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2012

Been a while, and yes, 2012 is another year full of dramas. Brand new start, new expectations, which are those that is worthy to watch?

Instead of doing episodes summary/drama information, there’s a new change. I’m adopting the traffic light system.

Disappointing dramas , you shouldn’t watch at all, are in red titles.

All other titles in blue. 

Ongoing in green title, approval that yes, you should/could watch now.

Upcoming drama is in yellow. 

 

 

Movies

Korean:

Highly recommend to watch blind by Kim Ha Neul. A story of a blind witness VS a gangster youngster (Yoo Seungho). How that both combined forces to nail the culprit.

Sector 7 (If you like Ha Ji Won from secret garden). If not, don’t bother to watch this. It’s meant to be fantasy but I find it pretty amusing that the alien form cannot be destroyed by flame and bullets, but can get drilled to death, isn’t the drill made of metal too(like bullets)?. -.-. If you like Primeval series then perhaps u might enjoy this.

Taiwan:

Starry Starry Night is way too artistic a film for me to truly appreciate though the child actors are pretty good.

 

Recommendations

It’s been long since I last recommended anything. Thought of deleting this web, but who knows I revisited here again?

Taiwan movies that I’ve watched:

Tea Fight (Vic & janine) Not bad a movie, with pretty nice cartoon.

Murderer(Aaron Kwok & Janine) . Gruesome?  A little. BUT super breath taking plot. Like Murderer? U might also like kmovie starring Jang Geun Suk, The Case of Itaewon Homicide.

Chinese Movie:

Tangshan Earthquake. Same disaster movie Korea, Haeundae.

 Variety Shows:

HEllo Baby (T-ara). It’s nice because of the Moon Brothers. very cute kids. Status: Ended.

Oh My School! (featuring korean artists). Status: Ongoing.

We Got Married (for the fan girl & boys) Status: Ongoing

OLD Movies

Taiwan:

The Secret by Jay Chou. Better than his pandamen drama, and among the movies he acted in, this is his best be it plot wise, casts, and creativity.

Jay’s works: Pandamen, Kungfu Dunk(movie), Curse of the golden flower(movie)

Korea:

I’ve no idea why but there’s seemed to be a trend recently. Dramas and movies is showcasing war time series, is it because of Cold War/North Korea recent sinking of South Korea naval ship? IRIS and upcoming Athena drama is something about the hostility between both countries. The current Road No 1 drama is a wartime drama, as well as 71 into the fire(movie). All these have their story dated back/based on old times, a period of unrest.

And I found this movie titled,May 18. Again with the story happening in wartime, starring Lee Junki and Queen Seon Deok, Lee Yo Won.

More works of LJK: Winter Snow(movie), Hero(MBC), Ijimae, My Girl

More works of LYW: Queen Seon Deok, Bad love, Surgeon Bong Dal Hee

couldn’t get enough?

MVs of artistes, latest being Lee Ji Ah.

In the above MV, it’s like Lee being back in her role in Beethoven Virus. But it’s like a sad song. If you couldn’t wait for Athena, at least the MV can provide a little comfort that she is still appearing on screen.

2PM with Yoon Eun Hye:

This MV’s plot I really like it. And for once, Eun Hye is taking on a baddie role.

Park Shin Hye with DBSK Kim Jae Joong

Similar to the above, just that Park is the victim instead.

My Girlfriend is an agent

Poster:

Casts:

  • Kim ha NeulSu Ji Ahn
  • Kang Ji Hwan- Jae Jun Lee

Genre: comedy, action

Trailer:

Plot: 

Disguised as a travel agent, “Su-ji” is a government spy with six years’ experience who can’t reveal her career to her boyfriend “Jae-joon.” After she lies again, her boyfriend breaks up with her and leaves without notice, leaving her struggling alone with her sadness. Three years later, while chasing an industrial spy in disguise as a cleaning lady, she happens to run into Jae-joon. He’s become an international certified accountant, and seeing him throws her feelings into doubt.

Jae-joon has become tired of his girlfriend’s constant and suspicious lies. In one phone call, he tells her he’s leaving Korea to study in Russia. Three years later, disguised as a distinguished international accountant, he enters the NIS (National Intelligence Service) as an agent in its overseas branch. He’s a newbie who got a late start, but he’s highly motivated and takes off on his first field mission, chasing a Russian crime organization, when he runs into Su-ji. It’s shocking to see her now as a hotel cleaning lady, but his affections for her are as strong as ever…

Lying is part of the job, secrecy is the name of the game in “My Girlfriend is an Agent”.     Credit to asianmediawiki

Comments:

Super hilarious. Kind of reminded me of Mr and Mrs Smith(Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie). As expected of KJH. For KNH, a job well done. Even the conversations are classic, I personally really like the parts where they end up in the police station.

The Case of Itaewon Homicide

Poster:

Cast:

  • Jeong Jin-Yeong Prosecutor Park
  • Jang Geun-Seok Pearson
  • Shin Seung-Hwan Alex
  • Oh Kwang-Rok Attorney Kim Byeon
  •  Trailer:

    Plot:

     A college student, Jong-pil Jo, gets into an argument with some youths at fast food restaurant in Itaewon, South Korea. The boy is later found stabbed to death in the restroom of the restaurant. Two Korean-Americans, Pearson and Alex, are known to have gone into the bathroom after Jong-pil Jo and become prime suspects. The prosecution must now determine which of the two committed the crime.

    Credit to asianmediawiki

    Comments:

    Jang geun suk breakthrough in his acting. First time I watched him acting as a little devil…especially his smile. Innocent/sly? This movie makes you conclude the ending yourself, so who is the real culprit? It’s all guesswork. Intriguing enough. Oh yes, his english is fluent. You will really like this movie for the story. I feel that this is better than 4th period mystery, given that both are in the same genre.

    4th Period Mystery

    Posters:

     

    Cast: Yoo Seung-ho, Kang So-ra

    Trailer:

    Genre: Mystery(isn’t it obvious?:) ), school life

    Plot:

    11:40 AM – During 4th period when all the students are in gym class, top student Jeong-hun (Seung-ho Yu) walks into a classroom to find fellow classmate Tae-gyu (Sang-keun Jo) brutally murdered. Jeong-hun and Tae-gyu has had a history of disliking one another.

    11:50 AM – Da-jeong (So-ra Kang) walks into the same classroom and discovers Jeong-hun with blood covering his clothes standing near the murdered body. Da-jeong is a mystery buff herself and loves to use her deductive reasoning. She realizes that Jeong-hun is the prime suspect, but doesn’t believe that he killed Tae-gyu. There’s only 40 minutes before next period, in which all the students will come into the classroom and also discover the dead body.

    12:05 PM – Jeong-hun and Da-jeong frantically search for the real killer before the next period starts. With Da-jeong using her deductive reasonings they get closer to finding the identity of the true killer. Jeong-hun’s best friend Do-il (Dong-beom Kim) then takes part in finding the killer. When the 40 minutes are almost up, they then discover a brutal new fact to the case …

    Credit to asianmediawiki

    Comments:

    A pretty short movie, interesting enough plot. Consist of a little twist for any detective mind of yours. A  good chance of seeing Yoo Seung Ho displaying his flair for acting by taking on this role. This boy certainly has what it takes to excel in the korean entertainment. A new star? Watched his other works such as Queen Seon Deok, and God of Study.