Gracious me. I decide to hibernate and switch off from all things K-drama related for a couple of weeks and look what happens? An epic bombshell the likes of last year’s Park Shi Hoo the very week I decide to emerge!
Truth be told, I needed a break from the K-ent related-internet. I just needed some distance from the chatter of social media and the blogosphere. I popped up on twitter occasionally, but for the most part, I just happily watched Fated to Love You (*heart*), marathoned Yoona’s Street (*cuddles*), and sussed out a lovely C-drama 1 Servant 2 Masters all by my lonesome. I enjoyed my comfy cocoon immensely and it helped that my dramas were kick ass company.
But the result of my retreat into blissful ignorance is a neglected tumblr queue (I have no idea what exactly my tumblr has been churning out the last couple of weeks, sorry for the random incoherence tumblr followers!) and a stagnant wordpress blog that should’ve have posted at least two new things by now.
So this is me making my sad sorry face:
I’m also in a bit of a post-hibernation fog so bear with me as we go into this week’s links round-up:
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…
…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
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:
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
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 🙂
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
And we’re back to our regular posting schedule! I’ve realised that it’s been one year since I started this blog so I’m patting myself on the back for making it this far. I’m patting you on the back too sticking around and for joining me along on this journey :). It’s time for a facelift too (not me, the blog, although hmm….), so don’t be surprised to find some changes soon.
1. The biggest bombshell of the day (and of the week probably) is Yoona’s casting in much-beloved Nodame Cantabile opposite Joo Won which lit up the net with a huge outcries of say-it-ain’t so. It’s by Group 8, the same production company behind similar adaptations Boys Over Flowers and Pretty Man. I have no connection to either the manga or the J-dorama so I don’t really have much to say about this one, except to everyone involved in this and to those who are planning on tuning in, I wish you the very best of luck. I say that without a trace of sarcasm.
2. And speaking of adaptations, Fated to Love You swept me off my feet as my fangirly first-look post will tell you. I hear that Jang Hyuk‘s trademark cackle has created some buzz on the net. Not surprising since it’s HYSTERICAL.
Gaaah. Time! We know it flies, but where to exactly? I’m terribly late yet again, and I’m in a blogging slump. My reviews are pending (sorry), but I’m watching oldies Snowman and History of a Salaryman which are fabulous! So be happy for me 🙂
1. Fated to Love You premiered last night! I’ve dropped all other rom-coms (a.k.a.the only one I was watching High School King) and am throwing my lot in with this one instead. With uber sexy and ridiculous and wonderful Jang Hyuk and cutie pie Jang Nara how could I not? I have yet to check out the first episode, but damn if the teaser was a splendid blend of slapstick craziness. Plus abs! And Jang Hyuk’s er..his..his…. Continue reading
Another week, another slew of drama premiers!
1. Trot Lovers is set to air in a matter of minutes, and judging by a long preview, it looks set to be a feast of campy, slapsticky fun. I can enjoy camp, and if done well with an actual storyline and sparks of delightful, zany chemistry to tie things all together which Eun Ji and Ji Hyun Woo certainly look capable of, this should go down a treat. Possibly. Hopefully. Eun Ji plays the simple, unsophisticated trot singer to Ji Hyun Woo’s snobby hotshot pro. Guess who falls for whom first?
Here’s a taste at what we’ll see tonight:
If you can’t wait for subs, Scattered Jooni’s back and doing the valuable service of writing up live recaps! And someone should do a Fugly-cap of this show. There’s so much sequins and floral ensembles here that are just begging to be celebrated. Continue reading