There’s actually a lot of dramas that I started to watch, but never finished. Not because I don’t like them, but I kind of forgot to watch the rest or the rest of the episodes were never translated. But it’s mostly because I forgot to finish it.
There are two drams that I did drop though. The first is Perfect Blue.
Perfect Blue is a jdrama that came out in 2012 and I was looking forward to it. The promo picture looked great, the synopsis sounded intriguing and I liked that the show was about a detective agency that was run by women for women.
When it comes to a lot of crime/mystery shows, there’s usually one or two females in the cast and the rest are men. Here, it’s the completely opposite. The cast is mostly women with a few men sprinkled here and there. Usually, the women on these crime/mystery shows are very hard or jaded, so it was nice that Perfect Blue had someone who was happy with life and still innocent.
The problem that I had with the show was that it was incredibly predictable and thus incredibly boring. You figure out the crimes in the first half, which made it a struggle to get to the end. I really wanted to like this episode, so much so that I even wrote my first impressions on it hoping that it would get better. It didn’t, so I quickly dropped this and moved on.
The second drama that I dropped is actually a super popular kdrama. Secret Garden
Before you say anything I know, I know. Truly, I know.
Secret Garden is one of the most popular kdramas and one that a lot of people will recommend if you ask for something to watch. The amount of love this drama gets is huge! HUGE! So when I was looking for a new drama to watch, I decided to check this out because of all of the good reviews it had.
The first time I watched it I made it to episode two. I tried again and made it to episode 7 before dropping it again. Maybe it’s because it was hyped up so much that it made my expectations reach a level that the drama had no chance of every reaching. On the plus side, it did help me solidify my rule of having no expectations for a show, because the moment you expect something you’ll always end up being disappointed.
There are some funny moments, but it wasn’t enough to keep me hooked on the show.
Will I ever go back and try to watch these two dramas again? Maybe. I dropped the live action version of Sailor Moon before and it took me two years to finally give it another chance. When I did, I ended up loving it. Ergo Proxy, an anime, is another one that I dropped the first time I watched it. A few years later, I tried watching it again and loved it too. Maybe that can happen here, but for now these are the two dramas that I’ve dropped.