I feel you, dude. Waiting on those new episodes each week can be such a drag!
Well, okay. I like how my July watch-list is looking. I’m all for quality over quantity, so I’m not trying to juggle too much at once. The more the feel-good factor, the more I’m inclined to tune in week after week. And three main dramas are giving me major good vibes at the moment. And it’s from the most unexpected of angles!
Two big-name dramas, with two outstanding story-lines that keep you guessing, and one swaggering sageuk with a delightfully unconventional heroine. Figured out which three dramas I’m so keen about?
Pretty good aim, for a patient barely done with awake brain surgery. Only in kdramas can we make these things up!
It started as one of those dramas I never planned on rooting for or even tuning in to. But guess what? Sometimes, kdramaland gets it right and throws together just the right combo to have you curious – and keep you hooked.
For a drama about doctors, this is pretty upbeat, glossy and strangely, addictive. Just don’t ask me not to tune out when the scalpels and endoscopes turn up in those surgical scenes.
I’m not really here for the academic focus of this drama. I just like how it seems so human and all over the place. You never really know what next it will throw at you in terms of plot.
I like it. That’s all I can really say about this drama that’s barely 3-4 episodes in. Well, maybe not all, since I’ve got enough basis to know this is a drama I’m eager to find out what next, and what next after that.
When a drama doesn’t get you all in a jumble about the characters and their progress, maybe you shouldn’t bother watching. With Uncontrollably Fond, I find the main and secondary actors, well rounded enough already, even if the story seems more random than not.
This is one drama that requires a whole lot of patience and a pinch of trust that it knows where it’s going.
Maybe it’s all the backstory we’re being force-fed while not really advancing the plot much. But hey, the hero and heroine are so pretty together, you just want to keep watching their journey, no matter where it takes you.
The Flower in Prison
This is easily one of my favorite sageuks of all time already. It’s at a point where I can’t imagine my week without it. It’s as unpredictable as my other two go-to dramas for July, and tons of fun to boot.
Our heroine Ok Nyeo has more than her fair share of troubles, adventures and possible love interests. Only, I can’t decide who I’m shipping her with just yet, because it’s subject to change with the tides and episodes!
Our girl seems to spend as much time inside the prison, as she does outside of it. Makes for an engrossing epic of a historical drama!
For now, it’s enough that the screenwriting, production and acting all prove to be top-notch quality. The Flower in Prison is like a mix of Dong Yi and Master of Trade Inn, and I like that for now romance takes a back seat.
It gives our imagination enough chance to run wild, while we hold our breath to see where OK Nyeo lands herself next.
Weekly Surplus Servings?
Other ongoing kdramas are showing mighty promise but sometimes, it’s the small nibbles that count above trying to stuff in too much at a time, and lose the essence of why kdramas are such a worthy treat to yourself.
If just a spark can light up my whole week, then I’ll take that over building up an excess firestorm of dramas and risk getting burned out before long.
So many deserving dramas to watch, but there’s only one of you…boo hoo…
Because I definitely want to keep myself fresh and eager for my August dramas, already showing major promise with the impending arrival of long anticipated Chinese remake, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo.
If there was ever a drama I wanted to succeed to the utmost, it’s this one! More and more, I’m hoping for historical dramas to get all the attention and esteem they deserve. Maybe Moon Lovers would be the drama to lead the pack!
Adaptation vs. Adaptation – who comes up tops? You decide, beginning August 29!