Adding 2 new items to my viewing list – I’m Not a Robot and 20th Century Boy and Girl

I’m stalling on finishing the last 3 episodes of Because This Is My First Life because I don’t want it to end – kind of how I felt about Fight My Way too – so I took up 20th Century Boy and Girl (completed on air) because I’d seen comments that it was just a sweet, low angst-type romance and I’m Not A Robot (currently airing) because I really liked Chae Soo-bin in Strongest Deliveryman and well, yes… baby So Ji-sub Yoo Seung-ho!

So far, the one that looks most compelling (but I say that after only having seen 3 hours-worth) is the latter, with a fresh plot and very cute-together lead couple, but I am also enjoying Han Ye-seul, who I always enjoy in her dramas, but especially Kim Ji-sook in his first leading role as the guy who gets the girl. I think we’ve all seen him suffer enough, don’t you? (Not that he could really compete with Eric Moon in I Need Romance 2012.) He has this especially winsome self-deprecating or rueful grin that would slay any pair of ovaries I know!

I will (probably) wrap up First Life this weekend (if I can prepare myself for withdramadrawal pangs), so I’m happy to have these waiting for me. What looks good to you? I think Go Back Spouses might be a good choice for a group view – what say you?

#20th-century-boy-and-girl, #because-this-is-my-first-life, #chao-soo-bin, #first-life, #han-ye-seul, #im-not-a-robot, #kim-ji-sook, #yoon-seung-ho

Thru episode 6 of ‘First Life’

I will try to avoid anything that will spoil this for you because this drama is all about discoveries (in a good way!) But 6 episodes in and I love everything about it, but especially the writing and the development of the characters.

I was charmed and intrigued by the lead couple – how could I not be with that cast? – but the secondary story of the best friends of the leads has grabbed me almost as hard. You know how you get annoyed with the story shifts to anyone other than Him and/or Her story? Well I am just as invested in the story of her friend Soo Ji and his friend and boss CEO Ma and how they intersect. It is stunningly contemporary to what is going on in the news these days and there is a scene that happens in this last episode that is just so now and so un-Korean in the way it voices out what women (and the men who support women’s rights) around the Western world are rightfully exposing.

I love the way this show has made me shift from outrage to glee to sadness to sweetness so effortlessly and so well. This one is one I want to watch again; the perfect solution to waiting for the newest episodes!

#because-this-is-my-first-life, #esom, #first-life, #jung-so-min, #lee-min-ki

Broke down and watched first 3 eps of First Life

The pull of Lee Minki was too strong! Plus, I keep seeing small references to the plot on my Tlist so I thought I’d watch it in progress so I’m not constantly avoiding spoilers. After what I’ve seen so far, without providing spoiler details myself, I’ll encourage you to do so too, even if we suffer the wait times for new episodes.

I have no idea when they actually finished filming the second episode of this drama but all I have to say is that it is extremely topical! They’ve managed to make me feel all the feels essential to a good drama in just these few first hours — I feel outraged for the heroine, I applaud her actions and love the support she gets from her friends, just as I have a good feeling for his quirks and behaviors and without knowing exactly why he is the way he is, I feel that he’s got solid reasons and I am drawn to him too. Yes, I hate the center part hairstyle, but there are a few moments where we’re treated to full face reaction shots and if they don’t trigger an immediate ‘Awww!’ from you I will be very surprised!

They’ve also built a solid support system for her character and they too have their topical stories, Esom in particular is also equally topical to Jo Sung-min’s issue in episode 2. The guy who was the crack detective/TV host in Queen of Mystery is also in this as the CEO of the company that Lee Minki works for; they’ve developed a successful Tinder-like app, so again, more up-to-the-moment feels for this story.

If it stays on track this could be one of the year’s best — fingers crossed!

#because-this-is-my-first-life, #first-life, #jo-sung-min, #lee-min-ki, #viki