30 Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 27
I have problems because I’m not sure about how popular certain dramas really are…
Day 27: Name an underrated Drama?
Since I really don’t know how undervalued dramas are…here is my uneducated opinion (based on popularity of posts actually :P):
Sure, there was some less than stellar parts of the plot, but for the most part, this was a little gem of a drama for me and while the main character was not properly displayed (or so I’m told), Nakai did a great job with the role and really gave Chokozai life. I also liked the growth of the characters throughout the drama.
- Karamazov no Kyodai
Wowza. This was the 2nd (this year that I know of) Japanese drama based on a Russian novel. The first was Tsumi no Batsu or something like that. This was a dark drama with very artsy cinematography and symbolism. The plot kept me guessing since I had not read an English translation of the Brother Karamazov. So it kept me guessing and anticipating every week. The acting was phenomenal and I liked how they explored the meaning of family, brotherhood, love, and humanity. Light, this drama was not, but it was awesome and not overtly preachy in its exploration of good vs. evil and right vs. wrong.
- Full House Take 2
Park Ki Woong and No Min Woo did amazing jobs in this drama. It was equal parts silly and serious and it was just plain fun. I know people were prejudiced against this drama since it strayed so far from the original, but it really didn’t deserve that. Perhaps if they didn’t use Full House as part of the title, it would have had a better reception. I will forever love Tae Ik as played by No Min Woo. He was such an adorably arrogant man/boy.