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First Episodes: A Taste Test

29 Oct

As an official simulcaster now, I looked through the currently running shows and realized I’d seen 3 first episodes. Which got me thinking…rather than doing the Hot/Cold post I’d planned on recently completed shows, judging their worthiness for a spot on the coveted TBWList, I’d change it up. Try the first episodes, a first taste if you will, of the currently running dramas to see if they could hook me into watching the rest.

I came across some interesting results: shows I expected to come through with flying colors stumbled at the gate, leaving me with a bad taste, and others, that I hadn’t considered before surprised me with an unexpected dose of yum.

Now here are a few things to keep in mind. I only watched first episodes. I’m sure some of these got better as they went along, but that doesn’t count. And, I was lazy. I only watched shows available on my TV, so I did miss Medical Top Team and Scandal. But beyond that? I’m feeling quite proud of this accomplishment! I feel like a regular simulcaster–who knew I had it in me?

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Come Back Home: Actors Who Should Get Back To Dramas Already!

29 Jul

milk carton 2_Lee Min KiIn a recent podcast, we talked about certain actors getting cast all the time. How there sometimes seem to be the same rotation of actors sometimes playing versions of the same characters. This got me thinking, there are some actors and actresses who we, for some reason or another, have been missing from our tv screens for way too long.

Here is my list of actors I wish would get back to work already. And if you could read this while humming 2ne1’s Come Back Home? That would be perfect as that’s what I’ve been humming the entire time I’ve been compiling the list.

Gong Yoo (last drama Big, 2012)

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Gong Yoo, honey, Big was so many years ago. It’s time to finish licking the wounds left by a bad drama, shake off the past, and get back up on the horse. And by horse I mean MY TV. If we’ve been able to move past that drama, don’t you think you should too? I’m sure there are many dramas just waiting for a hero like you–you could have your pick of projects. Heck! You’re Gong Freaking Yoo–just ask–I’m sure that there are writers out there who would love to write a project for you. May I recommend the skinship lover, Kim Eun Suk? Or possibly, if you want to ease back into acting, may I suggest a kissy tvN drama. Really? Either will do.

Jung Ryu Won (Last drama Medical Top Team, 2013)

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Right now while watching History of a Salaryman, I’m reminded just how much I like Jung Ryu Won and the chances she’ll take with a character. She is truly one actress who doesn’t care about ruining her ‘image’ and as a result her characters and projects are different and entertaining. Well, except for maybe her last project. I think it’s time for her to pull off another History of a Salaryman or a King of Dramas.

Jung Woo Sung (Last drama, Padam Padam 2011)

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Oh, Jung Woo Sung. I realize you are mainly a movie actor, but I love you, and I cherish every moment we have together on any screen. Don’t you think it’s time, as a present for me, for you to come back to TV? I know you love the weepies, and that’s fine, I don’t mind crying buckets of tears over you if that’s what you want. Just please, come back. Padam Padam was forever ago.

Hong Sisters (Last drama Master’s Sun 2013)Master's Sun

Is it just me or is it weird we haven’t heard anything from the Hong Sisters? Since they start of their career they’ve consistently come out with a drama every year, not even taking a break after Big. Doesn’t it seem weird that they would take a break after redeeming themselves with Master’s Son? Unless they are planning something for later on this year, but I thought they were more summertime fare. And here we are, mid summer, and no Hong Sisters. Not to mention, it’s the Hong Sisters, wouldn’t we have heard rumors of a planned project if they did have one in the works? Its not that I love the Hong Sisters, but it’s now tradition.

Lee Min Ho (Last drama Heirs, 2013)

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Yep, I know it was just last year that you were in Heirs. However, since I’m choosing to overlook Heirs as I have no intention of ever watching that one, I believe I’m owed a drama. And aren’t you typically a one project a year actor? Why break this habit now? Just because you’ve filmed your first movie, this does not excuse you from your tv acting responsiblites.

Yoon Shi Yoon (Last drama, Prime Minister 2013)

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Only (way too many count–sob!) days of military service left to go. You had best come out swinging. And if you could come out with the extra post military hottness, we wouldn’t hate it. If not? Don’t worry about it! We’ll take you any way we can get you.

Lee Chun Hee (Last Drama 3 episodes of Master’s Sun 2013)

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Dear Lee Chun Hee, I’m not sure if I’m ready to forgive you for being in my city for weeks and not looking me up. I mean, I even went out onto the streets of NYC and searched for you–the least you could have done is been in a place where I could have found you. However, I will look past this transgression if you’d just come back to the tv. And not as a second lead. Please. My fandom is on the line here.

Vanness Wu (Tiamo Chocolate, 2012)tiamo chocolate

Not Korean, but Vanness Wu is my favorite actor in all of TW-land. I know he’s all busy with music, getting married and stuff, but I don’t think it would kill him to do another drama. I’m about thiiiiiis close to breaking down and watching Ti Amo Chocolate, even though it is 80 episodes of nothingness just to see get a Vanness fix.

Tablo (Last Solo CD, 2011, Last Epik High CD, 2012)

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Well, here’s a total cheat, but it’s my post and I don’t care. TABLO! COME OUT WITH NEW FREAKING MUSIC ALREADY.

Enough said.
Kim Sun AhI Do I Do
How long ago was I Do, I Do? Too long, I think. Kim Sun Ah is definitely one of my favorite Korean actresses and it’s really time for her to come back with another one of her signature characters.
Lee Min Ki

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Remember Lee Min Ki? Remember when you used to do dramas? It was your role in I Really, Really Like You that first turned me into a fan of yours. I’m very happy that you’ve created this big movie career for yourself, but just think of all the new fans you could be creating by coming back to TV! I think you owe it to all the possible fangirls out there, like myself, to put down the edgy, and pick up the drama. Actually, you don’t even have to put down the edgy roles, remember Shut Up Flower Boy Band? You can be edgy and be on TV. Just ask tvN, I’m sure they’d be happy to have you back.

So here is my list of people I want to ‘Come Back Home’ to us. What is yours?

Friday Fun! A Holiday Gift

14 Feb

Happy Valentines Day Everyone! In honor of this very special day, here are some very special Valentines–just for you! Answer Me 1994 Continue reading

I’ve officially Chosen Mi-Rae’s Choice

18 Oct

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After the success of simulcasting Master’s Sun, Cherry and I decided to go in again. But which one? The obvious choice of course would be Heirs. I could hear it calling me…”Come on Stephanie…you know you want too….everybody else is doing it….” But as you know, my interest in Heirs goes from “Squeeee Lee Min Ho!” to “Umm…highschoolers? Really?” Then I watched the first episode, and the show went right to “Yeaaaahhh….maybe later. A lot later.”

So what does that leave? Is it just me or is there not much going on right now? I thought I was going to have to skip this round, but then this weekend happened and Mi-Rae’s Choice premiered to pretty much rave reviews! I’ve been looking forward to seeing this show since the first casting news emerged. I just didn’t think it was simulcast material. But the ticks in the plus column just keep piling up. Continue reading

Lee Min Ho, I Just Can’t Quit You

17 Sep

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It had to happen eventually. First shots of the upcoming drama, Heirs have been released and with it, as expected, my interest has grown from–Groan, really?–to Hmm…maybe. Which doesn’t seem like it is a big change, but when the groan is accompanied by an uncontrollable eye-roll? Well, it’s a step in the right direction.  Continue reading

Heirs Irritates the Competition

31 Jul

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LAUGH! This information just tickles me. Remember how I was saying that Heirs and it’s incessant casting news was boring me? Apparently I’m not the only one who’s noticed the drama snatching up all the best and brightest. I read an article which said that drama officials are complaining that there’s nobody left for them! That they are having trouble casting their own dramas for the fall because of this. Continue reading

Sneak peek at Lee Min Ho’s CD anyone?

21 May
His first album, My Everything, is released tomorrow! I’d completely forgotten he’d planned to do this. You know. For the fans.
 So, which of you Minoz out there is going to be standing (virtually) in line to pick this up? Hmm… I’m a giant fan, but I think I’ll wait on this one.

In all there are seven tracks with titles like Love Motion, Without You, My Little Princess, and You & I. With musical styles of British rock (um…okay), jazz (ugh), electronic (expected), and modern rock (woot!)

He’s going to be touring but luckily he’ll stop before its time to start filming his new drama Heirs.Although you know, if he decided to go to NY? I’d totally make the trek for him. In a second. As, while I might not like what comes out of his mouth, I can still stand there and look at him. That alone is worth the ticket price.

SQUEE! SQUEE! SWOON!

29 Mar

Yep, that’s pretty much been my thought process since Cherry Cordial pointed out the news that LEE MIN HO

Yep, that’s pretty much been my thought process since Cherry Cordial pointed out the news that LEE MIN HO has been cast in a new drama. Well, I should also clarify, the actual scream didn’t let loose until I read that the writer is Kim Eun Sook. I’m a huge fan.

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Lee Min Ho Releasing An Album?

14 Mar

l_p0025465287In other puzzling news….

So I wake up to the news that Lee Min Ho is releasing an album and going on a 10 city tour.

What the what?

Now I have to remind myself that he’s a Korean entertainer. They are schooled in everything, right? One of my favorite things about him is the sound of his voice. And he’s reportedly not doing this as his next career move, he’s strictly doing this as a fan service.

So sayith Lee Min Ho: “My objective is to become an outstanding actor so becoming a singer is out of my concerns. This is a present I’ve prepared for my fans and I am coming back with a new project soon enough”.

Which makes me ask, did you ask for this? I’m pretty sure I didn’t sign that petition. As my little buddy Ryan is currently obsessed with Mama Mia I now shudder at the thought of actors singing. MR. DARCY–WHY!?!

He’s also planning a 10 city tour. I hope this does not get in the way of him joining a drama this year. I’ll be very *poutyface* if we don’t get a new drama to drool over.

Of course, this being said, yeah, chances are pretty high I’ll buy the album when it comes out. You know. Lee Min Ho. In My Ears! You know, auto-tuned and all….

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Look What Happens When You’re Not Paying Attention

26 Sep

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Who else knew this was already out and didn’t tell me? Am I the last person to know it’s part 1 of My One and Only Epilogue was already out. Not only out but had been out for a while? Hrm. That’s me–a day late and a dollar short. Continue reading