Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo are getting married!? I did think they were dating when the first rumour associated picture surfaced but then I didn’t really care because I didn’t really care about their Descendant of the Sun characters so it left my mind. Married!? It’s surprising they would do this at the peak of his career. This won’t stop his star power but it’s still surprising for Koreans.
I heard that Lee Kwang-soo couldn’t keep a straight face when the MC was asking them (dating?) questions. For those who watch Running Man though it’s super easy to tell what that expression means. Where’s the jealousy bro? I am assuming this is Joong-ki’s poker face too – his eyes are suspiciously blank.
I know I haven’t written up a Descendants of the Sun post but I was really disappointed in the drama. I had really high expectations and they weren’t met. Although the drama sparked a craze I have met a few people with my opinion so I know it wasn’t just me. The pace was too choppy and quick to impact my feelings. While people were in love with them as a couple but as someone else described – they did not have chemistry, what you are feeling is just Song Joong-ki.
So I had to look up their ages. He’s 31 and she’s 35. Cute little age gap with him being younger. I guess she’s getting on in age for the baby-making…? Isn’t that how Korean celebrities usually do it. Although I don’t think so with this couple. They’re just cutely and perfectly in love. But this is not shown in the drama, just outside the drama.
Look at all the photographic evidence! They really do look like a couple in love. No wonder they are stalked by rumours. I wouldn’t really classify them as hiding a relationship. Clearly I’ve never Googled ‘Song-Song couple’ before now.
About: Through a misunderstanding a stunt-woman and CEO meet. He can’t stop thinking about her despite her low status. They run into each other at Jeju Island unexpectedly and end up stranded at a mysterious restaurant. The next day they find that they have switched souls.
Ha Ji-won as Gil Ra-im, stunt-woman
Hyun Bin as Kim Joo-won, an arrogant, logical CEO
Yoon Sang-hyun as Choi Woo-young (Oska), a famous star past his prime
Kim Sa-rang as Yoon Seul, Joo-won’s fiancée & Oska’s first love
Lee Jong-suk (this role got him famous) as Han Tae-sun, a young genius musician
Genre: Romance / Comedy / Fantasy
No of eps: 20 Release date: 13 Nov 2010
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ originally 9/10 but I think I was influenced by the hype
Recommended: If you like rom/com’s with a bit of a twist
Reasons for watching: It’s a classic. It’s always on the must watch drama lists. It did sound interesting too!
Reasons to keep watching: Their body-switching is so cute and funny
Re-watch: I wouldn’t mind but I wouldn’t go out of my way to do soRead More »
About: An aspiring Olympian female weightlifter and an amazingly talented male swimmer meet at their sports university.
Lee Sung-kyung as Kim Bok-jo, weightlifter
Nam Joo-hyuk as Jung Joon-hyung, swimmer
Lee Jae-yoon as Jung Jae-yi, doctor
Kyung Soo-jin as Song Shi-ho, gymnast
Genre: Coming-of-Age / Romance / Sports / Comedy
No of eps: 16 Release date: 16 Nov 2016
Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ♡
Recommended: If you like youth or slice-of-life or friends-turned-lovers dramas❣
Reasons for watching: I saw some super cute pictures and gifs accompanied by a lot of positive comments
Reasons to keep watching: The feels! I don’t remember the last time I got so invested in the characters themselves rather than the story or what’s happening to them. This means I replayed the cute scenes 10 times rather than just 3. It helped that my internet was slow so I had to keep buffering but if it was a bad drama that would just piss me off… more than it did.
About: It is said that the rich Choi family has been under a curse for the past hundred years. The first bride of the eldest son will die. When Choi Kang-joo’s arranged fiancée, Jang Yi-kyung, disappears right before the wedding, a doppelgänger is found. Poor but sweet and sunny Na Doo-rim is brought in by Yi-kyung’s mother to take her place. She’s so unlike the cold and calculating Yi-kyung that Kang-joo falls in love with her.
Yang Jin-sung as Na Doo-rim / Jang Yi-kyung, doppelgängers
Lee Hong-ki (F.T. Island) as Choi Kang-joo
Sung Hyuk as Jang Yi-hyun
Genre: Romance / Fantasy
No of eps: 16 Release date: 22 Feb 2014
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ but originally given 8/10
Recommended: If you like romance dramas, cute guys & don’t mind a bit of trope
Reason for watching: The poster captured my attention (just look at it) and the plot sounded interesting
Reasons to keep watching: There’s two types of dramas, ones that grab you in from the start and ones that slowly build your love and investment. This is the first type.
Re-watch: I want to but other dramas keep getting in the way!Read More »
Have you heard what’s going on with the South Korean President Park Geun-hye? It’s sounds like a drama. It could legitimately be a drama. For some reason You’re All Surrounded particularly comes to mind but I don’t remember the drama well enough to put the comparison into words (besides – spoilers).
Update: She’s been impeached and may go to jail like all her other conspirators including “the de facto head of Samsung.” I don’t know what that means but my conspiracy theory is that the exploding Note 7’s came about because they were being lazy with safety laws due to paying off the president. Or it’s just a coincidence.
If you don’t I’ll give you the story off the top of my head. Keep track of all the people involved.
The drama world was much better this year! So many dramas are still on my ‘to watch’ list! Although I have struggled to finish even the good ones but I want to! I’ll get around to it eventually… hopefully…
Side note: Who writes up the wiki pages? Do they even watch the dramas? Why do they put the male as the lead when it’s the female etc.Read More »