Just a quick update on the blog. I haven’t updated the blog lately, but I have still been keeping myself updated with all the dramas airing right now.
But besides k-dramas, I am a huge fan of the Korean national soccer team. And for those who may be unaware, the 2011 AFC Asian Cup is going on this month. The first time I watched the Korean national soccer team play was during the 1994 World Cup, and I distinctly remember thinking, man, they suck! It (almost) brings me to tears thinking about how far they have come since then.
Despite having a strong soccer team (at least in Asia), the last time Korea won the Asian Cup title was in 1960 and I really, really, desperately (ooh, please, please God!) would love to see Korea win the title this year. Between lurking around soccer (football for everyone else outside of the U.S.) forums and watching five (6, 7?) dramas, something’s gotta give and that became blogging.
Two weeks ago, I started a post on my first impression review of the three new dramas that premiered that week – Dream High, Sign, and My Princess. It seems a bit overdue to post a first impression review now after having watched what would be six episodes this week, but gosh darnit, I plan to finish what would now be a “First Six Episodes Impression Review.” Cross fingers that it doesn’t become a “First Eight Episodes Impression Review”!
And yes, I guess this means that I liked all three dramas enough to continue watching them. I am not in love with any of them (true love doesn’t come around that often, does it?), but I’m finding myself enjoying all of them. In addition to these three dramas, I have my hands full with President, Gloria, and Drama Special every week. Oh yes, I’m still perpetually stuck on episode 17 of Secret Garden, and having come this far, I am determined to finish it! (umm, yeah, if you haven’t noticed, I was not a huge fan of Secret Garden, unlike my co-blogger.)
After having had a very pessimistic outlook for 2011, I’m kicking myself on the butt on how I got stuck with watching so many dramas. I was really expecting 2011 to be the year when I catch up on all the older dramas that I’ve been meaning to watch. But instead, I’m finding that 2011 is offering a wide variety of dramas and something for everyone, and my verdict? Not bad!
More detailed review still to come. (Is it crazy if I confess that I’m actually intrigued by and even looking forward to Im Sung Han’s upcoming drama, New Gisaeng Story, or am I just being overly optimistic now?) But until then…