Inspired by another thread + this has been on my mind for a while.
Which dramas have you watched till the end, but thought it wasn’t worth the time you invested in it? Where you thought : “Why am I still watching?” or “This feels like a chore.”
This is NOT for dramas where you didn’t like the ending.
This is for dramas where for example you thought the story would get better but it never did. Or the story was completely different (in a bad way) then was described. Or because of the chemistry between actors. Just trying to think of ideas .
King2hearts - the villain arc was so utterly ridiculous, I had to skip a lot of his parts (first time I skipped in a drama ever!). And it just didn’t get as good as I thought it would, considering the cast.
LoveO2O - I think I was expecting too much and it didn’t live up to my expectations. The main couple’s scenes were painful to watch.
I probably have more
If this thread is too similar to others, let me know
Maybe I didn’t think so back when I watched them, but if I check my MDL list, everything under 7 goes in the category “It wasn’t worth it”. I never give a bad score just because the end wasn’t what I wanted or expected. For example " Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo" and “The Red Sleeve” had a heartaching end, but are on the top of my list.
The one that comes in mind right away, the greatest disappointment of 2021 was “Lovers of the Red Sky”. I like both the actors and historical dramas, but this was such a waste of time! Bad story, bad acting, I can’ t believe now that I watced it till the end.
This is on my list too. It is another of those dramas that was beautifully filmed and had a great cast, but the story was very one-dimensional and repetitive, IMO. A couple others are “The Dance of the Storm”, “Nice to Meet You”, and “Legend of Fuyao”. I guess it’s not surprising that these are all Cdramas, which tend to get dragged out for too many episodes.
I really liked a couple that have already been mentioned, but I’m sure I’ve loved some shows others don’t like so…
The ones I finished but I didn’t think were worth it would be
ExtraOrdinary You - The FLs voice grated on me, she was so whiney
Kakafukaka - toxic
Love at First Sight - bad writing & acting
Please Enlighten Me - rushed and it seemed like the story was being made up as they were filming.
The Black Devil & White Prince - toxic
Guilty of enjoying this the first time it aired. I was hooked. Each week I would wait for the subber to release the subs. I tried to rewatch it but it didn’t feel the same. Like, why is this so weird? lol
I found out that while watching a show that’s on-air there’s a sense of piqued interest. For these shows, when I try to rewatch them at a later time it doesn’t have the same pull it did when I was waiting week after week.
I honestly feel like its such a waste to have dramas with HUUUUGE budgets, A-list actors, flawless cinematography and OSTs sung by the best of the best – and the plot is sheer garbage. Its what I hate most.
Completely agree with King2hearts.
Generally there are way too many dramas that weren’t worth my time and I didn’t drop them, like Dark Hole and Mine. I really regret wasting my time to watch them. However, I am also thankful to them, because after watching them, I decided that I shouldn’t waste my time and that it is better to add dramas I don’t like on my dropped list.