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Hesitantly Super Excited

13 Mar

omMore information is out on the upcoming drama, Orange Marmalade (I can’t be the only one out there who keeps trying to call it Orange Caramel) and while I’m not super pleased with the idol-actress heroine (Seolhyun from AOA), I continue to get more and more excited about it. Like really excited. As in, I’m not entirely certain the last time I’ve looked forward to a drama like this. Especially not over a high school drama.

I like the rest of the casting as I do love me some CNBlue boys and a weekly dosage of Jonghyun will do nicely. Why do I not care that he’s an idol actor and Seolhyun is? What can I say? I’m fickle and boy biased like that.

Umm…. that’s a lie. I don’t mind idol actors, but I’d just like them to work up to lead roles. And since the hero on this drama is Yeo Jin Gu one of the most exceptional young actors out there, I worry about her being able to keep up.

Then there’s the other thing. Since writing the last post on this drama, I’ve been reading the webtoon and I like it, I mean I really like it. It’s cute, and fun and the characters are really endearing. Of course I’m only 10 episodes in so that could change (considering they just cast Song Jung Ho from Answer Me 1997 as a character I haven’t even met yet), but for now, despite any casting they go with, I’m totally going to watch this drama. I’m probably may even simulcast it. Yes, me the staunch non-simulcast-er.



And if you want to read the webtoon, you can read it fully subbed here. When you do, let me know what you think! Also–tell me who you think should play the aunt? She is such a cool character and I hope they cast her well.


Crazy For Kdrama Podcast Episode 18: Kdrama’s Sequels and Spinoffs

4 Feb

Episode 18 is up! Not only is it up, but due to internet issues, we don’t run as long as we usually do — great news for those of you who think we talk to much — and for those of you who like our length — don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll be back to normal next time.

Episode 18: Kdrama’s Sequels and Spinoffs

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Crazy for Kdrama Podcast Episode 13: Kpop Wishes and Kdrama Dreams

19 Nov

Thirteen? Is it unlucky thirteen? We certainly hope not! In response to a voicemail, Cherry and I try to disagree more — or maybe that was just me — and just wait until you hear how many dramas I made my way through the last two weeks.


Episode 13: Kpop Wishes and Kdrama Dreams

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You From Another Star Coming Here?

23 Sep

It seems like we are getting closer and closer to an actual Kdrama making it on the air as a US remake. We. Are. Getting. So. Close. (You know, for better or for worse.) It’s almost a wonder who is going to make it first? Joo Won’s Good Doctor? Nine? Answer Me 1997? Grandpa’s Over Flowers? Or the newest contestant–You From Another Star.

As other countries are hurrying (legally and illegally) to remake this crazy-popular drama themselves, it makes sense that the US would at least think about wanting to get in on that.
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What A Difference A Teaser Makes: Battle of the Quirky Dramas

12 Jun

trot loversHoly smokes! What a turn around. Just a few days ago, I really couldn’t wait for the new drama Trot Lovers. Cute concept, I love Jung Eun Ji, and I’m interested in seeing Ji Hyun Woo in his first post post army drama.

Then the teaser came out.

And it hit me like a dead rock. (Um…can a rock be dead? Lead? A Lead rock? Whatever it was, it wasn’t good.) I’m not even sure if I can tell you exactly what it is about it that turned me off. Uninteresting? Stuffy? Run of the mill? Whatever it was, it was like a switch that flipped from ‘woot!’ to ‘meh’.

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On the other hand, I had no real interest in the new Seo In Guk tvN drama, High School King of Savy as I’m not a huge high school drama fan, didn’t really know much about the plot, and, frankly, the poster was a big turn off. Seriously, what is this saying besides ‘I’m schmarmy’? I currently have an affinity for dramas with strong women and with a poster with two women actually hanging off him, it didn’t seem to be what I was looking for.

However. Then I saw these teasers.

And then the goofy making of:

And I’m hooked. Seriously, how cute are these teasers?? I know the dancing probably won’t be a part of the drama itself, but it was just quirky enough to capture my attention, and my imagination. So he’s pretending to be his older brother who he looks JUST LIKE, while brother is off trying to get revenge on the person or persons responsible for the deaths of their parents. Who is the girl in the promo? I’m guessing happless/spunky office girl. So a noona romance? Except she doesn’t know she’s a noona? Except he’s still in high school–which gives me a case of the squidgies.

Whatever it is, I now can’t wait for this drama to start, and luckily it begins next week. I think it’s funny that the former lead couple of Answer Me 1997 will now be in competing dramas. Unfortunately, since Jung Eun Ji’s Trot Lovers is on a main network, and Seo In Guk is on cable, she’ll win the ratings war but tvN doesn’t require huge numbers to be considered a success.

I don’t think I’ve officially given up on Trot Lovers. I’ll cross my fingers that they will release a newer, better teaser. something that will bring me back into the fold.

Musical Monday: The Seo In Guk Edition

2 Jun

Screenshot 2014-06-01 at 5.33.33 PMSometimes I forget that Seo In Guk actually started out as a singer and, as most of us were introduced to him as an actor in Answer Me 1997, I’m sure I’m not the only one.

Just recently I realized I actually own one of his releases, Can We Dance Tonight and one of the songs, actually Can We Dance Tonight had made it’s way onto my workout playlist. Why do I like it so much? The line he keeps repeating “Dance, dance party tonight.” Now, what person doesn’t love a good dance party? Late at night, alone in your apartment, turn up the music and just let to–now that’s a good dance party.

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Possibly Loving Trot Lovers

21 May

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In a complete turn around, with the casting of Jung Eun Ji, I am suddenly very interested in the upcoming drama, Trot Lovers. Before, my interest was fairly low to not at all, and now, I might actually watch it. Funny what changing a single person can do.

Looking at the casting I get excited and talk about–it’s usually guy oriented. And, unlike popular opinion, it’s not because I’m boy crazy. No, sadly, there just aren’t a lot of female actresses I get super excited for–and those who I do? Seem to let way too much time lag between projects. Come on ladies!  Continue reading

Answer Me 1997 Review (Spoilers)

11 May

Answer-Me-1994 (1)When I did the show intro for this post, I was so excited to rewatch. Answer me 1997. While I knew I didn’t love it as much as others do (as it is one of those shows which has received an almost instant cultish following.) I did remember liking it a lot.

In many ways, Answer Me 1997 is unlike other kdramas (thank you cable networks) and is thereby refreshing and deserves to stand out against the others.

With it’s unique editing, sound effects, and non linear storyline, a viewer can’t help but be caught up in this world. Continue reading

Soundtrack Sunday: Answer Me 1997

4 May

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When I say it’s been forever since I’ve done a Soundtrack Sunday, I’m not lying–it really has been as the last drama review I snuck in, Pride, didn’t have an OST. Or maybe it did. It was Japanese, so I didn’t really check. But I’m finally getting this review for Answer Me 1997 out, so Soundtrack Sunday is back!

There was a lot of music in Answer Me 1997--there had to be considering the whole thing is based on nostalgia for the year, and a big trigger for the past is music. Now the show, because it featured so many songs of the time, didn’t have it’s own OST, however later the director did release an soundtrack with a few songs done by the leads and, of course, a few of the classics. Continue reading

Seo In Guk is Coming Back To TV!

14 Apr
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He’s also going back to TvN and he’s also going back to high school. Don’t get me wrong, I do really like Seo In Guk, but I’m not seeing that he’s showing a lot of range in his acting. However, I liked him in Answer Me 1997 and I liked him in the movie, No Breathing, so I’m willing to give him a second, third, and possibly fourth chance.

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