[Review] The Lonely, Shining God-Goblin – 쓸쓸하고 찬란하神-도깨비

THE BEAUTIFUL, SHINING FLOWER BOYS

Once a powerful warrior and the king’s confidant during the Goryeo Dynasty, Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is unfairly condemned as a traitor and executed.  Instead of dying, Kim Shin not only comes back to life but returns as an immortal goblin with a mystical sword stuck in his chest.  He continues to live for hundreds of years as the protector of souls but as he has lived all these years without love, he also suffers from depression and longs to end his life.  Legend says that only the goblin’s bride can remove the sword from his chest and give him the relief of death.

One fateful night, he saves a woman and her unborn child from death.  The unborn child becomes Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun).  She has the ability to see ghosts because of the goblin’s touch and yet, death continues to chase after her.

The Grim Reaper himself has his own demons as people only become reapers because they committed a grave sin when they were alive.  However, people who have become reapers are wiped of their memories and they must live their life ushering people to the afterlife.  The Grim Reaper inadvertently ends up becoming roommates with Shin and the unlikely pair form a unique bond.  He also meets Sunny (Yoo In Na), the bright, chic owner of the chicken restaurant and Eun Tak’s boss.  He is immediately intrigued by her but unsure why he feels the way he does.  All brought together by fate, the four figure out how to defeat a dark curse that looms over them.

Crush – Beautiful

크러쉬(Crush) – Beautiful

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Just Bananas About: Week of 4/10/17

Mysterious time-traveling dramas seem to be all the rage these days on cable TV.  Chicago Typewriter just started this past weekend and I literally started this drama because of the cast and the production value of the drama.  I had no idea what the drama was about but already I’m intrigued.

SALTNPAPER – Satellite (위성)

솔튼페이퍼(SALTNPAPER) – Satellite (위성)

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Just Bananas About: Week of 3/20/17

I am sloooowly, but surely trying to catch up with all my shows.  I spent this past weekend bingewatching all the episodes of Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, which has been on my to-do list since… it started airing.  I loved that the plot of the show featured a strong, female character and Park Bo Young’s cute, pluckiness is undeniably charming.

Kim Chung Ha – 두근두근 (Pitter Patter)

김청하 – 두근두근

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End of the Year TV Report (2016): Part 2

I’m finally getting around to Part 2 of this review.  However, it looks like I won’t be able to complete Part 3 until after I return from vacation.

The rating system:

Must Watch – Eyes glued… To the chocolate abs.
Watch – Well, heeeey there good lookin’
Just OK – Mildly entertaining at times but I’m here for the pretty boys.
If you’re bored – Sorry, you’re pretty but I’m just not that into you.
Pass – You might be pretty but not that pretty enough

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End of the Year TV Report (2016): Part 1

I never seem to be getting any better at this procrastination thing.  But I’m officially done with all of my full-length reviews of 2016.  Here’s a better-late-than-never recap of the K-Drama year.

The rating system:

Must Watch – Watch and watch again.
Watch – Entertained.
Just OK – Just alright.  Nothing more, nothing less.
If you’re bored – It’s not the worst but that’s not a compliment either.
Pass – Not worth the time.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 1/23/17

It’s the new year and we have a ton of new dramas to check out.  Missing Nine is just one of those new dramas that I was interested in checking out.  And it’s making me feel a little lost.  As in, I could see a lot of the plot and style of the American drama, Lost, in this one.  I’ll admit that I was one of those people who felt disappointed by the finale of Lost and here’s hoping that this one will have a more satisfying conclusion.

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[Review] Entourage – 안투라지

SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND

Based on the American series, Entourage goes behind-the-scenes of celebrity life and the entertainment business.  Cha Young Bin (Seo Kang Jun) is a rising star in South Korea and he navigates the high life with his three childhood friends, Cha Joon (Lee Kwang Soo), Lee Ho Jin (Park Jung Min) and Geobook (aka Turtle) (Lee Dong Hwi).

G2 – Young & Alive

지투(G2) – Young & Alive

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