2021’s Hidden Gems? Part 1

So I was scrolling through mydramalist to find something to watch and I came across a Japanese dorama about a hitman falling for his target. Not that new, only in this case, this being a Japanese dorama (😂), the hitman completely messes up his timing and ends up protecting his love. That got me thinking, I usually do an end of the year post about dramas that sound interesting, have great reviews, but haven’t gotten the attention they deserve. So this year I decided to start part 1 now for the 1st part of 2021 and part 2 will be the last part of 2021. Brilliant, yah? Er, maybe not, but I need more drama in my life!

Boku no Satsui ga Koi wo Shita (2021)

Synopsis: Onotora Shu does not know that his foster father is a legendary professional killer. However, his daily life dramatically changes after someone murders this professional killer. Onotora decides to take over the family business and become a hitman in order to avenge his foster father. He is well prepared when he approaches Narumiya Mitsuki who is his assassination target. Despite his physical abilities as a hitman, he is not able to kill her because of his terrible timing, no matter how he tries. On the contrary, he ends up protecting her as danger approaches. The two of them who should not fall in love, have an unlikely romance. (Source: jdramas.wordpress.com)

Source: mydramalist.com
Source: Taishi Fanbase ‘s yt channel

The trailer looks fun and I’m intrigued at how this hitman keeps missing his target. Like, how can that happen? Lol. It’s on WeTv.

The Comments (2021)

Synopsis: Papang, student president and outstanding all-around student and perfect in every way, kills herself in the middle of her live stream. She is copying Gina, her favourite actress, the second female idol to be cyberbullied to the extent of committing suicide in the middle of her live stream.

Her brother Khan wants to investigate the reason behind her decision. He enlists the help of Phat, the young assistant-teacher to Ms Wimol, Papang’s homeroom teacher. Hoping to learn the truth, Khan and Phat speak to the following students: Nan, the social media addict who feels she is inferior to Papang in every way; Toon, the straight-A student who wants to be the student president to complement her grades; and Pok, the young man who had a crush on Papang, whom she brutally rejected. Next, they spoke to her mother, Pimpa, that Papang had long-standing issues regarding her relationship with Wittaya, a man already with a family. Pimpa seemed to be hiding something.

The more they search, the more Khan and Phat become suspicious about the clues behind Papang’s seemingly perfect world. She was suffering from defamation and bullying. At the end, who made Papang commit suicide? (Source: GMMTV YouTube; MyDramaList)

Source: mydramalist.com
Source: GMMTV’s channel

At only five episodes long, 45 min each, this seems like a no brainer to watch. The comments section is full of praise and it’s available to watch on GMM, so this is definitely going on my list.

You Are My Hero (2021)

Synopsis: As a new resident at the bustling metropolitan hospital, Mi Ka’s life is far from boring. With a steady stream of patients to see and a variety of training exercises to complete, Mi Ka has little time for anything other than work, but she doesn’t mind. The chance to help people and save lives is all she has ever wanted and she’s happy she has finally found a way to make that dream come true. Ever one to volunteer when a new opportunity to help others arises, Mi Ka joins in a joint emergency rescue training exercise between the hospital and the police SWAT team, a decision that will change her life forever.

When a deadly earthquake shakes the very foundations of the world, Mi Ka is part of the team ordered to the epicenter of the quake to help with rescue operations. Joined by a team of military personnel, including Xing Ke Lei, a special ops agent who first met Mi Ka through a series of misunderstandings that left them both with a less-than-favorable impression of each other, Mi Ka and her medical team set out on a mission fraught with danger. Despite their initial misgivings, Xing Ke Lei and Mi Ka have no choice but to put aside their differences to help those hit hardest by the recent earthquake. Working side-by-side, their feelings towards each other gradually begin to soften as they observe how tirelessly each works to save lives.

When the nation in which they’re working is thrown into turmoil, Mi Ka and the rest of the medical team find themselves in very real danger. Putting his life on the line, Xing Ke Lei is determined to come to their rescue, but will he be able to get to them in time? (Source: Viki) ~~ Adapted from the novel of the same name by the writer Mu Qing Yu.

Source: mydramalist.com
Source: Croton Megahit channel

Some people have compared it to Descendants of the Sun (2016), but this is based on a novel that came out before the drama, and is more about 3 couples and their relationships in the midst of a terrible natural disaster. Lots of good reviews about how natural the couples are and how good the writer is. I’m intrigued. This is on Viki and youtube.