News Bits: 11/19/2015 Edition

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I’m all out of sorts schedule wise, so I’m sorry for being a little late with this! Without further ado… Goodbye Siwon and Changmin! You’re off to the army after your stints in drama-land (She Was Pretty and The Scholar Who Walks at Night), and we’ll see you in a year! (Okay, more than a year, but we’ll be okay!) [link]

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Paradise Ranch: A Review

This is the cheesiest, fluffiest romantic comedy of 2011. Ugh.

Why am I even writing this review? Well, I’ve invested too much time into this series, and I already wrote a first impressions post. It had it’s shining moments, but honestly, I think the fault is in the writing more than the acting.

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Changmin and Lee Yeon Hee Style It Up

Paradise Ranch ended this week, and while the acting was over-the-top, borderline atrocious (OK, I’m exaggerating a bit), Lee Yeon Hee and Changmin manage to look very pretty for this photo shoot in High Cut magazine. OK, more than pretty – they’re stylin’. I wish Changmin’s character on Paradise Ranch looked as cool as he did in the photo shoot.

In my honest opinion though, their acting skill level shows through in this photo shoot. While Changmin has a similar expression in each photo, Lee Yeon Hee has more attitude. I like. She needs a better role.

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Paradise Ranch: First Impressions

Honestly, not much can be said about the beginning, except meh. Changmin is cute, but too cute to be a twenty-seven year old chaebol. He doesn’t have the look of absolute arrogance. He’s also not a natural actor. Lee Yeon Hee is probably the only interesting actress in this drama – she plays her role earnestly and it works for her character. Yoo Ha Na does not appear enough in episode one to make a good judgment on her character, although right now she seems too good-natured and oblivious to be someone to be hated. She barely even appears in episode 2.

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