So, this isn't a drama. It's a reality show where 6-8 people live in a gorgeous house in a fancy area of Seoul, and they look for romance. All of the people are young and gorgeous and from what we know so far, are heterosexual professionals from middle or upper class backgrounds. I watched Season 1 and found it quite addictive, so I assume I will feel the same about Season 2. In some ways it's like MTV's Real World in that it's young people all living in a house together, but being Korean and with the sole purpose to see if these singles can find romance, they are far less dramatic than The Real World.
There is a panel of people who watch the housemates evolve in their friendships and romantic feelings that try to guess who will choose who on any given day. The housemates usually have to text someone anonymously at the end of the day. Making the prediction is often easy, but sometimes tricky and even surprising. It's a bit terrible in that you feel like you're studying these people's every move, and psychologists are pulled in to analyze things from a very human instinctual and evolution perspective. Terrible, but oh so fun to watch!
See the complete list of dramas I've reviewed here.
Soju (1) | It had me coming back for more, but left me with a hangover. Worth it in the moment, but slight regret the next day.
Kimbap (2) | It moved well and often left me wondering what would happen in the next episode, but it wasn't as fulfilling as it had the potential to be.
Bibimbap (3) | I lost a lot of sleep because they knew how to end each episode with a cliffhanger! Lots of harmonious ingredients making this one a win!
Fanatic (4) | An amazing drama that was very well told and nearly every single episode ended with a major cliffhanger making you scream for more! I'm an absolute fan!
(I only put on here the dramas I actually recommend because I think it's really good. Even a soju rating means it was good and satisfying. A fanatic rating just means it blew me away and was near perfection. There are many dramas I've seen that I don't have on my recommendation list.)
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