A huge, huge part of my uplift comes from Jang Ok Jung: Live for Love returning to awesomeness. See? Darkness doesn’t have to be dreary. Here’s hoping the ending stays at these heights. It’s been quite an emotional roller coaster. Which has made for a lot of heart-in-throat watching and times when I thought everything was falling apart. But if it ends well (not happily necessarily, but well) then it just means we’ve had a hell of a ride.
And Gu Family Book… is almost over. So there’s that. Plus, it’s managed to not horribly offend me lately. (It’s also been sorely lacking in Chung-jo; I doubt those facts are unrelated.) But I’m very keen on seeing how this one ends and that brings its own pleasure. How ranty will my reaction post be? Only next week knows.
(In the future, I might refrain from live-watching two dramas on the same schedule. That way I’ll be less likely to drown in the “darkest before the dawn” trope as each drama sets us up for the big finale.)
Which should not have been You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin‘s problem as they’ve still got plenty of episodes to go, but that’s a show that seems to live for dreariness. I’m seriously considering dropping this one. (I know, Maybee, you’re shocked. And skeptical.) The last two episodes brought back some cute amongst the screaming drama. But I’m not sure it was enough.
And finally, I’ve picked up the 2012 special-drama, Sirius. It finally got subbed, and while I have to go darkside to get it, at least it exists. I’m two episodes in (so half-way through) and it may end badly but… I’m excited to see what happens! Extra unexpected bonus: Park Hyung-shik, who played young Park Sung-woo in Nine, plays the young twins in Sirius.
All in all, it’s nice to be happy about dramas again.