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Crazy For Kdrama Podcast Episode 22: Cozy, Cozy Kdrama

1 Apr

We had some fun this episode — or at least we laughed a lot. Although, how that’s different from any other episode? I’m not really sure.

Episode 22: Cozy, Cozy Kdrama

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In this episode we do lots of stuff, so just listen. Just kidding! After chatting about news, what we’re watching, and how Roommate has been letting us down of late, we answer Kdrama-related questions, which have us coming almost to blows over the epic question “Super Junior or Big Bang?” and wondering which Kdrama heroine we would most want to be. Then we move over to talking about comfort watches, dramas that are our go to’s if we are sick or just want to be cheered up.

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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?

Soundtrack Sunday: Shut Up Flower Boy Band

25 May

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This Soundtrack Sunday is so freaking easy.  Sometimes I have to dig through YouTube looking for play lists,  songs, saying ‘was this even in the drama? I certainly don’t remember it.’ But not only is it easier with a show whose plots musically based, but this particular drama has an OST I keep on my phone and listen to all the time. Well, maybe not as much as Coffee Prince but definitely more than You’re Beautiful.

With this rewatch though, I’ve been given a bigger appreciation to the songs.  Before I’d hit the top 3 sometimes add in Circus for good measure–but now I’ll listen to the whole thing. So. Good. I literally want to make out with the sound of Sung Joon’s voice–he has this rough, raspy rock thing going on you don’t usually hear in the world of Korean music.

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Not In Love. I’m so glad they included this song. If Lee Min Ki had to leave early at least he left us this.

Do I Need More Romance? TvN Thinks I Do

19 Nov

The new shows continue to roll their way out, and yesterday word reached my ears of one that doesn’t make me all resentful (you know like Miss Korea, Prime Minister, and the latest, Pretty Boy Man). It’s one I might actually check out! Probably not as a simulcast but as a marathon, later.I need romance2

For those of you fans of I Need Romance, and I Need Romance 2012, or heck, if you’re just a fan of the more realistic shows, the news that the INR team is coming back for a third round is probably great news! Now, I haven’t actually seen past the first few minutes of the first season, but I really enjoyed INR2012—and not just because it starred Lee Jin Wook. No, it’s the realism that’s a nice break from the regular soft focus lens of Kdrama. You know, because in real life not every hero’s a chaebol and not every family hides some sort of birth secret which is ready to leap out at you when you least expect it. Continue reading

Musical Monday: The Infinite Edition

16 Sep
infinite_emailblast3Very exciting news on the musical front guys! The first Kpop band I’ll see as an official city dweller has been decided. It’s Infinite! What made me decide on Infinite as my inaugural showing? Well. Yeah. They were the first ones to schedule anything in New York.

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Flower Boys Dead Ahead!

21 May

dating agency 3I’ve had an up and down relationship with Dating Agency: Cyrano. And it’s not even out yet. Lately I’ve straddling the fence of ‘meh’ and ‘I guess I’ll check it out.’ Well, that was until I watched some of these video promos. Consider me back in the ‘I’m cautiously kind of excited about this’ column.

Which is just in time considering this show premiers next week! Although, we are a week in and DramaFever hasn’t announced that they’re going to be carrying it. They carried the other in the flower boy series (Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, Shut Up Flower Boy Band, Flower Boy Next Door), so it would make sense that they would carry this one. Although, is this technically a Flower Boy show? It’s the only one without Flower Boy in the title. And Lee Jong Hyuk ,the star, probably falls more under Flower Ahjussi. Maybe Dating Agency is more like a spin off. Continue reading

Show Introduction: Flower Boy Ramyun Shop

8 May

Flower-Boy-Ramyun-Shop003Now that we have New Heart under our belts, I’m looking at the review schedule and I’m surprised at all the popular ones coming up. I must have hit a Kdrama watching streak last year. Think I’m kidding? Check it out: Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, Answer Me 1997, Shut up Flower Boy Band, Arang and the Magistrate, Queen In Hyun’s Man.

Holy Moly, that’s some awesome TV.

Up next is Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, the first in the hit Oh Boy series (which includes Shut Up Flower Boy Band and Flower Boy Next Door). While I like Ramyun Shop, it’s not my favorite of the series. It’s really enjoyable and has a pretty smokin’ K-kiss (thank you cable), but the love triangle irritated me a bit as the story went on.*ducks head* I know, this isn’t a very popular feeling, as I know this show is in many a Kdrama fan’s top 3 list. Continue reading

Sung Joon Takes a Step….Sideways?

15 Mar

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Here you go Enz! Not into scary movies? Sung Joon just signed onto a new drama! Not just any drama, but the Gu Family Book with Lee Seung Gi! With all this wishing coming true–we really need to focus on something else to hope for–Sung Joon is all set for a while.  Continue reading

Plea to the God’s of Kdrama V

15 Mar

Since we’ve had a banner week of wishing for things this week, I figured it’s way past time to drag out our Plea to the God’s of Kdrama series. Looking at our last go around, we got 1 of four of our wishes. Hrm. Not great. However, looking at the wishing scoreboard, we’re at about a 50% success rate. WIN!

So what are we wishing here this time over at Crazy?

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I’ve heard really good things about this show! Actually, I haven’t heard anything bad about it. What I haven’t heard? Any of the big 3 getting it so I can easily watch without giving my computer a dreaded social disease. Come on, for something which is apparently so popular, there’s no reason why one of the big 3 (VIki, DramaFever, Hulu) shouldn’t get this. Continue reading

What’s Next Fourth of July Edition

30 Jun

So it’s been a while since I’ve had a What’s Next update that didn’t involve Smile Dong Hae. No, not because I’ve finished it, although I plan on taking a big chunk out of it today. Nope, I will actually be watching something new next week!

Something new? It’s been so long, I’m not really sure what that means anymore. How is this mystical event happening? Well, Kate, my non-Kdrama watching friend knows one of the few ways to drag me out of my house now is to offer to do a Kdrama marathon with me. Seriously guys, I’m like a little kid. “You want me to get in the van? Well okay, so long as you have candy.”

And I don’t want to make it sound lame like all I do is sit around and watch tv all day. Now that I work from home this is what my day looks like: Continue reading