The tvN Sat-Sun time slot tends to be trendier K-dramas and this one is as old-school as it gets. When My Love Blooms is every way a throwback to one of the most famous K-dramas of all time Winter Sonata, the young love thwarted with a second chance two decades later, except without the amnesia and having the leads in their thirties playing their high school counterparts heh. Starring Yoo Ji Tae and Lee Bo Young, there is nothing wrong with the drama other than it feels disjointed – the adults are fantastic with a quiet and slow burn but the college roles played by Jinyoung and Jeon So Ni bore me endlessly.
It’s hard to get invested in them because they don’t have great chemistry, are very limited at acting, and the drama chooses to keep interspersing their portions through the present day reunion of the leads who are so much more interesting. This would work better if the drama spent the first two episodes on the college lovebirds before switching to their adult versions and having us root for their second chance. Ratings wise the drama started at 5.431% but the latest episode 4 brought in 4.209%. Initial impressions through 4 episodes I’d say this is a pleasantly engaging drama to watch on weekends with prepping dinner.
I’m such a sucker for second chance romances and especially when it stars an actress as versatile and sincere as Lee Bo Young. This will be her first drama in two years and the first since she had her second … Continue reading
A very happy lunar new year to everyone on this Tuesday February 5, 2019, and what an auspicious day to welcome a new baby to boot. Not myself of course, but married K-acting couple Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young … Continue reading
Following behind the nominations for the Korean Drama Awards come the nominations for the 2018 APAN Star Awards which is on its 6th year now. It’s skewed towards the popular more than elite selection metrics but as always an interesting … Continue reading
The early creep of awards season is coming for K-ent and starting off the pack is the 2018 Seoul Drama Awards. It’s hardly prestigious but enough to get some big name stars to attend to receive their statues. The big … Continue reading
After the random negative news about a K-actress dying that wasn’t true, now comes the palate cleanser of happy and true news about a favorite acting couple of mine. K-ent is reporting that Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young are … Continue reading
The fashion do’s and don’ts remain my favorite past time for awards shows, mostly because I can’t bother to care about winners that sometimes feel arbitrary or tied to popularity. The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards took place Thursday … Continue reading
South Korea sent some of its finest to France for the 2018 Cannes International Series. The tvN drama Mother (Call Me Mother) was nominated along with other international television shows for Best International Series. Mother is the only Asian nominee … Continue reading
The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Awards nominees are out and honestly each year I care a smidge less because I watch less of all the offerings and also the older one gets the less emotionally invested in these show affairs. … Continue reading
The year end 2017 SBS Drama Awards was really the Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young show, with the married acting couple basically turning the event into their own lovey dovey showcase and honestly that’s fine with me. They are … Continue reading
The list is out for the nominees SBS is considering for the Daesang at its 2017 Year End Drama Awards, and frankly I’m more interested in who was not on the list since it’s basically a who’s who of prime … Continue reading
It’s likely going to be from wifey to husband in award handing come year end at SBS studios. Lee Bo Young is confirmed to host the network’s 2017 Drama Awards along with veteran MC Shin Dong Yup, a year where … Continue reading
Love is in the air and in this 2017 with so many K-ent couples tying the knot it’s nice to get an update from ones who have walked further down the path. Married couple Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young … Continue reading