Here’s What I Plan to Watch Starting in October, 2013
Ji Sung, Hwang Jung Eum, Bae Soo Bin, Lee Da Hee
Plot Min-Hyuk was born into a wealthy family. He has everything including good looks, intelligence, but he doesn’t have kindness. He loses his girlfriend in a hit-and-run accident. Yoo-Jung goes to prison, because of the hit-and-run accident that killed Min-Hyuk’s girlfriend. Her boyfriend is the one that actually committed the hit-and-run accident, but Yoo-Jung took the blame. She is then betrayed by her boyfriend.
Plot “Medical Top Team” depicts the process of treating patients by a team of doctors, considered the best in their fields, as a power struggle ensues in the hospital.
Plot Yoon Cheo-Yong, has been able to see ghosts since birth. Once the ace of the violent crimes unit, seven years ago he lost both his family and his partner in a traumatic incident that caused him to quit his department. Now he works as a district cop, but without any interest or will to engage with the world; “starved for love,” he’s completely lonely. Then one day, he accidentally talks back to the ghost of a high school girl, and things get complicated. The show follows Cheo-yong as he works with his female detective partner and that ghost girl to solve mysterious cases.
Plot Drama series is set within the turbulent period between the Japanese colonial era and the division of Korea into North and South. Kang San is from a poor family. He struggles to get away from poverty. Through the game of basketball, he becomes successful and meets a girl from the upper class. He dreams of their love overcoming the disparity in their social standing
Plot Depicts the loves and battles of Empress Ki who exercises her influence in the Yuan Dynasty. Empress Ki is from Goryeo.
My Thoughts Before you say it, no, I am not watching Heirs or possibly not Reply 1994. Even though I watched Reply 1997 and overall liked it, I was totally out of my league while watching it and I only knew of a couple of the actors and they were the reason I even took the time to watch; however, this time I know none of the actors so I don’t plan on struggling through trying to relate to characters WAY younger than me. Now, that brings me to Heirs. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, I really don’t watch high school dramas! My high school days are so far behind me that I’ve lost count of the years and really have no interest in watching what might be BOF part deux. Again, I’ll enjoy your commentary and tweets; that will be enough for me.
I am really looking forward to the dramas above. Even though Secrets starts the last week of September, I’m including this because it is so late in the month. I watch everything with Hwang Jung Eum, so it was a given that this would be on my future watchlist. The same goes for Medical Top Team. I absolutely LOVE Jung Ryu Won. Even though I doubt this is a comedy, she is a great comedic as well as dramatic actress. I have to think way back in her career for something I didn’t like. And like Ryu Won, I will watch ANYTHING with Joo Ji Hoon. Now if I can only get used to that freaking hair-do.
Before you say it, another ghost drama? Yes. But this time it is coming from OCN and when it comes to their dramas, I’ve yet to see one that I didn’t like. I think I have plans to watch this more for the network and less for Oh Ji Ho who is, at best decent. But he has a lot to make up to me after that disastrous 3rd Ward that I sat through (talk about a drama in the last 1/3 going down the toilet!!).
Basketball was a given for two reasons: I love sports dramas and I absolutely LOVED Do Ji Han in Incarnation of Money as Kwon Hyuk. The fact that at a mere 21 years old, he gets his first adult leading role and only second leading role speaks volumes of how good a job he did in that drama. So I’m psyched to watch this also.
Doctor X was excellent so it made perfect sense to watch the sequel. So far, I don’t know where I will be watching this or when but if Viki or any other website carries this, I will be watching. Here’s hoping I can find it.
Last but not least is my girl, Ha Ji Won, returning the screen in what I hope will fulfill my sageuk fantasy of a decent drama. Sadly, every saguek I started this year, I dropped out of sheer boredom and some, I didn’t even bother starting because the comments kept getting worse and worse as the episodes continue. Ah, the beauty of twitter and followers, they watch so you don’t have to.
So, these are the dramas that I plan on watching in the upcoming month.