So, friends of the internet, I'm turning to you for help. In order to narrow the options, I'm following that old wedding rhyme "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." If it works for a lifelong commitment, it should work for a 20-episode commitment, right?
Something old: Winter Sonata
|Aren't they cold standing in a snowstorm without coats? NO. Because love.|
Cons: From what I hear, there is some serious melodrama going on here. Not my favorite, but I can let it slide for a drama staple.
Something new: Secret Love Affair
|Boom chicka wow wow.|
Cons: If I'm being totally honest, I have a really hard time watching adultery. I get frustrated that so many movies and shows represent the cuckolded spouse as a terrible person, thereby making the choice as uncomplicated as possible. (Something Borrowed, I'm looking at you. You steal your best friend's fiancee, but we're supposed to think it's fine because A. you best friend is a monster and B. you are Ginnifer Goodwin? Nice try.) For a subject that has the potential to cause such deep, lasting emotional pain, it feels like a cop-out.
Something borrowed: My Love from Another Star
|He may be an alien, but that's no excuse not to wear the trendiest haircut in Korea.|
Cons: Kim Soo Hyun's face. There, I said it. I mean, it's a handsome face and all, but he never seems very expressive. What if I watch one episode and hate him, but then I'm stuck watching the whole thing?
Something blue: Heartless City/Cruel City (Blue because of the whole police theme, not because it makes me sad--I hope)
|You can tell it's gritty based on the monochrome poster.|
Cons: I'm already watching a cop show as my simulcast, so maybe it'll be overkill?
Well, what'll it be? Convince me in the comments! Or just vote. Because that's what I'm actually going to follow.