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Playful Kiss

  • Title: 장난스런 키스 / Jangnanseureon Kiss
  • Also known as: Playful Kiss, Naughty Kiss
  • Genre: Romance, school
  • Episodes: 16 + 7 special episodes (hosted by YouTube)
  • Broadcast Network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Sep-01 to 2010-Oct-21
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
  • Related TV shows: Itazura na Kiss, It Started with a Kiss

hooooouuuuu….heeeeeeeeee…….hooooooouuuuuuu…….heeeeee…….thats my deep breathing trying to hold in my anger about this drama! I really really went into with a fresh fresh fresh mind. If you have ever read my Itazanura wa Kiss rant or my It started with a kiss and They kiss again rant, you know I was never a big  fan of this series. But this  being new (2011) and k-drama I thought “ok K drama dont make the same mistake the other dramas did, just make this girl a fraction of a bit smarter” I just cant stand it. Ok maybe I should give a semi detalied account as to waht the story line is.

The girl Oh Ha Ni who is a sweet and lovely, but very stupid and unreasonable girl is in love with Baek Seung Jo the most popular smartest best looking most introverted unsocial man in the school. Eventualy her house falls down and Baek Seung Jo’s parents who are the long lost friends of Oh Ha Ni’s father contacts him and takes him and his daughter into their house. They live together and eventually everyone in the school finds out including Bong Joon Gu (who in real life is my age and I thought he was totally cute and I liked him very much and I didnt feel like a pedobear watching him and crushing on him) who is in love with Oh Ha Ni.

No this is me in a nutshell

So thats the story  in a nut shell no this is me in a nut shell.

Kinda like this but more tongue sticking out so annoying

Theres actually one part where Oh Ha Ni is older and she opens a glass door and rants how great this Baek Seung Jo guy is to the CEO of Baek Seung Jo’s dads gaming compan, and then she leaves and I thought she would forget there was a glass door and walk right into it cause she so dumb.

She also has this realy annoying lisp thing where she leaves her tounge out whens he talks or is doing something hard or consitrating. Its OMG>..SLAP SLAP SLAP….Its like watching Gilligans Island or I love lucy you just know what going to happen and u wanna be like noooo…….stop doing that stupid girl…..Whats with all the weird speech impedamints…gahhh!!! I feel like Azula when Zuko beats her and she goes nuts…… YA thats what I feel like everytime I hear her talk with her tounge or her stupidness…OH >>>OH>>>>…. I need to relax…

I give this 2/10 It was ok I get why people like it I just find it really annoying i like stong female leads.

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Hana Kimi 2007 & Hana Kimi 2011 Remake

I’m doing two review in one. The 2007 Hana Kimi I own but I havent watched it in years. I just recently watched the 2011 version.

The story- A girl named Ashiya Mizuki comes from the states disguised as boy and enters at an all boys school. She enters to encourage her Idol Sano Izumi to start high jumping again after his injury. She befriends everyone in the school, but the dorms Doctor discovers that she is a girl he keeps it a secret for her. Another boy named Nakatsu Shuichi starts having feelings for her and thinks he is gay.

  • Title: 花ざかりの君たちへ
  • Title (romaji): Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
  • Tagline: イケメン☆パラダイス~2011
  • Tagline (romaji): Ikemen☆Paradise~2011
  • Episodes: 11
  • Broadcast period: 2011-Jul-10 to 2011-Sep-18

Synopsis

Hana Kimi 2007 – I like this version better, I actually own it. It’s not like it was great but I really liked the manga and this was the only other version at the time that I liked before the Korean one came out. Still my favorite character is Nakatsu in al the versions hes my favorite.

  • Title: 花ざかりの君たちへ
  • Title (romaji): Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
  • Tagline: イケメン☆パラダイス~2011
  • Tagline (romaji): Ikemen☆Paradise~2011
  • Genre: Romantic school comedy
  • Episodes: 11
  • Broadcast period: 2011-Jul-10 to 2011-Sep-18
  • Air time: Sunday 21:00

Hana Kimi 2011- No good at all, but yet I still liked it. They used the same music as the 2007 one. It looks old and done in the same fashion as the 2007 one. They basically have the same story but the school is closing down. Why they would want to except a new student 3 months before the school ends just baffles me. Oh there’s so many flaws like why they didn’t try to petition to get the school saved sooner and why the head dorm leader didn’t do that thing where they change into the costumes and talk to the school board at the beginning. Oh and the best part is the dance sequence and song at the end for Ashiya Mizuki to show how much they appreciate her during the finally closing ceremony. And some how it just magical changes the head leaders mind (who i think has been doped up on opium) it was terrible….and i still kinda liked it. Maybe its just cause of Nakatsu I love that character.

Anyways watch it if you must. The 2007 version i give a 5/10 the 2011 version I give a 2/10


To The Beautiful You

  • Title: 아름다운 그대에게 / Areumdawun Geodaeege
  • Also known as: To the Beautiful You / Hana Kimi / For You in Full Blossom
  • Genre: Romance, comedy, youth
  • Episodes: 16

CUTE CUTE CUTE….Overly cute overload! Hana Kimi -manga version, Taiwanese Version, Japanese Version all really good entertainment. The Korean version is no different! Its been forever since I read the Manga (like literally years ago. I honestly don’t read much Manga anymore I stick to classic novels like Pride and Prejudice) but this Korean version really seems to follow the manga from what I can remember,  maybe just not periodically correct.

So story starts off with the main character Goo Jae Hee a girl getting transferred from the states to an all boys school in Korea. To help her idol Kang Tae Joon a high jump gold medalist get back to jumping after his injury. She enters as a boy and even gets roomed with Kang Tae Joon. Kang Tae Joon is not happy about his new room-mate but slowly accepts and also finds out that she is a girl. Meanwhile Cha Eun Kyul, a skilled football/soccer player (doooooo I love him) befriends Goo Jae Hee and starts feeling something for her, but he thinks she’s a boy and he tries to suppress his feelings. Goo Jae Hee has feelings for Kang Tae Joon, but thinks he doesn’t know that she is a girl… and the plot thickens.

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Faith

TV Show: The Great Doctor / Faith
Revised romanization: Shinui
Hangul: 신의
Director: Kim Jong-Hak
Writer: Song Ji-Na
Network: SBS
Episodes: 24
Release Date: August 13, 2012 —
Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 20:55
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
Wow… it’s literally been ages since I’ve watched anything worth writing about. Not even “North American” shows. Actually New Girl and Once Upon a Time are pretty good, but to be honest I wasnt feeling any new Asian dram show, or just anything really.  I actually was planning on shutting this site down. I’ve been watching a lot of my “white shows”. Anyways that all changed, between new Korean friends entering my life, Gangnam style, and this new drama called Faith.

Like I said before I didn’t care what new drama were coming out in Korea, Japan, China, (basically anything Asian oriented) but being a huge Lee Min Ho fan (he’s probably the only Korean actors name that I know off by heart) LoL, I favored him on my Facebook (it would be way cooler to friend on him FB and say we are friends lol) and I saw he had a new drama didn’t really pay attention to it for a few months now.

About 2 weeks ago I had a minor surgery. I Read 3 books, played video games, cleaned my place more than twice a day, I also watched pride and prejudice 1995 version like 8 times (mr.darcy yaaaa Colin Firth your aaaaaaa yaaa great tooo). Unfortunately I am still on a leave from work and am unable to do anything to strenuous. So I go on FB again and I see a recently updated picture for Lee Min Ho, in some sorta warrior costume. So I started looking to it and low and behold I end up watching the first episode.

THIS SHOW GETS ADDICTING FAST!!!

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Avatar the Legend of Korra

So its been a long time however!! I had to put a quick little Avatar update here is the new trailor for The Legend of Korra
Enjoy


Lets watch Meteor Showers

I’ve been meaning to put this up forever!  Just never got around to it. For the second season I will not be doing a run down of each episode I’ll just be giving my opinion of the series.  The second season (the last time I checked is not completely subbed so I will not be watching it yet.
  • Title: 流星雨
  • English Title: Meteor Shower/ Liu Xing Yu
  • Genre: Romance, comedy, inspirational
  • Broadcast network: Hunan TV
  • Related TV series: Meteor Garden, Hana Yori Dango, Boys Before Flowers

Season 1

  • Title: 一起来看流星雨 / Yi Qi Lai Kan Liu Xing Yu
  • English Title: Let’s Go Watch Meteor Shower
  • Episodes: 36
  • Broadcast Period: 2009-Aug-08 to 2009-Aug-29
  • Broadcast Time: 22:00 – 24:00
Episode 1: Chu Yu Xun gets accepted in Alistun College. While reminiscing about college, Murong Yun Hai with a broken leg runs in to her on her bike while in a taxi. They don’t hit it off so well. Later Chu Yuxun finds out that Yunhai is a new student in the same school as well. Yunhai who is forced to attend college by his family challenges Shangguan Rui Qian to a basketball tournament. The loser has to call the first girl he sees a Pig.Shangguan Rui Qian loses and the first girl he sees is Chu Yuxun. He tells her “she’s a pig and they have a bit confrontation and they leave leave (Chu Yuxun was having problems with the 3 boys Shangguan Rui Qian, Ye Shuo, and Duanmu Lei earlier.  They leave and she is left to deal with Yunhai. She out wits’ him and he gets angry, while she leaves him hanging.

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Avatar The legend of Korra Update #1

I know its been forever and ever since I last did an entry. I’ve realised I’ve been slacking. Theres been so much going on. However I have been watching a few shows. So hopefully I’ll get my thoughts on WP sooner than later.

Anyways I thought I would do a quick entry on The Legend of  Korra (since this is one of the number one reasons why people find/ look at my site).  I made my brother watch Avatar with me (since we got netflix) he wasn’t sure what to watch and I suggested Avatar. Well like most he watched the first episode thought it was ok but by the time he hit the 3-5th episodes he knew he found something good.  Anyways this sort of reawakened my love for the show again and I started doing Korra research. There really isn’t that much out there HOWEVER, I did find a line test that was done in Korea (if you didn’t know already the animation is done in Korea) it’s just a quick fight scene but it looks pretty damn good.

Anyways you all ENJOY!


Itazura na Kiss

Title: イタズラなKiss
Title (romaji): Itazura na Kiss
Also known as: Teasing Kiss / Naughty Kiss
Genre: Romantic comedy, school
Episodes: 9
Broadcast network: TV Asahi
Broadcast period: 1996-Oct-14 to 1996-Dec-16
Air time: Monday 20:00
Related TV shows: It Started with a Kiss, Mischievous Kiss

I watched this about a year ago and forgot to write my thoughts about it. I still remember it so I don’t have to re-watch it.

The story starts off with Aihara Kotoko running into Irie Naoki, and accidently kissing him on his lips. From that moment on Kotoko started to like him /love him. On his end he felt disgusted at first and didn’t care about it afterwards. But when Kotoko’s house burns down Aihara Shigeo her father and herself move in with the fathers close friend Irie Machiko and Irie Yuki. You’ve probably guessed already that Irie Noaki is actually their son. So they all live together. Kotoko wants to do whatever she can to change his mind about her and slowly through the 9 episodes she succeeds.

Um for 9 episodes I suppose its worth a watch. Its not like you have to dedicate a lot of your time to watch it, but that doesn’t mean that I thought it was good by any means. We have to remember that this is 1996 so its not as great as the new stuff and since I have no other dramas I can compare it to from 1996. Its kind of on a league of its own. Regardless of the time period or the shortness of episodes, all the other versions of watched (never read the manga) I hated. I don’t like the girl, I don’t like the guy I don’t like how he treats her. I don’t like how she can’t get over him. I hate everyone except for her friend that interested in her. Just the whole series all of them, I really hate them all. BOOO

anyways for what it is I give it 3/10 for entertainment value    .5/5 on the awwness scale.. BOO.


Devil Beside You

Title: 惡魔在身邊 / E Mo Zai Shen Bian
Also known as: Devil Beside You, Devils Do Exist
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 14 (TV Broadcast), 20 (DVD)
Broadcast network: CTV
Broadcast period: 2005-Jun-25 to 2005-Sep-18
Air time: Sunday 22:00-23:30

Devil beside you… to tell you I had no interest in watching this at all. The only reason why I started was because of Adult Child and someone on YouTube. They made a MV using the song with clips from Devil Beside You. I watched it and I decided I might as well give it a shot.

It revolves around a girl named Qi Yue she decides to confess her feelings to Sang Yuan Yi, but as she goes to confess she doesn’t look and confesses to someone else a boy named Jiang Meng. Jiang Meng is the schools devil the trouble maker she quickly realizes that its the wrong person and makes sure he understands that she wasn’t confessing to him. Unknown to her at the time Qi Yue is his target, he wants her. By a twist of fate Qi Yu finds out that her mother has fallen for a man and they are going to get married, that man is none other then Jiang Mengs father. As time progresses Qi Yue sees softer sides Jiang Mengs. Regardless of this devilish reputation she sees he is actually very kind and caring in his own way.

I’m not exactly sure how I liked it. It was good, maybe a little to gooshy mooshy lovey dovey kind of stuff. If your into forceful romances then maybe this is for you. The production quality is terrible for 2005 but I noticed a lot of Chinese shows were not very good quality Rainie Yang is just annoying I think she plays every character the same not a very talented actress as far as the shows I’ve watched. Altogether it was pretty boring and to be honest I probably wont watch it again. I get how it could be popular, but maybe not my cup of tea. I give it a 4/10….ya its just below average which I think is still pretty good.




Personal Preference -Personal Trial

Title: 개인의 취향 / Kaeinui Chwihyang
Also known as: Kae In’s Taste / Personal Taste
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-31 to 2010-May-20
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Lee Min-ho!.. Enough said. Probably the sexiest – most good looking Korean I’ve seen! I liked this series specially the first half its really super funny.

The story starts off with Park Kae In an almost 30 year old woman who trusts everyone and gives many many chances even when they have betrayed her. Her boyfriend, Han Chang Ryul, of a month has just broke up with her and fallen in love with her room mate, Kim In Hee, and they are getting married the next day. There’s is a young man named Jeon Jin Ho who is in a architectural competition and finds out that Park Kae In’s house (the one her father built-famous architect)  blue pints could help him win the contest. By a series of unfortunate/ fortunate events he moves in with Park Kae In, as she thinks he is gay. Park Kae In accidently causes trouble at Kim In Hee’s  and Han Chang Ryual wedding which causes them to break up and Han Chang Ryual realizes that Kim In Hee is a terrible person he tries to sincerely  go back with Park Kae. To complicate matters Jeon Jin Ho and Han Chang Ryual are rivals in the architectural world as well as the love world especially when Jeon Jin Ho realizes while helping Park Kae In get over Change Ryual that he has developed feelings for her and Park Kae In is torn with her feelings for Jeon Jin Ho since she ‘knows’ he is gay and nothing could ever happen between them

Like any drama there’s so much drama you get lost in what exactly what’s going on, just from the sheer volume of drama going on. So much drama…. But the funny parts were good funny really funny actually the first half you laugh, I laughed it was good. Second part is when the real hard core drama starts happening. The one scene that got on my nerves the most was when Park Kae In cried her…..biggest cry. I guess you could say and the camera was shaking all over the place…that was a minor thing but it just really bugged me. Also I feel very very sorry for the director Choi who is gay and had fallen for Jeon Jin Ho, but obviously that couldn’t happen he was the only caring stable person in the whole thing…a hopeless romantic. Poor guy. and you just feel really sorry for Park Kae In someone so sweet in and innocent and caring shouldn’t be treated the way she was treated but nice guys/girls. finish last….

I give it a 4/5 would I watch it again …probably not it was a one time watch kind of thing. Not like Bof or Coffee Prince or Fated to love you or Meteor Showers. I could watch those over and over again!