Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Fall In Love With Me Syndrome, or why I don't trust Taiwanese Dramas

Fall in Love with Me was the drama that started so good that it hooked everyone and then turned into the craziest train wreck of crappy lame melodrama.  It was so bad that it became the new standard of badness.  However, it was worse than I knew.

It scarred me so horribly, that I find myself still having adverse reactions to it.  It's like I've got drama PTSD when it comes to Taiwanese dramas.  At the first sign of drama crap, I panic and wonder if I can even continue to watch, because I immediately panic.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Kpop One Liners: Song Lines for the Occasion

Lately we've been using a lot of lines from Kpop songs in everyday life, like random inside jokes, etc.  Some lines are just so appropriate for the situation, that we have to shout out these wonderful lines in certain situations.  It makes them better.

Here are some of the perfect one liners that we use pretty much every day.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Of Filters, Genres, and Networks

Blogging all this time has brought some things to my attention, like the use of filters in dramas.  Sometimes these filters are used to make the drama work better, but honestly sometimes that filter is there for no reason.  I've also noticed that some genres lead to certain types of filters, and also some networks favor and abuse filters as well.

Filters can make the drama's atmosphere more intense, romantic, or funny.  They can make the images and people more beautiful, or they can make everyone look weirdly gray/porcelain, which tends to look weird or yucky (especially those with red or orange hair).  Extreme filters like that usually only do a few people in the show a favor.  People like Lee Soo Hyuk, who would probably look good with any filter because he already looks like a porcelain vampire.  But let's look closer at these different categories of filters.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Kpop for the Frustrated

Frustration happens to us all off and on.  Right now I am frustrated with life, meaning work and other businessy obligations that make me fall into a busy rut where I feel like a robot with no control.

When times like these come, I have to listen to a certain kind of music to get those pent up emotions out.  And yes, that means another Kpop playlist.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Second Female Leads Who Are The Rage Scream Causing Queens

I recently wrote a post about second male leads that make me want to punch them in the face, but there is a corner on the market for causing rage screams usually reserved for the second female leads of dramas, fondly known as the bitca of the shows.   Honestly, they make the bitcas over-the-top evil more often than not, while the second male leads are more often so nice that they are pushovers.  This list could go on for forever, because 99% of all dramas have a bitca. Still, why not make a list of the worst of all?  The ones so bad that they make us scream in rage at the very sight of their faces.

There were so many of them that I had to break this list down and organize it.  It's not that surprising that I could fit all these bitcas into four categories.  You've seen one, you've probably seen most, because they make mean, crazy, bitcas all pretty much the same.  The four categories are: "Don't Touch my Thing," Evil Ex/First Loves, Vindictive Bitcas, and Cray Cray Obsessive Bitcas.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Kpop for the Day Picker Upper

In the mood when you want to feel happy, laugh, energized, peppier?  I've got a playlist that I keep for these occasions.  Because my last Kpop post was sad and super personal, I figured the next one should be happy.  So I decided to make a list of the Kpop songs I listen to so I can get pumped up and feel happy.

I'll be honest, half of these are because of how ridiculous they are, or how fun the MV is (which usually means the song is fun too) and not necessarily for the song alone.  Sometimes the song is even sad, but because of how fun the beat/dance/MV is it makes me happy.  So here are some of the songs I listen to when I am super happy/silly or just want to feel happier, because these songs always put me in a better mood.