Finally. I say FINALLY I have finished Mad Dog. It took me a while, but I’m quite pleased with my accomplishments and now? Now I find myself, looking to move on. Yesterday, friend of the site and general in-person friend, Xe, pointed out that Netflix actually has a bunch of shows which are exclusive to them and things I actually want to check out!
First off, what kicked it all off, the newest remake of Meteor Garden. Yes, the show that spawned the show which lured so many of us into the fandom, Boys Over Flowers. Now normally, I’d just say no to a remake especially one I’ve seen so many times (who has time for that?) but after watching the trailer, I’m not ashamed to say the guy playing the lead is hella cute and makes me go…maybe. Besides, while it’s been a while, I actually remember really enjoying the Meteor Garden version of…Meteor Garden. Now that I think about it, perhaps a tried and true storyline may be just the thing to continue the path of easing me back into drama watching.
Not to mention, for some reason, I’ve really been lured in by Chinese dramas lately. I keep seeing clips of them online, go, hey, I should watch that, keep the tab open until I inevitably forget about it. (Side note, anyone know the one I’m thinking of, I saw a clip of it last week, I think it’s currently airing where he’s a star and she isn’t? )
Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food, or as Netflix dubbed it, Something in the Rain. While I’m not one (really not one) for a noona romance, I do love that main actress and she hardly ever goes to tv anymore.
I heard this show, even though it took a melo turn part way through, was really good. Part of my issues with noona romances is I just have trouble buying them, but, Son Ye Jin has this ability to make me believe in the characters she plays be it pirate queens, Alzheimer patients, or haunted sassy magician assistants.
When I saw the synnopsis and pictures of A Love So Beautiful, something tells me this is one of those dramas where I had the tab to go back to, but never did. There is part of me, way down deep inside, that loves a high school romance.
Though, now that I watch the trailer, is this a remake of whatever story Playful Kiss came from? Another remake of a remake of a remake? I mean, don’t get me wrong, that was what introduced me to kdramas so no shade intended, but is it more or does the Boys Over Flowers and Playful Kiss stories get remade like every year or two?
For some reason I was really surprised to see Mr. Sunshine on Netflix. Completely not sure why. The images and clips had me thinking about maybe watching the show, but once I read the synopsis, I realized it wasn’t for me. Not sure what I mean? Read this:
Mr. Sunshine centers on a young boy born into a house servant’s family and travels to the United States during the 1871 Shinmiyangyo (U.S. expedition to Korea). He returns to his homeland later as a U.S. marine officer. He meets and falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter. At the same time, he discovers a plot by foreign forces to colonize Korea.
Yeah, not for me, but it looks BEAUTIFUL and I fully support your decision to watch should you so choose.
Lastly, I can not decide if this is cheating or not, but I’ve been meaning to watch this show for a while, or at least as long as Alix told me about its existence after she watched it on a long international flight.
Kim’s Convenience is actually a Canadian show which tells the story of a Korean-Canadian family who runs a convenience store. I couldn’t find an official trailer, but here’s one which tells part of the story:
The part of the story that the trailer is missing is the fact that the Kim’s have another child, a son who, unknown to them, is gay. I caught the first part of an episode when Alix first told me about it, so I am looking forward to going back to it, especially now that it’s on Netflix and easier to find then scrapping episodes together on Youtube. The downside to this? It is a for real series which, I believe now is on season four and I’m not sure I want to give that much attention to a show.
I love that Netflix has so many options…their search leaves a lot to be desired, but I guess baby steps.
Fudge that. Fix your search Netflix and everything will be peaches and cream.