Tuesday, August 25, 2015

166. One Sunny Day 좋은 날 (2014) Korean

So Ji Sub, Kim Ji Won, Lee Jong Hyuk, Im Joo Eun, Lee Jong Hyun

Drama Rating: 6/10     Neck Score: A

Emphasis on the ONE sunny day, because there was only one day in the whole show that was sunny.  It rained every other day.  Not just rain, but pouring.  I guess this is my first web drama.  With ten 15 minute episodes, it's basically the length of a movie.  It was about as exciting as most Korean romance movies I've seen.  Slow moving and low on the skinship.  However, that is not necessarily a bad thing.  This is a journey of healing.  Ji Ho (So Ji Sub) is super sad and trying to get over this girl.  He's also a shy quiet type anyways.  The relationship is more organic in that slow movingness.  Also, the situations they find themselves in, and how they act in those situation has a more for real feel to them.  Basically it's cute.  The end.  Although they could have given us an abs shot... just saying.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Adventures in Japanese Candyland: August

This may seem like an advertisement for Japan Crate, it's certainly not hurting them, but I recently won a 3 month gift subscription in a work raffle.  I never win anything so that was exciting.  I might have been the only person to put my ticket in that drawing pot, but that would be my luck, wouldn't it?  No one has the adventuring spirit anymore, sigh.  Or maybe they just were being more practical (like putting theirs towards a $100 Amazon gift certificate).

Anyways, here I am, after the first month, writing reviews of all the candy I tried in this month.  It's been a pretty fun 9 days of candy stuffs.

Monday, August 17, 2015

KDrama Moments that Unintentionally Made Me Laugh

I finally finished the craziness that was Mask, and it had a lot of scream worthy moments.  The Bad guy was way too powerful and smart, and the way that everything was finally resolved was super lame.  However, until the lame preachy ending, it was as addicting as crack and had many moments that had me rolling.  As much as I hated the villain, I also loved him.  Mostly because he made faces like these:

How did no one spot that constant smirk that literally tells everyone he's the villain?  And he really knew how to play up the drama.  Especially when opening doors, peering through windows, or being a general creeper.  His door opening skills are literally my favorite part of that whole drama... unless you want to count like the OTP and all that stuff... haha.  But this situation is not alone in it's kind, I frequently find funny moments that make me laugh super hard when they really aren't supposed to be funny.  They just are!  And I just might have those spots cued up so I can watch them if I ever need a pick me up quick laugh.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

162. I Remember You 너를 기억해 (2015) Korean

Seo In Guk, Jang Na Ra, Lee Chun Hee, Choi Won Young, Park Bo Gum

Drama Rating: 9/10     Neck Score: A+

What a consistently good drama.  Sad it didn't have super ratings in Korea, but it was competing with popular ones.  Maybe it's just because I like psychological thrillers, murder dramas, and all the actors in this show, but I just loved it.  Park Bo Gum!  Why do you have to steal my heart every time!?!  I loved how organic the relationship was.  All the relationships.  Even the bromancey type deal between the detective and "Dave."  But I loved how the romance took it's time and progressed at a natural pace for someone so unemotional as Lee Hyun.  Also big slow clap for Jang Na Ra, she impresses me every role, and this time she did good with the action, bad-a detective.  Basically everyone did a great job, especially Choi Won Young and Park Bo Gum- and super epic slow clap for Do Kyung Soo for once again rocking his acting skills for a creepier role.  He played a good psychopath.  Woo woot.