May was a so-so month drama wise. It gave me the wonderful historical Grand Prince, an okay crime caper in Switch: Change the World, and the seduction drama Great Seducer which ended up being a bit of a mess. So it was three new dramas for the month of May:
Grand Prince did everything I love in a historical by giving me romance, action, angst, and thrills. I got all swoony with the romance between Yoon Shi Yoon and Jin Se Yeon as they are the definition of star crossed, fated lovers. There was also the complicated love-hate brother relationship between Yoon Shi Yoon and Joo Sang Wook is filled with intensity, betrayal, and heartbreak.
I thought all of the other elements of Grand Prince came together beautifully. The script was well written, and the pacing was great from start to finish. There are also plenty of dramatic events to keep things exciting. Fantastic performances were given by all three of our leads. It was seriously all so well done to make for a wonderful adventure filled romance from start to finish! (Grand Prince Review)
Great Seducer was kind of all over the place and had a ton of problems. I still thought it was a decent watch, and I think it did just enough right to satisfy my tastes to balance out all the not so good. But there really was a lot of not so good!
The execution of the drama as a whole was messy with the writing, editing, and characters. It had a lot of boring story lines involving the supporting characters too. The seduction aspect of the drama was also a big let down.
But I do have a soft spot for this type of story. Woo Do Hwan and Joy were cute enough together and shared some very emotional moments. There is stuff to like, but it’s buried in a mess. Proceed with caution with this one. (Great Seducer Review)
Switch: Change the World
Switch: Change the World was an overall okay watch, but that about sums it up for me. Jang Geun Suk was fantastic in dual roles as a con artist and a prosecutor, and it has a fun crime caper premise. But the drama wasn’t particularly engaging for me as I wasn’t able to become emotionally invested and many of the early episodes felt episodic.
Switch: Change the World is an easy enough watch though. If you like lighter, crime caper style dramas, this is a good drama to go for. Everything is done just well enough to not create any huge issues. And for those of us who like Jang Geun Suk, this is a great drama to enjoy more of his charms as well as something a little bit different for him. Despite being a bit average, Switch does have enough going for it to make it a worthwhile watch. (Switch: Change the World Review)
So how was May for you?
Happy drama watching to everyone!
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