*Phew* A large heave of relief on my end. It's always tricky deciding to recap a drama and if I don't enjoy it - it's that much more of a torture. After a meh opening but an improved follow up episode, I'm so glad to find myself enjoying Episode 3 to the extent that time just flew by. Being a shallow viewer, it's no coincidence that my scale of enjoyment upped just as the romance factor kicks in. Wan Ha stakes a claim on Seung Hee's heart and not a moment too soon because Jong Dae is back!
Ah...the show is picking up nicely and I'm pleased that this episode is not as boring as the first. And I credit that to this guy!
I've almost forgotten that this short new drama is airing before receiving an invitation to review this drama a couple of days ago. Its stars Nam Gong Min who won my heart as Maru oppa in Can You Hear My Heart - him with the tortured soul and eyes. I jumped ship constantly because of him even though I know there's no way in hell he's getting the girl. Too bad his follow up dramas are not my cup of tea but I missed him on my screen so this is really good news. I'm okay with Lee Young-ah, whom I've seen in Iljimae (Lee Jun Ki version), Baker's Kim Tak Gu and Vampire Prosecutor series. She's almost always tomboyish in her roles so when the teaser for Unemployed romance dropped, I thought she looks really different and hopefully this is one project I'd really love her for.
I love procedurals and watched both TEN and Vampire Prosecutor for both seasons. While VP had an added supernatural flavour which gives it extra spice, I'm actually a leeeetle bit fonder of the TEN series. I started off with VP then got enticed by the promotional ads for TEN during the commercial breaks of VP...and the rest is history. Both series had strong, sexy, broody male leads and a supporting cast of colourful personalities. And because this is a review on TEN, I shall try to limit my discussion to the cast of TEN.
I've just caught the "dailies" bug and I'm not talking about contact lenses. I've watched like maybe 3 korean dailies in my not-so-short memory...the first is Pure 19 which starred Gu Hye Sun in her pre-BBF days where she was actually adorable and I actually liked her character. Everything she starred in post BBF didn't appeal to me. Anyway, that was an accident - I bought the VCD not realizing it was only part I (about 50 episodes). Silly me. I never made it past that though I did watch edited scenes of her and So Ji-suk as a happily married couple for the last 20 episodes maybe.
Next is I Live In Cheong Dam Dong, which I gobbled up within 2 weeks I believe...yup...all 170 episodes of it. And I join many others in recommending this sweet gem. Anyway, blinded by my love for Im Joo Hwan whom I adore beyond words since he charmed my socks off in Tamra, the island, I downloaded the first few episodes of Ugly Alert (previously known as Bravo My Life) just to check out his first drama post-army. And just like that, I was hooked.