It’s a funny feeling to be outside of the squee circle. Things look different from this side but as this is not my first time of being outside looking in, I’m sort of comfortable all by me lonesame. 🙂 I’ve never been your typical drama fan as it is.
So, Healer. Not happy with the current state of things. Episode 16 actually made me angry. There’s no real reason to feel this strongly but I guess it all boils down to disappoinment. For the utterly predictable, cookie cutter trajectory of the story. Song Ji Na is seasoned and good enough writer to avoid making Healer a carbon copy of all other similar dramas but she still keeps to the basic format almost to a T. Ep 15 was full of lovey-dovey and cute moments, so it was almost given that the next epi would serve us wall to wall angst. It did. With the typical dumbing down the hero for plotty purposes on the side. So, instead of feeling excited I got grumpy.
I’ve never been a particlar fan of the ending angst-fest and these days I just find it annoying and manipulative. You can do better! Look at Misaeng, they managed to make you invested in just about anything. I bet that if they’d tried, they’d probably been able to turn counting paper clips into high drama, LOL! The ‘high octane’ moments were also doled out throughout the drama and not bunched in some predetermined point according to ‘Tried and Trusted Kdrama Formula’. Gimme diversity! Surprise me, dammit!
I sometimes think that the Healer fandom has a few loose ones. *g* Oh, I’ve certainly been there, done that myself but I’ve given up reading the DB comment section as there are just far too many posts, mostly saying exactly the same thing. Then there are those who apparently think that having contary thoughts on their darling drama means you are a sore looser with no taste what so ever. Never claimed to have any. Taste, that is.