I’d like your opinion, you guys!
I’m toying with the idea of introducing 2 new sections to the blog, but I’m not sure if it’s something you guys would actually like. One is a section for mini quick-as-a-flash reviews, and the other is a dropped section, for shows that I’ve (you guessed it!) dropped.
Since this is a space that you guys have helped to build with your suggestions and opinions, I thought the natural thing to do would be to ask you guys what you think. 🙂
Those of you who follow the blog’s Facebook page would probably know that I’ve been doing a little bit of micro-blogging via Facebook.
Besides various news bits, trailers & photos that I share on Facebook, I’ve also been giving quick-as-a-flash, mini-reviews on movies that I’ve seen, like Friend 2, Elegant Lies and The Commitment.
I’ve also recently discovered the joys of the Fast-Forward function on my media player, and have been using it to check out dramas that I probably wouldn’t choose to watch otherwise.
Mama is one of the first dramas I’ve purposefully fast-forwarded through, choosing to watch only scenes and characters that I found interesting, and I ended up really liking the show! So I posted a flash review on it on Facebook as well.
I like the convenience of posting a quick reaction on Facebook, but I also realize that those mini-reviews are hard to find in retrospect. One would have to dig through the photos section of the Facebook page in order to find these mini reviews, which is why I’m wondering if you guys would like to see a section for these types of mini reviews on the blog. I’d still continue with regular reviews; this will just be an additional outlet for my quick thoughts on a movie or drama.
To give you an idea of what you’re saying Yay or Nay to, here’s what I posted for Mama on Facebook yesterday:
“Just finished FF-ing my way through Mama, and I hafta say, it’s surprisingly good! I mean, later in the show there’s eventually more histrionics than I personally would care to wade through, but my FF button came in super handy at those times. And despite my FF approach to the show, it really captured my heart pretty well, and I felt genuinely engaged by the characters that I chose to follow.
Song Yoon Ah digs deep to turn in a heartfelt performance, and Hong Jong Hyun is better (a lot less wooden!) than I expected. I really liked the show’s thought-provoking themes of love and life, and what’s truly important as you’re living it. An excellent cameo by Park Seo Joon in the final ep is a lovely bonus.”
So, whaddya think?
Another thing that I’ve done on Facebook, is give a quick overview of why I chose to drop a particular show. I did quick posts when I decided to drop Emergency Couple and Bel Ami (Pretty Man). I’m wondering whether to make that A Thing here on the blog as well.
To give you an idea of what you’re saying Yay or Nay to, here’s what I posted about dropping Bel Ami:
“So out of curiosity, I thought I’d check out Bel Ami (aka Pretty Man), and after just 1.5 episodes, I’m thinking of throwing in the towel. IU is super cute & I’m really enjoying her, but so far that’s about it. Jang Geun Suk as a man so gorgeous that he has women fawning all over him is not landing on the right side of believable (or tasteful) for me.
I reminded myself frequently that this was based on a manhwa and therefore needs to be viewed through a manhwa, nonsensical sort of lens. But the tropes & birth secrets got harder and harder to wade through, and I found myself lasting only about 10 minutes per watch. If you do the math, it’s taken me multiple watches to get to the middle of episode 2! 😄 On a much more shallow note, I really am not liking Jang Geun Suk’s hair in this. I think it’s time to drop this experiment 😛 “
Again, whaddya think?
I’m leaving the polls open for a week till 10 December, so please let me know your opinion by voting, and of course, you can also tell me what you think in the comments!
Thanks for loving and supporting this space like you do, you guys.