First Impression: Start-Up

I am here to admit for the entire Kimchi clan that we did NOT do our job with upcoming dramas and realizing that writer Park Hye Ryun had a new drama coming out. In our defense, October has been the dramapalooza of drama months. We also missed the fact that she teamed up with her While You Were Sleeping director for this one. As penance, we are prepared to share with you ALL the pretty screen shots we can for our first impression.

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All the Running and Shooting in New Vagabond Teaser!

Lee Seung Gi. Bae Suzy. Shin Sung Rok. Netflix. September 20th. Do you really need to know any more??

If you do, watch this teaser!

And in case you need a reminder like I did, here’s the plot description again:

“Cha Dal-gun (Lee Seung-gi) becomes an awakened tiger in the face of his nephew’s death in a mysterious plane crash. As an orphan himself, he had raised his nephew single-handedly in place of his brother who had passed on. Triggered by the large-scale cover up of the incident, he sets off on a journey to discover the truth.  Go Hae-ri (Bae Suzy) is the eldest daughter of a marine who died during an operation. She has always wanted to be a normal civil servant to support her family, but life had other plans and she ends up as a National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent.  Their lives intertwine as they discover a tangled web of corruption behind the plane crash. “

I’m totally and completely in! What about you, k-fans?

While You Were Sleeping Episodes 21 & 22

As I watch a drama, there is always the rise and ebb of the plot’s pacing. Sometimes it’s all action and you are literally bursting with adrenaline while watching. Other episodes are plot development episodes where it fleshes out characters and creates the setup for future plot points. And then you have my least favorite part of a drama….the plateau. That spot where we seem to be going nowhere and just re-watching the same type of conflict happen over and over. I think that is where we currently are with While You Were Sleeping. Continue reading

While You Were Sleeping Episode 17 & 18

Last week I finished watching the four episodes and was left feeling………..just ok.  Sure, there was plot and stuff happened.  But for some reason I just wasn’t emotionally engaged.  I wondered if maybe we were in for a lull.  A pause in plot until we get to the meaty stuff at the end.  Let me just tell you, “That is NOT the case.”  There was so much awesome plot and intrigue stuffed into these two episodes that I am overflowing with thoughts.  Continue reading