We all have them. Dramas you always, with the best intentions, meant to go back to finish. You know the ones, the dramas that you’re enjoying pretty well (because, let’s admit it, if you loved them, you really would have gone back to them) but life got in the way, as it always does, and you had to stop watching. You of course tell yourself, after this one more task I’ll finish. Just one more thing and I’ll sit back down.
But then life happens, or more importantly, more dramas happen, and you never actually sit back down to them.
As the end of the year rolls in, and year end posts keep revealing their ugly heads, we’re reminded of all these ghosts of dramas past. So here is my list of Top 5 dramas I always had meant to go back to watch.
I attempted this drama three times! Each time getting a little closer to the end. Nothing wrong with the show at all, I always meant to go back… although I guess, after so many attempts, maybe I should give up? Nahhhhh… Prosecutor Min seems too cool to give up on.
Queen In Hyun’s Man
I know, I know, this one might get me stoned in the Kdrama community—especially considering the fact that I stopped two episodes from the end. I liked the drama. It was an okay drama. I stopped watching it through no fault of it’s own. The show was my Thanksgiving marathon one year while I was house sitting for a friend. Two episodes from the end it was time for me to go home, and when I went home to settle in for those last two episodes, the internet didn’t work. By the time I went got it back my drive had left and I told myself I’d finish it the upcoming weekend—which just never happened. I know I should go back to this one as, not only does the completest in me demands it but I think Cherry Cordial would chase after me with her shoe if I refused to finish her favorite drama.
Why didn’t I finish this drama? I loved the first episode—I was really excited for the drama to start! But then life happened, we separated, and then I started hearing weird things about it. A blast to the past? What? Why? (Although I guess I would know why the story goes back into the past if I’d actually watch the show.) My desire to continue the show waned, but now that it’s over, I feel like I must continue. So here it sits on the list.
Day. I freaking loved this drama! Big hearty, hearty, heart, heart love for it. I watched the first half in almost one sitting, which caught me up to the live stream. I was all pouty that I’d have to watch week to week with the rest of the schmoes. But then? Yeah, I never went back! I was spoiled on a plot point which made me cranky, not about the spoiler itself (although it’s really sad), but the fact that now I know it’s coming. Waiting there. Like a toad. Bummer. I convinced myself that I’d do a marathon when it ended and yet here it is, still unfinished. Maybe this will be my Christmas day marathon…
Holy Man Boobs, Batman! This cracky-cracky-crack drama was a hoot to watch. I think you’ll remember actually the chat posts we would put up displaying my…disbelief that this drama existed. Now, this drama is partially to blame for the abandonment as the dumb-ass heroine and the fact that almost every single woman she came across was instantly plotting against her, made me roll my eyes so hard it hurt. Now looking back, I think I may have been in a really bad mood so maybe the episodes I watched weren’t as bad as I thought and am willing to give it another chance. Eventually. Maybe…
So here are my Top 5 lists of dramas I just refuse to actually put on the dropped list, and yet can’t seem to make myself watch. How about you? What are some of your dramas?
HA! those are all on my complete (maybe) list too! Well, except for cruel Romance. Didn’t even start that one. I stopped watching D-day when it had squads of medical personal performing CPR for hours on all the patients they were transferring. How can a show be THAT medically stupid?
Vampire Prosecutor is a fun show. So why am I only on episode 9 after 2 years of watching? I like the main actors/characters. The stories are fine. But it just doesn’t warm my heart. It’s more of a detached reaction to the characters. I can admire but not love. I watch one episode and then it’s months before I want to watch another one. Give me another year or two and I’ll probably be done with it then.
I never finished orange marmalade either, got bored, I guess. I liked the unbelivable ending of Queen in hyun’s man, it is worth finishing. Don’t bother with Vampire prosecutor 2, it totally made me mad with a cliffhanger ending and no vampire pro 3. Is that girl still being held hostage? Who is really the bad guy? I guess we will never know…
Yep – I have a few of those, too. I watched a few episodes of D-Day and just couldn’t make myself finish it. I’m only halfway through the Taiwanese drama, They Kiss Again, the sequel to It Started with a Kiss, which I loved. Just haven’t been able to finish They Kiss Again – who knows why! And then there’s season 2 of Love Sick. I really liked it. I did. But then they stopped showing the OTP kissing and just started alluding to it. I heard that there were complaints or something…. I was disappointed enough that I just stopped watching. I just haven’t been able to make myself go back to the show despite how cute the OTP is.
Oh Molls, keep watching Love Sick. No, there is no kissing, but the story is so worth it. I watched a straight Thai drama that had no kissing at all, not even alluding to, so I no longer feel cranky about it. What we do get is so adorable it makes up for it.