Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kdrama: You're Beautiful Casts

Sorry guys, for the last couple of days or even weeks, you've heard nothing from me but the Kdrama: You’re Beautiful.

It's just that I can't get over it.

I’m definitely, 100% sure that this is the next big thing after BOF!

And you’ve heard it first here (well actually I’m kinda late because it already ended last month).

Hwang Tae Kyung (Jang Geun Suk) is the leader of the band A.N.JELL, and the most popular of the 3 guys but is also has the meanest character. He disapproves of Mi Nam’s addition to their group and bullies her (even when he learnt that she is actually a girl). He’s an uber OC guy, funny thing is Mi Nam always makes a mess out of everything. He has a verypainful childhood/ family experience which explain his bad behavior.You’ll fall in love with his character as Ni Man and I did, for sure!

Jeremy/ Kang On Yu (Lee Hong Ki) is the funniest and most lovable member. He’s kinda jealous at first with Mi Nam because the other two guys are showing more attention to her. Also, he felt weird whenever he’s near Mi Nam, he was the last one to know that she is in fact a girl.

Kang Shin Woo (Jung Yong Hwa) is the sweetest guy here. He knew from the start that Mi Nam is a girl and fall for her but since he doesn’t want his feelings to complicate things, he kept it a secret. He continued to help and support her, playing as her hyung (older brother), so sad.

Go Mi Nyu (Park Shin Hye) acts as her twin brother Mi Nam because for some unknown reason. She is hesitant at first because her plan is to become a nun, yup, she lived most of her life in the convent. But later on sees the opportunity to meet their unknown mother. Things get complicated when she developed feelings for Tae Kyung.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Kdrama: You're Beautiful OST

I promise you, you'll fall in love with the Kdrama
You're Beautiful - the story, cast and OST!


Without Words

Both were uploaded and subbed by NulSaRangHae.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A new look for the Drama Queen

A super duper generous and talented girlblogger Ritz, gave me this lay-out complete with customized header and set-up support absolutely FREE!

I chance upon her free lay-out contest and intended to join in, unfortunately it was already closed. But still she offered me something else, which I think suited my theme more.

Thanks again Ritz and hope to work with you again!

Ninja Assassin

I posted previously that I will support Rain’s Hollywood movie Ninja Assassin.

Keeping true to my promise, we just finished watching it.

If you’re into action-martial-arts movie, this is definitely a must see. But for me I find it too bloody/ gory (I don’t think I can eat something reddish for the next couple of days). But still the story is very interesting and the action scenes are carefully executed.

I am soo proud of Rain being another Asian to hit it big time in Hollywood. I hope to see more of him and hopefully in a romantic comedy film like his Kdrama Full House (one of my all time favorite) with Song Hye Kyo.

Friday, December 18, 2009

New Kdrama to watch out

I’m going gaga over the Kdrama: You’re Beautiful (YAS).

As per my previous post, it is about Go Mi Nyu (Park Shin Hye) who needs to pretend as his twin brother Go Mi Nam and join the famous boy group A.N.JELL.

Similar with Hana Kimi and Coffee Prince, with the girl pretending to be a boy scenario but here there are a lot of scenes that you wouldn’t expect. Hilarious scenes I must say. Never a dull moment.

There were a lot of great songs in the OST, I am not very familiar with KPop so I had to research for those titles yet.

And did I mention, there were 3 good looking guys to choose from!

I’ll post pictures on my next entry.

I’m watching it at Youtube btw.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Kdrama: You're Beautiful

Another one on my watch list. This one is recommended in dramabeans, a blog/ site I often frequent to check the latest in Kdramas.

Summary from wiki.d-addicts:

Tae Kyung (Jang Geun Sun) and On Yu (Lee Hong Ki) are in search of a new member for their idol group, A.N.JELL. However, Mi Nam suffers an injury at the last moment. So Mi Nyu (Park Shin Hye), his twin sister, is asked to step in for her brother. The rest of the drama follows the behind-the-scenes life of an idol group.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Kdrama: Will it snow this Christmas?

Well I would want to. And so I’m putting this on my watch list come Christmas break.

Summary from wiki.d-addicts:

Cha Kang Jin (Go Soo) is the son of barmaid, Cha Chun Hee. His life is difficult as he gets into fights and has to watch other people push his mother around yet he can't do anything to stop it. He meets Han Ji Wan (Han Ye Seul) when they were teens but they weren't able to continue their relationship as Ji Wan ran away after her older brother's death. He meets Ji Wan 8 years later when he's attending her engagement ceremony to Park Tae Joon. However, he is heartbroken as Ji Wan pretends to not remember him at all.

I'll keep you posted when I've finally watched it.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

JDrama: Otomen

I was looking for a new drama to watch last weekend when I saw this one. I read the manga before, the story is kinda cute and the main lead, Okada Masaki is a total hottie.

I was totally bent on watching it ay mysoju, but then I was directed to viikii, then to youtube, then to nothing! Waah! I can’t find it anywhere…

Can anyone suggest any other sites?



Summary from wiki.d-addicts:

The story centers around the popular high school boy Masamune Asuka (Okada Masaki), the top kendo fighter in the nation. However, beneath his cool exterior, he is actually fond of sweets and shojo manga, and is skilled in sewing and cooking. When he instantly falls for the transfer student Miyakozuka Ryo (Kaho), his secret is in danger of being exposed.


I read somewhere that main lead Okada will play Takuma in the adaptaion of Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu, another cute manga. Gotta wait for this too.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


We had several extra days off this week so I decided to watch my favorite dramas.

KDrama: Coffee Prince

I’ve watched this Kdrama for more than 10 times but still I still laugh and fall in love like the first time with Eun Chan (Yoon Eun Hye) and Han Kyul (Goong Yoo).

KDrama: Princess Hours (Goong)

Same with CP, can’t get enough of this Kdrama. Not to mention I also reread the Manga from time to time.

TwDrama: Frog Prince

My second time to watch this, I know the storyline but forgot most of the scenes already. Main leads are Chen Qiao En and Ming Dao.

Pictures from

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kdrama: My Fair Lady Finale

I finished watching this KDrama 2 weeks ago. But I guess the finale episode still didn’t sink in to my head. I had high hopes for this one, being YEH latest KDrama after Coffee Prince. I may say I’m kinda disappointed, with the ending at least.

My last post is about my kilig moments with YEH and JIW, though I know they will not end up with each other, I was still rooting for JIW. But after a few more EPs, Butler Seo slowly and steadily made me change my mind and finally accepted that he and Hey Na deserves each other.

Then the last two EP broke my heart, Butler Seo and Hey Na now admitted their love but knows they cannot be together. Huhuhu…It breaks my heart to watch them try to live their lives apart and cannot understand why they cannot fight for their love head-on, like in most dramas. Until the very last scene (though I know they will still end up together, otherwise I’ll rally against KBS!), they are apart and when they did reunite it was a really short scene. It didn’t left a lasting impression on me or rather I am not happy with the ending period.

Well, that’s my own interpretation; don’t know with the other fanatics.

(Pls bear with the pictures, I couldn't find any so I just took a print screen)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Kdrama: My Fair Lady Ep 4

i sooo love this YEH and Il Woon...

super kilig on the bus scene (reminds me of Goong/ Princess Hours)...

but i feel sorry at the same time to Sang Hyun aka butler, he's starting to fall for Heyna in this ep, but Heyna likes Tae Yoon...i'm not sure about Tae Yoon's feelings but i hope he and Heyna would end up together...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

KDrama: My Fair Lady Eps 1-3

Finally! The long wait is over!

For more than 2 years YEH hasn’t been in the any KDrama, and as soon as I heard of her new project, I was really excited!

I already made 2 posts about it, this is the 3rd one. Not that excited, huh?

Well, I was able to watch the first 3 episodes yesterday with english sub courtesy of

About the drama, I find it very funny and little by little getting the hang of the 3 main characters. Their backgrounds are way too complicated and you must really watch the first 3 eps to at least understand them.

Kang Hey Na (Yoon Eun Hye) is the uber rich granddaughter of a business tycoon. She had everything that’s why she’s spoiled, bratty and evil. She is the female version of Jun Pyo in BOF. But later on you will understand that she was just rebelling from her grandfather’s previous order, not yet clear though what happened but it’s about her first love.

Seo Dong Chan (Yoon Sang Hyun) on the other hand, is a former gigolo and works really hard to pay off her deceased mother’s debts. He had a nasty vehicular encounter with Hena and instead of out-of-court settlement, he pursued that she got penalized and she did by having to render 120 hours of community service. By some twist of fate he was hired by the grandfather to become Heyna’s personal assistant/ butler. But he too had ulterior motive in accepting the job, that is for Heyna to fall for him (using his gigolo antics) and thus get her money (to pay those loan sharks).

Lee Tae Yoon (Jung II Woon) is a human rights lawyer, actually a son of a business tycoon as well, but he opt to cut ties with his family. He was supposed to had a blind date with Heyna but he refused. His character was just starting to entwined with Heyna. So let’s look out for it.

Btw, did I mentioned that he’s uber cute and now he’s my crush? Sorry Dong Jie (Roy Qui)…

Why are the third wheelers cuter and a better person than the lead?

It’s making me furious!

Anyway, I’ll have you guys anytime of the day!

Can’t wait for the next eps!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

TwDrama: Easy Fortune Happy Life

As scheduled, I was able to watch this drama during my 2 days off.

I am still waiting for the last 2 eps but with the 11 eps, I could generally picture the ending. Of course, Qiao En would end up with Blue Lan.

But why I'm not happy?

It is the first time, I did not like the male lead, usually even if they play bad boy first (like Jun Pyo in BOF), you would still fall in love with the character and hope he would change (sorry, I'm just a hopeless romantic). It did happen here but I still don't like Blue Lan, ok he's cute and I must say he's effective in his drama but still there's no effect on me. Sorry Blue Lan!

Qiao En is still at her best, although after the huge success of FTLY, this drama fails to at least level up. The first two eps, I was crying my eyes out. The granny's love is so great even after 50 years she is still waiting for her first love's promise. Huhuhu.

Would I forget the uber HOT third wheel, Roy Qui? Wished so many times that Fu An will fall for him instead. Or rather that he would fall for me. Hahaha.

My summary:

Chun Xiang (Granny) and Wang Cai (Gramps) met during their younger years. She treated him when he got injured in the mountain. At that time, his medicine business got bankcrupted. He befriended and stole Xiang's family medicine recipe, then promised to return for her. She did wait, but eventually got her own family.

Present time, Xie Fu An and brother Pi Dan lives with Granny (both their parents died), in a small run-down hut. But till this day Granny still hopes that Gramps will come and fulfill his promise. She later died, with this Fu An and Pi Dan set forth to look for Gramps.

Meanwhile, Gramps remembered Granny after he had a near death experience, and set up to look for Granny but learned that she died but left her 2 grandchildren. So he wants to make amends and to give the company to Fu An and to whoever will be his husband. Knowing that his family, he has 2 grandson, would never give up their inheritance to other people.

So came Yan Da Feng, with a devil-like personality, set to at first kill Fu An, but later on decided to marry her instead to get the money.

And there is also Han Dong Jie, a gangster in nature but had very good personality. He's been saved or rather Fu An helped him one time and he vowed to protect him forever.

Jocelyn Wang as the bitch Jiang Zhen Zhen, the scheming gf of Da Feng. Hate her so much! Grr!

My personal rating:

Title : Easy Fortune Happy Life

Genre : Romantic Comedy

Total ep : 13

Casts : Chen Qiao En as Xie Fu An, Blue Lan as Yan Da Feng, Roy Qui as Han Dong Jie and Jocelyn Wang as Jiang Zhen Zhen

Kilig rating : 7/10
(I don't feel any kilig between Qiao En and Blue Lan. I gave add'l points for Roy Qui!)

Story rating : 7/10
(Same old plot line, but still I enjoy watching it)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Drama Mode

I’ve been keeping myself away from my major addiction, that is watching asian dramas, mainly because as like any addiction I can’t seem to stop.

So I think for months I was successful in doing this but I already missed it so bad.

That’s why for the next two days (read my Unusual Weekend post), I will succumb to my weakness.

I already made a list of my must see asian dramas:

My Fair Lady – first ep was shown Aug 18, I don’t care whether subbed or not, I must see YEH!

Dream – Kim Bum’s drama after BOF

Calling Big Star – I wonder if it already started airing, I want to see Mike He!

Easy Fortune Happy Life – curious about Qiao En’s drama after FTLY

Tamra the Island – kdrama adapted from manga of the same title, according to a reliable source, cute and funny story

Hopefully I could watch it all…haha…

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sticky Note: New Title and Plot for YEH's new Kdrama

I've written about YEH's upcoming drama to be shown this August.

But along the way, the title, plot and characters kept on changing.

Now it is called My Fair Lady after Please Take Care of the Lady and Lady Castle.

And the cast and plot has been finalized.

Yoon Eun Hye as Kang Hye Na
Yoon Sang Hyun as Seo Dong Chan
Jung II Woo as
Lee Tae Yoon

Here's the summary I got from wiki-addicts:

Of the high-rolling top 'hot celebrities' of the wealthy upper class in Korea's high society, Kang Hye Na (Hena) is the one desired by the men, feared and hated by the women. Being the only successor to the largest conglomerate company, Kang-san Group, Kang Hena has both the looks and the background. She is the owner of the ‘Lady Castle’ and lives a ‘princess-like’ life with her servants.

Until one day, out of pure coincidence, she comes across Seo Dong Chan who turns her life upside down. Not only does he make her do community service, he even kidnapped her... and now he's the new household manager!!! Even after stepping on him, crushing him and biting him, he still doesn't run away. She may have finally met her match...

Can't wait for Aug 18!

Hopefully someone can subbed it soon after it's release, although I do watch eps without subs and can get some ideas correct, talking about being a drama addict!

And from the looks of it I'll fall for Jung II Woo!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sticky Note: Rain in Enter the Dragon remake

After his assasin role in the movie "Ninja Assasin" there comes another Hollywood offer from Warner Bros, Bruce Lee's most famous film Enter the Dragon.

Although as of this date Rain and his agency has not yet confirmed or accepted the offer.

Not a huge fan, but love him in Full House with Song Hye Kyo.

I'm sure a lot of his fans would want to see him in Enter the Dragon.

I'll watch it too, promise!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sticky Note: Playful Kiss , Korea ’s adaptation of Itazura na Kiss

After Boys Over Flower, Korea will soon work on their adaptation of the manga and anime Itazura na Kiss. It has previously been made into JDrama and TwDrama.

Remember ISWAK? It Started With A Kiss that made Ariel Lin and Joe Chen a household pair, it was followed by They Kissed Again.

We expect Playful Kiss to get as much attention as BOF.

Who will play the lead roles? Wanna bet?

But we have to wait until next summer to watch it.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sticky Note: Taiwan's Jay Chou goes Hollywood

Columbia Pictures has confirmed that Jay Chou has been casted as Kato, the sidekick of the superhero in The Green Hornet which will be played by Seth Rogen. The movie is set to be released by July 2010.

I’m not a fan of Jay Chou, but I must admit he’s a pretty good singer and actor. Last time I watched him is in the movie Kung Fu Dunk and drama Hot Shot with Jerry Yan.

Go Jay! Make us proud!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sticky Note: Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo are a couple!

Yup, you read it right...not just friends and dating but they and their own agencies confirmed that they are definitely an item.

Lovers already for 2 months!

OMG! I can't contain my happiness!

I both love these korean actors.

Followed SHK from Autumn in my Heart, Full House, etc.

While HB from Kim Sam Soon, Snow Queen, etc.

They paired up in the World's Within and I guess there blossomed their lovestory!

Really happy for them.

And they do look good together!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Kdrama: The First Shop of Coffee Prince

Go Eun Chan!

I can't get this drama off my system.

For a straight guy and a playboy to boot, it would take a mountain of courage to admit to yourself that you fell in love with another guy. You can really feel the pain and agony and denial
Han Kyul is experiencing. But he took the risk and confessed to Eun Chan. Gosh I thought I'm going to melt in this scene.

Really trully madly love this drama!!!

Here's my summary

Go Eun Chan is tomboyish and had to take several jobs to finance her family. One of her job is to deliver milk and newspaper, she befriended the dog Terry and it's owner Choi Han Sung. She got attracted to Han Sung because of his caring nature but learned that he has a gf, Han Yoo Joo.

Meanwhile, Choi Han Kyul was dragged from one arranged date to another set-up by his grandmother. He mistaken Eun Chan as a guy and hired her to act as his gay lover to in order to avoid the arranged dates. Desperately in need of money, Eun Chan had no choice but to accept. She was also hired later as male waiter at cafe owned by Han Kyul.

After working together Han Kyul started to get attracted to Eun Chan but he brushes it off since all along he thought that Eun Chan was a guy which she did not deny bec she needed the job and the money. When Han Kyul confessed to Eun Chan she plans to tell him the truth the next day but someone beat her from it. He felt so betrayed coz she lied to him, but eventually they were dovey-dovey again.

I know my review did is not give justice to the actual thing.

That's why you have to watch it for yourself.

Or re-watch it like I plan to do again and again and agian.

My personal rating:

Title : The first shop of Coffee Prince

Genre : Romantic Comedy

Total ep : 17 + Special

Casts : Yoon Eun Hye as Go Eun Chan, Goong Yoo as Choi Han Kyul, Lee Sun Gyun as Choi Han Sung, Chae Jung Ahn as Han Yoo Joo

Kilig rating : 10/10
(If I can give more I would! Super kilig talaga ako dito. X has a very sexy smile. Love the scene when he confessed even though he thought she was a he. And of course the're cuddling, kissing moments!)

Story rating : 10/10
(I'm biased I agree but I really adore this drama and the casts acting are really great, special mention to Goong Yoo)

I will never grew tired of watching this!

Even when I turned old and grey.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Sticky Note: YEH's New KDrama

I can't resist writing and getting excited over this!

Obviously I have been a big fan of Yoon Eun-Hye ever since her Princess Hours.

I followed her to Vineyard Man and Coffee Prince.

I've been waiting for her next project since CP ended in 2007.

It was confirmed that her new Kdrama is Lady Castle and has a tentative primeire date of August 19, 2009 with Wed-Thurs timeslot on KBS2TV.

Here is the summary from DramaWiki
Lady Castle is a story about 3 daughters and the inheritance left by their father. Their lifestyle is disrupted after a poor man disguises himself as a housekeeper/manager of a rich house with an eye on the family’s hidden slush fund. He falls in love with the haughty second daughter (of three), Noh Yura, played by Yoon Eun Hye. Noh Yura is a lady who possesses a goddess-like beauty. She is strong-headed, selfish and the world revolves around her, where all things must go her way. Yet, Yura is lonely and longs to be loved, and for this, Yura is weak in front of true love and is one who you cannot help but love.

Now I can happily wait for it.

What is 2 months compared to 2 years?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sticky Note: Mike He's New TwDrama

After his last idol drama Bull Fighting in 2007, he shot one CDrama titled Infernal Lovers last 2008.

I haven't got to watch or have any news about its scheduled airing.

I'm not a fan of historical dramas but what the heck this is Mike He's drama so I must watch it nevertheless.

Meanwhile, he has another TwDrama caming up called Calling Big Star.

It is scheduled to air on July.

Here is the summary from DramaWiki

Mike He plays a reluctant big star who entered the entertainment industry to support his family. Now that he has earned enough money and his contract about to end, he happily starts planning for the next stage of his life. Around the same time, unfortunate financial downturn struck his agent, his sister and his best friend. Feeling obligated to help them he contemplates on renewing his contract. Totally depressed by this thought, he buys a lotto ticket hoping that he can win the big one and save him from this dilemma. As luck would have it, he wins the jackpot but loses the ticket before he can cash it. Now he is chasing after a taxi driver, played by Charlene Choi, all over town in order to get it back.

Now, this is really something to get excited about.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Twdrama: Devil Beside You

For the nth time, I watched Devil Beside You this weekend.

I plan to write a review on it...being one of my favorite tai
wanese drama.

Not that I need to...since I know it's story by heart.

But I miss watching it.

And more importantly I miss Mike He (the male lead star)!

It was originally shown in 2005.

Was adopted from a manga titled Akuma de Sourou.

I've also read the manga btw.

I have dl the series and also has a DVD copy.

Nothing beats watching it in a wide screen in the comfort of your bed while munching this and that.

A complete bum.

Ok ok, let's go down to the business...

Here's my summary

Qi Yue (Rainie Yang) has decided to confess to her long-time crush Yuan Yi (Kingone) but in the process Qi Yue gave the letter to Jiang Meng (Mike He). Jiang Meng bullied Qi Yue and treatened to exposed the letter if she refuse to be his servant. Jiang Meng/ Ahmon/ Prince is the only son of the President of their school. So Qi Yue agreed to it at first but later on got the courage to refuse and directly confess again to Yuan Yi. The later also feels the same way but Qi Yue started liking Ahmon.

The thing is Qi Yue's mother and Ahmon's father are dating and already planning to get married. Even if Qi Yue and Ahmon have feelings for each other they did not tell their parents and just go with the flow. They started living in one house as siblings and their relationship got more and more complicated with alot of interventions. Of course they were able to overcome those problems and their parents accepted their relationship.

Ahmon is very expressive and has a devil may care attitude. While Qi Yue is very funny and naive - others may comment that her acting is OA but I think the story ask her to be one.

And my personal assessment

Title : Devil Beside You

Cast: Mike He as Jiang Meng/ Ahmon/ Prince, Raine Yang as Qi Yue, Kingone as Yuan Yi

Genre : Romance, Comedy

Total Ep : 20

Kilig Rating : 10/10
(I am biased and easy to be kilig, but hey this is my review so I can rate them whatever I want - right? There were alot of romantic/ intimate/ kilig moments in this drama. Alot of kissing and hugging! And they even do it near the end! gosh I get to see Mike He in boxer's shorts! He is so cute! Actually I'm kilig more with Mike He than in the story - sorry!)

Overall Rating: 8/10
(The story is entertaining, funny, a little complicated with so many side stories. The actors are effective in their respective roles. A feel-good drama for young and young-at-heart audience. A must see!)


I fell in love with Mike He here esp with his smile. From then onwards I searched for all his dramas and watched it all. about being an obsessed fan.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Kdrama: When It's A Night

I just finished watching this drama.

And I would say it is really interesting.

Even if I'm not into antique/ cultural stuffs, watching this would make you aware of their importance.

And how people would do everything to get hold of these valuables.

The main leads are Kim Sun Ah (aka Kim Sam Soon) and Lee Dong Gun (aka Martin from Lovers in Paris).

Here's my summary

Heo Cho Hee (HCH) was assigned to go undercover at Japan to capture a notorious tomb theif (antique/ cultural treasures) named Kim Bum Sang. Meanwhile Kim Bum Sang (KBS), the professor cum tv antique enthusiast cum lady killer was also there to appraise an artifact. So HCH followed KBS and they got tangled with some yakuza leader. When they returned to Korea, KBS was given a post as Enforcement Team's Consultant where HCH works as manager in the Cultural Theft Unit. So here starts their daily bickering and eventually fell for each other.

But initially HCH is in love with Chief Kang (CK), the good looking head of Criminal Investigation Unit, while the kikay Joo Hyun (JH), also works at Cultural Theft Division thinks both KBS and CK likes her.

HCH's drive to recover these national treasures came from the fact that her father was the one of the infamous tomb thief. And she was hoping that if those were recovered maybe her father would come back.

Also to be noted is the cute brother of HCH, Heo Gyoon (HG) played by Park Ki Wong (stars in Love Marriage) who was actually the Hong Gil Dong/ steals the treasures and return it to the nation.

And my personal assessment

Title: When It's a Night

Cast : Kim Sun Ah as Heo Cho Hee; Lee Dong Gun as Kim Bum Sang

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Total Ep : 17

Kilig Rating : 6/10
(maybe i expected more...but it would definitely be more interesting if they put more intimate/ kilig moments...they were stiff...but being a hopeless romantic kinilig p din ako kahit konti)

Overall Rating : 7/10
(i enjoyed watching it, and i did look forward to the next ep...the story was well thought of...the actors are watching it was not a waste of my precious i recommend it)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Kdrama: Boys over Flowers

F4 Mania is back!

Boys over Flowers is Korea's adaptation of the popular manga Hana Yori Dango. Japan already made a live action with the same title while Taiwan has Meteor Garden.

The basic story is about a group of four ultra famous / handsome / rich boys (F4) and a common girl.

I knew when it was announced that Koreans will make it's remake that it would be a huge success even more than the previous two adaptations.

And true enough they have carefully chosen the leads for BOF.

Koo Hye Sun as Geum Jan Di

Lee Min Ho as Goo Jun Pyo
Kim Hyun Joong as Yoon Ji Hoo
Kim Bum as So Yi Jung
Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin

Initially I was a little disappointed with the female lead cast but as the show progressed she proved that she is perfect for the role.

The story started when Jan Di entered Shinhwa High, an elite school, she got in through a recommendation after she saved someone from committing suicide.

She caught the ire of F4 particularly Jun Pyo when she defended her only friend, Min Ji thus she got the notorious red card.

She was then bullied by the whole school population but she bravely took it all.

During the bullying time, Jan Di becomes close and fall in love with Ji Hoon.

But Ji Hoon is in love with their noona, Min Seo Hyun, a famous model.

Also at that time Jun Pyo became interested in her.

I remember the line of Jun Pyo to Jan Di at a pub:

"You family, looks, brains too, although all of these are zero. But you are the first woman that Goo Jun Pyo recognizes. Your qualifications are full marks".

Another one while they were flying private airplane showing her a heart-shaped land mass:

"Did you see my heart?"

Well on both cases Jan Di has still hang-ups with Ji Hoon, while the later with Seo Hyun.

Eventually upon Jun Pyo's persuasiveness Jan Di slowly grows feeling with him. And totally gave up on Ji Hoon.

They started going out and had really cute moments together.

One of which is when Jun Pyo stayed at Jan Di's house. He really had fun slepping in a crowded room, eating breakfast, making kimchi, going to public bath and eating fish stick.

Another is when Jun Pyo gave a necklace to Jan Di, the pendant (star and moon) was designed by Jun Pyo himself, he translated it as

"Jan Di is a moon which Jun Pyo the star will never let go, no matter what".

Next was during valentine's day when Jan Di gave Jun Pyo hand made chocolates and they joined a game for couples.

And that was also the witch, Jun Pyo's mother, learned of their relationship.

That starts the difficult life on the family of Jan Di. They were bribed by the witch but they repeatedly refused. They were left jobless and homeless but they never gave up.

One touching scene was when the family of Jan Di has to sell crackers on the highway, Jun Pyo saw Jan Di selling and asked to stop the car amidst her mothers order. Then Jun Pyo walks out of the car and walks towars Jan Di (it's a super nakakakilig moment!).

Jun Pyo was forced to go to Macau in place of his deceased father (whom is not actually dead but comatose, his mother kept it a secret to him) and was forced to be engaged with Jae Kyung.

Another obstacle was when Jun Pyo had an accident and amnesia, he totally forgot about Jan Di.

Of course in the end they end up together.

The last scene was when 2 years after F4 graduation, Jun Pyo returned after overseas study and proposed to Jan Di.

I did not do any justice to the characters of other F4 members especially to Ji Hoon.

I love Ji Hoon, i can feel his pain, from losing his parents at a young age, then his grandfather abandoning him, then his failed first love. And when he finally realized he love Jan Di, she cannot reciprocate his feelings anymore. Huhuhu...there were really times I would want Ji Hoon to end up with Jan Di. Ji Hoon is the epitome of a perfect gentleman, and he is Jan Di's soulmate and her kight (in shining armor since he usually save Jan Di from various ocassions). I have to remind myself that this is Jun Pyo and Jan Di's lovestory and it calmed me a bit.

Yi Jung meanwhile is a great potter and the groups female magnet. He did captured the hear of Jan Di's best friend, Ga Eul. And of course I love his smile!

And Woo Bin is the protector of the group being skilled in fighting.

I know, I know there's soo much more but I can only remember such. Its been 2 months since the series ended in Korea. I watched it online at mysoju .

I was waiting for an announcement for a second season so when I heard that they will issue a Music Video of F4 depicting their stories after 5 years I was really excited.

But when I watched it it was just like a recap of their previous scenes. It was a bit of a disappointment.

Well nevertheless, I highly recommend BOF.

It's an exciting romance comedy drama.

A complete package.

And I'm still waiting for season/ part two.

It's a drama queen's wish.