Somehow, I feel super relieved to watch another period drama. I don’t know why but I’m starting to get addicted to sageuk genre. Right before Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung, I was watching the Nokdu Flower. Though Rookie is less political than Nokdu, the fact that it is a period drama was enough to get me going. I know I will be adding more sageuk dramas once Rookie ends. In fact, I already have one in mind. Be on the lookout for my review, okay?
Honestly, I never thought of falling for Designated Survivor: 60 Days this much. I never heard of the original one until I started this drama. I am considering now after being so engrossed with the Korean version. I don’t do political drama and when I do, it mostly sageuk kind. So it is refreshing to watch modern politics in a drama. I was on the fence starting it but got super addicted as soon as I started the first episode. Never would I thought I would love it so much. I just completed the last episode and A and I cried because of the ending. I am hoping that this show will get a second season. But will it?
I went back and forth before starting My Absolute Boyfriend. On one hand, this drama offers Yeo Jin Goo. Yes, I said “offer” because I have seen clips of pure fan service to fan girls like me! But, on the other hand, this is a Japanese remake. I’ve seen the original version and the idea stuck in my head. I guess what I want to say is I’m afraid of the show getting butchered. Also, rarely would I read comments on MDL but I did this time. Some says the ex-boyfriend character is extremely annoying and his over-and-over stalking mode turns people off.
I have not been watching sageuk dramas for months and I purposely saving it for the best! For my Yoo Seung Ho *wink*. And the wait is worth my time! I am enjoying this drama from the beginning until now. I have been on top of it and seriously, I just can’t get enough of it. I do notice a few people dropping this show because they found it frustrating, tiresome and disappointing. Putting my bias aside, I just can’t find Ruler to be tiresome and disappointing. Frustrating? Perhaps. I would blame the writer for going around in circles. Also, it rocks people’s interest differently.
Did you think I stop watching Korean daily dramas? Hell no! As the matter of fact, I am overwhelmed with an influx of subbed dailies these days! All of a sudden, I see many interests in dailies. And for the first time, I’m being picky! This is unheard of! I mean… Since when I started being picky with dailies, right? Really, Bel and I just couldn’t decide. Even Lena eonnie, too!
From one controversy drama post to another! Yes, I’m talking about Blood. When Bel and I discussed on Tweeter whether we should watch it, we received zero support. “Think twice before you watch it!” or “Go YouTube a scene clip and you will understand why this is a must NOT watch drama!” Oh, wow. The overwhelming of outrageous support took us by surprise. WE have heard how bad it was but ever since the article Drama Fever posted on the OTP’s real life love, our curiosity won over us. How can we not, right? We must judge it for ourselves!
For the record, we completed Blood in three days! THREE DAYS!!!! And we kept our watch in secret (okay, my big mouth spilled it to a few people) and we continuously to tweet each other via DM. Bless the Twitter DM. And strangely, we were so absorbed in it and we kept telling each other that we cannot find the show painfully annoying nor uninteresting. Are we that ignorant? Or is it because we are so immune with overacting and overzealous in dailies that Blood turns out to be extraordinarily entertaining and acceptable?
I asked Bel her opinion and this is what she has to say:
“A funny thing happened on the way NOT to this drama, Blood (2015). Not only did we ignore everyone’s opinion and watched in secret; but an amazing thing happened… We liked it!!! Mickey!!! We liked it! Okay, this is really not unusual, folks! My drop list is full of drams that people liked that I either hated, couldn’t finished or just blame didn’t understand the excitement for!
Here’s the strange thing about Blood. It really wasn’t a medical drama! At least, I never looked it as such! Brain is a medical drama! The Virus! Hell, even the crappy Medical Top Team was really a medical drama! Blood was simply about a man who finds himself affected by a disease and is searching for the cure. I admit that a lot of the supporting characters like Joo Hyun Woo truly added substance to this drama; however, we watched it in 3 days and I cannot say I was even, truly bored!”
And there you have it, folks! Bel and I against the world! WE did it and happy to say we are completely satisfied with the drama! Tell us what it is about Blood that you dislike. Bel and I would love to hear it from you!