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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[Review] The Man Living in Our House – 우리집에 사는 남자

THE PUSH WITHOUT THE PULL OF ATTRACTION

After the death of her mother, Hong Na Ri (Soo Ae), returns to discover Go Nan Gil (Kim Young Kwang) living in her mother’s house.  He informs her that he was her mother’s husband, despite being three years younger than Na Ri, and is currently the owner of her mother’s house and the Hong Dumpling shop next door, which he inherited from his late wife.

The land where the house and shop are located on is a hotly disputed piece of real estate and Kwon Duk Bong (Lee Soo Hyuk) has been tasked by his father to take ownership of it in order to turn it into a holiday resort.  Things get complicated when he gets involved with the pair.

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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] On the Way to the Airport – 공항 가는 길

AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER

Choi Soo Ah (Kim Ha Neul) is a busy flying from destination to destination as a flight attendant at Air Asia.  She’s married to Pilot Park Jin Suk (Shin Sung Rok) and together they have a daughter, Park Hyo Eun (Kim Hwan Hee).  Due to his rigid personality, he controls everything in their lives which includes sending Hyo Eun away to boarding school.

Though Hyo Eun initially hated the idea of being far away from home and her mother, she begins to enjoy life there because of her roommate, Annie Seo (Park Seo Yeon).  Because the two hit it off right away, it puts Soo Ah at ease despite being apart from her daughter.

Seo Do Woo (Lee Sang Yoon) is an architect and married to Kim Hye Won (Jang Hee Jin), a master in traditional crafts.  Like Soo Ah, Do Woo has a loving relationship with his stepdaughter, Annie.  When Annie dies suddenly from a tragic traffic accident, Do Woo and Soo Ah’s lives inadvertently become intertwined.  They begin to view their cold partners in a new light and find a connection to each other.

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