This is going to be a short post. So far I’ve had gush-fests about all the Korean dramas, love stories, and movies that I’ve watched to the end. I gush about the story, the love, the action, the fine boys, everything. But I’ve never spoken about the ones I didn’t like. Tonight’s post is about the negative. That’s why it’s going to be short and sweet.
If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, you’d have to be brain dead if you didn’t know that I luv, luv, luv (not a typo) So Ji Sub. But I couldn’t get through all 20 episodes of Ghost (Phantom), I just couldn’t do it. I’d written in a previous post that my attention span for detective who-done-it series is very short. For me who-done-it movies are easier, I can get through those in an hour and a half. But watching a TV series is a little predictable and I lose interest.
So I couldn’t complete it. Maybe my romantic self was craving an underlying love story, and there was none. I can take a violent or detective show but the writers must squeeze some romance in there to water down the violence a bit. Ghost was lacking some sex appeal for me too. I need it and I want it and I “gotta, gotta” have that. I thought I’d get it from Kim Woo Hyun. After about 10, maybe 12 episodes, I became brain dead A.D.D. and couldn’t focus on the show let alone read the English subs. I just couldn’t hold out any longer. Even the saucy Kwon Hyuk Joo seemed to lose his prickly edge around the 10th or so episode.
I also couldn’t finish Gu Family Book and Dr Jin, not because they were bad shows, but I just don’t like shows or movies with historical themes older than 50 years. I just can’t relate to an environment where I’ve gotta rub sticks together to start a fire, or where under garments consists of more than 2 yards of fabric and 3 maids required to help you into it. I even struggled through Faith a bit for the same reasons, but I got through it because of the cool fight scenes and intense love stares from Lee Min Ho.
Still, the number of shows I didn’t like were much smaller than the number of shows/movies I do like. I’ll continue to plow through and let you know.