Just Bananas About: Week of 12/12/16

It’s already the end of the year and we’re down to the final Bananas post for this year.  Recently, there have been a lot of changes to the Sunday variety show line-up and one of the newest programs is Secretly, Greatly, which is basically a candid camera program featuring celebrities.  The show is hosted by Yoon Jong Shin, Lee Su Geun, Lee Gook Joo, Kim Hee Chul and John Park.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 12/2/16

There have been so many idol groups who have released new albums this Fall.  It’s been impossible for me to not only keep up but I’ve barely had a chance to even feature them on this post.  So here’s a post that’s dedicated to the boy idol groups who released new songs recently.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 10/7/16

I’m not sure what it is about Autumn but I always get in these moods where I’m more reflective.  It’s not that I don’t get this way any other time of the year but it happens more often in Autumn.  I guess it’s that point in the year where it’s after the vacation mode of Summer and before all the end of the year holidays.  The weather is getting cooler but it’s still nice enough to go for long walks amongst the fall foliage.  Here’s a bunch of songs to get you in the mood.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 9/19/14

After the end of the Peru trip on Youth Over Flowers, I spent like a week wondering what awful thing Na PD did next to the boys from Answer Me 1994 for their trip to Laos.  Well we got our answer last Friday and it’s pretty awful.  And what I mean by awful is AWESOME.

Roo’ra – 3!4!

룰라 – 3!4!

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[Review] Miss Granny/Suspicious Girl – 수상한 그녀


Oh Mal Soon (Nah Moon Hee) is a 74 year-old widow who lives with her son and his family. Controlling, insensitive and temperamental, she makes things hard for her depressed, daughter-in-law, Ae Ja (Hwang Jung Min) while incredibly proud of her university professor son, Ban Hyun Cheol (Sung Dong Il). When Ae Ja is hospitalized after collapsing due to stress, the doctors strongly advise Hyun Cheol to separate his wife from his mother.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 8/15/14

What a whirlwind KCON has been!  I want to thank the folks who made it to the Women in K-Drama panel and the great questions they’ve asked.  Here’s a recap of the weekend complete with the KCON convention, the Mnet Countdown concert, the celebrities I stalked, the sites I visited and the food.  Can’t leave out the great food we had this weekend.  For those that made it out this weekend, hope you had a blast!

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[Review] Answer Me 1994 – 응답하라 1994

ARE YOU THERE 1994?  IT’S ME 1997.

Coming off the successful run of Answer Me 1997 is this drama about a group of college students living in Seoul.  They are from all over the country and go through the growing pains of adjusting to a big city but also maturing into adults.  They show explores the Korean fan culture and the social issues experienced by youth from 1994 and on.

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