I’m going to admit that it is taking me some time to wrap my thoughts around this series. Though it was only six weeks, it definitely felt like the longest six weeks in my life. Overall, I mildly enjoyed the show and viewed it a bit more favorably in the end than I did in the beginning. It had its funny moments, surrounded by plenty of filler moments. I did not enjoy the fact that Producers was over an hour long for each episode just because it wanted to mimic a variety show format though!
It’s really awesome that every winner of the DramaFever awards managed to send a message through video to their fans, and a lot more came in person to pick up the awards! George Hu and Arden Cho did a great job hosting, although I feel that Arden was more on point with the hosting duties than he was. That’s not to say that their jokes and overly-forced flirting was not amusing. Poor Arden, George Hu was just not up to doing the Pinocchio toast kiss!
The 3rd Annual DramaFever Awards was such a BLAST! It was really fun seeing the stars arrive on the red carpet and then watching them live on stage. I was sitting near the back of the orchestra level so I still had a great view of the stage, and felt so close to the stars. I could have sworn Lee Tae Hwan was looking at me!
It’s a new year, and a new awards season! Okay, I have to admit I haven’t really been following the Academy Awards/Golden Globes/SAG awards in the States, though I hear about snubs and lucky nominees. (The Lego Movie – how could thou be snubt!?) In any case, it’s a busy time for dramas too! And I’m happy to say that I’m attending the DramaFever Awards again!
Our 229th Running Man adventure starts with guest Lee Seung Gi getting his very own spy mission. He is to eliminate all the members and guest Moon Chae Won in secret – a classic Running Man spy mission. But he won’t be alone – famed grump Lee Seo Jin will be joining him to complete the mission. True to form, Seo Jin doesn’t seem to be too thrilled about it, and suggests that Seung Gi eliminate him first. They will only be able to eliminate the other members when the two spies are together, but if anyone else catches on, they will fail the mission.
After an unplanned hiatus, Kaedejun’s Running Man coverage is back for a fresh start in 2015! I won’t call it a resolution, because I have a history of not keeping those, but I am fully planning on forging forward with recaps this year. To bridge the gap a little from my last Running Man recap this past fall, I’ll just say that I think the show has been having a really great past couple of months. 2014 started with a lot of cooking-related shows that were fun for the first time or two, then had me wondering if the show was taking a turn for the more tame concepts. Then around the second half of the year, the showhad a marked return to classic Running Man style and it’s been a blast!
Oh my goodness… the end of April is coming so quickly!
It’s also the start of the 11th Jeonju International Film Festival!
Singer Kim Jong Kook‘s niece is debuting as a singer as well on Music Bank tomorrow, April 30th. Soya is one half of the duo Soya n Sun, and they released their first single “Laugh While Saying Goodbye” last week. (If only I had a relative to get me a foot in the industry… oh wait, I need to have talent first.)