Sunday, November 23, 2014

My Lovable Girl - In the End, Only Semi-Lovable

Let me start off by saying that I would literally watch anything with Rain in it. ANYTHING. He’s my ultimate bias, and when I heard he was in a Kdrama, I squealed. Out loud. I was breathless, I was so excited. Being that he’s in movies — and Hollywood movies now, too — I just (despairingly) thought he was done with Kdramas.

So, enter My Lovable Girl (also known as My Lovely Girl or She’s So Lovable).

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Khottie of the Week: Ultimate Khottie Battle--Round 2

What a crazy week! I'm so happy to see how many votes we got and hugely surprised to see the results as they went along. Choi Jin Hyuk pulled out to a big fast lead, but then Song Joong Ki and Cha Seung Won battled for supremacy for most of the midweek. By Friday we had a three way tie (sorry Park Hae Jin--you never had a chance.)

So the Winner of round one for Ultimate Khottie, who will come back to battle again? 

(Congratulations to Aimee who campaigned hard for him over at OKC!) 
Now onto Round 2! (Remember--these choices are here by post popularity, how many times the original post has been hit divided by the weeks they've been on the list--so basically? These are all your choices!)

Incoming: Super Junior!

Hold onto your panties ladies — Super Junior is coming to the US! That's right, Eunhyuk! Siwon! Uhhh... Kangmin?... that one! And the other one!

Yeah, I really need to bone up on my Super Junior members. I see a new set of Kpop flash cards in my future:

Friday, November 21, 2014

Are multiple personalities the new black?

Oh Kdrama and your hot themes. First it was time travel, then doctors, then noona lovers, and now, with the addition of Kill Me, Heal Me? That makes three separate upcoming dramas featuring heroes wiht multilbe personalities. The others being  Hyun Bins (and first to be announced) Hyde and Kim Soo Hyun's Dr Frankenstein. (Note Kim Soo Hyun hasn't officially signed on, he's just looking favorable on it.)

A Gaggle of noona romances you can get away with. A pack of hot doctor shows? Sure, I can buy that, we have lots of doctor shows here in the states. But multiple multiples? All within the same season? (If kdrama has seasons of course.) Wouldn't it have made at least one of the broadcasters say...uh...maybe we'll take a pass on that one? No? Well, okay then.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What A Difference A Teaser Make: Healer

Scrolling through my Instagram feed there he is again, Ji Chang Wook. He is, of course, smiling, which is good as that's ow I like him  best. But sadly, seeing his smiling face always makes me a little blue. While I loved him in Smile Dong Hae, he has yet to be in another drama I wanted to sit through. 

Well--except for Bachelors Vegetable Store. I sat through that entire pile of poo for him (and of course the other bachelors) the only reason I forgive him for those wasted hours is the fact that his part of the drama was almost really good. He can not be held responsible for the the depths of maudlin suckitude the other plots fell. 

(If you didn't catch that--don't watch Bachelors Vegetable Store--friends don't let friends watch bad kdramas.) 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Crazy for Kdrama Podcast Episode 13: Kpop Wishes and Kdrama Dreams

Thirteen? Is it unlucky thirteen? We certainly hope not! In response to a voicemail, Cherry and I try to disagree more — or maybe that was just me — and just wait until you hear how many dramas I made my way through the last two weeks.


Episode 13: Kpop Wishes and Kdrama Dreams

Find it Here
Show Notes
This episode is filled to the brim with recommendations and warnings to navigate through Kdramas and Kmovies. We have a voicemail listener question, which kicks off a discussion on dramas that it seemed like everyone else loved but we had to slog through. It's possible the show is also filled with Kpop concert jealousy, Stephanie's bad attitude, and what levels she stooped to for her fake Korean Boyfriend. **Please note, during part of this discussion we do talk about 19+ movies.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mama's First Takedown Notice

After almost three years and one thousand, one hundred and ninety four posts, it finally happened. I received my first takedown notice. 

It's not as bad as it seems, no one is threatening to sue me, I'm not being hauled off to jail, I got a polite email from Blogger, who hosts this blog, that someone submitted a complaint that I'd infringed on their copyright. What the? 

Now, if you aren't a blogger, you don't know that this is something that you either say, "Oh, it won't happen to me" or like me, you live in fear of it. Blogging and commenting can be such a murky area of legality sometimes. While a lot of what we do falls under fair use, that law in itself is murky and not easily defended. And even if we are in the right, if a big company decided to push it and take it to court, it's not like little ol' bloggers like me have the means or the opportunity to defend ourselves. Most of us fold before shooting off a single defensive shot.