Tag Archives: Romantic Comedy

OKC: Rich Man, Poor Woman, Initial Thoughts

5 Feb

Rich Man, Poor Woman OKC Cover

Another Operation: Kdrama Chat poll has ended, and we’ll be watching Rich Man, Poor Woman this time. I know, I know, you’re gonna say it’s a Jdrama, not a Kdrama, but, while we’ll mostly be watching Kdrama, we’re gonna throw some other stuff in every so often, just to mix it up. Feel free to read our discussions, or, better yet, come join us!

Rich Man, Poor WomanSo, on to Rich Man, Poor Woman. In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll say up front that I’ve already watched this one, and I loved it. I’m looking forward to discussing it with the group, and I’ll be watching it with a more critical eye this time, since I’ll be taking notes for discussion.

The basic rundown is that Sawaki Chihiro is a girl just finishing up her university degree, and she’s been looking for a job for a good long while, getting pretty discouraged in the process. Hyuga Toru is a genius programmer/entrepreneur at the head of a top software company. She’s sweet and earnest, he’s a brilliant jerk, together they fight— oh wait, I meant it’s an opposites-attract type show where she gets to teach him that everybody has something to offer, even if it’s not what he initially thinks is the most valuable, plus there’s a little romance along the way.

Synopsis

(Via DramaWiki)

Oguri Shun plays Hyuga Toru, an affluent man whose personality is on the contrary, speckled with flaws. A CEO of an IT firm who is published on Forbes as a billionaire, Toru attained his fortune through chance and pure luck. A woman who meets Toru and eventually becomes attracted to him is Sawaki Chihiro, played by Ishihara Satomi. Chihiro is a hardworking college student at Tokyo University who has prepared for her future as much as she possibly could through studies and obtaining licenses. Despite her efforts, she has yet to land a job. Upon meeting Toru, she begins to unravel a genuine pureness inside him and solitude resulting from such pureness, which eventually draws her closer to him. The two repeatedly conflict each other, but little by little learn about one another to grow and develop together.

Where to Watch

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Flower Boy Next Door, Initial Thoughts

25 Jan

Flower Boy Next Door

What can I say? I’d been looking forward to this show, not knowing what to expect, just that it was from the same people that made “Flower Boy Ramyun Shop” and “Shut Up Flower Boy Band”, which I loved. Then came the casting news — Park Shin Hye, Yoon Si Yoon, Kim Ji Hoon — and I was even more excited to see what they’d do with such a good cast. At Christmas, they gave us teaser video after teaser video, and I began to worry that there was gonna be a letdown after all this buildup.

I’m here to say, six episodes in, that it’s good — really, really good. I won’t make a final judgement until I’ve seen the last episode, but so far I’m not disappointed in the least. It’s a slower story, made up of small moments — some laugh out loud, some poignant — that come together into a whole that’s like hanging out with a group of good friends for an hour and a half every week.

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OKC: Stars Falling From the Sky

31 Dec

Well, we had some interesting results from our first Operation: Kdrama Chat. Pretty much all of us were disappointed with the drama, but we loved being able to discuss it afterward, so we’re gonna do another.

We put up a poll, and the victim winner was Stars Falling From the Sky. I’ve never seen it, but several others have and give it a good recommendation. We have some fun, snarky people in our group, so I think we’ll have an interesting discussion.

Everyone is welcome, so please feel free to join us on our Facebook group!

Thanks to Stephanie at Crazy for Kdrama and Laurie ADGirl for joining me in this adventure 🙂

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Full House Take 2, Initial Thoughts

24 Dec

Full House Take 2

This is the most recent drama I’m watching with my niece. We started it because it looked light and fluffy, and the actors’ hair was so atrocious, we thought there’d be plenty to make fun of. All of that is true, but we found that it has a charm to it that’s made us come back and watch it to see how everything works out.

A note about the hair, the picture at the top of the post does not do justice to how bad the hair is, so I went on a search to illustrate it and posted the results below. There’s a reason we refer to this show as Bad Hair rather than its name.

Tae Ik and Man Ok 2

Even when they redid their hair about halfway through, it wasn’t much better. Although I will admit hers is more of an improvement than his.

Man Ok new hair Tae Ik new hair

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Operation: Proposal Thoughts

16 Dec

Operation Proposal

Update: This is now finished and reviewed.

I’m trying something new! I’m watching Operation: Proposal with Stephanie from Crazy for Kdrama, our Facebook friend Laurie ADgirl, and several other ladies we know from Facebook and other web-type places, and we’re discussing it afterward in a Facebook group. It’ll be my first time discussing online with a group while watching a show, and I’m pretty excited about it.

The only thing I know about this show is what the synopsis below says, so I’m going in mostly blind. It doesn’t matter, though, because I’m sure we’re gonna have lots of fun talking about it no matter what the show is like.

We’re starting on Monday, December 17 and watching two episodes a day. If anyone would like to follow along, you can read our conversations in our Facebook group.

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Flower Boy Next Door Christmas Teasers

16 Dec

They released two more teasers for Flower Boy Next Door with a Christmas theme.

They look so cute. I can’t wait to see the show!

Me Too, Flower! [Review]

16 Dec

stars-4

There are many things I loved about this drama. I loved the main couple and how they were together, I loved the quirky psychiatrist and his odd methods of getting Bong Sun to open up, and I loved Bong Sun’s relationship with her rookie partner and how she dealt with his crush on her. I just wish that the writers had given Bong Sun and Jae Hee a better plot to frame their romance. Just when we’d see how cute they were together, they’d be yanked apart by the over-the-top machinations of Hwa Young. I’ve seen that work in other dramas, but here it felt clunky.

The characters, for the most part, were fleshed out in three-dimensions, even though they sometimes acted a little cartoonish. Bong Sun, with her temper and depression; Jae Hee with his guilt toward Hwa Young and his secret phobia; Tae Hwa with his out-of-the-box psychiatry and his own painful past; Kim Dal with her material girl pretensions with an eventual conscience; even Maru with his crush on Bong Sun. All of them were a little more than you expected, which is why I was so disappointed in Hwa Young. I think they tried to make her more, but she ended up pretty much a one-dimensional evil antagonist, and that was so frustrating when the character deserved better.

This is very rewatchable, which is what I base my ratings on, I just had to knock it down a star because it didn’t live up to its full potential.

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