Saturday, June 23, 2012

KDrama: I Need Romance 2

Or sometimes dubbed as I need Romance 2012. A totally different story from the first take.

Title: 로맨스가 필요해 2012 / Romaenseuka Pilyohae 2012
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2012-Jun-20 to 2012-Aug-??
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 23:00
Related TV Shows: I Need Romance

Jung Yoo Mi gets entangled in a love triangle between her long term boyfriend (Lee Jin Wook) and a new love interest (Kim Ji Suk).

Jung Yoo Mi
Lee Jin Wook
Kim Ji Suk
Kim Ji Woo
Kang Ye Sol
Kim Ye Won
In Gyo Jin

Source DramaWiki

Monday, June 18, 2012

KDrama: Gaksital or Bridal Mask

I'm really not into action themed KDrama but I'm intrigued with the positive raves...hmmm, should I watch it then?

Title: 각시탈 / Gaksital
Also known as: Bridal Mask
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2012-May-30 to 2012-Aug-??
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Gaksital is a famous manhwa set in the 1930s, during the Japanese occupation. The hero, Lee Kang-to, is known as 'Gaksital' because he wears a mask to hide his face — one of those traditional play masks, specifically the rosy-cheeked one reserved for the female role, aka the bride. He's an unassuming young man in real life, but when he dons his superhero mask, he fights injustice and rights wrongs during one of the darkest periods of Korea's history… 

Lee's Family
Joo Won as Lee Kang To
Shin Hyun Joon as Lee Kang San
Song Ok Sook as Han Sii (Kang To's mother)
Lee Il Jae (이일재) as Lee Sun (Kang To's father)

Dam's Family
Jin Se Yun as Mok Dan
Jun Noh Min as Dam Sa Ri

Kimura's Family
Park Ki Woong as Kimura Shunji
Chun Ho Jin as Kimura Taro (Shunji's Father)
Park Joo Hyung (박주형) as Kimura Kenji (Shunji's brother)

Source DramaWiki 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

KDrama: Dr. Jin

Another time-travel drama! As if I hadn't had enough of Rooftop Prince and Queen In Hyun's Man. But I like  the leads so I'll probably watch this.

Title: 닥터 진 / Dr. Jin
Also known as: 타임슬립 닥터 진 / Time Slip Dr. Jin
Genre: Period, medical
Episodes: TBA
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2012-May-26 to TBA
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:50

Jin Hyuk is a genius neurosurgeon with a cold and severe attitude in his interactions with other people due to his personal pursuit of perfection. Through a mysterious power, Jin Hyuk finds himself transported back in time 150 years. He begins treating people there, but the lack of necessary implements and rudimentary medical knowledge of the period forces him to seek new ways to aid the sick. Through this challenging process, Jin Hyuk eventually becomes a genuine doctor.

Song Seung Hun as Jin Hyuk
Park Min Young as Yoo Mi Na / Hong Young Rae
Kim Jaejoong as Kim Kyung Tak
Lee Bum Soo as Lee Ha Eung
Lee So Yeon as Choon Hong

Source DramaWiki

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Currently Watching: Switch Girl

Are you one of us? I mean a switch girl?

I guess most, if not everyone is guilty of putting a mask (not necessarily a make-up) or putting a facade in front of other people. We want others to see our good side, highlight it and keep within ourselves, our family or friends what we are truly made of. I don't think it's technically lying but just putting your best foot forward.

This JDrama is a manga adaptation so it's a lot of non-sense and I actually enjoyed both the manga and drama. Ha! I admit to being a switch girl myself but i need not just an ON and OFF switch, maybe NORTH, SOUTH, EAST and WEST or even 1 to 10. That's how complicated I am.

Here Nika has an OFF and ON switch, while on OFF mode she's an otaku, cheapstake, messy, silly, etc at home. But while on ON mode, she's cute, stylish and proper. 

When Arata (the boy she likes) discovered her 2 personalities, that's where all the fun and craziness starts.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

KDrama: I Do I Do

Kim Sun Ah's (one of my fave Korean actress) newest KDrama, would I be saying I Do I Do like?

Title: 아이두 아이두 / I Do, I Do
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: TBA
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2012-May-30 to 2012-???-??
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Hwang Ji An is a successful 30 something year old shoe designer who ends up pregnant after a one night stand with the new office employee, Park Tae Kang.

Kim Sun Ah as Hwang Ji An
Lee Jang Woo as Park Tae Kang
Park Gun Hyung as Jo Eun Sung
Im Soo Hyang as Yeom Na Ri

Source DramaWiki

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Currently Watching: Love Rain

I’m in love again with Jang Geun Seok’s character Seo Joon, who could resist his charm? It reminds me of his previous role in You’re Beautiful.

who made my oppa cry?

Enough of my fan-girling, let’s talk about the KDrama Love Rain.

First 3 eps were heavy, maybe because it was known from the start that Seo In Na and Kim Yoon Hee will not end with one another. It was really heartbreaking, period. But the sadder part was they were never able to move on and caused each other (and those around them) more heartaches.

Now to the current generation Seo Joon (son of In Ha) and Ha Na (daughter of Yoon Hee) met and fell in love. It was not instant but enough to establish something before they learned of their parents story. Now the four star-crossed lovers are in a dilemma who will give up their love for the sake of another.

I am always hopeful and naïve to think that love will be enough. But reality always prove me wrong.

Same with this KDrama, I want the older gen to have their happy ending too since In Ha is divorced and Yoon Hee is a widow. But cheering on them means Joon and Ha Na’s separation, they would be brothers and sisters by law. I wouldn’t care if it was me, but Joon also have to think of her mom, which is the bitch here.

This is a melodrama so I’m prepared for more heartaches and even dying. Am I bad to even want Yoon Hee to die (but she’s gonna be blind not dying) just to end this complicated set-up or In Ha to have an accident but I cannot afford anything to happen to Joon or Ha Na. Talk about totally into the KDrama.

I want to end this and get over with, I better watch the remaining 5 eps (but afraid to see the ending).