Chief of Staff

I had forgotten about this one but I knew that I wanted to see it so I started up on it. Other than the fact that it’s all about power and politics and the struggle to keep the power and get some more..I can’t tell you very much about it..other than the fact that I’m still enjoying it!!

This is the official synopsis: “The story of politicians and their aides who try to climb up the political ladder. “..normally that wouldn’t pull me in but I did want to see Shin Mina and Lee Jung Jae so here I am. I find that I don’t really NEED to know exactly what is happening..I’m more interested in seeing HOW sneaky..HOW manipulative…HOW ambitious and ruthless these people can be. THere’s enough tension to keep the audience entertained..we all know who we’re rooting for but I guess the question will be..does our hero even deserve our support? He’s no pristine character either and he has his own methods to get what he wants. THe characters are all driven by the same ambitious motivations but there is one character who is driven by other sentiments and I think this is where we go to get a breather from this nasty environment..

I’m only on ep 4 but look forward to watching the rest!

Camelia

 

p.s. this reminds me so much of Punch and I LOVED that one!!!

Her Private Life – all finished and I’m left

with a smile on my face! Sure..the last couple of episodes might not have been necessary since there was hardly any plot advancement..and sure..the last wrinkle seemed unnecessary..but I can indulgently forgive because I truly enjoyed watching our hero shine. Normally I do not enjoy dramas which resolves relationships so early in the drama..I usually get bored after that but this was the exception to my rule. I so enjoyed their interactions that it didn’t really matter one bit..I could watch him all day..lol..and my memories will all be about him..as per this perfect video which highlights a totally different side which I did not expect. He is usually so solemn and dramatic and unbearably vulnerable..loved seeing this playful, human side of him:

 

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