A few dramas that I was loosely following have recently finished airing:
Producers - The high rating of the final episode (probably one of the highest ratings of a drama this year) had to have been due to the drama's stars rather than the drama's storyline. While the drama started off trying to be innovative it did change directions becoming for the most part a standard rom/com complete with a dragged out love triangle. I guess the producers/writers also decided that the drama's main strength was Kim Soo Hyun (the second male lead) and seemed to focus primarily on his storyline (I did like his character) and one-sided crush - which was actually too bad as I would have preferred a secondary romance between him and Cindy (the character that had the best arc in the drama). I did enjoy the romance between Ye Ji Won (the paper czarina) and Kim Jong Kook, actually more so than the main romance. Overall, the drama wasn't bad but it could have better utilized its leads and perhaps tried to be more innovative on the rom/com front.
My Unfortunate Boyfriend - Didn't particularly care for any of the characters, including the two-timing h or the manipulative OM. And the H was just too childlike for any relationship.
Ex-Girlfriend's Club - Overall, this drama was a nice fluffy rom/com, without much in the way of angst. I did enjoy the antics of the ex-girlfriends but didn't find a lot of chemistry between the leads - they seemed more like good friends.
And after a couple of months of effort I finally finished watching Dong Yi. In comparison, I think it took me less than a week to finish Empress Ki. I guess that says it all about my viewing preferences (hot guy beats staid guy every time). While Dong Yi was very well written with an enjoyable story, unfortunately, I found the romance to be rather passionless (where is the obsessed, crazed Emperor when you need him).
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