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Ashi Girl (2017)
Starring: Kuroshima Yuina & Kentaro
Completed Episodes: 1
Description: Hayakawa Yui is a high school girl with the skill of being able to run quickly. Her brother, Takeru, who is a genius builds a time travelling machine. Yui is accidentally sent back to the Sengoku period where she is put to battle and must protect a young prince.
I will be honest with you. Kentaro was the only reason why I started watching this drama. I have been obsessing over him since his role in “Good Morning Call,” and later “Terrace House: Aloha State.” I wanted to watch a drama where he had a starring role. I have only watched one episode so far, so I do not have much of an opinion of it just yet.
School 2017 (2017)
Country: South Korea
Starring: Kim Se Jung, Hyun Tae Woon & Jang Dong Yoon
Completed Episodes: 3
Description: Gugudan’s Kim Se Jung plays the role of Ra Eun Ho, a low-ranking high schooler and an aspiring webtoon artist. This drama follows Ra Eun Ho as she deals with being marginalized in her school because of her low grades, lack of wealth, and being blamed for a crime that she did not commit.
This drama is part of the “School” series that has been going on since the 90’s. I watched “School 2013” and “School 2015” and loved both of them. So far, “School 2017” has not impressed me in any way. While the themes of systematic corruption in education and bullying are interesting themes, I do not believe that they have been portrayed well in this show. While watching this drama, I find myself cringing at some of the acting and the scenes and other times; I feel bored out of my mind. I have been questioning whether I want to finish this drama or drop it, but I decided to push on with it a bit more. Hopefully, it gets better as the show progresses.
Love in Trouble (Suspicious Partner) (2017)
Country: South Korea
Starring: Nam Ji Hyun & Ji Chang Wook
Completed Episodes: 22
Description: Eun Bong Hee (Nam Ji Hyun) and Noh Ji Wook (Ji Chang Wook) work together as lawyers to solve various cases, including one in which Eun Bong Hee was formerly the prime suspect.
Initially, I hesitated to watch this drama because of Ji Chang Wook. I was not a big fan of his acting in Healer, and I was not sure if I would want to watch a 40-episode drama series with him in the main role. Regardless, I decided to give this drama a try, and I am glad that I did. The first few episodes went really well. The mystery and commotion around Eun Bong Hee’s case kept me on the edge of my seat, and the relationship between Eun Bong Hee and Noh Ji Wook was flourishing. A lot has happened already, and I am only halfway through the series. It makes me wonder what else are they going to jam into the rest of the show.
On another note, I find myself really liking the antagonist of this show. I do not condone anything that he does in this show (he is just pure evil), but I am drawn to his mysterious aura.