Currently Watching: The Uncanny Encounter

If you are looking for a badass drama, and a drama that would satisfy your inner thirst for a thriller, The Uncanny Encounter is the one you must add to your watch list. I am enjoying the show so much I look forward to the next episodes. Unfortunately, the show is now on hold for a week and the new episodes will be aired on January 2nd. If you are behind with your watch or considering to add the show to your watch list, this is the time to catch up. Trust me, the show is so good and addictive you won’t want to take your eyes off the screen. One of the reasons I am watching the show is Joon oppa. Yoo Joon Sang oppa, that is! I still wish someone would cast him in rom-com. If no one is doing it, I will write the script just for him myself! *laughs* Continue reading

Just Watched: Train to Busan

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It takes me 4 years to finally watch Train to Busan! I have never been interested in any zombie shows or dramas. I mustered my strength when Kingdom and Kingdom 2 aired. Even so, I was too scared I watched them in broad daylight. Yeah, I am a chicken and wuss. I don’t do well with the horror genre. When I started to work from home due to COVID-19, one of the things my son and I decided to commit to watching different movies every night. Though my son cheated at times, I stick to the rule. Only unseen movies and of course, I suggested Train to Busan. I needed a friend!

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Currently Watching: Tomorrow Victory

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Seriously *facepalm* I really don’t know why am I watching this show. It has been on my nerve since I started it. Now that Tomorrow Victory has ended, I really have no choice but to finish it. Well, I’m not far from the ending. Currently, I’m on episode 93. The show originally scheduled for 120 episodes received additional 10 episodes. Yeah, that’s 40 episodes altogether and another 20 hours to burn. Must I really do this? YES! Yes, I must! Why? I really need to see the redemption and revenge from the OTP. They are the most humble OTP around and yet treated like doormats! We finally saw them rising against the evil OTP and this, THIS I must watch! Geurae, I’m a glutton like that, peeps! *evil laugh*

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Once again, please do not be fool by the drama poster. *rolls eyes* Sure it looks so rosy and happy, but there is no happiness in here. It seems that the writer continued to give green lights for the OTP to get run over by trucks of doom! Seriously, the show is filled with insane and out-of-this-world storylines. I constantly struggle to keep my sanity whenever I’m watching Tomorrow Victory. I keep looking for the victory but it is far from reach. This show, despite the craziness, is one of the best makjang dramas I’ve seen in awhile! Yes, you heard me right! Do I sound conflicting? *sticks her tongue out* It’s a love-hate relationship. You won’t understand unless if you are watching it.

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I’m quite surprised that MBC is capable of producing a makjang drama. The show can really raise your BP! I really need to lay low on watching dailies once I’m done with Tomorrow Victory and Heaven’s Promise (review will up soon!). I just can’t. My heart hurts. My head hurts. My BRAIN hurts! The evil OTP continuously fighting for something that never theirs! They are selfish, greedy, thoughtless, immature, stupid, childish and cruel! The humble OTP, on the other hand, is too kind! They wanted to do the right thing all the time. Well, it’s not that I against it, but really sometimes I wish they are tiny evil. It is necessary to survive in this Tomorrow Victory world! Fortunately, there are people that want to do the right thing. So justice is within the sight…!

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Okay, enough blabbering. Let see if I can shorten up my synopsis of this trainwreck show! I’ll focus on Na Hong Joo, the male lead of this drama. He was once an aspiring doctor but lost his opportunity when he was framed by his peers. At the time, he was left with a baby (his girlfriend ran away to the US) and a dementia grandmother. His mom passed away and he was told that his dad was dead as well. But later on, he found out who his dad is and you would not believe who he is! However, if you are a seasoned drama watcher, you probably have figured it out sooner! Anyway, Hong Joo chose a weird career path after getting expelled from his medical internship. He became a gigolo! I guess it is a fast money to support him and his family. Would you go for this route?

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One day, his proposal to one of the girls he was seeing ended up not so rosy. But don’t worry, he planned this. He later dumped the bouquet on his way out. Seung Ri happened to pass by and found the bouquet. She took it and gave it to her mom. Unbeknown to her, a diamond ring was inside it. Hong Jo finally realized and started to search for Seung Ri (whom he saw her through CCTV) but when he met her, she said she did not have the ring. Guess who has it? *drums roll* Her MOM! But that’s how our OTP met. From mishap to misfortune, they later helped each other and eventually were able to climb up the ladder working in Seondong Group. Their hurdle? Seung Ri’s ex, Sung Woo, who is now married to Seondong’s heiress, Jae Kyung. But his marriage to Jae Kyung was for a purpose. Hong Joo continuously defending Seung Ri from Sung Woo’s and Jae Kyung’s attack not knowing what their relationship was.

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There are a lot more to this. I just don’t want to reveal it all. It is so makjang that I could write a novel if I write it all on this post. For now, this is enough. Notice that I touched only the main characters. The supporting characters are important, too! They play heavy roles in this drama as well. But for now, my synopsis is enough. I don’t want to give you a headache *giggle*. IF you decide to watch it, be prepare to cuss. Your BP will definitely go up. And the extension is one thing I dislike the most. For once, this writer is on my dead list. My advice is not to watch it. Those who rated this show high must be as gluttonous as me *laughs*. Really, don’t watch it if you have a weak heart!

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Currently Watching: Ladies of Storm

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Well, what do you know? I’m on my third raw-watching daily drama again. Of course, it can’t be helped but this drama is currently available fully subbed now on OnDemandKorea. Bel, my daily drama sidekick, started re-watching the episodes with subs but I frankly don’t want to. I know I should but I have this fear of knowing too much. Does that makes sense to you? Ladies of Storm aka Stormy Woman is one cruel and bitter drama. To me, if I go back and re-watch with subs, I think I will be mortified. The more I know, the worse it will get. Instead of doing that, Bel will update me and that’s how I got my scope *giggles*. I started this drama last year and boy oh boy, it really gets me. It is wild! To sum it up, infidelity at its best!

Wait, did I just say that? *giggles* This drama started with infidelity by one of the female leads (Hye Bin) which later turned into something else. That something else is not only as big as cheating their spouses, but also it leads to death! Oh my lordy, things just got wilder and wilder! I don’t even know where to begin with this review but all I’m saying is if you can stomach the hair pulling cruelty between women, the crazy evil eyes, the silent revenge, the back stabbing and of course, the affairs, then uri chingus *nods* you must watch Ladies of Storm. But please, do it right and watch it from the beginning… Unlike someone I know who jump straight to episode 80!!! Yeah Grace, I’m looking at you… *sticks tongue out* *shakes my head*. I don’t blame her though, she jumped right straight to the revenge part. I’m not saying the first 80 episodes were boring but I enjoyed it so much because *shrugs* I love the cruelty! *evil laughs*

Did I scare you with 80 episodes? *giggles* Actually, this is a 120 episodes drama! *wiggles brows*. C’mon, don’t be chicken. It’s only 35 minutes long so really, it’s no biggie. And you really want this show to stay within the 35 minutes mark coz every episode is made for you to emotionally invested in it that any longer than that could send you to ER! As a season daily drama watcher, I know I’m hereby crowning myself that, I can’t handle an hour long of batshit craziness as it will drive me insane! Anyhoo, let’s not focus so much of the quantity but dive down on the quality of this drama. It is more than an OK drama, in my opinion. The acting is pretty solid because most of them are seasoned actors. So there is nothing to complain about the way their act but their characters as a whole. Characters are a completely different stories and let’s get down to it… In my own version, of course. Here is the not-so-complicated chart of their relationship!

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See? I told you they aren’t that complicated. The story is pretty simple. Han Jeong Im is a darling housewife to Jang Mu Yeong. She does several side jobs on the side just to help hubby who is the sole bread winner of the family. One day, she found out her husband was having an affair with Do Hye Bin, her frenemy from high school. Do Hye Bin pursued Mu Yeong as he reminded her of her dead lover. When she found out that Jeong Im is Mu Yeong’s husband, she put all her might into breaking off their marriage. Sadly, Jeong Im lost everything to her including her daughter who was pushed down the stairs by Hye Bin’s daughter which eventually led to her death and her mom, a housekeeper in Hye Bin’s household, to a hit-and-run by none other than her darling husband ex. The divorce was not pretty and in my opinion, it was extremely unreasonable. In return of this affairs, Hye Bin offered Mu Yeong a post within her team with great salary and benefits. Mu Yeong thought the divorce is for the best for his career and to support his family and on the back of his mind, he will get back to Jeong Im again and beg for forgiveness. Well, what in the right mind he would think she will take him back? Hell no! *scoff*

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Okay, so that sums up the infidelity and it took up a good 30 to 40 episodes but the story moved past the affair. Jeong Im was offered a job at a gallery run by Hye Bin’s mom. Seeing how Jeong Im is still in Hye Bin’s face, she decided to set a trap that could send her away once and for all. With the help of Mi Yeong, Mu Yeong’s sister who happened to work in the gallery too, they placed several piece of expensive arts in Jeong Im’s place and accused her of stealing them. Jeong Im ended up going to jail for this. Poor woman, she lost everything and by the time she was released, her daughter met her death. Now, she plans on taking a revenge but couldn’t figure out the caused of her daughter’s death in the beginning but eventually she slowly found out. Trust me yeoreobun, it is just so cruel and messy.

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Right now, I don’t even know what to explain. The revenge is all over the place. She wants to revenge but the way she behaves doesn’t portrayed revenge-y! Urgh, very frustrated! Jeong Im is trapped between Hyeong Wu aka constant bugger who is in love with her and Jun Tae who offered his wealth so she can get her revenge on. Again, I’m just rolling my eyes now. The last episode I saw was episode 89. Jeong Im rejected Jun Tae’s marriage proposal and told Hyeong Wu something similar. Oy *facepalm* If I were her, I would take up Jun Tae’s offer and get my revenge on. Nevertheless, now that I think of it, I rather see Jeong Im be single until the end of the episode. I mean if romance doesn’t work out, so let’s just focus on the revenge part. But the million dollar question now is… WHO IS GOING TO HELP HER OUT???

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Despite of what I said, I am still watching it. I’m addicted to Lady of Storm. This is Crazy Love all over but the writer has turned Jeong Im into a coward! Regardless, I’ll finish this show. I really want to know how the writers end this show. At this rate, I can see Hye Bin being the winner since she got whatever she wants mostly and nothing, I mean nothing, sided with Jeong Im. Well, we shall see about that!