[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


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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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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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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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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