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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Medical Top Team Episode 4’s OMG WTF Scenes

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After The surgical team completes another never-ending surgery, they do synchronized neck cracks and heave synchronized sighs of relief.

mtt04006Kwon Sang Woo talking to patients when they are out cold on the surgical table
… and the other surgical staff doesn’t seem weirded out by it. Park Si On in Good Doctor does it but it is rather expected from his character because he does have a mental age of 10 and has level 3 autism. Kwon Sang Woo’s character? Not much reason to do that. Also his screaming “yes, yes, yes!” after a successful surgery seems a little forced and lacking sincerity. His lisp is cute though. Made it sound like “yesth, yesth, yesth!”

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Medical Top Team Episode 3’s OMG WTF Scenes

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The second half of the episode felt a little draggy and dwells on the same problem for a bit too long.  We get introduced to the Top Team as they arrive to talk about some chaebol patient who is refusing treatment because he and his family thinks that American hospitals can do better.  (Ah, the typical K-drama chaebol patients!)  I still feel like this drama is trying to turn all their viewers into surgeons by giving us a bit of a lecture within each episode.  The discussion on the condition gets too long and the medical terms are giving me a headache.

Long story short, the prick chaebol patient’s mother agrees to the surgery.  Right before Kwon Sang Woo (too lazy to learn character names) goes in to operate, Jung Ryeo Won drops by with new information that changes the procedure during the surgery.  They decide to have both Jung Ryeo Won and Kwon Sang Woo to operate on the patient.  It takes them forever to change into their scrubs, though I believe Kwon Sang Woo fangirls aren’t complaining about those six packs.  All this goes on while the nurses preps the patient and Joo Ji Hoon goes into another lecture about the patient’s condition to Vice President and Chief of Thoracic.  Ack.

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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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Medical Top Team Episode 2’s OMG WTF Scenes

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Minho making a breakfast sandwich on a rooftop garden bench
A busy doctor sneaks in some grocery shopping time to buy the ingredients needed for his breakfast sandwich. He buys a WHOLE HEAD OF ICEBERG LETTUCE, bread, fruits and other ingredients. He then makes his way back to what seems like a rooftop garden of the hospital. All of his ingredients are unloaded onto a bench along with a chopping board, knife and food safe gloves. (Don’t even ask where that chopping board, knife and gloves came from.) He cuts up his ingredients on the bench.

How hygienic is that bench anyway? It is something where people plop their bottoms on. Bottoms. On. Bench. Now that head of iceberg lettuce is sitting on that bench. Which previously came in contact with people’s bottoms. Don’t you at least get a kitchenette for doctors and staff?

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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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