DRAMA BOYFRIEND SUPER BOWL TIED AT 11-11 VOTE NOW!
SO, I finished Something Happened in Bali
and quickly moved on to Fantasy Couple
because I needed something as light-hearted and fun as Bali was depressing and soul-crushing.
Seriously, I don't believe any other drama has so nearly convinced me that the human race is nothing more than a collection of incredibly selfish and self-serving villains. At least in Maou
there were some glimpses of good. In Bali, nothing of the sort. Even our heroine who began the show as a bright spot of spunk and determination despite her situation was soon revealed to be just as money-hungry as everyone else.
I don't think anyone on that show was capable of caring about anything other than their own feelings. Even for how much Jae Min loved Soo Jung, what mattered (in the VERY TRAGIC END) was how he felt. So even though I really wanted to root for him because he had been through so much and fought so hard, it was impossible. Love as no place in the world of Bali, because while Soo Jung claimed to love her pride was always more important. Better to take care of yourself than risk anything.Liar Game 2
was pretty much what I expected it to be - a weak retread of the original series. Liar Game never really felt like a true drama to me, more like a very fun reality show. The problem that Liar Game faces is keeping people engaged. It's just as easy to get sucked in as it is to have your eyes glaze over. This happens for me whenever the games go on for multiple episodes. It all gets so convoluted that nothing makes sense and you just want Akiyama to win already because you know he will. That was the main issue with LG2, there were too many looooong games, especially that gold-smuggling one. It wasn't even that clever and just went. on. for.e.v.e.r.
That's why I think the movie is going to be really good. They have a small timeframe to work in and I'm sure they will make the best of it.
I just have ONE episode of Fantasy Couple
left and I'm not going to be able to get to it for a couple of days and it's killing
me. I just want Anna and Chul Soo to have their happily ever after already. The series chugged along so nicely in the beginning, but these last two eps have dragged. It's like the writers realized they wanted some angst so they threw in some half-cooked reason why the leads had to be apart.
It's mopey and not nearly as fun as the rest of the series was. If they wanted angst they should have done more with that girl who loved Chul Soo. Wasted opportunity in my opinion. She was so
close to being wickedly evil but never quite reached it.
That being said, I'm pretty sure I want to do a post solely about Jo Anna, because she is AMAZING. What a great character.
Also, Smile, You
got extended AGAIN. I'm already behind 5 episodes thanks to viikii hiccuping and links getting broken. I may cry.