Friday, December 12, 2014

Pinocchio Episodes 9-10: Angel

I’m not sure where to start on this week’s episodes. These two episodes took a decent punch and ran the story along nicely. Dal Po is in a pickle on how to keep In Ha and his brother safe. His brother has had a difficult time. He lost his whole family because of the stories the reporters put forth. It’s also how Cha Ok took his emotional state and twisted it for her own use to tell an impactful story. Hyung’s  bitterness and need for revenge has consumed him. He’s become a monster because of his terrible circumstance. I can’t help but sense a slight connection to Min Joon Gook from I Hear Your Voice.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Viewers Pick: Drama of 2014

Alright Observers and fans, it's your turn to pick the drama of 2014. What was your favorite drama of the year? Who should get the award for best of 2014? Vote for you favorite below and let others know why your drama should win for 2014.

Drama of 2014
Prime Minister & I
Big Man
The Full Sun
Trot Lovers
Discovery of Love
Tomorrow Cantabile
Beautiful Man
Inspiring Generation
Golden Cross
Gunman in Joseon
Iron Man/Blade Man
High School - Love On
Wonderful Days
Empress Ki
Night Watchman's Journal
Pride and Prejudice
Miss Korea
Cunning Single Lady
A New Leaf
Fated to Love You
Come! Jang Bo Ri
The Spring Day of My Life
Golden Rainbow
Hotel King
God's Gift - 14 Days
Doctor Stranger
Secret Door
You Who Came From the Stars
3 Days
You're All Surrounded
It's Okay, It's Love
My Lovely Girl
Angel Eyes
Endless Love
I Need Romance 3
A Witch's Love
High Schooler King of Life
My Secret Hotel
Liar Game
Let's Eat
Grandpas Over Flowers Investigation Team
Surplus Princess
Emergency Couple
Gap Dong
Marriage, Not Dating
Plus Nine Boys
The Three Musketeers
Bride of the Century
Bad Guys
God's Quiz 4
Secret Love Affair
Poll Maker

2014 Good and Bad Level: Trot Lovers

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Barberettes on Sketchbook

The Barberetter appear on Yu Huiyeol's Sketchbook for their first time on TV. The ladies look wonderful and sound fantastic. Give these ladies some love by watching them perform.

Pinocchio Episode 1-4: I've Got No Strings

I debated on if I should give Pinocchio a chance. I really enjoyed Lee Jong Suk in I Hear Your Voice which made me want to try Doctor Strange a chance. I wasn’t too impressed with the comments coming out of the drama and stayed away from it. Also, Park Shin Hye is happens to be the lead in this drama. Heirs was a horrible mess from start to finish. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed Shin Hye in most of everything she has done. The problem with her as an actress is her lack of execution in any skinship relationship. Which I will talk about Shin Hye a little later. However, Pinocchio is by the same writer-director team of I Hear Your Voice. I can’t tell you all how much I really enjoyed that drama, plot holes and all. I loved it so much, I watched it again twice this year. 

Much like Voice, Pinocchio brings a fantasy element in the form of the case of hiccups when you lie. Only a few people in the world are known to have the “Pinocchio Syndrome”.  I’m a huge fan of the writer for being able to amplify the theme of the drama with these uses of fantasy (i.e. Hearing voices). The theme is all about lies and truth of the media. With 24 hours news channels, it is easy to to relate to how the media twists the news.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

2014 Good and Bad Level: Prime Minister & I

This drama is all about a marriage contract between Nam Da Jung (Yoona) and Kwon Yul (Lee Beom Soo) all due to a misunderstanding. I’m a sucker for characters being forced to live with one another. Making characters live together doesn’t allow the characters to run away from their feelings too long. It doesn’t take long before Da Jung and Yul are trying to understand their feelings for one another.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Congrats on 5 years!!!

Thanks for giving me the chance to go on an adventure to other countries.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Video of the Day: Nature of Man


I have a huge crush on N.O.M (Nature of Man). I find the group refreshing and awesome as a boy group in a sea of KPop. Their debut video "A Guys" highlighted the extremes of both genders in the KPop world. The concept is labeled as the 3rd Sexuality meaning neither man nor woman. They are blurring the lines of gender roles as is clearly seen in their debut video. N.O.M has released their comeback video just this week and I'm still in love with them. They maybe blacked out by the media in Korea because of their odd choice in concept, but I do believe there is a following of fans in Korea despite the media blockage. Regardless they have a fan in this foreigner.

Watch their new video Nature of Man.

Monday, October 6, 2014

My Rating for Blade Man

Twitter Review Monday

The Moon that Embraces the Sun:

A juvenile sageuk romances play acting as an adult. Moon brings A-list actors/actress in a laughable drama which can’t seem to grow up from their youth let alone grown a pair. The pretty of the drama and the whimsical music help distract you from trying to see that there is no man behind the curtain. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Iron Man/Blade Man: Go Crazy

This drama is just down right weird but in a good way. I've read the first episode doesn't do the drama justice for a first episode. For me, I found it funny. I really enjoyed the zaniness. I've just finished the first episode, but this is going on my list of dramas I going to continue to watch. Don't get me wrong the first episode isn't coherent, but there was enough pieces of introduction I was able to understand to find some enjoyment out of the first episode.

Maybe it is Secretary Go or it could be the deadpan Hong Bin which I found interesting. There is a humor underneath the surface along with a comic book style which is appealing. I may not know the whys Hong Bin can become Blade Storm with his dog nose, but isn't this the mystery.

I haven't watched a lot of dramas with Lee Dong Wook. I love him to pieces in Roommate and as MC for Strong Heart. I tried getting into Hotel King, but the first episode bored me to tears. I really like him in this drama a lot. He isn't over the top with his craziness as Jang Hyuk's character in Fated to Love You (Korean version).

Hong Bin is an interesting character with his mutant like abilities and his temper. He reminds me a little bit like the Beast in the Beauty and the Beast. Much like Master's Sun's use of touch, the drama will do the same with the enhanced smell. A trope to show to the viewers these two are meant to be together since she smells so good.

Either way, it's going on my list for dramas.