Posts Tagged ‘Partner (파트너)’


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.

Partner, episodes 1 and 2

Out of all the zingy career-oriented serials, law stuff never caught my eye. I’ve watched a lot of Greys’ Anatomy, House, and Alias, but could never go back to try out Boston Legal or Law and Order. So, with Partner, there was undoubtedly a lot of law talk. Lots of propositions, explanation of law terminology and at the moment, with only having watched 2 episodes, I’m not exactly loving or attentively following the law case story lines. Admittedly, I did get a lot more invested in the case starting in the second episode, but I’m not completely wow’ed yet.

But, I am very interested in how convincing a secondary female lead Honey Lee will play, and how good the chemistry will be between Lee Dong Wook’s Lee Tae-jo and his hyung, the secondary male lead. Onto some introductions & thoughts on the eps!

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Rain rain go away, DAMMIT

It won’t stop raining in New York. The weather has been gross and the sky has been looking like an emo bitch for DAYS. Weather reports have said we probably won’t be getting actual summer-y weather for another half a month to a month. Disgusting.

Been reading a lot lately. It makes the time go by quicker. I’m currently reading “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” and it’s going alright, but I’m not completely into it yet. Also, somewhere along the way, I read a satire piece about how David Eggers (author of AHWOSG) is like the go-to author for hipsters and thus my level of interest for AHWOSG has dropped significantly. Will keep plowing through, though.

I got the book on Truman Capote because 1) the cover uses a great photo of him, 2) I read his interview with The Paris Review and it was fascinating, 3) I flipped through the book and randomly read a page that began with this:

Style: And the Japanese

The first person who ever impressed me, beyond the reaches of my family, was an elderly Japanese gentleman called Mr. Frederik Mariko.


I’m so excited for Partner to start up. Haven’t really watched anything since Boys Over Flowers ended and I would like an actual drama with good acting and a legit plot. Only the first episode of Partner has aired, but I’m off to watch after this post.

Also, I’ve missed thee, Lee Dong Wook :( He’s the one Korean male who can do absolutely no wrong, IMO. I didn’t care for La Dolce Vita because of the depressing plot line and the storytelling, and let’s be honest, because Park Shi Yeon was also in it, lol. I think Lee Dong Wook is a great actor who’s good at the comedy as well as the drama and that’s what I like seeing him in best. I watched that movie he was in with Eugene and while he was good in that, it’s best when Lee Dong Wook isn’t completely mellow all the time.

And he’s just an insanely good looking person, what can I say?

Obviously, someone has been busy at work making fake Proenza Schouler PS1 bags. D:

I can already imagine the premise: love/hate relationship centered around differing career-driven values, some sort of misunderstanding, and subsequently a mutual understanding, developing of icky “feelings” towards each other. CAN’T WAIT. (Maybe I’ll cap this? It’s the summer and my writing skills have gotten rusty so this would be a good brush-up…)