I am atrociously late with this (I mean, seriously; a new week’s already begun) but I was suddenly hit with an avalanche of dramas finishing. Which meant I had reaction posts and reviews and… I had a lot of posts pushing to be written. But! I cannot allow a drama-watching week to pass without posting a check-in so… we’ll just fudge the posting date a little.
My two big live-watches are over. Both ending at the exact same time — one doing well, the other, a giant disaster.
Jang Ok Jung: Live for Love was the good-watch. For me, anyway. The drama was definitely an underdog. Not overlooked — everyone knew it was out there, doing its thing — but I do think under appreciated. Or, maybe I just have unique tastes? I’ve written up my spoiler-filled reaction post (concentrating mainly on the final episodes) and will be working on my official, not-nearly-as-spoilery review. Once that’s posted, you can see what I liked about it and decide for yourself if I’m just odd or if, maybe, it was better than word on the street would have it.
Gu Family Book was the bad-watch. But I did learn a lesson about letting dramas go. I’ve written up a rant-filled, spoiler, reaction post. And — *sigh* — I’ll have to do an official, non-spoilery, review. I’m not really looking forward to revisiting the drama but I made my bed so I will lie down in it. And sometimes reviews are good for what they save you from watching and not just what they steer you towards.
Under the category of “lessons learned,” I’m officially dropping You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin. It stopped being a comfort-watch and began being annoying and… I’m just not going to put myself through that again. I might come back to it down the road, watch some of the good bits here and there. But probably not.
So those are three big watches, over. And, since I’m a glutton for punishment (and because my comfort watch went missing and because I stumbled across them looking for something else) I watched two mini drama-specials: Sirius and Ordinary Love.
I shared my official, spoiler-free, review for Sirius a few days ago. And I’ll be getting an official review out for Ordinary Love in not too long. (I am seriously churning out a lot of reviews lately. It’s kind of weird.) But I also want to write up spoiler-filled reaction posts for both dramas because both of them had interesting endings that filled me with thoughts. So… even more posts to come!
Finally, my live-watch category being blessedly empty, I’m turning my attention back to Pasta. I’d put it on hold a few weeks ago. Its light, slice-of-life, sweetness didn’t mix well with the meaty dramatics of my other watches. But now, I think it’ll make for the perfect palate-cleanser.
And then…? Who knows? The husband and I are going on a week’s vacation at the end of the week. We’re planning on going completely unplugged (no internets, no cell phones, no tv — just books and the woods and us) and if we manage to stick to it (the idea is a tiny bit frighting, I’ll admit) it means I’ll be out of blogging and drama-watching touch for that time-period. Hopefully, I’ll come back raring to go and with a line of must-watch-dramas ready for me to marathon. But that’s a week away — let the posting continue!