Drama Year 2020

This has been a difficult drama year for me. I’ve struggled watching dramas and struggled even more trying to write about them. Which is why the “cold winds of no content” has been blowing through this blog for most of the year. The state of the world has probably had something to do with how things stand but mostly I believe it’s just overall, persistent drama fatigue. Which is why I’m probably going to take some time off from the blog and dramas, as both have sort of started to feel like a chore, something I have to do insted of something I enjoy doing. I may still keep tabs at what my blogging pals are doing and even comment if the mood strikes. 🙂

As things are, I haven’t watched much this year and even dramas I enjoyd a lot didn’t manage to pull me out of the “drama lethargy” long enough for me to write about them. I had fleeting thoughts and half realised ideas of many but those never turned into actual posts. It just felt like too big an undertaking. Sigh. Looking back, I’m having a hard time even remembering what I actually did watch but I think the dramas that made the most impact were all about groups of people working towards common goal and helping each other out.

My favorite drama of 2020 is without doubt Ancient Detective. It may not be as “grand” as many others and flew under the radar for most but it’s the one that still makes me all warm and fuzzy when I think about it. There was just something about it that resonated with me the way most dramas don’t any more. It made me happy and I loved our ancient seluthing team. Besides, my eyes were blessed as it looks so good. 😀

So many dramas were put on hold when my interest waned, never to be picked up again and I did drop several when I realised I didn’t really enjoy them or they weren’t up to my alley after all.

So, following are the dramas I did finish and all had something going for them. I wish I had enough incentive to write about FoS as it was really, really good but I every time I try I find I don’t have anything intelligent to say. Maybe one day.

Korea: Forest of Secrets, Hospital Playlist, I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day, Missing: The Other Side, Mystic Pop-Up Bar, Stove League, Zombie Detective and from the List of Doom ~ Beautiful Mind, Fantastic

China: Ancient Dtective, Cross Fire, Detective Chinatown, Reunion: The Sound of the Providence, The Moon Brightens for You and finally finished Sand Sea

Japan: Seirei no Moribito, Tomei na Yurikago (An Invisible Craddle)


8 thoughts on “Drama Year 2020

  1. Sorry to hear you’re suffering from drama fatigue, but it’s good you’re taking time to recharge and relax. Glad to see you managed to watch Seirei no Moribito and Toumei na Yurikago, those were very good enough. Hope to see you back on the blog when you’re feeling refreshed and recharged. All the best for 2021!

    • Oh, it’s been a long time coming, so not exactly a surprise. I really liked both Seirei no Moribito and Toumei na Yurikago! Each had something unique to offer and actually made me feel something, which has been rather rare these days. Hope 2021 treats you well too.

  2. I personally find this year to be a better drama year although writing about them is a different thing indeed (it’s even harder to write about awesome shows or those i really love, ha), so i can relate to it starting to become like a chore. But if watching dramas or blogging about them are no longer enjoyable, then taking a break is a good call, so thanks for giving us a heads up. Hope to still see you around, and take care! 🙂

    • I believe this has been one of the better drama years. It’s just that I haven’t been in the mood for much of anything all year. I’d start a potentially interesting drama only to loose interest after couple of episodes, no matter how good I thought it was. Which is why there are several I haven’t even attempted to check out. Maybe some day. I’ve been feeling sort of guilty for not posting much, so it actually feels good not having to push myself to write. I can still watch dramas occasionally if I feel like it, without any preasure to write or talk about them. Yes, I believe a break is a good idea right now.

  3. Aw, sometimes a break is just what we need, to feel differently and see things in a fresher light. My occasional breaks have definitely helped me come back to dramas with refreshed enthusiasm, so I hope your break will do the same for you! I’m hoping to see you back in action again soon, because I do really appreciate your drama suggestions! Sending you hugs!! ❤️❤️❤️

    • Yup, I’ve been heading this direction for a while now, so I’m hoping a break will bring back at least some of the fun. Having nothing to say about most of the stuff I’ve watched is a dishartening feeling. I used to love blathering about dramas, even if some of it was just overly enthusiastic squee, ha.

  4. I am glad that even though it wasn’t a good drama year for you that you at least got in several enjoyable ones. Our yearly shared drama that we enjoyed was Mystic Pop-Up Bar. A fun drama for sure! And from your list of doom, Beautiful Mind was a good one too.

    I hope your break helps and maybe some time down the road you can come back refreshed to dramas and the blog. I do hope to still see you around from time to time though 🙂

    • There are still several dramas from this year that I haven’t watched yet but may tackle some day. It’s been hard to even get past the first few episodes without loosing interest, so I decided not to even try with most of them. I wasn’t as impressed with Beutiful Mind as many others seem to have been. It wasn’t too bad though. 🙂

      To be honsest, I’ve been moving towards a break for a while now. Yes, I do hope that a bit of distance to all of this will help to reclaim at least some of the “feels” I used to have.

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