Kdrama Watching

Queen In Hyun’s Man

Finally saw Episode 3, and …  yeah, critical faculty out the window for this one. The knit-cap, Boong Do’s good cheer, aghhhhhh, just kill me now with all the cuteness!!! I guess logically-speaking it’s weird that he’s so calm about the whole thing, but frankly, I don’t really care. I’m just loving the fact that he’s not all angsty and mopey and tortured. Stay cool, Boong Do!

My Husband Got a Family

I’ve been watching this weekend drama on KBS World on and off for a while. It’s not really the type of drama I’d bother streaming or downloading, (one of those 50+ episodes famiy drama with TONS AND TONS of characters and storylines, and we’re lucky if we get 20 minutes per episode with the main couple), but as a TV fare it’s pretty decent. The set-up is pretty snark-worthy  – a woman (Yoon Hee) marries a man (Gwi Nam) whose adopted parents live in America because she doesn’t want to deal with in-laws, but then he found his birth parents, who, guess what, live across the hall from them! Hey, she has to deal with in-laws after all, lots and lots of them as it turns out – parents, sisters, uncles, aunts, grandmother, great aunts. Cue wacky hijinks!

I … actually like it, hehe, despite rolling my eyes initially at the premise. Well, I like the part related to Yoon Hee and Gwi Nam, and their interactions with both sets of family. Having not been raised in Korea, Gwi Nam seems a tad clueless when it comes to the appropriate way of dealing with his family. The results are sometimes hilarious, like when Yoon Hee tried to explain to him that the elders in the family don’t always say what they really mean:

If they say “why go eat expensive food like steak when we can just have kimchi like usual”, then that means you should go buy the most expensive steak RIGHT NOW. Or if they say “we don’t have to go visit your great-aunts tomorrow if you have something else to do”, that means we DEFINITELY have to go.

And then they both wished that it will rain the next day so they won’t be able to make the long drive. Cut to – beautiful, clear, sunny day. Hah!

There’s also sadder stuff – Gwin Nam’s sister telling him she had never celebrated her birthday in 30 years because the day she was born was also the day he went missing, his grandmother saying that Gwi Nam’s mother spent her entire married life watching her husband take his mother’s side in every argument, only to now watch her son takes wife’s side in every argument.

The show spends too much time of Gwi Nam’s three sisters love life for my taste, though. The three potential love interests are sooooo typical Kdrama hero-type – the arrogant has-been, the poor sap who doesn’t realize he’s in love with this woman even though EVERYONE AND THEIR COUSINS can see it clearly, and the improbable “how could they not know they’re related??” coupling (Gwi Nam’s youngest sister + Yoon Hee’s youngest brother) – the love stories are so much less interesting than watching the sisters interact with Yoon Hee, and with the rest of the family.

Sweet Hun Bin Photo

Hyun Bin listening attentively to Friend, Our Legend director Kwak Kyung Taek. The hand-holding is really sweet. Or was the director showing him how to break someone’s wrist?

I really wish they had done that war movie “Beautiful Us” with Joo Jin Mo.

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Sad Hyun Bin Video

Rewatched Episode 19 of Friend, Our Legend today. Bad idea, hehe. I suddenly realize all the shows I’m currently watching are serious, dramatic, sometimes depressing stuff. (Weeeell, you could argue that House has its jokey and light-hearted moments, but I’ve grown really tired of House’s hijinks and pranks and they’re not the reason I watch the show, so that doesn’t really count). Sighhh. I need something fun, silly and light-hearted, with no angst whatsoever.

Sad!Binnie. Wow, I forgot how good he was in Ireland.

Karaoke Hyun Bin

Finally there’s a youtube video of the hilarious, too awesome karaoke scene from My Name is Kim Sam Soon. Obviously the awful, awful singing is deliberate and meant to add to the hilariousness of the scene, but it’s really, really bad, hihi.

According to this article, Late Autumn is quite a hit in China, already collecting USD4.4 million in three days. Late Autumn made USD5.55 million during its entire run in South Korea. Congrats to Tang Wei and Binnie!

Hyun Bin picspam

Eyes wide shut

I’m a man’s man

Call lost and found! Somebody stole my mole.

Is this the dimple that launched a thousand shippers?

I’m a hipster, or the sensitive indie guy, whichever you prefer

We all have a sulky, disgruntled teenage side in us!

I’m a master of crappy pick-up lines

So, what do you think of my sultry, sultry eyes?

Mr Cute Bodyguard Has Youtube Videos!!

There are Youtube videos, about Hyun Bin’s bodyguard. Awwwwwwwww. One of the video is him and Lee Min Ho (of course he needs a new job while Binnie is in the military), and he SPEAKS in the other video. I wish I know what he’s saying, and what the presenter is saying about him (I heard the word “charisma”, hihi). Mr Cute Bodyguard’s name is Lee Kyu Hyeon.

March 7 – Hyun Bin in the Military for One Year

Almost forgot about this, with all my Idris Elba fangirling and Jung Yoo Mi girlcrushing recently (sorry Binnie!) Can’t believe he’s been in the military for ONE whole YEAR!! Please stay strong and healthy for the rest of the time.

I really, really, really want this drama, or movie, don’t care which. Please somebody, make this happen!!!