I am back to a full drama schedule which is awesome! For a while there I was worried since I was down from 20 dramas to only 4. A literal dramaland drought for this kaddict. In celebration I thought it would be fun to go through all the shows I am watching and do a quick (spoiler free) pros and cons in case you all are trying to find a show to start. So come join me as we chat some drama!
Pros and Cons are mostly general comments so you are safe to read if you have not started a show.
Another Miss Oh
PROS: This is by far my #1 favorite out of my shows. I love the dysfunctional complications and beautiful cinematography.
CONS: This OTP is very ………unique. I love watching them in all their messed up glory but I could see how that can annoy some viewers if this is not your kind of show.
Beautiful Gong Shim
PROS: Nam Gung Min is finally in a romantic comedy where I like him. He and Min Ah have the cutest chemistry and I 100% ship them. I also am very smitten with 2nd lead Ohn Joo Wan who is a scene stealer with his glorious smile.
CONS: Seo Hyo Rim drives me crazy. I tend to really dislike her characters. Which is fine if she stays the traditional bitch 2nd lead, but I fear they are going to redeem her. Not sure if I can get past my dislike to see her get a happy ever after.
Mirror of the Witch
PROS: This is one of the best directed Sagueks that I have seen in a while. Everything just has a fantasy vibe to it. Think Brothers Grimm meets Saguek kdrama and you are describing Mirror of the Witch.
CONS: Some people have said the pacing is to slow for them. I personally love it so this could be a personal taste thing.. My one complaint is that we get a lot of detail and not knowing the historical background I got confused once or twice.
PROS: Ji Sung is gorgeous and the band boys are cute.
CONS: I am not really feeling the big bad company destroys the underdog story line. Also, the OTP are just “meh” for my tastes.
Master: God of Noodles
PROS: Originally I was not planning on watching but then I started hearing buzz about how good the revenge set-up was. I checked it out and 100% agree. This show is dark and intricate in all the best ways.
CONS: Concerned they can’t keep up this level of intensity for the whole show. Also, the drama’s title is very off-putting. They are just lucky the dark revenge is so good I can ignore the cheesy name.
Dear My Friends
PROS: The screenwriter is the same that penned Its Okay Its Love which means a top notch slice of life story. An amazing list of cameo actors.
CONS: It focuses on women who are in their fifties and sixties which might not appeal to everyone.
School Beauty’s Personal Bodyguard
PROS: The cast is pretty.
CONS: With three horny nosebleeds in the first episode, I have decided that this is not my type of show. It takes cheesy fluff a bit far. I suggest you skip this drama and try My Amazing Boyfriend or Bromance instead.
PROS: Ryo Joon Yeol is looking AMAZING! Also the OTP have chemistry and I enjoy watching their initial character development.
CONS: It is only four episodes into its run which means we still have a lot of drama to get through. I also could use a little less icky toilet water moments. That scene made me gag.
PROS: I really like this show and at 20 episodes in, I am as engaged as I was the first week.
CONS: Its 50 episodes so there is a lot of time for it to fall off the rails. I will keep you updated.
Neighborhood Lawyer Mr Jo
PROS: I really like the characters and their shenanigans outside of the courtroom.
CONS: They get into the courtroom and I lose all interest and get annoyed. Their sover the top antics and disregard of chain of evidence makes this one of the least believable law dramas ever.
PROS: A great cast and the production is engaging during the first half of the drama.
CONS: The bad guy is so very boring I just want to change the channel anytime he comes on screen. Sadly, he is a big part of the drama and the plot has dwindled into mediocrity. This is a pass unless you are a die hard fan of the cast.
PROS: Lee Joon & the gang
CONS: Everything that is anyway related to the plot of this show. It started out with promise, then shifted to an OK crime of the week, and ended up WTF I want the time I spent watching this back. If you want good Lee Joon go check out Gap Dong. Even that drama with its plot holes is better then this narrative mess.
That completes my list! If you have any indepth questions be sure to search me out on Twitter or FaceBook and I will be happy to go more detail. I tried to avoid spoilers as much as possible but am always excited to chat in other social forums.
Til next time,