Two brand new dramas just started last Wednesday, vying to get your attention for ratings. They are both thematically different but both highly anticipated dramas. From what I’ve seen so far from the first two episodes, I am optimistic about them so here’s a rundown of the storyline from these episodes.
On a complete sidenote, I am a little annoyed that some of the major broadcasters are inserting commercial breaks in the middle of the episode and therefore, the numbering has been adjusted to reflect the two parts as standalones. From a budget standpoint, it just means more advertising dollars can go to the production and I’m hoping that won’t make the project rely on product placement. Ultimately, this is just a minor detail and it’s easy to look past this as long as the story doesn’t suffer.
It’s the new year and we have a ton of new dramas to check out. Missing Nine is just one of those new dramas that I was interested in checking out. And it’s making me feel a little lost. As in, I could see a lot of the plot and style of the American drama, Lost, in this one. I’ll admit that I was one of those people who felt disappointed by the finale of Lost and here’s hoping that this one will have a more satisfying conclusion.
Padam Padam… The Sound of His or Her Heartbeats (빠담빠담… 그와 그녀의 심장박동소리). Siiigh. Oy, that title is long. Yang Kang Chil (Jung Woo Sung) is a man who served 16 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. After being allowed a temporary release, he goes to Seoul accompanied by fellow inmate and guardian angel, Lee Gook Soo (Kim Bum). By chance, Kang Chil meets Jung Ji Na (Han Ji Min), a veterinarian, and thus begins their love story.