Oh my goodness, can you say long awaited month of drama watching? I don’t even know where to begin!
Oh wait, yes I do! There’s the family melodrama with lies and betrayal called ‘Your Woman’ that stars a woman that’s becoming quite known for her acting in melodramas – while it’s not at the top of my list to snuggle up to my honey with on Valentine’s day it looks like my 5th choice of a drama to watch this month and so it is.
Two dramas that are taking me by surprise out of left field are ‘Incarnation of Money’ and ‘Advertising Genius Lee Tae Baek’. With Incarnation of Money they tackle the very real problem that exists in government today. People are essentially buying their way into office and those who are in office are often corrupt and tied to shady business deals. Unfortunately it’s a well known but unpleasant fact of life that many wish society could be without, but what if the shoe was on the other foot if you will? What would you do for money and power? What would you do when money and power backfire?
As for Advertising Genius Lee Tae Baek, who doesn’t love advertising? Ok, you may love or hate advertising but we are completely surrounded by it and fall victim to it’s colorful and witty ploys. I know myself while I prefer mom and pop coffeeshops and homebrews if done properly, that no matter where I am Starbucks is relatively standard and I can get the same peppermint mocha every christmas time be it in small-ish town Pennsylvania or South Korea. I can count on those name brands like forever 21 jeans to fit in a land where my butt is “largee size” and finding shoes in places like Zara and Converse when in Asia my foot size is a man’s. There’s something so comforting in the planter’s peanut, the energizer bunny and knowing that KBS2 is going to have awesome dramas! So why not watch the compilation – the marriage of these two concepts – it’s like hot pepper paste and rice cakes. Not everyone under the sun is going to be a fan, but it’s going to be the shizzle!
The dramas that I’m really looking forward to this month though are ‘IRIS 2’ and ‘That Winter the Wind Blows’. Ok, I could go on and on and on and on and on about these two dramas and my excitement over their releases – but I won’t. Instead let me say that I’ve been waiting for a drama starring Song Hye Gyo for years and when combined with Jo In Sung and an epic melodrama plot line I think it’s going to wipe out last year’s ‘Innocent Man’ and ‘Missing You’. Well at least it has the potential. I’m also looking forward to IRIS 2. The original IRIS was such a huge smash hit and seriously upped the ante for action dramas in Korea. Though the spin off drama Athena wasn’t that great or popular for that matter, to revisit the IRIS name tells me they’re stepping it up for this drama.
Here is the Top 5 listed in the video:
5. Your Woman 당신의 여자
4. Incarnation of Money 돈의 화신
3. Advertising Genius Lee Tae Baek 광고천재 이태백
2. That Winter, the Wind Blows 그 겨울 바람이 분다
1. Iris 2 아이리스 2
Here’s hoping your February (and following months) are fantastic!
Happy Drama Watching!