Just Bananas About: Week of 5/15/17

Two brand new dramas just started last Wednesday, vying to get your attention for ratings.  They are both thematically different but both highly anticipated dramas.  From what I’ve seen so far from the first two episodes, I am optimistic about them so here’s a rundown of the storyline from these episodes.

On a complete sidenote, I am a little annoyed that some of the major broadcasters are inserting commercial breaks in the middle of the episode and therefore, the numbering has been adjusted to reflect the two parts as standalones.  From a budget standpoint, it just means more advertising dollars can go to the production and I’m hoping that won’t make the project rely on product placement.  Ultimately, this is just a minor detail and it’s easy to look past this as long as the story doesn’t suffer.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 12/16/16

My 1,000th post!  And how poetic is it that it falls on my last playlist post for the year?  During this time of year, we typically get all the Christmas albums and I usually look forward to the collaborative tracks from the various music labels.  It’s usually sounds the same from year to year and yet it’s that time of year when you don’t mind cheesy love songs centered on a Christmas theme.  In fact, it just makes you want cuddle up with someone you love.

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[Review] Operation Proposal – 프로포즈 대작전

IF ONLY I COULD TURN BACK TIME…

At his best friend’s wedding, Kang Baek Ho (Yoo Seung Ho) discovers a letter that a young Ham Yi Seul (Park Eun Bin) wrote confessing that she loved him.  Distraught at the outcome of their lives, a Time Conductor grants him the ability to go back in time to change his fate.

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[Review] Flower Boys Ramyun Shop – 꽃미남 라면가게

PAINTING A PRETTY PICTURE

Yang Eun Bi (Lee Chung Ah) becomes a teacher’s intern at a high school only to encounter the arrogant son of the biggest food conglomerate in Korea, Cha Chi Soo (Jung Il Woo).

After Eun Bi’s dad suddenly passes away, Eun Bi learns that he had left his ramyun shop to a chef, Choi Kang Hyuk (Lee Ki Woo), who is adorably lazy.  Together they decide to revamp the shop.

Kang Hyuk also hires some part-timers to work the shop which include the hot-tempered Kim Bawool (Park Min Woo), the sweethearted Woo Hyun Woo (Jo Yoon Woo) and Chi Soo, of course.

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