Posts Tagged ‘Lee Dong-wook’

Wild Romance, episodes 1 to 4

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write about this drama at length, but I did indeed start a TV journal (like actual pen and paper, y’all) and I surprisingly had a lot to write about Wild Romance, so why not do it on a nice and digital platform as well :D

But yeah, I do not like Wild Romance.

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Best of Actors/Actresses 2011, part 1

I was just going to put up a drama post and call it a day, but I realize I tend to talk a lot about the actors/actresses in a drama independent of the actual project, hence this post. Maybe it means I should stop watching dramas for the actors/actresses I really, really like?

Ah, who am I kidding.

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Scent of a Woman, episodes 5 and 6

Stunning, gorgeous, takes my breath away. The acting: dear LORD the acting. The look: I actually changed up my usual routine to view this in HD so that I could properly bask in the rich colors and blow-my-mind shots.

Something about the combination of Lee Yeon-jae and Kang Ji-wook compels me to make grabby hands and sigh wistfully. It’s fascinating to see Kang Ji-wook so defensive about his societal status, which is an easy observation to make about the wealthy and powerful, and twice as fascinating to see Lee Yeon-jae not give a hoot.

More after the cut on Kang Ji-wook and his chaebol-y ways.

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Scent of a Woman, episodes 1 to 4


 

 

 
I have faith that Korean dramas will prove that they are no longer using death as a means to create superficial conflict, but rather use it as a topic to be explored more philosophically, especially if 49 Days was a sign of things to come.

After four episodes in, I can say that I am definitely on board with Scent of a Woman. But I do proceed with a healthy (pun?) dose of caution, as heart break is inevitable. I would advise anyone not to get too comfortable or carried away, because the laws of physics dictate that the higher you go, the harder you fall.

 

 

 

 

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Partner…meh

I now know from experience that I can’t really get into a drama if it’s still airing and I have to stay tuned every week. I know that’s part of the whole point in serial dramas, but it just doesn’t work out for me and K-dramas. Dramas that have a whole bunch of eps for me to marathon? Let’s talk. Watching a drama straight from ep 1 to its finale? No go. (BOF was the worst experience of my life, seriously. Why did I put myself through that?)

So I’m kind of following along with Partner, but I’m not into it at all. Maybe I’ll wait until the entire series is over and then I’ll watch everything after subs come out. For now, I do know that the story is hella weak and that making this drama a career-driven show about lawyers isn’t very helpful at all. The cast is pretty strong, but when the story is boring, a good cast isn’t enough. I think Lee Dong Wook and Kim Hyun Joo have pretty decent chemistry but the storyline between the two feels contrived. Also, LDW is really not so great with emoting anger, and Kim Hyun Joo is not so great with crying without resorting to shouting while tearing.

But hey, after this show is over, Yoon Eun Hye’s thingamajig is gonna start and I’m excited to see how that goes. Will post more when I actually pay attention to Partner again.