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Operation: Proposal [Review]

4 Feb

Operation Proposal


So, this is the first show we discussed in our Facebook group — in fact it inspired the name, Operation: Kdrama Chat. It was a really frustrating show to watch, but that made for a great chat along the way as we shared opinions, commiserated, and sometimes disagreed.

Warning: This review may contain spoilers! Proceed at your own risk.

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Operation: Proposal Thoughts

16 Dec

Operation Proposal

Update: This is now finished and reviewed.

I’m trying something new! I’m watching Operation: Proposal with Stephanie from Crazy for Kdrama, our Facebook friend Laurie ADgirl, and several other ladies we know from Facebook and other web-type places, and we’re discussing it afterward in a Facebook group. It’ll be my first time discussing online with a group while watching a show, and I’m pretty excited about it.

The only thing I know about this show is what the synopsis below says, so I’m going in mostly blind. It doesn’t matter, though, because I’m sure we’re gonna have lots of fun talking about it no matter what the show is like.

We’re starting on Monday, December 17 and watching two episodes a day. If anyone would like to follow along, you can read our conversations in our Facebook group.

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Queen In Hyun’s Man [Review]

15 Oct

I loved this show. The chemistry between the leads was amazing, the writing and direction were spot on, and they did a good job with the time travel. There may be some small holes in the time travel — I haven’t taken the time (and probably won’t ever) to go over every detail and nitpick, but for the most part they stuck to their own internal logic for it, and that works for me.

I don’t want to give any spoilers here, so let me see what I can say that keeps it vague enough. On the romance, what I liked so much was the teasing, flirty romance. That, even though he was a serious scholar, he had a sense of humor. She’d mess with him a little when she was teaching him about the future by telling him things that weren’t quite right, but he caught on and teased her right back. Also, when they were talking about serious subjects, she’d fall back on the fact that she wasn’t very smart, but he never thought that and, in fact, called her out on it in one episode.

I loved the smart writing. Every time I thought I’d see it fall into the regular drama tropes, they’d surprise me by going in a different direction and keeping the story flowing smoothly.

The direction was great, too, for the most part. I did get a little dizzy with the camera swaps (I don’t know the technical term, but it’s when they were switching back and forth between characters in the same scene) in some of the really tense scenes — I think they could have toned it down a little and still kept the right feel. But for the most part it was wonderfully done.

All in all, a very good show. It’ll go in my top favorites from now on.

NOTE: I found some posts at Idle Revelry that really dig into the layers of the show. There are spoilers at that link, so I’d recommend you read them after you’ve watched the show.

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