Wednesday, June 13, 2018

303. Meet Me @ 1006 1006的房客 (2018) Taiwanese

Lego Lee, Hsieh Nikki, Xie Kun Da

Drama Rating: 9/10     Neck Score: A

This is the highest rating I've ever given a Taiwanese drama, and it 100% deserved it! (Well, my love for Lego Lee might have inflated it a tiny bit.... maybe...). It was a mystery crime fantasy drama that actually surprised me and had me guessing. There were plot twists that I couldn't foresee that were actually good. It was a bit mind boggling, and that was awesome. Plus all the actors were really good and had good chemistry, and there was a wonderfully progression of our OTP. It was a very fun and watchable show. I'm sad it's over, but also glad that it ended so well.

So, it is about a time and space merging that happens in this one apartment every night from 10:06-10:52. The tenant who lives in the apartment 4 months ago, a rookie reporter, and the just suspended lawyer who takes over the apartment 4 months later, suddenly find their two versions of the apartment united making them "roommates" for 46 min every night.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

304. Tree in the River 动物系恋人啊 (2018) Taiwanese

Mike He, Gillian Chung, Ray Chang, Sonia Sui, Ken Hung, Lin Yu Pin

Drama Rating: 5/10     Neck Score: A++

I know that this show was going for a more realistic feel with all the relationships, and it might have started out that way, but I was soon just rolling my eyes at all the couples lack of communication and how contrived their resolutions were. Also how flip floppy they were. It was a bit too much for me. So while I never hated the show, it was never compelling for me. I just watched it because it wasn't annoying enough to stop, but I never looked forward to it every week or anything.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

300. That Man Oh Soo aka Evergreen 그남자 오수 (2018) Korean

Lee Jong Hyun, Kim So Eun, Kang Tae Oh, Heo Jeong Min, Park Geun Hyung

Drama Rating: 2/10     Neck Score: B

When we finished Radio Romance and we only had this one left in terms of less good dramas, we all assured ourselves that this one would be much easier to finish... You might have then noticed that Radio Romance was scored a 3, while this one is merely a 2. That's right, this was awful. It was always a little bit off in the fact that while I'm a fan of Lee Jong Hyun, he's not a great actor, and this was definitely testing him too much. Because when you're not amazing, bad writing and directing will just do you in. In fact, I should say that all 2 of those points exist because of Beautiful Beautiful Man (Heo Jeong Min). He is the best person alive, and single-handly saved us from dying by his sheer presence in this drama. I hope they paid him well for wasting his talents so. Does OCN Romance own him and Choi Dae Chul? Why do they keep appearing in these not good OCN romance dramas???  Ahem.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

302. Switch: Change the World 스위치 - 세상을 바꿔라 (2018) Korean

Jang Geun Suk, Han Ye Ri, Jung Woong In, Jo Hee Bong, Shin Do Hyun, An Seung Hwan

Drama Rating: 6/10     Neck Score: A

So, this started out really great and then kind of fell apart near the end, and maybe redeemed itself a bit, but not enough to be as amazing. The most amazing part is Jang Geun Suk playing two characters to the point that we believed he was two different people. Having tender moments with himself, aw. The worst part was that the subbers were extra slow and even when the episodes aired on Wednesday and Thursday, some weeks we didn't get to watch it until the following Monday, and even then that might be at the 94% (which means more like 76% for how relevant the information in the unsubbed scenes is).

So we have Sa Do Chan, the con artist, and then we have Baek Joon Soo, the prosecutor. Then we have a common enemy, Geum Tae Woong, and a balance between what the law can do and what a conman can. That premise alone was pretty good, and I was so excited to have Jang Geum Suk back on my screen that I was willing to watch pretty much anything for him. I had/have a serious love for him (as is shown in the fact that I watched Pretty Man, Mary Stayed Out All Night, and You're My Pet- twice- just for him).

Sunday, May 20, 2018

301. My Husband, Oh Jak Doo 데릴남편 오작두 (2018) Korean

Uee, Kim Kang Woo, Jung Sang Hoon, Han Sun Hwa

Drama Rating: 8/10     Neck Score: A+

I would say that this restored my faith in a good romantic comedy, but I can't say that without saying that it also has a murderer in it, so that's pretty consistent with the current romcom trends. However, it will restore your faith in good men who don't play stupid games and are super honest about their feelings. Jak Doo never messes with her feelings and is just the best man ever! He doesn't get bogged down with stupid first loves either, but it just so pure and perfect!

305. A Poem a Day 시를 잊은 그대에게 (2018) Korean

Lee Yoo Bi, Lee Joon Hyuk, Jang Dong Yoon, Seo Hyun Chul, Lee Chae Young

Drama Rating: 8/10     Neck Score: A+

A beautiful slice of life drama that can make even this poetry hater appreciate the poems. Probably because each poem was so poignant and healing as it was read, at first by just Bo Young (Lee Yoo Bi) but then by each of the characters. Because while this was primarily about Woo Bo Young, each character mattered and it was about all of the health professionals as they went about their daily lives in the hospital, with their own set of worries and pains.

The fact that it was a medical drama held me back for a bit, because I have an aversion to hospital dramas, with their super high stakes, with the surgeries every episode, all life and death. It just doesn't appeal to me. I have a hard time caring about surgical dramas. But this one appealed to me a lot because it wasn't about the surgeries, it was about the recovery, as it focused on a team of physical therapists and a couple of radiologists. This fit in really well with the poetic theme of healing. It was all about the struggles and hardships of life, with all the deep emotional struggles as well. Looking at people who don't have hope because they may never walk again, or no matter what they do they can only barely pay the bills. It was heartwarming and you just end up loving everyone, because they were all relatable and beautifully human.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

299. Radio Romance 라디오 로맨스 (2018) Korean

Yoon Doo Joon, Kim So Hyun, Yoon Park, Yura

Drama Rating: 3/10     Neck Score: A

Also known as Ladio Lowmance, aka Too Many Bitcas, aka She's Too Young/a minor. Honestly, I started this one against my better judgement. The age gap was squicky and the plot seemed cliche. However, Curdy had just finished watching Splash Splash Love, so she was on a Doo Joon high, and Lizabreff loves Yoon Park, so they were planning on it. I joined in because of fomo. By the end, I was forcing them to finish it, because I am a finisher, while they aren't necessarily. It was torture. We literally could only watch one at a time, and only if we had something else to watch to bring our spirits up, because it was so badly written. It was all over the place. It was super draggy too. The plot didn't actually start moving along until it was almost over. It was just the same nasty bitca fighting, hurting our main girl, and the two male leads having constant weenie wars EVERY SINGLE EPISODE. Seriously, dudes, put them away. No one cares about either of your feelings, just let the girl do what she wants!
Thanks for making this, Lizabreff, haha.