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The Weekly Recap (190)

Posted February 6, 2023 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

This week was for BTS Yet to Come in Busan in the theaters. I went by myself but had an absolute blast on my own and then I came home and knocked the hell out, haha. My theater wasn’t as hyped as a lot of other theaters were but my introverted ass wasn’t that mad about it…especially since I sang every song at the top of my lungs and danced my ass off all on my own, not caring one bit who was looking or listening. ApoBangpo!!

After taking a couple of weeks off from watching asian dramas together, Therese and I are back at it again. We binge-watched First Love and it was the first Japanese show that we finished. It was okay, a little too slow-moving for me and by about, episode 6, I was ready to move on. We’re prepared for our next show though and I can’t wait to see more Park Jin Young again.

I didn’t do much this week. Worked some, talked through some stuff with the unemployment office, and lined up some more work for myself and I’m not as panicked as I have been lately so I’m glad that things are finally looking up on that end. I also caught up with one of my childhood besties who met my #0 best friend, Caiden and wanted to share his experience with me. I love when my friends meet each other. Ha. I laughed the night away while talking to this friend and it’s funny how my friends and I are way past the age where we lived on the phone but that doesn’t stop us from having one hour, two hour, sometimes even four or five hour long phone conversations. I love my friends!

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

What I Watched

Seventeen in the Soop | 5 out of 5
Alice in Borderland, Season 2 | 3.5 out of 5
BTS Yet to Come in Busan | 5 out of 5
First Love | 3 out of 5

The Interest of Love: This show is down to the last two episodes and it’s still stressing me the hell out. The ending to the last episode had me shook. I’m not mad that she did what she did but I do feel bad for home dude because it has been so hard for him to love her. I hope that she gets the peace she needs and they figure out a way to be happy together before the show ends…so I’ve got my fingers crossed.

Strangers Again: I really wanted to like this show but I don’t have the mental capacity to slog through all of this mess and to be honest, I’m not that invested in the characters after 6 episodes so I’m tossing in the towel. This was my first drop of the year.

Seventeen in the Soop 2: I started this show right after I finished watching the first season and so far, I’m loving it so much. Seeing these guys take the break they need to recover mentally warms my heart. In the last season, seeing Seungkwan made me laugh so much. His personality is just so likable and fun but to start off this season, Seungkwan made me cry. Man, my heart goes out to him and I sincerely hope that he gets the rest and relaxation he needs to keep going and I loved that Joshua was there for him. Gah, I really love these guys!

What I Reviewed

May I Help You? | 4 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (189)
Eye Candy Friday: Lee Ji Ho from Love in Contract

Eye Candy Friday

Jung Ji Ho

Love in Contract

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

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Eye Candy Friday: Jung Ji Ho from Love in Contract

Posted February 3, 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 Jung Ji Ho from Love in Contract. Ji Ho was my favorite part of this show, or, one of them anyway. He was such a different character from what I’m used to as the main male lead and I thought Go Kyung Pyo did such a great job with his character. I loved everything about him and that is why he’s this week’s eye candy. It don’t hurt that he’s fine as hell, too.

Watch Love in Contract

Love in Contract

Where to Watch: Viki
Starring: Park Min Young, Go Kyung Po, Kim Jae Young
Year Released: 2022
Genre: Business, Comedy, Romance

Undeniably attractive, talented, and charming, Choi Sang Eun is the living definition of the perfect partner. This is exactly why instead of marrying, she chooses to employ her skills as a contract marriage master. Transforming herself into the perfect partner for each of her clients, Sang Eun allows those who employ her services to live the perfect single life, without having to agree to a committed, life-long relationship.

A long-term client, Jung Ji Ho has been using Sang Eun’s services every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, for the past five years. A man shrouded in mystery, Sang Eun knows virtually nothing about Ji Ho but that doesn’t stop her from developing some rather unexpected feelings for him. Making her life even more difficult are the equally unexpected feelings she’s recently developed for one of her newest clients, Kang Hae Jin. A popular actor who employs her services on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, Hae Jin often makes Sang Eun’s heart flutter.

Torn between her professional obligations and the feelings she harbors for both Ji Ho and Hae Jin, Sang Eun finds herself in an unexpected predicament. How can she possibly maintain her professionalism when her heart is leading her in two different directions?

Until next week…enjoy!

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The Monthly Recap: December 2022

Posted January 3, 2023 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

The Monthly Recap posts are a way for me to take a look back and reflect on my previous month in Korean dramas. I always lose track of what I want to watch and I need these posts to keep me honest with my damn self because I be forgetting shit.

December was a busy month for me personally but I was able to get some quality k-drama watching in and that always makes me happy. So let’s start this recap, shall we?

Monthly Stats

Dramas Watched: 12 | Dramas Completed: 4 | Dramas Dropped: 4 | Dramas Still Watching: 4
Dramas Reviewed: 9 | Boyfriend of the Month: Kim Tae Hee
Favorite Drama: May I Help You? | Least Favorite Drama: Behind Every Star

Dramas I Completed

Behind Every Star | 3 out of 5
Revenge of Others | 3.5 out of 5
May I Help You | 4 out of 5
Reborn Rich | 3.5 out of 5

These were all solid dramas but Behind Every Star was probably my least favorite of the bunch. I did enjoy the others and while I LOVE May I Help You, I don’t think any of the remaining dramas listed will make my favorite shows of the year list.

Dramas I Dropped

Extraordinary You
The First Responders

Like I said above, December was a busy month for me personally so I had to drop a couple of shows that I do hope to get back to soon(ish). It’s not that I wasn’t enjoying these, I just had a lot of stuff going on and haven’t gotten back to them. I’m hoping to finish them out this month. Wish me luck on that.

Dramas I’m Still Watching

Alchemy of Souls 2: Light and Shadow
The Forbidden Marriage
The Interest of Love
Unlock My Boss
Island, Season 1

I’m going to be so sad this coming weekend because the final season of Alchemy of Souls comes to an end. It’s my favorite show of the year so far and I’m not ready to say goodbye to Jang Uk and Naksu and the rest of the gang. The other shows are great too…I hope that they stay that way.

Dramas I Reviewed

Blind | 4.5 out of 5
Love in Contract | 4 out of 5
Extraordinary Attorney Woo | 4.5 out of 5
Alchemy of Souls | 5 out of 5
Hotel Del Luna | 4 out of 5

Gaus Electronics | 4.5 out of 5
Bad Prosecutor | 4 out of 5
Little Women | 4 out of 5
Weak Hero, Class 1 | 4.5 out of 5

Actors that Stood Out

Lee Jun Young: Lee Jun Young as Kim Tae Hee was the bomb. I’ve seen him in a few other things but this role is my favorite of his. I watched a lot of episodes of May I Help You multiple times because he’s so easy on the eyes. Gotta love the eye candy but I also really enjoyed the way that he made Kim Tae Hee shine.

Seo Ji Hoon: I don’t remember ever seeing Seo Ji Hoon in any other drama before but I really liked what he brought to Seok Jae Beom character. He was so great that I looked him up and made note of everything else he’s been in and has coming up, I’m a supporter of his now.

Steven Noh: Jane was my favorite part of the show, Behind Every Star but Lee Sang Wook was a very close second. He was so fine that I had an attitude whenever he didn’t pop on the show enough to suit me. I didn’t know who he was before but I know him now…:)

How was your month, in all the things? Did you read or watch anything good (or bad)? Share in the comments, I’d love to catch up!

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The Weekly Recap (186)

Posted December 12, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Hey guys!

It’s a new week and it’s been a quiet week. I didn’t get anywhere on my job hunt this week since I was busy learning my sister’s job and getting familiar with what she does daily. I’m also helping her with her company Christmas party this week, so I’m sure there will be things that she needs my input on so my job hunt has been pushed back one more time. When I get back from L.A. after Christmas, I won’t have anything else for the next little while to plan for so I’m going to get serious about my job hunt then.

For real, for real. If I’m being honest though, if my sister’s company doesn’t hire me, I’m going to be annoyed because what the hell am I even doing all this for? Gah.

Hmm, I will say that between me helping my sister with all of her work, I did manage to become a k-pop fan for real. I used to only listen to BTS but I’ve discovered Seventeen and their music makes me happy. So much so that I’ve got two biases and I purchased their fandom membership (I have three fandom memberships right now…yikes.), I’ve added collecting their photocards to my 2023 goals (just my biases though because there are 13 members in this group) and I’ve added my favorite songs to my weekly streaminig lists so I’m listening to a lot of Indigo (AMAZING ALBUM!), The Astronaut by Jin, Jack in the Box by J Hope, and loads of Seventeen and TXT. I am in k-pop heaven right now.

Now, let’s get into all of the things that I did last week…because it was a lot. I didn’t realize that I’m juggling so many different dramas right now. Some dramas are on their way out though so my watch list should ease up soon. On with the show though…

What I Watched

May I Help You?: We’re in our dating era, guys! Tae Hee and Dong Joo are official and just as things are starting to heat up for them as a couple, the shit hits the fan. Like, everything. I’m really glad that this drama is character driven because I really enjoy both Tae Hee and Dong Joo’s characters.

They’re good people, trying their best each and every day and I just adore them so much. Finding out that Tae Hee’s younger brother was actually the first ghost that Dong Joo saw, reeling from the guilt she’s been carrying around all these years and seeing that it’s part of the same guilt that Tae Hee has been carrying as well. Gah, so much drama and I’m here for it all. I’m curious about how this will all come together to wrap up drama. Sigh, this has been such a great drama.

Behind Every Star: I’m really only watching this show for Jane. There are only a few weeks left of this show and I wonder if I’ll tune in until the very end. Right now, I don’t think so but we’ll see but damn I really hope Jane wins her man back. She better not end up with the guy that bought the company. Also, it was great to see Daniel Henney in this weeks episodes. He’s so damn handsome.

Revenge of Others: This show gives me anxiety. Every damn episode there is something happening that has my heart racing cause I just know that these damn high school kids are going to get caught and everything is going to go up in smoke. This week wasn’t any different. Still, I can’t stop watching and I can’t stop hoping that everything comes together and resolves itself nice and tidy.

The First Responders: I’m still a big fan of this show and this week’s episodes only added to my love for these characters, the work that they do, and just everything. Love this one!

Reborn Rich: The last couple of weeks, I’ve been a bit bored with all of the business shit going on with Reborn Rich but not anymore. I’m gone and completely hooked. I think the romance between the two main leads is a weird one for sure because how the hell do they start dating and then she shows up at his work the way that she did? SMH. Get it together girl. I’m glad that I stuck with this one because things are heating up and I’m stoked to see where we go from here.

Summer Strike: I think this one is a keeper. Last week I didn’t think that I’d keep on with this one but the secondary characters have stood out a lot for me and I’m really liking them and it is through them that I’ve come to love the main leads. That’s never happened before. But, I’m good and hooked now and I’m going to need only good things for Bom now. I freaking demand it. Sigh.

Extraordinary You: I only managed to watch two episode of this one this week and though I’ve warmed up a little bit, the heroine still drives me a little crazy. I’m interested enough that I’m not going to drop this but it’s not my favorite, not by a long shotot. We’ll see how this all turns out though.

Alchemy of Souls 2: IT’S HERE! IT’S FINALY HERE! Therese and I have been waiting for the release of this season to drop for what seems like forever and the first two episodes were just as amazing as we hoped they’d be. I’m SO excited to see where this new season takes us and I’m itching for more Naksu and Jang Uk. There’s no time to fuck around and I’m so here for the changes from the last season. AHHHHHHH, SO EXCITED!!

The Forbidden Marriage: This show premiered this week and the first two episodes were a lot of fun. There was enough of everything that I like in a drama to satisfy me and leave me wanting more. I can already tell that it’s going to be a great ride and I’m looking forward to more.

Unlock the Boss: Another new premiere this week and another show that I’m excited about. The first two episodes were good ones so I’m looking forward to where this one goes as well. December has been a good drama month so far, let’s see if that keeps up but this one is definitely a keeper.

What I Reviewed

Love in Contract | 4 out of 5
Extraordinary Attorney Woo | 4.5 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (185)
The Monthly Recap: November 2022
The Wednesday Five: K-Movies I Love
My TBW Pile: December 2022
Eye Candy Friday: Baek Yi Jin from Twenty-Five, Twent-One

Eye Candy Friday

Baek Yi Jin

Twenty-Five, Twenty-One

What Made Me Laugh

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

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The Monthly Recap: November 2022

Posted December 6, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

The Monthly Recap posts are a way for me to take a look back and reflect on my previous month in Korean dramas. I always lose track of what I want to watch and I need these posts to keep me honest with my damn self because I be forgetting shit.

You guys, we are 6 days into the last month of 2022. Where has the time gone? Shitballs. 2022 has been a doozy of a year and while there have certainly been a whole lot of ups, the year wasn’t without some pretty big downs as well. November, I didn’t get everything that I wanted to watch, watched but that’s okay…I’m still excited for what December brings.

I spent Thanksgiving with my family in California and while that was great, my sister was sick and missed Thanksgiving with the rest of the family so that was a bummer. She’s better now though so I’m glad. So let’s start this recap, shall we?

Monthly Stats

Dramas Watched: 12 | Dramas Dropped: 3 | Dramas Still Watching: 6
Dramas Reviewed: 7 | Boyfriend of the Month:
Favorite Drama: Weak Hero, Class 1 | Least Favorite Drama: Love is for Suckers

Dramas I Completed

Blind | 4.5 out of 5
Gaus Electronics | 4.5 out of 5
Love in Contract | 4 out of 5
One Oridinary Day | 4.5 out of 5
Rookie Cops | 4 out of 5

Weak Hero, Class 1 | 5 out of 5
Bad Prosecutor | 4.5 out of 5
Fan Letter, Please | 4 out of 5
When the Weather’s Fine | 3.5 out of 5

Dramas I Dropped

Love is for Suckers
Curtain Call

I quit the first two dramas because I just wasn’t into them. The main leads in Love is for Suckers drove me up the wall and I lost count of how many times I wanted to fight the female lead. She was such a shitty friend to the male lead and no matter how many times the male lead showed up for her, she instead only used him for her damn job.

Grid wasn’t a bad drama, I just wasn’t in the mood for a sci-fi kind of drama so though I dropped it, I’m planning on picking that one up again at a later time.

Dramas I’m Still Watching

May I Help You?
Behind Every Star
Revenge of Others
The First Responders
Reborn Rich

Dramas I Reviewed

Again My Life | 4 out of 5
Money Heist Korea: Joint Economic Area, Part 1 | 4 out of 5
Shootings Stars | 3.5 out of 5
Why Her? | 3 out of 5

Yumi’s Cells 2 | 3.5 out of 5
Soundtrack #1 | 4.5 out of 5
Love All Play | 4 out of 5

Actors that Stood Out

Choi Hyun Wook: I adored his character in Weak Hero, Class 1 and I need the second season of that show to come out so that we can catch up with his character. I’m pretty anxious about how his character will fit into the next season. Please, please, please be okay!

Do Kyung Soo: Jin Jung was such a great character. I loved how his moral compass was on tighter than a bowstring. He did what he felt was right even when it was hard and he made things fun as well. I adored the heck out of him and miss him now that the drama is over.

Yoon Park: I’m a sucker for a single dad trope and I really adored Bang Jung Seok in Fan Letter, Please. He was one of the last main leads that I loved since I watched his drama at the end of the month but he’s definitely a memorable one. I adored him and am already waiting for his next project.

How was your month, in all the things? Did you read or watch anything good (or bad)? Share in the comments, I’d love to catch up!

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