Five K-Dramas That I Quit Recently

Posted July 14, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

I’m a list person. I have a list for every single thing in my life from a to-do list, a list of books that I want to read, a running shopping list, and in the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing different k-entertainment lists that I’ve been keeping track of. You’ll be seeing my top 5 lists of stuff like my current celebrity crushes, my favorite k-drama female protagonists, my favorite k-drama male protagonists, my to-be-watched k-dramas, and you know, stuff like that.

This week, I’ll be sharing the latest five k-dramas that I quit recently.

I used to be the kind of person who would not DNF anything. From books to movies, and TV shows, if I started it, I would stay loyal to it no matter what. It’s why I finished Dawson’s Creek long after I stopped caring about who was on the show and who everyone ended up with.

Well, those days are long gone. Life is too short to stick it out on things that just aren’t working for you. I’ve been DNF-ing books left and right and I figured that it’s going to be the same for k-dramas. I’m not a huge fan of the beginning of anything. The beginning of books takes too long to introduce characters, plots, and all of that other stuff and it’s the same with k-dramas. I’m always super anxious to get to the middle parts even though I understand that the beginning is needed so I’ve always had a hard time stopping a series.

Let’s get into this week’s top 5 list, shall we?

Five K-Dramas I Quit Recently

1. Sky Castle

Starring: Yeon Jung Ah, Lee Tae Ran, Yoon Se Ah, Oh Na Ra, Kim Seo Hyung, Jung Joon Ho
Year Released: 2018
Where I Watched It: Viki
Will I Go Back and Watch?: Probably Not

I’m not going to lie. I started watching this show because of a Run BTS episode where J Hope, feeling betrayed at all of the lies and acting going on with the other members, says, “Wow, we should all be in Sky Castle”. Now, I’d heard of the show but it just seemed like a Dynasty type of show and that’s not normally my speed but because Jin said that he liked the show (in another Run BTS episode) and J Hope said that he liked it, I checked it out. I got about 10 episodes in before I started getting bored with the apartment politics, the main mean girl in the apartment building, and just all of the dumb drama that the main mean girl in this show kept bringing up just to stay on top. The lengths that they all went through to keep up with the Jones annoyed me so I stopped it for good and I’m probably not going to pick it back up any time soon, if ever. It’s seriously a me thing. I saw and heard that it was a pretty popular show but again, it ain’t my cup of tea so I’ve moved on.

2. Youth of May

Starring: Lee Do Hyun, Go Min Si, Lee Sang Yi, Geum Sae Rok, Oh Man Suk, Uhm Hyo Sub
Year Released: 2021
Where I Watched It: Viki
Will I Go Back and Watch?: Probably Not

I really liked these two characters in some of the other shows that I’ve watched them. I enjoyed both of their characters in Sweet Home and seeing them playing love interests in this show after playing siblings in Sweet Home made me laugh but it didn’t stop me from being excited to watch them both in something new. I’ve always wanted to see Go Min Si in something where she wasn’t playing the mean girl cousin or the selfish piece of shit that she played in Love Alarm so seeing her as the main lead in this one, with an interesting story was one of the things that I looked forward to the most.

However, this show moved really slow for me. I spent more time wanting to watch something else while I was watching this one and after about 6 episodes, I called it quits for good. I’m sure the story picks up and things come together really nicely, but I just couldn’t finish this one out and that bummed me out.

3. So I Married An Anti-Fan

Starring: Choi Tae Joon, Choi Soo Young, Hwang Chan Sung, Han Ji An, Kim Min Kyu, Kim Min Kyo
Year Released: 2021
Where I Watched It: Viki
Will I Go Back and Watch?: Probably Not

I went into this show, not knowing anything about what it was about. I wanted to watch it because I enjoyed Choi Tae Joon so much in Suspicious Partner with Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun. He played that role exceptionally well and he’s great to look at so of course, I wanted to support him in his new show. Sucks that I couldn’t stick it out because the actual show itself, just wasn’t for me.

The story, the main female lead, and just that first episode didn’t work for me. I wasn’t a big fan of the set up and the main female girl annoyed the snot out of me so I barely finished the first episode and just…noped right out of it.

4. Encounter

Starring: Park Bo Gum, Song Hye Kyo, Jang Seung Jo, Ko Chang Seok, Shin Jung Keun, Nam Ki Ae
Year Released: 2018
Where I Watched It: Viki
Will I Go Back and Watch?: Probably

I’m a huge Park Bo Gum fan so I was bummed that I only lasted one episode of this one. I think this one suffered from the dreaded beginning info dump and I just wasn’t all that interested in what was going on. I’m pretty sure that it was a mood thing on my part so I’m probably going to go back and finish this, just not now. I want to say that this is the show that Park Bo Gum won an award for but I can’t be sure. In my head, I’m seeing him tearfully accepting his award and thanking Song Joong Ki, who was tearing up as well. Hmm. Anyway, I will say that Park Bo Gum with long hair is…yum.

That man is so good looking and I’m always happy to see him on screen. I can’t wait for him to finish his military duty and come back and make more dramas and movies. I’m ready for more content from him.

5. Reply 1994

Starring: Go Ah Ra, Jung Woo, Yoo Yeon Seok, Kim Sung Kyun, Baro, Min Do Hee
Year Released: 2013
Where I Watched It: Netflix
Will I Go Back and Watch?: Probably Not

I wanted to watch all of the Reply shows after finishing Reply 1988 and…it didn’t work out for me. I wasn’t all that interested in the 1994 after the first couple of episodes. The yelling and the fighting between the two siblings of this show drove me right up the wall. Now, it drove me up the wall in 1988 and was one of the reasons that I didn’t like Sung Bo Ra for the longest time. I felt like she always picked fights for no damn reason so getting more of that in this 1994 Reply show sealed the deal for me. Noped right the fuck out. I couldn’t go through that shit again. Plus, I just wasn’t all that interested in the characters, the boarding house deal so yeah…I probably won’t come back to this one either. There are too many other shows that I’m interested in watching.

Do you watch K-Dramas? Are there any shows that you’ve quit recently? Share in the comments below!

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2 responses to “Five K-Dramas That I Quit Recently

  1. Bnice

    Oh this was a different blog. This is pretty kool to see what was not your cup of tea with these Kdramas. I do think I would watch Encounter just because of Park Bo Gum. I love that guy, but its good to see what NOT to watch. Thanks for the information. Have a good one!

    • The female lead from Descendants of the Sun got on my nerves in that show and I almost finished it three times because I wanted to fa’apo her ass so many times and she plays the same kind of character in this one and yeah…no thanks. Poor Park Bo Gummy, I didn’t even get the show that much of a chance…so maybe I’ll power through it later, just for him.

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