[Review] Inspiring Generation: The Birth of a Devotee – 감격시대 : 투신의탄생


The drama follows the journey of Shin Jung Tae (Kim Hyun Joong) from his start in Sinuiju to his rise to power in Shanghai and eventually becoming the people savior in Shanghai. Set in the turbulent 1930’s, the drama follows the changing tides of power between several different factions from Korea, China and Japan and the lives and relationships who are affected by it.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 4/14/14

This week is all about duets and the return of duos who just make an amazing pair. I’ve been greatly anticipating the albums for both of these artists. The thing that makes a great duet is when it’s hard to separate the artists as their voices weaves so harmoniously with each other.

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[Review] Veronica Mars


Nine years after the end of the show, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) is living in New York with Stosh “Piz” Piznarski (Chris Lowell) with an offer at a prestigious law firm. Until she gets a phone call from her ex-boyfriend, Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring), who is now a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He has been accused of murdering his girlfriend, Carrie Bishop, who is now a mega popstar. She returns to Neptune, CA to help Logan find the best representation but ends up investigating the case herself.

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Mmmusings… – Categorizing the Unclassifiable

So it’s been awhile since I did one of these posts but I read an article today that totally defines why I made up this type of category. So it’s that time of year for Emmy submissions and recently Showtime’s Shameless decided to submit the show under comedy instead of drama, which it did for previous years. To me, that felt like a sensible move but should it really be considered a comedy? When I think of drama, I expect the tone to be very serious for a majority of the running time. Though the series has ended, Breaking Bad is totally a drama, even though it had its light moments which made me laugh.  But what about a show like True Blood in which the tone can be serious but also tongue-in-cheek?

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[Review] The Bletchley Circle – Series 2


These female codebreakers, mystery solvers are back. What is it with the British shows and making us wait almost over a year for them to return? Instead of the three episodes they were given for the first series, they came back with four episodes this year. The girls solve two different cases and there is also a new addition to the group.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 4/7/14

Today’s post is all about veteran singers. Many foreign listeners may not be familiar with their work but it is important to note why they still remain relevant to today’s K-Pop listeners. They don’t release albums as often as idol stars but that gives them time to fine tune each of their songs. There’s something to be said about the lyrics they write or the lyrics that are written for them. Though the concepts of these songs are simple, I sometimes have a little difficulty accurately translating the descriptive emotions and expressions. That probably makes them love them even more.

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