July was a pretty fantastic month, and I found some wonderful dramas! It was a legal thriller, a couple of romantic comedies, and a dark melodrama and that kept me entertained for the month giving me a total of four new dramas in July:
Lawless Lawyer is a slick drama with a solid story. The legal stuff is well balanced with the overall story and the thriller element including plenty of excitement outside of the courtroom. The plot is very well done with a few twists and turns and wonderful pacing. The characters from the heroes to the villains are all interesting and engaging to help bring this story to life.
And how wonderful to see Lee Joon Gi get to showcase his charms in a drama while still delivering the intense emotions we would expect from him. The rest of the cast is absolutely amazing bringing so much talent. Lee Joon Gi and Seo Ye Ji also make one fantastic couple with some seriously amazing chemistry.
Lawless Lawyer was an all around fun watch that provided a nice mixture of elements. The story, thrills, characters, and talented actors all came together for an entertaining drama that left me pretty well satisfied. (Lawless Lawyer Review)
Come and Hug Me
Come and Hug Me is such a heart wrenching story. It’s a dark tale with compelling characters that will break your heart. It really sets itself apart from other dramas in many ways. This melodrama is incredibly dark and sad yet at the same time it has this theme of hope and the possibility that no matter what horrible things have happened in life, you still have a chance to be happy. That is if you can somehow survive a serial killer coming for you.
Jang Ki Yong and Jin Ki Joo gave wonderful performances as this couple that really have the odds stacked against them. Their relationship is so nurturing, beautiful, and heart breaking. Their love story is one of immense pain and sadness but also so much love. If a couple ever deserved to somehow find happiness, it’s these two.
Come and Hug Me was beautifully written to highlight these tragic characters and their story. It’s filled with tension from beginning to end with pacing that kept me engaged as this haunting tale unfolded. Every episode and scene is important which is why the drama is so well done. Come and Hug Me really moved me, and it is the kind of drama that will leave a lasting impression. (Come and Hug Me Review)
Rich man has a very classic set up, but it does its job and delivers its story in an entertaining way. I found it to be a very pleasant watch and just all around enjoyed it. The main story develops quite nicely, and we get a well paced drama that is plotted well.
There are so many interesting characters, and I loved seeing their stories play out. The main romance is slow to develop, but the story really is more about their journey as characters, and that was done so well that I didn’t really mind.
I was genuinely surprised by Rich Man. It seems so basic, yet it really pulled me. I enjoyed all of the characters, the main story, the back story, and it even had some nice little side stories. It was light and fun with a solid emotional core and a great soundtrack to enhance it. All in all, it was such a nice drama. (Rich Man Review)
Greasy Melo is such a quirky and off the wall series with so many wacky scenarios and conversations. It had heart and really was a lot of fun. I loved the whole atmosphere, and it made me laugh a lot. I really enjoyed Jang Hyuk, Junho, and Jung Ryeo Won, and I thought they were perfect in their roles and fully embraced them.
The drama does tend to meander around with the story and that last third gets a bit draggy with the amount of cooking scenes and competitions becoming pretty repetitive which really slowed things down.
But for the most part, I enjoyed Greasy Melo. I liked all of the characters, it made me laugh, and it was simply easy to watch. I found it to be a good drama to take a break from some of the heavier ones. Sometimes simple can work especially with a bunch of quirky characters and wonderful actors to make you smile. (Greasy Melo Review)
So how was July for you?
Happy drama watching to everyone!
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