K-DRAMA REVIEW(s): Dream Knight & To Be Continued // web series starring two kpop groups i adore

I asked my Twitter followers about what posts they’d like to see through a poll. Discussion won, but since I knocked that off of the list I thought that I might as well write the posts in order of the amount of votes they got so here I am! The second and third results were K-Drama and K-Pop, respectively, so being the efficient human bean I am, why not somehow combine them both into one post? I’m creative so I chose two web series that I’ve watched and here’s the thing – they both have K-Pop groups as the main stars! Smart, aye?

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dreamknightTitle: Dream Knight
Hangul: 드림나이트
Genre: Webdrama, Fantasy, Romance
Episodes: 12
Broadcasting Dates: January 27, 2015 – March 5, 2015
Language: Korean
Source: Watched on Netflix

Synopsis: A young girl named Joo In Hyung, suffering from her past experiences until a group of mysterious men suddenly enter her life. The fantasy romance drama touches on dreams, love, and friendship.

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**Disclaimer: I watched this series early this year so I might not remember it accurately.

I decided to watch this drama after seeing it on my Netflix recommended. The episodes were short and it sounded pretty good so I started it, not knowing that GOT7 (who I was just getting to know) were the main cast! It was a nice surprise that I found out from knowing the few members that I did (Jackson, basically, he gets around a lot).

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The premise of the show is that this girl, Joo In Hyung, is sad from the recent death of her mother and then her little dolls she takes everywhere with her come to life in the form of four K-Pop worthy guys. These dolls are none other than GOT7’s JB, Youngjae, Mark, and Jackson.

They have powers, and she has no idea who they are. But she doesn’t seem too startled by four men appearing in her bed one morning and then following her around… I mean she does at first but then she becomes relatively used to it pretty quickly which I find a bit ridiculous but oh well.

Now, the other half of GOT7 are actually part of a trio group called GOT3 (if I remember correctly), with Jinyoung (known as Junior during this time), BamBam, and Yugyeom. They’re super popular and apparently went to the same school as Joo In Hyung and her and Junior knew each other.

So then Joo In’s dolls (or, well, the Dream Knights) and GOT3 get a little competitive. This is mainly, of course, due to JB and Junior both having a thing for Joo In. It is a K-Drama after all! Without the drama it’s just a… K.

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Due to this drama I was able to learn about four of GOT7‘s names before I went to watch their reality show Real GOT7. I think I fell a bit in love with Junior and JB during this time because they’re the main male leads. I also think that Jinyoung did an amazing job with the acting in this drama. He is the actor of GOT7 so I expect nothing less from him 🙂

Funny how the one member I kept on forgetting about ended up becoming not just my bias but my ultimate bias in all of K-Pop haha! Yugyeom barely got any screen time, but maybe he’s just not a good actor so they decided to put him in the back of scenes? I don’t know, but I do remember how he was always with BamBam which I now understand because they’re best friends.

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i’m still not over this xD

They roast each other a lot in this show since they’re rivals so I found it hilarious. Since I’m a huge fan of the group now, I think it would be a lot of fun to go back and watch it again so that I can catch any inside jokes that I wouldn’t have understood before.

I would have liked it if the Knight’s powers were explored more. I feel like they were used once or twice and then the writers completely forgot about them. I thought it was a really cool element that added depth to the show so it was unfortunate that they weren’t given more screen-time.

 

 

My Rating: 3.5 Stars

Overall I found it to be very entertaining to watch. It was quite cheesy and the main actress wasn’t very good at acting (GOT7 were actually better…) but it was fun to watch and I liked seeing the boys have fun making a web series for Aghase to watch and enjoy.

Where To Watch:

Netflix | DramaFever


tobecontinuedTitle: To Be Continued
Hangul: 투 비 컨티뉴드
Genre: Webdrama, Fantasy, Romance
Episodes: 12
Broadcasting Dates: 2015
Language: Korean
Source: Watched on Netflix

Synopsis: This web drama is a teen fantasy romance telling the story of three boys in a male idol group who suddenly slip two years back in time on the eve of their stage debut.

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I started this show already a fan of Astro, but I hadn’t quite gotten all of the member’s names memorized, so just like with Dream Knight, I was able to use this drama as a way to study the members and learn their names.

The concept of this drama is also really cool and unique. The group is about to debut, but on the night before they are mysteriously transported back in time to high school before the school’s music group competition happens – which is the reason they were given the chance to debut.

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Not only were their singing/rapping/dancing abilities explored in this drama, but the group’s members and their friendship was as well. Moonbin and Eunwoo ended up having a fight in the show, which resulted in the group being split up. I liked seeing this because it showed me a side to K-Pop groups that we don’t oftentimes see.

One issue I had with this show is the fact that it was never resolved why they traveled back in time in the first place. I didn’t see any obvious reason for it such as having to resolve an issue or anything so this still dumbfounds me.

I did like how other people from Fantagio appeared in the drama as well (pre-debut gg Weki Meki and YouTuber WorldofDave). It was cool to see them in the drama with Astro like a little Fantagio family get-together.

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they’re actually really good

This was a good drama to watch if you’re interested in the boy group Astro – which you should be because they are precious and deserve all of the love in the world – or if you’re just looking for a fun drama to watch over the course of a few hours.

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My Rating: 3 Stars

I really loved the concept of this drama and although I thought there were some things that could have been a lot better technical-wise, it was a lot of fun to watch and I’m happy I was able to remember all of the member’s names.

Where To Watch:

Netflix | DramaFever

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