2018 In Review – Series – Best to Worst
This year I scored each series and episode in a series. Here are the empirical results:
|Wok of Love||7.9|
|Mystery Queen 2||7.4|
Do I agree with the scores? Would I rank the dramas differently now that I’ve got the advantage of time and comparison?
The only show that I’d bump into the next tier is Sketch. I loved that series. Otherwise, I agree with the hard numbers.
What did I love about each series?
Mr. Sunshine – Grabbed your heart after a slow start, strong bromance, Writer Kim and Producer Lee are a powerhouse team
Money Flower – Intricate, stunning cliff hangers, Jang Hyuk owned this show
Hwayugi – Jerk to hero role for Lee Seung Gi, love story marred by bracelet
Sketch – Intricate story, rich connections between characters, blind side moments, satisfying struggle of good versus evil
Lawless Lawyer – Unexpected twists and turns, the struggle of revenge versus justice, good versus evil, stellar performance by Lee Joon Gi
Bad Papa – Fabulous father and daughter relationship, new Writer Kim worth watching, Jang Hyuk worked his magic
Wok of Love – Watchable, you won’t suffer but you won’t soar
Great Seducer – Dangerous Liaison brought to a kdrama by writer Kim Bo Yeon with mediocre results.
Criminal Minds – Limited character depth, underutilized Lee Joon Gi, procedural drama hampered by how fascinating the case and criminal was
Mystery Queen 2 – Strong sleuthing pair but not a cohesive series
Here’s my blogging timeline of each series in 2018: