It’s no secret that I haven’t been very active on my blog lately. In fact, I’ve barely posted in 2 months. For the first time in three years (because that’s how long I’ve had my blog), I haven’t had the time or motivation to post. Or to read, for that matter. I haven’t read a single book since the middle of September -which is highly unusual for me. But I sit here today, feeling the urge to write a post again. And while I haven’t been reading, I have been watching TV shows lately. So here are some of the shows I’ve watched in the past two months.
Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon
I’m a bit confused about the title, because I see it as ‘Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon’ often, but on Netflix it says ‘Strong Girl Do Bong-Soon’. Anyway, I watched the entirety of this show in only a few days. This is a South-Korean TV show about a woman called Do Bong-Soon -obviously… Let’s take a look at the synopsis!
Do Bong-soon (Park Bo-young) was born with superhuman strength. Her strength is hereditary and passed along only to the women in her family. Her dream is to create a video game with herself as the main character. She desperately wants to become a willowy and elegant woman, which is the ideal type of her crush, In Guk-doo (Ji Soo), a police officer. Thanks to her strength, she gets the job of a bodyguard, to a rich heir Ahn Min-hyuk (Park Hyung-sik), the CEO of a gaming company, Ainsoft. Contrary to Guk-doo, Min-hyuk is an odd man who is playful, a little spoiled, has no regard for rules, and dislikes policemen. He has recently received anonymous threats, blackmails, and has even been stalked at an occasion.
One day, a series of kidnapping cases break in Dobong-dong, the district Bong-soon lives in, and she is determined to catch the culprit after her friend was targeted. Under the help and training from Min-hyuk, she manages to control her strength to use it for good causes. Min-hyuk and Bong-soon find themselves and their relationship growing into something more.
I absolutely loved this show! I think everyone should watch it! I laughed out loud, I cheered for Bong-Soon, I was invested in the murder mystery. Ah, I just loved it… Also: why is everyone so utterly beautiful?
No surprise there, right? I know that this is the poster of season 1, but I actually watched season 2 yesterday. I wanted to start watching on Friday evening, but was too tired. Saturday it is, then! I was incredibly excited for the second season. The first one was absolutely amazing -and obviously I wanted to avoid spoilers too.
Don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything for you! Here’s my take on Stranger Things season 2. The kid actors were somehow even better. Will gave me the chills -and not in a good way. The atmosphere was creepy and intense, yet wasn’t lacking in humor either. Overall, I’m happily surprised by season 2! It did not let me down at all.
Descendants of the Sun
This is the only show on this list I haven’t finished yet. I think I have about 2 or 3 episodes to go? Descendants of the Sun is another South-Korean show, about a female doctor and a male soldier. Again, I love this show SO MUCH. It’s absolutely incredible. If you haven’t watched it, please give it a go. Here’s the synopsis.
Shi-Jin (Song Joong-Ki) is the captain of the special forces. He catches a motorcycle thief with Sergeant Major Dae-Young (Jin Goo). The thief is injured during his capture and is sent to the hospital. Dae-Young realises his cellphone was stolen by the thief and goes to the hospital to retrieve his cellphone.
In the emergency room, Shi-Jin meets Dr. Mo-Yeon (Song Hye-Kyo) for the first time. He falls in love with her immediately. Mo-Yeon mistakenly assumes Shi-Jin is part of thief’s criminal gang. He proves to her that he is a soldier with the help of army doctor Myeong-Joo (Kim Ji-Won). When Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon meet again, they talk about their views on life and realise how different they are. Shi-Jin, as a soldier, kills to protect lives and Mo-Yeon, as a doctor, tries to save all lives. They say their goodbyes.
Eight months later, Mo-Yeon rebuffs the sexual advances of hospital chairman Suk-Won (Tae In-Ho) and as retribution is assigned to lead a medical team in Uruk. There, Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon meet again.
So those are the TV shows I’ve been watching lately. Have you watched any of these? Which ones would you recommend I watch? I’ve been trying to make an effort to watch more shows and movies in different languages. As you may know, I previously made a post on the non-English movies and shows I love. I’m trying to watch more of those, so I can discover all the gems from different parts of the world.