A New Leaf

I was browsing and came across this older drama. I had always meant to watch it because of Kim Myun Min and thought that this would be the perfect time since I just enjoyed his performance in A Miracle We Met. Have you seen it?

I’m only a few episodes in and of course have had to endure the usual courtroom cringeworthy moments and workroom antics but that’s not why I’m here so it doesn’t bother me much. I’m here for KMM, who does an exception job (as usual) portraying the unlikeable, ambitious shark with no conscience who was stopped in his tracks due to an accident. The subsequent amnesia is, of course, the reason for the rest of the story to unfold in a totally different way than he had anticipated. He’s lost none of his courtroom brilliance but he suddenly seems to have found a conscience of sorts and is looking inward at his past actions..doesn’t seem like he likes himself very much. This begs the question: can amnesia REALLY change your whole personality like this? It’s convenient in a kdrama of course but real life? Hmmmm..

The female lead is played by Park Min Young (WHY does she get all the luck..lol??)..I’m not crazy about her so far but no doubt she will be a positive influence on our grumpy lawyer. Excellent supporting cast as well..makes me appreciate how well I’ve come to know most of these korean actors.

#a-new-leaf, #chae-jung-ahn, #kim-myung-min, #kim-sang-joong, #park-min-young

FINISHED Man to Man and on to My Secret Romance!

All I can say is…good riddance! So glad that’s finally over..I hope that these actors choose their next projects more wisely because this one was definitely forgettable..not even the ending episode could save it..in fact it irritated me even MORE..lol!!

I needed something to wash that nasty taste from my mouth and remembered this one which is short and hopefully sweet! I know that tc ended up enjoying it at any rate..so I watched the first two episodes and am so glad I did because they were just what I needed! Light fluff..familiar characters..spoiled chaebol son who needs to grow up..unlucky misfit of a girl who has her own issues..those “fated” and continuous meetings..there were a couple of scenes where I did burst out laughing they were so over the top! You were so right tc..things happened pretty fast indeed. Second episode doesn’t make us like this guy any more than we did in the first episode..he STILL needs to grow up and learn to treat people better and I guess now will be her chance to make sure that he does because..all the laws of dramaland are in full swing and where ELSE would she land a job..but at HIS company..lol??? I do like his secretary though..nice to see one that isn’t browbeaten..in fact..the shoe seems to be on the other foot..at last..SOMEthing different. Looking forward to more silliness…..

#chae-jung-ahn, #jung-man-shik, #kim-min-jung, #man-to-man, #man-x-man, #park-hae-jin, #park-sung-woong

Man X Man – Thru ep 14

So close… Close to the ending, close to having a plot that made sense (or that we cared about), close to having a little bit of chemistry between the leading man and lady… And so far! Spoilers after the jump.

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#chae-jung-ahn, #jung-man-shik, #kim-min-jung, #man-to-man, #man-x-man, #park-hae-jin, #park-sung-woong

Man to Man – beginning with a bit of a struggle

I don’t know why, but it’s been like pulling teeth trying to get through the first 2 episodes. Maybe it’s my mood, maybe I shouldn’t watch it late at night when I’m tired, but I just kept nodding off and giving up and it took me three nights to get to the end of ep 1. I think part of it is that I’m confronted with over the top situations and I instantly start rolling my eyes.

Of course our lad looks amazing in this – finally a haircut I love! He looks super cool and super sophisticated in those dark suits and those dark sunglasses too – what’s not to love? I’m not sure I like this heroine – her look or her mannerisms – but it wouldn’t be the first time, so I’m willing to be patient. I love our villain but I think it’s because I love the actor. I can’t say I know any of these characters at all and maybe that’s why I can’t connect with them. Of course at episode two that’s a given. I’m thawing a bit now and hope to continue and become more involved. I really want to feel something and to root for them but I’m not there yet.

#chae-jung-ahn, #kim-min-jung, #man-to-man, #man-x-man, #park-hae-jin, #park-sung-woong, #yoon-jung-hoon

Man to Man in the horizon…

Hi chingus,

I’m almost at the point where I have to pause for Suspicious Partner and so I’m looking for my next drama. I think we mentioned Man to Man so I was thinking of starting it in a day or so. Are you interested in making it a group watch? I’m happy to wait a little if you want to wrap things up with other things… course if you had other suggestions I’m definitely open and flexible!

#chae-jung-ahn, #kim-min-jung, #man-to-man, #man-x-man, #park-hae-jin, #park-sung-woong, #yoon-jung-hoon