Drama of 2016


Hello bloggy and Zombies out there!

I know it’s so outdated to talk about Drama of 2016. (where have you been nci hello?). But my fingers are itching to write about it anyway. 2016 was a hella hectic year in every aspects, be it my life comedy-drama  or Korean Drama, thank God i survived :).

I’ve gotten questions about Korean Drama and Netflix i watched and some ask my recommendation. My answer for everyone who loves thriller is The-Forever-Intriguing Signal of tvN. If you’re asking for Sageuk, i’ll recommend Taejong’s Six Flying Dragon of SBS. Those two and Black Mirror pretty much sums up 2016.

  • Signal is tvN’s time-bendy cop thriller. The main cast are Jo Jin-woong ahjussi, Kim Hye-soo, and Lee Je-hoon. It’s a drama that filled with desperate voice of a righteous cop detective, Lee Jae-Han (JJW) over the transmission of walkie-talkie in parallel time with a young (handsome&cute :p) cop, Park Hae-young (LJH). Kim Hye-soo is a detective with fate entangled with the two detectives from the past and present. A premise that a lil’ bit similar with Frequency (2000), but as you dive further into the drama, you’ll find a real life murder and serial killer stories that actually happened in South Korea.
  • Six Flying Dragons, it’s a story about six people (and friends) who’s sick of Goryeo and tried to change the dynasty then establish the Joseon Dynasty. It decipher the ideological and political conflict between Yi Bang-woon (YAI) and Jung Do-jeon (KMM). The main cast are Yoo Ah-in, Kim Myung-min, Shin Se-kyung, Byun Yo-han, Yoon Kyu-sang, and Chun Ho-jin.
  • I’m going to emphasize the final episode of Black Mirror Season 3 because that is da bomb. Yuhuuu! Hated in The Nation is about a murder mystery that happened in Britain. It perfectly depict the true human nature trough the technology and the ugly side of social media. It shows how the internet has enabled and accelerated public opinion and judgment…..in a bad way (the only way it can be helped is to rebuilt the system wholly, optimistic me think that internet is still a young baby so we can systemically change it). In scientific side, the cutie auto-Bees are frightening but beautiful. Low-key it’s an awful story of psycho programmers who has been rejected by his love interest. Overall it’s an entertaining and thoughtful series.

I lost my interest halfway of watching Mr. Robots Season 2. I don’t know why maybe just the spark has long gone? Dunno. Rami is still cute, though. I’m going to review Mrs. Cabby and Holmes later (it’s 2017, anyway).

So many real life drama that happened in 2016. Makjang ones like  Brexit or US presidential election left me an open question about how actually the humanity works in real life. Another ones like terror in Europe big cities, Mosul, Rohingnya, refugee crisis, and many more.

Pilkada in every corner of Indonesia left a divided opinion from the citizen, especially Pilkada DKI Jakarta (for the second round everyone fighting!^^). Actually it’s not a comically absurd drama because, yeah, it’s Indonesia. Nothing is absurd in here, it’s kind of sad. Criticism and hateful comment are a different essence but many don’t even know the difference and their limit (kalo kata bapak saya, orang-orang jadi ngablu dan unsensible, soalnya nggak semua bisa  diatasnamakan kebebasan berpendapat). On a side note, Kabupaten Bekasi is almost going to have a singer and concert producer as a Wabup (Gandi tweeted many concerned tweets about it HAHAHAHA).

I’m having many internal discussion with my self about humanity nowadays. Kata bapak wajar kok begitu, namanya manusia. Yang penting jangan lupa ibadah sama berbagi kebaikan. Oke sekian dari nci buat hari ini. Wish you all a bright day!^^


Well, it’s decided that Signal and W will have a long battle (with Entourage and The Good Wife, i wish) in this year-end Drama Award. This is going to be a full blast yeay!

Signal is still my favorite goosebump-inducing drama, with every episode left me hanging and wondering………is my fave detective-after-Mr.Holmes still alive? and WHYYYYYYY Lee JeHoon Y R U SO OMURICE????? (I’m sorry).


W is climbing up my lovelytowatch-korean-drama-list, I’m so done with Lee JongSuk wink! Ah, writer-nim is the one who create Nine, so I’m going to put my faith in her. (Semoga nggak berakhir kayak YongPal ya!)

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Entourage…………….masih gatau sih mau ngomong apa berhubung belom tayang juga. Udah baca-baca dikit recaps serial Amerikanya sih. Kayanya lumayan patut ditunggu. I’m going to keep an eye (or two) for this one becauseeeeee my fave Jo Ahjussi will be the main cast yeay!

Abis itu nci masih nungguin Mirza atau Rere buat Mr. Robot Season 2 (Siapa lagi yang mau download kalau bukan mereka, da enci mah apa atuh). Trailer seems fun, so it’s gonna be  a nice hit lalalalala. Rami mukanya makin kaya orang yang lagi ‘high?high!’ but it makes my expectation higher and my ghostly spirit to read Coding For Dummies grow stronger…..should i hit Gramedia?


Nanti kalo sidang nci sudah terjalani (dengan baik dan tanpa drama :p Aaamin! Doakan ya!^^) dan hidup ini sudah mencapai kesetimbangan, mungkin nci akan mencoba memberi spoiler-spoiler semriwing tentang beberapa drama tahun 2016 ini. Dan mungkin juga komen drama-drama di Liga Inggris tahun musim pertama 2016, karena sepertinya 2016 akan menjadi tahun penuh drama (Brexit………….Trump……..South China Sea…….etc).

Nci dengan segenap hati mengucapkan selamat berjuang buat semua orang yang sedang menjalani hidupnya, semoga tidak terlalu banyak bumbu drama ya! Ppyonggg! 🙂