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 →
I’ve gotten a new angle on tvN drama Mouse and it’s all thanks to Falcon and the Winter Soldier. I didn’t watch it due to time constraints but Mr. Koala and Koala Teen Girl did (emo Koala Teen Boy is … 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 →
tvN Wed-Thurs drama Mouse has been offing characters left and with at will, zero hesitation. For example, Dr. Daniel is off to sell real estate and now Dr. Yo Han is donning his court hanbok and off to politicking in … 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 →
Let me preface by saying I really didn’t like this episode of Mouse. Perhaps if I ended up watching the entire drama and somehow this episode fits in beautifully with the subsequent narrative I will change my mind but for … Continue reading →
I’ve been watching tvN Wed-Thurs drama Mouse in a bubble, trying to assess and enjoy without stacking it against nearly identical serial killer jTBC drama Beyond Evil or analyzing outside of what I am seeing. But with episode 6 I … 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 →
Now I’m glad tvN took a three week breather on its Wed-Thurs time slot, after True Beauty ended two weeks ago since it was close to lunar new year celebrations the network moved the follow up drama Mouse to premiere … 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 →