Monday, December 26, 2011

Myung Wol the Spy

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스파이 명월 [间谍明月], an elite North Korean spy, Han Myung Wol (Han Ye Seul [한예슬]), and her partner, Choi Ryu (Lee Jin Wook [이진욱]), infiltrates South Korea on a mission to disrupt the Hallyu Wave by kidnapping one of their top stars, Kang Woo (Eric Mun Jung Hyuk [문정혁 ]).Despite her proficiency at her job, Myung Wol's one weakness is her uncontrollable curiosity. Hijinks ensue when she falls in love with Kang Woo instead.Ashes: This will be the last kdrama I will be posting. I decided to start a new blog here. Do drop by! =)

Noticed Eric Mun from Que Sera, Sera in 2007. I pretty much like his character here & glad it's a happy ending although this is not my favourite kdrama of 2011. ;)

My Rating : 7.5/10

Episodes: 18
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 11 Jul 2011 to 06 Sep 2011
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Source: Myung Wol the Spy@Dramawiki

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Queen Seon Deok

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선덕여왕 [善德女王], Deokman (Lee Yo-won [이요원]) was born a twin but was abandoned as a baby and sent to a place far away by her father, King Jinpyeong in order to protect her from being killed by an influenced royal court lady, Mishil (Ko Hyun Jung [고현정]) who tries to snatch away the throne from the royal successor.Deokman was later brought back to the Silla palace, where she joined forces with her twin sister Princess Cheonmyong to oppose Mishil. However, Mishil devised sinister plans to have the two Silla princesses exiled from the kingdom, and in a secretive battle, Princess Cheonmyong was accidentally killed.But Princess Deokman shrewdly enlisted the help of General Kim Yusin and eliminated her archenemy Mishil. She then became Queen Seon Deok, the first female ruler of the Silla kingdom. This drama is about a story of a beautiful queen, who has to give up her love to save the people and thus, leaving behind many brilliant achievements.
Wind Flower [바람꽃] by IU & 예송. Which do you prefer? I can't make a choice coz both IU & 예송 sang it beautifully with a lot of feeling in it. :)

Wind Flower (바람꽃) lyrics in English Translation

If I turn my back on like this
If I disappear like this
I wouldn't come into bloom
If I just look at you like this
It might be good to live while closing my eyes

Without looking, I see you
Without listening, I hear you
Like a wind flower which revived by your breathing

I wish to reach you, but I couldn't
I wish to hug you, but I couldn't
Your fingertips reach my heart

Will you know, after long long night?
The love smiling in tears

I wish to have you, but I couldn't
I wish to reach you, but I couldn't
Like a wind flower which revived in your heart

Without looking, I see you
Without listening, I hear you
Getting scattered in the wind
Getting scattered into your heart

Ashes: Although there's many war scenes, this is really a nice, beautiful & sad historical kdrama. Especially the part on Deokman & Bidam.Bidam (Kim Nam Gil) is the only character I 'fell' in love in this drama. I remembered him from the kdrama 'Be Strong Geum Soon' where he appeared for only a few episodes and die in an accident in the drama. Didn't expect to see such excellent acting skill by Kim Nam Gil in 'Queen Seon Duk'Let me do a little intro on Kim Nam Gil (김남길/金南佶). He was born on 13 March 1981, height 184cm, weight 70kg & zodiac sign Pisces. Completed his education in Myeong Ji Cheon University. He was previously known as Lee Han (이한). Kim Nam Gil was admitted to the army camp in Nonsan on July 15 for 4 weeks of basic military training and will serve as a public service worker at Gangnam-gu office according to the selective service system. He joined the army after starring in the MBC TV series "Queen Seon Deok" and after his popularity soared in SBS TV Series Bad Guy (나쁜 남자) which I am watching at the moment. ;)According to South Korean media reports, Kim Nam Gil who is currently serving in the armed forces, will be entering as a student in South Korea University of Foreign Studies Department of Chinese Internet Campus. Kim Nam Gil economic official of the company's external message said Kim Nam Gil is admitted and will start his academic semester on March. He will use his extra time while serving the public to learn Chinese.

My Rating : 9/10

Episodes: 62
Broadcast network: MBC
Tagline: The one who secures the people will acquire the world and rule the ages
Genre: Historical Drama
Broadcast period: 25 May Aug 2009 to 22 Dec 2009
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Source: Queen Seon Deok@DramaWiki & Queen Seon Deok@Wikipedia

Friday, September 30, 2011

Protect my Boss

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보스를 지켜라 [守护老板], after struggling with frequent unemployment and a series of failed job interviews, No Eun Sol (Choi Kang Hee [최강희]) finally lands a job in a law firm as a secretary. Unbeknownst to her, her new boss is a man who she accidentally involved in a fight, getting the president of her new company in trouble.Protecting this secret, she begins working diligently for Cha Ji Heon (Ji Sung [지성]), the youngest son of a family corporation, an incredibly immature young man with secrets of his own. Through their working relationship, he begins to fall for her.
Nice song "I'll protect you [지켜줄게]" by Kim Jae-Joong [김재중]

Ashes: I watch this kdrama all because Hero Kim Jae Joong [김재중] was in it. As the storyplot focus more on Choi Kang Hee [최강희] & Ji Sung [지성], both of them have great chemistry & I really like them as a couple in here. This is a cute & nice kdrama to catch. ;)

My Rating : 8.5/10

Episodes: 18
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 03 Aug 2011 to 29 Sep 2011
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Source: Protect the boss@Wikipedia

Monday, September 26, 2011

Miss Ripley

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리플리 [雷普利小姐], two very different men fall in love with Jang Mi Ri (Lee Da Hae [이다해]), a woman whose life is a complicated web of lies, propelled by her greedy desires that stem from an unfortunate childhood.Jang Myung Hoon (Kim Seung Woo [김승우])is an ambitious hotelier who maintains perfect control of himself and his life, while Yutaka Song Yoo Hyun (Micky Park Yoo Chun [박유천]) is the warm and gentle heir of a Korean-Japanese hotel conglomerate. Their love for Mi Ri and her tragic ambition eventually leads them down the path of destruction.

Ashes: I checked from various kdrama website & seems that Miss Ripley is based on the real life case of Shin Jung Ah, a university professor and art curator at Dongguk University who was discovered to have forged her creditials in order to get hired, with the help of her boyfriend (then presidential secretary) Byun Yang Kyoon, and embezzled funds from the art gallery's corporate sponsorship.

Such is life. It's pretty sad that sometime we have to tell lies to get through with life but of course not to the extend of going against the law. This kdrama have a nice storyplot & Lee Da Hae [이다해] did a good job in this character.

Nice song 너를 위한 빈자리 (A Place Left For You) by Micky Park Yoo Chun

My Rating : 7.5/10

Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 20 May 2011 to 19 Jul 2011
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Source: Miss Ripley@dramawiki

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cha Seung Won on Gucci F/W Collection

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Cha Seung Won walks on a fashion show for Gucci 2011-2012 F/W collection which was held on the 8th of September at Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel. He looks REALLY amazing on the catwalk. ;)

Source: Edaily

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sungkyunkwan Scandal

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성균관 스캔들 [成均馆绯闻], the story is set in a period where society does not allow females to be educated nor employed, Kim Yoon Hee (Park Min-Young (박민영)) disguises herself as her brother, Kim Yoon Shik, in order to make ends meet for her family. She goes through a series of odd jobs, mainly at a local bookstore, before she gets offered a chance to increase her earn, by becoming a substitute test-taker (an illegal act) for the upcoming entrance examination in the prestigious Sungkyunkwan. She gets caught by the upright Lee Sun Joon (Micky Park Yoo Chun [박유천]), who later acknowledges Yoon Hee's talents, and even encourages her to enroll in the university.There, she must bear with the endless mischief of upperclassman Gu Yong Ha (Song Joong Ki [송중기]), put up with the constant mood swings of roommate, Moon Jae Shin (Yoo Ah In [유아인]), avoid getting in trouble with the strict, student body president, Ha In Soo (Jun Tae Soo), keep her secret from being discovered, all the while trying to maintain her growing affections for Lee Sun Joon, at bay.Together, the four form the "Jalgeum Quartet" (sometimes affectionately also named by fans of the series the "Joseon F4").

Nice OST song 'Found you' [찾았다] by JYJ

Ashes: Nice Kdrama to catch! All 4 actors & actress have great acting skills. Micky Yoochun was pretty cool here, Song Joong Ki was smart & witty, And, I think this guy, Yoo Ah In [유아인] is such a cutie. Guys who supports their love secretly is the most charming. ;)

My Rating : 9/10

Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 30 Aug 2010 to 02 Nov 2010
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Source: Sungkyunkwan Scandal@Wikipedia

Sunday, September 04, 2011

City Hunter

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시티헌터 [城市猎人] starts in 1983. The South Korean president and his delegates are visiting Burma (now Myanmar) when a bomb planted by North Korea explodes, killing some high ranking officials, in a historical event called the Rangoon bombing (also known as the Rangoon incident). To strike back, five South Korean officials plan an underground operation to enter North Korea and kill North Korean agents. Unbeknownst to the South Korean president, Lee Jin-Pyo (Kim Sang Joong) and Park Moo-Yul (Park Sang Min) who work as bodyguards for the Blue House, organize a 21-men troop to execute the plan. However, as the operation was taking place, the five high-ranking officials change their minds, aborting the plan in order to avoid an international crisis if the mission were to be discovered. The major concern is that the United States will withdraw its nuclear protection if the mission is made public.The operation is successful, but as the troops swim to the submarine which is supposed to take them back to South Korea, snipers from the submarine shoot and kill all the troop members, excepting Lee Jin-Pyo, while they are still in the water. An already injured Park Moo-Yul uses his body to shield Jin-Pyo, thus saving his life. As the only survivor of the ambush, Jin-Pyo swims back to shore and returns to South Korea, where he finds out that there are a total of five officials responsible for aborting the operation.

Vowing to avenge his fallen comrades, including his closest and best friend Park Moo Yul, he kidnaps Moo-Yul's son and flees to Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle, specifically the mountainous Burmese-Thai border. There, he raises the child as his own and trains the boy intensively in combat. Following an attack on the village, Jin-Pyo confesses to the child, Lee Yoon Sung (Lee Min Ho (이민호)), about his long-term plan for revenge.Seven years later, after successfully finishing his college years in the United States at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yoon-Sung returns to South Korea to fulfill his step-father's plan for revenge. He enters the Blue House (South Korean presidential palace) as an IT expert under the National Communication Network Team. He is warned by Jin-Pyo not to trust anyone and not to fall in love, as doing so will put the people around him in danger.

At the Blue House, he meets bodyguard Kim Na-na (Park Min-Young (박민영)). The story of love and revenge begins.

So Goodbye by Jonghyun of SHINee

Ashes: City Hunter is an original script based on the world-famous novel by Japan's Tsukasa Hojo. Cool kdrama & I like the storyline. Great chemistry between Lee Min Ho & Park Min-Young. No wonder they fell in love after this kdrama. Keke... Another kdrama that I really like in 2011. ;)

My Rating : 9.5/10

Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2011-May-25 to 2011-July-28
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Source: City Hunter@Wikipedia

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cha Seung Won Starts the Adventure with FILA Sport

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Remember this??? These are Cha Seung Won's pictorial for outdoor brand, FILA Sport. He appears on the 2011 Fall and Winter colection. ;)
Source: Osen

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