14 Days of Fangirling: Day 11

Day 11: Drama styling that you wanted to add to your own wardrobe. 

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Mari: I love the way stylists dress Yoo In Na starting from cutesy outfits in Queen In Hyun’s Man, to her power suits in My Secret Hotel & all her outfits in Goblin! 

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Currently Watching: Goblin

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It feels only yesterday I started Goblin and today I realized that the show is ending soon! This is not a joke! How is it possible? It just started and we are only 4 episodes left? I have yet to watch the latest episode but since only one episode gets to air this week, I have decided to put it on hold until I can marathon the next 4 episodes next week. I don’t know, please do not trust me *laughs*. Gong Yoo has the power to suck me through his show! His good looks is so attractive, I can’t let it slide off my screen tee hee hee

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Currently Watching: You’re The Best Lee Soon Shin

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Waaaaaahhhh it has been awhile since I started weekend family drama. I don’t even remember my last weekend drama to be honest. Was it Goddess of Marriage? Ooooh ooh ooh it was Wonderful Days! Wait wait, wow…. Can you see the pattern? One weekend family drama per year! I don’t even know how I could stand watching crazy daily dramas but I can’t stand weekend dramas. I know… *raises brow* Most likely it is because daily drama is 30 minutes long whereas weekend is an hour long. It is harder to walk away on an hour long angsty drama. At least that’s how I feel…

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But anyway I decided to watch You’re The Best Lee Soon Shin (YTBLSS) because I saw few episodes while I was in Malaysia. It got my attention and I laughed so hard for the few episodes. Of course I’m not laughing now since the story has moved on from comedy to real drama. Another thing I wanted to mention is Jo Jung Suk. Because of him in this show I gave Oh My Ghost a watch. I was impressed by him but in YTBLSS, he is actually better. I like the way he carry himself as Junho. He’s not too cocky as a rich CEO and knows his place well. You can almost feel him when he’s sad, happy, frustrated, and angry. In my opinion though, he’s not the best looking actor (at least to my eyes), but his acting skill is super impressive *thumbs up*. Well, enough evaluating Jo Jung Suk for now… Let’s focus on the real deal. The show. You’re The Best Lee Soon Shin.

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The reason I did not watch it immediately was because of the title. I don’t know, I guess I really judged it by the title! Mian, it is just me and my ignorance self. I know I shouldn’t and I regret it now. I really like this show. When I first tweeted it, I received mixed responses. A few liked it, but mostly said they were frustrated and couldn’t finish it. Maybe because I’m marathoning it, the so called “crazy and madness” are completely breeze to me. In fact, as a season daily drama watcher, YTBLSS did not scare me at all. I truly enjoy it so much! I do not need any cat toys nor scream foul words. Yeah… and the drama made quite a lot of sense. The reasons for the characters to get angry and the way they resolved it can be very dramatic at times but then, it is not kdrama without the ridiculous plots, right?

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YTBLSS is a 50-episode drama focusing on the life of Lee Soon Shin. She is the youngest daughter in the family but with zero talent. She applied for many jobs but continuously getting rejected. She later was scouted by an entertainment agency. The agent’s name is Shin Junho and they signed up a contract with him in a restaurant located underneath the agency. IThe contract was so believable to Soon Shin and her mom that they signed up immediately and paid up $10,000 at front. Well, as expected, she was actually conned. She hang out in the restaurant hoping to meet the conman and started waitressing in hoping to catch the conman. Needless to say, she was unable to catch the conman but finally, met up with the real Shin Junho! *dun dun dun*

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Shin Junho is the CEO of an entertainment agency and agreed to a bet with a useless actress that once was his ex-girlfriend and his actress under his agency. She said that if he could turn Soon Shin to be a superstar actress, she will stop asking him to take her back into his agency (as well as his girlfriend). Yeap, yeoreobun… That was some idiot bet. But Soon Shin was skeptical in the beginning but since she was short on cash after being conned, she signed a contract with him. At this time, her mom has lost faith and insisted of her not to ever talk about acting. Plus, with sudden death of her dad, and for her mom to find that Soon Shin could be her husband’s daughter with his longtime girlfriend, her relationship with her mom became more tense. I can see why some watchers cannot watch it coz it can be a little harsh but heh, I’m used to it.

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So the story moves to Soon Shin sneaking out from her house and attending acting class with Song Mi Ryeong, a veteran actress, who happens to be under Junho’s agency. However, right before her auditioning for a role, her name was cut from the list! Song Mi Ryeong did it out of spite after knowing that Soon Shin is her first’ lover’s daughter. But what she doesn’t know is that Soon Shin IS her daughter! And then the sudden misunderstanding in Soon Shin’s household as her mom, sisters and grandma thought that Soon Shin’s dad cheated with Mi Ryeong. All this misunderstanding could have been solved had all sit in one sitting and talk. But hey, then there won’t be any dramas, would they? *giggle*

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I confessed YTBLSS is currently my krack drama. I put hold the rest of my drama watching for this show. I crave for new episode every time I completed one. It has a good mixture of feelings in one drama and I’m not sure whether all issues can be resolved under 50 episodes. There are many twisty plots but as a season drama watcher, I’m used to it. The romance between Soon Shin and Junho is a snail pace but I think I can handle it. I’m currently on episode 33… wait episode 34 now *giggle*. See, this drama is just so gooooood! Alright, forget everything… Just watch YTBLSS. It is awesome! It’s worth it!

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Currently Watching: My Secret Hotel

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I was looking for something light and fluffy to fill my romance comedy drama void. And when I heard so many people went oooohs and aaaaahs over My Secret Hotel, I got curious but I still wouldn’t let myself to watch it. For some reason, part of me was not turn on by Nam Goong Min oppa *ducks from oppa fans* and Yoo In Na chick. They just not my desired couple. And also the male lead. I don’t know him and I’ve never seen him. So the three of their faces on the cover of their drama poster didn’t entice me at all. And then they were teasers for the My Secret Hotel. Now, we all know how tvN is great at making teaser dramas. They are quite innovative, funny, cute, and very alluring and tvN are great at fishing viewers through teasers. But for some reason, I still did not buy it *shrugs*

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One night, I was bored and have nothing to watch. My Secret Hotel was the last thing I have in mind but since several Kakao girlfriends of mine were so into it, I threw my towel away and started it. It was funny but not funny ha ha. It was cute but not swoon worthy. But I remember being all excited. By the end of episode 4, I started to feel exhausted. They were several scenes that keep on rolling from one episode to another to another. I mean why? To jolt our aging memories? By the end of episode 6, I started to lose interest. I saw my interest rolling down the hill and by episode 8, I decided  that this show is so wasting my time I wanted to quit so badly. You know I’m not a quitter so I saw episode 9 and 10 last night. The writers and director must have heard the screaming and cussing of their viewers. They amp up the comedy and did some abs baring scene. What did I think? Sure, I laughed and swooned but by the end of the day, my facial expressions were nothing extraordinaire. I was still bored. And speaking of writers, the original screenwriter passed away after episode 4. She died before she was able to complete the drama due to cancer. Too sad. RIP to her.

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This 16 episode drama is a failure in my opinion. The story plots are quite interesting but it wasn’t for me. My Secret Hotel told a story of a wedding planner manager, Nam Sang Hyo, who found out that the groom for the wedding is her ex-husband. And what’s worse is that the groom, Goo Hae Young, did not expect to see her and sort of still hold some feeling towards her. On the day of his wedding, a dead body, which is the body of the missing assistant manager, fell off the ballroom roof and landed on the aisle. Of course they had to cancel the wedding. The bride was upset and she immediately demanded for a refund. But the wedding planner was afraid that the hotel will lost its reputation and encouraged the couple to give the hotel another chance. Hae Young hesitated at first because of his connection with Sang Hyo. He disagree but ended up agreeing to the wedding to avoid humiliation. Two hours before the wedding ceremony, the bride disappeared and ran away with her own lover. Oh boy, this wedding was not meant to be… Her colleague, Eun Joo, replaced the bride with Sang Hyo because she knew the past relationship between Sang Hyo and Hae Young, and secondly, she’s trying to eliminate her competition since they both are interested with the hotel heir and president of The Secret Hotel, Jo Sung Gyeom.

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Long story short, the wedding went on as planned. Hae Young still has feelings toward her but she sort of resent him. The president, Sung Gyeom, wants Sang Hyo back. She’s at lost, torn and confused by her own feelings suddenly. While this is going on, the murder investigation had let the detective to the accidental death case of the president’s father. After the first body, another murder case occurred to another employee. So what will happened next? How’s the love triangle between the three would end up and will the murder case get solved?

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Like I said earlier, this drama is a failure. I do not like the OTP and the chemistry between the three of them are extremely weak. I do not feel the pitter-patter in my heart. I feel so sad. It has so much potential. Yoo In Na’s character as Nam Sang Hyo is definitely a turn off. Yeap…. this drama is a bust. Save your time and skip it.

Currently Watching: Man from Another Star

You_Who_Came_From_the_Stars-p1So as y’all know, I couldn’t start watching new dramas released in December and January because of my work travel. It was painful. I wanted to cry and I was full of jealousy and rage at the same time. Having unable to start watching on the first week with all my friends, it really dampened my kdrama ego *steams coming out of ears* I want to be at par with everybody. When I got home two weeks ago, I couldn’t hold it any longer. My ego was killing me. I have two dramas in mind and I decided to start with Man from Another Star first. Like a vampire who finally got to drink blood to feel full and recharged, I am happy to say I AM FULL! *burps* Exsqueeze me *wink*

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Man from Another Star unites two of my favorite star. I saw them together in The Thieves and I liked what I saw. They were very comfortable together no wonder they were cast together again for this drama. Two thumbs up from me! Plus, I love them both. And together, they produced one of a kind couple chemistry I haven’t seen in awhile. The squee between the two totally caught me off guard. I never expected that the female lead will be the one playing the dorky part and the male lead playing hard to get. Maybe I’ve seen too many dramas in the past I dunno… 2/3 of my life but i can’t recall any OTPs behaving this way. Please jolt my mind if you’ve seen similar OTPs as the one in here… Uhm, jjakkamman. I think I’m losing my mind *pulls hair* Wasn’t Master’s Sun OTP as quirky and funny as this one too? *shudders* molla molla I’m going nuts.

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Amuden, Man from Another Star is definitely my current crack drama. The minute I landed back, all I could think was to start this drama. Imagine that I’m all caught up by now… Yes, I sacrificed my sleep for Kim Soo Hyun baby *giggles* The story is about an (handsome) alien who was left behind by his other alien friends 400 years ago and now his time to return back to where he was from is nearing. The alien, Do Min Joon is the perfect looking alien I’ve seen in a bunch. He doesn’t have a cone head! Daenghida! *wipes sweat* Min Joon has special abilities to stop the time, to travel in lightning speed, to hear conversation near and far, and to see things clearly than others. One day, he fell in love with a hallyu star, who resembles the girl he sort of had a feeling with 400 years back. The only different? Of course, the hallyu star, Chun Song Yi, comes with a big attitude. But because his time on earth is almost expire, Min Joon is conflicted and debated whether to pursue his love for Song Yi or to treat her coldly because he knew there is no point of investing and tormenting himself on her.

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So my friends and I are speculating how the ending would be… My take? He will go back to where he came from, come back to earth as a mortal person and marry Song Yi. Well, my very own fairy tale ending… I approve! *laughs* Anyway, two new episodes out this week and I’m dying to catch up with. I’m sure you are too if you are as current as I am. If you are not watching it…. I just don’t get you *shakes head* Why not? Watch it! It’s the bomb, yo!

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