A hodgepodge of info on shows I'm looking forward to and currently watching.
I just found out that The Crown, a Netflix original costume drama about Queen Elizabeth II during her early adulthood, has an airdate! November 4th this gorgeous looking period piece will be coming out for Netflix users. Reportedly this is the most expensive show Netflix has done so far. I’m so pumped! Check out the trailer here.
Jeon Ji-Hyun and Lee Min-Ho are coming together for a K-drama Legend of the Blue Sea! The hype over this K-drama is incredible; the writer produced the blockbuster K-drama You From Another Star (which starred Jeon Ji-Hyun) and the director previously directed Lee Min-Ho’s awesome drama City Hunter. The story will be based on the Hans Christiansen fairytale the little mermaid. I’m so excited for this one!
Scarlet Heart: Goryeo, the Korean remake of very popular Chinese drama Scarlet Heart (or Bu Bu Jing Xin) is going to air August 29! Lee Jun-Ki is back in saguek glory as the dark and moody prince who falls for a time traveler girl played by the adorable actress-singer IU. I’m thrilled to see a different interpretation of the C-drama, so hopefully it delivers!
Daebak (Jackpot) – while this show has sadly fizzled out as it draws near the end, I still enjoyed the aesthetics, the fantastic and terrifying Choi Min-Soo as King Sukjong, and the bromance that made me so happy and mad that there wasn’t more of it. The show definitely wasted loads of potential and gave us one very boring villain that descended into more and more pointless behavior as the show progressed. However I was happy to see Jang Geuk-Suk in another drama, particularly a saguek, and have found a new favorite in actor Yeo Jin-Goo.
Beautiful Gong-Shim – I’m still early in this drama but it’s very cute with adorable, quirky characters. I’ve always liked Nam Goong-Min and he’s doing great in his first leading man’s role. The storyline is pretty basic K-drama tropes (missing child of rich family, person with memory loss of childhood, etc) but the leads are all cute.
Six Flying Dragons – I’ve fallen in love. It took five episodes before the show went from pretty good period drama to suddenly YOU’RE THE ONE THAT MY DREAMS ARE MADE OF! While I’ve always thought actor Yoo Ah-in was pretty good, he’s SLAYING it in this drama along with the entire cast. Rebellion, epic warriors, separated siblings, destiny, intense discussions about the use and abuse of power, bromance, romance, ahhhh IT’S TOO GOOD! With 50 episodes I have no idea if this drama can keep up its incredible pace so far but I’m determined to find out!
Running Man – K-drama variety show that still entertains me today. Saranghaeyo, Running Man.
Parks and Rec – after watching loads of heavy drama (Daebak, Six Flying Dragons) I sometimes watch episodes of this on Netflix. Leslie (and Ben) and Ann are my favorites, but honestly all the characters are fun. I can’t really watch too much of it at once because my brain will fry (I need a balance of more realistic shows, haha) but overall it’s cute and sometimes even laugh out loud funny.