Year in Review: Drama Crushes

A list of all the dramas we loved! The year 2014 had quite some good dramas. The key was to discover them! Thank you 2014 for blessing us with those shows :-D!

phoenix’s selection

Bad Guys

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There are no words to describe how much I love this drama. Without any love lines, this suits me just fine because the excellent action and thrilling fights more than makes up for it. We have a twisted father, Mad Dog, who lost his daughter during a serial killer investigation and now leads a special investigations unit made up of three hardened criminals released from jail. Kind of like a tame Hannibal scenario?

Anyways, we have a hitman who turned himself in after a murder and is full of regret and seeking redemption. The second is a powerful gangster who conquered 30+ districts for his boss in the span of a few weeks. The last is a amnesiac serial killer who can’t remember his murders…and who might have murdered Mad Dog’s daughter. Sounds like a self-destructing bomb doesn’t it? Oh, and I almost forgot that meddling ahjumma female cop in the group who always speaks like she is whispering. Anyways, although having ulterior motives in the beginning, Mad Dog gradually begins to appreciate each criminal for their humanistic side. The four develop a special camaraderie that has them saving each other’s butts, instead of climbing over each other to reduce their own sentences with each case they solve.

The drama is fantastically shot, though sometimes hard on the eyes, because of the dark lighting they always use. The fighting scenes are simply superbly choreographed and portrays the strengths of each character. The acting is also up to par even though most of the actors are not A-listers. With each episode being a separate case, the drama manages to tie the whole thing together by linking each character with each other as well as connecting all the cases together in a big mystery case. The ending shows us the potential for a sequel…which I can’t wait to see written and filmed!

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Full House (วุ่นนัก รักเต็มบ้าน) Final

Aom thinks back about what happened from the moment she met Mike to their separation. When she arrives in Korea, she starts looking for Mike. She heads to the hotel and then the traditional Korean house where they stayed. She learns that he was there the day before. Mike is also revisiting the places he’s been with Aom. The two keep missing each other.

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Meanwhile Min visits Guy. She brings different types of sandwiches for him to try. She is planning on opening a sandwich shop  and is relying on Guy’s opinion.

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Full House (วุ่นนัก รักเต็มบ้าน) Episode 19

Aom is still sad that Mike left. He also still hasn’t contacted her yet. She tries to focus on her script although it’s hard to think straight. She keeps thinking about all the memories Mike and her had.

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Full House (วุ่นนัก รักเต็มบ้าน) Episode 18

It turns out that Guy is there to see Mike. They go next to the water and Aom goes inside the house. Is Mike feeling alright? Mike admits that he is not OK. He messed it all up and feels exhausted. Why is everything so hard? If Mike could he would run away really far. Guy keeps smiling. Mike asks him why is he smiling. Guy’s answer: he is here to listen. He adds that Mike needs to clear it up fast.

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Full House (วุ่นนัก รักเต็มบ้าน) Episode 17

Mike leaves Guy’s place and spends quite some time pondering the situation when he gets back home. He is not the only one lost in his thoughts, Guy is unable to sleep and Aom is still crying.

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Full House (วุ่นนัก รักเต็มบ้าน) Episode 16

Mike suddenly leaving makes everyone uncomfortable. Grandmother complains about the caller being ill mannered. Turns out Min is at the hospital because of chronic stress (Min  you stress us out pshhhh!). Mike stays next to her for several hours and even watches her sleep/strokes her hair (T_T) meanwhile Aom decides to head back home by herself.

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Full House (วุ่นนัก รักเต็มบ้าน) Episode 15

Mike and Aom kiss while eating the ice cream (I expected a tease but not at all!)!. The director of the commercial is ecstatic and speechless considering that the last attempt was a total failure. They also kiss more than once ~

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Full House (วุ่นนัก รักเต็มบ้าน) Episode 14

OMG Min is too much! She notices that Aom is at the photo shoot too. Unfortunately she didn’t prepare any outfits for her since Mike didn’t mention about her (Way to create trouble!). Aom takes it lightly and says that it’s fine. Benz intervenes. She lets Min know that the commercial has it’s own concept; Min should have called because now she basically made a trip for nothing (Once again I have to say it: I love you Benz!). Min isn’t easily discouraged. It’s tiring but Mike insists on her picking his clothes (It didn’t ask you for anything this time). Since Min is so tired, she can go home and Benz will take care of it. Benz adds that this commercial is for lovers and it’s only Mike and Aom who need to show their affection toward each other (Min I hope that you finally get the message. Please exit now.) Aom is speechless and following the scene.

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Full House (วุ่นนัก รักเต็มบ้าน) Episode 13

Our couple is still not in good terms. Mike tries to get Aom’s attention but she is determined to ignore him. He even makes a false phone call to Roy (Probably an imaginary friend) and asks him to come over for a party. Aom serves him breakfast while he is still pretending and quickly leaves to meet Guy in a cafe.

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Full House (วุ่นนัก รักเต็มบ้าน) Episode 12

Min go away! Mike why are you being so ungrateful and annoying??! Guy you are still the best! 

Aom is called into Mike’s old room where Mike’s mom tells her a little bit about Mind. The latter had leukemia and died when she was ten. Mike was very close to Mind and stayed with her until the end. Mike’s father avoids the topic and has immersed himself into his work. Their house is usually so quiet.

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