I have been so, so busy these past few days (boring real life reasons… though our house has never been this organized — which is awesome!) and my thinking brain is pretty much broken. I am totally looking forward to kicking back with some You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin (the reward of holding off on watching the latest episodes). But I must, must post. A week cannot past with out a check-in post. This I swear!
I am filled up full with dramas right now (saturation point, achieved!) but there’s been a lot of good buzz surrounding the newest arrivals. I absolutely cannot pick them up now. But here’s what I’ve been hearing…
Monstar: Word on the street hints at this one being a magical combination of Dream High (1st season — not the only-heard-bad-things-about-it 2nd season), What’s Up? and maaaybe even Shut Up Flower Boy Band? …Though that might be my over optimistic nature leading to crazy talk. Even without that last though… drama sounds like a winner.
Heartless City: Gritty and dark and edgy. Words I expected to hear used about Shark actually. Which takes this one off of the “huh? was there a drama called that?” list and on up into the “keeping a cautious eye on you” list.
Shark: Weirdly buzz free, actually. Nothing bad, but I guess nothing particularly grabby yet either? I’m suspecting it’s the kid-factor at work. It’s hard to tell how a drama will actually turn out until after you get through the kid portion and into the grownups’ stories. Which means I’ll be carefully circling the reaction posts for a little longer.
Dating Agency: Cyrano: Another weirdly quiet arrival. What buzz I’ve seen has been good, but no one’s reacted with utterly bowled-over glee. Possibly an effect of high-expectations? This is one that I will most likely watch, buzz or no buzz (unless I hear it’s horribly, terribly, bad) simply because it’s part of TvN’s Oh Boy! line up, which I’ve found consistently good. So I’ll probably not monitor it too closely. Unless there’s horrified screaming.
As to the dramas I am watching… Not a ton of movement emotionally-wise. Nine has sucked both me and the husband in. (It’s got a nice building momentum that I was not expecting.) I’m getting a bit worried about Jang Ok Jung: Live in Love — but it’s still my crack drama of choice. Just as Gu Family Book is my “judging you” drama of choice. And both Pasta and Unstoppable Highkick are providing exactly the sort of break I need when I need it.
And that’s all I got. Not bad for a broken brain. Now off to frolic with Lee Soon Shin! (And Shin Joon-ho… because, come on.)