These episodes put my poor, poor heart through the wringer. (Who knew you could sob to Billy Joel?) But I learned some things. And… I think I have some valid reasons to hope for a happy ending. I mean, I’ve had reasons; I want a happy ending for Sun-jae and Hye-won and I will grab at any straw that promises me such, no matter how frail and flimsy. But I think I’ve got some valid reasons now.
But let’s save that for the end. First to the learning! Continue reading
I’ve started re-watching Miss Korea with the husband (a slow watch — we’ve been at for a couple of weeks now) and it’s been interesting to revisit how the drama began. I loved it the first go around, but watching it with someone else I have to admit… the beginning is a bit shaky.
[Mild spoilers through episode 6. I do try and keep this to first impressions, but… reader beware.] Continue reading
Well! The board has changed completely! Some motivations have become gloriously clear, while others have sunk deeper into murky. And that’s just the view from Hye-won’s head! We’re heading into the second half of the drama with the plot nicely thickened and I have no idea where we’re going to go from here. Pretty sure I’m going to love it, though. Even if it hurts. Spoilers for eps 9 & 10 below… Continue reading
I love this show! It gives me what I want in ways I didn’t even know I want it and if it fills me any fuller with feelings for Hye-won and Sun-jae my heart will explode!!
(Spoilers for 7 and 8 below…) Continue reading
This show is killing me! In the best possible way! Every single time I think I know what’s coming, it throws a curve ball. Not in a gimmicky way, though. Instead the show insists on portraying its characters as actual people living in the world, not as archetypes marching through a drama. Spoilers for episodes 5 and 6 below… Continue reading
The re-watch has been so, so lovely. I pointed out the nature aspects to A Wife’s Credentials in my review post — but doing a rewatch just underlines how important it is. There are scenes were Seo-rae perfectly blends into the nature surrounding her. [Spoilers below…] Continue reading
Well! That didn’t go the direction I was expecting at all. And I love it! I especially love that, essentially, these last two episodes were all about Hye-won making a decision. Of course, first she had to see that there was a decision to be made…
[Spoilers for eps 3 and 4 to follow…] Continue reading
I’m up to episode 17 and… I’m not sure I’m up to finishing this one. Which makes me sad! I wanted to like this drama so, so much. It’s about aliens! And Song-yi is awesome! And yet… *sigh* I’m going to whine a bit (or maybe rant like a crazy woman) and spoil a lot, so read at your own risk. [Spoilers through ep. 17 below. Also, not much in the way of screencaps because, grumpy.] Continue reading
This is one of those dramas that if I weren’t live watching I’d watch it all in one go. Screw obligations and sleep and the ever-present to-do list. Just sink deep into this world and stay there until it’s done with me. If it comes anywhere close to living up to these first two episodes this drama will own me body and soul.
[Spoilers for episodes 1 and 2. Also, it’s really long] Continue reading
I’ve begun watching You From Another Star and I’m totally enjoying it! And I can see why it was the show that ate the drama’verse. It’s fun and romantic and highly entertaining. But it’s also taking a biting look at S. Korea’s netizen-culture and its ruthlessness with their celebrities. And that’s got me thinking… [Spoilers through episode… 9? Yeah, I’ll say 9.]