Thoughts on: I Remember You

IRY2Amongst a string of kdramas that just fail to deliver or start out strong only to turn major disappointments later, it’s nice to come across one that actually has an opposite trajectory. I had no expectations for I Remember You. It actually sounded like a possible candidate for the Discard Pile. There had been several kdramas attempting to mesh a police procedural with romance and comedy but either failing miserably or getting just parts of the deal right. So, to my delight after a somewhat hesitant start where it looked like we’d get yet another incompetent female cop, an annoying geeeenius, keystone cops and plenty of investigative fail, we actually got a pretty solid drama. One that made me ponder and gave me characters I could wholeheartedly root for. Quite a fiew preconceptions were turned on their head too.
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Drama grab bag

This is going to be VERY jdrama heavy as those are what I’ve been mostly watching recently. With kdramas getting on my nerves, I’ve yet again turned to my list of Japanese shows and found several perfectly catering to my taste. XD I know I’m hard to please when it comes to certain aspects of dramas but on the other hand I don’t need much to make me happy. A decent enough script, characters I can root for, some fun (of the non OTT kind), no convoluted histronics or manufactured angst and a lot of heart – which leaves most kdramas these days out of the contention. Even though the Japanese drama scene isn’t actually much better than it’s Korean conterpart, I’ve still been able to pick up quite a few that fit the bill. Dramas that put a grin on my face or alternately leave me with that ‘warm and fuzzy feeling’, as that is something I seem to need atm.
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First Impressions: Suspense Threefer :)

Funny thing happened on the way to the forum… I now seem to have 3 suspense/cop shows on my roster. XD None of them has exactly knocked me over with their brilliance but as this is a genre I do tend to like, I’m in. At least for now. This is going to be just a brief post with fiew thoughts on each of the dramas so I’m not going to (hopefully) spoil anything for those uninitiated who’d like to know as little as possible beforehand. 🙂

I have this tendency to get nitpicky, which you probably have noticed, but somehow action gets a lot more slack from me that any other genre. Of course there are limits to my patience and if the plot gets really stupid or characters annoying etc, Show WILL get das boot like any other show. Continue reading