Drama updates: 11 June 2015

Past 2-3 days have been quite busy on the real life front. Hence, less blogging. I’m having a fun time right now after a long internship period. But I’ve been watching lots of dramas these days and planning to start a lot of them. Well, drama machine never stops and doesn’t allow us to take break when it’s been producing so many alluring dramas one after the other. Now, it’s another thing if the final product turns out to be a big fat disappointment. Let me summarize my drama thoughts now:

Orange Marmalade (Dropped after 4 episodes)

After the disaster called episode 4 of Orange Marmalade, I’ve dropped this show. I know it wanted to experiment with something new, but it isn’t working for me. I can understand if they want to tell more than one stories in a single drama but I have two problems with this. First, they shouldn’t have spoiled the first one so badly, jumping from a breezy fantasy romance to weepy melodrama where things kept on happening one after the other without any depth or sense. Secondly, even if they have different time periods, the way everyone is falling in love seems almost the same — instantly, which is another of my pet peeve in love stories, that ‘love at first sight’ thing, which rarely works for me. Anyway, it’s time to bid adieu to this show. By the way, on a shallow note, the leads look incredibly beautiful.

The Producers (completed 8 episodes)

Oh, I’m enjoying this drama So MUCH. And to think that each episode is almost one and a half hour-long, but I don’t even know when time passes with this show. The drama actually is a normal workplace rom-com, nothing new here. Only, it’s set in the popular world of variety programs. Initially they did try to induce some mockumentary style, which I was loving a lot. But to my disappointment (or maybe some viewers’ relief), they kept on decreasing it and now it’s gone. I loved the humour those scenes encapsulated. Alas, it’s gone now. Anyhow, the drama has still lots of comic situations and it makes me laugh a lot. The leads are all doing a great job and the music selection is good too. I’m totally shipping Cindy and Seung Chan & Ye Jin and Moo Jin. If the drama gives me a Ye Jin and Seung Chan pair in the end, we are going to have words, Show. As much as I enjoy that puppy crush, I don’t feel any romantic chemistry between the two as they look more like sunbae-hoobae friends. Nothing swoony about it. On the other hand, every Cindy – Seung Chan scene creates hearts in my eyes and so it pains me a lot when he remains indifferent towards their closeness. The writer is loving this love musical chair game of the leads and that’s the problem I have with this show. It’s high time we get some clear picture about it, as it looks the main motive of the drama is just confusing viewers and shippers, making them rise and fall in the emotional crest and troughs. Secondly, I would appreciate if Cha Tae Hyun gets more screen time than what he is currently getting. But all in all, Producers is my favourite and most anticipated drama right now.

Mask (completed 4 episodes)

I’m already updating thoughts on Mask with my recaps. I know I’ve repeated this several times before that recapping is not my forte but I’m just experimenting as I want to know if I can manage it. For now, it’s fun but let’s see how it goes in the future. As you can see, I don’t do a lot of screen caps as I think words should say more than the pictures. And you know, how lazy I am when it comes to taking screen caps. Heh. I find Mask quite interesting and something different for me as I usually avoid makjang and melodramas. But I like both the leads and their characters and want so badly that they become friends and then fall in love in the process. First they need to trust each other. One thing I want to point out is that I’m not liking the soundtrack or the background score for Mask. I remember getting hooked to Nice Guy‘s theme music right off the bat.

Warm And Cozy (completed 5 episodes)

I’m so behind with this show! It’s a smooth ride with this one but nothing new or extraordinary. It’s more like a pleasant hour to spend when I’m done with my priority list but the drama never leaves me with ‘I want the next episode ASAP!’ feeling. But that’s not to say that it’s boring or dull. I like the leads, even the hero who is really annoying with his immaturity but I’m sure he’ll learn with time and in the wise company of our heroine. They have a warm chemistry. I absolutely love the unexpected couple of his hyung and the diver lady. Plus, Kim Sung Oh is a delight with his awesome expressions. What I like about Warm And Cozy is that while watching it, I feel like I’m relaxing on the terrace at night and a cool breeze is flowing through me. It’s a good thing. Lastly, I hate the second female lead and the way she is written so lazily, you know bad just for the sake of being bad.

8 thoughts on “Drama updates: 11 June 2015

  1. Kwon Sang Seung

    Drama machine! It’s always relentless upon us ;D But i’m so glad you can be at ease a bit after the internship, even though the last few days were exhaustive! The reason is simple, because you’re snowchingu XD

    Didn’t start orange marmalade, it didn’t attract me in the first place, i don’t usually watch high school dramas and School 2015 was enough for me. But truth be told, School 2015 was that much of a revelation to my feels that i would never exchange it even for an orange marmalade second 😀 I might watch it later on after it has finished airing, but still, i am not quite certain since more dramas are coming our way and since it never worked in the first place as an idea, it won’t probably work in the near future in action.

    However, producers is definitely a drama i want to watch because i love both Gong Hyo Jin and IU. But i’m waiting to finish Master’s Sun first because watching 2 Gong Hyo Jin-s in different roles would be too much, it would overburden me with love and i would be unable to function.

    Warm and Cozy, i was team Trash hyung (sorry, not oppa to me xP ) because he was TRASH HYUNG! Even though i would like to see this drama due to So Ra, having in front of my very eyes the epitome of second leads, well, the actor behind him, it won’t let me be at ease. But that’s not the real reason why i am not watching it, that’s the excuse, the real reason is time. And of course i have nothing against the actor, i liked the way he interpreted Chilbong, he was just way too much of a second lead to leave with the girl xP But this “What I like about Warm And Cozy is that while watching it, I feel like I’m relaxing on the terrace at night and a cool breeze is flowing through me.” is a strong reason for me to watch it if i want to go through something that won’t make me think that much. So i will take into consideration for sure.

    Mask, i’ve read many awesome comments about it and i’ve read that it has lots of fun! But oddly enough this period i’m searching for feels, even painful ones, lol. I might reconsider soon, but i can’t be certain for now!

    Well, i guess these were my 2(000) cents? 😀

    1. snow Post author

      Ohoho…..it’s always great to have Kwon chingu’s two cents 😉
      Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts…I would love to hear what you have to say about OM…hehe…

      Oh yes…two GHJ means too much cuteness and awesomeness…I’m surprised you haven’t seen Master’s Sun yet! I loved that show and its OTP and also the songs ♥
      Producers is fun…I hope you’ll enjoy it…

      Warm And Cozy…yes…at least there will be a drama that you can sit back and enjoy…without taking the tension of taking screencaps or writing episodic thoughts 😛
      I didn’t watch Answer Me 1994 but I know I would have been on Oppa team’s side.. *high five*

      Mask is entertaining…just don’t take it too seriously because whatever happens is downright crazy and fantastic in an over-the-top way…haha

  2. Blue

    Ohhh Gosh. I first heard of the Orange Marmalade fiasco on Mitta’s blog. Such a shame, seems that the webtoon fans are pissed off! Seems like the two different periods were like two different stories based on the comments I read, but judging from your post, they are showing the same stories in different periods??? Is that the concept?

    I just completed episode 6 of Mask, so I won’t spoil here. 😀 Mask IS entertaining, I definitely agree, and the title suits the drama so perfectly.

    1. Wannie

      They should just stick the original story line for Orange marmalade.. I watched only 2 episodes and dropped it into the dump.. I hope they don’t make the same mistake with Cheese in the Trap webtoon

      1. snow Post author

        Yes…why to use a the name of a webtoon if they want to have their own plot! I guess it earns some attention.
        OM was not bad intially but episodes 3 and 4 were BAD 😀

    2. snow Post author

      No…..actually the two stories are different but the way the leads are falling in love looks the same…at least from what I saw here and there…but there are differences in the two plots…one is that the two male leads are friends in the 2nd version. So I suppose they are not same. But ya, the show is not like the webtoon and hence fans are not happy.

      Can’t wait to catch up this week’s episodes 🙂

  3. Timescout

    Mask is the only kdrama on my roster. What a sad state of affairs. 😉 Oddly enough I’m still on board after watching ep 5-6, ha. I don’t know why but even if it isn’t as funny anymore it does not feel like a ‘proper’ melo either. Let’s see how long this state of things will last. The bmg is totally unmemorable.

    1. snow Post author

      I wish Mask had a good music…because that really amps up my interest in a show…*sigh*
      I haven’t watched this week’s episodes yet…in fact, I’m behind for all my dramas as I haven’t seen any ep this week!


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