Guess I’m doing this after all. 🙂
This year marks the “return of the jdrama”. It’s been a while but with so fiew kdramas truly appealing to me, I turned to Japan in order to get my drama dosage. Most of the jdramas I watched weren’t actually new, some were quite old indeed, but it’s always great when you come across undiscovered gems, or even nicely put out stories that leave you feeling happy and contented.
In an unexpected ‘twist’, the end of the year also brought about the sudden emergence of cdramas on the roster. Blame it on the lull in everything else I was watching that I finally picked up couple of cdramas on The List; Wuxin the Monster Killer, Love Me if You Dare and Nirvana in Fire. Then, just after I’d finished Wuxin, Mookie posted one of her pimp posts, which lead me on to the biggest surprise hit of the year – Of Monks and Masters. I more or less dropped everything else right there and then. I’m still trying to process what it is that made me fall for it so fast and so hard. I’m about to rewatch it, so there’ll most likely be another post at some point. Probably after Xmas though. XD I left off around ep 10 with NiF but as I’m about to start with another longish cdrama on The List, The Disguiser, NiF’ll be on hold indefinitely. Especially as I have Battle of Changsha lined up as well.
I finished total of 12 kdramas this year, which is one less than I did last year, but most of them didn’t make much of an impression. I’m still watching Dragons and Oh My Venus. Remember is on my To Check Out Queue, I’m sure I’ll get to it eventually. Dragons has been quite solid so far but for some reason it hasn’t hooked me to the point that I can’t wait for the next episode. The biggest disappointment dramawise was no doubt My Beautiful Bride, which totally fizzled out after an amazing start.
Next are my faves for dramas watched in 2015. In the jdrama category most did not air this year but they are still the ones I liked the best.^^
Heard It Through the Grapevine, Assembly, I Remember You, Cheo Yong 2
Kita no Kuni Kara, Shinya Shokudo, Liquid, Gommen ne Seishun, Saikou no Rikon, Senryokugai Sousakan, Soratobu Kouhoushitsu
Of Monks and Masters, Wuxin the Monster Killer