Wow! October sure was a fantastic drama month for me. I got in a heartwarming and beautiful romantic comedy, an epic historical, a wonderful legal drama, and a nice time travel romance. So it was four new dramas for October:
Thirty But Seventeen
Thirty But Seventeen is such an endearing, funny, and heartwarming drama! It’s fairly simple, but it’s a story of healing that delivers so much emotion and heart in the best kind of way. It’s the definition of a feel good drama.
It’s primarily a story of character journeys about people dealing with the aftermath of tragedy. Seo Ri copes with building a life after losing so much time and everyone she loved while Woo Jin suffers from extreme guilt and traumatic memories. My heart broke for them. But it was simply amazing watching them grow and heal.
Yang Se Jong and Shin Hye Sun are such a sweet couple that cares for each other very deeply. Their relationship is supportive, endearing, and so sweet. And the supporting cast is filled with fun and quirky characters. Thirty But Seventeen is a wonderful mixture of good story, humor, and heartfelt moments. It’s pretty much what I want from a romantic comedy. What a fantastic and beautiful drama! (Thirty But Seventeen Review)
Mr. Sunshine was a highly anticipated drama because of its writer/PD combo, and it really delivered on many levels. Mr. Sunshine featured breathtaking cinematography that highlighted the setting and exquisite costumes to perfectly bring the time period to life along with an incredibly high quality production. And the acting from our main cast is top notch in every way.
The story is plotted well with plenty of stuff always going on. There are personal character journeys, action, romance, and intrigue. The drama does go through some slow spells, and it could have benefited from fewer episodes and tightening up the story. But this is definitely a case where I was so enthralled with the atmosphere and the time period that it made up for a lot of what the drama lacked.
The scope of the drama definitely feels grand with a story that carries immense weight. It definitely wasn’t perfect and had its flaws, but it’s a story that makes an impact in both an extravagant but also very meaningful way. The story of the Righteous Army is beautiful, inspiring, heartbreaking, and so emotional. It’s a unique drama among historicals, and it really delivers a memorable experience on so many levels. (Mr. Sunshine Review)
Your Honor was really great on many levels. It had a pretty decent central story to keep me engaged throughout the show along with compelling individual cases and other cases that tied into the main story.
Yoon Shi Yoon’s comedic abilities were on full display, and he was so much fun to watch. But he also delivered an extremely compelling dual performance as two very different twin brothers.
The romance between him and Lee Yoo Young was so sweet and they were all kinds of cute together. It’s hard for legal dramas to really win me over, but this one did. The characters and story were great, and I was never bored. Talk about a very pleasant surprise! (Your Honor Review)
I have a love for time travel dramas, and Familiar Wife was a nice story for the genre. We have a fantasy angle along with a nice mix of humor and seriousness that included some high stakes for the characters.
Ji Sung and Han Ji Min nicely depicted the struggles of marriage, change, and regret. The characters were very relatable and also enjoyable with such a fun banter between them. The drama’s focus on relationships was executed really well to tie everything together.
Familiar Wife was an entertaining story that nicely highlighted how what one person does can greatly affect another. The drama is both contemplative and fun in a way that made for a thoroughly enjoyable journey. (Familiar Wife Review)
So how was October for you?
Happy drama watching to everyone!
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