First Impressions on Autumn 2017 K-dramas

I totally wanna write fan fiction for Because This Life Is Our FirstIt’s a really cute story, and I can totally identify with the male protagonist – if one were more logical instead of having unrealistic expectations or playing mind games, life would be simpler. He’s like Sheldon from Big Bang Theory – love is some fuzzy wuzzy concept that makes no sense, but when you find someone who gets you and can connect on an intellectual level, you’re totally gonna be putty, or as putty as your melting point would go. Jung So-min imbues her struggling writer character with such pathos that anyone who’s gone through their 20s and 30s trying to find their place in the world will emathise. Could care less about Ho-rang, who exemplifies the type of brainless females that have put Sehee off dating. I’m excited to see how he cohabitation hijinks evolve into love with a solid foundation.

While You Were Sleeping has a pretty cool concept. Is the future alterable, and if it is, what are the reverbs that will haunt your initial decisions? Should you kill baby Hitler if you knew that he was going to massacre a whole tribe of people? So far, the existential questions have not quite been answered, but it’s a breezy watch due to the snappy dialogue and cute interactions. If your real life as a slob could be seen by your crush, would you clean up your act? Vacuuming while being dressed up to the nines could be the new thing. Hee hee… Great chemistry among cast with side characters bringing much liveliness is keeping this on the roster for me. Please don’t let it become W – Two Worlds…

Witch’s Court has the standard courtroom/crime procedural vibe. Sassy but secretly vulnerable prosecutor with morally ambiguous ways to win butts head with righteous colleague(s). Respect and understanding ensues with each case they collaborate on. Also “deep” secrets from their childhood to be solved. Will probably give it a miss unless I’m really bored.

Revolutionary Love is supposed to be fun and quirky with heart. Nothing revolutionary about it yet though. Doubt the plotline is strong. I think it’s going to devolve into My Secret Romance. Bye bye Siwon…

Ditto for 20th Century Boy and Girl. There seems to be a mystery, but I’m not invested in the main relationship, or anything else in it for that matter. Pity. It’s the first time that Kim Ji Suk, who’s done a good job playing supporting characters, is headlining a drama.

Go Back Spouses seems to be cashing in on the Reply series type of vibes. Just ‘cos you set something back in the 90s doesn’t automatically mean that it will feel authentic and retro. Not quite buying this couple’s chance at a do over. Sorry.


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