You didn’t think I would plaster the playground with Lie to Me kisses and then shaft the first kiss here, now did you? Best Love (The Greatest Love) is such a romantic drama. It’s not bathed in the romance lingo of fate, destiny, star-crossed lovers, or even mountains of obstacles. I find the pathos light, the stakes high but not insurmountable, but the drama marinates on the details of figuring out one’s own feelings. We’ve got three idiots in love as our leads, and together they are bumping, crashing, and stumbling their way to a realization about their own feelings and what each is going to do about it. Continue reading
Drama gods, what did I do to deserve (or be punished for) the back-to-back-to-back awesome of three dramas in a row? Thank god getting to Best Love means saving the best for last, in terms of the best plot and writing, and also means I can take a break for a couple of days before the insanity repeats itself on Sunday.
I love how Jin, the man in total control, relies on a little watch to confirm the most human of emotions – I like you. I’m sure we’re in for more pain this week. I don’t know how many tears I have left, after going on a dehydration and food-less binge yesterday. Ae Jung and Jin, please be strong in love, my darlings. Continue reading
My dearest drama friend Thundie, who always has the coolest and most creative posts, whispered to me yesterday that she was running a poll on the May K-dramas, asking folks what is their favorite, etc. I told her I’d make a post just to pimp her poll, so click here to vote away to your heart’s content. It looks like Best Love is leading the pack in all categories, except for one. Our Kang Ji Hwan and Yoon Eun Hye is already the runaway favorite in the OTP category.
Frankly I’m amazed, because LTM is getting little love elsewhere, so I’m pleased that even folks who don’t much like the drama acknowledge how undeniable the chemistry is between those two. Since I’m asking y’all to vote, which is like giving you homework, I’m tossing in a reward, if you will. Below the jump is the SBS released BTS of the Ice-cream kiss filming and additonal stills of the three kisses. Continue reading
We’re just two and a half weeks away from the premiere of the TW-drama Material Queen, and this is one drama where every single promo, still, and trailer gets me more excited about it, where initially I had zero interest. Unlike in Autumn’s Concerto, lead actor Vanness Wu gets to showcase his singer roots and grew-up-in-the-US crossover appeal by singing the theme song for MQ. It’s called “Is This All”, and features Ryan Tedder of One Republic. I love this song. HOMG I cannot stop listening to it over and over.
On top of the absurdly gorgeous cinematography we’ve seens in the stills and first trailer (courtesy of the PD from AC paired with the Paris location shoot with clothing styled by Patricia Field), I’m now almost certain MQ is going to have a awesome OST. Fruck, now I have another TW-drama to follow. Bringing you the song, which premiered today (Vanness’ album drops on July 8th), and the latest batch of MQ trailers. For those of you looking for the earlier MQ posts, just click the tag below. Continue reading
[Edit: there is a correction which I fixed in my recap. I'll highlight it at the end of my thoughts section. It's a VERY important correction to my original translation of that dialogue.]
Just a word of warning for you guys – for the last 10 minutes of episode 8 of Lie to Me, I just sat there and sobbed. The uncontrollable pain came from deep within, and it’s a sign I’m so invested in Ah Jung and Ki Joon that when either or both of them hurt, I hurt. The spoiler about the beach scene turned out to be a double-edged sword, and I’ll explain why after the recap. Today we got a major game-changer, and a huge course-correction. Continue reading
Dui bu qi. Miahne. Gomen. Sorry to all the Drunkeners out there for this later than usual recap. Yes, I do feel bad when I don’t post on my usual schedule. It was a long weekend here in Koalalandia, plus another drama about a pretend marriage exploded in insane shippiness. So perfect, wonderful, reliable Drunken to Love You took a backseat while I fed the masses clamoring for kisses that appeared to have wandered over from a TW-drama and landed at the Lie to Me set. Not complain’ about that.
With that said, my god was this episode goooood. And by jove, Song Jie Xiu, you are THE MAN. I knew I shouldn’t doubt him, and he proved once again that he is someone who trusts his heart, thinks with his brain, and above all else, knows something special when he sees it. Right now, Jie Xiu is on track to be the best male lead in a drama in 2011. Lin Xiao Ru, the day that douchebag Ren Yi Xian dumped you was the best day of your life, babycakes. Continue reading