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Anyone been following Nine?
How does it look? Is there any drama it feels similar to?
I guess JB and GF aren't going to be recapping it.
I was wondering that myself. There were some Nine recaps earlier, but I haven't seen any since.
Hi! I've seen episodes 1-4 and I'm really enjoying it.
I like the characters and the plot movement.
Can't really compare it to other Time Traveling k-dramas or any other drama. It's just one of those dramas that has its own category.
Based from JB and GF's recap of ep 1 and 2, they seem like they're not that into it...but people commenting seem to really dig it. I would recommend it though :)
Let us know what you think!
I'm watching it. And loving it!
Nine is a 10 for me so far!
loving it, too! really intriguing plot and episode 4 just kicked it up a notch! so looking forward to next episode! emotional scenes totally get to me...btw, why arent they living together after bali, i thought they already slept together and all?
oops, i meant nepal, was thinking of my trip to bali, i guess...
Agree on episode 4! Particularly the final scene, which made me really wonder about a lot of things - how the time travelling works, if things are really changed when Jin Woo goes back in time and adjust something (some are things that other people had happen to them, but he himself at that age didn't witness or wasn't told about).
And without giving anything away, I was wondering with the final twist if that meant things were meant to happen, you know, that it was fate, him meeting certain people, of course what does meeting mean.
It's a complete mess in my mind at the moment, but that's okay – that's why I suddenly got hooked to the drama as there are now things to ponder and figure out!
I actually wondered if his brother changed a few things as well that our hero wasn't aware of. Cause it seems only if you're the perpetrator of the time changing do you remember.
Ohhhhh..... that's a very good question, especially now with what we know about the little girl.
That could have well been the brother's doing, given he's connection to that situation.
The brother only had one incense stick, right? (As far as we know at this moment.) And he only burned it a little bit... or are we certain he burned it at all?
I've not clue, but that's why I'm enjoying this drama, it's throwing up a lot of interesting questions!
NINE is good so far.
just started to watch Nine this week and finished four episodes in one sitting. recommended for those who like mystery because of the time travel. it's different from the usual time traveling dramas with hints of mystery, revenge, and romance.
try these "first impression" posts if you need more insights about the drama :))
another reason to watch: Lee Jin Wook.
I was going to link my first impressions of Nine, too!
Since there is very little blog-tivity for the show, I may give a try at wee-capping. If ONLY to give us all a place to squeeee.
Pome for Nine
NINE is just awesome.
I’m hooked and I’m proud.
Sing with me, everyone.
Sing it out LOUD
I’m burning like incense when he’s on my screen
I’d travel with him, if you know what I mean. ;)
My new true love: Anchor Lee Jin Woo – hoo!
I ee I ee I ee I will ALWAYS love you.
Hahaha! Awesome poem!
Puahaha, love your poem. Probably should become an anthem for those who love the show.
NINE IS PRETTY LEGIT I TELL YOU. I'm surprised that there wasn't any further recaps after the first two. Okay,I have to admit that the Lee Jin Wook factor played a huge role in swaying me towards watching but hey no matter how much of an eye candy the male lead is,he must be able to carry his role convincingly right? The fact that he's hot just adds more points HEH. If the first two episodes was decent enough to catch my interest,I'd say that the next two episodes are certainly the deciding factor in convincing viewers to keep watching. SO GOOD. Why isn't anyone recapping the other episodes? It's a shame really,drama deserves more attention than I daresay TWtWB? (I can literally feel the shooting glares from fans of TWtWB already >.<) I watched 11 episodes of the show and let's just say that I'm having a bit of a problem in deciding whether the storyline's worth pursuing whereas in Nine, although we have the tumor thing at work(which oddly reminds me of Dr.Jin AHAHAHAH what a disaster that drama was) it was actually not too much of a focus,which is insanely refreshing for a change. I even forgot about it because I was too invested in our lead's storyline. The nostalgic feels that this drama gives me,oohhhhhh! Not feeling any sparks from the female lead yet but so far LJW has done brilliant job(He sure can plant 'em kisses *swoons*) in making the OTP convincing. If any of you are considering to give this drama a go,I'd say go ahead! :D
Quoting a friend: "Lee Jin Wook kisses should be put in a revised KamaSutra book."
eye lid kisses.
*dying with you*
bless you Cable!
Dead there with you, sister.
How many times exactly is TOO MANY times to replay a scene? I hope I haven't hit that number yet.
He seems to have formed his own category of K-kissing.
Did you see him in INR 2012?
He rocks my socks that I haven't even put on yet, and we haven't even hit ep 5 yet!
Jomo, love, INR 2012 was the very place where I discovered that such a being as Lee Jin Wook existed. At first, you just look at him quickly, carelessly, and say oh, nice looking. Then he speaks and your ears blush a little - he just has that tone. (Well they would blush if they could.) And then HE KISSES SOMEONE AND YOU DIE.
The speaking, yes, and the shrugs and smiles and kisses.
The guy from INR 2012 is in Nine? I just found the drama that Shukie and I will watch tonight!
I can't wait! You better be tweeting!
Korazy, he doesn't look as good here as in INR 2012. At least not for me. But I didn't finish the first episode but with the two Js ( joAnne AND jomo) speaking so highly of LJW's particular skills, I might have to give a retry
Let's just say that when LJW was hanging out with Eric on the Spy MW set, he learned from the master the secret to how to kiss a woman's pants off...
OMO jomo! you're setting my imagination and some body parts on fire with the image of Eric AND LJW kissing simultaneously! BUT not each other, mind. unless they want to la. I know LJW can kiss from watching INR2012 but I didn't like him, character and physically in this drama. I will give it another go though. thanks for the push :)
You're being unfair. Anyone who's seen City of Glass knows that LJW is a skilled kisser in his own right. I doubt he would need any instruction in that matter from Eric ;)
But I still like she invoked the image of the two men kissing...me! Where is joAnne and her grabby hands??!
Passed out dead at the news that Eric and Lee Jin Wook were in a drama together. I was just discovering KDrama around Spy Mung Whol time and it was such a disaster that I avoided knowing anything about it. Now I have to watch it, no matter what.
I read that LJW was way hotter than Eric in spy myung wol. But don't watch it joAnne!! Apparently, really really bad.. Like almost dr Jin bad.
I am waiting for a few more ep and them watching them marathon cause it so hard when I have to wait a week
good decision. now I'm regretting a bit that I started watching quite early and won't be able to marathon it.
I've been watching Nine and also am a bit surprised that recaps are no longer coming. I guess JB and GF dropped it. I, however, am enjoying it. Gotta love a practical hero who knows exactly what he wants to change in his past (ie, bring his family back, get treated for tumor earlier). Only thing that puts me off is the romance bits because the leads act too matter-of-fact with each other that it instantly kills the chemistry. Nevertheless, I can still follow along since the other stuff is great. I loved how the doctor friend went crazy when he realized that there was actually a time machine...him hooting and huffing like a monkey cracked me up. Also am glad that the writers have put much thought into the story, especially the part where the hero will realize that he needs to be careful of what he changes because it can have the effects that he doesn't want (ie, the heroine disappearing from his life).
I've seen the first four episodes and I'm definitely hooked! It doesn't quite feel like any of the other time-travelling dramas I've seen so far (QIHM, Faith)...but it does give me serious Back to the Future vibes, if you've seen any of those movies. Maybe because the protagonist is travelling within his own lifetime, and actually encounters his younger self (which to me makes the stakes seem even more intense). And like DayDreamer said below, the protagonist is smart, with a very practical approach to changing the past...he definitely isn't bumbling around, accidentally changing history. Would definitely recommend!
errr...as DayDreamer said above, not below! ^^
I'm really liking it so far and I'm disappointed that it doesn't have enough love between the bloggers.
I guess I should have read before posting below! I am watching it and I love it!
Glad to join the chorus. After watching ep.4, I was eagerly awaiting the reviews and raves but in vain. :-(
I really, really like Nine. What more, it keeps getting better :-D
i'm totally loving NINE too! the first episode was slow until the very end. the second episode was a bit faster paced but also a little slow. but episode three sealed the deal for me and i am absolutely loving the drama. it's definitely going on my all time favorite list if it keeps up with the momentum it's established in episodes 1 thru 4.
like a few ppl mentioned here, i too cannot believe the recaps were dropped from this site. nine is much better than any of the other dramas that the recappers are currently recapping, so i was a bit shocked that of all the dramas this one was not followed, but oh well. if i knew how to capture screenshots and didn't have to rely on subtitles (since i only speak the korean i've picked up thru drama viewing), i'd offer to recap the series, but que sera sera.
i'm suffering a bit from having to wait a week for the next episodes but i guess that's the name of the game.
anyway, if anyone has not started nine, i think this is a must watch for 2013!
A_diva, I don't think they 'dropped' it - isn't this the one that they said they would try? I guess timing was just not right.
They're recapping a lot of shows and it's important to honor THOSE commitments since they were made. Not to mention that each recapper chooses what most pleases them, which is as it should be on a volunteer site.
Plus they have full-time jobs, families, friends - and at least a couple of them are back in school for additional degrees. Busy, busy ladies. Some things we like are going to be missed, and within the world of comments on this site, at least, it's considered rude to remark negatively on what the ladies do or do not do. We would never want to make them feel bad or unappreciated for what amounts to a full-time, unpaid job maintaining one of the best communities out there.
just to be really clear, not singling you out for chastising (not my place at all) Just kind of explaining. I hope I didn't offend you. It wasn't my intention!
i wasn't offended. but my comment was not remarking negatively on what they are doing or aren't doing. they can't recap everything and there is always the possibility that a person will LOVE a drama that is not recapped here b/c each individual has their own opinion about what drama they love and don't love, etc. i happen to find nine the best of the currently airing dramas so i was remarking that i personally feel it's a shame they are missing this one b/c i like it better than the other ones they are recapping.
anyway, GF said in the second epi post that nine was only tentatively a contender for recaps & they'd wait for week 2 to decide. there have not been any recaps for this week's episodes so i am thinking it is dropped. could be wrong though--hope i'm wrong!
oh, i hope they do continue. l'm hooked. :D
I GET WHAT YOU MEAN a_diva I was having the same thoughts too! I thought that TWTWB was going to be the saving grace of the dramas in Wed-Thurs slot but alas,it didn't turn out that way. Nine turned out to be an unusual contender. I was rather indifferent towards the drama itself,and the preview trailers didn't hook me at all,was totally planning on letting this one slip by me for the fear that the QIHM team would try too hard to make this QIHM 2 and then the magic would be lost. Oh how wrong I was. Nine couldn't be more different than QIHM,and I love how solid the directing is narrative wise,love the nostalgic vibe. Initially I decided to try the first two episodes as a last resort before I completely surrender myself to the drama slump,first two episodes were painstakingly slow but steady in establishing the characters andfor me it was also the third episode that made me wanna continue watching.
Thanks for the replies.
Since I'm going to be out of country soon, I think I might hold off for a little while and then try to pick it up after I get back.
I tend to marathon shows, anyways. I guess I'll probably ask again how it's doing in a months time when I get back.
I'm always up for new stuff, so if it doesn't feel like any other drama (especially Dr. Jin-like :p), that's good news in my book.
Hope it keeps doing well and again thanks for the replies!
How glad I am to see I am not the only one who LOVES Nine. Finally, a show I am excited to see every week.
Happy Friday to all.
Happy OT all! ^^
Been a good week. Watched ending of no chef... Predictable ending but good. Wonder if they are going to have another season or a special?
Midwest beanies has a facebook page. Hehe some are almost my neighbors.
Pray the weather warms up... Suppose to be spring now.
Have good weekend!
Urgg... don't speak to me about the weather.
It was snowing again last night.
Seriously... it's MARCH!!! This isn't suppose to be happening :'(
This is like our fouth winter this year?
It's like the UK decided British weather isn't crazy enough normally and decided to up the dial by about 1000000.
IT WAS SUNNY LAST WEEK! We could wear tshirts and stuff.
I want sun :(
Belgium isn't any better...
SUN! SUN! SUN! SUN!
(and warmth! warmth! warmth!)
Are proper actual seasons too much to ask for??
Seriously, one of the biggest surprises in my life was when I was in China and it was super hot but one day it suddenly cooled down by about 5 degrees.
When we asked why they went 'It was Autumn the other day'.
We were shocked. We were like what is this sorcery?
You CAN PREDICT THE DAY WHEN THE WEATHER WILL CHANGE?
It still amazes me to this day haha.
that winter never comes here~ equatorian get to wear skirt weveryday~
Just cause it's freezing doesn't mean I don't wear a skirt ;)
Seriously... in January I was running around in a short sleeve t shirt in the snow. Completely sober.
No wonder everyone thought I was on drugs...
Dispelling that stereotype (or, rather, truth) of completely plastered British girls in their mini-skirts, no tights, no jacket, in the snow?
I went in a knee-length dress today and in flip flops and no tights... but admittedly only to the corner shop. ;-)
i wish it would snow here too... need to travel abroad just to experience the real winter. *envious*
It's like half a day of snow every three weeks.
I'd rather have proper snow two months solid than this constant back and forth tease. I keep thinking 'Ohhhh, I can almost bring out my sandals' and then the temperature drops again.
Plus I want to get warm and the tomato season to start again and random things of the sort.
At least it isn't four seasons in a day. I swear up here in Scotland it's madness. It's been super windy all day, but then was proper sunny for a while, then the rain came, followed by snow and frozen rain. I bet the plants and animals are confused, 'cos I sure am!
your countries all seem so fun! in my country we only ever get sun, which is very very boring. and when its not sunny its rainy and wet and only good for sleeping in.
Happy Friday everyone!
I'm in a bit of a drama slump. Not watching anything outside of That Winter, and I'm not anticipating the episodes as much as I used to. But it's still a good watch.
I managed to convert a friend to kdramas, he marathoned Dream High, Coffee Prince, and just started Dal Ja's Spring. I directed him to DH because he's a Glee fan and I figured he could start with a show with a similar musical/underdogs vibe, and the other two are my personal faves. Somehow it makes me more anxious because I want him to like them since I do! And he did enjoy CP too.
So Joo Won is paired up with another noona for his new movie. The story sounds like nothing new, so I'm setting my expectations very low after L7CS. When I think of actresses his age I could imagine him with, nothing really comes to mind, except maybe Park Shin Hye and Moon Geun Young, and even then I don't know how it could turn out. But I like a good noona romance done right. What are your personal faves? You probably guessed it but mine is Lee Minki/Chae Rim of Dal Ja's Spring. Which I might just rewatch for the umpteenth time soon. I heard there's a good one in The Woman who Still Wants to Marry too?
My post sounds random, I was typing my thoughts as they went :D
Hee, thinking of Joo Won and Park Shin Hye together... I'm trying to imagine him in FBND-universe :)
Or if one of Joo Won's cop characters met Yoo Gomsanim in Vampire Prosecutor-land... (sure she's a little older but still looks so young!)
I think it's important to acknowledge that most instances of older actresses cast opposite younger actors aren't actually noona romances. Think 7th level civil servant, Rooftop Prince, King 2 hearts, etc.
So I wouldn't hold my breath that the new Kim Ah Joong - Joo Won movie will actually acknowledge the fact that she's older than him. In fact, her character is probably supposed to be younger than his, or at least the same age.
Do try The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry - it had appalling ratings in Korea (like 3 - 4%) but I had a few friends who watched it and loved it.
Definitely TWWSWTM! Watched it and loved Kim Bum in it. I fangirled and swooned so hard over him that I actually broke my no melodramas rule and started on TWtWB just to watch him HEH.
TWWSWTM is an adorable noona-dongsaeng romance. *Cuteness overload*. In the category, Baby Faced Beauty and What's Up Fox? are also sweet.
Noona romances.. Hmm faves are flower boy ramyun shop and the woman who still wants to marry. But be prepared for a Keanu reeves Kim bum. :p
".... be prepared for a Keanu reeves Kim bum."
HA! This is the best description! ...... In spite of the Keanu-esque vibe, I have to say I liked him in this .... I honestly can't say it worked against him, on the contrary.
It didn't work AGAINST him; he did the job but I kept thinking how great it would be if he could emote more! He looked like he was thinking what the next line should be and while trying to remember, imma look pretty and stare at the yoja or stare into nothing and brood. Oh man, Kim bummers are going to hate on me now. I did find him cute y'all. And I think he has improved!!
Loving your comment, Enz!
*giggling* ....... and yes, he has improved ...... I'm watching him in That Winter, TWB and he actually moves around and stuff and he speaks loudly, totally different from TWWSWTM. In fact, he speaks so loud I'm convinced he and his friend, the Fake Oppa, are going to be caught at any moment.
He's still cute though!
lol. i still need to watch that. I'd say my favorite noona romance would be MGIAG cause the gumiho was like five hundred years old or somthing? does that count?
The Woman That Still Wants to Marry is an excellent drama, period, no matter how you want to classify it. Ensemble cast, several interwoven stories. Min jae ranks as one of the best drama boyfriends ever.
My Queen is a Taiwanese Drama that features a couple with an age difference and how they deal with it. Of course, if it was older male younger female it wouldn't be anything to "deal" with. I really liked the characters in it alot.
What's Up Fox is probably a good example of a noona romance. Literally, the woman is the guys older sisters best friend, and it is probably more down to earth and real life than a lot of shows. Not one of my favorite dramas nor favorite actors all around but it does do a nice turn with the main characters.
Agree on My Queen. Ethan is adorable so that doesn't hurt.
WUF is one of my favorites, so I recommend, too.
For J-Dorama, Long Vacation is delightful. It has a lot of bests for me:
*Minami is one of my favorite characters in any country's dramas
*one of the most intriguing opening scenes
*one of the most natural first kisses
*one of the best apartment sets - it was sooooo real. The floors and doors creaked, the glass rattled. I think I lived there in college.
Love Revolution, I think, focuses on the age difference between the leads, plus you get Fujiki Naohito to sigh over.
I Do, I Do is definitely noona. The age and professional difference is important to story.
My Sweet City/ My Sweet Seoul has Ji Hyun Woo as the dongsang to die for and that Choi Kang Hee doesn't deserve. But when DOES she get to play a character who is smart around men?
Javabeans says: My Sweet Seoul is a cute, introspective series and Ji Hyun-woo was adorable in it. HOWEVER. I hated Choi Kang-hee so much that I couldn’t finish recapping the show (http://www.dramabeans.com/tag/my-sweet-seoul/). Mostly ’cause I thought she didn’t treat Ji Hyun-woo as he deserved. :(
wow, now I want to check out WUF and my sweet Seoul, just to see how awful choi kang Hee's charcter is.
hello, hello, hello!
I completely forgot you guys are already on Daylight saving ... I thought I couldn't post anything today, but now I can ... oh well, I'll spare you the details.
Happy Friday to everybody!
I've got to leave now!
Hope everything is ok <3
And ah... that's why it was earlier than normal today. Good job I don't have such things as lectures to distract me haha. ;)
I knew you couldn't stay away! Shukie and I will have a shot in your honor tonight--while caressing the lions
When I are we switching to Daylight savings?
I'm totally out of the loop.
just need to let this out cuz my hubby YOO GUN IS BACK!!
sorry but his cameo in TWTWB isnt enough for me...
Hello everyone,a Malaysian beanie here. I've been going thorough a bit of a drama slump lately. I can't seem to get into any of the current airing drama. I'm currently having a dilemma on whether I should continue watching TWtWB or not,I haven't watched the latest two episodes cause I felt as if the storyline stopped making sense and I was rather indifferent about the OTP. Sigh. Anyway,thank God there's I Live in Cheongdamdong,a 2011 jTBC sitcom that's 170 episode long(I KNOW,the number of episodes can be rather daunting) but it's SO DARN GOOD! How's everybody doing?:)
Hey Belle! Seems like I'm not the only one going through a k-drama slump. Just watching Nine at the moment. I do watch K-movies when I hit a slump just to tide me over. I would definitely recommend A Werewolf Boy if you haven't seen it :)
hello Belle3005! here's another beanie soul from Malaysia :) I thought I was the only one going through a major drama slump right now. can't seem to continue watching Level 7 and That Winter. only sticking to Incarnation of Money and Nine. I've been rewatching not so old dramas these few weeks and I feel good to marathon those awesome dramas ;)
By current airing dramas I mean any dramas from the main broadcasting stations. Cable dramas on the other hand are doing an amazing job in keep their drama quality in check :)
What site do you watch it on
I have been too I really FlowerBoyNextDoor but what's on hasn't done much for me I have been watch old drama, My Girl, Full House and light fun stuff not in much of melodrama mood but am waiting for a few more ep of nine then I'm going to try that one
Oh i've been so wanting to watch I live in Cheondamdong. I remember a blogger just loving it to bits. When Alice in Cheondamdong started, I thought it was the same drama as "I live in" but turned out (yeah, brain was in off-mode) i had them confused. So it's 170 episodes? Ah me! Suddenly I'm starting to watch dramas with over 24 episodes. I think I can watch them as they are subbed but the idea of marathoning a finished series of 170 episodes....formidable! Will see, especially since you recommend it.
HAI am & lily! *waves hand brightly* Have you guys checked out the DB meetup thread for Malaysia? Hope to hear your thoughts on it over there,it'd be great if we could take it to the next level and spaz in person,just saying. Or we could like group Skype someday if a meetup is impossible.
I'm so glad that I'm not the only one getting into a drama slump lately, to be honest I was pretty bummed by the current batch of dramas,in fact,I am quite frustrated with TWtWB,so much potential,so many thoughts of "what could've been"s and and also I feel like I'm starting to see the drama reaching its limit. So much for my first melodrama by choice,eh? I feel like the attention that it's getting somewhat contributes to the downfall of the drama. Don't tell me you didn't feel the director focusing on the pretty more than the storyline itself because I swear,I'm starting to get these vibes as of late. (Braces self for upcoming attack from fans of TWtWB) I don't know why buit I'm picky like that,so bite me. Nine on the other hand seems promising,I've burned by too much dramas with a promising start so I won't say that this would be THE ONE to dethrone OIHM and SUFBB (yes there's two dramas tying in for first place) from my favourite drama spot but if it keeps staying consistent it'll be a strong contender for the spot. Oh yes,that's two tvN dramas up there,which should say something about the awesomeness of cable channels. I'm slowing warming up to jTBC too. Omg is there any I Live in Cheongdamdong fans out there? I'm currently 34 episodes in and I gotta say,it's crack! Crack that's substantial,gets you in the heart good and sincere. LOVE. Ooh @am I've watched the movie and it was pretty good.(Totally went it for Song Joong Ki heh,I get why the movie was so hyped up for,he's great in it.) The werewolf side of him was horrendous though,director could've done a better job,I didn't dig the hybrid werewolf boy face ish.
We need some new blood in dramas! Looking forward to seeing Sung Joon & LSG in Gu Family Book! :D
Aiyo belle! You still haven't told us where to watch I live in .... Thanks! Softy is the blogger who highly recommends it
Refer below. Heh I'm sorry for taking so long to reply. It's a tough job typing using my Blackberry,my laptop isn't doing so well so I have to resort using my phone to get my daily DB fix instead.
Thanks belle. I really hate having to type anything on the phone. But looks like unless I miraculously start reading Chinese, I'm not going to be able to watch ILICDD.
I wish I could somehow translate the dialogues into English for you but I don't know how to put subtitles on videos,let alone fix the timing. This is why I totally respect all subbers out there for dedicating their time to provide us with subs,salute! Perhaps one of these days when I have more free time I can translate all of the dialogues into paragraph form like what Ms. Softy usually does into Cadence. That is,if anyone would be interested in reading it anyway HEH.
Yay! I'm another ILICDD fan! I finished watching it last autumn, but I'm finding myself watching it again, but at a slower rate the second time around. it is wonderful- isn't it? :) you get this really warm, family feeling- as if the characters are people you know, like family..
Ahh, I'm glad you are enjoying it!
if there's one thing that's sad, it's that I haven't found any place that does English subs for it- as I'd love for people who dont know Korean to be able to enjoy it as I myself did(I'm a Korean)
Are you watching it with English subs?
I also have been in a SERIOUS drama slump. BUT The End of the World is AMAZING. It's the newly premiered jtbc drama that I got to watch. I haven't seen the Virus, but The End of the World is really good! Mind you I had to watch the episodes twice as I didn't want to miss any details, and it's just that engaging that I'd watch it twice.
Another one I'm watching is Like a Fairytale, which is the 4 episodes drama special with Chunderella and Choi Yoon Young(?), and that's pretty good too. So.. My weekends are a heavenly buffet but my weekdays... Not so much ha.
Is anyone else watching The End of the World, or Like a Fairytale??
Ida I know! I'm lucky that I'm proficient enough in Chinese which enables me to watch the drama with Chinese subs. If only there's some place where other drama lovers can watch it in English subs. Ooh I've heard of nothing but good things about The End of the World so far! Have you read the review done by The Vault,the score given was really high! :D Looking forward to check this out once I get the chance. I hope that it doesn't disappoints like what The Virus did.
Ah, that is lucky indeed :) (about being proficient enough in Chinese I mean)
Yes! I did read the review on The Vault. I was still a little hesitant to watch it after reading it, but due to there being little else that I wanted to see, I watched it and was immediately like ZOMG. THIS IS FREAKIN' AMAZING.
Yes to characters that are, y'know, actually professional.
I've gotta say that's probably one of the main draws to the drama. So often there are dramas that lack this extra dimension or something to their plot or characterisation and that can really bum me out. More so when it's not meant for laughs.
So yeh. It's incredibly engaging. It drew me in like it was the ice cream that I always dream about once my dinner is digested. Yeh. Like a vortex.
I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed. :)
The Virus is just so frustrating. I always understood the saying that there's a fine line between a hero and a fool, but never never never in my life have I ever seen a story where the lead whose side I'm supposed to be on is such a total over-the-top idiot. I know he's supposed to be Mr Passionate Committed and all. But Gaaaaah!
And the weird stuff. The weird medical stuff. The weird security stuff. He takes his own blood and ends up with a large gaping wound on his arm??? How did that happen???
The only believable character is the infected guy. I'm just so upset with this show. Am gonna give up on it after the third episode. Too many other dramas to watch.
I really like End of the World so far. Gave up on Virus after Ep 1. No sub and I'm from Korea
mem916 I'm not sure if this helps but I usually watch my dramas with Chinese subtitles because I find that the translations are much more closer in context. If I'm streaming online I usually go to Funtude and select the Korean dramas section. If I love a drama enough to warrant a rewatch I usually download it from Funshion(it's actually a Chinese software that I've been using it for 2 years)
Hey Carole,I know what you mean. I for one have never watched kdramas more than 20 episodes simply because the prospect of it is too daunting. Even for C-dramas I've only watched 30+ eps max,and that was for Bu Bu Jin Xing(Startling With Each Step) because I was a huge fan of the novel,the drama adaptation mostly stayed true to the novel,I loved the show! I was so ready to pass this up for better alternatives in terms of episode counts but there's too many bloggers raving about how good the drama is,the last time I counted there's at least 5 bloggers showering compliments over this drama,so my curiosity finally got the better of me. Each episode is only half an hour long so it's not that huge of a commitment if you seriously think about it. It translates into about 85 episodes worth of time. Yes,it's still quite daunting but I'm taking it pretty slowly at the moment,I'd be drained if I really attempt to marathon the episodes all in a go. I love how this show has none of the usual typical drama tropes,it's very grounded and genuine. Yes,it takes awhile for the romance to set in but from what I've heard,once it does it's going to be so worth it. This is my first sitcom ever and dayum,I'm so glad that I've started watching this. The only downside to this is that there's no source that I know of that has the complete English subbed episodes up.
So Bu Bu Jin Xing is good as well? Ah me!!! Temptation.
It isn't as much a drama as a place to go live for a week or so of hours. A powerful experience of love, of beauty, and tears that will haunt you forever. You think I am exaggerating, don't you? You think, "Really? It's just a show." HA! I say, and again, HA!
I had to get used to the dubbing, but it is really well done.
The OST? Hoh-ma-gahd. My daughter who doesn't watch dramas came into my room the other day when I was re-watching some scenes and said: "That is making me cry, and I don't even know what she is singing about."
It's all on YouTube - there is more than one channel.
I tried to download the subs/raws but couldn't get them to match since it aired once with longer eps and later with shorter ones that got cut up.
Oh, I hope you like it!!
wow, the excitement in your font!!!!!! Will look for it on DF or viki. Or wherever. I will seek high and low for it.
ooooh, just looked. I thought the playlist only had songs from the OST but you gave me links to the episodes!!!! NICE!!!!!!!!!! I'll definitely be watching them. Thanks.
Carole - I am so jealous of you being able to experience it for the first time. :) Although just now when I rewatched some of my fav scenes, I found myself holding my breath even though I knew what was going to happen.
It is no spoiler to tell you that this is about a LOT of princes, and our heroine gets to choose from among them. I can't wait to see what you think, and which prince you pick!
I love princes. I love a LOTTA princes. Surround me with princes.
Hey Belle! I'm in a bit of a kdrama slump too, nothing's really captured my heart or even made me burn to watch the next episode since FBND ended. Even That Winter isn't enough to bring me out of it but I have a couple of things I want to try.....and there are always movies.
Same here. :(
Good advice. I’ve re-watched recently the movie, Castaway On The Moon. Still as touching if not more. Thank you for the nail polish idea. I’ve caught many fish with my blue damsel fly painted blue with the nail polish. Nail polish doesn’t stay fast long in water but long enough to catch fish. I’ll make some more for next summer. I’ve named the fly, Pogo S P Y, in your honour.
LT - ahaha, I'm blushing right now :)
Daebak! ((((pogo)))) My red damselfly will be called a Blushing Pogo S P Y from now on. Why haven’t I thought of that……..
I gave up on TWtWB. Having seen the movie I find it difficult to stick to this version AND I love No Hee Kyoung (writer).
Nine and You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin are the only thing I'm watching.
Waiting for Gu Family Book. I love Secret Garden's PD and Dalja Spring's writer.
I do check in on Thorn Flower/Spineflower because the story/script is interesting. No sub, poor directing and not so great cast.
Oh crap. I meant through earlier on. I was typing with half eyes open on my phone,hence the spelling error. Mianhe yeorobun >.<
Not entirely interested in any of the current dramas - feel like I need either a fluffy rom-com with a heart, or something thriller-ish/fantasy-ish. I'm also thinking of watching Baby-Faced Beauty. Is it any good?
Baby Faced Beauty is a cute workplace drama but I was pissed off with the female lead's annoying sister. but all for the cute Daniel and Nara, it's worth the journey.
have you watched Joseon X-Files? I love the drama to bits. recently tried it out because of Kim Ji Hoon and Im Jung Eun. it's a challenging watch.
Seconding the Joseon X-Files rec if you're looking for something lovely and mysterious and sometimes scary that requires thinking. I'd also recommend White Christmas for the thriller category.
I remember it being fun and watchable. Not crack or rewatchable, but worth it one time through.
Hey Offtheshore, I really liked Babyface beauty. Basically Daniel Choi is the most adorable thing evar! and makes the whole drama. (Like seriously sooooo adorable). I would give it watch!!!
Watch Soumate! Just watched it and loved it! Plus it has only 12 episodes !
Happy Friday fellow beanies. It's my eldest daughter's birthday, and I got her a DVD of Thank You. I hope she likes that drama as much as I did.
This week I finished Joseon X-files with my hubby, also started Bad Family, and so far it is wonderful.
I haven't checked out the Midwest Beanies Facebook page yet because I am one of the three people in America not on Facebook! Guess I will have to give in.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Oh, I LOVED Bad Family... Anthony undercover :--)
I've never tried a 50 ep weekend family drama before (waaayy too much commitment), but thanks to GF & JB's positive recaps of You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin, I gave it a shot. So far it's been very cute and entertaining, a minor cure for my drama ennui.
Between that and my love for a melo (gasp!) -- TWtWB -- I guess 2013 is my year of Trying Genres I Normally Avoid.
I'm excited by lee soon shin so far but have dropped TWTWB ! Just not convincing, dialogue nor storyline!
Refer to my reply above on where I watch ILiCDD. Heh I'm sorry for taking so long to reply. It's a tough job typing using my Blackberry,my laptop isn't doing so well so I have to resort using my phone to get my daily DB fix instead. I have also dropped TWtWB,I've had too many issues with it,it's gonna take a whole lot of good reviews on the latest two episodes to get me to get back on the bandwagon. Watched 2 episodes of TBLSS and it was decent,I was put off by the prospect of 50 episodes initially too! I've decided to drop it though,I love the cast and all but I can't seem to get into the storyline as in I don't feel like staying around to see if the typical drama tropes being tossed around are going to be different from other dramas. I'm betting on 500 won that Lee Mi Sook's character is totally IU's mum. *rolls eyes* And the dad's death was so out-of-the-world random omg! Not even my love for Yoo In Na & Jo Jung Seok can make me continue. Again I'm being extra picky(a bad habit of mine,I know.) I'm dropping this for ILiCDD heh. So much awesomeness,I can't even...
I like the tone of the show a lot, the balance of heart and humour. Am ok with some drama tropes as long as its within believability range for me and this one is. Ppl die suddenly and unexpectedly sometimes and the rest are left to pick up the pieces. Ya, the show is trying to suggest that IU is the daughter but I am still not sure that this dad is her biological dad. I don't mind predictability as long as there is believable enough circumstances and good dialogue and acting to go with it. Hopefully this will remain the case.
Rewatching 18 vs 29! still cute and OMG love HyeWon XDD
Waiting for Seung Gi new drama and the goofy hair!!!
Try to watch Jdorama called Nobunaga no Chef. NatsuXKen combo. CUTENESS! seriously in love with theme about time travel and food.
I just found out that the cutie Ken IS the same actor who played Hwang TaeKyung in the japanese version of YAB. WHAT!! (He belongs to some group named kiss my foot HAHAHAHA)
Good morning fellow Beaners! Just a quick hello as I have a busy day. So excited because Shukmeister is coming to visit me this evening in sunny Florida! Hopefully she'll renew my interest in some dramas now that QoA is getting to crazyville.
Have a good day, all!
OMG have fun!!!! Do lots of drama fangirling <3
And totally jealous of the weather... it snowed here last night :'(
Go home weather, you're drunk!
How fun! And oh noes about QoA. But I guess that means QSS is still on top :)
Since I found out Lee Jin Wook is in Nine, I'm going to try and persuade Shukie to watch it with me tonight! While drinking soju, of course
lol - he looks hawt there in NINE! Funny, because he did nothing for me in I Need Romance... :D
Have fun with the lions.... oh, and drama watching too! :)
Enjoy the sun as well! (It hasn't been sunny here lately in the north of Big City of Florida.. )
I think we will have a shot of soju for all of our friends on DB. How does that sound? Well, maybe we'll alternate because I don't want to end up like a certain person "A" who can't remember anything the next day!
oh my gosh that sounds like fun. Not getting so drunk you blackout; drinking soju with a Kdrama buddy.
Shukie will swear you were just expressing normal interest in each other as humans, regardless.
Happy OT day everyone!!!
Hope you all had a great week <3
Now my life has thankfully been quite quiet this week.
However never fear!!! I always have gossip to spill ;)
This week about Hot Korean Guy's girlfriend.
Now last friday we were out and when I was about to go upstairs he pulled me over and we had an proper serious conversation. Yes my friends. We had an actual discussion without copious amounts of sarcaism and teasing. This is something I thought would never happen.
Anyway I was doing the whole 'we're not friends anymore' routine. Don't judge, this isn't something I would normally do but I was really quite annoyed at him. And I should inform you all I suck at getting annoyed and can't do it properly (as he knows). Anyway he was like 'I still consider us friends, it's you who doesn't any more'
Now anyway... about his girlfriend. From the I've heard about her I always took her for the open relationships type. She isn't. She gets insanely jealous and if he so much talks to another girl (she views him as too nice or something haha) or has a facebook photo with them she gets super annoyed.
Hence he learned to keep his distance and be an asshole most of the time. (Me: I bet that wasn't very difficult for you. Him: Yeah, I'm used to it)
Anyway the best bit I found out from a mutual friend later. The reason they broke up? She cheated on him.
Amazing what hot girls can get away with right? haha.
Anyway have a great week!! Love <3
I don't comment on OT nowadays because it starts so late and I have to start work Sat.
But but but, did I miss something? He got back with the ex... but now you found out why he broke up. But why is he trying to be friends? When you say his current doesn't allow it?
Sorry. I might to backtrack some of the OT posts.
Oh yes, to justify why I am suddenly commenting. Through personal experiences and tales of love woes from friends... not many people actually remain good friends with the guys they used to go out with. However if the guy doesn't know you had a crush on him, chances are you still can be friends.
However, if the guy's gf or wife is not so nice, usually the girl ( my girlfriends ) can't even be around him/ them as a couple. It's too painful seeing a guy you used to like not being with the best girl in the world.
Unless he's a jerk. In which case, good couple then.
Now that is random thought on OT. Because I am in a drama slump as well. Nadda, nothing to watch. Well not much, when I am only following 3 series a week. SIX whole hours of KD only for the week. It's not enough to keep me sane.
Sorry Leaf to wander off on a tangent. Hot girls can't get away with everything. However there will always be a guy who likes them enough to let them walk all over him.
And that my DB friend, is why we ship nice 2nd lead guys in dramas. Because it just plain sucks that nice guys gets the raw end of the deal most of the time.
Not saying specifically for the HKG here in your case. Since I don't know if he's nice or not personally.
His girlfriend is long distance. And well... lets just say me and mutual friends have got a countdown clock until they break up again haha. She REALLY REALLY hates his girlfriend even though they've never meet haha.
And his personality... is difficult haha. He can be so nice (and trust me I'm not just saying this) and likable. But he can also be cold and a jerk. When I told him that he went 'But I'm nice when it counts' which while I don't completely agree with it is quite a good discription of him.
And his flaws... well lets say they are ones I can really relate too. However while I've been working on mine and they are barely noticeable anymore he hasn't. So I can understand him some of the time. Most of the time I don't have a clue haha.
And I don't think he knows I like him. At least if he does we're pretending he doesn't. We have too many mutual friends and hang out too much for us to be awkward around each other.
And about me dealing with this... well I'm always known as the emotionless one and I can be very cold (less so now as I've been working on it). I'm good at controlling my emotions. Like really good.
So no, I have absolutely no problem.
And yes... when I first heard I got really annoyed at how someone could treat another person like that. I was really upset for him. However it's his own fault for putting up with it so whatever.
And I know hot girls can't get anyway with everything. But he's still at the point where he lets her. And you think I'm exagerating her hotness? Trust me I'm not. No guy would say no to her.
So yeah... I like to think I'm fairly sensible and think things through. I think I am dealing with everything quite well and making the right choices.
" pat, pat "
20 year old male.
Ehm less said the better.
Emotional maturity has no relation to IQ at any age...
What can I say but make lots of friends while at Uni, they stay longer than old boyfriends/ girlfriends.
I am sure many of us can attest to that. Guys have come and gone since I left Uni but my old mates, we're still in contact and a few are my best friends. Not that I am saying I am " old " :-) but friendships; they last forever.
Precisely!! I deal with these people every day! And being everyones relationship counseller since around 11 and earlier if we include my parents ^shudders^ has given me way too much knowledge about such things.
And yes. My friends are the most important thing always :D
I'm lucky to have lots of really great people around me <3
Leaf, you never dissapoint :--))
Looks like a good k-drama... ;--)
I know! I'd be mega impressed with myself if I was making all this stuff up haha.
Almost weirder that I'm not actually...
hi leaf! Hot girl is crazy jealous cause she cheated. I have an old friend that was, back in the day, considered very hot, and had sex appeal that could cast a spell over an entire party. she used that power without a conscience and don't know if she'd ever been in a heathy relationship. anyway cut to 20 years later and she still thinks she can seduce men with her eyes. kinda sad really. yeah...no, Hot girls don't get away with everything.
Oh good heavens! So he forgave her? Good heavens! ((((LEAF))))
Yeap. Basically she's insanely hot and they were together 2/3 years.
And he's a 20 year old guy.
Doesn't take a genius to work this one out haha.
Leaf! Omo! Ur life drama much better then some shows on now. ;p
Well, I hope he knows what he's getting into to take her back. Must really love her? Some people don't change much...
Have a good weekend. Thanks for updating us. :)
Ps, does the gf get jealous if he talks to you?
He keeps all evidence of girls off his facebook because of her so she doesn't have a clue. As far as she knows he only hangs around with the guys (She must know this isn't the case). Which... given this is Uni is not gonna happen. Friendship groups are completely mixed here.
Meh... he just thinks he loves her. He's never said anything about her apart from the fact that she's insanely hot.
So once again: countdown until they breakup again is commenced.
And I know right? Look at me having all the drama haha.
Although to be honest most of it is everyone elses.
I reject drama at all costs.
Why I don't want a relationship haha. Cause I'm far too cynical for such things lol. Too much stress.
And current dramas do suck. I'm still watching King of Dramas to be honest. I like it but can't seem to keep focus on it for that long though. I'm mainly catching up on The Walking Dead haha.
Obviously they need to hire me as a script writer. I would ace that haha.
Leaf, if that is the case, I'm with you on the countdown to their breakup again. Maybe soon, he'll grow up and realize what they have isn't a relationship. If you can't trust each other, there is no point being together.
Wonder if he's just with her cause she's hot? That's just so shallow. Lol
You are still young, have fun n enjoy uni life. ^^
"If you can’t trust each other, there is no point being together."
Exactly. I second cv's words!
Pretty sad case when your partner micromanages your relationships with other people. That's a) a relationship that's not going to last OR b) if it lasts, it's a very unhealthy relationship.
Doesn't make him the best candidate to be in a relationship with either because he's obviously lacking some maturity/judgement/self-confidence.
Good for you letting him know that you are not friends anymore when he's acting like that.
"He can be so nice (and trust me I’m not just saying this) and likable."
Some of the people who are really nice are totally not when you scratch beneath the surface. Manipulative people can be real charmers, until they show their real face. Not saying that guy is like that, but just a word of warning – be wary if someone's super-nice in some instances, but a total jerk in others. Go with your gut feeling. Good people don't treat you nicely some times, and then totally ignore you, and then suddenly befriend you again.
I agree, Leaf. I love coming on the OT just to hear how things are going in your life. And it IS more interesting than the dramas these days!
Leaf, your life is way more interesting than any kdrama! And I won't lie, I'm a lot older than you but part of me dreads the day my guy friends start dating (or worse, end up marrying) girls who can't stand their bf being around other girls platonically *sigh*
Wow, that's early today.
I had a question to ask... and I completely forgot what... :--)
This week I tried the xxxholic. Totally not my usual watch, but liked it (also liked that it is so short). Though the episode 4 wasn't as good as the others.
Also watched 1st episode of Priceless.
Have a nice weekend!
OK, thanks to Belle I remembered:
Does anybody know whether somebody decided to continue with subbing "I Live in Cheongamdong"? And if yes, where to find it? Thanks.
Was there anyone that started? I've been hoping and wishing for a while now...
As far as I know, there are english subtitles up to episode 14. Though I don't remember anymore where I found them...
I really liked ep 4 of xxxHolic! And Watanuki playing games with Maru and Moro during the credits cracked me up.
Priceless is great. Not always totally realistic, but quite unusual and thoroughly enjoyable.
Plus, you will walk away with a new-found appreciation of thermoses – that's the funny thing that often happens with dramas. They take random things that never interested you or you never thought about, and suddenly you start to see them in a new light. Thermoses. Ice hockey. Synchronic swimming. Aquariums. etc.
Happy Friday! Given the kdrama slump I'm in right now, I've randomly started watching a jdrama called Sapuri.
Has anyone seen it? Is it any good? Should I bail now?
I feel that there are no good kdramas right now! What's going on? The only upcoming drama that I'm looking forward to now is Gu Family Book! LOL! And only for Lee Seung Gi! That boy is too cute!
Also, I'm not sure if this is breaking any rules but the Toronto beanies are planning a meeting. Email me at [email protected] if you want to be kept in the loop!
That should be *meetup*
Haven't visited OT since...I can't remember.
So, Hey! :3
I really need another awesome K-drama from Cable land because that's where the good stuff is at.
Has anybody seen Can We Get Married? Is it any good?
I liked it a lot. Not a standard k-drama, but much more realistic, I would say. Especially those divorce parts...
The motorbike couple was quite cute :--)
I started ep 1 a couple days ago and noticed it was kind of leaning towards the slice of life category...so I might marathon it this weekend :)
I enjoyed CWGM.
The moms are a bit much but it's a good story.