If you haven’t had a chance to check out the two biggest mental health dramas of the Winter 2015 season, look no farther, because your local Distractors have got you covered. For, there is nothing like a little assurance, in Dramaland and we have no problem deducting the stress of your mental health check-in.
This time around Ekun and her blog partner over at Stone Cities, Lore, the always amazing Drama Debussie, and I, discuss Hyun Bin‘s first drama since military service, Hyde, Jekyll and Me, co-starring his The Fatal Encounter actress, Ha Ji-min, who is notorious for being rather cold and having little spark with co-stars. The trend continues here, however, the lack of sizzle has just as much to do with the written personalities as their actors’ interpretation.
Continue reading The Distractors’ Cut Roundtable Edition: Hyde, Jekyll and Me
Looking for a thrilling watch, during your holiday weekend? One of the most anticipated summer hits has released on Eros Now as part of their holiday special and can be viewed free for the entire day of December 27th.
Continue reading Watch Ek Villain Free!
Bad Guys is shaping up to be the type of drama that not only holds a few things back but grapples cases that may not be “ripped from the headlines,” yet never get old or worth the exploration. It opened with an illusive serial killer, (who wasn’t as guilty as expected) and stepped into a ring of organ traffickers, culminating in a lucrative trafficking business run by a convicted pimpstress.
Human trafficking is very real and formidable, and here, was treated as the well-known minacious practice it is, without abating or distending —though perhaps, milking a teachable opportunity for the rehabilitation of our boys. The thing that keeps me loving this drama is my supreme addiction to “bad men,” for they always fascinate and attract me. Men that aren’t reckless or unruly boys, with hot tempers and rebellious dispositions, but grown men, conscious and culpable of their actions, who have made choices counter to culture, with minds and motivations hardened through their experiences and jaded by their circumstances.
Drama, for now, may not delve as dark or deliberate as it could (or I’d like), but deliciously, explores four such men; peering through the looking glass. And while I don’t think this story essays to be a veritable rediscovery of the human penchant or desire for “goodness” or justifiable redemption and reformation [Thanks drama gods ;)], it certainly tackles the individual’s bout with personal conviction.
Continue reading The Distractors’ Cut: Bad Guys 3-4
Every year there are a hand full of dramas that are highly anticipated but even less that live up to that fervor. However, OCN is certainly making their mark for creating high caliber crime dramas with provocative characters with just enough darkness and intensity.
Continue reading The Distractors’ Cut: Bad Guys 1-2