Thursday, September 25, 2014

Surplus Princess (The Mermaid) Episodes 1 - 7 Review

Hello fellow drama fans!

I know it's been *literally* forever since I've written on this blog. Don't worry, though, I've been watching Kdramas continuously even though I haven't been writing about it lately.

Right now I'm watching It's Okay, That's Love, Triangle, You're All Surrounded, and Surplus Princess which is the drama I'm here to discuss with you all. It's a bit eccentric, a lot cute, and exactly the type of drama I love. If you like comedy, romance, magic, and colorful sets and fashion, then I recommend this drama to you.

I know the big question we're all dying to find out the answer to is whether Kim Ha Ni (Jo Bo Ah from Shut Up Flower Boy Band) will end up with the apple bottomed Kwon Shi Kyung (Song Jae Rim) or the adorable unemployed Lee Hyun Myung (Oh Joo Wan).

Here's where I stand: TEAM HYUN MYUNG! 100%. I know that Song Jae Rim is about twice as hot, and Shi Kyung is obviously the more attractive candidate because he's a successful chef, but Ha Ni is looking for pure, true love not sex. Hyun Myung's past relationship is proof that he can give his all to a girl that he loves, and I feel the chemistry between him and Ha Ni.

I'm not sure where this will leave Shi Kyung. He suffers from the strange illness of not remembering people's faces (cough Nice Guy cough), but it's seems more inconvenient than debilitating in his case. I think that Ha Ni could make him laugh and open him up to have more fun, but maybe he needs more of a serious life partner. I'm not suggesting that he gets with Hyun Myung's gold-digging ex, but, if she can learn to look beyond money and power, then maybe there could be something between them.
Also, you know I love that Kim Seul Gi is in this show. She's so spunky and awesome. I still remember the first time she came on screen in Flower Boy Next Door with those bags under her eyes and her screaming fits. I am so glad she's getting ample screen time in this drama. is diligently subbing episode 8, and I hope to watch it tonight!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Korean and Taiwanese Drama Suggestions and recommendations!

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So, if you follow me on Tumblr, you may have noticed that I recently posted my updated Asian Drama List (click here to view on blog) (click here to view on tumblr). I got a great response from it, and a lot of suggestions. I thought I would share them with you all because you might also be looking for suggestions, or you might have even more to add to the list. Disclaimer: As I stated above, these are suggestions that I received from my awesome tumblr chingus, and, while I trust them with my heart, I cannot vouch for the quality of all these dramas because I haven't watched them, hence the reason they were recommended to me. If you want to see my recommendations and VVIP dramas please look here or read my reviews here.

These suggestions are compiled from recommendations made by: withoutaffection, sarangdrama, daezelochan, r3cklessbeauuutyy, ultrakdramamama, ifil-ifellinlove, ocat25, ocddee, bitinglightning, xiao-lulu, annemarcus, wanna-wonder-about-fandoms, officialbootyhunter, d-x2, shineestofuleader14, tattooednoonaSalve Grace Losbanes (via twitter). I received a few anon tips, so I can't tag you, but thanks! Also, if I managed to miss you but you recommended something (tumblr doesn't make it easy to keep track of messages or replies), please let me know so I can tag you.

Currently Airing Dramas:

1.   Secret Love Affair
2.   Emergency Couple (I'm totes caught up now)
3.   Bride of the Century
4.   God's Gift/ 14 Days
5.   Sly and Single Again/ Cunning and Single Again

Off-Air Dramas:

6.   I Hear Your Voice (I watched most of this last summer, I need it sometime)
7.   Let's Eat
8.   Nine
9.   Two Weeks
10.  Witch Yoo Hee
11.  Take Care of Us Captain
12.  Painter of the Wind
13.  Dalja’s spring
14.  9th end 2 outs 
15.  Tree of heaven/summer scent 
16.  World’s within 
17.  Wish upon a star 
18.  Last scandal in life
19.  When night comes
20.  One mum three dads
21.  Monstar
22.  Can we get married
23.  Snow Queen
24.  Lovers in Paris

Taiwanese, Chinese, and other Asian Dramas:

25.  In time with you
26.  Love You (Taiwanese)
27.  Love at the Corner (Taiwanese)
28.  Romantic Princess (Taiwanese)
29.  Down with Love (Taiwanese)
30.  Why Why Love (Taiwanese)
31.  Devil Beside You (Taiwanese)
32.  Frog Prince (Taiwanese
33.  Meteor Garden 1&2 (Taiwanese)
34.  Princess Returning Pearl (Chinese)
35.  Prince who became a frog (Taiwanese)
36.  100% Nanny daddy (Singapore drama)
37.  再生緣 (Hong Kong drama)

Keep 'em coming and Saranghae!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Best Taiwanese Drama Ever: In a Good Way

This is just a super quick post because I feel compelled to let everyone know about this Taiwanese drama titled In a Good Way. It's not your typical Asian drama. Yes, it is a coming-of-age tale about romance and friendship, this is nothing new or groundbreaking, but this story doesn't fall victim to the typical tropes and tricks. For example, the 2nd female lead is not an evil witch who's trying all means to separate the leads. She's a sweet girl who gave up on her first love, Liu Chan (Lego Li), so that her new best friend could follow her heart. Honestly, I really ship Jia En (Kirsten Ren) with Bai Xue (Smile Weng), they are a sweet girl couple. The tearful moment in episode 13 when Bai Xue told Jia En that she is her best friend, and she will never let this come between them was so emotional and real, I felt like I was part of their intimate conversation. This drama is blowing me away.

In a Good Way episode 13 Kirsten Ren and Smile Weng
In a Good Way episode 13 Kirsten Ren and Smile Weng
Any way, this drama is just over halfway through, so there are many more episodes to fill with over-the-top plot lines. I hope that the writers hold true to the feeling of this drama so far. I am rooting for every character, and I ship them all: Liu Chan and Jia En, Jia En and Bai Xue, Bai Xue and Ren Wei, etc. I can't wait for the next episode to air each week. This drama is probably going to crack my VVIP list by the end. Does anyone else agree with me? Or is there someone who disagrees? (WHY WOULD YOU?)

In a Good Way episode 13 Lego Lee Lego Li
Watch it subtitled and free on DramaFever.


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