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?
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 →
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My dates with OCN dramas tends to happen only when said drama stars one of my baes. For example, the scary The Guest was a can’t miss for me thanks to Kim Jae Wook, and now I’m onboard the runaway … Continue reading →
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This weekend the train leaves the station and let’s get see what round two of the parallel worlds K-drama executes the tricky subject matter. OCN thriller Train takes over the Sat-Sun time slot this Saturday with Yoon Shi Yoon and … Continue reading →
I’m looking forward to OCN drama Train more and more, a combination of wondering if another drama can do the parallel worlds concept better and because all the promos so far have been fantastic. The latest are three official drama … Continue reading →
Blue hued and red hued visuals are going to be the parallel universe identifiers in upcoming OCN murder mystery thriller Train. Male lead Yoon Shi Yoon is a detective in one world and loses his beloved and afterwards crosses over … Continue reading →
Well, the first parallel worlds drama of 2020 has been mostly a dud, though it could revive and redeem itself with the final few episodes. It’s time to look ahead and the second such themed drama arrives in July on … Continue reading →