Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lee Jun Ki in Arang & the Magistrate



This is pretty much the main reason I'm watching Arang & The Magistrate. LEE! JUN! KI! Never saw the appeal in his previous works but he can definitely work the Korean traditional/sageuk wear! Especially the magistrate uniform *swoon*. King & the Clown is not counted because he looks a bit feminine there with his long beautiful hair. Thank goodness for Korean military service! ^_____^



Plus his onscreen chemistry with Shin Min Ah, the mystical immortal being/ex-ghost is electric! *brain explosion*  Slated for 20 episodes, this should be a fun ride, especially if you liked My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. I noticed a lot of Kdramas inserting a lot of fantasy/supernatural element these days (e.g. Dr Jin, Faith, Secret Garden, 49 Days, Big, Vampire Prosecutor, Ohlala Spouses, Who Are You)? Maybe trying to break out from the same old tropes?

I think Dramabeans and Ockoala are recapping this, so I have something to read before fansubs come out. I really hope One TV Asia will pick this one up (as well as Reply 1997). The only trendy dramas they're showing now are Faith/The Great Doctor and To The Beautiful You, neither of which I'm interested in watching.












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K-drama Updates! (September 2012)

I really adore S One TV Asia. They choose such addictive family dramas! These span oh-so-many episodes but they're like crack. I'm vaguely watching Glass Castle and Bride of the Sun still, though Bride of the Sun will be ending soon me thinks. Thank bejeebus, that thing has more than 100 episodes!

 Bride of the Sun (left); Glass Castle (right)

Glass Castle on the other hand, I peeked at spoilers (I just had to!) and I'm not sure I want to keep watching  it anymore. It hardly ever budges anyway, and at episode 40, Min Joo still hasn't divorced Joon Sung even though they mentioned her divorce in the general synopsis of the drama. Like wth, with 11 more episodes to go, you'd think they would have done it much earlier on and I wouldn't have to listen to her barmy mother-in-law bossing her around. Igeddit. Marrying into a chaebol family isn't as perfect as it sounds. *rant*

But S One TV Asia, do you know horrible it is to listen to Malay dubbed dramas? And it would be nice to have an option to choose English subtitles. *grumble* Thank you though for recently adding Definitely Neighbours!

One small thing niggling at me. It is HORRIBLY difficult to find DVD boxsets of daily dramas in Malaysia. Are they available online? Because they usually only sell the short trendy dramas at DVD stores.


My current love is: Definitely Neighbours (SBS)! It has an Ojakgyo Brothers feel to it. Also known as My Ex and the Neighbour, I'm currently lovin' this 2010 feel good daily drama but because of my work hours, watching it would mean staying up till midnight. *blink blink* I'll work it out. I think I see Han Chae Ah (Gaksital), Shin Sung Rok (3 Dads, 1 Mom), the evil mother from You Are Beautiful, the pretty ahjumma from the movie Sunny and a bevy of other familiar ahjummas and ahjusshis.

More on Definitely Neighbours later!



This pairing is super adorable!

K-movie: Fortunetellers (2012)


Yesss!! It's finally coming out!! I really liked Lee Je Hoon in Fashion King and I even watched The Front Line for him (argh, war movies). Also known as Ghost Sweepers, this movie is about a motley band of fortunetellers that deal with the mystic and paranormal (and one nerdy reporter lady), who stumble upon a strange town where they must unravel the mystery behind it.

I'm not just anticipating it for the pretty but also because it looks like a cross between Jeon Woochi (for the fantasy theme and magical fight sequences) and Chilling Romance (for the comedy mixed with the ghosties). Get more details here at Asianwiki, they should also have the trailer with English subtitles. Fingers crossed that it's good! Am also dying to watch The Thieves!

Just sharin' the pretty!









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