I had a busy month and was able to get in five dramas in November. It was a pretty good experience all around too. It was the historical 100 Days My Prince, the dark melo The Smile Has Left Your Eyes, the mystery spy comedy Terius Behind Me, the airport drama Where Stars Land, and the older romantic comedy Cunning Single Lady that graced my screen this month:
100 Days My Prince
100 Days My Prince started strong as the story reeled me right in and had me completely engaged. We had scheming bad guys, conflicted assassins, and a village full of fun and colorful characters. Then there were politics, betrayals, and tension at the palace. D.O. and Nam Ji Hyun were both great in their roles, and I enjoyed their unique romance. Everything balanced well to make the story all around pretty solid.
So as one of our few historical offerings this year, 100 Days My Prince more than satisfied what I like about the genre. It had action and excitement as well as being humorous and fun. The pacing was great and it kept me thoroughly entertained all the way through. (100 Days My Prince Review)
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes is a dark melodrama that is quite the emotional roller coaster. We have phenomenal performances from our three leads of Seo In Guk, Jung So Min, and Park Sung Woong who gave us complex and moving performances. Absolutely amazing actors!
Then there is our dangerous romance between Moo Young and Jin Kang. It is filled with lies, secrets, and tragedy. We go on a heartbreaking journey with them to learn about the mysterious Moo Young, if Jin Kang can can make a difference in his life, and what will ultimately become of these lovers. It’s a difficult road for them and for us, and The Smile Has Left Your Eyes is one of those dramas that will certainly leave an impression on you. (The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Review)
Where Stars Land
Where Stars Land was an interesting drama that I had mixed feelings on. I wasn’t big on much of the airport happenings that included job situations and multiple episodic cases that had to be dealt with. It was okay, but I just wasn’t feeling it.
I absolutely loved Soo Yeon’s story though! It was incredibly painful to see him struggle so much when he just wanted to live a normal life, but some very important issues were hit upon including accepting yourself just as you are.
Lee Je Hoon was amazing in his portrayal of Soo Yeon and really added so much depth and emotion. His romance with Chae Soo Bin was also very sweet and moving. So overall, I was left with a pretty positive impression of the drama, and I’m glad I watched it. (Where Stars Land Review)
Terius Behind Me
Terius Behind Me was a mostly pleasant drama. There’s a nice bit of humor and fun with the stoic secret agent Bon taking care of a couple of rambunctious kids. The romance between Bon and Ae Rin was subtle but sweet. The spy mystery was okay, but I didn’t find it particularly thrilling.
Terius Behind Me was a fun enough story as a whole that mixed romantic comedy, family, and spy action. I enjoyed our main duo and the kids, and I laughed because of the quirky supporting characters. There are also the heartwarming moments of Bon opening up a little bit and finding a family. It’s a sweet little story that’s a pretty solid watch. (Terius Behind Me Review)
Cunning Single Lady
Cunning Single Lady is a fun drama that embodies romantic comedies of the time. I loved the tone as well as the dramatic background music and catchy songs. Joo Sang Wook and Lee Min Jung are a great couple with some nice chemistry. The drama is fun throughout, but the story nicely deepens as the show progresses as feelings, relationships, and company issues all have to be dealt with.
Cunning Single Lady was such a pleasant watch. It had a couple things I would have preferred to have gone differently, but that mostly comes down to personal taste. It had a several great actors, a solid romance story, and was packaged in a classic romantic comedy style that I found entertaining. (Cunning Single Lady Review)
So how was November for you?
Happy drama watching to everyone!
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