May was pretty entertaining as I got in three very different dramas. There was the quirky comedy Eulachacha Waikiki 2, the mystery crime romance He is Psychometric, and the hit satirical drama SKY Castle:
Eulachacha Waikiki 2
Eulachacha Waikiki 2 is one of those beautiful rare dramas that actually makes me laugh out loud from start to finish. It was a ton of fun with a hefty dose of heartwarming goodness. The comedy style is completely over-the-top and focuses a lot on characters getting into crazy trouble all of the time. The characters are also unique, quirky, and become quite endearing as the drama progresses as they each have their own little personal journeys to go on.
There are several romantic pairings that serve as cute side plots too that offer plenty of sweet moments. And for me, Lee Yi Kyung was the true star with his amazing comedic abilities that make me laugh like no other. He’s truly wonderful! Eulachacha Waikiki 2 had me smiling and laughing all the way through which makes it quite special. (Eulachacha Waikiki 2)
He is Psychometric
He is Psychometric is that exact mixture of elements I love. There is a nice romantic side to the show that is very sweet and fun, but then there is the main crime element that is much darker. And it gets more serious as the drama progresses.
The show did an excellent job by having a very intriguing mystery included from the very beginning that nicely peels back those layers throughout. This drama is the definition of a serialized crime drama with all of the crimes dealt with tying into the main mystery. It makes every investigation feel relevant to our characters and their story.
Everything was laid out well with fantastic pacing, and it got more suspenseful as it went which really kept me interested. The mix of mystery/crime and romantic elements blended together nicely to create a type of story that I really love. He is Psychometric was very enjoyable all around, and I really wish there were more dramas out there that pulled off this mixture so well. (He is Psychometric Review)
SKY Castle was a ratings monster, and that is the sole reason that I checked it out. It is a satirical black comedy about all that wealthy families go through to get their kids into good universities. I found myself feeling quite conflicted about it though. My experience can be summed up in that the first third was fairly dull, the middle was decent, and the last third was crazy good.
It was a slow burning drama built upon each episode to ramp up the intensity, and then in that last third things just get all kinds of wild! Everything hits the fan as all of that build up culminates in multiple story lines coming to a head. Lots of drama and fireworks ensue. With story lines like intense family pressure, suicide, and murder, this drama turned out to be a whole lot more than just kids getting into good schools.
While I greatly appreciated the groundwork that was laid early on to result in some big payoffs towards the end, the slowness for such a large part of the drama did really get to me. The fact that it took over half of the drama for me to really warm up to it definitely affected my overall enjoyment. But its excellent script, great production, and talented actors work together for a very unique experience that pulls you into the twisted world that is SKY Castle. (SKY Castle Review)
So how was May for you?
Happy drama watching to everyone!
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