My nearly 3 month long Wed-Thurs date with Lee Seung Gi is over, and zero regrets with the time spent. Unlike some of his stupider drama choices (*cough* Vagabond *cough*) this time tvn drama Mouse was too smart for its own good. It was like a math student who got the answer early on then trying to question and outthink what should be a straight forward solution. Mouse should have been about (1) serial killers, bad, (2) manipulating serial killers, just as bad, (3) serial killers who later develop a conscience, sorry still bad, and (4) laws that abort babies in utero for carrying a serial killer gene, THE BADDEST OF ALL! Like, how did the drama end with the okaying of an eugenics law for purpose of creating a society without war or killing?!? Like, we spent 20 episodes back to square one when everyone was horrified in the first episode that South Korea even considered that, only to have the entire premise of the drama to back that up, and end with it actually succeeding despite the truth being revealed.
I am flabbergasted the writer went there. All other major plot points was at least satisfactorily tied up from the mastermind being the female politician who wanted to pass the serial killer gene carrying fetus termination law to giving everyone who did something bad their due punishment. Hyun Joo reunited with her parents but spent some time in jail for her aiding Han Seo Joon as a kid, Yo Han got his named clear, Han Seo Joon’s wife came clean to Ba Reum and then chose death to follow her beloved good son Yo Han, and everyone hates Ba Reum but also teensy weensy feels sorry for him that he was manipulated from birth to activate his predator serial killer gene. Everyone was a victim in some way other than Han Seo Joon and the female politician but that doesn’t negate the bajillion innocent victims of all the serial killers in this drama, Ba Reum included. I can’t say this drama made me happy to watch but it wasn’t terrible, attempted a decent landing, and Lee Seung Gi vaulted another level in his acting craft. So all in all, worth watching…..I think?
Whatever my gripes are with tvN Wed-Thurs drama Mouse, it continues to keep me wanting to click watch on each episode so that’s a testament to the cast and the still to be revealed secrets I still want to know. … Continue reading →
A nicely laudatory ceremony for the 2021 Baeksang Awards wrapped up tonight in South Korea and I’m pretty happy with the results. The Daesang went to Yoo Jae Suk for his continued exemplary work as a variety star and host, … Continue reading →
There is so much good news for Song Joong Ki and Lee Hee Joon, both are nominated for a Baeksang acting award this year and have gotten rave reviews for their acting performance in currently aired/airing dramas Vincenzo and Mouse, … Continue reading →
I….have a lot of thoughts about tvN drama Mouse, but it’s so jumbled much like this drama I don’t know where the start hence the lack of consistently writing about it. It’s probably the most “interesting” drama airing right now … Continue reading →
Another release is here from the Korean Actors 200 list, with the website continuing to do a great job of teasing the next release and then dropping just stunning pictures of the actors and actresses in each batch. This third … Continue reading →
I’m so conflicted with tvN Wed-Thurs drama Mouse, much like the male lead Ba Reum played by Lee Seung Gi. I want to love this drama so much with a fantastic cast and slick execution on top of a twisty … Continue reading →
Episode 5 of Mouse can probably be a standalone episode because it left me speechless. The tactics were frustrating to deliver the crescendo but the emotional impact really washed away all the nonsensical, coincidental, and absurd events that needed to … Continue reading →
I found tvN Wed-Thurs drama Mouse a bit underwhelming last week, it didn’t grab me as the killings were exceedingly brutal but the characters unknown so it doesn’t emotionally connect. The first and second episodes also didn’t segue well, from … Continue reading →
Every time there is a Lee Seung Gi drama I’m on pins and needles hoping my boy picked well and doesn’t end up with a narrative stinker. His recently premiered tvN drama Mouse comes with high critical pedigree from the … Continue reading →
Upcoming tvN drama Mouse is certainly marching in a no-nonsense way into its early March premiere, with none of the shiny glitzy promos and an overwhelming sense of dread. The first drama poster was pretty plain featuring male leads Lee … Continue reading →
The new preview for tvN thriller detective mystery Mouse looks heck dark, like plenty of serial killing in the dark rainy night type of dark. Starring Lee Seung Gi, Lee Hee Joon, Park Joo Hyun, and Kyung Soo Jin, the … Continue reading →
I thought tvN thriller drama Mouse would be airing later into 2021 but it’s actually premiering soon, next month in February in the Wed-Thurs time slot after True Beauty. The production released this week a haunting short teaser preview with … Continue reading →