You might already know I’m currently watching A Tree With Deep Roots. This drama is the best drama I have watched in all my years of drama watching. Not because is the best story, or that I will re-watch it after finishing the drama. None of those things have to do with its greatness, but instead, because it has an extremely well written plot. Compared to other Kdramas that are written as they go, this drama is based on a novel by Lee Jeong-myeong, and I’m thinking the script-writers although altering the story to fit the screen, already know where they want this plot to go, which might just be the reason why there is no loopholes. Wait! Im not here to give this drama a review… not yet. I just want to rant a little bit. Some fans –or not- have been leaving some pretty funny comments around (funny in a ridiculous way) and there was one that caught my attention the most.
So it says something like this:
Was Only watching for the cute young king
really liked the angry little boy too…lol…but now I want to know if he really kills the king so I guess I have to watch the rest …but they better keep it interesting because I prefer my dramas with lots of eye candy,,, now everybody is ugly 🙂 episode 5: okay it is getting better 🙂
First, let me clarified one thing: Im not going to judge the way you pick a drama to watch. If you watch ONLY because of eye-candy then that’s your own choice, everybody has the right to chose what they like. Fair. However, when your comment also involves rating the drama, which might lead to the drama falling short because of bad ratings, then I have to step in and ask you: When did dramas become a fashion show? Whatever happened to OBJECTIVE point of view?
Okay, so you might have made a transition from only watching because of PYB Song Joong Ki (BTW his acting is pretty impressive) to actually expecting something more out of the plot. But did you ever considered that by making a shallow statement like “now everybody is ugly” you are actually not giving helpful reviews/comments, and that other people will disbelieve whatever else you might have to say about the drama? (hopefully, still there are always the ones that will follow your statement).
Dramas should not be rated simply based on whether there was enough eye-candy or not! It generates bad reviews and/or ratings, and the drama might fall short just because you didn’t rate it on something that holds value. It also makes ground for unwanted responses, and then you might come back and say “its my opinion” but guess what? The other person has an opinion too and wants to tell you about it.
Look, it’s all good… you give a drama 3 stars only because “now everybody is ugly” when it would otherwise be a 5 stars. No problem there.
Hmm I don’t see any ugly people here… but then again, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder so yeah, THIS I cant really argue about.
To put and end to this rant, I will only say this: objectivism exists in the real world, its not just a subject in your philosophy class. If you just want to look at pretty people, then go to a fashion show … I can guaranteed –without a doubt- that for the next two or three hours, you’ll be beauty-struck!! Or… or watch a drama that only has eye-candy. What’s the story about? Who cares about that when you have plenty of eye-candy… right?
I’m off to watch my deep rooted hunks…
UPDATE: the person who made the shallow comment above quoted, did change her review and rating later on. I guess someone got some sense into her? We will never know. The evils of cyber-communication. Blah.