This post is either reeeaaally late, or somewhat early. Because I missed last week’s check-in post and it’s not quite the weekend yet. But the choice is mine, so… I choose early! This way I’m ahead of the curve. Finally.
This past week has been a dark hole of non-blogging. For which I apologize. I blame insomnia. I could not get to sleep Sunday night, watched dramas instead, and then spent the rest of the week in a sleep-deprived fog. Obviously choosing to watch dramas into the small hours was a good one! (That last sentence is all sarcasm. It was a bad choice! Bad! Never again!! *she lied to herself*)
On the plus side (there is always a plus side) I did watch a lot of drama…
I finished The Queen’s Classroom…
…and it was so, so good. Everything I missed in School 2013 got covered here and was covered amazingly well. The drama did an excellent job diving deep into human psychology and, as far as I could tell, didn’t cut any corners. (Teacher Ma played a very, very dangerous game, but I think we were shown exactly how dangerous it was. Which I appreciated.) And the acting, especially considering we were dealing with a ton of child-actors, was surprisingly compelling.
I started King’s Family.
I swear I meant to just dip my toe in! Just see if it was one that might interest me. But both Kim Hae-sook and Lee Yoon-ji were amusingly watchable (though Kim Hae-sook’s character took an… interesting turn) and next thing I knew… I’d seen all 10 subbed episodes. *sigh* I know, I know. I swore I’d do only one live-watch at a time. My current plan is to wait until the next 10 eps are subbed and do mini-marathons. (I did something similar for Ojakgyo Family and it worked pretty well.)
And I also started Master’s Sun. (Because why start just one?) It’s not nearly as scary as I worried it would be. I think it’s the lighting. The ghosts are juuuust a tiny bit too well lit, so it’s easy to tell it’s makeup. Which I appreciate. (I watched the first 15 minutes of Who Are You? as a comparison and it was definitely scarier. More shadows. And more fear-building music as well.)
On the flip side, it’s not as addictive as I’d hoped it would be. It’s amusing. And I enjoy the characters and their various interactions. But… it’s missing a certain something. I can’t put my finger on what’s preventing me from sinking into the drama’s world but something is holding me at arm’s length. Still — it’s quite watchable and I like all the players and it’s early days yet. It may win me over completely by the end.
And finally, there’s Heirs… but that’s a post for another day. (Seriously though, it’s killing me that this is a live-watch. I want episode 5 now!)