I’m excited to share my favorite dramas that I watched in 2022. I didn’t watch as many dramas as I normally do, and I still have ALOT that I need/want to watch. But I thought I’d share what I enjoyed in 2022! As I was writing a quick reason why I loved these dramas, one thing you’ll notice is I love a drama with AMAZINGCHARACTERS!!!
This drama had me hitting play on the next episode as soon as I finished the previous one. It has a simple plot- university students- but one of my favorite tropes- enemies to lovers, and I was so invested. The actors did such a fantastic job with this!
River Where the Moon Rises
This was a surprise for me. I knew I would like this drama, but I had no idea I would absolutely love it. This was a drama where I stayed up WAY TOO late to finish, which is something that I haven’t done in awhile. I was so invested in the story and these characters! And I adored the relationship between the couple.
Oh this drama! I LOVED this drama! I swear this drama had hooked! Kim Jae Wook and Krystal Jung were a perfect choice for these characters! I found myself laughing so hard at moments, and when the episode ends you’ll be wanting to press play for the next episode.
I know this drama has quite a bit of mixed reviews for it, but I ended up LOVING it. I was invested in the story and the characters, and the relationships! I have a full review talking about it, if you would like to check it out! Why Her? Review!
This story was so interesting and the charcters were fantastic! All the actors did great, but Gun and Off’s protrayals were brilliant to watch. This was one where you wanted to keep watching for the story and the romance!
So those were my favorites of the year. As I said, I still have A LOT of drama’s that I want to watch, so hopefully I’ll have many more favorites this year!
What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?
What am I currently reading?
I decided to pick up this book because I wanted something pretty short and this is only about 200 pages. I picked this up on a whim when it was free on ebook. I’m only about 10 percent in so far, and I don’t have many thoughts as of now.
What did I recently finish?
There’s Someone Inside Your House was my most recent read, and it was an okay one. I didn’t love it, but it wasn’t a bad read either. Just okay. I’m still debating if I want to post my thoughts or not. I also watched the movie, so maybe I could do a book and movie discussion?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I honestly don’t know at the moment.
What about you guys? What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? And what do you plan on reading next?
It’s back!!! When I first watched Young Royals, I was completely surprised by how hooked I got. So as a lot of people, I’ve been waiting for season 2 and it has arrived. Now yes, it released on the 1st of November, and here I am just getting to it. I’ve only watched one episode so far, but it seems like I will become hooked again. It’s going to be a complete ball of angst, drama, love, and so much more and I’m here for it!
Young Royals is finally returning for Season 2 on November1st! From the trailer, this season seems like it will be darker, and A LOT more drama than the first. Are you excited to see these characters return and to see what happens? You can watch the trailer below and read what the second season will be about.
Back to school time! A new year is beginning at Hillerska and the fate of Wilhelm’s and Simon’s relationship was left unclear in the last finale. Though they both are forefront in each other’s minds, there is still a lot to resolve such as how Wilhelm’s royal status impacts their relationship. Resentment is still held by Wilhelm against August for leaking the video of him and Simon. August also seems to be dealing with some pretty heavy issues of his own. By the looks of it, we’re in for another drama-filled season. Will Wilhelm choose his heart, or his duty?
Book one in The Heroes of Olympus series. This book was such a surprise! I mean I knew I would enjoy it, but I didn’t think I would love it as much as I did. I had the best time reading this. Unlike in Percy Jackson and the Olympians where we are reading from the perspective of Percy Jackson. In this book we follow three new demi gods and three perspectives: Jason, Leo, and Piper. I loved all three of these characters, however my absolute favorite was Leo. I mean how can you not love him. He’s absolutely adorable and so much fun to read from. The adventure we follow was a lot of fun, but also intense. We get the same feeling that we had from Percy Jackson and the Olympians, but it’s also more intense and darker, and you can definitely feel that when reading it.
My Rating- 5 out of 5
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
After finishing The Lost Hero, I just had to continue on. While I still loved this book, I didn’t love it quite as much as The Lost Hero. I think it may have to do with the first half kind of feeling a bit slower. In this book we’re reunited with Percy(YAY!!!!), as well as introduced to two new characters: Frank and Hazel. I was so excited to be reading from Percy’s perspective again. Oh how I missed him. Frank and Hazel are fun characters. I especially loved Hazel’s backstory. We’re also introduced to Camp Jupiter, the roman camp. Going into this book we already know what’s happened and what’s going on, so we’re waiting for our characters to figure it out, which kind of made the book a bit slower in the beginning for me. About halfway through was when I was absolutely invested. Once the second half it, I couldn’t put the book down. Despite it being a bit slow in the beginning, it’s still a fantastic book.
My Rating- 4.6 out of 5
Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa
I decided to read something different after The Son of Neptune(I just needed a small break). I picked up this book and found it was a good choice. This book follows Julian Luna(Jules) and Mat after a long distance relationship begins that starts over Twitter. We follow the ups and the downs of this relatinoship, but also what’s going on in Jules home and school life. The absolute best thing about this book are the characters. The characters and the relationships that they have are amazing. You can truely feel the love that they have for one another, whether it’s friendship, family, or romantic. However, this does not just deal with just romance. It also deals with very intense topics which he mentions in his author note. By the way, that’s another thing I loved. The author begins his book with the authors note addressing what this book deals with and to make sure that you are in the right mind set to read it. And I loved that!
It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! The Heartstopper teaser trailer is finally here!
Heartstopper is a eight episode, coming-of-age, show that will be airing on Netflix.
Heartstopper follows the story of two British grammar school boys (Nick and Charlie) in their progression from friendship to love whilst dealing with a number of hard-hitting issues and taboo themes including eating disorders, mental health and coming out as LGBTQ+.
Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?
Oh my God this book! What can I say? I can honestly say I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading this book. It’s the most heartwarming, sweetest book.
Hearstopper deals with friendship, romance, acceptance, coming out, and more. This story follows the relationship between Nick and Charlie.(I’ve heard these characters are mentioned in other books by Alice Oseman, but this was my first read of hers.) We follow the meeting, friendship, and growing feelings between the two of them.
You will end up flying through this story. Not just because it is a comic/graphic novel, but because you will be so invested in this story and these characters.
Also how can I not mention NELLIE! Oh my God, NELLIE!(Nicks dog) She’s the absolute best! We love her!
I also want to add that Alice Osemans book deal with serious issues, and I found a list of the trigger warnings on her website. So I would like to list them here for any of you who are intesrested in checking this story out. These are taken from her website! https://www.aliceoseman.com/content-warnings