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About dramas I watched

Posted by beezee , 01 May 13 · 2,175 views

opinions about dramas
Few days ago I made a list of the k-dramas I watched. Here are some of my thoughts and impressions about them.

Whatched dramas:
  • Queen Seon Deok – It was thrilling, never bored me even with all that politics. The villains were great, and Kim Nam Gil stole the show. And those fights and battles were brilliantly filmed and coreographed.
  • Dae Jang Geum – Lots of food, cooking and intrigue. Good show but too long, I wouldn’t rewatch it.
  • The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince – Not that bad, but I cared more for the side characters. I couldn’t buy that the male lead (Gong Yoo’s character) didn’t know that Yoon Eun Hye’s character was a girl.
  • The Woman Who Still Wants To Merry – Strange but Kim Bum managed to sell me that romance despite the age difference. On the other hand Uhm Ji Won’s character was so annoying, made me roll my eyes, I couldn’t empathize with her at all.
  • Boys Over Flowers – It was so bad that it was good. There were so many bad actors in it, it pained me to watch them. I sit it through just for Lee Min Ho. Yes, I’m that shallow. And there are a few actors who can do that to me. I just can’t resist them. But in time I became very picky.
  • You’re Beautiful – Forgettable, at times hilarious, but very childish. You have to throw out your brain through the window to watch it. I did that.
  • My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho – The first half was really fun to watch, but then all that bean symbolism was too much for me. I liked that hot veterinarian more than the male lead, and I wasn’t alone with that (see the comments on viki).
  • Gumiho: Tale of a Fox Child <3 – That drama was very intense. If you overlooked those awkward ‘flying’ attempts and special effects at the beginning the rest was very good. The child actresses were brilliant, and the story was chilling and heartbreaking in a good way.
  • Personal Taste – I liked it despite all its flaws. I loved almost all the characters, the leads had a good chemistry and those two friends of the leads were even better, they were so funny that almost steel the show. Who wouldn’t like to have friends like that?
  • Bad Guy – It started well, it was twisted, but the end was botched. And the leads (Kim Nam Gil and Han Ga In) who supposedly loved each other had zero chemistry, like they were brothers.
  • City Hall – The show was pretty good, but the stubbornness and the determination of Kim Sun Ah’s character annoyed me a little. I discovered that the machinations in politics are the same in all countries.
  • Midas – It was a drama that challenged one’s intellect. I actually enjoyed watching all those tricks made by the brokers on the stock market. I didn’t care about the romance – it wasn’t much of it anyway – and Jang Hyuk and Lee Min Jung had less chemistry than two stones. But I liked the character development of Kim Do-Hyun.
  • Mary Stayed Out All Night – That was a waste of time, money and talent. I don’t know what made me sit through it. I watched it while it was airing and I hoped it will improve. This show was a turning point in my dramawatching. I vowed that I’ll be very selective in the future of what I’ll watch, and I’ll drop any drama regardless what actor is in it if it gets this bad.
  • 49 Days <3 – Loved it. Very-very much. Made you think of things that normally wouldn’t occur to you. I cared and empathized with the characters, I felt their pain. And I liked the reaper, of course. And I’m okay with the ending, this way the story had a meaning. The cinematography wasn’t pretty, I hated those blinding lights and washed out colors, but they were fitting for this story.
  • The Greatest Love – There was a hype about this drama, but it didn’t do anything for me. I enjoyed the first half, the wacky and funny moments, but then it became flat, the symbols were overused, and I hardly managed to watch the last two episodes.
  • Lie To Me – Another train wrack. But I liked the chemistry between the leads, I watched it just for them. It was endearing how they tried to lift this drama and make it float.
  • City Hunter – I liked the action and the part of the story about the dads, their reason and the revenge. Even the stuff about corruption. But the romance was lukewarm. And those scenes where Park Min Young flipped guys twice her size over her shoulder made me laugh in disbelief.
  • Flower Boy Ramyun Shop – Those school scenes at the beginning made me cringe and shout to the monitor that ‘As a teacher you can’t to that!’ But afterwards when she wasn’t a teacher anymore it was funny. And there were so many eye candies… And it helped that the real age difference between Jung Il Woo and Lee Chung Ah wasn’t that much. At the end I felt so bad for the Pillar.
  • A Tree With Deep Roots – As you can see, I didn’t watch many sageuks ‘cause I didn’t care much about history, kings and queens. But this one is my favorite. It’s a drama for the brain and the heart. And I kind of expected that ending so I didn’t feel sad about it.
  • Killer Girl K – Pure action with lots of blood and cruelty, but fun to watch. Didn’t move me.
  • The Moon That Embraces The Sun – It failed because of Han Ga In, she’s pretty but can not act. Plus in the last third of the show the story was dragged. And the directing was bad. Another case of wasting time, money and talent.
  • Pasta – Again lots of cooking with pointless and annoying bickering. Both main characters should consult a psychiatrist, the guy is a sadist, the girl is a masochist. They make a good pair on paper, but watching them wasn’t that much fun. If we could have taste the pasta they were making, it would have compensate for the waste of our time. Those three cook assistants should have had more screen time.
  • Wild Romance <3 – I loved the main characters, both of them were silly, and for exchange the girl wasn’t a mat. I didn’t care about the fact that it was very little romance in the show because I enjoyed the funny scenes and the thriller part of the story. And it didn’t get flat towards the ending, what’s more, it went out with a bang.
  • Rooftop Prince – A mediocre drama. I enjoyed the beginning, when the Joseon’s time travelers didn’t know how to use the modern technology and what are those items for. But they have adjusted far too easy. And the story became boring with tons of drama cliches. The romance was nice. And the baddies were very bad at acting.
  • Faith – I liked it. The characters and the story as well. Although Lee Min Ho was kind of wooden and I didn’t like those horrible manes of glory he had. It could have been a better and more spectacular drama if the initial budget wasn’t cut off, and the director was better at his job.
  • Nice Guy – It mesmerized me. In a way that a snake does. I liked the acting but I couldn’t feel for the characters. They were like aliens. The drama had a good directing and great soundtrack. It was painful for me watching Park Si Yeon’s face, she looked almost like Jacko due to the amount of plastic surgery she had.
  • The King Of Dramas <3 – This is a good drama about making dramas, and I enjoyed it very much. The characters took themselves so seriously that it was ridiculous. And the cast was chosen spot on for their roles. After watching this I notice every product placement in a drama.
  • Bridal Mask <3 <3 – This drama was heart wrenching and elevating. It was flooded by raw emotions from the beginning to the end. The fighting scenes were breathtaking and the cliffhangers at the end of the episodes made you bite your nails till the next one. Props for the writer and the director, they had balls for tackling some sensitive matters.
  • Level 7 Civil Servant – The writer probably was smoking pot. The director was lazy or crazy otherwise he wouldn’t film scenes with so many inaccuracy in them. Before the show started airing they released a statement that the show was meant to be a satire. Well, it was more like a parody. I don’t remember seeing such incompetent agents in any TV show or movie. Unfortunately it was hilarious and I liked the cast so I watched it.
  • Ghost – This is a clever drama and it’s educational, ‘cause you learn about many kinds of cyber crimes. It’s kind of scary what can be done with a computer. Opposite to the previous drama, in this one everyone is ubercompetent. Not much action but you get the thrill.
  • Sirius – It’s gloomy and dark. I felt sorry for almost every character, even though I couldn’t empathize with all of them. But you don’t need hankies for this show.
Dropped dramas:

1. Dr. Jin (ep.4) – I just couldn’t watch more vomiting and diarrhea.

Dramas on hold:
  • History of a Salaryman (ep. 14) – I got tired of all those scheming.
Dramas I'm watching now:
  • The Virus – Even though it’s fiction it’s very realistic. Since I started to watch this I freak out every time someone coughs near me.
  • Heaven’s Order – It’s too early to judge. So far I liked the humor and the interaction between Lee Dong Wook, his ‘daughter’ and the nurse.

  • Miguk, WitLily and berceuse like this

Whoa, what a list you've got there! I respect your honesty and your opinion does change my thoughts on some dramas that I intend to watch; well, in a good sort of way. xD

This list is not that long. :D I know few people whose list would be much more longer. And the whole point in writing a blog is to be personal and therefore honest. In this way I sorted out my feelings for those dramas. I'm glad that this list helped you in some way. :)

    • berceuse likes this

I agree with you about all of these that I've seen, except for one thing:  I've watched Dae Jang Geum 4 times already, and I'm still not bored with it!  You have good taste so I'll be sure to pay attention to which dramas you like in the future when I'm deciding what to watch.

    • beezee, WitLily and berceuse like this
Dec 25 13 04:17 PM

You do have a pretty long list! (: I think I would consider watching some dramas from your list that I haven't watched.

    • beezee likes this

Hehehe. That list is constantly growing since I wrote this. I even considered writing take 3, but I think I'll wait a little more to be more substantial. :D

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