Currently Watching: Sweet 18

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I decided to go classic on my newest watch. I thought it’s time to give some love for Sweet 18 and see what’s the hype people have been talking about. Before I started, I was contemplating whether I would last until the end or quit half way through. Old dramas usually get on my nerves. I just don’t tolerate old bs and cheesy, and I also couldn’t stand old fashion. But so far, I have managed to watch it well. I don’t have much to complain except for few gangster moments. Also, seeing the actors at their early age makes me feel very, very old.

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Sweet 18 is a 2004 drama I didn’t get to watch and yet remain on my to-watch list. When it aired, I was broke and away from getting access to a good internet. Remember the sound of the modem when connecting to the internet? Yeah, that era. I feel old just thinking of it *laughs*. 14 years later, the opportunity finally here. And I must say it feels refreshing to watch old dramas. I thought I would hate and feel disgusted by the time difference and style of acting, but actually, it makes me feel indifferent about it. Best of all, the drama looks simple and earthy. If it is today, you will see too many bling-bling and fashion brand. Today’s dramas defeat the purpose of the real story. They treat dramas as commercials. Sad to say, I bought into it as well.

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Unlike contract marriage like Goong, Sweet 18 is an arranged marriage drama. The OTP was arranged to be married by the families and 18 years later, they are forced to be united whether they like it or not. Hyeok Jun is a successful prosecutor while his bride Jung Sook is a rebellious high school girl with very ambitious life. She fell in love with him since the first time they met. But at the time, she didn’t recognize him because he was in hanbok and had his face covered with a fan. Eventually, she found out who he is and started falling hard for him.

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The marriage went well. Sort of. Her rebellious character continues to create havoc. Before and after the wedding. Now, her sister in law (worse than a mother in law) is trying to separate them. Hyeok Jun’s ex is also trying to break their marriage. These two are the only obstacles Hyeok Jun and Jung Sook is facing. Believe me, after watching too many crazy dailies and family weekend dramas, Sweet 18 is extremely mild-angsty and enjoyable!

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The whole series is 16 episodes long. I really like it because it is quirky, funny and cute. I can’t say it is very romantic coz it is not. Several people on my Tlist told me they give up on Sweet 18. Most of them just can’t handle gangster Jung Sook. Too me, she is just another sassy girl. And seriously, I just enjoy the two! They are definitely match made in (hell) heaven! Give it a try, you might like it! *wink*

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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: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (Reaction Ep 1 – 8)

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If you are on Strong Woman Do Bong Soon fever like usI am sure you look forward to Fridays. So far, 10 episodes have aired and we have eyes only for the OTP. The ever so lovingly and petite package Park Bo Young and the how-did-he-suddenly-so-attractive Park Hyung Sik! If we could bottle these two together, we would! They are simply attractive together. Sorry Ji Soo, looks like you are completely forgettable in this drama (Mari: I still love JiSoo, but the OTP is LOVE) . I hope he gets justice on his next project because really, he just can’t be saved anymore *pouts*. For this post, I have decided to do it differently than usual. Mari and I will comment on selected scenes from each episode (up to episode 8). WARNING: OTP heavily focus. Why? Because we can! *wink*

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Currently Watching: Voice

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*deep exhale* I don’t know where to begin. Yeah, honestly I don’t. And why am I still watching it? *deep breathe* *deep exhale* because I haven’t seen many Korean dramas this year. Because it is Jang Hyuk. Because it is a crime and thriller drama. Unfortunately, Voice disappoints me but I heard it picks up after ep 11. Sure, the cases can be brutal. And I love the craziness of the villains portrayed in this show. However, they are not bloody and violent enough for me. Voice could never compete with Japanese’s crime dramas. If you want to see real psycho villains, you should watch Japanese dramas. They will get you good!

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Just Dropped: Saimdang, Light’s Diary

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Big mistake. I was drawn to this drama by Lee Young Ae’s beauty. She is, undeniably, a very beautiful woman. Her flawless skin, her classic look, her elegance really represents a perfect woman. I have known her for quite sometimes but I have never seen her work before. Consider it that I am a virgin Young Ae. Yes, I have never seen Jewel in the Palace and I don’t intend to do so. Not really interested despite good ratings.

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14 Days of Fangirling: Day 14

Day 14: Favorite drama scene you’ve watched a thousand times and will watch a thousand more.

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SadaI will not choose a scene because it would be unfair to all dramas I have seen over the years. I could go on and on and on…but the one thing that fascinated me the most is when the actor/actress/idols play the child/teen version as the main characters.

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