Once upon a time, there was a highly anticipated TV series called Anne-Ken's comeback. Fans of Anne-Ken, the beloved duo, couldn't wait to see them grace the screen again. I, too, was among those eagerly awaiting their return, having been a devoted fan for years. However, to my disappointment, their comeback didn't live up to the hype.
From the very first episode, I noticed a weakness that plagued the series. While it had a talented cast of actors, the script itself was shockingly weak. In the...
beginning, I enjoyed the chemistry between Anne and Ken, referred to as AK, but as the episodes progressed, the script became convoluted and filled with unnecessary details. It even featured some confusing and superfluous love scenes that left me scratching my head.
There were moments when the editing seemed haphazard, with cutscenes that lacked any explanatory transition. Additionally, there were jokes that only AK fans would understand, leaving non-fans feeling left out. Moreover, some of the jokes crossed the line, making for an uncomfortable viewing experience.
Another downfall of the series was the excessive amount of guest appearances. These appearances not only disrupted the flow of the story but also made it feel dull and unnecessary. One particular gang, known as the Furby Gang, annoyed me with their constant loudness.
Furthermore, one character named Ryu didn't resonate with me at all. He came across as spoiled, immature, and a red flag in any relationship. It was disheartening to see the potential for a better match for the beloved character Kat go to waste.
Despite these flaws, there were some strengths to be celebrated. Anne Thong, who played Kat, looked absolutely stunning in every shot. Her beauty was captured in ways I had never seen before. Additionally, the friendship between Kat and Soda, played by Ken, was adorable and had good chemistry. And finally, the series didn't shy away from real kisses, which added a much-needed touch of authenticity.
Speaking of authenticity, Anne's acting was quite impressive in this series, possibly because her character resembled her true self. She effortlessly portrayed the naturally funny aspects of Kat and carried the weight of the entire story. On the other hand, Ken's acting seemed to regress. He appeared to be trying too hard to be funny, resulting in a lack of genuine humor.
In conclusion, no matter how many superstars a series may have, if the script falls short, it is destined to fail. This was evident in the ratings, which spoke for themselves. It's important to note that the shortcomings of this series were not a reflection of the actors' abilities or their ages; rather, they stemmed from an underdeveloped script. I hold out hope that in the future, Anne and Ken will reunite again, but with a much stronger plot. Only then can their next project truly become the hit that their fans deserve.