[Review] Hwarang: The Beginning – 화랑: 더 비기닝


After the death of the previous king, Queen Ji Soo (Kim Ji Soo) has been ruling the Silla Kingdom as regent in place of her young son, who she’s kept tucked away from enemies and assassins who are eager to seize power for themselves.  When Kim Sam Maek Jong (Park Hyung Shik) comes of age, he has grown weary of waiting for his mother to cede the regency.  In order to solidify their power, Queen Ji So creates an elite force made up of the sons of the noble families of Silla to cut across the existing power factions and bind their loyalties to the throne.  Despite Queen Ji So’s objections, Sam Maek Jong secretly enlists as a member as well as Moo Myung (Park Seo Joon), a commoner with a birth secret that even he’s not aware of.

Continue reading


[Review] Super Daddy Yeol – 슈퍼대디 열


Ten years ago, Cha Mi Rae (Lee Yoo Ri) broke Han Yeol’s (Lee Dong Gun) heart and left his to pursue a prestigious hospital internship in the U.S.  Ten years later, she’s a neurosurgeon and a single mother of the headstrong Sa Rang (Lee Re).  After discovering that she has terminal cancer, Mi Rae’s thoughts are only about what will happen to her daughter.  She seeks out Yeol to turn this man-child into the best possible father for Sa Rang.

Continue reading

Just Bananas About: Week of 3/20/15

Happy Spring!  We’re expected to get some snow again here on the East Coast (sad face) but I’m going to choose to think happy thoughts.  The weather is supposed to be great this weekend.  Yay! (Ensue skipping.)  Following the end of Heart to Heart, I decided to pick up the drama that replaced it, Super Daddy Yeol.  It stars Lee Dong Gun and it feels like ages since I last saw him.  Not that I’ve watched a whole lot of the dramas he’s been in.  There was Lovers in Paris and then Night After Night.  That’s two.  Then he went off to the army.  However, he just feels like an old friend that’s returned to my screen so I’m happy to see him.

Continue reading

[Review] Potato Star 2013QR3 – 감자별 2013QR3


From the team that brought us the High Kick series, Potato Star 2013QR3 (or Potato Star for short) is a tVN daily sitcom. When a comet falls to Earth in 2013, all sorts of weird things happen to the Noh family and their neighbors.

Continue reading

Just Bananas About: Week of 2/28/14

I’m back from vacation.  The Winter Olympics are over and the hopes that preempted programming would help me catch up by now… and I’m still working on that.  I’m almost caught up and I know I owe you some reviews which I hope to get to in one fell swoop this weekend.  However if you’re confused about seeing a Bananas post today, no, the world hasn’t gone upside down.  I mentioned on Monday that I am trying a new schedule out.  I’m wrapping up the week now with my fangirl item(s) of the week and hoping the playlist posts would jumpstart your week with a new track.  As for this week, let’s talk sitcom and dramas…

Continue reading

Just Bananas About: Week of 10/7/13

It takes a lot of commitment, at least for me, to watch a daily but I was intrigued by the promos for Potato Star. From the people who brought us the High Kick series, they bring us into a world of wacky characters.

Currently, the sitcom is only airing on Mondays and Tuesdays due to Ha Yun Soo’s on-set injury.  Since the injury caused her to twist her ankle, she has to stay off of it for a couple of weeks which put the sitcom behind schedule.  Considering she’s a main character and that she’s peppy and active, it would hinder the sitcom to have her sit around and film her scenes.  So for a couple of weeks, the production decided it would be best to keep her off her feet so she could be 100% when she returns.

Electric Eel – 별똥별 (Shooting Star)

전기뱀장어 – 별똥별

Continue reading