Just Bananas About: Week of 5/29/17

Happy Memorial Day!  There are a lot of new dramas out and there has been one that I have been particularly interested in watching.  Circle is a sci-fi drama starring Yeo Jin Goo and Kim Kang Woo.  I was particularly drawn to the fact that this is a double track drama in which the episodes are split into two parallel storylines.  One takes place in 2017 and the other in 2037.  Unlike the time-traveling dramas we’ve seen before, it’s not clear what affect the storylines will have on each other which I think makes the drama unique.

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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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[Review] Master: God of Noodles – 마스터: 국수의 신

CLIPPING SHORT THE NOODLES OF LONGEVITY

Kim Gil Do (Jo Jae Hyun) is the master of stealing identities.  He kills his friend Ha Jung Tae and his family in order to take his identity in order to build an empire from a traditional noodle restaurant.

However, Ha Jung Tae’s young son survives and takes on the name, Moo Myung (Chun Jung Myung), meaning “no name”.  He grows up with two other friends at the orphanage, Chae Yeo Kyung (Jung Yoo Mi) and Park Tae Ha (Lee Sang Yeob), and eventually meets Kim Da Hae (Gong Seung Yun).  All three are connected to Kim Gil Do and each have their own agenda when it comes to him.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 5/8/15

What is a chaebol to do when his secretary overlaps his appointment with his wife and his mistress?  Heard It Through the Grapevine continues to be a hilarious in this black comedy about the rich Han family.

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