Sunday, December 29, 2013

I Hear Your Voice (korean drama)

A thriller courtroom drama with fantasy and romantic comedy elements. It will depict the story of Jang Hye Sung (Lee Bo Young), a bold, sassy, thick-faced, comical, and materialistic public defender who becomes a lawyer after overcoming poverty and painful memories from her childhood, comes to realizations about society and justice after meeting Park Soo Ha (Lee Jong Suk), a 19-year-old boy who reads other people’s thoughts and Cha Kwan Woo (Yoon Sang Hyun), an innocent lawyer who lives a disciplined life. Jang Hye Sung is actually Soo Ha's first love after she gave a decisive testimony on his father's murder case 10 years ago and Soo Ha promised to protect her from the killer's threats. Meanwhile, Cha Kwan Woo is Jang Hye Sung's fellow lawyer who is a cheerful and idealistic former cop even though his character a bit slow, he is nice and pleasant with a firm idea of his principles and justice. Together they will team up to to find the justice in the courtroom and solve the toughest cases with less than 1% chance of winning.

After some gap due to reasons unknown :p I finally managed to do a marathon of this drama. I was cut off brutally halfway through the drama due to those unknown reasons, but finally managed to set my heart at ease.

This was a drama that I had soooo wanted to complete watching as its genres were some of my favourites. I was worried that it might not do well, but my worries were unfounded and I wasn't disappointed. I loved the ending, loved the show, loved the cast, loved it period. :) sigh it's gonna take some time to find a drama like this again for me. this is a definite recommend from me. Enjoy it!!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Smile Dong Hae/Smile Again (korean drama)

Dong Hae was raised in America by his beautiful but unmarried and mentally deficient mother, Anna Laker, who was adopted there. He goes to Korea for a short-track skating competition and brings his mother along in secret, arranging for her to be picked up at the airport by his girlfriend, Yoon Sae Wa, an ambitious TV announcer who harbours a secret disdain for Anna's disability. Dong Hae meets Bong Yi, a poor assistant chef, when Sae Wa prioritizes her job and sends her to meet Anna instead. After Sae Wa later betrays him, Dong Hae begins to search for his father, creating a new family and finding new romance along the way.
i don't usually do daily dramas, dramas that are way over 50 eps and onto more than 100 eps. and this drama had 159. 0_0" but i decided to watch it because the story seemed interesting and i had enjoyed ji chang wook in bachelor's vegetable store and so wanted to see more of him heehehe
and it was worth my time investing on 159 eps :D now i know why this drama had such good reviews. as we watch on, we'll find out the secrets earlier than the leads which would have been boring but the leads found out about them in unexpected ways. i was expecting them to find out a particular secret in a particular way but they found out differently which surprised me pleasantly. that helped me in finishing the drama
it also helped that the case were all so great, even the 'villains', of course, many have said that if u watch dailies, you'd basically be yelling and cursing at your poor tv until it was over. but as i watched it online, i didn't have to chew my nails blunt while waiting. everything was there and so, i could marathon it. forward when i got irritated (and believe me u get frustrated a lot) rewind it when i wanted to swoon hehehehe
liked the ending too, was satisfied with it, it didn't leave me longing for more, except of course for ji chang wook. and so, off i go to watch ancient chinese dramas now with hu ge(cos he looks like ji chang wook and i've seen his dramas before:P)
you can find this drama on dailymotion and also on gooddrama i think. but just google and you'll get all the links. enjoy!!!

Creating Destiny

Han Sang Eun emigrated to Australia with her family at a young age. Years later, she has completed her law studies in the United States and plans to marry her American boyfriend. Her dad, however, is strongly opposed to their union and has set his heart on her marrying Kim Yeo Joon, the son of his best friend. Sang Eun finds herself exiled to Korea, where she reluctantly teams up with the equally uninterested Yeo Joon to devise a plan that will allow them to avoid their impending marriage.
i enjoyed this drama. it did get a little slow in the middle for me but something just made me want to keep watching. maybe the cast who did a wonderful job with their respective roles. i usually don't watch family type of dramas but this pulled me in. what was even nicer was the chemisty the two leads had and trust in each other especially han sang eun. it had a good moral of the story also, with family and all. a nice watch. i forgot where but i think i watched this mainly on dailymotion but it's uploaded on epdrama and gooddrama too i think. enjoy!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Bachelor's Vegetable Store (korean drama)

The true story of a young man who turned a tiny vegetable store into a nationwide franchise and the obstacles he faces.

there have been mixed reviews of this show saying it didn't really stay true to the title but for me, although there was a lot of melodrama, it also had its good points. for me, a show is a success if it doesn't make me quit halfway and not watch again. we might have our moods as to when we want to watch a specific genre and it's all about our own interests and this show, overall, was good for me.

of course, no drama is perfect. they have their own flaws but if we just take it and enjoy it, then it becomes enjoyable and that was what happened for me with this drama. it was a success for me because despite the melodrama, it made me want to continue and see the happy times between our leads, happy times for our bachelors and basically happy times. who wouldn't want a happy ever after. it also made me wonder how it was going to wrap up the story and because of this, the drama was a success. it made me continue watching till the end and although the ending could have been better, i was still satisfied nonetheless.

i'll only recommend this if you can endure melodramas, sadness and all and go for the happy times. it took quite a while in coming, that's my only complaint. other than that, nothin so enjoy!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Scent of a Woman (korean drama)

A woman, Lee Yeon Jae, is given the grim prognosis that she only has a short time left to live. She decides to quit her job at a travel agency and live her life to the fullest.
Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Simply wonderful! A drama not just about death but also about living. it's amazing how talented people are, to be able to act so realistically that we, the ones who are watching, feel the emotions too.
and did this show bring out some amazing emotions. it wasn't what i expected it to be at all, had dreaded the sadness it would bring and didn't want to watch it initially. but then, the two main leads pulled me in, tempting me.
what i really also enjoyed, besides the acting, was how the story flowed naturally. and how the minor characters brought out feelings in us. but the best of all, had to be the ending. don't be fooled. the story might seem that way and in a way, it's true that it is going to be sad, but they somehow turn it around to give such a positive feeling and it was surprisingly sweet and angst free ending. simply loved it. this show made me shed tears and laugh when i was alone. lee dong wook, kim sun ah, fighting!!! i watched this on epdrama but you can also find it on gooddrama as well. highly recommended!!! enjoy!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors (korean drama)

The drama depicts the difficult decisions and moving human stories that take place daily in the OB-GYN department, focusing in particular on Seo Hye Young, a talented and determined obstetrician who has just transferred from the prestigious Seoul base to the branch hospital. Her straightforward manner of handling her professional life is in contrast with her love life, which is marred by her relationship with a married man. This becomes even more entangled when she meets Lee Sang Shik, the chief of NICU, and her long-time friend Wang Jae Suk also shows his interest.
This drama, as mentioned above, shows how it is in the ob-gyn department. I thought i had written about this earlier, but i can't seem to find it so i mustn't have written it. The different stories shown here, all with their own problems and situations, were so touching and heart rending.
I was awed by the miracles shown and also had my heart wrenched by the sadness and tough choices some had to make.
The characters were all so amazing and portrayed their roles fabulously. Seo Hye Young, especially, is such a strong woman and lady. Loved how her relationship with everyone, especially lee sang shik, progressed throughout the story. i only wished that i could have gotten to see more but the ending was satisfying nonetheless. a definite recommend from me. here's a short ost of the drama which i loved. enjoy!!!

Pretty Haru (manga/manhwa)

As children, Lee Haru and Yun Dong-Ha made a promise, one to become a famous baseball player, the other a ballerina. When Lee Haru departs for Russia, they both decide that when they meet again they'll become a couple.

Fast-foward several years, and Dong-Ha, now a feared deliquent, is excited to find out Lee-Haru is returning to his school. Expecting to meet a gorgeous, skinny ballerina, he is rather dismayed to find out Haru hasn't exactly turned out the way he expected.

It's been a long time since i last reviewed a manga or manhwa in this case. The art is ok, what we usually see of manhwas but it's the story that caught my attention. One can really make something with this kind of storyline and so i was interested to read it. It also helped that it was a short manhwa, 12 chapters to be exact as I wasn't in the mood for anything long.

It's a romantic comedy, and a light fluffy read. hehehe the characters are all so cute, even our 2 male leads. hehe both of them have their own charming points that you can't help rooting for both of them instead of just one. i'd say give this manga a go if you're in the mood for something light hearted and fun. enjoy!!!