5 Thai Must watch BL Dramas

I have been a fan of yaoi since a long time. Fanfics that I read are also mostly yaoi as well. But more than everything else I love to watch Thai BL (Boy's Love) dramas. I have tried BL dramas from all over the world and honestly speaking, Thai dramas are the best. There are some American rip-off sorts too, but most that I have seen are forever etched in my heart and I would watch them once again. So here is a list of the 5 MUST- WATCH THAI BL dramas.

SPOILER ALERT


SOTUS the series- 
SOTUS was the second BL drama I watched after Addicted (Chinese BL), which was my first. I found this drama when a lot of BL fans started posting images of the leads, and I do not regret my decision to watch the drama. With a proper storyline and a beautiful cast with proper actors and a BL that hasn't been banned, it was a treat.

Based on a Thai internet novel written by BitterSweet having the same name- the story is about Arthit(Perawat Sangpotirat), a third year student in an Engineering college and his batch mates abuse their power over the juniors to make them follow and teach them the lesson of SOTUS (Seniority, Order, Tradition, Unity and Spirit). Kongbop(Prachaya Ruangroj) was one of the first students who started protesting against the rules. Soon he realized his hatred towards Arthit had turned into respect and love.

Everything about the drama is perfect except for the story, which I think could have been slightly better. There are a lot of fangirl moments and two kiss scenes as well in the end of the drama. 


Make It Right the series-  
This is a high school drama with a very fresh story-line. It casts talented young actors and there are many couples, both straight and gay. 

Tee(Panichtamrong “Peak” Peemapol) and Fuse(Udompanich “Boom” Krittapak) were long time friends. One day Fuse finds out that his girlfriend is cheating on him and hence he becomes sad and ends up drinking. He meets Tee after a long time in the drunk state and hence Tee ends up taking him home with him. Both get curious as to how does it feel to have sex with a guy and they end up having sex. After that it leads to the confusion whether they are in love or not. Fuse, to be honest, is the most confused character I have seen.

Apart from Tee and Fuse, there is another and a sweeter couple to check out and that is Frame (Chittsawangdee Pawat) and Book (Imerbpathom Sittiwat). Their relationship is too adorable.
The storyline, although fresh, is a bit messy, but then it doesn't bother much. Book and Frame make up for all of it.



2 Moons the series- 
2 Moons the series just got over and I am telling you, I am still suffering from End-Of-Drama syndrome. This drama was plain amazing. Amazing cast, jaw-dropping visuals, perfect acting and a perfect story-line.

Wayo(Pinnirat Suradej) gets admission into the same university as his high-school crush and long time love Phana(Thanit Itthipat). Phana is the present Campus Moon of the University and extremely famous. Wayo is put into a list of people to contest for the position of the next Campus Moon. Soon he gets to see Phana more and Phana starts teasing Wayo, which annoys him. But then their relationship takes a turn to the better. 

Apart from Phana and Wayo, there is another couple- Ming(Khemmonta Varodom) and Kit(Kerdthongtavee Panuwat), where Ming is Wayo's best friend and Kit hangs out with Phana. Ming starts crushing on Kit. In the beginning Kit hates it, the way Ming keeps bothering him, and forces himself on him, but then Kit gets used to it. Also we have Forth(Kreepolrerk Darvid) who crushes on cute Wayo for a while and Beam(Jarujittranon Tanapol), who is Kit and Phana's friend. 

This drama has a very clean story-line which is clear, without any twisted plots. The way the romance develops is also very beautiful. Phana's way of romance is going to make you cringe and although Wayo looks tiny and weak, he has a really strong character. There is a season 2 on the way with more of Forth-Beam and Ming-Kit, so all fans be on your toes.






Love Sick the series-S1 
Love Sick clearly tops the list of BL dramas that I have seen. Again, there is a mix of couples and relationships, but all of them have come out so beautifully, words cannot describe them.

Phun(Phumphothingam Nawat) has a girlfriend but his father wants him to date a girl who is his father's friend's daughter. Since his father is slightly weaker towards his sister, he tries to please his sister. Now his sister is a yaoi and BL fan, hence he decides to ask his friend Noh(Kongyingyong Chonlathorn) to help him out, in exchange for money for the school band. Noh agrees. First they start with pretending, which makes them closer as friends, and then love beautifully blossoms between them. 

This drama is hella adorable and serious when it is needed to be. It deals with the confusion the two have where they know well that they are straight, have girlfriends, but still have feelings for each other.

There are other straight couples and it also deals with other high school themes like self- esteem, false image and so on.


Love Sick the series- S2
Season 2 is longer and more detailed. We get to know more about Noh and Phun's relationship with their girlfriends. Phun's sister starts liking a guy who is paired with another guy in their school. We see how forced relationships work. Phun's girlfriend starts having affairs. We get to know how Noh and his girlfriend became a couple. More light is thrown on the straight couple where the guy improves as a person but the girl deteriorates. Then they also give a fair chance to the feminine guys in the school, breaking boundaries. Scamming, loyalty, money, friendship of course and many other things are the other themes in the drama. All the issues arised here are solved though.

This season has the ability to make you cry. Scenes where the boys break-up with their girlfriends is extremely heart breaking, although we want the guys to end up together. 

New characters are brought to the spotlight- Om(Napian Nanoob) and Mick(Thitipat Min) where Om is a possesive senior and Mick is a weak junior, and the two starts getting feelings for each other without even realizing. Then there is Earn(Luangsodsai Anupart), who falls for Noh's cute behaviour and ends up proposing him, but gets rejected.

This drama is a full package of everything bound in an amazing and interesting storyline. Although it has so many episodes, not a single episode will get you bored. The drama also gives a very important message, and that is we fall for a person for it's nature and not because of his or her sex.
Also it has an amazing track called Shake which have to listen to.

Special mention- 
Gay Ok Bangkok- which is a web series made to raise awareness for STDs. It gives out multiple messages about adult gay relationships and also STDs.


Kdrama review- DUEL



Sorry once again for the last annual post I made. So I am finally back. Thank you for the many followers we have on Facebook, and hence I promise from now on, I will be making regular posts.

So, here I am with a fresh kdrama review.

OCN made amazing thrillers this year. Duel is the third in the thriller series.

(Spoiler Alert)
So what is Duel about?
I am not much of a sci- fi person. I am really not fond of sci-fi and I avoid watching them. I tried watching Circle too, but did n't like it because it was sci fi. But I was amazed by this drama.

So Duel starts with Officer Jang Deuk Cheon(Jung Jae Young) losing his daughter Soo Young(Lee Na Yoon) while she was being sent to another hospital after her stem cell surgery. First Jang Deuk Cheon is led on, till he meets a person who looks the same as the one who kidnapped his daughter. He hits him, but the boy, Sung Joon(Yang Se Jong), tells it is not him and then they meet the boy who had kidnapped Soo Young. Both are shocked to see the two of them and consider them to be twins, but Sung Joon keeps denying. Sung Joon also tell that he has lost his memory.

Soon a set of murders happen which is seen to be done by Sung Hoon, Sung Joon's look-alike. Sung Hoon is looking for the medicines that will help him survive. Sung Joon and Deok Cheon join hands to solve the case and look for Soo Young.

As the drama progresses we realize that the boys aren't twins but clones of each other made from a third person. Not only the three look the same, they even share the memories of the person they were made from. While they search for Soo Young, they look for answers in the medical industry as to why the clones were made, where are the medicines and how to help Soo Young survive. Soon more people join the team, as Ryu Mi Rae tries to find her dead mother's belongings.

This drama was the first and best sci-fi that I have seen. First person you will be noticing in this drama is prosecutor Choi Jo Hye (Kim Jung Eun). She will be the person person you will start hating in this drama, but that only proves how good an actor she is.

Next person you will notice is Sung Joon. In the beginning, Yang Se Jong's acting is very weak. You can clearly see he is trying his best to have a normal conversation, where as he is acting well when he is being hit. On top of that he had three roles. But I tell you, Yang Se Jong will leave you speechless by the time you reach the drama ends. His acting improves rapidly in the drama. Sung Hoon's role is the best role he played ever. It was better than his role in Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim even. And you are bound to fall for Sung Hoon, however much you don't like him.

Finally, I am aware many people started watching Duel after Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim. Therefore those who have seen that drama will be aware of Seo Eun Su. There ain't any romantic relationships here, but strong bonds are seen and made.


Drama Review- Descendants of the Sun



Sorry for the long delay my readers- really, really sorry. I had been busy all of these months- totally stressed out with a lot ofthings. But, yes, I watched a lot of dramas and kept myself updated with a lot of music videos, but I did not get the time to update here.

So I came back with the review of the all time favorite drama- Descendants of the sun- the drama which became an epitome of workplace romance and made Song Joong Ki famous. So, let us delve into the drama more.

What is the drama about? The drama is a love story between a soldier and a doctor. A doctor, Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo)- who is very qualified, but after becoming a victim of hospital politics could not get a good position in the hospital. Her beauty came handy and she became the face of the hospital. She met Yoo Si Jin (Song Joong Ki) when they came to rescue another patient who had been bullied and was trying to escape his treatment. In the beginning Mo Yeon did not believe that Si Jin was in the army, but then after watching a video of them fighting- she becomes impressed and believes him. He also gets free treatment from her after that.

There is alos another love story between Seo Dae Yong ( Jin Goo) a teammate and best friends with Si Jin, who once loved Yoon Myeong Jun (Kim Ji Won), but was staying away from her, because of her father's orders.

Mo Yeon and Si Jin fall in love and then break up because of their jobs and then they meet again in Urk- a fictional place near Greece. A lot of things happen, incorporated with the romance to bring angst and to start the romance between them. And soon due to a major lack of story-line the drama becomes boring.

I, personally think that the drama is too overrated. It became such a hit because - 1. the cast, 2. the songs, 3. the locations, 4. the romance in the beginning.
The drama started really well, but since it was more based on incidents than on a story-line- when the events got over, there was nothing to look forward to.  One good thing the drama did though was to make Song Joong Ki famous- which should have happened a long time back.

Apart from the above- the action scenes and the shots taken in Greece are amazing. The sub-plot of Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won was good. And I have to mention Onew from SHINee and his acting skills. . He was so good. Apart from me being an emotional person- he really did a good job- but of course there is still place for improvement. The villain in the drama- David Lee McInis, played an amazing role as a villain. One of my favorite villains indeed.

The drama, if you really want to watch it, watch it just for Song Joong Ki, or for Onew or for Song Hye Kyo, maybe. But if you really want to give it a try- you can.


BTS MV Series- Young Forever, Fire and Save Me

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BTS screws with you life every time it releases music videos. It surprises you not only physically but also mentally. So what did BTS bring for us this summer?

The first music video that BTS released was Young Forever. Well, Young Forever is supposed to be a song for the Army's which Suga had written, while thinking that they wpuld not be young forever and at some point of time, they would be losing their fans. The MV, though tells another story. It is again connected to I Need You, Run and the Prologue. The members are forgiving themselves and are trying to move on from their past.

The past is represented by the maze and each member, as we already know from the past few MVs had a past. Rap Mon moves on from the guilt of burning the gas station down, Suga moves on from his guilt of wasting himself and hurting Jungkook, Jhope gives up on the drugs, Jimin is seen to be dripping wet and he gives up on the thought of committing suicide. Jin, who we know has died, leaves his friends alone. He doesn't want them to stay stuck to him, he wants them to move on. V is the last one to leave the maze, hence realizing the brevity of his crime and that it is useless now to think about it. We see he struggles the most. When they are running on the runway, they are all now free souls and they can start life afresh, since they are young.



Next releases was Fire. That song blew my freaking mind and in more than one way. The song and the MV, of course is great and the amount of hidden meaning that it has is also very intelligent of BigHit.

We see in the beginning, BTS is standing behind a fence. The fence is that from Young Forever. Youth has been written on it. Suga jumps over it, kind of symbolizing that he has now stepped into adulthood. He moves to a person standing in black. Initially it represents the haters, but also represents their bad actions, now that they want to change. Suga holds its hands and the person starts burning.

After that scene, there are many scenes that have been taken from the film 'Lost River.' But they just have been taken from there, no similar plots though. The song is about changing themselves.
The lyrics are also somewhat similar, where they talk about not losing to other people and live life they way one wants to.

The dance is like on the top of the world. And I am amazed to see how Jin has improved so much.


Save Me, well, it was just a simple dance MV, but going by the song, I think the boys want to be saved now. Since they have already put the bad things away, they want to start living once again. The song is about having Hope. The lyrics somehow summarizes how their lives have been after Jin has died. The lyrics each person has somewhere represents their condition.

Save Me is an amazing track and I cannot express how much I love the song. I like the song as much as INU. *INU is my favorite BTS track

Many think sometime in future BTS might release something more for Save Me. Even I am hoping for that.
Apart from the above tracks, the album has nothing very new. But it is filled with some amazing remixes and all need to be heard. Leaving a song out would be a crime.

All Armys must have thought that this might end the BTS INU seriesm but BigHit did it once again and therefore let us wait and see what more do they have for us.

Comeback MV Review: Seventeen PRETTY U


It is summer time and holiday time and it is also COMEBACK TIME. Almost all kpop groups are making or have mad comebacks during the month of April and May, and there are still so many left. In this post we are reviewing Seventeen's Pretty U.

Seventeen has risen to immense fame after Mansae. The group literally lacks nothing- from perfect visuals to amazing vocals to synchronized dances to cool raps. They bugged us throughout the comeback phase. After shooting for One Fine Day, they changed their hairstyles, went to Jeju to shoot for their MV, kept their hairstyle and concept hidden as long as possible and then finally they reveal it all slowly.

I was so excited when the MV released. I heard the song like some multiple times and then realized I was already hooked. The song is pleasure to the ear. As I said, this talented group had everything on point, from the rap, to the vocals. The song tells about the guys falling in love with a pretty girl.

The MV is about having a party. The members go around the city, sticking posters everywhere they can, inviting people for their pool party. As one set of members are busy with that, the other members are busy making the party place. They have pools, DJ, lights, everything that is required. Finally all come together and they all start enjoying the party.

There is nothing much in the MV as such. It is just plain fun to see the members playing around and enjoying themselves. But the song is honey and groovy and addicting. In the end, we can actually hear Sungkwan going five notes high at one breath. That amazed me.

I also saw the live videos and the rest of their performances. They seemed to have eaten up their CD. The MR removed are perfect to hear. Coming to the dance- I LOVE IT. How can they dance this well!! I love the hide and seek they do behind the sofa. It leaves you curious what is actually going on behind it. Lastly the  album Love and Letter. I heard all their songs, my favorite tracks being Say Yes, Adore You- Vocal team version and of course Pretty You. The other songs are also very addicting.




Drama Review- SIGNAL

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I started this drama due to my love for thrillers and then there was so much discussion going on over this drama in my Facebook page that I just suddenly decided to watch it. And I don't even regret it, because this drama is simply AMAZING.

Park Hae Young (Lee Je Hoon) is a criminal profiler and lieutenant. He doesn't trust police officers easily. As a side job, Park Hae Young digs out celebrity scandals and give them away to reporters for some money. Detective Cha Soo Hyun (Kim Hye Soo) once catches him in the act and arrests him, but then they leave him due to lack of evidence.
When he is about to leave the place, he hears radio signals from a nearby truck, which calls his name. He searches for the radio and then speaks to the person on the other side. Detective Lee Jae Han (Choi Jin Woong) is speaking from the other side, from the year 2000. The case he is talking about was Yoon Jung's, one of Hae Young's classmates, who had been mysteriously kidnapped and then murdered. He was one of the witness for the case and 15 years ago, in 2000 he had tried reporting it, but no one heard him. He received the orders given to him and then the case is reopened and solved. From that case onwards, time on the other side goes back to the year 1988 when all this started. They solve the cases which is going on in past and also has been reopened in present. Also Cha Soo Hyun loved Lee Jae Han, who went missing after Yoon Jung's case.

This drama practically keeps you on your toes. There is so much suspense and thrill that you get addicted to it. This drama cannot be watched with breaks. You HAVE to watch it continuously, and even if you do not plan to, you might be forced to do it, once you have started it. The plot is simply crazy.

Apart from the plot, I wouldn't be doing justice to the review if I do not talk about the actors. We have seen Lee Je Hoon in Architecture 101 already, but here his acting is at an another level. Kim Hye Soo was amazing. Probably now I am going to dig out all her past work and watch them. It was my first time watching Choi Jin Woong, and he was also very good.

But the person who stood out the most for me was Lee Chani- who played the role of Park Sun Woo, Park Hae Young's elder brother. This boy is just 16 years old, and is the most amazing child actor I have seen. I have seen all his dramas, and now following him in Neoz too, but his acting is going to hit your heart so bad, at one point of time you might forget that this is a drama, and all this is fictional.

This one is A MUST MUST MUST WATCH...!!! You will be really missing something if you haven't watched this drama. Please watch it.

Drama Review- Reply 1988

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The third drama in the Reply series and I saw it as it was airing. This drama has easily climbed up to my 'one of my favourite dramas' list and it will be there for a long time.

The drama dates back to the year 1988 when the main characters in the drama became 18 years old. We have five friends- Duk Sun (Hyeri), Jeong Hwan (Ryu Joon Yeol), Sun Woo (Go Kyung Po), Taek (Park Bo Gum) and Dong Ryong (Lee Dong Hwi). Duk Sun is the only girl and also one of the prettiest in her class, but isn't very intelligent. Duk Sun's family live in the basement of Jeong Hwan's parent's house. We have Sun Woo who is a good student, and an ideal son and brother. He has a crush on Duk Sun's sister. Then we have Dong Ryong, who loves dancing and singing, but is also weak in studies. Finally we have Taek- who is a Go player and has a very high IQ, but doesn't go to school.
They all live in the same neighborhood and they are the only friends Taek has.

Like all the dramas in the Reply series- this drama also tells the story in an autobiographical manner, where, we view the events from her memories. And the drama as usual will make you guess around who the husband is.

What I loved about this drama was the way they showed the lives of the people living in the neighborhood. They showed us what happens in our daily lives, and you could easily relate to it. There wasn't a single episode in this drama where I did not shed tears. The acting was so natural. Also the friendship felt real. If you have best friends like them, you are bound to have good memories.

When the show ended, many people complained about the ending of the drama, how it became more centered towards Duk Sun's sisters marriage and how everyone moved in their lives, instead of focusing on the main couple. But then I did not actually have a problem with that, because the director, throughout the drama was focusing more on relationships. He even told that later, that he wanted to keep the ending family centric.

As I told before that the acting was on point. Everyone in this drama is going to touch your heart- from the five main characters, to their parents, their friends. Every single person. And then it doesn't need to be told how Park Bogum just shot to fame after this drama. Also the ' Bangapsmida' became a trend after the drama.

This drama in more simpler word- IT IS A MUST WATCH. There is no way you should skip this drama if you are a drama lover.

Drama Review - Oh My Venus


It was Shin Min-Ah's drama so I HAD to watch it. If you are her fan as well, then this drama is a treat to you. If you want to watch this drama for its plot, you may as well avoid it. The chemistry between the main leads was good, but there was no strong story-line to back that up. In my opinion, if the drama got any good rating at all, it was solely due to the star power. 

Anyway, the drama highlights how important health is. That's something UNIQUE. It also gives you some good tips if you want to lose weight - healthy eating, exercises that suit your body and low-sodium intake - oh there was more. Yes, it felt like I was watching a health-based reality show instead of some drama. There was some drama alright - like a dead parent, a step mother and an over ambitious uncle - but nothing could keep me glued to this show. Everything, except Shin Min-Ah's desire to lose weight, appeared half-hearted. 

Initially, Oh Soo-Jin (played by Yu In-Young) and Im Woo-Sik (played by Jung Gyu-Woon) - Kang Joo-Eun (played by Shin Min-Ah)'s friend and ex-lover - promised some drama in the story; however, I felt they got sidetracked or didn't get enough material to leave an impact on their viewers. Jang Joon-Sung (played by Sung Hoon) and Kim Ji-Woong (played by Henry) - Kim Young-Ho (played by So Ji-Sub)'s sidekicks were cute but that's all. Their backstories were just backstories - didn't get any feels after watching them. Lee Hong-Im (played by Ban Hyo-Jung) and Kim Sung-Chul (played by Choi Il-Hwa) - Young-Ho's grandmother and father, who seemed like they would play an important part in the story were just there as props. 

Verdict - there were too many things happening in the drama but nothing intense enough to leave an impact on the viewers. There were too many characters and they were all played by good actors but they were under-utilized.

I guess the writer wanted to highlight just Young-Ho's struggle with his health, and then, string that with the other characters - like how he saves Joon-Sung and Joo-Eun. If so, he should have stuck to that. Instead, he introduced too many other things in between and did an half-arsed job and didn't do justice to any one of them.

MV Review- ASTRO Hide and Seek

Now, I do not know what say about their debut. I know Astro since To Be Continued- their mini web series, or a bit before that actually. When I saw To Be Continued, of course they caught my interest and then they were a pop band. The guys were young and good looking.

Next thing that happened was the postponing of their debut date, which disappointed me, because I had already become restless. I had seen all their Youtube uploads, loved all the OST of To Be Continued, but they were nowhere to be seen. Finally they debuted last week.

Astro has six members- MJ- vocals, Yoon Sanha- vocals, Moonbin- vocal and dance, JinJin- leader and rap, Rocky- rap and dance, and Cha Eun Woo- visual and vocal.

Song name- Hide And Seek. The song is my favorite type of song. The vocals and the dance are on point. MJ and Sanha's voice are lovely, same goes for Moonbin. Cha Eunwoo has fewer lines compared to the others, but since he gets enough screen time, it is okay. I love Rocky and JinJin's rap, but Rocky's dance grabs your attention more.

The MV is about making a girl's day bright. The MV is set at the time when winter is almost over and its spring. And the lyrics, well, its love again, but a sweeter version. They have fallen for a girl, they will confess to her like a man, and do whatever she tells him to do. Even if friends stop them, they won't listen.

Everything is so perfect about them. A late review made me see all their live performances, and I was speechless. It looks as if they ate up their cd. This is probably the best live performance I am seeing after that of SHINee.

Talking of their album- Spring Up- two songs are there from To Be Continued OST, the rest are new songs, including the title track. All songs are good, but my favorite is First Love. It is speechlessly beautiful. They surely made you all ready for a beautiful spring.


MV Review- SS301 PAIN

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SS501's fame is mostly due to Kim Hyun Joong, but I guess many fans, just like me, got to know about SS501 after they had disbanded, released some solos, and went to the army and stuff.
Therefore, getting to know SS301 all over again was a totally new experience. I actually don't know what Park Jung Min is doing, Kim Hyun Joong, after his infamous scandal is in the army, while their subunit actually made a comeback.

When the teasers released, I found it quite promising. The song did have an addicting and new touch to it, no doubt about that. Also I liked their promotion tactic- using I'm Your Man for promoting this album too. (I'm Your Man is a song by ss301, which is considered one of the most addicting songs, and you are not supposed to listen to it since it will keep repeating in your head.)

I was damn excited when the music video and truly I was so not disappointed. Their comeback was actually one of the best, according to me. The song begins just like I'm Your Man, with a whisper, but takes on a little softer pace. The lyrics are about heartbreak again, how the girl broke up and the guy is in pain. The chorus is something which stands out....did it a bell people?? Yes, wrong English. I seriously do not know what I'm So Pain means. I understand that they want it to rhyme..but still. Well, because of this tiny mistake, it does really remind us of the classic kpop songs of their era.

Coming to the mv, the music video is also pretty classic style. No story or anything, simple song and dance. The camera was slightly more focused on Kyu Joong and Hyung Jun. I felt Young Saeng actually got a little less screen time compared to the others. The choreography was really nice, but if they had done it a little bit more crispier, it would have looked awesome.

I believe most have similar views on the fact, that how the song really reminds you of the time of old kpop, with bad English, yet addicting choruses. It will really sound weird, if you actually sing the song in public.


MV Review- WINNER- Sentimental, I'm Young and Baby Baby

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Winner finally made a comeback, after almost a year and a half. In that time span, YG promoted Big Bang and iKON very well. My friends and I felt how unfair was it for Winner to only get two songs at their debut, whereas iKON got a total of six songs. But now Winner is getting equal promotion and that brings so much joy and relief to all Inner Circles.
The album is EXIT and the only released the E series this month. Three MVs released together- Sentimental, I'm Young and Baby Baby.

SENTIMENTAL:
One of the groovy and catchy songs of Winner. Personally, out of the three I love this song the best- whether it comes to the music video or the song, even the lyrics and the look of the members.

The lyrics of the song tell us how they have become sentimental after their break-up. How different things and their surroundings remind them of how alone they are. Instances like their room seems bigger than before because he is alone, or how they are careful not to get drunk and post stupid things about their break- up.

I wonder whose idea was it, in the company to come up with such a beautiful concept for a music video. It is simply beautiful. The mv is shot from the bird's eye- view where we see the members lying down in different room and how each room has something which makes them cry. In all the rooms, somewhere or the other there is a couple making out and them looking at them.
The sentimental feelings comes and hits you straight. Apart from that there is a small dance step to groove to.

The members look amazing, except Mino. He doesn't look bad, but well, he looks funny. Seungyoon and Seunghoon look so cute. Taehyun looks so diva, with a choker. But Jinwoo stole my heart- I couldn't stop staring at him.

This song right now is my ringtone.


BABY BABY:
The next song to discuss is Baby Baby. I was waiting most for this song, thanks to the awesome cover which Lee Hi posted.

In this music video, Winner are themselves. This is song is how their life now is all about the fame, and drinks and girls. There is no quality in their life and they are missing their loved once, as they said, it could be anyone close- lover, parents, friends. It is after they have become famous. Seunghoon and Seungyoon meet up and get wasted. Taehyun is home all alone, Mino is seen with a prostitute, Jinwoo is also drinking alone.

This mv has a lot of adult scenes. There are bar scenes, drinking scenes. And the best of all is Mino kissing the girl. When I saw that scene, the only thing going on in my mind was how the hell did they shoot that scene. The camera-work is great again, especially how well and carefully Mino's scene has been shot. We see the members in a very classy look.

At the end of this mv, Taehyun is seen leaving to someplace. His story continues to I'm Young.

Anyways, the song is probably second in my fav track list. I'm Young sometimes takes its place, though. The song has a little raw feel to it, especially Seungyoon's voice and Jinwoo's voice. The rest were fine. But still this song cannot match up to Sentimental.


I'M YOUNG:
Now this song is a pretty sad song. Taehyun leaves for France, to meet his ex-girlfriend. He still has his promise ring on. When the mv begins they have some candid conversations, about his hair, and stuff like that. But soon they shift to the topic of him "selling his voice." We assume, he left her to become famous.

The mv gives us a glimpse of their past and their present. We see how beautiful their past was and how they were a beautiful couple, but Taehyun soon starts drinking and things get bitter from there. The girl then meets someone else in a party, and Taehyun is seen leaving next. After all of that, the fiance or husband of the girl arrives and Taehyun is hiding in the closet. From the closet, Taehyun sees the husband kissing the girl's tummy. The girl was pregnant.

Now the question that the mv leaves us with is whose child is that.

The mv has some really good making out scenes. On seeing those, I actually started missing my ex. Taehyun's acting also has improved since the drama he did last. The mv and it's lyrics are sad enough to bring tears in your eyes. The girl did a great job too.

The song clearly is a conflict between the mind and the heart and dreams and reality. This song clashes with Baby Baby for the second place. And well, Taehyun really won my heart with his voice. As a solo, the song is too good. It captures the correct feels in your mind.


Another song that I would mention from the album is Pricked which is by Taehyun and Mino. That song is amazing. I was so hooked to it, before Sentimental released. You guys really have to check it out. The song has the ability to leave you breathless. It is the best song in the album.

Drama Review- I NEED ROMANCE 3

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This is the first drama in the I Need Romance that I have seen and it turns out to be a noona romance drama.  Although I am not really verynfond of noona romance genre, this drama was one of the best dramas I have seen.

The drama is about three ladies who work in a homme shoppe company. We have Shin Joo Yeon (Kim So Yeon), who is in the start of her thrities and has been in previous relationships but has had painful break-ups. When she was young, she used to baby-sit a boy from a rich family. Now the boy has come back from the US, and is a successful music producer, who is Joo Wan (Sung Joon). Apart from these two we have Lee Min Jung (Park Hyo Joo), who is in her forties and still lives a single life and Jung Hee Jae (Yoo Seung Ah) who was strict about her finances, along with her boyfriend. Soon she breaks up with her, and then falls in love with Lee Woo Young (Park Yoo Hwan) who was their colleague and the only guy in the group.

Apart from that we have Oh Se Ryung (Wang Ji Won) who is their arch rival and her ex- boyfriend Kang Tae Yoong (Namgung Min) who is also Shin Joo Yeon and her team's boss.

What I loved about this drama, is that it is very free flowing and natural- as if the things happen so naturally, in everyday life. Break ups and the romances, blend really well. The role of the villain played by  Wang Ji Won, I found it a little silly. How desperate can a person be to take revenge on someone- that too- these two were friends previously. I found her role a little overboard.

The cast was just perfect for their respective roles. Except for Park Yoo Hwan, the rest of the male characters were real eye- candy, especially Sung Joon. Park Yoo Hwan was a special case, trying to woo the girls in a sweeter way. There was so much romance in the drama, but it wasn't even this bit overboard. It was not the mushy romance, but a much mature form of romance. And that is what is the charm of the drama.

This drama is one of those dramas which I am ready to watch again. One watch is really not enough. Its also the type of drama which teenagers and adults can enjoy equally. Although I would still suggest this drama to be watched by people above the age of 16.


Drama Review- IN TIME WITH YOU and THE TIME WE WERE NOT IN LOVE





This is another Taiwanese drama remake into Korean drama.And I had the privilege to watch both the Taiwanese and the Korean drama.
The Taiwanese drama In Time With You was made into The Time We Were Not In Love in Korean. I will compare both and review together in this post.

First lets go for the original series. In Time With You is one of the most beautiful Taiwanese drama I have ever watched. The story is of a thirty plus girl Cheng You Qing (Ariel Lin) who does not have a date and wants to get married. She has had relationships in the past and was also about to get married when the groom ditches her on the wedding day. Her best friend and neighbour Li Da Ren is also in his thirties but does not want to get married. Both of them do everything together, and have been for each other since high school. None of them realize how much they have been in love with each other, even their families are aware and try to put them together, but they themselves do not want to. In the process, You Qing's ex comes back, promising never to leave her. This drama has almost 30 episodes each episode being 1 and a half hour. It has a lot of details.

When we see the drama, it gives rise to a lot of emotions in our hearts. Chen Bo Lin won my heart. He is a great actor. He has played his character so well. Throughout the drama you want a guy best friend like him. Even Ariel Lin has acted really well. She looks  mature, yet kiddish and of course sweet.

The drama, apart from their story, also has some sub-plots which are damn adorable. You Qing's family's bonding has been shown so sweet. Its like one happy and good family in the world. Them supporting each other in each once crisis, how the although so busy, makes sure to spend time with her husband. Then in Li Da Ren's family too, we see that although their family is broken, they all have their little joys to share.

In many parts of the drama, they show Da Ren's past, how much he has always loved You Wing, but has never been able to express it since she doesn't think that we. We have seen him get hurt and then redeem himself too.

There is a bit of elder woman romance in the beginning with a young guy who uses her for promotion (David Hsu). That bit too, well, the guy was too cute there and I was a little disappointed when he did that.



THE TIME WE WERE NOT IN LOVE:
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This is the Korean version of In Time With you with just 16 episodes. A lot has been modified in the Korean version. A lot has been given away with.

Here we have Oh Ha Na (Ha Ji Won) who is an employee in a famous shoe franchise. She is a total workaholic and doesn't have time for herself. Her best friend from high school and neighbour Choi Won (Lee Jin Wook) has been with her always in whatever she does, but they are not attached romantically. Once again, here we find that Oh Ha Na had an ex who ditched her on her wedding day and it was Choi Won who had cheered her up.

Although the plot is similar, many roles have been changed. Oh Ha Na is just like You Qing, but here Choi Won is a flight attendant. The family has been shown the same type of bonding except that they do not show much of Choi Won's family again. Choi Won only has a sister who is a fangirl.

Since I had seen the original series and then I was watching this- I made quiet a few comparisons. First a lot has been cut short. Secondly they have given it a korean drama touch- the fashion is top class. Ha Ji Won is the prettiest I have ever seen. Ariel Lin looks good too- but Ha Ji Won and her fashion looks outstanding. Choi Won's character is as sweet as Li Da Ren's, but well, I got a major weakness for Chen Bo Lin, so I found him slightly better.

The employee that uses Oh Ha Na has been played by Kim Myungsoo from Infinite, but oh, how I loved his role. I guess, no one would have been better than him in it. Also the person who plays their ex. I guess, the Taiwanese one was a little too harsh. He first breaks up and then when he gets back, he once again does the same thing. In the Korean one the ex is a little lighter. He just comes back and he gives a tad bit more importance to his work and tries to compete with Choi Won.

Finally, one factor that adds to the sweetness of this drama is their names. Choi Won in English sounds like 'one' and Ha Na also means one in Korean- therefore Ha Na + Won= One + One, which means they can never be made apart.

For recommendation- I would tell you all to watch both. Both are good in their own sweet ways. Just that one is long and detailed and the other is short and precise. Other than that, I think the Korean one did proper justice to the Taiwanese one and it has been a good adaptation too.

Drama Review- SHE WAS PRETTY


When I was at home, there was this huge list of drama posts that flooded my facebook page. Since my exams were going on, I wondered what was so interesting in these dramas that were going on.
Finally I reach home and the drama I start watching and downloading was She Was Pretty.

The cast of She Was Pretty is familiar. We have Hwang Jung Eum and Park Seo Jun who were siblings in Kill Me Heal Me. Kim Hye Jin (Hwang Jung Eum), is a simple girl who gets a job in a magazine company. Although hard working she is ugly, someone with freckles on her face and a curly hair. She was very pretty when she was young, but when puberty hit her, she becomes the way she looks now.

Ji Sung Joon (Park Seo Jun) is a businessman who comes back from the US, to help The Most magazine become the best and get the highest ratings. He was really fat when he was small, but he came back as a tall and handsome guy. The first one he contacts is  Kim Hye Jin, but he doesn't know that she is not pretty anymore.

Min Ha Ri is Hye Jin's best friend, who also knew Sung Jun since childhood. Since Hye Jin used to discuss everything with her, and also not to disappoint Sung Jun, he sends her instead of going herself to meet Sung Joon. Next day, Hye Jin ends up working in the same office as Sung Joon as her boss.
Kim Shin Hyun (Choi Siwon) was alos one of the employees in the same company as them. He starts liking Hye Jin, because of her nature and personality.

On the other side. Kim Shin Hyun stays in the same hotel where Min Hari works. They keep on meeting without knowing who is who.

This is one of my favourite dramas. Although it has a plot similar to most kdramas- it has been well scripted and well made. The actors have perfromed so well. It feels as if it happens to us daily. It deals with the raw emotions of someone who is considered ugly and what all one has to go through.

If someone impressed me the mot apart from Hwang Jung Eum, it is Choi Siwon. I am watching him act after really really long- and he just won my heart, way , way more than Park Seo Jun. His dialogues are nice and he is the comic releif in the drama. He was looking handsome and he acted so, so well. I seriously lack words for his acting. He has improved so much. There are also some sub-plots which are equally adorable. And of course there are some caringly sweet moments. The child actors here have done a good job too. Ji Sung Joon's character, I think could have managed without being that bad. For me, throughout the drama- Choi Siwon shines out.

The drama leaves a very lingeringly sweet effect, which will really take a lot of time to get over. It is a drama perfect for a one time watch and to be enjoyed fully at that very time. It is such a perfect blend of all emotions. It is indeed a great watch. 

THE MNET ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS



It is winter and it is time for all the award functions to start. MAMA is one of the biggest music award fest in South Korea. I have been personally watching live broadcasts of MAMA from the past 4 years.
This years MAMA probably as one of the most controversial MAMA that I have ever seen. MAMA is based on the votes of the viewers. In each category there are kpop groups put up, for whom we have to vote within a 60- 30 days time. Each category has a winner.

VOTING AND WINNERS:-

The reason this year's MAMA was so controversial was the nominations had not been done wisely and it was too much biased towards the Big 3 companies in Korea- SM, YG and JYP.

Personally I had complains about the Female Group nominations- Twice was winning, when Oh My Girl was much much better than them.

In the Best Dance Category Big Bang has been nominated, where BTS was nowhere to be seen. We all know how good BTS is in Dance,

For Solo artist category- JYP won, where Kyuhyun was much better than him.

Also the EXO had been given so many awards so they come and attend the Award show and perform in it.

I, personally, had been quite disappointed, because of which I voted only 3 days out of the 30 voting days.

Following were the winners in this year's MAMA:-

BIG BANG- Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Music Video, Best International Aritst
EXO- Best Male Gropu, Album of the Year, Best Male Style.
SNSD- Best Female Group, Taeyeon- Best Female Solo
SHINee- Best Dance
RED VELVET- Best Dance Female
JYP- Best Male Artist
TWICE- Best New Female Artist
iKON- Best New Male Artist
CRUSH and ZION.T- Best Collab, ZION.T- Best Vocal solo Male
SAN.E- Best Rap
CNBLUE- Best Band Performance
BTS- Best World Performance
HYUNA- Best Dance Solo
AILEE- Best Vocal Solo
F(X)- Global Fan's Choice female
MONSTA X- Asia New Artist

PERFORMANCES-
Well, no award function is complete without so many beautiful and sexy performances. Therefore here are some performances to look out for-

Monsta X collaboration with Seventeen
BTS performance for RUN
SHINee for Savior, Jonghyun's solo
Big Bang's performance and then Seungri going and singing with Sehun
EXO's Lightsaber and new song performance
2NE1- Comeback performance with CL with Hello Bitches.
F(x) with 4 Walls
Taeyeon with I
And PSY performing Napal Baji and Daddy.
iKON's perfromance

The performances were really cool and they are some of the best performances.

I really wanted Oh My Girl to win instead of Twice. We also get a glimpse of how the votes are controlled, and how some really non- deserving artists get certain awards. But I heartily congratulate all the winners of MAMA, especially SHINee, because it was a real surprise for me that they won. Also I was although upset that BTS did not get nominated for best dance, but was very happy that they got the World's Best Performance award.
I hope next year, the deserving groups get the awards and the new rookies from other companies also get a chance to get what they deserve.