Young Lady and Gentleman ep 25-32

I’m not very happy with how the show is progressing. Young Guk’s memory came back but erased all his memory from the last 3 months which was bad! Sara gets another free pass, Dandan has to wait again for Young Guk (and she’s still not slapping Sara), and Dae Ran is still lazy a** stepmom.

Young Guk also continues to be hot and cold towards Dandan, which is getting annoying. C’mon, make up your mind! If you can’t even decide to love a girl, I don’t know how he is able to run a big group!!! One minute, he pushes Dandan away and hurting her feelings. The next minute he rushes to her side when she is sad or crying. I think if Dandan was in her 30s or 40s, she wouldn’t take this crap from a boyfriend!!! But since she is young and naive, she just keeps accepting the punches thrown at her, believing that love heals all wounds. or love conquers all.

The only highlight in these 10 episodes are Sechan and Sejong! I’m so glad the kids found out about YG and DD and they are supportive of their relationship, esp. if it means getting rid of psycho Sara as their step mom. I honestly don’t believe that Sara loves Young Guk or even her son, with the way she is behaving. I feel like she thinks she deserves the money and the rich lifestyle, just because her son is living in the household and she’s bee “taking care” of the household for years! So deluded!

And the worst part?? Even with her lying and scheming ways, Uncle Geon is right beside her and she got a nice, solid, handsome boyfriend while YG and Dandan are still stuck with their non relationship relationship. Ugh!! Life is so unfair, really! The evil ones get their wishes, the nice ones get nothing. That’s both a sad reality and a lesson for nice people.

As for the other characters/couples, same thing. Daebum and Seryeon just have the same problem since episode 1. I think they should just give up for now and go on with their own separate lives. It’s really hard when families are involved.

Another disaster is Soochul and Anna. Soochul was one of the few that i liked in the show, and he turned out to be the worst one!!! I hate Yeonshil, but having an “affair” with Anna wasn’t a good idea. He finally founds out who Anna is and almost killed her! OMG!! Anna should just fly back to US and get away from her crazy family.

Rating for the 8 episodes: 7.5

Check out my the previous episodes –> Young Lady and Gentleman eps 13-24 and Young Lady and Gentleman Eps 1-12

The Effect of a Finger Flick on a Breakup (2021)

Profile:
TV Movie: The Effect of a Finger Flick on a Breakup (딱밤 한 대가 이별에 미치는 영향)
Network: KBS2
Episodes: 1
Release Date: November 19, 2021
Runtime: Friday 23:20

Plot: This is a KBS Drama Special about a couple who breaks up after a finger flick game.

Main Cast:
Kang Tae Oh – Cha Min Jae
Shin Ye Eun – Oh Jin
Hong Kyung – Gu Woo Bin
Ha Yoon Kyung – Jung Yoon Jung

Review:
I liked the story, I just felt that the story focused too much on the girl’s side and not the guy. The entire time we see the girl is lonely and feels that she was taken for granted in the 3 years they were together. It took a finger flick to realize all these and broke up with the guy.

Of course the guy is confused. They were very fine the night before and suddenly she went cold on him and wouldn’t explain why. She just kept saying they don’t love each other. I felt that the girl was insisting how the guy should feel and we never knew what the guy really felt about her.

Her outburst in the garden finally told the guy what he hasn’t been doing. Girl also said it’s also her fault but I never heard her say what she didn’t do for him. I thought it should be both ways. And she should have said something earlier on, maybe they have saved the relationship.

I loved the rainy scene outside her house, when the guy gave the umbrella back to her. He still wanted to try again but it was too late. The girl didn’t want to anymore.

Mixed feelings with the ending. I still wanted them to get back together coz it looked like the guy has chanhed. But i also liked the PE teacher who looks like he will treasure her more.

Rating: 8.5/10

2021 Year End Recap

Another year is about to end and I’m not ready. Mostly because I have so many ongoing dramas that I wanted to complete before end of the year.

Overall, I was slightly disappointed with the dramas that came out this year. There were so many big names and couples that I was looking forward to watch but most of the dramas were just average. There were a very few that stood out to me. Just a recap of all the dramas I’ve watched:

2021 KDramas I rated 9 to 9.5:
Penthouse S1 and S2 (SBS) – 9 and 9.5, respectively
Navillera (tvN) – 9
True Beauty (tvN) – 9
Racket Boys (SBS) – 9
Police University (KBS) – 9
One Ordinary Day (Coupang) – 9

2021 KDramas I rated between 8 to 8.75:
Jirisan (tvN) – 8.75
Monthly Magazine Home (jtbc) – 8.75
So I Married the Anti-Fan (Navercast) – 8.75
Happiness (tvN) – 8.5
Hometown Cha Cha Cha (tvN) – 8.5
Mouse (tvN) – 8.5
Vincenzo (tvN) – 8.5
Awaken (tvN) – 8.5
The Veil (MBC) – 8.5
Youth of May (KBS) – 8.5
Work Later, Drink Now S1 (TVing) – 8.5
Sell Your Haunted House (KBS) – 8.5
Move to Heaven (Netflix) – 8.5
You are My Spring (tvN) – 8.25
Hospital Playlist S2 (tvN) – 8
Penthouse S3 (SBS) – 8
Delayed Justice (SBS) – 8
Squid Game (Netflix) – 8
Nevertheless (jtbc) – 8
Scripting Your Destiny (TVing) – 8
Hellbound (Netflix) – 8

2021 KDramas I rated less than 8:
Homemade Love Story (KBS) – 7.5
Lovestruck in the City (Netflix) – 7
Lovers of the Red Sky (SBS) – 7
Sisyphus the Myth (jtbc) – 7
LUCA The Beginning (tvN) – 6
Love Alarm S2 (Netflix) – 6

2020 KDramas:
Once Again (KBS) – 8.5
Hot Stove League (SBS) – 9
Kairos (MBC) – 9

Older KDramas:
The Lady in Dignity (jtbc) – 8.5
The Tuna and the Dolphin (KBS) – 8
I Picked Up A Celebrity on the Street (Viki) – 8
Misty (jtbc) – 8.5
Romantic Teacher Kim S1 (SBS) – 8

CDramas:
Moonlight – 9
The Rational Life – 9

JDramas:
Pretty Proofreader – 9
This Guy Is the Biggest Mistake in My Life – 7

For my top rated dramas, most of them were big on bromance and family. On believing in yourself and reaching for your dreams. Penthouse was my favorite makjang drama this year and One Ordinary Day is my favorite thriller.

2020 also introduced me to new faces such as Ji Jin Hee and Cho Seung Woo (I never watched their dramas even though they are veterans), Lee Sang Yi, the whole squad of Racket Boys; guys that came back from military such as Park Hyung Sik, Jung Yong Hwa and Jung Jinyoung; those that I didn’t notice before that are now a fan such as Choi Tae Joon, and Kim Seon Ho; and old faves such as Cha Seung Won, Ju Ji Hoon, Jun Ji Hyun, Namgoong Min (he had 2 dramas this year!)

There were some dramas that didn’t meet my expectations such as Lovestruck in the City, Love Alarm 2, Hospital Playlist 2 and Sisyphus the Myth.

I dropped a lot of dramas this year – some after episode 1 because I didn’t like the vibe or the story such as Mr. Queen, Royal Inspector Joy, Mine, She Wouldn’t Know. I tried to watch but couldn’t get past episode 4 of Run On and My Roommate is a Gumiho (no matter how much people loved these drama, I couldn’t get into them at all) and Oh My Master – I really wanted to like this drama but I finally stopped at episode 8 and decided to cut my losses. I’m stuck at episode 8 of Devil Judge, I haven’t dropped this yet as I want to know how this one ends (but will probably fast forward a lot of the scenes to reach the end).

There were also some great dramas that I missed such as Beyond Evil and Taxi Driver. Not to worry – I’m going to watch them next year since I have a lot more time in 2022.

I have several ongoing dramas right now, such as Melancholia, Red Sleeve, One and Only (CDrama), and the seriously addicting but I hate the villains in the weekend drama Young Lady and Gentleman. I’m going to continue watching them and hopefully before winter dramas start in mid-Jan.

Goodbye 2021!

Q4 Drama Watch List

October 2021
34. Police University
35. Penthouse Season 3
36. Hometown Cha Cha Cha
37. Lovers of the Red Sky

November 2021
38. Pretty Proofreader (JDrama)
39. One The Woman

December 2021
40. The Veil
41. Jirisan
42. Happiness
43. Hellbound
44. One Ordinary Day
45. Work Later, Drink Now
46. Move to Heaven

Movies/Documentary
24. The Closet
25. Accidental Detective 2: In Action
26. Hit and Run Squad
27. The Raincoat Killer
28. Juror 8
29. The Great Battle
30. Take Point

Variety Shows
3. Sixth Sense S2 ep 12

Dropped:
– Royal Inspector Joy – dropped at ep 1 (I didn’t enjoy the humor)

Ongoing
– Young Lady and Gentleman ep 28
– Devil Judge ep 8
– Red Sleeve ep 4
– We Don’t Bite ep 3
– Melancholia ep 4
– One and Only (CDrama) ep 4

Total dramas watched in Q4: 12

Total from Jan to Dec 2021: 46