I squeezed in another couple dramas for July, and luckily, they were both really nice watches. It was the historical mystery romance Queen: Love and War and the supernatural comedy Mystic Pop-Up Bar that I enjoyed this month:
Queen: Love and War
Queen: Love and War was a solid drama overall that I mostly enjoyed. I wouldn’t put it in the exceptional category, but it has a steady pace that slowly builds and gets better as it goes. I like when a drama is able to consistently raise the stakes.
A mystery is set up in the beginning with a murder attempt and then slowly peels back the layers of the plot. Then we get an interesting power struggle and lots of plotting. Scheming baddies abound in this one.
We also had a great main couple in Jin Se Yeon and Kim Min Kyu. They were interesting characters that faced a lot of challenges, but they also shared a lovely romance that we got to see play out. Overall, Queen: Love and War was a great watch. (Queen: Love and War Review)
Mystic Pop-Up Bar
Mystic Pop-Up Bar was a great supernatural drama that creates an entertaining world involving the afterlife, ghosts, and lots of other fun stuff. It was a bit on the episodic side with a woman running a mysterious pop-up bar and helping different people with their problems each episode, but the individual stories were great and full of emotion.
The overarching story was good too and builds nicely throughout the drama towards a satisfying conclusion. We also get a wonderful performance from one of my favorite actresses, Hwang Jung Eum, as well as our two leading men, Yook Sung Jae and Choi Won Young.
Mystic Pop-Up Bar is a great watch with it’s mix of humor, fun, heart, and emotion that was wrapped up in a quirky supernatural package. An enjoyable watch for sure. (Mystic Pop-Up Bar Review)
So how was July for you?
Happy drama watching to everyone!
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