I’m still watching SBS Wed-Thurs drama While You Were Sleeping but with a judicious use of the FF-button and a bit of surprise that this was the penultimate week of airing. The drama ends next week and I didn’t feel any emotion probably because the leads have been in life threatening danger so many times it’s starting to be comical. I think the drama is well-written in a cohesive way but the central conceit of dreams seeing the future has become it’s biggest weakness, creating the same problem in episode after episode that gets resolved the same way with last minute rescues.
I’m also not emotionally connected with any of the leads, not sure if it’s acting or characterization or a bit of both. So in the end I’ll finish it up next week to be a completest but I’m ready for screenwriter Park Hye Ryun to do something totally different in style next time to shake things up, this drama’s tone feels like a redux of Pinocchio and I Hear Your Voice, but with each take it’s like making a copy of a copy and things are much weaker in this iteration. On the ratings note, this week’s episodes rose a few points to getting close to 10% again, with Hospital Ship docked and MBC not airing a new drama I am Not a Robot due to the strike.