Currently Watching: Nice Witch

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I decided to take a break from watching KBS family drama. The last 8 episodes of My Golden Life got me frustrated and upset. Not only the show was extended by two more episodes, the writer failed to use the opportunity to smoothen out the mess. I was livid and vowed to not watch another KBS weekend drama (for) now. But on the good side, SBS new weekend drama Nice Witch is on and the episodes are much shorter. 40 episodes long is a bonus – more opportunity to me to focus on other weekend drama!

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Currently Watching: Temperature of Love

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Temperature of Love. A simple kind of drama. Nothing fancy to rave about yet… I am, however, loving every single bit of it. I don’t even know where to begin. I started out of blue today because I am not ready to be angry with Witch’s Court (I will start it soon). Okay, who am I kidding! I started it because of Kim Jae Wook! Kim Jae Wook in suits and vest. Kim Jae Wook and his voice. Kim Jae Wook looking very serious. Kim Jae Wook smiling. Kim Jae Wook stretching on a couch. Kim Jae Wook. Omo… I am in love. But wae wae wae he is the second lead again???!

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Currently Watching: Reunited Worlds

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I was surprised to find out that Yeo Jin Goo is on this show. I just completed Circle when I started Reunited Worlds. Watching this drama was a pure coincidence because I was bored and at the time, I needed a buffer drama while watching Six Flying Dragons with Mari. So I thought why not give it a try and if I don’t like the first episode (which basically two 30-minutes episodes) I could simply move on. No strings attached.

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Just Dropped: Our Gab Soon

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I did not plan to watch SBS’s new weekend drama but since I was bored yesterday, I decided to give Our Gab Soon a watch. I’ve seen several photos of the drama on Twitter but didn’t put too much thought into it. However, Mary’s apple butt man got me curious. The last drama I saw with him was Inspiring Generation. Yup, that was awhile back. I did watch him in We Got Married. But I quit. I couldn’t stand his cheesy act; plus, I remember he said something that offended me. Hence, the quit.

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Anyway, Our Gab Soon is definitely an immediate NO from me. You don’t hear this very often but after watching the first two episodes, I knew this drama will drive me batshit crazy!The immediate makjang got me turn off. The main OTP’s on and off relationship for the past 10 years is problematic. If they can’t get their shit together, what makes them think they are able to endure future obstacles? The environment they are living in is already unhealthy. The screaming, the jealousy, the bickering…. Oh, no. Please don’t get me started… *massages her temples*. All I want is cuteness!!!!

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Perhaps Song Jae Rim’s curse is strengthening. I have been avoiding his work like plague before and looks like I’ll continue to avoid him. I feel so bad but sorry man… I can’t watch this drama. The level of angsty will drive me to hell. And I’m not ready to go to hell… Good luck to those who are watching it. Hwaiting!

Currently Watching: Bicheonmu

 

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Oh my goodness, I’m on the right track!!! Can you believe it, Bicheonmu is my third sageuk this year! And I’m so happy!!! I can’t wait what my next sageuk will be. Looks like my 2015 kdrama sageuk mission is extremely on point! *claps like a maniac* Now I’m excited… Hmmmm *rubs chin* I wonder what could be my next sageuk? Any recommendations? I know many of you have suggested me to watch The Moon that Embraces the Sun. I don’t know *shrugs*. For some reason, it didn’t grasp me completely. But then again, I could be wrong. I had the same feeling with The Princess Man as well but look where I am now… I finished it in a nick of time! *sigh* Ooooookay, I’ll give that a watch! Someday…

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Anywho, back to Bicheonmu… This sageuk is definitely under everone’s radar. I have never heard of it at all. If not because of Gabi, the movie Bel and I recently watched, we wouldn’t know about this drama. Joo Jin Mo was excellent in Gabi and we wandered off to find why is he not popular in small screen. Bel explored his portfolio and found Bicheonmu. Good news for me, I was searching for the next sageuk and Bel just ushered it to my hands. Gotta love her for that! *beams* What’s more awesome is that it has 14 episodes! Winner! Believe me, it is not easy to find short sageuk. They are mostly minimum 20 episodes long. Urgh… so dragggggggyyyyyy!

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When I started Bicheonmu, I was blown away by how grand the settings were. Seriously, even now that I’m thinking of it, it gives me goosebumps. It was very fantasy like yet giving you that majestic feeling. I said wow! And I love this drama more because of the fighting scenes. They were incredible. The fighting was influenced by Chinese martial art so you can imagine how it feels – surreal, very engaging, awesome performance and simply cool! The only drawback with Bicheonmu is that part of the casts are Chinese actors and actresses. *sigh* Not that I mind because really, nothing more satisfying and gratifying when two giant countries united by one drama! However, the parts acted by them were dubbed. I actually don’t care that much now but some do and some will. But listen, look at the bright side, they made it so smooth you don’t notice it as much.

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Bicheonmu is all about martial art teaching manual. Jin Ha’s parents were killed because of the manual. Everyone was looking for it and not knowing that Jin Ha was raised by his late parent’s servant whom he thought was his uncle. His uncle knew the manual teaching word by word and introduced it to Jin Ha. Now everyone wants to get hold of that manual not knowing that Jin Ha is the walking manual. In his younger time, he met with Xue Li. He fell for her immediately. At the same time, Jun Guang, a friend he met fell for her too. However, the two friends became enemies and Jun Guang killed Jin Ha. But guess what? He still alive!!!! *cue dramatic music* So now what?

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Xue Li was forced to marry Guang while carrying Jin Ha’s baby. So fast forward some 18 years later, Jin Ha’s son grew up very handsome and obedient. He knows nothing of his real dad and assumes Guang is his bio dad. Ok, that’s how far I could tell you coz really by this time, Guang was hunting down a killer and the search landed on Jin Ha. Xue Li was shocked to hear that Jin Ha is alive. So the question now is what would happened next? Will they reunite? And who killed Jin Ha’s parents and what exactly Bicheon manual is? And who are those people and why they want the manual so badly? Wahhhh so many questions!!!

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Right now, I’ve seen 8 episodes. I heard that the ending was shaky and perhaps sucky. Well, I’m confused now. How can the ending be sucky when throughout 8 episodes I saw were nothing but sucky. I’m not sure what to believe. I guess I’ll find out soon. But so far, this is a good drama but can be a little boring at times but the cinematography compensated for all the boring part. And not once that I wanna give it up on it. If you like wuxia fantasy sageuk theme drama, perhaps Bicheonmu is for you. It’s not heavily indulge in politics so that’s always a plus! The fighting scenes are definitely cool! For only 14 episodes long, I don’t see why not! You might ends up liking it like I do!

Currently Watching: Pinocchio

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I contemplated earlier on whether I should give Pinocchio a green light. I love Park Shin Hye so much. I love her sweet, innocent look and most of her characters she played were quirky. She’s my type of girl. But I had a set back with Pinocchio because I hate to hear comments about her kissing scene. Some called it her infamous “gold fish” kiss. Yes, she doesn’t know how to kiss as perfectly as Hollywood actresses but hey, I’m perfectly fine with it. She’s an actress and kissing is not her forte. Plus, just imagine if she does put her 110% effort in kissing her leading males, I don’t think she will survive today! She will be grilled! No, she will be tortured, abused, boycotted and slammed by the SK netizens. I do not want my girl to be treated like that. No, no, no…!

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However, Shin Hye was not THE only reason I shy away from Pinocchio. Beautiful casts is my other reason. I don’t want it to be another *shrugs* IDK…. Heirs? Anwyay, I started watching it last Saturday… Plex was down at the time and I was already current with all my drama watch. So I hold my breath and started Pinocchio. 6 hours later, I was convinced that this drama is the best I’ve seen in awhile. The plots are nice. The casts are great. The chemistry between all the casts and just the OTP are so spot on. I can feel the love in the air with all of them! Also, I love the color scheme. Very soft and soothing. Also, not to forget, it even gives me I Hear Your Voice (IHYV) vibe! Me likey! I’m very close to compare it with Pinocchio since I found that the writers are the same. And it does feel as if it is a continuation from one drama to another. But I do not want to go there… I want to be fair for Pinocchio and the cast. And now, at episode 20, this recently wrapped drama is awesome at all angles, whichever you look at it. I’m impressed by Lee Jong Suk more and more now. He is darn charming and acted his character well.

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The story started with a wrongfully accusation of death towards Fireman Ki. He and his crew responded to an explosion in a factory. He didn’t survive and his body was not found. Someone with a Pinocchio sydrome, a syndrome that will make a person hiccup when he or she lied. So this person mistaken for a passerby he saw on the street as the late Fireman Ki. Ki’s family in return was tormented by the media, especially by Reporter Sung, and accused Ki for various painful accusations. This wrongful accusations forced Ki’s wife to suicide. Her younger son, Ha Myung went missing too and was presumed dead as they found just one of his shoes on the cliff with his mom’s. It turns out, Ha Myung is alive and was adopted by a grandpa. Instead of going by his name, he disguised himself as Choi Dal Po.

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Fast forward, Dal Po grew up well. Though he is smart, he lay low in school and pretended he is useless and not able to learn. One day, he started to show off how smart he is by participating in a national TV quiz show with mostly aced students as contestants. The reason for him to come out is to see if he’s ready to be in a studio and eventually to take up his revenge on Reporter Sung. During the time he grow up, he met In Ha, his adopted father’s granddaughter. Though he love her a lot, she is Reporter Sung’s daughter. But he is not driven by the revenge but more of getting the things right and in order! I love Dal Po as he is not as nasty as I thought he would be but more of probing things to make the guilty parties voluntarily surrender. There are a lot of verbal information exchanged between the characters and they are not to be missed.

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I enjoy Pinocchio so much. The show is driven by moral. It’s very entertaining and suitable for young teens as well as adults. I love the message they brought in to this drama. And the best of all, there is no angst whatsoever. It is a light yet very rich drama. Pinocchio is a 20 episode drama and it is as good as I Hear Your Voice. I’m sad that I will finish this show in a few minutes time but dang, it’s worth my time. I highly recommend this to everyone.

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Currently Watching: Cheongdamdong Scandal

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Ok, that’s it! I give up! I’m not going to add any daily dramas into my watch list. Do you know how hard it is to wait for a subbed drama to show up on your screen? Very hard! Like Only Love, I’m watching Cheongdamdong Scandal raw too. And who else I would be watching it other than Bel, right? I think we might as well move in together! We keep screaming and tweeting to why aren’t people subbing this fabulous drama? People! Please focus! Cheongdamdong Scandal is THE best daily drama ever made!!! No really, you heard me! I’m not joking! Only Love‘s momentum has died down a bit but CS keeps speeding at 100mph. You should be on board on this train coz the things these writers wrote to make this drama interesting is unbelievable! When you thought you figure it out the problem, OR when you thought the writers are going to take you into the usual familiar plot, think again! These writers are not hiding anything! You want fire? They give you fire! You want earthquakes? They give you a nearly 9.0 scale earthquake. And they don’t hide behind bushes. They’ll give you heaven and hell immediately. Nope, you don’t even hafta wait! Aren’t they the best? Why wait for another week when you can see it all on the next day! Bel and I were worried at one point! We thought if the writers give it all, what would happened next? Geogjeongma, they have it all figured it out for us.

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