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2013 End of Year Drama Review

I cannot believe that the year is coming to an end already! It feels like it was only just the start of 2013! Oh, how time flies! It just makes you look back and appreciate all the goodness that has come out of this year. It comes to the time for an end of year review and I really do appreciate the goodness that dramaland has given this year.

2013 has been one drama year for me (every year is a drama year for me!), though it was definitely much slower than 2012. I was actually quite slack with my drama watching for the first half of the year and only began to intensely drama during the second half of the year. With a heavier school load, I had no choice but to lighten up on my drama watching and this also meant choosing wisely with what I wanted to watch, which didn’t work out quite so well with some drama choices. But I did manage to do a lot of live-watching this year, which is something that I am very proud of. I also managed to watch a 73 ep drama, which is another thing which I am very proud of. I looked back at my 2012 End of Year Drama Review where I said that one of my resolutions for this year was to watch more dramas outside of hk-dramas but I don’t think I accomplished that. Anyhoo, I’ll just blame this on school which, really, is just an excuse to make me feel better of not achieving my goal.

There were quite a number of misses rather than hits this year which is quite disappointing but there were also a number of great hits. I didn’t get to see all the dramas that I wanted to see this year but I can always catch-up on it once I find some time in life. However, in generally, I think this year was quite a miss in terms of dramas. The reason why I was quite slack in terms of drama watching for the first half of the year was that there was any dramas that called out for me to watch it and furthermore, I have read reviews which have not been so positive about those dramas. It was during this half of the year that the dramaland picked up its game, especially in the k-drama verse.

I am going to have an even heavier school load next year which means less drama time for me but it won’t stop me from dramaing! Obviously school will be my priority but nothing is going to keep me away from dramas and blogging!

For this review, I am rating all of these dramas together for this year so the ratings will vary to the ratings on my ratings page. The ratings will be out of 5 stars. Continue reading

My Opinion on The Heirs

The most hyped up drama of the year, The Heirs (AKA The Inheritors) has finally come to an end and I am still learning to get my head around what these 20 eps were all about. It was a drama that tried really hard to reach into the depths of the ocean but could only remain on the shores. I was frustrated with the drama but yet I remained by its side, watching week after week. Week after week, I kept wanting push the drama forth and tell it present to me a story with substance and depth but in the end that was not what I got. For 20 eps, it was a drama that lacked the notion to chug forward into building a compelling drama. It had a central plot but within that plot there were a number of sideline storylines that were never fully developed. That ate away from the central plot, weakening it and the drama as a whole. The characters did grow but it was only ever so slightly. The steps that they took were baby steps that weren’t of any significant in showing the person that they have come to be. In fact, there wasn’t much of a difference from the characters that they were at the start of the drama to the characters at the end of the drama. In the end the drama drama only moved forward ever so slightly.  Continue reading