Japan DVD Release of Lie to Me Provides Sweet New BTS Videos of Kang Ji Hwan and Yoon Eun Hye

This post is really intended for folks who (1) loved Lie to Me (and likely watched alongside me during what was the craziest days ever here at the Playground) and/or (2) are HwanHye shippers. Chingus, I am here to announced that, courtesy of @HallyuYoonEunHye and the never before seen BTS videos of the filming of LTM, we can all relive the magical heady chemistry of Kang Ji Hwan and Yoon Eun Hye‘s first onscreen coupling. I watched the newest BTS videos below and immediately burst in shrieks of happiness, instantly transporting myself back to June 2011 when I was knee deep in LTM mania. For a drama with a story as silly as this one, I was nevertheless happily swept up into the tidal wave of romantic discovery between the two leads.

Looking back, I wish this was some weird Lars Von Trier deconstructed drama where the entire story consisted of the two leads without any side characters. That would leave the audience looking for an overarching substantive plot to not feel cheated of one, and allow those who loved it to feast on the very thing that sucked us in – the undeniable attraction between Hyun Ki Joon and Gong Ah Jung. Neither Ji Hwan nor Eun Hye have done another drama since LTM wrapped last year, and they are amazing actors who have great chemistry with almost all of their co-stars so I’m looking forward to their next small screen project. In the meantime, the drama gods must have pitied my poor shippy heart and given me (however late) more evidence that my amazing OTP really were more than just falling for each other onscreen. Better late than never, and I’m always game for more HwanHye goodness in any form. Continue reading

A Koala Reminisces: 2011 Year End Drama Reviews

Going into this year end review, I wasn’t nearly as enthusiastic as I was last year. I can’t pinpoint why, other than perhaps I simply wrote so much I wore myself out. All my drama writing in the 365 days … Continue reading