Thoughts On: The Package

Overshadowed by more popular, but not necessarily better dramas, The Package flew under the radar for most. Probably because the cast doesn’t have any “crowd pleasers” and the premise sounds like it would be your typical light fluff, padded with some touristy advertising for France. Well, turned out it actually has substance and those who watched the drama were pleasantly surprised. Continue reading

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A dig into the archives – 2010

I recently did some digging in my old LJ account to find something I’d written about an older drama and thus came across couple of old posts that I thought might merit a re-posting. Here’s the first one. Written when I was still a relateive noob and had stamina to marathon dramas. ๐Ÿ™‚
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Drama Grab Bag

๐ŸŽถIt’s a beautiful skyyyy… There is not a cloouuud…๐ŸŽถ Ah-hem. Sorry, been listening far too much GOT7 in the past fiew weeks. So, let’s get on with it then… After a mini drama slump I managed to find several kdramas to watch. Lo and behold, the age of miracles is not over yet! ;D Continue reading

Dama Grab Bag

Yes, I’m still watching stuff, only in a much slower pace than I used to. Which means I’m not always up to date with the currently airing dramas. I also tend to quit some of ’em at the drop of a hat. ๐Ÿ™‚

Some thoughts on what I have watched recently, under the cut.
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Forest of Secrets – Final Thoughts

I’m hesitating to call Forest of Secrets a masterpiece, as what show is truly flawless, but FoS sure comes awfully close. I finally had the time to finish it and I’m still basking in this warm glow of having watched something truly good. If I was someone more atuned to critiquing TV shows, I’d probaly find things to nitpic… luckily I’m not. FoS is the best kdrama I’ve seen in years and very likely the best Korean crime show I’ve ever watched. My hat off to the whole team, who gave us something so grounded and well executed. Even though some of the actors may have featured more prominently, mostly due to their character’s placing in the story, FoS is truly a group effort. Everyone was pulling their weight, equally.
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Forest of Secrets – up till ep 10

Da-yum, they are good! Not just Bae Do Na and Jo Seung Woo but all of them. The whole darned drama is crammed with pretty awesome actors. Well, stands to reason as many of them are movie actors and some have filmography as long as your arm. I’m loving what the writer and director are doing too. Then there are the characters. Interesting, intriguing, ambiguous and yet oddly realatable. I frequently forget that these people are made-up constructs, not real. It’s been a while since I’ve watched a Korean drama as good in every way as this one. Of course I haven’t watched every single kdrama there is, so I’m sure I must have missed a fiew. I’m sorry Signal, Tunel, Circle… et al, as good as you were, you ain’t on this level. ๐Ÿ™‚ Boggles the mind that FoS is the writer’s first drama and her resumรฉ is also very short. Continue reading