The second season of Forest Of Secrets (or Stranger for Netflix viewers), eagerly anticipated by the fans of the original installment, finally premiered after 3 years on tvN as well as Netflix and has so far aired 6 episodes. Though this post is based on the first 4 episodes as I have yet to catch up on the latest ones. Continue reading
It’s been 3 years since critically acclaimed as well as popular thriller Forest Of Secrets (also known as Stranger) aired but I only got a chance to catch up with it recently and wow, mind officially blown by its brilliance. Story, characters, subject, acting — everything is top notch. It’s a good thing I just finished this series as I wonder how I would have waited for three years for the second season, arriving this August.
Now that the dust is settled on the plethora of premieres that were too overwhelming to receive at such a fast pace, it’s time to see how the rating chart has been shaken up. I don’t really believe that there is directly proportional relationship between a drama rating and its quality or how good it is (which is also subjective, especially in case of Kdramas), but it’s good to check out which cast and crew ruled the hearts of majority of domestic viewers — no small feat in this era of online viewing and multiple entertainment options. Continue reading
A completely pre-produced drama can have a double-edged sword as far as its promotion is concerned — since everything is ready, one gets a chance to show as much goodies as one can before the show hits the airwaves. On the other hand, there is a thing called too much publicity. Overall, I think it’s a positive step to film and complete dramas before they air. Forest Of Secrets is the last of the new bunch of shows to screen, a thriller with an aim to target the deep-rooted corruption in society. Continue reading
Yayyyy! Jo Seung Woo is back! I already loved him after his mesmerizing act in movie Classic but my love grew by leaps and bounds after watching him being awesome again in 2014 drama God’s Gift – 14 Days (and I would have said the love thing about this show as well but that ending!!!*big sigh*). Hence, of course I’m grinning like a Cheshire cat after hearing the news that he has confirmed upcoming mystery thriller for tvN, Continue reading