The Graveyard… land of abandoned dramas.
In life, there are dramas that are bad. Sometimes they start badly, sometimes they end badly. You patiently wait, hoping something will salvage them. You maybe fast forward a little. You do the dishes. You suffer through. Somehow, you make it to the end of the series and think “Horrid.” Then you give it a low rating and move on.
This is not the place for those dramas.
This is for the place for unwatchable dramas. The ones you turned off after one, maybe two or three episodes. The ones that immediately kicked your gag reflex into gear and demanded to be expelled. It’s all a matter of personal taste. Sometimes you’re alone in with the sick, sometimes everyone else is clamoring to make it to the restroom in time with you. Sometimes you can put your finger on why, but most of the time you don’t even want to give it that much thought. You want the experience to be over as quickly as possible and scrubbed from your brain.
This is a list of dramas I abandoned. Avert Your Eyes!
BIG. As much as I loooooove Gong Yoo and the Hong Sisters, I couldn’t make it through the first ep of this show.
BIRTH OF THE RICH. This show was a disaster. And I still watched half of it before turning it off in a fit of rage and annoyance.
BLADE MAN. I wanted so much to love you! You were so strange and fun… the elements were there but the execution was drunk. Bailed after six eps.
BLOOD. Made it two eps… desperately wanted to like it, failed horribly.
CAN LOVE BECOME MONEY. My eyes loooooove Yun Jung Hoon, so much so they forced me to watch almost ten episodes of this rather pitiful drama.
DOCTOR CRUSH (also known as Doctors). Crushing Disappointment. As much as I love Park Shin-Hye, I could not get behind this boring medical drama. A promising start quickly fizzled into a total snooze fest. Kim Rae-Won was fun but had zero chemistry with Shin-Hye. Bizarre behavior of characters, unlikely scenarios, cliches. Medical procedures… sigh… Nope. Not for me.
HIGH SCHOOL – LOVE ON. What a cute little piece of fluff! If they’d actually scraped this show down by 10 episodes and shaped it up a bit, it could have been really good. As it was, it was basically a cheesy manga come to life…. where nothing much happens with an Angel in high school.
MADAME ANTOINE. Did not finish first episode. Sung Joon could not save it… he was part of the problem.
MY SECRET ROMANCE. Sigh. Just a lazy concoction of tired plot devices and questionable acting. I may try again with it later… but probably not.
ORANGE MARMALADE. Couldn’t finish first episode, even with my love of vampires. Reminds me too much of modern anime… half expected emoji’s to float around their heads.
PLEASE COME BACK, MISTER. Finished four episodes. I love the premise! The actors are awesome. But for some reason, I just didn’t connect with this show.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Despite the killer cast, including Choi Min-Soo, I was just not intrigued by following this particular batch of prosecutors around for 16 hours.
REPLY 1994. When the cast of Reply 1997 made a cameo at the end of Ep 16, I knew I had to give up on this show entirely. I spent sixteen episodes wishing this show were Reply 1997… which was awesome… instead of this mess. Even after 16 eps, I don’t care what happens. I’ll never finish it.
RULER: MASTER OF THE MASK. Made it through 12 of these “mini” eps before giving up on the beautiful face of Yoo Seung Hoo… just too slow and uninspired for my taste.
TOMORROW WITH YOU. Jesus. I really wanted to finish this drama… I even reviewed the episodes I did manage to watch… but I know I’ll never go back. I honestly don’t care what happens to any of the characters. The plot is boring.
WITCH’S ROMANCE. Super sexy male lead does not make up for the general blah of this drama…. I don’t know… I just don’t really like noona romances very much. Great smooching scenes, though… still couldn’t finish it.