Dramas

2010 Drama Reviews

This isn’t a full on review but more of a quick pro/con list.

**Not all shows were made in 2010 but that’s when I watched them!**

Another year of watching Kdramas comes to an end. I’ve managed to break my record from last year by watching 12 dramas!

I think I have a problem…

Last years reviews can be found HERE

In no particular order:

Invincible Lee Pyung Kang

Pros: A fun show without too much drama.

Cons: The first 3 or so episodes might be the WORST EVER. Just annoying.

Score: 6/10

La dolce vita

Pros: A more mature Kdrama with a storyline you don’t see too often

Cons: Can become painfully slow. It takes “sad” to a new level

Score: 6/10

Happiness in the Wind

Pros: I’m not gonna lie, I watched this because I have a crush on Kim So Eun. Really liked the first half of the show.

Cons: THIS SHOW MADE ME SO MAD! I know its a daily sitcom but come on! Keep it movin! Only watch this if you like one of the actors!

Score: Beginning episodes (8/10)

After they changed Kim So Eun’s hair (4/10)

Chuno

Pros: Overall it had great performances, great directing, great music. I’ll remember it fondly ^^

Cons: I wish Lee Da Hae played her character alittle differently. Can’t think of much else.

Score: 9/10

Cinderella’s Sister

Pros: Moon Geun Young was great in this one. Overall it was good, could have been great.

Cons: The storyline gets alittle annoying.

Score: 8/10

Personal Taste

Pros: Great comedic chemistry between the leads. Overall one of my top 3 from 2010!

Cons: How can you put the GORGEOUS Son Ye Jin in this and then make her always so frumpy? (she is still amazing ^^)

Score: Game Over 9/10

The Devil

Pros: Kinda like a Korean Version of “The Dead Zone”. (also has Shin Min Ah ^^)

Cons: The story leaves ALOT to be desired. Needed alittle more variety. (I think someone like No Min Woo would have made a better “Bad” guy.

Score: Shin Min Ah +1 (5/10)

Coffee House

Pros: Kang Ji Hwan, Park Shi Yeon.

Cons: Alittle hit or miss with the comedy and overall storyline.

Score: 7/10

Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child

Pros: Amazing acting, great directing, and great music!

Cons: It ended ^^

Score: 10/10

Tazza

Pros: If you like gambling shows and Go-Stop then you’ll like this one. Han Ye Seul is just stunning throughout the show. One of the more dramatic endings I’ve seen in a Kdrama.

Cons: Its Alittle longer than it needs to be. Should have been 16 episodes.

Score: 7/10

Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Pros: Easy to watch drama. I’m a sucker for the old “fighting for the underdog” character.

Cons: I wish the leads were alittle more fun, would have made my top 3. Micky just didn’t seen fun enough for me to get behind him. I thought the last scene was out of place and hurt the drama.

Score: 7/10

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

Pros: Very fun and cute. Shin Min Ah is great! The aunt and Chow Yun Fat couple are gold and I actually can stand Lee Seung Gi now lol ^^

Cons: Lee Seung Gi’s Overacting (mainly in the first few episodes)

Score: 8/10

 

Looks like my top favs are:

  1. Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child

  2. Chuno

  3. Personal Taste

Dramas, Korean TV

East of Eden Establishes Commanding Lead

MBC has clearly a winner on it’s hands after it’s mega-budget drama “East of Eden” posted it’s highest rating ever yesterday amidst new competition.

According to TNS Media Korea, “East of Eden” obtained 26.3% for Episode 8 last night and was the highest since it’s broadcast. SBS “Tazza” who was making it’s debut got 12.9% while KBS “Love Married” placed last with only 4.9%.

Each passing episode has seen the ratings spike up

Episode 1 – 11.3% | Episode 4 – 17.8%

Episode 5 – 18.6% | Episode 7 – 19.7%

Especially if you consider that “East of Eden” was battling the incumbent leader “Gourmet” all this while and is now facing the new upstart “Tazza”, but it has seemingly not been affected at all on the ratings front and has developed a core audience now (me included, I am hooked regardless of the seemingly cliched storyline). Indeed, “East of Eden” has been made more watchable since all the lead actors/actresses came out from 8th September. I fear for the rest of the competition because it looks set to burst the 30% rating very soon.

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