Prime Minister and I

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Gosh where do I begin with this drama. And no, I don’t mean that in a good way. I mean that in the “I seriously don’t know where to start with my list of complaints” way.

I know a lot of people are going to hate me for saying this but I’m going to say it anyways.

I ABSOLUTELY HATED THIS DRAMA.

Over the last couple of months I have been keeping up with this drama in hopes that it would get better. Every week I would pray and hope for something worth watching. About halfway through though, I realized my prayers were in vain (sigh).

I was disappointed to say the least. I’m not going to lie though, I did enjoy the fist couple of episodes. It seemed like a light hearted and fun drama. Nothing too crazy like all these melodramas that seem to be popping out of nowhere. It was like a breath of fresh air at first. Let me accentuate the AT FIRST.

The drama starts out just like every other kdrama romantic comedy: lead male is successful, handsome, and has a tough exterior; lead female is beautiful, works hard at her job, and gets into trouble easily. My complaining begins around the 5th episode.

Now, as kdramas progress I expect to see a growth in the characters and their relationships. Of course not all at once, but something has to be happening to indicate that they are progressing. The whole story line was just, mmm what’s the right word, BLAH. Yes, I said blah. Everything that happened in the drama, even the supposedly big revelations, were just so boring. I blame the writers for this part. They made the characters have absolutely no passion. Like whatsoever!

Take the 2nd male lead for example. Normally, this character is supposed to be very passionate and emotional, especially towards the lead female. There’s supposed to be a love triangle between him, the lead female, and the lead male. But nope, well at least not one worth mentioning. You can tell Director Kang(2nd male lead) had huge feelings for Da Jung(lead female), but he gave up right when he found out she had feelings for the prime minister. I mean who does that? He didn’t even put up a good fight or anything. His feelings went from liking Da Jung, to even trying to keep her and the prime minister together. It’s such a shame. I felt like this character had the most potential.

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^^^^Yoon Shi Yoon, best actor in this drama by far!

And then we have our main leads. My god I felt like rubbing my socks on the carpet created more sparks than these two did! There was absolutely no chemistry between them. Again I blame whoever was in charge of casting. I mean did they seriously think 2 people with a 20 year age gap was going to mesh well onscreen? Although there are some people who are together with that age difference, but the majority of people aren’t attracted to people with that much of an age gap. It could have worked if they had 2 amazing actors but we are talking about Im Yoon Ah here. I can’t speak for Lee Bum Soo as I haven’t seen much of his work, but in my opinion Yoon Ah isn’t that great of an actress. She’s beautiful I’ll give you that, but her performances never “wowed” me. They were always just “eh”.

My last complaint would have to be on the so called romantic relationship. Again, I blame the damn writers. Through out the whole drama I can’t recall one good kiss scene. It was all a whole bunch of elementary lip butting. It even took them work to just hold hands! My god even the high school dramas are better than this. I would let it slide for younger audiences but this is a 40 year old man we are talking about. With kids! The man has experienced it all and yet he can’t even move his lips and inch-_- In my opinion, Da Jung and Director Kang had way more chemistry together. I don’t think she ever looked as happy through out the entire drama then she was with Director Kang. I mean, just look.

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I could go on and on about how bad this drama is but that would take me all night. Instead I’ll just leave it at that.
What did you guys think of this drama? Did you hate it as much as I did? Did you love it and hate me for writing this? Let me know in the comments below!:)

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Kdrama Recommendations?

Ok guys so I want to start adding a category for Kdrama recommendations, but I’m not sure where to start. Is there any particular kdramas you want me to make some for? Maybe ones you’re debating on watching but not sure. If I’ve seen it I’ll make one with no spoilers, and trust me I’ve seen A Lot of kdramas since I started this whole kdrama thing:)

My Love From Another Star: Episode 16-19 Discussion

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Episode 16 picks up right when Min Joon pulls out his romantic alien moves and lights up the whole set on top of lifting Song Yi into the air. I mean jeez can they get any cheesier. Anyways with that scene aside, of course Min Joon gets sick right after he kisses her.
Fast forward a little bit and you’ll come to my favorite scene in this episode. The scene where Song Yi’s brother and Min Joon bond. It is such a cute scene. I always thought her brother was nothing like her, but it turns out his personality is the same. He turns from an angry and jealous little brother to having grown a man crush on Min Joon.

This episode also has a tear jerker scene. Song Yi finally put an end to his one sided love. The poor guy couldn’t even take hearing the words so he asked her not to say it out loud:’( Although I felt bad I’m so glad Song Yi wasn’t dumb enough to pull the whole “he risked his life now I have to stay with him” stunt. I would have seriously punched my screen.
The rest of the episode just consisted of Min Joon and Song Yi waiting for her scene on set. While they were waiting Min Joon decides to have a little fun with his powers. Song Yi was having a blast dominating Go Stop, with a little help from Min Joon of course.
And with all the fun they were having, it’s a shame the episode had to end on a sad note. Min Joon finally told Song Yi that he had to leave in a month:/ No lie, my eyes were completely swollen the next day from crying so much T_T
Episode 17 continues on that sad note with Song Yi and Min Joon drinking their sadness away. Poor Min Joon was so devastated he caused a whole power outage to down town Seoul! This whole situation causes a whole bittersweet ending. The bright side is that Song Yi and Min Joon decide to spend their time together anyways, but the bad side is that Min Joon ends up deciding to stay with her even though he could possibly die.
Now to catch up with our villain’s situation. So far Hee Kyung has found out all about his brother’s evil ways. He even managed to rescue his brother’s ex-wife from the mental hospital she was trapped in.
But of course, Hee Kyung’s discovery now puts him on Jae Kyung’s hit list. He would have killed him if it wasn’t for Min Joon swooping in to rescue him. The whole scene gets caught on camera which gets them enough evidence to arrest him. In seconds they are all swarmed with cameras all around. Jae Kyung makes his last attempt to hurt Min Joon by telling him that Song Yi has been poisoned. Min Joon of course uses his powers regardless of who’s watching to save her. He succeeds and spends the rest of the day with her somewhere on a romantic island. He even proposes to her at the end! It was such a sweet scene but Song Yi regrettably had to tell him to leave. She would rather have him be able to exist somewhere than him die on earth. Ughhhhh why do they make me cry so much! T_T I don’t think there is any more water left in my body!

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And with that, comes the end of episode 19. I really, really, really don’t want this drama to end!! Next week will be the finale! Noooo, not yet I’m not ready:’(

How do you guys think this drama will end? Will he leave? Stay? Come back? Leave your comments below!:)

My Love From Another Star: Episode 9-15 Discussion

Ok so we left off last time when Song Yi and Min Joon had their first kiss. Episode 9 starts off with an extremely sick alien. I mean the guy practically dies. Who knew our indestructible alien’s only weakness was a little saliva? Very original too I might add. Although it sucked that he got so sick, Song Yi playing nurse was just adorable.

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And that’s pretty much all that happens in episode 9. Nothing too surprising, just Song Yi entertaining us as usual.

The next episode on the other hand is where we get all the “dun dun dun!” moments. First off, Song Yi starts to get very suspicious of Min Joon. She finds fragments of her car in his trash can and questions him about it, but of course he denies yet again. Our cops also make a huge discovery. They find out Yoo Ra had a boyfriend; not only that but she was also pregnant! Damn our villain even killed his own kid.

Now as for our 2 lovers, Song Yi finally admits she likes Min Joon. And what do you think he does? Yep, you guessed it. He acts like he doesn’t care as usual.

The most dramatic moment  comes right at the end when Min Joon finally reveals himself in front of Jae Kyung. I just love it when he said “I told you. You cannot kill me.” Muhahah total badass right there! Jae Kyung’s face when he disappeared was hilarious. He was completely dumbfounded.

And of course with every attempt to be cool, something goes wrong. Min Joon unfortunately gets shot by the tranquilizer gun and is sick for a little bit. A little later Song Yi tries her best to relay her feeling to Min Joon but he coldly turns her down, not without stopping time to kiss her of course:) This huge rejection causes Song Yi to spiral into the most hilarious drunk behavior I have ever seen. No lie this scene had me rolling!

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Unfortunately, this episode took a sad turn when our alien got ran over at the end:(

He goes on recovering for about half of the next episode. While he was recovering, Min Joon had the sweetest dream of Song Yi’s and his future together. It was so heartbreaking when he tried to scare her off in the end by revealing himself. But all his efforts were pointless, Song Yi didn’t care about him being an alien one bit. She kept trying until he coldly turned her down yet again. She later tries to get her mind off of him by taking on a role in an action movie.

Episode 14 is where our villain made a huge mistake. Song Yi and Hee Kyung end at the hospital. Jae Kyung tried to kill Song Yi by cutting her cable while she was doing a stunt, but luckily Hee Kyung caught her in time to save her from dying. This as you can imagine drives Min Joon crazy. To the point where he throws Jae Kyung off the building! Unfortunately he doesn’t kill him:/ Too bad, it would have been a pretty epic scene.

Because of this most of episode 15 is spent in the hospital. Song Yi ends up ok but Hee Kyung got hurt more. While he’s in there, he learns about his brother’s true evil ways.

For the final scene Do Min Joon and Song Yi are alone on the set of the movie she is in. He finally gives up trying to fight his feelings and pulls her in for a kiss. Although it was a cute scene, I found the part when he had her floating in the air pretty hilarious. I mean I get what they were trying to do but it just looked so ridiculous.

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Leave your comments below! Episodes 16-19 will be up by tomorrow:)

I Need Romance Series Impression (So far)

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In kdrama world there are a lot of dramas that are done as a series. Meaning that they have a couple dramas following a particular drama with either a similar plot, story line, or similar character structure. While there are many good ones, like the Answer Me Series, the one I want to talk about today is the I Need Romance Series.

My main reason being that a new addition to the series has recently started airing. So far I have seen all of the dramas in this series including all the episodes for the current one airing. I have to say that so far I’m really enjoying this series. There are a lot of reasons why I like this series but the biggest would have to be how realistic the relationship problems are.

Although I really enjoy my kdramas, there are so many with ridiculous, unrealistic obstacles that the main couple has to face. Take for example the oh so popular devil mother in law which does everything in her power to keep them apart. Like seriously? I get people having horrible mother in laws but where on earth are you going to find one who’s going to put so much effort (including throwing all her money and hiring spies for example) into hating you? The worst mother in law I know of just makes her daughter in law clean and says her cooking sucks.

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Ok now back the series. The writer for the I Need Romance series has made her characters encounter real relationship problems like cheating and communication. She also adds the factor of the main lead falling in love with 2 men. This is very uncommon in kdramas. As you all know kdramas usually have the lead fall for one man and she usually doesn’t really love the 2nd lead. The 2nd usually just has a one sided love until the end where he is forced to give up on her. Well not this series!

I love the fact that the leads are capable of falling in love with another man other than the lead. In a recent interview the writer even states to have had problems with the director because of this. The director of the first drama was very against having the main female lead have sex on the same bed with the 2nd lover as her previous lover. While I understand why the director was so against it, I’m very glad the writer stuck to her writing. I mean people fall in and out of love all the time in real life. What are people supposed to do when they want to become intimate after falling in love with another? Go to a hotel, get a new bed, move? Haha yeah I don’t think so.

So far in the series, I would have to say my favorite would have to be the 2nd: I Need Romance 2012. I just loved all the characters, especially the 2nd male lead. The OST for this drama was also really good. I think it might have been due to the fact that the main female lead was a music director in the drama. I’m sure the music director really liked that.

As for the 1st in this series: I Need Romance, I liked the secondary characters a lot more than the leads. I hated the main male lead for cheating. It’s something I can’t stand or understand. And while I’m talking about things I can’t stand, let’s throw in the main female lead as well. Her personality was just so annoying to me. But overall it was a good drama.

I’m currently watching the 3rd series: I Need Romance 2013. To be honest I didn’t know how to feel about this drama at first. The main female lead was just so bitchy. And I usually like bitchy female characters, but idk something about her didn’t seem right to me. Speaking of something not being right someone needs to fire the stylist for the male lead. I know Korean fashion can be bizarre at times, but geez his outfits are just too horrendous for eyes at times.

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Just look! The first one looks like they threw a stuffed animal on his head while the second looks like a koala in a skirt!

But, I’m glad I gave this drama a chance. The more episodes I watched the more I liked the female lead. It’s probably because I see a lot of similarities between her characters personality and mine. As for the style issues, I guess I’ll just have to get used to it since I won’t be stopping anytime soon.

Have you seen any in this series? Which were your favorites? Let me know what you guys think in the comments below!

School is killing me!

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Uggghhhh! I don’t know if this relates to anyone who views my posts but my life has been crazy busy lately. A couple weeks ago school started back up again where I’m at. I’m not a big fan of pulling all nighters to study so I wasn’t particularly excited when the new semester was coming up. I thought I could pull it off pretty well and didn’t think I would be busy with it until midterms or finals. Ha! Yeah that’s not going to happen. School decided to just slap me in the face. So now I’m busy with homework  and reports are due every other day. And if that isn’t enough I have to balance work with it as well…great. -_- Some one please put me out of my misery!

Well now that I have my pity party out of the way, I want to get to the whole point why I’m writing this in the first place. With how busy I am right now I’m not going to be able to post anything soon. Not that I expect anyone to care, but it’s just to let you guys know. It really bums me out. I wanted to keep up with this for a while, but school is my priority right now. As much as I just want to sit at home all day and watch kdramas (my dream job!), I don’t have that luxury. I have bills to pay as well as school. I can’t believe I’m writing this anyways. It’s 5am! I should probably go to bed now. Good night my fellow kdrama fans!