I don’t think I’ll be able to move from Chicago Typewriter anytime soon. Sometimes, it’s the drama you promised not to invest in too much ended up owning your mind, body, and soul, not to mention the tears. CT was like that to me. It was during the pre-emptions between episodes 8 and 9 that I realized that I was lost without the drama to bury myself in, proving that I was already too deep into it. I blame the drama and its soothing, lullaby-like background songs (despite the heavy themes looming behind), which became my respite from the real world in the past two months. The wait was worth it, and I’m left feeling hollow after the finale.
Happy September everyone! Let’s hope that it will be good for all of you in dramaland~ Here I’ll be welcoming the new month with my take on 부산행 (Busan-haeng), the latest zombie film that swept the box offices of its native South Korea and countries in the world!
I had the opportunity the catch this much-anticipated film at the theatres – it was like a beautiful painting with many eye-catching elements. Then you know sometimes when we appreciate such artwork for instance and become too engrossed with the prettiness on the surface, we forget that there is also much substance within. Whatever that is inside tells us what the painter wants to portray, the story as well as feelings that he wants to tell and show. That pretty much sums up my experience with Train to Busan: with the issues explored and questions posed throughout, it was definitely more than just the zombie horror.
[This is a spoiler-free review]
To the drama in short: You will be (in) my memory.
I was looking for Han Joo-wan’s latest project yesterday when I stumbled upon a web drama he starred in earlier in February, entitled Devil’s Diary. Web drama tend to be misses for me because I often lose interest in the middle of the series (despite the bite-size episodes) but I think I am lucky to discover this one, because it is just a four-part drama, 15 minutes each. Hence, I decided to spend less than one hour for Devil’s Diary and it was such a cute, cute show.
There have been so many dramas that I wanted to check out recently, having heard many good things such that I didn’t want to give them a miss. This is why my watch-list has been piling exceptionally high up in these 2 months or so…therefore in an attempt to clear the list I decided to do a drama marathon and chose Please Come Back, Mister. As I dived into the show, I thought that I was only in for mainly funny substance but I was surprised at how emotional I got watching this. And these feelings don’t seem to go away – I even felt a bit sad that I finished the drama in 4 days, ha.
Ridiculously funny and yet filled with so much heart. Worth the watch even if you’re not really into fantasy (like me). I actually liked it more than I expected to – it was pretty unbelievable. 😛