Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Don't you love it when you stumble across a really good drama purely by chance? Well, that's how my love affair with Lego Li and In a Good Way began last week. I was lamenting the stack of unfinished end-of-year assignments I had yet to complete at work and, naturally, procrastinating getting some of it done at home by scrounging around for a new drama to watch.
I'd just decided to drop Golden Rainbow when the makjang got to be too much and Mr. Li just looked so handsome in the poster for IaGW that I had to see what it was all about. The first five minutes into Episode 1 and I was hooked.
As always, you can watch In a Good Way here.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Friday dramas are a growing trend in the Korean drama landscape. What was once a night for news, documentaries and variety television has now started to become filled with prime time drama slots that are free from the heated ratings competition of the rest of the week. The second such drama that I've been exposed to comes in the form of Unemployed Romance, starring Lee Young-ah as down-and-out writer IM SEUNG-HEE and her ex-boyfriend KIM JONG-DAE played by Namgoong Min.
You can check out this first episode of Unemployed Romance at DramaFever, here!
Sunday, September 22, 2013
I'll be gone until October 5th because of the dreaded soul-killing beast known as the LSAT, i.e. the Law School Admission Test. I haven't studied NEARLY as much as I should have, but with work and yah know, life, the motivation factor has been hard to maintain.
Wish me luck. Let's hope I make it out with my sanity still mostly intact.
I'll be back by the 6th or 7th, depending on whether the test actually kills me or not.
Monday, June 24, 2013
I'm kind of a masochist, I think. I got a job last week (yay!), but now I'm picking up a show to recap. One that's nearly done airing. Why? I dunno. I couldn't tell you. Probably because I hate having me time. -__-
Watch this episode at DramaFever!
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Wow, talk about delays. Sorry this has taken so long, but the last semester of college really got in the way. Now, considering I'm unemployed, I have plenty of time to watch dramas and write recaps (hopefully), and the second episode of Switch Girl!! is not a bad way to start my (hopefully short) vacation.
This episode doesn't disappoint, and shows the format of the series pretty well--mostly episodic with a couple of larger arcs thrown in at the end. Today's dilemma involves saving Nika's innocent friend from the clutches of a playboy.
Monday, June 10, 2013
I never thought I would see the day that I'd be excited to write about this series, but dramas have proven me wrong time and again in the past and this is no different. This particular remake of the manga of the same name has turned out to be a fresher and more likeable take on the classic story than either of the other versions I've seen.
You can watch Itazura Na Kiss ~ Love in Tokyo on DramaFever!
Monday, June 3, 2013
So, You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin! has aired just over half its allotted episodes by now and I figured I should weigh in with at least some kind of opinion on it since I'm still watching. Anyone that follows this blog knows about my plight with family dramas and longer shows in general, but considering this is the first time I've kept up with one as it airs live, there's a good chance I'll probably finish it. (Maybe.) (I hope.) (Please, Drama Gods?)
Side note: I'm going into this review under the impression that those who are reading it know all the principle characters.
Also, remember, you can watch You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin! on DramaFever.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
So, I've been cleaning my apartment for the last couple of days to prepare for family coming over for my college graduation. Normally, when I overhaul my apartment like this, I do it while listening to my favorite soundtracks as opposed to leaving the TV on or a movie playing. It's better therapy for me (for whatever reason) to just mindlessly sing along to whatever song is playing while I wash dishes or fold clothes.
So, I've been listening to a lot of Lenka of late after hearing her on You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin! and Grouplove after last summer's Sprout in preparation for summer coming up this year (which, it hasn't yet... even Florida's been hanging out in the 60s every night lately...). But I got to thinking about summer dramas in general and how I always used to listen to the unofficial Coffee Prince soundtrack (via Dramabeans) when I was a freshman and working on design projects, and realized I needed to dig up my old CDs with the songs on them so I could clean to those instead.
Come to find out, first, that I don't have the discs up here at uni with me and that, second, the soundtrack links are all broken on the DB website so I can't even re-download them. Needless to say, I sat on my couch pouting for a while as I mourned, and then spent a couple of hours going through all my closets trying to find the discs. Luckily, I had one of them tucked into a stack of CDs in my car which will tide me over until I can get home in a couple of weeks and find the rest of the discs.
Lesson learned? Put all your music into storage on the internet. There are reasons why CDs are obsolete!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Ohh, Saengchori... Saengchori, Saengchori, Saengchori... It's been a while since a show left me unclear as to how I felt about it after the credits rolled, but this one seems to have done it. To say that I think it suffered from bad writing would probably be only partly true, because it was really problems in the plot that made it go wonky towards the end.
As usual, this review has many a spoiler attached, which is particularly important to note for this show, which revolved around a murder mystery. Just a heads up!
Last note: This post will debut my new review system. I've added a couple of sections, and each one now gets its own score, which I average at the bottom to give you my overall technical score for the show. I figure that's a better way to go than just giving out arbitrary numbers for ratings--this holds me accountable for the scores I'm giving with plenty of reasoning behind them to back them up.
Watch Once Upon a Time in Saengchori on DramaFever!