Just Bananas About: Week of 1/2/17

Happy New Year!  It’s been a mad dash for me to complete my reviews before I can put out my End of the Year TV Reports and I still got a few more to go.  If only I was better at not procrastinating… well, I suppose that’s what new year resolutions are for, right?  And still, that didn’t stop me from adding another program to watch on top of what I’m already watching.  Last year, I attempted to watch a web drama, Splash Splash LOVE, and loved it.  Each of the episodes are about 10 minutes or so in length, they don’t require much commitment and they’re often silly and entertaining.  So during the break, I was interested in doing that again and came across Seven First Kisses.

Ji Chang Wook – KISSING YOU

지창욱 – KISSING YOU

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[Review] Twenty Again – 두번째 스무살

SECOND CHANCES AT GROWING UP

As a teenager, Ha No Ra (Choi Ji Woo) dreamed of becoming a dancer. After getting unexpectedly pregnant in high school, she quits school and gets married. For the next two decades, No Ra’s life revolves around being a housewife and mother. Now 39 years old and facing divorce, No Ra is mistakenly diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and given 6 months to live. She decides to go back to school and experience the college life she missed out on when she was young.

Upon her family’s strong opposition to attending university, No Ra decides to enroll secretly. Amongst her fellow freshman class is her own son, Kim Min Soo (Kim Min Jae), and his girlfriend, Oh Hye Mi (Son Na Eun) and her husband, Kim Woo Chul (Choi Won Young), accepts a position there teaching psychology. No Ra’s theater arts professor turns out to be Cha Hyun Seok (Lee Sang Yoon), a high school friend who crushed on No Ra when they were young.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 9/4/15

So far I’m really liking the start of TVN’s latest drama, Twenty Again, starring Lee Seo Jin’s other half, Choi Ji Woo.  She plays Ha No Ra, a divorced mom of college freshman, who decides to enter the same university he’s attending and where her husband is teaching.  Also teaching at the university is her high school sweetheart, or more accurately the guy who has had a crush on her since high school and never forgotten about it.  What got me was the teasers featuring the rest of the cast in shock and horror and a giddy Choi Ji Woo as they learn that she’s going back to school.

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[Review] The Strange Housekeeper – 수상한 가정부

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

Park Bok Nyeo (Choi Ji Woo) is hired by the Eun Sang Chul (Lee Sung Jae) after the loss of his wife.  Bok Nyeo is the perfect housekeeper with the exception that she’s unsociable and never smiles.  She helps the family through their grieving process and to become a family once again.

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[Review] Can’t Lose – 지고는 못살아

SHE SAID v. HE SAID

Judge: Presiding over the case of whether or not “Can’t Lose” is a worthy drama worth fangirling over.  Two married lawyers end up getting divorced over irreconcilable differences and only then learn how to truly love each other. Prosecution is going to argue against the drama and Defense will argue for the drama.

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