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.
When one thinks of White Christmas, things that come to that person’s mind are probably the song or a happy love story; or the true meaning of opening his window to falling snow on the joyful day. Now imagine this: instead of being stuffed with your loved ones inside your cozy homes, you have to spend your Christmas in your boarding school during the only holiday. Don’t worry so much, there’s plenty of snow there, but joining you are a teacher, a psychiatrist, and your schoolmates who get murdered one by one mysteriously. Welcome to another version of White Christmas, where it’s as dark as the night sky and beware; your life is going to change once you decide to explore it.