Just Bananas About: Week of 4/3/17

In honor of April Fools’ Day this past Saturday, and I’ll admit that I stayed low in the comforts of my home, what better way to celebrate with episodes of Secretly, Greatly.

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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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Just Bananas About: Week of 12/12/16

It’s already the end of the year and we’re down to the final Bananas post for this year.  Recently, there have been a lot of changes to the Sunday variety show line-up and one of the newest programs is Secretly, Greatly, which is basically a candid camera program featuring celebrities.  The show is hosted by Yoon Jong Shin, Lee Su Geun, Lee Gook Joo, Kim Hee Chul and John Park.

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[Review] Secretly, Greatly – 은밀하게 위대하게


North Korean Won Ryu Hwan (Kim Soo Hyun) infiltrates the South as a sleeper cell agent posing as the village idiot, Dong Gu.  He passes the time acclimating to life with his ordinary neighbors and their mundane lives waiting for the day when he is dispatched by the North to complete a “secret and great” mission, along with fellow agents, Rhee Hae Rang (Park Ki Woong), posing as an auditioning singer, and Rhee Hae Jin (Lee Hyun Woo), posing as a high school student.  Following the events of at Yeonpyeong in 2002, South Korea demands that the North turn in 30 of their spies living in the South in return for financial aid.  To prevent this, the government sends orders to the active duty spies to take their own lives for their motherland.  To ensure that all spies carry out their orders, the spies’ instructor, Colonel Kim Tae Won (Son Hyun Joo), is sent across the border to take care of any dissenters.

Lee Hyun Woo – 청춘예찬 (Ode to Youth)

이현우 – 청춘예찬

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