Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hong Gil Dong (Drama)


Genre: Romance, Comedy, Action, Fusion Historical

Based on a fictional book about a Robin Hood in Korea, Hong Gil Dong, this drama is very loosely based off of that book and the time it was set in.

While epic dramas are usually traditional and full of colorful history, this drama is the first of its kind to put a modern and comical twist to it!

Hong Gil Dong (Kang Ji Hwan) is nothing but a rather smart commoner who is despised by his second family. After all, he was born by a cheating father who had an affair with his mother! However, he ends up meeting a con by the name of Heo Yi Nok (Sung Yu Ri) and a known-to-be-dead prince Lee Chang Hwi (Jang Geun Suk) and ends up on a wild adventure!
How he ends up being a hero is both the charm and mystery this drama will reveal as each episode unfolds. credit: mykofan

I got attracted to this drama by the song 'If', I heard Tae Yeon sing it in Family Outing but didn't really payed attention to it until now. So I then decided to check where this song came from and tadaa! Jang Geun Suk! Wahaha. I was sold by just seeing his name there! As I have said before, he's one of my favorite Korean actors as of date. I laughed, I cried, I felt sad and happy while watching this drama. Also, a lot of viewers have expressed their dislike in the ending of the series, but to me, I thought it was a good ending. It makes you imagine for yourself and end it the way you want it to. I think that was good enough for me, but I still felt sad. I hope you'll know why. Jang Geun Suk ftw!!

Listen to the song here.. plus some eye candy for you!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Queen Seon Deok (Drama)


Genre: Drama, Historical

During the Three Kingdoms of Korea, Deok Man (Lee Yo Won) was born a twin but was abandoned as baby. She was later brought back to the Silla palace, where she joined forces with her twin sister, Princess Cheon Myeong (Park Ye Jin), to oppose Mi Shil (Go Hyun Jung) who wanted to expose the twin birth and seize power. Mi Shil devised sinister palns to have the two Silla princess exiled from the kingdom, but Princess Deok Man shrewdly enlisted the help of General Kim Yu Shin (Uhm Tae Woong) and the battle begins.

Progress: Still watching...

Gasp! A period drama?! Why, yes! I was going to watch this in hopes of seeing Park Ye Jin in her area instead of constantly seeing her in Family Outing. I also knew that Uhm Tae Woong was going to be in it... and so I began watching. Love it! Go Hyun Jung is just a spectacular actress and an awesome choice for Mi Shil. The little brow movements just makes you more scared of her! Whew! It gets draggy at times, but what drama won't build up its viewers anticipation, right? So hang in there, there are 50 episodes. And I love Al Cheon rang!