Currently Watching: Reply 1988

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Yes, I am finally caught on to Reply 1988 fever. To be honest, I had no intention of watching the show. I did not feel the vibe with Hyeri as the main lead even though I have never seen her in anything before. But what made me change my mind? Bogummy! Park Bo Gum! My love. My harem. My king! Ever since I saw him in Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, I just couldn’t get my eyes off of him. Since then I vow to watch all his work. And Reply 1988 is my first drama since Moonlight ended.

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Currently Watching: The Princess’ Man

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Yes, I’m on a roll with my sageuk drama! I realized I had this hole in my heart after Shine or Go Crazy! ended! Quite a few people disagree with the ending of that drama but I was content with it. I guess I didn’t put that much hope and I was fine when I saw the ending. But according to Drama Fan from Stuck on Hyuk, the ending was not in line with what was written and it didn’t make any sense. *nods* To a certain degree, it doesn’t. But I saw it from a Buddhist perspective and how perhaps the PD does not want to show encouragement of multiple wives even though this is all in the history (hey, this is just my prediction), I thought the ending is understandable. But overall, the show was so good and left me wanting for more sageuk! I can’t believe I said that! *hands on cheeks*

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So The Princess’ Man came to mind after Mari said she is still watching it. Being that there is another person as you know, I almost always need a hand holding for just in case, I tag along and hopefully will encourage her to finish it too (3 years on hold). I also thought that since this is a 2011 drama, I should give it some love and encourage kdrama newbies to watch it as well… Heh, provided that I must like it to encourage them to watch it, right? *winks* But no fret people, I love The Princess’ Man! I wanted to write a mid-review for this show but I’m too afraid I may not have enough time to do so. I just started the show early this week and I’m already on episode 10! I could easily finish it by Sunday night if I wanna… yeah, it is that engaging and addicting! And the chemistry between Park Shi Hoo and Moon Chae Won is out of this world awesome!  AWWWWWWWesome!

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*clears throat* I got sidetracked by… what else but The Princess’ Man so I’m now on episode 12! *laughs* See how engaging and captivating this show is? This drama is 24 episodes long and it is very dynamic and full of strong characters. Every single actor plays a heavy role in this drama and they really own their characters. I’m impressed by how these characters take me from skeptical to curious to palli-just-tell-me-what’s-next! *breathes heavily* If you think Shine was great, this drama is even better! I don’t even wanna watch anything else at this moment…

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The story started as Princess Kyung Hee’s cousin, Se Ryeong, posed as the Princess when she heard that the new teacher is the candidate for her husband. The teacher, Seung Yoo, is a known womanizer and was pretty daring to lift the blind that separated him from the princess on his first day of teaching! OMG! And that’s how he met Se Ryeong whom he thought was the real Princess. The game between Se Ryeong and him became out of control that jeopardized the real Princess’ chance of future husband. Seung Yoo was accused of meeting the Princess outside of the palace and sentenced to be taken out as the Princess’s husband candidate, and the Princess forbid Se Ryeong from stepping into the palace nor meeting Seung Yoo ever again. Seung Yoo felt betrayed for being lied on but his feelings towards Se Ryeong is growing stronger. Eventually, he accepted her thinking that she’s the palace maid. Oy *facepalm*Se Ryeong had her chance to spill her identity and of her father’s too but she lost that opportunity. When Seung Yoo found out that Prince Su Yang, Se Ryeong father, slaughtered his family and accused him of the person of interest, he disappeared. But when he was finally caught, he found out her true identity. Yeap, he was fooled twice basically and devastated by the death of his family. And the worse of all, to be caught in between his love for Se Ryeong and her dad’s aggressive pursue for the monarch, it left Seung Yoo bitter, thorn and extremely angry! Heh, I don’t blame him… I would strangle her to death if I could!

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This drama not only talks about betrayal, but it also weighed in on friendship between Seung Yoo and Myeon (his childhood who turned his back on him due to jealousy) and family ties between Prince Su Yang and his brothers. There are a lot to swallow when watching this show. The romance at the beginning was a LOL funny but died down and went straight to business after episode 4. As I said earlier, even though this show change its course, I still love it coz it is very engaging. Tess of Couch Kimchi told me to look forward to episode 18 for yet another awesome scene between Se Ryeong and her father. I’m extremely excited now and I don’t think no one can stop me once this review is posted! Oooh, would I recommend it? D’oh, isn’t it obvious enough? *rolls eyes*

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Currently Watching: Heart To Heart

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They are many types of heart. Warm heart. Cold heart. Sympathy heart. Jerk ass heart. You name it, and Heart to Heart has it. And I’m so glad I decided to watch this drama. At the beginning, I heard many grunts that the show was awful. I went whaaaaaa….t? and was in denial for a bit. Second week went pass and I started to hear something better. My heart was feeling much better and then and there I decided to screw what people said and just dip my toes immediately. Heh, before I knew, I saw 6 episodes all together. Yeah, I was THAT addicted. Sure, it was a bit frustrated because you really don’t know what the hell are these characters doing to themselves. Did Chun Jung Myung made a mistake by being a lead in romcom? I thought his last drama, Reset, was a flop but I watched it anyway because *shrugs*… it’s Jung Myung. And then we have Choi Kang Hee. I love her and her quirky style. I started to like her since My Love, a 2007 Christmas movie and since then I tried to watch most of her work. She’s so adawable!

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Heart To Heart is another tvN production and you can see it was made a little more daring than the giant network shows. The kisses and skin-ship are much more real and hence, it made you feel closer and intimate with the OTP. Argh just the thought of the OTP is making me blushing! And blushing is the norm in this show. Cha Hong Do, the character Kang Hee plays, blushes a lot! She suffers from social phobia so her interaction with another person, or human in general, is almost to nothing. She doesn’t go to anywhere public and grocery store is the most scariest place to be! Hong Do is a book worm though so she learns a lot through reading from books and internet. For the past 7 years, she has this huge crush on Dong Soo. He is an officer and always received fresh home made banchan and meals from Hong Do. Due to her phobia, she never hand these foods in person. Instead, she left them outside his home next to his mailbox. Awwwww, isn’t she sweet? One day, she finally confessed her love for him (and this is a huge deal) but Dong So had a different interest on her. He thinks she is cute. That’s all. Period. No further feeling. Isn’t it upsetting? When she found out he went on a matchmaking date? She would be up all night long wondering whether his date went well and whether he will be settled with that woman.

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The so-called hero, but really he is more of a jerk ass, is Go Yi Seok. He is a famous psychologist but one day he was misunderstood for stabbing his patient. Hong Do happened to walk in to his office to seek treatment and saw the incident. She was brought in to the precinct where Hong Do is the responsible detective in handling the case. The case was cleared up but Yi Seok’s reputation got jeopardized by Hong Do’s claim. She still insisted of seeing him and made a deal for her treatment. Somehow though, Yi Seok started falling for her and guess what? As much as how jerk ass he is, she is falling in love with him too!!! And before you know it, they slept together! *slaps forehead* Oh goodness, talk about her going out with a bang!!! Yi Seok taught her among all things is to be brave with the person she love and that is Dong So. So she mustered all her strengths and told him she will stop stalking and loving him instead after he rejected her. *gasps* So what happened now? Dong So suddenly feeling lost and realizing that she IS the one he wants!

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Oy, what a story, right? But actually there are a lot more to tell but I wouldn’t spill all the pearls. You just have to watch it! I love this drama. Thought the title is Heart To Heart, there are more hearts to it! As the show progress, you get to see how Hong Do became more confident as a person, all thanks to Yi Seok. Their relationship is definitely very mature. I love the way he clears up the misunderstanding when she saw him hugging his ex in his office. Really, the level of maturity in this show is definitely hard to find in most kdrama. I am falling for this show harder than it seems. I look forward to Friday as much as to Wednesday (for Kill Me, Heal Me). This 16 episodes drama is ending in 3 weeks. I can’t believe how fast the time goes now. I’m so not ready for it to ends but at the same time I want happiness between Yi Seok and Hong Do. Heart To Heart is definitely another must watch 2015 drama.

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