It took a while for me to finish Save Me because the depressing tone kept battling with my usual sunny disposition. Nevertheless, as expected for OCN’s trademark despondent themed dramas, it made me cringe on how the sinister villains and irrational conflict were pictured in the plot.
Thriller K-Dramas get most of the ideas through psychopath characters and steadfast heroes on a quest to end the vicious ways of the villains. Save Me is a safe bet to watch, but it is not as strikingly done as its predecessors that came in this year. I watched it for Taecyeon, but Woo Do Hwan presented a more memorable character.
For bravely delving on human greed, lunatic cult following, high school bullying, government corruption, and the rest of negative plot pieces of this eerie tale, I say watch it at a pace that will not drain you emotionally.
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We will get to the extremes of reality and fantasy for new Korean dramas that will kick off in the next two weeks.
Save Me (OCN)
Ok Taecyeon will rescue a damsel (Seo Ye Ji) trapped by a creepy cult following in OCN’s new offering. I have pretty much been loyal to OCN this year and have enjoyed most of their dramas so I trust in this new project. “Save Me” will replace “Duel” on the weekend slot.
Kim Jae Joong’s post army comeback drama has released adorale teasers so far that I have already added it on my weekly watchlist. The promise looks like “Operation Proposal” to me where the lead guy travel back to the past to prevent the wedding of his long running one-sided love. KBS is chirpy with their drama line up this year so we can fairly look forward to this new romcom. “Manhole” is slated every Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
Go Kyung Pyo sports a crazy hair for his breakthrough lead man role. He rises from the bottom to become a CEO after delivering a hit app he developed. KBS has been successful with their undedog stories this year so let’s wait and see where the deliveryman will take us. “Strongest Deliveryman” will ride his motorbike every Friday and Saturday.