Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Love Rain: Episodes 3-11

Sad to say, this is one series that does not get better. It started slow, predictable, and full of nonsensical plot devices, and unfortunately that hasn't changed. It's still pretty and mellow-toned, but there's absolutely no other redeeming quality. For a while I'd hoped we wouldn't get to the stereotypical evil second-lead female (which this PD seems to glorify in), the purposely missed dates, the necessary noble idiot breakup. That was all hoped for in vain, because we get all of that plus a timely car accident too.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dr. Jin: Episodes 1-2 Thoughts

This is one spotty show, but so far I like it. The acting and directing are awful, but the story's intriguing and full of nice, surgery-motivated suspense. It's not addictive, but it's fun to follow so long as you suspend disbelief.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Queen In-Hyun's Man: Episodes 6-10 Thoughts

I love this drama. I even love the amnesia sequence, because it's actually sensible and not too drawn out (although episode 10 did give me a fit of frustration).

It's interesting how despite the fact that our leads are technically already together, the drama maintains its pull. I suppose it's partly due to the hugely inconvenient circumstances surrounding them, but probably mainly due to how absolutely wonderful they are together. I swear I could probably just watch the two of them on their own for days.

Rooftop Prince and The King 2 Hearts: Initial Impressions

After how good Queen In-hyun's Man turned out to be, I was hoping some of the other currently airing items would be as good. Thus, I turned to the two most recently hyped dramas, Rooftop Prince and The King 2 Hearts. Unfortunately, while both make the attempt, neither are nearly as addicting as QIHM (although I do respect TK2H).

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Queen In-Hyun's Man: Episodes 1-5 Thoughts

I've gotten extremely behind on kdramas recently, primarily just due to lack of appeal relative to the many American options (e.g. Revenge). However, one of them caught my eye with its flashy, gorgeous promo shots, and turns out to be even better than I'd hoped. Queen In-Hyun's Man is now at the top of my watchlist with its beautiful scenes and seamless mixing of the modern with the past.