Hello everyone! And Happy New Year! I know it’s nearly February already but as per usual I’ve been busy with life and all the messy intricacies that come along with it, so I haven’t gotten around to writing anything. But last night I (finally) finished the ridiculously long drama Reply 1988, so I decided to churn out a quick post about it – and specifically about the adorable OTP of Taek and Deok Sun. If you haven’t noticed from the title, this will be spoiler heavy!
Hello my dear readers, few and nonexistent though you may be. I felt like leaving you with a quick, mid-series review of the currently airing Japanese Drama Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku, also known as The Memorandum of Kyoko Okitegami.
So I promised to try and post more regularly… and I’m kind of doing it! Sort of! I’m currently swamped with work and interviews and life in general, so this is going to be a short catch-up post about what I’m watching right now.
First of all, possibly one of my new favorite dramas ever, the most amazing Flower Boy Next Door.
I’m back! I realize I haven’t posted a regular update in quite a while (excluding my recent feminist rant), so I’m attempting to get back into my normal type of blogging by giving a short review of the Japanese drama Piece. I have very conflicting emotions on this drama, so please bare with me. Also, this review will contain spoilers, so if you’ve not watched it, beware!
Pardon the slightly cliche title for this post, but it is actually quite fitting. I realize that in my last post I said I’d do a review of Rich Man Poor Woman, but I’ve decided to put that off at present. Why, you ask me? Well, for the simple reason that this morning, I finished watching Answer Me 1997 (also known as Reply 1997). I briefly discussed that drama in my last post as well, but after finishing it, I need to discuss it and something its perfection made me start thinking about.
I sincerely apologize about having not posted for so long. However, as a fourth year university student, currently writing my dissertation, I’ve had to deal with a massive increase in work. On top of that, I’ve been traveling and my laptop broke for a while, so all in all, it was lucky for me to even be able to get online to check my e-mail, let alone write a blog post.
Unfortunately, I’m not writing a full post right now. However, this is a promise post that this week, when I get the time (and unfortunately it might not even be til Saturday), I will write a full one. However, it will be a bit of a catch up, to let you guys know where I’m standing! Recently I’ve been finishing up two dramas that have been absolute pleasures to watch. One is a kdrama, and the other a jdrama, and both are absolutely amazing, and should be given a chance by everyone.
Firstly, the Kdrama, Answer Me 1997, or alternately known as Reply 1997.
Ok, so the last time I mentioned what dramas I was watching, I briefly discussed my feelings on the first two episodes of Sprout here. I wasn’t particularly complimentary, I’m not going to lie. Many of the issues I had with the drama still remain, i.e. that it takes itself way too seriously, the romance is slightly maudlin (I mean, what, Miyuki hugs some other guy just because Souhei looked at Miku? Call me crazy but that’s SERIOUSLY possessive behavior, and borderline psychotic!), and people really need to learn to smile more!!! However, this show has somehow, bizarrely, hooked me. I don’t know why or how. I don’t even really like it when I’m watching it all the time. I find myself eye-rolling through large portions of it, but the rest of it, I’m squealing and giggling like a little 12-year-old girl. The logic of the show is nonexistent, and the acting is very very limited (though serviceable for the most part). However, when each episode is over, I’m left with a bittersweet feeling that makes me want more.
***btw, spoilers for episode 6 and 7 are below, so if you haven’t watched the show yet, beware!!****
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).
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.