What a weekend to be indoors! While “Winter Storm Jonas” wreaks havoc outside, I’m choosing my toasty bed for some drama watching. Madame Antoine and Signal are two dramas that start this weekend, as well as Neighborhood Hero. Haven’t gotten around to Neighborhood just yet, but I have to say these are some strong dramas coming from two cable channels. Both are done by writers I enjoy, so I can’t possibly lose out – right?
Yesterday was 11/11 – Pepero Day! Also known as Happy Singles’ Day and lots of sales were happening. Also known as Veteran’s Day, and also Happy Diwali. Lots of things yesterday – but most importantly I hope everyone had some Pepero! And now on to the news…
Isn’t Benedict Cumberbatch so strikingly good-looking? I decided to look back and think about all those dapper looking men whose eyes have looked deep in my soul and charmed my pants off – except they’re evil as heck and should not be touched with a ten-foot pole. Note that these guys aren’t your average “second male lead who’s sole evil is stealing the main girl from the main guy.” No, these guys have crimes under their belt.
Warning – Spoilers abound! Mainly because not every villain in every K-drama is obvious from the get go. Sometimes it’s a twist, which makes it even more gut-wrenching when the actor just happens to be oh so hot. Or pretty darn good looking.
Hyde, Jekyll and I – which switched from the shorter title Jekyll and I to the longer version – was surprisingly charming for me. It hit the right notes and reminded me of My Love From Another Star in certain aspects. I think it also helped that I generally liked Cheongdamdong Alice, and since the writer Kim Ji Woon is on this drama as well it doesn’t feel too far off from her style for her sophomore outing as a main screenwriter.
I’ve got high hopes for this drama. (Some spoilers, for episodes 1-2.)
I’m caught up on Lie To Me! I’m caught up! Oh the little things make me so happy!
I’m finally up to episode 4 (and episode 5-6 airs this week), and I have to say I am so in love with Sung Joon. I don’t mean that I want him with Yoon Eun Hye (although the two of them are more fun to watch because they’re playful around each other. On the other hand, her character is perpetually afraid of Kang Ji Hwan’s.), but he’s just awesome. From his awesome reunion scene with his aunt at the restaurant, to his mock fight with his brother at their parents’ grave site, to how he was able to orchestrate the entire China-representative deal without his brother knowing – Sung Joon is awesome!
I love the above still, when Kang Ji Hwan finally says, “Honey – I’m here!” in the same way that she did it.
I’m not entirely sure if this photo shows up in the drama at all, but I can’t resist posting it up, mainly because these two brothers look so cozy next to each other! I actually like Sung Joon – he’s perfect as that not-too-serious rich kid, and his voice! My goodness!
But anyways – this picture gives me the fuzzies. Maybe I’ll catch up on Lie To Me after finishing recaps.
OK – so I watched one episode of this, but read the recaps to episodes 1 and 2. Sorry – I have no time – not if I want to catch Romance Town first ep as well!.
I liked it. It’s not as funny as Best Love, but that one is just zany. This one is sweet – and predictable – but comfortable. And it doesn’t hurt that I’m watching Yoon Eun Hye again. She’s the real draw in this drama. Sorry, Kang Ji Hwan.
It’s press season time! That’s because all the dramas are premiering next week pretty much. First up is Lie to Me.
Yoon Eun Hye can really pull off most looks – she’s wearing a military trench that I thought was kinda weird, but after looking at it for a while, it looks good on her. Kang Ji Hwan impresses with his crisp white suit, and Sung Joon plays up his young, hip vibe with a T-shirt under a suit.
Ryu Seung Soo, Jo Yoon Hee, and Park Ji Yoon also are in this photo collection. In the photo above, there’s also Hong Soo Hyun, if I’m not mistaken.