I’m in the middle of Master’s Sun. It’s been taking me a while to get through it – not so much because it’s not good or addictive, but because my life’s been busier than normal. As indicated on my personal blog, we decided to try out the renter’s market and see if we could find a renter for our home. We did after just 3 weeks, and effective October 10, we’ll be moving into our new apartment so that we can make sure to get our condo cleaned up and ready for our new renter who’s moving in on November 1. I hope at that point, I can get back on track and workout in our apartment community’s fitness room and spend more time finishing up this awesome drama.
My thoughts so far on this drama: So Ji-Sub is quite the hottie, and even in my age group! (He was born in ’77.) Nice to have a K-Drama “crush” on someone I’m close to in age, not always the norm. Hehehehe… I first saw him in a lovely role in Road Number 1, a drama about the beginning of the Korean War.
The first few minutes of the first episode have a grotesque and SCARY ghost in it, and I’m not generally into that sort of stuff, but I persisted due to a few different friends saying it’s sooooo good. By the end of Episode 1, I could see the allure. There’s some mystery, problem solving, suspense, incredibly realistic special effects, charming actors, and an intriguing plot about the main guy played by Ji-Sub that keeps you guessing the whole time.
The love “triangles” are fairly typical for K-dramas, and like most K-dramas, it’s the unassuming female character that seems to attract romantic interests with ease. I find that interesting that so many K-dramas have that in their storytelling. In other words, it seems that the plastic, “beautiful,” scary-thin-gaunt, and often times bitchy female characters are NOT sought after. Yet, it seems like Korean society really pushes women to be incredibly thin and seek plastic surgery. As an outsider looking in, I’m not sure what to make of it, except to have hope that maybe the moral storytelling here is that a woman with a strong personality and intriguing idiosyncrasies, even if not sculpted to “perfection” is actually the winner in the end. That being said, the female actors that play these semi-flawed characters are still quite thin and in real life are quite glamorous, so…I still maintain the attitude that one must weigh no more than 110 pounds and have some plastic surgery or extremely lucky genes to be seen as attractive in Korea. le sigh
Anyway, I can’t wait to finish it up to see what happens, though will be sad to part with it, which is a sign of a great drama…when you get so engrossed that you almost don’t want the ending to come. Also, the soundtrack is kickass, which seals the deal that this is a winner! Preview soundtrack here!
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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