Highlights: April 2015 dramas

hwle It’s funny that the last time I did a post on having a glimpse of upcoming dramas, it was in April 2014! I know! It’s that old and I didn’t do another similar post up till now. But as I was making my plans about forthcoming shows, I got a bit confused about everything as I was hearing casting news left and right and front and centre and thought of making a chart to make things clear about what’s in store for us in dramaland this month. Here is a list of dramas that are starting this month. I have also included the ones that have already commenced airing in April. And they are arranged slot-wise.

Monday & Tuesday

Hwajung

On: MBC

From: 13 April

Stars: Cha Seung Won, Lee Yeon Hee, Kim Jae Won, Seo Kang Joon, Lee Seung Min, Han Joo Wan.

About: A sageuk that is a reinterpretation of historical events related to Gwanghae as he will be painted as a villain, who usurps the throne and ousts his half sister from the palace.

My Opinion: This drama boasts a powerhouse cast and MBC has given lots of hit period dramas in the past. But you all know I’m not at all a sageuk fan until unless it’s a fusion one which mixes some quirky plot into it. Add 50+ episode count and I’m running for the hills.

Who Are You – School 2015

On: KBS From: 27 April

Stars: Kim So Hyun, Nam Joo Hyuk, Yook Sung Jae

About: A pair of twins whose fate gets exchanged. The ‘it’ girl of school goes missing and the other sister comes into picture in place of her.

My Opinion: I absolutely loved the last installment of this hit franchise, which was poignant, realistic and touching. Not to mention the bromance that defined the word again. But the mystery element in this sixth part adds some drama and larger than life element, which does make me worried about all realness I was expecting.

Let’s Eat 2 [already started]

On: tvN From: 6 April

Stars: Yoon Doo Joon, Seo Hyun Jin, Kwon Yool

About: Second installment of Let’s Eat. It takes the hero to a new neighbourhood where he meets new people, each with their own opinions and styles on eating, including his schoolmate, our new heroine.

My Opinion: I already mentioned before that I don’t like fiction which is all about food. I never watched the original drama and hence, nothing can make me watch this show. You guys enjoy!

Wednesday & Thursday

Girl Who Sees Smells [already started]

On: SBS

From: 1 April

Stars: Yoochun, Shin Se Kyung, Nam Goong Min, Yoon Jin Seo

About: A serial murder connects two people, which resulted in the girl gaining the ability to see smells while the guy losing his ability to feel physical pain.

My Opinion: I’m enjoying the drama and loving the leads, individually as well as together. A nice cocktail of comedy, romance, cuteness, mystery and emotions.

Friday & Saturday

Falling for Innocence [already started]

On: jTBC

From: 3 April

Stars: Jung Kyung Ho, Kim So Yeon, Yoon Hyun Min.

About: A man who gets a personality change after going through a heart transplant surgery.

My Opinion: I’m fond of love-stories about romance between boss and secretary/assistant. Basically all K-dramas and Harlequin Romances. LOL. And I love the leads. And the meta promos, making fun of melodramas but I’m sure this is a melo. Hope it’s not too melo (Am I making sense?).

My Unfortunate Boyfriend

On: MBC Dramanet

From: 10 April

Stars: No Min Woo, Yang Jin Sung

About: A couple who is diametrically opposite — the girl can go to any lengths of lying for getting what she wants while the guy is truly honest and innocent.

My Opinion: I have seen No Min Woo in 2-3 roles and I like that he is playing such a different character here. Not only that, the role sounds normal with positive traits. This is Yang Jin Sung’s next show after her much-loved drama Bride Of The Century, which I didn’t see. Overall, my interest is not enough to give this a try.

Saturday & Sunday

Make a Woman Cry 

On: MBC

From: 18 April

Stars: Kim Jung Eun, Song Chang Ui

About: An ex-detective runs a small restaurant shop after she quit her job because of her son’s death. The location is in front of his school. The drama follows her story as she learns the truth about his death and goes through the process of healing and forgiving.

My Opinion: I like that despite being a weekender, the drama sounds so different because usually it’s the run-of-the-mill plot we get almost every time.

Divorce Lawyer in Love

On: SBS

From: 18 April

Stars: Yeon Woo Jin, Jo Yeo Jung

About: A divorce lawyer has to work under her former assistant after her legal license gets suspended. The problem — they couldn’t stand each other in the past!

My Opinion: Yeon Woo Jin ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Daily Dramas

I Love You From Today  [already started]

On: KBS

From: 6 April

Stars: Im Se Mi, Park Jin Woo

About: A woman who becomes part of a family on re-adoption and a man who gives priority to love than family.

My Opinion: All daily drama lovers, here is a new show for you all. I can’t watch a 100+ show so these are not my cup of tea. It doesn’t help that the story and characters and situations are recycled in every daily soap.

Once A Week

The Superman Age

On: tvN

From: 10 April [on  Fridays]

Stars: Yoo Byung Jae, Kim Chang Hwan, Lee Yi Kyung, Song Ji Eun.

About: An engineering student who gains superpowers when he turns 25

My Opinion: I think the drama is not receiving much buzz. But there is a potential of it turning into a dark horse. The only actor I could recognize was Lee Yi Kyung who played bully Oh Jung Ho’s friend in School 2013.

4 thoughts on “Highlights: April 2015 dramas

  1. Caitlyn

    I’m so excited for Let’s Eat 2! The first one was one of my favourite dramas of last year, so i’m hoping the sequel has at least half of that goodness.

    I would watch Hwajung for Cha Seung Won but argh, no, i can’t do it, i just can’t.

    School 2015 – I have the same concerns. It sounds like they’re going away from the initial School premise, which might work really well or might totally fail.

    Girl Who Sees Smells – Agree entirely

    Falling for Innocence – It’s already started and I still haven’t decided if I’m gonna watch it, lol. I wanted it to be nice and funny but i think it’s a total melo instead, like you said, so I don’t know if I want to watch it. I’m a bit over melo’s at the moment.

    Divorce Lawyer in Love, I haven’t decided yet. If it’s gonna be cute, I’ll watch it. If it’s more of a drama, I won’t. Same for My Unfortunate Boyfriend.

    Reply
    1. snow Post author

      I never watched Let’s Eat but whoever watched that show, they have only good things to say about it…do you mind that the main lead has been changed?

      My love for Girl Who Sees Smells is increasing day by day…it came from nowhere (wasn’t in my plan) and now I adore it completely!

      Hehe…I haven’t seen a proper melo since Nice guy but this one (judging from only ep 1) looked like it had just too many weird things clubbed together.

      I’m interested in DLIL only for Yeon Woo Jin, I fell in love with him in the very first shot of Marriage Not dating, the title sequence ♥

      Reply
  2. Blue

    I was not a fan of Let’s Eat – the original – I just couldn’t get into it. But I wanted to give a chance to Let’s Eat 2, let’s say that the new couple has more chemistry (I like them better, but some fans will stone me for saying this), but I was bored and felt no emotions whatsoever. I neither laughed nor cried. These types of dramas are definitely not for me.

    Falling for innocence is a BIG surprise. I never liked Kim So-Yeon, not because of her acting since she can act, but because of her role choices. But this time, I’m so overjoyed. And I MIGHT start having SLS (second lead syndrome) after seeing episode 4. Yoon Hyun-Min is slowly winning me as a fan, this time.

    I’m intrigued by the plot of Make A Woman Cry. I might give it a try ^^

    Reply
    1. snow Post author

      Hahaha…yeah…fans of the old couple would be mad at you!!! I don’t know but I never got drawn towards this franchise. It looks like every emotion would be connected with food, in an artificial kind if way (I hope I’m making sense 😉 )

      I loved KSY in Two Weeks, the only show of hers that I’ve seen. OMG! Yoon Hyun Min is so hot and handsome and intense. This is my first time seeing him in anything and even if I hardly have any SLS, I’m always happy to see him on my screen. Haha.

      Yes, Make A Woman Cry does look different and intriguing.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s