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 18-24

KOREAN ENTERTAINMENT
Lee Seunggi spotted filming Running Man
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I’m starting to miss him! I didn’t watch Gu Family Book because of Suzy (I’m gonna get lots of backlash for this). He’s dropped out of 2 Days 1 Night for almost 2 years now so I don’t get my dose of heodang Seunggi or the Seunggi that aces all quizzes. This is why an episode (or two… Please?) of Running Man with Lee Seunggi will make me incredibly happy. I hope he keeps his endless chatter like the last time he appeared on the show. Doesn’t the picture above remind you of Seunggi impersonating Na PD on an old episode of 2 Days 1 Night? That iconic yellow jacket…

He’s coming back to variety with Noona over Flowers which is pretty much like 2 Days 1 Night with older female actresses. I’d rather watch guys being all competitive and trying to take out each other than women in a cat fight. Maybe Noona over Flowers is not for me?

Heirs
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Secrets are revealed left, right and center. There are threats everywhere to expose dirty little secrets. However, once the blackmailed announces their secret loud and clear it leaves the blackmailers with no pieces left on the board. Eun Sang does not hide the fact that she is in the Social Care Group. The unveiling of her secret is made easy as Kim Tan shows that he is aware of that and proceeds to plant a kiss on her forehead in front of their peers. Talk about cliche PDA.

Rachel is left fuming and hurt. I think she likes Kim Tan more than what she expresses. She has been hiding behind the fact that her engagement to Kim Tan is a business deal and constantly using it as a threat to get Kim Tan to respond to her. Deep inside, she probably wants more in the relationship. She has a pitiful story but I find it hard to sympathize with her because she is a huge b*tch.

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Get the Look… Not? Na Mirae’s Big Bird Coat

Our favourite Sesame Street character made its special appearance on a Korean Drama. Wha…? In a form of a coat. Look!
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Another fashion fail from the wardrobe stylist. Not to worry, because everybody loves Big Bird. Park Se Joo (Jung Yong Hwa) can’t seem to let go of Big Bird slash Na Mirae (Yoon Eun Hye)…

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Marry Him If You Dare episode 12

This Week’s Wrap Up: Nov 4-10

KOREAN ENTERTAINMENT

Marry Him If You Dare
I have to admit that I forgot what happened in this episode! My bad for writing this column five days after seeing the drama. But then again, does this mean that it’s a forgettable episode? Young Mirae and Kim Shin are sent on assignment to a haunted house for a special segment for the new show their team is producing. Ajumma Mirae ain’t too happy about having them alone together as she recalls that real feelings developed when she and Kim Shin were alone together. Too late, ajumma, because young Mirae is already falling head over heels in love with Kim Shin. From the preview, it seems that ajumma Mirae will be recruiting oppa onto the anti-Kim Shin team.

I want her to end up with Park Sae Joo. Never argue with your future self! It’s the first time I’m rooting for the second male lead in a drama. Good job, Jung Yonghwa and Mr. or Ms. Writer!

Medical Top Team
mtt04017I’m officially over that drama!  It drags on forever and pales in comparison to Good Doctor in every aspect from comedic timing, to heartwarming scenes and characters I care about.  There is one thing that these two dramas share that I totally hate: boring and perhaps slightly irrelevant political play in hospital management.

Sorry, Jung Ryeo Won.  I dropped another one of your dramas.  You and me never seem to work out.  Pick a better project next time, I’ll see you then.

Heirs

20131105-153927.jpgEpisode 1 was nice, cute and breezy.  I will definitely continue watching this one.  Lots of things do not make any sense but I’m here for the fluff so I don’t mind the silliness.  This drama is also an awesome one to watch for the awesome wardrobe.  Guys in expensive clothing driving even more expensive cars and girls all dolled up in designer dresses, shoes and accessories.  Of course, the female lead will always be spared from all the glitz and glamour.  Poor Park Shin Hye.  If I were a Korean drama actress, I’d rather be the dolled up second female lead that the whole K-drama community hates than the girl in rags main lead that people love.  *Shrugs*

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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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This Week’s Wrap-Up: Oct 14-20

Warning: This post contain spoilers

KOREAN ENTERTAINMENT


Marry Him If You Dare
This week is the premiere of Marry Him If You Dare starring Yoon Eun Hye, Lee Dong Gun, Jung Yong Hwa and Han Chae Ah. The Mirae (Yoon Eun Hye) in 2043 takes a time machine back to 2013 in attempt to stop her younger self from meeting her husband, Kim Shin (Lee Dong Gun). Fate is a scary thing as young Mirae still runs into Kim Shin despite ajumma Mirae preventing it from happening. Ajumma Mirae tells young Mirae to seduce the chaebol, Park Sae Joo (Jung Yong Hwa), who is working as a VJ to learn all the ins and outs of the broadcasting company that he will expand and make a huge empire by the year 2043.

One of the best parts of the drama is when ajumma Mirae was checking out profiles of bachelors at the matchmaking/dating agency and rejects all the A grade eligible bachelors saying that they all end up in prison. Grade B bachelors that include doctors and lawyers are also eliminated because “they all go bankrupt because there are too many of them.” The lady working for the matchmaking company looks at her disgustedly. Ajumma Mirae tells the matchmaker to hand her the Grade E bachelors. She is delighted to see the bachelors in that list to the surprise of the matchmaker. She calls them out to be future successful people, even including one that will be the secretary of the United Nations. LOL.

What would you do if you had the knowledge of the future?


Good Doctor withdrawal syndrome
No more Good Doctor! *sobs* How do we say goodbye to a great drama? Find all behind the scenes and blooper footage and watch them back-to-back…. Only that does not work here because there’s not that many clips of those. *sigh*. Time to stalk Joowon, Moon Chae Won and Joo Sang Wook’s fan sites for their post-drama interviews and such.

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