July was a pretty great drama month for me. I absolutely loved one drama and really enjoyed three others. It was all new dramas this month as I completed a total of four dramas in July:
Well, talk about being surprised that Beautiful Gong Shim was absolutely wonderful! I think I underestimated just how much fun this drama would be. I had such a good time, and I laughed so much! I was completely in love with Beautiful Gong Shim.
It had everything I like in drama with all the crazy scenarios, lovable characters, and then the tension rose as they all had to deal with some difficult truths. I was so invested in everyone and just wanted them to be able to get back to a place of happiness. Drama perfection on so many levels. I sure do love this writer! I’m certainly going to miss all of these wonderful people as well as the drama and smiles they all had to share with me. (Beautiful Gong Shim Review)
Oh Hae Young Again was a bit unusual for me in that I was all over the place in my feelings for it. I was never in love with either of the main characters and many times I was actually really annoyed by them. But the main thing Oh Hae Young Again has going for it is a unique story. I haven’t really seen anything quite like it, so that is a plus.
All in all, Oh Hae Young Again was a really solid drama. Despite a somewhat slow opening and closing and a main couple that sometimes annoyed me, I found the story itself very fresh, well-written, and thought-provoking. Oh Hae Young Again was certainly a fun drama on many levels. (Oh Hae Young Again Review)
Lucky Romance was a cute watch that I really enjoyed. I loved the crazy opposites attract scenario. Hwang Jung Eum was perfect as our cheerful and superstitious heroine, and Ryu Jun Yeol was great as the sort of dorky and socially awkward male lead. I also really enjoyed our second leads of Lee Soo Hyuk and Lee Chung Ah.
I didn’t find our couple particularly swoon-worthy, but they were a lot of fun and made for a nice, easy watch. There are some lovely heartwarming moments with a nice dose of comedy. The drama really looked at how our beliefs can really shape our lives and took us on a journey of growth and self-discovery that I found very moving. (Lucky Romance Review)
Mirror of the Witch is a like a dark fairy tale that I found to be different from many other kdramas I have seen. While there are moments of humor throughout, the overall feel is dark and moody.
The main negative I had was that it felt pretty slow overall and got quite draggy in the latter third. Many times it just lacked an intensity that I felt should be there. But Mirror of the Witch sets up a very interesting and solid mythology that runs throughout the entire drama, and I really enjoyed the many fantasy elements. All of the supporting cast also really brought their individual characters to life with solid performances.
And of course, Yoon Shi Yoon and Kim Sae Ron nailed their roles and both gave moving performances. Their love story was also sweet and beautiful like a fairy tale. These things all made Mirror of the Witch a mostly enjoyable watch. (Mirror of the Witch Review)
So July was another wonderful drama month for me. Beautiful Gong Shim joins the ranks of some of my favorite dramas. Lucky Romance, Oh Hae Young Again, and Mirror of the Witch each brought something fun to the table to make the month really enjoyable.
For the month of August, I hope to complete Beautiful Mind, Good Morning Call (jdrama), and a couple others.
So how was July for you?
Happy drama watching to everyone!
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