Ever since I began my k-drama journey back in April of 2014, it’s been a whirlwind of love (major props to me taking a huge shining to Lee Min Ho as Yoon Sung in City Hunter. These days, I exclusively watch k-dramas, so to have the opportunity to watch my original bias in a currently airing drama, is certainly something for me to get a little giddy over, especially when said bias is the reason this blog became a reality and not just a through away idea.
I’m sure this drama is creating plenty of waves (pun intended!). I’ve been so slammed at work (took on a larger account! omo!) that I haven’t really been able to see what the masses have said about this teaser or their expectations. Instead, I’ll just give you my interpretation and thoughts.
Legend of the Blue Sea airs November 16th 2016. Mark your calendars, drama fans!
In k-drama land, there are plenty of reasons that make us love one more than the other. It could be a culmination of factors — plot, acting, setting, music, etc. For me, some the dramas that stand out the most are the ones that have strong, beautiful, epic-style love stories between the two leads. I won’t even attempt to lie: love stories are my favorite part of books and moves. Maybe it’s the hopeless romantic in me wishing that I’ll one day find my own love. Either way, I have a deeper connection with the dramas that have beautiful love story over the sillier, quirky dramas. (Not that the silly ones aren’t good, FYI.)
Below I’ve compiled a list of the leads that have made me feel every emotion in the book… and then some.
Warning: As always, there will be spoilers in my list. Please proceed at your own risk.
Lee Min Ho is all over my blog. In case you didn’t know, he is my favorite Korean actor for a variety of reasons. I know that watching two of his dramas doesn’t qualify me as an expert, but there’s just something about him that continues to stand out and impress me. No matter how many k-dramas I watch, Min Ho is always a name and face that stays in the back of my mind. That said, I am not discrediting other Korean actors. There are quite a few that have wowed me, but I’d be lying if I said that Min Ho didn’t wow me a little bit more.
(I actually dread the thought of watching more of his work because it’s one less drama I’ll have to watch with him in it. That’s a big indicator of how much I enjoy his work.)