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First Impressions: “I Miss You,” “King of Dramas,” and “Can We Get Married”

 

My apologizes for the late update. I wanted to give each drama a two-episode watch before I gave my first impressions so it took me a while to get through them.

I Miss You

Starring: Park Yoochun, Yoon Eun-hye, and Yoo Seung-ho

Director: Lee Jae-dong (Thank You)

Writer: Moon Jung-hee (Can You Hear My Heart)

Episodes watched: 2/2

Oh the angst. But thankfully “I Miss You” is not all tears and gloom as the poster would suggest. I went in expecting heavy angst so I was pleasantly surprised by the innocence and the whimsical present in the story. For the first time, I am glad a drama started with a childhood back-story because the innocence of Han Jung-woo (Yeo Jin-gu) and Lee Soo-yeon (Kim So-hyeon) as fifteen year-olds in love help to lighten the atmosphere of the generally makjang drama. I find the parental stories typically overwrought with lots of crying, screaming, and bug-eyed glaring, which do nothing to help me build a connection to the drama. The childhood story of Jung-woo and Soo-yeon becoming friends, opening up to each other, and falling in love is where the heart of the drama lies. It is the space where the viewers can make the emotional connection to what they are watching.

Typical of a makjang, the plot and narrative elements of “I Miss You” are all set up to evoke very discrete emotions. In other words, the drama sets up each scene with flashing signs that say, “This is a sad moment,” “This is a horrifying moment,” “This is a romantic moment,” with no spectrum in between. I disliked being emotionally maneuvered this way but thankfully, the acting of the child actors and beautiful cinematography are compelling enough to bring me into the story instead of leaving me to watch it pass like an annoyed bystander.

If she does this for much longer, I think she is going to need those glasses to help keep her eyeballs inside her skull.

I think I have to watch at least two more episodes until I can make a commitment to this drama because while it is better than I expected, I still feel very wary of where the drama will turn once the childhood portion ends. That poster is seriously the worst poster ever. I want to run away screaming whenever I see it.

King of Dramas

Starring: Kim Myung-min, Jung Ryeo-won, Choi Si-won

Director: Hong Sung-chan (Take Care, Captain; Smile, Mom)

Writer: Jang Hang-joon (Sign)

Episodes watched: 2/4

Immediately off the bat, we are introduced to the pompous, self-righteous, and unlikeable lead character Anthony Kim, who is a president of a drama production company. Let me emphasize how much I hate this type of character. H.A.T. E. HATE. It is a great credit to the actor, Kim Myung-min, for drawing me in within a minute of the drama instead of sending me dashing off for the hills. I don’t know how he does it, but despite the awful character and fashion, I find Anthony Kim magnetic, hilarious, and very complex. I love how Kim Myung-min is such a physical actor, who not only speaks and emotes the character, but also inhabits the character with his entire body and aura. Guh, I can gush all day about him.

As for the story itself, I like the subject of drama production and find the take different enough from “Worlds Within” to not constantly compare. In fact, I can’t compare it all. “Worlds Within” was very slice-of-life and it took its subject matter seriously, while “King of Dramas” is sort of tongue-in-cheek and geared for the masses who are content to be entertained, not preached at. “King of Dramas” started off meta, emphasizing the ludicrousness of product placement in contemporary dramas. However, the drama never goes deep into a real critique of the current drama production system, content to remain a character-driven and mass-consumed entertainment piece. It’s good at not being pretentious, unlike it’s main character. 😉

Death by product placement.

Can We Get Married

Starring: Sung Joon, Jung So-min, Lee Mi-sook

Director: Kim Yoon-chul (My Name is Kim Sam-soon; Que Sera Sera)

Writer: Ha Myung-hee

Episodes watched: 2/6

I have pretty mixed feelings about this drama. I find the story realistic and diversified among its different characters but the subject matter itself is not something I am interested in. I particularly don’t like dramas about in-laws fighting and cheating husbands so this drama is riding a very thin line on my nerves. What keeps me engaged is the story between Ki-joong and Dong-bi and their sizzling, sexy chemistry, and the sweet and hopeful story between Min-ho, Deul-rae, and motorcycle.

This drama is populated with characters who talk a mile-a-minute (“Gilmore Girls” style) and not always in a very likeable manner. The characters just keep saying everything out loud and while it can be refreshing to have characters who actually talk through their problems, there are just moments where I want to scream, “THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK!”  It keeps me feeling pretty agitated throughout the whole episode and it doesn’t help that the cuts are frequent and rapid. Ultimately, I think I can watch this drama with liberal fast-fowarding so I can enjoy the good without being chased away by the bad.

What about you guys? What dramas are you currently watching and what are your impressions?

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  1. I have not yet begin a new drama since “Faith”. Furthermore, I am more and more attracted by the historic dramas. ” I miss you ” tempts me a little. Otherwise I am going to try this weekend “Arang and the magistrate”. So it’s time to go to work! bye!

    November 14, 2012
    • FANOFKR #

      You will like Arang. I too find it hard to forget Faith.

      November 14, 2012
  2. anna #

    hi, i also not watching those dramas yet…i still missed our imja couple. But im currently following ” innocent man”, full house2 and vampire prosecutor2…these 3 catches my eyes..i like them. thanks joonie for the update, i always visit this site whenever im online. oh… i missed our days of faith recap before…luv reading all the comments of our faith viewers…

    November 14, 2012
    • Minozlove #

      Same here Anna, can’t forget our Imja couple, I am dying…

      November 15, 2012
  3. Hi Joonni. I couldn’t carry on with I Miss You after the first 15 mins of the first episode. It’s probably just my allergy reaction towards flashback child stories although it’s pivotal in this drama. I like how you described Anthony Kim in King of Dramas. I like the narcissism that the opening of the first episode exudes that makes Anthony’s downfall later taste so much sweeter. After watching this drama, I feel slightly repentant for the complaints that I made on Faith after seeing how obsessed the writer looked like lol. I find the plot for Can We Get Married slightly messy and it just feels like the couple is their only sellout point.

    Hope you’re doing well, Joonni! I still can’t find a replacement for Faith, it’s simply irreplaceable and I was guilty of surfing the net for any other news on Faith 😛

    November 14, 2012
  4. Haven’t started anything new since Faith as well, Miss YOu tempted me but when the first previews pointed to a makjang I knew I wasn’t touch that even with a ten feet stick.
    The only drama I’m watching is PRICELESS. But that it’s nothing to cry home about, just my weekly dose of Kimura Takuya 🙂

    November 14, 2012
    • joonni #

      How is Priceless doing, ratings-wise?

      November 16, 2012
  5. I am watching ‘I Miss You’. Didn’t like the adult parts of plotting against each other. The childhood love story is quite nice so far.

    November 14, 2012
    • joonni #

      I just want to skip all the adult parts.

      November 16, 2012
  6. im following King of drama right now.
    not sure about Missing you. my first -poster- impression from missing u, was this drama isnt the fun kind of drama that can cheer me up. maybe the same type as Innocent man. still cant replace faith posisition in my heart. even until now. Huhuu…

    November 14, 2012
  7. Joonni, you’ve been gone for quite some time and I’m glad you’re back. I hope you’ve nursed yourself from Faith withdrawal. I’m getting better now. Kdramaland sure has a lot to offer, but I’ll be watching Missing You when it has more episodes. I’m not really sure if I can handle makjang melodrama at this moment. But because my Seungho oppa and Micky oppa are there, I think it’s worth a try.

    Also, if you have time, My Love Madame Butterfly is a nice family drama that’s currently airing. I really got back into Kdramas with Kim Nam Joo’s Unexpected You. Actually, 2012 has a lot of Kdramas with very good material. Softy recapped Ojakgyo Brothers before and I’m wondering if you’ll also be friendly with the idea of doing at least one. Hihi.

    November 14, 2012
    • raindrops1 #

      Like everyone else still have not found a drama that can come close to the love and obsession that I have in Faith. I am also watching My Love, Madame Butterfly and I’m really enjoying it. I like the two leads and find that the story is getting better with each episode. I’m happy to find another fan of the show. I’m also watching Priceless because I find it to be an easy, light and enjoyable show. I finally saw The King of Dramas and I find the acting to be really good and I look forward to seeing where the storyline will go.

      Joonni, thanks for sharing your thoughts on the shows. We missed you. *a big bear hug*

      November 15, 2012
    • joonni #

      There was one family drama I was considering, My daughter Seo-young because of my love of Park Hae-jin but after I saw where it was heading, I decided not to bother.

      Will check out My Love Madame Butterfly.

      November 16, 2012
  8. jhen #

    hi joonni! glad your back.. 🙂

    I’m currently watching Full House 2 and I must say FH2 has a different story with its predecessor, except for the gaining back of the house, owing of money, bad luck and love triangles. The hairstyles of the main characters are a quite laughable but it didn’t drove me to hate the drama. Instead am enjoying it, the humor and interactions of the characters brings out funny moments in the story. This is a breather for me after Faith.

    Out of curiosity, I’ve watched the first 2 episodes of “I Miss You”. Though I love the female lead still i’m a bit undecided if i’ll continue watching it. There’s too much angst, pain and hatred displayed by the characters specially the adult casts of the drama. The more that I’d do away from watching it after i saw that poster that you’ve shared for the drama, there’s too much sadness shown in it. I can’t stand to watch another drama packed with whirlwind of emotions. I’m still on the process of Faith Rehab and this drama won’t do any good for me.

    Can we get married is a bit messy for me with lots of couple characters shown in the story. I’ve watched the first episode but i stopped in the mid part of episode 2. There’s nothing fancy with their love lines and i find it odd with the mother in law meddling with her children’s love affairs.

    November 14, 2012
    • joonni #

      LOL. In Korean dramas about marriage, mother-in-laws always meddle. I know it is the fact of life in Korea but I am tired of watching dramas with that.

      November 16, 2012
      • jhen #

        yah right joonni, there’s the mother of Goo Jun Pyo that he even called “witch” (BOF) haha! then, the in laws in Smile You..so far, the only mother in law character that i loved the most was Baek Seung Jo’s mom in Playful Kiss, she was a total shipper and the coolest mom one could ever have..hehe

        November 19, 2012
  9. lidy #

    started watching full house take 2. since the drama is separated into parts, been watching the two half hr episodes at a time (i like having my 1 hr of drama to disappear into). and just now started getting used to their hair, tae ik’s is still 50-50 tho. planning on watching nice guy after it ends and maybe even watch king of dramas. love choi si wan in meta rolls.

    been back on the hunt for a good lakorn (thai drama) once again in the meantime. really got into them a couple of months ago. just finished nung nai suang/one in my heart starring ken and janie, and actually finished it in one week. other recommendations are: Soda Gub Chayen/ Soda and Iced Tea (some parts can’t be found subbed 😦 and picture isn’t so great, maybe bc it premeired in 1999), Oum Ruk, Kaeh Taw Pee/ Apple of My Eye

    they can be found either on viki or youtube

    November 14, 2012
    • lidy #

      i meant *roles

      November 14, 2012
    • joonni #

      Have never watched a lakorn. Do I have time to start a another country’s drama? 😀

      November 16, 2012
  10. ladyeury #

    I don’t know which episode it’s in cuz I’m still deciding on my next drama, but it was posted on Facebook that King of Dramas has a bit of a nod to our beloved Faith. Check out the screen shot here:

    November 14, 2012
    • Pam #

      Huhuhu…saw this on FB too. These kinds of things trigger my Faith crack addict again and I relapse! *Sigh*

      November 14, 2012
      • joonni #

        I saw it too and squee’d. Heeheehee.

        November 16, 2012
  11. Pam #

    Hi, Joonni. Faith’s live airing and its cliffhangers about killed me. Hence, I am not ready to watch any drama airing live at the moment. I am going back to revisit LMH dramas and I’m currently on ep 14 of Personal Taste. Probably watch Gentleman’s Dignity next for some more fluff before tackling Damo since you (Joonni) said it’s so good. I was also thinking of watching Flower Boy Ramyun Shop or Shut Up Flower Boy Band for more fluff if I can’t take something serious like Damo. BTW, Onichick was nice enough to share her drama list, thanks!

    November 14, 2012
    • FBRS for fluff. SUFBB is AWESOME! But it tugs at your heart strings in a pointy way

      November 14, 2012
    • jhen #

      Pam you love Jung Il Woo too? 🙂 i like him hehe aside from the fact that he is the bestfriend of LMH..i’ve watched Flower Boy Ramyun Shop..JIW is so funny in that drama..

      November 14, 2012
    • WendyM #

      @Pam
      I watched Damo as well, I liked it …it was my introduction to historical korean dramas.

      As I like comedies .. I watched Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, I think Jung Il-woo is good in comedies! (I liked his role as scheduler in 49days but the lead lady did not appeal to me at all).

      November 14, 2012
    • Pam #

      Oh, you girls are making so excited to start watching a new Kdrama again but it’s so dangerous because I end of forsaking everything (homework, hubby, chores, sleep) in order to binge on Kdrama… I think I will start Damo on Sunday.

      November 16, 2012
    • joonni #

      I nominate SUFBB and DAMO!!!! Heeheehee

      November 16, 2012
  12. SH #

    Joonni — I’m not following anything at the moment b/c of my busy schedule. But I’ll marathon King of Dramas once November is over! I’ve been wanting to watch this show for a while because it sounds like a satirical commentary on the industry. Plus I really like Kim Myung-min in Beethoven Virus; this guy is such an amazing actor. I’m avoiding the current crops of melo to prepare myself for Noh Hee-kyung’s That Winter, The Wind Blows with SHK, JIS and KB premiers in a few months.

    November 14, 2012
  13. Sussie #

    Hi Joonni, so happy to “hear” from you again. “I miss You” is tempting me… but I will wait until it has more episodes (8-10) broadcasted for being sure about it.
    I just finished watching QIHM… love it! Right now, I´m thinking about watching “Ojakgyo Brothers” (based on Softy´s comments about it) or re-watch “Worlds Within” since HB is coming back soon 🙂
    I’m still trying to survive Faith withdrawal … and after watching QIHM, I may have worsened my rehab process hehe… now I´m missing badly these two OTP.

    November 14, 2012
    • joonni #

      I liked Worlds Within but I never finished it. It was good; it just wasn’t something that I had to watch every week so when there was no time, it kind of fell by the wayside. Must finish it too for HB. So happy he is coming back.

      November 16, 2012
  14. onichick #

    Hehe. I am watching all 3 of these.

    I Miss You: DAMN IT AND HAVING YOON EUNHYE IN IT SO I HAVE TO WATCH! I wasnt going to. After the Faith/NG/VP trifecta of Pointy, I didnt want any more pointy. But YEH is in it. Which means I will watch it. Im tentatively excited. I love the kids. Im hoping the adults can pull off the story as well. But I for see lots of tears, and death, and maybe amnesia. Who knows.

    King Of Dramas-Im kinda loving the hell out of this. I love a good underdog story, so this should be fun. And everyone in that show is batshit so that entertaining. I could listen to Anthony Kim talk for hours. Im falling in love with his voice. Over all I am really liking the story.

    Can we get married-HOW DARE NO ONE TELL ME SUNG JOON HAD A NEW DRAMA OUT! Dont love him in the drama but I love that boy. So I will watch it. And its good to see the girl finally have a nice guy. Although the main couple is my least fav even though I love both of the actors. I am much more interested in the Aunt/friend, the husband and wife and the broken up lovers. But its fluffy and after this year I need some fluff.

    Im also watching Vampire Prosecutor 2 which has the pointiest villian ever BUT ITS SOO GOOD! And finishing up NG which I am still enjoying but I am little emotionally wrung out. And I am watching Protect the Boss which is adorable and I love every single person in that show..

    Glad to see you still alive Jooni. *Offers up lots of love and coffee and chocolate*

    I AM HAVE MISSED YOU ALL *clings*

    November 14, 2012
    • joonni #

      I want to watch CWGM for Sung Joon too but darn it, the couple and their mothers drive me crazy.

      Protect the Boss! Need to finish that too. What the heck is with all my unfinished dramas. SOOOOO MANY……

      November 16, 2012
      • lidy #

        same here. tend to suffer from unfinished-drama-itis. still haven’t finished a star’s lover and how long ago did that come out?

        November 16, 2012
      • I was threatened to be disowned by my drama watching buddy if I didnt watch PTB. So…I am watching PTB. I hard a hard time with the first episode but now I love it. And everyone in it. The cast had a good time and it shows.

        Unfort after ep3 I miss you lost me a little. I will hold out until the adults show up and we see where its headed.

        November 16, 2012
        • joonni #

          The acting by the kids did wonders to keep me captivated so let’s see how the adults do. Otherwise, the drama might have to go.

          November 16, 2012
          • onichick #

            Right now Eunjoo is my hero. \o/ And Detective Kim is also winning major points as well.

            I love Yeo Jingoo and Kim Sohyun. And I love them together. I may actually may ship them a bit irl and may be super sad if they dont date.

            November 16, 2012
  15. Sunshine #

    HI Joonni! I plan on watching “I Miss You” after I finish watching “King of Dramas” and full house. Kim sure is pompous. I despise that kind of arrogant and backstabbing character trait. Are you still watching “Nice Guy”? I’m still bracing myself for the finale… I’ve not peeked at the recaps, soompi, or Viki…want to wait until the subs are up so I only have to cry once.

    November 14, 2012
    • Missy #

      As much as I despise Anthony, I don’t know whether to cheer him on and feel happy when he fails at something. That is one amazing character. I probably won’t get into I Miss You until later, I can’t watch that many dramas at one time. I can’t wait until December when School 2013/School 5 starts. Our Queen No Gook(Park Se Young) is in it

      November 14, 2012
    • joonni #

      Nice Guy was the unlucky drama that started airing as I was watching Faith. Otherwise, I probably would have been all over that thing. Need to finish it soon.

      November 16, 2012
  16. Missy #

    I have been watching King of Dramas and I love that show!!! I agree with you about the character Anthony Kim, as much as you hate him, you’re also drawn to him & can’t help but watch. I don’t even have anyone who I want to “win” because both representatives are pretty much asses. Though the guy who replaced Anthony has a reason for being the way he is. I love the female lead, she’s feisty.
    I have also been watching Can We Get Married and although all the fast talking can be distracting, I really love the plot of the show. It’s kind of realistic in a way & love how each character is written. I hate the mom with a passion because she’s just a gold digger bent on making her daughter the same way even though she can’t see she screwed her older daughter over. Even though we all know how the older daughter ended up married, I can’t help but root for her when she takes revenge out on her husband(who is just a jerk).
    I really hope you get into both of these dramas.

    November 14, 2012
  17. Noni #

    Great to hear you’re back here, Joonni 🙂 I’m currently watching Full House 2 of coz totally different from Faith! It doesn’t make me become Faith-coholic :o) Tried I miss you ep. 1 then doesn’t feel in hurry to continue. Donno why, maybe becoz the story line a bit slow and also adults fighting to get money and their kids have to suffer of their greediness.

    November 14, 2012
  18. wits #

    Hi Joonni and all my Faithling comrades,

    Like you, I have watched 2/2 of I Miss You and 2/4 of King of Dramas.

    So far… IMY also fared better than my expectations so I am running with this show until it literally falls off the cliff. I am a big fan of Yoon Eun Hye (I mean huge! HUMONGOUS!)and I liked Park Yoo Chun enough in SKKS, so I will defnitely stick around until at least two or three episodes with them in it. But knowing me, if I was able to bear, nay enjoy! Lie to Me with all its messy plot for my love for YEH and the OTP, heck, I will probably go down with this ship too. Except! when it becomes too great a burden – even I have a tolerance level for insanity.

    As for King of Dramas… it’s intriguing. Not my usual cup of tea, but I am impressed with the acting of the two main leads so far. I am fascinated by the goings-on behind the scene of our beloved k-drama world. We are enjoying these suckers to bits and pieces but we often forget the enormous amount of work many people put into it. My first time to watch Kim Myung Min and Jung Ryeo-Won in anything but they have amazed me with their very solid acting, so just for them I will watch more tonight. Just one tiny comment – I didn’t like the scene at the end of ep 2 involving the Japanese mob. If we want to focus on the k-drama theme, veering us into this sub-plot that is totally unrelated (unless it is tied back to the main thread of the story), I think is unnecessary and a waste of time.

    Again, thanks, Joonni for this post. It’s always nice to read from you. Really missed you.

    November 14, 2012
    • SH #

      I didn’t like the scene at the end of ep 2 involving the Japanese mob.

      I haven’t seen King of Dramas yet, so my comment might be totally wrong. But my guess (based on reading your post) is that “Japanese mob” is an implicit message sent by the writer regarding foreign investment in k-drama land. Most k-dramas are produced by independent studios unaffiliated with the TV stations. In order to get funding for the production in the first place, these studios usually seek investment from foreign investors, product placement, etc… TV stations only pay a fixed amount per episode. Japanese investors represent a large influence in the industry, and they sometimes tend to dictate the content of what is being produced.

      November 14, 2012
    • Missy #

      I think the mob at the end of episode 2 will tie into the rest of the story, just a bit later. I think they wanted us to know how Mr. Watanabe is when he’s lied to and what’s at stake if Anthony were to fail.
      I believe it has a lot to do with this plot, we just have to wait for it.

      November 14, 2012
      • wits #

        Thanks, SH and Missy. I understand the foreign-investment angle here, thus the need for Watanabe to appear this early as Anthony’s saviour for his resurrection. It remains to be seen how Anthony Kim, who has already been set up as a misunderstood bad-but-not-really-evil schemist, will avoid the tangled-web-from-which-there-is-no-escape if he uses the money of the ruthless mob. I trust that in throwing in this “strange” ingredient to thicken the plot, the writer can remain focused on the main recipe for this drama and not create an unpalatable mess. I guess I just have to wait and see.

        November 14, 2012
  19. jomo #

    Thanks for the word on the dramas I haven’t checked out, King of Drama and CWGM.

    I started MY, and I can tell you already, I am going to stick to this one like YSH’s limp. LOL.
    Murders, and beatings and crime, oh my.
    I hate all the Evil Bag of Money people, and will be reading the subtitles rather than watch them accuse and reaccuse each other of double dealings and being rat-faced jerks. I so.don’t.care. which of them gets the short end of the cash, because as far as I can see they ALL DESERVE horrible things.

    But, the grown up kids will make me their slaves, hopefully. Number 27 story is just real enough for me to feel for her, and poor little boy locked in a room on fire with a possible fatal leg wound!!! Even if I didn’t know he grew up to be YSH, I would sympathise with him.

    See you later!

    November 14, 2012
  20. SH #

    Joonni, Eeeep!!! So I was not at all planning on watching I Miss You, but then out of curiosity this afternoon, I watched Ep. 3. OH.MY.GOSH!!! Tears were streaming down my face at one particular scene. So emotional and the child actors were amazing. Couldn’t understand what they were saying, but I was so moved by this show. Now I don’t know if I should watch this. I’m not a melo person, but what I saw of Missing You Ep. 3 was so emotionally interesting. Sigh….

    November 14, 2012
    • joonni #

      Yes, Missing You is very emotionally interesting— psychologically, what are these characters going through? It’s definitely one reason I have for continuing to watch it.

      November 16, 2012
  21. Bella #

    Welcome back Joonni!

    After Faith ended, l rewatched Personal Taste and also Mackerel Run (l dont like the ending). LMH looks so handsome in PT. Since l’ve watched City Hunter for more than 3 times, l dont rewatch it again. Then l start to look for other drama.

    Now l’m watching Full House 2 and Can we get married. Even l think l want to kill the Full House 2’s hair stylist, but l can tell that l love that story. Its fully different from Full House 1, but it really feel its interesting.

    Like you, l also hate a story of mother and mother in law interfering in a wedding, but l just have to watch it since l love all the casts in it. l love Sung Joon since Lie to Me and Shut Up Flower Boy Band.

    l am a big fan of Yoon Eun Hye, so l wont miss l Missing You. But adult hasnt come in yet, so l keep it first. l just read recap in Dramabeans,

    November 14, 2012
  22. WendyM #

    @Joonni
    I think I finally got over FAITH this past weekend. I tried to watch King of Dramas, not liking it…I might watch some more of it …. I also started The Innocent Man but again not really into it (can’t really take some of the dialogues).

    I am thinking of watching The Legend at some point but now I think I need some comedy.

    November 14, 2012
    • joonni #

      The Legend is not as emotionally heavy-handed as Faith. I really loved it for the well-written politicking and high quality of the drama.

      November 16, 2012
      • WendyM #

        @Joonni
        I don’t think I can afford to me emotionally invested in another drama. I still think of Faith sometimes isn’t it crazy? I wrote in another post that I started to watch The Legend, I like it so far.

        Oh by the way watched some episodes of Can We Get Married…. jeez too fast dialogues and some unrealistic responses.

        November 16, 2012
        • WendyM #

          Duh spelling….. “I can’t afford to be emotionally invested”

          November 16, 2012
  23. Aimajo #

    Hi!

    I was wondering has anyone seen The Great Queen Seondeok? I just loved…LOVED that drama. I think it was the first drama where I went crazy and screamed out loud at the TV because it was so epic.

    November 14, 2012
    • anna #

      yes, i already watched queen seondeok. and yes this drama is good.

      November 15, 2012
  24. chikoku #

    After making hard and teary farewell to FAITH, i still cant move on. I just continue Vampire Prosecutor 2, and not try any airing drama. There is no one able to capture my heart.

    Full House 2 really disappointing for me. the bad hair, the pale face, really annoyed me. I just watch 1st episode, and then leave it with hearbreaking. I do love the main actress in can you hear my heart, but not in this drama. For me, Full House is a heavy brand name of drama to carry on. It hit around the world. Need very strong drama to carry the same “Full House” ‘s brand. For the long waiting, for these years, and this is what i see ? seem so waste. If they use another title
    maybe i am not so disappointed.

    Now, i’m trying to watch old drama i’m not able to watch before, like scent of a woman (woo.. its good drama, indeed), yankee kun to megane chan, and love rain (just watch first episode)

    November 14, 2012
    • joonni #

      yankee kun to megane chan— adorable typical jdorama. Liked it a lot. I love the lead actress.

      November 16, 2012
      • chikoku #

        Woo.. daejang Joonni reply my post !! What a great honor. *blushing and feel proud

        Yes, i love it so much !! So lightly and cheerful. I love how independent and cool the lead actess is. Not smart, but so dilligent, good fighter and very independent

        November 17, 2012
  25. FANOFKR #

    I watched 2 episodes of ‘I miss you’ & well frankly i am waiting for them(the lead actors) to grow up. The young actors are good but I like the pair in ‘The moon that embraces the sun’ more. Sorry Joonni, Faith is a hard act to follow.

    November 14, 2012
  26. Anyonghaseyo Daejang Joonni,

    Thank you much for your reviews of the IMY, KOD and CWGM. I’m still living and breathing Faith, so I’m currently not watching any of these 3 or any other dramas. I initially intended to take a sneak peek at IMY, but changed my mind since
    I thought it was looking to be like a makjang type of drama. It’s good to know from your review here that it’s not all that. In any case, I’m stuck in a Faith loop and just rewatching episodes over and over. I may know all the lines before Chritmas..LOL Hopefully, the so-called novel will come out (fingers crossed) by then.

    I’m hoping that PD nim will give us a few special episodes via youtube. Yes, I’m still barking up the same tree: *sobs sobs sobs*** I can’t seem to let Faith/Daejang go and accept that it has ended.

    Glad you’re back. We all missed you and Softy faithfully:).

    November 15, 2012
    • WendyM #

      @Gukja
      I watched the whole 24 episodes in a weekend and I think I got over it. Good luck~!

      November 16, 2012
      • Good for you! How does it feel to live normally again as opposed to having Faith run your life? ..LOL

        Let’s hope that will work for me once I’m able to dedicate a whole weekend to watch all 24 episodes in full as opposed to watching the same episodes a gazillion times..ha.

        Thx, WendyM!

        November 18, 2012
  27. From the new crop, King of Dramas. This is thanks to Lee Min Ho. Seriously. I thought he was really going to show, but it’s just pictures with the lead 🙂 The drama itself is fast-paced. It’s like, snap and switch without leaving me not understanding anything.

    November 15, 2012
    • joonni #

      LOL. So you saw those pictures first? Heeheehee. Well, as you said, it got you to watch the drama.

      November 16, 2012
  28. Reideen #

    Hey Joonni! Currently I am only watching Ohlala Couple! It’s hilarious/ funny! It also deals with marital issues and day to day problems… you can relate to the characters. Non of the new dramas has actually caught my attention like faith or arang… I am still not sure what to watch. Can someone give me a recommendation? Thx

    November 15, 2012
    • Reideen #

      Full house 1 vs Full house 2?

      November 15, 2012
  29. sb #

    HI!! So happy to see a post and an impression of dramas at that. I had already been watching Ohlala Spouse b/c of my subbing project and while it’s actually hilariously funny at times, it has many of the stereotypical annoying things (bad MIL, cheating a-hat spouse, etc). I’m scared that the spouses will wind up back together again, but I really, really hope the drama will have the guts to go with the 2nd lead route. Otherwise, I’m just going to be hopping mad that I wasted all this time.

    Started Full House Take 2 b/c dramabeans started recapping and it’s really, really popular on Viki so I wanted to see what it’s all about. Saw about half and it’s pretty good in a really fluffy way, but is starting to get a little ridiculous and predictable so I’m on a break.

    Watched 1/2 of 1st ep. of King of Drama and I have to admit I love the director character. I don’t like arrogant jerks either, the actor seem to be just relishing the character. I’m going to check out a few more episodes.

    Tried to watch the Great Seer but I just couldn’t get into it. Finished watching Third Ward b/c I was subbing for it. I hated the 1st 4 episodes but it grew on me….but now sure if would recommend it. I’m actually supposed to work on Can We Get Married next, but we’re having a problem getting license. Meanwhile, I watched the 1st ep and I can’t get into the lead characters and the mother annoys me. I’m actually hoping we don’t get the license so I don’t have to work on it!

    As soon as I saw words like melo and makjang associated with I Miss You, I knew it wasn’t my type of drama. I did read the recaps just to see it just seem to be full of the type of characters I hate the most of all in K-dramas. You know the ones that will steal from you, then slap you b/c you dared to complain, then get your fired from your job that you need to keep to pay for your blind, terminally ill mother’s medical bills, then go kick your poor dog for no reason whatsoever…even if they are secondary characters they just ruin the drama for me.

    Answer me 1997 – if you haven’t watched it watch it! It’s really good and the acting from the young leads are quite good.

    November 15, 2012
  30. I’ll have to check it out this weekend!! But then I’ve been occupied w/ work and I would sneak in to watch Nice Guy which just finished & May Queen is still on!? I’m always intrigue by Korean standard of writing dramas. As I watch “Nice Guy” finally today, I thought about you writing a recap or any thought of what you think of the whole drama? Let me know, I would love to hear a discussion w/ you on it. Thanks

    November 15, 2012

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