I’m late yet again! Sorry but the weekend caught the better of me.
It’s certainly been an embarrassment of riches with drama debuts coming in thick and fast over the last couple of weeks. So many tempting prospects with strong, likeable casts this cycle, a vast improvement from the last. Offerings may be heavy on the medico-legal-cop-grangster variety leaving rom-com enthusiasts out in the cold, but I’m not complaining. I’ve got Witch’s Romance which is making me giddy with feels, and should help ease the pain of two of my most beloved live-watches (Secret Love Affair, In A Good Way) ending this week. SOB.
1. No wonder with all the macho angst in dramaland at the moment there’s hardly been a peep about Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit which premiered last Friday on tvN. The comedy stars Lee Soon Jae, Byun Hee Bong and Jang Kwang as three hotshot cops who mysteriously age overnight into grandpas, and have to fight crime in their new bodies alongside Hee Chul. Choi Jin Hyuk cameoed in ep 1 as Lee Soon Jae’s younger counterpart. Here’s a taste of screencaps from ep 1:
I guess I should warn everyone that I’m feeling rather upset and grumpy. The universe has thrown a boatload of bad news of all sorts at me over the weekend which tarnishes the appeal of writing up this post. Nevertheless, soldier on we must, and to cheer myself up, here’s something I found on tumblr in honour of International Women’s Day, a collage of some awesome drama heroines:
Pic frm queenofattolia.tumblr.com
Which by the way, also brought some clarity as to why I’ve dropped some popular dramas in this season–because the women in them deserved far better than the men they got saddled with, no matter how hard the dramas tried to convince me otherwise. Sorry, I’m supposed to be cheered up but the grump is too strong. Continue reading
[I’m handing over the reins for this one to the hubs Warrible, he of this glorious listicle. He writes full paragraphs this time round ;D–DDee]
Bong Joon-Ho’s dystopian epic has finally arrived on our “secondary-market” screens, fully intact and free from the much-discussed Weinstein cuts.
With much anticipation, me and the Mrs had the chance to take this ride during a late-evening screening. And for much of its ample 126 minute runtime, I am happy to report that Snowpiercer runs on all cylinders. Snowpiercer proves itself to be a prime example of the sort of intelligent, exciting and plain strange entertainment that Hollywood prides itself on never risking to make.
It’s 2031 and the titular train is all that stands between its inhabitants and the cold embrace of a world devastated by winter disaster. All of humanity are now forced to live in strictly stratified confines on a train that never stops moving. Continue reading
Hello all, how was your week? I’m experiencing a bout of writer’s block as you may have noticed by the silence this week. I’m not alone it seems, as a couple of us on Facebook were saying how we might as well set up a support group of sorts :D.
1. Kim Woo Bin, Rain and the Running Man crew land in Australia to tape an episode set to air in March. Thanks to the stalkerazzi on tumblr, I know what we can look forward to seeing and I’m jumping for joy *smirk*:
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