Okay, here’s the thing: I really, really wanted to like this drama — if only it wasn’t 50 BLOODY episodes long. From what little I saw, I’m not at all convinced that you can’t tell this story in half the time. If you were to let the Japanese handle this drama, I’m pretty sure they’d be able to whittle the number of episodes down to 10. Continue reading
Just in case anyone’s wondering, yes, I am watching You Are the Best, Lee Soon-shin and yes, I promise to write about it. Today, however, I want to talk about Gu Family Book.
Contrary to what some of you may think, I do like a good romance and when I heard the buzz about the tragic love story that kicks off this drama, I decided to give the first two episodes a go.
It could be that I have a very old-fashioned view of romance but this is definitely not my idea of a love story. Many people have described the relationship between Wol-ryung and Seo-hwa as a tragedy. What they don’t tell you is that a lot of what happened could have been avoided if someone had given the poor lonely gumiho a Tenga and blow-up doll.
Why mythical forest creatures should be given a crash course in the birds and the bees (spoilers and extreme snark ahead) >>> Continue reading
1. The things that once made you squee with excitement now give you a major case of eye-rollage. Par exemple:
Fans: OMG! THEY’RE GOING TO KISS!!!!!! (x300)
After sitting through a spate of ho hum dramas and disappointing finales, I decided to swear off K-dramas…and for a while I was making good on my promise to myself until I saw this:
[via a matter of timing]
On the one hand, this drama is FIFTY episodes long. God knows where I’m going to find the time to sit through a long-ass weekend drama.
On the other hand, JO JUNG-SUK ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
I loved him in What’s Up. Dropped King 2 Hearts but I’ll take everyone’s word for it that he nailed his role and left a trail of broken hearts in his wake. And now my intel tells me that he’s all kinds of adorkable in this one…
Dammit Show, if I’m going to make this commitment, you better not let me down, you hear?
Starring: Osawa Takao, Matsushima Nanako and Fujiwara Tatsuya
Director: Miike Takashi
First things first: How many of you looked at the poster above and thought: ‘That’s Nanako Matsushima? Who thought letting her wear a mop as a wig was a good idea?’ Continue reading
(I promise I haven’t abandoned this blog and will be replying to comments in due course!)
What I’m watching this season:
- Saikou no Rikon
- Tonbi 2013
- Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de
I didn’t think the current J-drama season was going to be this good. There are a few more shows that I have my eyes on and I still have Hitori Shizuka and Tsumi no Batsu (though I’m going to have to wait till I’m in a nihilistic mood for this one) from last year. Not following any K-dramas at the moment — I need a break from the endless parade of chaebols, “geniuses”, plucky heroines and romantic contrivances. Yes, I am still bitter about the last few episodes of The King of Dramas. Continue reading
This is so many kinds of stupid I don’t even know where to begin. Definitely going to watch it come April XD
Random thoughts and observations:
- If Suzuki Ryohei’s buns and Yamapi’s moobs were to have a showdown, which one would win?
- I’d like to know how Suzuki is going to explain this movie to his daughter when she’s old enough to talk. My guess is this: “Well, daddy lost a drinking bet with Oguri-san…”
- I want to know what Japan puts in its water. I think I need some of it as well.