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 fell under Misty spell last week. I could not stop watching it the minute I landed back to the States. Well, that sounds so dramatic! But you get my point *laughs*. I have been yearning for a Kdrama that could give me satisfactory as Prison Playbook and Money Flower. As you all know, Misty ended today. I haven’t seen the final two episodes and have been avoiding Twitter like plague. I really do not need any spoilers today.
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!
So… it’s almost the end of the year and I’m short of two sageuk dramas. Ack! But no fret, Snow Lotus to the rescue! Well, sorta… I decided to make a last minute adjustment to my 2015 resolution and thought part sageuk/part modern drama should be okay. Well, at least it still historical/fantasy kind. *giggle* I should just eat my words from now on *laughs* *sticks tongue out*.Anyway, Snow Lotus arrived just in time before 2015 ends in 11 days. I got excited when Bel said she enjoyed the drama. Plus, with only 2 episodes, this special web drama is stunningly beautiful and well executed. Surprisingly, with the way the story lines were written, I didn’t expect they would able to convey the message to the audience. But well, well, well… I’m super impressed. It is a great performance by the casts.This fantasy webdrama is very interesting and unlike I’ve seen before. The story of modern life is parallel to the one that both OTPs have been dreaming. It is a very interesting concept in that both are curious of their dreams and not realizing that each other are dreaming nearly the same dream. In the dream life, he is a commoner and she came from the noble family, and her fiance is in between their love life. In present life, he is a super rich gaming CEO guy who uses his dream as his latest online game concept and hired her to transform his dream life into drawings. She was able to put his dream as he dreamed because she was part of the dream too! He was amazed and shocked by she was able to draw it as vividly as his dreams. Sadly, in the present life, their affairs was intervene by his fiance.What makes it different in dream and present life is that she crossed dress as a man and that’s how they are able to get closed whereas in the present life, she disguised himself as a man. He somehow felt different when he’s with her but couldn’t figure out her/his identity. Snow Lotus was too short. I wish it could have been longer. I love of this drama. The concept was awesome. I really wish we get to see more of this parallel life drama in future.