Ji Chang-Wook is not going to be on our screens for the next 21 months…

Ji Chang-Wook is not going to be on our screens for the next 21 months…

This image tells whats up….

Ji Chang-Wook, our action, and romance king left for the military two days ago. He is at the peak of his career right now, but he happens to be thirty years old this year. He has to go for his military service before he becomes a topic for netizens close to being sadists. I made this comment because of Yoo Ah-In.

Yoo Ah-In has not been in good health so has been delaying his military service. This was not a very welcoming development for some netizens as he crossed 30.  Many people felt it was not right for him to have starred in Chicago typewriter if he was in such poor health.

Anyways, I am only worried that when Ji Chang-Wook comes back on screen again, I might not have much time to follow all his works. Nevertheless, I wish him a safe stay in the military.

Why does is seem like everyone is hating on Lee Byung-Hun? T_T

Why does is seem like everyone is hating on Lee Byung-Hun? T_T

I saw an article today announcing a 2018 drama Mr. Sunshine by Kim Eun-Sook (Goblin and Descendant of the sun writer) where Lee Byung-Hun along side Kim Tae-Ri (The Handmaiden), Yoo Yeon-Seok (Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim) and Byun Yo-Han (Six flying dragons) will be the main cast. I am a fan of comment session to I decided to see what people are saying about the drama. I thought everyone will be excited, but I was taken aback when I saw a lot of comments like “I like Yoo Yeon-Seok, but will pass this drama because I hate Lee Byung-Hun”(?)

I have loved Lee Byung-Hun since I saw IRIS. I have been watching everything he was in since then. I was also super excited when he married Lee Min-Jung. I liked all the dramas she acted before she got married. That really sound strange!

I do not know where the hate came from. I think there is something I am missing out. I have been curious but have no one to ask. I have few Korean drama fans around me. I really hope to hear from you guys in the in through the comment session.

Deserving of the name (명불허전!)

Deserving of the name (명불허전!)

This sure is a package, I mean a medical drama plus time travel genre? I do want to watch this right now, but something tells me to wait until more episodes are aired. This drama Live Up To Your Name’s main cast are Kim Nam-Gil and Kim Ah-Joong.

I really like this poster. It is like a synopsis of the drama itself. But then what we look up to is how they will meet and how this will work out from there. I was really convinced for no reason that the female actress will travel through time to the past. I did not consider him coming to the present day until I saw some images over the internet. I do enjoy seeing Kim Nan-Gil in Hanbok after seeing him in the drama Queen Seon-Doek. I was really mad at how things ended in that drama. It was well thought of but then it was really not the best ending a drama could have had.

I do enjoy seeing Kim Nan-Gil in Hanbok after seeing him in the drama Queen Seon-Doek. I was really mad at how things ended in that drama. It was well thought of but then it was really not the best ending a drama could have had.

Kim Ah-Joong is one actress I really like. Just in a few minutes to the first episode, her presence was easily felt by me:) I believe it should be the same to even for someone that is not a fan of hers.

A short break from K-drama might be a bad decision. “Princess Agent” was a drama I started out of boredom…..

A short break from K-drama might be a bad decision. “Princess Agent” was a drama I started out of boredom…..

I was on the homepage of the site I watch Korean drama’s, when I came across this drama, Princess Agents. I was infatuated with the poster. I like when a female lead is powerful and strong in an Asian drama. This may be because it is a rare thing, and not because I am a hard core feminist sadly!. I guess I like uniqueness. I definitely do not hate seeing humans acting cute, I just hope they are not a woman’s “thing.”

Princess Agents is a long drama, but it is worth watching. It is a drama that one can fully enjoy the actions scenes knowing fully well they are super fake. I want to make a big guess that the budget for this drama compared to others was high, so the CG’s and the set are really high class. I enjoyed this drama until when it was more than 3/4 way gone. The dialogues that were pretty witty and smart before began to sound weak. In addition to that, my ships were not sailing. I wonder how I was able to think that the ship that has not sailed for over 55 episodes in a drama with 59 episodes will begin to sail around 57 or 58 episode! Everything told me to drop the drama, but the action scenes were just superb. I also felt leaving it was a waste. Drama lovers might understand where I am coming from.

There is an expectation for a season 2, so if everyone is alive and sound in it, my ships will definitely sail. I am never wrong in this area.

Kim Soo-Hyun in Real (리얼 2017)

Kim Soo-Hyun in Real (리얼 2017)

After seeing Kim soo-hyun in My Love From the Star, I have not seen him in anything else that interests me. When I first heard about this movie also, I did not get much interested in it until I I saw a video clip on tv.naver.com and also noticed it was going viral about how Sulli (fx) who acted along side Kim Soo-Hyun went a bit “too nude” for Real.

When I first started watching Real, I had to stop it after 15 minutes. I immediately felt it was not a movie to be watched over popcorn and soda. It was a movie I needed to pay attention to. It had strong images. “Strong images” to me are images/scenes that last on me for more than an hour sometimes a week after watching a movie. If it was a different actor that acted the character Kim Soo-Hyun acted, it would not have had so much “effect.” I am not looking at this so stated effect negatively, I am just wondering what he must have considered before acting this movie. It makes me respect him more as an actor. In South Korea, an actor that has the kind of image Kim Soo-Hyun has, and is loved by many people will have a lot to think before taking part in this movie. I saw a lot of negative comments. A lot of people were asking what he lacked that made him act such a movie. This sound of this might not make sense in English but it is almost an expression in Korean.

^^ the cinematography for Real agitated its effect. I guess they had to play with colors and lights since it was a psychological movie. Still, on the imaging, Kim Soo-Hyun was damn hot in here. His body was simply art, the reason I insist mentioning this under images. I guess I was a bit taken aback because I had always thought him to be a cutie. Nevertheless, this movie gave me the opportunity to respect Kim Soo-Hyun more as an actor.

I guessed at the end that some images would have diverted the message this movie was meant to initially pass to the audience. That is the one sad thing T_T.

Ongoing JTBC drama “Woman Of Dignity”

Ongoing JTBC drama “Woman Of Dignity”

I just finished watching episode 10 of this drama. I realized that I was so immersed in the drama that I could not do any other thing on my laptop while watching like I usually do. This drama is too good. Like I do not know the words that I will use for it. It is really one drama we have never seen in K-drama world. Everyone is superb in this drama. I am still drenched in all the mixed feelings this episode gave me that I am about to write using some curse words.

Kim Hee-Seon and Kim Sun-A are the main cast in the drama. This drama so far is doing well in exposing how the high-class couples in the high-class societies of Gangnam live. We have seen a lot of dramas about Koreas high-class societies. This is totally on a different level. The writers and directors were able to make cheating a topic that can be talked about over a cup of coffee by the victims of the act. This is because, some victims, usually the females understood their husbands because they too are cheating. Others could bear such act by their husbands because of their children. At the end of the day, no one was a victim, up till this point. The only person that is a victim now is Kim Hee-Seon. She just realized her husband is cheating on her. The most absurd this is that her husband is telling her he loves her that “his problem is the fact that he loves and and also loves the new woman so cannot divorce her.”

Kim Sun-A, a very important character here is still mysterious even at episode 10, meanwhile, the drama would end at episode 16. She is married to Kim Hee-Seon’s father-in-law. It is all part of her grand plan to enter the super high-class society. She came in as a maid. I am really glad I did not drop this drama.

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It is easy for a reader of this write-up to think that this drama is portraying a society of insanity. That is really not it. It is a drama anyone will want to try. Try not to drop it because of the first two episodes.

Top 5 dramas for the first half of 2017

Top 5 dramas for the first half of 2017

This is totally according to my taste, which I am sure will be similar to many other Korean drama lovers taste.

1)  Man To Man: I was super excited when I saw that Park Hae-Jin was the main cast for this drama. Man to Man is an action+romance drama (my best genre). Park  Hae-Jin played the character K who worked as a ghost agent for the country. He is so good at what he does. He made girls loved him when he had to use them to get their parents or anyone close to them. He became the bodyguard to the action actor Park Sung-Woo. They had this great bromance. He ended up falling for a Kim Min-Jung, who was very close to Park Sung-Woo. It was not his initial plan to do so though! I especially like this drama because the main guy was able to balance work and romance. He was not carried away by emotions. He was rather logical but was able to love properly.

 

2) Tomorrow With You: Shin Min-Ah and Lee Jae-Hoon are the main cast for this drama. This drama did not get good viewing ratings in Korea, however, the response from foreigners was not bad at all. Lee Jae-Hoon played the character of a guy that travels to the future after he escaped a subway accident where he lost his parents, because of Shin Min-Ah. He is able to see just 3 years ahead. It was due to the ‘fact’ that he could not live longer than 3 years with Shin Min-Ah. He had to marry Shin Min-Ah hoping for a change in their future. A lot of people did not watch this so I will spoil no more!

 

3) Chicago Typewriter: I had so many expectations for this drama. It did not really meet them. I guess I was still enticed by Goblin (도깨비) while I was watching it. The main cast here is Yoo Ah-In and Im Soo-Jung. This is another time travel drama.  Yoo Ah-In is a successful writer, and Im Soo-Jung was his big fan. Yoo Ah-In got a typewriter he saw and liked at a cafe in Chicago by post. Strange things began to happen. They began to find out about things that happened between them. Ko Kyung-Pyo played the ghost who was their friend in the past but did not “reincarnate.” He was seen by Yoo Ah-In for a while before Im Soo-Jung began to see him

 

4) Legend Of The Blue Sea: This might have been my number one drama. However, I decided to think if I would enjoy the drama without Lee Min-Ho. The main cast of the drama is Lee Min-Ho and Jeon Ji-Hyeon. What a great line up right? Jeon Ji-Hyeon was a mermaid who met Lee Min-Ho in Italy. Lee Min-Ho is a guy who left home, made it on his own. He is a high-class thief. They both meet after in Seoul, but he could not remember he met her in Italy because she kissed while they were in the sea, after she helped him escape being shot by diving off the cliff. He later found out who she was and got to know he needed to love her for her heart to continue beating. There were funny scenes when He developed the power to hear everything going on in her mind.

 

5) Chief Kim: This one is just really good. It is not just the genre I really love but It really is stress relieving. The Main cast in this drama is Nam Gung-Min. All other actors and actresses too played their roles perfectly. The writer and director managed to make every character important. Nam Gung-Min played the character of a smart guy who was only interested in making money. He all of a sudden became a hero after he slides off snow accidentally, preventing a woman that was about to be hit by a car from getting injured. He began to enjoy doing good things for people. Lee Jun-Ho of 2PM played an important role here. He did all he could to stop Nam Gung-Min from being good. There got found of each other around the end. There was a funny bromance later on!

Comment on what you think about this ranking!