It’s here!! I’ve made it to the end of the 30 Day Kdrama Challenge!! Yay me lol. Day 30 is “What is a kdrama that makes you happy?” Well I kind of wrote about this in one of my posts recently about how kdramas can bring a smile to my face even when I feel like total crap. Because it is my favorite and so full of cuteness, romance, and laughs I will once again have to go with Coffee Prince. It is just such a beautiful love story that I can’t help but smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside when I watch it. I just want so badly for Go Eun Chan and Choi Han Gyul to be real *sigh*. I have just finished watching it all the way through again, but writing this makes me want to watch it all over again anyway lol. It will forever be my go to when I am feeling like a big
steaming pile of poo ha ha.
It”s Day 29, I’ve almost made it!! Only one more day!! Day 29 is “What is a kdrama that made you sad.” Well ironically I really liked the ending to Rooftop Prince (though a lot of people didn’t) but it also made me really sad. I mean I cried, and cried, and cried some more lol. The part where they get married and then he disappears right after was heart wrenching and then the fact that he has to live the rest of his life in Joseon knowing that he overlooked the woman who really loved him and now she was dead (and she had given her life to save him) and there was nothing he could do about it. He also had to live the rest of his life without ever seeing Park Ha again. I know they ended up together like 300 years later but it was still so sad that he had to go through all of that. Other than Coffee Prince (which is more happy than sad, but when it is sad it makes me cry uncontrollably lol) no other drama has made me cry that much. I thought it was a beautiful ending, but very bittersweet.
Day 28 of the 30 Day Kdrama Challenge is “What is a kdrama you loved, but not many others did?” For me this is definitely Myung Wol the Spy. I have read people bashing it. And I know that I am one of the only bloggers who has written much about it and it has to be at the top of the search list because someone stumbles upon my blog every day without fail by searching for those key words. I think it is just my off beat sense of humor that makes me love this drama so much. I’m not sure if they meant it to be as funny as it is or not, but they way I viewed it was totally satirical. It was a goofy take on how the North Koreans take themselves so seriously and an over the top Romeo and Juliet story of two star crossed lovers from different sides of the same coin, except that in this one Juliet was originally a spy on a mission to capture Romeo and bring him back to North Korea…. Yes it was ridiculous, yes it was cheesy, but if you are looking at it purely from a comedic perspective it is pure gold, at least in my opinion. The two older spy sidekicks really are a hilarious little peanut gallery that will keep you laughing, and they are such a stark contrast from their overly serious mission commander Choi Ryul that it makes it that much funnier. Plus there is some great eye candy in this one with Eric playing Kang Woo, the lead male role, and Lee Jin Wook playing Choi Ryul, the second male lead. If you have a quirky sense of humor like me and you are in need of a good laugh, give Myung Wol a watch!!
Day 27 of the 30 Day Kdrama Challenge is “What is a kdrama that is loved by many, but you did not like?” I have talked about this drama on another day where the topic was “What is a kdrama you finished but didn’t like?” But this is the best answer I can think of and that is Boys Over Flowers. There is a gigantic fanbase for this drama, which is really why I chose to watch it. I thought “Well if so many people like it I will probably like it to,” WRONG! It was torture for me trying to make it through that drama. However, I do understand the appeal for a lot of people because it is full of angst and break ups and make ups. It just really didn’t fit my personal preference for a drama. The clothes they wore were weird and so was the way they did their hair a lot of the time. I couldn’t handle seeing guys wear so match girly make up either lol. It was just to dramatic, juvenile, and it just went in circles over and over again. I feel like it was like a teenage Spanish Novella, except Asian ha ha. The one good thing that came out of me watching it was that I was introduced to Kim Hyun Joong(I called him blondie when I watched BOF lol), and because he was my favorite character on BOF and I was curious about seeing him play a male lead I watched Playful Kiss and I really liked it. Don’t ask me why I like Playful Kiss and not BOF because they are both rich boy meets average girl teeny bopper dramas lol. I think it’s just the difference in the tone. Boys Over Flowers was way over the top dramatic and while Playful Kiss had its dramatic moments, it wasn’t as crazy and unbelievable as BOF.
Day 26 of the 30 Day Kdrama Challenge is “What is a kdrama you have watched recently?” The most recent kdrama I have watched is “What’s Up, Fox?” which I finished yesterday. This drama was so good that I watched it in two days!! There is a great deal of humor a lot of deep themes and lines, and a lot of great acting!! I am not going to go in depth because I am about to write a summary/recommendation on it, so you can just read that. But I definitely would suggest to any adult (there are some things in this drama that are not appropriate for children) to watch this drama!!!
Day 25 of the 30 Day Kdrama Challenge is “What was your first kdrama?” Well I feel like I will forever be writing about this drama on my blog and everyone will be sick of it except me, but Coffee Prince was my first and still my favorite kdrama. It’s kind of like how they are always talking about your “first love” on dramas. Coffee Prince is like that for me. It was my first, and it was such an amazing drama that none have been able to live up to it yet. It will always hold a special place in my heart, as do Yoon Eun Hye and Gong Yoo because they did such a fantastic job acting as the first lead couple I ever watched in a kdrama. In fact, I was so blown away by Yoon Eun Hye’s portrayal of Go Eun Chan that all of my first kdramas were starring her. I watched all of her dramas and movies back to back after watching Coffee Prince. I have recently been watching her in the variety show X-man (again, thanks Jen!!) and I just fall more and more in love with her as an actress and a person. I will be freaking out excited when she comes out with a new drama!! I am really enjoying watching Gong Yoo in Big. He is just so entertaining to watch, always so animated and funny. And I don’t think I’ve seen another man of any race or culture that can pull of the charm that he has. God I wonder if there will ever be such an amazing pairing of actress/actor in a kdrama again. *Sigh* Anyway, as I always say, if you have not seen this drama yet. WATCH IT!!!
Day 24 of the 30 Day Kdrama Challenge is “Who do you think is the worst couple?” A lot of people will disagree with me on this, but the first couple that comes to mind for me is Cha Chi Soo and Yang Eun Bi from Flower Boy Ramyun Shop. I was overall not a huge fan of this drama, and they are a big reason why. I am a young teacher, so the student teacher relationship makes me uncomfortable (I am struggling with it in Big too, but so far it’s less weird because he is in a 30-year-old’s body and he is 19 rather than 17). But Cha Chi Soo was not only a student, he was extremely immature for his age anyway. But more than the student teacher relationship, their personalities just annoyed the heck out of me. They were both overly eccentric, but not in a a cute way, in a very obnoxious way. I also thought they are both very odd looking, but that’s just me. I don’t know, I guess they deserved each other but I would never wish upon the world for them to procreate lol. That girl is absolutely crazy for not getting with Choi Kang Hyuk, but I would’ve felt sorry for him if he was stuck with her I guess 😛