September was an improvement over last month and delivered some wonderful dramas!. It gave me a beautiful healing story, an excellent sci-fi crime thriller, a decent historical, and a not so great high school drama. So that’s four new dramas for the month of September:
Duel was such a fantastic ride! It was thrilling and emotional with a well developed mystery in place surrounding the clones. The drama was plotted wonderfully as it carefully revealed pieces of the puzzle while maintaining a good pace and intensity to keep me engaged.
Yang Se Jong was fantastic in dual roles as the good amnesiac Sung Joon and the villainous kidnapper Sung Hoon. I fully believed that Sung Joon and Sung Hoon were two separate people. I’m still thoroughly impressed by Yang Se Jong for being so convincing as each guy.
I really enjoyed the characters and the intense journeys they went on. The clone element was handled well and certainly added a freshness to the story. And finally, Duel is exactly how I like my crime thrillers: with intensity, action, mystery, and heart. It was a wonderful combination. (Duel Review)
Reunited Worlds is a beautiful drama. It’s such a warm, healing drama that heavily focuses on relationships. A major theme is Hae Sung’s journey to bring healing to his friends and family. As always, Yeo Jin Goo was phenomenal, and I can’t imagine anyone else playing this role.
The drama is filled to the brim with those heartwarming moments between characters and has plenty of feels. It crafted a world of characters that I loved and couldn’t help but root for. So many times in dramas the supporting characters feel like filler. In Reunited Worlds, they felt like part of the story. And because I wanted them to find happiness, I cared about their personal journeys.
Reunited Worlds is a special drama because of its focus on healing. Hae Sung was a truly amazing character. In the same way he brought joy to everyone around him, he also brought joy to me. He was a beautiful character that I immensely enjoyed going on a journey with. His bright spirit and that amazing smile will be something I always remember. (Reunited Worlds Review)
My Sassy Girl was a nice enough watch that’s mostly light and breezy. Joo Won and Oh Yeon Seo completely had that fun, bickering chemistry that was very enjoyable. The plot was thin in the first half, and I think the drama would have benefited from giving us more story in the very beginning so we felt that the stakes were higher rather waiting until halfway through the drama to really get the story going. It just wasn’t plotted that well.
I thought most of the supporting characters were also weak. They were underdeveloped and not really utilized that well. Mostly, the drama just felt average, but average worked well enough in this case, and I found it to be a decent watch from start to finish. A talented main cast, a sweet romance, and a little drama delivered a nice story. (My Sassy Girl Review)
Solomon’s Perjury is one of those dramas that is really quite good, but it just wasn’t my kind of drama. It’s like a legal drama disguised as a high school drama. And well, legal dramas aren’t really something I love.
It has a really solid story and an interesting mystery to uncover, but the pacing also felt very slow to me. The plot developments were there, but I just didn’t feel the stakes were very high. I think a lot of this stems from the fact that many of the important plot developments are exposed at the trial in a more matter of fact manner. For me, this made these very emotional moments seem sterile.
Kim Hyun Soo did great as our leading lady, but most of the other student actors were on the stiff side, and I just found them all to be pretty bland. While I most certainly enjoyed parts of Solomon’s Perjury and appreciated what it was trying to do, it just wasn’t to my tastes and didn’t really come together for me. (Solomon’s Perjury Review)
So how was September for you?
Happy drama watching to everyone!
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