I’m currently watching Mask, Oh My Ghost, I Remember You, I Order For You (web drama) and The Time We Were Not In Love.
I only began watching the just concluded I Order For You a few days ago and got addicted despite its questionable acting and plot. But then they rushed through the romantic development and sent it into makjang territory for no reason. Why oh why? I think it could have been fun without all this ex-wife/mama’s death drama. I’ll probably finish it but I’ve been definitively cured of this addiction.
Mask (which also just concluded) was also fun but as I mentioned in a previous post, went downhill somewhere in the middle. It got very repetitive in the last few episode; almost like the writer had a beginning and an end with no middle planned and as such, the drama was left spinning on its wheels till it was time to get to the finish.
I really enjoyed I Remember You but somewhat lost interest when it became clear that there was no major twist regarding the identities of the two main villains. I mean, there might be one later on but so far, there has been none. I put it on hold but heard it got really good in the past week so I watched the last two episodes and really like how the relationships between Lee Hyun and both Min and Ji An are being developed. I also like that the writer employed the case-of-the-week format that ties in to the larger story thus avoiding the usual dragginess that comes in this genre.
The Time We Were Not In Love. Well, this is a strange one. I loved the Taiwanese version and really liked this one at first but it began to lose its magic in the middle. Is it because they can’t keep their writers? What’s going on here? Anyway, it’s moving really slowly and I think Korean drama-izing it has taken a bit from it. Like, they aren’t letting Won even date someone else and all the passion between Hana and her ex has been eliminated. They are also not focusing much on the “I can’t love you” aspect that made us understand why the couple were at a standstill. I do like his Noona and her potential relationship with the pianist which wasn’t in the original.
Oh My Ghost. I’m really enjoying this one because it’s funny and quite creative. The only thing lacking is that the romance isn’t very convincing largely due to the lack of character development for Bong Sun. I love all the characters and the sheer craziness of the scenario… a morally questionable scenario that I can look past because it’s pure fiction that can’t take place in reality.
Of all these, Oh My Ghost is definitely my favorite. I love how we’re kind of going in blindly because we think we know what will happen but we’re not quite sure. I also love the chemistry between Park Bo Young and Jo Jung Suk. And in addition to loving the main characters, I really like the restaurant staff.
However, while Oh My Ghost wins, I Remember You gets the silver medal for great character development.
Over to you. What’s your favorite currently airing (or just concluded) drama?