I'm currently midway through "War of the Roses" on TAN, and I have to say that it's the most grim and depressing show I've seen in a long, long while.
Yet, strangely, I find myself anxiously awaiting every new episode. Go figure.
The show's lead actress (Choi Jin-shil) reminds me a bit of actress Bae Doo-na, in that she’s a rather plain-looking woman with impressive acting ability. Choi plays her unfortunate character (“Soonie”) most convincingly, and I just can't help but find myself loving and pitying her at the same time.
This is a show that, I think, will definitely be worth checking out when it arrives in Chicago.
My Rosy Life is a good drama. It's an intense drama though. Viewers shouldn't expect a happy drama just because of its title. Similar to SBS "What Happened in Bali", it's not going to appeal to everyone.
OK, I've read quite a few times now that it's "grim," "painful," "sad," "intense," etc. I guess I know more than enough about it to start with, especially since I made the mistake of following one of the links provided here that tells about the story.
Yes, it is a very very sad, emotional and intense drama. But somehow,amidst all the tragic happenings, you start to love and pity the 2 lead actresses(choi Jin Sil and Lee Tae Ran). At some point, i felt that i just could not carry on watching cause it was so tragic, but still i could not stay away as I had to find out their fate. We all love comedies cause it is light hearted and makes us laugh, but this is one melodrama that is worth watching.
qwert, my intent in the last post was to subtly say, "Ok, I've heard enough about the drama, now please stop or you'll spoil it." I know that was not your intent, so don't feel you've done something horrible. Many people here, me included, are just very sensitive about having hints about what's coming up. For example, now I know from the beginning that something tragic is going to happen, and I'm going to be waiting for it and seeing omens of it in everything that happens up to that point, rather than seeing it fresh. I wish I didn't know it! :-\
OK, I've read quite a few times now that it's "grim," "painful," "sad," "intense," etc.
I should emphasize, however that “War of the Roses” (rather like the excellent drama “I’m Sorry, I Love You”) has a lot of weird humor scattered amongst the dark overall storyline. Particularly interesting is the relationship between Soonie’s harsh mother-in-law and the MIL’s “sister,” who turns out to be something else altogether.
. . . especially since I made the mistake of following one of the links provided here that tells about the story.
Yes, this is the kind of drama where you really SHOULDN'T take a peek at the spoilers.
Incidentally, I seem to remember (tried to check my tapes, but I couldn’t find the exact scene) that “War of the Roses” was the name of the café where Soonie’s now-unfaithful husband had proposed to her ten years earlier. Thus, that peculiar series name.
HAH, Gal-ck! I guess we know what THEY know now, LOL. I'm moving this to the WOTR forum.
From Dae Jang-geum: Sun-dol: "Are you trying to dry me up and kill me? Why do you say the same things over and over every day? Rather, come and hit me once! Aigu!" But then: Dr. Lazarus: "By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan... You shall be avenged."