[blog] from my sassy girl to goddess

I still cry every bloody time I watch MY SASSY GIRL (and I have lost count how many times I’ve watched it) and when this girl won the TV Daesang in this year’s Paeksang Arts Awards, I cried.     Sod all those members of Korean girl groups. They don’t hold a candle to Jun…

when you wish upon a MAN FROM THE STARS

(Spoilers ahead) One of two ardent wishes of many fans of MAN FROM THE STARS has been granted: a one-episode extension. The other wish is of course to have a happy ending for Do Min-joon and Cheon Song-yi. By next week, it shall be known. I love this drama so much that I am stumped…

MAN FROM THE STARS: heartbreak according to Do Min-joon

(Spoilers ahead) Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about loooove and its pitfalls. Meaning heartbreak. Though I don’t mean SHITSUREN CHOCOLATIER (which by the way is redefining what delusional means). I mean heartbreak according to an alien–perhaps the most adorable to ever set foot on Earth and no, he doesn’t have reptile skin nor…

MAN FROM THE STARS x MY SASSY GIRL

MAN FROM THE STARS is just getting better and better, never mind if it’s been embroiled in a plagiarism scandal. And the ending in episode 6 was something totally unexpected and yet a very nice surprise for a MY SASSY GIRL fan like me. I’ll always be in love with MY SASSY GIRL. I still…

life lessons from MAN FROM THE STARS

[Spoilers ahead] This drama has so many alternative English titles but from now on, I’m sticking to MAN FROM THE STARS because it’s shorter and more direct. And for a drama that’s fantasy at the root, part romance and part comedy, it sure has memorable dramatic scenes not only for the tears but for the…

drama: YOU WHO CAME FROM THE STARS

Sassy Girl or Yupki Girl is back. And I mean Jun Ji-hyun. Is it safe to assume that if you’re a fan of Asian pop culture, you must have seen MY SASSY GIRL (2001)? I really loved that movie that until now, I still use yupkigirl as pseudonym. Jun Ji-hyun gained international fame through MSG…

MY SASSY GIRL the drama

It was inevitable I suppose. MY SASSY GIRL, one of Korea’s most famous films in the 2000s, is being turned into a drama.   According to this report, there seems to be a trend of bringing stories from the big screen to the small screen. Perhaps scriptwriters are running out of ideas or producers just…