tvN Drama This Life is Our First Hits a Home Run in Narrative and Acting Awesomeness Right Off the Bat

My favorite new K-drama is here and Mon-Tues will be owned by tvN‘s cohabitation rom-com This Life is Our First. As suspected when I heard the premise and saw the first promos, this is the K-version of hit J-dorama Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (We Married as a Job or the literal translation title of Runaway is Ashamed But Helpful) which spawned a hit dance routine and elevated the careers of leads Aragaki Yui and Hoshino Gen.

It’s not a direct adaptation since the backgrounds and whys of how leads Jung So Min and Lee Min Ki end up living together are different, but done in a way that makes This Life meaningful with the Korean influences and a story all its own. So far it’s fantabulous and also the Jung So Min show as she is luminous, lovable, and shining so bright I’m getting full blown Yoon Eun Hye in her prime flashbacks. Lee Min Ki nails his slightly Aspergers character and is the perfect foil for Jung So Min’s warmth and 30 year old womanly hopes, dreams, and despairs. I love this drama so much already! Continue reading

Temperature of Love Lead Mon-Tues Ratings Over New Arrivals Witches Court and 20th Century Boy and Girl

Two new Mon-Tues dramas are here and neither appear to make a strong splash and definitely nowhere near contending with time slot leader Temperature of Love. Witches Court on KBS nearly doubled the ratings at 6.6% over MBC‘s 20th Century … Continue reading