It’s been a while since I’ve been on the drama bandwagon. To start, I’m very picky when it comes to what drama I get into – they don’t always suck me in right at the beginning. If I’m not hooked from the start, it’s difficult for me to stick with it.
So, recently on my quest to try and find a drama to enjoy, I stumbled upon ‘Strangers 6’. This drama takes place across Asia. There is a huge threat to the continent and the top forces in China, Japan and Korea respectively have been called upon to work together for the greater good of the land.
What I love about this drama so far is the language diversity. When I was initially looking for an engaging show to watch, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to watch a Japanese or Korean drama. So when I discovered this show, it was all the more enjoyable because I got a great mixture – Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean AND English! And for the most part, the English is good. Yes, some actors have a better grasp of it than others, but for the most part it’s pleasant.
The most notable English speaker focused in the first few episodes is Chinese actor Gregory Wong. I so enjoyed his light-hearted yet respectable character in the beginning of this drama, that I learned a bit more about him and even sent my well wishes to him via social media – and got a “thanx!” back from the actor himself in response!!
The main cast works well together. You’ve got the hunky Korean agent, his cool and at times sassy female partner and the Chinese agent also has his own female partner. Then there’s the Japanese agent – a troubled man currently going through a divorce and the only one who doesn’t have a female counterpart because apparently he can’t be trusted with one. So he gets a young and meek computer programmer. He’s a cutie and I’m hoping that at some point he is forced to face something that will turn his meekness into manliness, otherwise, his constant cowering is going to continue to be annoying.
Overall, I love the idea of this drama. Different cultures combining for the greater good of their respective countries. And even though they don’t necessarily get along – as individuals and in some cases on a larger political level, they still need to find a way to work together to prevent disaster.
If this sounds like a premise that you can get with, then definitely check out, ‘Strangers 6’.