21 April, 2015
I know I'm a little late to the watching game, but I am so glad that I started watching Angry Mom. I haven't felt to in anticipation for each new episode about a drama in a long while. It might also have to do with the fact that this show manages to get your heart racing enough to count it as a cardio workout, or maybe that's just the cliffhangers. For those of you already watching, feel free to add your own reasons, pictures, squeeing, etc. in the comments below. I that already from Twitter that there is a lot of love for Angry Mom already happening.
18 April, 2015
Hwajeong looks to be an interesting and intense drama if it keeps up with the events and emotional nuances unfolded in episode 2. It has a plethora of seasoned and experienced Korean drama actors in supporting roles as the members of the royal court, politicians and advisors, which makes it a pleasure to watch. Of course, one of the most interesting performances so far is that of Cha Seung Won's fairly anguished and frustrated Gwanghae. All in all, I think we have some excellent potential on our hands for a really good political sageuk that bites into all sorts of historical and political complexities. Of course, this might not be everyone's cup of tea. I just hope it doesn't devolve into sappy love triangles and petty revenge fueled by scorned lovers etc. in the second act once Princess Jeongmyeong grows up and tries to wrest back the throne.
03 March, 2015
Dear Drama Friends,
Do you sometimes feel so despondent about watching drama, think you'll maybe give it up because you can't find anything interesting, and then all of a sudden, it's pouring so many dramas you want to watch, you can hardly think??!?!?!?!?! Wasn't that a rather long sentence? Well, that happened to me over the past few months, and just when my life is going to get really busy again *sigh*.
27 February, 2015
There has been much chatter in the drama world about these two dramas and constant comparison (often at the expense of Hyde, Jekyll, Me). Now I want to get something clear. Both dramas are not good. Both dramas are fairly mediocre in many ways. Neither of them are exceptionally well-written nor amazingly entertaining. The latter of course is a completely subjective opinion, the former less so. Of course, we can all watch dramas and love them and be passionate about them, but that doesn't mean that they are of good quality. There are many dramas that I unabashedly love, but they aren't necessarily good quality dramas. I also know that we don't necessarily all watch drama with the intent to analyze or to determine quality, but some of us do. Sometimes I watch drama just for something to watch, or to be entertained, and there is nothing wrong with that. I do however have a big problem with someone bashing a drama and saying it's bad just because they don't like it. You can like something and still know it's bad, and also hate something and still acknowledge it is of good quality.