I decided I’d write a little post about three currently airing jdoramas I’ve been watching. I’ve already talked about some of them briefly in my drama update list, but this will be a sort of mini-review of the episodes out so far!
First, GTO 2012 (a.k.a. Great Teacher Onizuka 2012).
Time for… My Favorite K Actors!!!! Male Edition. So, like my fave J-actors post, this will lean heavily towards the young and pretty. That’s just the type of shows I watch *sorry if you’re interested in something more mature*. Again, this list is in no particular order.
This man is just all kinds of pretty. I’m glad he’s beginning to get popular through Gaksital, though I’m happy to say I’ve been his fan for a while. He’s what kept Ojakyo Brothers interesting. The man manages to emote like none other. His crying makes other people cry, which is a very valuable skill as an actor. I’ve only watched one episode of Gaksital so far, but I was seriously impressed by him. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of him as a leading man to others.
So I was about to start making my Favorite KActors: male edition post when I realized it would take way too long (there are just too many for me to pick from). It’s already 11 pm, and I want to go to bed early tonight, so instead I’m just going to do another short little post on what my current Korean and Japanese Drama list looks like. It’ll be an update with shows I’ve finished watching, am watching, need to start watching, and look forward to watching!
So this is going to be a short but *hopefully* sweet post. Today I was organizing my images folder (it’s a form of procrastination, and it makes me happy to re-look at pics of shirtless men… don’t judge me) and I stumbled on this great picture from Queen Inhyun’s Man, of Ji Hyun Woo (playing Kim Boong Do).
I realize it’s fairly traditional for new blogs to showcase their top ten favorites of whatever they happen to be blogging about. However, I’m lazy and refuse to limit myself to ten, so instead this will be part one of a series of my favorites, this time focusing on Japanese actors of the male variety *wink wink* (no this is not just an excuse for me to put in pictures of shirtless men, they all do genuinely have great acting skills).
This list is in no particular order, but I do want to put a warning note beforehand. Most of the dramas I watch are youth/rom-com oriented. Therefore this actor list tips very heavily in favor of pretty younger guys. I’m not saying they’re any better than older Japanese actors, but that’s just the type of shows I’ve watched *so deal with it!*
Ok, so I really wasn’t planning on doing two posts today, but I just can’t NOT share the epicness that is PSY’s new mv, Gangnam Style. The music video is freaking hilarious, and it’s got awesome cameos from Hyunah, Yoo Jae Seok, and Noh Hong Chul. Watch if you’re in the mood to laugh and bop along to a great beat!
It’s really great to see PSY back after two years. I missed him. His last song Right Now had me dancing in the street on my way to classes for months, and I have a feeling this will be my new crack song!
This isn’t a recap or review post. Instead I just wanted to pause and appreciate the awesome that is Shut Up Flower Boy Band. I’m really late in coming to this show. It’s been out for months, and has been on my “to watch” list since I read the recap of the first episode over at dramabeans. However, for some reason, I kept forgetting to start it until this week. After watching White Christmas, my love for Sung Joon was sparked into full gear, and when I looked him up, I saw he was in SUFBB with Lee Min Ki, who is one of my all time favorite Korean actors. So, after a small amount of denial, and a couple of hours spent watching fanvids, I gave in and watched the first episode.
As is mentioned in my “About Me” section of this blog, over the course of the past few years I’ve become a pretty diehard fan of Kpop. My friends tend to find it amusing that a girl who normally listens to bands like Radiohead and Mumford and Sons devotes hours of her time watching music videos and shouting “G DRAGON SARANGHEYO” in my room, but it is a fact, nevertheless, that Kpop is ridiculously catchy. Everything about the way it is manufactured, from the *cough* extremely attractive men, the boatloads of guyliner, the flashy (though at times bizarre) outfits, and the catchy tunes that get stuck in your head within seconds, that make Kpop very difficult not to love once you’ve been converted. So, considering the fact this blog is still experimental, I thought I’d do a little post on the songs I’ve been jamming to over the past few weeks. If people like it, maybe I’ll make it a recurring theme!
Friends who know me, and those privileged few who follow my tumblr, are aware that I have a mild obsession with Japanese school dramas centered around the maturation of delinquent guys. There is something about these stories, whether it be the horde of extremely attractive males, a plethora of ab shots, or the heart-felt stories that make me want to go out and live my life (despite the fact they inevitably lead me to watching more TV) that get me in the gut every single time. Seriously, my friends and family will attest to the fact that I’m a big crier when it comes to TV, and these dramas especially are my personal dose of medicine. As this is a new site and I’m experimenting, I thought I’d do a little battle of the boys post, focusing on my two favorites in this genre: Gokusen (3) and Tumbling. I’m a lover of all the Gokusen seasons, but as both Miura Shohei and Haruma are in the last season, I can’t help but get all googly-eyed while watching the it, so that’s the one I’ll stick with! Tumbling on the other hand has my favorites Yamamoto Yusuke (the boy can do no wrong in my eyes) and Daito Shunsuke, and I can’t say no to those guys, whether I wanted to or not!
Given the fact this blog is brand-smacking new, I’m still trying to decide what to do with it. As I’m a huge lover of Korean dramas, I’ve always thought about doing reviews or recaps of them. As of now, I don’t have the time nor the patience to actually recap a full series, and I don’t want to commit this blog to one genre exclusively, so I’ll just start with reviews. Recently I’ve watched a spectacular show, so I am very excited to dedicate my first real post to a review of the 2011 Korean drama White Christmas. I actually only got turned onto it three days ago, when I was surfing dramabeans’ website and came across Heads No.2’s recap of the first episode of this drama (which I’ve linked below in case anyone wants an in depth, episode by episode recap rather than one long summary). This post will be a spoiler-full summary with my thoughts on the show. I warn you now: if you haven’t seen the show and don’t want to know major plot points, do not read this post!