Suspicious Partners Episode 39 & 40 (Final Thoughts)

.;a1a2s4a3We have finally reached the end of Suspicious Partner.  And while there were high  and low points in the plot, the writer has rewarded our patience with two final episodes of pure and total fluff.  Something I would usually be upset about, but with a cast that is the cutest fluffy cast ever, I will give it a pass and just enjoy the last hour of a relatively successful storyline. Continue reading

Ha Won: The Distressed Damsel

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All right, maknae here. Please take care of me and don’t mock me too ruthlessly for the following confession: Once upon a time, I wrote an academic paper defending Bella Swan from Twilight as a strong character. True story! And I still stand by that paper because I think that the character of the distressed damsel has gotten picked on long enough.

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Please note, I said distressed damsel, NOT damsel in distress. There’s a huge difference, one that I’d like to demonstrate using Ha Won and Hye Ji from Cinderella and Four Knights.

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Getting Into Japanese Dramas

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My husband speaks Japanese, and from time to time we tried to find Japanese movies, but never came across much. Four years ago we were introduced to Korean dramas by our daughter-in-law and her mother, and that was amazing because there was so much available. There are companies that provide Asian dramas! Wow! We watched them and enjoyed them but eventually we said, “Aren’t there some Japanese dramas too?”

It turns out that there are, in the same places that offer other Asian dramas. Not as many as Korean ones, and they are slower to get subtitles. But they are out there.

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Manhole: Feels So Good – Teaser 1

Remember back when Moonlight Drawn by Clouds was about to come out and suddenly we had Park Bo Gum dancing like a boss in hanbok in the middle of Seoul? That teaser really set the tone for the drama even though it had nothing to do with the actual story. I’m really hoping the same is true for Manhole. Here the synopsis since the teaser doesn’t really give any details on the drama.

Manhole: Feels So Good or Wonderland’s Feel (Either tag line kills me when coupled with the main title.)

The time-slip drama centers around Bong Pil and his five friends who travel between the past and present through a manhole in order to stop a wedding scheduled a week later.

What’s better than Jae Joong, Uee, Baro, and Hye Seong (I didn’t know who she was until I looked it up and she was Prince Bo Gum’s sister in Moonlight! I loved her in that show) making fools of themselves in public while wearing in their pajamas.

I wasn’t exactly interested in checking this one out based on the synopsis but now the promo team has my attention. This starts August 9th and it looks like it may be a lot of fun!

~Drama Geek

Suspicious Partner 37 & 38

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Hello there show that I fell in love with! Plot twists! A bad guy that makes me shiver! Oh so yummy kisses! (These two need an award for most believably natural yet still steamy kisses). We are winding down and just when you thought the rest of the show would be filled with fluff they make sure we remember that even though a criminal is arrested doesn’t mean there isn’t a ton of work to be done to convict him of the everything he is guilty of. Especially when he have amnesia that equals possible mental instability. Continue reading

Watching Kdramas with Kids

mstemper.pngMost watchers of Korean dramas are adults, but some of us watch with our families. I usually do that in the evenings with my husband, and sometimes with a granddaughter who visits. I have seen comments from other people looking for dramas to watch with children, so I thought I would share my experiences. Part of this includes how the granddaughter reacted to the dramas, which will involve some spoilers. I’ll give warning, although these are mostly older dramas since I only show her things I have already seen. Continue reading

Kim Nam Gil goes crazy for history in Live Up To Your Name 2nd teaser

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I literally can not stop watching this teaser, laughing, pausing to wipe the tears from my eyes, and then pushing replay so I can watch it again.  Kim Nam Gil is one of those actors that I can watch in any role and be perfectly happy.  I have viewed all his dramas and many of his movies, despite the fact that they are sometimes more tragic than I would have preferred.  So watching Kim Nam Gil in something funny (at least in a drama….. The Pirates remains one of my all  time favorite comedic movies.) will be a whole new experience for this Fangirl.  And judging from how much I enjoyed this teaser, it will be a very positive experience. Continue reading

A Newbie’s Journey Into Kdramas

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Everyone has their story—the drama that drew them into the addictive world of Korean entertainment. For many, it was the soap-opera-like storytelling of Boys over Flowers. For me, it was the peerless Goblin, which told the story of this half-man, half-god, who could be as bashful as a schoolboy and absolutely silly, and yet he commanded the elements with 900 years of authority and traded insults fearlessly with an agent of Death. How could I not be drawn in? Little did I know that it would be impossible to leave. Continue reading