December and January Korean Drama Evaluations 202312 min read

Curtain Name

The primary drama is Curtain Name it’s about Yoo Jae-Heon (Kang Ha-Neul) who’s a theatre actor who come from a humble background however is keen about appearing taking on odd jobs. He will get a suggestion to play the lengthy misplaced grandson of Ja Geum Quickly. It additionally stars Park Se-Yeon (Ha Ji-Gained) who’s the granddaughter of Ja Geum Quickly who’s the founding father of the profitable Nakwon Resort chain. Se-Yeon desires to save lots of the resort from being bought because it represents who her grandmother’s desires of ready like a lighthouse for her husband that obtained separated in 1930 when the Korean Conflict broke out and he or she got here to South Korea and her husband and little one have been caught in North Korea.

I feel the plot of this drama was actually fascinating and heartfelt at occasions, it was enjoyable to look at them act and get caught in numerous sorts of moments that they needed to act their approach out of to maintain it going. I believed it had good pacing and was thrilling and once you thought it was getting gradual it might decide up once more. I’d say this was a decently entertaining drama. It has a very good ending and most questions are answered. The story is so heartbreaking of the grandmother and her household that it actually created a memorable emotions when watching the drama. It’s a slower drama however I preferred watching Jae-Heon be accepted by a household and seeing him wish to inform the reality and simply attempt to develop into a greater particular person.

The one factor was the romance story line was fairly weak and not likely including a lot to the story. It was additionally a wierd thought as a result of he’s paying to behave as her cousin and blood associated so in my thoughts it was an ungainly thought to make it a romance. I’d have most popular if the romance occurred between Jae-Heon and his faux spouse moderately this his supposed cousin. On the identical time it doesn’t actually going there into romance since it’s an ungainly relationship so they only kinda introduce it extra on the ending. I additionally discovered it unusual the relationships between the siblings and grandparents and even the later reunion it felt a bit missing, I used to be anticipating a bit extra heat and love however it was a extra strained feeling to me. Additionally I discovered the characters to be a one dimensional, they don’t actually get to the center of the matter. Additionally with the one brother that desires to see the resort they don’t actually get right down to the explanation why he desires to see. I imply I perceive however I don’t actually see the feelings that he’s feeling and really feel they may have achieved extra deep dive into the characters and motives. I really feel they may have given the actual grandson extra display time and extra into his character since he appeared to be essentially the most fascinating one of many entire drama.

It was respectable drama that could be a bit anti climatic however has an honest experience!

Summer season Strike

The second drama that I completed was Summer season Strike. It stars Lee Yeo-Reum (Seol Hyun) who goes by main life modifications and decides to stop her job and go dwell someplace out of town for a 12 months along with her financial savings. She results in a small village and meets the native librarian An Dae-Beom (Im Si-Wan) who doesn’t like speaking to individuals and is shy round new individuals however is a really type particular person. Yeo-Reum finally ends up renting a constructing that was a billiard enterprise and it in poor form she struggles with becoming on this small group and others need her to depart. Dae-Beom helps her and finally she is ready to assist him as properly.

This drama was my favourite this time round, it’s quirky and fascinating and simply has the appropriate temper and feeling. It has actually good pacing the drama provides you one thing tremendous candy after which will hit you with some darkness and unhappiness after which hits you with some candy once more. All of the characters are flawed and actually imperfect there isn’t any sugar coating any of them. The grandmother shouldn’t be doing a very good job of coping with her alcoholic son and the best way the characters deal with Yeo-Reum particularly at the start actually reveals their flaws, sure it does get higher over time and this looks like a practical approach of exhibiting characters.

Dae-Beom and Yeo-Reum are typically taken benefit of since they’re good and useful they’re utilized by individuals with motives and agendas. It doesn’t matter if Yeo-Reum leaves her job and involves a small group primarily she is met with the identical issues. Even in the event you assume you’ll be able to run away it isn’t actually doable for the reason that identical points with plague you anyway. I feel once they meet one another they’re comparable and are capable of deal with one another the best way they want to be handled. They’ll discover some therapeutic inside themselves by being in one another’s firm. It actually hits me in all of the feels and actually like the texture of the drama and the best way they work together with one another simply appear to be a heat blanket, I’d say for me this was a consolation drama. Sure the world is a darkish and scary place however it additionally is usually a heat and exquisite on the identical time.

My solely criticism is that the drama is just too quick it solely has 12 episodes and it actually may have had extra to share the story. I really feel like I would like extra on the ending and it feels too rushed to have a powerful conclusion, it simply leaves you wanting extra.

I extremely suggest in the event you like thriller, slice of life and quirky love story dramas!

Reborn Wealthy

The third drama that I completed was Reborn Wealthy. It stars Hyeon-Woo (Music Joong-Ki) who has labored for the Soongyang Group for greater than 10 years and has been handled like a servant to the household and it has been abusive. He then will get falsely accused of embezzlement and is shot whereas his is on a enterprise journey abroad for the household. When he wakes up he’s Soongyang household’s youngest grandson Jin Do-Jun and he decides that he’s going to take revenge on the household and take the Soongyang Group for himself and to spoil the latest of the household.

This drama appeared to be getting loads of hype so I made a decision to look at it although for some cause I’m not a fan of Joong-Ki, I don’t know why I really feel this fashion however I are likely to keep away from his dramas. I began watching this one and it was fascinating for the primary couple of episodes however I felt it had loads of boring enterprise discuss on this drama that I discovered arduous to comply with. I obtained the gist of what was occurring however it had loads of concentrate on enterprise greater than I used to be anticipating. I feel it was additionally arduous as a result of we by no means actually knew what Hyeon-Woo’s plan actually was or actually obtained into his head to know him higher. I don’t actually even get precisely what revenge he wished aside from being the proprietor of Soongyang Group. The love story was additionally actually bizarre and uncared for on this drama it appeared considerably pointless because it was such a flat and boring relationship. I simply discovered Hyeon-Woo’s character to be considerably flat and simply didn’t depart a lot of an impression on me. I additionally thought it was actually bizarre that he didn’t try to do something for his unique household in that timeline. He may have provided them with all the cash that they wanted by some nameless means however he does virtually nothing. Then with the present household he appears so disconnected and appears considerably responsible with them. He acts so blah in his relationship with the love curiosity as properly. It kinda looks as if who’re you doing this revenge for? Himself? Does he solely actually love himself? One way or the other he turns into extra unlikable to me because the drama goes on. The ending really feel like there may be plot holes and simply anticlimactic and considerably complicated. It kinda looks like what was the purpose of this drama.

I did like among the plot of the story that was fascinating when he’s battling in opposition to the household. The household had some actually nice moments when they’re combating in opposition to one another and Hyeon-Woo pulling the strings. When issues don’t work out for the household it feels considerably satisfying and the perfect relationship to look at was the grandfather and Hyeon-Woo and to see if he was going to be accepted. It was an honest drama to look at however there the ending feels fairly anticlimactic and not likely one which I used to be enthusiastic about.

Test it out in the event you like enterprise dramas the place the small man fights in opposition to the large man within the enterprise world!

New Life Begins

I watched a Chinese language drama referred to as New Life Begins which is a few fictional kingdom of Xinchuan and it’s a few Li Wei who’s pressured to come back to XinChuan for marriage choice and he or she tries to get out of it by not being essentially the most elegant or educated however she nonetheless get chosen by Yin Zheng who’s the 6th prince. The 6th Prince retains a low profile and doesn’t need a spouse that can give him energy or power, he desires to do it along with his personal capacity. They find yourself collectively and he or she has hopes that she’s going to be capable of depart quickly and return to her hometown.

It is a fairly enjoyable drama that has some fascinating themes of getting girls extra rights and has a considerably feminist really feel to the themes. It has some cute humorous moments however there may be additionally some sprinkled darkish moments that include the issues between the princes. It’s actually fascinating as a result of they journey to totally different elements of the dominion and there may be totally different guidelines there concerning girls and their rights elsewhere. It’s about Li Wei attempting with the assistance of her associates result in actual change and Yin Zheng with the ability to assist her alongside the best way and work collectively. Truthfully I feel their relationship is without doubt one of the healthiest ones that I’ve seen in a protracted whereas. I’ve loads of good emotions once I take into consideration this drama.

At occasions it did have some draggy moments however it might normally decide up once more so I feel that’s the solely factor that bothered me about this drama.

I actually loved this drama, it felt constant and properly paced. I liked the humor and silliness together with the heat. I like to recommend this drama in the event you like romantic comedies!

Upcoming Dramas

Strangers Once more

This drama is about two attorneys which might be divorced however are beginning to work on the identical agency collectively. They’re acquainted with one another but additionally don’t get alongside and but make a very good crew when engaged on instances.

Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist 2

So it is a second season of Poong and he’s nonetheless unable to do acupuncture and he will get reunited with the identical crew to resolve some extra psychology primarily based instances the place they be taught to heal the center and physique. He has to battle in opposition to the Royal Medical Academy as a result of he’s a risk to them.

Our Blooming Youth

It’s concerning the Crown Prince who thinks he’s underneath some form of curse and there may be plots in opposition to to make him appear incapable of being crown prince. He meets Jae Yi who’s from a outstanding household that will get murdered and pinned onto her. She goes to the Crown Prince to assist show her innocence.

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