MBC Drama Awards 2013 — bring the boys out!

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Aww… Sweet Joowon channeling the Lee Kang To (his character in Bridal Mask) look for the awards show. I’ve always liked him with his hair up rather than with bangs. It makes him look dapper and gentlemanly. Those dimples will always bring out the boyish side of him and he’s a cutie when you throw in a bow tie. Joowon picked up the Male Excellence Award for his performance in Level 7 Civil Servant. While the writing makes the drama one of the most ridiculous dramas in history, Joowon doesn’t fail to shine in his first romantic comedy drama.

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Hush, hush. I acknowledge my obsession with 2 Days 1 Night maknaes…
Emperor Seung Gi is here! Putting him in a suit makes us momentarily forget about heodang Seung Gi. He’s suffered a long (I mean looooong) period of bad haircuts and I’m glad that this current one that he has looks good. Did he fire his hairstylist? Maybe the next one on the chopping block should be his wardrobe stylist.

Lee Seung Gi bagged three awards: Male Best Excellence Award, Popularity Award and Best Couple with Bae Suzy.

Tell me again how different is Joowon’s Excellence Award and Seung Gi’s Best Excellence Award? Does it mean that Seung Gi got an A+ while Joowon got an A?


I watched this for the cute interaction between Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi but left with a big smile on my face when I see Lee Seung Gi and Joo Won in the same shot. Don’t forget Kim Jae Won too. Aww… This combination will never ever happen in a Korean drama. If only it will… Maybe they should do a huge production with all these famous actors like they would do in Hong Kong dramas… Casting directors, do you hear me? *Grins*

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My grandma called me yesterday saying that someone has broken into her house and stole her drapes. Joo Ji Hoon struts his way to present an award with co-star Jung Ryeo Won on his arm. His hair is perfect for him, I have to say. His wardrobe choice? Let’s just say he is wearing lots of confidence. If anyone spots my grandmama’s drapes, drop a comment. She wants her drapes back.

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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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Joowon

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Since Level 7 Civil Servant is pushing everyone’s buttons, let’s just focus on what is good in that drama: Joowon. Yeah, he is the only reason why I am still sticking around to watch it. If it was anyone else (Er… Not quite. I would stay to watch for a few of my biases) I would have given up in episode 3. I always expect episode 1 of any drama to really suck so episode 2 will be the determining factor whether I should stay on or give up completely.

For this post, I shall embrace the persona of the ultimate Joowon fangirl. *Squeals* OK, now that I’ve got that squeal in place we can go forward.

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Calling all Joowon fangirls…

Anyone else have a problem with Level 7 Civil Servant’s casting choice? I have tried looking past the fact that Choi Kang Hee is 36 years old and plays the love interest of 26-year-old Joowon. “Hey, it’s a Korean TV drama”, I say to myself, “let it go.” But I CAN’T. They are seriously stretching it casting a 36 year old to play a 28 or 29 year old on the drama. It’s scenes like the one below that are hard to watch. If only they picked a younger actress *sigh*.

Choi Kang Hee pairing with Ji Sung in their drama ‘Protect the Boss’ was pleasant to watch. Joowon with Uee in ‘Okjakgyo Brothers’ was fine too. But Choi Kang Hee and Joowon…

This totally has nothing to do with acting talent because both have plenty. It’s a visual thing…

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Scene from episode 9