Friday, October 31, 2014

Still More Men Who Make Me Watch Dramas Against My Will: Sultry Voice Edition

Do I watch dramas just for the sultry voice of one of the male leads?  Why yes, yes I do.  Some men just have buttery, husky, velvety, and/or soothing voices that just make me what to listen to them while I watch whatever bad drama they are in.  Seriously, they need to stop seducing us (and by that I mean mostly me) with their sexy voices.  Dude.

Sometimes it's only their voice I find attractive *cough cough Lee Sun Gyun cough cough* but really isn't that enough.  I mean... that sexy voice.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Operas are Just Classical Music Kdramas

Or maybe I should give credit where due (since Opera has been around long before Kdramas) and say that Kdramas are the same as operas.

I recently attended a performance of Marriage of Figaro, by Mozart, and was struck by the plot similarities of this opera to Kdramas.  This wasn't the first time that I've seen this opera, but the first time I've noticed the similarities.  That got me to comparing other opera plots to classic kdrama plots, and what do you know, they were exactly the same too!


I guess this is just proof that these plot devices have been around for hundreds of years and the reason they are still being used it that, as silly as they are, we love/hate them and it makes for a more dramatic story.  I mean, what is a kdrama without amnesia, love triangles, birth secrets, cross dressing, and rich chaebols?  Similarly, what is an opera without love triangles, rich peers, birth secrets, and girls playing boys (which is pretty much cross dressing, even if the plot of the opera says that is really just a boy who can sing really high... right...)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Taiwanese Dramas with some of the Best OSTs

Not to leave out the Taiwanese dramas from the previous list (Korean Dramas with some of the Best OSTs), but there were too many and that list was too long anyways, so I made a list of just Taiwanese dramas with some of the best OSTs.  Now obviously this list is shorter because I haven't watched nearly as many Tdramas as Kdramas, but they still have some spectacular OSTs.  Also some just not memorable ones.  So here are the best, get stuck in your head, drama OSTs of Taiwan.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Epicness That Ended in What the Heckness: Lists of Night Watchman's Epic Fail

It's not often that a drama gets two posts dedicated to it, but I just have to say something about Night Watchman's Journal.  What.the.heck.

Even Sadam is laughing at this ridiculousness.

I mean seriously, what the heck happened?  The first two episodes were so epic, and then all the sudden it took a downward slope into the realms of cheesy lameness.  Did they forget how to create epic?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

With a Side of Second Male Lead Syndrome

As Love Myself or You comes to an end, I felt I just had to pay homage to one of my favorite second male leads of all time, Hao Wei.  There was a time (for like 2 seconds) that I hated him and wanted him to go away, because let's be honest I really want Kai Qi and Ah Jie to be together like 100%.  I love Ah Jie so much that there is no way I would want him to lose... but then Hao Wei just made me love him so much!  I really just want him for myself.  He's like the perfect man!  Hot and nerdy, just how I like them.  And the nicest guy on the planet... yep.

There are so many second male leads that are the same.  Usually I am not voting for them to get the girl necessarily (because I am usually on the side of the male lead in that respect) but I do end up loving the second male lead so much that I wish I could date him in real life.

We all know this is called second male lead syndrome, so in honor of Hao Wei, I have created my list of second male leads who need to be my boyfriend like right now.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Korean Dramas with some of the Best OSTs

I don't think I've ever seen an OST break a show, but they can sometimes make the show, or at least make the show that much better.  Whether the songs are simply just catchy and get stuck in our heads without any sort of permission (ALMOST PAAARADISE!!!!) or if they are super good songs that stick with you and end up in your playlists and purchased items, OSTs are a major part of a drama.  That kiss scene would just not be as good without the swelling love ballad in the background increasing the feels by at least 100%.

Or they can add an additional bit of humor when used at just the right moment:

Here are some of the Korean Drama OSTs that have moved me the most, that have definitely made it into my collection, and are constantly being sung and played by me all.the.time...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fated to Love: Cun Xi vs. Lee Gun

This post had to be written for two men that I love for very different reasons.  Having recently finally finished watching the Korean version of Fated to Love You, I have to talk about it.  I think it's one of my favorite dramas, and might have one of the highest ratings on my drama review page.  Anyways... here it is Cun Xi vs. Lee Gun!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My Secret Hotel Fashion Show

As much as I love the mystery, suspense and messy love triangle in My Secret Hotel, I think the thing that has me hooked every week is the clothing.  Most everyone in the show has fabulous fashion.  I mean:

Haha, this show is full of quirky characters who all dress so very well, and are pretty much involved with this murder case in one way or another.  At least they all get to look good while getting bumped off or bumping people off.  Let's see some examples.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

My Norebang: Singing Kpop in the Shower

I actually sing karaoke in my living room too, but my day wouldn't be complete without me singing in the shower at the top of my lungs.  The acoustics are great, and I think no one else can hear me because of the water and the fan and all that, but really I just know they can hear me and I just don't care.

Here are some of my top songs sung in the shower.  Or at random times during the day.  Those catchy songs that get stuck in my head and just have to be sung no matter how actually good they are or how well I actually know the words.  They're just the songs I love to sing...