Hotel Del Luna, First Impressions

She’s a warrior of old, damned to manage this hotel of the dead for who knows how long. He’s a young man who’s father promised him to her 20 yrs before when he stumbled into the hotel, being somewhere between life and death. I must say that Oh Ji Ho is still very handsome to me, and he has great comedic timing although I think he should ALWAYS be a romantic lead in romantic mode, lol.

The first episode got pretty much to the point in letting us know what’s going on with the hotel, but the why is a mystery. The heroine is very pretty, and our hero is much more handsome than he looks in the promos for this drama. I’m guessing this is going to be a series of episodic stories related to the deaths of the characters involved, and where good and evil—— and their consequences prevail. Nice mix of fantasy with the real. Hope I like this!

#hotel-del-luna, #iu, #lee-ji-eun, #oh-ji-ho, #yeo-jin-goo

Should We Kiss First – Initial thoughts

The more I watched Sketch the more I realized that this is the kind of drama which I can definitely pick up at any time and use as “filler” between dramas and so I went looking for something different and stumbled upon this drama totally by accident. It’s about 40 episodes (but since they’re 30 minutes it’s only 20 and I like the shorter episodes).

My eye was caught by the synopsis: 4 middle aged adults who have lost their faith in love. Well that sounded promising and I was really in the mood to watch something about relationships after watching Mi Ahjussi — rather than choreographed fight scenes!

I had no idea that Kim Sun-a was in it till I started watching it and oh my goodness what a treat she is. How could I forget her special kind of magic on screen? She has that ability to do comedy and tragedy equally well and I realize how much I’ve missed her. When she is vulnerable I just want to wrap her up and comfort her and when she’s funny I just want to laugh along with her. I don’t recognize her co-star though. He looks pretty ordinary when you first see him but after looking past that I find that he has a nicely expressive face that doesn’t need dialogue to give me the message that he’s trying to convey. It also stars Oh Ji Ho and Park Se Yeon who aren’t shabby either and provide excellence to the drama I think.

The set up is so familiar. He lives upstairs and she lives in the downstairs apartment, and they feud with each other long before they actually meet. It reminds me very much of the Chinese drama whose name totally escapes me — Robin I know you saw it, it’s about two divorce lawyers living in the same building battling it out till love took over? Sorry to be so vague..anyhow I’ve watched the first 5 episodes and have loved them — fingers crossed that it will continue to please!

#kam-woo-sung, #kim-sun-a, #oh-ji-ho, #park-se-yeon, #should-we-kiss-first