It’s October Kdrama Time!!! I seriously couldn’t wait to make this video. While the actual video itself hasn’t been months in production, it was months ago that I first started anticipating these October dramas – it was March in fact when we all heard that Lee Min Ho was going to be making a drama and everything and anything that has to do with Heirs has been headline news within the drama community ever since. Finally, I’m going to get to see this drama!!!
But first, before I delve into all the gory details (it’s Friday the 13th, I gotta make some ridiculous terrible pun about it) it’s been one freaking heck of a crazy week for me here in SoKo! First off a small note about my school work. I will try to be bringing you drama reviews from time to time, but somehow I ended up taking this writing course where I’m going to be writing my Master’s thesis a year ahead of time. While that’s going to be great for next year, I’m kind of kicking myself right now because I really want to be focusing on Hallyu Back instead. So you can boo over the lack of regular drama reviews or cheer me on in my educational quests – I prefer the latter but I totally understand. That being said this week on top of the homework I had the out of this world awesome chance to collaborate with my friend ChoNunMigookSaram for a fashion review starring some of our favorite KPOP peoples!
And tomorrow I’m going to have dinner with one of my coolest Korean friends who is absolutely gorgeous and if all goes well we’re planning on doing some filming and showing you some of Seoul on the way. So basically this has been a really ridiculously busy and stressful week but also one of the coolest weeks we’ve had in Korea for a while. Which is why I’m so excited to post this drama preview/review countdown!!
While I’ll give you my list of 5, I want to tell you about a few of the dramas that I’m most excited about and why. The first one I’m really excited to see is Heirs. Heck, I already talked about this one in the beginning of this post. To be completely and totally brutally honest, I’m not a huge Lee Min Ho fan. *gasp! But seriously, while I suppose you could say that he is attractive looking and that he’s had some great roles, he has also played a lot of stupid or childish roles and hasn’t had a whole lot of chemistry with his co-stars. That being said, he’s also not had that many roles and the ones he’s had have made him extremely popular. So there has got to be something there that I’m missing. His co-star for this one Park Shin Hye is also one that’s not great for chemistry, though she does have strong acting abilities otherwise and is pretty to boot. I gotta say, if these kids rock this drama, then this one will go down in history. It’s seriously got the potential to knock Coffee Prince and Boys Over Flowers off their drama pedestals. Then again as I said before in the video, this one could also go down as one of the biggest overrated dramas to hit the Hallyu – Korean Wave. It literally could be a complete and utter gnarly wipe-out.
I’m also really excited to see Reply 1994 and Future Choice too. If you think about Korea historically, it’s only been in recent history that Korea has been a technological modern powerhouse that gives other countries a run for their money. Their neighbor to the North’s founding leader Kim Il Sung died, and the north was raising cain with talks of nuclear war and were in the beginning stages of a horrible famine. In South Korea bridge in Seoul collapsed, they made a pact with the USA and they celebrated Korea’s 600th birthday. That’s a conglomeration of information that I found searching the internet anyways. What I liked about Reply 1997 that makes me look forward to Reply 1994 is that it showed a slice of life look at the human aspect of it all and what it might be like to be alive in Korea in 1994.
As for future choice, I’m ecstatic to see Yoon Eun Hye. It’s really all that simple. I’m a huge fan of her as an actress, and though I struggled to like her in Missing You it wasn’t because of her acting per se, it was because the role that she had to play was so intense. Her acting was actually pretty damn spot on and that she seems to be eschewing the whole plastic surgery thing makes me respect and admire her more. So yes, I will be checking this drama out.
So that’s enough talk about all of that. Here’s a list of the Top 6 October Korean Dramas.
6. The Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo Yong
5. Medical Top Team
4. Unemployment Benefit Romance
3. Future Choice / Mi-Rae’sChoice
2. Reply 1994
1. The Heirs / The One Who Wants To Wear The Crown, Bear The Crown – The Heirs
What one(s) will you be watching??
the bloopers ^^