Finished “I’m Not a Robot”

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A charming romcom that really made me laugh out loud at times. Though the premise is ludicrous, the leads are so cute together and the supporting cast is adorable, too.
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#chae-soo-bin, #i-am-not-a-robot, #uhm-ki-joon, #yoo-seung-ho

End of (Itaewon) Class

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The word that comes to mind is… annoying.

By the end I was chafing for it to be over. Once again I am stunned that this achieved such stellar ratings! It’s probably my fault. I came away from this drama with the feeling that these were all one-dimensional comic book characters when they are INDEED comic book characters so I shouldn’t be complaining. Yet I did and I do.

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#itaewon-class, #kim-da-mi, #kwon-nara, #park-seo-joon, #yoo-jae-myung

“Itaewon Class” — Ep. 1

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Omo. The end of Episode 1 is INTENSE!

I don’t even know which way I want it to go at this point!! 😱

#itaewon-class, #kim-da-mi, #kwon-nara, #park-seo-joon, #yoo-jae-myung

Finished ‘My Mister’

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You guys are so horrible. How could you tell me to watch this. So chock full of unpleasant characters of dubious morality I could barely get past the first episode, yet when I finally did…
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#iu, #lee-ji-eun, #lee-sun-kyun, #my-ahjussi, #my-mister

The Villain in Eccentric! Chef Moon!

I loathe, detest, abhor, downright HATE the man! They’d better have a KNOCKDOWN fit for a King for his devious arse! Anyhoo, I’ve liked this actor, Ahn Nae Sang, in quite a few other dramas. He’s a veteran with an impressive movie and drama history, so disliking him intensely is pretty easy, thanks to his acting chops lol.

#ahn-nae-sang, #eccentric-chef-moon, #eric-mun, #go-won-hee

Eccentric! Chef Moon! – 1st ep

Smart drama! Lots in the 1st ep to keep you interested enough to want more.

He’s a Chef of course, an accomplished and famous one. She’s also accomplished, as a fashion designer, albeit an anorexic one who keeps her true identity hidden. There’s mystery, intrigue, bad guys, good guys, happiness, sorrow and an unusual surprise for our hero——all in ep 1! Eric has matured and I like it! Jury’s still out on the heroine, but she’s definitely got my attention!

#eccentric-chef-moon, #eric-mun, #go-won-hee

Taking a page out of Robin’s honeybee activities

I did check out Encounter a couple of weeks ago. I guess I must be in the mood for the older dramas while I wait for new ones to end. I did have my reservations about it..simply because I couldn’t see that the pairing would work well..While I have no problem seeing Song Hye Kyo as the older, damaged, emotionless heroine (frankly I’ve never really felt any warmth from her in her dramas anyway so this seemed a perfect fit) I just have problems with our hero Park Bo-gum. It’s not only because of his age..and of course that IS one of the obvious obstacles…it’s that to me he seems sooo young..like a little puppy dog with his bright smile and sunny persona..that..while I can totally believe that he would make a difference in her life..it’s hard for me to accept that she would have a romantic interest in him. Like I said..it’s not only because of his age..because there are other actors who are the same age but are able to bring a maturity and intensity to a role that goes far beyond a number but I don’t see it here.

I’ve seen three episodes already and nothing has changed my mind about it really. HE is just too much of a Pollyana and I’m not sure how I’ll react when their relationship moves from friendship to romance..maybe I’ll be surprised but maybe not. The usual wicked mother in laws are here..the usual gossips are here..the usual fight for takeovers are here..but there are unrealistic aspects which just don’t gel for me.

Now there is an actor who has caught my fancy and whom I would have preferred in the main lead (Jang Seung Jo) I’ve seen him before in minor roles and have always remembered him and I think that if he had been cast as the hero I would have bought into this couple alot easier.

I’m not saying that I’ll drop it for now..but I’m not making any promises in future.

#encounter, #jang-seung-jo, #park-bo-gum, #song-hye-kyo

If I Keep Starting New Shows How Will I Ever Finish Any?

Or, “I’m going crazy with my viewing list and greedy watching habits (and I don’t mind one damn bit)!” Mood: Unrepentant.

Is it really a problem if you’re watching over 8 different dramas at the same time? For me, it’s definitely the right thing right now. I’m going to paraphrase the (highly sexist) King Mongkut from “The King and I” and describe it like this: “Because it is natural. It is like old Siamese saying. A girl drama is like a blossom, with honey for just one man any viewer. A man is I am like a honey bee and (that will) gather all she can. To fly from blossom to blossom a honey must be free.”

This means that I’m sipping a lot of honey! Like the delicious Tale of Nokdu, with Jang Dong-yoon a surprisingly effective kkot-minam (flower boy) hiding out from assassins with Kim So-hyun in a village for widows. I’m halfway thru and it’s entertaining and a feast for the eyes. What’s not to love about that mix?

When I want something fluffier (yes, even fluffier than that, because: assassins), I turn to My Roommate Is A Detective for a dose of Republican(ish) era mystery/comedy and Zhang Yunlong (yes, I know Hu Yitian is the main lead, but really, watch an episode and you’ll know what I’m talking about!) The cases are fairly lightweight, the tone puts me in mind of Tientsin Mystic in some ways, and it’s fun to watch them work around Shanghai Film Park (ah, the nostalgia!)

When I’m looking for something more thought-provoking I turn on another episode of the too-short (13 episodes) Some Day Or One Day which happens to be the first Taiwanese drama in a while, and it’s very good. It’s a very clever blend of mystery, transmigration, loss and love and friendship. I’m parceling out each episode because I don’t want it to end.

I’ve started Sleuth Of the Ming Dynasty but it’s not a sure thing I’ll continue with it at this time as it’s tonally similar in a case-solving episodic, young genius, hot police muscle-type partner (albeit different time period) to Roommate. Maybe later?

After all, there’s the new drama coming out with Lee Min-ho, and Hyena has uploaded all of its episodes and oh yes, there’s a new police drama AND period drama with Wang Kai! I’m most interested in the former, Hunting. Can you blame me?

And these are just a few (really) of the shows I’m watching! Like I always say, “Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t!” Or, sometimes you feel like a Joseon cutie, sometimes you feel like a brainteaser, sometimes you feel like fluff, and so on.

On a site note for our writers, I’ve uploaded a number of show images for current and upcoming dramas to illustrate your posts, so remember to check out the media gallery for options 🙂

#alice-ke, #greg-han, #hu-yitian, #jang-dong-yoon, #kim-so-hyun, #my-roommate-is-a-detective, #patrick-shih, #sleuth-of-the-ming-dynasty, #some-day-or-one-day, #tale-of-nokdu, #xiao-yan, #zhang-guang-chen, #zhang-yunlong

Finished “Live Up to Your Name”

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Started off pretty silly, with both characters semi-unlikable for different reasons, but man, after these two fell in love they sent my heart soaring!!

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#joseon, #kim-ah-joong, #kim-nam-gil, #live-up-to-your-name, #time-travel

Eric!

I really want to start “Eccentric! Chef Moon“! Because it’s Eric!

#eccentric-chef-moon, #eric-mun