Archive for May 2010

SS501’s “Love Ya”

I dig SS501. When DSP was pushing them really aggressively back in 06-07, I thought their music was pretty bad, but they’re the one group whose music and comebacks get progressively stronger with every release. I loved “Deja Vu,” loved “Song Calling for You,” really liked “Love Like This,” and now “Love Ya.”

This is going to be a good comeback. I had no expectations for “Love Ya,” but the song and the music video totally surpassed my expectations. The video and the choreography are just so attractive; it’s hard to tear your eyes away from it once you start watching.

My only hesitation with this group is that they’re not the best live. Jung-min and Young-saeng are dependable, but the rest of them vary from performance to performance. I think Hyung-joon will be pretty good this time around, and ditto for Kyu-jong. I have no expectations whatsoever for Hyun-joong, lol.

Drama styling tips #2: Cinderella’s Sister

This drama definitely doesn’t have the same variety as Personal Taste in terms of styling, but it also doesn’t rely on youth and city chicness to tell a story about the characters’ lives, which I feel Personal Taste did.

The best dressed character is easily Chun Jung-myung’s Ki-hoon. There’s also a difference in styling as reflected by the characters’ ages — the younger Ki-hoon was more colorful, and the older is more somber. The younger versions of the two female leads were students, so there was nothing special going on. As adults, Hyo-sun is made to be the more stylish one, whereas Eun-jo is the more practical one.

I know that styling and visuals are supposed to complement a show, but as a viewer of this drama, my mind was only on one thing: the story and its characters’ interactions with each other, so while the styling is never bad, the quality of the story definitely takes precedent here.

Let’s start!

COLLARS with CONTRAST and DETAIL

Read the rest of this entry »

Personal Taste, 끝!

Personal Taste is over and I am completely apathetic, but let’s bid adieu to the best thing about this drama:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Man, this song gave me so much hope that this drama was going to be great.

Now let’s bid adieu to the second best thing about this drama:


But let’s sail on, because it’s Bad Guy‘s turn to air now, and I’ve been looking forward to that.

Best casting news E.V.E.R.

This bad boy:

And THIS bad boy:

IN ONE DRAMA.

(Yoochun is seriously messing with the ambiance right now, but you know what, I’ll salvage whatever loyalty I have for DBSK and try to be enthusiastic about his presence on the cast.)

I’ve never been this excited about any cast ever. This is almost like a wet dream. All that it’s missing is some Kim Bum. Throw him in and we can CALL IT AN ORGY A DAY.

(Omg, seriously flailing right now. Hold me.)

It’s a slow Sunday, spam me

Tumblr is not sufficient for my posting good photos of Kpop stars. I’m too lazy to keep rebloggin’ shit, so here you go.

Read the rest of this entry »