“Don’t you think other places heard about me and asked me to come in? I told them, forget it. I just kept picturing you kids and I just couldn’t bear to go. So, I’m planning on being with you all till we’re buried bones. We are family…. family, okay?”
So after a bit I’m back to watching multiple dramas at a time and by multiple I mean more than I probably should. From those dramas these are the stand outs.
While you were sleeping.
In a post last month, I said I was hoping for the best but expecting the worse in case it wasn’t a good drama. Well as it turns out it wasn’t necessary to lower my expectations. This drama is good at least so far but, unless there’s a weird turn of events, this will definitely be one of the best dramas of the year. The drama is starred by Lee Jong Suk and Suzy, I wasn’t too sure about their chemistry in the first couple of episodes but as the drama went on their chemistry got better and better. The story is about a rookie prosecutor who suddenly dreams about the girl next door. As it turns out she also has very vivid precognitory dreams.
Super Junior’s Siwon plays the free spirited son of a chaebol who spents his life making trouble for his friend played by Gong Myung who is forced to clean up his mess. They both are conected to a girl (Kang Sora) that aims to hold as many part time jobs as possible to make a living. I’ve only watched four episodes but so far it’s a really funny drama. I don’t usually like leads that aren’t that bright but the comedy is enough to make me forgive that trait.
Because it’s my first life
This drama reminded me of the movie with Barbra Streisand and Jeff Brides: The mirror has two faces. Lee Min Ki plays an app designer whose ultimate goal in life is to buy an appartment to live alone with his cat and Jung So Min (Playful Kiss) is an aspiring screenplay writer who is having a hard time making a living in Seoul. They both need a roommate and because of a mix up they end up living together. Even if there’s elements to this drama that are very clichéd, it provides a fresh look into the relationships of three friends who just hit 30 and how they struggle to marry their dreams with reality.
I was gonna pass on this legal drama but thankfully I got curious and I’m loving it. Ma Ideum (Jung Ryeo Won) is a strong prosecutor who has no problem doing everything in her power to win a case even if it means tricking people. However she decides to testify against her boss and she’s sent to the department that deals with crimes against women. There she will have to work with a new prosecutor (Yoon Hyun Min) who is really passionate about helping the victims of those crimes and goes for a straight lace approach. I thought this drama wouldn’t have romance but I think it will after all. I’m actually really excited about it because the leads are polar opposites which makes me think it’ll get fun. The female character can be morally ambigous at times so it’s not an easy character to like but I love it. The worse she is the more I enjoy it.