We’re counting down to the last few days of 2016, and after a year of entertainment Dramaland is ready to welcome 2017 with a new batch of upcoming dramas. The magazines are no exception as they are gradually rolling out pictorials of stars featured on their January issues. A lot of my favourites are gracing the zines’ pages, so I decided to put them together in this special. Since it is Christmas month, there will be 12 sets of pictures which would be a mix of December ’16 and January ’17 released pictorials. Are you ready to welcome the new year?
After starring as Ha No-ra in hit cable drama Twenty Again, actress Choi Ji-woo has reached another peak in her career following the widely popular melodrama Stairway To Heaven back in 2003. The tvN drama garnered high ratings and much positive feedback throughout its run. In the recent years, she has also made guest appearances on variety programs Three Meals A Day and Grandpas Over Flowers. This time, we get to see her featured on GQ magazine in black and white. The monochrome shades show her distinct features; she’s one gorgeous lady! ❤
You’ll never know how a person feels until you put yourself in that person’s shoes. We can only give suggestions and advice to people with problems but the person himself knows it best how much it hurts to be stuck in such situation. The same thing goes for this drama: as much as I wish for the characters to be happy, they have experienced things which can’t be wiped off from their memories easily. Even if it’s hard to swallow, the most painful decision might be the best for the people involved.
I’m still playing catch up with this series but what I have seen so far makes me think it was a good idea for me to give Temptation a chance and sticking with it until now. Maybe it’s too early to say anything but the direction of the story might be better than what I expected when I first started the drama. Getting your guesses right when watching a drama is good but finding out that the drama exceeds your expectation? It’s something that won’t happen every day! Cheers to you, drama!
Sometimes, what you thought to be the best solution for your problem turned out to be the worst, yet no one actually knew what would happen next. The space between a fighting couple might tear them apart instead of bringing them closer. Doing something thinking that you can handle it might take the wrong turn when everything you planned falls apart. And then, your happiness does not guarantee that other people will share the bliss.
When the trust between two parties is at the verge of being broken, what could be the best solution to return to the point where everything was once stronger than anything else? The thing that Suk-hoon is afraid of is happening between him and Hong-joo, and they are at the turning point where they could be embarking on a journey of no return. Maybe if something like a time machine exist, it would be useful during times like this..
Now that the introduction to the main characters are almost done, the story delves deeper into the people around the four leads, but not without abandoning their developments. The side characters, as much as the main ones, are also tempted in a way or another, by various things and people around them. It’s easy to get confused in front of a big opportunity, but at times, emotions running high can cloud the mind and thus the judgement, leading to another miscalculated step and possible misunderstanding.
This drama is beautiful. The colours remind me of an Instagram filter, setting the drama different from others. Maybe it’s just me, but the bluish hue suits perfectly with the tone and the characters of the drama, since all of them are actually raging with internal problems despite their composed exteriors. Despite being symbolized as a colour which can induce calmness, blue is also used to describe depression and bleakness, just like what the characters are going through at this moment.
Temptation is such an easy watch for that I find it peculiar at times, since it deals with a heavy subject: affair. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but the subject itself is not the only focus in the drama. Humans beings and their boundless minds are among the interesting points that worth the journey. Maybe it’s just me but I like something that makes me think without being too overwhelming, and I think I have found a keeper in this one.
Now this is a big surprise for me. I never thought that I would be able to go past 30 minutes of this drama, but Temptation‘s first episode did it for me. The promo materials all scream melo from a distance but I am tempted by the beauty. Just look at the gorgeous leads.