Just Watched: Scarlet Innocence

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I did not realize I have Scarlet Innocence saved in my phone. Since my internet connection in Rajshahi was weak, I decided to watch this movie. Unbeknown to me, this movie is quite racy. I am not proud of myself for watching it. Lee Som and Jung Woo Sung were good individually but their chemistry is off. The sex scene is nothing extraordinary. Had the two got better chemistry, this movie would have been enjoyable to watch. The story itself is pretty pathetic. I was angry at Lee Som’s character, Deok Yi.  She decided to take revenge on Hak Kyu for her mom’s death. But you know what? It is her fault! She killed her mother!

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Just Watched: Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned

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This fantasy movie is super interesting. I doubted it in the beginning. I wasn’t sure how could Koreans make fantasy movies brilliantly. Yes, I was biased and worried if I would just wasting my time. But I didn’t. The movie was in fact brilliantly made and brilliantly acted! The stories were wonderful! And the best part, the child actress, Shin Eun Soo, did a superbly job next to Kang Dong Won!

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Currently Watching: Misaeng

Misaeng-Korean-DramaI avoided this drama like plague last year. The thought that it is a drama of working class people shudders me. I’m so afraid to see how people get treated in real life. I’m very blessed. So very blessed. Throughout my working experience, I have yet to receive bad treatments from bosses and peers. Sure, I came across some odd and bizarre requests and I do get pissed once awhile, but it never prompt me to send my resignation letter for that. If anything, all bosses tear up when I gave them my resignation letter. I’m proud of myself sometimes… A good relationship at work is definitely a must. Even though some of the work I’ve done are either part I’ve learned through my education or something that I like, I always make the best of it. Life is too short and sometimes, being employed is better than is not. I suck it up big time before and it pays off. *giggles* I’m proud of myself.

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Well, enough self praising self *rolling eyes* and let’s focus on Misaeng. What should I say about Misaeng? Wow! I actually went back and forth and back and forth figuring it out what exactly I should write for this post. Misaeng made me speechless. I guess I shouldn’t have complain my internship experience now. These kids really went through hell. It is true that some ace and ivy leagues students can be snobbish, but with my experience, I was looked down due to my 3rd tier university background. Oh well, those were the past but Misaeng really reminded me of my past. But I did not go through hell as they did. And nothing prepares them when they enter the real work force. I must say, the minute they entered the real work world life, they must have wish they could remain in the internship world. I was really scared for them. Oh my god, I cringed for them so much! Andwaeeeeeeeeeeee…..!

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Misaeng introduced me to Im Shi Wan. I have been a fan of ZE:A songs but never bother to know their members. I actually don’t care. There are too many names to remember, I’ll stick to my favorite groups. But I’m surprised by Shi Wan’s acting skills. It is hard to find a good idol actor and Shi Wan is quite impressive. His face really fits in with his character. I must say PD-nim, good job on casting him *claps*. He conveys the emotions so good I really believe in him wholeheartedly. And it turns out, this is not his first acting gig! Omo! I feel so left out…. *cries*. I will try to watch his other dramas just to see if he was good in his previous dramas as he is in Misaeng. Hehehe, I just want to be miss little investigator *grins* and it is fun!

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Well, apparently, Misaeng is a drama based off of manga. Wow, really? This manga must be super serious coz this drama is not a comedy at all. And also, there is a prequel to this drama titled Incomplete Life: Prequel. I think I should watch this too. Anywho, Misaeng follows the life of Jang Geu Rae. They always make fun of Geu Rae coz his name sounds like geurae (really?) but Geu Rae never felt offended by it. I guess he’s used to it. Geu Rae spent most of his life mastering the asian chess but he was advised by his teacher that he may be out of luck if he doesn’t win the next game. Well, we know he didn’t coz he entered the real work force for the first time in his life. He doesn’t have any university degree but to rely on his high school diploma. All the interns were baffled and wondered how did he get a spot in a prestigious company. I wonder that myself. His mom’s connection but how? *rubs chin*. Geu Rae had a hard time adjusting and learning new things and often looked down by his peers and supervisors. But when he made it to the list of top 4 that won seats in the company, he definitely some rookie no one should look down upon now. And for the next episodes, you will see how he learned through experience from his other colleagues and make it to his. I love that he is willing to give it a try in anything… That persevere and determination as he relate it with his experience as a chess student… Wow!

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I’m currently on episode 10 out of 20 episodes. Misaeng is not an easy watch. It does portrayed regular life of an employee from every angle and every position. I really love the realistic and dynamic of this drama. It feels good to know that I’m not the only one that go through some hardship at work, although theirs are much harder than mine. If you have not watch it, please do so. It is not an enjoyable drama, but it is a drama you can relate with. But beware, this drama is an eye-bag inducer *giggles*. You may develop one yourself… *winks*

Currently Watching: Angry Mom

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Dear my readers, despite the title, I managed not to get angry at all. *wipes sweat on forehead* In fact, from watching this, I got girl power vibe which is insane and awesome at the same time! What got me angry though is the OST. “I’m crying, crying, crying…” Oh gosh, shut up already! The song is… er, nice but I somehow find it inappropriate and unfitting when they spin it as background music for certain scenes that are more suitable with a more of an upbeat tempo. But, after watching episode 14, they finally play it on the appropriate scene. I do find the OST weird. They are aiming for a mature taste but I just don’t think it works out. *shrugs* I don’t know, that’s my only beef with Angry Mom. But other than that, this show is BEYOND FABULOUS!!!

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For those of you who haven’t started Angry Mom and is simply thinking whether to watch or not, well… I’m here to giving you that piece of mind! QUIT THINKING AND START WATCHING IT ALREADY!!! Angry Mom is unlike you and I ever imagine it to be! I hesitated in the beginning as well. And the fact that I could guess what it is all about (I don’t read synopsis btw) but not entirely sure whether I’m right or is it my kinda drama to watch, it was a gamble I decided to take on. Of course, I asked around as well and all my friends recommended it to me! Let me tell you one thing, the show is helluva good I marathon all episodes just in time to catch episode 13 and 14! Yeap, I am addicted to Angry Mom! The show is ending next week and I look forward to see how they wrap this up.

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On the surface, Angry Mom is pretty self explanatory. Mom got angry. Mom took action so that she can protect her child. Well, yeah… that was my initial thought. What I didn’t expect was that mom took her anger to another level by disguising herself as a high school student after her daughter got beaten up in school. My jaw literally on the floor when she decided to go on this route. Well, with her youthful looks and assisted by her gangsta friend, she entered the school as Jo Bang Wool. She is determined to find justice for her daughter. But in pursue of righteous and justice, she found herself caught in intermingling her past life as troubled teen as well as entering into the world of murder, scandal, money and politics. Yeah, for this high school dropout mom, it is overwhelming but her life experience taught her to be persistence and courageous. But Kang Ja, Bang Wool’s real name, has one issue. She’s so naive! As you watch it, you can certainly see how she trusted people so easily which made me very uneasy. But then again, she reminded me of…. ME! *laughs* I trust people easily too *hides in the corner*. But as a mother, you have to be skeptical and curious all the time. And that is Kang Ja. She has tons of hypothesis in her head but unwise when comes to make certain important decision. Come to think of it though, as a protective mom, she does what is best but her unwise decision could left you lost for words. *sigh*

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To be honest, Angry Mom applies lots of realistic decisions and choices which you hardly seen on most kdramas. Perhaps 2015 is the year of realistic and make-sense drama? *shrugs* It is time for these writers to realize we viewers are not stupid! And Angry Mom is written in the most believable plots I could imagine at this moment – except for believing that Kang Ja can pass as a high school hwaksaeng. Okay, I know I talk a lot about Kang Ja but she’s not the only main characters here. There are a few more like her daughter, Oh Ah Ran. She’s unbelievably good teen actors and I adore her lots! Her home class teacher, Park No Ah, also another character to watch. You will feel annoyed by him in the beginning. He is an example of a teacher who wants to do everything right. Put yourself in his shoe and you would understand his every single action he made for his students. Another main character is Go Bok Dong. He is absolutely joy to watch but again, you will start with anger before switching to like him. His life story is pretty sad (which you won’t be getting it after episode 10) as well and the reason for him to act the way he is will leave your heart aches.

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This 16-episode drama incorporated many pools genres under one roof. You get comedy, a light romance, drama, family life and murder. I love how they take us the viewers from ghetto (believe me, Kang Ja was ghetto) to daebak! This show is very entertaining even though the issue is pretty depressing. Good job to the writer and PD for making Angry Mom one of the best drama I’ve seen for 2015! It’s a drama that is full of feelings that you simply don’t want to deny it. In fact, which I usually don’t say it, it is definitely worth watching it again and again. Make Angry Mom your next watch drama! Jjaebal!

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