Jive Monkey Playlist: 2/10/17

Zion.T has finally released his first album since joining YG Entertainment as part of The Black Label.  At first glance or listen rather, the album is quite excellent with a mix of classic music genres (such as bossa nova) with Zion.T’s uniquely charming and poetic flavor.  I think what I was really taken by in regards to this album is Zion.T’s personal voice about life, love and his own career.  It’s that kind of intrinsic honesty that makes him so relatable to a lot of listeners.

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End of the Year TV Report (2016): Part 2

I’m finally getting around to Part 2 of this review.  However, it looks like I won’t be able to complete Part 3 until after I return from vacation.

The rating system:

Must Watch – Eyes glued… To the chocolate abs.
Watch – Well, heeeey there good lookin’
Just OK – Mildly entertaining at times but I’m here for the pretty boys.
If you’re bored – Sorry, you’re pretty but I’m just not that into you.
Pass – You might be pretty but not that pretty enough

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Middle Earth Getaway

A programming note…

I’ll be on vacation for the rest of the month to the land of hobbits, elves and home to Flight of the Conchords.  There will be a new playlist post for this Friday but I’ll update the blog once I have returned from Middle Earth in 3 weeks.  Feel free to follow on Instagram and Twitter and comment.  I’ll try to keep up as best as I can with shows but no drama spoilers, please.

 

Just Bananas About: Week of 2/6/17

As much as I am critical of Running Man these days, the chemistry between its members is undeniable.  It actually took me a few days to watch last week’s Running Man but when I did, I just couldn’t help rolling on the floor with laughter.  Literally.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 2/3/17

Oftentimes, I think when you see a track with rappers you expect to hear something edgy and tenacious.  But sometimes, rappers are able to show their sensitive side.  And that’s what I see in the case of the tracks on this week’s playlist.

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End of the Year TV Report (2016): Part 1

I never seem to be getting any better at this procrastination thing.  But I’m officially done with all of my full-length reviews of 2016.  Here’s a better-late-than-never recap of the K-Drama year.

The rating system:

Must Watch – Watch and watch again.
Watch – Entertained.
Just OK – Just alright.  Nothing more, nothing less.
If you’re bored – It’s not the worst but that’s not a compliment either.
Pass – Not worth the time.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 1/30/17

For those who were fans of Another Oh Hae Young, there’s another drama that started early this year that will give you the same vibes as that drama.  Introverted Boss stars Yeon Woo Jin in the title role and I’ve been meaning to watch another drama with him since I was drawn to his acting in Arang and the Magistrate.  There always seemed to be one reason or another as to why it just didn’t work out so even though I’m overwhelmed with watching dramas at the moment, I just wanted to make sure I didn’t pass this one up.

I realize that Episodes 5 and 6 have been preempted this week but there are a lot of things I like about the drama so I’m hoping that the rewrites will help the drama instead of hurt it.  The drama is about Eun Hwan Ki (Yeon Woo Jin) who deals with having severe social anxiety to the point where he has a hard time being around people outside of his immediate family and close friends.  His social anxiety cripples him as he is the head of his family’s PR and marketing company.

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