2019 has already came to an end, and I have to say that it was one of the most eventful years for me: after deciding to change jobs the year before, last year started out pretty bad for me, having to work almost as tirelessly as I had to in my previous job. However, things took a better turn when I finally got an unexpected job offer in March: a normal job with normal working hours, which means a good time to get back to my drama watching! But it’s not that easy, since I had to make a daily 4-hour commute…and I was left with little time to watch. Still, it’s better than none, and I managed to get this stagnant blog up and running again, somehow.
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.
I think I go crazy at the mention of everything The Crowned Clown these days. If I do write recaps for the show, I might fill it with lots of my reactions (OHHHHH AHHHHH NOOOO MY HEART CANNOT FUNCTION RIGHT NOW URGH, something along those lines) instead of actually describing the happenings. I cannot express how grateful I am to have it turn out really decent and watchable, plus the time is on my side for me to watch it. The stars have aligned for me to watch this! Here’s the latest interview of our young king and resident clown, Yeo Jin-goo for February’s GQ.
It has been an ardent wish of mine to see the child actors we love to be reunited as main leads of their own, and I was beyond ecstatic to learn about Lee Se-young and Yeo Jin-goo’s casting for The Crowned Clown/The Man Who Became King. They have a 5-year difference in age, but that doesn’t stop them from being so comfortable with each other when the camera is not rolling. I thought that their interview accompanying their pictorial for January’s Cosmopolitan must be as fun as watching them play around in the making of videos, and it is a fun interview! Enjoy the rough translation and please excuse all the broken grammar, both in Korean and English. It’s been a while!
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.