I’ve been watching dramas for 18 years and this has been the worst year in drama-land (for me). I’m sure there are really good ones out there that I should take some time to watch but I’m not feeling it anymore. I never thought that I can ever do top 5 for my year end list. A few years back, I had many dramas that I couldn’t decide which ones should be on my top 10 but this year, I didn’t have 10 dramas to put on my list. So here are my top 5 and let’s just roll with what 2019 has in store for me.
- Terius Behind me – Korean
Here are my other dramas, Something In the Rain, Legend of Yun Xi, and Mr. Sunshine. With these 4 dramas, I had to pick one for my top 5.
As much as I enjoyed Something in the Rain, it was way too long to even say I really liked it because the story took so long to build up the suspense. The couple were the only thing that made this show good and if there were more suspense or maybe cut an episode or 2 down, it would have been really good. That’s just my opinion.
Legend of Yun Xi was a drama that I picked up because I was really bored. Even though, I finished the drama (a lot of fast forwarding), it didn’t leave any feelings. It was a drama that killed time while I had nothing to watch.
Mr. Sunshine, I had high hopes for this drama. I watched it till the last 2 episodes and read the recaps only. All the actors were phenomenal but the storyline was slow. I can write a whole 2 pages of how much I didn’t like this drama but I’m going to leave it that, Mr. Sunshine did me wrong in so many ways.
With that, leaves me Terius Behind Me. This show was consistent from beginning to end. Unlike Mr. Sunshine, the couple had a few hugs and starring scenes which I didn’t think it was that cute. No kisses in both dramas, however, Terius Behind Me had the nose kisses that made it seal the deal. Terius was able to sell the hero story, love story, babysitting story, ajummas (neighborhood) story, spy story, and stay-at-home to working mom story. It was serious at some point yet it was all comedy that fits well for me. I don’t watch comedy shows that often so this one kept me going and I’m glad I was able to finish it without having the feeling of not wanting to watch it or stalling it for a week or so.
Also, I’m a huge fan of So Ji Sub, so that’s another reason why I stayed till the end.
- The Crown Princess – Thai
My favorite couple of all time. Nadech and Yaya never fails to amaze me. Although there is one drama that I haven’t watch because I’m not into the whole switching body thing. It’s on my list to watch later, and I mean LATER (2-3 years). However, The Crown Princess was so good. The cinematography was amazing for a Thai drama. Everything was beautiful from places, to outfits, to houses, and even the beaches. The fighting scenes had improved a lot so KUDOS to Nadech and Yaya.
This is sort of a remake. Ann was in the 1st version and she’s the director in this new version. That woman is very talented from acting to directing. She wows me every time but I miss her as an actress. Anyhow, if you want a Thai drama that is not a slap/kiss and bitching all the time between bitches, this one will be good to watch. I’m glad that Ann sort of changed the storyline a bit on some scenes which goes pretty well with the story. Also, Ann had Yaya be a badass queen. Nadech always look so damn handsome in suits. Nadech and Yaya love scenes are incredible.
When they smile, I smile, when they laugh, I laugh, when they cry, I cry, when they are hurt, I am hurt too. It doesn’t even matter what drama they are in, if they are together, I feel those emotions with them.
Writing my thoughts, I want to go back and watch it again!
- Game Sanaeha – Thai
I love James Jirayu and I’ve seen most of his dramas. This is my first time watching Taew. I never really find her appealing as a main actress but this girl made me eat my words.
I watched this drama with my sister (not together but at the same time in different State) and we both were constantly talking about this drama for weeks. It’s one of those dramas that you want to go inside of it and bitch slap a few people. It was frustrating to watch but it was so hard to walk away from it too.
Pra’ek’s love for Nai’ek was pretty clear from the start. She was very bitter about everything especially when she feels that her parents love pra’ek more. Yet she doesn’t realize that her parents will always love her because she is their only child. Their love for pra’ek is different than their love for her. She had to lose him and her baby to figure that out. Who makes a damn deal that if you promise to leave me than I’ll give you this child? In what mind does a woman says that? TAEW! (her character) I will never give up my child because I’ll be losing James too. That boy is fine as heck. I’m getting off track here….. 🙂
One thing I learned from this drama is that sometimes love isn’t the only thing that holds onto a marriage. We all have different kind of love and you can love someone and not be with them forever. Sometimes being their best friend is the kind of love that works better. The parents showed that in this drama, it is okay to divorce as long you both are mutual and no longer have that linger feelings for one another. Even though there is a child involved, both parents must still do their due diligence and make sure the child is still at their best interest.
I’ve only watched this drama once but my sister has watched it like 3 times or maybe more. That’s how much she loved it!
- Ashes of Love — Chinese
This drama torn my heart into pieces yet I loved every moment of it. Some people may argued that Ten Miles is better but I’m one of the few that loves Ashes of Love more. I can understand why some choose Ten and some will choose Ashes. The storyline is similar to Ten but here are the reasons why I love Ashes of Love more.
- No amnesia
- They didn’t die (or disappear) 3 times
- The main hero fights for what he wants even when people were against his ideas.
- The 2nd lead had evil intentions because of his love for the main girl but he became good after realizing that his love is an obsession and the main hero never wanted the throne.
- Although, the main heroine was a bit childish in the beginning (maybe halfway), just seeing her grow throughout the drama, makes me love her more at the end.
- I love that the drama show how sad the OTP were without each other yet they were always with each other spiritually.
- OTP accused each other for all the bad things at first but they do trust each other enough to find out the truth.
- The bad people are also the good people — who only wants a great leader to rule their world.
- The evil girl gets what she deserves at the end
- Most of all, OTP’s love for each other is undeniable.
- Meteor Garden – Chinese
I’m going to keep this one short since I just posted the reasons why I loved this version. Call me “biased” on this one because clearly, it’s one of the best storyline out there (IMO). I know there are many people who hated this drama or can’t stand it but this drama killed it (in a good way) for me. New actors killed it! Storyline killed it! Main girl killed it! Gain a lot of new fans for the drama and the actors. Even though, people think BOF was the 1st one or this was the copy of BOF. Just a reminder the 1st version was the Taiwanese version in 2002. What I loved about this drama the most is that they removed the bully and amnesia, so it’s a big win!
Overall, dramas were a’ight this year. Nothing really stood out. However, Show Me the Money 777 was amazing. If I can put this show in my top 5, I would.
I promised to update my blog on GD’s concert (last year) and Korea’s trip & Thailand’s trip but I’ve been very busy since then. However, I’m taking another trip soon so I’ll probably type something up on my long flight.
Until next time, take care and wish everyone a happy holiday!!!!!
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