I love Korean Dramas. There. I said it. I have a subscription to Dramafever and Viki because…why not? Korean Dramas are amazing. There’s always a beginning and an end – each show is about 16 to 20 episodes long. Most of the time, the writers have the entire script for all episodes before shooting begins, so there’s never an ending that just peters out (I’m looking at you Lost). Sometimes they fail at the ending, but most of the time they wrap it up nice and neatly.
With all this said, there are tropes that are found in almost every Korean Drama.
Chaebols – A chaebol is an insanely rich person that usually owns some huge conglomerate in Seoul. They are always good looking, arrogant, rude, self-entitled, but most of all they are looking for someone to fill the empty void in their heart. Enter the poor sassy girl.
I realised that I’ve never really expressed my feelings about a single song on here before, but this song feels like my life’s theme song of the moment so I had to share.
I followed JJ Project when they first debuted and when they debuted as part of GOT7, I never thought they would ever come back as a unit again, but I guess never say never? I was so excited when they announced their comeback. 😭
Their new album sounds nothing like their debut album but in a good way. It is SO much better and I fell in love with it instantly. In it, my favourite song is 내일, 오늘 (Tomorrow, Today), which is such a meaningful song and I’ve had it on constant replay since the album was released. The lyrics speak volumes to anyone who has ever felt uncertain about their lives. It feels like the theme song of my life of late, especially now that I’ve reached my late 20s and feel thrown into another quarter-life crisis. 😭 In order to understand how I feel, let’s take a look at the lyrics. 💕
M2 has graciously decided to bring us the ‘ASMR Lyric Live’ series, and while I don’t like ASMR in general, Jinyoung’s version of the song sounded so emotional and heartfelt that it touched me even more. 😭 역시 “아프니까 청춘이다”? 😔
I love that tvN uploads highlights (above) and even behind the scenes videos (below!) of some of their dramas.
This drama holds so much meaning for me because not only do I love Standing Egg, Coffee Boy, and many other Korean indie bands (#인디밴드사랑), I am feeling the woes of my age and it is just such a relatable drama.
To be honest, I actually enjoyed the drama! I didn’t think I’d like it because I wasn’t sure about 박규리 Park Gyu Ri‘s acting, but I won’t say everyone’s acting is exactly good in this drama, hahaha. The storyline isn’t fantastic, but it’s really not that bad of a fluff drama, giving me all these feels. xD It ended with a twist that felt a little awkward though.
With all the stress lately, I like that I didn’t have to think much while watching the drama. I’m curious about what happened to 전지후 Jeon Ji Hu though. His last production was in 2014?! Where did he go?
I kind of had some sort of high expectations for this drama; not just because I’ve liked Park Shin Hye since forever, but also because I read that she did her fight scenes without a stunt double. How amazing!
What wasn’t amazing was the rest of this drama’s plot. -_- The only thing that kept me watching was the other couples instead. Moon Ji In was a fantastic supporting role to Park Shin Hye, Yoon Gyun Sang left the deepest impression on me in this drama as compared to his other dramas because his character was just so adorable and Kim Min Seok’s character with his satoori and bromance with his brother. :3 I was also annoyed that Ji Soo’s character just disappeared in the middle without a proper ending – I was curious about his family!
What’s sad is that the ending was also really boring for me. :/