Netflix is really gaining a huge monopoly on some of these dramas. I will admit to it being nice to see which dramas get licensed where and I know Netflix dramas be getting the buzz because it is accessible to even the non-watchers.
Too many people have asked me about CLOY. Maybe now people can become more bae with my mans Kim Young Kwang.
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
Air-date: February 17, 2021 to present
Starring: Choi Kang Hee as Ban Ha Ni, Kim Young Kwang as Han Yoo Hyun, Lee Re as Ban Ha Ni (young), Eum Moon Sook as Ahn So Nee / Yang Choon Shik
Thoughts: It is so nice to see Choi Kang Hee and Kim Young Kwang again on my screen! I am already a bit obsessed with this one ngl. I love how everything is connected because with a plot like this, you absolutely need this to thrive. Ban Ha Ni as a 37 year old is so pitiful, Ban Ha Ni as a 17 year old is annoying as hell. I was equal parts pissed but not pissed at the way her sister treated her because like that’s your karma bitch. Also Anthony is HILARIOUS. and Yoo Hyun is useless. Overall, this is is fun and I can vibe with that. Plus, I am interested to see how 17 year old makes it back to her time, how she reacts to her dad’s death and like the whole life changing purpose that this will bring into the leads lives.
Recommendations: If you like Kim Young Kwang’s smile, don’t mind pitiful characters and enjoy quirky shows.
First Impression Score: (8/10)
Thoughts: Ummm YES! I didn’t really know what to expect when I started it but I knew I wanted to watch it because my obsession with Kim Young Kwang is a little severe. Anyway, after the first episode, I was a little confused at where this was going to go. But that’s on me for not reading the synopsis in full. So when Ban Ha Ni’s 17 year old self appeared, I was like WTF! I still have a lot of questions but those questions are what going to keep me coming back each week. Also, this is quirky and funny and so far I don’t hate anyone except Ban Ha Ni’s bitch ass sister.
Still Watching?: 100% Yes
First Impression Score: 8/10
Genre: Black Comedy, Crime, Romance
Origin: South Korea
Air-date: February 20, 2021 to present
Starring: Song Joong Ki as Consigliere Vincenzo Cassano, Jeon Yeo Bin as Hong Cha Young, Ok Taecyeon as Jang Jun Woo
Thoughts: Ah.. So I went into this one with an open mind and giving it a good chance. While Song Joong Ki is extremely hot in his suits and looking like a snack and then some, I found that I was struggling to make it through the first two episodes. Sadly, I did not complete the second episode. There is nothing that is bad about this drama and most of the criticism I have seen is about the female lead which I get as she is certainly a lot in the first episode. However, I think I just don’t want to watch a 20 episode drama with episodes that are 1.5 hours long surrounding a kind of thin plot? Like I’m sorry, but I just keep thinking “why not just hire someone who can hack and override the biometrics function? it’s 2021”.. That being said, I did like how beautiful the cinematography was and I think I would have liked this drama more if it leaned more into a noir style than the oddly placed comedic elements that it was going for.
Recommendations: If you liked The Fiery Priest, don’t mind eccentric characters and want to see Song Joong Ki curse in italian.
First Impression Score: (6.5/10)
Thoughts: This had been on my list to watch since it was announced. And when I sat down and started it, I was trying to remind myself why that was. I’m not saying this is a bad show, cause it isn’t. There are a lot of things that are nice that usually attract me to a show. Like, Song Joong Ki looking hella fine in every scene he’s in. Moments of genuine comic relief. A cast full of actors who actually know what their doing. However, I found myself dozing off multiple times within the episodes. It wasn’t until the end of episode 1 that I finally became interested in what was going on. But all I can say is I’m wishing for more to happen because if all my assumptions about the twists and turns are right, there is no need for me to continue on.
Still Watching?: Reluctantly yes. Maybe I’ll give it another week before it becomes a binge at the end of the season.
First Impression Score: 7/10