Blog revival! Yay!
Well, this is not quite a blog revival but rather a feeble attempt at blogging once again (and also to expressively fangirl over a kdrama!). It’s funny how I used to update my livejournal so often in the past, but yet I’m having such immense problems at coming back to blogging and putting my thoughts, or really just randomly typing nonsense into this blog. It has come to the point whereby I get the urge to actually post something but I eventually chicken out at actually putting a post out there on the Internet. Which is really funny because I’m pretty sure that not many people would be reading this or even if there will be a person reading this. But giving it further thought, it might be thanks to my inane need for perfection… Well, that’s another story. Without further ado, let me proceed to my main aim of this long awaited (hah) post.
I’ve recently been watching a kdrama that has ended some time ago and has garnered a pretty decent amount of hype, which was very well deserved I might add.
Master’s Sun aka 주군의태양
This drama is penned by the Hong sisters, who have pretty much gained their following with dramas like Delightful Girl, Choon Hyang, My Girl, You’re Beautiful and My Girlfriend is a Nine Tailed Fox, just to name a few. Kudos to you if you can guess which one of those I just named made it on my all time favourites list!
Master’s Sun has a pretty well known main cast of So Ji Sub playing the male lead, Joo Joong Won (L from Infinite plays the young JJW, squee!); Gong Hyo Jin playing the female lead, Tae Gong Shil and Seo In Gook as the second male lead, Kang Woo. If you’re familiar with kdramas, these people shouldn’t be strangers but to be quite honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of both main leads. Yes, don’t shoot me. They are both pretty solid actors but I’ve never seen anything from So Ji Sub, except Sorry, I Love You and Cain and Abel, and both dramas didn’t really do anything for me. And well, as for Gong Hyo Jin, I just never really found her all that attractive. Call me shallow or what will you but I usually pick my kdramas based on the casting, because really, how many kdramas have interesting storylines?
But thankfully, I’ve decided to give Master’s Sun a go, which is a first because I was attracted to the cast at all and the drama basically made me eat my words and falling in love with the story and the characters. I will give the Hong sisters credit for creating such nuanced characters in almost all of their kdramas, without losing their unique quirks that just seem to appeal to the audience, including me of course. Also, I think the main reason why I finally decided to pick this up was purely for the ‘ghost’ factor in the storyline. Ah, right. This brings me to the synopsis of the drama. /facepalms
The story revolves around a woman who can see ghosts and a man who tries to protect her, and is described as a drama with horror and romantic elements infused together.