Just Bananas About: Week of 10/24/14

There are two new weekend dramas that started last week. They’re both dramas in which the main character makes a move to change the current path their following. One is a comedy while the other is a slice of life drama.

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[Review] Discovery of Love – 연애의 발견

WOVE, TWUE WOVE…

Furniture Designer Han Yeo Reum (Jung Yoo Mi) has been dating the sweet and gentle Nam Ha Jin (Sung Joon), a plastic surgeon who works with her housemate. She’s set her sights on marrying Ha Jin but her head (and her heart) is sent spinning when her ex-boyfriend Kang Tae Ha (Eric) suddenly reappears in her life. He is the CEO of an interior design company and hires her to furnish his latest project. Meanwhile, Ha Jin comes across Ahn Ah Rim (Yoon Jin Yi), whom he treated like a sister when they were both children living in an orphanage. As the lives of these four people intertwine, they reevaluate the meaning of love and relationship.

From It’s Okay, It’s Love, here’s another refreshing take on modern relationships. What makes this drama different is that it explores the various obstacles couples face when they’re in relationships and thinking about marriage. Sometimes it’s not as clear cut as boy meets girl; boy falls in love with girl; insert obstacle; boy marries girl and lives happily ever after. Or did I just describe a Nicolas Spark’s book?

J Rabbit – 사랑일까? (Is It Love?)

제이레빗(J Rabbit) – 사랑일까?

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 10/20/14

Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of folk music so these 3 artists have been frequenting my playlist. Some people might not be fond of the folk genre, perhaps it’s too close to country but especially in K-Pop the genre is most often fused with other genres to make it more palatable.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 10/17/14

What a fascinating and gritty new drama on OCN.  It’s a weekly drama instead of the bi-weekly ones we’re used on the broadcast networks but so far I’ve been engrossed in the convicts catching criminals drama, Bad Guys.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 10/13/14

Ailee’s one of those young artists who has a strong, diva-like voice. She certainly showcases that in her latest mini album, “Magazine”. In addition, I like that she’s had the opportunity to collaborate with different artists where she’s able to showcase different sides of her personality.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 10/10/14

I don’t think I’m alone in saying how excited I was to hear the news of Han Suk Kyu and Lee Je Hoon being casted in a drama together. The poster alone was so enticing and on point regarding the drama’s central conflict.  However, I have to admit that I was expecting the plot to be a little different.

Basically the story is about Crown Prince Sado (Lee Je Hoon), also known as Lee Sun, and the fact his character ends up dying of suffocation after being stuffed into a rice chest ordered by his father, King Yeong Jo (Han Suk Kyu). The drama goes through events leading up to that. The fact that Sado dies isn’t really a spoiler but rather it’s like Titanic. This is the iceberg that’s looming over the whole plot.

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Early Fall TV Report (2014)

WHEN YOUR DRAMA LIST DOESN’T SEEM TO GET ANY SHORTER

…you end up with permanent dark circles and never get around to posting about what you watched. I’m well overdue for a TV Report update but felt that I really needed to at least go over the Summer American programs before we get too much into this Fall Season. That post will probably happen later, hopefully not at the end of this year. Continue reading