Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

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This is a really cute drama that uses childhood friendship, but in a cute way.

Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) is a promising female weightlifter, who’s father has pushed her into working hard for her passion. While her father, Kim Chang Gul (Ahn Kil Kang), works hard at his restaurant and her uncle, Kim Dae Ho (Kang Ki Young), is trying to break into the entertainment industry. As the weightlifting team is not popular with boys, no one on the team has a boyfriend, well that is until Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk) notices Bok Joo.

Joon Hyung is a swimmer in the same school as Bok Joo. One day, on campus, he bumps into Bok Joo and doesn’t recognize her until she comes back to give him back his handkerchief. When she falls into the pool and he saves her, the puzzle pieces starts to fall into place. As soon as they recognize each other Joon Hyung starts hanging out with Bok Joo and picks their relationship back up again.

The relationship in this drama is cute. Bok Joo is not the typical cute girl, or even a relatively thin girl. She very realistic that way. When she starts putting on weight to go up a weight group, Joon Hyung simply encourages her, as weightlifting is her passion. They show a very healthy relationship, where they talk openly and love each other even though they have their flaws. It also shows that even people who are not stereotypical pretty can find love and be happy. This drama just left me with a good feeling in general. This is definitely worth a watch as it’s a very happy go lucky drama.

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

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This is a fun drama and I liked it a lot. I’ve been in a lull when it comes to watching dramas. This one caught my attention quickly.

We follow Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young), she is an aspiring game developer and an extremely strong woman. Every woman in her family is gifted with amazing strength in order to help the less fortunate. There is a catch, however, if they ever use their strength for personal gain or to hurt an innocent then they will forever lose their powers. Though Bo Young tries to hide her powers she constantly uses them to save people. One day she crosses paths with An Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik) and he becomes infatuated with her. He tracks her down and convinces her to be his bodyguard as an opportunity to work at his company.  She jumps at the chance to work for his company. However, while he’s pining over her and trying to get her to notice him she only has eyes for her high school crush In Gook Du (Ji Soo).

With girls being abducted from their neighbourhood, Gook Du is busy trying to catch the culprit which makes the people around him targets. With Bong Soon’s sense of justice, she tries to help with the most that she can. Which is difficult because he doesn’t know about her strength.

The concept is cute as is the chemistry between the 2 main characters. Though, really, all of the leads have excellent chemistry. The 2 men both have Bong Soon’s best interest at heart. The over-arcing story was also interesting, it wasn’t just the normal romantic comedy. I love dramas that are a little bit darker that make you think. I will mention one thing though, Kim Won Hae stole the show for me. He plays 2 drastically different characters and I loved it. Definitely, suggest you watch it for yourself.

My Shy Boss

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Ok… I will start off with I had some really high hopes for this drama, however, it when down quickly. The show was altered after the 4 episode due to audience feed back and it made the drama very awkward.

Chae Ro Woon (Park Hye Soo) is a theater actress who’s older sister, Chae Ji Hye (Han Chae Ah), committed suicide due to something happening at work. Eun Hwan Ki (Yeon Woo Jin), a very socially awkward CEO of a public relations company, takes the blame for her suicide as he feels partly responsible for her death. Ro Woon goes to work for Hwan Ki’s company in order to reveal to the world how mean the mysterious CEO really is. However, when she comes to know him, she finds that he is more broken than anything else.

This review makes this series sound really good and it did have a really good idea. The execution, however, is really bad. After the 4th episode things got weird. The writers changed Hwan Ki’s personality far too much. His interactions with Ji Hye because it all occurred before he relapsed into heavy introversion. He starts doing things that people with sever social anxiety would never do. I was really sad when it started to look like the writers were trying to grasp at straws. I feel like they could have made far more serious and it would have come out better.  You can watch it for yourself, however, I didn’t enjoy it by the end.

 

Like for Likes

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This has been popping up on my dramafever lately and I felt like I should watch it. I’m so happy that I did.

We follow 3 couples, that are all looking for love. Some have to overcome their own personal feeling about themselves, while others are simply looking for love in the wrong places. Recently out of the military, Jin Woo (Yoo Ah In), a famous actor , turns down a role in Gyung A’s (Lee Mi Yeon) latest drama. After having gone into the military right after a one night stand, Jin Woo is unaware of Gyung A’s child until after a wedding. He is certain at that point that the child is his but Gyung A refuses to comment on it.

Meanwhile, Sung Chan (Kim Ju Hyeok), a Japanese restaurant owner, starts a lease a new apartment right before his wedding. However, his finacé leaves him and he has the apartment to himself. The person he leased it from, Joo Ran (Choi Ji Woo), was swindled out of her money and now has no place to stay. Sung Chan offers to share the apartment with her, he even goes as far to introduce her to a friend who is looking for a romantic partner. What could be better?

A regular at Sung Chan’s restaurant, Soo Ho (Kang Ha Neul) is a songwriter, but after being in a car accident in high school, he looses his ability to hear. After meeting Na Yeon (Esom) at the restaurant and having a good time, he falls in love but can never admit that he’s deaf to her. This leads to them exchanging messages on facebook, waiting a long time before meeting again.

This is a really cute movie that I enjoyed. The character development was subtle but there through out. I found myself rooting a bit more for one couple over others, but that’s normal when it comes to stories involving multiple couples. The pairings’ chemistry were perfect and believable. If you want a nice light hearted movie you should give this movie a try.

All Readers Please Read!!!!!

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I have been bored lately so I wanted to get some feedback from the people who are always around. I have prepared a little survey with 6 questions and 4 or them are multiple choice. All answers are annonymous so feel free to say what ever you feel, but trolls all know who you are. You can either click on the image above or Here to pop over to the survey. I want to thank everyone who takes the time in advance. You’re awesome.

Goblin: the Lonely and Great God

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I’ll be honest, the only reason that I watch this show is because it was partly shot in the capital of my home province, Québec city. I think that it’s such a beautiful city, so I was happy to see it on screen.

We follow Kim Shin (Goong Yoo), a military man who gets slain by the king that he is in charge of protecting. Due to his rage and the number of people that he’s killed, he is cursed to become a goblin and to recall every life that he’s witnessed.  900 years later, he saves the life of a woman and her unborn child who will grow up to be Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun). Eun Tak was gifted with the abilities to see ghosts and due to this, she finds out at a young age that she is the goblin’s bride. Due to some events, Kim Shin and Eun Tak cross paths. But since Eun Tak was never supposed to be alive, she has a grim reaper (Lee Dong Wook) who wants to bring the scales back to balance. We follow the love story between Kim Shin and Eun Tak as she is the only one that he loves and she’s the only one who could break his curse.

This drama is amazing, though I found it did drag in the middle. This drama also gave be my one request and that was to not have anyone die from cancer. The scenes were shot beautifully and were breath taking. It was so nice seeing Gong Yoo in a fantastic series again because he’s a talented actor. I could rave about Gong Yoo’s and Lee Dong Wook’s chemistry but I think most of the interwebs have done enough of that. It’s an excellent series, but I will warn you to not watch the final episode in public because I was balling. All in all though it’s well worth the watch.

A Moment to Remember

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This is a really sad movie towards the end. It’s one of those movies where you start questioning why you are watching it because you’re balling.

We follow Su Jin (Son Ye Jin), a daughter of a successful architect, who has recently broken up with her boyfriend. Due to her forgetful nature, she encounters Cheol Su (Jung Woo Sung) and accuses him of stealing her drink that she left behind. A year later, they meet up again through her father. Su Jin is embarrassed at first but quickly starts to fall in love with him. However, early on in their life together, they find out that Su Jin’s cute habit of forgetting things is actually early onset Alzheimers and they have to figure out how to handle her declining memory.

This is like a shorter and less intense version of the drama Hours of my life. The actors are fantastic and you are really invested in the story. I was on the brink of tears by the end of it but I think that’s because I have dealt with many people who have Alzheimers. This is a horrible disease and though it is rare, it can set in on younger people. More research is being done but hopefully, they will find a way to slow its progress. I love this movie and would recommend it for a good sad watch.