Currently Watching: Love Affairs in the Afternoon

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It is 3 pm somewhere, right? If you have seen Hirugao, I am sure you know what I mean. The Koreans aka Channel A decided to do a remake of Hirugao with the same title: Love Affairs in the Afternoon. Yup, a forbidden love drama that can be so romantic, so innocent, so naive yet so nerve-racking. I feel so nervous as if I am in this affairs with them as well. So far, 12 episodes have aired and I have been nervous watching it ever since especially episode 6, 7 and 8. I had to take a breather because my heart was palpitating so hard for them.

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Currently Watching: Oh Hae Young Again

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Omg, y’all… Words can describe how much I love this show! I mean Seo Hyun Jin, my girl, and sister from another parent is in it!!! She’s the perfect babe!!! I fell in love for the first time in King’s Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang. And then I fell for her again in The Three Musketeers. I did not watch her Let’s Eat season 2 drama sadly… *pouts*. But I might change my mind after this drama! I might even check out Feast of the Gods, too! *giggle* but please, before you ooh and aah… Please keep it to yourself until I actually watch them! You know, I can be over greedy and say yes to everything! I have trouble with saying no, you see… But we shall see, okay? *wink*

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Back to Oh Hae Young Again. Oh Hae Young is not the girl you want to rave about. She is seriously a mean chic! Her words can be tough to swallow even though she meant well. I would feel offended even if we have been friends for years. Yeah, she’s that kind of mean girl. Mean yet genuine. But for some reason, I empathized with her. Imagine growing up with another girl that has the same name as you are… I’ve seen a few cases during my elementary years. However, the girls I grew up with were not bullied. In fact, they were fine and we made them comfortable in their own skin albeit their names. In Oh Hae Young case though, she was treated badly by her school mates. She was completely ignored because the other Oh Hae Young got all the attention in the class. Well, she is beautiful, smart and friendly. Yeah, she has all the brownies for the perfect popular in school. And she’s sweet!

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Oh Hae Young Again started when her fiancee dumped her days before their wedding ceremony. Yeah, ouch! But, due to her ego and with his permission, she made it sound like he is the bad guy and told her parents that she broke up with him instead. To be honest, he did it because he didn’t want to her to know that he’s going to jail. But the way he said it… Like “the way you chew your food turn me off” or something like that makes her think she is undesirable. Oh, gawd. Way to go, Han Tae Jin. You just killed her ego *shakes head*. But the girl was able to move on… Except her parents. They kicked her out and she had to move into a studio apartment. While busy arranging her furniture, she accidentally knocked the wall and left a big hole. Behind that cheap wall, apparently, is a door to a room in the house. And then she met Do Kyeong – the owner of the room; the man of the house! Eeeep!

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The other Oh Hae Young aka yippeo Oh Hae Young got hired in the same company as the mean Oh Hae Young. What a coincident, huh? They just happened to work in the same industry, huh? Anyway… When she found out about yippeo, she tried to avoid her. And here we go again, our mean girl is back into how she was in school. But, she pretty much has moved on from her painful past and refused to step down. I know she tried. She confronted yippeo! Well, obviously, she was able to do it with alcohol in her system. Trust me, it was a sad feeling for her. But she swallowed her pride and made amend with yippeo. And the world is happily ever after! Except one thing!!! Oh Hae Young started to fall for Do Kyeong not knowing that Do Kyeong and his bestie, Ji Sang, were responsible for breaking her wedding apart! Why did they do that? Do Kyeong and Ji Sang thought Tae Jin is marrying yippeo Oh Hae Young, which was Do Kyeong’s runaway bride! Yikes!!! And now what? How are they going to solve all the mess?

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Again, I did not disclose a lot of things. Do Kyeong, for once, always has a nanosecond vision of Oh Hae Young. It’s like a premonition and no one else in it but her. It is weird. He wondered that, too. But why does he only see her? The ending for episode 10 was a bit cliffhanger to me. I was panicking. Is Do Kyeong dead and all that we saw are nothing but a dream? I really don’t know and am curious to know it on the next episode. I really hope not! By the way, for all Oh Hae Young Again fans, this show received additional two episodes. I dislike extension but I’m making an exception once again, like I did for Heaven’s Promise, because I love Oh Hae Young Again. Even though I am not Eric’s fan, I’m willing to watch it. Besides, the chemistry between Eric and Hyun Jin are undeniably hot! A big applause to the casting director for selecting these two!

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Currently Watching: Page Turner

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I finally saw the anticipated KBS drama special, Page Turner. In the beginning, I thought the show has ended. But it turns out I still have another episode to go. Yay for me! So glad that I do not need to rush my watch just to finish it. I believe the third and final episode will air tonight. I’m not sure if I am able to catch up on it this week but either way, I will watch it when the time is available.

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Page Turner is very interesting. I usually dislike high school drama but this one was written quite well. I found it very solid. Kim So Hyun is a solid actor and her presence really forced Ji Soo and Shin Jae Haa to step up in their roles as well. I love the three of them. The boys can be a bit immature but that’s how boys are, right? Besides, I do not want to be overcritical with them. They are still young and this is a high school drama. So why not give them a break and enjoy the story, right?

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So here is the thing. Yoon Yoo Seol is a great pianist and a top student in her school. Being pianist, however, is not her dream. She was forced to be one because of her mom. It is sad but Yoo Seol is a great daughter and listens to her mom. One day, she got into an accident and lost her sight. She now has to adjust to her new lifestyle as a blind person. Seo Jin Mok was her mom’s student and he is the second best in the school. He and Yoo Seol were neck to neck on being the best of the best. Though enemies, Jin Mok felt guilty and a became concerned over her sudden fatal. He volunteers to be her guide but Jeong Cha Shik stepped in and offered his service instead. Cha Shik lost his chance to continue his career in sports due to his injury and now looking for a new opportunity for his future life and working with Yoo Seol is a great opportunity for him.

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Cha Shik’s dad was a pianist and he thought going back to the root would be his next adventure. However, he is rusty and need guidance. Being Yoo Seol’s assistance would give him opportunity to pick up and make music his future career. But we all know Yoo Seol. She’s a bit bratty and stuck up even at her current condition. Do you think she would give in and be Cha Shik’s mentor? This 3-episode KBS2 drama special is a must watch. Though it portrays the life of high schoolers, it is also warm and hearty. I really am looking forward to tonight’s episode. Yes, I will park myself in front of tv and watch it raw *grins*.

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Just Watched: Boomerang Family

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Boomerang Family cracks me up really good and occasionally, bad way too. I saw it on my way to Manila two weeks ago. I laughed so hard the person sat next to me got so curious and asked “jaemi isseoyo?” I said yes and told him to watch it too. And I find it so funny that with my broken Korean and his almost non-existence English vocabulary, we somehow bonded through this movie. Oh yeah, that ahjusshi and I were completely plane buddies! Kidding *sticks her tongue out*! But we bonded so much I even helped him and his friends with their immigration paperwork. *pats on shoulder* It felt good to help these men coz if you have experienced traveling with Korean men, they are mostly unfriendly.

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Amuden, back to the movie. As I said earlier, this movie cracks me up. Ahjusshi and I laughed so hard. The movie is interesting and funny. It told a story of a middle age mother with her three immature grown children. The first child started to live with her for awhile. He’s one thoughtless and jobless eldest son, who does nothing but eat and sleep his fat ass out. The second child is a pathetic and failure film director. His feels he is living a hopeless life he decided to take his own life. But as he was about to hang himself, due to being penniless and painful separation with his wife, his mom called and he decided to head back to his village. And the last child, the three time divorced daughter with her carbon copy daughter came home after another unsuccessful marriage. So the three of them gather up in their mother’s tiny shack and the rest is history.

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What I liked about this movie is the genuinely life of a regular family. And this not necessarily applicable to Korean family, but family in general. The fight. The snort. The fart. The yell. The curse. Eeeeermagewd, simply hilarious. The best scene between the two brothers? The jjimjilbang part at the very beginning. Classic and beautiful! I laughed the hardest. But what makes the family together? Just them being together. Despite the fact that the children hated each other, they also genuinely cared each other too.

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Boomerang Family should be rated mature. The jobless older child is in gang business while the second child, desperate for work, lured to be a porn director. The third child found her fourth victim, an insurance man who has is willing to marry her. Like I said, this movie should be rated mature. There are too many smoking scenes which I disapprove. But overall, I love this dysfunctional family movie. Heck, I love it so much I’m watching it now for the second time! Go watch it… And, you’re welcome!

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