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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Free Rant: July 30

Operation sexshiii

Object of my affections you shall soon be mine *aaing* I have a new very sexsshiii LBD that is going to wow you. You are going to take one look at me and just be wowed.
ok folks lets do this- K-drama styles!
This is the dress~
Cus if my k drama goes as planned you will soon be mine *aaaing*
Plan: Turn up to university ball looking head to toe sexy, and get drunk enough to make a move.
Is this a good plan? no. But the universe seems to be on my side recently, so I hoping that things will go my way.

That is all

Monday, July 25, 2011

First Impressions: Ouran High School Host Club

Japan I don't know if you have redeemed yourself or have fallen further~ BUT
I don't care...
This is the one thing you can't get from korean drama and that is absolute nonsensical  cuteness. It makes no sense but its a good thing I already love it <3
Its similar and different to the anime and manga, defiantly in a similar style to other manga adaptations such as Mei-Chan no Shitsuji and Absolute Boyfriend. But there are some pretty wacky [creepy] special effects...

I am so glad they finally made a drama out of this!

So so far I like it because it is fast paced and not to long (the episodes are only 30min) and cute and nonsense :: just entertaining with no emotional attachment required. I like my relationships with no strings~

Sigh Japan with your Fujioshi incestuousness...
And inappropriate shirt-less-ness...
not that i'm complaining

Free Rant: July 20-24

a collection of rants from the past week...

I feel like a creepy stalker. Sigh Facebook brings out the worst in me. There is a reason I keep my privacy settings to the max, I know what people do.
The internet is not a safe place.

There are also Bad/Creepy(questionable) Texters. I don't like texting (site previous rants) so when people want to have a full on conversation via text, it creeps me out. Long texts are scary. I'm always worried my texts are too long.

Still getting creepy long texts. Need to find a nice way to tell him to play it cool. Seriously play it cool. 20 character max. To all the guys out there, less is more. let me text first. Make it seem like you don't care. Channel your inner City Hunter/Lee Min Ho.

seems it never rains but pours. The universe is a mysterious thing.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Japan why? Hana Kimi (remake)

So of all drama's to remake you choose that one? WHY? Japan why can't you be more like the Koreans (south koreans I mean). They have there shit sorted drama wise. They remake your dramas so why you need to remake your own? (I've actually been hoping for a korean version of Hana Kimi). At least you could have chosen a drama thats actually old, and not say done in 2007.
and ok if it was you know like a Hana Kimi 2, with different characters but same basic story line of Girl stalks athlete dressed up as boy and makes guys gay for her. But na. same characters even down to the guy who reads your auras and the DOG... and I swear it is the same freakin set!

And the cast...

Nakastu and the Dog


 YEAH::... I don't even get the story line. But gotta love this...
so overall wtf Japan? I'm just gonna stick with my City Hunters for now

Saturday, July 16, 2011

First Impressions: Myung Wol The Spy

omg kawaii super cute! I need more~ So the premise was not what I was expecting, but what was I to expect? A North Korean spy and a Hallyu Star, well of course they are going to get married!?!
I don’t know why but I always fall for the characters that are super arrogant with the massive egos (site: Kim Joo Won, Dokko Jin….) and so I think Kang Woo is just soo *swoon* But he does have some Pil Joo like competition with Chai Ryu as a pretty strong contender (in the looks department also).
I really wonder if there is an anti hallyu department in North Korea and what they are going to think when they see this O_o
I also love Myung Wol’s character. She is very cool and badass but also naïve as well (mostly in the ways of luuuuuve). I can’t wait for her to fall in love with him, and you can already tell that she has left an impression on Kang Yuu J
I’m hoping it stays light because Best Love and BBF kinda dragged down during the middle. I would really like MGIAG cuteness all the way through, with the woman in charge kind of vibe (Myung Wol being a badass spy and all)^^
Hoping for the best as always

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Free Rant: July 10

So a really good point came up in the 7th episode of I Need Romance: Fight misery with misery i.e. shave off one off your eyebrows. The objective being to successfully distract yourself from your problems with the conundrum of having only one eyebrow. (time to get a fringe or man bangs!)
Or you could just watch some drama… but what ever floats your boat. (I bet shaving your eyebrows off would totally work though).
To continue this eyebrow rant: The guys I know have a thing where they can call 'eyebrows' on a person if the boast about something, e.g. David: I bet I can eat 5 hot dogs in 5 minutes Steve: eyebrows. In this situation David would then have to consume the 5 hot dogs in five minuets or his eyebrows are gonners. (thats University for you) However you can't call 'eyebrows' on someone until they have called it on someone else. Being a person of many false claims I know not to ever call eyebrows on anybody ever.

Don't you hate it late at night when you hear strange noises outside? Freaks me out. Things always get really spooky in the dark. Even my room gets scary, but i'm just scared of the dark in general.

Fuck i'm tired. Can't sleep. Been up for like 23 hours and only 4 hours sleep before that. tl;dr I know I  know *ramble ramble ramble* Lee Min Ho is soo Hot (just putting it out there) lol will have to probably come back and edit this in the morning.

Thats it

oh and FUCK OFFF MAC KEEPER gosh just let me watch my drama in peace

Monday, July 4, 2011

The year so far

Far out half a year has gone so fast. Seems only yesterday I was singing along to the awesomeness that is Dream High and swooning in My Princess. Its now July and due time I believe for the year of drama so far.

Dream High
My Princess
Queen of Reversals
49 Days
Baby Faced Beauty
Best love
Lie To Me
Romance Town
City Hunter
I Need Romance
Heart Strings

Hmm… can’t belive I’ve seen so many!

Best First Impression: Best love
Best Chemistry: Kang Ji Hwan and Yoon Eun Hye (Gi Joon and Ah Jung- LTM)
Best Kiss: Cola Kiss (Lie to me)
Best 2nd Male lead: Pil Joo (Yoon Kye Sang – Best Love)Be
Best Ending (of those that have ended): Dream High
Best Couple: Gu Ae Jung and Dokko Jin (Best Love)
Best Male Lead: Dokko Jin (Cha Seung Won- Best Love) AND Yoon Seung aka City Hunter (Lee Min Ho)
Best Female Lead: Kim Nana (City Hunter)
Best 2nd couple: Pil Suk and Jason (Dream High)
Best Leap Forward: Queen of Reversals

Best overall Drama (completed): Dream High
Best overall Drama (so far): City Hunter

Now for the list of shame…
Worst Ending: 49 Days
Worst Plot: Lie To Me
Most Boring: Queen of Reversals

Worst overall Drama: Lie To Me

I don’t have such a long shame list because I don’t watch anything bad and my Best of list was so long because it was fun.
Of ones that I have completed Dream High was definably the best. My Princess wasn’t that bad, but not exactly worth watching in comparison. Same for Queen of reversals, I have no idea how I got through like 30 episodes. I enjoyed Manny and Best Love. However Best Love started off really great being witty and funny, but did get very boring at the end. Baby Faced Beauty and Romance Town are still going well, but I have to catch up on those. Lie to Me was obviously biggest disappointment for its crazy plot and just plane waste of chemistry. Though I hated the ending, 49 Days was slightly better because at least having 49 days to gather tears in order to come back to life made more sense that LTM (also hottest grim reaper ever). So I love City Hunter, and I’m hoping that it continues to be so freakin’ awesome till the end. I Need Romance I’ve also been enjoying a lot! For the two episodes of Heart Strings I’ve watched seem still a little uncertain, but still enjoyable.

So yeah, that’s it.


Free Rant: July 3

I hate any technology do to with people you know in real life i.e. texting and Facebook. Now let me put down everything I hate about each in an ordered list:

1) Texting people above you i.e. bosses, teachers, older people. because how the hell are you suposed to respond  like what is the social etiquette to text your boss? its wierd. I always find myself sounding rude, and I don't think it's something I can harshen down with a smily face. Teachers are just plane *awkward* nuff said.
2)People sending you a bomb of a text message and then not replying. Seriously you can't just put all that out there and have me agonizing a few hours for your reply.
3)Iphone predictive. Stop making me look like an idiot
4)virtual boyfriend/girlfriend. Its not a relationship if the only interaction is text messaging, no matter how many they send you.
5)People getting angry when you don't reply. Sorry I was just like having a life.
6)Not wanting to send the last text or be the first to text.
7)Sending a text to the wrong person

omg I just don't care!
1)People who add you on facebook but will not acknowledge you in real life.
2)People will more than 100 friends. If you met them once at a party they are not your friend.
3)People uploading unflattering and/or drunk images of you. You can de-tag yourself but can't do anything else except ask them to take it down and being a douche
4)Facebook Stalking. Makes me feel like a creep
5)People posting about their lifes, what a good time they had, who they were with ect. I dont give a fuck.
6)Updating your relationship status. IDGAF
7)When you feel that it may be awkward to comment or like something of that particular person even or when random people actually do.
8)Other people's lives. IDGAF
9)Feeling excluded or are excluded from events ect. if not on facebook. Its called texting give it a go.

The most annoying thing about both is when people text for facebook things that they wouldn't send in real life. I wish people would stop fucking up my life by doing this to me. Knowing that you like me when your going out with my friend really is not helpful. It just fucks up my life.

sorry for the swearing

Saturday, July 2, 2011

So Far: City Hunter

Why so awesome? but killing me with your cliff hangers! for the second episode in a row we end with NaNa's life in danger. Episode 11 was the worst, because they totally went through the whole closed eyes body limp dying thing to make you think that she actually could die. I am so glad she didn't! because as interesting as that plot line would have been for City Hunter it would have made the series too dark. cus right now it has the perfect balance of action/drama/suspense/romance/comedy (formular for awesome drama), if NaNa was to die just think of all the agro and angst it would add to the all ready revenge plot drama. It would zap all the cuteness out of it. However the loss of NaNa would have send Yoon Seung over the edge into the darkness of his revenge. It would be really interesting for his character development, being a hero scared by the loss of the woman he loves (think James bond, casino royal, quantum of solace). It would be pretty deep stuff. 
But I love the cuteness, especially how Yoon Seung and NaNa (and ajusshi) are beginning to form a team. it so coooool! And there is just something so romantic about how she shot him and then took a bullet for him (they have matching bullet scars) in a sadistic sort of way. I also love how recently they have been showing more of NaNa's fighting skills because I like that she is almost on the same level as Yoon Seung. She's not the Louis Lane always needing to be rescued, she can take care of herself! 

I don't know how I will wait another week

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

First Impressions: I Need Romance

OMG I love cable drama. Rawr*
So I Need Romance premiered this week replacing Manny (which I still haven't had time to finish yet) true to its claims it is very sex-and-the-city esque, and the key word there being SEX.
Because we don't live in the nineteenth century anymore, unlike some drama's would like to think. (Its even worse with japanese drama, they still think babys are delivered by cranes)
so SEX. and romance. I was not expecting how sex-and-the-city open and forward about the whole thing they were going to be. But nah, the Samantha equivalent totally puts it all out there ^^

What is great is that each character has a different romance/sex/love life situation. The three main women friends are each on one corner of the triangle. There is; the woman who changes men very three months, the woman who has been in a 10 year relationship, and the woman who is a virgin bride. It sums up the reality with three extreme examples.

Its witty and fluffy, so far so good.

Final Note: Lie To Me

Diddn't watch it.
enough said.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Final Note: Best Love

I couldn't help but be bored after about episode 10. Sorry, but its either about the chase or hot kisses and there weren't enough of the latter to satisfy how dizzy going around in circles the first made me.
MGISG was a better Hong sisters drama. I think because I knew from episode 10 of BL how it was all going to end (of course he wasn't going to die), so it got really meh when they couldn't just get there shit together, also became a lot less cute.
When I think back also to You're Beautiful, I have an overall feeling about all Hong sisters drama, that it starts really well and just gets meh.
Sorry not hating, but just saying (but I watched all 16 so that gives me the right to hate If I wanna). Maybe its because I have been watching the super awesome action packed lee min hoTTTT City Hunter (it is just so awesome) Best Love became more dull in comparison.

Overall it comes down to the fact that I don't like the last episode(s) of drama. Probably because the chase is over and so I loose interest, unless the plot line is driven all the way up to the last 20min before we get a conclusion. Best Love was more like an epilogue episode, but it was done well and was cute, but could of had less hugging (seriously there was a lot of hugging in this series) and more RAWR^^
So:: Good series, fast and funny dialogue, does lack chemistry a bit (if only there was a way to combine Best Love with Lie To Me <and City Hunter>) but Cha Seung Won is awesome. So watch it, but watch City Hunter first

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I had no idea

But apparently there are a few k-pop songs copied from english artists...
yeah I was like oMG

Well I though F(x) 'hot summer' sounded familiar...

I new the song was from an english version instantly, but it took me a while to find where it came from. As I heard a cover and not from the initial artists 'Monrose' I initially heard it after receiving a CD from my astralian aunt who got it from a newspaper. It was a Cd featuring musci from the australian version of 'so you think you can dance' where it was covered by some guy. I initially thought the CD was rather lame, but now I wish i still had it.

.::Even Later::.
I knew it was more familiar then before, I found the video clip an remembered it also being on TV.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

So Far: Lie To Me

Dear Drama
I think we need to take a brake. I thought we really had something going, but now I realized I was just swept away by all your good looking-ness and swooning chemistry. Now I have to look at things realistically, I have 7G of broadband to last 4 people 10 days. I wish I didn't have to do this, but wishing isn't going to get me anywhere in real life. It certainly didn't help your crazy illogical plot. 
So goodbye drama, not for forever, but just intill my internet resets. 
Yes I did just brake up with a drama. 
Things have taken a turn for the worse. The lie gone and so has Ki Joon's balls, which was replaced with denial and my plans to murder the two supporting leads. Yes this is a threat. And then we see the reappearance of the lie, with what-do-you-know Ki Joon's man parts were with it all along. 

Manager Park is my favorite character right now. She is the voice of sanity in this kdrama gone haywire. She totally needs her own drama.
I think Ah Jung is doing fine, its Ki Joon thats messing this drama up. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

First Impressions: City Hunter

So City Hunter not so shitty after all...

I'm starting at episode 4 after reading the recaps because I never actually expected to like this drama. I don't usually go for anything other than rom-coms, but after reading episode 4 I decided to give it ago.
And its pretty freakin' awesome.
I'm actually not a big fan of Le Min Ho, but I was impressed because he did manage to portray a character complete different from in Personal Taste. I wasn't expecting that, but now I realize he's not just a pretty face.
What I think is most awesome is that Yoon Seung doesn't want to kill people for revenge. I think this just makes the drama really. He's bad ass and emotionally screwed, but has the best sense of justice. Underneath all that angst he is a good hearted guy. Its the kind of embodiment of a classic superhero and a clear comparison with Batman (He's somewhere in between George Clooney and Christen Bale).
The other great thing is that the love story isn't just on the side, it's fully incorporated into the plot of the drama, but it doesn't dominate either.

Can't wait for this week's episodes; bringing the total drama count to 5 ^^keke

Monday, June 6, 2011

Asuko March: Episode 2

(Secret) The lie that the host told to Kougyo's female student!? 

I didn't expect to enjoy this drama as much as I did in the second episode, but i was really impressed with it. So due to my insomnia I have decided to start recapping this series.

Nao has been at Asuko for a month now, but is still having trouble surviving in school designed for boys and the heavy manual labour. She talks to her teacher about transferring to Yokohama Erin High School, which is a normal high school for both girls and boys. However the requirements for transfere are high and she can't get by on the bulling claim alone. She must have good grades at her current school in order to do so. Nao has to up her game in practical training Asuko before she can change schools.
So Nao seeks out Tamaki in the classroom, currently lying on desks with a group of guys shirtless and trying to get their tan on. He mistakes her ask for help meaning that she finally wants to man up and enthusiastically offers to tutor her in the ways of industrial work before she can explain its because she wants to transfere.
In the workshop Tamaki refuse's to help her carry equipment  telling her she must man up now and Aruto kindly helps her out. They get all angsty with each other and Nao becomes the rope in a tug of war between the two when choosing partners. .  When other classmates tease Tamaki quickkly releases and Nao goes to ArutoOhh love triangle already?
Nao notices how Mokoto flirts around with all the guys. She just has to comment that she likes red and the next day all the guys turn up with red jumpers under there uniform. Unfortuanly Mokoto only has eyes for . Nao walks to the girls changing room to hear a scream and Makoto bursting out, uniform and hair all out of place. Everything looks bad when Aruto comes out of the changing room, however he doesn't seem to care at all.
Nao studies and fills out her transgere application, Takauchi sees her filling out the form and tells her he hopes she gets into the high school, but only because one less annoying person will be in Asuko.
Aruto gets hassled by the guys, still not caring at all so i'm guessing its not all as it seems. He comes home after working at a host club to see his mother in a psychotic state. Not all is well, when Aruto takes  his mother to the hospital it is revealed she suffers from some mental illness. Her symtoms having worsened she must now be committed.
At school where Aruto has not turned up, they recieve envelopes requiring the 5000 yen fee. Every one assumes since the workshop incident that Nao and Aruto are together and the teacher assigns her to give his one to him. She meets him to hand him the envelope and asks him about the incident with Mokoto. However he says that it doesn't matter as he will be leaving Asuko and that there was no need for her to come here.
Nao next talks to Makoto in the girls changing room to ask why Aruto was there with her. She says that he had offered to lend a 'Spitz' (japanese alt rock band) to her. Nao know from the conversation with Aruto yesterday that he doesn't actually listen to Japanese music. Nao doubts Aruto did actually attact her. Upon being called a lier, Makoto has a flash back to a previous school and freaks out.
In workshop Tamaki helps out Nao and gets other guys to aswell . aww you are so transparent
Nao turns up at Aruto's house saying that only Makoto 'momo chan' could have opened the changing room as only women have the key. We flash back to the scene where Aruto refuses Momo's advances and thus acts out faking the attack. He had denied the acusation so that Momo would not be branded as a lier. What a guy.
Aruto's mother comes out chasing him acting somewhat crazy/sane. Then absolutly paranoid after thinking Nao will take her son away from her. Aruto says that while he wanted to stay in high school to get a good job and pay for his mothers care, he has to quit to take care of her.
Nao walks into the classroom the next day, where it goes silent as she enters. She turns around to see her transfere forms taped to the blackboard. The boys aren't happy, when after they had helped her it was just so she could do well in practical training and transfer. Takeuchi outs her to everyone when she tries to deny it, after he said he wouldn't tell. Whats your deal boy?
Tamaki isn't so happy with the truth. Not to mention Aruto who walks in at that moment. With a plaster on his face after being beaten up by his host senpai, he tells her to get lost.
Nao works hard in the workshop but because her partner Aruto has been absent she has fallen behind. Tamaki sees that Nao is putting in extra time to finish, and he's just a bit impressed. Tamaki later sees Aruto at his hots job and beating around the bush he gets at if he's going to be working here and not coming to school then Nao should have another parnter. Aruto agrees saying that Tamaki should be her partner as he obviously likes her anyway. Way to umm NOT beat around the bush. Of course Tamaki denies this^^keke.
Nao gets her womanly pains at school but soldiers on at her work into the night. Its still no better the next day and she's having trouble concentrating but must finish her work. She's to afraid to say she has cramps to the guys because they will think she's using it as an excuse because she is a woman. She faints from pain, only to be picked up by Aruto. After waking up in the nurses office, she goes to the workshop to find Aruto working on their project. The end result a shiny piece of metal??
Momo has another go at attention seeking with her fake attack excuse, a Hirose goes to the work shop and initiates a fight. He manages to block a punch to his face (a host's greatest asset) but gets shoved down  his  school drop out letter letter falling out of his pocket. Hirose about to throw Nao's shiny metal is stopped by her, siting that she was't the only one who made it, the whole class helped her. Although she wanted to transfere after see how the guys work, it is the only time they are serious and hardworking.  Hirose leaves and Nao picking up the letter to return to Aruto is told that he no longer needs it. Aruto is going to stay~
Everything ends well and Nao is starting to like Asuko, but staying here for 3 years is a different story.

Comments, thoughts and musings:
As far as the budding love triangle goes, i'm already on team Tamaki. I wonder if its going to be unrequited love on his side? I would love if he likes Nao before she likes him, i'm guessing she will end up with Tamaki and not Aruto.
I forgot how hard recapping is *sigh* there is a lot of content in this and just the smallest thing becomes significant later on, lol aww well.
The obvious is happening, slowly though Nao initially hated it, she is beginning to like this school. I really felt for her when she had her period. Its kinda hard when you are the only girl.
And although I haven't given him a mention, Nao also has an awesome chief Grandfather who is just lols.

Sorry no screen caps because I watched on iphone. and CBF


So Far: Best Love

So it's after finishing episode 10 that I realize how personally invested I am in this drama.
I am beyond saving.
Yes I made this because I have no life. 
And i'm also worried as going by the Hong Sisters trend this is were you hit a rough patch. The thing is they go through this whole story and the characters only get back together at the last episode, if that. I really hope they don't do what they did in MGIAG (and 49 days) and leave the whole will she won't she die thing to the last 10 minutes and then have a deus ex machina ending. I know that can't happen in this drama as it is not fantasy, but I really don't want them to leave the will he won't he die till the last episode (even though I know he won't). I really like to see characters established after they finally get together i.e they do end up living happily ever after. This was done best in Personal taste, where you see the proposal and even though it was fan service, the married life of Yoon Hee and Sun Joon was very cute.

My heart aches for Pil Joo, Se Ri just ins't good enough for a consolation prize. I hope she does change though. 
As for Dokko Jin, if he dies I swear I will never watch another hong sisters drama again (after 49 days I just don't know anymore...) It breaks my heart for how he is in a way accepting his fate. At first I didn’t like how badly Dokko Jin beat up the manager, and putting his carear in jeopardy for a stupid reason, but then I understood why he did it, because if he might die he might as well give the manager all he deserves for what he did to Ae Jung. If his career is going to end when he dies anyway, DK has got nothing to lose when he defends Ae Jung's honor.

I feel that Hong sisters drama are always better for dialogue because there are a lot of things I would love to see but they just don't include: 
-Ae Jung singing again and working on her new album, there must be other things in her life than Pil Joo and Dokko Jin
-I would have liked to see more of the couple making competition, and dates especially with the other celebrity women. 
-More of a back story between Se Ri and Dokko Jin, they must of liked each other at some point?

Like right now interms of plot I prefer Romance Town and Baby Faced Beauty just a bit more, but overall  Best love's way above and Dokko Jin for the win!

So three weeks to go! Drama *fighting*keke

Saturday, June 4, 2011

First Impressions: Asuko March

So this is like the first Japanese drama I have watched in like ages~ The premise seemed really good to me, so i've given it a try^^ Its thumbs up so far.

Its based on a manga about a teenage girl Nao Yoshino, who makes the fatal error in her high school entrance exam of missing out one question (meaning all her answers are shifted up one) and is unable to go to the high school of her choice. She ends up in Asuko prefecture technical high school and is the only girl in her class, out of the two in the whole school.
So this is the most testosterone fueled boisterous high school ever. Basically the last place a girl would want to be~

Its hard to explain the difference between J and K drama. I defiantly prefer the K variety because they seem to be more realistic in the way people interact and of life in general society (i.e. yes people do have sex, J drama likes to deny this fact of life), although plots in K-drama-land are filled with clichéd romance such as drunken piggyback rides, wrist grabbing and fantasy deus-ex-machina endings (and sometimes toilet humor). J drama is set in a more idealized world where 'I like you' skips all the way to 'lets get married' with out any verbal communication or expressions of affection shared in between. J drama is a lot more censored than K drama meaning you have to wait all the way to the end for the second of skinship peck of a kiss (or even just a hug).
J and K dramas really each have a genre of there own, being as different as horror and comedy really.

I can never get into J drama the way I do to K drama, which has me completely absorbed, emotionally invested and even talking (sometimes yelling) back. With Jdorama I am just along for the ride.

BUT the one thing I do like about J drama is that it is 45min and one episode a week and 10-12 episodes tops, compared to 16-20+ episodes, 1 hour twice a week of K drama. Sometimes less is more.

So if you're in to J drama or want to give it a try, watch this one~

My j-drama top ones that I like

1)Buzzer beat
2)Hotaru-no-hikari 1 and 2
3) Hana Kimi
4)Atashinchi no danshi
5)Love shuffle
6) Atsu-hime
7)Proposal Daisakusen
9)Hana yori dango 1 and 2
10)Mei chan no Shitsuji
11) Mr Brain
12)Absolute Boyfriend
13)Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge

I've filtered through and listed all the good ones just for you ^^keke

Thursday, May 26, 2011

First Impressions: May Madness

First Impressions: May Madness

Due to the start of four new dramas I will not be doing this individually

1)   Baby-Faced Beauty
So after the first episode I didn’t think I would continue with this one but a few weeks later I watched the rest and realized that this is pretty good stuff~
I think sometimes in drama the simplest things don’t get enough credit. Having a solid base, good actors and a plausible non-confusing plot  does a drama a lot of good. I can’t say BBF is exactly like that, but it does well and I like it even though the plot doesn’t completely grab me, but deffinatly watch it!

2)   Lie To Me
So I really love this fake marriage story line, I kinda have this fake marriage then fall in love fantasy *don’t ask* (the guy being also handsome and rich) so I’m all over this.
But I’m not taking it too seriously because it does have a few plot flaws, BUT I’m sure as it catches up to live shooting it will get better (please please please) because the actors are very good so I would hate to see this be a flop.

Oh yeah and also this…

And it is in capitals because I love this drama so so very much. DOKKO JIN is just so cool, but you already know that. Though I do wish the plot would include more of the dating show story line because I love Pil Joo who is so aloof and cute. Ahhh I can’t decide~
But yeah the Hong sisters never disappoint^^

4)   Romance Town
So I love Jun Gyu Woon from Dr Champ, and he makes a reasonable chaebol (but he was so much cooler doing judo takedowns) . I can  also understand more why the name was changed to ‘romance town’ from ‘maids’, because there is a lot of romance or scandal…
But the whole money story line is putting me off because I just want her to get her money but there is a lot of fussing about.
But all is well that ends well I guess^^keke

49 days: Finishing Note

What I could have done with those 20 hours?

So 49 days finished this week and I’m still upset about it. I was so surprised after reading other peoples comments that they actually though it was really good… and it wasn’t that it was bad, it was just to put it dramatically, heart braking.

Note: spoilers

I felt that this drama could have been easily concluded on the sixteenth episode, it was really dragged out a little to long, and then just went haywire.
The best thing about romantic drama is that you always know what is going to happen, but you just don’t know how. Maybe being so surprised is why I have such conflict with this episode. All I know is that she was supposed to find three tears and almost not make it, then come back to life and get together with Han Kang *insert dramatic tension here* and live HAPPILY EVER AFTER!
But this is what really happened: she is about to die, two tears appear, she wakes up and remembers everything, Yi Kung turns out to be her sister, then she dies ( Ji hun that is).

So I want a refund on my life for those 20 hours.

However… the story line with Yi Soo and Yi King concluded extremely well. Their day spent together was so bitter sweet to watch and their parting so heart aching… Yi Soo tells Yi Kung to forget about him and be happy and farewells with a final kiss goodbye *cry*
I knew they weren’t going to be together and they weren’t which was good (do you see a pattern here?).

So all in all in can’t deny it is a good drama, but yeah nah I like happy endings.

* can I just say I was so right about Yi Soo being connected to Yi Kung ha 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Return of the sparkly track suit that just wouldn't die...

Oh Kim Joo Won, many liked you, few hated you, and I? well I fell completely in love with your fictional neurotic arrogant hotness, but now I must forsake you for another. Who, you ask, is the man who could possibly replace you in my heart? He is no other but DOKKO JIN! 

Best love, the new Hoong Sisters Drama, have you seen it yet? well it has only been two episodes and I know it is too early to say *touch wood* but I absolutely love this drama! Dokko Jin played by Cha Seung-won in particular. He is just like Kim Joo Won (Hyun Bin, secret garden) only bad ass, which just makes him soooo much cooler. I am so glad the hong sisters changed the concept of his character from a younger actor to an older one after plagiarism accusations, because Cha Seung-won is just soooooo perfect for this role. 

This drama is so amazingly filled with meta references, half of which I don't get. Also the Hollywood references, I was in stitches after seeing Dokko Jin trying to learn English from Steven Colbert off the Colbert Report ('your watching the news?' lol). Not to mention (even though I am) the director Peter Jason and Ninja assault ... (Peter Jackson [go NZ!] and Ninja Assassin). 

Omo and the sparkly tracksuit makes a return....

The track suit makes a reappearance!
What also is fantastic is Gong Hyo-jin  as Go Ae-jung. Omo I love her character and she is portrayed so well! She is such a well meaning person, (but not a push over which I love) that keeps getting bad press. I have a feeling there may be Joo Won-ish stalking as Dokko Jin becomes slowly obsessed with her! I think i like Ae-jung better than Ra Im from secret garden, because at times I found her character lacking a back bone and not doing much at all...

so drama please I beg you, be good to me and don't dash all my hopes and expectations I have so trustingly placed onto you!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Drought Has Ended

Its just proof that when it rains it pours. After a long time with the only trendy drama '49 Days' to keep me entertained a new abundance of Rom-Coms are being aired.

Most recently is 'Manny' a cable drama on tvN. Now into its 7 episode this week, I started sceptical but now am fully hooked. Even though I know exactly how this is going to end, I can't help but enjoy the light fluffy cuteness this drama brings to my week. I think that is what makes it so great. There is no dramatic storyline or plot driving this drama then say in 49 Days, but it is just funny and heartwarming as it gradually progresses.

I am deeply stuck into 49 days now. It has just 6 episodes left, but i feel like it is too long when it could really be wrapped up in just two. I totally love the scheduler <3 but more so the careful way the plot has come together connecting the two main characters. The soul on her 49 day journey and the person who's body she is possessing. But i wouldn't expect anything less, this is k-drama after all.

Starting this week is Baby-Faced Beauty, with Jang Nara ( who is famed for her youthful appearance in real life) and Daniel Choi (who i love for his dorky cuteness) . The plot is about a youthful 'baby faced' looking woman who gets employed for her youthful looks but fired when her real age is revealed. And then of course the love triangle and second leads. Here's a look at the trailer.
 Next starting this week is one I am super dooper way to excited for, the latest Hong sisters drama 'Best Love'. In a nut shell:  its about an actress who is no so popular trying to relaunch her career, a very popular actor who isn't so nice when the cameras are off and how they get paired off in a fictional fake celebrity marriage show (think 'we got married') and you can guess the rest. It has Gong Hyo Jin as Goo Ae Jung and Cha Seung Won as Dokko Jin (who I think is just so bad ass and cool for this role). It also has Yoo In na (secret garden) as the second female lead. 
Yes super excited! 

And they just keep coming! Next week to challenge Baby Faced Beauty will be another fake marriage romcom 'Lie To Me' with  Kang Ji-hwan and Yoon Eun-hye. 

A Few weeks later is City Hunter. Being more cop based and dramatic I don't know if I will watch it, but it has Lee Min Ho, so maybe I will... 

So yeah its all very exiting... 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 18 aka The Musical

Well its almost the best thing since sliced bread. I say almost because I did feel the whole idea was just so much more genius than the final product, making sliced bread better as it is always cut more perfectly than you could ever do with a knife.
Grey's Anatomy + Musical, well some unexpected combinations do go great together but I did feel that a musical was just asking for too much out of the actors and tone of Grey's anatomy.

If any of you have seen Scrubs: My Musical, you know it has nothing to do with it being a medical drama, but I blame it on the melodramatic theme of Grey's. Musicals should be uplifting and cheery, yeah that's not Grey's anatomy. It really should have focused on musical OR character development Not both. Or not try to relate every song that had featured in Grey's to a scene in this episode.

Honestly what I think was missing was dancing. Seriously what musical doesn't have dancing in some way or form?
On a good point the pretext of the musical was very well executed, they had a solid reason to be (perceived) as singing. However the song choice and placement was a little bit lacking. It seemed sometimes to be chucked in, and with the very similar tone in each song it got repetitive. All the slow placed numbers sucked the tension and excitement out of the episode unfortunately.

The verdict on the singing: Mainly it was Calley (Sara Ramirez) singing, second to Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Baily (Chandra Wilson) probably picked because they can sing well naturally. Other characters chimed in a points. Overall it wasn't Broadway talent, but in no way bad.

It seems like I'm picking out all the bad points, but it wasn't exactly bad only average really. Its more average because you can see all the potential that just could of been great.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

RED VS BLUE season 9!

Is coming soon! if you haven't seen the trailer yet watch is here
I can't wait!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

First Impressions: 49 days

I was so desperately hoping that this drama would be good, since the end of Dream High and My Princess my dosage of Korean Rom-com had been greatly missed in the past week. Now 49 days has started replacing forensic drama Sign on SBS for Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The preface had been already released along with heaps of stills to promote this drama. Though it looked exciting, I was reserved in my expectations.

The story of the drama is this: Shin Ji-Hyun  (Nam Gyuri ) a woman who seems to have a perfect life, about to have the perfect wedding to her *perfect* fiancée suddenly is in a car crash and ends up in a coma. She is placed in limbo land between the living and the afterlife  as a ghost of sorts and where she meets the grim reaper or * scheduler* (who likes to get perms and ride motorcycles *swoon*) (Jung Il Woo). He instructs her that in order to live again she must find three people that truly love her and collect her tears in  the time limit of *spoiler not* 49 days. Sound easy, but unfortunately family members are not included.

On the other side of this equation is the woman who's body Ji-Hyun possess to find said tears, Song Yi-Kyung. This woman is alive but appears to be dead metaphorically on the inside by the way she lifelessly goes through the motions of daily life.

Then there is the not so best friend of Ji Hyun and the third point in the love triangle/ who's Hyung is Ji-Hyuns Fiancée. 

As the preface is very openly set up I don't think this drama will be one with many surprise plot twists. Rather I think its main momentum will be from the way that the characters and events are all tied together some how, the most important being Ji Hyun and Yi-kyun. Also that nothing happens without a reason. These will give rules to this fantasy drama which will work well to give it some grounding otherwise all logic goes out the window.

 My guess is the main development in this drama will be how Ji Hyun and Yi-Kyung physically and metaphorically bring each other back to life through this body possessing experience, and that Ji Hyuns perfect life will turn out to be very not perfect after all. It's just what seems obvious.

So trying to find three people who truly love you in 49 days, while in someone else's body? I don't think I could. I think we will be left on a cliff of dramatic tension wondering will she find the last person in time, but it will also lead to some hopefully funny and heartwarming instances.

My thoughts from the first two episodes is that I am already totally in to it. I love Li Yo Won from Queen Seon Duk, and already I can see she is very good at playing two characters. ( It was a lot more convincing than Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won in Secret garden). & OMG reaper boy you can take me to heaven (or hell) any day, but can you take me for a ride on your motorcycle first?? I hope that we see a lot of him, what would be awesome is that if he was also connected to the characters more than just being the Scheduler....