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Since my review writing ability has improved yay and I can write a lot more now haha, I have decided to add on to reviews I am not satisfied with in the pages (eg Korean Dramas, Singapore Dramas and Taiwanese Dramas) rather than create new posts for now. Hopefully I can still remember the dramas that I have watched and am only writing the reviews later…

I am currently watching many dramas with my sister that havent finished screening. Dont know why but suddenly have so many dramas to watch. Must be the pure crime season slowly moving off…

Doubtful victory is a thriller and luckily, it has not finished screening if not I think my sister will feel like watching everything in one go. Even I myself is dashing through it and sometimes watching it when there are no subtitles. It is crime related but the ending of each episode and Yoon Kyun-sang’s acting just makes one want for more. Two cops is also crime related but the fantasy element of a con-artist’s soul being able to possess a righteous detective’s body is funny and captivating. I also liked the acting of Jo Jung-suk. Not sure if we are going to continue to watch Nothing to lose as the plot is not interesting enough even though the perspective of the drama from the point of view of a judge rather than lawyer or prosecutor is refreshing. I am not a robot is interesting and I am watching it because of Yoo Seung Ho. For sg dramas, I am watching My friends from afar and seeing if I missed out any good ones.

Just for collation

Finished but no review done

China Dramas: 不一样的美男子 Buyiyangdemeinanzi 1 & 2, Boss and me, Master Devil dont kiss me 1&2, Whirlwind girl

Korean Dramas: Let’s fight ghost/Hwarang-the beginning/ While you were sleeping/Romantic doctor/Goblin

Do continue to support the pages! Thank you!

~Lucky JM

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Random Long Series Korean Drama Reviews My daughter Geum Sa Wol&Still Loving You

Woah. Finally have a bit of time for blogging…, used much of my free time watching dramas and shows. And I am just procrastinating something now so making use of some procrastinating time to write hahaha.

I was glancing through long series drama My Daughter Geum Sa Wol as my mother was watching it on Channel U. This drama uses architecture as the theme. Typical of long series dramas, there is a hidden daughter and the mother treats her own daughter badly without knowing. And then there is the so-called lead couple that should not get together since the father of the guy ruined the family of the mother of the girl. Sa Wol, Oh Wol and Hye Sung were good friends at the orphanage until Hye Sung becomes blinded by greed and fear.

The more irritating villain that kind of angers me is actually not the evil man that caused lots of deaths but the insecure girl that causes misunderstandings, and tells lies wherever she goes just to get what she wants. If only she could be satisfied with what she has, her misery and others’ misery will be greatly reduced. But then the plot would not have been able to run and many truths may be left undiscovered… She must have had a hard time living in fear of being abandoned or exposed but that is just an excuse for her actions. Felt that Se Hoon is too good for the insecure evil Hye Sung haha. She is too lucky as an evil second lead, considering all the things she receives despite all the bad deeds she does.  (By the way, I didn’t put any pic of her haha)

   
Sa Wol-Chan Bin couple

Liked the characters in the drama such as Sa Wol, Chan Bin, Se Hoon, Oh Wol, Oh Wol’s father, Oh Wol’s children that are portrayed well.


Oh Wol’s father and his son, Se Hoon

I felt tears in my eyes when I was watching Oh Wol’s father shouting her daughter’s name at the site of the collapsed building meant for the orphanage children. As he was poor, he left his daughter at the orphanage and intends to pick her up once he earns enough money to be able to support both his children at the same time. Little does he know that the “good” building he wants her to stay in for 1 day actually collapses before he could fetch her home.


Child-like Oh Wol comforting Sa Wol

I especially liked how Song Ha-yoon expressed Oh Wol, especially when she becomes child-like after an accident indirectly caused by Hye Sung.

I feel sad for Hye Sung’s kind adoptive mother who is being kept in the dark about important things. She does not know that the child her husband so persistently wants to adopt is “his own” child.

I was surprised when I see Yoo Jae Suk In this drama haha…hahaha. Although the revenge plot in this drama is interesting, it isn’t a drama I would want to chase. I think I only watched about 1/2 here and there of the whole drama+last few episodes to save the agony.

I also happen to browse through Still Loving You which is quite cute&sweet haha. Was randomly browsing through YouTube and suddenly pressed into an episode…

    

The starting of the drama is hilarious when Soo Ho first started to learn cooking so that he can work for his rich father’s food company. Love the lead couple and their chemistry! The plot is kind of cliché but I like how the lead couple’s love thrives throughout the drama. They actually married quite early in a long drama and their married life is just too perfect haha. Like how Soo Ho stands up for Eun Soo and trusts her all the time. I was expecting some conflicts but looks like there isn’t much after they got together or is it I was not patient enough to watch till there? After some time, the drama plot becomes quite dull so I didn’t manage to watch the whole thing episode by episode.

Liked how the characters grow and mature, especially the Soo-Hyun-Bitna couple haha.  

Another interesting major conflict in this drama is how Soo Ho’s sister, a doctor, wants to marry a single father who is raising a pair of twins.

That’s all. Time to go back to my dull “long series drama” life…

Click here for more long series Korean Drama reviews.

Hello!

Yay! Finally back to my favourite design. All orange and nice haha! Hopefully nothing bad happens to our blog after now. Unfortunately I may not have that much time to write the posts of the blog since university started but I will surely try my best to post something whenever I can!

Let me finalise my status again:

Kdramas finished but no review done: Let’s fight ghost, Hwarang-the beginning, Liar and his lover
Just finished: Third-rate my way
Still watching: Bride of the water god/Reunited worlds

China Dramas finished: 不一样的美男子 Buyiyangdemeinanzi 1 & 2, Boss and me, Master Devil dont kiss me 1&2, Whirlwind girl
China Web Drama Finding Soul (Review will be written by Joyous JY)

I finished China Drama I love my president though he is a psycho but I am just not satisfied that I speed watched some parts so will go back and re-watch it haha.

For Taiwanese Dramas, I still haven’t finished the full review for Love Cuisine and dropped Murphy law of love.

Somehow dropped towards the end:
Cheese in the Trap, Man living in the house, Legend of the blue sea, Goblin, My Secret Romance

So sad that no Singapore Dramas attract me nowadays. Still waiting…

~Lucky JM

Random thoughts and Showtime Reviews

Here is a random thought post and a small random navigation around the blog. 🙂

We have Apink’s Showtime, Exo’s Showtime and Infinite’s Showtime at our blog, written by my sister who likes variety shows. She especially likes these 3 kpop groups. I like Infinite too haha…, surprisingly the only kpop group that I like, maybe because I mostly only hear kdrama osts rather than kpop groups’ songs. I watched the first episode of Infinite’s Showtime with her and it is really good haha, the car driving session is so heartwarming!

I heard from my sister last time that she was quite sad that Exo is somehow separated now. She likes them as a whole. Many groups seem to be changing such as Beast too, another group she likes. I think she watched whichever showtimes there are already, just that she only wrote certain episodes for those 3. Since she manages to write a few episode reviews for each showtime, enjoy if you like these kpop groups!

Click here for Apink’s Showtime reviews.

Click here for Exo’s Showtime reviews.

Click here for Infinite’s Showtime reviews.

You can find them under Showtime page bar too!

I even see her quickly finishing up all the Weekly Idol episodes, sometimes still complaining that there are not enough episodes or some being unable to watch. Recently, she showed me the X2 speed dance, random play dance and some high pitch voice competition in Weekly Idol which are funny. When I check the number of Weekly Idol episodes today, I am shocked to see that there are so many, almost similar to the number of running man episodes. :O

For Running Man, I think I only finished every of the first 100 episodes which are entertaining. I especially like those with a story in the background or those that include a mission that has to be carried out before the whole team is caught by the chasers. I also like the museums or historical sites that they visit while carrying out missions. For the first 100 episodes, what I can still remember and laugh at until now are the parts like Gary’s peaceful expressions in pictures no matter how chaotic the photo-taking process is, the rain in the first episode that cover their self-introduction especially Lee Gwang Soo’s- the unlucky one, and the Yoomes Bond episodes. For the rest after 100, when my sister watched every week I just slot in whenever I am free. Of course, I watched the episodes with my favourite actors in them haha… I got to know many different groups and people I would not have known if I didnt watch Running Man. After Running Man change its members, my sister did not watch it much anymore and I also did not get exposed to it anymore haha. Enjoyed the days Running Man episodes made me laughed and made me stay up late to “chase” them.

~Lucky JM

Hi!

Hopefully this adjustment to our blog works~

The changes are as such:

For now, Korean web drama page is an overview of all the dramas we, especially Joyous JY watched, and will not include the reviews. Reviews will be found in posts instead.

At the foot of the blog on home page, there will be a category column to help you all navigate to the posts you may be interested in.

For other dramas and shows, we are still adjusting and experimenting to see if we should focus on pages or posts.

 

My current status:

Finished:

Korean Dramas: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, Hwarang the beginning, Liar and his lover (speed watched, want to watch more slowly haha), Let’s fight ghost, Shopping king Louie

China Dramas: 不一样的美男子 Buyiyangdemeinanzi 1 & 2, Boss and me, Master Devil dont kiss me 1&2, Whirlwind girl, Love O2O (speed watched)

China Web Drama Finding Soul (Review will be written by Joyous JY)

 

Somehow dropped towards the end:

Cheese in the Trap, Man living in the house, Legend of the blue sea, Goblin

 

Still watching hehe:

Love cuisine (Taiwanese)
I love my president though he is a psycho (China)
My Secret Romance (Korean)
Could have added Singapore drama The Lead to this list but too bad dropped it haha.

~Lucky JM

Hi again haha

I am back again. After much consideration, I have decided and told my sister that I will still be blogging even in this month. No matter what happens with Google, it should not affect whether I should blog or not.

After all, I started a blog with my sister to channel our favourite hobby- watching dramas into something productive, something that not only helps us with our writing skills, but also something that can help others, be shared with others. Even if there is just one person visiting our blog, I should still continue sharing. I wont be losing anything anyway.

So, before I become busy again, I will add on as many reviews as I can. Thanks again for the support for this blog! 🙂

~Lucky JM

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With some technical issues and a sudden plunge in the website’s statistics, my sister and I are trying to resolve it. Until it can be resolved, we will not be putting up any posts. Thank you for the support and we hope that we do not have to give up on the site!

But once it is resolved I will be putting up:

Korean Drama Review Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, Hwarang the beginning

China Drama Review 不一样的美男子 Buyiyangdemeinanzi 1 & 2 (try this out! you will be in for a surprise)

Singapore Drama Review Truth Seekers 真探 if I finish by then

And my sister will be putting up more Korean/China web drama reviews. 🙂

Super quick review on what I have been doing

Oh no! My laziness is really stopping me from churning out reviews haha. There are so many things to do and when I have the time to sit down and rest, it is used to watch more dramas…

Currently, I finished watching Hwarang- the beginning which wasnt as good as how it started. Came out as a Park Hyung Sik fan. Too bad Park Seo Joon doesnt seem to fit having a historical person’s hairstyle if not I would have liked his character a lot more.

For Goblin, i am left with 2 episodes as I wanted Goblin to reincarnate and the others try to make him remember them which he totally deserves but then at the end, Goblin is still the one that suffers so much by being able to remember others who dont even remember him. Why is Goblin’s punishment so hugh? Does his crime really deserve such punishment haha?

Wanted to finish Legend of the blue sea but my sister said it was boring towards the end so I didnt manage to finish watching as I usually watch with her 😦 but will continue some day.

Will finish Hero sg drama review soon… For Singapore Dramas, I looked at Home Truly and Dream Coders but they didnt attract my attention so see how, maybe the next one?

Happily finished Back to 1989 Taiwanese Drama which is really a smooth and good watch although the plot about time travelling is quite common.

Starting out on Strong woman Do Bong Soon which will be a long and crazy wait, oh no!

Will definitely force myself to sit down to blog “properly” one day soon!

~Lucky JM

Random drama browsing review

My current status:
Man living in the house, Cheese in the trap- 2 more episodes left, no urge to watch
Those reviews that I havent wrote (W-2 worlds, Shopping King Louie, Let’s fight ghost) also no urge to write haha…
Currently watching: Legend of the blue sea, Goblin, Hwarang the beginning, God of noodles (heard that bad ending)
Hero sg drama-writing as soon as i can

The “good news” is I finished browsing through Jealousy Incarnate and Madame Antoine through recaps- Noonas over forks and Dramabeans! Did it so quickly i seem like i am staring at the phone all day.  I wouldnt have had so much patience to watch these two dramas if i watch it one episode at a time. Had a fun time just zooming through them. Since I browsed through them, the details may not be correct.

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As I love psychology a lot, this drama is quite relevant to me but somehow it just doesnt attract me as it is too slow pace for me and the whole drama just circles around an experiment (which involves 3 guys pursuing a girl) that Choi Soo Hyun (Sung Joon), a psychologist, conducts to prove that there is no such thing as everlasting or true love. There are many cases which makes it feel like a boring report by case since the main storyline is not strong enough for me.

However, what piqued my curiosity to start reading the recaps is when I heard of Soo Hyun’s behaviour of feeling pain when a droplet drops on his hand, likely due to past trauma despite being a psychologist himself.

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Next~ to Jealousy Incarnate! Randomly went to read the recaps since I have been curious about this drama for some time. It has 24 episodes and the storyline is too dry for me haha so I would have dropped it after watching a few episodes.

I thought that it is just about some news anchors, reporters, office politics type of drama but after reading the recaps, I realised that there is a sub-plot of a man fighting breast cancer which is totally unexpected… What really made me continue reading the recaps is how interesting the sub-plot is as Hwa Shin (Jo Jung Suk) furtively goes for his treatment in a clinic filled with women, wears post-operation bra after operation, uses Na Ri’s (Gong Hyo Jin) name to register for radiation appointments etc. It just feels awkward haha even though I didnt watch most of it but just read the recaps.

 

Thanks to recap writers! I would never have such patience to write recaps for each episode dutifully. Sometimes I wonder if reading recaps will cause people to miss out what is contained in the drama itself or they may choose the faster way out by reading instead of watching but for now I think that it helps me experience dramas that I wouldnt have been able to without recaps.

Random drama quick reviews!

Hi, everyone! I still have two more examination papers but since I have a bit of time before the next paper I shall write a quick review of the dramas I watched so far.
~Dramas are really good stress relievers and medicine for the brain when we are fighting with examinations. But when overused, you may be overdosed. Lucky JM
Haha random quote time!

I finished watching W- 2 worlds and Let’s fight ghost long ago as well as kind of browsed through Shopping King Louie and I think I may write full reviews of them after my examinations are over. However, it will take me some time to recall what I watched haha.

I enjoyed both W and Let’s fight ghost with the nice chemistry as well as the plots, especially the intriguing plot in W which involves such creativity by employing metafiction.w
After watching W, my sister comes up with the crazy idea that maybe we are living in a book and someone is probably controlling our lives. Perhaps we should try to develop our free will and do the things that we want instead of letting the author determine our lives with his storyline? Haha. Liked Han Hyo Joo’s reactions a lot in W. Imagine meeting the fiction character you loved or idolised by simply landing in their fiction world or them coming out unexpectedly from the book hehe. Liked how Lee Jong Suk expresses his character’s emotional struggle.

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Really liked Taecyeon and Kim So Hyun in Let’s fight ghost. I know that Kim So Hyun is really good at acting and people may think that (besides the age gap) it is not suitable for Taecyeon to act alongside her but I just like how Taecyeon portrays his characters, making me root for him such as in Dream High.  Enjoyed watching Taecyeon’s character, Bong Pal, change after he meets Kim So Hyun’s character, the persistent and cute ghost.

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I had high expectations for Shopping King Louie with its cast and plot but it didnt meet my expectations haha. I like losing memory dramas but somehow this drama didnt make me enjoy it as much as I thought I would and the plot seems rather dull. Haeundae Lover was so much better for me. If the plot involved something like Louie and Bok Sil succeeding in creating their own brand with Louie’s capability to discern products, then gaining recognition despite not having his memory, and even managing to threaten the existence of Goldline, his grandmother’s company that his uncle managed to steal from him, it would be an interesting watch. There is just not enough conflict in this drama with the villains giving in too easily and Louie seems like a good-for-nothing that only knows how to spend money by shopping and pursue love. Perhaps if you want to watch a rom-com drama with little evil and all good you can try this haha.

Moving away from Korean Dramas, I had a sneak peak into You can be an angel too 2 and Fire up and found both not suitable for me.

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Fire up is a drama to recognise the contribution of criminals in the society and call for people to be more accepting towards them. The plot seems fine but I just didnt want to see repeated couple (from 3 wishes) played by Thomas Ong and Huang Biren again haha. When watching it, it also gives me the feeling of Run, Jung Mi, a long series korean drama that was on Channel U around that period of time so it didnt pique my curiosity much.

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I liked Rebecca Lim and Bryan Wong’s acting in You can be an angel too 2 but them alone cannot sustain my interest without Elvin Ng and Sheila Sim from the previous season. Xu Bin acts well as the nice guy and nurse that is in charge of sending people off in their last part of their life journey, and it seems like his acting has improved :). However, I didnt like the love triangle between him, Carrie Wong and Aloysius Pang. Although I am more of a fan of Aloysius Pang than Xu Bin, I just could not get myself to like Aloysius Pang’s character in this drama even though I know his character is just following the plot of going into a path he will regret later on. If Thomas Ong appeared more often in this drama, I would have considered watching the whole drama but he appears less than half the time. So, I guess I will be dropping it. At least I gave it a chance…

Besides, I suddenly went to watch a Chinese drama called Romance in the Rain which is a well-known drama long time ago in 2001.  After watching “I am a Singer Season 3”, I suddenly become a fan of Leo Ku, 古巨基. Haha…and next thing of course is to source out his dramas, expected of a drama fan. I was a bit disappointed when he has limited dramas but I still managed to find the one that he was most well-known for so yay I found it!

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It is an around 50 episodes long drama and it was a bit draggy somewhere in between but overall I liked the plot and the cast. This drama is something like the tumultuous times in China due to the Japanese trying to conquer China as well. Zhao Wei, whom I know has a great reputation in acting, acted very well in it and it is so nice to see her in action since I seldom watch Chinese Drama.

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Her character, Liping, has a strong personality and has bad relationships with her powerful father who married the 9th wife after her mother, and neglecting her mother and her as a result. Shuhuan (Leo Ku) is a news reporter who seems perfect from his great fighting skills to his eloquence in speaking. When both characters meet, at first Shuhuan wanted to dig out news from her about her family background but soon he starts to fall for her, defend her in many occasions, and help her patch up her relationship with her family (her father side).

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(Lots to write and still quite fresh in memory so To be Continued in full Romance in the Rain review)