Tag: TV Shows

Eye Candy Friday: Noh Ji Wook

Posted September 4, 2020 by Rowena in Features, TV Shows | 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 Ji Chang Wook as Noh Ji Wook from the Korean drama, Suspicious Partner. I just adored him so much in this show. On top of being a really good looking guy, Ji Chang Wook really brought Noh Ji Wook to life and I was here for it all. I loved the way that he took care of Eun Bong Hee. I loved that he never compromised his beliefs, he always marched to his own tune, no matter how unpopular it was. He wasn’t perfect but where it counted, he was the best and that’s why he’s this week’s Eye Candy Friday.

Look at this beautiful man…*swoon*

Until next week…enjoy!

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Review: She Was Pretty

Posted September 3, 2020 by Rowena in Reviews, TV Shows | 4 Comments

Male Lead: Park Seo Jun
Female Lead: Hwang Jung Eum
Secondary Lead: Choi Siwon
Also Starring: Go Jun Hee, Park Yoo Hwan, Lee Il Hwa, Ahn Se Ha, Shin Hye Sun, Hwang Seok Jeong, Im Ji Hyun, Seo Jeong Yeon
Year Released: 2015
Number of Episodes: 16
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Country: Korea
Where I Watched It: Amazon Prime
Recommended By: Park Seo Jun
Watched it For: Park Seo Jun

This is a punny romantic comedy about 4 unique youngsters who fall in love. Once a popular girl, Hye-jin grew into freckles and curly hair. Sung-joon, a chubby kid, turned into a walking God. Ha-ri, the girl who seems to have everything lacks some sex appeal. Shin-hyuk, is a guy with regurgitative humor who has something to hide.

My boo thang Park Seo Jun is in this one so it was one of the first k dramas that I watched. It’s a romantic comedy that I really enjoyed. The entire cast charmed me right out of my socks and the main romance was super sweet and even though there were moments, where I was bashing my head against my desk, the overall show was entertaining as hell.

So this show is about Sung Joon and Hye Jin, two childhood friends who grew apart but are about to be reunited. Sung Joon was fat growing up and in school, he was always made fun of and bullied but the school’s pretty girl, Hye Jin, befriended him and was a support to him in their childhood years. When Sung Joon moves away, they keep in touch as best as they can but the years pass and they lose touch. Years later, they’re both older and their roles are reversed. Sung Joon grew up to be good looking as hell and Hye Jin succumbed to her father’s genes and grew up to have rough, red skin and kinky curly hair. Having grown up really pretty, Hye Jin has gotten used to her new role as a not so good looking woman and she’s even grown into her skin but all of that goes up in flames when Sung Joon calls her and tells her that he’s back in Korea and would love to meet up with her. At first, she’s super excited because her childhood bestie is back and she’s even thinking that maybe they can finally hook up because she used to have a big ol’ crush on Sung Joon back in the day. But the Sung Joon that shows up to meet her, is not the Sung Joon she’s expecting. He’s way more good looking than she was prepared for and so she runs away. Not only does she run away, but she makes her good looking girl best friend meet Sung Joon in her place and pretend to be her and that starts off a whole bunch of drama because when Hye Jin starts her new job, who else but Sung Joon shows up as her new boss?

Park Seo Jun and Hwang Jung Eum have great chemistry together in this show. I read on Tumblr and on TikTok that they play siblings in another show and then filmed this show afterward and they’re a couple. Talk about a range of acting skills, haha. From some accounts, it seemed to bother them but not me. I loved these two as a couple. I enjoyed seeing Sung Joon and Hye Jin grow closer. I was disappointed that Hye Jin and her girl best friend kept their lie running for so long, stringing Sung Joon along the way that they did but seeing him put the pieces together for himself and figure out the truth was satisfying when they finally did get together.

The second lead is Kim Shin Hyuk and he becomes work besties with Hye Jin at her new job. They both work for Sung Joon and he was such a character. I freaking adored the hell out of him. I was never rooting for him and Hye Jin together even though he was rooting for himself but I did really, really love him…for someone else. Sorry dude, but I will never root against Park Seo Jun. 😉 I really liked the friendship between him and Hye Jin and even came to love the bromance he forced on Sung Joon. He was so full of himself and so cocky, but in a good way, that I laughed every time he came on the screen. Every time he called Hye Jin, Jackson, I would crack up.

Overall, this show as a good one. It’s filled with humor, with charm and a cast of characters that will warm you right up. Every single character added a warmth to this overall viewing experience and I loved it. I definitely recommend.

Listen to the OST

Final Rating

4.25 out of 5

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Eye Candy Friday: Ko Dong Man

Posted August 28, 2020 by Rowena in Features, TV Shows | 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 Park Seo Jun as Ko Dong Man from Fight for My Way. Itaewon Class is my top Korean show but Ko Dong Man is probably my favorite character that Park Seo Jun has played so far. He plays the charming, lovable airhead role so well and Dong Man was my absolute favorite part of this show. His character would have charmed me right out of my pants. The way that he cared and supported Ae Ra through every little part of her life and just wanted her to love and support him back was just too precious for words. That’s a huge part of why he’s this week’s Eye Candy Friday. The other part of the reason is that he’s just so stinkin’ good looking.

Here are some pictures from my favorite Dong Man scenes from Fight for My Way, for you to enjoy. Check it out.

In this scene, he’s giving his best friend, Ae Ra, privacy to cry because she just received some bad news and he knows she hates crying in front of people. *swoon*

In this scene, he just lost his temper and beat the crap out of some guys because they were messing with Ae Ra and were trying to rough her up because she lost her temper on them. He went to jail and she defended him so fiercely in there that she made him cry and he’s hugging her to show his thanks and to cry without her seeing.

Dong Man used to be a mixed martial arts guy but gave it up after some family drama. After he stopped fighting, he worked stupid job after stupid job and just wasn’t satisfied with anything until he finally wises up and decides to live the rest of his twenties for passion. So he starts fighting again and this scene is directly after his first fight back. His ex-girlfriend all of a sudden wants to be with him again and you didn’t know which way he would turn until this scene. The first person that he wants to see after his very first fight is his best friend, Ae Ra…who is crying because she hates seeing him get hurt and so she went to support him at his first fight but couldn’t bear to watch it so she prayed with her eyes tightly shut for him not to get hurt and this is him going to her afterward to reassure her that he’s okay. And that he won.

And this scene had me cracking up. Dong Man and Ae Ra are out eating dinner and Ae Ra starts whining in her little baby voice that is supposed to be cute and get Dong Man to do whatever she wants but instead he answers her in the exact same whiny voice and pisses her off instead. LOL.

This scene is my favorite confession scene. He wasn’t messing around anymore and he was faithful to Ae Ra, even before they were actually dating. If you’re in the mood for a fun and charming best friends to more drama, you should check this one out.

You’re welcome. Until next week…enjoy!

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The Monthly Plan: September 2020

Posted August 26, 2020 by Rowena in Books, Features, Movies, TV Shows | 4 Comments

I’m changing up my Monthly TBR Pile feature since I want to add the movies and shows that I plan on watching as well. From here on out, The Monthly Plan will feature all of the books, movies, and k dramas that I plan on watching each month. I’ve always been the kind of person that plans out the stuff that I’m going to read and watch and I’ll continue to track all of that stuff here.

So, here’s my battle plan for the month of September. I’m super excited about all of these and hope that I actually get around to reading the books listed below. Check it out.

Books to Read

Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Shine by Jessica Jung
Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao
The Perfect Rake by Annie Gracie
Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

I’m in a three-month reading slump and I’m hoping and praying that September is the month that I kick the slump and get at least these five books read. Of all the books on my TBR Pile, these are the ones that I’m most interested in reading right now so wish me luck, yeah?

Movies to Watch

Miss Baek
A Company Man
The Table
The Wailing
Tune in for Love

I’ve had my eye on these five movies for a while now but I’m going to actually watch them in September. I’ve become a big fan of So Ji Sub, thanks to my friend B Nice and I’m making my way through his filmography so watching A Company Man is a must for me. I’m also a new fan of Jung Hae In so I’m definitely going to watch Tune in for Love since it stars him and my girl Kim Go Eun. Lots of great movies to look forward to in September.

Shows to Watch

Her Private Life
One Spring Night
My Shy Boss
Signal
Extracurricular

I’ve had these shows on my radar for the last few weeks and the more I think about it, the more I want to watch them. I haven’t seen anything with Park Min Young in it since What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim so I’m eager to dig into Her Private Life. And don’t mind if I do check out another one of Jung Hae In’s work in One Spring Night. Nick suggested Signal a little bit ago so I’m mighty interested in checking that one out and September is the month that I’ll finally get around to it.

There you have it, my plan for the month of September. What are some books, movies, and shows that you’re looking forward to? Share in the comments!

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Eye Candy Friday: Go Yeon Woo

Posted August 21, 2020 by Rowena in Features, TV Shows | 2 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 Park Hyung Sik as Go Yeon Woo from the Korean Drama, Suits. I was an avid watcher of the American Suits so when I found out that Park Hyung Sik, who I am extremely fond of, plays the Mike Ross character for the Korean Drama, I was sold. I had to find it and I had to watch it and boy am I oh so glad that I did. I completely adored the American Mike Ross. His character was pretty damn awesome and I just really, really loved him but my love for American Mike Ross doesn’t hold a candle to my love for Korean Mike Ross. Sure, I love them both but I think I love Korean Mike Ross a smidge more because I don’t remember ugly crying in the American Suits as much as I did in the Korean one. And Park Hyung Sik’s portrayal of the character was a huge reason. He was just…the best and that is why he is this week’s Eye Candy Friday.

You’re welcome. Until next week, enjoy.

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