Randomly speaking, this is not really a round-up but more like a gossip column on a tabloid. It’s only right for me to mention only the ones I watched. Let’s start with the special entry, it’s a 2010-drama (that’s why it’s special) but I watched it this year due to my dear blogger’s recommendation, Blue de Electric Ground. It’s this little gem, Jejoongwon.
A medical historical drama (36 episodes) that, little by little, has crept into my heart even though I’ve tried to resist. Beautiful profound love between the leads, the story captured the hearts of doctors of Jejoongwon (the hospital) who fought the politics, the diseases, the fate, the belief and the social classes for one purpose – for Korean people to have access to good medical cares through western medicine and medical procedures. It was hard to get pass the first few episodes but after that, the story just swept me away.
For this year drama, just short words of each. Needless to say, I loved all of them each of its own and none is the waste of time. I did check on many dramas and actually achieve only six so far.
Can You Hear My Heart?
Love. Love. Love. My crack of the year. The story of a man who hides his deafness to others to fight his way back to the top executive of once his grandpa enterprise. The writer has these delicate ways of handling the disability’s family issues of each character, and brought about the ever cheerful and lovable disabled peeps ever.
Very refreshing musical/youth drama. The right pitch of everything. Brought me back to high school and young love. And the ever shipper war, remember?
Recently got the box set in the mail, watched the last episode. It was so good that I wanted to start all over again. It’s safe to say it’s a story of the maids and the lotto(s), greed, friendships and of course, the social classes. Unconventional plot, not a rom-com you would love but ever enchanting in my book.
Best Japanese comic’s adaptation by far from the Korean. Well scripted, acted. directed and edited. Best music scores for Korean action drama I’ve seen.
Warrior Baek Dong Soo
After some thought, I would say love the drama, the brotherhoods for most, the epic OST, really beautifully filmed with pretty boys as the main course. Minor issue would be the continuity, but I would dump that on hectic shooting schedules and the extension.
A drama that surprised me this year. Realistic and cute down to every tiny bit. But to really enjoy the drama, you might need to at least understand the joy of the pain to be in a relationship a bit. Cause that would make you nod in agreement along the way with the leads. I ended up changing side between the wife and the hubby throughout. And all supporting characters were perfect and cast right.
That’s all for this year which will pass by very soon, my record of drama watched each year was quite a handful because of time/eyes/butt constrain and my picky nature. I realize that I’m out of rom-com and weepy at the moment, not sure why, so I’m settling in comfortably with family drama genre…for now 🙂
As for the winner of Can You Hear My Heart DVD on the topic ‘express your love of the drama’, here it is,
“Never in my life had a drama triggered my emotions until tears would cascade down my cheeks unintentionally. This isn’t just any ordinary drama. This is a drama that taught me the real meaning of life, the real meaning of having a family that would accept you after all the sins you have made. The trust between family members was bonded after all the ruckus and dilemma. This fantastic drama is surely a must-watch for everybody! Definitely a drama that is worthy to be watched repeatedly!”
You know who you are, you should have received my email already, congratulations! And thank you, all the participants. Believe me it’s been tough, took me days to decide because I love all of yours. Thanks again!