Saturday, July 31, 2010

Closer to Heaven


Genre: Drama, Romance

Ji-soo (Ha Ji Won), a funeral director, happens to oversee the funeral services of Jong-woo’s (Kim Myung Min) deceased mother. Being old friends, they are excited by the unexpected reunion, but the reality is more bitter than sweet. Jong-woo is suffering from the incurable Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Ji-soo has been through two painful divorces. Jong-woo lightheartedly asks Ji-soo to just marry him. Ji-soo is surprised by the offer, but it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea to her. She wants to start a new life with the love that is starting to grow inside her, while the fear of losing Jong-woo scares her as well. As Jong-woo’s symptoms begin to worsen with each passing day, Jong-woo gets easily irritable as he begins to lose control over more and more parts of his body. Even though he hurts Ji-soo’s feelings, all she wants is to stay with him and cure his disease.

I watched this the day before a final and could not sleep! I couldn't breathe because I was crying! Such a wonderful movie with great actors. You might recognize the main guy as Kang Ma-e in Beethoven Virus. For him to seriously prepare for this role, as you would see in the movie, he really is one of the most respected actors for me. Great movie but I suggest having tissues handy and not to watch this in the middle of the night! Oh! And if you know your current Korean idols, you might recognize a cameo of a certain saucy hip swayer!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Personal Taste (Drama)


Genre: Romance, Comedy

Jeon Jin Ho (Lee Min Ho) is a straight architect who likes to be clean and neat. He ends up living with Park Kae In (Son Ye Jin), a lowly furniture designer/maker, who mistakes him as a gay man. Kae In just broke up with her boyfriend who never even looked at her as a woman, thus severing all good feelings toward men. With the knowledge of Jin Ho being gay, Kae In becomes comfortable around him. But how will Kae In react when she finds out Jin Ho isn't gay and has developed feelings for her?

Lee Min Ho! So cute! And a return to the light for Son Ye Jin! I'm loving this drama. Cute and funny moments, two antagonists (Ooooh), a crazy best friend, two love crazy people, and lots of misunderstandings make for a good drama. Go and watch!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Will It Snow For Christmas? (Drama)


Genre: Drama, Romance

Cha Kang Jin meets a feisty girl, Han Ji Wan, when his family moves back to his mother's hometown. A traumatic experience and no support from her family pushes Ji Wan to run away, ending a possible relationship with Kang Jin. Now grown up, Ji Wan (Han Ye Seul) meets Kang Jin (Go Soo) once again... during her engagement party. Will the past catch up? What will happen to the torn lovers when everything around them goes against them?

My friend recommended me to watch this one, and I'm liking it. There are a lot of intense drama going on, and my heart can only take so much, so it took some time to finish this one (plus school is cutting into my precious drama time TT_TT). Great acting from the actors. Loving Go Soo! He's so cute and you can feel the love from him! Ahehe. Fan girling much?

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (Drama)


Genre: Comedy, Romance

Takano Kyohei (Kamenashi Kazuya) is a broke student with a hot temper, Toyama Yukinojo (Tegoshi Yuya) is the cutesy childish one, Oda Takenaga (Ushi Hiroki) as the cool tempered one, and Mori Ranmaru (Miyao Shuntaro) is the hot blooded cougar magnet. These four men live under the mansion of Nakahara Mine and her son Takeru. They could get free board and room if they could fulfill Nakahara's wish: Make her gothic niece Nakahara Sunako (Oomasa Aya) into a Yamato Nadeshiko- the ideal lady. The men take on the challenge and discover what Sunako has in store for them.

I've watched and loved the anime, so I was anticipating this one. I was hoping for devastatingly handsome men to play the guys, but I could live with the actors they cast. Honestly, it carried it's own weight. I mean fitting a long running manga into 11 episodes is not an easy feat, so I think it was very decent work, good acting by the cast, and the story progress was fast but enough to tell a story. There were a lot of good and funny moments too! It's a fun and short drama if you're looking for something to pass the time before cramming for finals. Hehe.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pasta (Drama)


Genre: Romance, Comedy, Food

“Pasta” covers the dreams and success of a young woman who aspires to become an elite chef at La Sfera restaurant.

Seo Yoo Kyung (Gong Hyo Jin) started her career as a third ranked chef assistant at La Sfera restaurant. She eventually works her way up to become a chef.

Choi Hyun Wook (Lee Sun Gyun) is the top chef at La Sfera restaurant. He studied the culinary arts in Italy and started out as a chef assistant at a hotel in Sicily. Hyun Wook eventually worked his way up to become the most widely recognized Italian chef in Korea.

Add to that a repeat customer (Alex of Clazziquai) who has a mysterious background and a TV chef (Lee Han Nui) who has a past with Hyun Wook, the show would be delicious.

Aleeeex! Oh how I missed you! And Sun Gyun-shi! What a different feel and aura from you compared to Coffee Prince. Great cast, great storyline, awesome looking food... and Noh Min Woo!! Cutie!!

God of Study (Drama)


Genre: School, Life, Comedy

Attorney Kang Suk Ho (Kim Soo Ro) and homeroom teacher Han Soo Jong (Bae Doo Na) takes on the challenge of making sure that five students (Yoo Seung Ho, Park Ji Yeon [T-Ara], Go Ah Sung, Lee Hyun Woo, Lee Chan Ho)-from a school on the brink of closing full of delinquents with no hope of getting into a good university running amok- would get into Cheon-Ha University, a prestigious school. The student's, and the school's, future hangs on whether the students would get into Cheon-Ha. Would all of them succeed?

Sooro oppaaaa! I get to see you outside of Family Outing! At least I can still see you even if FO has ended. *sad face* And Yoo Seung Ho! Who can pass up that cutie? I also got a lot of studying tips while watching this drama. It was perfect timing since I was studying for a midterm while watching. Ahehehee.