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DRAMA

I dropped off the face of the earth (again) because as soon as the US television season ended, I became reobsessed with kdramas. I have a feeling this may become a regular thing for me. Summer=drama!time, that's just how it'll be from now on.

I've rewatched a few dramas (just this weekend I rewatched Coffee Prince. LOVE. Like, every time I rewatch it - and it's been a few times! - I feel like I love it more than the previous time. This rewatch I didn't even FF through Secondary Couple Issues I Don't Care All That Much About.), but I'm mainly watching shows that are airing currently. In order of obsession:


Lie to Me
I loved this drama from the first episode. Every week I'm dying for Monday/Tuesday Tuesday/Wednesday to come so I can watch the new episodes. Yoon Eun Hye and Kang Ji Hwan could just sit in a room and stare at each other and I'd be a happy camper. I even made something for Tumblr!



Of course, last week's episodes were a bit meh to me. And it's probably because we're at that stage where obstacles rear their ugly heads and the leads are forcibly separated by things from the past that have to be dealt with before they can get back on track to coupledom. Which in essence means less of them being adorable and/or bickering and/or kissing at every turn.

And that's where the drama falters for me. Others seem to have been complaining about the storyline early on, but did I care? Not one whit. I was in it for Ah Jung and Ki Joon. But now that they're busy with stuff that doesn't involve the other, I find myself not as excited about the next episode. I'm hoping to be cured of that on Tuesday, though! *fingers crossed*

City Hunter
Wow, seriously good production value here. My one issue early on was the extensive backstory (which bored me for the most part), but that seems to be paying dividends as the story progresses - less need for boring explanations, more awesome action scenes.

My one wish is that Kim Na Na figures out who that Yoon Sung is the City Hunter pretty soon. I mean, there have already been moments when she's been suspicious and considering what her job is, if she doesn't catch on soon, I won't be enjoying the story as much.

Also, I'd enjoy seeing her have the upper hand for a while. And trying to help him without him knowing (once she figures out what he's doing).

This is by far my favorite of Lee Min Ho's roles to date (of what I've seen, naturally), and since I like him (if not always his choice in roles), I'm really glad this came along. And the scene on the shooting range where he hits the same hole over and over again? Possibly my favorite so far.

Best Love
I was pretty much with them up until episode 8 or so, but now they're losing me fast. For the very first time, I'm actually kind of wishing the second lead gets the girl. But only kind of, since I've always known they were dead in the water, so the 'shipping never got off the ground. I'm just not feeling any of the relationships in this drama, with the possible exception of Dokko Jin's relationship with Ding Dong.

Everyone seems to worship the ground the Hong sisters walk on, but their dramas have been very hit-and-miss for me. Mostly miss, actually. You're Beautiful hit my embarrassment squick WAAAAY too hard, and Delightful Girl, Choon Hyang was totally forgettable, not to mention rather bizarrely written. It seemed to me that the last few episodes were a completely different show. My Girl remains a delight, though.

Romance Town
The only one I'm not completely up to date on (though I will watch episode 10 right after I hit Post) since I started it last night. Or was it this morning? Who knows at this point?

The obsession factor for this show is pretty low, probably because I feel like it's all over the place. It's almost as if they're tossing storylines at the wall, just to see what sticks. So many of the plot points that have been introduced (and there have been MANY AND VARIED) I can't see going somewhere. Or should I say going somewhere interesting? Because whenever the main couple/triangle is not the main focus I'm spacing out and not giving a fig.

However, I almost put this above Best Love anyway, just because at least there's something about the main 'ship that speaks to me.



As for the US finales, here are a few quick reactions:

The Good Wife


I was completely obsessed with this moment for two weeks after the episode aired. The jaw clenching alone...! Guh!

Aaaand that's all I had to say about that one.


Community
I loved the penultimate episode more than the finale, actually. But I really loved the season as a whole and I don't really get why people were ragging on the show so badly this year. But maybe that's because I didn't really have that much invested in it? I mean, I enjoy watching it, I enjoy 'shipping Jeff/Annie in a casual way, but I'm in no way obsessed with them doing things the way I think they should be done, I'm just along for the ride.

Other than the claymation episode, I thought it was a good season of television (but my aversion says very little about the quality of the episode - it speaks more to my inability to relate to anything animated than anything else).

Parks and Recreation
I think season 2 still clings to its position as my favorite season, but it's touch and go and may depend on my mood on any given day. Needless to say, this show goes from strength to strength and I'm so glad it exists.

Criminal Minds
I actually picked the show back up after I read *casting spoiler* and while I think the show just doesn't work without its female team members, I have high hopes that it'll pick up next season.

And honestly, if they're looking to shake up the cast, they should just get rid of Rossi. Talk about dead weight.

Fringe
They lost me pretty thoroughly with the baby storyline, and weren't able to grab my interest again until the very last episode. Now I'm eagerly awaiting the season 4 premiere.



Capping

  • I've capped quite a few more Good Wife episodes - I'm now up to episode 16.

  • I'm still capping Farscape season 1 as I rewatch, but I've been stalled on episode 11 for a while.

  • And I finally got my Cougar Town season 1 DVDs, so I capped/rewatched the first few episodes. Honestly, now that I love the characters so much, even the early episodes are tolerable.

Tags: capping, caps, tv:, tv: community, tv: criminal minds, tv: fringe, tv: good wife, tv: kdramas
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