Total Randomness #13
Well this isn’t exactly about random connections between dramas like I’ve been wont to post in the past. This is me being really random and yet expressing frustration. I have discovered a perfect quote for my drama watching experience this year and I just thought I’d share.
Have you ever been forced to read Shakespeare? In US high school’s you’re going to find yourself reading at least one play in your English classes. I’ve had to read several. There is one particular quote in his tragedy Romeo & Juliet that really resonates with me for the 2013 year in dramas:
Romeo: O, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?
And yep. That right there? Perfect summary of the dramas I’ve watched and covered this year. I feel this particularly strongly with having just completed Japanese drama Ando Lloyd. These dramas have all the makings to be good…but then they throw it all away, especially mid-way through or just at the very end. There are many factors in all of this. Bad Pacing. Bad Acting. Bad Writing. Completely Unbelievable.
It doesn’t matter the reason, it’s just how I feel. I even came away from the loveable drama The Master’s Sun with that feeling. I really thought that a great drama was killed by a plot introduced in the latter third of the series that wasn’t developed fully enough mixed with an ending that actually, to me, left a lot to be desired. But…So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin…awesome. Such a great couple and great acting. It’s nice to see SJS take a break from morose melodramas. But I still feel dissatisfied in the end. Perhaps I am just too picky.
Oh, dramas that left me unsatisfied this year:
- The Master’s Sun (see above)
- Last Cinderella (still worth one watch)
- Crazy Love (don’t get me started)
- Spring Love (doomed to failure)
- Ando Lloyd (just because of that dratted ending)