Anyone else like me drowning in dramas recently? I find the recent drama offerings more engaging and I just can’t find time to catch them all!
Investigation Couple 2: Four episodes in and Show continues to be amazing. It’s almost like there was no one year break in between this and series 1. The case-of-the-week is as engaging as ever and I love how Crazy Beom (Jung Jae-young) is dogged in pursuing the truth when people around him are constantly being either 1) subjective or 2) have vested interests. Like sab, I find Sally (Kang Seung Hyun) annoying (albeit harmless) and I miss Stephanie Lee lots. =( And when is next week coming! I need to know what’s the deal with Dr K (Noh Min Woo)!
The Secret Life of My Secretary: He finally knows! And now we enter the angsty part of Show *yawns* I have to admit I watch Show not for the OTP and thus I’m not ragey like some other netizens are that Gal-hee (Jin Ki-joo) is dragging the facade on longer than it should have. Kim Jae-kyung is totally winning as Veronica Park, balancing the over the top behavior and the sensitive, thoughtful side very well. She easily wins hands down as the best second female lead ever.
Perfume: To quote bearcatchong on this, it’s not as funny as expected. Perhaps that was not exactly the intention but why would you cast Shin Sung-rok, the king of comical expressions if he’s not going to do something LOL-worthy? As usual I’d only managed to catch the first episode and plotwise it seems pretty been-there-done-that. Again, I wasn’t as disturbed as some netizens are about Show seemingly making fun of the oversized female lead (people need to calm down methinks). The only thing that I didn’t expect was the magical perfume seems to work only for a short period of time and thus require multiple applications.
Save Me 2: Finally caught up with the latest episodes and I can’t wait for the new episodes! Elder (or conman) Choi (Chun Ho-jin) has finally made his move on Young Sun (Esom) and will she be saved? The whole cult thing is pretty much established within the village now that most of the residents have seen the “healing” power of Pastor Sung. And it’s high time someone else other than Min Chul (Uhm Tae Goo) becomes suspicious of Choi. Min Chul’s running the one man show far too long.
Search: WWW: I absolutely love this. Bae Ta Mi (Im Soo Jung) is so going to be my girl-crush for the next 8 weeks. I can totally relate to her gamer mentality, that only those people whom we lost to catch our eyes (hur hur). And how awesome it is that we have a male lead who’s also a gamer and is observant? I was joking to a bearcatchong that perhaps I’d also have to wait till 38 like Ta Mi before I’ll meet a cute young guy like Mo Gun (Jang Ki Yong)?
Nokdu Flower: The Japanese are trying to find ways to infiltrate Korea’s domestic politics and war is breaking out when King Gojong refuses their thinly veiled “interests” repeatedly. On the Gobu front, I’m afraid Yi-hyun (Yoon Shi Yoon) will snap after exhibiting PTSD. He’s trying to change for the better (or righteous) and poor boy just can’t catch a break. My bets are on him not surviving beyond 1895.
Mother of Mine: So my Dad was saying if Mi-ri (Kim So-yeon) really wanted to take revenge she should have joined another company instead of joining forces with her current company’s Chairman. And her birth mom In-sook is really darn good at justifying herself, I can’t even. This drama is really a background filler during dinner time.
Arthdal Chronicles: Week 2 is more interesting I suppose? The political machinations are in place and we see the Arthdal alliance gradually falling apart. I wasn’t expecting Taealha (Kim Ok Bin) to be toying with both Ta Gon (Jang Dong Gun) and his father San-woong (Kim Eui Sang) and she’s kind of a terrible “spy” since both father and son knows of her relationship with each other *facepalm* I appreciate very much that Eun-seom (Song Jong-ki) pointed out the animal abuse (of keeping several chickens together in a small cage) the Arthdal people are doing. Homo sapiens are terrible! I also like the hints that the Asa tribe (mystical) and Wahan tribe could be related.