Monday, February 10, 2020

Afterthoughts: Melting Me Softly

So this is my first drama back after literally my last drama I watched being half of 'What's Wrong with Secretary Kim'. Side note: loved that drama, just couldn't handle finishing it. 

I was scrolling through Viki and was looking to start a drama. Which has been a pretty hard task for me since I just couldn't bring myself to watch them. I purposefully picked this one because I didn't have high expectations for it. Hear me out. 
The Viki description is as follows:

'Go Mi Ran (Won Jin Ah) is a young jobseeker who is told she will be given around US$ 4,200 if she takes part in a cryogenic freezing program. She is told that she will be frozen for just 24 hours and then leave with her money.
Also being frozen is Ma Dong Chan (Ji Chang Wook), a popular entertainment TV producer who is cold as ice when it comes to working – but tends to get hot and passionate when it comes to affairs of the heart.
But instead of waking up a day later, the duo awakes from cryogenic slumber to find they have slept through 20 years. All the people Mi Ran and Dong Chan once knew have aged by 20 years, but their own bodies and memories have not changed at all.
Life 20 years in the future is not easy – and things are made harder for the duo when they discover that should their body temperatures rise above 33 degrees Celsius, they will die.
When Mi Ran and Dong Chan begin developing feelings for each other, temperatures start to rise…spawning all sorts of dramatic consequences.
Will the duo fight back the heat of a potentially fatal romance? And will they discover the mysterious reason why they were frozen for two decades – and the role of the enigmatic Dr. Hwang, the shady figure behind the freezing project?'

Which to some people is probably like OMG SO INTERESTING. But I was kinda like okay this isn't normally my thing. I don't usually like these kind of dramas. But it had Ji Chang Wook in it. His dramas are top notch so I figured that would help and it would be a good drama to start back on. GOOD IDEA. Best idea I've had in awhile. I'll tell you why.

In my honest opinion, the drama isn't AMAZING. Would I ever rewatch it? Probably not. Did I like it? Sure. If rating I would give it about a 6 or 7 out of 10. It was not bad. It just... felt really long. 

So the drama isn't SUPER emotional. You aren't going to cry your eyes out for hours like you would with 'Goblin' or something.. But it's enough to make your eyes leak. 

One of the things I'm most thankful for in this drama is the fact that the second lead female wasn't actually evil. She wasn't this cold hearted super bitch. She actually was relatable.. and sad. Very sad. Sometimes... or.... alot of times. The super evil second lead female gets overplayed and I just get tired of it. So had she been evil the whole drama, I might have given up on it. 

The first few episodes I was not feeling it. Still. I was live-texting Bunny the whole time like ''okay this is not terrible but like i don't know if i like it'' type of texts. But after the first few episodes it was okay. And thankfully no main or even really supporting cast died because it's what I expected and I was dreading that also. It was very hard to get into, but I kept watching and eventually liked it so i stuck with it. 

Now, the drama SEVERELY LACKS romance. It's like not there. This is mostly because that's how the story line makes it. They're temperature rises for everything that makes their heart race so too much intimacy was not allowed. The first kiss in this drama actually pissed me off. I was left staring at the screen like 'wtf just happened'. She kissed him because she thought she was going to die and wanted to kiss someone before she died but this came out of scenic nowhere... and I was so confused and actually frustrated and irritated with her character (which seems to be quite a common occurrence in this drama).

The ONLY actual kiss scene in the whole drama was amazing. But that is the ONLY ONE. Not even after they are cured and they COULD kiss, did they. 

Which also gave so little closure to something that was so built up for so long throughout the drama.  Okay after looking at youtube there was a small kiss in the attic but like they had to cut it short because hello lets not die. 

So that's pretty frustrating. 

And then the ending. The final episode. Matched the rest of the drama and drug out. She's frozen again. In a coma. This type of stuff.
30 minutes before the drama is over, she's almost dying again. 15 minutes before the end, she woke up but is saying shes gonna go abroad and study..... The WORST. Now it changed and they both left and did world tour youtubing. Great. But like.....  we got a total of 8 approximate minutes of happiness and that was suppose to end a dramas worth of suffering and anguish. Didn't happen. 

All in all the drama is pretty good. Like it's interesting if you give it a chance and the cast was AMAZING but the script was something that could have been SO MUCH BETTER. There were hilarious times and there were times when my eyes leaked, but again. 6 or 7 out of 10 rating. You should watch it.


Hello, everyone. HAS Shanea back from about a 2 year hiatus. At this point in life, I'll never promise that I will come out with new content or start on new exciting adventures or do anything, for that matter. Life has gotten a bit tough and as much as I would love to say 'I'M BACK, HERE'S HAS' FUTURE', life is just so unpredictable and to be honest I am just now getting back into Korean things. 

So I'll give some updates because why not? 

1. I moved from my small town in Mississippi to Minneapolis, MN to attend the University of Minnesota. Asian Languages and Literatures major. Focus in Korean (of course). And it was amazing. Seriously the opportunity of a lifetime and it was the most amazing experience. But I've had so many life problems pop up since I've been here, I've had to give this up. Financial being the biggest part.

2. Me and my boyfriend moved in together and got a cat. 

She's the cutest and the sweetest little piece of garbage. (I say that lovingly)

3. And this one is kind of a shocker. I fell out of the Korean world. Not because I didn't like it anymore. Trust, that's definitely not it. I was studying it. Life got really rough and if we are honest it's still pretty rough. So I just became overwhelmed with other things and fell into a huge depression and it's almost like this depression rejected anything that brought me joy. I'm still struggling with this. It's really hard for me to find my way out of the whole I've gone into but I'm trying. I definitely couldn't watch dramas. Oh no. Not possible. Too emotional. And again, rejecting them.

4. I finally saw DAY6 in concert. We won't talk about the fact that I had a huge anxiety attack and had to leave early. But in case you didn't know, KARD and DAY6 are my top groups.

5. I am still sick. Still battling my lung issues. Still in and out of the doctor. Thankfully in the past 2 years, I've only been admitted to the hospital once. Thank God for Minnesota having better healthcare options so i can see doctors whenever i need to. Which is usually weekly. 

6. Bunny hates on me because I never watch the videos she sends and never remember to text her back in timely manner. LOL

So life has been pretty hectic. Heck, I don't even know half of the groups out anymore dude. I just watched 'Melting Me Softly' and everyone in the Viki comments is like GOLDEN CHILD OMGGGGG GOLDEN CHILDDDD because apparently a member is in the drama and I was over here like ....who the heck is that... and I still need to look them up and listen to their music because I'm just awful.

I wanted to write and share that life is difficult sometimes, ya know? I feel it. Everyday. But I'm trying to force myself to do the things I enjoy. So I felt I needed to write on here because this blog gave me so much joy for so long. It's been 8 years this year since I started it. 

Oh, I did manage to upload new lyric videos to Youtube. I got so excited and was like IM GONNA DO A MILLION OF THESE. and I think i mustered up 2. LOL 

All in good time. 

Stay happy and healthy, friends.

-HAS Shanea Feb 11 2020