Archive | February 2013

Holy Hulu!!

So I was scrolling through the Korean Dramas section of T.V. genres on Hulu, and they have added like at least 20 dramas, plus a few kpop shows.  I am super excited about it and just wanted to inform everyone.  The best part is that if you are okay with watching on the computer Hulu is totally free.  Enjoy!!

Currently Watching Update:

Rascal Sons:

So this show is super long, it is supposed to be 50 episodes when it finishes airing.  So given the length, there is a decent amount of wheel spinning involved, and I was starting to feel the burn until I caught up two days ago.  Around the mid 30s the episodes start getting really interesting again and they’ve thrown in a few things that  have me totally invested and biting my nails in anticipation.  Props to the writers for being able to rekindle my interest after this long.

The Great Catsby:

So far I love this show!  There is something about the year 2007, it  just seems to have churned out more worthwhile kdramas than any other year.  Here’s to hoping I continue to enjoy this show as much as I am at the moment!!

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Cheongdamdong Alice

Well it was bound to happen.  I watched a nice streak of really good dramas and then along came a dud.  I really wanted to like this one, as it stars Moon Geun Young, who is one of my favorite kdrama actresses, however, I just couldn’t reconcile with the ever mounding mediocrity as the show dragged on.

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So where do I start?  Well, I guess the first glaring reason that it never captured my full interest is the plot itself.  I just could not connect with it on any level.  Now I have watched some shallow kdramas in my day with not much more to offer than the mild amusement of an ever spinning wheel, but this one might take the cake.  I mean, there just wasn’t a solid leg to stand on.  The girl fell in love with him when she thought he was poor, so she wasn’t even really a gold digger, so what’s the big deal?  And even if she was a gold digger, if the two of them fell in love who cares?  I don’t know, all of the drama just seemed pointless.

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And then there is the major turn off of Cha Seung Jo the male lead having small penis syndrome.  Between his ridiculously weak and girly reaction to his first break up and his constant daddy issues I just couldn’t find him man enough to even be attractive in any way.  This may stem back to my personal skepticism of psychology and the over-diagnosis of psychological disorders in general, but that’s a whole different issue altogether.

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Overall, I am not going to recommend Alice as a show to watch, though I’m sure there are people who enjoyed it.  For me it was an eternal snore (and I literally fell asleep every time I turned it on) with lack luster characters and plot.  I give it a 2 out of 5.  Hopefully I’ll have better luck with my next drama!!

I’m Back!!

So with all the craziness of moving and doing work to the house, plus taking forever to work out the issue of getting internet (it was way more complicated than it should have been), I have been MIA for a few weeks on my blog.  Consequently I have not really been able to watch any kdrama since I just got my internet set up (I know, horrible right!!).  I am still working on watching Rascal Sons and Cheongdamdong Alice.  I did finish I Miss You like the day before I moved, but never had a chance to review it because of my internetless situtation.  However, at this point my momentum for reviewing it is totally gone since it’s been a few weeks.  I will just say that I did enjoy the show even with all of its melodramtic over-the-topness, it had some really beautiful moments, and some really not so beautiful moments, but all in all I think it’s still worth watching.  Yoon Eun Hye definitely played an entirely different role in this one and I think she played it well, so of course that made me happy.  Anywhoo, I should be reviewing a drama sometime in the near future just as soon as I finish one.  I just wanted everyone to know that I am still alive and I haven’t given up my blog 🙂