Running Man Ep 304 Review

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Running Man Ep 304 (guests: Park Shin Hye, Lee Sung Kyung, Yoon Kyun Sang, Kim Min Suk)

In this episode, Park Shin Hye, Lee Sung Kyung and Song Ji Hyo are queens and there is only one real king among the three queens. The guys have to guess who is the queen by using the hints given to them. In the last mission, they will then choose and follow their destined queen whom they think are the real queen. There are also two or three betrayal room, where there is a hint on the real queen. They can choose to go to another queen after betraying. Anyway, the funny thing about the hint is that the hint is ‘Crazy’.

Yoon Kyun Sang has been my idol since I watched ‘Pinocchio'(Korean Drama) and after this running man, I feel that his loyalty is remarkable. Although he knew that Song Ji Hyo was not the queen, he decided to follow her to the end. This made Song Ji Hyo very touched and she told him to go to the betrayal room so that he will not get a punishment. It was such a touching and hardwarming scene. As for Kim Min Hyuk, he betrayed Song Ji Hyo and ended up getting punishment, which Ji Hyo felt that it served him right.

Another funny part was that Kim Jong Kook told the guys not to betray Park Shin Hye or he will chop them into pieces(something like that) but he ended up betraying Park Shin Hye.

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Dream Knight Korean Web Drama Review

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Dream Knight(2015)

Cast: Song Ha Yoon , JB , Jr and other Got7 members

Episodes: 12

Recommended Ost: Forever Love By JB

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Review: Joo In Hyung’s  mother gave In Hyung four dolls when she was a little, which she named JB, Mark, Jackson and Youngjae. She liked JB the best among all the dolls. When her mother passed away, she shred tears of sadness on the dolls, which became his dream knights and came to live. One day, the four dream knights came to her house and wanted to sleep on her bed. She was shocked and tired to get them out of her house. One of the scenes was throwing a pail of water onto them. The four of them disappeared as knights cannot get in contact with water.So the dolls became wet too. Anyway, it should be around that part when she realised that they were the dolls.

Junior, Yugyeom and Bambam, which was once dream knights, were in a kpop group called Got and were students of the school. In Hyung is a fan of Jr. There was once when JB pushed In Hyung to Jr as he was upset In Hyung do not know who they are and it caused a scene. Many fans started disliking her. In Hyung wanted to join the dance competition as the winner will get to have a performance with Jr but she hurt her leg. The four knights try to teach and dance with her to make her the winner.

Jr realised that JB, Youngjae, Mark and Jackson may be knights and he asked Bambam and Yugyeom to test them, like if they have power or they will disappear in water. One funny part was when Yugyeom tried to get water on Youngjae but ended up spraying water on a lady. Haha.

After Jr knew they were knights, he told them that if In Hyung shred tears of happiness, they will be gone and if they want to live as humans, they had to betray their owner, which they did. However, JB did not want In Hyung to die as he love In Hyung and is willing to sacrifice himself.

Jr was not satisfied with the answer JB gave and tried doing many things like dating In Hyung to make him betray her but to no avail. But through this, In Hyung also knew that she likes JB as she went on a date and missed watching a concert with JB. So JB and In Hyung went on a date and the knights disappeared when she shred tears of happiness. And the ending is after some time or years(can’t remember), JB came back to find In Hyung.

My own review: I feel that Jr doing all this is only trying to prove himself correct that it was right to betray his owner. And I feel that this drama is quite sad because the four knights had to disappear and I feel that no matter who is gone, the party living will be sad. I would like to especially comment about a couple I ship, which is Jackson and Min. It is actually quite sad that he cannot go with Min because he had to sacrifice himself for In Hyung as well. This is one that I felt pity about as he cannot be with her.

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Korean Drama Review MOTW

This is my second last drama review until December as I have a very important life-determining examination approaching. Thanks everyone for your support! Hope that you enjoy visiting our blog. ~Lucky JM

Mirror of the Witch (2016) 魔女寶鑑

Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Dark magic

Enjoyment: 8/10  Pace: 8/10  No. of times I watched it: 1

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starring Yoon Shi Yoon as Heo Joon, Kim Sae Ron as Princess Seo Ri / Yun Hee, Yum Jung Ah as Shaman Hong Joo, Lee Sung Jae as Choi Hyun Seo, Kwak Shi Yang as Choi Poong Yeon,  Lee Yi Kyung as Yo Kwang, Min Do Hee as Soon Deuk

Plot: When Queen Shim (Jang Hee Jin) is unable to conceive, she visits the shaman Hong Joo (Yum Jung Ah). Hong Joo’s powerful black magic helps the Queen give birth to a twin boy and girl. However, the dark sorcery comes with a price: the twins are cursed but since Hong Joo can transfer the curse to one of them, Seo Ri is abandoned and ordered to be killed. Seo Ri is rescued by the father of Poong Yeon (Kwak Shi Yang) and Poong Yeon becomes her only friend as she grows up in hiding.

Zoom into characters:  Heo Joon is an illegitimate son of a noble and a slave. He is often bullied by his stepbrother because of his status. Heo Joon happens to chance upon Seo Ri’s house far in the woods and caught by Seo Ri as an intruder. They make friends thereafter. Seo Ri is unable to leave the hideout as the place protects her from activating the curse and Heo Joon keeps her company occasionally. On a festive day, Poong Yeon decides to defy his father’s wishes and let curious Seo Ri see the outside world for once. Her curse is thus activated and Hong Joo is able to locate her and send people to kill her. After a close escape from death, Seo Ri grows up as a witch with the help of Yo Kwang, all the while trying to figure out how to lift the evil curse on her. While saving Seo Ri, Heo Joon misses the departure time and his mother is killed by his stepbrother, leaving Heo Joon in grief and he plots revenge on his stepbrother.

Enjoyed Yoon Shi Yoon’s portrayal of Heo Joon! It has been some time since I see Yoon Shi Yoon’s acting and it is still good haha! He looks remarkably good in this drama as his character is not only smart, daring and determined but also with his unconditional love for Seo Ri. Liked how Heo Joon only sees Seo Ri as the inquisitive girl who he met in the deserted place no matter how much she changes or what she has become. Unlike Poong Yeon who only likes Seo Ri before her curse is activated, Heo Joon who sees her ghostly cursed self actually accepts her even though he is fearful of her horrifying appearance. Kim Sae Ron played her role very well too, gradually developing from her innocent self to a powerful person who can protect others and defend herself. Liked the chemistry between Seo Ri and Heo Joon, how they care for each other and support each other well.

As I like fantasy a lot, it was fun watching Heo Joon and Seo Ri making potions to fulfill people’s wishes. When people’s earnest wishes are granted, candles will be lit up and they will be closer to breaking the curse. There are many potions such as the intelligent potion that Heo Joon accidentally drank and it is so funny how the words are zooming into his head. Heo Joon also drank the potion for missing the dead and it is heartbreaking when he sees his mother for the last time. It was funny when Heo Joon ends up in Seo Ri’s hideout for the second time and caused such a mess, even burning her book of spell. Towards the end, it is moving and sad when Heo Joon and Seo Ri take it upon themselves to sacrifice for each other so that the other can survive.

Disliked the king who cannot do much and only think about guarding his position. Enjoyed the plot twist when Poong Yeon and his father take turn to be made use of by Hong Joo without them knowing, making it interesting to watch as the good people at times take the evil side, and cause more unexpected problems for Seo Ri. I liked Soon Deuk and Yo Kwang as individuals with a strong character rather than as a couple haha. Despite Soon Deuk being a female which is disadvantaged, she is able to survive well in such a time. Yo Kwang’s loyalty to Poong Yeon’s father is admirable. Despite Poong Yeon’s father turning evil, Yo Kwang still does not give up on him and try to make him come back to his senses.

There are many scenes in the dark which makes watching the drama a bit of a strain to the eye. My mother actually commented that the drama is scary and disturbing which may be a factor to consider when you decide if you want to watch. It was a nice closure for Hong Joo but the ending, especially for the lead couple is not acceptable to me.😦

Why you should watch: Enjoyed the plot, the touching moments, the twists and the development of the characters, especially Heo Joon and Seo Ri.

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Favourite MVs+ osts: Moon (Sadness) by Im Jung Hee

Singapore Drama Review 十年…你还好吗?

It’s been some time since I watched Singapore Dramas, and since my examinations are over for now, I will write a quick review on If only I could 十年…你还好吗?(starring Andie Chen, Rui En, Elvin Ng, Paige Chua). It is a so-called time-travelling drama where people who are met with despair travel back to the past and try to make changes in an attempt to make the future better. I was slightly interested at first since I like fantasy. However, as the drama goes, it is too negative for my liking and I didn’t continue watching every episode. No matter how the characters try to change their past decisions, they are still back to square one. Perhaps this drama is trying to convey the message that we should live the present to the fullest, be contented and not dwell in past regrets. However, it just makes me feel like no matter what we do, we are just part of an evil cycle of strong winds and cannot escape out of it thus the helplessness in life. Even if life is filled with harsh realities it shouldn’t be so bad should it haha?

Despite that, I still think that the cast: Andie Chen, Rui En, Elvin Ng, Paige Chua acted well and brought out their characters and the characters’ emotions. I also liked the short (black and white) scenes of the characters reflecting about things which further brings out the complexity and depth of the characters, enhancing their emotions. Elvin Ng is unexpectedly acting as the evil villain(Degang) who tears down Xiwen’s family despite his strong love for her. As a fan of Elvin Ng, I think that it is a good role that he chose to act rather than his usual good guy roles haha. I am also glad that Andie Chen’s career seems to be taking off and he is taking more significant good guy lead character roles unlike his past characters. I totally sympathise with the characters at the end and felt that it is such a pity.

Since my sister was watching this drama, I can’t help but peek at times when she watched haha so I managed to see through parts of it to the end. She was supportive of the couple Daxian (Andie Chen) and Zhenhao (Rui En). The couple genuinely love each other but Daxian is poor and often lend money to his friends or give it to his mother for gambling. The good thing is Zhenhao and Daxian’s love managed to shine through the whole drama and is in contrast to Xiwen from a rich family who can’t help but love and marry the wrong guy, causing her family to be destroyed twice.

Throughout this drama, I was hoping to see some improvement in their lives but was disappointed whenever I thought I saw some improvement. For example, Xiwen managed to prevent her mother from dying from stroke by not marrying Degang without her parents’ consent but later her mother still passed away from shock that Degang committed adultery. From this drama, I also see how people actually don’t know what they want considering that Zhenhao and Xiwen return to the past with determination of not marrying the same guy but they still do, especially Zhenhao who went straight to finding Daxian. The most funny and slightly ridiculous part to me is that Daxian also time-travelled and is trying to avoid Zhenhao so that she won’t marry him and end up getting cancer due to working too hard for his family. Of course, this won’t happen since Zhenhao is looking high and low for him and can’t wait to express her love…haha. (sry for the spoiler)

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If only I could theme song

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Korean Drama Review DOTS

Descendants of the sun (2016) 太陽的後裔

Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Medical, Action

Enjoyment: 10/10  Pace: 9/10  No. of times I watched it: 2

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starring Song Joong Ki as Yoo Shi Jin, Song Hye Kyo as Dr. Kang Mo Yeon, Jin Goo as Seo Dae Young, Kim Ji Won as Yoon Myung Joo

Plot: Shi Jin, as a soldier, kills to protect lives and Mo Yeon, as a doctor, tries to save all lives. Shi Jin and Mo Yeon begin to date, but due to their jobs, their dates don’t go well. Finally, they break up after they found out that their values in lives seem to differ too much. Shi Jin takes an order to lead his soldiers on a peacekeeping mission to Urk. Meanwhile, Mo Yeon becomes upset that she fails to become a professor due to a colleague’s privileged background and eventually is sent to Urk for voluntary work. They cross paths when they meet at Urk. Will they be able to make up for their differences?

Since this drama is so popular and I am writing this review quite late, I am not going to write Zoom into characters.

Liked how their characters are very distinct: Shi Jin being humorous, Mo Yeon being impulsive, Dae Young being rigid and Myung Joo going all out for love. It was unexpected that Shi Jin falls for Mo Yeon so fast haha which is good since the plot now focuses on whether they can accept each other’s jobs and differences. It was fun to watch Song Joong Ki (haha), especially when he tells jokes at many different occasions which adds lots of humour to the often serious atmosphere.

Liked the development of relationship between Dae Young and Myung Joo, and I am surprised by how the couple captures so much attention, even outshining the lead couple at times (didnt want to admit it haha). The touching scenes of separation (eg. the hug when Myung Joo is reaching Urk and Dae Young leaving) and the heartwarming scenes (eg. Dae Young talking with Myung Joo over the walkie talkie when she is infected by fatal virus) hammers the relationship nicely.

Although this drama is about military, I somehow didn’t feel worried for their safety and the impression given is that Dae Young and Shi Jin are invincible. The only part that I could feel Shi Jin’s vulnerability completely is the episode that he has to harden his heart and kill his past friend/comrade Argus with multiple shots. Argus was once an American soldier but now a money-minded person doing things against morality. At that part, Shi Jin’s emotional breakdown was heartfelt which was not frequently seen in this drama where he calmly and coolly handles all life and death situations. The relationship between Mo Yeon and Shi Jin reaches greater depth when their interaction is not only about saving each other’s lives literally but also how they support each other emotionally and offer comfort when another is down.

The earthquake scenes are the most gruesome among all scenes and I couldn’t really watch them. Thankfully, I didn’t get nightmare because of that haha. Towards the end, the scene that Mo Yeon’s friends in the hospital thought that they saw Shi Jin’s ghost when they see him through the video call is so funny. My sister likes that scene and we couldn’t stop laughing.

Why you should watch: Because of the cast (especially Song Joong Ki)! This drama has a solid plot and I enjoyed the suspense, plot twists and thrills. The drama wraps up the job of a soldier and a doctor well and draws a nice comparison between the two seemingly different jobs that actually have the same goal of protecting the people.

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Favourite MVs+ osts: Once again by Mad Clown, Kim Na Young

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The Flatterer Korean Web Drama

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The Flatterer Web Drama(2015)

Cast: Bora(Sistar) as Lee Bong Hee, Kwak Dong Yun as Park Gun and Lee Jae Jin(Ft Island) as Yoo Dae Chi

Episodes: 12

Recommended Ost: 엑스텐 (X10) – 달을 삼켜 버려

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Reviews: Park Gun was a bully in his previous school. As he wanted to fulfil his mother’s last wish, which is to graduate, he started attending Poongrang school and got bullied by troublemakers and former dropouts. He struggles to survive and met Bong Hee who was the captain of the judo team and joined her judo team. Bong Hee wanted to help Park Gun get out of the bullies by helping him form alliance with Bong Hee’s friend, Yoo Dae Chi, who actually likes Bo Hee. However, Yoo Dae Chi did not want to be Park Gun’s friend as he thinks Park Gun is going too close to Bong Hee, whom he likes. Due to being bullied, he wanted to dropout of school. So he beat up one of the bullies with a metal rod. But it did not end up the way he wanted it to be. So he tried to win Taesun’s(an oldie high school senior’s) favor but it ended up that things go wrong. Park Gun met a friend who survives through being abnormal and the friend helped Park Gun out so that Park Gun will not say to the class that he is normal. One of it is to become Dae Chi’s friend. Park Gun tried to be Dae Chi’s friend by throwing a piece of paper filled with answers to him during the exams. Park Gun managed to not get bullied and feel at peace as he won Tae Sun’s favor as he tutoring him. In the end of the drama, Bong Hee and Dae Chi were doing judo and accidentally kissed each other, which Dae Chi saw it.

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Descendants of the sun quotes (Korean Drama)

No matter how big or small, all my decisions include my comrades’ honor, glory and their call of duty.

The doctor will save her patient and I will protect what I have to.

~Yoo Shi Jin

 

Should I become a girlfriend of this dangerous yet charming man?

Why are we always being thankful for saving each other’s life? Other couples are thankful for giving each other rides home, celebrating anniversaries…

~Kang Mo Yeon

 

I have lost this fight as you have a weapon I cannot go against – your sincere heart. I will lose this fight for Lieutenant Yoon’s sake.

I will hold on to this hand, I won’t let it go forever.

~Seo Dae Young

 

Take ownership of your actions!

I’m not worried about his job, I’m afraid to be apart from him so there’s nothing to worry as long as we’re together now.

~Yoon Myeong Joo

 

Getting help from others makes me feel like I’m running away. I’ll try to cope on my own.

~Lee Chi Hoon

Thumping Spike Korean Web Drama

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Thumping Spike Korean Web Drama

Cast: Song Jae Rim as Hwang Jae Woong, Hwang Seung-eon as Kang Se-ra, Lee Tae Hwan

Episodes: 20

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Review: The day Kang Se-ra, a famous volleyball player, met Jae Woong was at the theme park where they were playing arcade basketball to win a pink bear. Kang Se-ra wanted the bear a lot as it looks exactly like what her father gave her before she died. However, Jae Woong won the game and got the bear. Kang Se-ra begged him to sell the bear to her but he refused to sell to her as he wanted to give it to his sister. As such, Kang Se-ra asked him to lend her money as she used all her money on the game. So she gave him her phone in exchange for the money.

Kang Se-ra was sad due to her director saying she did not win the previous tournament and she went to a karaoke bar to sing. While trying to escape, she went into the male’s toilet and as Tae Hwan found out she was there, she beat him up. They were both brought to jail and the compensation Se-ra had to give was to go to Tae Hwan’s school to coach them, which she then meets Jae Woong, who came back to school after his school break. Se-ra was unhappy about it and decided to drink the alcohol which was for celebrating her arrival. When she was drunk, she was all crazy and did a lot of things to Jae Woong who brought her back home.

In this drama, Se-ra will start to fall in love coaching the students there and make them win champion in the volleyball competition. To find out more about how Jae Woong and Se-ra will like each other and go together, watch “Thumping Spike”

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Random thoughts 6

Sry, I wasn’t able to write for some time. Recently, I haven’t been able to finish any particular drama, especially Singapore dramas. I haven’t even finished Singapore drama, Sealed with a Kiss, and am left with 2 episodes for Cheese in the trap haha. I also haven’t finished the super popular Descendents of the sun.

However, recently I have been browsing through some controversial dramas and some interesting ones. I browsed through Ireland which is about how a married couple is formed through empathy and how they divorced to find true love. Liked Hyun Bin’s acting in this drama, the reason I skimmed through it.  The plot is very unusual as the couple actually like each other but they both still commit adultery as that is not true romantic love. Gook (Hyun Bin) is a bodyguard who protects the weak while safeguarding the rich. Jung Ah, after facing a near death encounter in Ireland and losing her adopted family, returns to Korea to find her roots. While relying on Gook, she becomes a doctor in Korea. I may write a review about it if I finish it completely haha.

Besides that, I was browsing through a Taiwanese Drama called Gloomy Salad Days. It touches on controversial issues related to sexual orientation:such as lesbian and also about committing suicide. In the teenage years, these issues are usually not talked about especially in dramas which would rather focus on high school love. The drama is about Shen Qi that can see a death spirit due to having a brain tumour. The death spirit is turning those who wish for death when they cannot overcome their difficulties into rocks for a spiritual bridge of some sort.  It is interesting that Shen Qi slowly becomes the lead character towards the end of the drama and his role to oppose against the death spirit become stronger as the drama goes. At the start, he has no influence over people falling victim to the death spirit and the victims are the focus of the story. However, towards the end, his love for the death spirit becomes more pronounced and he wants to sacrifice his life rather than cure his brain tumour and being unable to see her again.

~ Lucky JM

Page Turner Korean Drama Reviews

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Page Turner Korean Drama (2016)

Cast: Kim So Hyun as Yoon Yoo Seul, Ji Soo as Jung Cha Sik, Shin Jae Ha as Suh Jin Mok

Episodes: 3

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Review: Yoon Yoo Seol is a girl who was driven by her mother to play the piano. Her mother taught Suh Jin Mok piano when he was young but he played like a machine. Her mother told him to play properly and he thinks that his playing was the same and was good. So he told his father to sack her. Yoo Seol was unhappy and played it the way her mother wanted him to play like. Her mother was shocked that Yoo Seol could play the piano when she did not learn piano. Her mother decided to make her into a pianist. However, it was not her wish. Although she won numerous awards, she was not happy. One day, she got into an accident and lost her sight forever. Her mother still wanted her to play piano despite her losing her eyesight, which made her want to commit suicide. Jun Mok felt very sorry because he prayed for her to be gone and now she really lost her eyesight. She was fortunate that she was saved by Jung Cha Sik from committing suicide.

Jung Cha Sik was a high jump player and loves high jump. Jung Cha Sik beat the school record of high jumping because he did not want the rich couple to look down at his mother. However, when he tried to jump higher, he hurt himself and could never jump again, which brought him into despair. He tired hard not to show his despair in front of his mother and almost wanted to commit suicide too and he sees Yoo Seol and managed to save her from suicide. Jung Cha Sik’s mother knew Cha Sik was in despair and tricked him by saying his father was a famous pianist, which made him practise piano really hard and went to the music school Yoo Seol was in and be her guide. He even wanted Yoo Seol to teach him how to play and enter a competition together. He bet with the other students that if he won the competition, they had to believe that his father is that pianist.

On the actual competition, he realises the truth that his father is not that pianist. He also could not play well so he gave the chance to Ju Mok to play with Yoo Seol. Cha Sik was sad about it and showed to his mother that he could play very well too as her son, which he did. All of them found their dreams and happiness at the same time.

Personal feelings: Weirdly I somehow ship Yoo Seol and Ju Mok because I can feel Ju Mok being sorry for her and trying to do things for her. However, I decided I shall not ship anyone because I think this show is not about couples but about finding happiness in one self. It was overall a nice show that made me cry the first episode and feel happy the last episode.

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