Drama Wednesday (22): May 2018 Drama Watch List

I have missed these posts… โค

Anywho, without rambling much more about my absence (But wow, November 1 was my last Drama Wednesday!!!), here’s my May 2018 Drama Watch List:

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“Age of Youth” (a.k.a. “Hello My Twenties), Season Two (2017)— I watched season one last year (Read my review by clicking here), and I enjoyed it. It’s nice to be back with these characters for a second season (a rare thing in the Korean Drama universe ๐Ÿ˜ญ). I am a bit sad that one character from season one has been in only one episode, and another character is being played by a different actress. However, the replacement actress is doing a good job, so… Despite the changes, it’s been fun thus far, though I admit I’ve only seen the first two episodes. O_o

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“Daughter of the Flame” (2018)— This Chinese fantasy drama is SOOO GOOD. I did not realize it was a fantasy when I started it, but I’m am so glad it is because I love me some fantasy dramas. Anyways, I can see this one being an all time favorite series for me. โค

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“The Best Moment to Quit Your Job”— A short drama that kind of has the same feel as “Age of Youth,” but with a more mature cast. I feel the title explains the gist of this series, which is about the struggles of four women in their jobs. Wonder if they will all quit??? Guess I will see.

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“The Prime Minister and I” (2013)—ย  I don’t know much about this drama, but I’m a bit of a Yoon Si Yoon fan (understatement of the year ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), therefore I want to see more of his dramas.

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You’re welcome, me.

What dramas/shows are you watching? Any recommendations?

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April 2018— Month Finale

So… I’m back.

I never intended to vanish from my blog, but then life happened. I found a new job, and said job stressed me out so much that I read and watched very little books and dramas. *sad face*

However, I have recently found a new job. A lot less stressful on my poor nerves, and therefore have found the urge to read more books, watch more dramas, and post on my blog again. *happy face*

For my first post since November 2017 (what?!), I thought I would do a little overview of fictional stuff in April 2018. (Is it seriously almost May? Wasn’t it just Christmas????)

 

Books Read

  1. “Where We Belong” by Lynn Austin— Finished.
  2. “Spark” by J.M. Hackman— Finished
  3. The House on Foster Hill” by Jamie Jo Wright- Finished
  4. “The Austen Escape” by Katherine Reay— Finished
  5. “Behind The Scenes” by Jen Turano— Still Reading as of Posting
  6. “King’s Folly” by Jill Williamson— Still Reading as of Posting

 

Drama Loving

  1. She Was Pretty— Re-watch
  2. The Flame’s Daughter— First Time. (Still Watching)
  3. ย Boys Over Flowers— Rewatch. (Like 4th or 5th time?)

 

Movie Love

  1. Enchanted— First time and LOVED IT
  2. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)— Did not like the use of bad language, but found it a fascinating movie.
  3. I Can Only Imagine— Lovely little film.
  4. Avengers: Infinity War— I loved it. I hated it. *heart and angry eyes*
  5. Coco— Awww-dorable. Not my favorite Pixar film ever but still fun.

 

Writing

I have been posting small bits of a story on Wattpad. Its creatures and fashions are inspired by historical Korea, it has a bit of faith, and is a loose retelling of The Princess and the Pea. You can read it here if you are interested. Hoping to have at least one new chapter added each week. Here’s the link:ย https://www.wattpad.com/story/115279755-true

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What about you? How have you all been? What are you reading, and/or watching? Seen anything I’ve mentioned?

 

 

Drama Wednesday (21): November Watch-List Ramble.

Yes, I am aware that it has been over a month since I posted a Drama Wednesday post. Devastatingly sad, I know. ๐Ÿ˜ญ However, I hit a drama watching slump in the month of October. That’s right. Hundreds of shows to watch and me just watching YouTube… However, I feel the mood to get back into watching dramas this month, and these are the ones I hope to watch:

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“Goblin” (2016)— This has got to be one of the most popular dramas released in the past couple of years. I have yet to see anyone, on blogs or comments, that has said they hate it. Also, my dearest friend loves it, and I see it on drama favorite lists even though it isn’t all that old… I have the DVD set, and I have decided to finally give it a try. I have high expectations for this drama, so I hope the hype of others does not let me down. (Pleassse be as good a drama as everyone makes you out to be, Goblin.)

 

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“The King’s Woman” (2017)— I have been watching this Chinese drama and I really like it. It has all of the elements I like (court drama, surprise moments, romance…), and it is probably one of my new favorite dramas. I slacked off on watching it last month, but I hope to finish it this month. ๐Ÿ˜€

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“Temperature of Love” (2017)—- I love it when a drama has characters that write (since I consider myself a writer), and this one stars a female lead who wants to be a screenwriter. She meets a guy online in a group chat with her friends, and then she ends up meeting him in real life where romance is not always as perfectly smooth as they can make it seem on the screen. I like it so far. It has shorter episodes, which I find nice. The characters are all awesome so far, and it has had some funny moments. It is currently airing and is scheduled to have forty episodes, so I don’t think I will finish it this month due to the episodes not being available… Oh well.

 

What are some dramas you are watching? How do you get out of drama watching slumps?

Drama Wednesday (16): July 2017 Overview & August Watch List

Dramas I Finished Watching:

 

“Chicago Type Writer” (2017)— SO good. If you’re looking for a Korean drama that isn’t the usual historical, has a bit of fantasy, and writing/bookish elements, you might want to try this one. (Click Here to Read My Longer Thoughts on It).

“Sweet Stranger and Me” ย (2016)— This cute drama was fun. Not the best thing ever, but not bad. I think it suffered for me partly due to my watching it along with some dramas that were really awesome for me.

“The Best Hit” (2017)— THIS DRAMA. *all the hearts* This is probably my favorite of the three dramas I finished watching this month. It just has such a fun feel to it, with an interesting story line, awesome characters, and a unique humorous aura. If you have not watched this one, what are you waiting for? Go now.

Movies I Finished Watching This Month:

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“Don’t Worry, I’m A Ghost (2012)— This was not a bad movie, but it wasn’t my personal favorite. You can read my expanded thoughts on it by clicking here.

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“Miss Granny” (2014)— This film about an old woman becoming young again was fun, though perhaps it would have been better if not for its crude humor moments. I enjoyed the ending, though. FINALLY, a Korean film with an ending that did not leave me feeling weird. Hope to try the Chinese version this month and compare the two.

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“Train to Busan” (2016)— Okay, so this movie is a zombie survival film, and the best Korean film I’ve watched so far. Yeah, it was freaky and gory in parts of it. I mean, the zombies in this film don’t just come after you in a walking pace. No, they can R-U-N. My heart was pounding during parts of this film, lol. Anyways, I had some issues with it—mainly I feel like the ending could of had a little more of a conclusion than it had—but, overall, it was an interesting train ride. ( One I hope I will never ย truly experience. o_O ) Also, for a zombie film, it had enough heart to make me have some feels when…*bleeps spoilers*

August Watch List:

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“My Sassy Girl” (2017) (Only Two Episodes Left)

 

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“Missing Nine” (2017)

 

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“Duel” (2017)

 

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“General and I” (2017) (Hope to finish this one.)

Drama Wednesday (13): Watching/Hope to Watch in July

Guys, it’s July. Which is awesome because, one, that means less than six months until Christmas time (my favorite time of the year), and, two, my birthday comes at the end of the month.

Anyways, enough ramble ramble. Today I want to share the dramas I’m currently watching and hoping to watch this July:

Currently Watching:

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“Chicago Typewriter” (2017): I first saw this advertised when it was airing and knew I’d like to try it because it looked different. A mix of writing and the 1930’s? *happy melts* My friend recently watched and enjoyed, and so I’ve decided to give it a try.

So far it has been pretty interesting. As a book reader and an author, I appreciate all of the bookish elements. There seems to be more creepiness than I thought it would have, but that just makes it all the more exciting. Interested to see what happens next. I’m currently on episode 3.

 

“The Best Hit” (2017), “My Sassy Girl (2017),” and “Sweet Stranger and Me” (2016). Yes, I’m still watching these. Two are still airing, and the other… Well, let’s just say I’ve been in a watching slump after finishing “Circle: Two Worlds Connected.” I’m pathetic.

 

To Watch:

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“Bride of the Water God” (2017): This drama just started airing, so I might wait to start this one at the end of the month. Unless I cave because the promotional images lead me on a path of destruction to watching another drama that I have to wait awhile before I can watch all of its episodes. (Note: K-Dramas love to end in cliff-hangers.)

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“The Starry Night, The Starry Sea” (2017): This is a Chinese drama that I’ve been wanting to watch for awhile. I enjoyed the first episode awhile back, and would like to continue with the series (plus some other Chinese dramas I want to finish.) This one just looks like the perfect kind of summer drama. Contemporary fantasy with a merman? Yesss. โค

How about you? What are some dramas you are watching/hope to watch? Feel free to share, even if they’re not Asian. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Drama Wednesday (6)—Favorite Dramas Part Two

Hello everyone! Today I’m here with part two of my favorite dramas. (You can check out part one by clicking here.)

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“Moonriver” isย a Taiwanese drama that captured my heart is so many ways. The humor, the sweet heroine, and the tugging of the heartstrings… they just make me happy thinking about it. It’s about a martial artist girl from the country who ends up going to a city college where she soon offends the top students and finds her life entangled with theirs. Okay, so this drama is a lot like “Boys Over Flowers,” but no, I do not think it is a do-over of my beloved BOF. This one has enough fresh elements to make it its own story, and I really like it.

 

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Speaking of “Heartstrings,” another one of my favorite dramas happens to be named just that. I think the main reason I tried this one was because I was not happy who the heroine ended up with in the drama, “You’re Beautiful.” I wanted her to end up with the second male lead (This is a problem I often have.). “Heartstrings” paired the female lead and second male lead from “You’re Beautiful” together as the main couple. While it wasn’t the same as if they had ended up together in “You’re Beautiful,” I suppose it helped salve the pain. This drama is about two students, one a modern music player, the other a traditional Koran music player, and their bumpy path to finding love. It’s cute and fluffy, with enough drama to perhaps cause you to bit your nails in nervous anticipation to know what happens next. Also, there’s plenty of fun music.

 

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“Ice Fantasy” is the only Chinese drama I have finished so far, and I almost gave up on it after watching only the first few episodes. I persevered, though, and it was worth it. Only issue was that there were some intimate romance scenes that made me uncomfortable. Other than that, it was just a fun, other-worldly adventure that has me wanting ย its sequel, “Ice Fantasy: Destiny,” right now. Right now.

 

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“Dream Knight” is another mini Korean drama that I enjoy. It’s about a orphaned school girl who is protected by a group of magical guys as she goes through life. It’s ย sweet, plus it contains a lot of fun music, probably because the main guys are all K-pop artists. Anyways, I wish there was more because the story felt somewhat incomplete. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Drama Wednesday (5): April 2017 Overview

I know, you might have been anticipating part two of my favorite dramas. (At least, I hope someone was.) However, this week happens to be the first week of the month, so this week’s post is to show what I watched in April. (Hopefully, next week will be part two of my favorite dramas.)

Dramas I Finished

Korean:

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While I came close to finishing another one, this little drama was the only one I finished. You can check out some of my thoughts for it here.

Dramas First Time Made Way Through (But Have Yet To Finish)

Chinese Dramas:

While I did not finish either of these, I did make progress in them. (Chinese Dramas are so long, you guys.) I really like the fantasy elements of “Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms,” and I like the wit battled between the hero and heroine of “General and I.”

Korean Dramas:

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“Love Rain”

This is a drama I have seen over the years, but never got past the first few minutes the first time I tried it. But, when I saw it available for download, I decided to give it another chance. I’m glad I did, because I’m loving it. It’s emotionally lovely, and one of the best K-Dramas I’ve first-time watched in awhile. Hope to finish it soon.

Japanese Dramas:

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“Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo”

This is the first time I’ve watched a Japanese drama and made it past the second episode. So far, it is a cute school drama that is fun to watch when I want to see something light hearted and sweet.

Dramas I Rewatched

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Sometimes, I just want to re-watch some of my favorites. That was the case in April when I decided to watch some episodes of “The Master’s Sun,” “Flower Boys Next Door,” “Boys Over Flowers,” and “The Miracle.”

That concludes my over all drama progress for the month of April. I did a lot of going back and forth, which meant I did not finish much of anything. Maybe in May I can put some of these on my “watched” list, instead of the ever growing “to-watch” list. How was your drama time in April? Any recommendations?