W-Two Worlds: Fangirling Over Lipseu Episode 16

01e8EAk4_8bfe88_f

Erl: It’s the final stretch people and they are running out of time. Will our questions be answered? Will our OTP survive? Will we have a happy ending? Are you all ready to find out?

Mari: I think I speak for all of us… yes!!!! Let’s get it over with! 

Nelly: Is it over yet?

w16-01

Me: We start where we left off – Yeon-Joo and Kang Chul plotting the ending of the manhwa cause yeah, this is the final episode. And my nails are all short because of the biting.

Nelly: I’m just worried whether they will remain as couple or not *rocks back and forth*

Mari: This is a great idea! Make sure that there are no loopholes this time! You last few plans have backfired because of loopholes. 

w16-02

Me: This is my exact reaction when they removed the rings, like what?! Is that the only thing Kang Chul can think of?

Nelly: I was shocked! It doesn’t make any sense! 

Mari: *defending her uri Kang Chul* but he is being selfless! He loves her so much he can’t see her suffer anymore. He knows that if her father dies as a result, the ending won’t really be happy. 

w16-03

Me: Yes, you go girl! Tell him! It’s not like you could ever forget him anyways. After all that crossing back and forth just to be with him and save him. I know you can find better ways to end the manhwa.

Nelly: Yeap, you tell him! Being a coward will not change anything right now!

Mari: I loved her answer to his silly plan! Dude, this girl has been to hell & back because of you. She’s literally died, and watched you died ( twice!). If she can help it, she’s never letting you go! 

w16-04

Me: I love you, too. Oh wait, he’s not saying that to me? Sorry.

Nelly: He meant to say it to me, Erl *wink*

Mari: I’m borrowing my own joke about KIA, I made on Twitter when I was watching this. KIA the perfect family “getaway” vehicle. Yes, I’m trying to be “punny”. 

Nelly: Thanks for sponsoring this drama, KIA! *not sponsored* 
w16-05

Me: Poor puppy! But Chul, have you thought this through? You saved Do-Yoon but how are you gonna save yourself?

Nelly: Self-sacrifice. Kamikaze. I’m a bit annoyed with him now. He’s entering the lion’s den once again.

Mari: I feel the need to explain this… Crazy Chul has completely lost it. He kidnaps Do Yoon to get a hold of Kang Chul. His ultimatum is “bring me the tablet or I kill you hyung”. Seriously watching my sweet puppy bleed was hard! As you guessed Kang Chul would never let his hyung died so he shows up. 

w16-06

Me: NOOOOO!!!!

Nelly: No worries, he’ll survive. He always does.

Mari: How many times has Kang Chul been shot? I don’t want to worry, but this is the last episode! This may be it! 

w16-07

Me: I advise you to remain less curious sir. You know what they say: curiosity killed the cat.

Nelly: Sorry, our world will spit, chew and vomit you back to W! We don’t want you!

Mari: freaking psycho! This insane man is a presidential candidate. I know it’s fiction but it makes me wonder if all politicians are one step away from crazy. 

w16-08

Me: *covers eyes*

Nelly: C’mon, Kang Chul! Take this A-hole down!

Mari: Fight Kang Chul! Fight! Don’t let this be our ending. I mean! Don’t leave Oh YeonJoo alone! 

w16-09

Me: My questions exactly, why did you leave Kang Chul alone. He’s bleeding and he almost died in the lion’s den you know. Wait, a lion is also a cat, right?

Nelly: Exactly! No matter what, he’s your boss! He paid your paycheck!

Mari: Worst bodyguards ever or best? They were technically following instructions. Their boss told them to take DoYoon to a hospital, they listen. 

w16-10

Me: Yes, it is him and yes he managed to get out but now Kang Chul is dying!

Nelly: *sigh* they left Kang Chul behind to defend himself alone!

Mari: Where’s Kang Chul? Why is he not answering the phone? *starts thinking the worse, slaps self to snap out of it* 

w16-11

Me: NOOO!! He’s dying! where’s Yeon-Joo? Is this really happening? Tell me it’s a fake out, please!

Nelly: *bites nails* this is not how it supposed to be!!! 

Mari: Kang Chul may not make it guys! The fact that he keeps passing out and the phone calls to YeonJoo. They “scream” I’m dying. 

w16-12

Me: I know that look. It’s like the look Sirus had when he toppled through the veil. This is making me sweat through my eyes.

Nelly: He is not allowed to die!!!! 

Mari: Of all the times for a character to not break the stupid traffic laws & do those illegals turns chaebol’s love. Seriously girl? Run across the freaking street to him!!!!!

w16-13

Me: Is this really it? WHY? WHY?!

Nelly: Huh? What? This is the ending? At this critical moment? 

Mari: nope, nope, nope!!!! I refuse! I demand a redo! Someone from another world needs to draw another end dammit! 

w16-14

Me: I need a moment.

Nelly: What the…???? Why now????? 

Mari: pretty much me… 

w16-15

Me: She just lost her husband that’s why. Oh and she possibly lost her dad as well, that’s why.

Nelly: This poor, clueless doctor…

Mari: I’m surprised she’s functioning at all. 

w16-16

Me: I knew one of this days Soo-bong is gonna have a breakdown. And I find it so funny that Crazy Dog found his match through him. Thanks, Soo-bong, you tell him!

Nelly: Finally!!!! I was wondering when he will break down and yell!

Mari: Crazy Dog meet Crazy Bong! Poor Soo-Bong, he is as stressed or even more stressed than everyone else. He just found his noona a mess on the side of the road, his hero died and his mentor is missing. 

w16-17

Me: Question: How come she got out of the manhwa world but it seems dad didn’t? Dad’s human, right?

Mari: I believe her dad explained this in the last episode. When he killed the nurse to escape the mental hospital, he became part of the manhwa. 

Nelly: Yeap, he became part of the manhwa now. 

w16-18

Me: I haven’t accepted the reality too. That makes two of us.

Nelly: I don’t think I can accept the reality, either. 

Mari: The poor girl just goes to the bus stop to cry? This is heartbreaking 

w16-19

Me: Wait so it’s the end but it’s really not the end? What? *scratches head*

Nelly: Apparently, the W world keeps on going… Just like any parallel world would be. 

Mari: So… do I start my rant against the writer now? Or keep pretending? I’ll keep pretending. So this is a voice over by Do Yoon I believe. They drove to the stop and found Kang Chul barely alive & Oh YeonJoo’s car abandoned. 

w16-20

Me: Yes dad, he’s been shot.

Nelly: But could someone release him, please? It hurts me to see him tied up like this.

Mari: Rules, never ever trust an old man that has countlessly betrayed you. 

w16-21

Me: This is so cruelly brilliant! You go, dad!

Nelly: Yeah!!! I’m so happy he is killing him!

Mari: I’m so annoyed by theses scenes, but since I want Crazy Chul punished, I’ll cheer along. 

w16-22

Me: Justice served!

Nelly: Just die! DIE!

Mari: A bit brutal but well deserved!

w16-23

Me: Why do I have this feeling that Dad’s gonna sacrifice himself. Oh, can I just say this actor is really good? He managed to bring out different emotions from me – from anger to pity. It’s like a love-hate relationship.

Nelly: Yes, I agree with you. I love his character. 

Mari: For being such a spineless coward for most of the show, I liked this redemption arc. He loved his daughter & he knew that he killed so he could not leave the manhwa. Yet he made sure his daughter had a chance. 

w16-24

Me: I’m bawling here. The sacrifice he’s willing to make. GAH. Somebody hold me, please.

Nelly: *sings* Time to… Say goodbye… 

Mari: Goodbye Cartoonist Oh! May you Rest In Peace. 

w16-25

Me: The only explanation I can think of why he didn’t really die is because dad killed Han Cheol Ho. Right? Could that be it?

Nelly: Because the antagonist died before him… I guess so.

Mari: Yes, somehow Han Chul Ho’s actions & cartoonist Oh sacrifice made the manhwa “logic” work so that Kang Chul could survive. 

w16-26

Me: Oh, she’s back. Do I really wanna see her?

Nelly: *ignores* next scene, please.

Mari: blah! Blah! Bland…. ahhh, but we must share that after Kang Chul gets out of the hospital he is arrested. There’s new evidence that clears some charges (the CCTV video of Han Chul Ho torturing him?) but he still faked his death. He can’t escape that. He must serve his sentence for Manhwa world to be ok. 

Nelly: for justice that the W readers don’t get to see… 

w16-27

Me: And I thought I already shed all my tears for dad. *sobs, sobs*

Nelly: Here we go again. *reaches for the Kleenex box*

Mari: I love that Cartoonist Oh drew a picture of himself. Also, the letter *cries along with unnie* 

w16-28

Me: This here, she’s still waiting. I think the reason she keeps coming back here is in her heart, she believes it’s not over yet.

Nelly: I don’t blame her. She lost him. It’s a big deal. 

Mari: I want to be mad at her & tell her to snap out of it! But the two most important people in her life are gone. She needs to mourn! 

w16-29

Me: She left her phone at home and now she’s soaked in the rain.

Mari: Wait who’s on the phone? Could it be?? 

Nelly: Who’s calling? Who would be calling her???

w16-30

Me: Awwww. Bittersweet.

Nelly: Omo! How? I thought he’s in prison? 

Mari: yes!!!! Yes!!!! *happy dance* he has come back to her! They are together again! I also need to share that in real time it’s been 2 weeks while in W ( Manhwa world) Kang Chul served a 2-year sentence. 

w16-31

Me: They will definitely no longer be at risk of death. That’s another way of saying “and they live happily ever after.”

Nelly: I’m still curious. Will he still go back to W world?

Mari: If 2 people deserve a happy ending, it is these 2! Kids be happy!! 

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Me: And it’s a wrap, folks! *throws confetti* Although I didn’t get the answers to the questions that I have, I’ll let it pass. Maybe just like Writer Oh delayed to give a distinctive characteristic to his manhwa’s original villain, there was also a delay in the delivery of the answer or most probably the writer is challenging us to work on the imagining part. Yes, that’s probably what it is.

On the other hand, some parts of this episode really left an impact to me, the first being dad’s sacrifice. It’s heartwarming and saddening at the same time that in the end, a father is a father. He wants nothing but the happiness of his child or in this case children because, in the end, he accepted Kang Chul as part of his family. Then there’s Yeon-Joo and Kang Chul. They never stopped trying and believing that they can make it, they are very determined.

Overall as I told Nelly, W – Two Worlds to me is like a tornado. It’s exciting at first but ends in disaster with the disaster being until the very end, I still don’t know how it happened that both worlds connected. I don’t buy that it’s because of the tablet, but yeah, I won’t get that explanation anymore.

In closing, can someone tell me what happened to Soo-bong, please? Thank you!

Nelly: I’m satisfied with the ending! I really am! Content with how it is despite the chaotic the writer threw to us. We survived! I must say I enjoy the roller coaster ride. Yes, many unanswered questions but, sometimes, it is best to leave it as that. I am happy with Han Hyo Joo’s comeback to the small screen. I really love her comical character in the beginning and her transformation from comical to frantic to a heroine. She definitely nailed it. Not a whole lot, but I’m satisfied.

Jong Suk came to no shock. He continuously to perform as an actor. I’m happy with his acting progress. I definitely look forward to his next project. I really want to see him in a heavy action drama. I hope he will consider it. As for the writer, she could have made it clearer and cleaner. She ran out of time, too consumed with every little detail in the beginning and in the end, she became less microscopic and sloppy. That’s not the way to end a great show, writer-nim! Plan better next time!

Overall, I’m glad this show is over. I really need a breather now. And, like Erl, what happened to Soo Bong? *sigh*

Mari: I think I’m cured of my Han HyoJoo allergy. She won me over with this show. She may not be the best actress but having to cry as much as she did & still look beautiful takes work. As for the story… *takes a deep breath* let me say I love the actors, they did their best when the writer lost it. I’m not as nice as unnie hoping the writer “meant” for us to understand later. I’ll call out the writer for her carelessness. You can’t create the world, make rules for said world. Then when the rules don’t suit you, change them! A good writer knows how to work themselves out if a corner. It’s not about shocking your viewers. I honestly stop caring for the show after the reset. Because that was such a cheap way of messing with our heads & making their  job easier. Ditto for once Kang Chul starts travelling back & forth between worlds. I’m putting this writer on my “avoid”  list from now on. My dislike grew even more after I read  her post interviews and she mentions that she does not care for final episodes. Wtf? How can a writer not care for how her story will end? That’s the most important part of a story!  In the end, I feel that if I had not been writing these recaps I would had dropped the show early on. My love for Lee Jong Suk also helped me stick around, but this is one show I won’t ever watch again like his other works ( I watched “I hear your voice” & “Pinocchio” multiple times).

W-Two Worlds: Fangirling Over Lipseu Episode 15

01e8EAk4_8bfe88_f

Me: This episode got me tear up! I’m embarrassed but those tears were real, ok?

fotorcreated

Me: Our main characters are now fully aware that the battle is ending soon! But what is the solution to this? Han Chul Ho is still effing alive!

Erl: It’s a complete turn of event and I honestly do not know what to expect anymore.

Mari: ahhh so everyone is now inside W… this is not good!

w

Me: This is not easy for anyone, particularly for Writer Oh. To see his daughter alive in manhwa is a relief yet painful. If I were him, I’d like to be there when she’s awake.

Mari: He is a complete spineless wacko but you can’t deny that loves his daughter.

Erl: That he is. I’m glad that the plan that he successfully brought his daughter to life.

w

Erl: What just happened? *scratches head*

Mari: This is the part where Writer Oh realizes he is in W. The question is why him too? I understand Kang Chul & Oh YeonJoo but why Writer Oh?

Me: I’m so confused…

w

Mari: This should technically knock her out for months when she goes back to the real world. Also, why did we not get a nifty “time goes by” montage? Did they run out of money?

Me: Our sleeping beauty slept for a year… She must be very energized!

Erl: Now that’s a really long rest. I’m envious!

w

Erl: This is confusing. This girl has completely moved on? Hmmm..

Mari: I don’t like her, why is she still here?

Me: People move on…

w

Mari: Unfortunately for Kang Chul, going back to W, meant going back to Crazy Presidential candidate. So guess who is getting beat up again?

Erl: This beating up part gets really tiring to watch, though. It’s not like he would get anything from Chul. That’s not happening!

Me: My ovary hurts from watching this scene!

fotorcreated

Erl: For a person getting sentenced, he looks really happy. Oh, and when did she get that clothes? She’s in manhwa world, right? Where’d she get the money?

Me: He sure looks good being in a prison for a year! Also, I love her outfit! So chic!

Mari: So Kang Chul is on trial for killing his sunbae, fabricating evidence & faking his own dead. I’m amazed it took them this long to get the trial together. Also, yes! She’s so pretty and he looks great for a jail inmate.

w

Nelly: I wonder why, too!

Mari: Good question! Why did his time travel powers stop working? I know they tried to explain it, but it made zero sense.

Erl: Well, maybe because it’s the last chapter? That’s what I’m thinking.

fotorcreated

Mari: seriously? A gun & handcuff keys magically appear. I think this writer’s name is Deux ex Machina.

Erl: Does this mean that the tablet is back in manhwa world too? How? HOW? I need answers!

Me: Who’s drawing now????

w

Me: He’s coming to get you, sucker!!!!

Mari: Hide your self! If anyone deserves a crappy ending, it is you, sir!

Erl: I second that Mari! I need him to get beaten up badly!

w

Me: Lookout, he is coming behind ya! I’m loving this mental game on him now! Serves him right!

Erl: He’s really coming for you, Sir! It’s about time to hide in a hole somewhere! Fast!

Mari: He sees you when your sleeping! He knows when you are awake! Anyone ever realized Santa is a stalker?

Me: Oh girl… Do I need to hide from Santa, too?

w.png

Erl: That progressed faster than I expected. It brings more question to mind. At this point, should I give up on getting answers?

Mari: How did she know which coffee place to meet him at? Seriously! How? Writer, are you even trying?

Me: She’s a mind reader!

w

Mari: cheeky handsome bastard! How are you so charming?

Erl: That’s the only consolation so far, she’s pretty and she’s a really cheeky handsome guy.

Me: That lips…. oy.

w

Me: I’m so glad the house wasn’t locked! *rolls eyes*

Erl: Unbelievable! Isn’t this Writer Oh’s house?

Mari: in case anyone is lost. This is Kang Chul explaining what happens after he escaped from jail.

w

Mari: This cab driver was not very smart. Let’s tell the man that looks a bit deranged, that he looks like a serial killer.

Me: That glance! Sang Hoon is taking over!

Erl: So dad has a split personality now? Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

w

Mari: So yeah, writer Oh  inside W can’t get rid of Han SangHoon’s memories. He basically thinks he is him. This lands him in a mental hospital.

Erl: Ah, the loony bin. *shakes head*

Me: He’s officially gone crazy!!!!

w

Me: As a daddy’s girl, I would cry if I see my dad tied up like this.

Erl: Me too. It’s heart breaking. And yeah, am a daddy’s girl too.

Mari: I know Kang Chul tied him the second time, who tied him the first time?

w

Mari: So, who wants to hear the bad news, and the worse news?

Me: I want to know what were they discussing about!!!

Erl: I want to know where we’re going? I seriously am singing in my head right now. “Do you know where you’re going to?” We need a compass or something!

w

Mari: This was a sweet scene! She knows she can’t cook. Yet him lying made her feel good. Also, he genuinely loves her. I know a lot of people did not buy their “quick” love. But you have to keep in mind that she’s what made him real. That’s why he loves her.

Erl: And I think love thrives in danger, so I’m buying their connection.

Me: Can they stay like this forever?

w

Me: Just because… But it looks flat *sigh*

Erl: Let’s not go into the flatness of this. I was staring at an applebutt before seeing this.

Mari: skinny Jeans are bad for your circulation. Also for men, how do you have enough room for your “friend”?

w

Erl: Why him? WHY?!!

Me: Nooooooooooooooooo!

Mari: Seriously can we just draw an anvil on top of this guys head?? Also, someone please save the puppy!!!!

w

Mari: My girl has a plan!! Love that’s she’s always ready!

Erl: It’s such an advantage that they can just modify things but I wonder how they can’t brainstorm to fix the whole situation.

Me: It is never a good thing when she starts drawing again… Especially drawing while she’s in W world!

w

Erl: The other personality is back. Tsk, tsk.

Mari: Told you guys Writer Oh is nuttier than a jar of peanut butter.

Me: Oooh I love peanut butter! Quit distracting me with food, Mari!

w

Mari: So the bad news… There won’t be a happy ending for our OTP. The worse news, Kang Chul refuses to let Oh YeonJoo suffer anymore. If he lives, Writer Oh must die. So Kang Chul won’t let her choose. He is going to disappear from her life!

Me: This is torture!

Erl: I’m out of words.

w

Me: You’re one corrupted man! Either world you’re in, you will be going to hell!

Erl: The difference is you’re not going there, no matter how hard you tried.

Mari: leave puppy alone!!!!!

w

Erl: And there’s no way in, but is there a way out?

Me: Exactly how long are they going to barricade themselves in that house? Can’t she draw an escape route for Kang Chul?

Mari: I wonder this too. How are you getting out? The police should technically be surrounding the house. Does she draw an underground tunnel? A teleport machine?

fotorcreated

Mari: Ahhh this hurts! He takes both their rings off.

Me: No no NOOOOOO!

Erl: What are they doing? Why are they even doing it?

w

Erl: Is that black coffee? Give here! Now!

Mari: lol. The writer is trolling us with this guy again.

Me: I’d like to see where is the dark circle!

w

Mari: I’m still so upset my brother kept texting spoilers for book 7 of the Harry Potter series. I was out of town & he was reading it already. Point? Spoilers suck!

Me: But I love spoilers!!!!! I’m a rare gem!

Erl: And that’s the reason I don’t get on twitter and Weibo so much lately.

fotorcreated

Mari: This is every Kdrama viewer, no? We hate, he rant, we love. We appreciate, even if sometimes we do want to become the writers’ anti-fans.

Erl: Exactly! Despite everything, we appreciate and we cross our fingers that we survive or something like that.

Me: He is me. Everytime. All the time.

Final Thoughts:

Me: No thoughts. I need to watch episode 16 now!

Mari: I’m so ready for this to be over!!! I love the OTP, but the writer basically hates us. Also, I hate the stupid magical tablet!!

Erl: Mari’s words are so true. Let’s get this over with, shall we?

 

Just Dropped: The Mystic Nine

plpnxga4_ffaa7b_f

No matter how much people rave about The Mystic Nine, I simply could not hold my interest. One of my readers said I should hold on until they leave the cave. Yeah, the cave scene got me yawning so much. Too extensive; as if they are dissecting layers after layers of dead bodies. I heard that The Mystic Nine is the prequel to The Lost Tomb. I really want to watch The Lost Tomb but I’m not sure if I am able to hold my interest since I give up on this drama. I did promise myself that I will pick  The Mystic Nine again. I really am curious. But not now.

e0c53b82633248579f454fac86b49d68

So what makes me drop the show? It did not have the quality I was looking for. My heart was not hooked on it. I also found myself wanting to fast forward more and more. I simply lost interest and have no patience. And the dubbing part? I just cannot NOT ignore it. It bothers me a lot. I’m notorious for that. It makes a lot of sense for me to just quit it. William Chan as Fo Ye is cool, though. I was looking forward to his chemistry with Zanilia Zhao. Everyone seems to love their on-screen chemistry since both actors are friends in real life. Too bad I quit before I get to see it. EXO Lay feels woody to me but he is beautiful as a Chinese opera singer and in character. Undeniably beautiful. That’s all.

71a8f5b869378fe7b27450974c34ba06

As I said before, I might get back to it when Bel starting it. I need someone to push me. Yeap, I’m using her *giggles*.

wkhtlffwgasezmevaaaaafbcb3c416

Just Dropped: Prince of Wolf

01e8vx74_552bd0_f

In the beginning, Bel and me (and my kiddo A, too!) were excited to start Prince of Wolf. The sort of Tarzan-like story got us intrigued. A and me look forward every weekend to catch up on this Taiwanese drama. I was skeptical. Too good to be true, to be honest. I’m never a Taiwanese drama fan. Never at all. It’s hard for me to complete one. My most recent one was Bromance. Even that, I was so close to dropping it. Bromance is lucky to have Baron, the only element that made me stay to the end.

mln60pll_9ae6b0_f

Right now, the fate of Prince of Wolf is ending at episode 8. I just can’t move on any further. The juvenile acting by the female lead, played by An Amber as Mimi, got me turn off big time. On top of that, her character was written poorly. I refuse to go on with this show. Prince of Wolf was so entertaining, cheesy and fun in the beginning. 2 episodes later, it is no longer fun. The show gets painful with numerous misunderstanding and with Mimi believes in every rumor she heard. I mean… The WTFuckery is beyond your imagination. What a disappointing series. The only part I enjoyed the most was the kid scene. That’s all. In the beginning, I wanted to put this on hold and continue later. But now, I’m more hesitant to even look at it. Prince of Wolf is going down the hell hole. To the drop list it go!

w197ma23_0cf341_f

Just Watched: Erased, Seondal & Never Said Goodbye

Yeap, I’m on movie marathon again. Seriously, if not for Bel, I wouldn’t be watching these many movies. I have another movie to watch but currently, my son and I are too absorbed into Indiana Jones series. It will come later… But for now, here are my quick thoughts on the movie I just saw this week.

Erased

w3rprqm1_68a104_fErased feels like a time-traveled movie. This 2-hour show tells a story of Satoru, a manga artist by day with a part-time job as a pizza delivery guy. Satoru has this magnificent ability that I wish I have. He’s able to see what is going to happen and turn back the clock to prevent the incident from happening. Literally. Within seconds. But one day, he came home and found his mom was stabbed. He went back 18 years back to figure out who the killer that kills children in which one of the victims, Kayo, was his friend. When he thought he saved Kayo, he realized Kayo remains dead in the present life. He then went back again to figure out what happened. Would his second attempt of saving Kayo eventually saved his mom? This thriller movie is not suspenseful enough but brilliantly acted by Fujiwara Tatsuya, to my opinion. The children scenes were the best part of all. I wish I have the time to read the manga because I am sure not all of the stories get adapted to the movie. I’m a bit hesitant to recommend this drama, to be honest.

Seondal

y4be7md3_031e43_f

I can’t believe what I saw. This movie was hilarious from start to finish! Kudos to the person who wrote the novel that sparks the making of Seondal. I truly enjoyed it! My son and I laughed so hard this morning. This movie is about Seondal – Kim Seon Dal, that is. He cheated life once. With his good looks and partnered with few friends, he became the infamous swindler in the country. He’s able to steal many things and disguise himself as a eunuch, a king, a monk and even as a woman! Trust me, Seung Ho was beautiful as a woman! One day, he and his team decided to steal tobacco from a powerful and notorious merchant, Sung Dae Ryeon. This gets dirtier when on top of that, Chinese is involved in this corrupted trade. Seondal is no hero but being caught in between Dae Ryeon and the Chinese, he indirectly saved his country. The movie was predictable yet enjoyable. I highly recommend this movie!

Never Said Goodbye

mln6wodl_abd191_f

Lee Joon Gi in a Chinese movie? Sign me up! And he sounds good in Chinese! I could understand what he said, and not just mumbling the words. Never Said Goodbye was never on my radar until Bel put it up for me to watch. I did not know that Joon Gi would do Chinese movie. Since he’s currently famous as Scarface in Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, I don’t mind watching him in a different setting. And truly, Never Said Goodbye is different. Unlike the first two movies I saw, this love story is somewhat confusing. I’m not a fan of a flashback-style movie. The movie is about a Korean exchange student played by Joon Gi, who fell in love with Xiao You, a Shanghainese. The story started with how deeply in love they are but then something happened that prompted them to break up. It was his decision to do so and she could not understand why and her life went spiraling down since he left. And then the movie started to tell us the story of how they met, his life before her, her life before him, and also answered to why he wanted this breakup. It’s hard for me to recommend it since I’m not a fan of back-and-forth plots. Another odd thing is in the beginning, Joon Gi was speaking in Chinese. Later on, he speaks in Korean and the actress in Chinese. It reminds me of Love Me If You Dare. That’s a no-no for me… *sigh*

 

Wednesday Eu-Mak: Daylight

74kex6wl_802df5_fYeap, I missed my Wednesday music post today. Life is busy lately. I am also behind on my Moonlight Drawn By Clouds and Moon Lovers! Can you believe it? I can’t either!!! So for my quick and late post, I’d like you all to listen to Daylight, performs by Arashi. Daylight is an OST for recent aired Jdrama, 99.9. Did you watch it? I did not but I bet Bel did *wink*.

I love this song! It is so upbeat and lively! I don’t usually like Japanese pop but Daylight is exceptionally awesome. From the piano to vocal, Daylight is pack with energy! Perhaps the drama is also as energize as the song? *rubs chin*. Well, I hope you enjoy this song and hopefully brighten up your day.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy Mid-Autumn Festival aka Chuseok! This is the best celebration after Chinese/Korean New Year! Have a great celebration and we know this is the sign the weather will cool down dramatically! Coolio!

W-Two Worlds: Fangirling Over Lipseu Episode 14

01e8EAk4_8bfe88_f

Me: This episode is not for those of you that faint at the sight of blood. There was a lot of blood in this episode. Most of it was Kang Chul’s and it was very hard to watch! Will Kang Chul be able to get his girl back & have a happy ending he desperately wants?

Nelly: I survived the blood, Mari! I did! 

Me: after we get our normal “previously on W” we are back in the emergency room with doctors & nurses trying to revive Oh YeonJoo. Eventually, they are able to get a heartbeat again *exhales the breath she was holding*

Nelly: I literally couldn’t believe she got shot and transported back to real world. So glad we got a heartbeat, though!

Erl: Thank God she got transported to the real world. I shudder to think what could have happened otherwise.

Nelly: I knew what he’s up, too! He wants to erase all the evidence associates with him! 

Erl: Was he this smart before? Who knew?

Me: Before we figure out what’s going to happen to Oh YeonJoo. Let’s meet up with bastard… I mean Han-Cheol who arrives at the factory (?) to find a car crash, a dead Han SangHo, 3 dead henchmen and a puddle of blood. But instead of you know, calling the police, he goes around removing anything that can be traced to him.

Erl: Ah, at least one of their theories are correct. Lookie, face!

Me: look who has a face again! Writer Oh is back and wakes up with memories of hurting Oh YeonJoo. Also, I demand that SooBong gets his amazing happy ending after all he has endured!

Nelly: I agree with giving Soo Bong his well-deserved happy ending! 

Me: SooBong & writer Oh rush to the hospital. There they are given the news that Oh YeonJoo is alive but brain dead. Her changes of recovery are low. Also, both she and her husband disappeared.

Nelly: I’m not surprised. Being penniless in a real world… It’s not his thing. He will do whatever to get her up again.

Erl: And I feel there’s more to it why he took her with him, but let’s see how things will play out.

Nelly: They magically vanished into the thin air!

Me: I love that the nurse looked under the beds for them. Yes, nurse, the brain dead woman & her husband are under the bed!

Erl: She must be really going out of her mind cause yeah, that’s a first.

Me: I hate Writer Oh he is such a weak man. His response to his daughter being gone. Let’s drink! Also, OMG the pain in Kang Chul’s eyes! There’s no good news coming.

Nelly: I think Writer Oh is exhausted, too. And so is Kang Chul. 

Erl: They’re both mentally and emotionally drained. Kang Chul in my opinion looks like he’s mourning.

Me: nope, nope, nope,  Kang Chul explain that he took her back to W because there was no hope. There he got the same prognosis and after 2 weeks she only opens her eyes, looked at him & died. Nope nope nope!

Nelly: I’m crushed! Could someone turn back the clock? 

Erl: NOOOOO!!! *sobs in a corner!

Nelly: So disappointed with Writer Oh. Jumping off the building will not solve the problem, sucker!

Me: This man! Seriously was going to jump off the building! Hate him! Thank god Kang Chul was able to stop him. I’m glad Kang Chul even full of grief can think.

Erl: He’s determined, he believes it’s not over until it’s really over. That’s the spirit.

Me: I was hoping Kang Chul would punch him. But he can’t because he needs him & he is his father-in-law so yeah… But guys! We need a tablet!

Nelly: But how? Where can we get the tablet?

Erl: Maybe they can get it fixed I mean has time he destroyed it Yeon-joo got it fixed, right?  He smashed it with a fire extinguisher before. It’s possible! They can bring her back to life. 

Me: Kang Chul explains to Writer Oh that for him, Oh YeonJoo is his humanity. He must get her back! He won fail. I swoon!

Nelly: He is one determined man! My kind of man… 

Erl: Yes, Kang Chul, we need a happy ending. Make it happen.

Nelly: This is brilliant!!! But fudge, now that A-hole took it!

Me: sigh* of course, there’s a second tablet! And, of course, the bad guy has it!!! Why would it be easy?

Nelly: Nothing is easy now! 

Erl: Oh, I wasn’t expecting the tablet to be in the manhwa world but as long as there is one and as long as Kang Chul can get it back, I’m okay.

Me: Kang Chul zaps himself into Han-Cheol office in W and gets knock out. He wakes up tied to a chair & with Crazy Cheol demanding answers. To make matters a bit worse, Han-Cheol now has a basic idea of how the tablet works.

Erl: EEEEP! Some of the secrets are out! Not good, not good!

Nelly: *audible gasp* NOOOOOOOOOOO! Reset! Where is my reset button?

Erl: *Covers eyes* Can’t look, can’t look, can’t look!

Nelly: It hurts me to see him bleeding to death like this! Even Soo Bong is feared for Kang Chul’s life!

Me: Han-Cheol is officially batshit crazy & beat uri Kang Chul to a pulp with a pipe! Poor SooBong, who freaks out when he gets a notice that there’s a new W episode.

Nelly: You’ve been summoned, Soo Bong! Now go do your magic!

Me: yes! Finally, SooBong gets his name in W! But wait when did we make the 30 min rule? How did Kang Chul know?

Erl: I think the 30 min rule was established when Yeon-joo first came into the manhwa world. She usually just stays for 30 mins, right?

Me: Kang Chul manages to pique Han Cheol’s interest when he tells him the tablet is a “resurrection” tablet. Kang Chul feeds Crazy Cheol just enough info to get him to go to the hospital. This is great! No idea why Crazy Cheol would care. Curiosity?

Erl: Greed! That’s why! I mean it’s a “magic” tablet, of course he would love to get to use it to the fullest.

Nelly: It keeps the show going! That’s for sure!

Erl: And boom, here comes the delivery guy!

Nelly: I hate that he is in our world! Urgh…. Send him back! SEND.HIM.BACK!!!!!!

Me: Ha! Crazy Cheol gets transported to the real world by Kang Chul. How awesome is that SooBong gets in on the action & they get the tablet back!!

Nelly: She’s awake! Rejoice!!!

Me: Now that Writer Oh has the tablet he can bring back Oh YeonJoo. But not good that Writer Oh is also disappearing.

Erl: Why is he disappearing? Is it because he’s the “villain?” Is he still tied in the manhwa I mean his character died already.

Me: Oh YeonJoo is transported back to the “real world” and calls SooBong. Yes, she’s, ok. Where’s Kang Chul? SooBong can’t find him!

Erl: Yeah, where is he? Isn’t he supposed to be back in the real world too? I’m confused! Can somebody please give me directions!

Nelly: Oh sh*t, is Kang Chul stuck in W?

Erl: WHAT? What do you mean?

Nelly: Final Episode!!!! Oh, my god!

Me: Oh YeonJoo catches up on what’s happen by reading the manhwa. She runs outside to wait for Kang Chul and suddenly the weather changes. She’s now back in W & the words “The Final Episode” appear in front of her.

Final thoughts:

Me: What! What does that mean? That we just witnessed was the final episode? Or that the final episode is about to start? Or is Kang Chul dead & this is it? Ahhhhh

Nelly: Final Episode is starting! Oh my goodness, are we ready for this? Two more episodes, ladies! Two more episodes!

Erl: I don’t think we’re ready for this baby. We need therapist, that’s all I can think of.