Hurray for marathons! My drama-viewing this week was very staid and healthy. I watched all of Aftermath. (A drama with really short episodes — about 8 minutes or so — and maybe ninety minutes long, total. Especially when you take out all the closing credits.) And I managed to keep up with I Need Romance 3. But, then! Yesterday, I was able to dive back into Miss Korea — which had been languishing in “I need to get back to you” land — and watched all the way up the halfway point! It was delicious.
It always feels a bit decadent to arrive at a cliffhanger and have all these emotions (did she win? did he lose? are they going to die?!?)… and then just click into the next episode and get my emotions answered. Like I’m cheating somehow. But it’s totally worth it!
(Except for the way the analytical side of my heart starts pushing for me to write a post on what that last episode said about the male gaze and female empowerment and does one necessarily cancel out the other. But by the time all that comes out, Emotional’s clicked the play button and Analytical needs to hush up and pass the popcorn. Emotional is a pushy broad. But that’s why I love her.)