Happy new year folks! How goes the new year’s resolutions? I have resolved to take better care of myself, which means dropping dramas like hot potatoes. On with the news round-up this week:
1. New couples great the new year in K-ent! First Seung Gi and YoonA were outted by Dispatch and followed by
Baksa Jung Kyung Ho and Soo Young a day later. I’m just happy that it looks like the SNSD girls are allowed to have love lives after all. Funny story about the Seung Gi-YoonA (what’s their couple name? GiYoo? SeungNA?) news: I couldn’t sleep so I woke up at some ungodly hour that night, read the news, and then fell back asleep awhile later, only to dream about Seung Gi. As expected it was pretty bizarro, but I don’t remember much except me and Seung Gi were scouring an underground shopping mall looking for food in the middle of the night. Seung Gi must have made an impression because I remember thinking, “Gosh, Seung Gi sure is a really sweet guy. A doofus though, but sweet.” Continue reading
Look everyone! It’s Lee Min Ho Ho Ho!
Since it’s the holiday season, I decided to give you the gift of bad photoedit jobs and lame puns, one which I’m convinced you’ve heard before. But seriously, before I head home for the holidays, I wish everyone a good meal with good company and hopefully, a good drama!
1. It’s that time of the year for best-of lists, and the general consensus in the dramaverse seems to be it’s been mostly ‘meh’ with one or two bright spots but distressingly bad for rom-coms. You would think a good rom-com wouldn’t be so hard to come by but noooo. Dramaland, go sit in a corner! Continue reading
In lieu of a review, and since it’s awards season, I will steal a leaf from Writerly Rants who has given away her own awesome Heirs awards all series long.
Favourite OTP: Hee Nam and Ki Ae
The relationship between Kim Tan’s mother and Eun Sang’s mother was everything an OTP’s should be– supportive, reciprocal and a real treat to watch. I enjoyed them, and as the only women in the show who drew strength from each other, it was a source of warmth and light in show that felt so glum. We got to see them grow from unlikely allies to bickering ahjummah besties, despite their class divide (perhaps because the divide was false anyway). Dynamite actresses Kim Sung Ryung and Kim Mi Kyung deserve kudos for being, well, dynamite. Continue reading
Greetings earthlings! On a whim I got a tumblr blog which has completely over taken my
real online life. And so I’ve neglected my duties here but I will get back on track this week. Promise. On with this week’s round-up:
1. You too can own a piece of Lee Min Ho’s Heirs fugly! The actor is reportedly auctioning off his clothes from the drama which he bought at a cost of USD 50, 000. Proceeds will be going to charity. Yes my friends, you too can look just like your grandmother’s sofa: Continue reading
I used to have five reasons, but now I only have one. This guy:
Could it be that the show has turned a corner? Last week was the best pair of Heirs episodes yet. Here’s why:
[spoilers from Episode 12- 14]
1. The cheese is back!
I’ve long ago abandoned any pretense about this blog being remotely classy. So be warned: an unabashed squee fest of Lee Min Ho and his soulful staring on Heirs follows.
I used to pride myself as being immune to the charms of heartthrobs such as Lee Min Ho. I was so above all the fangirling. I eye-rolled at the sight of a billboard to promote his concert in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year and shrugged when my other half asked what the big deal was. I’d never watched a drama of his in its entirety–I dropped Boys Over Flowers and City Hunter rather quickly–so I was ambivalent about his acting ability. Plus, his mainstream look was just not to my taste. You know, I’m a sophisticated woman. I don’t do teenybopper fantasies *sips champagne*.
Now I see the error of my ways. While Lee Min Ho isn’t about to topple Gong Yoo’s place at the top of my K-crush list, in Heirs he has the uncanny ability to turn my insides into goo whenever he does the look. You know, what I’m talking about right? It’s this:
After watching 6 episodes of Heirs, it occurred to me that writer Kim Eun Sook must have decided to construct the entire drama around the exchange of moody and meaningful glances and sought out the best young leading man who could melt hearts or drop panties with a single fixed stare. Enter, Lee Min Ho. Continue reading