Monday, April 29, 2013

100 Day Movie Challenge: Day 92


Score: 7/10

Sunday, April 28, 2013

2013 K-Drama Challenge: Genre Edition-6th Genre


That Winter, The Wind Blows

52 Week Drama Challenge: Week 17

My Princess

Score: 8/10

52 Week Drama Challenge: Week 16


Score: 8/10

100 Day Movie Challenge: Day 91

Two Weddings and a Funeral

Score: 7/10

100 Favorite Drama Characters: 4th Character

Meteor Garden

Favorite Character: Dao Ming Si

     Meteor Garden is my favorite live-action adaptation of Hana Yori Dango because I feel that it is the closest  to the source material out of all the other versions. Tsukasa is one of the main reasons why Hana Yori Dango is so popular and Jerry Yan as Dao Min Si is fantastic. Dao Ming Si truly captures the character of Domyouji Tsukasa-he starts off as a cold, mean and selfish  bully but gradually changes after he starts to fall in love. He's stubborn, passionate, loyal and not extremely bright but his love for Shan Cai is truly awe-inspiring. 

“I will follow you wherever you go. Even in hell I would still follow you. In my eyes there was only you.” – Ming Si

Saturday, April 27, 2013

100 Favorite Drama Characters: 3rd Character

Coffee Prince

Favorite Character: Go Eun Chan

      I love gender benders and it is a common and popular plot device used in dramas but most of the time it is beyond obvious that the girl pretending to be a boy is actually a girl. Hana Kimi (all versions), Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Ti Amo Chocolate are just a few in which the girl pretending to be a guy still acts, sounds and looks completely feminine (in Happy Michelin Kitchen the female in question does not even attempt to hide the fact that she has breasts-meaning that the main guy must be a few sandwiches short of a picnic to not notice). Go Eun Chan from Coffee Prince still remains that best example of a girl pretending to be a guy successfully. It helps that she is already a tomboy and teaches martial arts. She has had to be the breadwinner in her household and naturally took on the role of "the man of the house." She is also really funny and kind, pretending to be male to get a job is not the only interesting thing about her character.

"The other day at work, I had this thought – Even if I could just be by his side, that would be nice. Then I wouldn’t have anything more to wish for." – Eun Chan

100 Day Movie Challenge: Day 90

Dark Forest

Score: 5/10

Saturday, April 20, 2013

100 Favorite Drama Characters: 2nd Character

Secret Garden

Favorite Character: Kim Joo Won

     Secret Garden was the second Kdrama that I watched and it's the drama that turned me into an addict. Hyun Bin's role as Kim Joo Won totally blew me away and made me a fan, he still remains my favorite Korean actor.  In dramaland there a lot of rich and arrogant male leads but Joo Won definitely stands out. He is funny and has quite a unique personality. His character has depth and  experiences development, something not seen in all  dramas. Hyun Bin was amazing in this and stole the scene whenever his character appeared. He made me laugh hysterically and sob like a baby. I now also love blue, sequined tracksuits.

“I hope you’ll see the things I see. You’ll stand at the window where I stand, and lie down in the bed where I lie down, and read the books I read. If we could be together, even in that way… then that’s enough. Let’s think of it as being together. That’s enough for us to consider ourselves as happy as other lovers.” – Joo Won

100 Day Movie Challenge: Day 87


Score: 7/10

Friday, April 19, 2013

100 day Movie Challenge: Day 86


Score: 6/10

100 Favorite Drama Characters: 1st Character

The Princess' Man

Favorite Character: Lee Se Ryung

         I thought that I would start off this series with my favorite drama. I do like quite a few characters but Se Ryung remains my favorite. She is independent and strong-willed in a time where most women weren't. Her love and devotion to Seung Yoo knows no bounds. She goes against her own father and risks her life several times in order to protect Seung Yoo. Amidst all the weak, timid, stupid and annoying female leads in  kdramaland, Se Ryung is a delightful heroine.                                                                           

“How much… how much pain have you endured? I cannot imagine how you could bear such a terrible pain. If by taking my life away, your pain can be healed… even a thousand, a million times I am willing to die.” – Se Ryung