Halfway There (E01 – E08): Who Are You, Go Eun Byul?

Note: A bit of spoilers from 9 & 10 as well, as I just browsed through them.

Surplus Princess 2: Big's story

Surplus Princess 2: Big’s story

It’s been a while since I last watched a high school drama. Was it four years ago? I don’t really remember but I had been avoiding this genre like a plague because I watched too much of them during my high school days to the point of getting sick of the setting and I honestly feel too old to be watching these dramas. The characters are getting harder to relate as well; I feel like one of those parents (even though I’m not one) who can’t seem to understand the behaviours of their children. Hahaha. I’m also not into slice of life stories unless it’s a movie or wacky comedy. I need something more to keep me committed to the story. So, why am I suddenly tuning in to Who Are You: School 2015, the sixth and latest of the KBS School franchise which is famous for taking a realistic approach on the social issues in high school? Well, it’s because of the mystery.  Continue reading


Attack on Titan: Thoughts on the Live-Action’s trailer

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Best buddies for life!

Warning: Contains spoilers from the anime

The official trailer of the live-action version of Attack of Titan was finally released a few weeks ago, and I gushed at how awesome it looked. However, not all of the internet shared the same sentiments, which is expected. I’ve read the complaints and some of the issues they raised are understandable. It’s not like I haven’t been burned by disappointing live-action movies in the past. The worst culprits have to be romance movies adapted from shoujo mangas. They try to condense the plots into 2+ hours, and then styled the characters all weird and unrealistic. I really do not like the live-action of Koukou Debut. The manga was soooo good, but ugh, the movie took away all the sense of realism the mangaka carefully wrote. Continue reading

Rich Man, Poor (Middle Class) Woman

Another Cinderella' story with magical job hunting shoes

Another Cinderella’s story with magical job hunting shoes

When you read the title ‘Rich Man, Poor Woman’, the image that immediately conjures up is the typical Cinderella or Chaebol meets Candy story, but this drama couldn’t be very different from that image. Sure, the male lead is rich but in no way is the girl woman poor – her parents own an inn (although from the limited scenes shown, business doesn’t seemed to be thriving), she’s living and studying in Tokyo fine, so at best she’s just middle class. It’s not even straight up romance drama… so the explanation for the wrong choice of title is probably they’re too lazy to think/care. Continue reading

For ‘N no Tame Ni’

Hours spent on writing this post

Hours spent on writing this post

My routine after watching a drama I love usually includes a google search of reviews and recaps, tumblr-ing for gifs of favourite moments and abusing the replay button of good fanvids on youtube. However, much to my disappointment, the search result for N no Tame Ni came out sparse. I find this odd, especially considering the fact that this drama won numerous awards for the 83rd Televisions Drama Academy Award. Even without the recognition, the storyline and the mystery the drama presented should have generated a lot of discussions. That’s why I decided to crawl out of my lazy place and write this post. For ‘N no Tame Ni’.
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