Wicked Fox and Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

Lets talk about Wicked Fox and Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho! SPOILERS BELOW!

Wicked Fox follows MiYoung and Jihoon. MiYoung is a Guhimo(a nine tale fox) who, in order to survive, must consume the gi(energy) of men. She comes across Jihoon(a human), who is being attacked and she jumps in to save him. While saving him, she ends up losing her fox bead and from there a whole bunch of crazy follows.

In Vicious Spirits our characters are dealing with the aftermath of Wicked Fox. With MiYoungs bead gone, a new problem has occurred. A tear has appeared in the Between and ghosts are starting to roam around in the mortal world causing people to go mad. They have to fix the problem, while also dealing with why MiYoung doesn’t seem to be getting better.

With Wicked Fox I found myself enjoying the plot, but at times found myself a bit bored. With Vicious Spirits I found myself just a bit more invested in the plot line.

Wicked Fox was a really fun and addicting read. I was invested in both MiYoung and Jihoon as characters and getting to know them. This book also had in-between parts where we got to see the backstory of the Guhimo and MiYenas(MiYoung mother) story as well.

There were two “big” plot twists, one I saw coming and one I didn’t(but if I’m being honest, I should have). Nara betraying MiYoung was the one I definitely saw coming. I knew that was going to happen, so I was not surprised at all, but it also didn’t take away enjoyment from the story for me. What I didn’t expect was for the detective to be MiYoungs father. I should’ve realized it though(I mean why else would he just all of a sudden show up and get close to Jihoon).

I really liked Junu’s character in this book, and was thoroughly surprised when I found out that we would be following his perspective in the sequel. I thought we’d be following MiYoung and Jihoon again. To be honest, I didn’t care all that much for Somin in Wicked Fox. I mean I didn’t dislike her by any means, but I also didn’t really feel any sort of special way towards her. But I can definitely say that that has changed in Vicious Spirits.

Vicious Spirits follows Junu, a dokkeabai, Somin, and MiYoung. Honestly, I didn’t care much about following MiYoung perspective in this story. Don’t get me wrong, I like her and yes, she was important to the story(very important) but I found myself being way more interested in reading from Somin and Junus perspective.

Somin is literally one of the best friends that you can ask for. She will literally do anything for the people that she loves even at the risk of hurting herself(which, admittedly, can be a problem)

Junu became such an amazing character. I absolutely loved reading from his perspective. But when I say I got so annoyed with Somin, MiYoung, and Jihoon for always treating Junu like he was this horrible person, I mean I was so annoyed! Yes, they do have some reason, but damn give him the benefit of the doubt will you! Oh, and I want to quickly add in that we also got in-between stories of the dokkeabai.

I loved seeing Somin and Junu work together and develop a relationship! Kat Cho definitely took you on a ride with these two. I found myself being so invested in how it would all play out. The ending of this book was so intense and all the characters went through hell! Speaking of characters, we also got to meet a couple new ones. One of them is Hyuk, whom is a reaper that I was very intrigued by. I don’t believe Kat Cho is writing another book in this series, but if she ever did, I would love to read his story!

Overall this was a fun and very addicting series and while reading both of these books, I could absolutely imagine this playing out as a KDRAMA! Which I would LOVE to watch!

Move To Heaven

Move To Heaven follows the story of a father and son trauma cleaning company. They receive requests to clean out the belongings of people who have passed. Through doing that, they can learn about the lives of the decease and help them on their “final move”. With the unexpected passing of his father, Geu-ru has to take over the job with his estranged uncle Sang gu, who becomes his guardian.

This drama was a lot to take in. Every episode was very emotional and I found myself only able to watch one or two episodes before I needed a break. I found myself feeling everything for the characters.

I found my heart breaking and feeling so bad for characters that we only meet for one episode. When you’re watching their story unfold, you can’t help feel for them and what they missed out on. You truly feel for all the characters in this drama.

Geu ru is such an inspiring character. You can’t help but love his kind hearted, innocent self. He truly brings out the best in the people he meets. Sang gu is such a fascinating character. He comes off as very blunt, with this I-don’t-care attitude. Especially with Geu ru. Since he had a bad relationship with his brother, he doesn’t seem to care much for his nephew. At least that’s what he says, but his actions are completely different. Even though he speaks harsh to Geu ru, he is always helping him out with what he needs.

I truly believe with each episode, and each story, you will be affected in some way. And while every episode was amazing, some personal favorite episodes of mine include episodes: 5,7,8,9, and 10!

Sisyphus: The Myth Thoughts

I’m hear to talk about the drama Sisyphus: The Myth. (***This post may contain SPOILERS***)

First thing, I absolutely loved this drama. From the characters, relationships, story, I really loved it all.

Sisyphus: The Myth is about a war that breaks out leaving it completely destroyed. We follow our main character Seo Hae as she travels from 2035 back to 2020 to prevent the war. We follow the timeline of both the post war as well as present time.

The characters and the relationships were really great in my opinion. I found myself loving not only the main characters but most of the side characters as well, both good and bad. I loved how the villains were portrayed in this story, especially Sigma.

Seo Hae, played by Park Shin Hye, really surprised me with this character. And I think she portrayed her so well. She was such a badass character, and I absolutely loved seeing it! I loved seeing her time in both the present and the future and it was SO NICE to see a woman as the protector this time! The relationships that she built with people was fun to watch, but the relationship between her and her father was absolutely amazing. I loved seeing how that father-daughter relationship was portrayed in both the past, present, and future.

Tae Sul, played by Cho Seung Woo, was such a fun character to see played out on screen. I think Cho Seung Woo was a great choice for this character. He plays a brilliant CEO engineer who also happens to be struggling with the loss of his brother. He hallucinates his brother quite often, so we see him taking pills to stop it.

Kim Byung Chul who plays Sigma was absolutely amazing. I thought he was such a great villain, and every time he appeared I was wondering what he was going to do next. What he had planned. And the dynamic between him and Tae Sul was absolutely entertaining to watch. And adding Seo Hae in the mix made it better.

The crew of Asia Mart was also a lot of fun to watch. They become important parts to the story and with our main characters.

I was a big fan of the relationship between Tae Sul and Seo Hae. Personally I loved seeing them together and this relationship develop. And I absolutely loved seeing Seo Hae as the protector in this story.

This entire drama is very action filled, but we also get quite a bit of emotional moments between a lot of the characters. I was rooting for our leads to save the world and stop the war. I wanted to see it happen even though about halfway through I finally realized what the title meant.

I think why I loved this drama so much is because I didn’t take it that seriously. This deals with time travel, and obviously time travel is a very difficult plot to do well. So with movies and/or shows that do it I don’t take them all that seriously and am pretty lenient with how it’s portrayed. You have to be open to it, so because I was more open to what they were doing with this plot, I think I was able to enjoy it so much more.

I won’t talk about the ending here because I have an entire post dedicated to my thoughts on the ending of this drama. People have a lot of theories, and I share mine. If you would like to read that I’ll link it here—> Sisyphus: The Myth ENDING

Overall I really loved this drama. I know it has a lot of mix thoughts, and I would love to hear yours.

Run On

Run On follows the story of a translator and a sprinter. We follow them throughout their jobs, life, and love.

What I liked?

Seon Gyeom. I really liked his character. He was honest, did what he wanted, didn’t give up, and took responsibility for his actions. It was quite refreshing to see a character like him, and I really think that Si-wan portrayed him well.

Seon Gyeom and Mi-joo as a couple was something that I ended up liking. Now let’s be honest, they really weren’t the most interesting couple, but I did find myself liking this relationship!

Seo Dan Ah. To be honest, I’m quite surprised by how much I ended up loving this character. In the beginning I wasn’t sure how I would feel about her, but by the end I loved her. There’s something about this character that makes you so invested.

Seo Dan Ah and Lee Young-hwa. This damn couple! I loved so much! They were so good together and I wanted so much more from this relationship!

Seon Gyeom and his friends. Seriously for someone who people think doesn’t have friends, he sure ends up with quite a bit. He really does get a long with people and I loved his relationships/friendships with Young-hwa, Wook-Shik, and Young Il. These friendships were great to watch!

Mi-joo job! I absolutely loved seeing Mi-joo working. She has so much passion for her job, it was amazing to see. And I loved how she cared so much about loving herself, and making that important!

The Script. Now to be honest this is a basic plot. Nothing mind blowing but I just think it was done well. The characters and the writing really worked for this script. And I think this is what makes it an either “love it or hate it” type of drama. If you’re not into the characters, you’re going to be disappointed.

What I didn’t like?

Mi-joo! Okay overall I did like her character, but that’s not to say that there weren’t things that really, and I mean really frustrated me about her.

  1. She was so upset and annoying when she thought Dan Ah wanted Seon Gyeom. Even though she didn’t say it directly and was just trying to help him as his manager, Mi-joo was so annoyed with everything that she did. And at this point they weren’t even together and she would get mad/annoyed if they were just talking. It was frustrating.
  2. Also the glasses scene really annoyed me. She was the one who wanted him to get his eyes checked, and when they said he would need glasses, she was upset and made faces at every pair because she didn’t want anything to cover his face. It might have just been me, but for some reason I was so annoyed at that part. Why should it matter if he has glasses, or if they cover his face? It just really, really annoyed me. She ended up being so happy when they offered contacts though. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I was frustrated. (By the way, I’m someone who has been wearing glasses for the majority of my life.)

This was really the only thing that I didn’t enjoy, but when it’s the main character, it can really take you out of the drama. Luckily it didn’t last long, and overall I liked her character. Did you guys watch Run On? What did you think?