has ruined me for other dramas! At least for a time.
I am not exaggerating - I tried 3 dramas tonight and had to give up - I kept comparing them with WW and they became unwatchable because of it.
First I tried Fly High
- bad mistake. Apologies in advance to anyone who liked it but UGH. Even without WW's perfection, Fly High would have been atrocious - in addition to poor visual quality (which to be fair, was not the drama's fault - but the uninventive and snooze-worthy cinematography was) we had the stereotypically, irritatingly cutesy heroine (she missed her bus, hit someone with a shoe accidentally, and tripped, all within the first two minutes of the drama!) and the even more stereotypical icy family-issue-laden CEO who never works despite his lofty title (did I mention that he was supposed to be a native English speaker but I could not make out a word he was saying?). Both of the main characters were paid by actors who were unattractive and could not act. Ugh. UGH.
Then I tried Crazy for You
, which I normally would like a lot - I have started it some time ago but then needed to get dvds with better subs which I finally did. But despite my liking it, it just didn't draw me in at all, even though it normally would - it was excellent, I just could not get into the mood in the slightest - WW's realness just made me fixate on dramaness of this (which is normally something I'd love). However, I see myself adoring it in the future and it's excellent example of angsty melodrama - I will definitely watch more when I am in a different mood.
The same goes for Lawyers of Korea
- it's a good drama but I couldn't help but compare it with WW and had to turn it off.
And then I stopped trying. I was considering bringing out heavy guns in the shape of Friend
but then decided that the whiplash shock from seeing Hyun Bin go from an intellectual director of WW to a brutal thug of Friend would be too much for me in such a short span of time :P And then I got tempted to rewatch Hong Gil Dong
(or anything else period, like continuing with Emperor of the Sea
or Return of Iljimae
) but opted for reading instead as it was late.
You have ruined me, WW! For non-period dramas, at least.