I can't believe that we are half way through 2023. Is it just me or this year going by REALLY FAST! Like many people, I was in a drama slump for most of June. I can HAPPILY announce that I am out of that drama slump but IT WAS REAL for a while. I don't think I have been in a drama slump like for YEARS! How was everyone else's June? Were you all in a drama slump too or did you finish some great dramas?
DRAMAS/MOVIES I COMPLETED IN JUNE
It really shows that I have been in a drama slump this month. I only completed 4 dramas. I have a lot of mixed feelings on what I watched too. I am honestly surprised I even finished 4 dramas this past month. I am POSITIVE July is going to be a different story.
Love Like The Galaxy Part 2 (Cdrama) (VIKI): I finished part 1 in May and then I finished Part 2 this month. I actually put everything I was watching on hold until I finished this one because I knew it would take me FOREVER to finish it if I didn't. I am glad I did that though. I actually liked Part 2 more than part 1. Maybe because it had a darker tone and was more serious while Part 1 had a lot more comedy in it. I am not a big fan of comedy. It has to be something special for me to like comedy. I do wish that Part 2 was like 3-5 episodes shorter. I still liked Part 2 a lot. It had great acting and was still very entertaining. If you are a fan of Chinese historical dramas and have not watched this drama - HIGHLY recommend.
Tale of The Nine Tailed 1938 (Kdrama) (AMAZON PRIME): I think there were a lot of mixed reviews for this Kdrama as it aired. For me, I had a lot of fun with drama. It was definitely a drama I looked forward to watch every week. I think I liked this drama more than Season 1. I loved the brothers' relationship. I loved the relationships and found family. I am curious because I think some of the plot points should have affected what happened in Season 1 since it was technically the past with some of the characters but I won't try and think too deeply into that. I am glad this drama was only 12 episodes. I think that was a good choice. I HOPE SEASON 3 HAPPENS!!
Love Tractor (Kdrama) (iQIYI): I actually enjoyed this Kdrama a lot more than I thought I would. It is the perfect drama for summer. I think it had a nice unique setting of the countryside. It made for a quiet, quaint and relaxing watch. Ye Chan WAS EVERYTHING & a highlight for me. This drama is really his story. I did think the “obstacles” that were brought in were not needed especially with the ep count. Just cute!
Queen of Masks (Kdrama) (VIKI): This Kdrama could have been SO MUCH BETTER than it was. It started out SO GOOD but then just fell flat. There was such a weak motive for the big bad guy. I remember just think WHAT?! - REALLY!? when the motive was revealed. Also, the one thing I hope didn't happened, ended up happening so that really affected me and my liking for this drama went down after that. I did like the friends and their relationship but AGAIN could have been WAY BETTER!
DRAMAS I DROPPED IN JUNE
I dropped a couple of dramas in the month of June. I think both dramas might surprise people because USUALLY these types of dramas work for me. Maybe due to my drama slump, it just was not a good time to watch them. As I have said multiple times, if I am not enjoying what I am watching, I will drop it. Life is too short - what is the point in continuing watching something I am not enjoying.
In June 2023, I dropped 2 dramas
My Perfect Stranger (Kdrama): I got to like episode 9 and I was 4-5 episodes behind. I just didn't care enough to continue and catch up on the episodes. I am kind of sad that this wasn't working for me.
I Know Your Secret (Cdrama): I pulled this cdrama off my on-hold list to see if I wanted to complete it or just drop it. When I first watched this one, it was on VIKI but now it is on YouTube. The subtitles were not the greatest and the pacing seemed weird. I just didn't have the energy to try and complete it so, I just officially dropped it.
NEW JULY 2023 DRAMAS I AM EXCITED FOR:
Per usual, I am excited FOR MOST of the new Kdramas in July, July has a short list of new Kdramas though unlike other months. I think like 6 or 7 new kdramas are coming in July and I am excited for 5 of them. 😂 I am also excited for a couple of other dramas supposedly starting in July from other countries as well. We will have to see if these dramas end up on legal and/or accessible streaming sites for me to watch them.
Shadow Detective Season 2 (Kdrama) (HULU): [PREMIERES JULY 5TH, 2023]
I REALLY enjoyed Season 1 of Shadow Detective. I have been looking forward to Season 2 for AWHILE! I can't believe it is FINALLY here. I am curious what will be revealed and who the culprit will be. I am sad a certain character won't be in Season 2 but I won't reveal more than that because SPOILERS! I am excited to see that Kim Shin Rok joined the cast for Season 2. I think she will do great and fit right in. She is having QUITE the year.
Jun and Jun (Kdrama) (VIKI): [PREMIERES JULY 20TH, 2023]
I have said this before and I will say it again. I am a SUCKER for office dramas. There is just something about them. So, I will always at least check out an office drama to see if I will stick with it. The trailer for Jun and Jun looks great so, I am excited for this one!
Longing For You (Kdrama): [PREMIERES JULY 26TH, 2023]
I became a fan of Na In Woo from his role in Mystic Pop Up Bar. I am excited to see him taking on a crime drama role. We all know that if it a crime drama, MOST LIKELY I will check it out at least. It sounds that this will take place in a small town which I love that setting for crime dramas. I am curious what the first trailer will be like.
D.P. Season 2 (Kdrama) (NETFLIX): [PREMIERES JULY 28TH, 2023]
I don't know if saying I am excited for D.P. Season 2 is a good thing. This is a HARD drama to watch. It is heavy and some very serious trigger warnings. It is also SO WELL DONE! Season 1 was an AMAZING drama! Season 2 looks INTENSE! I know we will get some AMAZING acting because Season 1 had some AMAZING acting. I also cried a lot with Season 1 so, I know I have to bring tissues with Season 2 as well.
The Uncanny Counter Season 2: Counter Punch (Kdrama) (NETFLIX): [PREMIERES JULY 29TH, 2023]
To say I am excited for this Season 2 is an UNDERSTATEMENT!! I ABSOLUTELY ADORE SEASON 1 OF THIS DRAMA! I have needed Season 2 of this drama for a LONG TIME and we are finally getting it in July. Season 1 is just so unique and stands out. I am glad to be back with this family and see what new characters and story this drama can bring. I know a lot of other people are excited for Season 2. I found some great actors through this drama (including side characters) that I follow to this day.
My Lovely Liar (Kdrama): [PREMIERES JULY 31ST, 2023]
I am very curious about this one. It has the great combination of fantasy, romance and crime which is the PERFECT combo for me. It doesn't have a streaming site yet but I really want a good romance to latch onto so, I hope it get picked up somewhere and I get to watch this one. I also love the concept of the drama. I think it will be a lot of fun to watch. We also know Kim So Hyun and Hwang Min Hyun can act so, I am excited to see them together.
Stay By My Side (Tdrama): [PREMIERES JULY 7TH, 2023]
TAIWANESE BL DRAMAS ARE COMING BACK! I am so excited. There is just something special about BL Tdramas. I feel one has not aired for AWHILE! I also love when dramas have a supernatural element. Since Stay By My Side has this, I am EVEN MORE excited for it. The first trailer I watched looks really good. The leads seem to have good chemistry. We will just have to see if a streaming site picks this up.
Laws of Attraction (Thai Drama): [PREMIERES JULY 15TH, 2023]
I am honestly SUPER surprised this is supposed to air in July. I became a fan of Jam Rachata from the Thai Drama The Love Proposal. That tells you how much of an impact he was for me because he is part of a second couple in that drama. You can read my review of The Love Proposal here. I know the leads in Laws of Attraction are in another BL drama that I need to watch called To Sir, With Love. IT IS ON MY LIST! Maybe I should watch that before this drama. Anyway, I am surprised this is supposed to air this month because it seems like yesterday it was announced and started filming.
That is all I watched in June and what I am looking forward to in July. I am really hoping I get access to some of the ones I don't have access to right now. I know I haven't put any Cdramas on this list and I know A LOT are rumored for July. I just don't see any confirmed so, I don't know what will premiere and not premiere in July.
I am curious - what do you guys come to my blog for?
What do you like reading the most? What dramas did you start in June? Did you complete any dramas in June? What did you like that you completed? What are you looking forward to in July for dramas? What about any movies? Anything I missed and need to add to my list? Is your list short or long? Are you out of your drama slump like me if you were in one?