DISCUSSION: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (Historical background)

Okay, it’s time to get to work. The best part about BBJX was that the famous battle for the throne can be read online and there’s plenty of information which works the same way as a drama synopsis.

So I did a little digging into Goryeo’s history to see what we can find. There wasn’t much information available honestly – so it doesn’t help much and we still don’t know what’s in store for us in the drama.

Those watching the drama and do not wish to read spoilers – DON’T CONTINUE READING

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POV DISCUSSION: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Ep 8 & 9

vlcsnap-2016-09-21-18h11m08s051Yes! This was what I was waiting for! Finally~

Things gets more interesting and exciting as Hae Soo finally realizes that 4th is Gwangjong of Goryeo, who is known to be a cruel ruler. Complicated emotions and relationships; consequences of every little action…

Will she just stand and do nothing, or will she try to change fate? But the real question is whether they can avoid fate…?

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FINAL REVIEW: W – Two Worlds

vlcsnap-2016-09-17-14h00m18s460I stopped watched W a few weeks back actually, at Episode 10, but managed to catch up and finished the last episode today.

I have mixed feelings about the drama. It started out really good but somehow along the way, it was very hard to keep up with the drama. That was one of the reason why I stopped watching it for a while before getting back to it.

However, it doesn’t mean that the story is bad or anything like that. In fact, I do think that the quality of the drama is great from start to finish. The graphics and execution were all amazing.

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POV DISCUSSION: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Ep 6 & 7

vlcsnap-2016-09-14-13h40m55s635I feel that things are finally starting to move forward but I’m still not sure what kind of drama Scarlet Heart Ryeo wants to be. I’ll discuss about this in a while.

So Hae Soo finally enters the palace, though it was really weird that she was betroth to the King. Well, at least we know the King was only doing it for political reasons and not that he really needed another wife.

I’m still confused by Ji Mong’s existence. I’m not sure what kind of role he’s supposed to be in the drama. Will he just simply be the astronomer? Or is the drama trying to make him a character which knows Hae Soo is from the future – or something along those lines?

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Drinking Solo Ep 1 & 2


I was excited when I heard that they will be doing something similar to “Let’s Eat” but shifting it to drinks instead. I actually adored Let’s Eat and even though I don’t drink, I think having a drama about characters enjoying drinking is refreshing for a change!

I loved the first two episodes. Most of the characters have been introduced and I love the different and quirky characters! There’s a good sense of humor and the drama seems promising as a whole.

Nope – we don’t have ‘commercial moments’ of characters downing drinks like how Let’s Eat did with all the food. Instead the moment is shown usually at the end of the day, when the characters are resting and having their own “me” time. Sweet.

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POV DISCUSSION: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Ep 4 & 5

vlcsnap-2016-09-09-08h49m01s822Are we finally getting somewhere?

And I’m back with another discussion on the latest two episodes of Scarlet Heart Ryeo. I find that we’re finally getting somewhere though I still feel that it could have done much more to the story.

We’re 5 episodes in and looking back, there isn’t much story development so far. I still find the pace a little bit too slow for my liking and I wished we have gotten here much sooner. Not forgetting that this is a 21-episode sageuk so I think wishing the plot to move along at a quicker pace is not entirely unreasonable.

I find myself bored at certain scenes where some of the characters just exchanges dialogues which doesn’t add much story or impact to the plot.

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REVIEW: The Good Wife

vlcsnap-2016-08-30-23h01m08s550The Good Wife is a great drama. It feels sad to see the drama end and who knows if they are ever going to continue with the rest of the seasons, but it was a great run and I’m so glad I watched it.

It feels nothing like your Korean legal dramas, or at least nothing like I’ve watched. All of the casts did a great job!

Actually, I have nothing except for praises for the drama❤

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Ep 1 – 3

vlcsnap-2016-08-31-01h10m30s833The much awaited drama, Scarlet Heart Ryeo, finally aired and I’m…. not liking it. There are a few different reasons why I didn’t like it and I won’t deny that I’m probably a little bias towards it since it is after all an adaptation of popular Chinese drama, Bu Bu Jing Xin. I think they did mention they were using the novel and not the drama – but either way, the novel and the Chinese drama is pretty similar.

First of all, way before the drama aired, I was already worried due to the casts. Sure, it’s great eye candy – but whether the actors have the capabilities to bring out the individual roles is a different thing.

It’s impossible for me not to compare Scarlet Heart Ryeo with Bu Bu Jing Xin. As much as I try to, I cannot help it. So I’m pretty sure people get annoyed at me trying to pinpoint all the things Scarlet Heart Ryeo didn’t manage to get right, but that’s okay. I understand and even I think I might sound a little overbearing when discussing about this drama.

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LeeJIN Drama Updates (26 Aug)

I was considering to upload individual posts on the recent dramas but I think it would be easier for me to just write up one post.

There are a couple of dramas which aired but I didn’t blog about them and I just wanted to take this opportunity (as i have some time now) to share what I feel about some of the dramas I’m currently watching🙂

Mainly on – Let’s Fight Ghost, W, The Good Wife, Age of Youth, Cinderella & Four Knights and Moonlight by the Clouds.

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SERIES REVIEW: Dear My Friends

vlcsnap-2016-08-05-09h07m26s717My Love of 2016❤

I know we still have about 4 months to go before the end of 2016 and there are still dramas I’m anticipating, but I pretty sure that Dear My Friends is on the top of my list of favorite 2016 dramas.

Dear My Friends isn’t exactly the kind of drama I would eagerly pick up. There were a lot of things I considered before actually watching it. I didn’t think that a drama about a group of old friends would be that interesting and despite the good reviews at the start, I was still skeptical.

But I decided to give it a try and it was probably the best decision I made. It was a truly enjoyable and wonderful drama, there aren’t even enough words to express how much I absolutely loved it.

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