Jive Monkey Playlist: 4/14/16

This is my second favorite time of the year.  (My favorite being Fall when the leaves change colors.) I don’t know why but every year I get excited around the Spring Vernal Equinox because ti means the promise of warmer weather.  And then, it’s usually followed by disappointment because the weather is still so frigid.  But finally, I can shed my winter layers in favor of cute Spring dresses as I skip along sunny pathways instead of icy ones.  And to me, it also represents the chance of something new and exciting in the near future.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 4/22/16

Happy Friday!  Happy Earth Day!  This week’s playlist I’m featuring one-sided love songs.  I think what’s sweet about these songs is that they are admiring someone they love from afar.  And yet, there’s no urgency to make that person come around.  Instead, they are just okay with being next to them.

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[Review] Trot Lovers – 트로트의 연인


Following the fallout of a scandal, a genius idol musician, Jang Joon Hyun (Ji Hyun Woo), is given the task of putting his career on hold to help a poor but talented trot singer, Choi Choon Hee (Jung Eun Ji). Unfortunately for Joon Hyun, he hates trot music but in order to repair his image his label he agrees to manage Choon Hee’s career. She only agrees to work with the arrogant star in order to support her family and payoff her father’s debt. Will the two be able to look past their dislike for each other in order to launch Choon Hee to national stage as the next trot star?

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[Review] Answer Me 1997 – 응답하라 1997


The drama follows the lives of several Busan high school students through maturity.

Sung Shi Won (Jung Eun Ji) idolizes Tony from H.O.T. but because of her activities following the group she’s at the bottom of her class.  Yoon Yoon Jae (Seo In Guk) is at the top of the class and secretly crushes on his best friend, Shi Won.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 7/30/12

This has got to be my new favorite K-Drama at the moment. I was confused by the fact that they were only going to air 8 episodes and that it was called a sitcom but it seems that they will be airing 2 short format episodes back to back on Tuesday nights.  Each episode should run about 30 to 40 minutes in length and so far I think it’s working for the plot.  The first two episodes were tightly written and edited so that it connected several unrelated character stories within each episode.

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