After a life-sucking obsession with a drama or two (or three this time around) for a couple of months, I tend to take a break. When one’s life been all sucked out to the bones, one tends to need some rest, sustenance and time to revive. Am I right?
Between the King, the Prince and the Queen’s Man, I’ve probably lost 3 months of my life. I wasn’t looking for more drama crack anytime soon. Plus, none of the current offerings looked remotely interesting.
Still, like to read about current dramas and when I have time, I’ll even read the recaps. You never know when a true diamond will be found (Queen InHyun’s Man!!!!!). Rom-coms are my usual fare so I haven’t checked out Bridal Mask or Ghost yet. I’ve read one or two recaps of A Gentleman’s Dignity, Dr. Jin, Big and I do I do.
I was hoping A Gentleman’s Dignity would be good, if only because I could properly (versus a bit improperly) drool over most of the male actors since they are all ahjussis. I couldn’t connect with the story and all the characters seems straight out of k-drama clichés. It’s possible I’m being unfair, but 30 plus dramas on my resume, I’ve learned to be more discerning.
Dr. Jin is yet another time-traveling drama, this time a modern-day genius neurosurgeon traveling to1800-something Joseon era. Having already lived through two time-travel dramas, Dr. Jin would have to be exceptional to pique my fancy. After reading 2 recaps from Dramabeans, I’m piqued for all the wrong reasons! The recap person is doing such a fantastic job of making fun of the apparent train wreck that’s Dr. Jin, I almost want to watch to confirm. Almost. For now I’ll just stick to the recaps and see what happens with the other two dramas I’m monitoring.
Big is the drama I want to love. I loved Gong Yoo so much in the Coffee Prince. I liked Lee Min Jung from Boys Over Flowers. I want to like the Hong Sisters because even though I’ve hated (Delightful Girl), disliked (Hong Gil Dong), was incredibly annoyed (My Girl) or was bored (Greatest Love) with many of their dramas, so many people love them. I want to “get” what they’re getting. The recaps from two sources were positive so I watched the first two episodes. I can’t pin-point the problem exactly. Perhaps because I feel a little icky about a high school teacher falling for the student storyline (though to be fair, I’m not 100% sure this is where the drama is going). Maybe because I don’t quite see or rather feel the chemistry between the OTP or the STP or should it be the FTP (Forbidden true pairing)? I’ll give it another episode or two and if I can’t get interested enough I’ll drop it.
Now I do, I do is the drama that I had zero interest. I like Kim Sun Ah well enough because she’s a fine actress. But I don’t particularly like noona romances nor romances where a smart successful business woman fall for loser man-child. I mean why would they fall for immature irresponsible “boy” who can’t take care of himself? Well, well, well as the song goes from the drama teaser. After watching the first episode, I do, I do is the drama that has the best chemistry between the OTP and was the most fun to watch.
Fortunately, even I do, I do isn’t at crack level quality so it shouldn’t turn into an obsession. If you want to follow along with any of the more recent dramas, Dramabeans is recapping Big, I do I do, Dr. Jin, Ghost, Mask and A Gentleman’s Dignity. That’s 6 dramas y’all and that’s not including the 2 dailies. That’s one amazing site. Koala’s Playground is recapping Big as well. I always find it fun to read multiple recaps when available. Different interpretations, perspectives and responses helps with my own understanding.