Thursday Watching - Chicago Typewriter
The only problem I have with the k-drama I shall be suggesting this week, Chicago Typewriter, is that it took me so long to actually watch it. For some reason I thought it was going to be something else. I was more than happily surprised with what I watched. This is one of the things I enjoy the most, when the people doing the little synopsis fuck them up and you end up with something even better than you were expecting.
Chicago Typewriter is ultimately a reincarnation story. Not gonna lie, I'm a sucker for those. The main story happens in our time, the main dude is a famous writer and the main girl is and ex veterinarian that's a fan of him. But the story is also about their past lives, in 1930, when he was a writer and she was a freedom fighter, but appearances might be deceiving.
So in our time, our famous writer needs to start a new project, but he's stuck. He can't seem to write, but he has this idea for a story about a freedom fighter and a writer. He usually writes crime novels, not period romances. But that's the idea he has. He sees the story in his dreams.
And when he wakes up with the story all typed up for him, he realizes that something strange is going on.
So like, not gonna lie, the parts that happen in the 1930s broke me. The way their story ends in that time. Like, cryfest. Cryfest of epic proportion. Get ready to feel kind of hollow and shaken once you're done watching this drama. If you're like me, you won't be able to watch anything new for at least a few days.
I'll leave you with two videos. The first one is to give you an idea of the general feel with no spoilers.
The second one is a spoiler fest, and also a cryfest. I literally cried watching it again. So stay away from the second one if you don't want spoilers.