Thoughts and review

My Drama List

A collection and brief comments of k-dramas I previously watched.

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Reasons to watch: 

Eunji. Her portrayal of the character was so point.I love her crazy fangirl antics. 

Reasons not to watch:

The fact that the love triangle was between a girl and two brothers

My Girl

Reasons to watch: 

  1. Lee Da Hae was so funny in this one. I love her character!

Reasons not to watch:

  1. As with older dramas, there is little skinship. i.e. not enough kiss scenes.
  2. And also, a fault of the older dramas, some scenes are incredibly static, with just headshots of characters reciting some unnecessarily long dialogues. 

Kill Me Heal Me 

Reasons to watch: 

  1. Oh Ri On. (Park Seo Joon is love <3) Oh Ri On is just the type of character that I absolutely love: closet genius that is dorky on the outside but can absolutely crush you with his intelligence if he decides to do so. 
  2. The seven personalities. You will grow so attached to them you will cry as hard as Ri Jin did in the last two eps. Choding Se Gi FTW~
  3. The OST. Auditory Hallucination has become my favourite OST of all times. It was played so many times in the drama but I can’t even say that it was overused because it fits the drama so well. 

Reasons not to watch: 

  1. The large number of flashbacks. I guess the flashbacks are necessary given the nature of the story being about childhood trauma but sometimes they come in at the wrong timing and it gets repetitive after a while. 
  2. There is less comedy and gets more makjang towards the second half of the drama. 

She was pretty

Reasons to watch: 

  1. The comedy. Every single character was funny in their own quirky ways and their interaction with other characters was even funnier (That’s right, I am talking about Jackson couple and Panty couple, hahah you will know what I am talking about once you watch the drama.)
  2. The sweet. Onion couple ❤

Reasons not to watch: 

  1. She was pretty is pretty tame throughout and the central conflict is not as intense as in other dramas and was resolved quite quickly. So, all in all, SWP is more of a rosy drama and is not those who are looking for some angst and action.

Witch’s Romance 

Reasons to watch: 

  1. The noona romance. The way Yoon Dong Ha made you believe that his love for  Ji Yeon is real makes this drama a must watch. For Dong Ha, since the beginning, age has always been but a number to him and it didn’t take him long for him to fall in love with Ji Yeon. He is always caring and protective of his noona and this makes you want to root for and believe in this relationship.

Reasons not to watch: 

  1. The noona romance. I loved the drama, really I did. But ultimately, because I have this innate dislike for noona romances, at the end of the drama, I couldn’t help but think that I would have loved this drama even more had it not been a noona romance. 
  2. The ex takes up too much screentime. 

I Miss You 

Reasons to watch:

  1. The acting. All three lead actors, Park Yoo Chun, Yoon Eun Hye and Yoo Seung Ho all gave captivating performances.

Reasons not to watch: 

  1. The plot was all over the place. Such a waste of talent really.

Rooftop Prince 

Reasons to watch: 

  1. Josen F4! HAHA the four of them adapting to city life was extremely funny.
  2. The story. Contrary to popular opinion, I thought the story was refreshing and well planned out, I love how there was an explanation to everything and all the loose ends were tied up nicely by the end of the drama. 

Reasons not to watch: 

  1. Han Ji min. I am sorry but I find her acting a bit stiff. 
  2. Hmmmm I was satisfied with the ending for the couples but not everyone may feel the same. 

Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Reasons to watch: 

  1. Josen F4! esp Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In. haha the the two of them are perfect together. They even won a couple award at the KBS drama awards. Plus, Song Joong Ki’s character is similar to Oh Ri On from KMHM, goofy on the outside but is actually really smart.

Reasons not to watch: 

  1. I don’t like what happened to Yoon Hee at the end.

Warm and Cozy

Reasons to watch: 

  1. The comedy. The first half of the show was pretty funny
  2. The scenery. The whole show was filmed on Jeju Island so there were lots of pretty sights. Watching this show will make you wanna drop all your work and immediately go for a vacation.
  3. The food. When your male lead is a chef, prepare for some food porn, Jeju Island delicacies style.
  4. The adorable second couple. When your main couple is being difficult and won’t get together, at least there’s still this couple to look forward to. 

Reasons not to watch: 

  1. There is only one reason but for me it was a major turn off. The show gets incredibly draggy towards the second half and for no good reason. It’s just the main leads constantly “pushing and pulling”. 

Master’s Sun

Reasons to watch: 

  1. The concept. I am a sucker for such a fantasy concept and this one was perfect. 
  2. The main leads are so quirky! Normally it’s just one of the leads who’s not quite normal but this time it’s both of them and its adorable!

Reasons not to watch: 

  1. hmm it’s been too long since I watched this drama so I can’t remember what I disliked about it. However, I read somewhere that the story is pretty much stolen from the greatest love, but I didn’t watch that so I wouldn’t know. 

The Girl Who Sees Smells

Reasons to watch: 

  1. A good mix of comedy, action and romance. I initially tuned in because the idea of a girl who sees smells sounded interesting (and coz Park Yoo Chun) but the barcode serial killer mystery was a good surprise and got me hooked. 
  2. Namgoong Min. He plays the villain so well. It’s his gaze. He has the perfect evil villain gaze. 
  3. Cute couple. The story was never about whether the couple will get together. As such, the relationship between Cho Rim and Mu Gak progressed rather naturally from acquaintances to lovers without all the unnecessary angst and I love that. 

Reasons not to watch:

  1. The villain gets revealed a bit too early. As such, it begins to get repetitive. There were a few eps where the last scene was always with Mu Gak and the villian staring at each other.
  2. The backstory of the villain was not explained well. We are just shown how despicable he can be but not told how he got to be that way.

Miseang

Reasons to watch: 

  1. Everything about this drama is gold. The cinematography, the raw emotions, the true to life dialogues and situations. This is definitely a must watch! Every episode will have you on the edge of your seat. 
  2. Lee Sung Min. Every one of the actors in this drama was good but I feel he deserves a special mention. His performance was riveting and really does make you feel the frustrations and pain that his character go through. 
  3. Lots of life lessons. Lots quote-worthy dialogue. 

Reasons not to watch: 

  1. Spoiler alert. There is no romance in this drama but that really shouldn’t be a reason to not watch this.

 

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