Currently Watching: Age of Youth

Y4BEOl63_27b708_fAge of Youth is gold! I think everyone should watch it. No exception, this show is a MUST watch. Age of Youth is a drama gem I can relate to. I missed living with girls. So many secrets and heartaches one must wonder why do we girls still enjoy being with other girls! I do wonder that myself. A house full of estrogens yet we love it so much! We are catty and feisty, we are awkwardly social, we are ignorant and naive, we are also stubborn and stuck up, we are arrogant and proud, we are aggressive and gentle, we are introvert and extrovert, we are emotional and unpredictable, we are just a human being. But what makes Age Of Youth fun is the relationship between the girls. This show covers all range of behaviors that I sort of missed it when I used to live with a bunch of girls in my tiny apartment back in college. Ahh…. those were the days.

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I just completed episode 10 and now feeling tiny withdrawals after I found out it is ending next week! What? Why? *stomps feet* I know all good things must come to an end but… but… I’m not ready to part with my girls! This is too much to handle! I still not ready to say goodbye to Five Children (which ends today)! Why is it only 12 episodes long, jTBC??? This is totally unfair! Do you know how difficult it is to get all your shows subbed? Ooooh, even the sky is pouring its tears for me! *sobbing*

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The house where the girls are living in is called Belle Epoque. There are five of them. Each of them has their own baggage. Eun Jae is the youngest of the bunch. She moved into the apartment with a secret on her shoulder. I sort of knew her secrets by now but really she needs to reveal it quickly now and to confirm whether my hunch is right! And then we have four sunbaes in the house. Sunbae Ye Eun is bubbly and cheery on the surface. But deep, deep down… She is insecure with her relationship with her boyfriend. She caught him cheating but had no idea who he cheated with. In the beginning, she suspected one of her roommates but realized there is another person. In the end, she broke up with him. But really, though, she still missing him terribly. Will she go back to her ex?

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Sunbae Yi Na has not enrolled in college since after high school. She’s been going out with men, in general. She switches from one sugar daddy to another like changing clothes. In the beginning, I wonder why is she doing this to herself? She’s pretty and sexy. She could have asked the men to pay for her school. But rather, wasting money on branded clothes, bags and shoes are just too stupid! In between men, she met Jong Gyoo and they became drinking buddies. There is something about him that I got curious. He was not attracted to her at all. But once I get to know him, what I thought he was stalking Yi Na was actually an excuse! He wants to know the truth about his daughter’s death! Only Yi Na can soothe his achy heart.

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Next, we have Sunbae Song Ji Won. Ji Won is my favorite character of the bunch. She overdoes things a little too much. But her lovely spirit is to die for! If I can get a sunbae like her, I would. She can be overwhelming a bit, just so you know. She’s dying to be in a relationship but because of her nature, and her Bohemian style, none of the men she met the first time would go further other than being friends. Once a country bumpkin, Ji Won really just want to be known as the cheery person. She must be hiding something… *rubs chins*. One day she claimed that she can see a ghost. But is she? The ending of episode 10 says otherwise. Did she lie about the ghost just to get attention?

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Last but not least is Sunbae Yoon. My heart aches for her. In the beginning, she appeared snobbish to uri maknae. But it was not her intention at all. She came out a bit too strong but Eun Jae finally understood her after seeing numerous rolled up notes in the trash bin. There are too many burdens on Sunbae Yoo, to be honest. Her mom still holding on to her younger bro’s life even though he’s been in vegetative state for years. Her bad luck continues when not only she have two jobs to support her education and everyday needs, she also got treated badly by one of her bosses. Life is tough for this girl. I cried for her… *tear up*

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Age of Youth is a great life drama. I’m just lost for words to describe how great this drama is. You should really watch this show. I will really judge you if you aren’t *raises a brow*.

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Currently Watching: Love and Secret

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Rollin’ rollin’ rollin, keep the drama rollin… Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’! *giggles* *laughs hysterically*. Yeap, you betcha, yeoreobun. I’m on a roll once again! But my time is up *cries*. I will be heading out on my first work trip for the year. After gluing myself on my hot seat in the office, I finally said yes to travel and I’m shipping myself to South Asia in two weeks. You know what that means, right? No dramas but work, work, travel, work and work!!! Well, not that I do not mind coz I get to travel. But travel means leaving the boys behind and leaving the dramas behind too. I really hope I can squeeze some dramas in between. Now that I’m thinking of it, I shall download dramas into my hard drive! *light bulbs in head* D’oh, why didn’t I think of that? But I hope I get to live stream from there too!

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Anyhow, Love and Secret! *nods* Another daily drama I managed to pocket. It started in November and what do you know, it nearly ends! This 120-episode drama is aired on KBS and is available on KBS World YouTube channel if you decide to watch. The good thing about it is that all the episodes are subbed. Yipppppppppeeeee! You know how I’ve been watching daily dramas raw, right? So it is refreshing to watch it fully subbed. Unfortunately though, Love and Secret is crappy crap crap crap! Unless you enjoy torturing yourself like *coughs*.. me, I don’t think you would want to watch it. No, no… it is not makjang at all. My issue is with the lead female role. Seriously, her character was written to be dumb! *rolling eyes* Oh my goodness, how can she be so dumb and stupid? It is an insult to me as a woman and a mother! These writers are on my death list! After watching Cheongdamdong Scandal, it is hard to accept a stupid and unfortunate role as Areum on Love and Secret. I keep hoping that Areum will explode for the better but she never did!!!! She keeps complying to the ridiculous things even though she knew it is wrong! *facepalm* What a disappointment!

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So far, I’ve seen 76 episodes and I have about 44 episodes to go. Sure I nag a lot about it but I still watch it just  because… But I’ve heard many, including Bel, that they either quit or pick and choose the episode they want to watch. *shrugs* yeah, I don’t blame them. And therefore, my advice to you is please consider skipping it. We are in the 21st century and I hate watching a character that is no development whatsoever. Areum never changed since the beginning until now. Will she change later? I don’t know… Maybe. Even if her character does evolve for better, I find it hard to accept that she will. Sigh… What a bad rep, right? Don’t blame me, blame the writers. Very poor development of the character from the start to finish. Urgh… Grossing me out! From now on, I will not watch KBS daily dramas anymore. If I do, please slap me! Should I even share with you what Love and Secret is all about? Nah….. Skip it!!!!

Currently Watching: Healer

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From one reporter drama to another reporter drama, it suddenly becoming a trend again. I usually avoid the same kind of drama back to back but Healer is getting so much commotion and hype, and my tweeter feed is constantly bombed by Healer tweets I just can’t help but to join the crowd too. I saw the first couple of episodes and I was just meh… I remember telling myself that it is okay to not have the same mutual feeling as others. The next night, I saw another two and another two and another two. After episode 8, I started to feel something weird. My heart was not completely shaken but I felt something. That something is quite tingling and I like it! I like it a lot!

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Healer reminded me of City Hunter but in my opinion, it never really exceeds the coolness of City Hunter. Lee Min Ho was definitely daebak as Lee Yoon Sung but Ji Chang Wook did not meet that coolness (due to lack of action as the story progress) I wanted but still…. watching him leaping from one building to another, he is still a badass! But you know what, he met my expectation in the romance department. The marriage of quirky and charming he brought in as Park Bong Soo stole my heart completely. I like that one minute he is a badass,  kickass swoon-worthy Jung Hoo and another minute he’s a teddy-bear cuddly cutie pie Bong Soo. I was torn between the two but I know ultimately it is Jung Hoo that we will end up with. And surprise surprise, Park Min Young is as good as she was in City Hunter. Perhaps this style of drama really appeals to her personality. As Young Shin, she’s quite a feisty and strong and I like her character a lot. Strong yet feminine. I like that and she is creative when she received rejections.

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At this moment, Healer is scheduled to run for 20 episodes and 16 episodes have aired so far and we have two more weeks before it ends. I have not heard any extension rumor and I hope there will be no extension. Healer story is not complicated but it seems like my mind is complicating it. I tried to write my own synopsis but in the end, it sounded so awful and tacky and frankly, quite disaster too so I think the best way is to shorten  up by focusing on Healer alone. Healer is Jung Hoo. He was trained as the modern Robin Hood by his late dad’s friend, Young Jae. At the beginning, he gave me that Simon Templar vibe by stealing and gathering info for his clients. One of his mission was to get Young Shin’s DNA. Before all this, he does all his work without putting much thought into it. But after meeting Young Shin and was told to keep eye on her more often, he started to put his work on the line more and more. As he falling for her, he also realized his fate with her is not just coincident but rather predicted since the beginning. He tried so hard to separate himself as Bong Soo and it took a toll on him. She herself started growing on him as well.

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But what is the mutual connection between Jung Hoo and Young Shin? Their fathers were once best friends. The conspiracy between their dads and the friendship they had with Young Jae, Young Shin’s mom, her now step dad (which she still hasn’t figure it out) and Moon Ho could hold the key to Jung Hoo’s and Young Shin’s happiness. The story is kinda complicated and at times, I found myself feeling lost. But I am certain with the OTP story and to be honest, I only care for them. Just them *giggles*. They make me happy. They give me that warmth fuzzy tingling feeling. I like that. This show is highly rated and highly recommended by all. As for me, I’m watching it just for the OTP. So yeah… that. What is that means? I don’t really care for the story line to be honest. All I care is my OTP. Love love love!

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