First things first…THE ENDING WAS HORRIBLE! There I said it.
Now that I’ve cleared my chest, overall the drama was pretty good. The concept and plot were very captivating. Like come on, the whole plot centered around an AR game, where if you die in the game, you die in real life! Crazy! There was also some mystery behind the whole thing. I don’t think there was ever a moment where I was bored while watching MOTA. Compared to the other “walk in the park” dramas that I usually watch, this one was definitely a “nail biter”.
I love that for the most part, the whole drama was filmed in Budapest, Hungary and Slovenia. The cinematography was so captivating. The views and sceneries were all amazing. It worked well with the fact that most of the events took place within the AR game.
The cast is full of K-drama all stars. Park Shin Hye is one of my favorite Korean actresses. Some how she can look effortlessly beautiful and shy, yet also be a powerful heroin in every drama she’s in. Her and Hyun Bin honestly don’t have good chemistry in this drama. Well, if you take into consideration that the drama’s goal wasn’t to focus on love and be light hearted…it makes sense.
DONT….I repeat…DON’T watch this drama with the expectation that you’re in for some mushy, gushy romance. Nope. Left swipe. This ain’t it sis.
The supporting cast are the life support of this drama.
Chanyeol proved to me that he has far more talent under his belt than just being an K-pop idol. I wish he had more screen time. His character had me emotionally invested. The look of fear he had in eyes throughout 95% of the drama…gurl…where’s his Oscar at tbh.!
If anything, I say give the drama a chance if your’e a fan of sci-fi and action. The AR scenes are pretty vivid, and the action scenes will have you gripping the seat (or sheets).
Was it just me, or did Park Hoon have the whole “scare ya pants off” thing down pact? He was hands down the eeriest character in this whole drama. I know that when we all would see him on the screen we would yell “BROOOO, WHY WON’T YOU STAY DEAD!” I think he was in my dreams at least twice after I finished MOTA. I give you 10/10 stars boo. You delivered!
Okay, I know I’ve pretty much said that romance doesn’t really exist in this drama. But hear me out. It is there. Of course Hyun Bin and Shin Hye had to have a lil’ sumn’ sumn’ going on. Just don’t get your hopes up!
Ironically enough, one of my favorite scenes in this drama was a kiss scene (which were vary scarce in this drama sis.) Who doesn’t love an emotional kiss in the rain? When the cane fell…my wig fell. Then when the umbrella dropped, I dropped too. “Prove it to me.” Yes sir!
At the end of the day, I feel like this drama is perfect for someone who doesn’t like watching K-Dramas. You can definitely get your boyfriend to watch this one with you. It’s not cheesy by any means. It’s jam packed with action and video game jargon. Even though the ending was TRASH, it is worth the watch.
Let me know how you felt about MOTA if you’ve already seen it. Until next time.
From Kadraya, With Love