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Midnight Express is an ode to the crack that makes Korean and Japanese dramas the addictive little buggers that they are. Forget Chicken Soup for the Soul. This is MSG for the brain. You know it isn’t healthy but dammit, it just keeps you coming back for MOAR!

Like everything I hold dear to my stomach (e.g. ramyeon, BBQ-flavoured potato crisps and double bacon cheeseburgers…my future cardiologist is going to make a lot of money out of having me as a patient T.T), this blog has zero redeeming/nutritional value. To enjoy your time here, it is recommended that you have a sense of humour. An appreciation for irony and taking the piss out of things is also an asset.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you find something that gives you a good laugh!

Infrequently Asked Questions

Why’s this site called Midnight Express? Are you a fan of that Alan Parker movie?

Actually, I named this blog after my favourite childhood hotdog stall…though now that I think about it, it was probably spelled “Midnite Xpress” (or something like that.) I don’t think the guys running it were big on spelling.

Sadly, I’ve never watched Midnight Express the movie. Yes, very sacrilegious, I know. But there’s always tomorrow (not to mention the day after!)

Why did you start this blog? 

The primary reason was to force myself to write on a semi-regular basis so I’d be able to do so faster (instead of taking two weeks to fiddle around with one sentence) and more frequently. I think you can see how well that’s turned out ^^;

What’s your favourite drama? 

I don’t have an outright favourite per se because these things change all the time with me. But I do have sentimental favourites: GTO, News no Onna (I loved Suzuki Honami in this one), The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry…

What’s the most memorable drama you’ve ever watched? 

Hmm…if by memorable you mean that it caused my blood pressure to spike and filled me with murderous rage, then it would be Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003. I hated all the characters in this drama and god knows I wanted to slap Aya Ueto’s and Fujiki Naohito’s characters into a wall repeatedly. Evil, manipulative bastards I can deal with but what I can’t stand are spineless, self-pitying characters and they were two of the most useless protagonists I’ve ever come across in a drama.

Do you watch Taiwanese dramas? 

They’re not my thing but you never know. I might just come across one that changes my mind.

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18 comments

  1. Midnight express rockin’
    my world now. Can’t wait
    for more posts, better
    than crack and chocolate
    cake!Let me drink to that!
    *chugs down gingerale*

  2. OMG, I can’t stop laughing at your writing! You seriously need to do stand up comedy or write for a comedy show. You are hilarious! I’m bookmarking this site. Hope to read more! LMAO!!!!!!! Thanks a million for the laughs!

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you all! I’m not the most prolific writer in the world (in fact, I write very slowly) but your comments have given me the kick to my ass that I need. Thanks once again for all the very kind words!

  4. Heya!

    I’m new to your blog but I am definitely here to stay! Loving your sense of humour, and your openness in, er, expressing your admiration of the beauty of some of these boys and men, haha.

    Thank you for linking my page too! Makes me feel so happy^^ If you don’t mind, I’m gonna reciprocate the gesture ;)

    Cheers to the blogger’s life!

    1. Hello Jicks!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving such kind words:) I’ve been reading your blog for the past year now and I just thought it silly not to include it on my Krack Roll. Btw, it was your post on the Fog Bar boys’ appearance on Oshareism that inspired me to do something similar with the episode that Daito Shunsuke appeared on…hehe.

      By all means, link away — you don’t even have to ask. I’d be thrilled to have my blog listed on yours :D

  5. Hello!

    I found your blog through jicks’s and although I have yet to read that much yet, I already love it because of your description of “Midnight Express” … “MSG for the brain” so hilariously apt!

    Always awesome to find another drama blog that’s high on humor and wit!

    *cheers*

    1. Hi Doozy, thanks for stopping by to say ‘hello’!

      I’m glad you like what you’ve seen so far though I hope you won’t change your mind after wading through a few more posts. Haha.

      And I see you’re a Lee Seon-joon fan too. He was my favourite J4 boy for the longest time…and so incredibly fun to mock too! XD

  6. Hey Ellely, super love your recaps on Sungkyunkwan scandal! Absolutely witty and brilliant. Just wanna say a super humongous thank you for making my days and nights!

    1. Hey there, thanks very much for all the kind words and I’m really chuffed to know that you enjoyed the recaps :D

      Writing them was an interesting experience that occasionally made me want to kick myself, especially towards the end when the series had ended and I was still stuck at episode 15 — given that I have the attention span of a gnat, I probably won’t be doing this ever again. Then again, I can be a bit of a masochist at times so I probably shouldn’t rule it out entirely…

    1. Hello again, Jandoe!

      Thank you very much for nominating me — I’m really very flattered (and fyi, I haven’t received any other nominations — you’re the first to surprise me with one :D) To be honest, I haven’t been a very good blogger this year…blame it on work and uh, life, but I had a look at your questions and promise I will get around to answering them (might take a while though. And damn, you sure ask some tough questions, girl!)

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