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The Wednesday Five: Dramas I Dropped Recently

Posted February 15, 2023 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’s Wednesday Five will feature the last five dramas that I dropped. I’m trying to drop shows early on so that I’m not wasting a lot of time on shows that just don’t interest me, whether they’re popular online or not. I used to have to watch every single episode of every show that I watched but that shit is for the birds. If I’m not invested by episode 3, I’m out…and here are the last five shows that I’ve dropped.

1. Curtain Call

Where to Watch: Viki
Starring: Kang Ha Neul, Ha Ji Won, Go Doo Shim

I really wanted to like this one since I’m a fan of Kang Ha Neul but I just wasn’t that interested in any of the characters (Kang Ha Neul’s included) or the story so I’m noped right out of this one after three episodes. Sorry Kang Ha Neul, I’ll try again on your next project.

2. Grid

Where to Watch: Hulu
Starring: Seo Kang Joon, Kim Ah Joong, Kim Mu Yeol

I didn’t mean to start this show. It just started playing after one episode of Revenge of Others and before I knew what was what, it was the start of episode 4 and I couldn’t tell you who was who, what was what and so I turned it off. Maybe I’ll go back to it and finish it someday but that someday isn’t going to be any time soon. But for Seo Kang Joon, I’m not counting this one out. He’s fine as hell, haha.

3. Love is for Suckers

Where to Watch: Viki
Starring: Choi Si Won, Lee Da Hee, Jo Soo Hyang

I was so excited about this show. I’m not even sure why but there’s something about Choi Si Won in a rom-com that really just does it for me but I got about halfway through this drama before I dropped it for good. I couldn’t stand Yu Reum because she kept saving her job at the expense of Jae Hoon. And because he was in love with her, he did whatever she needed him to do. She just kept right on using him for everything under the sun, under the guise of friendship and it annoyed the hell out of me. Even when she realizes she’s in love with him too, she was STILL doing mean shit to him and I got so fed up with her that I kicked this drama to the curb and never looked back.

I’m not at all mad that I stopped watching it.

4. Trolley

Where to Watch: Netflix
Starring: Kim Hyun Joo, Park Hee Soon, Kim Mu Yeol

After the first episode of this one, I stopped it. It was like the fifth show that was intense and had a deep story and I just wasn’t in the mood for it. I still haven’t decided if I’ll go back and finish it eventually but for the moment, I had to drop it because it was too much for me mentally.

5. Strangers Again

Where to Watch: Viki
Starring: Kang So Ra, Jang Seung Jo, Jo Eun Ji

This wasn’t a show that I thought I’d drop. I went into this one for both main leads but the story wasn’t what I was expecting and I wasn’t really a big fan of anything after four episodes. I quit this one mid-episode of the fifth episode and yeah, it ain’t for me.

Are there any dramas that you’ve dropped recently? Share which dramas they were in the comments!

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The Monthly Recap: November 2022

Posted December 6, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

The Monthly Recap posts are a way for me to take a look back and reflect on my previous month in Korean dramas. I always lose track of what I want to watch and I need these posts to keep me honest with my damn self because I be forgetting shit.

You guys, we are 6 days into the last month of 2022. Where has the time gone? Shitballs. 2022 has been a doozy of a year and while there have certainly been a whole lot of ups, the year wasn’t without some pretty big downs as well. November, I didn’t get everything that I wanted to watch, watched but that’s okay…I’m still excited for what December brings.

I spent Thanksgiving with my family in California and while that was great, my sister was sick and missed Thanksgiving with the rest of the family so that was a bummer. She’s better now though so I’m glad. So let’s start this recap, shall we?

Monthly Stats

Dramas Watched: 12 | Dramas Dropped: 3 | Dramas Still Watching: 6
Dramas Reviewed: 7 | Boyfriend of the Month:
Favorite Drama: Weak Hero, Class 1 | Least Favorite Drama: Love is for Suckers

Dramas I Completed

Blind | 4.5 out of 5
Gaus Electronics | 4.5 out of 5
Love in Contract | 4 out of 5
One Oridinary Day | 4.5 out of 5
Rookie Cops | 4 out of 5

Weak Hero, Class 1 | 5 out of 5
Bad Prosecutor | 4.5 out of 5
Fan Letter, Please | 4 out of 5
When the Weather’s Fine | 3.5 out of 5

Dramas I Dropped

Love is for Suckers
Curtain Call

I quit the first two dramas because I just wasn’t into them. The main leads in Love is for Suckers drove me up the wall and I lost count of how many times I wanted to fight the female lead. She was such a shitty friend to the male lead and no matter how many times the male lead showed up for her, she instead only used him for her damn job.

Grid wasn’t a bad drama, I just wasn’t in the mood for a sci-fi kind of drama so though I dropped it, I’m planning on picking that one up again at a later time.

Dramas I’m Still Watching

May I Help You?
Behind Every Star
Revenge of Others
The First Responders
Reborn Rich

Dramas I Reviewed

Again My Life | 4 out of 5
Money Heist Korea: Joint Economic Area, Part 1 | 4 out of 5
Shootings Stars | 3.5 out of 5
Why Her? | 3 out of 5

Yumi’s Cells 2 | 3.5 out of 5
Soundtrack #1 | 4.5 out of 5
Love All Play | 4 out of 5

Actors that Stood Out

Choi Hyun Wook: I adored his character in Weak Hero, Class 1 and I need the second season of that show to come out so that we can catch up with his character. I’m pretty anxious about how his character will fit into the next season. Please, please, please be okay!

Do Kyung Soo: Jin Jung was such a great character. I loved how his moral compass was on tighter than a bowstring. He did what he felt was right even when it was hard and he made things fun as well. I adored the heck out of him and miss him now that the drama is over.

Yoon Park: I’m a sucker for a single dad trope and I really adored Bang Jung Seok in Fan Letter, Please. He was one of the last main leads that I loved since I watched his drama at the end of the month but he’s definitely a memorable one. I adored him and am already waiting for his next project.

How was your month, in all the things? Did you read or watch anything good (or bad)? Share in the comments, I’d love to catch up!

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