Tunnel

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It’s really weird where things go. I swear up and down I’d watch more K-dramas and ended up watching none, now I swear up and down I’d watch less TV and ended up watching my 4th drama this year already.

My #1 complaint with Korean shows in general is, the premise is fantastic and promising, and ended up flaming out towards the end of the show. The running joke is, the writing is enough to fill 12 episodes of plot but need to stretch out for 16 episodes. Honestly, Introverted Boss is one of those dramas where it leaves me wonder without the drastic rewrite in the middle, would it have been a better show. Do Bong Soon has her own plot holes but not enough for me to question the writing philosophy behind the show.

I just finished watching Tunnel. It is up there with The Goblin as one of the well fleshed-out, well thought-out dramas on the screenwriting front. The pace is tight and adrenaline-filled in the necessary spots. The emotions and relations are well explained and well used as plot devices without feeling too odd of how people are related on the timeline. It slowed down just a little at the end, but not enough for me to call it dragging out and milking things at the end.

I am not surprised that this is one of the highest rated shows on OCN. I don’t think there’s going to be a season two with this original ensemble, but…I’m all for a spinoff or sister show with similar plot devices should OCN want to plan for season two.

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

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2017 has been a good year so far for Korean Dramas. To be honest I watch very few dramas in the last three years, so to watch three in a row before March is over is quite a record.

The actor to watch in this drama is actually Park Hyung-shik. Ji-soo and Park Bo-young brings their A game as always, but Park Hyung-shik really takes the cake with all his swooniness and craziness to the show.

I hope the subplot of stolen brides will add and not hider the show’s tone. That is something hard to do.

The Lonely and Great God – Goblin

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I honestly have not watched K-Drama for quite a while. You can tell from all the posts I’ve been putting up.

I really enjoy Gong Yoo as an actor, not just Coffee Prince, though that is obvious. I even enjoy his performance in the notorious Big (yeah I made a pun, look it up).

I also have a preference of Sci-Fi and supernatural genres, so Goblin really sit well with me.

I am also really invested in the second leads’ story. I can’t believe Lee Dong Wook was rejected numerous times before he got his role. I am only half way into the series, and am anticipating Lee and Yoo Inna’s story line.