DramaFever Weekly Top 10 for December 1 to December 7, 2014
Where do we begin? Parting is such sweet sorrow! Tomorrow's Cantabile concluded its run last week. Where is it on the new Top 10 list? Is your favorite show on the list? Let's find out!
If anyone was waiting for the happy ending before starting the series, go for it! You'll love it. The last episode was also like a scenic tour of Salzberg, Austria, the music center of old Europe and the location for the famous movie Sound of Music. It was simply a treat to be a couch tourist as we followed Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung on their adventure around the city.
I really would have liked the show to go to 20 episodes. The last two episodes were awesome to watch, particularly about how Yoo Jin was able to travel to Salzberg to study by overcoming his fear through Nael Il's help. Of course he did it only after he also realized how Nael Il completes his life. This show has been truly great for me on many different levels. I love the story, and I love classical music. I think 20 episodes would have helped to detail more romantic interludes between the two leads who, by the way, are simply fantastic. Count me in among Joo Won's forever fans, and I'm going to have to search out his past shows on a marathon spree.
Tomorrow's Cantabile was also awesome in weaving in the subplots with the many other young musicians' struggles and joy for their musical calling. I was particularly fond of the very likable Il Rak (Go Kyung Pyung), charming Yoon Hoo (Park Bo Gum), and the cute-as-a-doll Mini Min Hee (Min Do Hee). The ensemble cast wasn't easy to remember right away, but the drama was effective in giving us their individual presence. And, of course this story is a live-action adaptation based on a famously popular manga. I have not read the manga, so I still don't know if it veered away much from the manga's plot. If any of you have read the manga, please leave a comment about whether you liked the drama.
In the meantime, I couldn't help but start watching Mischievous Kiss 2: Love In Tokyo. The episodes are short and compact. Within about 45 minutes, they are able to tell a great story that tugs at our heart. And it sure doesn't hurt to have the infectiously funny Miki Honoka and handsome Furukawa Yuki.
In other news:
I'm hooked whenever the two words "romance" and "thriller" are put together. The newest series to start is Park Min Young and Ji Chang Wook's romantic thriller Healer. It will air the first two episodes this Thursday, December 11, and then every Tues/Wed after that. Sign up HERE for episode alerts.
This week's movie is The Beast and the Beauty, starring Ryu Seung Bum and Shin Min Ah. The premise reminds me of Always, Shrek, and Roxanne, with an interesting and unique twist. If you are a Premium member, you get to watch it as early as Wednesday. Sign up HERE to be alerted when it's ready for you.
Here are last week's Weekly Top 10 shows in order of most popular:
3. Running Man
4. Tomorrow's Cantabile (exclusive)
8. Mr. Baek (exclusive)
9. The Greatest Marriage (exclusive)
Last week's Top 10: DramaFever Weekly Top 10 for November 24 to November 30, 2014
What do you think of this week's list? Which shows are you watching? Let me know by leaving your comment below.