I’m in an odd place where I really, really don’t want to return to the madness that was live-watching two dramas at the same time, and yet… I miss the emotional roller coaster. Watching the week’s episodes and loving them and being eager, eager, eager for next week to get here now! Or hating them and then dreading the next week and possible confirmation that what I thought was shiny, shiny gold was actually brass.
And then there’s the camaraderie. Which brings its own emotional ride to the party. Loving something with others is such a great feeling. But there’s that possibility you’ll be going against the crowd (loving what others hate or vice versa) which isn’t nearly as fun. Unless you’ve got some similar minded viewing-companions to assure you that you’re not crazy. Just a little indie.
Why the drama-watching angst? I’ve finished Dating Agency Cyrano. And yes, I totally meant to make a post at the 10 episode mark so I’d have three good reaction posts on the drama: beginning, middle, end. But every time I’d start typing out a post the little imp on my shoulder would whisper, “Or… you could use this time to watch one more episode. Just one… It won’t hurt anything!” And, six episodes later, here I am. Finished, happy and filled up full with thoughts. (*spoiler alert* I really liked it!)
Some of those thoughts were spurred on by comments I read on the Dramabeans’ recaps. Which might be a little odd in that I’ll be arguing against people that aren’t really there. (This happens to me all the time, by the way.) But hey! That’s why I have a blog, right?
Back to my point: I am currently drama-less. I’m throwing very meaningful looks towards Heartless City so I suspect that one will be next on my dance card. (This is where I continue to pretend I Hear Your Voice doesn’t exist because I’m suspecting it will be the drama that ruins me for other dramas.) But there are so many exciting possibilities joining the ball!
There’s the Hong-sisters’ ghostly Master’s Sun, and its tag-a-long (which is probably an unfair description but… timing) Who Are You. There’s the Joo Won’s a doctor one, Good Doctor and the Lee Jun-ki’s a badass one, Two Weeks. And I want to watch them all! (This is that magical time when anything glittery must be gold. I live ever in hope.)
I feel like Master’s Sun could be fun to watch with others — the Hong-sisters are usually pretty good about bringing the fun. But I have a soft spot for Who Are You because I really like So Yi-hyun and the second trailer with sweet, smiling Taecyeon and ghoulish looking Kim Jae-wook worked for me and I have a tendency towards the runts of litters. So part of me wonders if I should be giving it the love no one else will be giving it?
Good Doctor has a good cast and Joo Won always brings a crowd so that might make for a good group live-watch. The story itself… eh. I could take it or leave it. And then there’s dark horse Two Weeks that I didn’t even know about. But its trailer looks fantastic and I really like 49 Days so I’m definitely on board. Plus, it’s been a while since I’ve done an action-adventure. (Hoo boy, does Gu Family Book not count.)
So that’s where I am. Standing at the crossroads, pondering my decision. At some point I’ll have to choose a direction, but right now… hmmm….