Saturday, September 29, 2012

Binge Dramas: Sign, Joseon X-Files


For those of you that are as tired of waiting for new episodes on newly aired shows as me, I'm starting up a new series of posts dedicated to previously aired dramas, e.g., ones you can binge on. There's nothing so satisfying as getting swept up in a new show, and even better, to have all episodes at your fingertips! However, the challenge to this is where to find the good shows. Which are the ones worth watching versus the too-boring-to-sit-through or the aged-beyond-saving? I'm going to be taking this dive, and hope anyone who visits this page might help pitch in with suggestions. The plan is to pick up a few already aired dramas and go through them, hopefully finding a few good ones to recommend here.

My rules here are to 1) Pick dramas I haven't already watched (as we all get the itch to go back to old faves when we're bored) and 2) watch at least 10% of a drama (~2 episodes) before deciding to drop. With that, here's my thoughts on the first two I went through:

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Faith: Episode 7 disappointments


Sigh. There went all of the goodwill Faith garnered from me with its fantastic first 6 episodes (and especially episode 6). 7 decided to take a few big steps into angstville and cheeseville territories, resulting in giant cuts to the glorious humor and overall flow of the story.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

To the Beautiful You: Episodes 3-6 Update


Alright, so I take back what I said before about the director's seeming improvement. Nope, he's as illogical, gimmicky, and corny as ever. But regardless, TtBY has become something of a guilty pleasure watch. It's qualitatively awful, but I find myself enjoying the episodes and always looking forward to the next one. I continue to find Tae Joon and Eun Gyul cute, and am able to at least tolerate Jae Hee. I mean, compared to Gu Hye Sun, Sulli isn't so bad. Inexperienced and dense-acting at times, but not terrible.