Happy Lunar New Year! Yunno, I had grand desires to never miss a digest post but alas, a brief bout of illness, too much New Year eating and battling the insane holiday traffic in my home town had overwhelmed me. But better late than never, I say.
I’m now on the mend, so much so that I could get caught up with what my babies are up to on In A Good Way, and in I Need Romance 3. The former still has me firmly in it’s warm fuzzy grip while the latter, I’m afraid, will have to be cut loose. It’s not going the way I expected it to, but more importantly, I don’t want to go where it wants to take me. I’m starting to side-eye the show and that’s not good. I’m saddened because Sung Joon and Kim So Yeon together, are downright drool-worthy and so sexy it almost hurts. So I’m kissing it good bye and wishing it the best.
1. Dramabeans launches a recruitment drive! Wow, Javabeans and Girlfriday are human after all. Because lord knows how they manage to churn out so much great content multiple times a day. As a fan, I want DB to stick around forever. But, reading how “everyone’s tired” I wonder if sometimes our voracious appetite for dramas and any and everything related to dramaland is a double-edged sword. Sometimes doing less is better than doing more. It’s the wise person who knows when to make that call.
2. Very Good Times releases a teaser and it looks like everything you’d want in a family drama. I confess what draws me to this is the Nice Guy pedigree tag team of Lee Kyung Hee, who I think is some kind of flawed genius, and PD Kim Jin Won. As for the cast, well, I’m looking forward to Lee Seo Jin’s dimples–I have a weakness for dimples. I spied Taecyeon in the teaser, and you know, maybe this could be the role that earns him some kudos ala Yoona in Prime Minister & I. If only this wasn’t a weekender I’d be more willing to check this one out. Very Good Times debuts on 22nd February.
3. Ask A Korean!’s latest post is an awesome take-down of the way plastic surgery in Korea is often discussed—condescendingly shallow and deliberately fetishistic. It’s a great reminder that only asking the right questions will lead you to the right answers. For further reading, Beyond Hallyu did a series “Reframing the Korean Plastic Surgery Debate” last year that’s similarly a great read.
4. I recently vowed to get more acquainted with Epik High, fuelled by my feels for Tablo and his muppet of a daughter Haru on Superman is Back. So coming across this dissection of the group’s lyrics on High Yello was a welcome reminder for me to make good on my vow.
5. And lastly, a shameless plug to check out my Q&A last week with fic writer Mywebfoot where this part-time teacher tells me all about her ups and downs writing and publishing her latest eBook, which is up for grabs too! So do stop by if you can 🙂