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

Jive Monkey Playlist: 10/6/14

There’s a reason why Kim Dong Ryool continues to remain relevant, even today. His songs from “동행 (Accompany)” have been topping the charts because it’s the taste of a different sound other than the typical idol K-Pop music. His songs are often about memories or reflecting back on life, love and friendships. I think a lot of people love his warm, operatic voice and look back on their own lives while listening to his music.

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[Review] It’s Okay, It’s Love – 괜찮아, 사랑이야

CRAZY IN LOVE

Jang Jae Yul (Jo In Sung) is a popular mystery writer and radio DJ. Ji Hae Soo (Gong Hyo Jin) is a psychiatrist at a University Hospital. The two first meet through a TV debate program but their relationship sets off on the wrong foot. As they grow to like each other, they discover they must overcome various obstacles like their neuroses, anxiety and mental issues.

I would say that this drama is a difficult one to describe off the bat. I can’t really do a proper review without disclosing some spoilers but there are a lot of layers to uncover here. Yes, the drama deals with mental issues; and yes, the drama takes liberties with psychiatry and its treatment but there’s more than meets the eye for this drama.

Twin Forks(트윈 폭스) – Cross My Mind

Twin Forks(트윈 폭스) – Cross My Mind

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