Hard to imagine. Summer is almost over and back to school frenzy is starting to take prominence.
When fall sets in and the infamous Pacific Northwest rain follows, there’s nothing better than to cuddle up to one’s favourite pastime and mine happens to be kdrama watching.
My backlog of Plan to Watch list on MDL is growing. The good news is as these shows wrap up, I can marathon them. If it is something I thoroughly enjoy I have been known to go comatose on one show in a mere few days. I may wake up groggy and sleep deprived but happy and wanting more.
I am currently watching High Society. Even though many reviews have given this show a thumbs down I am still hanging in there. No different than many that have said before me, the highlight is the second OTP. Chang Soo and Ji Yi are such a delightful couple, acted well by Park Hyung Shik and Im Ji Yeon with a touch of childlike innocence burdened with grown up responsibilities. Both are realistic about their future but their love and belief in each other continue to grow and mature.
Sung Joon’s character is a tad stiff and underwhelming but the most disappointing part is the lack of chemistry between he and Uee. I am not a fan of Uee’s acting to begin with therefore my bias is a factor. Yoon Ha’s story doesn’t inspire me and I don’t find myself rooting for her. Though Joon Ki is also lacking, I like that he cares for his family. I enjoy watching the scenes between him and his mother. Maybe because I’m a mom and any show with endearing parent-child relationship always does a number on me. I am a sucker for such scenes whether it is on screen on in print.
Next to pull out of my kdrama hopper will be Oh My Ghostess and My Beautiful Bride. And just today I’ve added Yong Pal to this bottomless hopper. My kdrama chinggus have certainly piqued my interest with their funny tweets about the show and Snow’s first impression post also convinced me wholeheartedly that it is a good fit.
Looking ahead to the fall winter doldrums I am anxiously anticipating Song Joong Ki’s Descendants of the Sun. Everything about the show interests me from the casts to the backdrop of doctors and peacekeepers in war zone. The lack of details on the story arc and fuzzy premise is suspect but hopefully renowned writer Kim Eun Seok will produce a masterpiece. These actors can deliver so it is up to the production not to disappoint. Just read Koala’s post that this show is now pushed out to 2016! Hope this means it is is a well thought out quality production when it airs.
And to round it up, I’ve got D-Day on the list and Choi Ji Woo’s Second Time Twenty Years Old. This one sounds so much like Angry Mom minus the dark, gritty parts but it will be a mighty tall order to outshine Kim Hee Sun in the fountain of youth department.