The drama replacing Wife will be 'Sang-doo-ya, hak-gyo-ga-ja'. Some of you probably saw the preview of it that KBC ran after Wife ended. It's a 16 episode KBS miniseries starring Bi, Gong Hyo Jin and Lee Dong Geun.
To be honest with you, I didn't like this drama and I'm very disappointed that KBC decided to air it. The storyline isn't very good and there's no chemistry among the lead actors. This drama relied on the popularity of the actors for ratings. Gong Hyo Jin and Lee Dong Geun aren't bad actors but they don't have much to work with here. I'm just thankful that this is a miniseries and only 16 episodes so it will finish at the end of February.
First episode of 'Sang-doo-ya, hak-gyo-ga-ja' airs December 31st at 8pm. This drama won't be subtitled though.
I thought that a drama titled Rosemary would replace Wife. I called up a source at the station and they said it was going to be Rosemary. But, hey...The storyline to that drama stinks more than this one. I agree with you totally knov1.
Funny how Knov1 and I disagree so often. As I recall, Knov1 didn’t care at all for “Yellow Handkerchief;” I thought it was the drama-of-the-decade. Knov1 loved “On the Green Prairie;” I liked the ending a lot, but more than once I nearly gave up on OTGP midway through the drama.
And, on “Sang-doo, Let’s Go To School!” I guess we’ll have to disagree again! Oh well, isn’t that what makes discussion boards interesting? Wouldn’t be much to discuss if we agreed on everything, right?
Actually, “Sang-doo, Let’s Go To School!” is just about to wrap up here in Los Angeles (it will reportedly end Monday night) and I have to admit that I was almost ready to call it quits after episode one. Aside from trying to make a hero out of a gigolo (who, after all, makes money conning lonely women) the gross overuse of flashbacks in the early episodes created some real confusion on my part.
But I kept watching, and once I was able to put all the pieces from the past together, the show really started to grow on me. The characters (including the gigolo Sangdoo) turned out to be a lot deeper and more three-dimensional than I’d expected, and now I’ll be really sad to say goodbye to “Sang-doo” come Monday night.
But . . . you’re saying that Chicago’s broadcasts WON’T be subtitled? Too bad! Our L.A. broadcasts were English subtitled, so there’s still some hope. If the English subtitles do come through for all you Chicago fans, I encourage you to give “Sang-doo” a fair try before you walk away. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Funny how Knov1 and I disagree so often. As I recall, Knov1 didn’t care at all for “Yellow Handkerchief;” I thought it was the drama-of-the-decade.
Wow ... when I said that, I didn't think it sounded so bad but after hearing someone else repeat what I said .. that sounds bad. I should've found a better way to phrase what I was trying to say.
Just to clarify a few things, I think YH was one of the better everyday KBS dramas in recent years but I don't really like the 30 min. everyday dramas. They're too long and conservative for my taste. They tend to start well but then they get boring. They have too many (of what I like to call) 'filler' episodes. Nothing really happens in the episodes, they only set up what's going to happen in the next episode. I find those very annoying. That's why the majority of my favorite dramas are miniseries. Each episode of a (20 episode) miniseries is about 3 episodes worth of storyline in a 50 episode drama. Also, YH was the 4th recent KBS drama where one of the main characters had cancer. Unless there's something I'm missing here, like maybe the rate of Koreans with cancer has gone up so they're trying to raise cancer awareness in Korea, couldn't they have come up with something different? I'm sure most people would say that YH was better than On The Green Prairie and it probably was. I liked On The Green Prairie because it was a light drama. It was refreshing to watch a drama that wasn't too serious, depressing or overly dramatic. On The Green Prairie didn't get serious until about the last 10 episodes or so. YH wasn't bad and neither is the new one, One Million Roses, but like mentioned before the 30 min. everyday dramas (in general) are not to my liking. I can't really watch them anyways because they're given at 6pm and I'm not home at that time. I actually have an easier time catching the repeats at 8:30am but even then I can only watch about 20 mins. of the episode (if I'm not in a hurry).
Post by HappyCamper on Dec 31, 2003 21:20:08 GMT -5
I just saw the first episode of this and I'm sorry it isn't sub-titled. I agree there isn't much chemistry yet but the actors are good and it seems to be pretty funny. I do hope the next drama after this one has the subtitles.