This is already 5 months too late because I got so busy with life (school, internship, organization, personal), but I suppose I should still post it since I pretty much wrote a lot already.
Officially, in this site, I have been writing about dramas for almost two years now. But considering that I started in 2nd year high school, then that will be six years in total. (And I have been watching dramas since I was in Grade 2, so that accounts to almost 12 years of being an Asian drama fan–damn, I’m old.). One might wonder why I spend such time sitting in front of my laptop typing to the wee hours of the night when I could just spend those watching more shows, or maybe going out with friends. It’s a valid consideration, but I guess what I have always found delightful in writing these year-end reviews are not so much for people to read it, but for me to revisit the year that flew by. Every season offers a variety of shows to choose from, and it is always a delight to see how the industry tries on new trends in order to keep up with the changing audience. It is also laudable how some still attempts to maintain the old tropes because they fondly remind people of the wonderful earlier days. That said, it had been a good year, and as long as I feel strongly for these shows as I have in the past years, then that is a sure sign that I consistently love it still, and will probably do in the years to come. (P.S. Didn’t have a chance to edit, so all mistakes are mine!)
2015 Year-end review can be found here.
SPOILERS AHEAD though. Read at your own risk!
Continue reading “ Year-end review – Still in a relationship with dramas”
Oh Hae-young Again literally came out of nowhere for me. I’ve only barely heard anything about it, and was not even planning to pick it up, until I randomly downloaded it and thought that the pilot episode was pretty decent. By the 2nd episode, I was hooked; until the finale, I’d stay up late into the night for the raw copy of the episode and watch without subs. It was all I wanted to be for a romance drama, and then some. Within its world are people who are, in one way or another, broken and lost; all tangled up somehow in a certain trick of fate. At the center of it all is a man and a woman at different ends of emotional extremes—he, leading a miserable life with so much pent-up anger and inability to express emotion; she, fearless and had always kept her heart on her sleeve. Their relationship seems impossible and problematic, yet it only takes one courageous charge for happiness to be together. And while there were a little missteps, I reached the end of the drama satisfied and filled with love for this amazing show. I wouldn’t change anything else. || Rating (How rate it/How I liked it): 9/10.
(NOTE: The post contains spoilers. Read at your own risk).
Continue reading “[Series review]: Oh Hae-young Again—a dance between life and death”
I’m just dropping by for a quick mid-series review for this show, and not in a good way. It is still giving me the same frustrations I had over it back when I started. I honestly don’t know if it’s still going to pick up and give me something here. Come on, Show, you surely won’t waste this chance to be awesome with two great leads in tow, right?
Continue reading “[Episode Squee]: Bubblegum—Midseries frustration”
I was not aware of this photoshoot until of late, and it’s doing things to me. In fact, in Reply 1988, this was one of the reasons why I had a feeling Sun-woo (Go Kyung-pyo) actually likes Bora (Ryu Hye-young), and the show’s just leading us on to believe that he likes Deok-sun romantically. Anyway, I find these two cute together and I am totally rooting for them as the second couple in the show. (Photos were published, September 2015, in Cosmopolitan Korea)
Continue reading “In photos: Go Kyung-pyo and Ryu Hye-young are sizzling for Cosmopolitan”