Korean Drama Update for June 2016

Daebak Korean Drama - Jang Geun Suk and Yeo Jin Goo

June had dramas at both ends of the spectrum for me.  There were two dramas I absolutely loved, a couple good watches, a mediocre drama, and one that I really want to forget.  There were five new dramas on the list as well as one older one for a total of six dramas in June:

Entertainer Korean Drama - Kang Min Hyuk, Gong Myung, Lee Tae Sun, and L.JoeEntertainer

I loved Entertainer to pieces!  It was such a fun & heartwarming drama that was full of so much goodness. It is absolutely beautiful with every aspect of the story moving me on such a deep level.  Dramas like this just don’t come around often enough.

It definitely has plenty of cheesy moments, but in the best way possible. Entertainer just made me feel good.  I smiled so much, and just fell in love with the band and the entire team.  They are faced with so many obstacles on the road to pursuing their dreams.

They are true underdogs. But they cling to one another and create a family for themselves that acts a sort of shelter from the world.  Entertainer is exactly why I love kdramas, and I’m so thrilled to have watched this little gem. (Entertainer Review)

Daebak (Jackpot)Daebak Korean Drama - Jang Geun Suk and Yeo Jin Goo

Daebak was such an awesome drama for me!  With a stellar cast all around, the acting was superb.  It also had gorgeous cinematography that made every scene enjoyable to look at.  The story was interesting all the way through, and I was hooked on Daebak from episode one.

Jang Geun Suk and Yeo Jin Goo were phenomenal.  When you put these two on screen together, wow!  They each have such a strong presence and intensity in their acting. I really loved their interactions.

So many different relationships were explored, but the brotherly relationship between our two leading guys was so fascinating and gripping to watch.  Daebak is a drama I will really miss. (Daebak Review)

Goodbye Mr. BlackGoodbye Mr. Black - Lee Jin Wook and Moon Chae Won 10

Goodbye Mr. Black was an interesting drama that I found pretty enjoyable.  I like a good revenge melodrama, and it definitely fits that description.  But the drama is not without it’s problems.

The writing is pretty messy all the way through, and the editing isn’t very smooth either. A lot of obstacles are thrown in our character’s path as well as plenty of unbelievable scenarios with things just ‘conveniently’ happening.

But here’s the thing about Goodbye Mr. Black, it is filled with flaws, it’s not unique, it’s not that well executed, and it’s predictable.  But even with all of that, I liked it quite a bit.  I found the pace to be good with one set of events always leading into the next.  I enjoyed the characters and liked the main couple of Black and Swan pretty well. (Goodbye Mr. Black Review)

Dramaworld - Richard Sean and Liv Hewson 4Dramaworld

Dramaworld is a 10 episode short drama that was fun and provided some really good laughs.  Yes, the drama is cheesy, but it works for the story.  A lot of the acting is a bit rough too. But in many ways, it also just kind of worked.

If you want something light and fun that’s on the cheesy side, you enjoy parodies, or if you’ve ever dreamed of getting to be part of a kdrama, then I would definitely recommend Dramaworld.  (Dramaworld Review)

Falling for Innocence Korean Drama - Jung Kyung Ho and Kim So YeonFalling for Innocence

Falling for Innocence was a decent watch, but I didn’t love it.  I would say it was equal parts boring and entertaining.  It has all of those classic romantic comedy elements, but it just didn’t do it for me.

But the salvation of this drama was the one and only Jung Kyung Ho.  I was completely enamored by his performance, and he simply lights up the screen every time he is on.  He alone made this drama a completely worthwhile watch. (Full Review Coming Soon)

Vampire Detective Korean Drama - Lee JoonVampire Detective

Vampire Detective is the drama I want to forget, but it will live on in my memory as the worst drama I have ever completed.  The one thing it had going for it was the good actors, but they along with all potential were completely wasted.

The writing was terrible with a massive lack of development of the back story coupled with un-engaging cases.  The audience was left out of much of the story in a way that still leaves me in disbelief. There was also not a lot of Vampire in Vampire Detective. The fact that our leading man is a vampire is practically ignored for the bulk of the drama with everyone going on as usual.   So yeah, nothing good really came from this one for me. (Vampire Detective Review)

That was quite a variety of dramas for June. Entertainer and Daebak were excellent with Goodbye Mr. Black and Dramaworld adding some more enjoyment.  Not too bad at all.

For the month of July, I hope to complete Oh Hae Young Again, Mirror of the Witch, and a couple others.

So how was June for you?

Happy drama watching to everyone!

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