Korean Drama Update for October 2022

For October, I got in two more dramas which were both nice watches. They included the short series Dear X Who Doesn’t Love Me as well as the campus romance Dear M. Here’s how they went:

Dear M Korean Drama - Jeong Jae Hyun and Park Hye SooDear M

Dear M is a simple drama that is like a slice of life campus romance with a small mystery element. The show is a mostly light and pleasant watch with a side of angst. We have a large core group of friends at the center of the story which includes three romances. Once I figured out the dynamics, I was invested in the characters and their relationships.

Overall, Dear M was a bit meandering at times, but it was a very nice drama. Definitely nothing revolutionary, but enjoyable nonetheless. It’s a group of friends dealing with college, relationships, and life. They have joys and sorrows to go through, but they do so together. The drama had a fun quality that I found entertaining. (Dear M Review)

Dear X Who Doesn’t Love Me

I was pleasantly surprised that I ended up enjoying Dear X Who Doesn’t Love Me quite well. It was more serious and thoughtful than I would have guessed. I found the story itself pretty interesting and well-developed.  We see Hee Soo, who suffers from low self-esteem, use a magic notebook to make all of these guys fall for her. At first, it seems great, but then she realizes it brings a host of problems.

Dear X Who Doesn’t Love Me was nicely done for a shorter drama with romance, angst, a light fantasy element, and nice character explorations. A positive message of self-love was at its core. It’s a quick and easy watch that flew by. (Dear X Who Doesn’t Love Me Review)


So how was October for you?

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12 Responses to Korean Drama Update for October 2022

  1. Timescout says:

    I actually managed to limp through one drama this month, Good Job. It was neither here not there but I finished it. Which was bit of a surprise, considering how easily I give dramas Das Boot. 😀 Oh, and I finally got through the last 2 epis of Extraordinary Attorney Woo as well. I don’t usually push myself to finish dramas I don’t have much interest in but as I’ve watched so few this year, I sort of wanted to add another one to that “finished” pile. 😉

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    • Kay says:

      I can understand that drive that pops up to push through dramas, especially if you haven’t gotten many in this year. It definitely helps to be able to add to the finished pile, lol. So at least you can take comfort in that achievement 😅 I plan to check out Good Job as it just looks like silly fun. We’ll see how it goes!

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      • Timescout says:

        Good Job was quite silly but the humor was rather lukewarm for the most part. I expected it to be funnier. The romance was kinda cute but as that’s not really my thing, I didn’t get much out of the drama. 😄

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        • Kay says:

          Yeah, I’m pretty picky with humor as a lot tends to feel lukewarm to me in general. I do like silly though, so we’ll see how it goes. And of course, I do like cute romances a lot. Despite that, it did at least keep you around though, lol 😅

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  2. Snow Flower says:

    Dramas finished in October 2022
    Good Job – finished it mostly for the cast
    Squid Game – finally watched it and found it intense and thought-provoking
    Little Women – not bad overall, some stretches of logic are required. Excellent acting, direction, and production design.

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    • Kay says:

      You have quite the varied completed list this month 🙂 Of course, Squid Game was super popular. Probably a bit too intense for me, so I haven’t checked it out yet. I would probably like it though. And I do plan to watch Good Job soon. Glad to hear Little Women was a good watch also 🙂

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  3. D says:

    Hi Kay – I’m interested in Dear X after reading your review. I watched 4 dramas this month – Once Upon a Small Town, Behind Your Smile (Taiwan), Lost Romance (Taiwan) and Young Actor’s Retreat. Lost Romance is really good – I can’t believe I did not know of this before. Please do watch it if you get a chance. 🙂 I really enjoyed Young Actor’s Retreat – it’s really nice to watch the actors you love in this setting. I’m sure some of it was scripted but they seem so down to earth and the show was really funny and entertaining.

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    • Kay says:

      I haven’t heard of Lost Romance. I’ll have to look that one up since you enjoyed it so much 🙂 I need to check out Young Actor’s Retreat. I don’t watch a lot of the reality shows other than Running Man, but I thought that one looked fun, especially with so many actors I enjoy.

      Dear X was more serious drama than I anticipated, but thoughtful. Being a web drama the production wasn’t the best, but it was still good. A lot of people didn’t like the main female lead’s character either, but I understood what they were doing with the character and her growth arc, so I enjoyed it. Good luck with it 🙂

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  4. Jermena says:

    Me started on My Love from the star and i like it so much😁 that girl Cheon Si Young is something else🤣🤣🤣

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  5. Kate says:

    Unfortunately October was a month of re-assessing and lots of dropping for me.

    Dropped: Love is for Suckers, If you wish upon me, She would never know, and The Queen’s Umbrella. I only watched about 1 or 2 episodes of these and they all looked like they were well done. I will say that if you’re into high production value, good cast, palace drama – The Queen’s Umbrella looks good – with the machinations focused on the ladies of the palace rather than the usual ministers but didn’t grab my interest enough to be willing to give that one or the others more of my time. Too many times I’ve fallen into the trap of trying to watch 4 ish episodes before deciding and then getting too invested to drop and then I’m stuck and eventually disappointed so I”m trying to drop earlier.

    The ones I did finish this month were:
    Once Again – super long soap opera, family-style drama that I enjoyed. Fairly cheesy but a good watch.
    Dear X who doesn’t love me – too heavy for me. Short enough to finish but did not enjoy.
    From Now on, Showtime – My only brightspark this month – enjoyed more than I was expecting, a smidge episodic at the beginning but once the larger story began to play out it was an entertaining and engaging watch.

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    • Kay says:

      It’s good that your developing those dropping muscles. I know how hard it is, and I still struggle it with it. But I always try to remind myself that with so many dramas out there, I should spend my time watching ones that I really enjoy if possible. Like you, if I hang around too long I feel too invested to drop. It’s a constant struggle 😅

      At least you got in a couple of dramas you enjoyed with Once Again and From Now On, Showtime. Those bright spots are the reason we watch 😊

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