in a So Ji-sub state of mind

After MASTER’S SUN, I need more doses of So Ji-sub. But SORRY I LOVE YOU is out of the question. I don’t like melo-angst. So I checked out SJS’ other works. It brought me to ROUGH CUT and despite the fact that this was directed by Kim Ki-duk, whose THE ISLE traumatized me so much…

beautiful onscreen couples

This post is inspired by the Jo In-sung and Song Hye-kyo pairing in THAT WINTER THE WIND BLOWS. It’s going to be subjective because as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There are just some pairings that catch the public’s attention, sell fantasies and marquees. Individual beauty of course counts but…

drama vs drama

Sashiburi desu. Thank you to the new followers even though I haven’t been updating this blog as consistently as I want to! Now enough of real drama, and on to reel dramas. I find it interesting that two ongoing dramas in South Korea and Taiwan tackle, well, dramas: KING OF DRAMAS (KOD) and DRAMA GO…

movie: Sophie’s Revenge

All the time I was watching Sophie’s Revenge (2009), I kept wondering why Zhang Ziyi decided to invest in this film. Either she has money to burn or she believed in the project. Or both. I can imagine Sophie’s Revenge looking good on paper. As a novel or a comic book, it would have been…

drama: bell ringing for 2nd male lead bias?

(I wasn’t born mute. I speak my mind.) Since I refuse to watch episode 21 of¬†Office Girls and cause myself unnecessary stress, I need something to divert me. In short, I need a punching bag. And so… what’s more perfect than a drama that I am not invested in and I wouldn’t care what happens?…

my 2011 in dramas

There’s not much. I have no compunction of dropping a drama if 1) something annoys me 2) so it loses my interest. Perhaps I have a short attention span. But then, life is too short to waste on stupid dramas. So here are the dramas that managed to sustain my attention: My Princess, South Korea…

drama: cringe cringe bell

Yes, I’m still watching Ring Ring Bell probably because I have a lot of time in my hands I don’t have a life I need a punching bag to destress, and right now, it’s Xiao Xiang. How many times was the word “idiot” used in episode 7? I have lost count. Could it be that…