It has been awhile since I saw a great Korean rom-com! Fight for My Way is one heart light hearted drama. The edgy style of acting powered with well-diverse characters made this drama feels very real and fresh. This 16 episodes drama maintains its quality consistently. Well, by quality I mean the pace is steady throughout the show. What I love the most are the characters. They are so relatable. It is like watching your friends’ stories on tv. I admit they are not perfect, but it is the beauty of it. They made Fight for My Way entertaining and enjoyable.
My second sageuk of the year! Well, kinda. Mirror of the Witch is a fantasy drama took place in sageuk era. I’m a bit relieved because I can’t handle two-period dramas at the same time. My brain would explode! I’m glad I finished The Royal Gambler and soon, this drama will end too. 4 more episodes to go and I’m currently ready for this show to be over. Wae? Yeah, it is getting too draggy. It’s a typical kdrama, at some point, the writers start to recycle plots again. I am like haven’t we seen this before? Are you really our of your mind? You’re hired to be writers! Get creative!
Sadly, no one could hear our screams. We again continue to get bored with repetitive plots. But I must say I’m still having fun. This drama is quite engaging. I really like the fantasy style this drama portrays. The story can be very confusing. At one point, I even watched several episodes twice. It is twisty and the time jump was really puzzling. Thank goodness for Twitter, a portal where I release my anger and frustration. And thanks to Twitter, I got my questions answered.
Anyway, this 20 episodes drama is ending this week. I have yet to watch episode 17 and 18 and most likely won’t be watching it until I get back from my work travel. But, if I’m lucky, I may catch it this week! But from what I remember from episode 16, episode 17 and 18 could be fillers since the Shamaness seems to be trapped in her own evil juice! I guess I should wait. I can’t stand the shamaness, she seems undefeated! Jun sacrificed himself and got the sword from her. And thank goodness, he was able to control and not get possessed by her evil smoke! Or did he? Seo Ri, on the other hand, sacrificed herself too and the shamaness still holding on strong! I really hate this! The ending better be good! Better be!!!
Instead of giving my usual ritual, which is my own synopsis, let’s take a look at the acting side instead. Kim Sae Ron. Let’s focus on her. I had fear in the beginning. Both male leads are way older than her. Yet, she is able to pull it through! Like a champ! I can’t tell her age in this drama after episode 3. Her acting is top notch. And the men, I’m surprised by how awesome they are in Mirror of the Witch. Their body languages are just superb. Knowing the age difference and playing a love interest to a 17 year old girl, they are able to give the feels without crossing the line. I’m impressed *claps*.
Anyway, Mirror of the Witch is watchable. Sadly, this is not a FF drama. You really need to sit and watch it. If you look away, you will miss all of it. Trust me. I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing. If you decide to watch it, please be patience. Like I said, this drama gets draggy and it is not even funny anymore! I’m pissed but I will remain strong to the end!
I told myself I will never watch this. I heard from chingus how this show crosses some ethic line. Plus, I’m not a big Jo Jung Suk! Or so I thought… When I was in Malaysia, I saw several episodes of You Are The Best Lee Soon Shin. I was intrigued by him and he actually made me laugh. When I first saw him in King 2 Hearts, he melted my heart there but that was it. There was no spark between him and I. I immediately concluded that we are not meant to be. That changed a bit until I saw Lee Soon Shin that only made me realized he isn’t bad. I even told DDee (in person, too!) that I finally considering him after declaring myself to the world via tweeter that I’m not interested in him. I believe another person who did not get why I don’t like him is Snow.
But how I actually succumbed to Oh My Ghost? I promised Erl that I would watch it if she will watch My Beautiful Bride. Hey, it’s a good trade, right? And I’m ahead of my league. I have been marathon the series since the morning I came back and I’m currently on episode 14. 2 more episodes to go! *wiggles brows* Yeap, I’m fast! To be honest, the stories were wrong at one level but was compensated later and as Erl said, they justified it. And I like that the writer justified it but even that, I still think it is too much at many levels! *shudder* Come to think about it, there are many young watchers for this drama as well. Even though they rate it for age 15 and above, I bet kids under 15 are still watching it. Ai… Sorry, mother instinct is kicking and I’m quite concerned. But… *shakes head in disbelief* who cares, I’m watching it anyway and I have a great laugh since the beginning. To be honest, I have not been laughing this much from watching dramas lately. Oh My Ghost is making me craving for more REAL romcom! Can we get another one with less sexual desire as this one? Ooops, maybe a little *giggle*
So what do I like about Oh My Ghost so far? The characters! Surprisingly, there is no one to hate here! How is this possible? *covers her mouth* The only thing you wanna hate is how dare the writer is using sex as a next step to nirvana! But hey, we are all adult here so sex is nothing but a necessary activity for human…. and ghost! *laughs* Amuden, the story is wickedly weird! Here is my take on Oh My Ghost. Sun Ae is a virgin ghost. She needs a human body in order for her to move on to her nirvana, or to wherever she suppose to go. There is a time limit to achieve it but her time is almost up. One day, as always, she was chased by her sharman and found Bong Seon’s fragile body as her target for hideout. But Sun Ae suddenly stuck in this human’s body for no apparent reason, and she couldn’t figure out her way to get out. With no choice, she decided to find out about Bong Seon. Unknowingly though, Bong Seon has the capability to see ghosts since small. Her ability really pulls her down, and with her extreme shyness and lack on self esteem, Bong Seon became the easiest target for Sun Ae. Through Bong Seon, Sun Ae found that Bong Seon’s boss aka chef Kang Seon Woo to be the most ideal man for her gateway to nirvana.
Seon Woo was surprised with the changes with Bong Seon, not knowing that she’s possessed by a virgin ghost. Sun Ae drives Bong Seon body on cruise control and accelerate her to the next level! Everyone at the restaurant were surprised by the new and improved Bong Seon. They were so used to her for apologizing for anything and everything that the new her almost seems like they won a lottery! Her driven personality to get laid really bothered Seon Woo in the beginning but eventually, as we all predicted, he fell for her obnoxious and loud personality even though he felt confused on why she is suddenly different than before. One day, he got her sick and brought her to the hospital. Sun Ae was finally able to escape the body. Once awake, Bong Seon realized the date, time and where she at and it didn’t reconcile with her last memory. She knew that her body was possessed. When she finally met Sun Ae, she refused to let the ghost possessed her body again but eventually made a pact after seeing that Seon Woo may fall for his college friend. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the reason Bong Seon works for Seon Woo is because she secretly in love with him but too shy to approach him due to her personality. Sun Ae is Bong Seon’s key to get her man but when she herself is with him, she realized all the memories he’s been telling her is his memory with Sun Ae. She decided to break up with him and left him alone in the altar… Not literally, of course! *giggle*
Yeah, the story sounded complicated but it makes sense to me. I hope it makes sense to you. Many of the people I spoke with does not like Sun Ae. They felt that her character is sketchy, unethical, annoying, and on their nerves. And some said that they do not see how Seon Woo and Bong Seon could be together. I also heard that they just don’t like the OTP due to weak chemistry. *rubs chin* *shrugs* I really don’t know what to say… I watch for the story so I typically don’t put that much thought into the rest. And that’s why I said there is no single character to hate because in my mind, I’m following the story of this drama. Would I suggest it? Absolutely! But you need to judge it yourself whether to like or hate Oh My Ghost. The flaws are there but I don’t really care… Oooh there is another side story which I failed to discuss. How did Sun Ae die? *dun dun dun* Watch it if you’re curious *giggle*. Yeap, I’m not tellin’!