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: 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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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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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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