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1. Gave up on 'Sad Sonata' because there is only so much melodrama and cheese that even I can take. I lasted up till episode 12 or so, which is when the heroine impressed everyone in Korea with her singing, hero creepily decided not to tell heroine that he was still alive but spent huge amounts of time angsting and staring at her and her fiance having physical contact of any sort, and secondary male lead got punched by his dad for selling shares or possibly something else - I was a bit of a ffing machine by that stage. Anyway, I am sure it was one of the doramas where everyone dies unhappy and cries a lot and has terrible emotional crises at pivotal points in the episodes. Heroine was particularly drippy and annoyingly unappreciative and kept moping about her (not actually) dead first love when I felt she should have appreciated falling on her feet with secondary male lead.

2. Started watching multiple doramas at one time. This is probably not a good idea as I suspect I will get them horribly confused and wonder why there are not hot, tortured policemen in shows set in the world of fashion design. Or in coffee shops.

3. And relating to 2, I watched about about an episode and a half of 'Time of Dog and Wolf.' I felt a bit conned by so long being spent with childhood versions of Hero and Heroine at the start as I was really watching this for Joon Ki standing around being attractive and emoting and I was denied this for much longer than was surely necessary. I am not certain what I feel about this: I am not a huge fan of cop shows in general and although this isn't bad it very much is a secret service/cop show. With, of course, the kdrama standards of first love lost and forbidden passion.

4. Kept watching Silence, which is on course to rip my heart out by carefully and cunningly exploiting all the usual cliches. Damn you, and your skillful use of Vic Zhou angsting.


5. There's been a lot of gnashing of teeth about the fact that now all of the Doctor companions fall in love with him and then are lost and lonely once he dumps them because their time is up and they are no longer puppyish and attractive. I have the perfect cure for this problem: he needs to find a dorama hero or heroine who already has a first love. As anyone knows who watches a dorama, there is a 95% chance that you will die a sad and lonely person if you cannot find the person you fell in love with when you were 12 and you will never, never love anyone else once you have given your heart in the way that children do. So, basically all the Doctor needs to do is find himself one of those and it wouldn't matter if he regenerated into Jeremy Northam, Hugh Jackman, or whoever, they still wouldn't love him.* The downside is that they might end up dying tragically and beautifully on the console at an inconvenient time but that's a small price to pay for emotional peace in the Tardis.

* One of them resisted Daniel Henney. I think if you can cast aside Daniel Henney in your search for your first love, you'd easily dismiss David Tennant.
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Seriously, sometimes I think there is something wrong with me. Instead of starting any quality doramas I decided that my life would not be complete without seeing 'Sad Sonata,' a Korean drama which apparently decided that there weren't enough cliches in the average kdrama so tossed some more in.

We have:
1. Hero, who is a poor lad who composes and works at a petrol station for a living. His mum ran a club where Korean ladies danced with American soldiers but she has now expired painfully of some disease.
2. Heroine, who is blind and parentless. And also in love with hero but struggling with the fact that she is in New York with gambling aunt who is treated bad by her American husband forcing them to flee onto the streets. She sings at a night club for money that is gambled away by aunt
3. Secondary Male Lead, who is rich, somehow magically friends with hero, at college in New York, and interested in heroine.
4. Bonkers Secondary Female Lead who is doing something with letters heroine is sending to hero and who is causing trouble in the way that secondary females do

Out of a sense of preservation I ff through a lot of this but even still it moves slowly. But now Heroine is wandering caneless, tearful, and pajamed through the streets of NY for some reason. DON'T ASK ME WHY. I predict she will be saved by secondary male lead who will take this opportunity to fall even more in love with her. The way you do.

With a name like 'Sad Sonata' what are the chances that this turns out well? I'm guessing not a lot.

ETA: Ah, heroine has been run over by taxicab on the very day hero has made it to New York to look for her. As we are only in episode 7 I am guessing they do not find each other as otherwise there not would be episodes 8-whatever number this thing has.

ETA 2: Through the magic of skience the heroine just got her eyesight back in operation paid for by secondary male lead. I feel she is a bit less than properly grateful as he has to sell his nice Audi sports car and buy a crap clunker to ensure he didn't have to tap his wealthy parents (but what exactly was that car made of that selling it could possibly pay for something this expensive? Audis aren't that nice.)


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