Category: Features

Eye Candy Friday: Lee Ahn from He is Psychometric

Posted March 17, 2023 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Eye Candy Friday is something that I’ve been doing since I first started my personal blog way back in 2003. That first personal blog is long gone but I’ve never really grown out of the eye candy phase. I’m always up for some eye candy. Whether it’s a character from a book (male or female, I don’t discriminate), a character from a movie or TV Show, if I loved them and want to gush about how much I loved them, you’ll find them here. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

This week, I’m featuring Lee Ahn from He is Psychometric. Park Jin Young played him so well that he became my best friends second k-drama crush. You know they’re good looking when we spend like half of the episodes saying, “Damn, he’s fine” over and over. So please enjoy this week’s eye candy. 🙂

Until next week…enjoy!

Watch He is Psychometric

He is Psychometric

Where to Watch: Apple TV, Prime Video, Viki
Starring: Park Jin Young, Shin Ye Eun, Kim Kwon
Year Released: 2019
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural

After losing his parents in a fire, Lee Ahn acquires the power of psychometry, the ability to read a person or an object’s past through physical contact, and he decides to use it to take bad people down. While he does not know how to control his power yet, he meets Yoon Jae In who tries her best to hide her painful secrets. Together with his foster guardian, prosecutor Kang Seong Mo, and the latter’s colleague, investigator Eun Ji Soo, they team up to solve an elusive case that has been haunting the lives of Ahn, Sung Mo, and Jae In. The case revolves around the life of prosecutor Kang’s mother and father, who were the main cause of the fire. Jae In and Lee Ahn heal each other through their past present and future and find the culprit.

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The Wednesday Five: Strong Male Leads that I Love

Posted March 15, 2023 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

I’m a list person. I have a list for every single thing in my life from a to-do list, a list of books that I want to read, a running shopping list, and in the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing different k-entertainment lists that I’ve been keeping track of. You’ll be seeing my top 5 lists of stuff like my current celebrity crushes, my favorite k-drama female protagonists, my favorite k-drama male protagonists, my to-be-watched k-dramas, and you know, stuff like that. I love me a strong female lead but I’m also here for the strong male leads that be kicking ass too.

This week’s Wednesday Five will feature my favorite strong male leads that I love from all of the k-dramas that I’ve watched so far. I talk about all of these guys a lot on the blog, with the exception of Han Ji Hyuk from The Veil but just let it be known, I hella love all of the guys on this list. These are the guys I’d choose to put on my team if I needed to kick ass.

1. Kim Do Ki from Taxi Driver

Where to Watch: Viki
Starring: Lee Je Hoon

2. Jang Uk from Alchemy of Souls

Where to Watch: Netflix
Starring: Lee Jae Wook

3. Yeon Shi Eun from Weak Hero, Class 1

Where to Watch: Viki
Starring: Park Ji Hoon

4. Ko Dong Man from Fight for My Way

Where to Watch: Viki
Starring: Park Seo Joon

5. Han Ji Hyuk from The Veil

Where to Watch: Viki
Starring: Namkoong Min

Every single one of these guys kicked some serious ass in their respective shows. They’re all fine as hell and I’m a huge fan of their characters. If you haven’t watched any of the shows that they’re in, pleasea fix that if it’s your jam. Lots of action, mystery, suspense, and hot guys!

Who are some of your favorite strong male leads?

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The Weekly Recap (195)

Posted March 13, 2023 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Happy Birthday, Meghan!

Happy Birthday to my ARMY bestie in California, haha. It’s so funny because Meghan is so fiercely independent and can’t be forced to do anything. She’s always been like that ever since she was a kid so it makes me so happy that when I forced her to watch BTS videos with me when she was staying at my house, she became curious about them and went home and fell in love with them on her own. She is my K-Pop buddy because we are both in the middle of falling in love with Seventeen and I love having someone that I can share everything under the sun about Seventeen AND BTS with.

It’s been an eventful week for me because your girl is employed again and I start next week Monday so I’m pretty excited and stoked to finally get caught up on my bills again. I blew through my savings trying to survive the last few months while I searched for a job and the Unemployment office for California can suck a fat one. I’m STILL going back and forth with them about my damn claim and seriously, whoever tried to open a claim using my social can suck an even bigger one and I hope that they never see the cool side of a pillow ever again. Warm and hot pillows forever!

Brenna, Lasi, and Baby Lata’ema

Also, I forgot to tell you guys last week but dude, I have another baby to spoil! My niece Chach and her husband Isaiah had their baby girl last week and her name is Lata’ema! She’s a big girl, way bigger than her Mom was when she was born but outside of that, she is the exact replica of her mother. Such a cutie patootie baby and I cannot wait to meet her. Fingers crossed that I’ll get to meet her next week. Wish me luck!

Now, let’s get into all of the things that I did last week…

What I Watched

Traveler, Season 1 | 4 out of 5
The Glory, Season 2 | 4.5 out of 5

I binged both of these shows this week and they were both great. I enjoyed The Glory, Pt. 2 more because holy shit that show ended the way that I wand it to end and I’m hella wondering if we’re going to get another season…and even though I’m not normally a fan of extending a show longer than the 16 episodes, I’m low key hoping for another season of this show so that we can get some revenge for my guy Yeo Jung. Fingers crossed.

Our Blooming Youth: There’s a lot going on and it’s a little hard to follow everything but I will say that despite that, I’m still enjoying it. My favorite thing about the show right now is seeing our main leads become closer and closer with each other. He’s so smitten but still very aware of her feelings for her ex-fiance but she is super soft for him too and I’m enjoying seeing their slow burn romance come together. I am also curious about where all of the mystery and drama goes and man, once the second lead finds out the truth about the female lead, it’s gonna be crazy and I know that my heart is going to hurt for him because boy, your best friend stole your girl.

Jinny’s Kitchen: I’m not sure that I could explain why I’m enjoying this show so much because it’s more than just seeing V and Park Seo Joon every week, cause really all they’re doing is making ramen, corn dogs, and sauces followed by V and Wooshik washing all the dishes. I don’t know what crack is in this show but I’m enjoying it. I like the break it gives me from all of the heavier dramas that I’m watching. The ARMY that left Taehyung a note in this week’s episode was too cute. She’s a real ARMY too because we didn’t hear one thing about his trip to Mexico and she didn’t bother him while he was working, her entire interaction with him was hers and her alone. Cute! Jinny’s Kitchen Wooshik is giving me major In the Soop Seokjin vibes. The way the both of them wake up cracks me up.

Taxi Driver 2: This week’s episodes (even though they were split up) were much more interesting to me than the last country bumpkins episodes were. Man, my heart hurt for the kids and seeing how determined Kim Do Ki was to find them and protect them from that punk bastard Mr. Kang put my heart back together again. I’m glad that we got the original writer back because the episodes are much more interesting again and I’m glad. I see that Metal Balls is going to piss me off in this show too. Grrr. I’m mighty curious about who the hell he is though.

The Heavenly Idol: How much longer is Yeon Woo going to act like an idiot? I think this show is too silly for me. I’m interested one episode and then the next, I want to spank Yeon Woo (or I guess it’s Rembrary) and call it quits. But even with all of my gripes, I can’t stop watching it. I am getting soft for all of the members of Wild Animal so I’ll stick it out for them and to see Rembrary get his shit together.

Delivery Man: The first two episodes of this drama set up the tone for the rest of the show and I’m curious enough to keep going. I really liked the first two episodes even though the female lead was annoying as shit in the first one. I’m curious what other cases we’ll be working on during the course this show and how many different ghosts we’re going to meet. This show reminds me of May I Help You with its own unique spin so I’m curious about how the mystery behind his Mom’s accident will unfold.

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (194)
The Monthly Recap: February 2023
Review: The Forbidden Marriage
The Wednesday Five: Dramas that Didn’t Live Up to the Hype
The SVT Listen: 17 Carat
The TBW Pile: March 2023
Eye Candy Friday: Boo Seungkwan from Seventeen

Eye Candy Friday

Boo Seungkwan

Seventeen in the Soop

What Made Me Laugh

@strawgab IM SICK #mingyu #kimmingyu #carat #seventeen #svt ♬ Bye Bye – Mariah Carey

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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Eye Candy Friday: Boo Seungkwan from Seventeen in the Soop

Posted March 10, 2023 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Eye Candy Friday is something that I’ve been doing since I first started my personal blog way back in 2003. That first personal blog is long gone but I’ve never really grown out of the eye candy phase. I’m always up for some eye candy. Whether it’s a character from a book (male or female, I don’t discriminate), a character from a movie or TV Show, if I loved them and want to gush about how much I loved them, you’ll find them here. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

This week, I’m featuring Boo Seungkwan from Seventeen in the Soop. In both seasons of Seventeen in the Soop, Seungkwan was a definite highlight. His humor is unmatched and totally my style. Everything he says, everything he does just makes me happy and he’s handsome as hell so that’s why I’m featuring him this week. I just adore the hell out of him.

Until next week…enjoy!

Watch Seventeen in the Soop

Seventeen in the Soop

Where to Watch: Weverse
Starring: Seventeen
Year Released: 2021
Genre: Adventure, Comedy

“In the SOOP” (“soop” means “forest” in Korean) takes place in a house in the woods, and the concept is to spend time “somewhere between everyday life and leisure”. Participants will create their own schedules in advance and spend time enjoying their hobbies.

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The TBW Pile: March 2023

Posted March 9, 2023 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

With so many k-dramas to look forward to (and even some older releases that I’m itching to watch), I’m organizing my k-drama watching and keeping track of it all here on the blog. Each month, I’ll put a list together of the shows that I’m planning on watching and then track my progress through these monthly posts. Let’s see what this month’s plan looks like, shall we?

Here’s a breakdown of what my drama watching plan was for last month.

Previous Month Stats

Drama’s to Watch: 9 | Drama’s Watched: 8 | Drama’s Unwatched: 1
Drama’s Started: 11 | Dramas Completed: 7 | Drama’s Dropped: 3
Favorite Watch: Seventeen in the Soop | Least Favorite Watch: Strangers Again

March’s TBW PILE

Buddy Watch

Taxi Driver 2

Therese and I never got around to watching the drama we planned on watching last month, which was When My Love Blooms. Instead, we watched the first season of Taxi Driver so this month, we’re going to watch the second season. That’s the plan, anyway. Therese, let’s get on it!

March Releases

Delivery Man
Divorce Attorney Shin
The Glory, Pt. 2
The Secret Romantic Guesthouse
Joseon Lawyer

I’m not sure that I’ll watch every single one of these dramas but these are the new releases that I’m interested in. We’ll see what I end up watching next month but for now, the plan is all of these.

Shows That Are Finishing in March

The Heavenly Idol

Of the dramas that I’m watching right now, this is the only drama that ends in March. The rest end in April. This is just an okay drama. I’m much more interested in what’s going on then I was when I first started it but it’s not going on any favorites lists. I much prefer Kim Min Gue’s character in A Business Proposal.

What dramas are on your TBW pile for March? Anything good that I should keep my eye out for? Please share the dramas you have on deck to read next month.

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