I think I’m back to my sophomore days when I used to halfheartedly watch multiple dramas. Currently, I have two shows that I am anticipating every week:
Currently, I have two shows that I am anticipating every week: W and Age of Youth. W is interesting because the plot is something that I haven’t really seen before; it’s not one of those long dragged out ones, or typical romance types. Both actors have been acting for a long time and are renowned for their acting so it’s even better. W is a manga drawn by Oh Yeon-joo’s (Han Hyo-joo) father. Her father is tired of the manga and decides to end the lead’s, Kang Chul (Lee Jong-suk), life. However, Yeon-joo’s father disappears and Yeon-joo finds herself sucked into the manga. Good thing she’s a doctor, because she goes in and saves Kang Chul’s life. It’s interesting because you don’t know what will happen next, like the next time she will show up in the manga. I think my favorite aspect is that to get out of the manga world, Yeon-joo has to do something really surprising, something that changes the emotion of the lead.
The reason I liked Age of Youth is because of its multidimensionality (is this even a word?). It’s the story of five housemates and their problems going through college and life. At first I thought it was only going to focus on one character Yoo Eun-jae, a quiet freshman going to the university nearby, since she narrated the entire first episode. I think this drama has a lot of potential to be good and sort of reminds me of a super popular Chinese drama that recently came out, Huan Le Song (Ode to Joy–got the english title from Google). It’s weird because that drama is about five girls living together as well. Anyway, I like how each episode is narrated by a different girl because we can see that what people see on the outside isn’t how each girl is feeling in the inside. Although it seems like everyone is okay on the outside, they each have their own struggles and because we get to see that, it’s very relatable and addicting. I wanted to get around to watching Huan Le Song, but there are like 50+ episodes and I’m not sure if I am up to that challenge. Age of Youth is like one of those shows that fulfill you at every episode, but don’t deprive you after each one. I’ve never experienced that before and I love the feeling! Except it’s only twelve episodes…
Other shows I’m currently watching are Ghost (just finished! finally ugh), Uncontrollably Fond, Let’s Fight Ghost, and Doctors. I think I have completely lost my soul to these…
Update: I have finally learned to make myself give up on boring shows and adjust to the reality of life. Recently also started a BOF-esque drama called Cinderella and the Four Knights (I know, I know, cheese galore), but it’s sort of legitly heartfelt and slightly realistic. The only iffy part is that I sort of like Ahn Jae-hyun’s character and he’s married in real life (which is so weird!). Anyway, the conflict that arises in the main female lead is sort of similar to my situation (on a bigger level obviously–like her mom died and her dad disowned her) since I will have to leave my parents soon. Could totally resonate with the sad aspect. I don’t know how to feel about leaving this comfy life because I will definitely miss having nothing to do all day, but at the same time I don’t because nothing really does get boring sometimes.