Good morning to all my fellow ‘K’ fans out there. Things have been kind of crazy at work and home lately. Not that it’s an excuse, but I’ve had a tough time lately. I’ve been emotionally and physically drained these past few months as there have been a lot of changes to my job and my responsibility. Not that I have an issue with that, mind you. My issue is that I’ve been in a strange place mentally. I’ve been going through the motions and lost my interest in watching dramas for a bit there. After Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, things took a turn for the worse at work, and this blog suffered for a few months.
Nonetheless, I love my job. We’re just coming into our busiest time of the year, so stress plays a huge factor in my drama watching.
I attempted to get into the swing of things last month, but when blogging is your hobby and real life strikes, priorities are shifted again. On top of my continued internet woes, I haven’t exactly been a happy camper. It’s okay to be moody. It’s okay to watch dramas and not talk about them. But it’s so relaxing when I can throw all of my energy into talking dramas for a while.
Whining aside, I’m here to talk about a newer k-drama on Netflix called My Only Love Song.
It’s a time slip, fusion historical drama. I watched it as it aired on Netflix in June but I’ve been a little quiet as I’m not entirely sure where I stand with this drama.
It was fun. It was different. It was short and binge-watchable.
You may recognize the female lead—she played Hwan Ki’s (Yeon Woo Jin) sister, Yi Soo, in My Shy Boss.
Try as I might, I just didn’t care for this drama. The historical fusion/fantasy element was a lot of fun and kept me watching, but I just couldn’t seem to care about the female lead, Soo Jung, for a single minute. Soo Jung was a spoiled brat who was constantly in a bad mood and taking it out on others. I’m all for a character that will develop, but she was a train wreck that had me cringing the whole time because she never really got any better. She treated others so terribly that it really made me sad. For me, Soo Jung wasn’t leading character material and she barely changed. In the end, she was more aware of her actions and how they affected others, but it wasn’t enough. Too little too late.
This drama tested my resolve. It’s even hard to talk about. There was a lot going for it, but my feelings plateaued early on and I had trouble concentrating after that.
Don’t get me wrong. I laughed a lot and enjoyed the blend of modern and historical times. Gong Seung Yeon and Lee Jong Hyun had a pleasant repertoire that helped me get through. I’ve seen a few episodes of them on We Got Married, but this was really my first time really watching them together from start to finish.
My biggest dislike was the poor attitude of our lead. I think this is a decent actress and I’d really like to see Gong Seung Yeon take on a more likeable character. If not, at least one that develops into someone I could care about.
This review is a bit vague, but if you’re looking for a time slip drama, there are much better options out there. Try Queen In Hyun’s Man, Rooftop Prince, or Splash Splash Love. I believe these three are much better options.
Anyone else feeling that this drama didn’t hit the mark? As I said, it’s not a bad drama. I just think that your time may be better spent elsewhere. If a bratty female lead is something you don’t mind, this is actually quite a likable drama. It’s all about perspective and personal opinion. And, sadly, at the end of the day, this is one drama I don’t have the desire to revisit.
On a positive note, my favorite character was the adorable, time-traveling van: Boong Boong. And we get a happily ever after!
Edited to add a few extra points.