Just Watched: Luck-Key

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I went back and forth with myself whether I should watch this movie or not. After watching Your Name, I don’t think I could handle another body swap movie again… especially when I just finished watching Your Name for the second time (on the same flight). Also, I reminded myself that if I stick to this movie until the end, it will be my victory to finally finish Lee Joon’s acting work for the first time since he left MBLAQ and turned actor professionally! Yes, it left a deep scar in me when he and Thunder decided not to renew their contract. I get the reasons behind it but I was too hurt to look into Joon’s work.

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Currently Watching: Laurel Tree Tailors

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Wow, it must be something in the water with KBS right now. They continue to produce great weekend family drama. Five Children was a great hit! I enjoyed it so much! If I could rewatch, I would! I was skeptical with Laurel Tree Tailors simply because of the title! And the drama poster was not to my liking. Like Five Children, I waited for reactions on the Twitter before I started it. The reviews were extremely favorable. I knew immediately that it is a cue for me to stat it. And frankly, 46 episodes later, this show does not fail me at all. Bravo to KBS. Again, the next drama has a big shoe to fill in!

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Where do I even begin with this show? Unlike Blow Breeze, this show makes me laugh. A lot! I did not like the beginning, though. It started a meh. This drama started with Man Sool, the president and owner of the Laurel Tree Tailors shop. He decided to run away from his family and his work and left his family in disarray. I thought it was a very bold yet selfish move by him. Needless to say, though, his disappearance united the family together. His apprentice Sam Do moved back to the city to run the tailor shop. His once arrogant son divorced his wife and started working in the shop, too. Yeon Shil, the junior apprentice, worked her hardest to escape her almost marriage to Gi-Pyo, a gangster she owed her life to. Tae Yang, Yeon Shil’s friend, struggled after his girlfriend left him for a wealthy man. Lastly, Tae Pyung, once a famous singer had to face his reality that he is no longer known to people.

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All these five characters unite because of Laurel Tree Tailors. The plots and twists in this drama really made it really enjoyable. Yes, it has some frustrating moments but it is way better than any other family and daily dramas. The coupling in this show is to die for. They all have their own dynamics. Sam Do and his bossy wife Sun Nyeo are the hardest couples to watch. Sun Nyeo is older than Sam Do and wanted a child. But he constantly avoiding her because really, she really is an embarrassment to him. Physically and mentally. Dong Jin fell for the apprentice, Yeon Shil. Of course, he did not fall for her immediately. He called her pretentious while all she ever wanted was to get along with her master’s son. Tae Yang had the hardest love life. His ex-girlfriend dumped him for a rich man who hired him just to torment him. He found love unexpectedly. Through his ex’s boyfriend’s sister! Small world, isn’t it? And lastly, our talented Tae Pyung. Dong Jin’s sister, Dong-Sook has been a fan of his music since she was in her 20s. She’s been so supportive of Tae Pyung. The road to their coupling hit a roadblock when her mom hooked her up with a self-made stingy, rich man.

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The side characters’ stories are as entertaining as the main leads. I really can’t find any other way to hate them. And I really can’t give you any reasons to hate this drama. The only thing I dislike was that the show got extended by another 4 episodes. I don’t know what the reason was but I am actually okay. I haven’t seen this week’s episodes but I am certainly looking forward to it. I know some watchers are sick of the main couple, Dong Jin and Yeon Shil by now. I am not but I do get it. Her loyalty is questionable, sometimes. My favorite couple of the bunches is Tae Yang (aka Kang star) and Hyo Won. I look forward to their scenes all the time! And his proposal to her was to die for. I will never eat cotton candy the same way anymore.

Laurel Tree Tailors, or known to others as The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop, is a must watch family drama. I will seriously miss this show when it ends. Really, the show really brightens up my weekend. Yes, I am a fan of family weekend dramas. I may sound bias but hey, I think it is worth a shot. You won’t be disappointed! If you do *pouts*, please holla me!

Currently Watching: Pied Piper

AGJDSJLCWLH5DPTWG3LM_1024x0When I started this drama, I was not sure whether I will like it or not. I was not convinced with the male leads. And I was disappointed with Jo Yoon Hee’s performance in Nine. Regardless, I decided to plunge into Pied Piper. On the back of my head, I can’t help but think what if I don’t like it. It is a huge gamble. I have so many dramas on my plate and adding Pied Piper is like adding weights onto my shoulder. Since so many are raving it on my Twitter, this gamble better be worth my time!

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The first episode was a meh. It didn’t grip me. Come to think about it, I can’t really remember what was it about except for the negotiation part with the villains. But I continued anyway. And right after episode 3, the show got very interesting and conniving that I couldn’t really slow down anymore. Before you knew, I was too absorbed with the show that most of my tweets on Pied Piper involves F, BS, C, MF, AF and all sorts of cussing vocabularies I know. You know I’m not usually like this. I’m very composed as a person. Some of my tlist got a kick out of my tweets! I guess they are amused and entertained by my sudden rage on Tweeter! *giggles*

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So what Pied Piper is about? It is about a small, unrecognized team that focus mostly on negotiation rather than physical when dealing with crime cases. Needless to say, the crime is definitely more on mind controlling side. Joo Sung Chan was an international negotiator until he lost his girlfriend when he failed in negotiating her place out of a standoff. After that, he lost his mojo and went into hiding. Fast forward few years later, he came back when he was on the run. It turns out, he is hiding from Chairman Seo. They all wanted him back but I believe he is hurt after his girlfriend’s death. But the reason he came back and volunteer to work with the negotiation team was because of Pied Piper. Pied Piper was the reason his girlfriend died and now he is determined to unveil Pied Piper‘s true identity.

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This show is addictive. Great acting by the two male lead (ignore Myung Ha). I find this show extremely good that I think it will go to my top 5 along with Signal. I’m glad I have the time to blog this post; I’m already at episode 14 out of 16. I could finish it all in one sitting! Please watch this underrated drama if you haven’t already. It is a great crime drama!

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p/s: don’t let the whistling get into you!!!!

 

Just Watched: The Technicians

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I can see how the movie producer uses Kim Woo Bin beauty and charm to lure audience. I don’t blame him coz Kim Woo Bin is very pretty to watch. The movie itself, however, is okay. The plot is nothing new to be honest. But frankly, it doesn’t matter and I don’t care much. Tell me which dramas or movies came out with their own unique plots these days… I think we are very comfortable with the existing plots sometimes. Well, *shrugs* maybe not you but I am. The Technicians, also known as The Con Artists, reminded me so much of The Grand Heist and The Thieves. But these two movies involved a group of collaborated thieves whereas The Technicians has three members. Even though the premise gave you a familiar environment, I do love the presentation of this movie. Now, to say Kim Woo Bin was cool, I wouldn’t say that much but he is definitely better than before. He has  a long way to go in my opinion but I can’t say much coz I’m not exposed to his acting as much as Woo Bin fans. However, it is very refreshing to watch him playing a good lead. He certainly look much more mature. And what I like the most about his acting this time is his facial expression. Very casual and calm and… Who would’ve thought he is a professional thief!

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So what is The Technicians about? Ji Hyuk is a professional thief and a safe cracker. Koo In is his wingman and main distraction during the ops and Jong Bae as his  best hacker. Together, they work to steal jewelries and artifacts. Their awesome work, notice the sarcasm *laughs*, drew attention of President Cho, a famous mob. Cho has been looking for a professional technician to open a safe containing W10.5 billion. The safe is hidden in the Incheon Customs and he warned Ji Hyuk that that the window of opportunity to crack this safe is very limited. Ji Hyuk smelled trouble from this partnership and told Koo In that they are being used and chances of getting compensated is very slim. Sadly, Jong Bae overheard their conversation and betrayed them by sharing Ji Hyuk’s scheming plan with President Cho. It is too obvious, and of course as expected, one would betrayed another. Or would he? Now the billion won question is would Ji Hyuk really betray Cho or not?

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As always, there is always a girl at stake! I frankly think her character is very unnecessary but hey, I get it. They want Ji Hyuk to be the savior. A thief with a heart of gold! *laughs* So the girl, Eun Ha, is now used as bait to lure Ji Hyuk out. Now, I’m not going to tell you how it ended because I really want you to watch it. But I’m sure my smart readers are good at figuring out the ending. And yeoreobun… EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED! The Technicians gets two thumbs up from me. I love how they executed the movie from the beginning to the end.. fun, entertaining and kickass! Though the plots are typical, the presentation is definitely awesome! Because the movie is so awesome, you wouldn’t feel that it is a 2 hour long! *wiggles brows*. ENJOY!