KDrama: 5 Reasons to Anticipate My Sassy Girl (2017)

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Okay, at first I wasn’t too excited from this 2017 My Sassy Girl remake, but then I heard some things (particularly this list of 5) that’s making me all pumped for this to air. It’s coming out in a few days on May 29th btw.

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Reason #1 is obvious, three words: Moon Joo Won. If you don’t know, check out Bridal Mask, 7th Grade Civil Servant, Good Doctor. In my personal opinion though, just the thought of seeing his perfect face on my laptop screen is enough reason to want to watch this. However, I can say with confidence that this guy is not only a pretty face, he proved himself good with his deeper works (Bridal Mask, again).

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Reason #2 is also quite obvious: Oh Yeon Seo. I first saw her acting in Come Back Mister and no other words can describe her other than, she is da bomb. This chick is uber hilarious, like I’m tripping. She is also super beautiful and she fits the word sassy to the freaking T, so yass yass yassss.

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This remake is not just any old remake, it’s a remake where they’re changing the time period~ ooh plot twist. The original movie was set in the modern times, but this time around we get to see the romcom unfold in the Josoen Dynasty. So what does this mean? Only prettier costumes, more scenic sets, and ofc the addition of palace drama dundundun

The fact that the main girl is suppose to be all sassy and forward, makes her all the more a sore thumb sticking out in the conservative time period, I just cannot wait to see the Joseon pple’s face ^_^

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The teaser that came out like 10 days ago got me all excited. I already see hints of the perfect mix of humor, romance, action, suspense, and feeeels.

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Moon Joo Won with spectacles? I approve the look
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Well, she looks like she’s havin’ fun

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This is the heart-moving synopsis I found online for My Sassy Girl:

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You see those last few words that I highlighted above? Yea, can’t fcking wait to see that happen.

My impression on this Kdrama- it’s going to be a complete and utter riot. I’m still stuck in my little Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms world, so it’s been real hard watching anything new, let alone finishing any dramas. Hopefully, My Sassy Girl is the answer to this drama death valley I’ve been stuck in for the past month.

Some additional visuals~

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Top 10 Romantic Comedy KDramas

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For those of you that are not yet aware, I’m a closet k-dramaholic.

What’s a closet dramaholic? It’s good that you ask- let me explain. It means that I secretly spend all the time I can on watching kdramas.

I think only 2 or 3 of my closer friends are aware of the fact that I am a kdrama freak… pretty much everyone else, including my family, coworkers, etc., are unaware of how unproductively I am spending my time. I’m not sure if they even know what kdramas are. They probably think I spend my evenings bar-hopping in the village and doing basic-b activities with my basic-b friends on the weekends. In reality, I am most likely just drama-marathoning away on my laptop.

Now that I have explained, let me bring you The Top 10 Romantic Comedy KDramas as a expert closet k-dramaholic. Just to be clear, I am a total fluffy romcom girl. Melos, actions, mysteries, fantasy, thrillers, and slice of life are also fine, just as long as there are some sort of romance and comedy hiding in there. I am not picky when it comes kdramas.

Please keep in mind that these kdramas are listed based on on their air dates. I’m sorry, but it’s just too hard to order them based on my personal preference because I feel like I love them all almost equally.

1. You’re Beautiful (2009)

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You’re Beautiful is a classic and this is also my very first kdrama. This show has the cliche gender switch plot, where the main girl disguises herself as a boy to move into an all-boys situation and the main guy starts doubting his sexuality when he falls for ‘him‘… gurl, you know how these stories always go. This drama also has a reverse-harem theme going on, which is always fun. I guarantee that you enjoy this oldie.

2. Secret Garden (2011)

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Another classic and another gender-bender plot, but there’s a twist to this fantasy drama! The main girl and guy somehow end up switching souls, so the main guy takes over the main girl’s body and vice versa. Get ready to pass out from laughing from their hilarious situations. And, gurl, it’s Hyun Bin, so how can you not??

3. The Greatest Love (2011)

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The leading lady’s popular idol days are of the past and now she is a unwanted extra in the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, the leading man is currently the nation’s hottest actor. What happens when the unlikely pair crosses paths? Bingo- you guessed it! Love will be in the air and, interestingly, love hits the trendy leading man first. I just can’t help but love kdramas where the guy falls for the girl first. This this like the foundation and principal that romcom kdramas are built on. A big plus, Gong Hyo Jin plays the leading lady and she almost never disappoints with her romcom fluff.

4. Queen In Hyun’s Man (2012)

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Queen In Hyun’s Man is one of those hidden gems that, unfortunately, did not get as much hype as it should have. This actually gave me quite a fun ride with their time-travel twist. A man from the Joseon period accidentally discovers a way to travel to the future, where he meets a aspiring actress who has taken up a kdrama role (drama-inception, oooh~) as a queen of the Joseon period. I think the concept of time travel was used beautifully to build up this love story- better than some of the other more popular time-travel dramas that are out there. Wayy better.

5. Haeundae Lovers (2012)

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Let’s be honest- it’s not a kdrama without some goddamn memory loss thrown into the mix. But, don’t worry, this time the drama gods have used memory loss towards a greater good. The main girl is a daughter of a former mob boss and the hot cop that is on to her family’s case looses his memory from an accident during investigation. And it’s not like a baby memory loss- it’s a serious case of memory loss where the guy legit forgets his entire identity and life. The main girl takes in the poor no-memory guy and hilarious romance soon ensues them. This is another low-key amazing drama, and I found this drama especially endearing and warm to the heart ❤

6. Master’s Sun (2013)

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Oh, look what we have here- another Gong Hyo Jin drama. This is one of those rare dramas that combines horror/thriller with romcom and I fcking loved it. Drama gods, please make more of these. It’s all scare-the-shit-outta-me one minute and all cutesy romance the next minute. The main girl can see ghosts, but they seem to disappear when she is in contact with the rich and cold CEO of a large mall. They are always rich and cold, are’t they… but I’m not complaining- throw all the rich, cold, and sexy CEOs you want at me.

7. You Who Came From the Stars (2013)

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It’s the boss lady, Jun Ji Hyun, and when it’s Jun Ji Hyun you better watch it. I don’t think I even need to explain why this drama is on my top 10 list. You all probably watched this already, so I’m gonna save my explanation. The only thing I will say is this- before You Who Came From the Stars, I would have never considered marrying a 400-year-old alien. It’s a entirely different story now.

8. Let’s Eat (2013)

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You like food? Welcome to the club- here we watch beautiful people stuff their mouth’s with mouth-watering food in every single episode. I started this drama as something to pass time as I wait for my other dramas to come out, but I fell in love with the sweet romance, I grew hungry from the delicious food scenes, and I was kept on my toes from the spooky murder case. You heard me- there’s a murder case.

9. Marriage, Not Dating (2014)

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Pretend dating, the cliche we all can’t help but indulge in- I gotchu, gurl. The leading lady and man pretends to be in a romantic relationship to mute their parents’ wishes for them to get married. Aside from the choco. ab-generating laughter, I liked that we get to see the personal development of the main girl. She started the dramas as a desperate girl that no guy wanted, but grew to be confident and independent. At one point, she had like 3 guys pining for her (I’m looking at you, you reverse-harem fans).

10. Shopping King Louie (2016)

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What’s going on with all this baby pink, you ask? It’s fluffy romantic comedy to the max, that’s what the hell this is. This is a more recent drama and, ofc, centers around the memory loss of the main guy. Memory loss in here, memory loss in there, memory loss everywhere~ A country-side girl journeys to Seoul to find her missing brother, but the only guy that seems to have a clue to her brother’s whereabouts losses all of his memories. She takes in him in and helps him regain his memories to get her brother back. Also, the main guy may not remember, but he is a mega-rich third generation chaebol.

Whew, we’re finally at the end of this long list.

I hope that you find this insightful, maybe one of these kdramas have caught your eye. And do please keep this in mind that this is a list of the top pure fluffy romcom dramas. So don’t go wondering why the hell Goblin, DOTS, I Hear Your Voice or Reply 1988 isn’t on this list. I left out the more slice of life, action, deeper meaning, or strictly romance dramas out on purpose. Let’s save that for another day- it’s a date <3~

Last, but not least, let me present to you some of my honorable mentions:

Personal Taste (2010)

Playful Kiss (2010)

Prosecutor Princess (2010)

Witch’s Romance (2014)

Lucky Romance (2016)

Strong Woman Do Bong Soo (2017)

KDrama Review: Goblin- The Lonely and Great God

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I just finished watching Goblin– I know I’m late as hell, this drama finished airing like ages ago. The truth is I deliberately took a break from this drama after episode 14, but not because it got boring or bad. It was actually because I didn’t want it to end.

I was depressed that my Friday & Saturday evenings will no longer be the same. I grew so attached to the characters and story-line that it’s borderline embarrassing to tell people about it; and I felt as though as an important part of me was leaving along with the series. I was dying to find out how the writers ended their story, but I was also simultaneously rejecting the fact that the story is over and that it’s time for me to return to reality.

There has been major hype around this drama even before it started airing, but it is all very much well-deserved. If you can’t already tell, I love this drama to pieces. Like pull up your list of all-time Kdrama faves (Secret Garden, You Who Came From the Stars, You’re Beautiful, Descendants of the Sun, etc.) and cross them all out because Goblin easily beats them to the #1 spot. That’s just how good this drama was.

Since, my review is simple- this is amazing, go watch it!- I am switching gears and turning this into a 5 Reasons Why You Have to Watch Goblin post.

1.The Genre

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A Goblin, a Grim Reaper, a girl who can see ghosts, and deities? Oh fck yasss. I am always intrigued with the fantasy genre because it gives shows a unique and slightly chilling twist. Not only is this a fantasy, it is also interlaced with amazing comedy, romance, and melo. I would also like to point out that this is a tvN drama, so you know it will be at least decent because of their previous hit dramas and willingness to try refreshing new storylines.

2.The Cast

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What makes a show about Goblins and Reapers even better? Ofc, when they are also hot as fck. I am crying over how perfect the drama line-up is TT_TT

Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook, Yoo In Na, and Kim Go Eun. I don’t think a cast can be more beautiful and talented than this, like this is the best it is ever going to get. I have watched the main casts’ other works and their acting was the seed that brought this storyline to life. You will also notice a few other gems in the supporting cast and cameos, which only adds to the drama’s awesomeness.

3.The Romance, or shall I say the Bromance?

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The bromance that was brewing between Goblin and Reaper was pure fcking gold, I was looking forward to their scenes more than I was for all the other love lines combined. How can 2 adult men that are hundreds of  years old still be so childish? They made me laugh and cry so much during the 16 episodes, that I’m pretty sure the emotional roller coaster ride I’ve been through left me severely damaged.

The chemistry between the 2 other love lines (Goblin and Eun Tak, Reaper and Sunny) is also spilling off the screen, so if you are not interested in the bromance (how can you not be tho), there is the sweet and sad romance between the leads to look forward to. There is none of that love-triangle/square/hexagon bull, just simple OTP romance. The age gap between Goblin, a man that looks to be about 30 years old, and Eun Tak, a high school student, may seem a little awkward at first, but I promise, you will soon get over it with their overpowering chemistry and storyline.

4.The Cinematography

This whole serious was filmed with beautiful camera work. I felt like I was indulging in a high-budget movie instead of a TV drama. The lighting and camera angles gives off that nostalgic, pure, and romantic feel. The graphics for the more magical sci-fi scenes were incorporated realistically. The locations they filmed at were stunning, think like buckwheat fields at night, the ocean on a stormy day, and the French-influenced Quebec, Canada.

 5.The OST

The entire OST, yes all damn 14 parts, was pure angel bells to the ears. The vocals (just to throw some names out there- Chanyoel EXO, Eddie Kim, Sam Kim, Roy Kim, Soyou Sistar, Ailee, Mamamoo, and so on) and the tunes threw scenes of the drama to the next fcking level. This OST has been topping several music charts for some time and this is really what finished the packaging to this amazing Kdrama. The OST is actually on my phone right now and it’s what I listen to as I reminisce about the series on my commute to school and work.

I give this drama a 10 out of 10. This drama is not just all fanatical creatures and sad romance. It also explored the deeper meaning behind life and death, and the speculated space and time between the two. It makes you see how fragile yet determined a life really is, and how beautiful life is despite the bad, evil and unfortunate. It also restores your belief that there just might be miracles in this world and that we are being protected by a supernatural beyond us all.

No matter if others may see the bad and the good that is done, it will be rewarded and punished accordingly when the appropriate time comes. It made me see that there is an order in this world and that there is a important fate in every being. It makes me rethink my actions and my surroundings. I am not a superstitious or religious person, like at all, but for me to develop perspectives like these from a drama, this goes to show how much impact and change Goblin has made on me.

Now that I’ve exposed my deep feelings for Goblin, tell me all about yours- did you enjoy this Kdrama as much as I did? and, if you haven’t watched it yet, well why the hell not?!

The KDramas of Summer 2015

As Summer officially drew to a close, I thought I would take this time to pay my tributes to the Kdramas that have kept me entertained during my 3 months of summer vacation. Let the summer drama recap start!

*Please note that there is no specific reasoning behind the ordering of this list. I wrote my list as I remembered the dramas that I have watched.*

Producer:

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Cast: I was compelled to watch Producer because of the star-studded cast. They had one of my all time favorite actresses, Gong Hyo Jin, the trending Kim Soo Hyun, and IU for the mains.

Plot: The drama has a nice plot going, where a guy starts working for a big Korean broadcasting station and he works with his team to save a dying variety show, 2 Days & 1 Night. It’s a compact 12 episode drama.

Rating: Producer gave off a very different feel from the typical Kdramas because they broke the third wall very often. The characters spoke directly to the camera very often as if they were expressing themselves to the audience. This is very similar to the American TV series, The Office, or like the small clips at the end of the episodes of You Who Came from the Stars. Despite the cast and unique layout, I have to admit that Producer did not live up to its hype and the awards that it had won. Compared to some of the better dramas out there, Producer felt a little lacking and it’s hard for me to pinpoint exactly where. 7/10

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Cast: Another drama with a very compelling cast, Kang Sora, Yoon Yeon Sook (who is the main male lead of a drama for the first time, so I am hella excited), B1A4’s Jin Young. Also, there are cameos from So Ji Sub and SNSD’s Seohyun.

Plot: A girl is fired from her job and looses her life savings because it was foolishly spent on a rundown cottage on Jeju Island. She moves to Jeju in hopes of making over the cottage into a successful cafe. The restaurant across from her cottage is owned by a playboy chaebol and he offers to help the penny-less girl because he is under the impression that she only has a few more months to live from terminal illness.

Rating: This is a very light 16 episode romcom with your typical lover’s quarrels in the beginning and then the gradual process of realizing that they are in actually madly in love. It’s a bit disappointing because I had higher expectations for a Hong Sisters’ drama. It did not meet the level of the other Hong Sisters dramas, like You’re Beautiful, The Greatest Love, or Master’s Sun for me. I would recommend this if you are looking something light and silly to pass time. 7.5/10

The Time That We Were Not in Love:

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Cast: Ha Ji Won (Yassss, I loved this girl since her Secret Garden days), Lee Jin Wook, Yoon Gyun Sang, and Infinite’s L- all 3 of them are such cuties, so if you are all in for the eye-candy give this drama a go.

Plot: A girl and a boy has been very close friends since their childhood. They hold feelings for each other, but they just never had the proper timing to start a romantic relationship. These 16 episodes will show you their romantic journey.

Rating: The drama had a very nice start and it was filled with its share of sweet and romantic moments. Towards the latter half of the drama, I disliked the main girl for being indecisive, pabo, and dragging shit out. Like, where’s my strong and kickass Ha Ji Won at?5.5/10

Scholar Who Walks the Night:

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Cast: Lee Joong Ki (need I say more? no, I didn’t think so ❤ ❤ ❤ ), TVXQ’s Changmin, Lee Soo Hyuk, Lee Hyun Woon, Lee Yoo Bi, Kim So Eun. Again, an amazing lineup of eye-candy.

Plot: A man has the people that he cares about the most taken away and is turned into a vampire by a evil under-lord vampire. Many many many years pass by and the man is still plotting a way to over turn the power of the evil under-lord vampire. He meets and receives the help of a boy who is actually a girl in disguise.

Rating: I have yet to finished the 20 episodes, but it’s completely all because of my time restraints and nothing to do with the drama itself. There is a lot of action and strong feels interlaced into the drama. Also, I feel the need to point out Joong Ki’s overly done vampire make-up…why, Kdrama make-up artist, how could you? Like it was fine for the drama poster, but for whole scenes and episodes of smokey eye make-up and blood-red tinted lips on Joong Ki- I reject!  8/10

EXO Next Door:

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Cast: EXO (as a EXO fan I couldn’t pass up this short series), Moon Ga Young (so jealous of this girl, she must of saved a village in her past life or something)

Plot: EXO has moved in next door to a EXO fangirl, who becomes their house-cleaner. The EXO members have been experiencing bad luck and the band leader is here to find his good luck charm to break the curse. The band leader shares childhood memories with the fangirl next door, but she doesn’t remember.

Rating: Expect to see exactly what you would from a short series about a K-pop group moving in next door. A lot of silliness and cheesiness. Each 16 episodes ranges about 10 minutes. I enjoyed it because each episode cracked me up and it passed my time enjoyably. The thing I loved the most from this series was the interactions between Sehun and the fangirl’s brother. They were comedy gold *wipes my tears from extreme laughter*. 8.6/10

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Hello Monster/I Remember You:

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Cast: Jang Na Ra, Seo In Guk, Lee Chun Hee, Park Bo Gum, EXO’s DO. I’m not sure if the trend is apparent to you guys yet, but I like dramas with good-looking casts.

Plot: A boy is seen as a monster in his father eyes. His father is murdered and his little brother goes missing. When the boy grows up, he is determined to find his father’s murderer and his little brother. He joins team with the police force, where his past stalker/secret admirer is coincidentally apart of as a detective.

Rating: Hello Monster is one of the better summer dramas that aired and it had the perfect mixture of thrill, mystery, suspense, romance, and comedy. This dramas is definitely a yes! 8.8/10

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Of course, there are plenty more summer 2015 dramas other than the ones I have listed above. Below are the dramas that I couldn’t get myself to finish or have’t gotten around to starting. I didn’t given them a numerical ratings because I felt that I have not watched enough or am too biased to give one. If only I can be a full-time professional drama-watcher, so I can watch everything and give my truthful rating to viewers.

High Society:

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Cast: Afterschool’s Uee, Sung Joon, ZE:A’s Park Hyung Sik.

Plot: This drama had a pretty interesting plot that resembled a little bit of The Heirs. A second generation chaebol girl is disguised as a part-time employee of a supermarket. She begins to have feelings for the manager of the supermarket who seems like a wealthy, hardworking, and smart man. The supermarket manager is actually not wealthy, but is setting his eyes on the chaebol girl because he wants to be a part of the high society.

The cast is a very nice-looking bunch. The reason why I didn’t get around to watching more episodes was because I really didn’t like that the main guy was, to put it frankly, a gold digger.

Oh My Ghostess:

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Cast: Park Bo Young, Kim Suel Gi, Cho Jung Seok, Lim Ju Hwan.

Plot: A girl is a assistant cook that can see ghosts and gets possessed by a seductive women ghost. While possessed by the ghost, the girl seduces the chef who she has always admired against her will.

I’ve heard amazing things about this drama and I like Park Bo Young, so I would definitely give this one a go once I free up more time.

(Update: I’ve gotten around to watching Oh My Ghostess and finished and have no regrets, except for not watching this earlier. I give this gem a 8.9/10)

Mask:

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Cast: Soo Ae, Joo Ji Hoon, Yeon Jeong Hun, Infinite’s Zoya, Yo Yoon Woo.

Plot: A woman in financial difficulty lives as a wealthy women that looks just like her. A chaebol finds that the women is different from other wealthy women and begins falling for her.

This is another drama that I heard had raving reviews, so I have already place it on my To-Watch-List.

(Update: I marathoned Mask in 5 days and I suggest you all to hurry and do the same. I give this game changer a 9.3/10)

Orange Marmalade:

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Cast: Yeo Jin Goo, AOA’s Seol Hyun, CNBlue’s Lee Jong Hyun.

Plot: In a world where vampires and human co-exist, a vampire girl pretends to be a human. She falls in love with a human, but she can’t be with him because he hates vampires for killing his entire family.

The treatment that the second lead received was just so heartbreaking that I couldn’t continue watching. Also, around the middle, they time switched the series to the historical period. That’s exactly where I stopped and placed this series on my abandoned list.

Yong Pal:

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Cast: Moon Joo Won, Kim Tae Hee, Stephanie Lee.

Plot: A resident surgeon secretly takes on private patients that are criminals to make money in order to save up to treat his little sister’s illness. The hospital chief discovers the resident’s secret and blackmails him into caring for a VIP patient, who the hospital is intentionally putting in a coma state. The resident grows feelings for the VIP patient and tries to rescue her.

This drama started off great with medical suspense and all, and I just ❤ ❤ ❤ Moon Joo Won. However, I just couldn’t get myself to see the main girl in a favorable light. Sometimes you just don’t like someone for no reason at all and this is one of those times for me. Thus, I dropped the series when the main couple got together.

Sensory Couple/The Girl Who Sees Smells:

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Cast: JYJ’s Yoo Chun, Shin Se Kyung, Nam Gung Min.

Plot: Due to a murder case, a man looses his younger sister, as well as his sense to feel pain. A woman, also a victim of the same murder case, survives the attack, but wakes up with the ability to see smells. She uses her ability to help the man, who became a cop, in solving his cases.

I have only watched the first episode of Sensory Couple and I get the feeling that this will be a very cute and funny drama. I might pick this up again.

Who Are You: School 2015:

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Cast: Kim So Hyun, Nam Joo Hyuk, BToB’s Sung Jae,

Plot: A popular girl at a prestigious private school goes missing and looses her memory. No one knows that she did not loose her memory, but that she is actually just a look-alike, whose own life consists of severe bullying.

I just wasn’t feeling the plot for this one. Maybe I’ve watched too much identity-switching dramas and I need a new plot to work with.

I hope that you found my review of the summer 2015 dramas enlightening and keep in mind that all of these are my opinions. We all have different tastes in dramas, like my friend and I- I love the dramas that she hates and I hate the dramas that she loves.

Let me know what you guys think!

KDrama Review: Falling for Innocence

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Let’s start off with a brief synopsis of the drama:

“Min Ho’s father ran a large company, but his death led to his uncle taking over the company and to Min-Ho’s growing into a cold cutthroat investor. But then his personality changes when the merciless corporate head hunter undergoes a heart transplant surgery. Thanks to his new heart (which belongs to Soon Jung’s dead fiance), Min Ho begins to have warm feelings and he falls in love with Soon Jung.”

This drama definitely deserves more attention then it received because I think its on par with if not better than currently trending dramas, like Man From the Stars, The Heirs, etc. This is a rare gem, where the writers didn’t feel the need to drag out the story-line and frustrate us viewers. It was a compact 16 episodes with none of that wedecidedtoaddmoreepisodesbecausethisisstartingtogetgoodratings crap.

First off, the female lead Soon Jung is Kim So Yeon and whenever I hear her name associated with a romcom, I already know it’s going to be a good one. For example, Prosecutor Princess and I Need Romance 3 are both pretty darn amazing- now I can add Falling for Innocence to her list. I like her acting and she can pull off aegyo without having me make a uugh face and her skin is perfect and her body is flawless. I would also like to mention that her outfits were on point in this drama. She actually wears stuff that is appropriate for her workpalce (not the miniskirts, super short shorts, and killer heels I see some girls wear to work in some other dramas).

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As for the male lead Min Ho starring Jung Kyung Ho, I have never watched his previous works, but I grew to love his character and I regret not having watched his stuff before. The personality he took on for his role was very interesting- it was very honest, weird, funny, romantic, and smart. I wish more drama leads possessed this personality. Also, he is too cute, just look at him below!! He’s eating her shoulder! Like who the ef even does that? In all seriousness though, he can have my shoulder any day.

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And being that the female and male lead are both such awesome people, of course, they have awesome chemistry. There was so much fluffy romantic and funny moments between these two that I was constantly laughing or smiling my ass off. There were also some sad moments in the series (which is always to be expected in kdramas), but I think they gave me the right amount of feels to balance off the comedic side of the drama. The ost also did not fail me.

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In all aspects, I think this drama thoroughly impressed me and gave me a great ride through a not-your-typical love story. I give it a 9.5 out of 10 stars!

KDrama Review: Birth of a Beauty

It’s really easy for me to start a drama, but it’s an entirely different story for me to finish a drama (especially if it starts dragging, which most dramas like doing after the half-way point). Each time I finish a series, I feel a sense of accomplishment. After-all, I did invest 16 to 20 hours of my precious time and feels into it. On the other hand, I also feel a tiny bit of sadness and regret to have finished a series because after the 16 to 20 hours I have spent with it, I get emotionally attached to the characters. However, I have heard that I am not the only one that gets emotionally attached to dramas, so that means I’m not completely cray cray. In conclusion, dramas play a very bittersweet role in my life, but nonetheless, I appreciate it for helping me pass the little free time that I have.

Now, on to more important matters at hand, my most recent accomplishment:

Birth of a Beauty

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Let’s start off with a brief synopsis:

Overweight, kind-hearted Sa Geum Ran married into a well-to-do family, but her husband Lee Kang Joon has spent the past seven years in the United States for his business, while Geum Ran has lived with her evil mother- and sister-in-laws. Geum Ran learns that Kang Joon has returned home and, not only has he been having a secret affair, he wants a divorce. Devastated, she drives off and gets into a car accident. Everyone thinks that she is dead, when in fact she has survived. After secret plastic surgery and weight-loss, the now beautiful Geum Ran is ready to ruin her ex-husband and his mistress with her new identity.

The cast was on point, the ost was great, and the storyline was off the wall. I watched this drama as it aired weekly, but I dropped it momentarily (for like 2 weeks) due to the following reasons:

– Episodes 17 to 19 was where this drama started dragging. I think this drama was initially intended to be just 18 episodes, but some Kdrama masters decided that it would be a nice idea to extend it to 21 episodes. And the writers thought these 3 extra episodes was to be used to piss off the viewers because that’s exactly what it did.

– Finals week

– Work

– And finals week

I was still able to finish the series around a week after their final episode aired. I picked up this drama again mainly for the reason being that I really enjoy the chemistry and sweet interactions between the main couple, Joo Sang Wook and Han Ye Seul. They made a kick-ass team in terms of working together to get their revenge on the bad guys. I was also anticipating when the drama villains fail their evil plans (and there was quite a few of them that needed a taste of their own medicine).

To top it all off, I really didn’t mind seeing Joo Sang Wook’s handsome face on my screen (hehe ❤ ).

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Throughout the drama, female lead Han Ye Seul donned some cute ass outfits, except for that red sequin dress she wore to an event in episode 14. For such a significant event, I would have expected the stylist to give her a prettier dress. I normally don’t fashion patrol, but the sequins, the collar (ALSO SEQUINED), the belt, and the fit was altogether just too much for my weak soul.

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Besides that one dress, I adored everything else that she wore and, even though some outfits may have been on the strange side, she pulled it off completely. I also loved the cute little purses/clutches she accessorized with; and look at her killer heels- like, damn gurl, you rocked them cuz I would have fell on my face after one step.capture

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And like all classic romcom dramas, the ending was a nice, happy, well-round one.Overall, I would definitely recommend this drama and I give it a 8/10. It made me laugh at the hilarity of the situations that came up and the plot is definitely an interesting one. Let me know what you thought of this one! 🙂

My Top 5 Korean Actresses

I have been a drama addict for a while and I have grown to have some favorites, whom I admire greatly in every single way. In my opinion the following actresses have the ability to make a good drama ten times better. Whenever I hear that one of them have joined a drama’s lineup, I jump right on board to watch because I trust in them to choose good projects and to act out a one of a kind memorable character.

Here is a list of my 5 most favorite Korean actresses:

1. Gong Hyo Gin

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I have heard a lot of people complaining that she looks old and average, but, to me, she is perfect in every single way. My love for her began in The Greatest Love and it continued to grow as I make my way through all of her other dramas- Master’s Sun, It’s Okay That’s Love, etc. I love that all her characters are down to earth with a right mix of aegyo. I also like her unique sense of fashion and her long body is to die for.

2. Jun Ji Hyun

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Nothing can be more fabulous than her Cheong Song Yi character from You Who Came From the Stars and no one can disagree with me on this. Everything about this lady is just oozing classiness. Jun Ji Hyun is, like, born to be on the walkway and behind the camera. She is really great at comedy without overdoing it and her hair (as well as everything else about her) is breathtaking ❤ Also, I like that majority of her characters are strong-willed, independent, confident, and crazy.

3. Ha Ji Won

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Ha Ji Won is very cute and sometimes I don’t think she even realizes how cute she is (like when she had her fake North Korean accent in King to Hearts). She has a great habit of picking up project where she get to play kick-ass characters, like in: Secret Garden, King to Hearts, Sector 7, The Huntresses, etc; and I hope she continues to do so. How can her eye-smile not melt you??

4. Song Hye Kyo

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She hasn’t partaken in TV dramas for a while, but I tuned in to her latest one – That Winter The Wind Blows, and I was not short of being impressed by her acting and beauty. I pray that she decides to star in more TV dramas. I will be waiting for you, Song Hye Kyo.

5. Lee Bo Young

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Lee Bo Young is another actresses that plays a lot of strong-willed and independent characters (I Can Hear Your Voice, God’s Gift 13 Days, and in the first episode that I have watched of Becoming a Billionaire). Also, I would love to have her cheekbones.

And a few other actresses that is worth mentioning (in no specific order):

Yoon Eun Hye

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Yoo In Ah (I loved her in Queen In Hyun’s Man)

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Kim So Yeon

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Lee Yeon Hee

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Go Ara

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Shin Min Ah

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Song Ji Hyo

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Feel free to let me know who your favorite actresses are or if I have missed any 🙂