This Week’s Wrap Up: Dec 16-22

X-Factor
Hurraaaaaaaaaaay! Alex and Sierra won!
Even their choked up encore performance is super cute. Can’t possibly get over the cuteness of these two!

Grey’s Anatomy
I know I’m a week too late but… Ohmigosh how awesome is the season finale? And don’t you think April has on a beautiful wedding dress?

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Jackson Avery: I love you, April. I always have. I love everything about you. Even the things I don’t like, I love. And I want you with me. I love you and I think that you love me too. Do you?

D’awww!!!

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This Week’s Wrap Up: Nov 25-Dec 1

Marry Him If You Dare
This is a romance drama with no romance. Everybody has a crush on everybody but nobody is getting together. How tiring.

Ajumma finds out that her meddling in her past does nothing to change her future but it creates a new future. Heck, this is getting more and more confusing. So… there are different universes based on the different choices people would make? Now we need Sheldon Cooper to break this down.

I want to pick out the biggest mystery in the drama. Ajumma came from the future with a hand held black leather-like overnight bag. How did she manage to fit in all those fashionable clothes and hats that she had been wearing? Maybe clothes from the future can be shrunk and expanded as you like? Haha. Maybe she’s brought cash from the future and went shopping? Never mind.

Heirs

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Episode 15 is all about the bromance no matter how much Young Do and Tan tries to frame it as an opportunity to owe another a favour. I am rooting for Young Do and Kim Tan more than I am for Kim Tan and Eun Sang. Is that wrong? Their frenemy-ship runs too deep. The worried looks that they give each other when their respective father and brother arrive at school for a meeting with the principal shows how much they get each other. Bromance FTW.

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This Week’s Wrap Up: Nov 11-17

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KOREAN ENTERTAINMENT
Everything is so cliche on Heirs but why am I still hooked?
Dirt poor, plain looking female lead with a bleak future. Check.
Two hot, rich male leads with a terrible personality. Check.
Love triangle between two hot guys and the plain-looking girl. Check.
Pretty but bitchy second female lead. Check.
Forbidden love. Check.
Unwanted arranged marriage. Check.
Airport scene. Check.
Makjang birth secret and fake mama. Check.
Half-brother. Check.
Wrist grab, surprise hugs and forced kisses. Check
Konglish and Amurica scenes. Check.
Heavy product placement. Check.
The list goes on. I think I’ve not spotted a U-turn scene or hospital scene just yet. Or I might have forgotten. Yes, it is cliche as ever but why am I still watching it? I roll my eyes at all the supposedly romantic scenes and yawn at the brewing jealousy but I still look forward to watching every episode. Help!

Came for Lee Minho and Kim Woobin, stayed for Lee Minho and Kim Woobin, and will endure the length of the broadcast for Lee Minho and Kim Woobin. No matter if the stylist gives them silver metallic pants, neon orange sweater and green horns growing out of their heads. I’m hooked on the show but I can’t quite tell you why.

Where has Joowon gone?
Right after wrapping up Good Doctor, Joowon dived straight into rehearsals for the musical based on the popular movie, Ghost. Yay for him going back to do what he loves but boo for not being able to see him regularly on TV. He made an appearance on Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook to promote Ghost the musical. Watch!

I cringed and laughed and squirmed and cringed some more when Joowon reenacts the famous pottery scene with Yoo Hee Yeol (does he go by Hwi Yeol instead?).

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Ravenswood Episode 2: Death and the Maiden

The spin-off show started when Caleb Rivers hopped off the bus to Ravenswood to help his girlfriend Hanna Marin (PLL), but when he stays to help Miranda Collins find her uncle he stumbles upon their two graves (I’d book it right then and there if I were in his shoes!). Caleb is shocked but wants answers, so he vows to stay until he gets them. This show is a bit like Pretty Little Liars (mysteries, pretty girls and hot guys), but it’s a LOT creepier as they’re dealing with spirits and things. I don’t know if I like it, but it’s caught my attention. Let’s move forward to the first episode’s highlights:

The Accident

 They say Ravenswood is cursed and the five kids are starting to believe it. Remy was driving Miranda, Caleb, Luke and Olivia after the Halloween Parade (possibly to drive them home?) and Miranda sees a figure on the road which she then swerves the wheel. This kills her, and thus starts the mysterious “theory” which Remy figures out (more on this later). 

Olivia and Luke

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Luke went snooping and found a letter their dad wrote to their mom before he died. The mystery of who killed his father will be forever a burden and everyone is a suspect, including someone in his own family. He thinks that their mother was cheating on their dad, and Olivia wants no part whatsoever in this theory that she tears the letter in front of her brother’s face. However, later on she tries approaching her mom and asked her if there really was anyone else, which she cannot answer back. Olivia storms off with her brother eavesdropping off by the stairwell, and this sketchy behavior really makes their mom seem guilty.

Olivia and Tess

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At first glance, Tess seems to be the bestest (yes I said bestest lol) friend any girl could ask for. She seems very loyal, upbringing and will back you up, but like I mentioned in my Ravenswood 101 post, I think Tess is the kind of friend that feeds off your failures to be her wins. Continue reading

Ravenswood 101: The Main 5 (Photo Heavy!)

Calling all Pretty Little Liars addicts, here’s a spin-off fro Rosewood in PLL that explains more of the background story. I know it sounds a bit weird but that’s where PLL left off for the Halloween episode (recap here)  when Hanna asked Caleb to look after Miranda who was trying to find her only living relative in Ravenswood. Confused? Me too, but let’s move on!

First of all, can we please gush at how awesomely cool Ravenswood’s opening looks?! I AM SO EXCITED ALREADY.

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The show’s synopsis describes it as “5 strangers are connected by the curse that has plagued Ravenswood for generations”. Let’s take a look at our 5 characters. And does anyone notice in the opening graphics, the “S” in Ravenswood is a number 5?

Caleb Rivers

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Oh my gosh, I don’t think I’ve seen Caleb this emotional ever, even with Hanna Marin in Pretty Little Liars.  Caleb is one of the “5 strangers” connected to the curse, and he happens to be the lucky one that met Miranda in the bus to Ravenswood when he was on his way to save his lady love. He seems to find himself trouble everywhere he goes in Ravenswood (cue junkyard), so I think it’s best if he left town right after Miranda’s funeral. But it may be too late 😦 Continue reading

This Week’s Wrap-Up: Oct 28-Nov 3

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KOREAN ENTERTAINMENT
Marry Him If You Dare
At the start of episode 5, Mirae has a difficult choice to make: should she go on a date with Kim Shin or Park Sae Joo? She was in the middle of a coversation with Ajumma Mirae when Kim Shin and Park Sae Joo calls her for a date. Well, not quite, but I’d like to think of it as a date camouflaged as a concern or study date. Ajumma Mirae talks some sense into her to pick Park Sae Joo and thank goodness young Mirae listens. Or does she?

She meets Park Sae Joo at the west gate of YBS, ditching Kim Shin at the east gate. How convenient that they are at two opposite ends of the building. She asks Park Sae Joo to take her to an amusement park the next time they meet. Just when you think she’s in her right mind, she picks up a call from Kim Shin and sets up a study date. Is she trying to be a two-timing sly fox? It is just a matter of time until crap hits the fan.

Kim Shin is having problems at the broadcasting station from getting fired from his new anchor position to the potential cancellation of his morning show. Ajumma Mirae ‘predicts’ the future that Kim Shin’s career will be a flop on national television. However, guilt slowly eats her alive and decides to use her knowledge of the past (future, if you like, from young Mirae’s point of view) to help Kim Shin get back on his feet. She tells Kim Shin, young Mirae and Mirae’s older brother (who ajumma Mirae still calls oppa even though he’s in his 30s and she’s in her 60s) that there will be a fire at the station. They spend lots of time preventing the fire from happening (fails), doing damage control and being the first show to air the footage of the fire. Kim Shin’s Morning Show is saved from being axed.

Other events to note: Seo Yoo Kyung discovers that Park Sae Joo is an undercover chaebol; ajumma Mirae still has the hearts for Kim Shin despite trying to stop young Mirae from marrying him.

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This Week’s Wrap Up: Oct 21-27

NON-KOREAN ENTERTAINMENT
Bones
Bones and Booth are married! Let’s stare at Bones’ (Emily Deschanel) beautiful wedding dress.

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The Ellen Show

Laughed my butt off at this clip of Amy and Andy in a haunted house. Especially Andy. I cannot get enough of this. Watch it! I promise it’ll be the best few minutes of your day.

Grey’s Anatomy
I have to, have to, have to quote Christina on this one!
“Also the automatic paper towel thingy won’t recognize me as human. I’m standing there waving my hands like an idiot.”

Read about Korean entertainment after the jump

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