Seems like there are many dramas on my radar this season! I’m have been watching Sign, My Princess and thinking of starting on Dream High. Today I started on New Tales of Gisaeng and will watch Paradise Ranch later on.
So far, my favourite is Sign (irregardless of the ratings) since it’s a forensic drama. I love medical, crime, investigation dramas and Sign is a healthy mix of the three. I know some people don’t really like Kim Ah Joong in it, but she’s passable. All of the supporting cast are good and I’m totally loving the kick-ass yet laid back detective!! 😀
My Princess is real cute but somehow I don’t really have the ‘I cant wait for the next episode’ kind of feeling. Kim Tae Hee is a winner on this one though.
New tales of Gisaeng, the show that I have the most gripe on. There’s soo much potential for the plot and I must say that Ep 1 failed to deliver. The first few minutes was really cute and I thought that will be our female protagonist but it doesn’t seem so. (i think…?). All the females looked so plastic I have difficulty telling them apart. I have nothing against plastic surgery but this show struck me as particularly filled with plastic people that looked real plastic.
Back to topic, the female protagonist Sa Ran looked like a bore. Da Mo has more potential as the male lead, but pretty flat as of now. Ra Ra, our typical evilplotting 2nd female lead is already giving the please-hate-me vibe, with all her high and mighty acts and bouts of jealously.
There’s too many makjang elements in Ep1 alone, which is soo typical this can just be another family makjang drama. I’m not saying NO to makjang elements, but I wished the whole story concentrates on the whole gisaeng house instead of the typical makjang stories found in ALL dramas. Please at least give a refreshing take on these elements. :/
Makjang should be balanced with some comic relief and I’m glad there’s at least a little comical element in here. Da Mo’s dad love for their pet dog is hilarious. He actually saves Da Mo’s number until the name ‘son’ but with a picture of their papillion!!! Aww. poor guy. How to compete with a pet dog?!
I have so much anticipations for this drama and it’s failing to deliver. Will watch a couple more episodes to see if I can follow through all 50 episodes.