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.

MV Review- BTS RUN




BTS released their much awaited music video Run and the second part of their album In The Mood For love part 2. 
There is a eason why BTS has won so many hearts all around the world- their MVs. Run baffled the mind of most music vieos watchers- literally played with it. So what is Run about?

BTS had released two videos in the past- I Need U and also a Prologue in September. I have already reviewed I Need U, but Run spoils all the assumptions that had been made in the past. This is what most fans and I have speculated:
If we put Run, I Need U and the Prologue together- Run comes first, then comes the prologue and in the end comes I Need U.

We thought all the boys had died, except for Jin in I Need U,but all had to be redone again.
In the I Need U mv, the boys are all alive, except for Jin- he is the only one who is dead. The white background of his room represents the grave and the 6 lily petals the six members. They were so much affected by his death, that Suga became a drunkard, V killed- probably the person with whom Jin's girlfriend cheated, J-Hope became narcoleptic, Jungkook tortured himself by getting beaten  up and Jimin also committed suicide by drowning himself in his bathtub. Finally tired of his life, Rap Monster burns the gas station he used to work in.

In the Run mv we see the relationship between the members. Before killing themselves, how close they were to each other and how it affected all the members. Jin is lost, since he is dead already. Jin was always like a father figure in the group, which is proven how he is always behind the camera, taking care of the members and protecting them. They resort to vandalism, and finally I Need U happens. When V commits suicide- in the prologue, he is the last one to kill himself, and the members encourage it, by telling him to jump.

A complicated story-line right? But it is the most baffling thing that I have ever come across in the history of Kpop. It wasn't of course easy to figure out the whole thing. But after putting the pieces together it all makes sense.

Coming to Run, again a super addicitng song, which I do not know how many times I have watched and heard it. It has been on repeat in my phone since it has released. The dance practice, we get a glimpse of it in MAMA. I could not stop fangirling over Jimin, Jungkook and V, who left me fangirling so bad. I seriously cannot wait for the dance practice version.

The MV has been shot beautifully. I fell in love with V's hair, and also Suga's. What took me aback was the membersacting skills. BTS needs to do a drama ASAP. 

If you get addicted to BTS, please make sure you watch all their three videos- that is Run, I Need U and the Prologue. Hope watching all the mvs will help you understand the whole thing.
Coming to the album- In The Mood For Love part 1 was awesome, and In the Mood For love part 2 is even better. The songs Butterfly and Nevermind will be on loop- I can guarantee that. Also the album looks so beautiful. 


Drama Review - My Name is Kim Sam-Soon

I read somewhere that when this series was originally broadcast, 50% of Korea watched the final episode. After reading this little fact, I had to watch the drama. It is also believed that this drama was a turning point in Hyun Bin's career. Do you need any more reasons to watch the drama? At least, I didn't.

Kim Sam-Soon (played by Kim Sun-A) was always laughed at because of her name. She wants to change it to Hee-Jin but doesn't as her family is against it. She even supposes that she isn't able to get married because of her name.

On one not-so-fateful day Sam-Soon encounters Hyun Jin-Hun (played by Hyun-Bin) at a restaurant's men's toilet. You see, after getting dumped she just rushes into a restroom without checking whether it is men or women's. So, they meet each other while she's crying her eyes out inside men's toilet. They meet again after a year or so, after she has gained 7kgs and is unemployed. She is at his restaurant for a job interview. Things happen and they fall in love though there is an age difference and there is a past and they started it as pretense.

One thing that I liked the most about this drama is the fact that Kim Sam-Soon didn't think of sacrificing her love for the sake of less fortunate even for a moment. She felt sorry for Yoo Hee-Jin (played by Jung Ryeo-Won) who had a history with Hyun Jin-Hun but she never agreed to give up everything she had for others' happily ever after. She stood for her happiness. I think we need more such stories to be made into dramas and movies. We should encourage people to be a little selfish and do whatever makes them happy (as long as they aren't doing anything immoral or illegal).

If all these things aren't convincing you to watch the drama then let me tell you, there is Daniel Henney in it. He plays that sexy Henry Kim you don't want to miss watching. The noona romance between Kim Sun-A and Hyun-Bin is quite cute, too. You should definitely watch this drama.

Korean Drama Trends

Just listing some popular and overly-used concepts our favorite Kdrams are based on...

1.) Noona Romance - King of High School, Witch Romance, Oh My Lady, I can hear your voice

An older woman falling in love with a man who's a lot younger than her, and the difficulties their age gap posses on the love that's blossoming between them. Who does dig these kind'a stories? I do. I think they are awkwardly cute. 

2.) Time Travel - Queen In Hyun’s Man, Rooftop Prince, Faith: A Good Doctor, Dr. Jin

A man from the past (read Joseon period) travels all the way to the future to find love. Oh yea, initially it's just to solve some mystery in the past whose answer is hidden in the future... but love happens anyway.

3.) Psychology - Kill Me, Heal Me, Hyde, Jekyll and I, It's okay it's love, White Christmas

The protagonists here are always suffering from some mental disease and their love interests happen to cure them. Yes, it's as simple as that.

4.) Soul Exchange - Big, Secret Garden, 49 days

Souls just hop from one body to another. Sometimes they get the gender right, other times they don't.

5.) Cross dressing - Coffee Prince, You're Beautiful, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, To the beautiful you, Ma boy

It happens only in the movies and dramas, I guess. And that too only in these Asian movies/dramas. If a man dresses up like a woman, I will always know that it's a man, or a transgender woman. Gay love is beautiful, but I don't get the logic behind cross-dressed gay love. Will never get. 

6.) Super Natural - Gu's Family Book, Arang and the Magistrate, My girlfriend is a Gumiho, Vampire Prosecutor, Master's Sun, My Love from Another Star, Blood

These are the most interesting in this list. Find a ghost, or a vampire, or a gumiho, and there you have a superb drama. 

7.) Contracts - Fullhouse, Goong, Mary Stayed Out All Night, Lie to Me, Accidental Couple

People do all kind'a things for money. They even pretend to be someone's wife or girlfriend for a certain amount of time. And those who get into these contracts always end up falling in love. I wish it worked that way. I would have both the money and the love. Sigh! Life isn't fair to everyone.

8.) Revenge - City Hunter, Prosecutor Princess, The Devil, I Miss You, The King 2 Hearts

Revenge as a theme is alright. Everyone uses this concept. But revenge for something that happened years ago. Revenge when you live all your life only for that. That's something. 

9.) Rich guy poor girl - Boys Over Flower, Heirs, Protect the Boss, Legend of Chun Hyang, City Hall

The girl is always poor. Damn!

10.) High School - School 2013, Reply 1997, High School Love-On, Jungle Fish

High school was fun. Things that were important to me at that age were just BIG at that age. Now...after so many years, I will never understand why they were so important to me...

11.) Reunion - Discovery of Romance, Emergency Couple, Cunning Single Lady

Love never dies. It comes back, and when it does, it's better than it ever was.

12.) Music - Dream High, Shut up flower boy Band, Beethoven Virus, KPOP survival show

It's music and it's story set in the KPOP world.

13.) Drama - The King of Drama, Can We Love

We love dramas, don't we? I mean the Korean dramas.

14.) Food - Pasta, Let's Eat Series

I am hungry now.

15.) Homo Sexuality - HoGoo's Love, Coffee Prince, Personal Taste, The Lover
Someone who accepts homosexuality isn't narrow minded, no? Then why not just deal with someone from the opposite sex properly so that they don't have to pretend to be homosexuals? 

Did we miss any? Tell us. Leave a comment.

HALLOWEEN TIME

ITS AUTUMN, ITS NOVEMBER, ITS HALLOWEEN.

Its the month of November already and therefore its time to get ready for Halloween and our beloved kpop idols are more than ready for it. Various groups from various companies dress up as their favorite characters- not only evil, but whatever they can dress up as. Halloween, is, of course a huge think, and we can see our idols dress up as their favorite characters or as our favorite characters, so lets see what our idols have dressed up as this Halloween.

The biggest entertainment company in South Korea- SM Entertainment have organized their own Halloween party and have welcomed both their previous members and the present members to be a part of it.
First we have SHINee. They release a creepy music video, Halloween themed for Married to the Music and then they nail this years Halloween party with a variety of perfect costumes. We have Minho as Jack Sparrow, Jonghyun as Inuyasha, Taemin as Howl, and our great leader as KFC, with Key being the clown in McDonalds. Onew and Key have a chicken fight too, which is hilarious.



We got EXO, where Chen is Harry Potter, Baekhyun something cute (I don't know what) Xiumin as Chucky and Kai as Bowie Sehun and Suho as guards from Kingsman.


Sooyoung from SNSD became Sadness from Inside Out, and Soohyun became Malificent.

We have the Red Velvet members and Luna. Leeteuk became Charlie Chaplin, Heechul, a telly- tubby and Siwon became Steve Jobs. Changmin from TVXQ was dressed as the main in One Piece.
There were many other people, but even Sulli was found attending the party.
You can all check out the pictures in SMTown Wonderland's official Instagram site.





Next we have BTS who also dressed up for their fansign event. You can check out their performance in the V App. Jin is the cutest pumpkin I have ever seen.
 And then we got Seventeen with us. Mingyu is the hottest Dracula.

So, we can see how much fun our kpop idols had for Halloween.
We then had Monsta X taking the Hero choreography to another level with their Dracula costumes.
 And then there was Got7 with their superhero costumes.
There are a lot more artists who celebrated Halloween and of course I could not cover all of that. Well, I hope my readers also had a great Halloween.

Movie Review- Never Ending Story

 


It is another Uhm Tae Woong movie- since I was in a Uhm Tae Woong movie spree.

Never Ending Story is a story of two dying people who fall in love. We have Kang Dong Joo (Uhm Tae Woong), who leads a careless life, lives with his sister and brother-in-law and works as their assistant. He is addicted to lottery, but one day he discovers he is suffering from brain tumor. Oh Sung Kyung (Jung Ryeo Won) who leads a very organized life and works in bank. Her dream is to marry someone like her. The day she visits the doctor and gets to know that she has brain tumor, Dong Joo storms inside the chamber and demands to be retested. And that is how the two meet.

Both of them are amazed at the type of life they are living. Since both are going to die, none of them inform their families about their disease, and according to Sung Kyung, they start planning for their funeral. Dong Joo in the beginning is taken aback, but soon starts helping her in it and slowly both get to know each other and fall in love.

I loved the storyline of the movie. Not everyday do we see movies being made on a plot like this. Two strangers united by a disease and similar life goals. They go out together, meet people, eat, and well, they do shop for their funeral too- especially Sung Kyung. You will see Uhm Tae Woong being the sweetest boyfriend ever and Jung Ryeo Won being bad too.

The characters acted really well. As we can see, since the beginning we are told that both of them have chances to die, the movie is not at all melodramatic, till the end. It has a lot of humor, with a mix of first-love feelings. While the two of them interact, and get closer, slowly we start hoping that they should not die.

I got nothing to say about Uhm Tae Woong- give him a role and he nails it. Here, although he is a character who is in his late twenties, he has a very childish nature in the movie. I guess, no one else could have played the role better than him. Coming to Jung Ryeo Won- she was good too. The character she played, she did justice to it.

If you are a fan of melodrama with a little bit of comedy, I would surely recommend this movie, and it can be watched again. I personally kept it in my laptop for future viewing.

Movie Review- Architecture 101

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I had been procrastinating over this movie over a long time, but finally I saw it a few days ago.Being a fan of Uhm Tae Woong, I could not miss out on it. And then finally I planned to review it.

The movie- Architecture 101 revolves around two lovers who meet once again when they grow older and then remember their college days when they were in love. We have Lee Seung Min (Uhm Tae Woong) who is now an architect in a famous architectural firm. Seo Yoon (Han Ga In) comes looking for him, wanting to make a home for herself, designed by him. They then recognize each other and while the house is being made, they remember their whole love story together.

The movie has a very warm feeling. Han Ga In and Uhm Tae Woong of course gave their best. Their acting will actually move your heart.But since the movie deals with both the past and the present, Suzy and Lee Je Hoon play their characters extremely well. I am not much of a Suzy fan and the only work that I have seen of her is Dream High. In the story, she suited the character pretty well, and of course she looked pretty too. Lee Je Hoon impressed me quite well. The way he expressed his emotions were to the point. And something that elevated his character was his friend Nab-Deuk played by Jo Jung Suk. His acting was outstanding and as a supporting cast, he did support Lee Je Hoon a lot. And the villain played by Yeo Yeon Seuk, well, he was charmingly good and bad.

I will not give out spoilers, but the love story is sad. The story was good, very romantic and sweet too and but the thing was it had a logical ending, and nothing fairy tale type. I can pretty much say, it is something you will not expect, but it does leave you facing reality. There are moments you will smile, and also the protagonists will make you laugh and cry too.
It is a perfect one- time watch movie.

MV Review- GOT7 IF YOU DO

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Got7 made a comeback, this being their 2nd album this year after Just Right, which unfortunately I did not get time to review.
They released another album named MAD, with its title track being If You Do.

The song is one of the best songs of Got7 that I have heard so far. All their songs are surely addicting, but this one just slays it. The song stays stuck in your head, irrespective of whatever you are doing, the song is that addicting. The song tells us about how the girl breaks the boys heart, everything she does is right, and everything he does is wrong and she doesn't seem to get that. The vocals are good as usual, but the rappers have given their best in the song- they not only get a lot of lines, but they nail their parts. Jackson has improved so, so freaking much.

The boys are acting in the MV, showing their frustration in whichever way possible, except Mark, who just walks around. The members look killer handsome- all of them. No one looks bad at all. Bam Bam has left his old cute image and has now gotten into a totally hot look.
The song and the MV is refreshing for the fact that Got7 generally do music videos in which they are mostly happy or jumping around. But here they took the chic image, more than Haji hajima and it suits them so well.

Coming to the dance, I loved it. The choreography is not at all easy and I am eagerly waiting for the dance version to come out to groove with them to the song. The foot work in the chorus is amazing. Even Jackson does it, I do not know how, considering the fact that he has got his leg sprained. I just hope is leg is better now and he is not overworking himself.

I got no complains about JYP or the song, nor the promotion of Got7. What I felt bad about is the fact that they did not promote Day6 well, them being new and someone who needed more attention and promotions. Day6 just released their album and then suddenly all the attention moved towards Got7.


iKON Debut- AIRPLANE and RHYTHM TA

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So, the biggest and the most awaited comeback of the yaer just happened- that is the debut of iKON. Personally I was excited too. I haven't seen W.I.N as of yet but heard a lot from other fans- that how Winner did not deserve to win and it was iKON who were better than them and so on and so forth. Now that iKON has debuted, lets see what did they bring for us.

iKON Airplane:
Airplane is a hip-hop ballad, with Double B , that is Bobby and B.I. rapping and the vocalists. The song, well is nice and soothing. The rapping is good, as usual and that is what stands out the most in the song. The vocalists are good too. Thankfully there is a balance between the rap and the vocals, which was lacking in My Type. Fans had got pretty angry on that. Donghyuk only gets to do the La di da..part and also Chanwoo has a major lack of lines, but then there is some singing by the rest of the vocalists.

The song is about B.I. falling in love with his best friend- the girl who is also friends with Bobby. They all are sad that she is leaving, but then B.I. never gets to confess to her.
The song is a request about telling the Airplane to stop, so that they can spend some more time with her.


Rhythm Ta:
Coming to the controversial song and the most controversial artist of the year, known for dissing people, Bobby and his lyrics.The song is a typical YG hip-hop, if not iKON, it would probably even suit GD and Taeyang. There is some dance and our shirtless Bobby with handsome looking all the other members.

The song is about enjoying the rhythm and enjoying your life. It is about living freely unlike idols, who according to Bobby, like to show- off and all. Dance and get your body moving. The MV has a slight amount of dancing, again the vocals have  got a good share. Chanwoo this time does the Da na na part in the song, like Donghyuk in the previous song.


If I have to make any final comments over their debut- I think it could have been better, especially if we compare how JYP idols are doing. Both the songs for me were quiet average, and I like My Type way, way more than Rhythm Ta and Airplane. Secondly, the group focuses the most on Bobby and B.I.. The vocalists hardly get lines compared to the rappers, and the rappers are the one singing even when there are so many vocalists are there. I hope that doesn't happen in their next songs.
Comparing their debut to WINNER, the quality of the songs of Winner were better than theirs, at least that is how I feel about it.

MV Review- DAY6 CONGRATUALTIONS

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A new boy- band debuted from JYP and it is surprisingly a soft rock band, called DAY6. We have had a glimpse of Day6 with GOT7 previously in WIN of YG Entertainment and finally they are debuting.

A song that has been forever stuck in your head- it is this song. I am not much of a rock person but this song is just unbeatable when it comes to how addicting it is. Secondly, they do not look like rookies from any angle, whether is rapping, the way they play their music, music video presence, vocals, instrumentation, the rapping- everything is to the point.

We have Jae as the guitarist, vocalist and rapper, Sung Jin who is the leader, guitarist and vocals, Jun Hyeok on the keyboard and vocalist, Young K as the bass guitarist, rap and vocalist, Won Pil as the vocalist and Do Woon on the drums. As you can see, all are involved in vocalization , except for the drummer.

The song is a break- up song, where we have the girl leaving th guy without informing him. And then one day the guy meets her all happy with a new boyfriend in the subway. The MV has actor Choi Woo Shik who works as an actor in JYP. The intelligent thing in this MV is the choice of an actor instead of making the members do it.

Finally, I really love the chorus, how the word Congratulations has been used for the girl. It was one of the most awaited comebacks of the year and of course they did not disappoint us, like even a little bit. Love the song, just too much.

N.Flying also a boy band which debuted this year, has been good, but this one is more addicting and Day6 will be giving a very strong competition to them.

2nd Comeback Special: MonstaX and Seventeen

The months of September and October are filled with comebacks. We have a Monsta X and Seventeen- two major rookie groups releasing their second albums and MVs. Last time too, they debuted somewhere nearby each other and this time too the same thing happened. So let's see how did our rookie groups do in their recent comebacks.
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First lets look at Monsta X Rush:

Their song surprised me. They have improved a lot since Trespass. Coming to the MV first. Their dancing is more synchronized and lip sync is also perfect. Performance has improved a lot. We all know how good Jooheon is at rapping, but this time I preferred I.M more. They try a little to hard when it comes to expressions. Jooheon actually goes overboard with them- no one actually behaves like that after seeing a girl. It can be exaggerated, but he does it too much. Importance of Jooheon- song begins with him again. In short the MV reeks too much of Jooheon.

Shownu as usual got his own part for dance and vocals. So did the other members. Hyungwon as the visual, I think gets a little screen time this time. Rest were fine.

The MV is basically, they boys fall in love with a love, but then she gets kidnapped and all of them go to rescue her in the end. I like the camera-work a lot. It looks good and it is of course better than Trespass. The lyrics of the song is silly. I found it funny. I did not know cell-phones were made of steel. At least that was what the translated versions say. They are just telling the girl to come to them as soon as possible and quickly make a decision. Trespass had better lyrics.



Seventeen Mansae:

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I am surprised at how much a band can improve. Everything is so perfect in them. Their first song was a simple dance and music pop song, but this song has a MV with a storyline.

So a very common concept has been chosen- our 13 boys are high school students and crushing over one girl. The girl is the villain in School 2015. And the class had only three girls and the rest was our Seventeen boys.

The acting in the MV looks so natural. All boys get enough screen time, and little parts of their own. But mainly it is Wonwoo, Mingyu and S.Coups who are the main here. D.K. acts as the comic relief and I find it super adorable. If we compare Mansae to Adorable, this is way more expressive. We can actually tell who all can be future actors from this MV. None of it is overboard and it makes your heart flutter rapidly. Scenes I loved here- the basketball game when Jeonghan makes the basket, how his hair flies and S.Coups moves the ball for the girl. Also when Vernon smiles after he gets slapped and of course the way Wonwoo and Mingyu and S.Coups stare at the girl...faints!!!!

As we know the group is divided into parts- the dance team and the other members of the group have an awesome and a very strong choreography. The choreography in the beginning is cool and then the chorus. The rapper team is just bound to steal your heart and the vocal team is just too cute. The dance team has their little solo parts and Jun is someone who will steal your gaze with his superb dance steps.

A cool thing about the lyrics of the song is that when the lines in the song are being sung, the scene is also happening simultaneously. They all love the girl and when the girl stares back at them, they all go Mansae!!

I loved their comeback a tad bit more than that of Monsta X. Also both the songs are good and addicting. Opinions always differ right? So do comment and tell, what do you guys feel about their comebacks.

MV Review- JunJin WOW WOW


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Jun Jin of Shinhwa became my bias after I had seen the Hello Councelor episode of Shinhwa. Before that, although I knew them as a group, I did not know their names. His personality and looks and voice impressed me so much.

I did not know he was going solo. The news came to me after checking out V- app. And I accidentally came across his MV, which I had to watch.

The MV doesn’t have much to it, he walking around is more than enough to make the hearts swoon and them to faint. He looks that hot. There are many close-ups of him and there is a girl in the MV who is seen very less. The sets keep changing. We also see Jun Jin dancing. The chorus has some very strong and swift dance moves, and he nails them perfectly. 

The song has more (correct) English than Korean, and major repetition of the chorus. Since he is not much of a vocalist, his voice sounds pretty smooth. His rap parts are amazing and so is Eric’s who features, but is only heard. The song talks about how he can’t stop but keep looking at the girl he likes and also how his presence is so strong, that she cannot ignore it.

The song is not very catchy, but I liked it pretty much. It is not very bad.

Shinhwa altogether is awesome and of course I did not expect Jun Jin to get his own solo. Now that he got one, I hope you people listen to the whole album and also follow him on V- app. 
 

Drama Review- Oh My Ghostess




This is another drama that just made into my one-of-the-best-drama list. 

This drama falls into the genre of magical realism. We have a virgin ghost Shin Soon Ae (Kim Seul Gi) who thinks she needs to make out with a guy who has a lot of energy to ascend to heaven. She has been stuck on earth for 3 years. Na Bong Sun (Park Bo Young) is an assistant chef in a famous restaurant. She is a timid girl and very tardy, reason being she is always seeing ghosts around her, her grandmother being a shaman. She is an introvert and has low self- esteem.

Na Bong Sun has a crush on the star chef Kang Sun Woo (Cho Jung Suk) who is the owner of the chef she works in. But thanks to her timid personality she can’t make a move on him. Finally, one day she ends up leaving her job due to some misunderstanding in the restaurant. While she was leaving the place, Shin Sun Ae possesses her on the streets while she was trying to escape a shaman. Their energy match and she is locked inside her. Na Bong Sun’s fresh journey begins from then.
We also have a side story of Kang Sun Woo’s sister and how Shin Soon Ae dies.

This drama is like one of those perfect dramas, with damn good story line, an awesome cast and the right amount of episodes. To begin with, let’s start with the story. I haven’t seen a better storyline in this genre of dramas. Of course we have Master’s Sun, but then, having seen that too, I find this one better. The acting just helps the story perfectly. If the actor’s weren’t good, I would have seriously wondered, how much this drama would be a hit.

I have seen Park Bo Young only in movies, latest being the horror movie Don’t Click, her acting was really good, but here it reaches another level. Park Bo Young is seen playing a dual role. She is playing herself as well as she possessed by Shin Soon Ae and these are totally different personalities. Then we have Cho Jung Suk. I had seen him for the first time in King To Hearts and he had caught my attention there itself, playing the second lead. His acting was better than that of Lee Seung Gi. I am just too happy he gets to play the main role here. I guess, no one else would have been able to carry out this role as good as him. He is not only the perfect man, but he plays his role so naturally, it doesn’t seem that he is acting.

Finally coming to Kim Seul Gi- this girl has never failed to impress me. I have seen almost all her dramas and once again, I would say this was her best performance.

The drama has two storylines, so not only we have Na Bong Sun and Kang Sun Woo falling in love with each other, we also have a murder mystery. And here we meet the villain of the drama Choi Sung Jae (Lim Ju Hwan). His role creeped me out bad. I got goose-bumps at certain points in the drama thanks to him.

All in this drama act as if all of this happen in the real life. It’s as if people get possessed daily, and ghosts live a life like us. That’s how perfect this drama is. Shin Soon Ae in this drama is everywhere, yet she is not there. Even the other minor characters play their roles so well, I seriously so freaking impressed.

I will recommend this drama some 10,000 times or more to watch, it is so good. You will fall in love with everything in it.