New year, new tricks and the obligatory ‘in retrospect’ post. *g* Well, I did ponder whether I should actualy write one but here goes…
I wouldn’t say that 2016 was a particularly memorable drama year but neither was it a total waste either. I managed to come across a fiew shows I truly liked, though none captured my heart the way Of Monks and Masters did the year before. But then, “rare unicorns” don’t came along very often because they are, well… rare.^^
2016 also goes down as the year I sampled a truckload of cdramas, some of which were hilariously bad, but finished just a handfull. I haven’t watched enough cdrama for the tropes to turn into annoyances. So far the biggest downer has been the length. Too many get awfully draggy and loose focus or get padded with pointless filler.
Looking back, I didn’t really complete all that many dramas as I’m pretty quick to drop any I loose interest with or if something about them starts to bug me. I did e.g manage to finish 12 kdramas though, which oddly enough is exactly the same number I watched in 2015. 🙂 There are still couple of left over ones like Another Oh Hae Young, PU38, Dear My Friends and Beautiful Mind I aim to tackle/finish at some point.
One of the recent posts @ DB is about “top 10 gateway kdramas to hook friends on” and it made me ponder how contrary to common trends my taste generally runs. In the comments people were listing their gateway dramas and so many of them were the ‘usual suspects’. Mine on the other had was… The Legend. Guess I was destined to be the odd one out from the beginning. XD
My faves among those I watched last year, regardless of the original airing dates, in no particular order:
Age of Youth, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, 1% of Anything (2016), Signal
Dr. Qin Medical Examiner, Wind Chime
Juhan Shuttai, Cat Street, Bijo to Danshi, Hanako to Anne
I also wacthed one tw drama, Back to 1989, which I liked quite a bit.