Thank you for keeping your promise Robin!!!

I apologize profusely for doubting you but I have to admit I’m LOVING Her Private Life now..(up to ep 10)! The silliness is behind us and all we have is a delectable couple who sizzles on screen — too sweet for words — in love and not afraid to show it, in love and not afraid to say it.

I even like her alot more. I think she’s awesome in this role because the writers have wisely allowed her to keep those very traits that make her a fangirl into showing them as a woman in love. Why wouldn’t a girl who looks adoringly at an idol not look just as adoringly at the man she loves??? It’s so real and so in character. I take my hat off to them.

I confess that part of my problem was that the idol was so bland that the hysteria made no sense to me..but now I’ve come to see his genuine (almost impossible) sweetness and he just makes me smile — not swoon — just smile, but Ryan Gold… well that’s real idol material… worthy of many screaming fangirls..lol. They’d better give this actor another leading role..pronto..that’s all I can say..he’s been wasted long enough in supporting roles!

#her-private-life, #kim-jae-wook, #park-min-young

Lee Minki’s new drama “The Lies Within”

I was just curious as to whether we’d get to see it because it’s no longer a given is it? There are a couple of dramas that weren’t available to us so that makes me leery!! Fingers crossed!

#lee-minki, #lee-yoo-young, #the-lies-within

I can’t help but wish that this couple had kept it private

It seems that every time I look I see new and bizarre articles about the divorce of Gu Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun.

First of all it makes me sad to learn of it. I thought that they seemed very devoted and in tune, but what the heck does anyone know about another couple, especially one in the public eye? I do wish that they had kept their dirty laundry to themselves.

I understand that she might be angry and hurt and wanting to strike out at him and damage his career but in the end she’s hurting herself just as much!! More and more she’s appearing to be a woman with lots of problems and insecurities and he’s only looking more and more like a saint or a victim.

I know that it takes two and that neither one is probably accurate. I just wish that she had kept her dignity and just ended it as quietly and as quickly as possible, there is no way she will ever get him to want to return, and why she she even want someone who doesn’t want to be there??

It’s not a nice feeling to see two clearly unhappy people being the source of entertainment for everyone. I cringe for them…

 

#celebrity-news

First Impressions of “Her Private Life”

I decided to take the plunge on watching this..should anything happen (DF anyone??), besides I couldn’t hold off too long from watching our guy, Kim Jae-Wook in his first starring role where I’m POSITIVE he will finally get the girl!!

Frankly I’m on the fence about her; I don’t dislike her, don’t love her, so she really was a non-factor for me. OK, maybe I’m a bit jealous that she gets to star with all these hunks and gets paid for it..lol..never mind!! So..my sole reason for watching was for him, aka Ryan Gold.

It’s been a pleasure so far to enjoy his presence on my screen and as long as he’s on it..all is good. However..the rest of it has been disappointing so are. I just cannot connect with this silly storyline at all. The fact that a thirtysomething woman is gaga over this very ordinary and blah bland idol is simply silly and I just can’t accept this premis at all..I happily fastforward all these scenes as a sheer waste of time. Sadly that leaves very little left to interest me. I can see that it will improve now that they have more scenes together and I will continue watching just for this reason because I do see chemistry for sure but if it had been anyone else..I would be outta here pronto!! Sometimes you just want to be superficial and enjoy the eye candy you know???

#her-private-life, #kim-jae-wook, #park-min-young

On the Way to the Airport

Don’t ask me why but I decided to check out this “older” drama one day and was interested enough to keep on watching!! I’d ignored it (obviously), watching a drama about adultery didn’t really appeal, but I do like the main actors. In case you’re not aware — it’s about two married people who connect through a tragedy and find their bond becoming stronger and stronger. It’s about betrayal..guilt..truth and friendship.

I absolutely enjoyed it..haha! Some might find this drama a bit plodding.. slow.. but for me it was just right. Given the sensitivity of the issue I wasn’t sure how they could possibly win the audience over..and I expected that the writers would have made it easy to pick sides..in fact it was but not in the way I expected.

Of course our main couple is absolutely too good to be true..but I enjoyed watching someone involved in this marital betrayal and didn’t expect them to actually feel so “pure”. Of course I have issues with some things..don’t we always? But I loved the fact that nothing was a given..that the characters stayed true to themselves on the whole..it was beautifully filmed as a real bonus and I loved the sound track as well..

Thumbs up!!

#choi-yeo-jin, #jang-hee-jin, #kim-haneul, #kim-kwon, #kwon-kim, #lee-sang-yoon, #on-the-way-to-the-airport, #shin-sung-rok

One Spring Night – Series Review

Back on the kdrama bandwagon — I just finished watching One Spring Night, and I must say that I really enjoyed it. I know that it’s compared a lot with Something In the Rain, since it shares the same director and actor, but I actually enjoyed this much more!!

Of course..it was hard for me to accept the gravity of the obstacles that the main couple faced..our hero being a single dad being the most grave of them but it was about so much more. Han Ji Min did a fantastic job of portraying a strong woman who has vulnerabilities but also many strengths and is willing to fight for them..she’s not perfect..she admits it herself..but you would want someone like her in your corner. it’s also heartwarming to see how strong all the women are in this drama..no doormats to speak of..yeah!!! Refreshing and still interesting despite the fact that the traditional overbearing father did still make an appearance and it was fun to hate quite a few characters as well.

I liked the fact that though it was clear that their love was deep..it was also unsettling as a viewer because you weren’t quite sure all the way through if that was enough..it isn’t always in life is it? The supporting cast (actors and characters) was excellent as well..I really enjoyed discovering a new actor (Kim Joon Han) who I hope to see more of in future.

They did deserve an “F” for one thing..I don’t know about librarians in Korea but here they are no longer the stereotypical little old lady with white bun and glasses..lol..but that’s exactly what they were thinking when they made the poor girl up each morning..all she lacked was the white bun..I’ve never ever seen such a horrible wardrobe in my life..shame on them! What were they thinking?????

#han-ji-min, #jung-hae-in, #kim-joon-han, #one-spring-night, #series-review

Dazzling or Radiant or whatever title you prefer – Series Review

All I can say is…wow!

You know by now that I always like to check out dramas with unusual twists..like time travel..like body swapping..like returning from death to get a second chance..you get the idea..so when I came across this drama I naturally had to check it out. It’s only 12 episodes which was a plus and not a huge commitment. It also starred Han Ji Min whom I really love and Kim Hye-Ja whom I’ve never seen but read good things about. Oh..and of course Nam Joo Hyuk – not a star as an actor but definitely eye candy material.

So the synopsis is: a young girl..through the use of a magic watch- in trying to save her father – suddenly finds herself robbed of her youth and wakes up in the body of an old woman.  Very inconvenient, especially when she was on the verge of a beautiful love story with our hero (who btw has his own sad past to deal with).

Watching this drama was a wonderful gift. I loved almost every aspect of it. I loved the shifting perspectives..especially the unique perspective of a young girl experiencing the difficulties of aging and not being afraid to share those frustrations. I loved how this drama explored deep friendships..how it explored complicated family dynamics. I loved that alot of the cast were older actors who were such fun to watch. I was especially impressed with Kim Hye-Ja who was able to make me feel the young girl supposedly within her. I loved that I got much much more than I was expecting. There were funny moments..there were light moments..there were sad moments..there were heartbreaking and unbearably dark moments.

I’m so sad that it’s over but I’m hunting for more from this writer and director..that speaks for itself doesn’t it??

#han-ji-min, #kim-hye-ja, #nam-joo-hyuk, #radiant, #son-ho-joon, #the-light-in-your-eyes