Have you ever watched a drama and wished you weren’t just on the outside looking in, you were actually inside?
Well, Episode 7 has done what no kdrama has ever done to me: infect me with an atmosphere so joyful I can’t stand not being part of it any longer. So I’m packing my bags, leaving kith and kin, and setting sail for a Joseon college campus. Anyone knows if a slow boat will get me there?
IN WHICH I’M SLAYED BY THE SWEET AND THE STIRRING. . .
This is not a recap. How can I recap anything when I’m tethered to my bed in the emergency ward? Because I kept trying to float out the window, the nurses tied me down and ordered: Behave. Otherwise we’re sending the war minister’s guards after you.
Ha. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but no threat in the world is going to stop me from floating out of my skin. Why? Because I’ve been slayed, that’s why. Slayed by the heaping servings of sweet and stirring that Sungkyunkwan Scandal keeps dishing out, mercilessly. Slayed and yet floating. Doesn’t make sense, right? Well, much of this post will be the incoherent ramblings of a Sungkyunkwan Scandal nutcase, so skip them if you wish and zip to the end where a poll awaits.
Exactly three weeks ago I posted a series of polls for the best and worst dramas of 2003-2009. Thank you for your enthusiastic response (especially to the 2009 poll!) and the many comments which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading.
As promised, here is a summary of the voting. Don’t be upset if your favorites don’t make it to the Best 5 or, worse, land up in the ‘other’ category! My own favorites are often different from the popular choices and that actually makes me love them all the more.
Okay, let’s start with 2003 and work our way through the seven years. Dramas that make it, paradoxically, to both best and worst categories are in red.
Here is Part 2 of our Favorite Female Roles poll. (Part 1 is here. Please check out the Favorite Male Roles poll as well: Parts 1 and 2.)
I really like this second part because it allows me to pay tribute to one of the brightest lights in the Korean film industry. She has left us (a fact that still brings me to tears), but in my heart she is always here, illuminating our days with her sweetness, her grace, her strength, and the immense power of her acting.