Farewell, City Hunter

I finally watched episodes 17-20 of City Hunter. The finale maintained the show’s momentum and did not let me down. Overall, I was satisfied with the ending.

(Possible spoiler alert)

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Say What Now?

Perhaps my K-drama observation skill is slipping because I did not expect the plot development that presented itself in episode 16 of City Hunter. But before I get to that, here are my thoughts on some other stuff.

1. Yoon Sung’s mano-a-mano with Creepster
Me: The water bottle is the new spoon!

2. Yoon Sung requesting Nana to ignore him and forget him. And she complies.
Me: On the one hand, I like that Nana isn’t the clingy type. On the other hand, Nana and Yoon Sung… Break my heart, why don’t you? *tears*

3. Young Joo gate-crashing the dinner party of evil people.
Me: Man, sometimes I worry about this guy because his foolhardiness is gonna get him killed. (Oh wait, it already did.) But then, when he’s all up in the city hunter’s face, my concern switches to annoyance because I’m protective of Yoon Sung and am like, “Can’t you just leave him alone?”

4. Young Joo sneaking up on Yoon Sung while he’s safe-cracking at Jin Pyo’s.
Me: Does no one lock the house door around here anymore? *throws hands up in air*

As for the twist…

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City Hunter: Episodes 13-14

I’m caught up with the latest episode of City Hunter. The drama continues to be nail-bitingly good, which makes it hard to wait for the next episode because darn it, those cliffhangers always leave me wanting more, more, MORE! After finishing episode 14, I was thinking that maybe City Hunter is a drama that is best watched marathon-style rather than weekly episodes. But then, I thought about how I marathoned 9 episodes of this baby in one day and also the fact that I have very little self-control when it comes to K-dramas, if all 20 episodes with English subtitles were available, I might just watch the whole thing in one go. Sleep? What sleep?

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Heartstrings: Episodes 1-2

I recently checked out the newly aired K-drama Heartstrings and after watching episodes 1-2, I think that between this and City Hunter, July has unexpectedly became the K-drama month for me, which was what I anticipated May to be but it fell short of expectations. You know, after my high with Sungkyunkwan Scandal last year and current liking of Heartstrings, not to mention there’s also my immensely enjoyment of Nobuta wo Produce, I’m starting to think that youth dramas might be my thing, more so than the traditional romcom.

Anyway, Heartstringsā€¦

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Not Feeling the Love

I just finished episode 8 of Best Love and I’m disappointed to say that even at this halfway mark, the drama isn’t doing much for me. Also, a good lot of its jokes isn’t making me laugh at all, which is odd because Best Love is penned by the Hong Sisters, whose humor is the kind that I usually enjoy. Not only that, I felt bored and at one point, even checked the time and realized that it was only 30 minutes into the show and you know what I thought?

Note: Please don’t proceed further if you’re a huge fan of the show and don’t like to read opposing viewpoints.

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Romance Town: A Pleasant Surprise

Dear Romance Town,

I’m sorry for judging you on your uninspired title prematurely and putting you on the bottom of my list of May dramas to check out. You are so much more than what your name would suggest and have managed to charm your way into my heart with your wonderfully quirky personality. I love your adorable OTP because their relationship set-up is my favorite, the one where two strangers become friends first before blossoming into romantic partners.

I also love your heroine, who is lovable and spunky, not to mention incredibly pretty. I think I may have a small girlcrush on Soon Geum. And let’s not forget about your hero, who, despite not being attractive to me on a physical level, is endearing in his own way. I’m glad that I gave you a chance and cannot wait to get to know you better. Thanks for being so delightful!

Love,
doozy

Best Love Episodes 3-4: Favorite Scenes

Episodes 3 and 4 see the gradual buildup of attraction that Dokko Jin has for Ae Jung despite Jin telling himself that she’s so not his type because they’re not on the same level, celebrity status-wise, and after all, he IS the one and only DOKKO JIN. One thing that bugs me about this progression is that I don’t buy into this pairing yet because Jin’s feelings for Ae Jung are developing a bit too quickly for me to believe it wholeheartedly. Plus, the repetition of the “thump thump” song as the connection/catalyst makes me roll my eyes instead of going, “aw shucks… so romantic.” That aside, I’m still enjoying the show immensely because it never fails to make me laugh.

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Athena: Progress Update

Oi vey! I’ve finished 5 episodes of Athena, which is about 1/4 of the drama, and I’m going to postpone further watching of it indefinitely or scratch it off my to-watch/finish list altogether because in short, Athena… is not a good show, and that’s putting mildly. Originally, I was thinking of writing a post on Athena, categorizing my thoughts into “The Good, The Bad, and The WTH?!” to pay homage to Jung Woo Sung’s movie. Although I haven’t seen The Good, The Bad, and The Weird, I’ve heard nothing but good things about it but when Athena was going downhill for me, I quickly canned that idea because I didn’t want to associate the movie’s good name with this crappy drama. Now, you might say, “Well, you’ve only seen 5 episodes. Isn’t that too soon to judge a drama’s quality?” And I might agree with you and be optimist, thinking, “Who knows, it might get better later on…” However, based on what I’ve watched thus far and read about later episodes, sadly, it doesn’t look promising.

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