The upcoming TW-drama with the tentative English title Ring Ring Bell (the literal translation of the Chinese title is Please Ring Twice With Sincerity 真心請按兩次鈴) with Janine Chang and Peter Ho has finally released official stills. The drama is currently gearing up for its early October premiere on Sundays on CTS. I’m really coming around with the thought of giving Peter another chance to change my mind about him. Especially since I’m loving his mature clean cut look for this drama. Gone with the smarmy, in with the seksi. More pictures below the cut, along with a short synopsis of the drama that I’ve translated. Continue reading
The written preview for episode 16 completely took me by surprise. My jaw dropped, in a good way. If this plot development actually happens, and isn’t just another runaround feint (sadly I think it is), then imma going to give Spy Myung Wol props for having the guts to go for broke at this point. C’mon drama, you can do it! And no, this latest supposed development isn’t the fanfiction y’all been writing about Myung Wol pregnant and a baby coming to hunt down Kang Woo in twenty years. But that was indeed ridiculously funny. Continue reading
A housekeeping item first – I won’t be going back and doing full recaps for episodes 7/8 of Protect the Boss. I want to, but a lack of time and the feeling like it’s homework after my vacation makes me elect to enjoy watching this drama more than feel like I have unfinished business with it. So onwards to episode 9, which picks up right where Ji Heon planted a kisser on Eun Seol to help her confirm her feelings for him (man or child).
I so appreciate that what makes PTB so moving isn’t just about the romance, but the drama deftly weaves all the emotions that are present in our everyday lives and remind us that love isn’t the only feeling in the universe. The friendships and the familial affection move me just as much, and make me care even more about all the characters. Our four leads are getting more involved in each other’s lives, reaching out to each other in ways big and small, and I couldn’t be happier. Continue reading
HeonHee is sure having a busy August. Earlier this month they were in Taiwan to promote their drama My Princess, and the tail end of the same month finds them in Japan doing the same thing. Song Seung Heon looks a little less gaunt than when he was in Taiwan, and I’m always happy to see my oppa looking healthy and happy. Kim Tae Hee will be spending a lot of time in Japan for the rest of the year, as she’s just agreed to star in her first J-dorama with Nishijima Hidetoshi called Boku to Star no 99 Nichi.
Her drama looks to have stiff competition, premiering this Fall on Sundays and going up against KimuTaku and TBS‘s huge 50th anniversary special Nankyoku Tairiku which was filmed in Antarctica with Prince KT and a bunch of huskies. Back to HeonHee in Japan – I’m sure the drama will surely be well-received in Japan since both actors are very popular over there. It always makes me happy to see them together. Continue reading
Truth be told, while I was more interested in Poseidon in its first incarnation (with Eric and Kim Kang Woo) than in its resurrected incarnation (with Choi Siwon, Lee Sung Jae, and Lee Shi Young), neither version really captures my interest completely. I think Poseidon, premiering in two weeks on Mon-Tues on KBS, will actually be in a pretty ideal slot. It’s up against counter programming, with MBC‘s sageuk Gyebaek, and SBS‘s Warrior Baek Dong Soo ending by the end of September to be replaced with the Kim Soo Hyun-penned melodrama Thousand Day Promise starring Su Ae and Kim Rae Won.
So if the drama has a good story with a decent execution, I think it has a fair shot of being a hit. At this point, KBS just wants it’s beleaguered Spy Myung Wol over and done with, and Poseidon can’t come fast enough as far as the network is concerned. The first stills of the leads in their marine police costumes look convincing, and I’m particularly pleased that Lee Shi Young, a well known athletic actress in real life, getting to play a competent police officer. You go, girl! Continue reading
How is this not the OTP? Practical and down-to-earth butt poor girl meets calculating and acerbic nerdy billionaire heir. Yes yes, I know Kyoya in the manga/anime of Ouran High School Host Club isn’t even guy2, but the drama is definitely setting him up to be guy2, so that’s my canon and I’m sticking with it. The problem isn’t even that I don’t adore drama queen/king/prince Tamaki, it’s simply that I love Kyoya more. And Daito Shunsuke‘s chemistry with Kawaguchi Haruna? If she was older (re: legal age, and discounting the 9 year age difference between them), I’d be shipping them in real life so hard they would be the second coming of YamaKi for me.
This post has no purpose other than to indulge my KyoHaru shipping heart. See, even De View Magazine thinks Haruhi and Kyoya ought to be photographed together! Everyone else, indulge me, m’kay? Also wanted to disclose that I have a proper Shunsuke ONLY post coming up, and you don’t want to miss it. This boy is smoking when he’s not playing he buttoned up nerd. A preview pic, and more KyoHaru goodies, after the jump. Now I finally understand what it must’ve felt like to be a Tsukushi-Rui shipper in HanaDan (or a Jan Di-Ji Hoo shipper in BOF). Continue reading