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Day 29: Your favourite Long Family Drama

20 May

With only two posts to go (thank goodness), we thought we should throw in a post about our love of long family dramas.

Our favourite long family drama is: Sons of Sol Pharmacy House

It was our first and still the most memorable one out of all the long family dramas we have seen since.

We don’t know about you but our first will always have a special place in our hearts, regardless of whether better, funnier LFDs are made afterwards.

Let’s face it LFDs are far from perfect. They are generally a big old mess that will no doubt make you groan and moan through parts of it but after you have accepted this fact you will love them and will no doubt return to watch more.

Sons of Sol Pharmacy House is up there as one of our favourites because:

1. It’s so funny. There is so much to love but the comedy is spot on in this drama. The drama never takes itself too seriously. Trust us when we say you will spend the first half of this 50+ episode drama laughing your butt off at some of the scenarios this family find themselves.

2. It’s all about family… of course. We dare you not to fall for this family of mismatched brothers and their long suffering banshee of a mother. There is a brother for everyone and each of them will make you smile or feel for them at least once through the drama’s run. The writer did well by these characters and made each of them individuals with their own unique thoughts and feelings and that only adds to the story and makes you connect with these characters all the more faster.

Naturally we’re not ones for violence but this drama has some of the funniest fight scenes we have seen on television in ages. Seriously, the way the boy’s mother went for it was just so wrong but soooooo funny at the same time. She is what Mrs Bennet would have been like if she had four unmarried sons. In many ways, we had a love/ hate relationship with her character. On one hand, she was the stereotypical Korean mother who interfered and annoyed her way through scenes. However there were times where we laughed really hard at her actions and the things she would say because they are EXACTLY the same things our mother would say but thankfully our mother never chased us around the house with a paddle ready to beat us!

Character development:

Dae Poong’s transformation is one worth tuning in for alone. If you have seen this drama you will know exactly what we’re talking about. If there was ever a more infuriating, annoying character ever to be written in the history of dramas it would be Song Dae Poong played Lee Pil Mo. His OTP makes him earn her love and good for her! Honestly, he was such a meat head to her for so long and then suddenly he realised exactly what he was missing when it was far too late. Watching their roles reverse and witnessing their romance blossom is great television and a standout in this drama.

Our favourite brother was the eldest brother Jin Poong. We loved his slow romantic development with Soo Jin. He was just such a sweetheart. He was so reserved and awkward on screen, we think we fell for him pretty much straight away. We like how he was so downtrodden for so long and then he meets his OTP, Soo Jin and she makes him smile again and stand up to his mother. There is a scene where Soo Jin is crying and thanking Jin Poong’s mother for accepting their marriage which always sticks out in our minds because it was just so heartbreakingly sad and the scene was just so intense.  

That is another thing about LFDs we love, you get to see so many more emotional moments than you would in a standard drama and because you have been watching them every week for months, your feelings and connection with the characters is that much richer.

Sure, there is a mid section that makes you want to pull your hair out with frustration but that is just a given for all long family dramas. Also there are a few inconsistencies with the storyline, okay, okay it’s flawed but it’s just too funny to miss. 

Watch it for:

The laughs, the matching tracksuits and most importantly a family you will love.

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Day 28: A Drama you judged too quickly

19 May

City Hall

Come on, you didn’t think we’d do this challenge without putting the spotlight on one of our favourite Kdramas, did you?

In reflection we can’t really remember why we watched this drama in the first place. As the title suggests we judged it way before we tuned in but thankfully found out how wrong we could be.

 

Can you really blame us, look how bad this looks?

It’s a political drama dubbed a romantic comedy- does that even make sense?

Plus, at that point we didn’t have a clue who Cha Seung Won was and well we had only seen Kim Sun Ah in My name is Kim Sam Soon and frankly we weren’t fans.

Oh how things changed so quickly.

Putting aside the confused drama genre, indifferent casting and really cheesy promo material, we tuned in and never looked back.

We adored this drama from start to finish. It was one of those rare dramas that had us engaged all the way through. We remember the day that we finished it; we were totally gutted it was over. Maybe it’s just us, but have you ever finished a really great drama and then tried to tune into something else but found yourself totally indifferent to everything? Well that is exactly how we felt after we finished City Hall.

It was just so romantic and funny that it brought our expectations of future kdramas up a notch.

This OTP owed us completely. They shared such intense, wonderful chemistry that we were completely smitten by them. Who would have thought that a political drama could be so romantic? There are so many moments scattered across the drama that will make you smile like a fool at how sweet they are together. Don’t get us wrong, their relationship didn’t come easy and it’s far from a fairytale but we think we liked it even more for that.  When a OTP can successfully make us believe their love and their chemistry is as lovely as this couple, we are more than happy to witness a healthy amount of yearning, angst and pain before they get their HEA. It makes their romance all the more sweeter when they finally get together.

Who else loved the fact that he spent half the time stalking her?

Aside from the romance and the OTP being completely amazing, the script and pace is a complete standout. The storyline moves along at a great pace. You never get a chance to stop and question the drama because everything is put together so well and the script is just so smart and witty. The first half of the drama is also so funny. The OTP’s interactions will have you in stitches and will make you wonder how the hell will they ever get together when she is just so embarrassing?  Then the second half will make you question how you could have ever doubted this OTP when they just so great together. The story thankfully concludes in a really satisfying manner, we were left feeling sad to say goodbye but oh so glad we gave it a shot despite writing it off as just another Kdrama.   

Watch it for…

the laughs, some great acting and most importantly an awesome OTP.

Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

Day 27: A guilty pleasure

18 May

Pasta

He spent most of the time firing her or yelling at her and she spent the majority of the time crying ‘chep’ in a cute voice. However despite it’s total lack of plot and it’s obvious flaws – this drama made us very happy.

It’s all about the OTP and their lovely, lovely chemistry  and that is totally enough for us when it comes to this drama.

If we cared even a fraction less for the OTP, we would have dropped this drama immediately but that is the power that a good OTP has over us. We are willing to forgive alot of crap when we’re invested in a decent OTP and well, it’s really hard not to be charmed by Chep and Yoo Kyung.

We know we shouldn’t love it but we just can’t help ourselves… don’t judge us too much!

Day 26: A drama that surprised you

17 May

Call us boring or unadventurous but one of the things we like about watching dramas is it’s general reliability.

You usually have a OTP, a big bad to hate on, a couple of  love rivals and a HEA. It’s like a drama law to ensure that the above list happens and we’re totally comfortable with that fact.

However, there have been a few occassions over the years where we’ve been left totally surprised, sometimes not always in a good way.

Here is a quick rundown of dramas that made us sit up and take notice…even when we didn’t want to:

A drama that surprised us so much, we wanted to beat the crap out of the writer: 49 Days

Worst.Ending.Ever.

Yeah, yeah we get it – it’s poetic and wise and blah, blah, blah but killing off the leading lady and leaving her OTP heartbroken was not something we thought we’d end up with.

Also wtf was the long lost sister crap all about?

Yes, we’re still mad but only because we care.

A drama that pleasantly surprised us with how awesome it was: Prosecutor Princess

Come on, it’s called Prosecutor Princess, obviously we didn’t expect much from it!

How wrong were we.

Okay, the first couple episodes took a while to find it’s groove but as soon as it did, we were hooked and so in love.

Despite the ridiculous title, the drama was smart, romantic and just a complete delight to watch from start to finish. Also, this drama surprised us by making us fall head over heels for Park Shi Hoo. We previously watched him in How to meet the perfect neighbour and well, he overacted his little heart out and made us groan endlessly. However in this drama he delivered the goods. All that heartache, angsty man pain and have you seen that smile? – We were sold completely and have become PSH fangirls for life. No regrets at all.

A drama that surprised us by being so bad:

Mary Stayed out all night

When you have Moon Geun Young and Jang Geun Suk as a OTP in a drama you just expect it to be magic. They are so freaking talented as actors that we didn’t expect anything other than poetry in motion but seriously, what the hell was going on in that drama????

 

They are so adorable but honestly what a mess.

Who would have thought that everything except for the OTP’s acting would be totally terrible and ruin a drama so completely?  Sadly, not us.

A drama that surprised us in such an AMAZING way that we feel spoiled for anything else: Keizoku Spec 2

Whoop, Whoop, Keizoku Spec 2 Special is finally subbed and waiting for us. It’s on Dramacrazy for those who have impatiently been waiting for it as long as us.

http://www.dramacrazy.net/japanese-drama/keizoku-2-spec/ 

For those who haven’t been tempted already by our gushes about this drama, read our pimp post – this drama is just tooooo good to miss. It will surprise you in the best way possible. It will lure you in slowly and then by the end of it you will be desperate for more.

Perfection.

Day 25: Dramas that made you change your mind

16 May

We confess we can be fickle at times, we get swept up in the moment and find ourselves passionately loving or hating dramas/ characters ect and then we do a complete U-turn and wonder what the hell were we thinking.

In honour of falling in love with our lastest drama obsession – Queen In Hyun’s Man and giving Yoo In Na a shot despite our aversion to plastic faces, here is our random rundown of drama related U-turns from over the years:

An Actor we once hated: Hyun Bin

Boy, did we hate him so much after watching him in My name is Kim Sam Soon. The ego, the weasel like face, the frustratingly infuriating way he treated Sam Soon, just everything about him made us mad. He left a really bad taste in our mouth and we avoided his dramas like the plague. Then one day, we stumbled across a trailer for Secret Garden

We went from scowling at a face we deemed weasel like to looking at him and suddenly realising what all the fuss was about. He was hot. He had unbelievably good chemistry with his leading lady, he cried beautiful man tears and he could sing. Also there is the fact that he sacrificed his life so she could live…

All it took was one over the top, shiny tracksuit and all was forgiven.

An Actor we once loved:

Kim Soo Hyun

This will upset a lot of people and even as we write this we’re preparing to hide for cover but it’s just how we feel.

We adored him in Will it snow at Christmas? His portrayal of the young Kang Jin was amazing. He was broken, intense but still so vulnerable. We confess he stole our hearts in that drama and apparently many others as well. There is no denying he is a great actor but as soon as something becomes overexposed or loved too much, it’s game over for us. A switch is turned off in our heads and suddenly, everything about them and their dramas are completely lost on us.

The nail in the coffin was his role as Sam Dong in Dream High – sure he’s cute but when people start claiming that he could be idol star with those dance moves, you know he must be overexposed.

We love this scene in Dream High, it’s so sweet.

A drama that we once loved and now wonder wtf were we thinking:

Baker King– we actually wrote a retraction post about this matter.

We remember being choked up at points, marathoning the drama because we just couldn’t get enough of it and gushing endlessly to anyone that would listen. Then we re-watched it and realised that we must have been insane because it was just ridiculous.

Damn those tears, we just can’t resist good man pain!

Even with the incentive of pretty man tears, this drama turned out to be long winded, repetitive and plain stupid at times. Hello, pretending to be in a coma to lure your enemies out is silly!

An Actor we want to change our minds about but never do:

Blue Lan

Why did it take our beloved Roy Qiu so long to become a leading man when Blue Lan clearly isn’t in the same league of awesome???

Strangely enough we’ve seen lots of Blue Lan dramas. At one point it felt like he was the only leading man available for a Tdrama. Sadly for us, every time we finished one of his dramas, we would say never again but like fools we return only to regret it later. It’s a vicious cycle and one day we’ll learn… hopefully.

The thing about Blue is that he’s not a bad actor, he can generate a decent amount of chemistry with his leading ladies and he’s not bad to look at either, (even the moustache was kind of working for us). It’s just that he plays annoying, frustrating characters that we want to punch in the face and he finds himself acting opposite love rivals that are just too perfect not to love.

We think that if he can get himself a decent role, he may turn it around and that is why we return in hope and anticipation that he won’t disappoint us again.

We guess, if it doesn’t work out, we can return to bitching about him and his fugly clothes and problem hair, we never get bored of that. Muhahah Seriously, what the hell was going on in P.S MAN?

Day 24: A drama you devoured far too quickly

15 May

Yes, we’re aware that a 30 day challenge should be done within 30 days but its sooooo hard! As you may have notice (or not) our blog has been a tad quiet due to exam season and real life being a total pain in the arse but watching dramas and fangirling our way through posts is something that we love to do, so everything else be damned- we’re back.

The thought of writing 6 challenge posts sounds like an impossible task but damn it, we’re ready.

6 posts, 6 days – challenge accepted.

We’re going to cheat a little bit, okay a lot by changing up the last remaining questions but only because the last lot of questions are boring and well, it’s our challenge, so we’ll do what we want. Hahah.

Day 24: A drama you devoured far too quickly

Short answer – too many.

Does this count as a post?

No, didn’t think so. It was worth a try…

We’ve devoured a lot of dramas over the years but the one that really sticks out for us, is a Japanese drama called Pride. You may have heard of it – it’s pretty awesome. If you haven’t seen it, seriously you need to, like right now. Leave and watch it immediately.

Pride was an unexpected treat for us. We tuned in with zero expectations and knew very little about it and fell head over heels in love pretty much instantly.

Three reasons why we loved Pride:

3. A romance worth rooting for.

Complicated, screwed up, achingly sweet and so utterly compelling that you will cry for them when they’re hurt and grin like fools when they get their happily ever after. As much as we like our fluffy dramas with the traditional bickering, silly OTPs, there is nothing like a OTP that delivers in presenting an intense relationship with hot chemistry and lots of realistic heartache. This OTP owned us completely.

2. Bromance and team sports – the Musthavesubs girls ideal scenario.

He’s so cute.

Give us a drama with men playing sports and we’re sold. No, it’s not their uniforms…heheh okay, sometimes it’s the uniform but mainly it’s because there is something about watching bromance blossom in a sporting environment that gets us every time; we just love the cameraderie, the bonding…the group showers. Haha.

Pride won us over with all those Alpha males in one room, who clearly loved and respected each other so much…sometimes too much. Halu and Hotta’s friendship was an absolute pleasure to witness. Their friendship felt so authentic and boy, did we fall hard for them all.

1. This drama packs a punch – it is eleven episodes of pure awesomeness.

We devoured this drama because pretty much everything about it was amazing – great writing, acting and not a single minute wasted. There were so many heartfelt, intense moments in this drama that will stay with you long after you have finished it. Considering there is a new drama out practically every other week, you know it’s got to be worth it if we’re still gushing about it after all these years.

 Also, did we mention it has a Queen OST? We love Queen!

Yes, you may lose sleep, flunk an exam or two and look a mess the next morning but trust us when we say: it’s so worth it.

Day 23: Your Favourite Alternative couple

23 Apr

Over the last few years, we’ve seen quite a lot of dramas that have given us some great alternative couples that dare we say it, outshine the main OTP. The best thing we love about altOTPs is the fact that they come out of nowhere and they manage to evoke a response and suddenly you have something to fall back on when the main OTP are sulking and brooding in dark corners. Their romance is usually light and fluffy to counterbalance the angst of the main couple and when they are good, they are really good. Sometimes a good altOTP has the ability to make a rather average drama a little memorable and makes you think that maybe it was worth tuning in for after all.    

Notable alternative couples:

Favourite AltOTP of 2012 (so far)

Wild Romance – Dong Ah and Manager Kim

She was a complete weirdo – socially awkward, completely random and a little insane but we loved her nevertheless.

He was…a robot. Okay, not really an actual robot but near enough. His character is quite similar to Eun Shi Kyung in King 2 Hearts; Stiff, completely by the book and strangely appealing in a odd kind of way… don’t ask, we can’t work it out either.

Yes, Wild Romance was a tad messy and we spent far too many episodes questioning if the OTP would ever get together but luckily for us we had the adorkable altOTP to fall back on. Their moments were spontaneous; you never knew exactly what they would do or say to each other and we loved it. Not only did they share great chemistry together but they made us laugh a lot.

Who else loved the scene where Manager Kim finally asked Dong Ah out?

The whole sequence was so quirky and random – it summed them up perfectly.

An alternative couple that should have been:

Dream High: Jin Gook and Hye Mi

Sorry, Sam Dong fan girls/boys, we were totally team Jin Gook. It’s been a long time since we were both surprised and annoyed by the fact that our OTP didn’t happen. All we have to say is that Dream High’s writers are terrible teases. This altOTP shared soooo many awesome OTP moments and like the romantics we are, we lapped it up happily only to be crushed at the last hurdle.

Call us traditionalists but when you get the following from a couple- you expect a happily ever after:

–         They shared a past

–         Jin Gook rescued her multiple times

–         She sang a song to him (plus, it wasn’t on the toilet!)

–         He gave her a helmet to wear when she wanted to cry – we love that scene!

–         They went on a date

–         They kissed!

Seriously, DH writers – you are cruel, too cruel.

An AltOTP so good, they made you question the need for a leading lady at all:

Can you hear my heart? – Ma Roo and Dong Joo

The title blatantly referred to Ma Roo and Dong Joo and had absolutely nothing to do with Woo Ri at all. Poor girl, one day she’ll walk in on them frolicking in bed and wonder why she didn’t see the signs earlier.

Their bromance was on a whole new level of bromantic. It was often their relationship that kept us completely glued to the screen.  Their love for each other was slightly messed up, obsessive but soooo sweet.

We adored them completely.

Me too, Flower – overall thoughts/ Day 22: A drama you recently finished

9 Apr

Unfortunately, we finally understand what the bitching and sniping was all about

The last quarter of the drama was a horrible cycle of repetition, where the OTP had a fight, broke up and then got back together again. We got to a point where we couldn’t remember why they were actually apart, but we didn’t worry too much because we knew what was going to happen next anyway…exactly what happened in the last episode!

We know for a fact that if we watched this on a weekly basis while it aired, there is no chance that we would have stuck around. We would have dropped this drama so quickly and bitched endlessly about the possibilities of what it could have been. For that reason alone, we’re pleased we watched it all in one gulp because we can overlook the repetition and forgive a lot of the annoying plot devices used to keep our OTP apart.

If the drama managed to achieve one thing brilliantly, it was giving the viewers a convincing OTP. The drama managed to convey their love for each other really well, the actors shared wonderful chemistry and most importantly we cared what happened to them and were more than satisfied when they got their HEA. For us, that is half the battle won in creating a good drama. The OTP carried this drama a lot of the time and we’re pleased that the attention was rarely taken away from them.

We love the fact that Jae Hee understood her heart so well. He always came back for her, despite the number of times she broke up with him. Okay, sure every time she broke up with him was because he failed to disclose a major fact like being a millionaire or living with a woman that hates your guts but still… we can forgive him because of the way he looked at her, the way he spoke to her and the fact that he was willing to give everything up for her. Yes, there were multiple times where we groaned at his stupidity and his lack of communication skills with his OTP but we’ve concluded that our love for this OTP is irrational, alot like the drama itself and as a result, we’ve decided to just go with it and accept this fact. We were captivated by this couple from start to finish and adored every moment that they shared. End of.

We wondered why we liked this couple so much, especially when the overall drama was a complete mess and we concluded it’s because we’re complete suckers for an underdog and these two characters fit the bill perfectly. They are both really sad, damaged characters as individuals and we couldn’t help but feel for them and so to see them fall for each other and be happy was enough to make us root for them. Plus the hot chemistry helped. Heheh.

This drama had so many elements to it that were really great separately but unfortunately weren’t executed well enough in the overall drama. For example, we love the complicated relationship between Jae Hee and President Park. Their relationship consisted of this strange facade where neither of them really voiced their true feelings to each other but carried on with fake smiles because it was easier than discussing the ‘what could have been’, the ‘what ifs’ and the fact that a romance between them will always be tainted by their history.

 

President Park used Jae Hee as an emotional crutch for too long. Clearly, she was a capable and intelligent woman but she got to the point where she didn’t believe her skills without him there as her support network. The drama did well in presenting a well rounded character; highlighting her vulnerabilities and her flaws in a manner where we could understand why a character like her would unravel and turn to nasty tricks to keep Jae Hee by her side. We hate dramas where the big bad has no real reason for causing trouble and for being that annoying nuisance that interferes with the OTP. As a result, we appreciate the fact that the writer went to the effort of ensuring that she had depth and that their relationship had layers.

We loved the face offs between the two characters. You could see the tension radiating off them, the pain and the underlined chemistry was unbelievably good to watch. If they didn’t share that insanely good chemistry between them, we doubt that this drama would have been half as good. The OTP’s relationship is of course the most important factor in the drama but in many ways this relationship is nearly as important because her reaction was the catalyst for change throughout the drama.

Thoughts on other characters:

Dal mostly remained that typical 2D love rival character in this drama. Her relationship with Doctor Park was far too contrived for our liking. He was too old, she was too needy and the fact that they shared zero chemistry didn’t help. As a character she was far too driven by her pride and her ego to be relatable to us as viewers and most of the time we wished she would grow up and behave like an adult instead of this pathetic brat that wanted to bag herself a rich guy.

We really liked Doctor Park as a character, we thought he brought a balance to the drama with his comedy and his insight into the other characters personalitites.  We actually feel kind of sad that his role was cheapened by giving him this random, strange relationship with Dal.

Ma Roo was a complete sweetheart from start to finish. We’re pleased that his crush was defused quickly after Bong Sun’s rejection and he became that much needed friend that we hoped she had. He was that person that had her back throughout the drama and was there for her when her OTP wasn’t.

Moments we will remember within the mess:

Bong Sun’s house:

The scene where Bong Sun declared the house her house because she stayed was just  so perfect. It was such an emotional and intense scene. We literally had our hearts lodged in our throats, it was that good. This was the moment where we finally got an insight to her feelings for her parents. It was so heartbreaking to listen to her reasoning for staying at that house and to witness her parent’s realisation of how damaged their daughter was because of their actions.

 The rescue scene:

Okay, who doesn’t like watching the leading man/ woman rescue their OTP? We liked how the scene allowed Bong Sun to evaluate exactly what was important in her life and finally made her realise that life was too short to live with regrets. Some people may have felt that the ending was a tad rushed but we were quite pleased by how it was handled. Their feelings were clarified appropriately and in a realistic manner rather than in one giant red bow where they lived happily ever after.

Jae Hee drunk:

He was such a cute drunk…well expect for the moment where he vomited all over her!

The bridge scene:

He drove her to the other side and promised to take care of her forever. Like we said before, we love how he gets her. We liked the symbolism of them crossing the bridge together as a couple. We liked how it represented the idea that they were moving forward to a place that she always wanted to go but never dared to. However, together it was possible and that all she needed to do was trust him.

So sweet. Sigh*

Overall thoughts:

Let’s be honest here – this drama was a complete mess. The writing was repetitive, illogical and made us groan often. That said, as you may have guessed we loved the OTP. We loved the complex relationships that somehow managed to come across authentically even if they were insane. We also liked the fact that we cared enough to forgive the crap and want to see the drama through to the end to witness the happily ever after.

How much we liked it: 7/10

How good it is technically:  5/10

Day 21: A drama you have watched more than once

7 Apr

Having seen our fair share of dramas over the years now, we love nothing better than to sit down and rewatch a classic drama from our back catalogue. Well, that is when we’re not obsessing over a currently airing drama or dealing with real life. When the mood strikes, we are more than happy to sit down and revisit a drama that takes us back to a time when we were obsessive fan girls and reminds us exactly why we adore watching dramas so much.

Dramas we have re-watched just because they are pure awesome:

Hana Yori Dango/ Boys before Flowers, Secret garden, City Hall, Pride, Que Sera, Sera, Soulmate, My Country Calls… okay this list could go on and on!

Our silly/ sweet pick – Nodame Cantabile

 

We’ve re-watched this drama so many times over the years, it’s a classic. This is one of our favourite Jdramas and is up there on our list of all-time favourites- that’s how much we love it. The drama is funny, silly and has plenty of heart. The musicality is fantastic and the OTP are adorable. If you haven’t watched this drama before, watch it and then rewatch it because it’s that good!

 A drama we rewatch but have no clue why – Pasta

We adore the OTP, the easy breezy tone of the drama and the fact that absolutely nothing much happens other than the OTP making goo goo eyes at each other for 20 episodes. This is the epitome of a ‘fluffy drama’ and despite its flaws, we could happily watch this drama again and again because once in a while it’s nice to see a OTP that just love each other with zero problems in their lives and when they’ re this cute, how are we to resist?

A drama we watch when we’re depressed – Mars

 

When we’re depressed we like nothing more than to wallow in that misery and well Mars does the trick perfectly.

It’s dark, twisted and there are multiple scenes that will make your heart ache with pain in the best way possible. It’s hard to think of a drama that tops this one in regards to how dark and angsty it is and that is the reason why it’s scattered all over our 30 day challenge posts.

An episode of a drama we have watched multiple times – Yukan Club: episode 8

 

This is our random pick… really random. Let’s call it what it really is: A guilty pleasure.

If you have seen this episode you will know what we’re talking about, if you haven’t – you will probably wonder what is wrong with us. Hahaha.

Overall, this series was just okay but we remember watching this episode the first time around and we thought it was soooooo funny. We laughed nonstop for 45 minutes and by the end of it, we had the biggest, goofiest grins on our faces. The actual episode is beyond ridiculous but it was so silly and over the top that we were charmed from start to finish.

It has all of the following: A vengeful heartbroken gay villain, a seriously bad case of diarrhea, a bomb and plenty of cross dressing. What more can you ask for?

  

Why does he look so good as a woman!?

We watched it again a few times over the years and still we laughed at how outrageous it all was and despite knowing we shouldn’t love it… we still do.

Some dramas stay with you more than others. Elements like; your mood, when you watch it and how much time you have to dedicate to it, all factor in on how much you will love a drama. For us, the dramas listed above have made us very happy over the years and they are the reason why we continue to tune in because we hope to add to that list of dramas that make us fangirls that forsake sleep and real life to obsess religiously over a drama…well that is until you find the next one anyway!  

Day 20: A drama you started but can’t finish

31 Mar

Short answer: Too many.

How many times have you started a drama and adored it for exactly three episodes, then it suddenly changes on you and becomes this hideous thing that gives you violent thoughts and makes you think about the multiple ways the main characters can die a terrible death?

No, just us then? Muhaha.

For us, this is the most disappointing thing about being a drama fan. Your fangirl senses start tingling and you become all obsessive thinking about the drama all day and counting down the days till the next episode is out. You pin your hopes on it thinking that just maybe this is ‘the one’ or ‘the one right now’ and then wham bam – it’s over and you’re left thinking, why the hell did we waste all those hours in the first place?

Or worse, you are forced to shelve a drama because real life happens and you literally don’t have the time to watch it. The thing about returning to a shelved drama is that it’s lost that ‘in the moment’ crack factor and we can rarely bring ourselves to return to it despite loving it while tuned in. Sadly for us, we have dropped/ shelved a lot of dramas over the years for this reason alone. Damn you real life, you are a drama junkies nightmare!

A few notable dramas that fall under this category:

Office Girls:

We know what you’re thinking – weren’t they obsessing and gushing over this drama for ages? Yes we were, we admit it but honestly that drama extension killed Office Girls for us. We followed the drama through other blogger’s recaps and frankly that was more than enough for us. Some of those recaps were painful to read as it looked like the final part of the drama was dragged out to max as the television station milked this money maker for all it was worth.

At least Office Girls finally brought attention to our beloved Roy Qiu – no more love rival roles for this guy. Yay!

What’s Up:

We literally have two episodes to go but still we can’t bring ourselves to finish it and we don’t know why!! Seriously, the drama is brilliant and we’re thoroughly engrossed when we’re tuned in but as soon as we switch off, it takes a lot of effort to want to watch more.

 

Don’t look at us like that- we swear we’ll finish it soon!

Sungkyunkwan Scandal:

This was a drama that we were so utterly obsessed with and in love with for so long –(read our posts for proof – gush central!) and then subbing restrictions were applied and we were forced to go cold turkey. Trust us – we weren’t ready for that. Eventually when subs suddenly started popping up we had moved on to something else and never returned to the awesomeness that is Sungkyunkwan Scandal and all that hot bromance.

Finally there are the dramas that we started and then quickly dropped because they were frankly…crap:

Ring, Ring Bell, Drunken to love you, The Colour of a Woman, Thorn Bird (UGH).

Sadly for us this list is rather long and we could be here for a while.