Instead of writing huge pedantic paragraphs, my insights are brief comments on the events or actions happening in a drama. I try not to hold back and I write the very first thing that comes to mind when I watch a scene that stands out to me. These are my thoughts and you don’t have to agree with them, but feel free to share what you think!
Hello fellow drama lovers. I still exist, and I’ve finally found the time and energy to pick up writing about dramas again. Since I don’t have friends around me that watch them as much as I do, I bottle up a lot of my feelings inside, but I feel like i’m ready to burst because I have so many things to say about the shows that I’m watching. I’m bringing back my insight posts like I did with You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin because My Love Eun Dong makes me want to spazz, both in a good and bad way. I already knew going into this that it was going to be a tear jerker, but after watching ep 3 I feel like i’m not ready for this story. My Love Eun Dong seems to remind me of Angel Eyes, where the entire universe is against two innocent beings whose only wish is to stay together..unfortunately, they have asked for too much. Continue reading
It’s quite sad that I am so happy to see the ending of this drama, and not for any pleasant reasons. I was going into it with expectations that I usually hold for family dramas. Development of characters and story lines would be much slower than usual, the romance will not start to sizzle till the ending, and there would be an immense number of drama tropes present. Sure. Fine. I can live with that, i’ve gotten through it plenty of times. I was also expecting it to focus a lot more on a family learning to live again after the death of the father, and a young daughter struggling to make it in the acting world. However, You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin gave me the wrong serving. It’s like ordering a burger without cheese even though you are perfectly fine with cheese, then having to find out when you get your burger…it contains cheese. You’re fine with it, but it’s really not what you expected and not at all what you wanted. YTBLSS focused on the repercussions of actions rather than repentance and complete acknowledgement of ones wrongdoings. Instead of us trying to move pass the pain, the characters spent most of their time trying to inflict it on others while hiding their own. It was complete chaos. Continue reading
Well I thought I prepared my heart for the ending of Heartless City, but apparently I thought wrong. Continue reading
What has went down in Teacher Ma’s classroom during the middle episodes may seem like something out of a story book, but in one way or another it manifests itself in schools all over the world. We had a kid attempting arson, another bullying the weak even going as far to inflict punishment with a bat (good thing he was stopped), and students coming close to kissing death. The Queen’s Classroom does well in getting around to each character’s story, and it doesn’t totally let the students who are not part of the main cast not have their moment to shine. Teacher Ma continues to bring me to tears because she is really there for the benefit of the children. As we learn more about her, it seems her background will be very empowering. TenLotus and I have yet again taken the challenge of delving into the savory goodness The Queen’s Classroom has to offer. If you will, don’t be shy to lend us your thoughts as well 🙂
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To put it in a nutshell, the good news about this drama is that it finally heard the cries of its viewers and started to move along in terms of story and character development. But the bad news is that the drama is like a blocked ear, when it clears up you let out a sigh of relief that you can finally hear clearly again, but with one sudden move, your ear can go back to being blocked, annoying the heck out of you. YTBLSS is now filled with bits of sweet moments amongst the many angst scenes. They are still bringing out useless plot line arcs that I can care less about, and making us hate characters even more than we originally did. I have yet to see some actual character change…especially in Mi Ryung who I am looking forward to the most to have a change of heart. I had high hopes for this drama, and frankly I think it’s too late for it to make up all the time it has wasted. I am looking forward to it’s last run and to eventually put You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin to rest. Continue reading
I was not planning on regularly writing posts about Heartless City because I enjoy watching it rather than writing about it. But since I have already started to do so, I should finish it. Let’s just say this might be my favorite drama of 2013, and when it finishes I will definitely watch it again. We are now hammering at some of the core themes of this drama, one of which I am very much interested in: Humanism.