Jive Monkey Playlist: 3/31/17

During the day, it’s often hard to find time just for yourself.  Whether it’s spent juggling the phone and emails at work or running around doing errands or even the bustling hours of the commute rush, it’s seems like life is all about go, go, go.  Sometimes all you crave is that quiet time of the day, which is usually the night, when you can finally hear your own thoughts.  This week’s playlist is all about the ladies expressing their emotions during the most tranquil time of the day.

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[Review] Sunam Girls High School Detectives – 선암여고 탐정담


Ahn Chae Yool (Jin Ji Hee) is a new transfer student at Sunam Girls’ High School.  On her first day, she’s accosted by a stranger who bites high school girls and is then recruited by the eccentric members of the detectives club at her school.

Leading the group is the smart and headstrong Yoon Mi Do (Kang Min Ah) who convinces Chae Yool to join their group.  The other members making up the group is Lee Ye Hee (Lee Hye Ri), the pretty airhead, Kim Ha Jae (Lee Min Ji), the tech geek and occult expert, and Choi Sung Yoon (Stephanie Lee), the tall jock who loves to cook.  Together, they solve cases at their school which usually revolve around teenage girl issues.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 2/27/15

While Sunam Girls High School Detectives might just be a teenage drama, the creators have been doing a great job in tackling some issues that’s relevant to today’s youth.  It’s not just about Korea being a conservative country and the drama doesn’t try to make a moral side in these many of these matters but I like that the drama provides a forum to discuss the topic.

At first glance, the drama seems like teenage girl drama filled with wonderfully weird characters who solve mysteries.  Yoon Mi Do (Kang Min Ah) is very plucky and gung-ho while Ahn Chae Yool (Jin Ji Hee) is an intelligent girl who is discovering that she could be more than what her mother dictates.  The rest of the gang, Lee Ye Hee (Girl’s Day’s Lee Hye Ri), Kim Ha Jae (Lee Min Ji) and Choi Sung Yoon (Stephanie Lee), add their own splash of unique color to this Scooby Doo crew.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 2/20/15

Happy Lunar New Year! And Happy Oscar weekend. There’s a few more days to get in your votes for your favorite films. In other news, the producers of We Got Married have their hands full with all the scandals going on with some of their cast mates. We Got Married is an atypical show in which the cast members’ personal lives can influence the mood of the show. I like that the show tackled it head on.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 8/29/14

I’ve been behind on Real Men for the last few weeks but when I saw articles about last Sunday’s episode, I decided to catch up. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see the female edition of Real Men.

There are two reasons for that. Yay, female empowerment! And I would think it’s a different kind of mentality when Korean women enter the military force compared to men. Obviously, there’s a physical distinction between males and females but I would imagine that there would be a difference in mindset. Most males are required by law to enlist in the army, while that’s not the case for women. I will be honest though. If I were a Korean citizen, I would totally be okay that equal rights don’t extend to women for this particular law. I just don’t think I would have the physical and mental strength to not be the black hole of the squad. Having said that, I’m in awe of women who voluntarily enlist in the military, regardless of the country.

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