Saturday, July 30, 2016

'Doctors' Episode 9-12 and 'Beautiful Mind' Introduction to Episode 12

SPOILER ALERT!!!




Commentary:

I watched four episodes straight because I missed it last week and I was caught up with my real life series. Also, I made a review of it the last time but I was really disappointed that I accidentally delete it. So I needed 2 days to cope up after. As I believe that writing is a feeling and when it passes, sometimes we are not able to convey what we truly feel on that moment. What a loss, indeed and I am still recuperating. But I have found the courage to write another one so I am making this entry. Though I feel that the last one was very expressive, I’ll try my best to make this one interesting as well. I hope you’ll be able to share your thoughts with me too. Please.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Review: Beautiful Gong Shim (2016)

SPOILER ALERT!!!


I finished the drama a few days ago and until now when I think of it, I’m still really not over how it ended. Overall, I think that I had a great time watching because it’s fun and when you watch it together with someone it makes it even better because I think that you both look at the perspective of the characters both at the same time and you learn something from each of the episodes. Also, this drama is full of positivity and lovely gestures that put warmth in your heart especially that the supporting characters were not the evil cruel that will consume the story. Even though that kind of element is not eliminated from the story, there is a force that puts the good in a better position than the bad. I also think that in a matter of perspective but this drama is really above the average to me. It’s not the best because there are clich├ęs that every other Kdrama has but the delivery of each episode was also being considered well and if that was the case, then they really made a great romantic-comedy drama. However, if I have one complaint from the series, that is how they have ended it because they could have extended it more. Having said it that way is a compliment because I really wanted more of it and I really wanted to know how the characters have evolved after 1 year. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they should have shown Gong Shim and Dante having a family but in general, I wanted a preview of how they will start over again. So I felt that what they have revealed is not enough to suffice my thirst from it. The ending just reminds me of the last book I finished which is China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan where it was so nakakabitin (open-ended). You should check that book too if you have time and it’s also the sequel of Crazy Rich Asians. They’re really hilariously scandalous and fun book.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Review: Doctors Episode 7 and 8




I couldn’t be happier with how episode 7 and 8 turned out. Doctors is a hot drama right now and it’s unstoppable with the team up of two Korean Drama royalties Kim Rae Won and Park Shin Hye. These two are great examples of experienced actors who can really make chemistry through every ounce of talent that they got. I mentioned before that I loved Kim Rae Won in ‘My Little Bride’ and now; I love him as much in Doctors if not even more. I think that he’s an actor with a true character from the role of Hong Ji Hong. He’s a believable actor as a doctor and I am impressed not only with his role but also to the script of the drama which I think is a great help to making it as real as possible.

In episode 7, Hye Jung’s friend Kim Soo Chul came into the picture putting Dr. Hong in a jealous mode and in addition to Hye Jung’s admirers, Dr. Jung Yoon Do is captivated with our heroine’s charm. The character of Soo Chul is supposed to be a threat to the romance of the one true pairing according to the perception of Dr. Hong which was dismissed by the reality of Soo Chul being divorced and having a son. Basically, I think that Soo Chul’s feelings for Hye Jung is still strong but now, he’s become mature so he’s also ready to letting go of her. Perhaps he just wanted to say goodbye before he moves on. Also, this character is a revelation of Hye Jung’s past which was being forwarded. It was revealed that Soo Chul lent a helping hand to her when she had no desire to live after her grandmother passed away. I feel that their friendship is bounded by a true foundation of it and so, Hye Jung showed him more compassion which she wasn’t able to show to her family.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Giveaway Project 2.0!

Hi guys! You can now win the following fandom items through this blog. Everyone is welcome to join regardless of your country. So instead of buying them which I posted in Facebook, you may win them by participating in this Giveaway Project Part 2.0! You may check out my first giveaway project >>>HERE<<<.



TVXQ's Mirotic Live Tour CD


SNSD 2nd Mini Album


Yoochun's Album w/ Free Poster



AKB48's Album


ZE:A Special Album


Lee Seung Gi 'Tonight' Mini Album


SNSD Japan First Live Tour


TABLO First Mini Album



Thursday, July 7, 2016

First Impression: Doctors Episode 1-6

Plot: Two doctors met after 13 years of parting. Hye Jung was a troubled student back in high school whose life has been changed by her grandmother and her homeroom teacher, Hong Ji Hong. He is an aspirant physician who’s found passion in teaching.

Commentary:

KIM RAE WON. I’m not a fan of Kim Rae Won though I believe I have seen him in My Little Bride where I adored Moon Geun Young so much. But still I could not really decipher the hype of this Kdrama before I started to watch it because “It’s just another Kdrama about Doctors yet again”. Though I knew that Park Shin Hye is a talented actress whom I have adored in Heirs, I thought it was still not enough. But this is not a part of the impression that I have for this drama because it was worth it of the hype and high kick scenes that Park Shin Hye has done in the beginning.

I feel that this is the best that Park Shin Hye has become. I am a fan of her dancing and athletic ability in the past but now she has my total respect and she’s become matured and is brimming with passion. I am truly glad to have witnessed Hye Jung in her, be it as a gangster or as a compassionate doctor. She’s reached her best shape yet and I hope that she’ll continue to thrill the viewers with her action packed scenes.

Monday, July 4, 2016

J-drama SP: Anohana Live Action (2015)

Plot: One summer day, Jintan had an extraordinary experience when he heard a voice of a girl talking to him. The voice is from Jinta's childhood friend Meiko, but it is a strange moment because Meiko died years ago. She appeared in front of him to whom he first ignored wearing the same white dress when she died, but she’s grown older. She tells Jinta that she has a wish and that's why she came back as a ghost, but Meiko can't remember what her wish was. Therefore, Jinta along with their other friends, Atsumu, Naruko, Chiriko, Tetsudo and Meiko gather together for the first time in 7 years to grant Meiko’s wish. However, Jinta is the only one who is able to see Menma.

Comments:

In this kind of film, I feel that there is so much hope in this world that may only be attained when we realize the compassion from the people around us. It has a light story about friendship despite the unfortunate event that happened one summer day. I was so pleased to watch the series because I have encountered a lot of emotions and they didn’t get mixed up in a bad way but it showed the two sides of living life: one is living in the past and the other one is living in the moment while remembering the past and moving forward at the same time. The characters were very remarkable and they have contributed so much in bringing the right emotion in the context of losing a friend at such a young age. Also, this is not a depressing movie despite demanding the viewers to get carried away by so much crying that happened. It is not sad but rather heart-warming because it truly showed how they value the friendship that they have made in the past as young kids and how much that event had made an impact in their lives. Nonetheless, they still participated in helping Menma find that peace that she deserved.

Friday, July 1, 2016

J-Movie: Orange (2015)

In a Nutshell: This is a manga adaptation film which depicts friendship in a form of a parallel universe, where a message to her own self was transmitted through a letter by Naho’s future endeavor.

On her way to school, Naho received a letter from the future telling her of the sequence of events that will take place in school. She then shrugged the idea of it however she met a new transferee in her class, Kakeru. Later on, her curiosity arises as the letter gives her the decision to make in an event that she has to make one for herself.

Comments: Japanese films are generally about uplifting the human spirit and fighting your own evil. This film has a gloomy side which was portrayed through the character of Kakeru. However, evil can be altered through the presence of the people significant to Kakeru, his friends. Basically, it presents well the idea that when you took a matter seriously and urgently, you can make a difference to someone. This is what this film is all about – friendship over romance and friendship above everything else.