Drama Debussie: I’ve officially started calling Wednesdays and Thursdays Iron Man Days. That’s a good sign, right?
Zombie: I’m pretty sure that’s a VERY good sign! I swear this drama gets better with every episode!
Drama Debussie: Granted, I feel like a lot was being thrown at us this week, but it’s not the first time that’s happened in this show’s expansive six episodes. There are two things I don’t like thrown at my face: plotlines and balls. The bouncy kind!! I mean, where the hell do we even start? (continue reading…)
Oh my goodness! Call me crazy but this week’s episode is by far, the best yet and I’m way beyond ready to dive in so let’s get to it! (continue reading…)
This show…am I right?
Because I’m a typical drama fan who’s impatient for the romance, I’ve already started itching for Hong Bin and Se Don’s romance to start. If there’s one thing that this show is good at, it’s speeding the plot along if only to keep our attention. I don’t see any reason we shouldn’t be able to see these two grow closer, emotionally and (hopefully) physically, very soon here.
Granted, we have a rather large hurdle we have to navigate ourselves over. I like to call it, “The Tae Hee Sitch”.
The idea of love is understandably complicated for Hong Bin. While it seems he was able to experience all consuming, butterfly feeling inducing first love, it is overshadowed by manipulation, violence, and life-altering secrets. If Hong Bin is hesitant to love someone again, I wouldn’t blame him. Not only does he have a warped idea of love, there’s also a huge possibility that anyone he does love will be harmed by the people surrounding him, and that’s terrifying. One of the first responsibilities we adopt when we love someone is to protect them from as much harm as possible. Although how do you protect the person you love from a danger from which you’re not sure where it originates?
Something we as humans do is protect ourselves from the world when we become aware of the dangers. The more painful the outcome is of the danger, the more we want to protect ourselves. Hong Bin has been betrayed by pretty much everyone he knows, including himself seeing that he was not able to protect Tae Hee no matter how much he thought he could. Imagine how much you would want to protect yourself after all of that?
It could turn anyone into a selfish person. I mean, doesn’t it seem better to alienate yourself from others simply because it’s easier to protect yourself than others, more specifically people that you actually care about? It may be easier, but it certainly sets you up for a lonely life, that’s for sure.
This is where we start exploring the “monster” side of Hong Bin. Ask any porcupine or blow fish, the best way to keep people away is to surround yourself with sharp objects. It also looks really cool when it’s backgrounded by cool lighting and inclement weather! As cool as it looks, I still stand by the idea that Hong Bin’s blades should have been a figment of his imagination where it could still be used metaphorically.
I understand what this show is trying to say. Hong Bin has been hurt so deeply that the blades have become a byproduct of this hurt and his overwhelming desire to keep everyone away. Although the more he uses the blades, the more he hurts the others around him.
It’s clever and all, but I know your game, Show. He’s being given a superhero background where he could use his abilities to help those who are hurting. Sounds great but I’m not sold on that angle.. I would prefer we explore the weakening of his abilities so that he doesn’t need to transform into anything to be happy or accept people in his life. Although, it seems they spent a lot of time and money on that blade suit of theirs. I don’t see them trying to end this show by getting rid of it all together. I can dream though, can’t I?
After all, I’m already thinking of Se Dong and how she will handle Hong Bin if/when she finds out. Being our resident innocent and being so filled with awesomeness, I can only assume she’ll come to handle it in a very Beauty and the Beast way. Scared at first, then accepting. Se Dong is capable of unconditional love so knowing Hong Bin’s secret wouldn’t stop her from falling for him. The question is when she’ll find out and whether she will help him control the blades or force them to recede once he realizes he doesn’t need them anymore.
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Episodes 5-6 [Part 1] [Part 2]
Because there’s no such thing as too many drama reviews, Hallyu Tanya and I are back with another video drama review and this time, we’re laughing over the hysterical new sitcom, Boarding House No. 24. Join us as we squee over idols, laugh at the hilarity of this whole crazy show and roll our eyes at all the canned laughter. (Please! Someone tell the producers that stupid canned laughing HAS TO GO!)
So tell us, what did you think of this first episode? Were you rolling on the floor like I was or was this over-the-top comedy really not your thing? Do you have a favorite character yet? Is there an idol acting in this sitcom that you’re squeeing over? (We all know who Zombie’s favorite is…) Were you at all creeped out by the boarding house owner? Are you as intrigued by Do Hee as we are? We’d love to hear your thoughts so be sure to leave us a comment below!
Once again, Tanya and I are here with our video review of My Lovable Girl and we’re inviting you to join us!
So tell us, what are your thoughts on this week’s episodes? Do you feel like the budding relationship between Shi Woo and Se Na is going to go somewhere or is that just wishful thinking on our parts? What about the obvious feelings Se Na has for Hyun Wook? How well do you think that’s going to go over, once she finds out he used to date her sister? Do you agree with Tanya, that it’s kinda creepy to see Hyun Wook hanging around Se Na when he’s still obviously so much in love with her older albeit dead, sister? What about Jae Young and his massive temper-tantrum? Do you think he’s overreacting to all of this competition stuff or is he justified in his storming out of the company with a top idol band in his pocket? As always, we want to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave us a comment below!
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Hey everyone! Hallyu Tanya and I are back with a brand new video drama review for you (hooray!) Being the fangirls that we are, we couldn’t help but review My Lovable Girl, because who doesn’t want to watch a drama starring Rain, Krystal Jung and INFINITE’s Hoya and L? So without further ado, I invite you to join Tanya and I in our weekly review of My Lovable Girl.
So tell me, what do you think of My Lovable Girl so far? Are you enjoying it as much as we are? Do you have any favorite characters yet or is it too early for that? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this one so be sure to leave us a comment below!
Zombie: So here we are, back again, to discuss another four episodes of It’s Okay, That’s Love and I have to say, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover so let’s get to it.
Tanya: The relationship between Soo Kyung and that younger girl always bothered me a little bit, so I was happy to see that he is trying to put that behind him even though he’s obviously in pain over it.
Zombie: Yeah, I’ve never been a fan of So Nyeo so I’m really hoping Soo Kyung can get over her. I just don’t know if he can. I applaud him for trying, I just wish I felt more certain about his success. He certainly deserves better than the spoiled brat So Nyeo is but maybe his more noble character can bring out a better side of her. (continue reading…)
It’s finally Friday (hooray!) and that means it’s time to take a look back at this week’s K-Pop MV releases. Woot!
GOT7 “Around the World”