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…

outing celebrity couples

We have our OTPs, people that we hope would date each other; lucky us if they are already dating. Sometimes Most of the time, our OTP hopes come from dramas. But sometimes, a new couple emerges from out of nowhere and it strikes us that, hey, it might work out. Even if they haven’t worked…

when a gangster becomes a MAN IN LOVE

For all my complaints about Korean dramas, here I go again starting another potential addiction: MAN IN LOVE with Song Seung-hun. My peg when it comes to gangster plots would be Hong Kong films. What is it about gangsters and their universal black suits anyway? But wait, a gangster who works out?     Who…

I love my oppa/ge ge: the charm of incest dramas

THAT WINTER THE WIND BLOWS is on the halfway mark (episode 7 this week out of 16 episodes) and it’s getting more exciting. I like the suspense and so far, I can still suspend my disbelief on some plot points, but more on that later. Meanwhile, the incest angle between brother Oh Soo and sister…

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: 11.11.11–the ELEVEN list

I’m reposting this from my old tumblr site. That’s 10 on the list but since it’s a once-in-a-lifetime day today, I want to commemorate it by listing my 11 favorite dramas, order according to year. Meteor Garden, 2001 The drama that started it all for me. I watched it first out of curiosity and was…