2014 Drama Reviews: Enjoyment in the Good and the Inexplicably Bad

Year end drama reviews always starts off like a looming chore, telling me to wash the dish one more time even though I’ve washed it thoroughly already. But then I grow to appreciate it, the added step may yield a dirty spot I missed before, or even the chance to slow down and enjoy the process rather than bemoan the redundancy of it. I write because I love it, so why not look on the brighter more useful side and believe I have one more burst of energy left to wrap up drama writing for 2014.

Tackling this year’s crop of dramas watched didn’t yield any opinion changes due to the passage of time. Things really were what was offered and the good and bad all combined into a rather uneventful year for me. I watched a lot less than usual and was quite content without any worry that I was letting things slip by, even punting promising fare for eventual rainy day marathons depending on my mood. Going with my own flow felt particularly assuring and that likely contributed to this feeling of accomplishment with the ones I did watch. Overall I enjoyed this drama year, did you? Continue reading

Lawyer Redemption Drama A New Leaf with Kim Myung Min Premieres this Wed on MBC

I love Kim Myung Min’s acting and in d ramas alone he’s tackled so many indelible archetypes and made each on completely different. It’s high time he’s played a lawyer and tomorrow MBC premieres it’s transformed-man-legal-drama A New Leaf (Repentance). … Continue reading

Drama Goodies Galore: You’re All Surrounded, Triangle, Dr. Stranger, and A New Leaf All Release Posters

There was a veritable drama promotional dump today as four of the most high profile upcoming K-dramas all released official drama posters. Well, Dr. Stranger released a few already but decided to throw one more in the mix. The latest one … Continue reading

A New Leaf Starts Filming with Kim Myung Min, Park Min Young, Kim Sang Joong, and Chae Jung Ahn

I find MBC the major network with the most diverse line-up of offerings in its Wed-Thurs slot, which probably cosmically balances out its nearly two year long sageuk streak in the Mon-Tues offering. If I go back exactly one year … Continue reading