Showing posts with label Kim Nam Joo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kim Nam Joo. Show all posts

Saturday, April 18, 2020

My Favorite Korean Drama Actresses

Let's be honest - most actors and actresses in the Kdrama scene are purely there for their looks, with very few actually having true acting abilities. Consequently, there are only a few actors that I actually enjoy watching and find likable in and of themselves, especially in the recent era of younger, idol-turned-actress domination in the Kdrama landscape.

I'm going to admit that as a fellow lady, I am much more critical of female roles, which have a tendency to be written in broad, simplistic strokes with "hard-working" yet unrealistically beautiful leads that I find hard to relate to. That said, there are certain actresses that somehow manage to bring their A-game to nearly all of their roles and are able to transform even the most one-dimensional of parts into something complex and easy to root for. Below are the ladies that I either respect for their talent or just plain like - you know, the ones who seem like genuinely good people who are dedicated to what they do. Just to caveat, I'm a little behind on Kdramas from the past couple years, and thus have a bias towards stars of the mid-2010s era.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Top, Middling, and Bottom: Dramas Review 2011

I don't profess to have watched many dramas, especially this year, as my patience and interest levels often led to abandoning ship early or never starting those with poor reviews. Despite that, I wanted to do a final recap for the year, synthesizing the separate experiences into a cohesive view.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Queen of Reversals

Having just finished it a week ago, this drama remains fresh on my mind. It contains the major elements of a strong drama for me:

1. Relatable heroine
2. Unconventional set-up
3. Perfect ending