(Post will be updated throughout the year.)
I hate making these posts but it’s only one per year and I need to stop procrastinating it.
I think it’s been a very slow and boring year so far. On the plus side, the lull has allowed me to kinda take a break from dramas and catch up on non-Korean shows. I’m sure another good drama season will come along eventually…I know I’ll be ready for it.
Here’s what I’ve dropped so far, of those that I originally thought I was going to finish:
Prime Minister & I - Good start and good pace, but it got predictable and boring real quick. Contract marriage and kids that will convince their widowed dad of their affection for a bubbly and kind Yoona. Yoona acted surprisingly well–usually her type of character annoys me, but she gave me laughs. She wasn’t impressive enough to pull me through a boring story though. Even Lee Beom Soo couldn’t work his magic into this drama. I was hoping this would live up to it’s being called the Korean “Sound of Music”, but it was a far cry from it. I didn’t think the kids’ characters were likable. Available here on Dramafever.
Miss Korea -Something felt a bit off, a little awkward and uneventful, but I kinda liked it at first. It felt like Answer Me, 1997…oh yeah, it also takes place in ’97. That time period gives it a ‘classic’ feel and few distractions of technology. But after watching enough episodes, the subtle and uneventful qualities really bored me. I didn’t felt any connection to the characters either. Available here on Dramafever.
Inspiring Age/Age of Feeling - This drama got more confusing and complicated with each episode. I actually never had any idea what the story was about. But I loved the beginning because it totally reminded me of the impact Bridal Mask had…high action, violent, emotional, and powerful, with similar electric guitar music lol. The child actors were so engaging. But once the adult actors showed up, I lost all interest in the characters. I knew I was going to to dislike Jin Se Yeon’s character once again :/. I wanted to like the second girl, the samurai ‘princess’, but her rigid and cold personality was a let down. If there was any purpose to the story, I might’ve kept watching, but I had no idea where it was going. There were some hot guys as side characters and I miss them :(