Korean Drama Update for October 2020

Two more dramas on the books for October! One was a bit of a let down, but the other was amazing! It was the melo crime romance Flower of Evil and the mystery romantic comedy I Wanna Hear Your Song that I got in for the month:

Flower of Evil

Flower of Evil is the Lee Joon Gi and Moon Chae Won drama that we deserved! The reunion between this duo was everything I could have hoped for and more. These two talented actors wowed me with their amazing performances and wonderful chemistry. This was a complex romance that took us on a roller coaster of emotions.

The story was filled with suspense as well as in depth character exploration. There are plenty of surprising plot developments along with some great cliff hangers. The soundtrack also really enhanced the drama. Mystery, heart, and thrills all came together to make for a highly enjoyable ride. (Flower of Evil Review)

I Wanna Hear Your Song Korean Drama - Yeon Woo Jin and Kim Se JeongI Wanna Hear Your Song

I Wanna Hear Your Song had some good stuff in it, but mostly it was disappointing. It had all of the ingredients for an amazing series, but it just really didn’t put everything together.

It mixes darker suspense elements with romantic comedy elements in a musical setting. It doled out the mystery with tiny reveals and seemed like it was trying to hard. This slow delivery of key information made things feel a bit draggy, and it just seemed to stall and struggle in the middle stretch. It became quite a chore to finish it.

So I Wanna Hear Your Song left me feeling quite conflicted. It had so much going for it, but it just couldn’t seem to execute it. The intriguing mystery, complicated romance, solid actors, and wonderful OST kind of got shortchanged when it came to putting everything together. The drama has some things to like, but it really could have been so much more. (I Wanna Hear Your Song Review)


So how was October for you?

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13 Responses to Korean Drama Update for October 2020

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    Well, glad you asked as October was great for me! I watched Flower of Evil of course and like you enjoyed it quite a lot! And then of course there was the brilliant The Smile has Left your eyes, which for me was even slightly better even!😀
    While I’m preparing for anime month at the moment on my blog and watching some more anime, I’m almost done with Train and watching Memories of Alahambra as well😊
    I can’t wait to get started on Search though!😀😀😀

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    • Kay says:

      Yay for a great October!! 🙂 Oooh, you did have a good one with Flower of Evil and The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (and suspenseful one too!). And the thrills continue into November with Train and Memories of the Alhambra. I really liked Memories of the Alhambra and am very curious as to what you think of that one since it got mixed reactions. I’m also looking forward to Search 🙂

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      • raistlin0903 says:

        So far I can say I’m enjoying both shows. Making a little bit slower progress because I’m watching a lot of anime currently for anime month on my blog, but that’s got nothing to do with the quality of the two series. Definitely having fun with them😀

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  2. Snow Flower says:

    Drama update for October 2020

    Forest of Secrets 2 – it was good to see the platonic duo of Prosecutor Hwang and Detective Han back in action. They were handling 3 cases at the same time! The connection between the cases was revealed at the end, although I think it took too long. Still, the show was very good at revealing how the struggle for power corrupts even people with integrity.

    Lie After Lie – a classic old-fashioned makjang that did not feel over the top. All the expected tropes were present, but the writer took care to lay the foundation for the twisty reveals. Nothing groundbreaking, but the emotions rang true and the ending was satisfying. Excellent performances by Lee Yu Ri as a wronged daughter in law, and especially Lee Il Hwa as a scheming mother in law with a secret.

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    • Kay says:

      I’m glad to hear that season 2 of Forest of Secrets was a good continuation of the story for you. That’s always a relief when the second season doesn’t tank.

      I’m definitely going to have to give Lie After Lie a go at some point. I do tend to gravitate towards more over the top melos, but old fashioned makjang also sounds right up my alley 🙂

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  3. D says:

    I am live watching drama for the first time and it’s not too bad actually. 🙂 And so this month I finished two dramas:
    1. Record of Youth – I liked this drama. But it certainly had some issues. I didn’t like the ending either. But I enjoyed most of it. Mostly, PBG was very good as usual.
    2. Lie After Lie – This one was so good. Could not wait to watch one week after another. Really good story, good acting. Overall, such a good show.

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    • Kay says:

      Record of Youth is next up on my watch list, and I’ve been really looking forward to that one. Glad you mostly enjoyed it 🙂

      And more praise for Lie After Lie makes me even more interested in checking it out too!

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  4. MyKDramaticLife says:

    ***A very very Long Post***

    (My October 2020 K-Dramatic Review)
    “October Oldies”

    We all want to cope up with and be able to watch classics, in the middle of the so many ongoing and newer dramas in the Dramaland. Therefore, I ended up deciding to binge-watch earlier dramas with the 2004 romance, Save the Last Dance for Me, 2006 romcom, Couple Fantasy, and 2009 family drama, Shining Inheritance. Plus, the 2016 bittersweet melodrama romance, Uncontrollably Fond. Enjoy watching and reading! 😊

    1. Uncontrollably Fond (7.5/10)

    While it didn’t appear to have that X factor to me, Uncontrollably Fond was still a heartfelt melodrama with lots of crying and angsty moments that a melodramatic type of viewer would surely love. Plus, the chemistry of Kim Woo Bin and Bae Suzy is pretty evident.
    And let’s not forget how beautiful this drama’s OSTs are. 😊

    2. Shining Inheritance (9/10)

    Shining Inheritance is a warm and heartfelt drama though there were few draggy moments that I didn’t quite care for, and the romance of Sunwoo Hwan (Lee Seung Gi) and Go Eun Sung (Han Hyo Joo) was understated. On the good note, it has so many great characters who had grew fondly on me during my watch, and it has the overall vibes of hopes and positivities, despite the fight for love and wealth. And having seen three kdrama icons Moon Chae Won, Han Hyo Joo and Lee Seung Gi together in one drama is such a phenomenon.

    3. Save the Last Dance for Me (8/10)
    A classic melodrama romance that used many cliché tropes: amnesia, fight for love, heaven-and-earth ill-fated relationships, etc. And I just liked these makjang stuffs! Eugene did great, so as Ji Sung. (Plus we have solid performances of our second leads, Ryu Soo Young and Lee Bo Young). I had some reservations in the middle stretch of it because of some frustrating and infuriating decision-making of our characters and draggy scenes. Thankfully was able to get back on my feet and re-like it till its ending.

    4. Couple Fantasy (8.5/10)
    So glad to have watched Couple Fantasy. It’s an old romcom but it didn’t feel old. The hilarious moments even remind me of Eulachacha Waikiki. Although other characters did not shine, my main enjoyment in the whole drama is Jang Chul Soo and Jo Anna. Oh Ji Ho and Han Ye Seul respectively effortlessly portrayed their roles so greatly.

    Favorite/s of the Month: Shining Inheritance

    And I haven’t watched K-movies this October.

    So that was my K-Dramatic October 2020.
    How about yours, chingu? 😊

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    • Kay says:

      How fun to have a classic drama marathon for October! 🙂 I have a lot of love for Uncontrollably Fond. Newer but has that older romance melo vibe that I love.

      Also love Shining Inheritance. Now that’s a classic! It’s quite the journey for all of the characters and such a good watch.

      Fantasy Couple is another great one. It’s so funny with its zany brand of comedy. Oh Ji Ho and Han Ye Seul were hilarious and delightful.

      Now I haven’t seen Save the Last Dance for Me, but I really want to! It looks right up my alley and like something I would really enjoy. And gotta love Ji Sung!

      You really did have a great month 🙂

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  5. MyKDramaticLife says:

    You’ve checked in two very different dramas last month.
    Still haven’t checked Forest of Secrets both seasons. But will have to set my best mood for it though.
    And I’m so curious to know about Life After Lie. Been hearing many positive feedbacks about that show.

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