The teasers for the new kdrama “Ruler: Master of the Mask” are looking pretty good! #kdrama
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Athena: Goddess of War
Tons of action, good cinematography, and fairly consistent acting. It seemed to have a more evolving storyline compared to “IRIS”.
I don’t know why but it seemed to lack emotion. It also felt a little long at 20 episodes
If you like Kpop and Kpop idols than you will probably like Dream High. I liked it WAY more than I thought I would. I thought for a bunch of young actors they pulled it off pretty well.
I can’t think of anything that really bothered me….so
Rock Rock Rock
A great little biopic on Boohwal guitarist Kim TaeWon. Good music and a great performance by No Min Woo.
I wish it was longer and included the whole history of the band Boohwal, instead of only the most dramatic parts.
Well, 2009 is over and I managed to watch 11 Dramas! When I first thought back on the year I guessed I had watched 5-6. But after some review my number doubled!
This isn’t a full on review but more of a quick recap list.
**Not all shows were made in ’09 but thats when I watched them!**
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now onto the Dramas!
in no real order:
Surprisingly fun for a “Courtroom” Drama. I watched it mainly because I have a thing for Kim Hyun joo but continued to watch because it was fun and serious at all the right times.
Cain and Abel
I watched this because of So Ji Sub. period. He was the star of my alltime favorite drama “I’m sorry, I love you”. Fresh out the army he was making his comeback and I couldn’t wait. I have to say that this show was one of my hardest to watch shows of the year. Not only is it alittle gory (it takes place in a hospital) but the first 6-7 episodes were awful! But at ep 8 or so I REALLY started to enjoy it and ultimately liked it.
First half 2/10
Second half 7.5/10
You are my Destiny
As a fan of “Girls Generation” I almost had to watch YoonA in her big daily drama lead role. And thanks to KBS World I could! It was a slow moving show, but thats kinda what you get with a daily drama, and the leading man Park Jae Jung couldn’t even act like he was breathing.
My only Chinese show this year…
I loved Dicky as the Monkey King so I thought I would give this show a chance. Not amazing or bad. Pretty enjoyable most of the time with lots of comedy and some melodrama.
I really enjoyed Hyun Bin in a few other shows and Hyegyo was great in Full House so I thought this was a sure hit… It was a fine show, its just not very interesting. I have a hard time remembering a single scene from this one which tells me it was boring.
Take Care of Agassi
The first few episodes really had a fun playful vibe but it soon turned into a predictable Kdrama. Never been a big YEH fan and she really didn’t make me like her any more in this one. Moon Chae Won on the other hand has really surprised me with her performances so far.
Boys over Flowers
Yes, like everybody else I watched BOF. Do I regret it? NO! Mainly because I got introduced to Kim So Eun, who I think stole all the cuteness in the world and ate it. If you like eye candy and don’t think too much you will enjoy this one.
TOP 3 4
Tied for 3rd:
Story of a Man
One of my favorite shows of the year! It JUST missed being in my TOP 3. Its suspenseful and dramatic with lots of great scenes, and there is plenty of eye candy for the ladies and fellas.
My most anticipated show of ’09. Lee Byung Hun is the reason I watch Korean movies, TV Dramas, and even listen to KPOP. His movie “A Bittersweet Life” made me explore the Korean entertainment world and I’ve never looked back.
Action packed show with tons of stars and what I think is a breakout performance for Kim Tae Hee.
Painter of the Wind
One of the most visually pleasing dramas I’ve ever seen. I can’t even count how many scenes I remember simply because of how beautifully they were filmed. Great performances all around and good story. (and Moon Chae Won :-p )
A show I wasn’t even planning to watch. But because the IRIS subs weren’t going to be ready for awhile I thought I could watch something quickly. What I wasn’t ready for was how much I was going to enjoy this one. Its a very fun and lighthearted show but its charms are just too much to resist and it soon grabs you and wont let go.
One of my First KDramas! And definitely in my TOP 3!
Thanks to 1ncarnad1ne for the translation