Just Bananas About: Week of 10/31/14

Happy Halloween!  This weekend is when the last episode of The Three Musketeers is expected to air.  While I’ve been enjoying the characters in the drama and comparing it to Alexandre Dumas’ original characters, I have to admit that last Sunday was the best episode of the drama to date.  Shall we do a quick rundown?  Crown Prince So Hyun (Lee Jin Wook) is married to Park Dal Hyung’s (Jung Yong Hwa) childhood sweetheart.  However when an old suitor of the prince returns to Han Yang, she causes political turmoil and disrupts order in the kingdom.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 10/27/14

Epik High is back with their latest album which features many of their fellow rappers and singers.  Rappers tend to often come off angry as they rap about hurt feelings, societal pressures and misunderstandings.  However with Epik High, I find that although their source material may come from their experiences, they’re able to express not only the anger but also be able to make fun of themselves.

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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


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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