Monday, January 26, 2015

Musical Monday: The EXID Edition

This Musical Monday is brought to you by my pervy friend Thea. Or as she says "It's not pervy, they are baloons!" When she first talked about EXID, my honest thought was "Are you trying to trick me into watching some sort of EXO spin-off again?" Turns out, nope, EXID is not only not EXO, they are also not boys.

Surprise! (But watch out, you can't be too careful about these things.)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

No More Fishing For Jang Geun Suk

Dude. How long have I been away from the Kdrama scene? I know I took a mini-break to visit my friends in Vermont (hence all the Top 5 lists of late) but seriousy, I feel like I can't leave you guys alone for a minute! Last I hear, the wunder-PD Na not only had cast his new nothing plot of a drama, 3 Meals A Day, Fishing Village with Cha Seung Won, Jang Geun Suk, and....some other guy. All is good right? 

Fast forward one mini-break and Jang Geun Suk is not only embroiled in some tax evasion scandal but has removed himself from the show and he's being edited out of what's been already taped. Come on! 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Crazy For Kdrama Podcast Episode 17: Kdrama Film School

Bet you guys didn't think we could beat last week's guest- and drama-packed doubleheader episode — and you'd be right! Just kidding. While Cherry and I were both sick and tired, we managed to chat for way longer than we had space for.
Episode 17: Kdrama Film School

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Ever wonder why some dramas look great and some look like poo? Well, it's time for some Kdrama schoolin' here at the Crazy for Kdrama Podcast or, to be more exact, film schoolin' as special guest Sean McFeeley teaches us about the difference of film vs. video and why dramas may choose to use one over the other. We also talk about introducing friends to Running Man, choosing the best episodes to start with, and ask about some of the more memorable games. Listener questions give Stephanie a chance to squee over kdrama stars' Instagrams and which to choose, Bad Guys or Misaeng.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Top Five Favorite Characters of 2014

Can't have a good drama without good characters, right? would hope so. And yet time and time again we do find ourselves sitting through the same old--same old. You know the ones. Candy flavored heroines stumbling upon the arrogant yet misunderstood chaebol. Not to say that can't work, but I always find it refreshing when writers look outside the usual cookie cutter and give us a taste of the unexpected. It might not always work out for the best, but I do always appreciate and give them more credit for their efforts.

Here is a list of my favorite characters of 2014:

Monday, January 19, 2015

Musical Monday: The Bandmaroo Edition

On a long, long train ride I spent a great deal of time watching videos and prowling Youtube for new Musical Mondays--well--in between watching Buzzfeed videos. 

Anyway, this time round I wasn't having much luck with the Kindie music group Mirrorball which is where I find most of my lesser known music, but then I finally stumbled on this one. I'll be honest, the reason the video caught my eye was the name of the band. Maroo makes me think of Maru which reminds me of the heroine screeching for her fake brother in Can You Hear My Heart.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Top Five: I So Didn't See That Coming Moments of 2014

You ever have those moments when you're watching a drama when you're all--what the fudge just happened? Those big moments that completely change the game of the drama for better or for worse? This is my list of the top 5 moments in drama that I so did not see coming! (This being said there will be spoilers for My Spring Days, God's Quiz 4,It's Okay That's Love, and Bad Guys.)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Top Five Favorite Couples of 2014

What do we want? Couples! When do we want them? RIGHT NOW! Seriously, if you don't fork over good couples, we are fully prepared to riot in the streets. Think I'm joking? Go ahead and try us.

Good couples make me happy. Good couples can go a long way to making a bad drama better or by making a good drama just that much better. Seriously, not kidding, I've stuck it through many the bad drama because I've loved the couple (one of them being on this very list). What goes into a good couple? Well, good writing, acting, and most especially chemistry between the two actors.

Here's my list of Top 5 favorite couples of 2014: