December was another great drama month. Now it may look like I was slacking when I say I only completed two dramas, but in reality I watched just as many episodes as I usually do. I watched one short drama special, but the big event was a 51 episode epic sageuk! So basically, my December was spent enjoying one awesome long drama with a cute special thrown in on the side:
Empress Ki was my main December drama. Despite its length, it maintained a wonderful pace throughout the entire drama. It was also structured extremely well. Even though the pacing was always good, it had several layers of well done story arcs that ramped up the intensity several times. It was interesting from start to finish, and I was never bored. That says a lot considering it is 51 episodes.
Empress Ki created a rich world populated with fun and interesting characters. The villains were always entertaining to watch because they were the kind of villains you love to hate. And there were lots of them! We had humorous and loyal supporting characters too.
And we had the epic journey of our leading lady (Ha Ji Won) on her rise to power that was aided by her relationships with the Emperor of Yuan (Ji Chang Wook) and the King of Goryeo (Joo Jin Mo). The love triangle created complicated emotions, but for me it clearly favored one of the men.
Don’t miss out on this gem. Not only is it lovely to look at because of its beautiful cinematography and gorgeous costumes, but epic is the perfect word to describe the scale of the journey our heroine goes on. I whole-heartedly recommend Empress Ki. What a ride it was! (Empress Ki Review)
Splish Splash Love
Splish Splash Love was a cute little 2 episode drama. Because of how short it was, I didn’t feel it was able to fully develop. But the main couple played by Yoon Doo Joon and Kim Seul Gi was completely adorable. They had wonderful chemistry and provided many laughs. This drama is worth checking out purely for these two amazing people. (Splish Splash Love Review)
So basically my December was consumed with Empress Ki, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It will certainly be a month to remember.
For the month of January, I hope to complete Oh My Venus and my very first Japanese drama, My Little Lover. Of course, I hope to complete a couple others that are yet to be determined too.
So how was December for you? Did you get caught up on your year end dramas?
Happy drama watching to everyone!
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