*Disclaimer: I’m writing this from a pure viewer’s point of view and I didn’t finish the drama, so my thoughts are only pertaining to the episodes that I’ve watched. Don’t get upset with me but feel free to leave a comment if you disagree!(:
I didn’t finish this drama, although I persisted till Episode…9? I can’t even remember.
This is going to be a pretty rant-y kind of post.
I think I didn’t like The Producers from the very start. The pace was incredibly slow. No doubt, this drama is a big production. All four leads are famous and established and the show has loads of cameos from other stars. So I was fine with the first two episodes where there were just many, many funny references and cameos (it’s always nice to see Lee Seung Gi!). However, it gets dry after a while and I wish the plot will move on.
It did move on, but ever so slightly. I also didn’t really like the love-quadruple. Although I think the relationships between all four characters are well-developed and it’s nice to see how they grow because of each other, I was rooting for Seung Chan and Cindy. I couldn’t really see how Seung Chan suddenly fell in love with Ye Jin. It feels more like a crush/admiration rather than true liking?
As we cruise along, the plot moved slightly but still focused very much on the relationships between the leads. If I may say, I am also disappointed that Kim Soo Hyun was acting as a very innocent and slow guy. Although his character in Dream High is slightly similar, but that personality had a nice character arc. In this drama, Seung Chan remained the same from Episode 1 to 9. And I get it that he’s very slow, but waiting for him to speak…can…be…agonising. Give me a King Kim or a Professor Kim any day!
I guess the only fun parts for me watching this drama was when Seung Chan and Cindy had nice couple-y moments together, when there were funny references and jokes, and when there was nice acting. But that can’t motivate me to watch the ultra-long episodes, and so I’ve stopped. I really think that I can summarise the plot development from the 9 episodes into one decently short paragraph.
Anyone disagrees strongly? Feel free to comment, I would love to hear your views! Let me know too if the ending is better. Maybe I should have stuck it out instead.
P.S Featured Image is not from The Producers.