Hey guys! I’m incredibly sorry for the long break. Don’t worry, I’m still very much involved in the K-drama and K-pop world! I’ve been keeping busy with different projects lately and sadly my blog was lower on the priority list. If you miss my writing, be sure to check out my articles on DramaFever News! I write under the name Rara Pop. Also be sure to like my Facebook page MY RARA POP for daily updates!
I wanted to start this new special segment just for my blog. While I get to write really cool articles on DramaFever like My Ideal Cast if Mulan were a K-drama and The Best and Worst Blonde Hairstyles on K-drama Stars, I don’t usually share more personal updates or perspectives on the shows I am watching.
Does it surprise you that I watch a lot of K-drama? Like, I pretty much never miss a day. So I’ve been thinking, why not share with you guys what I watched each week?
1. Man From the Stars (Episodes 1-7)
BIG NEWS! I got my dad and stepmom hooked on their first K-drama! It was my birthday last week and used my powerful status of “Birthday Girl” to get them to watch the first episode of Man from the Stars. While it was a little slow to start, we’ve been watching an episode almost every evening after dinner. I take that it’s a good sign that these last two nights they asked to keep going, watching two episodes at a time!
While I thought my stepmom would like it, I never intended for my dad to come along for the ride. He just kind of watched in the background and then couldn’t turn away. Success! Our dinner discussions now revolve around rehashing the plot lines and talking about what might come next. I love it!
BTW the show is just as good, if not even better the second time around!
2. Fool’s Love (Finished the Series)
I love, love, LOVED this drama! Seriously, I had some major drama withdrawal this week after finishing the last episode. This show hit all the right notes for me. One moment I’d be laughing hysterically and the next I’d be in tears. I loved that no matter what I predicted, the show would always throw a curve ball. Also, while I usually hate misunderstandings in Dramaland, this show utilized them for fantastic comedic relief! Seriously, if you haven’t had a chance to watch this show, go start your marathon. You can thank me later!
Verdict: Besides Healer, this has been my favorite show of the year!
3. Let’s Eat (Episodes 1-7)
I decided to start this show this week as a filler drama. I always find I need to help bridge the gap between finishing the last cycle of shows and starting the newest ones. I don’t really like waiting week after week for new episodes so I usually wait until there are about 8-10 episodes out before I dive in. That way I can still do a mini marathon, but it also leaves me open to join in on the discussion online for the final few weeks.
I’ve wanted to try Let’s Eat for a while since most people have good things to say about it. Since season 2 has just started, I figured now is a good time to jump in. It’s definitely a unique show, half food porn – half warm and fuzzy friendship drama. The mystery aspect is a little strange, but I find it’s an easy watch.
While I’m not quite marathoning it, I do think it’s an excellent show to put on while I eat! That being said, I was watching an episode right before bed one night and I suddenly became extremely hungry at about 11:30pm… I guess there is a draw back to this drama. How do they make the food look so incredibly delicious?!
4. 2 Days 1 Night (Episodes 35 & 36: Visit to Treasure Island aka the Non-Smoking Episode)
This show never fails to make me laugh. I’ve tried fruitlessly for years to get my step sister interested in K-dramas, but instead we’ve settled on variety shows as a happy middle ground. Over the past few weeks we started again to watch our favorite 2 Days 1 Night. I’m so glad we are watching together again!
This week we decided to try the episodes where the cast has to give up smoking for the duration of the trip. Of the six cast members, only one, Cha Tae Hyun, doesn’t smoke. The hilarious part is that while the show usually involves suffering on behalf of the cast, this episode brought out some true and deep emotions! Their smuggling tactics and attempts to trick the director turned into comedic gold. I definitely recommend watching this episode!
I especially loved the cigarette sniffing dog!
I’m planning to start at least one of the newer shows next week. I’m leaning towards The Girl Who Sees Smells (aka Sensory Couple) since it looks very cute and there is already a ton of buzz about this drama. I don’t want to be left out of the discussion! I was also thinking of starting Heard It Through the Grapevine but since there are still quite a few episodes left, I will probably wait at least a few more weeks. What do you guys recommend I watch this week?
What did you watch in Dramaland this week? Please share your thoughts below!
Thanks for reading! See you next week!