’m way more invested when the main couple goes through hard times, but they fight to make it. Add in a loyal bestie sidekick and a good baddie and all I need is popcorn. So what I really want is another Healer, Sassy Go Go, or Ho Goo’s Love. I’m not asking for much am I?
KMUSE: Is it just me or were there a lack of Revenge dramas this past year? I kind of miss the straight up revenge stories like Shark and Incarnation of Money. Let’s bring the angsty revenge back to our screens (and I am not talking about the long 50 episode revenge stories that meander their way and never actually achieve any revenge.) Let’s keep it short and sweet.
Dump These Tropes
CLKYTTA– I’m kind of done with vampires.
KdramaJen: I can’t remember. Were there a lot of amnesia and other memory loss-issues in 2015? I would like 2016 to be free of the amnesia/memory loss trope. Please.
KMUSE: I am done with the we are childhood friends and have emotional trauma and somehow can’t manage to hook up but we will heal each other blah blah blah……… More hijinks less healing.
Fantasy football teams are fine, but how about fantasy casting? If fan girls controlled the world, these are the casting combinations we would want to see in 2016:
KdramaJen: I want to see Seo in-Guk, Park Bo-Gum, Yoo Seung Ho, Joo Won, Ji Soo, Song Joong-Ki and Lee Jong-suk in a drama about a boy band. There will need to be plenty of angsty shower scenes and bromance moments too. I picture them all running through a fountain in the opening credits…
I also want/NEED Park Bo-Gum and Ji Soo to be in a drama were they get the girl.
In 2016, I would also like some lead actresses who leave me speechless. While I admit that I might fan girl over abs and lips and shoulders and… Well, anyway, I want leading ladies who are feisty and strong and witty who have intense chemistry with the rest of the cast. I want an OTP (one true pairing) that makes me swoon.
Oh! I also want Kim Seul Gi and her sexy leading man from Splash Splash Love to have a full length drama. They had great chemistry. She is my #1 girl crush right now, so I would be fine with her paired with any of my biases. I think Lee Jong Suk would be a good match!
KMUSE: Oooh. Fantasy casting? I like how you think with the whole boy band concept. My only concern is that all the other dramas out there might be crap if the best leading men are all in one show. Might be worth it though.
I think my #1 fantasy would be a Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won reunion starring in a romantic comedy. I was so disappointed with the chemistry in both of their 2015 dramas. Let’s just go back to what worked in the past.
I would also love to see Seo In Guk and Jung Ryu Won as an OTP………..in a romantic comedy of course. Both can do extreme quirky well and I think they would have some real chemistry.
CLKYTTA: Pure Fantasy? So Ji Sub and Yoon Do0 Joon as brothers in a romantic comedy. I like watching Doo Joon eat, so let’s have him be a chef and So Ji Sub can be the chaebol older brother. No love triangle with the same girl though, I hate that with brothers.
I want to see more of Jung Ryu Won, Ji Soo, and Choi Woo Shik in dramas this year. I haven’t been that impressed with a lot of the female actresses this year either. Let’s have a good drama where the heroine saves the hero!
That is the end of our wish list. Be sure to let us know what you are hoping for in 2015 and lets raise our drinks and toast to 2016 which will hopefully be the best kdrama year ever.