The New Year has brought on a lot of firsts for me, and I have to admit that I am loving every moment of it. With the New Year has come a remodeling of the site, with all new banners to fit the larger header space, and a double live watch session; Emergency Couple and I Need Romance 3.
Now a new, shiny, and brilliant idea was proposed to me. My honorable Sunbaenim suggested that, because of my obsession with Noona Romances that I perhaps make an attempt to gear my blog a go to place for reviews and suggestions on Noona Romances. And you know what? I think that’s just about the spiffiest idea I’ve heard all year.
I’ve begun with creating a rating system that is separate from the rating system I use to review dramas as a whole. For my overall reviews I grade shows on; Story/Writing, Cast/Actors, OST, Sets/Costumes, and perhaps the most important Feels. So far it has worked out very well and given a fair grade to the shows that I’ve watched.
To create this new system I used the article I wrote regarding what I look for in a Noona Romance. This Noona rating system will be; Importance of Age Difference, Dongsaeng Puppy Love, Noona’s Resistance, Noona/Dongsaeng Interactions, Forbidden Love, and Consistently Strong Noona. Check out my post on Noona Romances for more information on this list.
My excitement for this new endeavor is really high! Though I was wondering if other Noona Romance Lovers would like to participate? Using the rating system that I’ve put together my fellow drama-citizens could add their ratings as well so that we get a more balanced view on the Noona Romance within a drama. If you’re interested in helping out I’d love to get as many people involved as possible!
Now I come to the crux of this whole thing. How exactly do I go about it? I’ve already reviewed some of these shows. My reviews are shorter than most and more a discussion of my feelings during a show along with what I liked/disliked about the show. They are not earth shattering or in depth recaps/reviews like some of my Sunbaes can manage. So do I review these dramas a second time only focusing on the Noona Romance portion? Or do I only rate them on the above mentioned scale?
As you can see I haven’t worked out all the kinks yet, however, I wanted to put the idea out there into the blogverse. Firstly, because I can hardly contain my excitement about the idea. And Secondly, because I was curious if anyone else would be interested in joining me in creating a definitive list with balanced reviews of Noona Romances.
So I open up the floor for opinions, suggestions, and just general discussion!