Review – Live

Review – Live

Live is a true gem and definitely worth your time.  Like Misaeng, it’s a character study on individuals within a certain profession.  Misaeng (which is slightly better, in my opinion) covered the insanity of the South Korean corporate business world, and this show deals with police officers.  Following three rookie cops from the three-year cram schools for the Civic Exam, to training, and into their probationary first year, you will experience the full spectrum of what it takes to be a street cop.  And it ain’t pretty.  But trust me, this show is.

This drama will have you enthralled with the lives of its characters.  All of them.  They couldn’t have chosen a better title for this drama.  It will tempt you to do some deep thinking about society, our structured laws, the media, the conundrum of law enforcement, humanity, and crime.  To be fair, there is a slow build up as it takes a while for all the characters to be introduced and come together.  But like Misaeng, if you stick around a while, you won’t want to leave.  Because you’ll be transported into their world, into their struggles and lives and families and ambitions and fears.  I watched the entire show in two days.  I threw it on because it looked vaguely interesting – but by episode five I had a hard time forcing myself to go to sleep so I could watch the rest the next day.

Overall Rating – 9/10.  Code Zero.  Code Zero.  All Units Respond.  Quality K-Drama Alert.  Last Call.

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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.

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