It’s been a while. This is the first time after years I’m making a comeback to write about K-drama. And yeah it’s because of Hot Stove League! For me this drama is like a gem in Kdramaland.
Never one scene in this drama is wasting. All of them give contribution to make this drama awesome. You know that Sport genre is so rare compare to the criminal and romance drama airing these days. But Hot Stove League has proven that this kind of drama can be outstanding too and have their own viewers who are very loyal and supportive with full of excitements.
Before I praise this drama too much, for you who doesnt familiar with what Hot Stove League is, It’s a baseball related term, sport’s off-season. The phrase does not denote an actual league, but instead calls up images of baseball fans gathering around a hot stove during the cold winter months, discussing their favorite baseball teams and players (source: wikipedia).
So hundred percent of this drama will be related to baseball. You’ll see behind the scene of a baseball club with their problems. This drama opens my eyes that there are such kind of problems the athletes face, the struggling, the personal issues, or you can say sports politic, etc. No romance doesn’t make this drama less interesting. There is some comedy scenes too. It’s fun to watch.
We are all agree that what we like about watching K-drama is that we get to learn a lot of new things, including this sport stuffs, especially baseball. About how leadership in an organization is very important, hardwork and don’t forget about a good teamwork. You can see some strategies in dealing with athletes and people related to this sports. I realize it’s not an easy job. But Manager Baek (Nam Goong Min) really values hardwork and player personality.
You’ll be amazed by how the writer create General Manager Bang Seung Soo character. Surely Nam Goong Min nailed it. Such a cold character, Mr Baek, who is very impressive and smart … too smart. You’ll get surprises when watching this drama because of some unpredictable plot twists.
It’s not easy being an athlete, pressure, personal matters, you can see here. I think that this drama is like an appreciation for athletes who work hard, struggle physically and mentally.
Many viewers want a season 2 cos this drama is too good to be just one season. Probably if there will be season 2 and the main character is Mr Baek, the theme won’t be about baseball anymore since it seemingly Mr Baek is interviewed with another sports club in the finale episode.
I really love it Park Eun Bin chose this drama, she is adorable here. One of my fave actresses since Age Of Youth.
Btw, Lee Je Hoon also made a cameo in the finale episode. This is like a fan service for me cos my fave actors are in one frame. His appearance is short but as expected leaves a good impression.
Hope you guys like it too and please leave some comments below if you have the same thoughts about this drama.