I am putting out a spoiler warning for the following reviews since there is no way possible to describe how bad they are with out some spoilers. So beware...... you have been warned.
Now those of you who have followed me from the beginning know that my first dip into the blogging pool was following the ups (there were not many of them) and the downs of the drama Basketball. Supposedly about the players that become the first unified Korean Basketball Olympic Team it quickly drowned itself into the drama writing equivalent of a tar pit. We were forced to watch these characters do really really stupid things, achieve new levels of shallowness, and pretty much achieve nothing in 18 episodes (it was originally supposed to air 24 episodes but half way in the writing was on the wall that this was going to be a ratings bomb and they dropped the number down). The romance was a joke, mostly because the main actress could not act her way out of a paper bag. And the writers made her switch between the two guys as if she was the ping pong ball in a game. It got to the point where I was voting for whichever character I liked least to end up with the twit. Turns out she ended up with no one. San ended up tormented for 18 episodes with no upswing. And Chi Ho kind of sort of stands up for what he believes in...............maybe??? The show ended with a super duper secret plot to use an exploding basketball to create terror among the Japanese (oh and supposedly it was a suicide mission). The ball is thrown and???????????????????????????? Nothing. That is where the show ends. No redemption, no conclusion, just more messed up What the Heckory that makes us say "at least it is over". All of the pretty boys in the world cant make this show worth watching.
Knife and Flower (Sword & Petal)
Nail Shop Paris
Queen of Ambition
I actually really liked the first 40 episodes but then it felt like the writers all quit and they had people off the street start to write the scripts. People off the streets that were in the last stages of rabies and totally bat craptastically crazy. Every character started acting completely different and it just felt horrible having to sit through an episode. If it had ended at 40 I would have given this drama and 8 or 9 overall but because of the awful last episodes I give it a 3 (I actually went back into My Drama List and changed the score so it would be my #1 lowest rated drama of all time......... Yes I was that pissed off). You might ask why it was so horrible..... well let me tell you a little tell of forty episode of a drama, where you fall in love with the lead male (he had been trapped into a loveless marriage with a horrible women) and he finds his wife's doppelganger/unknown twin sister. In order to not lose his inheritance he spends 40 episodes having this twin pretend to be his wife. They live together, fall in love, do everything a good OTP is supposed to do..... And then they have him decide to stay with his psycho wife who suddenly had a change of heart. And the main female lead stays alone and single supporting her twin and her ex love of her life in their new found relationship. WHAT THE FLIPPING HECK WERE THE WRITERS THINKING. Don't make an OTP and then get to the point where you cant see how you can make them get together because of Korea's conservative issues about family relationships. It is not like you did not know how the Korean society was before you wrote forty episodes into a sister dates her sisters husband drama. And then you expect us to be ok with it? Are you CRAZY. Even the lead male threatened to leave the show he was so upset with the script problems. You know you have problems when you are at the finish line and even the cast thinks that this is messed up. Biggest disappointment EVER.
Marry Him if You Dare - A romantic time traveling comedy that fails at being funny nor romantic. And the time travel plot feels forced and awkward. One of those dramas that you don't care who she ends up with since they are all either blah or boring characters that deserve to not be remembered.
She is Wow - Way to ambitious in its attempt to be edgy and clever. The whole My husband is gay and we are faking that his young lover is really our son back from America while we hide our real son next door with the wife's boyfriend...................oh and then people die..................... is so overdone that you just are shaking your head by the end. And thanking the kdrama gods that this was only ten episodes and not a full length drama.
That concludes my Worst Dramas of 2013 list. Check back later in the week as I list my top dramas of the year as well as the mega Korean Hotties of 2013.