Last year I skimmed through the Korean drama Bride of the Water God (also known as The Bride of Habaek) out of curiosity. This drama is available on Viki. I didn’t care for the main plot, but I loved the side characters Moo Ra and Bi Ryeom. Moo Ra was in love with the male lead, and Bi Ryeom was in love with Moo Ra and eventually wins her over.
Krystal and Gong Myung had such fantastic chemistry and their banter was funny and electric.
Fight for My Way is from 2017 but I want to post about it because I LOVED IT. If you liked Park Seo Joon in What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?, I think you’ll love him more in Fight for My Way. And if you loved Kim Ji Won in Descendants of the Sun, then seriously what are you waiting for? Fight for My Way is on Viki with English subtitles.
Fight for My Way is a friends-to-lovers rom-com with a great cast, a lot of laughs, and so many heartfelt moments. One of its strengths is how relatable it is. Our main characters, Dong Man (Park Seo Joon), Ae Ra (Kim Ji Won), Joo Man (Ahn Jae Hong), and Baek Seol Hee (Song Ha Yoon) are close friends and neighbors. Dong Man and Ae Ra have been friends since childhood, and both have big dreams buried in their hearts but are making it through each day with jobs they don’t love. Meanwhile, Joo Man and Seol Hee have dated for six years and work at the same company, where they’ve kept their relationship a secret.
I’m calling this a “live review” because I’m on episode 6 and I’m going to continue to update this post as I watch. After many years of resisting this drama, I finally caved and decided to try it out. I’m intrigued by it so far but at the same time there are SO MANY plot holes that I have to rant about it somewhere.
On a side note, I was pleasantly surprised to see some familiar faces in the supporting cast! I loved Ahn Jae-hyun in 2016’s Cinderella and Four Knights, and was excited to see him here as the female lead’s younger brother. Also, Yoo In-na from Goblin (2016) and Park Hae-jin from Cheese in the Trap (also 2016, lol).
Oops, I disappeared. I was on a drama spree for a while but all of a sudden it felt like there was nothing left for me to watch! Which sounds ridiculous, because how is that possible?!
I am currently watching Goblin: The Lonely and Great God on DramaFever. I’ve been meaning to watch this drama for a long time since I’ve heard ah-mazing things about it, and guess what: EVERYONE IS RIGHT. First of all, visually, Goblin is absolutely stunning. I’ve taken so many screenshots of it (select few at the bottom of this post). The colors, the composition, the deliberate pauses that showcase the beauty of the scene – I love it. The soundtrack is also on point.
Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook are both so fantastic, especially together. Why haven’t I seen them since Coffee Prince and My Girl, respectively?! The scenes with the goblin & the reaper are so wonderful and funny and sometimes heartbreaking. At first I was surprised to see Kim Go Eun as the female lead because I had recently watched Cheese in the Trap, but she is very charming and it works. Yoo In Na also plays an awesome, quirky character who I love. I looked up her credits but it’s been too long for me to remember her in Secret Garden.
It’s been weeks and I’ve only watched six episodes because I just want to savor every episode.
Korean Name: 치즈인더트랩
Brief Summary: Cheese in the Trap is centered around university students Hong Seol (Kim Go Eun) and Yoo Jeong (Park Hae Jin), as his personality and past get in the way of their relationship. In particular, his past association with Baek In Ho (Seo Kang Joon) and Baek In Ha (Lee Sung Kyung) prove to be hard to break.
Stream It: DramaFever
Recommendation: Watch It
I can’t remember the last time a drama disappointed me this much. If it had been terrible from the beginning, that would be a different story, but Cheese in the Trap was so promising in the beginning. It felt like a breath of fresh air. I’m still rating this a watch because the premise was fantastic, but prepare yourself to be extremely displeased when you’re finished!