[Review] Strong Woman, Do Bong Soon – 힘쎈여자 도봉순

“NASTY WOMAN,” DO BONG SOON

Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young) was born with superhuman strength.  Her strength is a hereditary gene that’s passed down to the women in her family.  However, her strength can only be used for good or she risks losing it if it is used to hurt innocent people.  Despite that, she wants to be dainty and elegant so that she can be the ideal type for her crush, her childhood friend and detective, In Guk Doo (Ji Soo).

Through a chance encounter, she meets Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Shik), a chaebol and the CEO of a gaming company, and gets the job as his bodyguard.  Unlike Guk Doo, Min Hyuk has no regard for rules and has a natural dislike for policemen.  One day, a series or kidnapping cases breakout in Bong Soon’s neighborhood.  She becomes determined to catch the culprit who is targeting women in Dobongdong area.  With Min Hyuk’s help, Bong Soon trains and learns to manage her superhuman strength and the two find their relationships developing into something more.

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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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Just Bananas About: Week of 6/27/16

What an awesome weekend!  I’m exhausted but in a good way.  From seeing the celebrities and the performances, to the workshops and shopping at the booths.  For those who was able to make it out to KCON NY, how was your experience?

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[Review] Oh My Ghost – 오 나의 귀신님

OMGEE… FIIIRE!!!

Na Bong Sun (Park Bo Young) is a young chef’s assistant at the Sun Restaurant.  She’s listless and often disassociates from interacting with other people because of her ability to see ghosts.  She’s afraid to be possessed by them.  Until, she gets possessed by Shin Soon Ae (Kim Seul Gi).  Alarmed by her sudden change in personality, Chef Kang Sun Woo (Jo Jung Seok) begins to take notice even though he does not believe in the existence of ghosts.

Han So Hyun, Jaime Park – 오 나의 귀신님 (Oh My Ghost)

한소현, 제이미 박 – 오 나의 귀신님

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Just Bananas About: Week of 8/21/15

There are times when I feel like I tend to focus a lot on the male actors in K-Dramas.  Today, it’s all about the ladies and I’ll talk about a few of the actresses in the dramas I’ve been watching lately.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 7/27/15

Oh My Ghost continues to delight me.  This week, we finally get some forward movement with some of our main characters an equally enjoyable jazz soundtrack.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 7/17/15

The new TVN drama, Oh My Ghost (Oh My Ghostess?  The jury is still out on how I’m going to translate this title.), started about two weeks ago but already I’m finding it cute and endearing.  In many ways the drama reminds me of both Chilling Romance and Master’s Sun, due to the meek female character who shuns away from people due to her ability to see ghosts.  This drama certainly isn’t rewriting the book on horror/romcoms but, as with many TVN dramas, the characters are its biggest draw.

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