Micky Yoochun

Half-time Report: Rooftop Prince Eps 5-9

In my earlier post, I said I’d give Rooftop Prince a few more episodes to see whether there was any improvement in the story or writing.

Short answer: No.

While this drama has its entertaining moments, the aggravating portions far outweigh the funny ones. And because I am no longer a masochist, I am going to drop it before I grind my teeth down to stubs and punch something.

Three reasons why Rooftop Prince isn’t doing it for me  (more…)

Rooftop Prince Eps 1-4

Source: SBS.co.kr

Of all the Spring K-dramas airing at the moment, Rooftop Prince was the one that interested me the most because of its promise of time-travel hijinks and hilarity. But what really convinced me to give it a go was this picture of Han Ji-min throwing Yoochun a dirty look as he lounges imperiously beside her:
So what we have is a hoity-toity Joseon royal who gets schooled in the ways of the (modern) world by a pint-sized woman and eventually falls in love with her?


Now that I’m all caught up with the first four episodes, here’s a summary of my feelings:

LOVE:  Watching the Joseon foursome acclimatise to their modern-day surroundings and seeing Park Ha get the upper hand over Lee Gak.

Can’t Stand: Se-na. More on this below.

Meh: the writing which, for me, is this drama’s weakest link.


Recap: Sungkyunkwan Scandal Ep. 20 (extended remix)

In the immortal words of Natalie Cole, “I miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy…”

And so it has finally come to this. But before we say our goodbyes, it’s time for our fair heroes to be put through the wringer one last time as Yoon-hee faces up to the consequences of being outed.  (more…)

Recap: Sungkyunkwan Scandal Ep. 19

To quote the lyrics of a certain Rick Astley song: Together forever and never to part / Together forever we two...

As the story hurtles to a close, our fair heroes find themselves each facing a personal trial as they try to save Seon-joon and restore Sungkyunkwan’s honour. More importantly, this is the episode where yours truly officially joined the Cult of Gu Yong-ha. (more…)

Recap: Sungkyunkwan Scandal Ep. 18

The lot of fathers isn’t easy. To paraphrase the Swedish writer August Strindberg, daddy’s thankless role requires him to be the provider for all and the enemy of all. In this episode, as one man’s legacy comes to light, another finds himself embroiled in a cold war with his only son. Moral of the story: think twice before having children.  (more…)

Recap: Sungkyunkwan Scandal Ep. 17

Our fair heroes find themselves on a mission to locate the Geum Deung Ji Sa, and as they inch closer to their goal, strained family ties come under further duress and sacrifices are made. Will they come out of this unscathed? (You already know the answer to this, but let’s just relive the journey, okay?)  (more…)

Recap: Sungkyunkwan Scandal Ep. 16

Please don’t get your hopes up. Sadly, this isn’t what it looks like.

This episode is all about fan service. Locking your OTP up in the same room? Check. Putting them in various suggestive situations? Check. Having two hot guys clash butts over a girl? Check. Forget about the plot. It’ll be back in the next episode.  (more…)

Recap: Sungkyunkwan Scandal Ep. 15

One of these boys will be happier by the time this episode is over

It’s the episode everyone has been waiting for! (Well, it was two weeks ago.) Confessions abound as In-soo’s nefarious plan falls apart yet again.

For this episode, you’ll need:

1) A box of tissues (or two) to stop your nose from bleeding/wipe away your tears

2) Masking tape to bind your heart together again after Jae-shin breaks it