This has been such a bad week of drama-watching. Mainly because of all sorts of prickly, picky real-life stuff that’s been going on (of the most boring, errand running sort — the kind of stuff dramas deal with via montage and some cool background music) But! I’ve still eked out a few drama-watching moments here and there. And I’ve learned some very interesting news…
Yes. The picture is a hint.
The most steady viewing has been a rewatch of Flower Boy Next Door which my husband has found kind of addicting. (Which surprised me, I’m not going to lie. But I think it might be because the romance isn’t overwrought. Also, it’s funny.) We’re already up to ep. 13 and we only started… end of last week? Anyway, he’s chosen to watch FBND rather than the latest The Americans so… that’s pretty big.
I’ve been steadily watching The Return of Iljimae and have reached the point he stops being a vigilante and starts acting for the government (strictly on the down-low). It’s hidden in all the pretty and flowery Joseon era mores but he’s a seriously dark character. There is a lot of rage in him and a coldness and it’s telling that his one weakness goes back to his first love’s death.
Finally, I checked out You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin. And that’s it as far as what I’ve watched. (Sad, yes?)
I’m behind on That Winter the Wind Blows (cue epic tears and I’m being so, so careful to avoid any spoilers), because that’s a show that deserves uninterrupted watching and my time has been too steadily interrupted.
I held off on Nine for a couple of reasons. I want to finish The Return of Iljimae before I pick up many more new dramas. But mostly, I was nervous I’d start off with a hate-bias against Lee Jin-wook, because I hated his character so, so much in I Need Romance 2012. Which is probably a little silly. (I had the same issue with Lee Won-jong and his character in The Equator Man, and that totally got put to rest in Vampire Prosecutor.) But the buzz has been good, so when time frees up, I’ll be watching.
And I’m now officially excited for Gu Family Book. I’d been intrigued, but I just found out the (old by now) news (seriously, busy week) that Sung Joon has joined the cast. I’ve adored everything Sung Joon has been in. And yes, everyone is capable of picking a dud, but… I’m going to be there. Watching. (How to make my interest even more shallow? I’m eagerly curious to see him in Joseon-era clothes and hair.)