We had three new dramas opening this week and some more in the coming weeks. Hopefully this will be a start of a lively weekly drama line up.
My Secret Romance (Mon-Tue) Ep 7
Episode 8 was preempted just when the romance plot is thickening. argh The appetizer kiss scene in Episode 7 surprised me. I just felt that coming from their one night stand and meeting after, the awkwardness if will not be discussed should have at least drawn some line or urged Yoo Mi at least to question Jin Wook’s right to just kiss her as he pleases. I will still give the love plot in this drama a chance to redeem the story since we will be crossing the middle part so hopefully we can balance the romance and comedy. Technically they are trying to insert mushy scenes more than yarning the story, and even if it is acceptable in rom-com dramas I got a bit disappointed because I like the director’s work in Something About 1% last year. Give me a story next week, I like Jin Wook’s vacuum kisses but I want us to talk as well. *chuckles
The Liar and His Lover (Mon-Tue) Finale Week
So Rim and Han Gyul wrapped up their story on a safe landing. I have written the full review for hellokpop so if you want to watch it soon, check my recommendation. Overall I like the story before the pandemonium of conflicts in the closing sprint. It would have been nice if So Rim and Han Gyul were not pushed behind because of unresolved problems that they had to fit in the dying episodes.
Suspicious Partner (Wed-Thurs) Premiere Week
I signed up for this of course because of Ji Chang Wook oppa since they bribe me with his “first rom-com role” premise. What’s strange was that it felt weird seeing him slumped on a chair with paperworks. lol The love vibes with his lead girl is not yet settling in me, but I like Nam Ji Hyun so I’m positive that she will win me over. Here’s my opening thoughts for Suspicious Partner at hellokpop.
Ruler Master of the Mask (Wed-Thurs) Premiere Week
I skipped Rebel and Saimdang period dramas because I was not drawn by the initial premise and the actors playing on it. I like how the water system exploitation conflict will be the basis for the story’s premise. It is reminiscent of Flower in Prison and Tree With Deep Roots so I have picked up this drama on my list. Here’s also my hellokpop first impression for ‘Ruler’.
Man to Man (Fri-Sat) Ep 7-8
Ghost Agent K feels like Healer all over again and it’s making me feel so in love. *giggles Everything about this drama is perfectly executed so far. I like the placement of the conflicts as the spy missions for the hero, and I like how his character is showing amusing facets that is making the story more adorable. The bromance with action star Woon Gwang is also commendable along with the heroine’s intuitive nature. Friday and Saturday dramas are what’s keeping me happy weekly. If you are still considering watching this drama it won’t disappoint you.
Chicago Typewriter (Fri-Sat) Ep 9-10
Se Ju and the gang never looked back and keeps throwing on cryptic puzzle pieces little by little as the picture and connection of their past lives is reaching clarity at present time. What I am anticipating is whether the mistakes from their past lives will finally be atoned in their present lives. I think the limbo situation of ghost Jin Oh will be unraveled soon as well as the backstory of Seol’s trauma. ps. That 1930’s kiss scene was so hot. lol
Bad thief, Good Thief (Sat-Sun) Premiere Week
For a 50 episode drama the first two episodes are not enough for me to understand the intention of the production team. So I’m going to give it 10 episodes to prove its worth. The premiere week displayed back story that I did not feel entwined at all so come on drama entice me!