So we’ve been rather ranty of late (see the two uproariously funny posts, Finis Origine Pendet and Irrational Impediments). Justifiably so, because kdramas can be infuriating, no? Endings that make us rage. Plot devices that make us roll our eyes.
Yet we continue to watch. Because once in a while a drama comes along and it’s as perfect as a drama can be.
If there are warts, they aren’t so large that they make our skin crawl. The writing is tight and the characters feel real; the story resonates with us. There’s just something about the whole drama that hits all the right notes.
Maybe it’s barrels of fun. Or barrels of heart. Maybe it’s filmed on such a grand scale that you feel transported to a magical place – one that you don’t want to leave. Or maybe it’s simply the bravest thing you have watched, so bold in its vision and so daring and refreshing in its execution. Maybe it’s because the acting is so fantastic you feel unworthy.
Whatever the reason, our affection for the drama deepens with every episode. We continue to love and miss it long after the final credits have rolled.
Is there such a kdrama for you – among old, recent, and current ones – where everything is served just right? Don’t keep it to yourself. Tell us which ones and why!