I can’t get my arms around either the plot or ratings of tvN drama It’s Okay to Not be Okay and it’s all in good ways. This drama keeps me off kilter and every scene feels meaningful and thrilling, I was riveted to episode 3 and there is so much to talk about. The drama setting moves from Seoul to the countryside of Sungjin which will be the setting from here on out, much like the seaside town of Sokcho played a key role in the same PD’s last drama Encounter. Sungjin is where Kang Tae and Sung Tae have been running from, the “butterfly” that killed their mom and the place of cruelly dashed hopes and dreams. It’s telling that Kang Tae goes back to both run away from Moon Young but also because Moon Young calls him out on his run away/avoidance two step self-preservation personality.
Moon Young follows and what ensues is brilliant – she becomes the crazier than the mental patients literature teacher at the hospital and plays a key role in helping cameo crazy guy played by Kwak Dong Yeon (so awesome) get some much needed catharsis with his flashing and self-destructive behavior as a stand in for fatherly validation. Each scene between Kang Tae and Moon Young sizzles with sexual and mental energy but there is also countless nuggets of great storytelling to feast on. This drama is so good I can’t even, Kim Soo Hyun you are like a savant of drama picking dude. There is also another reunion, the director of the mental hospital is played by Kim Chang Wan who acted as Kim Soo Hyun’s good friend/fake father in You From Another Star.
At this point I need some heartwarming drama to reaffirm my faith in life. Too bad Brilliant (The Light in Your Eyes) aired earlier this year because it was fan-freaking amazing and I wish I could savor it anew right … Continue reading →
A bit lost in the recent high profile K-drama premieres is a chance for SBS to win the time slot of Mon-Tues with second chance drama My Strange Hero (Bok Soo is Back). Right now it’s not a very competitive … Continue reading →
Now that the high profile December K-drama arrivals are done with, I can go back to anticipating a potentially fun and fulfilling smaller scale drama with SBS Mon-Tues premiere of My Strange Hero (Bok Soo is Back) next week. It … Continue reading →
I love the title of K-drama Bok Soo is Back (Revenge is Back) for both its meanings, that male lead Bok Soo has returned to his high school and he’s back for revenge as his name also means. Starring Yoo … Continue reading →
Currently airing KBS drama Jugglers has deftly maneuvered it’s way to the ratings lead, by a small margin, but the Mon-Tues time slot is still mostly the doldrums in generating any buzz over the three airing prime time dramas. I’m … Continue reading →
It’s good that Suspicious Partner is a longer 20-episode prime time drama, or 40 episode now that the network has decided to call thirty minutes an episode to add in more commercial time. That means SP won’t end until the … Continue reading →
The supreme cuteness that is sageuk drama Moonlight Drawn by Clouds reversed the ratings bottom trend for KBS on Mon-Tues and delivered a much needed buzz for the viewing audience. I like dramas to get viewers hooked and excited, the … Continue reading →
Hit KBS drama Moonlight Drawn By Clouds wrapped up this Tuesday with the final episode 18, netting over 22% ratings for it’s fond farewell as fans bid adieu to cutie pies Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung. They really … Continue reading →
I gotta give Moonlight Drawn by Clouds visual team all the kudos for making this youth romance sageuk as pretty as a portrait. The first official drama poster is out and the colors, framing, and background are all top notch … Continue reading →