Review: In A Good Way (SETTV, 2014)

In A Good Way

Premise: The adventures of a pair of best friends, Jia Ern and Ren Wei, who move to the big city of Taipei to attend university.

A wonderful treat of a coming-of-age story, In A Good Way is a quiet and gentle triumph of a drama. It’s sweetness and idealism may seem mundane or too cloying for those who prefer edgier fare, but IAGW’s warmth and it’s utterly adorable cast will win over even the most jaded of souls. It may take a while for it to sink it’s claws into you, but once it does IAGW burrows deep into your heart. Continue reading

The Nightwatchman’s Cheap & Cheerful Teaser: OCDrama Digest 22-28th July 2014

 

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim friends, or as we say here, Selamat Hari Raya! It’s a long weekend so I’ve been catching up on dramas and more importantly, writing. I’ve been chipping away at my backlog of reviews. How about you?

 

 

 

 

1. Jung Ill Woo vehicle The Nightwatchman dropped a teaser today ahead of it’s premier next week and it looks a lot more lighthearted than one would’ve thought. But then again, with a baddie named Psychic Sadam who looks like this…

Kim Sung Oh The Nightwatchman

…my guess is that the drama isn’t going to take itself too seriously.  Jung Ill Woo stars as a dandy prince who discovers he can see ghosts, and falls in with a band of ghostbusters that include sidekicks Ko Sung Hee (Miss Korea) and Yunho. This looks like it’s a cheerful, manhwa-like approach to a fantasy sageuk which would be a pleasant change from the rom-coms and more serious fare that’s currently airing. Or it could be this year’s version of the trainwreck Goddess of Fire. I guess we’ll find out when The Nightwatchman replaces Triangle on MBC’s Mon-Tues night slot starting next Monday. Continue reading

Eric Mun Cusses on Discovery of Romance’s teaser: OCDrama Digest 15-21th July 2014

Folks, we have a highly anticipated debut this week which I almost forgot about. It’s Okay It’s Love starts this Wednesday, and I think I’ve never seen Gong Hyo Jin look so beautiful.  Just look at her:

Gong Hyo Jin

Two thumbs up for the show’s hair and make-up, though I have a feeling lip gloss will be slathered all over on Jo In Sung. I doubt I’ll watch this one live since I’m hooked on Fated To Love You, but still…the pretty will be a powerful pull in this one. And not just with the actors too–I drool at all the frolicking under the Okinawa sunshine.    Continue reading

Top 10 Blogging Confessions

It’s been just over a year since I started this blog and to mark the occasion, I thought I would fess up and come clean about some things.

1. I lurk. A lot. 

I follow a lot of blogs and I read and enjoy a lot of stuff. But my comments are few, and if you’re not on WordPress, the chances of me commenting on your post are close to nil. I’m too lazy to have to log-in with my details every single time just to comment. And I do have a Disqus account but damned if I can remember the password. If you’re on twitter, I will likely high-five you there instead of commenting! I will try and do better.

2. I get lazy

I have a gabillion half-written posts sitting in my drafts. I lose interest as fast as I get inspired, and then another episode calls out and I’m off watching instead of writing.

3. I’m green with envy

I marvel at the copious output of other bloggers who are far more gifted than I. How do people spin an entire post out of one photograph I will never understand. Me, I look at a still and go, oh that looks nice and move on. And how on earth do y’all write 5000+ words of glorious commentary I will never know either. Teach me! Continue reading

Bad Guys Drops Vicious Teaser: the OCDrama Digest 7-14th July 2014

Another week and another round of reads! Dramaland has been kind to me lately what with two live-watches that are shaping up to be awesome in their own ways. Hope you’ve had similar luck :)

Bad Guys OCN

1. Upcoming OCN crime thriller Bad Boys or Bad Guys, released a teaser today featuring an appropriately menacing Kim San Joong and a gaggle of vicious dogs. Kim San Joong, fresh off a stint in A New Leaf, plays a detective who corals a bunch of “bad guys” into a crime fighting squad because presumably you have to be one to catch one.  This comes after the recent inclusion of Park Hae Jin fresh off his role in Doctor Quack Stranger into the cast playing the role of a “genius psychopath”. Joining the two are Jo Dong Hyul, Ma Dong Suk and Kang Ye Wom. This is produced by the same team behind Vampire Prosecutor, and judging by the teaser, it’s looking very very good. Or rather, bad. Bad Guys airs in October. Continue reading