Thursday, October 25, 2012

Arang and the Magistrate (korean drama)

The beautiful Arang, the daughter of a magistrate during the Chosun Dynasty, is brutally murdered. The woman returns from the dead as a ghost, still full of light-hearted mischief and spirited fun. When she meets a young magistrate, Eun Oh, she discovers that he has the unique ability to communicate with the dead. She convinces him to help her uncover her killer and bring the person to justice. Can a ghost and a magistrate team up to solve a murder mystery and punish the wrongdoer?
Loved it. Totally loved it. Loved the world there, it felt really real and that all this could happen. it didn't feel fake at all. i enjoyed the story, it kept us guessing what was going on, enjoyed the characters who grew as the series progressed, and also enjoyed the two gods. hehehehe it was emotional at times, really touching us. shin min ah and lee jun ki, love youuuu, they were fabulous. i watched it all on epdrama but you can find it on others as well. hope you enjoy this!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Sword With No Name (korean movie)

Mu Myeong (Cho Seung-Woo) is a Joseon dynasty headhunter who meets and falls in love with lady Ja Yeong (Su-Ae) who will become the future Empress Myseongseong. A few years later, Ja Yeong enters the royal palace to marry King Gojong. Mu Myeong still having feelings for Ja Yeong and in an attempt to get closer to her becomes her personal body guard. Ja Yeong, now as the Queen of Joseon, becomes involved in a power struggle with Russia and Japan who are attempting to colonize Korea. Furthermore, King Gojong's father (Cheon Ho-Jin), who wields true power in Joseon, works with the foreign interests which causes Ja Yeong to stand up to him and the foreign diplomats. The king's father then gives his implicit approval for the Japanese to assassinate Queen Je Yeong. Mu Myeong must now fend off these threats to protect the woman he loves.
Loved Mu Myeong! He surprised me with his character. Loved the pure love he had for Ja Yeong and his cuteness. Also loved Ja Yeong for being so strong and determined. The story was ok for me, the cast brought it out perfectly though. Despite the tragedy, (believe me, i really don't like tragedies) i still loved it, including the ending. The action scenes were especially amazing. It was just like watching a 3d video game fight, kind of like final fantasy if you know what i mean. rpg style. hehehe watched it on dramacrazy. enjoy!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Can Love Become Money? (korean drama)

Story of a man who considers money as the most important thing in life. He becomes involved in a strange conspiracy due to his obsession with money ...
i wasn't sure if i would be blogging about this series as i thought it was so-so. but the fact i'm blogging here means that i enjoyed something about it. the romance was a little late in blooming for me although there were hints early enough. but what really clinched the deal for me was the cast and their interpretation of the role, especially our main lead, ma in tak and his secretary ha in joo. loved them both. ehhehehhe
ma in tak, you'd hate him if you were working under him with all his rude sarcastic remarks. but i loved the way he emphasised his words, his way of talking. really was in tune with his character. the secretary too, loved the way she spoke, her reactions hehehe they were all soo comical.
the story was good for me as well. there might have been some flaws but as it's a drama, i didn't pay much mind. what's more important was for a rom-com, there was surprisingly a good moral story behind it, with family and all and some really sad heartbreaking moments. well i won't say much, just recommending it. you can watch it on youtube i think, with complete eng subs. enjoy!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

God's Quiz Seasons 1-3 (korean drama)

Han Jin Woo, Korea's top medical examiner, leads a team of experts in conducting a medical crime investigation after strange events and mysterious deaths occur in a hospital. He first clashes with but is later aided by Kang Kyung Hee, an attractive female detective who possesses excellent skill in martial arts and a strong sense of justice.
One thing amazing about this drama is the rare diseases they find. And they're real too. Not fake. It's amazing how the people are affected. Of course, this drama might not be for just anyone. It's a medical mystery. hehe
The terms used are also scientific so one might be a little confused although they do explain. But despite all these, what i really enjoyed was the characters here and how well they played their roles especially our lead hero, han jin woo. as the season progresses, he gets even better. i think i'd rewatch this even if it's just for him alone, oh and also detective kang kyung hee. loved her too hehehe
in fact, after watching this, i was so inspired to write about the rare diseases that really got stuck to my mind and i actually wrote one simple article. here's the link.
oh and one other thing. the lead actor here, ryu deok hwan, is also acting on 'Faith'. If you don't recognise him, (i didn't at first too until i read somewhere) he's the actor who plays king Gongmin. :D
if you enjoy mystery and medical dramas with really witty humor, and there's loads of that, then be sure to watch this. just google it and you'll find it, i think i watched it on dramacrazy. :) enjoy!!!