Finished Dramas in 2020 Roundup

I watched significantly more dramas this year than last year but I don’t have enough time to draft review for each drama I watch. I usually don’t post it and don’t even put up the drama title on “review page”. But this year I want to document every single drama I watch so even if I drop it or I finish all ep but can’t write full review I want to document these dramas too in this blog. So I came up with this idea of having a roundup post instead! So this post is the summary of dramas I’ve watched in 2020 that I have not and will not post a dedicated review.

This post is a part of my year end series. The series will consist of 3 posts; dropped dramas in 2020 roundup, finished dramas in 2020 roundup, and best OST in 2020. Now, shall we start? (ps, dramas are listed based on their airing period)

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Doctors/닥터스 [Full Review]

DOCTORS/닥터스 [DRAMA REVIEW]

“You were born into this world, so why not live a special life?” – Yoo Hye Jung’s Grandma (Doctors)

I’m one of the very few people who don’t understand the Doctors hype even after watching all 20 episodes. Kind of saddening because I want to be a part of those who think highly of Doctors. I gave Doctors a chance after reading positive comments about it from K and I viewers. I downloaded all 20 episodes in one go few months ago but only able to finish it yesterday. I quite liked the show and I think the production was pretty high quality even though some things just didn’t sit well with me. I did marathon a few episodes in one sitting, really proud of myself.

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Mask [review]

MASK [Review]

“I guess we all need someone to lean on. We need someone, not medicine.” Min Woo (Mask)

Where did it go wrong? The directing was great, the drama was so hyped up at the time, the acting definitely felt confident but at some point, it lost its appeal. Mask is another makjang drama from the writer, Choi Ho Chul, the one who also wrote the super makjang yet amazing drama called Secret. I don’t know where it went wrong. The two dramas are definitely makjang but one is beautifully written and one feels like choppily written. Mask was off to a great start, it was strong and fast-paced. The first few episodes were fun to watch then –if I’m not mistaken- on ep 7, the story went downhill. It did pick up on ep 9, but few episodes later the story wasn’t fun anymore.

There is this one formula that I think most of k-dramas do, it starts with a bang, gets stale in the middle and either give another bang at the end or completely ruin it. Mask followed the formula even though I have mixed feeling about the final episode. It was good, but it didn’t succeed in keeping me entirely focus watching it. Trust me, it took me WEEKS to finish the final episode. More