Thoughts On: Buam Dong Revenge Social Club

Buam Dong Revenge Social Club – now that is a mouthful if there ever was one, so let’s call the drama BokJa Club for short. That’s what the members ended up calling their club too. *g*

I have a feeling a lot of people bypassed the drama thinking it’s one of those heavily melodramatic revenge stories, typical for Korea. Well, that’s not the case at all. Despite of the name, BokJa Club isn’t really about revenge but rather about self discovery and finding the courage to stand up for oneself. Aided by some awesome, new friends.^^ Revenge has its place in the story but it mainly acts as the vehicle for the ‘fabulous foursome’ to bond. Just as well, as they are rather bad at it. Their attempts at revenge do work at times but then there are the times things go askew in hilarious ways. 😀 Continue reading


Just Between Lovers – Up to ep 10

Why does Just Between Lovers make me feel so contented? It’s pretty sad at times. I don’t tear up that often anymore, not like I used to anyway, but I had to grab a hanky more than once while watching the last fiew episodes. I’ve seen comments on how people are not feeling the characters, which mystifies me. I’m feeling a bit too much at times. But… I’m that way too, occasionally. There have been many instances when I haven’t felt anything while others went on and on about how wonderful the characters are. Each to their own I guess. We all have our preferences. Continue reading

Thoughts On: Black & White

                                  See, it really was black and white. Subtle… not. 😛

What with the Beach Blossom Madness, talking about the charms of Mark Chao with kfangurl @ The Fangirl Verdict, I suddenly got the urge to make a little trip along the memory lane. 🙂 Which lead me to my old Black & White post @ LJ. And that sent me down the rabbit hole of B&W OST songs and clips of promo footage at YT and finally skip-watching bits and pieces of B&W episodes. I have such fond memories of group watching the drama and all the flailing. For some reason I never managed a proper post for B&W but here is collection of my fangirly reaction posts at the time I was actually watching the drama, back in the day. No major spoilers there and I’ve blacked out the bits that reveal a bit too much of the plot.^^
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Thoughts On: Fermentation Family

Oh, I’d totally forgotten I had this sitting in my draft folder. It’s the last one of Archeological Finds aka old posts from my LJ. Somehow 2012 now feels like a lot further away than it truly is. The promo material for Fermentation Family was really uninspiring for a drama with such a pretty setting, even the posters were bland. It really deserved much better.

The background of this drama is a traditional Korean restaurant that is famous with its Kimchi. Through the joyful and touching stories of the restaurant family members, who are not that perfect in their lives, and the variety of stories of the restaurant guests with all kinds of characteristics, the drama suggests a direction of a heart-moving ‘alternative family’.

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Closing thoughts on The Mystic Nine

Mystic9 is nowhere near a perfect drama and has it’s fair share of annoyances but none of them managed to damper my enjoyment. It was just perfect way to wind down and have the analytical, logic brain take a short vacation. Sometimes a simple story without any pretensions or delusions of grandeur is all that you need. Continue reading

The Mystic Nine – a visual feast of sorts^^

Welcome to The Pretty that is the world of Old Nine Gates (Lao Jiu Men), the nine grave robbing families of Changsha. And that ‘pile’ up there is the humble abode of nbr 1 of the Nine Gates, Zhang Qi Shan aka Fo Ye. It’s equally impressive inside. XD Ah, all that for just one man and his servants, though he does manage to aquire a wifey around ep 10. She’s a doll. Continue reading