I was thinking if it is really necessary to write up a post on the latest two episodes but figured out since I have the time, why not.
Episode 10 left us with a sudden twist – the possibility of Myeong Joo dying after being infected by M3 virus. I loved that last bit where Dae Young rushed in without hesitating and hugging Myeong Joo ❤
And it hurts even more when Myeong Joo realized why the sudden gesture. The dead silence.
THOUGHTS & DISCUSSIONS
As usual, there were some nice moments and some average moments. I liked how Shi Jin and Mo Yeon’s relationship has finally moved forward after weeks of the whole rejecting period.
All it took was just a phone confession. Okay, maybe a little bit of Myeong Joo’s wise words also? Okay – I don’t know. Maybe she realized its about time she be honest with her own feelings.
I still don’t understand why Myeong Joo’s dad doesn’t approve of Dae Young. Is it really just because of the rank? Really? I don’t know but it’s just so cliche that it puts me off a little.
And *roll eyes* why does he make Dae Young choose between being a soldier and choosing love. That’s so cruel and even more cliche. I understand if he didn’t want his daughter to date a soldier in general because it’s dangerous but since he doesn’t have an issue with Shi Jin, it’s unlikely that its because of the job scope.
But anyway, I hope this ordeal will prove to her dad that Dae Young is more than worthy of Myeong Joo’s love and to be his son-in-law.
I’m also annoyed by the conflict between Lee Chi Hun and the patient. Honestly, I find the patient a little too agitated by the whole incident. I understand if he didn’t trust Chi Hun, or refuse treatment by him – but to purposely put Chi Hun down and say harsh things – seems a little irrational.
I mean – let’s say we’re in his shoes and just experienced a near death situation – and a doctor ran away but we managed to survive. I’ll be too busy being thankful I’m breathing and more depressed about the whole situation rather than hate on a doctor who ran away.
I thought his attitude would have change a little given that his superior who was kind to him died – or I thought he would have been sad for a little longer – but it’s kind of weird to see him fine after a while and even picking on Chi Hun on purpose.
I don’t know because I’m not in that situation – but I just get kind of annoyed when he picks on Chi Hun.
Let’s talk about the drama overall.
Honestly speaking, DOTS plot is really not my cup of tea. I find the story itself rather weak – the subplots messy and the whole drama confusing.
Putting the drama on a timeline – what happened so far was the VIP guest out of nowhere then the earthquake then Agus appearance and a now a disease.
Maybe it’s just me – but the subplots are not exactly related to one another and does not really contribute to the story as a whole so it gets really annoying at times for me. The subplots shows the characters development but not the story development as a whole.
The characters are perfect but it doesn’t help when the story plot itself is weak and messy. I would totally remember the characters down the road, but the story? Probably not.
Its hard putting this across in words. Let’s put an example – let’s say Signal or Come Back Mister, or D-Day.
Signal was a clearly focused drama which is about a walkie talkie which someone from the past and present communicate to change history. Come Back Mister is about two adults who returned to life to find closure in their lives. D-Day was about the aftermath of an earthquake.
Each of these dramas had a distinct clear direction of where they are heading, what is their story about and their story line was smooth throughout the episodes.
For me, I find that this is lacking in DOTS. It lacks that distinct clear direction, even after 10 episodes. It lacks the smooth flow of the storyline and I feel that it clearly does not have enough battling scenes 😦
I was expecting more battling scenes, or tense scenes but not much so far.
However after saying all this, yes I’m still watching it diligently because I love the characters. They were written perfectly and the casts were perfect and it’s just too good to pass.
I wonder if it wasn’t this set of casts acting, if I would still stick around. Hmmm…..probably not?