The King of Dramas

You know your relationship with K-dramas has hit a rough patch when…

1. The things that once made you squee with excitement now give you a major case of eye-rollage. Par exemple:

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Fans: OMG! THEY’RE GOING TO KISS!!!!!! (x300)

Me:

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Love and Other (Impossible) Pursuits: The King of Dramas Eps 5-12

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*SIGH* I am so conflicted about the romance in this drama. On the one hand, the final minutes of episode 11 had my squee going into overdrive. Good lord, did Kim Myung-min ever radiate this much sex appeal in his previous dramas? I can’t believe I’m actually contemplating revisiting Beethoven Virus to find out. Maybe I should just watch White Tower instead.

But back to The King of Dramas. So yes, there’s my ahjusshi perv hoping that Anthony will continue educating Writer Lee on the finer points of creating a credible melo romance.  (more…)

The King of Dramas Eps 1-4

Today, I felt something I haven’t felt in a very long time.

I don’t want to jinx things by using the ‘L’ word so what I’ll tell you is that instead of working on an assignment, I marathoned four episodes of this drama. Oui, je suis screwed. Helloooo, Red Bull.

I’ve seen people compare this drama to Worlds Within. I’ve never watched the latter so I can’t comment on the similarities and differences between them but bizarrely enough, the drama that I think of when I watch this is Rich Man, Poor Woman. Or rather, I think of what the second half of RMPW could have been had it not turned into a sappy puddle of goo. (Mild spoilers ahead)

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