ENJOYING KDRAMAS 2014

2014 is rich with new Kdramas

Bride of the Century

Starring F.T. Island’s Lee Hong Ki and Yang Jin-Sung.

The Taeyang Corporation is the largest conglomerate in South Korea. The family that runs Taeyang has been under a curse for 100 years. The curse began when the first bride of the family’s first son died. Under this situation, a love like fairy tale occurs while conspiracies run rampant.

This show is addicting to watch with its interesting plot. Lee Hong Ki is surprisingly (in a good way) steps up in his acting chops and looking great as someone who is hiding behind the facade of an icy aloof CEO.

Emergency Couple

Emergency Couple

Jin-Hee (Song Ji-Hyo) led a satisfying life as a dietitian. She then met medical school student Chang-Min (Choi Jin-Hyuk). Despite his wealthy family’s strong opposition, Jin-Hee and Chang-Min decided to get married. Chang-Min’s family is full of doctors. Chang-Min though gave up his medical internship and began working as a pharmaceutical salesman. Their marriage life was not happy. Chang-Min’s family looked down on Jin-Hee and even Chang-Min seemed to change. Chang-Min began to think terribly of Jin-Hee and they finally divorced.

After their divorce, Jin-Hee became a medical student and now works as an intern. Chang-Min also graduated from medical school and begins to work as an intern. One day, they meet in the emergency room for a hospital where they will both work together.

Cunning Single Lady

Ae-Ra (Lee Min-Jung) is focused on her appearance as she believes it will lead her to a better life. She then meets Jung-Woo (Joo Sang-Wook) who studied engineering. They eventually get married, but they also get divorced. After their divorce, Ae-Ra goes through difficult times. Unlike Ae-Ra though, Jung-Woo becomes a successful IT developer and very wealthy. Now, Ae-Ra tries to seduce Jung-Woo to marry her again.

Three Days

The President of South Korea goes on holiday at a private villa. In the middle of the night, three gunshots are fired, and the president goes missing. His bodyguards, led by elite agent Han Tae-kyung, have three days to find the president and escort him safely back to the Blue House.

Three Days follows the intertwining fates of those sworn to protect the president, the president himself, his political staff, and the true power players in the shadows.

God’s Gift – 14 Days

Kim Soo-hyun is a mother whose young daughter gets kidnapped and killed. She gets a chance to go back in time two weeks before the incident, and has to race to save her before she dies all over again

Secret Love Affair

“Secret Love Affair” tells the story of secret romance between Oh Hye-Won (Kim Hee-Ae), a woman in her 40’s, and Lee Sun-Jae (Yoo Ah-In), a man in his 20’s.

Oh Hye-Won works as the director of planning for the Seohan Arts Foundation. She is elegant and excels at dealing with other people. Oh Hye-Won becomes involved in a love affair with Lee Sun-Jae. He is genius like pianist in his 20’s.

Beyond the Clouds (Full Sun)

Jung Se-Ro (Yoon Kye-Sang) lost his father and his life was destroyed by a murder case in Thailand which also involved stolen diamonds. After that incident, Jung Se-Ro lives his life as a swindler. Park Gang-Jae (Cho Jin-Woong) is his partner in crime and they are close like brothers. Jung Se-Ro then falls in love with a woman named Han Young-Won. Her fiance died because of Jung Se-Ro.

 

Here are a list of the new ones I am currently following:

Bride of the Century *****

Emergency Couple *****

Cunning Single Lady *****

God’s Gift- 14 Days *****

Three Days *****

Secret Love Affair ****

Beyond the Clouds (Full Sun) ****

Wonderful Days ***

I will add recaps and reviews soon.

Someday I’ll Fly Away

Listening to Randy Crawford’s soothing voice “One Day I’ll Fly Away” 

(Courtesy to the owner of photo and video, no copyright infringement intended.)

**Sometimes it feels like it is better to be alone.Sometimes love is just not enough for a relationship to work out. One would wish that love would be enough, that when you love each other, everyday will be a bed of roses. But that’s just a dream. Loving doesn’t end with the feeling.

It needs a lot of things for the love to stay and continue. It needs trust, care, understanding and going through pain- now if you go through the painstakingly difficult time when your love for each other is tested- then what you have is TRUE LOVE.

But if you feel like breaking down and going away – giving up that feeling you feel for that someone that sometimes you feel like your life is being taken away from you- then LOVE means letting go. One thing for sure- when you love, it doesn’t mean you lose that self-respect and your own individuality because of loving that other person.

Loving means having to go through it all together and still continue to love each other no matter what lies ahead. Sometimes it is better to leave the love that continuously hurt you and make your life miserable anyway. Sometimes, loving means having to say goodbye and moving on.

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The lyrics..
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I make it alone
When love is gone
Still you made your mark
Here in my heart

One day I’ll fly away
Leave your love to yesterday
What more can your love do for me
When will love be through with me

I follow the night
Can’t stand the light
When will I begin
My life again

One Day I’ll fly away
Leave your love to yesterday
What more can your love do for me
When will love be through with me
Why live life from dream to dream
And dread the day that dreaming ends

One day I’ll fly away leave your love to yesterday
What more can your love do for me
When will love be through with me
Why live life from dream to dream
And dread the day that dreaming ends

One day i’ll fly away, fly away, fly away …..

PRETTY MAN- EPISODE 1

Life As I See It

Finally the wait for the first episode of Pretty Man/Bel Ami/Pretty Boy/Beautiful Man is here.

Here are a few scaps of the first episode and video unsubbed here- watch it here >>>> EPISODE 1

I will be updating it later on once I am done, and will do a quick first impression after watching it without English subtitles and review it after I watched with English subtitles. Updated with my review after watching without English subtitle. See below. More scaps,too in HD. 🙂

As always, Jang Geun Seuk is very much pleasing to the eyes with the swag he has- thus, this role fits him. Let’s see if the story is just as good as how he looks and the cast alongside him.

The first scene is him with one of the noonas who is obviously would kiss his foot if he asks her,too. LOL 

Will update more scaps later…

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PRETTY MAN- EPISODE 1

Finally the wait for the first episode of Pretty Man/Bel Ami/Pretty Boy/Beautiful Man is here.

Here are a few scaps of the first episode and video unsubbed here- watch it here >>>> EPISODE 1

I will be updating it later on once I am done, and will do a quick first impression after watching it without English subtitles and review it after I watched with English subtitles. Updated with my review after watching without English subtitle. See below. More scaps,too in HD. 🙂

As always, Jang Geun Seuk is very much pleasing to the eyes with the swag he has- thus, this role fits him. Let’s see if the story is just as good as how he looks and the cast alongside him.

The first scene is him with one of the noonas who is obviously would kiss his foot if he asks her,too. LOL 

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Will update more scaps later and what I thought about it. (UPDATED)

It is visually appealing so far, I like the interiors of the rich women’s crib that Dok-go Mate is seeing and the flowers on their hair (Kim Bo-tong /IU’s and her mom) are cute plus his brother’s red hair with his karate outfit.

OKAYYY.. so I just finished watching the first episode of Bel Ami or Beautiful Man/Pretty Man.

So far so good, although I watched it not English subtitled but I can understand a bit of what was going on.

It is a given that IU’s character (Kim Bo-tong) is head over heels for JGS’s character (Dog-ko Mate).The first time she saw him riding the same bus she was in- that’s when all the stars came falling from the stars and she was smitten by him (just like all the other female around Mate-ah).

where Kim Bo-tong was love at first sight with Mate

where Kim Bo-tong was love at first sight with Mate

Kim Bo-tong photoshop editing Dok-go Mate's fanart

Kim Bo-tong photoshop editing Dok-go Mate’s fanart

daydreaming while watching sexy man vid

daydreaming while watching sexy man vid

Checking out Dok-go Mate on  her laptop.

Checking out Dok-go Mate on her laptop.

 

Coincidentally, Mate’s mom and Bo-tong’s mom seem to know each other and friends, so that gave Bo-tong a chance to be closer to him and know him better although Mate is obviously uninterested as he is busy luring rich women.

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Then the beautiful woman that is Hong Yoo-ra portrayed by Han Chae-young appears and it seems like Mate is interested in her but she will be using  him to lure and know secrets and special abilites of these 10 women using his looks and charm.

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Isn't she pretty?

Isn’t she pretty?

When Mate’s mom is in the hospital and he came with Yoo-ra, she seem to talk to her about something which made me suspicious as to know whether or not they knew each other and if she is there to extract revenge using Mate. (WHo Knows? will update this once I re-watch it with English subtitles, Gotta learn Korean now should I?)

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JGS shows his acting ability when his mother dies, he is obviously devastated by her immediate death and who knows all his ambition of getting a lot of money was just for nothing- because who else is he doing all these things for? For his mother- I believe.

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Without a mother, and under the mentorship of Yoo-ra, what will happen next to Mate? Of course, he has 9 more women to seduce and the poor Bo-tong who has a crush on him tagging along- what happens next would be interesting to watch.

Didn’t expect to see early shedding of tears especially from Mate, who showed his weakness and being just like any of us after all- especially when it comes to being a son, and losing a mother at that.

In the preview of 2nd episode shows the introduction of the 2nd male lead.

Let’s see where this series bring us to.

Hopefully it would be interesting and there would be more chemistry between IU and JGS because so far I don’t yet see any.