Welcome to another round of me rambling your Saturday away and sharing new drama information and media. Today I briefly talk about the concept of cable vs. ground-wave and what I feel is a problematic perception when contemplating it. I also share goodies from "The Perfect Wife", including its first lively teaser, and more drama news.
Talking in Absolutes
You may have noticed the casting mess surrounding tvN's "Chicago Typewriter", which is essentially a marketing ploy. I mention this because I often see the perception that cable television is inherently nobler than ground-wave, as this piece also suggests in contradiction to its title. However, drama making is a business looking for profit and the latest tvN example is a good reminder that being critical pays off better than simplifying and idolizing. Thankfully for us, both types of television offer more variety nowadays.
The Perfect Smack-fest
"The Perfect Wife" is described as a series about a woman who will do everything for her family and "everything" seems to include a lot of physical violence between women. I cannot say this teaser makes the series look very promising in terms of breaking stereotypes, but then again this is drama promotion. The series is a comeback drama for avtress Ko So-young, who wants to create a relatable character. No doubt a good contrast to Sung Joon's rich boy with bad hair.
Upcoming Drama Goodies
"While You Were Sleeping - 2017" has released a synopsis and short character descriptions while "Radiant Office" brings us stills of Go Ah-sung as a convenience store clerk. In casting news, everyone's favorite mother-in-law from hell, the lovely Park Joon-geum has been cast in "Mystery Queen", the second show about a housewife-turned-detective this season along with "Housewife Detective". Meanwhile, "Secret Forest" adds rookie actress Park Yoo-na to its cast.
I am finally going through my backlog and "Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim" now has its spoiler-free series review. My dramas during the previous seasons overlapped quite a bit and while this month is a bit slow due to that, I am looking at many promising upcoming dramas and I believe I have my picks. Is there something new you are really looking forward to?
Written by: Orion from 'Orion's Ramblings'
Vasia, also known as Orion or Ori online, is currently doing opinion pieces and database upkeep. She has a love for good TV and a penchant for rambling in written form. Vasia can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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