Last week I talked about how I’d learned to drop dramas over my kdrama-watching career, which was nicely timed, considering I dropped The K2 last night.
I won’t rehash the straws that broke this camel’s back (go here and then here), but it shouldn’t come a surprise to anyone who has been reading my commentary that my frustrations about the show were not-so-slowly mounting. Some of the things that bugged me, I think, were objective flaws with the show; others were more along the lines of pet peeves.
Of all of the things I could have dropped The K2 for, it was relatively minor sin of JSS being incompetent. I could have dropped it for sidelining its heroine both character- and plot-wise, gratuitous fight scenes and overuse of spinny cameras, etc. But no, it was JSS, which ultimately doesn’t have much impact other than to provide NPCs for Jae-ha to fight or keep Anna confined or be Yoo-jin’s muscle.
And perhaps, at the heart, that’s why I dropped it. Yoo-jin was pretty much my favorite part of the show and the reason I kept coming back, but her inexplicable reliance on JSS undermined my faith in her. Couldn’t she see what a nightmare of uselessness they were? Why was she still employing them? Was she not a good enough villain to realize how awful JSS is? And that was the death knell for me–if you’re going to ruin the best female villain I’ve seen in ages, I can’t stick with the show.
This isn’t the first time a bunch of small details have stacked up to ruin a show for me. And they’re usually such petty, small things that I can’t let go of. So tell me, dear readers, what petty things have made you drop a show?