Review – The King Loves / The King in Love

Review – The King Loves / The King in Love

This drama was divine.  It took your basic love triangle and raised it up to levels of discomfort, pain and joy that I don’t recall ever experiencing in another drama.  Kings are always lonely, isolated people – by design – the people they can trust or count on are few and far between.  In this story, our King had one friend.  One.  So when they both fall in love with the same woman… cue the twenty hours of beautiful agony this show will provide.  I think what made this particular love triangle special was that our lady in the middle really loved both men.  She just happened to love one of them a little more…

Add to that some outstanding political intrigue – none of the boring filler that so often accompanies historical dramas – and brilliant side characters – and you’ve got yourself a historical drama that stands above others.  Let’s not forget how freakin’ sweet this show was!  So many sweet moments.  And tons of genuine humor, too.  There was a great mix of everything, honestly.  Gorgeous cinematography,  detailed costuming, and a complicated but tightly woven plotline that deeply satisfied.  Until the very end.  The very bitter end.  Cause… only one of these absolutely lovable men is getting the girl, after all.  And your heart is going to break for the other dude.  It wouldn’t have mattered which one.  That’s why this drama was amazing… it was a win-win and a lose-lose either way…

Overall Review – 9.5/10.  Love Is A Game That Demands Losers.

More musing on heartbreak, some spoilers, and character thoughts follow… let’s dive in.

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Review – Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Review – Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

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One of most feel-good of feel-good dramas out there.  I’d like to give a standing ovation to this show for presenting one of the healthiest relationships I have ever seen in a K-Drama.  Could there be two more likable leads?  I’m struggling to think of anyone I’ve liked together more than this adorable pair.  Watching them together was magical.  It was such a fun, feisty, genuine romance.  It was like eating sunshine.

Plot, Short Version:  While two college athletes slowly fall in love, this show will wrap you up like a warm blanket and snuggle you.

Overall Rating – 10/10.  This Drama Takes Home All The Gold Medals.

Spoilers follow!

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