Sunday, April 13, 2014

DramaQueen old school Korean drama list

I decided to write about the Korean drama which I watched during my school days because of the recent trip to Taiwan. While resting in the hotel, iceprinxess and I watched a Korean movie - My Boyfriend is type B.



remembered watching this romance-comedy movie during my school days and absolutely love it even though the movie was cheesy and illogical at times. That was a movie starring former lovebirds Lee Dong Gun and Han Ji Hye whom I rooted for in the past. Time files and now when I watched the movie again, all the past memories came streaming back. Those were the days when Korean drama was not as popular and widespread as compared to nowadays. Here are some of my ten cents worth of my reviews on these Classic Korean drama. Beginning from the earliest drama which left a deep impression on me. 




Drama title: Successful story of a bright girl

Rating: 9/10

Storyline: Jang Hyuk acts as a rich and proud man Han Gi Tae. Jang Na-ra (Cha Yang Soon) is a cheerful and innocent country girl who carries the burden of her irresponsible parents. Han Gi Tae was betrayed by his uncle and cousin leading to his down fall. Cha Yang Soon help him to pick up the pieces. 

Like: I like Jang Nara character in this drama. Her chemistry with Jang Hyuk was good despite their age gap. Those were the days when Jang Nara was so popular and her cutesy image left a great impression on me. I am rooting for Han Gi Tae to get back to his feet and defeat the villains. This is a story about greed and a lesson on life - Right attitude goes a long way. Cha Yang Soon cheerful personality and never give up attitude makes the drama all the more interesting. 

Dislike: Certain parts may be chessy or impractical such as how Yang Soon have to tolerate her parents and the possibility of the main leads first encounter in a bath tub? Despite the flaws which I overlooked easily, I still enjoyed the drama. 



Drama Title: Lovers in Paris

Rating: 7/10

Storyline: Kang Tae-Yang (Kim Jung Eun) works in Han Ki-Joo (Park Shin-Yang house as a housekeeper in Paris. Their personality differs from each other and conflicts arises while they were together. However, they developed feelings for each other when Tae Yang agreed to be Ki-Joo fake girlfriend. His cousin Yoon Soo-Hyuk (Lee Dong Gun) carries a torch for Tae-Yang which created  some rivalries and conflicts.

Like: I was introduced to this drama by an auntie who work in a VCD shop. Yes, I was a little doubtful in the beginning but I changed my views subsequently. To my young mind, the concept of romance was based on drama. All I remembered about this drama is the romance. I don't particularly like or root for any of the characters but I have a deep impression on the lead actress Kim Jung-Eun. She looks very pretty in my opinion and she cries beautifully. Park Shin Yang did well as a rich and arrogant man.


Dislike: However, the ending was a dismay because I would have expected more from this drama by then. Yes, the drama ended in a fairy-tale like manner but I was left scratching my head wondering what is the ending? 


Drama Title: Sweet 18/ My little bride

Rating: 9/10

Storyline: The story begins with an arranged marriage by the leads grandparents. Kwon Hyuk-Joon came from a traditional family and he is an achievement driven Procecutor. On the other hand, Yoon Jung-Sook ( Han Ji Hye) is a aimless and rebellious girl. They got married despite their great differences in personality, age gap and values in life. The story continue to talk about the problems they encounter after marriage. 

Like: Jang Na-Ra exaggerated acting style was refreshing to me when I first watched her drama. However, I hope her acting skills have more dynamic. I felt that her acting thread on the line of annoying and cuteness. In my opinion, that largely depends on her character in the drama. 

Han Ji Hye acting style is similar to Jang Na-Ra. She was fresh and raw as a main lead and it shows in the drama with her exaggerated facial expression. Her crying scene falls flat in my opinion and I felt that there was room for improvement in her acting. Years have passed and Han Ji Hye had indeed improved a lot in her acting skills. 

Lee Dong Gun does not speak much in the drama but his acting speaks volume. I like the way he glanced at Han Ji Hye and his quiet manner. His potential in acting was evident and it helps that he is charming and handsome. Worthy to note that Lee Dong Gun was 24 years old when he had to portrayed a 28 years old man in this drama series.

The storyline is good and it touches on values, love and traditional customs. It was nice to see the leads transformation and progression in their journey of life. At the end of the day, I felt touched by the story and the love of the main leads which we know transcend to real life after this drama. 

Dislike:  Han Ji Hye acting could be better but I am sure she gave her all in this drama. 


Drama Title: Love Story In Harvard

Rating: 7/10

Storyline:  The drama is about a medical student Lee Soo In ( Kim Tae Hee) and Law Student Kim Hyun Woo ( Kim Rae Won). They started dating while attending the same school but soon lost contact with each other when Lee Soo In left for voluntary mission (OEP) at the third world country. 

Kim Hyun Woo is an idealistic lawyer who refused to fight legal case for big corporates and insisted to defend the rights of the people who has no voice in the legal system. Alex Hong ( Lee Jung-Jin) was his classmate and he is an ambitious and brilliant lawyer. He had a crush on Lee Soo In. After they graduated, the three of them met in Korea and a love triangle ensued soon after. 

Like: I like the romance between Lee Soo In and kim Hyun Woo. As always, we will root for the righteous male lead who fights for the poor. Kim Rae Won is a good actor but in this drama, Kim Hyun Woo character was childish at first but graudually became better. Sometimes, he was annoying and even arrogant to certain extent which he fortunately jumped out of it later on in the series. 

Kim Tae Hee is a 'pretty vase' and her acting skills have not improve much through the years. However, I did not find her annoying. She is just a plain actress who does not stand out in acting as a main lead. Her  acting is mediocre at the best in this drama. Despite that, I still like the chemistry between the main leads.

Dislike: Some parts of this drama was chessy and the main leads English was terrible for a Harvard student. I supposed the they had tried their best to speak English in a foreign country setting. Certain parts was unclear and illogical such as why did Lee Soo In left Kim Hyun Woo. The legalistic terms and cases to fight was not particularly interesting or intriguing. 



Drama Title: My Lovely Sam Soon

Rating: 9/10

Storyline: Kim Sam Soon is loud and brash but she is insecure about her weight. She does not like her old fashion name which literally meant 30 years. Sam Soon has a talent for baking and her passion is desserts. Jin-Heon (Hyun Bin) is the son of a wealthy man. He opened a French restuarant and hired Sam Soon as the baker. Both of they fall out of love in their previous relationship. Jin-Heon assumed that his ex girlfriend Hee Jin  deserted him after an accident which turns out to be a misunderstanding as Hee Jin was diagnose with stomach cancer. Jin-Heon and Sam Soon gradually fall for each other although they pretended to be lovers at first. Now, what is Jin Heon choice?

Like: Kim Sun-Ah sacrifice a lot in this Korean version of Bridget Jones diary. It was not easy to gain so much weight and lose it so fast after the drama. Anyway, this drama deserved the awards and popularity. It makes the budding success of Korean drama craze which continue to intrigue interest after all these years. Back to this drama, I like the way the story touched on the sensitive issue of overweight and the social perspection of these 'social outcast' since they were considered 'ugly'. In the society, people look at appearances and overlook the inner part of a person. They were often regarded as being left on the shelf which gets worse if they reached 30. I like the approach of this drama touching on these social problems. 

Dislike: All of the actors and actresses in this drama were fine but only Kim Sun-Ah stood out from the rest. Hyun Bin had chemistry with Kim Sun-Ah and that is about all. The story is again about pretend lovers that really fall in love with each other after getting to know about each other. That plot was getting repetitive and what are the chances of this type occurrence in real life? Only in Korean dramaland. 


Drama title: Full house

Rating: 8/10 

Storyline: Han Ji-Eun (Song Hye-Kyo) is an inspiring scriptwriter that lives in a house called Full house left behind by her late father. Ji-Eun was deceived by her two good friends thinking that she had won a ticket for a vacation while her friends plotted to sell her house behind her back. At the airplane, Ji-Eun meets a famous actor Yong-Jae (Rain). After a series of comedic situation, they reunited again. That was when Ji-Heon realized the truth that her house was sold to Yong-Jae. In exchange to buy back the house, Ji-Heon agreed to be his maid and be his contract lover. However, love blossom between the two of them. Will their love overcome all the obstacles? 

Like: I am a sucker for romance and cuteness. Rain and Song Hye-kyo has great chemistry. The OST (original soundtrack) was great and I like all the light-hearted moments. 

Dislike: To be honest, the storyline of this drama is not that great. The drama succeed in bringing laugher and some cuteness and that is about all. Nothing to think deeper and almost everything were predictable.








Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Running Man Episode 190 Running Man Team VS The Angel Eye Team


This episode is about the Angel Eye Team: Gong Hyung-jin, Seungri, Gu Hye-sun, Lee Sang-Yoon, Kwon Hae-hyo, Kang Haneul, and Kim Ji-suk completing Running Man as a team. 


Sang Yoon and Kwang Soo were co-stars in Goddess For Fire, Jungyi. Yoo Jae Suk remarked that Kwang Soo is the dumb prince. Haha. They also  tease Ji Suk clumsy variety image. Their prize for the day will be the money in the envelope from SBS Variety and Drama department. Both teams will compete with each other for the best rescuers. 


First of all, both teams will be test on their teamwork. They have to climb up the 63 floors building in a royal relay race. Both team begin to strategize right away. Haha urgued that Jong Koo should at least climb 20 floors, while Kwang Soo stated that Jong Kook can climb the entire building. Sure enough, Jong Kook is going to climb up almost 20 flight of stairs. Everyone get ready to face their opponents. 

The Running Man are in good shape especially Haha and Ji Hyo. They overtake their opponents very fast. Finally, it was down to Jong Kook and Hye Sun. Being a gentleman, Jong Kook keep smiling when Hye Sun distracted him. In the end, Jong Kook apologize to Hye Sun before grabbing the flag. The PDs revealed the real mission and that is for them to find the words written below the pictures while they were climbing up the stairs. 


Each team were given walkie-talkies and they need to find the painting. Jong Kook told his team members to look for the word under the tiger but nobody was paying attention to Jong Kook. Ji Hyo finally caught what Jong Kook say and search for the painting. Seungri and Hanuel were looking at the same painting and Ji Hyo took down the two guys in a chaos.


Jong Kook eventually got the answer right but he was a step later than Hye Sun. In fact, Hye Sun went to a quiet area to listen attentively to the answer while Jong Kook went down the stairs. 


The next mission is a quiz game and if they give a wrong answer, the team members will be blast with dry ice. Hae Hyo did well and eliminated Gary and Jae Suk. I learnt that 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia. Ji Hyo and Hye Sun challenge each other but none of them knows the answer to the question. Suddenly, Seungri fall from the chair, giving us the first physical gag of the day. 


Haha picked the entertainment topic and he almost got it right. Jong Kook was asked to pick a topic about medical since his brother is a doctor. He answered the question correctly but was eliminated by  Sang Yoon. Now, the Angel Eye team is on the lead. The Running Man team proposed another match to determine the winner. 

In exchange for a chance, Jong Kook have to kneel down on the floor which he does for his team. Kwang Soo and Ji Suk were picked for the challenge. Ji Suk revealed that he is a certified teacher and Jong Kook warn Kwang Soo that he may end up crawling home if he don't get the answer right. Before they hear the entire question, both start to call out foods such as fried eggs and potatoes. Eventually, Ji Suk got the right answer after Kwang Soo failed to give the correct answer.



After the Running man members literally eating up the mission card, they wondered what is the next mission. Sang Yoon talked about his experience with the Acupuncture mat during the car ride. Who knows their next mission also have something to do with this Acupuncture mat. Their mission is to push each other off the mat.

The Angel Eye team started to attack the Running Man team. They caught Jae Suk while the rest of the Running Man members look on as their leader was dragged and pushed down the mat.

Gary was full of confidence because Tiger Jong kook was supporting him at the back. During the chaos, Jong kook saw the opportunity and attacked four rival opponents. Kwang Soo and Hae Hyo did a one to one challenge and the latter wins. Spartakook have to challenge the action star Hae Hyo who apparently  is a tough rival. However, Spartakook still managed to push him down. In the end, Spartace gently push Hye Sun down and emerge as the winner team for this round.


Their last mission is to be the fastest rescuer team. The winners for every round have an advantage over the other team in term of choosing between two options. The Running Man team related that the previous Han River race winners actually started off last.


Kwang Soo was given the task to do rock climbing but he does not have  the proper footwear. Both Jong kook and Jae Suk gave him a lecture. Jae Suk finished off by asking him to go shop for a pair of climbing shoes next time.


All of them were practicing their own mission. Ji Hyo was impressive when he slide down the fireman pole with  Seungri. She pasted the nametag on Gary before jumping up his back. Gary have to carry her while he does the fire walking. Next, Jae Suk have to use a gourd to put out the fire while Hye Sun used a fire extinguisher. After that, Jong Kook and Sang Yoon have to climb over the wall. However, Sang Yoon was struggling since he had exhausted all his energy during practice.


Ji Suk and Hae Hyo had problems holding the hose as it spray the water like a fireworks. After some time, they managed to put out the fire. Finally, Kwang Soo started to do rock climbing. Hanuel had an advantage since he did rock climbing for a year and a half. Soon, he catches up to Kwang Soo. Now, they were neck to neck in this competition. Kwang Soo mustered up his courage and rang the bell. Running Man won the race and received the two envelopes as rewards. 

Comments

It has been a long time since the Running Man work together as a team. Indeed, they are the best if they were united as one. I love their interaction and their close 'family' relationship. Their first mission failed because they were talkative, however I did suspect that they give in to the guest team. Anyway, Running Man members are in good shape because of the training all these years.  

Spartakook is finally back in action after So Long and I appreciate his effort to help his teammates. Each Running Man members have a theme song or sound effect. I love to see Spartakook in action! We all know that his weakness is Women. I am glad that he grab the flag, instead of giving in to Hye Sun. Spartace is a really strong team and it shows in this episode how well they work with each other. 

Kwang Soo is pretty impressive during these few episodes. I wonder if the PDs and production team did read the comments posted by the fans. It is good that Kwang Soo had improved so much in his variety sense. I hope he will continue to keep up his good work. The rest of the Running man members did not disappoint and put in efforts to win the race. 

The Angel Eyes team is a better team than the Jungle team in my opinion. They processed sportsmanship and is fun loving. Just like many other fans, I felt that this is a great episode with a good mixture of interaction and fun games. 















































































Sunday, March 30, 2014

Running Man in Australia Episode 189


It was late at night, Kwang Soo and Haha armed with a camera were prepared to go to every room and disturb the other members. They went into Gary room and attempted to play a prank on him. Suddenly, Gary turned the table around and gave Haha and Kwang Soo a fright. In return, they lifted the blanket to show us a naked Gary! 


Jong kook joined in the commotion and went to every room to 'split everyone legs'. Poor Woo Bin and Rain cannot escape from Spartakook. 

At the other room, Ji Suk Jin and Jae Suk were bickering on the bed. At this moment, Haha and Kwang Soo appeared. They jumped on the bed and Rain soon joined in the dance with the hyungs.


The next day, Rain and Jong Kook appeared at the mission area first. The last person who arrived was Ji Suk Jin. Therefore, Rain team were able to choose the cards: Land, Air and Sea. Rain and Woo Bin teams choose land, Haha team choose Sea and Jae Suk team was left with Air. 


The guys were obviously enjoying their ride and Kwang Soo even posed for the camera but the camera chose to focus on Woo Bin. During the ride, Kwang Soo talked about betrayal skills to Woo Bin. On the other hand, Woo Bin worries if he could take revenge on Kookie since he had became fitter since he saw him last time. Kwang Soo offered some tips such as attacking the weakest area as long as you apologize. 


At the sea, Gary was pushing all the mission to Haha since today is his birthday. Their mission is parasailing speed quiz. Haha reluctantly agreed to do so give Gary a well deserved break. 


Both the mat Hyung were still bickering with each other. They remarked that the people who should do this mission is on playing on land. Poor hyungs have to string 15 beads into the string while riding on the seaplane. They were freak out during the ride and was screaming throughout the mission. 


These two teams have to carry a glass of water while riding on the jeep. With combined effort, they must achieve 1litre of water in order to complete this mission. The first round, both of the teams failed since the water spilled out during the ride before they reach the destination. 

Kookie tried to negotiate to lower down the level of water but Kwang Soo disapproved. Actually he had discussed with Woo Bin secretly to stored some water in the mouth. They were accused by Rain team for cheating. Woo Bin was forced to confess his 'crime'.


At the next round, Rain team used Kwang Soo tactic. There was a drizzle during the ride and they were happy that they could collect some water. They spotted the Sea plane and exclaimed that Jae Suk and Ji Suk Jin must be frightened. Indeed, the hyungs were frightened but they managed to string in the beads and emerged as the winner for this round. Haha and Gary were relieved that they do not need to do their mission because of the bad weather. They even got to see the dolphins and name them after themselves. 


Ji Hyo arrived at Melbourne and her secret mission is to obtain three earth cards to be the earth lady. This lucky girl gets to enjoyed the foods and coffee prepared by the staffs. All she have to do is eat and drink secretly without the Running Man notice. 


Kwang Soo team arrived at the destination and the place was already flooded with people. They even filmed a 'music video' on their way to the destination. Their mission is to enlist the help of 5 men in the street to participate in the game. It was a arm wrestling game. Kwang Soo did well and managed to win the game. They picked a fire card. 


Ji Hyo was anxious to know that the Running man teams were around the place. However, she completed all her mission and achieved the earth lady status. Jae Suk and Ji Suk Jin managed to complete their mission and received a wind card. At the other side, Haha team completed their mission too. They received the Wind card. 


Rain team have to guess the song which  the street performer sings. Jong Kook managed to guess it correctly - La Song. Rain was embarrassed that he could not recognize his song. They got a fire card for completing their mission.


They received a call from Ji Hyo and were told to assemble at the Royal Exhibition Muesum. Kwang Soo and Ji Hyo hugged each other. Their final mission is to find the card that they lack and bring Ji Hyo to the platform in order to win the race.  


They got together and discussed about their cards. Soon, everyone was busy searching for cards hidden everywhere. Kwang Soo wondered if he could steal Ji Hyo card and was 'punished' for his betrayal. 


Rain was impressive in finding the cards and eliminate the other players. Finally, only Woo Bin, Ji Suk Jin, Gary and Haha were left to face Jong Kook and Rain. They agreed to allies with each other. However, Rain had found Woo Bin card and eliminated him.


Jong kook held on to Haha and Ji Suk Jin while Rain grabbed a reluctant Song Ji Hyo to the platform. Gary came too late and Rain placed all the element cards with Ji Hyo Earth card. 

Rain and Jong kook became the winner team. They received a gold coin and the members joke that his girl friend (kim Tae Hee) will be happy to receive the present. 

Comments

Kwang Soo is really funny in these Australia episodes. He is the funny man and sometimes I admire his thick skinned. He does make me laugh recently without been irritating. I think Kwang Soo is indeed a nice person in real life. I like that Kwang Soo partnered with Woo Bin. Their interaction was great and their music video was embarrassingly funny too. 

Rain is really competitive and when he paired up with Jong Kook to make the strongest team, it is too difficult to defeat them. Although I did hope for a nice twist at the end where the underdogs win, I am also expecting Rain to win. He is a great  athletic and he has a great drive to win. On the other hand, Woo Bin is very cute and sporting as compared to his previous appearance. The final mission could be anti-climax but I do enjoyed the process and appreciate the Running man team effort. 









Running Man in Australia Episode 188



Our first Agent is Kim Woo Bin who acted in the Drama - The Heirs. 


The second Agent is Korean international star - Rain (Bi). 


They were divided into different teams. Rain/Kwang Soo, Haha/Jong Kook, Woo Bin/JaeSuk and Suk Jin/Gary. Welcome to Australia! Song Ji Hyo was busy filming Emergency Couple and will only appear in the next episode. The PDs announced their mission is to find the lost treasure chest by gathering the four elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Wind. All of them chose a card and off we goes to the destination. 


The teams took the helicopters to arrived at the destination: Brisbane seashore. Their mission is to dive into the sea, search for the right key to open the treasure box under the ship wreckage. 

Kim Jong Kook and Haha hop on the ATVs to drive to the ship wreckage. Soon, Rain overtake them and took the lead. 



Rain is a good diver and he took as many keys as he could under the water. On the other hand, the only team that was struggling hard is Gary/Ji Suk Jin team. 


Ji Suk Jin lacks of stamina and Gary had to complete the mission solely by himself. Rain and Kwang Soo won the race and took a boat and travel back to the shore. Won Bin and Jae Suk finished second, followed by Haha and Jong Kook. It is hard to tell if Jong Kook used his strength to open the treasure chest. Anyway, we were left with the last team Gary and Ji Suk Jin. Eventually, after many dives, Gary managed to open the treasure chest and grab the list for their next mission. The first two winner teams can ask questions about the card which they choose. 


They have to travel back by helicopter again. We can see their astonished expression when they heard the instruction from the PDs. They were send off to the wildlife statuary and their next mission is jump over a combined of 3 metres. Soon, all of them dressed up in adorable Kangaroo costumes. Won Bin look cute with his sunglasses. Rain attempts to jump 1.8 metres but failed.


After several tries, Won Bin and Jae Suk completed the high jump first. Followed by Kwang Soo and Rain. They were told by the Zoo keeper to feed the kangaroo next. Jae Suk looked worried as he talked about his fear of Kangaroo having watched videos about them. Eventually their mission was carried out smoothly and the Kangaroos actually fed on the food in their hands.

Haha and Ji Suk Jin challenged each other at the high jump and surprisingly Ji Suk Jin won. Yes, Ji suk Jin was lucky this time round and Haha was unlucky to hit the pole with his leg during the jump.


After their encounter with the Kangaroo, their next mission is to look for the koala bear that matches the picture of the koala Bear card they are holding. Despite several tries, they got it wrong. Finally, Jae Suk team tried to get the hint from the zoo keeper. With some tricks, Jae suk managed to gather some clues and headed to the right direction to find the koala bear. Jae Suk and Woo Bin found the koala bear and took picture of it. They emerged as the winner, therefore they could ask the questions about the cards. The Zookeeper explained that each Kola bear has different characteristics, therefore she could identify each of them. 


Their next stop is at the supermarket. They were given a list of groceries written in English. Rain was proficient in English and they completed their shopping fast enough to emerge in the first place. They set off to the next destination by car. 


They arrived in a villa resort near the sea and the house look so spacious. Rain behaved as though the house belong to him. The PDs said that Kwang Soo and Rain could ask them a question about the cards. Throughout the day when they were partners, they did not trust each other. Rain even suspected that Kwang Soo is going to betray him. Jae Suk and Rain team could ask one question about the cards and they had already guessed the cards they had picked. 

The rest of the teams arrived and the PDs asked the the winner team to switch partner for tomorrow mission. Rain picked Jong Kook as his partner to the protest of other members. Kwang Soo picked Woo Bin to the dismay of Jae Suk who had to pair up with Ji Suk Jin. Haha will partner with Gary for the missions tomorrow. 


The boys will rest in the villa for today but they must wake up at 5am and assemble at the entrance, the first team to reach will have an advantage. Playful Haha decided to play a prank on Ji Suk Jin. Both Haha and Kwang Soo distracted him and threw him down the swimming pool. Jong Kook heard the commotion and came out to check. He was targeted and was pushed into the pool too. Jong Kook exclaimed that he had only brought a singlet to Australia and now it is soaked with water. Now, it is payback time for Haha and Kwang Soo. Next in line was Gary, Jae Suk and Woo Bin.


Their final target is Rain who by now is aware of this and tried his best to hide in one corner. However, Kwang Soo and gang discovers his hideout. They banged on the glass and disappeared when Rain turned around to check. That was really scarily and Rain soon realized that they had found him. They signaled for him to join them in the pool. Yes, Rain took out his clothes and jumped into the pool! The  next episode, Ji Hyo will be back.

Comments

I always like episodes that was filmed overseas. However, this Australia episode was a little boring. I think the interaction was a bit lacking because they have to travel from place to place. Nonetheless, I like the sceneries of Australia and enjoyed this episode. Since Australia tourisim sponsored this trip, I guess the Running Man have to try as much as they could to promote Australia. 

Boys will always be boys and I love the last part when the guys played with each other. The guests - Rain and Woo Bin are so sporting and cute. I like the way the boys played a prank on each other without Ji Hyo around. I supposed if Ji Hyo is around, they would behave themselves better. It is great to see the Running Man and guests to let their hair down and have a great time bonding with each other. :)













Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kim Jong Kook OST - Mark Of Tear


Kim Jong Kook


Kim Jong Kook latest OST - Mark Of Tear did very well in Korean music chart. This song is from the latest Korean drama - Love In Memory 2. The storyline is about healing and memories of the past. Starring Jeong Woong-In who act as the father prepared to say goodbye to his family. 

How do you feel about this song? Actually, I am not very impress with Mark of Tear as compared to his previous songs. Somehow, I think the song is not as expressive but Kim Jong kook still scored well with his vocal. Perhaps I am bias towards another OST from Good Doctor, I prefer this song - How come you don't know? 

Mark Of Tear sound 'boring' to me in some aspects especially the tempo/rhythm and the musical instruments used. I supposed this song  matches the drama pretty well. Since the story is rather solemn and Kim Jong Kook smoothing voice brought out the emotions needed in this song.  Nonetheless, as a Kim Jong kook fan, it is a delight to hear his latest song. Hope that he will release an album soon. For now, let's enjoy this ballad - Mark Of Tear.

Monday, March 24, 2014

My Love From The Star Episode 16



Song Yi pushes Min Joon away from his embrace, thinking that he is toying with her feelings. She asked Min Joon why did he like her and he did not give any response. Feeling angry, Song Yi turned and walked away. 


When she turned around and stopped to ask if his planet kisses women randomly and stated that her planet is different, men only kisses women when he like her. Getting no response, Song Yi turned and saw Min Joon clutches his heart as he collapsed. 


Song Yi struggled to pull Min Joon into the car and drove recklessly in the traffic. She was concerned about Min Joon condition and finally brought him safely back to his home. 


Min Joon woke up and cuddle up with Song Yi on the bed. He finally admitted that he truly like Song Yi. A further probe about his kiss, it was revealed to Song Yi that Min Joon kiss is solely for her. 


They snuggled with each other till the next morning. Yoon Jae looked around in the house for his sister. He gave a call to her sister was about sneaking out of Min Joon house. Yoon Jae was surprised to see his sister emerging from the house and sternly asked his sister to follow him. 


On the other hand, Jae kyung was about to think of plan to kill his brother since he knows about the secretary killer. His plan was ruined when he approached the room because Hwi Kyung had awoken. Thankfully, Hwi Kyung play it safe by feigning a lapse memory. 


We got a flashback regarding Jae Kyung interrogation at the police station. Apparently, Jae Kyung had denied any relationship with Yura. 


Taking matters into his own hands, Yoon Jae decided to sort things out with Min Joon. He went to Min Joon house and demand to know about his relationship with his sister Song Yi. He was hostile to Min Joon until the latter offered him chocolate milk. 


Before Yoon Jae could carry on with his mission, he was distracted by Min Joon fancy telescope. He was attracted to the telescope and had a newfound respect for Min Joon hyung. 


Song Yi visited Hwi Kyung at the hospital and thanked him for saving her life. However, she could not repay his love by loving him back. Hwi Kyung understood and insisted that it is alright for him to just be by her side as a friend. Song Yi was touched and gave him a hug. 


Song Yi went to the balcony and called out Min Joon name. When Min Joon did not appear immediately, she muttered under her breath at his thoughlessnes. The next moment, Min Joon appeared behind her and took issue on her name calling. 

Song Yi realized that she will grow old eventually whereas Min Joon will still maintained his youthful look. She was horrified that this will eventually happen to them. 


Min Joon met up with Lawyer Jang and shared with him about Song Yi worries about the age issue. The conversation shifted to Min Joon impending departure. Min Joon pointed to Lawyer Jang briefcase when he noticed a bug planted there. They continued to play along and Min Joon even said that he will consider working with Jae Kyung in exchange for Song Yi life. 


Jae Kyung picked Hwi Kyung up from the hospital. Hwi Kyung noticed that his brother had a new replacement with the secretary killer, however he pretend to be mistaken about his identity. 

When Hwi Kyung is alone, he continued to conduct his own investigation starting from the stunt crew. 


Min Joon came to pick Song Yi up and was warmly welcomed by Yoon Jae. Song Yi emerged from her room dressed like a teenager, to the shocked of everyone with the ridiculous outfit.


At the film set, Se Mi and Song had an interview. While Se Mi was trying to be all nice as though she was following a script. Song Yi was more transparent with her feeling and refused to follow the script. Min Joon who was standing at the side as her manager shakes his head at her bluntness. 


Song Yi was about to film some action scenes. Min Joon overheard the director and the staffs talked about the previous incident. They had always wanted to play a trick on Song Yi. Therefore, they plan to make things difficult for her. The director make Song Yi did many NGs (Not Good Takes) and finally decided to use the first take. Min Joon let the director and his staffs tasted their own medicine by using his power to make them trumble down the hill. 


The filming was delayed for an hour, Song Yi felt bored and she caught an eye on the game Go-Stop. She played the game with the staffs and was delighted that she won every round. In fact, Min Joon had been helping her to win by freezing the time and swop the cards. 


Song Yi talked about her future with Min Joon and was excited about their dating. However, sadness clouded Min Joon face as he ask if they could accomplish everything that Song Yi hope for in one week because he is leaving. 

Epilogue 


100 days later, Song Yi was at the top of Namsum Tower. We saw a pair of couple locks written with Song Yi and Min Joon name. Song Yi waited expectantly at a restuarant and her expression deflated when it is not the one she is waiting for. 

Comments


I am glad that Min Joon had finally confessed his feeling to Song Yi. Oh, I love how they cuddle and snuggle with each other. On the other hand, I am worried that Min Joon will disappear from this planet, leaving Song Yi alone. The ending is unpredictable but I really hope that they would end up together. 

Hwi Kyung had impressed me with his intelligence and loyalty towards his love. He is such a good guy that I would root for him with Song Yi if only Min Joon is not in the picture. It is good that the focus of attention shifted to Hwi Kyung to gather evidence about his own brother. 

Yoon Jae is so cute in this episode. His expression and attitude change quickly when he faces Min Joon. I like it that he love his sister Song Yi and was genuinely concern about her. 

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