Episode 3 – 3rd Cup
Synopsis: Han Kyul is forced to takeover Wang Ja Coffee by his grandmother, egged on by Eun Chan who’s desperate for a job. Eun Chan and Han Kyul get to know each other a little more, while Yoo Joo and Han Seong rekindle their relationship. Eun Chan however, is forced to continue the charade of being a boy in order to keep her job and enlists Manager Hong to keep her secret. Manager Hong and Han Kyul clash right away with the latter wanting to overhaul the entire concept of the cafe–a rename to Coffee Prince, all-male staff, and a new menu selling waffles. Renovations begin and since Han Kyul is put on a tight budget and timeline, he recruits his friend Ha Rim to help with the re-design. Min Yeop rounds out the new crew, but screws up an order for coffee beans which Eun Chan takes the fall for. Han Kyul tears her a new one asking her to leave if she can’t handle the job. Continue reading
Well, I’m back with another round of questions to answer for the Liebster Award. Shucks, I’m really chuffed yet again by the shout-outs, especially since these are from blogs I love and read all the time. So let’s do this!
1. If you could write the script for a drama, what would it be about?
I recently heard a story about a fortune teller who tells fortunes using a deck of cards. The cards need to be buried with the fortune teller and then dug up after a few days by someone she’d chosen to pass them on to. And I thought, now that would make a great character!
So, my drama would be something along the lines of a fortune teller who goes in search for someone to pass on her powers to when she finds out that she’s dying. After a string of rejects she stumbles on a young woman who is a con artist with whom she inexplicably has a connection. Throw in a hot client-turned-love interest and another sidekick they pick up along the way, as this rag tag bunch go on their merry way trying to prevent a murder that the fortune teller has foretold. It’ll have lots of womance–our leads learn from and heal each other–lots of comedy, thrills and spills, heart, and some sexy kisses. But it ends with the fortune teller’s death. I haven’t filled in all the details yet and I doubt I can since I’ve never been one to write fiction, so if anyone out there cares to fill in the blanks, be my guest!
For a drama I deeply love and the one I credit for making me fall down the rabbit hole of drama addiction, Coffee Prince could do with a little more love on this blog. I haven’t even written a review of it, mostly because I fear being unable to adequately describe in words my love and affection for this show. But since this is a new year and there’s no better time to try new things, I thought I’d rewatch this show and compile a guide of sorts, which as you will see, is really a collection of
fangirl gushing musings.
I’ve also included a list of songs from each episode from both on and off the official soundtrack, since the music was flawless, and one of the many reasons why this drama is one of my favourites of all time. I’ve shamefully stolen from the amazing work of Dramabeans for this, filling in some gaps where I noticed them. Continue reading
This may be an unpopular opinion but I don’t think Mirae’s Choice sucked as much everyone believes. (By everyone, I mean at least the majority of the English-speaking K-drama blogosphere. And the general Korean public as well judging by the poor ratings.) Fine, that sounds like everyone but I’m pretty sure there’s got to be a least a handful who agree with me! Continue reading
Mirae’s Choice feels like a rather odd creature–it’s madcap yet whimsical, it’s very plot-driven but has taken immense care to flesh out it’s main characters, and it’s a conventional rom-com yet tackles some real world and serious issues. It’s taken awhile for me to appreciate the show, and I’m still at the stage of admiring this from a distance rather than falling hard for its numerous charms, but that’s no fault of the show. This show has so much to offer, that I’m wondering why I’m not cheerleading this more than I am. Have I lost my mind?
THIS: This seals the deal, guys.
When I saw this still today of Lee Dong Gun as Darth Vader wielding a lightsaber, I thought to myself, I surrender. Because it’s not like there’s a shortage of dramas this cycle, what with the Heirs juggernaut being only the tip of the drama iceberg. But Mirae’s Choice (or Marry Him If You Dare) has surely but steadily snuck up on me. First there was the news of Lee Dong Gun’s comeback, and the premise of a time-travelling rom-com on our hands. Well and good, but hardly must-watch material.
Then the promos starting trickling in earnest. And I saw this:
Credit: TV Daily
Oh the hair! That dress! Karaoke! THE HAIR! Continue reading