I have been working my way through some of the big dramas of 2012 that I originally missed because I was too busy watching older dramas. Next up is Gaksital, which I convinced my husband to watch with me. Success! The downside is that we're on a one-episode-a-week timetable over here, so I could probably teach myself to knit and then knit myself a snowsuit and trek to Alaska and back before I actually manage to review it.
So far, I've been pretty pleased with the dramas that popped up on last year's "best of" lists, and Arang and the Magistrate holds its own against the pack. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who, like me, isn't really interested in anything set in the Joseon era. (Sungkyunkwan Scandal excepted, of course. That thing could be set in space 40,000,000 years in the future, and I would still watch the whole thing with absolute glee.)