First Impression: OH MY GEUM BI

vlcsnap-2016-11-23-14h20m30s497This is so good! I didn’t really had any plans to watch this but I read some positive reviews on it so I decided to give it a try and I’m glad I did.

Basically it’s about Geum Bi who goes to find her dad after her Aunt leaves her on her own. It’s her first time seeing her dad, and Hwi Chul has no idea who’s Geum Bi or who her mother is.

The story seems simple enough – irresponsible parents and Geum Bi, a smart child, who will be diagnosed with dementia later on.

Part of the reason why I didn’t want to watch this was because its inevitable that it would make me shed a lot of tears – and I’m already regretting my decision but I guess shedding tears for a good drama is a good thing. No Pain No Gain.

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First Impression: WEIGHTLIFTING KIM BOK JOO

vlcsnap-2016-11-21-07h45m03s793I didn’t have much expectations for this, but YAY! I found the first two episodes refreshing and fun! Kim Bok Joo and friends are adorable and cute. Most of the casts are familiar, but fresh faces.

They have your typical school-bullying dynamics, but it’s not too intense in any way. At least our female lead has the physical strength. Lee Sung Kyung is doing an amazing job actually.

I just find the whole drama really warm and cute and it feels like it’s been quite a while since the last youth drama, so this is nice for a change. And Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung has some really cute chemistry!!!

But my most favorite is the three friends. GOSH they are so cute!!! Do you like Messi?

Will be looking forward for more❤

First Impression: LEGEND OF THE BLUE SEA

vlcsnap-2016-11-21-07h31m13s547Finally? The trailers looked wacky and I was excited for this but….the first two episodes did not match my expectations.

I’m not sure how to describe the drama so far, but I found it boring and a little unfocused? First of all the historical portion is  confusing. I know that it’s supposed to be something like a “reflection” of the present, how in the past, a mermaid and a human know each other and fell in love and created a bond.

However, I find that having that small portion in the two episodes was confusing and made us shift focus back and forth. I just thought that it might have been more effective if they showed all of the historical portions in the first episode followed by present time.

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First Impression: ROMANTIC DOCTOR

vlcsnap-2016-11-21-07h29m59s335Yes! Finally something to watch on Mon-Tue. I’m not watching any of the other Mon-Tue dramas and I’m glad that at least Romantic Doctor suits me.

I’m not sure how to review this yet – but I did liked the first four episodes. However, I find that medical dramas are hard to classify them too early because usually they either turn too politically centered, or too romantically centered.

However, for the first four episodes, I would say it’s balanced quite well. I do love the medical scenes and found it sufficient.

I’ve got to say that the romance moved at super speed. I was taken aback for sure, but I guess its not such a bad thing after all. Now we could skip all the initial love stages in most dramas, and focus more on story.

I love the characters and how they are so different from each other. And I love the whole mystery surrounding Master Kim and the usual question – the best or a good doctor?

Don’t disappoint drama!

REVIEW: Novoland, The Castle in the Sky

vlcsnap-2016-11-09-22h12m12s271Alright, I’m not sure how should I go about reviewing this. I started this because it looked interesting and someone recommended me to give it a try.

It was interesting initially, but I can’t deny that there are a lot of things which made me frustrated. I’m glad it was only 28 episodes long and I didn’t have to waste more time on it.

In fact, when it comes to chinese historical or wuxia dramas, I have a little bit more patience in me, maybe because I grew up watching these kinds of dramas.

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REVIEW: Jealousy Incarnate

vlcsnap-2016-11-15-06h49m27s265Finished Jealousy Incarnate!

I love this drama! It was quirky, unique and funny! There isn’t much to say about the drama, just that you have to be in “the mood” to watch it, to fully enjoy it.

I’m not sure about others, but for me, I have to have a certain mood to watch this. It wasn’t exactly a drama I could just watch anytime, anywhere. But every time when I watch it, it leaves me laughing like a mad woman.

The characters are all crazy. And I like that❤

I would recommend this for anyone who wants a good laugh. But, be warned, it’s not your straight up romance comedy.

 

REVIEW: On the way to the Airport

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I finally finished On The Way To The Airport! It’s an amazing feat because I’ve been so busy lately it’s so hard to catch up and finish a drama.

Overall, I thought the drama was good. It had this certain consistent mood throughout that there wasn’t any moment which I thought was randomly added or thrown in. I watched this basically without any expectations but I do find it pretty decent.

However, as the theme of the drama is about two married individuals being attracted to each other, it might make some viewers uncomfortable.

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[REVIEW] Chihayafuru (Film & Anime)

vlcsnap-2016-10-22-08h54m35s595I watched the movie out of curiosity. The casts looks great so I was tempted to give it a try though I didn’t have much idea on what the film was about. And that was one of the best decision I’ve made. It was a great movie and I loved it!

Basically it’s about Chihaya, a high school girl who is crazy about Karuta, a Japanese card game. She wants to start a karuta team in school, so that one day, she could reunite with her childhood friends, Arata and Taichi. Taichi ends up in the same high school as her, and she asks him to join her.

The movie has two parts – part one focuses on Chihaya starting a karuta club in school and recruiting 4 other members before joining a competition. Part 2 of the movie is Chihaya & Taichi’s “quest” to find the reason why Arata stopped playing karuta, and more matches.

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POV DISCUSSION: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Ep 10 & 11

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Things take a nasty turn and tears are shed. The latest episode where Court Lady Oh sacrificed herself is nothing short of beautiful. Loyalties and feelings are tested against reality and in this important moment is where everyone shows their true colors and their choices.

Will this be the turning point in the drama?

There are a couple of things which happened, such as 8th prince turning his back on Hae Soo and Court Lady Oh’s death. I would expect Hae Soo to finally understand that life is the palace is not as easy as it may seem. Court Lady Oh’s death is more than enough reason for her to finally learn the hard way that every step in the palace is like walking on thin ice.

It doesn’t matter how sincere, kind or loyal you are. It doesn’t matter what kind of person you are, as long as you are living in the palace, anything and anyone could be used against you. One wrong move, even if it isn’t yours, could mean death. And sometimes, having unnecessary attention can bring death as well.

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