Happy Together – “Good Doctor” Handsome Guy Special

Guests:
Joowon
Joo Sangwook
Kim Youngkwang
Jung Manshik

Eep, had to watch this since I’ve been really into the drama Good Doctor these days.

It’s pretty entertaining, though some parts have a tint of awkward/forced behavior. Jung Manshik says some hilarious things at times haha.

It’s nice to see actors as themselves and out of character! Joo Sangwook’s real personality is so much friendlier than his character’s, and he has a great laugh that you can’t help but be attracted to. Joowon is always great, though I wish he’d been able to show more of his manly charm since that’s been shoved under the rug since Good Doctor. He’s so much more charming than a lot of people think!

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September 29, 2013. Dramas, Variety/Talk Shows. Leave a comment.

Love Me Not (Movie)

http://www.viki.com/videos/174912v-love-me-not

At the start of That Winter, the Wind Blows, I found out that it was based off of a Japanese drama which had previously been adapted into a Korean movie in 2006. Since the movie starred Moon Geunyoung, I thought I’d check it out after finishing the drama.

Not gonna lie.
Seeing this movie makes me appreciate the drama more, even though it’s flawed and left much unanswered.

Pretty much everything about That Winter was more captivating than the movie, which was pretty bleak in general although maybe more realistic(?). That Winter added a lot of plot elements and fleshed out more characters that made it much more compelling and complex; but then it did have the “privilege” of being a drama. I can’t really blame the movie for not being able to include a lot, but it just… didn’t go deep enough and didn’t have much spark.

Some people felt that they couldn’t really “connect” or have much sympathy for the main characters in That Winter but .. I think there’s even less of a connection in the movie.

Moon Geunyoung was surprisingly pretty good! I didn’t expect her to play such a role since she was so young and I thought she didn’t break out of her candy girl/baby image until Cinderella’s Sister. I think she pulled off the role pretty well though the transition from cold to warm and loving was awkwardly fast. However, Song Hye Kyo was better at portraying both the blindness and this character imo.

And .. I think Jo In Sung beats the movie’s main protagonist in every category. So sorry. It was also hard to see the chemistry between the movie’s main couple, and especially with the notable age difference (15 years!!). It was awkward to watch.

April 11, 2013. Dramas, Movies. Leave a comment.

That Winter, the Wind Blows aka This Drama, Things with No Point Happened

[This post contains spoilers.]

I finished the melodrama That Winter, the Wind Blows. It was a beautiful drama that I, for whatever reason, really liked/enjoyed/was invested in even though it’s, well, a MELODRAMA and is out to cause you pain. It was intense; now I’m left wondering why I even put myself through all that.

Overall, I must say that it was a good drama though; it’s really mostly the ending that disappointed because it could have been SO MUCH MORE. I’m satisfied with all of the actors/actresses because they were brilliant and all such eye-candy. The cinematography for the most part was impressively done and aesthetically pleasing.

But the ending frustrates me so much. It may be ultimately a happy ending, but too much was left unanswered, unjustified, or unexplained. It seems like nothing that happened actually HAD to happen.. so what was the point?!

Some issues I have with this show:
(oh boy, here we go)

(more…)

April 5, 2013. A Pink, Dramas. Leave a comment.

Dramas Update

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Flower Boy Next Door wrapped up recently and I only have the last episode left, but MAN this was one good drama that I really recommend. It’s sweet and lighthearted, yet mature and sincere. There were some doubts surrounding the series at first but it really turned out to be one wonderful and well-developed drama (unless the last episode kills it idk).

Park Shinhye plays Go Dokmi, who—due to bullying and isolation in her school days—chooses to avoid social interaction and enjoys the comfort of her apartment. Bursting into her previously shut-off world is Enrique Geum, played by the adorable Yoon Siyoon, who is a bubbly game-creator. They seem to be an unlikely pair, but ultimately complete each other as they can understand each other well even if one hardly talks and the other doesn’t shut his trap.

It’s such a lovely drama and one of my favorite things about it is that you can really see the characters change before your eyes. And it’s not even a sudden “wait who is this person?” awkward kind of transition you find in most dramas; it’s very gradual and believable, and you don’t even notice how drastically they’ve changed until you think about it! With every episode, Go Dokmi comes more and more out of her shell and Enrique more true to himself.

The drama comes with a lot of side characters, and there have been complaints about them not being fleshed out or given enough spotlight.
But I think that that’s fine. There’s a lot to discover and rediscover with our main couple, as they’re discovering things about each other and themselves in the process, and the drama just wouldn’t mean as much if they didn’t spend that much time on just those two. Oh and also Jinrak. But to be honest, he wasn’t very strong competition in the love triangle.

Can I also say:
1) Donghoon is really nothing at first, but after we peel off the first layer, he becomes arguably the most endearing member of the ensemble so I’m really glad that we got to find more about him without it being too intrusive in the plot. The way they handled the unfolding of his character and his use in the story, in my opinion, was perfect.
2) Watanabe. Sigh, Watanabe. He’s so cute but he really doesn’t get ANYTHING in the story at all. It seems like he’s just there to complete the cast of “flower boys” and just decoration. But if you think about it, he’s also kind of a symbol.. of hospitality and togetherness. He’s an excuse to gather all of your characters to have happy times and conversations. Because of his cooking classes, Go Dokmi was finally really REALLY brought out of her apartment. I wish he had gotten a backstory of some sort, but that would’ve been quite a bit to process seeing as how we have so many things going on already.

In any case, I really recommend this drama. …I really should watch that last episode though. But I like the drama enough that the last episode can’t possibly ruin it for me.

That Winter the Wind Blows is a melodrama and I am surprisingly very invested in it. I’m actually liking it a lot despite the intensity of it, which is the polar opposite of what Flower Boy Next Door was.

The story tells of a blind woman Oh Young (played by Song Hye Gyo) who is the heiress to a large corporation. Oh Soo (played by Jo In Sung) coincidentally has the same name as Oh Young’s brother from whom she was separated by their parents’ divorce. Oh Soo lives meaninglessly as a gambler, constantly getting into fights. On the search for Oh Young’s brother, they come across Oh Soo—who has no choice but to assume the role of Oh Young’s brother for ulterior motives. How does this new faux-sibling bond bloom into love?
(Okay I totally copied and pasted that synopsis from another blog post I wrote about this drama.)

Dayum. Jo In Sung and Song Hye Gyo are just smokin’. Both are attractive and strongheaded as hell, not to mention talented because they are nailing their parts. Also, I’m really loving the second leads Kim Bum and A Pink’s Eunji who are both some of my favorite celebrities (I would say actors/actresses, but Eunji needs a bit more time to really prove herself as an actress).

The acting is top notch, the cinematography is breathtaking, and the plot is engaging. Sounds like a winner to me. I’ll be in for this ride likely til the end, be it bitter or not.

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The Moon that Embraces the Sun isn’t too recent a drama, but I’ve heard much about it and was in the mood for watching a sageuk (historical drama) one day. I may or may not drop it entirely after a few more episodes, depending on how frustrating it is. I heard that there’s a slight lack of plot development and that it’s really just about a king who can’t forget a girl of his past, and nothing more to it. I’m still at the point where the drama looks okay, so I don’t know yet.

I have to say though: I have never cried as hard for a drama as I did for episode 5 of Moon/Sun. I bawled like a baby because it just struck on a really bad emotional level.

So fyi if you’re not aware, the drama starts out in the past, with the main characters in their youth. The king, Lee Hwon (Kim Soohyun) was then the 15-year-old crown prince (Yeo Jingu). The shaman, Wol (Han Ga In) was then of the name Heo Yeonwoo (Kim Yoojung), the 13-year-old daughter of a noble.
Eight years later, the king and Wol reunite as adults.

CAN I ALSO SAY that watching the first 6 episodes of them in their youth was slightly painful, because even though I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE and prefer the younger cast (all of them. every one of them. including Yangmyeong, Yeom, and Woon).. I am really biased towards Kim Sohyun. Not to be confused with Kim Soohyun. She plays the young version of Bokyeong, and is basically the bratty villain. I feel bad for her because she was raised to be that way and her family is fucked up. BUT IT’S HARD WATCHING KIM SOHYUN PLAY THE VILLAIN when I like her so much, sob.

I have to really praise Yeo Jingu and Kim Yoojung though; they are so young yet so talented. (I would give the same praise to Kim Sohyun too if this were I Miss You because she was brilliant in that and had opportunities to show her skills -grumbles-) Especially Kim Yoojung. She was outstanding. ;u;

Also, it’s interesting how well they casted the younger and older counterparts. I was extremely impressed after the transition. Most of them FEEL LIKE THE EXACT SAME PERSON.. Older Heo Yeom gave off the exact same aura that Siwan did. (Fuck I think I have a crush on Siwan now thanks to this.) And Woon.. Are you sure Woon is a different person?! They act exactly the same! Han Ga In is also a believable older version of Kim Yoojung, which I was surprised to discover. The princess is like the same person but taller! Yangmyeong is a bit of stretch but I can defs see why they casted him.

Older Bokyeong looks nothing like Kim Sohyun lol. That’s a huge stretch. No resemblance at all, but at least their behavior is.. decently similar?? They both pull off awkward trying-too-hard-to-impress (WHICH BASICALLY SUMS UP BOKYEONG’S CHARACTER) kind of low-toned stiff voice.

But Yeo Jingu to Kim Soohyun just doesn’t work. Sorry. Really sorry.
And Yeo Jingu is such jailbait. I’m really sorry for that too.

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You’re the Best, Lee Soon Shin is what prompted me to start writing this post because as soon as I finished the first episode, I came and.. started this post!! :D

It’s a weekend family drama that just started airing last week, so I thought I’d check it out for its main protagonists who are played by Jo Jungseok (famous for being the endearing bodyguard in The King 2 Hearts) and the lovely idol singer IU, both of whom I really like. I don’t really have high expectations because it’s a weekend family drama which usually are more casual, not so focused on quality and cinematography, and geared towards, well.. families.

Basically, IU plays Lee Soon Shin, who has the same name as a famed admiral. She’s an aspiring actress and is TOTALLY NEGLECTED BY EVERYONE in the 1st episode, like what the FUCK. I almost teared up for her because everyone was so damn unfair. No matter what she did, she was at fault and nobody acknowledged her or her efforts and just UGH. Anyway… |D;; Jo Jungseok is Shin Junho, the president of a management agency.

I’m not so interested in the plot right now. But I read a synopsis and apparently Lee Soon Shin’s father dies and I’m just like NOOOOOO WHY DID I HAVE TO FIND THAT OUT so now you know about it too if you didn’t already and you are welcome.<3 In any case, I’m watching for the characters and just because the drama seems enjoyable/cute, and not demanding of your investment. I have a feeling I might end up dropping this if it fails to really grasp my interests.

Forgive me, but I love how much of an asshole Shin Junho is. What a jerk! .. It is fabulous and entertaining. I like seeing Jo Jungseok like this too because he surprisingly pulls off the cold and arrogant bachelor when I previously only ever saw him as the sweet, awkward, stiff, straight-laced, protective bodyguard.

March 16, 2013. A Pink, Dramas, IU, Kim Soohyun, Yoon Siyoon. Leave a comment.

Flower Boy Next Door – Ep 1

https://www.dramafever.com/drama/3851/1/Flower_Boy_Next_Door/

I just finished the first episode of the new drama Flower Boy Next Door, and I must say: I LOVE IT.

This is exactly what I needed. A vitamin-like energizer with no ugly side-effects. It’s a lighthearted, whimsical, wacky, cute, hilarious, sparkly, but sincere drama that puts no burden on you. It made me laugh out loud a lot. ;u; The characters are adorable!

Although her creeper ways are.. very creeper, I find heroine Go Dok Mi to be especially endearing I guess because I’m pretty socially inept, although she doesn’t quite have a problem with having conversations when she chooses to have them.

Flower Boy Next Door, please don’t change!

(Also Yoon Siyoon–who I loved from Baker King Kim Takgu–is adorable and perfect for the role.)

January 8, 2013. Dramas. Leave a comment.

Taxi – Ep 271 (Reply 1997)

http://www.kshownow.net/2013/01/taxi-episode-271-english-subs.html

Guests: Jung Eunji (A Pink), Seo In Guk, Shin Wonho PD
MCs: Jun Hyunmoo, Kim Gura

“You succeeded with your skills; not with your name.”

“By looking at her face, you can tell she’s doing it for the passion rather than the money.”

“Just seeing the way you guys are explaining the drama just goes to show how much you loved doing it.”

AS SOMEONE WHO LOVED THE DRAMA REPLY 1997, I REALLY APPRECIATED THIS. Even though it’s not the most entertaining show.

As much as I ship Eunji and In Guk, this kind of makes me sad because it’s quite obvious that they’re not going out, and while I still think In Guk had a bit of real feelings for her, she’s not too interested in him. BUT they still make an adorable and perfect pair. Their chemistry is unmatchable.

But yeah this is an interesting episode, partially because they actually spend quite a bit of time talking about kissing and as the viewer you’re just like, “HAHAHA WAIT WTF IS THIS CONVERSATION ???”

I actually wasn’t aware that Eunji had wanted to become a vocal trainer instead of an idol, which really makes me respect her even more because she’s not someone that cares about the shiny coating or the fame, but from the start has been focused on the very core of her job: SINGING.

E: “There’s a group being formed called A Pink but they’re missing a lead vocalist and I recommended you. So come prepared.”
E: THAT’S SO INTERESTING because Eunji is like the only singer in that group.
C: ..
E: so it’s like they wanted to debut a group…….but all they had were all those OTHER girls
E: like, how do you
E: where
E: what substance do you see in this
C: “No really by lead vocalist we mean only vocalist SO YEAH”

January 7, 2013. A Pink, Dramas, Seo In Guk, Variety/Talk Shows. 1 comment.

Baek Ah Yeon – Daddy Long Legs (Cheongdamdong Alice OST)

Currently addicted to this beautiful song.<3

I’m also watching Cheongdamdong Alice and quite enjoying it! While the first two episodes are slow and dry, it gets better and better. ;u; Recommended~
(If in doubt, go check out A Koala’s Playground’s drama recaps. It’s because of these that I decided to try the drama out, and I got to skip watching the first two episodes without missing any important pieces of information. I love how insightful and analytic the writer is!)

I love how the song can work for both sad and sweet, joyful scenes. It’s full of emotion. I love how Baek Ah Yeon’s voice is solemn yet sweet, smooth yet rough, and I don’t even mind that some parts sound like she’s straining—it fits the song: like she’s testing her limits and really putting in her best effort.

December 19, 2012. Baek Ah Yeon, Dramas. Leave a comment.

Seo In Guk & Jung Eunji – Our Love Like This + All For You (@M! Countdown)

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Not only do they have perfect chemistry as actors (and off screen too), they have really nice chemistry vocally too! What’re the chances that the main characters of a drama would not only be really good actors but also spectacular singers that were previously known essentially only for their vocals?

It’s a little strange though seeing them together not as Sung Shiwon and Yoon Yoonjae, and not only just as their natural selves–but as idols and on stage doing what they love and do best..

ASDLKFJLSDK SEO IN GUK’S BELT IN “ALL FOR YOU” THOUGH. I held my breath. He executed it so, so, so flawlessly and strongly! I love Eunji’s face at that part too LOL she seems to be clenching herself in worry over how he’ll do, and then when he pulls through, she has that proud mother/girlfriend’s smile. :D

(I’m seriously not over my Reply 1997 feels. It was SUCH a good drama, I can’t.)

November 3, 2012. A Pink, Dramas, Performance, Seo In Guk. 2 comments.

Drama: Reply 1997

I started watching this drama to pass the time while waiting for new To the Beautiful You episodes, never expecting to like it or fall victim to its merciless grasp. Just looking at this series on the surface, there’s almost nothing about it that appeals to me. What sparked interest was finding out that Eunji from A Pink and Hoya from Infinite played main characters—but I was led to disappointment when I found out that the main male lead was Seo In Guk, and not Hoya. I mean, Seo In Guk can sing well, but why would I want to watch him act?
Also, the synopsis described the drama as being about the life of an extreme H.O.T fangirl living in 1997. That really doesn’t sound interesting to me. And why would I want to watch a series taking place in the year during which I was only 4 years old?

………ho ho ho. After giving the drama a try, I admit I stand corrected.

It’s a bit hard to put into words how I feel about this drama: I LOVE IT but it doesn’t appeal to me. I WAS ADDICTED TO IT but it’s not the type of drama that I like. Something about it slightly puts me off… which is why I see why I didn’t want to watch it and why I wasn’t too particularly interested in the first few episodes. The drama largely draws on its element of nostalgia, which I cannot relate to.
However, I highly recommend this drama. Even if it takes a few steps to truly see why it’s a good drama.

And it really is a good drama!
While I admit that initially I wasn’t nearly as charmed by this show as To the Beautiful You, I ended up enjoying it more—although I guess one could argue that it’s not so much an “enjoyable” drama as a “good” one. To the Beautiful You is lighthearted, cute, modern, humorous, and pleasurable to watch. However, I’m starting to see it as nothing more than a spectacle. Y’know, like a glass castle. (Not saying there’s anything wrong with that; I liked it.)

Reply 1997…feels more like art that’s not nearly as sparkly, but was created with impressive form. Kind of rough around the edges, but something that you can’t help but RESPECT, and will last strongly for time to come.
Honestly one of the major flaws of To the Beautiful You is that it’s just so darn predictable and cliche. On the contrary, one of the best aspects of Reply 1997 is that IT IS REALLY UNPREDICTABLE. Of course some drama cliches can’t help but not be avoided, but for a Korean drama of this time and age, it is really impressive with its uniqueness, cleverness, and twists.

I have to praise the producers and scriptwriters for being incredibly witty. They really put a lot of thought into this drama, not only for being able to replicate so accurately the times and trends of the past, but in setting up situations, and sometimes still being able to surprise viewers and keep you on your feet guessing. There are tons of things that you won’t see coming.
(Spoiler, but the many ways they hid the identity of husband-san WERE KIND OF REALLY CLEVER and I was just like NOOOOOOOOOO. QAQ;;)

As for the casting, I LOVE IT. Thanks to this drama, I now have a small bias for Seo In Guk. >A> He overcame everything I held against him without even knowing him.
I really didn’t expect Hoya to be as good of an actor as he is! I also didn’t expect them to cast an idol for uh, that role. His secret, I mean.

BUT WOW. JUNG EUNJI. GURL. She truly made the drama.
There seems to be a general trend among idol groups that members who aren’t as prominent in vocals or dancing hold up their end by being more participative in variety shows or focusing on acting?
But Eunji is THE lead vocal of A Pink. She’s basically the only main vocal of the group tbh LOL, even though Bomi is one too, her parts aren’t nearly as prominent. Honestly, my previous image of Eunji was simply… the girl in A Pink who sings everything, belts a lot, and sounds REALLY out of place in most of their songs because her voice isn’t naturally cute but she tries to force herself to. While I respected her greatly as a vocalist, because she never sounded like she belonged, I was never very drawn to her as a person? ASDFlkjdslkfjwef thanks to this drama, I LOVE EUNJI SO MUCH and it’s gonna be weird seeing singer!Eunji again and not Sung Shiwon.

Back to my point, it’s REALLY unexpected that the lead singer of a group would be casted as the lead role in a drama. And you know what? I don’t even mind the imbalance. I don’t even mind that she’s getting this much attention within the group when some of the others are in the shadows, BECAUSE SHE IS A GREAT ACTRESS and I cannot imagine anybody else being Sung Shiwon. Good for Eunji!! Defies the trend AND does a damn good job of it! Talented-ass girl. Stahp it. :<

The acting in this drama was great. Despite so much of the cast being rookies, and the main roles being idols (lol, idols as actors—not always successful), there’s really hardly any trace of this. They weren’t awkward and pulled off their roles well. I think it’s only Seo In Guk who at times (VERY rare though) appeared slightly stiff. Eunji was natural as hell, pulling off a HUGE spectrum of emotions and behaviors: from young Sung Shiwon’s stupidly immature acts, to deep sadness, to passion, to her aggressive vulgarness, to older Sung Shiwon’s maturity.

It is absolutely amazing how the cast (mostly Eunji) was able to pull off their characters at 14 years old… and then their characters in their 30’s, getting married, with careers, and having children.
And especially with idols, you wouldn’t expect them to be able to pull off maturity. BUT THEY DID. SO ELOQUENTLY TOO. And another thing about maturity: I did not expect idols to be casted to have kisses like that (in later episodes). Like, REAL kisses and not just the awkward pressing of lips as is what’s usually found in dramas. Holy fuck.

[Edit: …I just found out that Eunji’s only 19 years old and is actually 3 months YOUNGER than me, which is really weird to think about because she partially plays a 33-year-old grown woman. Major props to her.]

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If I had to describe this drama in two words, they’d have to be “warm” and “true.”
I’ve honestly never encountered another series so true to life: from its concepts and lessons, to the behavior and depiction of characters, and the openness in showing the characters’ flaws. Taking place in Busan also really helps to enhance the warmth and familiarity of the drama. Which may sound kind of strange because most people would be used to the Seoul accent instead of Busan dialect, but.. having that rough, casual, country feel just kind of makes you feel at home—like you’re seeing raw people and their raw lives.

A drama that teaches you to have gratitude for your parents and the time you get to spend with them.. to cherish your friends and keep them by your side.. the beauty of brotherhood.. and that you can’t control who you fall in love with, so follow your heart.

WATCH IT.

October 16, 2012. A Pink, Dramas, H.O.T., Infinite, Seo In Guk. Leave a comment.

Dream High 2 – Ep 12

http://www.viki.com/channels/3548-dream-high-season-2/videos/63728

Just finished episode 12. It’s uh.. the one with the elimination after the duet performances.

I think anyone who has seen this episode can sympathize with me.
WHAT. THE FUCK. IS. THIS. SHIT.

March 20, 2012. Dramas. Leave a comment.

Dream High Episodes 1 – 4

http://www.viki.com/channels/3548-dream-high-season-2

So I started watching Dream High 2. In fact, I FINALLY forced myself to finish watching Dream High so that I would be able to watch DH2 without spoilers, and I’m glad that I did. =A= If you haven’t finished the first season, d-don’t watch the second season LOL. The OPENING SCENE of the second season is a remake of the ENDING scene of the first season. Oh and you might not want to read the rest of this entry either.

So far, I’m not enjoying DH2 that much, and there are a lot of reasons for this that range from discontinuity, editing, scripting, directing, casting, the plotline…

I really feel that Dream High has lost its magic. There was this beautiful thing in the first season that just really grabbed your heart. You connected and couldn’t help loving all of the 6 main characters who were all talented, intelligent, and heartfelt. You had sympathy and respect for the teachers who on the inside, had kind hearts. It was a story about dreams, emotion, and never giving up. There was Samdong, the sweet and naive country bumpkin who didn’t let his origins or ear problems stop him from pursuing his dreams of being a singer and making it big. And you have to admit that there were times you thought that Hyemi and Baekhee were the huges bitches, but in the end, they really found themselves and their hearts, and they’re both extremely talented, to boot. The casting for the first season was perfect too: full of talent and different personalities, and with perfect chemistry. It was beautiful watching 6 talented individuals come together to struggle for their debut and to stand on stage as one.

Hi, Dream High 2. Wassup.

Uh.. the casting. Idk. I like Kang Sora because of We Got Married but.. I don’t know. Jinwoon was a good choice for his character, plus he’s great at singing and personally loves rock. Um…. I don’t knowww. ;_; I personally think that the new cast is lacking a bit in talent. Hyorin and Ailee are sooo so so so so good though, but they just seem like supporting characters with no real roles that were randomly casted and thrown in there only because they’re wonderful vocalists.

As for the plotline, it kind of irks me that the main character is a girl that has no talent in neither singing or dancing. I get that I guess it would inspire those that WANT something but aren’t yet capable for it, and encourage them to work at it? And to tell them that they have a chance? But. Q A Q It’s just not going to be fair if Hyesung really gets to debut in the end!! I’m not sure if she deserves it. >< Plus, she doesn’t have real passion in singing or performing. It’d be great if along the way, she developed that passion AND became an impressive singer, but…….. I don’t think Kang Sora herself is that great at singing or dancing, so that really limits the potential of her character Hyesung.

Also, Dream High has become a drama about the life of idols, rather than the lives of talented students who are finding themselves and struggling to finally make their debut.

The characters… x_X You may shoot me for this, but I can’t find a single character that’s NOT annoying. Pretty much all of them annoy me except for the dude that’s friends with Hyesung and is good at guitar, ’cause he’s talented, but he doesn’t really have a role. The rest of them are either irritating or have rotten personalities. I swear. I can’t relate to any of the characters and I’m not fond of them either. The only character I somewhat’ish like right now is JB and that’s because he’s kind of cute and can be somewhat charming Q A Q but he has shown malicious intentions and is rude as well, so I don’t like his character.

The scripting. is.. dumb. Sorry. And do the characters really NOT want us to know any of their names other than JB’s? None of their names stick with me. I’m LUCKY that by digging deep into my memory, I can remember Hyesung’s name and Jin Yoojin’s. … or at least I think Jinwoon’s character’s name is Jin Yoojin. O_O

The editing is crap. Like the editing for Invincible Youth 2. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were the same producers. Because the editing is crap. It’s not funny or interesting, and in fact, it’s awkward and looks INCREDIBLY CHEAP. Have you seen those random-ass segments where they perform or parody k-pop songs? CHEAP AS HELLLLL, not even funny, no connection to the actual storyline, really poorly executed and put together. /forever facepalming

And OH GODDDD the discontinuity. Seriously, what the fuck?
You can’t really blame me for this because it’s a clear fact that this IS in the same realm and setting as Dream High 1, only in the future. There are many signs of this. Teacher Yang [uh.. JYP’s character whose full name I will never remember] looks back and remembers all of the times that he had with the kids from Dream High 1. And in fact, the first scene of DH2 is the filming of a documentary of Samdong’s life. So one would assume that by then, Samdong had already made it big as K, to be deserving of a documentary.

I’m pretty sure the ending of Dream High 1 where it shows the characters in the future was 8 years or something after the time when most of the series took place? And at this time, Shi Kyung Jin had become principal of Kirin High School.
………. Well what the hell happened to that?! Okay, so considering that she is no longer the principal, and now we have a new worthless principal AND THE SCHOOL HAS RUN DOWN TO THE GROUND AND IS NOW LESS THAN MEDIOCRE, we can assume that DH2 takes place waaaaaaaay later than 8 years after Dream High 1. I don’t think Shi Kyung Jin would give up Kirin that easily PLUS I don’t think Baekhee would so easily leave being a teacher there, so this must have been quite a long, long, long time later.

… So why does Samdong.. look not a day older than how he looked in Dream High 1? And WHY does Hyesung run into Pilsuk at the music station? For one thing, Pilsuk basically stopped performing and started running a kindergarten.. plus, she went back to her larger figure. And she was happy. I highly doubt that she would have suddenly decided to go back to her thin body again, so why are we seeing a thin Pilsuk that’s still performing? Q A Q

And since when did Kirin have dorms? Although I guess maybe if they decided to build dorms after the time of Dream High 1…… And why is the school suddenly so TINY? It seems like there’s only like 30-40 students in the entire school, TOTAL now. Why are there only two teachers in total?? And I feel sooo bad for Teacher Yang… His life has gone COMPLETELY DOWNHILL since season 1.
But it confuses me that Teacher Yang seems to have lost his talents? .______. He was a great singer, great dancer, and great composer in season 1 but now suddenly he’s viewed as a useless, talentless piece of burden.

And I really don’t understand the whole thing about moving OZ Entertainment to Kirin. Aren’t there like 5-6 members in E-den? Yet they only show two and it seems like other than the fact that they had a performance with all of the members for a moment, the other members that aren’t JB and Shiwoo don’t exist at all.

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I’m going to keep watching this series though. x_X I’m really hoping it goes only uphill from here l-lol.. Sorry that I have a lot of complaints.

February 12, 2012. 2AM, After School, Ailee, Dramas, SISTAR, T-ara. 1 comment.

Dream High

http://www.dramafever.com/drama/3900/1/Dream_High/?ap=1

I finally finished watching Dream High after.. much too long. I was actually watching the series as it was airing, and keeping up with all the news, and suddenly I got kind of busy and fell behind, and when I finished episode 14 [there’s 16 in total], I stopped watching entirely because I don’t like finishing dramas. ;_; I don’t want it to end.

But since Dream High 2 is airing soon, I figured I should at least finish the first series D: in case there are any spoilers.

Um.

Okay.

I cried. >_> During Hyemi’s concert.. when she made that speech and when she dedicated her first song to Samdong. ;_________; I was so surprised and touched when I found out what the song was. That was definitely the perfect choice. And she sounded so beautiful. And then the kiss sceneee ;___; I’m really glad there was one. If there was no kiss, I would’ve been really unsatisfied with this ending, because the ending is already not very solid/entirely concluded.

All in all, I really loved this drama. The cast is perfect and I love the concepts and lessons. It really shows the importance of striving towards your dreams and following your heart.

P.S. the part with Hyesung was cute HAHA. I thought the directors were pretty creative with the ending.

January 21, 2012. 2PM, Dramas, IU, Kim Soohyun, Miss A, T-ara. Leave a comment.

Song Ji Eun (Secret) – “It’s Cold” MV [Take Care of Us, Captain OST]

;____; I LOOOVE Ji Eun’s voice. It’s powerful but still sweet. It just has a really nice and pleasant tone. I could probably listen to her sing for forever. =w=

And wow, Goo Hye Sun! O: I can’t believe that just 2-3 years ago, she was still playing the role of a high schooler.

January 19, 2012. Dramas, Secret. Leave a comment.

Skip Beat (Drama) – Ep 1

Credit: manto033 and SuperSmacky1315

Uhh……. so I’m watching this drama for Donghae and Siwon.
The dubbing is terrible. The quality of Donghae and Siwon’s dubbed voices don’t match the situational circumstances at all.
Some things are awkward…
Her hair after she cut it to “look like a star” looks like an animal some predator vomited up.

But I loved Skip Beat the anime ;w; and I love Super Junior. So I shall watch~

(more…)

December 21, 2011. Dramas, Super Junior, Super Junior-M. Leave a comment.

After School Lizzy – Beautiful Girl (All My Love OST)

Another old thing, but I love Lizzy! And I’m so glad that she got a chance to shine as both an actress in All My Love and as a singer with her own OST solo song~

September 30, 2011. After School, Dramas. Leave a comment.

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