Dramascope (Feb 2017)

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I thought it would be a crime to not share how giddy I am over the fact that Shin Min Ah is playing a photographer, and her love interest is Lee Je Joon! I apparently don’t consider leaving my blog to the dust mites a more severe crime but eh, what can you do ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Continue reading

You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin Insights [Episodes 41-50] + Ending Thoughts

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It’s quite sad that I am so happy to see the ending of this drama, and not for any pleasant reasons. I was going into it with expectations that I usually hold for family dramas. Development of characters and story lines would be much slower than usual, the romance will not start to sizzle till the ending, and there would be an immense number of drama tropes present. Sure. Fine. I can live with that, i’ve gotten through it plenty of times. I was also expecting it to focus a lot more on a family learning to live again after the death of the father, and a young daughter struggling to make it in the acting world. However, You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin gave me the wrong serving. It’s like ordering a burger without cheese even though you are perfectly fine with cheese, then having to find out when you get your burger…it contains cheese. You’re fine with it, but it’s really not what you expected and not at all what you wanted. YTBLSS focused on the repercussions of actions rather than repentance and complete acknowledgement of ones wrongdoings. Instead of us trying to move pass the pain, the characters spent most of their time trying to inflict it on others while hiding their own. It was complete chaos. Continue reading

You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin Insights [Episodes 31-40]

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To put it in a nutshell, the good news about this drama is that it finally heard the cries of its viewers and started to move along in terms of story and character development. But the bad news is that the drama is like a blocked ear, when it clears up you let out a sigh of relief that you can finally hear clearly again, but with one sudden move, your ear can go back to being blocked, annoying the heck out of you. YTBLSS is now filled with bits of sweet moments amongst the many angst scenes. They are still bringing out useless plot line arcs that I can care less about, and making us hate characters even more than we originally did. I have yet to see some actual character change…especially in Mi Ryung who I am looking forward to the most to have a change of heart. I had high hopes for this drama, and frankly I think it’s too late for it to make up all the time it has wasted. I am looking forward to it’s last run and to eventually put You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin to rest. Continue reading

The Cream of the Crop: Good actors/actresses

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Normally when I hear news that a new drama is in talks, I look out for the pretty faces that will soon fill the leading slots. It’s a bit vain, but I just feel watching someone who is aesthetically pleasing is easier on the eyes. However, even if the person looks pretty or handsome, I also need their acting skills to be up to par. The looks are just an extra bonus for me. We may sometimes get caught up in the gorgeous cinematography, compelling script, and pretty leads…but if I could ask, how often do we remember the side characters that probably acted as well as the leads but never got much credit…Most of us would not know them by name, and we might even forget their face. This isn’t a post to point out not-so good-looking people who can act well, but to acknowledge individuals who whatever ever their looks are, have somehow made a lasting impression on me because of their acting chops. Continue reading