Another KBS Drama Special, another excellent and thought-provoking hour of television. The 2018 episode Dreamers (도피자들) is another in the long line of stunningly genre-bending entries in the anthology series. Dreamers presents an imaginative treatment of real world struggles, which in turn results in an introspective and eye-opening look at love, loss and healing.
You can never go wrong with a KBS Drama Special. And Expiration Date of You and Me (너와 나의 유효기간/The Time Left Between Us) is another enjoyable gem. Shin Hyun Soo and Lee Da In’s excellent chemistry power a charming story about the memories of love and youth.
The KBS Drama Special has been home to some of Korean television’s most envelope-pushing and experimental storytelling. And being on a national public broadcast network as opposed to a cable network, that’s a pretty big feat to accomplish. The 2020 slate of the KBS Drama Special again features some unique stories. And To My Assailant (나의 가해자에게) is one of them. Though tackling a familiar theme, the episode brings to light a different side of an all too familiar issue in a way that is enlightening and engaging.
This season’s episodes of KBS Drama Special have all been great so far. But Love of a Buzz Cut (Buzzcut Love/까까머리의 연애) is something special, probably one of the most heartbreaking, poignant, romantic and beautiful Drama Specials I’ve seen.
Slice of life stories can be as engaging and exciting as high concept adventures. And The Reason We Can’t Sleep (우리가 못자는 이유) is definitely one of those.
Madam Jeong’s One Last Week (정마담의 마지막 일주일) is a fun, quirky but touching KBS Drama Special entry. But more importantly, it is an excellent showcase of Ra Mi Ran’s exceptional talent
Dancing the Waltz Alone (혼자 추는 왈츠) is the next episode in my marathon of the most recent season of KBS Drama Special. And let me just say right off the bat, what a painfully heartbreaking yet unfortunately realistic slice of life portrait of today, all told in a beautifully presented hour.
KBS Drama Specials usually feature some of the boldest storytelling on all of Korean television. But none have ever been as striking as Slow (슬로우).
The KBS Drama Special If We Were a Season (우리가 계절이라면) is a wonderfully realistic fairy tale of a love story.
The KBS Drama Special You Are Closer Than I Think (당신은 생각보다 가까이에 있다) is the biggest surprise of the four episodes I watched from this season so far.