How is it already September?
This month FLEW by. I just looked at my last TBR/W and I realized that I accomplished none of it. None. I didn’t read a single page of any of the books for the readathon that I was really excited to participate in. I barely watched dramas. What have I been doing with my life? Well, work and trying to catch up and figure out how to make my life a little less chaotic and still do the things I want, but mostly I’ve been listening to more music and getting more into kpop.
This comes from a place where music is just more accessible for me to enjoy while I’m doing the things in life I have to (still not good enough at Korean to have dramas playing in the background), but also a little bit because I’ve been trying to avoid drama…drama. I’m kind of tired of constantly seeing people complain about things and harping on them for post after post, or saying pretty terrible things about actors just because they don’t enjoy their acting (or what is very obvious the character/director’s wishes). Kpop has just become my safe spot of sorts. It’s also just so easy to consume content that is only ten minutes here and there as opposed to an hour and a half for one episode.
So that’s why you are seeing me get more vocal about kpop if you follow me on my social media. It’s always been a thing I liked (I started listening to kpop/Asian music in high school), I just kept my timeline more focused on drama talk, but that’s been changing and it’s been actually a lot of fun. This doesn’t mean I’m stopping watching and talking about dramas. I still am (it would be a little problematic since I’m on a podcast where we talk about dramas), but I might not talk a lot about them. Or chances are I’m not watching dramas that you are interested in; I’m rarely watching what my timeline is.
I’m going to continue to work on a good pattern for my life and not worry about not meeting the standards I set for myself in regards to what I watch, but I still want to talk about what I want to accomplish and that is why I’m still going to be doing these TBR/Ws. It’s also just in my nature to plan things, and this fits that bill.
+ the books +
I was tempted to participate in the Raven Cycle readalong that is happening this month hosted by Books and Lala, but I don’t think I’ll be able to fit any sort of readathon in this month. I don’t have any books specifically that I want to read, but I do plan on fitting at least two books in this month in some way.
+ the dramas +
Here’s some of my currently watching shows that either haven’t finished, or I want to chip away at more than my other on hold shows:
Watashi, Teiji de Kaerimasu-わたし、定時で帰ります: Still watching and enjoying this show. We are up to episode 9 subbed.
Coffee and Vanilla-コーヒー＆バニラ: This one is almost over, I think there are two episodes left?
I Don’t Love You Yet-僕はまだ君を愛さないことができる: I will admit that I’ve put off watching this one because I do really like it and keep wanting to binge it. It ends today, and it’s one of my top priority binge dramas.
Watcher-왓쳐: Another show I wanted to wait for till it finally finished to binge, and it has.
Be Melodramatic-멜로가 체질: I haven’t actually started this one, but have heard so many good things that I plan to start it soon. Viki was being especially terrible at subbing it when I did want to watch it that it soured the mood then but I feel like I’ll have some space this month to add it in.
Not a lot of dramas premiering this month that I’m super into, but there are several that are interesting…and almost all are premiering on the same day. Apparently September 18th is the day that Jessie will be watching new shows.
September 18 July Found By Chance-어쩌다 발견한 하루 // MBC (Viki/Kocowa)
The cast on this high school drama is pretty solid, and I love the premise of a high school student finding out they are actually a web comic character. I think this one will be cute, and sometimes it’s nice to have that type of drama in the mix.
September 18 Secret Boutique-시크릿 부티크 // SBS (Maybe Kocowa?)
This one just looks like it will be super interesting. Don't know too much about it, but the posters have been gorgeous so I’m expecting the drama to also be that way. Also, this trailer is kind of amazing even if I have no clue what they are saying.
September 18 When Cameillia Blooms-동백꽃 필 무렵 // KBS2 (No one yet)
I’m only sort of interested in this drama, as I like the cast. It’s being labeled as a romantic comedy thriller. I just. What?
September 28 Melting Me Softly-날 녹여주오 // tvN (Viki)
I’ve talked about this drama in several Weekly Roundups and have mentioned that the story for this one doesn’t intrigue me, which still is very true (especially since they’ve released the promo poster for it…wow). But the cast is getting me. I love Won Jin Ah and Yoon Se Ah. I’m really in it for those two.
I hope that you’ll bare with me as this blog keeps being sporadic, but no matter how much or how little I do with it, it’s fun for me and I’ll keep trying to create more content. Also follow me on twitter if you are into random tweets about both dramas and music.