Yeah, Different Dreams and I have different dreams. I don’t see it eye to eye with this show anymore. I try my best to give it another chance but I just couldn’t. I’m not sure what it is that makes me lose hope. I get bored most of the time. Every time I see an opportunity for a story to reach climax, it did no go the way I wanted it to be. I get deflated too many times. Even though the story is based on true event and with some true real characters, the stupidity in some scenes got me frustrated. I feel that the show could have been better told. And better direct.
This little gem drama is so funny I wonder why aren’t many people watching it. The format reminded me of Modern Farmer even though I dropped that drama. I love that Kim Ji Suk is the main lead – I really enjoyed watching him as the nasty King in Rebel. He really nailed the role. I did not see his previous two show but I feel that he did again in Top Star Yoo Baek as Top Star Yoo Baek! For some reason, this role is made for him. He has the cheese and he knows how to play arrogant cheese.
All I can say is… wow!!! Seriously, one of the best Korean dramas I have seen this year! The level of intensity is awesome. I had a blast watching Switch which employed similar style – laws and action. While Switch focused from the prosecutors’ angle, Lawless Lawyer is, of course, from the lawyers perspective. The music is upbeat and strong. The plot is engaging and intense. The pacing is perfect. The acting is superb. The villains are effing good!!! I really need Choi Min Soo and Lee Hye Young in life! Why didn’t anyone think of casting these two together before?
So, besides movies, I also saw two special dramas on the plane. One of them was called Diary of a Spinster, which thanks to Grace, I finally know the official title which is called The Diary of A Resentful Woman. Another drama I saw was Hair Transplant Day. So let me give you my two cents on the dramas:
The Diary of A Resentful Woman aka Diary of A Spinster
Off the batch, I said yes immediately because Kim Seul Gi is in it! I immediately thought of Grace and wondered if she has seen it. Well, it turns out, she did and I even commented on her post! What is wrong with me? Okay, let’s not discuss my aging issue coz it can take days! Kim Seul Gi plays Kong Ji who prefers reading and drawing and gives up on the idea of finding a spouse. One day, she was on the swing and reciting a poem (or whatever she was doing), she attracted the handsome Magistrate who just moved into her area. He asked her out on a date (through his assistant) but Kong Ji was not ready to unveil herself so she went in with a mask on. Their first date didn’t go well – she ran and threw one of her shoes (which she stole from her bestie, Chun Hyang) to him. He then searched for her with that one shoe he caught. It sounds like Cinderella now, right? They met again later on. She was afraid that he might not like her. She is just an average Jane with unpleasant attitude. He mistook Kong Ji for her bestie (that damn shoe!) so he was ready to marry her. But, on the day he was planning to propose to Chun Hyang, Kong Ji stepped forward and confessed her love. And showed her true self to him.
Seriously, I enjoyed my time watching Diary of A Spinster! It was so much fun! I really don’t know where you can watch it, though. It is only an hour long. I hope someone or MBC would release the subbed for this drama. It’s too cute not to be watched! If you are interested in watching, Grace included links to the drama on her post. Check it out!
Hair Transplant Day
What a title!!!! And seriously, it was just that! I really have nothing good to say about this drama. Please avoid it. I had a good laugh but… *facepalm* Yeah, please do not waste your time watching it.