Hi everybody! How was your week? Mine was pretty dry to say the least, as I practically got nothing you this week. It could be that my brain is a little fried from a nasty habit I’ve developed of sleeping way too late and waking up way too early. I’ve always been a night owl, but it’s been getting out of hand. Anyways, onwards:
1. I Need Romance 3 debuted this week and by all accounts everyone seems primed to fall in love with
Sung Joon the show. It sure is purrrty, shot through with a certain dreamy glow that make winters look so exotically romantic. At least to me, a proud native of the tropics. And am I the only one drooling over the apartments on this show? I covet with a vengeance. And of course, there’s Sung Joon and Kim So Yeon. Together. Really, just look at them:
2. For those who haven’t gotten over Answer Me 1994, Electric Ground has posted a number of translations of interviews with the cast and crew of the hit show. It goes without saying, be warned about spoilers before reading. I’m just saying because that’s how I got spoiled, by reading the interview with director Shin Won Ho. Thank goodness I was planning to spoil myself anyway.
3. A webtoon offering a conservative take on the Are You Ok? movement went viral, with the comic emphasising the many Korean economic successes that citizens should be proud of instead of being politically unhappy. I was struck by how similar these arguments are to ones I’ve heard in my country–logical fallacies can be found in every culture of the world!
4. In the ROK this week, a bird flu outbreak has been confirmed in several provinces outside Seoul, while a toxic haze has enveloped Seoul and other major cities caused by dust particles blown by strong winds from China. Of course, as a twisted drama fan I’m thinking, how will the latter effect live-shoots outdoors?? Because my need for drama prettiness comes first.
5. Jeju Island: not just for honeymooners! I did not know that dramaland’s favourite island getaway has a teddy bear museum, featuring bears as celebs and in famous art works. Think a teddy bear Gandhi. And this is apparently a stone’s throw from a sex themepark, so mum and dad can erm, play too?