Any of you who predicted this, raise a hand. XD Well, at least it’s not an outright dismissal as I’ve put the drama on hold for the time being. All Teh Stupid™ was making my blood preassure rise so I deemed it best to watch the rest of this sucker at one sweeping go, once it’s finished. That way I can FF through all the more idiotic stuff.
Why do they always have to turn the leading lady into a weepy doormat? Why? Ji Sook is such a frustrating sad trombone (I LOL’d SO hard when I read this description of her). It’s not like the drama has any bearings to real life so how about giving the poor girl some backbone and brainpower to start with? She can be as scared as they come but come on, even I could figure out ways to rise up to the challenge without giving away the whole game. Pretened you are a wet blanket all you like but muster up some courage to act behind that facade. This is supposed to be about masks anyway, isn’t it. And use your brain while you are at it, girl!
Oh, how I wish they’d actually made Mask a comedy, as crazy as they come one, with plety of “wink-wink, nudge-nudge”. I think it would have worked a lot better than this watered down version of a melodrama. Yes, there is plenty of crazy and far too much stupid as the go to gimmic to try to make the plot more ‘intense’ and ‘exciting’. Sorry mate, it’s not working as all it does is make me exasperated. As melos go, Mask is rather lightweight with a tired plot and no amount of glued on makjang will make it less so. I can see where the patches are attached. In recent years I haven’t come across even one Korean melo that works properly. They all seem to lack that certain kind of ‘weightiness’ and emotional involvement that packs a hefty punch, plus layered characters. All features I at least associate with properly done melodramas. Think Hollywood classics like Written In The Wind, All About Eve, The Best Years of Our Lives, Brief Encounter, Mildred Pierce, Casablanca, East of Eden, Suddenly Last Summer… and the list goes on. I grew up with classics like these, from both Europe and USA and can still rememeber the impact some of them had on me. Which Korean melo do I still remember 5min after it’s done? *thinks hard* Que Sera, Sera seems to be the only one I could come up with.