Finished “While You Were Sleeping”

I give it a thumbs up for super cute and fluffy. And extra points for not leaving any loose ends. Though the plot was pretty shallow, at least it followed its own rules, dotted its own i’s and crossed its own t’s, so I appreciate that.  I laughed, I cried, I cooed and sneered. Checked all the boxes, really. A successful Kdrama! And Lee Jong Suk is freaking ADORABLE! As always! Such a big baby!

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Final thoughts on While You Were Sleeping

I’m scratching my head here because I couldn’t bring myself to dislike the drama. It had a lot of positives but it didn’t deliver on a lot of my expectations either so I can only recommend it with reservations.

As I usually do after finishing a drama, I read up on the reviews from others to see whether their impressions agree with mine and it seems (from the couple of sites that I checked) that viewers loved it and were going to miss it even. Surprise, surprise! But I can see what it is that they’re talking about. How can you not miss characters that are adorable and cute and funny and loving and supportive… shall I go on?? Of course, it does the heart good to see that, and I too loved that part of the drama, but… I wanted MORE!!!! These two beautiful people had ZERO passion between them – rather than sparkling champagne which should have made our hearts pound – they were more like warmed milk – smooth and soothing and sleep-inducing.  I just don’t want to see that for 16 episodes. Somewhere along the line, it changed from a “supernatural” kind of drama to a simple legal thriller and the usual courtroom shenanigans were as cringe-worthy as they usually are.

I am definitely ready for a good romantic drama that actually delivers!!!

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Started While You Were Sleeping – First impressions

I confess that I’m not totally blown over by it and am at the point where I’m happy to explore a little more to see how I really feel. I find it a bit chaotic, this back and forth between dreams and real life, and am not sure in what direction they will take us, and I’m not super sure that they know at this point either!

We have a little bit of everything, from domestic abuse to the usual office shenanigans, to some very cute interchanges between our couple.

I’m intrigued to know how she’s gotten this “gift” of dreaming of future events. I’m curious as to his reaction to it. I’m curious as to what they will do with that “old” age question: “If I try to change the future, what will be the consequences???”

My heart does go out to her as her fear is plain to see, and you wonder how many years she’s woken up and written the details of her dreams on her slips of paper, and how many times she’s tried to stop her dreams from coming true. Her mom is lovely and supportive and they are crazy about each other. The villain is sleazy enough I suppose, but let me say that (whatever follows) I will be there. Why? Because I am shallow and cannot resist watching that tall, sleek body wearing those amazing coats – I’m only at episode 3 and I swear I must already have seen 5 different coats on display. He wears them soooo well! Each scene is like a magazine cover. I’m not super crazy about winter dramas only because it pains me sometimes to see those poor actors freezing on set but the highlight has to be this display of coats on our heroes. That was one of the added perks of watching Goblin too… seeing Gong Yoo in those sexy coats!

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What’s the skinny on While You Were Sleeping?

I like him… not sure about her.

The summary I read sounds a little confusing, but it looks like it’s got a lot of promise. I’ll wait, but right now methinks it’ll be the first drama that I dive back into…

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