Solomon’s Perjury is actually happening this week, and I’m really looking forward to it, in case that weren’t obvious already. I desperately want it to be brilliant. I was delighted when this translated relationship chart crossed my tumblr dash since it listed that our heroine has not just one but two best friends. How long has it been since a heroine has had female friends in the kdramas I’ve watched? TOO LONG. That honestly would have been awesome if it stopped there, but these best friends are also listed as her assistants in the trial, so I’m gleeful. Please don’t let me down!
In the meantime, here are four hopes I have for the drama. With any luck, Solomon’s Perjury will have a better track record than–well, all the other dramas I’ve done this for so far. XD
- Romance does not get in the way of solving a murder. Nothing I’ve seen so far has indicated that romance will be an Important Thing in this drama, so I hope it stays that way. There is plenty of interest to be had with a possible murder to solve and justice to seek. I would much rather be terrified for people’s lives/souls than worried about romantic pairings.
- A good adult. I’ll even accept a morally gray one. I just want one adult not to be a scumbag, if only to keep my blood pressure within the normal range. I’m rather uncertain I’ll get this because school-related kdramas don’t often pull their punches when it comes to showing the awful, ugly side of the education system specifically and society in general. Still, I dream that there will be some sort of safe haven for our heroine, or even a sympathetic sounding board.
- Interesting investigations/court room scenes. Surprise me. Outwit me. I want to be with our heroine every step of the way, and I want to be able to follow her pursuit of the truth, wherever it takes her. I don’t want her to win through sheer luck or because the opposition is incapable of putting up a fight. I want her to triumph because she earned it.
- Lots of social commentary. And don’t be shy about it. Point out all the terrible people, institutions, practices, etc. that have led the children in this drama to conducting their own trial. Expose the rot, call it what it is, and don’t let anyone obfuscate the truth.
Will you be watching Solomon’s Perjury? If so, tell me what your hopes are for the drama in the comments!