Good morning everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far. Mine is going fine. I just can’t seem to keep my days straight. Sunday, I thought it was Monday. Monday, I thought it was Sunday (and worked like it was). I need to find a way to differentiate the days so that I can keep track of them. Maybe looking at a calendar would help. Sigh
That being said, today is not Sunday or Monday. It’s Tuesday now and it’s time for me to check in with how last week went and how I want this week to go. Surprisingly enough, I finally finished some books!
So, let’s get right into how my reading and watching went!
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.
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.
Also, in relation to that, there’s a lot of negativity surrounding the attempt. The character is called selfish for attempting.
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.
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.
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.