It’s been so long since I’ve been in the game, I’m afraid I’ve forgotten how to play. Now that I have actual time which doesn’t need to be filled with madly copying pasting, and reformatting found posts (final tally, about 650 salvaged, about 900 lost) I’m not sure where to start.
Dare I actually sit on my couch and watch a drama?
To say I’ve been completely drama-less is actually a lie. I’ve tried a few here or there, but, partly because I knew I was so busy and didn’t want to get sucked in, I didn’t choose any big or important ones. Surprise, surprise, my drama experience has not been great. It’s been bad, almost grey even.
I mentioned in the podcast that on Easter I took a break and watched that Grandpa Flower Detective show. I know—I said I didn’t like it when I attempted it back during the Christmas Kdrama Cram after just one episode—but since then I have been infected by a random Heechul obsession. An odd Super Junior conversation made me look up his Instagram and since then I’ve been hooked on this delightful weirdo.
So when I was reminded he was in the drama, I decided to give it another go—and you know what? Yeah, I was right the first time, it was pretty terrible.
And yet I watched the whole thing. That’s what a Heechul obsession will do to a girl.
Then I tried my hand at an older drama, We Are Dating Now, which I’m sure not many of you have heard of despite it starring a very young So Ji Sub. At first I didn’t like it, then I didn’t hate it, but now? I totally hate it. The entire fudging plot is a love triangle between a girl, the boy next door and her ‘friend’. I put friend in quotes because if I had a friend like that, I’d probably punch them in the mouth. Although, I’m fairly passive aggressive and non-confrontational so I wouldn’t actually punch them in the mouth I’d internally fume and then talk about them behind their back. Before you think less of me, trust me, this girl is a very, very bad friend.
So I dumped it.
To the shock and awe of everyone after much swearing against, saying there would be no way in heck I’d watch, I actually started watching season one of Roommate—and I liked it! GASP! Yes, I still hated the fake match ups, but it was much more real than season 2. You could see the roommates actually trying to live and get along with each other. Season Two seems to be relegated to relying on Jackson’s cuteness and the ‘surprise’ guest of the week. But now I’m almost at the end of both and with the last two week push of nothing but copy paste, copy paste in all my spare time, I have no drive to go back to either.
Sorry guys, my attention span is fickle like that.
I had been looking forward to the drama The Lovers and actually caught the first couple of episodes, but during the last one? I realized I just didn’t like it that much. There is a lack of plot which I usually wouldn’t mind if I liked any of the characters but since most of them irritate the pants off me? It makes for uneasy watching. Add those things into the ‘plots’ which just seem to be a succession of innuendos and sex jokes–this show isn’t for me.
Time is too precious for bad dramas.
So where do I go from here? I need a drama that makes me remember again why I love dramas. There seem to be a few in the works which I’m excited for, like Orange Marmalade and now (still a surprise to me) Producers, but they all start next month.
Not to mention after talking comfort watches with Cherry, there are some which I’ve been hankering for a rewatch like Pasta, or Coffee Prince, or When It’s At Night. At a time like this, a crucial juncture in my fandom, do I go and try something new which might not stick for me, which might not be good? Or do I go for a tried and true, one I know that at one point made me go SQUEEEE?
I just don’t know.
Not to mention, the new site still needs tweaking and the last few weeks I’ve put off a writing project I’d been happily working on (yes, yes I’ve been caught into the sink hole of fanfiction—good lord, what has happened to my life???) so if I don’t start something soon, I’ll manage to procrastinate my way out of watching yet again.
So tell me, what are you watching? Do you love it? When you get into a mood like this, how do you get yourselves out, watch something new or go to a tried and true? Help a girl out!