I got in two dramas for March, and they were both good watches. This month included the mega popular hit Crash Landing On You and the AI/romance My Holo Love:
Crash Landing On You
Crash Landing On You was a hit drama that was popular among fans and set all kinds of new records. I didn’t love it quite to the extent of most, but it was a still a good watch for me.
I liked the unique premise of a South Korean woman getting stranded in North Korea and being aided by a soldier. We get an emotional star-crossed romance between Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin that was filled with laughter and tears as they went on a difficult journey together.
Due to its very long episodes, the drama did have a lot of plot filler with the overall pacing suffering as a whole. While the story itself was quite good, it felt like the plot sort of moseyed along and lost some steam in parts.
But overall, Crash Landing On You did have a good mix of romance and humor along with a more serious plot. There are plenty of swoon-worthy moments and lots of feels to be had which results in plenty to enjoy with this one. (Crash Landing On You Review)
My Holo Love
My Holo Love was a nice and enjoyable drama. It’s the exact kind of story I’m into with the sci-fi/AI concept mixed in with romance. It’s a fairly straightforward drama with the main focus in the first half being on one woman’s relationships with a hologram and his creator.
Then the more serious plot running involving some bad guys coming after the AI technology begins to takeover in the second half. It was also a very touching story of a very lonely man and woman going on a journey of growth and realizing that they deserve to be loved.
Overall, My Holo Love had a lot of good elements. It had a great AI concept with interesting characters, personal journeys of growth, romance, and some baddies causing problems. It was a nice mix that kept things interesting all the way through. (My Holo Love Review)
So how was March for you?
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I got in 5 dramas this month. It’s a lot!! I can’t believe it. But to be fair – three were short ones. 🙂 I really enjoyed all of them.
Some Day or One Day – Taiwanese – this was a 12 episode one too. And most of it were flashbacks and so I watched with my hand on the fast forward button.
Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 1 – I normally don’t even like hospital dramas but I found this one to be good. Considering watching the second one now.
My Holo Love
Best Mistake – I don’t know why I watched this. I wanted to see what web dramas were like. This was an ok watch.
Come and Hug Me – I felt Jang Ki Yong was so good in this drama. I liked some of the points they explored as well.
Itaewon Class – I didn’t finish this but I wanted to mention it because I watched up to 13 episodes and I could not take it anymore and so I dropped it. This one was really good in the beginning and Park Seo Joon was awesome but I really disliked the female lead character and I could not continue because of it. And there were a whole lot of other issues too. It’s a shame as it started out well.
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Yay for Romantic Doctor Season 1! I started watching because Yoo Yeon Seok was in it, but ended up liking the entire cast and characters. I don’t usually watch medical dramas, but this one was so good. Now I want to watch Hospital Playlist.
Is Come and Hug me too depressing? I have been meaning to check out more Jang Ki Yong dramas, but I am not sure which ones to try. I have already seen My Mister.
Yes – Yoo Yeon Seok – he’s pretty awesome. I have only seen it very briefly in Mr Sunshine. I will deifnitely be watching Hospital Playlist once it’s finished.
Come and Hug Me wasn’t depressing – no. Definitely check it out if you are a fan of Jang Ki Yong. Now – same question back to you. What did you think of My Mister. It is on my list but I heard it is too depressing. is it true?
D, I did not find My Mister depressing. The characters are struggling and their lives are not easy, but the whole point of the show was the characters’ growth and transformation, and that was very uplifting. There is no swoony romance in the traditional sense of the word, but there is a very strong and deep connection between the main characters.
Oooh, you did good! And even the short ones count 😉 You got in quite a variety too. Of course, I enjoyed My Holo Love as well as Come and Hug Me. I plan to give Itaewon Class a go at some point. Maybe I’ll have better luck with it, hehe
Yes please do try Itaewon Class as you might like it even though it really wasn’t for me. I can’t believe I lasted almost to the end. 🙂
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Haha, well, we all hang on longer than we should with dramas sometimes for one reason or another 🙂
I am on a temporary break from dramaland, so I only finished 1 drama in March, Pegasus Market. Watching this drama made me realize that humor is so precious that it is best served in small amounts. This drama, based on a webtoon, had only 12 episodes. The writing/production/acting team chose to maintain the cartoonish and somewhat episodic feel of the original, and I think it paid off really well. But behind the antics of the new eccentric manager of a struggling suburban grocery store and his adorable employees was a sharp satire of corporate bureaucracy, and also a compassionate portrayal of unemployed or low wage workers. The bizarre humor was well balanced with sweet and poignant moments.
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I really want to watch Pegasus Market because it sounds like the humor is right up my alley, and I could use some of that right now. I prefer to watch on my TV though, and I tried to watch it last week on ODK, but the subs had some major issues so I had to stop. The ODK app on the Roku is in Beta testing right now, so the customer service just kind of took note of my issue, but I don’t think it will be fixed anytime soon. I hope it eventually does though because I want to see this one.
I only managed to finish one drama, sort of. Guardians of the Ancient Oath started out pretty fine but then went into a direction I didn’t much care for and I resorted to skip watching. The ending was one of those “rocks fall and everyone dies” types. Guess there was a moral in there somewhere but we were not amused. 🤨
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Well, at least you made it to the end even if the fast forward button was heavily utilized, hehe. Ah, one of those everyone dies types. Guess that was a fitting end for your journey with the drama 😉
I finished Itaewon Class which I adored. Bawled my eyes out a few times. Then I watched one of my oldies (Healer) as I am a solid binge watcher so waiting for a couple of shows to end so I can get started.
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Ah, that’s good that you enjoyed Itaewon Class so much. I’m planning to watch that one at some point. And Healer is always a great one. A true classic there 🙂
I am already late sharing my March 2020 but still would like to share it hehe.
Here is my March 2020 entitled “March, Camera, Action”
4. Woman of 9.9 Billion
It sure had a very unique premise and lots of breathtaking moments in the beginning. I also have seen Cho Yo Jung once again in the Dramaland years after Divorce Lawyer in Love (8.5/10) in which I enjoyed her character so much. While in 9.9 Billion, couldn’t like her though. She’s hard to predict and harder to root for, as her character seemed unique but unlikable. The lead guy also has chemistry with Cho Yo Jung, so I hoped a little bit romance between them, it did happen but too late for me. Drama wise, it made me very entertained in the first third, as we see very one-of-a-kind mystery thriller. (not to mention that psychopath husband, I enjoyed him HAHA) While it got a bit too bloody and too common catch the bad guy (your term) type of thriller.
And lastly we had Leon in the last third. My interest got back as they introduced Leon (I just hoped they introduced him a bit earlier)
So overall I have a 50-50 like and dislike of Woman of 9.9 Billion. I loved how it started, but I don’t like how it continued.
3. Terius Behind Me
I just hoped this drama focused on the romcom part. It sure has a thing with the spy and NIS thingies, but I would have liked it more if the drama focused more on the romcom. A little romance between Kim Bon and Go Ae Rin, fun of the twin kids, Bon babysitting, and even the KIS people. While there was a thing with the spy and its action, but I don’t quite like it. Took me forever to warm up with it. Anyways I miss So Ji Sub 😍 and the female lead (forgot her name) improved from the last time I saw her in Eulachacha Waikiki 1 (10/10) – I mean her acting. Overall, Terius Behind Me is a fun watch as long as you get to enjoy many things it offers.
2. Crash Landing on You
Hyun Bin 😍😍😍
Son Ye Jin is also good in here. They’re cute and good to see together.
But I don’t quite get it why many people loved the drama (I mean it’s good to know that many people like this, but isnt it a bit too overrated? I mean there are still so many dramas out there better than this one. Or it’s just a matter of tastes of our kdramas? HAHA)
While I enjoyed the unique plot of a SK woman stucked in NK, I also got bored too many times with its endless bidding of goodbyes with the drama’s very lengthy episodes. Tsk tsk each episode lasts for almost an hour and a half. They could just capsulized them though omitting those very draggy and not so important and very repetitive scenes to save time. While I got to like everyone in the NK (special mention to Kim Jung Hyun and Seo Ji Hye), I also got to hate everyone from down south (except that insurance agent guy who only sincerely hoped Seri’s safety). Romance between Seri and Captain Ri is very popular to the public, while I found it nice and cute, it’s only plain and simple for me, nothing ‘really’ special in it. Except for Hyun Bin very handsome and very charming, as always. HAHAHA
All I can say is that this one is amazing!
I kept on pointing its flaws and bads, but I couldn’t find. HAHAHA. If there might be, it won’t affect my rating in it, and how amazing the drama is.
Is LSG always this hot? HEHE.
He portrayed his role very well. I only watched him in here and in Hwayugi (8/10) as Son Oh Gong, and I couldn’t find any trace of him being Son Oh Gong in this drama being Cha Dal Goon. That only means that he’s a great actor. 😍 I don’t actually like Bae Suzy (but I don’t dislike her either, and I kept on watching her dramas HAHA) but her acting here is convincing and good enough.
So why do we need a season 2?
– untold background story of Goo Hae Ri
– that minister or something running as President
– we have to know more of Samael
– more development of romance between Hae Ri and Dal Goon
– character development and more exposure of Shin Sung Rok’s character
– more of the Vagabond secrecy
Overall Vagabond is such a refreshing action for me. It quite got me intensed and thrilled in so many levels. And I don’t really mind the ending (because I already got spoiled as to its ending, I was ready while watching it). So we definitely need a second season.
So my March was packed with actions and thrills and suspenses and romance. 😊😊😊
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Oh wow! We had similar experiences with all of the dramas you watched! 🙂 Yep, Woman of 9.9 Billion, the first half was the best and then lost some steam. Interesting watch though.
Same with Terius Behind Me. That drama shined with the humor and So Ji Sub taking care of the kids but majorly lacked in the spy story department.
And I too enjoyed Crash Landing On You, but it didn’t have the major appeal that it did for most. Those long eps really hurt the pacing of the drama. Still liked the unique story a lot though.
And yes! Vagabond was great! It was full of action and just all around fun. I had been waiting so long to Lee Seung Gi in a role like that, and he completely delivered. Loved Suzy there too. I would definitely love a season 2.
I’m happy your March was so good with dramas, and it’s fun that we had similar experiences with all of them 🙂