It takes me 4 years to finally watch Train to Busan! I have never been interested in any zombie shows or dramas. I mustered my strength when Kingdom and Kingdom 2 aired. Even so, I was too scared I watched them in broad daylight. Yeah, I am a chicken and wuss. I don’t do well with the horror genre. When I started to work from home due to COVID-19, one of the things my son and I decided to commit to watching different movies every night. Though my son cheated at times, I stick to the rule. Only unseen movies and of course, I suggested Train to Busan. I needed a friend!
I’ve been trying to cut down my watch list in half. And my success rate so far? I’m nailing it! Woohoo… As of today, I have 6 dramas on my watch list. 4 are currently airing show… *grins* With my work travel coming soon, I decided to focus with what is there on the list and focus on movies or drama special. Well, after watching Lee Ki Kwang’s success drama special Twenty Year Old, I decided to give My Friend Is Still Alive a try. Thanks to aqaria of Crush on Da-Hae, I finished this drama in teary yet happy.
My Friend Is Still Alive is only an hour long and it fits into my busy schedule. The story is very simple and despite trying to fulfill the needs of a dying hwaksaeng who wished to get his first kiss before he moves on to the after life, the message the writer(s) wanted to convey is mostly about friendship. And surprisingly, you would think the network would hire new and amateur actors and actress but nope… The drama consisted of pretty great and quite seasoned casts! The boys were great! Seriously, I’m not biased and really I’m blessed to witness such great chemistry on screen, in my opinion.
My Friend Is Still Alive told a story of a dying teenage and his bestie. His dying wish is to have his first (and hopefully not the last) kiss. His bestie’s mission is to lure any attractive girl who would fall into this kissing trap. Well, one day his bestie found the right girl to be the girlfriend for his dying hwaksaeng but found out he himself is falling for her. What would you do at this point? Be greedy and keep her for yourself OR fulfill your dying friend’s wish? It’s the biggest dilemma for teenage kids and it sure is testing out their true friendship.
The sad ending is compensated with a much rewarding feeling from these two boys. Really, I’m happy how this drama turned out to be. As much as I wanted to cry, I can’t because the writers were truly amazing because of the humor they injected in this drama. I tell you… This drama is excellent. Lee Ki Kwang did it, once again! *claps* *shouts Bravo*. This is a must watch!