October was a pretty fantastic month for kdramas! Not a bad drama in the bunch! I got in some really good ones from quite a variety of genres including a historical, a psychological thriller, a time travel rom-com, a melodrama, and a retro teen drama. I completed four new dramas and one old for a total of five dramas for the month of October:
The King Loves was a wonderful drama with a REAL love triangle! The relationship between Won, Rin, and San was beautiful and complicated. It was the kind of love triangle I have been dreaming of seeing for a very long time now.
At the heart of the drama is the theme of friendship. Won and Rin had such a wonderful brotherly relationship that was truly a beautiful thing. It was very emotional watching as they not only had to deal with their feelings for San, but also some very complicated power struggles.
The King Loves maintained a wonderful pace throughout, and I was always completely interested to see what would happen next. I’ll certainly remember the wonderful friendship between Won, Rin, and San that was the heart of the drama. (The King Loves Review)
Save Me is one wild ride! It’s completely different from any drama I have ever seen. With its unique story of a cult, there’s no real solid pattern for predicting how it will unfold. With a dark and creepy tone throughout, you just never get a chance to feel at ease with this one. And one crazy thing after another keeps happening! The tension and suspense are high from start to finish.
Save Me was a truly fantastic drama. It’s dark, powerful, and very unique. It’s the kind of drama that makes you feel a wide range of emotions and really makes you think. The cast was wonderful with no weak links to really bring to life this disturbing yet moving story of one woman’s harrowing journey to regain her freedom. (Save Me Review)
Lingerie Girls’ Generation is very much a slice of life drama with a nostalgic feel to it both in look and tone that completely captures its 1970’s setting. It’s breezy and fun as we get to know this group of teenagers and go along with them on their relationship journeys. Yet behind the fun was a melancholy undertone as it follows some serious issues the teens have to deal with. The drama develops a very bittersweet quality to it as it progresses.
Lingerie Girls’ Generation delivered at being both a cute and fun relationship drama as well as a thoughtful and poignant look at life in 1970’s Korea. It’s a very moving and heartfelt drama that offers a little something different. (Lingerie Girls’ Generation)
Manhole is a fun time travel drama that explores the concept of changing one thing in the past and having to deal with the unforeseen consequences of the butterfly effect in the present. The drama is pretty wacky in the beginning with an off the wall sense of humor, but this lessons as the characters and story are more fleshed out. This leaves us with a fairly nice romantic comedy with a fun story and heartwarming elements.
It definitely has some plot holes and nonsensical happenings, but the good things more than made up for them. It was fun with moments of warmth and romance. The characters all grew on me and were portrayed well by the actors. While it certainly won’t be to everyone’s tastes, I thankfully found it to be pretty enjoyable ride and had plenty of fun watching it. It’s the kind of drama you shouldn’t think to hard about and just sit back, go along for the ride, and enjoy it for what it is. (Manhole Review)
That Winter, The Wind Blows
I ended up thoroughly enjoying That Winter, the Wind Blows. It’s beautiful and dramatic in the best kind of way. Everything about it looks and feels like a classic romance melodrama. An angsty love story, secrets galore, dramatic music, and beautiful cinematography.
There’s also nothing like a little fake brother and sister love to bring on the angst! But it is also a beautiful story of love and growth that delivered so many feels. With complex characters and incredibly difficult situations, we go on a journey of growth, tears, and joy. It’s a romance that I will definitely remember. (That Winter, The Wind Blows Review)
So how was October for you?
Happy drama watching to everyone!
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