I was quite busy in December with all of the year end blog activities, but I still got in three dramas. And they sure were a good watches! The angsty historical My Country: The New Age, the fantasy romantic comedy Extraordinary You, and the exciting historical The Tale of Nokdu are what I enjoyed for the month:
My Country: The New Age
My Country: The New Age was quite the watch! It has a fantastic story, great production, and plenty of action which includes some impressive sword fights to keep things exciting. It’s also the kind of drama that might just rip your heart out and then stomp all over it!
I liked that My Country: The New Age was more serious and angsty while giving me an intense story of two long-time friends pitted against each other, a heartfelt romance, and plenty of intrigue.
Yang Se Jong, Woo Do Hwan, and Jang Hyuk gave some seriously impressive and memorable performances here. My Country: The New Age was enjoyable all the way through. (My Country: The New Age Review)
I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed Extraordinary You! I love meta stories like this with comic characters becoming self-aware. The drama is bright and fun with lots of humor including poking fun at many of the classic tropes we all know.
The rules of the comic world were very interesting, and there was a solid mystery concerning why the characters acted certain ways as well as why so many unusual things were happening. There were also a lot of great themes explored as the characters became self-aware, coped with their new knowledge, and attempted to change their fate.
Kim Hye Yoon and Rowoon were an adorable couple, and I really enjoyed their relationship which was a mix of cute fun and low-key angst. I really enjoyed all the characters and the world that they inhabited. Extraordinary you was a lot fun with lots of heart, and I had such a wonderful time watching it. (Extraordinary You Review)
The Tale of Nokdu
I loved this drama so much! The Tale of Nokdu is one of those dramas with a little a bit of everything: action, romance, intrigue, mystery, humor, angst, and heart. And that combination makes for a pretty terrific drama!
Jang Dong Yoon was wonderful in the portrayal of a man having to disguise himself as a woman, and there was lots of fun humor surrounding that. He and Kim So Hyun also made a wonderful couple with a relationship that was quite swoony as well as heart wrenching. The rest of the cast was really amazing too.
The Tale of Nokdu was a wonderful historical. It set up a great story early on that blossomed into an intense drama. The pacing was great throughout with humor to make me laugh, and then it upped the stakes with some serious plot developments. All of the elements blended together nicely to make for an entertaining watch all the way through. My heart was left feeling very full! (The Tale of Nokdu Review)
So how was December for you?
Happy drama watching to everyone!
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