Time to Hunt, the latest movie from director Yoon Sung-hyun after 9 years, is slated for February premiere on the 26th (although the date has been pushed to March due to the alarming spread of COVID-19 in South Korea). The director himself has been invited to give a number of interviews, despite being the director of a movie that is yet to be screened. The premiere date itself was only confirmed during the press conference on January 31st, and the cast members of Time to Hunt arrived at the studio for the photo shoot session of CINE21 cover pictorial later on that day after dinner, having to meet a number of schedules for the whole day.
I certainly did not plan to start watching Psychopath Diary in the nearest future, but somehow, between moving into a place nearer to work and suddenly having all these free hours to myself made me start watching, because why not? I think it was just before its final work of airing, and about two weeks later, here I am, trying to make myself stop thinking too much about it. I am an easy person, after all, because it doesn’t take much for me to be obsessed with a drama, as long as it manages to make me curious and doesn’t tick my annoy-o-meter. Psychopath Diary has lots of things it’s good at, but there are some kdrama clichés it retained that might somehow ventured on the bad side.
It’s been a while since the last time I wrote a proper review for a show, and I think this one deserves the shout out. I have to admit that I only knew about My Absolute Boyfriend for two reasons: 1) It is a Korean remake of the popular Jdrama Zettai Kareshi (also translated to Absolute Boyfriend), and 2) It is a pre-produced series starring Yeo Jin-goo, Minah, and Hong Jong-hyun. I was just going to have a short peek at it when it finally landed itself a broadcast spot on SBS’ Wed-Thu slot, but here I am, waiting and having a good long thought on the issues brought up by the drama.
The most difficult thing to wait for, after a drama has aired, is probably the next episode. Oh, how hard it is to count the days until the next Monday! tvn’s 왕이 된 남자 (The Man Who Became King/ English title: The Crowned Clown) is slowly and surely out there messing with my mind and heart, but I don’t mind it at all. It’s just…a bit heart wrenching, especially after watching this week’s episodes. Do I stop watching at this point, fearing that my heart will be shattered into pieces? Most definitely not, because I have to see this until the end, be it a bitter or sweet, maybe bittersweet ending.
tvn’s first sageuk offering of 2019 왕이 된 남자 (The Man Who Became King/ English title: The Crowned Clown) has only aired for two weeks, yet I am already feeling the withdrawal symptom. That is such a hyperbolic thing to say at this point, especially when the drama has not even passed the halfway mark yet. Maybe this has something to do with the huge anticipation I had ever since the remake of 2012 hit movie Masquerade was first announced last year and the long wait for it to finally air earlier this month. Jinxes or not, I have to say something about this drama, which has occupied my brain all week long.