|Moah? It's the second drama of mine Rosie hasn't liked.. |
I'll have to try harder next time.
Sadly, neither grabbed my attention so much- and now that they're over and done with, it's kind of annoying me that they're sitting in my 'Recently Watched' box all happy and content, surrounded by other more well-deserving dramas. Stricly my opinion of course. And since I haven't been in a frame of mind to write up brilliant and stunning reviews for Flames of Desire and Que Sera Sera, I'm going to start by knocking a few little things off my tally of things-to-discuss. This is what I call productivity. Oh yes, Rosie's being so productive right now.
Read on for the lamest reviews ever of Heirs (2013) and Two Weeks (2013).
Rich brats go to a rich school and bully the less fortunate. Kim Tan (the ever
I don't think anyone can disagree that Heirs was this year's most overly hyped drama, for good and bad reasons. Good, because it's true it boasted an incredible cast lineup, bad because well.. once you've decided to make a stance in the anti-Kim Tan club (me), you were basically doomed to be disappointed. Second lead shipping? That's all very well for momentary spazzing and tumblr gif sets, but when it's all said and done, it just makes me cringe that I spent so much time watching a show that I knew wouldn't sit well in my stomach by its end. I give this 5 stars because of Woo Bin, Krystal, Minhyuk, Hyunsik, and Kang Ha Neul - in that order too. Special props to Choi Jin Hyuk, but you know what? I never got behind his character enough to really care. I'm sorry he was wasted because I really do like him as an actor... when I can be bothered to sit through his dramas.
Conclusion: The best part of Heirs was in observing the international fandom at play. Sometimes an overly hyped drama really can be exciting, if just to watch the shit that goes flying. Oh yeah, and my husband live-watched this with me. He genuinely enjoyed it. How strange is this world, hehe.
Fun Links: My tumblr tab for "Heirs Stuff" and this rendition of Heechul's fanboy antics.
Possibly misunderstood thug dad Tae San (Lee Jun Ki), who abandoned his pregnant girlfriend years ago, gets a second chance at family when his little girl needs a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, he's also caught up in a murder and political conspiracy, and now everyone's out to get him, including his ex-girlfriend's detective fiance Seung Woo (Ryu Soo Young).
Two Weeks should've been my thing. It boasts a great cast, everyone from the two actors I love to watch, actresses, veteran villain Jo Min Ki (who won me over for his excellent role in Flames of Ambition), to the most precious little girl imaginable, Lee Chae Mi. The first few episodes had me hooked, suckered in by the incredibly fast paced action and gripping cliff hangers. Then I burned out, badly. And I wanted it to be over. So I labored on, episode by episode . It's for my boy, Jun Ki, I said. It's for that particularly brilliant cameo by Teen Top's Niel, I said. And I was still only through the halfway mark!
Technically, I don't think there's anything much wrong with Two Weeks. It just felt overly stuffed, and while I criticize Heirs for being so full of nonsensical draggy fluff, there is such as thing as overkill too. I guess this didn't hit my mood right. I'm sorry, Jun Ki. I tried. I really did.