Currently Watching: The Bride of Habaek

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It was Erl that introduced me to The Bride of the Water God and I was quite taken by the story. I read it religiously before and I am still not done with it. While I was reading it, I even fantasized who should play Habaek. Obviously, I have forgotten all about it when the production cast Nam Joo Hyuk. I was unhappy with the news. I really liked him in Weightlifting Fairy but I simply could not see him as Habaek. Furthermore, I  have no faith with Shin Se Kyung. I am currently watching Six Flying Dragons and she’s doing well in this show but I don’t know what happened… She is back to being meh. As I expected, her colleagues and the director play a huge role in her character delivery.

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Just Watched: DramaWorld

dramaworld-poster-reveal-790x450All the kdrama cliches in the world can now be seen in one drama! DramaWorld! How fantastic is that? This mockery/parody web drama was produced by my favorite Asian drama streaming site, Viki! Don’t worry, they did not pay me to say that. In fact, I’m paying them monthly fees to provide me good services. And they are! I love Viki! And I love DramaWorld! It’s funny and witty. It’s so relatable to my everyday kdrama questions! I mean… It’s about time someone come out with a drama that addresses all our concerns! *snickers*

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But the question to ponder is… Did DramaWorld deliver? I don’t know about you, but it did to me! I truly enjoyed it! I had a blast watching it from start to finish. Even my husband was stunned by one episode he saw with me. To be honest, he thought kdramas have gone English! *laughs* Actually, I don’t mind watching more of this meta kind of drama like DramaWorld. It’s so creative and done in almost perfection! Surely the writers understood our cringe and displeasure in watching our dramas and dump all it in this 10-episode web drama. Bravo, writers! Bravo! *claps* And the show was able to score some big names to cameo is a huge victory!!! SuJu Siwon? Lee Ji Ah? Han Ji Min? Sung Hyuk? And more! Yeap, you can’t beat that!

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So DramaWorld is not just funny, it makes sense in a nonsensical way, too! The foolishness was out of this world adorable and dorky that really, my mind would accept anything that thrown to me. On top of that, I found myself so attracted to Claire, the main character in this drama. Her badass haircut is so badass! But her acting is very immature and wooden. I often saw her giving the “it’s your turn to say it” look. It is too obvious. But I don’t know if it was her lacking or done on purpose? I don’t know. Hard to tell. Additionally, her character is extremely superficial. Again, did the writer create Claire to be superficial on purpose? We wouldn’t know. I bet it was intentional. Just to make us seasoned watchers cringe more. Hmmmm, come to think of it, the writer must have done it on purpose to torture us all!!! *gnashes teeth* 

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Ok, enough blabbing. Here is my two cent on this drama: Claire is an avid kdrama watcher. She is so obsessed with her drama (ooops, sounds like me!) that she would watch it at work, too! But it really affected her work and focus. One night, she was so glued to her frustrating show that she wished she would be in it and make the drama to her liking. I mean, don’t we all wish we could live in the drama we like and change the story? Claire got her wish and she landed in the drama she is watching! She found herself in between the OTP and was guided by another person, Seth, who got transported into a drama as well. Seth shared his kdrama guide manual with Claire on 101 kdama plots. In the beginning, she was behind the scene but suddenly found herself IN the drama! Now Claire not only gets in between the OTP, she is stuck in between them and the (unknown) villains! So how she solve the show?

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By the end of episode 10, despite the actress’ woody acting, I was begging for more! Can I have season 2 right now??? DramaWorld was enjoyable. If you haven’t seen it, please watch it. Don’t take it seriously, it was meant to poke fun at us. For me, DramaWorld could be the beginning of something new. Perhaps we would see more collaboration with two or more countries in near future? We have seen Korean, Japanese and Chinese collaboration dramas and movies. Adding the US not only opens up doors to new watchers, perhaps to a new adventure!

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