Mid-Year K-Drama Review!!


MID YEAR AWARDS

Before we all immense ourselves in the new august dramas

Arang and the Magistrate, Faith, Haeundae Lovers, Five Fingers, May Queen, Nice Guy, Panda and the Hedgehog, Hana Kimi, The Thousandth man, Vampire Prosecutor 2 and Ma Boy.

Lets take a minute and recognize the outstanding performances and impressions left by the preceding dramas!

Here we go!!! This is my personal opinion. I try not to be biased by giving a good honest review.

Drama Selection:
The Moon that Embraces the Sun, Operational Proposal, Can Love Become Money, Rooftop Prince, King 2 Hearts, Love Rain, Fashion King, The Equator Man, Queen In-Hyun’s Man, The Chaser, I love Taeri Taeri, Ghost, Big, I Do I Do, A Gentleman’s Dignity, Bridal Mask, I Need Romance 2, and Dr. Jin

Best Drama

Winner: King 2 Hearts
Runner Up: Moon/Sun
 

Best Actor

Winner: Joo Won – Bridal Mask
Runner Up: Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Seung Gi
Watch Gaksitaall and find out for yourself. I can’t think of anyone who deserves this award more than Joo Won. His acting is exceptional especially in Ep 7/8 when he went through that tragic loss and straight up wailed. It was unintentionally hilarious.

Best Actress

Winner: Ha Ji Won – King 2 Hearts
Runner Up: I can’t even think of anyone that comes close. not even Ha ji Min
 She’s not the typical weak lead actress. She literally owns every role she takes.
 
Best Supporting Actor
Winner: Jo Jung Suk – King to Hearts
I could count the number of lines he had in K2H, which doesn’t say too much but there’s something intriguing about him, maybe it was his hidden affection for the bratty king seung gi… #Bromancingg
 
Best Supporting Actress
 
Winner: Lee Yoon Ji – King 2 Hearts
Runner Up: Han Chae Ah – Bridal Mask
 I think both ladies were phenominal and i would totally ship any drama they appear in. Lee Yoon Ji’s proved herself as 2nd lead. NOW GIVE HER A LEAD ROLE!!
 
Best Story:
 
Winner: Love Rain
Runner Up: Queen In Hyun’s man
If QIHM made any sense at all, i would hv rated it higher. Love Rain was beautiful…
 
Best Romantic Comedy
 
Winner: A Gentleman’s Dignity
Runner Up: Rooftop Prince
 MY F44 Oppas!!! and Joseon Power Rangers!!
 
Best Action
 
Winner: Bridal Mask
Runner Up: The Chaser
The City Hunter of the year that outdid itself and CH.
 
Most Suspenseful
 
Winner: Ghost
Runner Up: Rooftop Prince
 Ghost gave me the creeps especially the first 5 episodes.
 
Best Historical
 
Winner: Queen In-Hyun’s Man
 Can’t be Dr. Jin… I have a feeling Arang and the Magistrate will outdo QIHM.
 
Best Pair
 
Winner:  Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ah Neul – A Gentleman’s Dignity
Runner Up: Jang Geun Suk and Yoonah – Love Rain
 Finally got to see what the “George Clooney” of Korea is all about. Although not my favorite pair, I’m #Team Meahri & Yoon, but their scences together never failed to make my heart flutter.
 
Best Alternate Pair
 
Winner: Kim Ji Suk and Jung Yoo Mi – I Need Romance 2
Runner Up: Ju Won and Han Chae Ah – Bridal Mask
 In Kdrama Land, it’s inevitably apparent that the 2nd lead either dies or loses the guy or girl. This is the 2nd drama since Boys over Flowers that i wished and almost believed the 2nd lead would get the girl. Smh @ the writers for making us fall in love with Kim Ji Suk.
 
Best OST
 
Winner: Operational Proposal
Runner Up: Love Rain, Bridal Mask
I enjoyed the OST far more than the drama itself.
 
Best Villan 
 
Winner: Park Ki Woong – Bridal Mask
Runner Up: Yoon Je Moon – King 2 Hearts
 He Puts the “V” in Villian.  I even have Shunji nightmears! about that nail cage!!
 
Most Overrated
 
Winner: Rooftop Prince
Runner Up: Big
 If it delivered the awesomeness it promised i would hv loved it. Great Premise then the remaining episodes were pretty much fillers! another drama i’d say skip to the last ep. I would hv liked it if we got a better kiss scene between Ha Ji Min and Yoochun. Can’t believe it had higher ratings than King 2 Hearts, which i’d say is the better of the two. 
 
True Underdogs
 
Winner: Operational Proposal
Runner Up: The Chaser
 Lack of A/B list Cast was what killed OP
 
Biggest Disappointment:
 
Winner: Dr.Jin
Runner Up: Fashion King, Big
 You’d think PMY would know how to chose a drama after City Hunter. It started off pretty well then got ridiculously boring, did i forget to mention disgusting and totally unrealistic. I’d pick fashion king over this anyday. I don’t blame the cast, i blame the writers. For those who haven’t watched this. Please watch ep1 and 2 then skip to the end because all that nonsense inbetween was a big waste of human time. 
 
Most Stylish Character
 
Winner: Jang Geun Suk – Love Rain
Runner Up: Lee Jong Hyuk – A Gentleman’s Dignity
 I think i created this award with JGS in mind. I just had to recognize his awesomess this yr.  He can rock a scarf and block heel boots better than any man alive!! like i said earlier he’s the most versatile actor in kdrama land.
 
Best Use of Idol
 
Winner: Mickey Yoochun – Rooftop Prince
Runner Up: Yoona – Love Rain
He made Rooftop bearable. It was my first time seeing him on screen and he left a good impression! Yoona was great in love rain also even though her character was a bit weak. 
 
Biggest Waste of  Talent
 
Winner: JaeJoong – Dr. Jin
Runner Up: Gong Yoo – Big , Jong II Woo – Moon/Sun
I definitely wanted to see more of JaeJong after Protect the Boss. Honestly, i don’t blame him.  Even LeeMin Ho couldn’t make that drama suck any less than it did.  
 
Best Kiss:
 
Winner: Big
Runner Up: I need romance 2, Queen In Hyun’s Man
 
That was one hot closeup kiss even if it only lasted for a second! i just loved he dug in there and kissed her…Gosh I’d do anything for a second with Gong Yoo. 
 
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