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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[Review] Oh My Venus – 오 마이 비너스


Kim Young Ho (So Ji Sub) is a personal trainer to Hollywood stars, using the alias John Kim.  He’s a very private person since he comes from a wealthy family in Korea.  After a scandal with a famous actress, he returns to Korea to wait for it to die down and ends up saving Kang Joo Eun (Shin Min Ah) after she collapses on the plane back to Korea.

Formerly known as the “Venus of Daegu” in her hometown, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a lawyer but ended up gaining weight.  On their 15 year anniversary, instead of receiving a proposal of marriage, Joo Eun is dumped by her boyfriend, Im Woo Shik (Jung Kyeo Woon).  By ending his relationship with Joo Eun, he can now openly date Oh Soo Jin (Yoo In Young), Joo Eun’s best friend from her school days.

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End of the Year TV Report (2015): Part 2

Next up, currently airing K-Dramas and K-Variety programs.

The OST rating system is:

Must Watch“네게 줄 수 있는건 오직 사랑뿐 (I Can Only Give You Love)” by December from Answer Me 1988
Watch“Darling U” by Kim Tae Woo, Ben from Oh My Venus
Just OK“괜찮아요 (It’s Gonna Be Alright)” by Orange Marmalade from Orange Marmalade
If you’re bored“잊혀져간다 (Becoming Forgotten)” by Lee Jung from Last
Pass“Love Lies (feat. 짙은) (Love Lies (feat. Zitten)” by Tearliner from Heart to Heart

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Just Bananas About: Week of 11/27/15

Happy Day after Thanksgiving! Happy Black Friday!  Last week was the premiere of Oh My Venus.  While I like Shin Min Ah and So Ji Sub, I honestly didn’t quite get the plot of the drama.  Shin Min Ah plays Kang Joo Eun, a lawyer, who used to be the prettiest girl in town.  Years later, she’s broken up with her boyfriend and a bit overweight.  So Ji Sub plays Kim Young Ho, the outcast son of a wealthy family.  He hides the fact that he’s celebrity trainer, John Kim, because of his family’s status.

Kim Tae Woo, Ben – Darling U

김태우 , 벤 – Darling U

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