DramaFever Weekly Top 10 for September 21, 2015
We have a surprise #1 winner for the newest Top 10 list of the most watched shows. Goodbye Oh My Ghostess; say hello to...
Twenty Again has got to be one of the cutest shows ever while doling out inspirational messages on delicious bites of homemade kimbap. No wonder Twenty Again is the #1 show this week. Congratulations! I couldn't wait to watch episodes 7 and 8. No spoilers. You've got to see the hilarious scenes yourself or peek into our funny recaps HERE.
Wasn't Yong Pal's confrontation scene at the funeral exciting? Now that everyone's dreamy doctor Joo Won has saved chaebol princess Kim Tae Hee, he is treated with an elevated respect that's deemed suitable for his new stature. I love seeing the genuine affection expressed between the two lovers. (I wouldn't mind having him registered as MY husband. Take my passport, please!) However (yeah, there's always a "however"), there is a serious undercurrent as we see the princess-in-distress transform into powerful queen-on-the-throne. I'm glad that the series is extended by only 2 episodes, because if there is pain, it won't be dragged too long. But, with the extension, I'm also wondering whether there will be a happy ending after all. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Yoon Kye Sang and Lee Bum Soo's final battle in LAST was like a raging boxing match between two formidable adversaries. I assure you that there is a happy ending for our hero. This gritty drama has crafted a compelling story and created many believable characters for whom I felt sympathy even at their darkest hours. Praying Mantis came to mind as an example. He was pure in his unwavering loyalty to his ruthless master. Kim Hyung Kyu is a standout, and I'd like to see him in a happier drama next. Despite the violent scenes, I consider LAST one of the year's best dramas for the stellar performances and the social messages it brings forth.
I took a peek at Love and Secret. I'm tracking so many dramas that it's hard for me to get into a new one right now, but I was intrigued by the story and actually binged through quite a few episodes. They are only 30 minutes each, so it's an easy watch and the initial episodes are fast moving. Plus, I kept thinking the handsome male lead Kim Heung Soo looked familiar. Turns out he was the young king who was plagued by his alter ego in The Night Watchman's Journal. He looks great as a romantic lead in the new drama.
In other news:
BIGBANG Alive Around the World starts on Wednesday, September 23. We'll get to see behind-the-scenes footage in this intimate documentary of Big Bang's concert tours that spanned 48 shows across 24 cities in 12 countries and 4 continents. Don't forget to watch BIGBANG: The Beginning to see how they rose from young trainees to stars.
Turn off all incoming calls on Thursday, September 24, because Noble, My Love is finally here! The cute webtoon adaptation stars Sung Hoon and Kim Jae Kyung in a story about a CEO falling for a veterinarian. Cute leads + cute animals...I can't wait!
Growing Through Life stars singer-actor and real-life heir Raymond Lam (The Virtuous Queen of Han) as an heir embroiled in a treacherous battle to control the future of the wealthy family's enterprise. The Chinese title is actually 摘星之旅, meaning, "Journey to Reach the Stars." The drama series starts on Friday, September 25.
Here are last week's Weekly Top 10 shows in order of popularity:
1. Twenty Again
2. Oh My Ghostess (exclusive)
3. Running Man
5. Heirs (exclusive)
6. Yong Pal
9. School 2015
The Scholar Who Walks the Night reaches its grand finale this week. Will Lee Joon Ki slay the evil vampire, get the girl, and keep his handsome hanbok costumes? (Thank you to those who already know the ending for not giving out spoilers, since many of us are still watching it on the delayed schedule.)
Time flies and I almost forgot that the delightful drama The Virtual Bride is only 12 episodes short, and it is finishing this week. I'd be really shocked if it has a sad ending. It's been great fun to watch this lighthearted series.
Previous Top 10: DramaFever Weekly Top 10 for September 14, 2015
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