Chocolate K-Drama Review | Choose My Next Watch

Good evening everyone. And by evening, I mean night. Because it’s most certainly nighttime here.

It’s 7pm and I just finished watching the Korean drama, Chocolate. Now I’m here to review it for you all. This will be completely spoiler-free. All thoughts are my own and just because I felt a certain way, that dosent mean your way of thinking is wrong.

Synopsis

This drama follows two people who keep meeting up in life unexpectedly. It deals with a lot of trauma and heartbreak. So be weary if you’re not prepared to ball your eyes out every episode. This one is definitely a hard hitter. He has become a doctor and she is a chef.

My Thoughts

I shared my thoughts on the first half in a separate post. These are my thoughts overall including those.

I feel like, for the most part, the drama was good. It wasn’t anything that will necessarily stick out in my mind like some others, but it was well worth the watch. I do recommend it, especially if you like hard hitters.

On the other hand, the ending was rushed. I feel like the last two episodes stuffed too much into it and should have been dragged out a bit more. It seemed like a lot of buildup and not enough time to round everything off.

I would recommend watching this either way. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it as a first kdrama for someone new to reading captions, but I would if you’re used to being able to watch and read them at the same time.


Now time to choose my next watch. I currently am watching a couple kdramas week to week (well, best I can), but this will be between a kdrama, an American tv show I’m behind on, and an anime. Choose one of these three and that’s the next thing I will watch and review!

All of these are on Netflix. Click the title to view more about it.

K-Drama: When The Camellia Blooms

This is a single mother story and about a man falling in love at first sight. It looks really cute and I could use that after Chocolate.

TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy

Im on season like 13 or 14 of that and I really want to catch up again.

Anime: The Irregular at Magic High School

This one I know is about siblings but I’m not sure what else. It’s been on my to-watch list for so long I forgot why I was interested. But I know I was so I’m interested in watching it sooner rather than later!


So comment down below with your vote. Or message me on Instagram if you can’t comment. Voting will close Feb 4th at 11:59pm and I’ll probably start watching sometime after that!

Thanks so much for joining me and happy watching!

Bye!

Chocolate Mid-Season Check-in | Spoiler-Free K-drama Review

Good morning everyone! Welcome back. I’m so glad you’re joining me today to discuss this Korean drama. I’m really loving this change of pace for me, but I’m also really sucking at balancing my time. So it’s something I will be working on in the coming weeks.

But that being said, I just finished episode 8 of Chocolate on Netflix! So I figured I’d hop on here and give you all my updated thoughts.

So, I’m going to keep this spoiler-free, but I would like for you all to take a moment to read this. There are definite trigger warnings in this drama.

  1. Attempted suicide. One of the characters in episode 6 or 7 ends up attempting to commit suicide. If that’s something you’re sensitive about, then steer away.
  2. Also, in relation to that, there’s a lot of negativity surrounding the attempt. The character is called selfish for attempting.
  3. There is a lot of death of all ages and shown on screen. There’s children and adults, both shown on screen. So just know that you’ll be crying every episode and wanting to hold the people you love closer.
  4. PTSD/Anxiety/Panic Attacks/etc. The main character went through something that caused her to have PTSD and she has what I would say was a panic attack, but they don’t actually call it that. She has anxiety along with the PTSD because of what happened.

I think those are all of the main ones. I don’t think anything else really has happened that would lead me to feeling the need for trigger warnings. If you’ve seen this and you think of anymore, let me know so I can add them in.

My thoughts

I’m loving this kdrama. I just want to continue watching it, but I have to do other things as well so it’s been rough going.

I really love cheesy romance dramas or more adult soap opera-esque ones. But these hard hitting, I’m crying every episode ones. They really hit me. Some of the first K-dramas I ever watched I remember because of the moments that made me cry over the ones that were just cute.

If you like Grey’s Anatomy or any of the Chicagos (Fire, MD, PD, etc), I would say give this a shot. There are times my tiny mind is confused, but normally they have a little caption that explains different medical terms they are using for those who may not know.

It’s interesting seeing the depth within each character. But I would have to say that I feel like the overall story arc is weak. There’s nothing really keeping me going to the next episode within the story arc itself. I’m loving this and continuing to love it because it’s emotional and I’ve come to care about these characters and I want them all to get to their happy ending.

But the story is just a minor mention of family drama and the romance between the two main characters. I’m hoping since the first half focused a lot on that, the second half will put more of a focus on the story. It seemed to be heading that way, but we’ll see. The story isn’t over yet and NOTHING has been solved. So we’ll see!


But that’s going to be it for this one. I’m going to go take a nap now. But I will be continuing this drama and I will be making sure I post a full spoiler-free and spoiler-y review. So make sure you all keep an eye out for that hopefully sometime next week.

Thanks so much for joining me and please remember that it’s okay to cry sometimes. If you’re feeling down and don’t know how to make yourself feel better, just try to cry it out. Whether you take a hot shower and cry to your hearts desire or binge watch videos or shows that make you cry. Just try to cry it out and see if it helps. Like I said, it’s okay to cry. Don’t hold back for the sake of being “strong.” Admitting you don’t always have to be strong is the first step in being stronger.

Have a wonderful weekend! Bye!