Kmuse has been watching a bunch of stuff this week and is all ready to share her opinions. Come find out which shows are must-watch and which are OK for a slow binge.
I know it has been a while since I have been consistently writing about dramas, but this past year has been a roller coaster of driving my kids to their various activities. Which left little to no time for blogging. But I am back, and I have a fresh batch of dramas that I am watching. So I figured I might as well share them in one big post and get back on the blogging train.
This drama is providing all the old-school makjang crazy vibes. It is rare that you get this level of villain who goes in for the creative murder of underlings. However, that extremism totally makes sleeping with a man, just to ruin his marriage and company a logical revenge choice.
Some of the directing choices feel a bit over the top, but the whole show is over the top so I can ignore them. I also want to send out a trigger warning that the violence is pretty intense at times. This drama isn’t going to be for everyone, but if you like classic dramas like Innocent Man and I Miss You, this might be a good drama fit for you.
This drama started off with an action-packed bang and didn’t ever slow down in its first week airing. I can’t recall the last time I was so invested from the start and I can’t wait to see where the story goes. Kang Ha Nuel is perfect as the almost naive almost prosecutor who gets sucked into an undercover operation, only to be left in the wind by his spineless commander. The directing is gorgeous and everyone is playing their roles to perfection. I can’t wait for the next episode to air.
Have you ever started a drama and known that your heart was going to be ripped out after only the first two episodes? But you keep going because the angst is just so good? That is exactly how one feels watching Bloody Heart. Lee Joon and Jang Hyuk playing against each other in a bloody battle for control is mesmerizing. Add in a brilliant performance by Kang Ha Na (where has she been? I am in love with her after this) and you have the trifecta of charisma.
I started this after it was finished airing and I am so glad I did. I could not stop watching and binged the whole drama in two days. It was such a charming romance with just a hint of intrigue. I can’t believe I am saying this but I actually found Krystal very charming as the stressed-out secretary that tries to get even with her boss when he gets amnesia. Kim Jae Wook plays a jerk genius who needs to find out what is truly important in life and his secretary is just the one to do it. This might even be my favorite Kim Jae Wook drama to date. I highly recommend it.
Again My Life
I have four episodes till I am done with this drama and I am sad to see it end. While it didn’t go as hard-hitting as I usually like in a revenge drama, watching Kim Wee Hoo (Lee Joon Gi) create a better life his second time around is so enjoyable. Sure there are flaws, such as not enough focus on the awesome female characters and the slow move towards true revenge, but on the whole, I have really enjoyed the ride and recommend it to anyone who loves Lee Joon Gi.
Woori the Virgin
While this is not the most amazing rom-com to ever be aired, it is hitting just the right spot for me right now. The simple story is just comfortable and is easy to watch while doing chores. Also, Sung Hoon playing the character Rafael is a delight. He 100% nails this chaebol who is living a better life after his cancer goes into remission. I could watch him be a nice guy all day long and go to bed happy.
The last thing I watched recently is the Indian movie RRR, which we will be doing a Podcast on next month. If you want a true visual experience that will leave you thinking, what did I just watch? Then you need to try this movie. This epic bromance left me so satisfied and wanting to do a rewatch that I nagged The Maknae and Clkytta to give it a try. Then nagged them to do a podcast episode since I have so much more to say. So if you are wanting to be in the know when we are talking about all the fun scenes, run over to Netflix and watch ASAP.
What are you all watching? Let me know in the comments since there are so many shows I haven’t started yet and I would love some recommendations.
Til the next drama-filled chat,
Dramas With a Side of Kimchi