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Blurb: Doctors

I tried really hard not to give in.
Really, really hard.

But the AwesomeSauceness of Kim “Hawt” Rae Won in Doctors was over spilling, and like most viewers in KDrama Universe, have succumbed to his sublime portrayal of a Namja we can only dream to have 🙂

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First Impression: Heard It Through the Grapevine

My, my… lookee here. It’s a new production from the duo who brought ground-breaking drama Secret Love Affair to epic proportions in the early part of 2014. Time lapse of one year and what do they have up their sleeves?

Another strong contender to push KDrama boundaries into the next realm 😮

The plot itself touches on a rather taboo subject of teenage pregnancy. Add in a micro-managing Super rich family and street-smart characters, I can’t help but be intrigued with Ahn Pan Suk’s decision to helm this 32-episode drama (yep, 32 o_O )

When one hears Ahn Pan Suk’s name, one automatically links that with breathtaking cinematography and a coterie of ensemble actors who most often are hired in his projects. I couldn’t help but grin when I saw familiar faces in the first two episodes.

However, when cameras entered the home of the powerful Han family, I was, in a word, gobsmacked. The uniquely Korean architecture is seamlessly woven into a modern domicile and needless to say, yours truly had to pause several times just to soak in the glorious sight.

Lee Joon and Go Ah Sung. MAN! Ahn PD must have some kind of Jedi force because their acting has improved by leaps and bounds! I am cautiously hopeful for an interesting ride come episode 3.

Finally! A KDrama that has tractor-beam grabbage of a Death Star…

Upcoming Dramas February 2015

Ho Goo’s Love/ Fool’s Love

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Kang Ho Goo (Choi Woo Shik) has a twin sister, Ho Kyung (Lee Soo Kyung). For seven years, he has tried his best to pass the civil examination, but fails. And has never dated in his life. By chance, he runs into his first love, Do Hee (UEE), who was the most popular girl when they were in the same high school. She is a member of the national swimming team and has a burning desire to win. After spending one night together, he finds a baby next to him the next morning and Do Hee goes MIA.

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Upcoming Dramas January 2015

Kill Me, Heal Me

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A third generation chaebol family member suffers from multiple personality disorder after experiencing numerous life-threatening traumas. As he (Ji Sung) tries to get his life back on  track with the help of a student majoring in psychology (Hwang Jung Eum), the “seven people” whom he created in his body begin their battle to be the dominant personality who will have absolute control over his life.

Park Seo Joon plays a genius writer (but of course) who is determined to dig the secrets and stories of the third generation Chaebol. He stalks him to get the scoop but unexpectedly forms an empathy for him instead.

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Upcoming Dramas December 2014

Valid Love

ValidLove_MP01Unbeknownst to him, Hee-Tae (Uhm Tae-Woong) met his future wife, Il-Ri (Lee Si-Young), when she was a student at an all-girls high school where he worked as a temporary biology teacher.Il Ri (which is a homonym for the world “valid”) falls in love with him since then.

Presently, Hee-Tae works as a fishery researcher and is a contented husband, until he learns that his wife is having an affair with a carpenter (Lee Soo-Hyuk). Of course the carpenter just happens to be THIS hawt!

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Secret Door Ep 8: The Gauntlet is Thrown

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Double-faced officer is informed of KPJ’s imminent death by the soon-to-be head of the West gang. It is the Minister’s will. Follow our instructions and your life will change for the better. KT tells his cronies not to worry about the Maenge issue anymore: Left-Side Police is with them and the assassin is his illegitimate son. All’s good.

And at the same time Minister MS tells CJ to eliminate PJ and bring him the smoke pipe.

And LS is galloping at breakneck speed towards KPJ’s house.

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Secret Door Ep 7: The Truth Is Still Out There

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered;
the point is to discover them.

-Galileo Galilei

 

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The Scooby Gang are at Dowhasun looking into paintings for clues, especially when LS had a revelation about Hwabootado being a *Googyul (*Chinese characters used for grammatical purposes) rather an actual Hangeul word. It is an actual reference to BanChado, a document that records the country’s or royal family’s ceremonies which is the Euigye (ie the drawings in Euigye are BanChado).

All four of them are scouring HB’s last BanChado he completed before his untimely death…

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Upcoming Dramas November 2014

Birth of A Beauty: 

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This is Han Ye Seul’s comeback to KDramaland after the epic meltdown at the tail-end filming of Spy MyungWol three years ago.

Joo Sang Wook plays Han Tae-Hee, an heir of a large company. He suffers from a broken heart syndrome due to great psychological shock. To get back the woman he loves, he completely changes an unattractive and overweight Sa Geum-Ran to beautiful Sara (Han Ye-Seul). In the process, Han Tae-Hee falls in love with Sara.

Sounds like a 100kgs Eliza Doolittle with her professor… albeit a rich one 🙂 And having a good-looking ensemble helps out too XD

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Secret Door Ep 6: The Art of Maintaining Status Quo is Grisly

 Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man’s character,
give him power.

– Abraham Lincoln

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JG walks over to LS’ office and is surprised to see his already busy at his desk so early in the day. Has JG found out where the arrow came from? *Goongisi (*Joseon government office that manufactures weapons). So the assassin could be someone from their side or the culprit stole weapons from Goongisi. What about the *Whachup? (*Book containing a collection of drawings). If they forged it, there is a high chance they have HB’s original sketchbook.

JG has searched for it at CSS’ house, but it is not there. LS has been writing JW’s last clue over and over again, hoping to latch onto a hopeful lead since there are none alive left to pursue. He has also sent word to search all smithies in town as the word clues in to a dagger.

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