Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: Color Rush

Color Rush


Genre: Romance, Mystery
Origin: South Korea
Episodes: 8
Air-date: December 30, 2020 – January 21, 2021
Starring: Yoo Jun as Choi Yeon Woo, Hyun Jun as Go Yoo Han, Yeo Min Ji as Yoo Yi Rang, Min Hyo Ki as Kang Min Jae, Baek Seo Hoo as Jeong Joo Haeng

Yeon Woo sees the world only in grey light by full colour blindness (achromatopsia) . But when he meets Yoo Han, his destined lover, Yeon Woo experiences a “color rush”, a phenomenon which makes him suddenly see colours through intense experiences. Meanwhile his aunt Yi Rang searches for her sister who went missing years ago. Joining his aunt on her quest, Yeon Woo seeks Yoo Han’s help and together they search for his mother. Unexpected story unfolds as they dig into the mystery surrounding her disappearance.

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Happy Gay Month! Of course, as a small budding corporation, I too needed to get in on all this gay goodness. I guess sometime last year, Korea, found out that they can exploit young stars into doing BL and get some buzz. Therefore, I decided that I would randomly pick on of the Korean BL dramas on Viki to watch. Mind you, I was also feeling kinda hopeless because it’s been two weeks and I hadn’t written a review for June as yet. So basically, I killed two birds with one stone.

I have a lot of issues with this drama guys and it is kinda in two different perspective? So first, I want to say that I think it had a lot of potential to be really great. I am not sure if it was the fact that it was a mini drama that hindered it, or if it was due to the story writing, but I really enjoyed this idea of seeing only in shades of grey until you meet your probe which propels you into color. I would’ve loved to see and understand more of that world, but we weren’t really given much beyond that. So from a story perspective in which you want to know about the world, and you want to root for these characters, it was left wanting. It is easy to just say “we’re only here for the gay stares and touches”, but it does pain me to see such a fun idea and concept wasted.

This brings me to my second perspective… As a BL content, it was painful to see the particular storyline that occurred near the end when this took on a more thriller vibe. I feel like we don’t often get to enjoy LGBTQ+ content that is just happy and frivolously gay. It is the same issue I have when it comes to black stories as well. Almost always there ends up being some deep rooted emotional trauma and suffering that is just not a vibe. I also think this drama did a really poor job in distinguishing character motivations that led up to that scene because was it always the plan or was it a second resort? I know I will get some naysayers who will come for me and say that if it was a hetero story, I wouldn’t feel this way and truthfully, you can argue with a wall on that one.

The positives for me were that we did get nice moments and I do think that our main couple had really good chemistry. When it came to the acting, it wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t horrible either. I actually think that Yoo Jun was so much better than Hyun Jun that it made up for some portions. I also really enjoyed the OST as it was very fun. I did end up watching the post credit scene in the movie and thought that was cute as well.

Overall, it is so hard to rate this drama, because it wasn’t horrible by any means, it was just very disappointing to say the least. I would absolutely be interested in watching a season two though.


Story: 6/10
Acting: 6/10
Music: 8/10
Rewatch Value: 6/10
Overall: 6/10

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

3 thoughts on “Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: Color Rush

  1. I want a season 2 because there were so many unanswered questions. I loved the concept and really wanted to know more about this world. The format meant that a lot of the storyline was rushed. Whey did Yoo Han decide to give up his idol career? How did he get his dad to agree to this whole thing so easily, given that everyone thinks probes usually get murdered by their (whatever the word is for the person who sees in gray)? I thought they were cute as a couple and I want to know what they do next? And where is Yeon Woo’s mother? What really happened to her? I need a half-way decent English translation of the novel it’s based on.

  2. Did you see Wish You? After the series they combined it into one movie (now on Netflix!) and it felt more cohesive. However, it’s storyline was more straightforward and didn’t have gaping holes.

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