DEFENDANT [REVIEW]

DEFENDANT [REVIEW]

 Defendant was an amazing drama that I kind of hope I could live-watch it. Every episode effortlessly blew me away. A solid watch from start to finish topped with excellent acting, Defendant is a must watch drama and here’s why: More

Woman With A Suitcase [review]

WOMAN WITH A SUITCASE [REVIEW]

“When you want a lot of thing, you can be scary.” – Ham Bok Geo

Since drama was labeled as law drama, I came to it expecting it to be heavy and complex. But I should have known to not put my hopes too high when there was going to be love line in the script. The drama’s focus was divided between the law cases and the romance which ended up with the story not being exploited to its best potential. Maybe Woman With A Suitcase first intention was never to be one heavy drama. They did try to balance the law aspect with the flirting and all but when you looked at it as one big picture, it just didn’t work. More

Moonlight Drawn by Clouds [review]

MOONLIGHT DRAWN BY CLOUDS [REVIEW]

“Do you know what the cold and love have in common? It is that you cannot hide it. There is one more another similarity between the cold and love is that it hurts.” – Hong Ra On (Moonlight Drawn by Clouds)

I didn’t know that I put this review on draft for 7 months already oh my I really didn’t know. I had always thought I have posted this review.

I put Moonlight Drawn By Clouds on hold for weeks on purpose. Maybe I didn’t want to let it go or maybe because Moonlight somehow turned into a sad, depressing show. I didn’t sign up for it. The first half was full of fluffiness, cuteness, heart-throbbing moments. But passed halfway mark, Moonlight slowly lost its first-half charm. I’m not complaining though. Intrigues are always needed in every drama/movie to spice things up. But I felt betrayed, I  didn’t sign up for anything not-sweet for the OTP. More

Night Light [Dropped]

NIGHT LIGHT [Dropped]

“Don’t take money lightly. Then, it will be money looking down on you.”   – Seo Yi Kyung (Night Light)

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon [full review]

STRONG WOMAN DO BONG SOON [FULL REVIEW]

“When life gives you lemon, you just need to brush it off and laugh it off, okay?” – Do Bong Soon

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Baek Hee Has Return [Review]

BAEK HEE HAS RETURN [REVIEW]

A misunderstanding could lead to an unnecessary hate. That could also turn someone’s world upside down. Filmed in an island with beautiful backdrop, short but valuable drama, Baek Hee Has Return is a good drama to spend your spare time.

CAST + ACTING + IMPRESSION
I’ve never liked Kang Ye Won (played as Baek Hee)’s acting before. She actually ruined the mood in Bad Guys (OCN, 2014). But she did a good job here as Baek Hee and was lot better compared to her Bad Guys acting.

Kim Sung Oh (played as Bum Ryong). I do think his acting was a litt~~le over the top especially when he pledged the reporter to give him the Red Sock video. I do personally think he could tone it down and the finished product would be still excellent. He’s a great, versatile actor that needs more attention!!

Well, aside from Kim Sung Oh, I did have doubt in the acting of every cast. Especially since this was only a filler drama and it was my first time discovering most of the casts. But the casting was great and every actor involved did a great job in bringing out the best of their character.

Kang Ye Won as Yang Baek Hee

CINEMATOGRAPHY + DIRECTING
Many scenes were filmed with beautiful sea at the background plus beautiful sunset. Really pleasing to the eye. The film quality was not that HD and sharp and crisp and all unlike regular dramas. But I think it’s excusable since they were only filler drama with only 4 episodes in total. I’ve seen worse filler drama from cinematography, acting and story aspect. So actually Baek Hee Has Return did better that other filler dramas.

PLOT/STORYLINE
The story was nicely written. I liked the twists! It was twist within twist. I did not expect anything spectacular from a filler drama. And because this drama is the first drama that I watched after my long hiatus, I really did not expect anything. But I liked the plot!

With the fact that they only had 4 episodes but the writer  did not rush it. The characters got plenty of time to connect with each other e.g. Ok Hee (played by Jin Ji Hee) with the trio ahjussi. We also got plenty of backstories of the characters to better understand their actions in the present time. Many things happened in the span of 4 episodes but it wasn’t rushed. The plot and character development was also great.

The trio ahjussi

Show really excelled at balancing the mystery and humor. There were many times I laughed because of the cheap humor Show threw out.  I also liked how Show kept important things hidden until the end without overwhelming me with too many new facts coming out all at once.

The characterization was great but Bum Ryong was really a pity character. If someone like him existed in real life, how scary it’d be. This character also had anger management issue that ultimately ruined his and Baek Hee’s relationship. And, I’m not okay with Show trying to sugar it and reassure us his action was right.

But overall, I’m impressed with Show and enjoyed it.

Conclusion
Whoa, it’s really been a while since the last time I wrote a proper review post. Even tho this review is still far from –proper- review that I used to post T_T. It took me 4 days to finish this very short post.  Anyway, Show was one fun short drama that’s not 100% revolve around a love story. It’s about one searching her real self, plus getting to know who your real father is. Give it a shot because it’s worth it. Show gets a solid 8 out of 10 from me.

Jealousy Incarnate [Short Review]

JEALOUSY INCARNATE [SHORT REVIEW]

It was October  when my job was starting to kill me. Then December came and job took over my life. I had to focus on my job. I decided to leave kdrama/movie all together until my audit peak season passed which was April. Yes, I am an auditor aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. I think I have talked about this on my previous posts but I am not quite sure. But yea, I am an auditor and currently working under one of the Big 4. YAY. And in audit field, there’s this term called “Peak Season”. It’s a period of time –usually December until March- when auditors are really busy meeting the deadlines. It’s also the most stressful period of the year. Yea, when you have important deadlines like every week, only sleep 3-4 hours a day, sometimes even only 1 hour, for days! Some even can’t go home and sleep over at the office. The most unhealthy period of time for many auditors.

Now, it’s May. I can finally breathe!!! Peak season has passed!! And I am back??? LOL but not More

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