Trial results came out. Let's not talk about that so I shall change the subject to something else.
Watched only one drama serial this holidays, I have come a long way since my high school days. ONE DRAMA SERIAL in one week, 16 episodes, but I used about 5 days to finish it, ah my glory days are behind me.
So I watched....
Playful Kiss AKA Mischievous Kiss
KYAAHH, Kim Hyun Joong looks so handsome here despite eye bags and red eyes.
I think my brain cells died a little from the stupidity of the plot, here I was brimming full with anticipation of a plot jam packed with fluff and angst and oh so carefully I slideeee the DVD in and pressed play. and just 5 minutes into episode 1, I want to shoot somebody. Preferably the main character in the show Oh-Ha-Ni (Jung So-min).
So breakdown of the show is, not so bright but kinda cute girl Oh Ha Ni, falls for the superbly amazing all rounder guy Baek Seung-Jo. Follow her antics as she tries to win the heart of the ice prince, and her journey to university. Followed by the usual things you normally can see in a Korean drama etc etc etc.
JEAN'S EXPECTATIONS OF IT
*hemhem* The girl in the series, is a total airhead, she and her gang of friends normally are the last placing in the school, hence they are looked upon as the failures in life, their grades are so bad that they even pull the average results of the school down with them, while Baek Seung Jo gets full marks in every exam (seriously??). So girl confesses to guy, guy rejects girl in the worst way possible, even correcting the wrong words in her love letter and grading it like an essay (D-), girl gets sad and angry, in some twisted way ends up in guy's house, girl changes everything about herself, guy realises he's wrong, chases girl, and they all lived happily ever after.
However, it was not so.
First thing that irked me was the drama started out with a 10 plus minute of so fairytale like scene, complete with a horse sparkling ala Edward Cullen in the sunlight, which somehow transforms to Seung- Jo, I mean no matter how handsome I am, I certainly wouldn't want to be compared to a white horse, seriously have you seen how the mouth part of a horse looks like? If my features have to be compared to a horse, think Aunt Petunia, I would just get some plastic surgeon to correct it at once.
Second thing that irked me was THE STUPIDITY OF THE MAIN CHARACTER! Hello for god's sake grow a spine, as the series progressed on, I find myself hitting the fast forward button more than once, sometimes to even 4X the speed so I can just get the show over with, the main characters clingy attitude really makes me want to slap her. Plus, the guy's wooden acting did not do anything to help the series in any way. I must say gone were the days where I used to be hooked to this sort of fluffy drama serials, now I want some SUBSTANCE and some GOOD acting in the drama.
Thirdly, who gets married right after graduating from high school, seriously.
Also, many loose ends in the drama, like what happened to the creepy flasher cum homeless man that keeps reappearing in the show? How come Seung-jo mysteriously likes the girl when he was so aloof? What is going to happen to the dad's business once the couple got married?
So in conclusion I must have grown up along the way, can't tolerate this sort of fluffy dramas no more, bring on the action scenes. and popcorn. TQVM.
So don't cry my love, the skies above will cry for you.