I took far too long to do this so I’m really sorry, but better late than never right? So here we go with the last of the bunch:
chippyblue of FanGirl asks:
Top 10 K dramas
Click on my Favourites page and you’ll discover I only have four. If I had to add to it, it’d be Que Sera Sera, Shut Up Flower Boy Band, and Queen InHyun’s Man. I hope to include Secret Love Affair to this soon.
Top 5 K drama actors
Gong Yoo, Jang Hyuk, Song Jong Ki, Kim Myung Min, and lately, Cho Seung Woo who I’ve really enjoyed in God’s Gift.
Top 5 K drama actresses
Gong Hyo Jin, Kim Sun Ah, Kim Hee Ae, Shin Min Ah, Jung Ryeo Won. Remind me to make headers for Jung Ryeo Won one day.
What is the last book you read or currently reading?
I read That Far Gone fanfic by Mywebfoot. It’s fabulous!
Who is the K drama character you loved hating?
Oooh, since you’ve just reminded me about Que Sera Sera I’d say Eric Mun’s character Tae Joo. He was a despicable tool. And he was great to hate. I hated rooting for him when he finally started to make some good decisions.
What is it in Asian dramas you like best?
The women-centered stories, the unabashed romanticism that makes me swoon, and the music is pretty good too.
What is the number one song on your playlist?
Currently, its a song by a Japanese band called Tricot. Saw their gig a couple of weeks ago and it’s been on heavy rotation ever since.
What drama have you watched the most number of times? Why?
Coffee Prince. I’m sloooowly on my 6th rewatch and slowly working on my shrine to it. I adore it and it never gets old! A perfect example of good old fashioned drama cliches done right with heart-stopping chemistry, naturalistic directing, fantastic music, and a love story for the ages 🙂
What k drama would you wish to be adapted into a Hollywood production? Which Hollywood actors/ actress would you want to act in it?
I mentioned in an earlier Liebster that I’d like to see something like Heartless City be adapted by the Brits, maybe starring Idris Elba as Baksa. As for Hollywood, I think I’d watch that Nine remake that’s supposedly in the works. I can’t think of any Hollywood actors that I’d like to see in this one though. I don’t think about Hollywood actors that much to be honest.
What are your top 3 dramas from 2012?
Why only three?? I’ll say Shut Up Flower Boy Band was my favourite because it had awesome friendships and handsome broody guitarists. Followed by Answer Me 1997 and Nice Guy which I enjoyed for vastly different reasons.
Your favourite OST?
Coffee Prince! Que Sera Sera was great too and so was Heartless City.
If you were a director, what genre would you choose (romcom, melo, thriller, etc.) and who would you choose for the two leads?
Gosh, I dunno. I’d be hopeless with action/suspense scenes so a thriller would be out. Which leaves either a rom-com or melo. Frankly I’m not very funny so I wouldn’t be good at comedy either. So it looks like melodrama it is.
I wrote about my fortune teller idea earlier which isn’t exactly a melo, although it would have its melo moments. I haven’t thought about casting but I’ll go with Cho Seung Woo just coz. And I feel really sorry for Yoon Eun Hye and Kim Ji Hoon so I’d cast them too. Because my drama would give them some desperately needed meaty material, if I do say so myself ;).
Your favourite OTP?
Who else but Choi Han Kyul and Go Eun Chan? I adore their bromance, the constant feeding and eating, and their epic kissing and bedroom antics didn’t hurt either.
Favourite genre of kdrama and an example from that genre
Frankly, I wouldn’t say no to any kdrama genre, with the possible exception of procedurals. I’m only interested in a good story in whatever genre it may be. So my favourites gun the gamut!
coffeenlucia of Pantomiming asks:
What do you like doing besides watching kdramas?
Hmm it’s probably something food-related–I’m either cooking, eating or thinking about cooking and eating, or reading about cooking and eating, and watching youtube shows about cooking and eating, like Cooking With Dog. But I suppose all this could be included under the umbrella term HIBERNATING.
What dramas are you watching right now? And what do you think of them?
At the moment I’m watching Secret Love Affair (love it, might be troubled by it, might be destroyed by it); God’s Gift (love it, might be muddled by it, but I’m never bored); In A Good Way (adore it, like fresh air and sunshine), and watching in small doses–Miss Korea (like it), Life is Beautiful (comfort food), Coffee Prince (there will never ever be another like it).
Who was your first kdrama crush?
Soong Jong Ki impressed me in Nice Guy, the first drama I ever watched, with his cherubic face but undeniable masculinity. But full blown crush mode started with Gong Yoo in Coffee Prince, which, well let’s not go there. He’s on my blog headers which are reserved for only the very special.
What is the most complex and mindblowing drama you’ve ever watched?
Oh boy. This is a hard one. I haven’t watched that many see, and how do you define complex and mind-blowing? I’d say Nine is complex plot-wise, but it really left me cold. A drama like A Wife’s Credentials was emotionally and thematically rich although plot-wise very simple but I found the latter way more satisfying on so many fronts. I think Secret Love Affair could be shaping up to be both satisfying in all sorts of ways, if how much I find myself puzzling over scenes that have many layers of meaning, is any indication.
Do you prefer typing or writing on paper?
Typing for ‘proper’ stuff, paper for scribbling.
Pencils or pens
Pens. A good ball point is something to be treasured.
Any tips for novice bloggers (including myself)?
Hmm I’m still a novice myself and I haven’t the foggiest idea what I’m doing. I need help too! On the practical side, I know discovering screencaping software helped a lot in taking better quality screencaps in less time. I guess it all boils down to what kind of blog/blogger you want to be. Half the fun is figuring that out. It’s all about the process as they say.
Thanks for the nominations! I won’t nominate anyone else, but I do want to say a big thank you to everyone who takes the time to read, write, and comment, not just on my blog but wherever you choose to do so. Everyone gets showered with rose petals 🙂