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Big (빅), episodes 1 to 8

I *love* Big. I want to hug it.

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A general ramble about Suits

So season 2 of Suits just started and since season 1 wrapped up, I’ve watched a … lot of The Good Wife, the only other law-driven TV show I keep up with, so inevitably, I’m starting to compare and certain points are coming to relief.

Suits is good. It’s a fun 45-minute TV show. Zippy dialogue. Shot well. Charming actors. But it’s kind of heartless. And soulless. And brainless too. The thing is that I feel it can be more, because the cast is pretty great and I know they can do more with their characters, but the writing is just so flat. This is what a bankruptcy lawyer says when the managing partners need to leverage him for his vote in the office:

“I know I’ve been demoted down to the 16th floor, but bankruptcy is on the rise.”

Might as well have winkwinknudgenudged on screen.

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Mirror mirror

I watched Snow White and the Huntsman the day it came out because I am a huge winner.

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Upcoming dramas and my thoughts

Someone said to me on Formspring that they noticed I’ve been reblogging a lot of Exo on Tumblr, and if that means I’m “back” into K-pop. I guess you can say that based on my K-pop activity as of late. I started watching dramas religiously mid-2009-ish onwards and while I still knew what happened to groups, I didn’t follow anyone intensely and then my energy for K-pop seriously took a hit in 2010 when 1) the dramas got even better and 2) DBSK split.

It’s May and maybe there will be an upswing of things in the second part of the year, but 2012 has been extremely disappointing in terms of drama quality and output. This seems to be the year of cable, which offers a healthy number of alternatives, but that’s not enough to take away the extremely bad taste that MBC, KBS, and SBS have left in my mouth thus far. It’s drama after drama of mediocrity and sometimes it’s even dipping into feces territory -_-

So there are a ton of dramas in the horizon that are in the midst of production, or at the very least, have casts and I thought I’d weigh in on what I think of them before they premiere.

…And guess what? The rest of 2012 ain’t looking too hot either. With that little to work with, reblogging awkward screencaps of half-blinking Kris and Hangeng occupying the same space, gifs of Kyungsoo choking on water, etc. seem necessary.

COME ON DRAMA GODS, THROW ME A BONE HERE.

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What’s cookin’, good lookin’?


(via Harper’s Bazaar Korea)

I hope it’s only in my imagination that Kim Soo-hyun looks like a cocky prick in all his photos since Moon/Sun wrapped. Sigh.