Just Bananas About: Week of 8/29/14

I’ve been behind on Real Men for the last few weeks but when I saw articles about last Sunday’s episode, I decided to catch up. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see the female edition of Real Men.

There are two reasons for that. Yay, female empowerment! And I would think it’s a different kind of mentality when Korean women enter the military force compared to men. Obviously, there’s a physical distinction between males and females but I would imagine that there would be a difference in mindset. Most males are required by law to enlist in the army, while that’s not the case for women. I will be honest though. If I were a Korean citizen, I would totally be okay that equal rights don’t extend to women for this particular law. I just don’t think I would have the physical and mental strength to not be the black hole of the squad. Having said that, I’m in awe of women who voluntarily enlist in the military, regardless of the country.

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Monkey Poo: Checking Up on the Good Doctor remake

According to reports yesterday, looks like we’re seeing some forward motion in regards to the American remake of Good Doctor.  As we all know CBS bought rights into the Korean drama which starred Joo Won, Moon Chae Won and Joo Sang Wook.  The drama was brought to them by Hawaii Five-O‘s Daniel Dae Kim who will serve as the EP.


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Jive Monkey Playlist: 8/25/14

So apparently, there’s a new boy band on the block and it’s taken me awhile to listen to their debut album. Not because I didn’t want to but simply because I’ve been playing catch up. I can’t believe it’s the first boy band that YG has debuted since Big Bang so I’m sure expectations were high. Not sure if they’ve met those expectations yet but the fact that they’re winning first place on a number of music charts means that they’re doing something right, no?

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Just Bananas About: Week of 8/22/14

It’s no secret that I’ve been loving It’s Okay, It’s Love but there are a few currently airing romances that I’ve loving as well. It’s such a refreshing relief as I felt that K-Dramas have been having a slump with its subpar to mediocre batch of dramas. Or is it only the dramas that I’ve been watching? This week was the premiere of Discovery of Love, brought to us by the writer of I Need Romance and so far, things are looking rosy.

Just like some of the romances that are depicted in these dramas, I approach each of them like a new relationship. At first, I’m skeptical and then it tries to win me over with its zippy plots, wacky characters and of course, kisses. However, each of these dramas can go one of three ways. It can either tank completely and I want to divorce it. Or I can play things cool and go for the let’s just be friends route. Or the thing I hope for is to fall completely head over hills in love with the drama.

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[Review] Miss Granny/Suspicious Girl – 수상한 그녀

MY FAIR SHIM EUN KYUNG

Oh Mal Soon (Nah Moon Hee) is a 74 year-old widow who lives with her son and his family. Controlling, insensitive and temperamental, she makes things hard for her depressed, daughter-in-law, Ae Ja (Hwang Jung Min) while incredibly proud of her university professor son, Ban Hyun Cheol (Sung Dong Il). When Ae Ja is hospitalized after collapsing due to stress, the doctors strongly advise Hyun Cheol to separate his wife from his mother.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 8/18/14

Although I just recently featured music from It’s Okay, It’s Love like two weeks ago, there has been such great music in dramas that I couldn’t help feature some more OST tracks.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 8/15/14

What a whirlwind KCON has been!  I want to thank the folks who made it to the Women in K-Drama panel and the great questions they’ve asked.  Here’s a recap of the weekend complete with the KCON convention, the Mnet Countdown concert, the celebrities I stalked, the sites I visited and the food.  Can’t leave out the great food we had this weekend.  For those that made it out this weekend, hope you had a blast!

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