Just Bananas About: Week of 6/12/17

Adding to my heavy load of K-Dramas that I’m currently watching, Forest of Secrets is another drama that I’ve been looking forward to.  Yes, the cast is made up of veteran actors but the story somehow feels very timely as it deals with political corruption.

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[Review] Gu Family Book – 구가의 서

TURN THE PAGE ON THE BOOK ALREADY

The drama centers around a half-human, half-beast, Choi Kang Chi (Lee Seung Gi) and his struggle to belong.  Abandoned by his birth parents, he was raised within the Park household.  When Jo Kwan Woong (Lee Sung Jae) returns to the village, Kang Chi’s world is turned upside down.  The only person who is able to see past Kang Chi’s beastly demeanor is Dam Yeo Wool (Bae Suzy).

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[Review] Nine: Nine Time Travels – 나인: 아홉 번의 시간 여행

NINE LIVES OF A TIME-TRAVELING DRAMA

Newsman Park Sun Woo (Lee Jin Wook) is given nine chances to travel back through time to right the wrongs of the past.  Through his journeys, he realizes that correcting minor things in the past veers his life in an unforeseen direction in the present.

The big thing about watching this drama was to see if the makers of Queen In Hyun’s Man figured out the time traveling genre to make it worthwhile to explore Nine.  After having seen both, there are clearly some differences.  Some things that were done better in the Queen In Hyun’s Man and some which were done better in Nine and this review will be making a number of comparisons.

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[Review] Queen In Hyun’s Man – 인현왕후의 남자

A MELO-ER ROOFTOP PRINCE MINUS THE JOSEON ENTOURAGE

Kim Boong Do (Ji Hyun Woo) fight to reinstate Queen In Hyun puts him in danger with Jang Hee Bin’s supporters.  A magical talisman allows him to travel 300 years into the future where he meets Choi Hee Jin (Yoo In Na), an actress who is hoping for a resurgence of her career when she lands the role as Queen In Hyun in a TV drama.

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