Archive | December, 2010

2010 ~ End of Year Review

31 Dec

We watched far too many dramas this year…it’s a disease, so don’t judge us too much!

This year’s lot of dramas were disappointing to say the least- We think that’s the general consensus amongst most drama viewers- there were far too many dramas that started off so well and got you completely hooked from the start and then quickly descended into stupidity or frankly crap. That’s got to be the most annoying thing about it all…you get all excited and invest yourself in the drama only to be disappointed even more than you would have if it was rubbish from the start.
So here is a rundown of all of the dramas we managed to watch during 2010 with our general thoughts and feelings as well as our marks out of 10.

2010 Dramas that we completed:
Prosecutor Princess– The most unexpected drama love of 2010. We started it thinking it was going to be completely stereotypical, fluffy and possible annoying but we were so wrong. We completely and utterly fell for the characters- especially the leading lady who could have been so 2D but instead conveyed such sincerity and warmth that you can’t help but root for her. The story was also well structured, so compelling and by the end of it you will be sad to see it finish. Plus the relationship between the OTP was at once sticky, angst ridden and so sweet.

Definitely a must watch:

How much we liked it: 9/10- How good it was technically: 9/10

My Country Calls– Loved this drama so much!!! We hadn’t really seen a K-drama that we could label ‘comedy’ but we definitely found one in the form of this drama. Every episode will have you laugh at something; the script is what really stands out- solid, well written and so very funny.

Who knew that Ryu Jin could be so funny? He has to be the best thing about this drama, he stole every scene he was in.

Why don’t more people know about this gem of a drama? It’s definitely worth watching.

How much we liked it: 10/10- How good it was technically: 9/10

Cinderella Unni– Oh dear where do we start with this one… First 3/4 episodes were drama gold. So well written, acted and we were utterly hooked. Then they had a time leak and we went from mild disappointment to anger as the weeks past- WTF? Has to be the only response by the time you finish this drama. Don’t watch it; it’s a waste of time- life’s too short to watch multiple crying scenes and pathetic siblings fighting over nothing.

How much we liked it: 4/10- How good it was technically: 2/10

I am Legend– Don’t watch it! Don’t be fooled by the first couple episodes being reasonable good, the majority of it is really rubbish. The drama had elements that could have been really good; like a potentially hot OTP- completed wasted and not even resolved at the end. Really good friendship dynamics ruined by long winded court cases and a repulsive ex husband that gets redeemed. It’s angering just reflecting on it.

Only good thing about it is the OST.

How much we liked it: 2/10- How good it was technically: 3/10

Pasta– Sure nothing ever happened and it had to be the fluffiest drama of 2010 but still… we really liked it. It was the OTP that did it for us. We loved them as a couple- so much chemistry, charm and it was lovely watching them do nothing for far too many episodes. (Don’t judge us too much).

How much we liked it: 8/10- How good it was technically: 3/10

Pick the stars– This was a drama that we didn’t expect to enjoy but we found ourselves recapping weekly and most importantly finishing it. We really liked the leading lady, the kids and eventually the leading man (we hated him for the first few episodes!). However the drama was messy, had irrational love rivals and by the end of it we found ourselves glad that it had finished.

How much we liked it: 4/10- How good it was technically: 4/10

Mary stayed out all night– The most disappointing drama of 2010?? Well it certainly sounds like it from the forums, blogs and ratings. It’s a shame it could have been really good but instead it just missed the mark. We think we were more forgiving than most… we actually liked the lead OTP, fell hard for the pitiful LR and just went with the silliness that was the drama but yes, we too have to agree it really wasn’t that great.

How much we liked it: 6/10- How good it was technically: 2/10

Baker King-We gobbled this drama up like the greedy drama lovers that we are- obsessed, hooked and emotionally invested right to the end. We loved the leading man Tak Gu so much- such a lovely character to root for- strong, lovable and he sure tugged at our hearts. We confess we cried during both reunions between Tak Gu and his mother and father. The drama managed to have the perfect mix of drama, angst and warmth and we were completely satisfied by the end.

This is a prime example of how the classic K-drama scenarios can be done well and even though you’ve seen it all before- trust us, you will still be hooked.

Definitely worth the crazy high ratings!

How much we liked it: 10/10- How good it was technically: 8/10

Down with Love (T)- Oh dear- we know this is a fan favourite and yes it started off cute, funny and very watchable but honestly it could have been resolved in half the number of episodes and it really didn’t need so many flash back scenes from the same flipping episodes.

Pros- Jerry is hot. Neg- every thing else.

How much we liked it: 3/10- How good it was technically: 1/10

PS Man (T)-  We really loved every episode up until around episode 10 and then we suddenly got really annoyed at this stupid OTP- they had no reason not to be together!!! It was infuriating to watch. Plus when you’ve got the most perfect love rival waiting in the wings, it just makes it all the more annoying.

Best thing about it: If you’re looking for a good laugh- check out Blue Lan’s crazy hair and leopard print trousers he would wear on a regular basis. 

Also a love rival that got viewers so excited that there was even a public vote to get the writers to change the end. Love fan power.

How much we liked it:  (up to episode 10: 9/10) the rest of the drama 4/10- How good it was technically: 3/10

Autumn’s Concerto (T)- We were completely hooked with this drama, it had everything that we can’t resist: an OTP who shared amazing chemistry and a drama that loved to bring in as much angst that was physically possible per episode! The sad thing with this drama is that it was so good up to about episode 6 and then that dreaded time leap occurred and ruined it! From episode 6 onwards the drama slowed down and cut the hot angst, which is a total shame because it was sooo good at the start. That said- do we regret watching it? No way- definitely one of the better T-dramas of the year.

How much we liked it: 7/10- How good it was technically: 7/10

 

Previous year’s dramas that we completed this year:

Que Sera, Sera– LOVED IT!!! It was all about the OTP- so intense, angsty and addictive. Watch it.

How much we liked it: 10/10- How good it was technically: 9/10

Loving you a thousand Times– We were hooked from the start. Melodrama at its best. We avoid melodramas like the plague but this was done so well- Such a tight script, well acted and intense. We cried so much- our feelings for characters were so turbulent we went from hate to like in literally half an episodes- now that’s good writing.

How much we liked it: 9/10- How good it was technically: 8/10

Save the last dance for me– One of the older dramas we watched this year but it was really good. Although the drama had many predicable elements- we fell hard for the OTP- they were so sweet together and when you’ve got a OTP that you like enough- you can get past ridiculous memory loss scenarios and the fact that the end was pretty a complete rip off of the Hollywood movie- An Affair to remember.

How much we liked it: 8/10- How good it was technically: 7/10

Thank You– We cried so much! We were emotionally invested from the start- the story was so compelling and pulled at our heart strings so much. Not your standard K-drama- it’s got so much more depth, heart and it was steeped in reality.

How much we liked it: 10/10- How good it was technically: 9/10

Lawyers of Korea- It’s a nice way to past the time. It was funny, romantic and had a very sticky love square.

How much we liked it: 7/10- How good it was technically: 7/10

How to meet a perfect neighbour– We enjoyed it while we watched it- if you’re looking for a dramatic OTP (concubine bracelet *shudder), cunning Love rivals and greedy evil people- look no further, my friends.

How much we liked it: 6/10- How good it was technically: 8/10

Smile, You– Curse you greedy drama makers- you ruined this drama by adding a 15 episode extension! Seriously, we really enjoyed this drama with its adorable trouble free OTP, annoying but funny love rivals and entertaining family dynamics.

How much we liked it: 7/10- How good it was technically: 6/10

Pride (J) – We loved everything- that’s right everything! From the music, the bromance and the lovely OTP. For a 12 episode drama- they managed to get so much packed in.

Definitely a much watch J-drama.

How much we liked it: 10/10- How good it was technically: 10/10


 
 

2010 dramas we shelved for various reasons:

Sungkyunkwan Scandal– We definitely plan to finish this drama- we got to episode 12 and we still loved pretty everything about it. Then Baker King entered our lives and every other drama became a distant memory.

Queen of Reversals– We shelved Queen of Reversals because we didn’t like Tae Hee’s husband, we thought he was a complete idiot that didn’t really love his wife and the idea of watching this OTP was far too off putting BUT….news of an extension and Park Shi Hoo as a love interest, we may just need to tune in again. *giggles.

PSH must be a leading man’s nightmare- they must fear it every time he’s added to a drama list because seriously the guy managed to make himself a lead with sheer screen presence- man he’s good. We realised that Jung Joon Ho and Kim Seung Woowho was the leading man in How to meet the perfect neighbour are best friends in real life and if PSH gets upgraded to leading man (again) – that would mean that this set of best friends would both have been pushed aside from leading man because they can’t compete with the charms of PSH. How unlucky!

The woman who still wants to marry– We really enjoyed watching this drama when we were tuned in. It was hilarious at times, depicted great friendships and made us laugh out loud multiple times. However even though it was all of the above, it just didn’t hold our attention enough to complete.


 

2010 really was the year that could have been. So many dramas that had so much potential to be amazing but failed to deliver the goods! It wasn’t all bad we found dramas that were unexpected loves that have a special place in our drama viewing hearts. Here’s hoping that 2011 will be filled with more tear jerkers, angst filled, laugh out loud funny dramas.

Happy New Year! Love the MustHaveSubs Girls XxX

Secret Garden: episodes 13-14

30 Dec

Now this is what we’re talking about – how good was this week’s lot of episodes!? We got a Madam Kang style showdown between Gil Ra Im and Joo Won’s mother, a voiced admission of love from our super reluctant leading lady, a makeover and oh yes- a make out session from the OTP in front of V.VIPS!

Thank you, drama writers -we salute you.

First of all we wanted to weigh in on the debate about the forced ‘bed scene’- after watching it, we totally don’t get the fuss made by people- seriously assault?? Guys this is a K-drama; most drama take 6 episodes before the OTP’s hands even touch and even then it’s completely over the top. So the idea of the leading man in any way assaulting the leading lady is insane- the worst you’ll get is a nasty wrist grab (ow, seriously they look like they’ll hurt).

This OTP have been tactile from the very start of the drama- he has previously thrown her down and trapped her under his body, only for her to kick his arse and send him flying- so the bed scene for us was just an extension of past scenes with that extra layer of intimacy that comes from their developed relationship. We actually thought it was a really good way of showing her let her guard down and allow herself to be with him, even if she was hesitant at the start. It’s a scene that we, as viewers needed to see- she has been so reserved and cautious in moving forward with him that we were getting restless and were wondering whether we were ever going to get any type of admission that she actually liked him at all.

We really liked the showdown with Ra Im and Joo Won’s mother. The scene was hostile, cruel and a reality check for Ra Im of exactly what she was letting herself in for. It literally takes one thing to break your confidence and having your dead parents disrespected pretty much tops it. We completely understood where she was coming from and so having her move past such a scene and confessing her feeling to Joo Won made the admission that much more poignant and romantic. 


We’ve previously mentioned our love for Oska and Ra Im together but this week was so sweet- he was her fairy godmother! We really like how the writer never allowed their relationship to step past that innocent threshold of playful friends and into the murky waters of potential love rival/ serious crush.

We  love how Oska and Ra Im had matching hairdos at the party! 
Also Seul and Oska… not so annoying anymore. Wow we’re surprised by that statement as well. We really like how Oska is going out of his way to make amends and fix his broken relationship with her and it’s being done in a really sweet way as well- not too OTT or cheesy. Which we really appreciate, also it doesn’t take away from the main OTP at all (thank goodness- you know a drama is going downhill when suddenly you’re more interested in the side characters.)

There was another body swap! Why, why, why? We were loving the progression of the drama as it was- we wanted lots more angsty, chemistry filled OTP action. Honestly, we swear we would be just as hooked on this drama if there wasn’t any body swapping involved at all. However this being a K-drama we knew that something had to happen to ruin the happy bubble of the OTP- it’s like a rule isn’t it- Any K-drama cannot have a happy OTP for more than two episodes max or else your television screen will explode from the shock of it. Oh well we guess it’s better than the OTP being miserable because of evil mothers, stalkers ect.
 
 
How on earth are they going to explain their behaviour at the end of episode 14?? We would cart them off to the asylum as well. Can’t wait to see how they talk their way out of that one! 
 

Favourite quote- there were so many good lines but it has to go to Ra Im: 

‘I swore on the memory of my parents that I wouldn’t see you again/ my body has turned away but my heart won’t leave.’

Secret Garden: episode 13-14

30 Dec

Now this is what we’re talking about – how good was this week’s lot of episodes!? We got a Madam Kang style showdown between Gil Ra Im and Joo Won’s mother, a voiced admission of love from our super reluctant leading lady, a makeover and oh yes- a make out session from the OTP in front of V.VIPS!

Thank you, drama writers -we salute you.

First of all we wanted to weigh in on the debate about the forced ‘bed scene’- after watching it, we totally don’t get the fuss made by people- seriously assault?? Guys this is a K-drama; most drama take 6 episodes before the OTP’s hands even touch and even then it’s completely over the top. So the idea of the leading man in any way assaulting the leading lady is insane- the worst you’ll get is a nasty wrist grab (ow, seriously they look like they’ll hurt).

This OTP have been tactile from the very start of the drama- he has previously thrown her down and trapped her under his body, only for her to kick his arse and send him flying- so the bed scene for us was just an extension of past scenes with that extra layer of intimacy that comes from their developed relationship. We actually thought it was a really good way of showing her let her guard down and allow herself to be with him, even if she was hesitant at the start. It’s a scene that we, as viewers needed to see- she has been so reserved and cautious in moving forward with him that we were getting restless and were wondering whether we were ever going to get any type of admission that she actually liked him at all.

We really liked the showdown with Ra Im and Joo Won’s mother. The scene was hostile, cruel and a reality check for Ra Im of exactly what she was letting herself in for. It literally takes one thing to break your confidence and having your dead parents disrespected pretty much tops it. We completely understood where she was coming from and so having her move past such a scene and confessing her feeling to Joo Won made the admission that much more poignant and romantic. 

We’ve previously mentioned our love for Oska and Ra Im together but this week was so sweet- he was her fairy godmother! We really like how the writer never allowed their relationship to step past that innocent threshold of playful friends and into the murky waters of potential love rival/ serious crush.

We  love how Oska and Ra Im had matching hairdos at the party!

Also Seul and Oska… not so annoying anymore. Wow we’re surprised by that statement as well. We really like how Oska is going out of his way to make amends and fix his broken relationship with her and it’s being done in a really sweet way as well- not too OTT or cheesy. Which we really appreciate, also it doesn’t take away from the main OTP at all (thank goodness- you know a drama is going downhill when suddenly you’re more interested in the side characters.)

There was another body swap! Why, why, why? We were loving the progression of the drama as it was- we wanted lots more angsty, chemistry filled OTP action. Honestly, we swear we would be just as hooked on this drama if there wasn’t any body swapping involved at all. However this being a K-drama we knew that something had to happen to ruin the happy bubble of the OTP- it’s like a rule isn’t it- Any K-drama cannot have a happy OTP for more than two episodes max or else your television screen will explode from the shock of it. Oh well we guess it’s better than the OTP being miserable because of evil mothers, stalkers ect.

How on earth are they going to explain their behaviour at the end of episode 14?? We would cart them off to the asylum as well. Can’t wait to see how they talk their way out of that one!

Favourite quote- there were so many good lines but it has to go to Ra Im:

‘I swore on the memory of my parents that I wouldn’t see you again/ my body has turned away but my heart won’t leave.’

Mary stayed out all night: episodes 13-14

28 Dec

Episode 13 made us look at the adorable cuteness that is M&M together in a slightly different light- we went from cooing at them in the same way you would if you came across a basket of puppies or at one of those really fat babies you just want to cuddle to shaking our heads in disapproval for being so insensitive and damn right selfish to anyone resembling a love rival in sight.

-Okay we don’t particularly have any strong feelings for Seo Joon- other than mild irritation at how bratty she is on occasion but getting her to sing your couples song is mean but then to get her to sing it with more feeling is just cruel!

-Jung In on the other hand makes our heart ache a little- every time M&M are around him, we cringe- we want to shout: Run, they’ll only upset you by rubbing their mutual love in your pretty face!

We think that’s the most disappointing thing we’re going to take away from the drama (well aside from well…other stuff but that’s a completely different story) is the fact that this  writer has  made Jung In human and allowed us to care about him. So by doing this the writer has only made the situation worse because we all know that he’s not going to get the girl or radically change – regardless of how cute and lovable M&M are, we’ve still got a character that we actually care about amidst the many we really hate, who is going to live miserably ever after or worse get a last minute love interest which always feels like a cop out to us.

Episode 14 was quite interesting for us in the sense that within the madness that is MSOAN the episode was actually steeped in reality with the fact that everyone was miserable and they were miserable for a good reason rather than traditional K-drama angst. You’ve got to feel for the main three leads in this drama, we don’t know who we felt worse for in that episode…okay Jung In wins but still Mae Ri and Moo Kyul aren’t doing that great either.  

The scene where Mae Ri asked Jung In for a divorce while crying her eyes out was so sad. As a character we know that she’s been backed into this corner with no way out- she’s being loyal to her heart but at the same time she’s hurting a guy who we know she respects and actually likes as a person.


Then you’ve got Moo Kyul who has sold his rocker soul in the aim to ‘better’ himself and make some money all so he can become respectable enough to compete against the likes of Jung In. We have a feeling he would happily spend his days playing small gigs, while writing music when the mood strikes rather than photo shots and radio interviews.

Then there is Jung In….sob*- he’s the likable love rival, enough said.

Things we liked:

We liked the kidnapping…for all the wrong reasons- At least it made us laugh- how random and silly was that attempted kidnapping?! Also Mae Ri screaming from the back window of the cop car was hilarious…once again for all the wrong reasons. Oh drama, you’ve given up caring about that little thing called logic haven’t you?


We still love all the sexual innuendo that the writer has added. It’s so funny watching Jung In over thinking things.


 We enjoyed watching Moo Kyul rocking it out on stage and confessing his love for Mae Ri. He actually looked like a man for once!

Things we’re a little fed up of:

Moo Kyul’s jealously. Okay jealousy can be hot and really flattering but after awhile it’s like come on, get a grip- where is the trust in this relationship. The wedding dress scene was a prime example of that- seriously you know the deal here and still you storm off in a huff- really?

 

Two episodes to go and actually there is still quite a lot to resolve and we’re sure it will be outrageously over the top and make little sense but actually we’re quite looking forward to it all and we don’t care who knows.

Jung In you can give us a back hug anytime you want!

11 Things we learnt from dramaland in 2010

26 Dec

1. DON’T watch a drama because you crush (badly) on the leading man. We learnt that the hard way -cough* Down with Love and Jerry Yan. Base it on writing and acting.


Damn you Jerry, we wasted far too many hours on you and (Ella, yuck)!

2. Don’t watch a drama simply because it’s got lots of hype around it. *Snigger- Playful Kiss and Personal Preference.

3. Bromance can get us far in dramaland. 2010 had its fair share of bromance and once again we were complete suckers for it. –Sungkyankwan Scandal

4. Don’t allow sheer stubbornness stupidity to make you finish a drama that can only be classified as crap.  –I am legend, Down with Love.

5. Kim Bum really isn’t that bad. We took an instance disliking to him in BOF but strangely enough he totally won us over in The woman who still wants to marry. The same goes for Hyun Bin- hated him ever since MISKSS but it only took a really bad case of foot in mouth disease and a REALLY TACKY tracksuit to win us over. –Secret Garden.

6. Cross dressing never gets boring.

Question. What is about girls dressing up as boys and boys questioning their sexuality that gets us every time? Answer. All that good, hot tormented angst! – Sungkyankwan Scandal

7. Drama extensions still ruin good dramas. Smile, you!!!!! How dare they add 15 more episodes?!

8. Don’t allow stupid drama titles to put you off. – Prosecutor Princess, Baker King and Loving you a thousand times.

9. Warning- Time leaps kill dramas! – Cinderella Unni and Will it snow for Christmas. The only exception was Baker King but that drama was pure class.

10. Drama men are far too pretty (than us) weep* – Mary stayed out all night.

11. Good hair gets you far…Sometimes! (Sorry Kim Hyun Joong! We love you really)

Merry Christmas!

25 Dec
Merry Christmas/ Seasons greeting!
We hope you all have a nice break whatever you’re doing and eat lots and lots!

Here is a MV from 2NE1 that made us laugh so much. It’s like a crazy K-drama with a WTF? ending- Enjoy!

Secret Garden- episodes 11-12

24 Dec

This will be brief because episodes 11 and 12 were blatantly filler episodes with no story progression, no real scenes worth mentioning…nothing. Totally disappointed.

Episode 11 and 12 are traditionally the transition stage in a K-drama where the OTP have officially acknowledged their mutual love for one another and about to enter rocky territory where they must protect their love ect, ect by fighting off disapproving mothers, evil arch enemies and annoying love rivals to finally reach their HEA. However it seems that we’ve been stuck at this one point for so long. He likes her a lot, she likes him but won’t admit out loud. Seriously? When are we going to move forward? We really hope that the writer doesn’t waste such a hot OTP and make them annoying and drag out all the good stuff until it’s completely unwelcome because we’ve seen it so many times before.

The only character that didn’t annoy the hell out of us was Oska but everyone else needs to sort themselves out.

Not even- ‘I’ll be your little mermaid’ did anything for us! That should have been a great scene but it was frustrating because we know he wants her- we get it. We want to see her start showing something towards him and in her head monologues don’t count!

The worst scene had to be where they had the love square all simultaneously brooding about their love lives. Really, did we really need a scene like that? Drama you’re better than that!

Heres hoping next week is significantly better. Pretty please.

The year of the have-a-go actor in drama land

24 Dec

As we’ve previously mentioned this year has had some highs but mostly lows in regards to drama quality. We noticed that there have been lots of idol stars/ pop band members branching out into the big bad world of K-dramas with some mixed reviews.  We couldn’t help but also notice that the upcoming K-drama Dream high has pretty much every have-a-go actor going and we fear that it will either be okay or really, really bad. We’re hoping for the latter. Hehe.

The idea of band members branching into acting sends shivers down our spines with visual images of OTT circus style acting or worse wooden, expressionless acting and previous years have done little to put us at ease.

However surprisingly 2010 hasn’t been a bad year for these have- a- go- actors. In fact we’re quite impressed by some- which is such a shame because we really wanted to mock away and laugh at how bad they are. Muhaha

The ones we wanted to hate but actually did an upstanding job and can return again!

-The most surprising boy bander would have to be JYJ’S Mickey Yoochan aka the biggest boy band in the world. He played the lead in this year’s Sungkyunkwan Scandal.  This guy has never acted before, little lone play a lead in a much buzzed about fusion drama. The results…not bad. Frankly he played a stiff, robotic type of character but still, it’s impressive that he managed to hold his own against such a stellar cast of actors. Also his chemistry with his leading lady was so good that there was far too much speculation on whether they were an item in real life. Come on when you’ve got fans gossiping- you know you’re doing a good job. Nice work!

-Hero also from JYJ- He was in this year’s J-drama Hard to say I love you and in our opinion the guy was really great! First off it was a Japanese drama, second he was playing a rather sad, complicated character and lastly did we mention it was Japanese!? The drama was really disappointing and descended into annoying territory really quickly but he still held his own and definitely made the most of a poor script. Plus we think he’s hot!

-2PM’s Taecyeon in Cinderalla Unni as the adorable Jung Woo. We loved pretty much everything about him- from the way he would look at the completely screwed up Eun Jo, his cute country accent to how all he wanted to do was protect her and make the crap hole that was her life better. Man we’re suckers for a good LR and he delivered the goods.

– Choi Si Won- Our beloved Si Won from Super Junior was upgraded to leading man in this year’s Oh! My lady. Aside from giving us lots of fan service with a wide range of topless scenes and being provided with a really cute accessory in the form of a daughter- he was actually really good in this drama. Yep a have-a-go-actor that held his own against heavyweights including Chae Rim may definitely return.

OMG- choco abs alert! how insane is that body.

-Clazziquai’s Horan and Alex- The musical duo both stepped away from music to be in two dramas  we happened to watch this year and again- they didn’t make us want to scratch their eyes out and write hate posts about how bad they are.

Alex played it safe with his role as an extremely shy and the typical ‘perfect’ LR in Pasta. He was okay, a bit wooden but he’s forgiven because he character was a little on the bland side anyway and he was completely inoffensive.

Horan, on the other hand was great in the underrated My Country Calls. Once again playing a LR but we couldn’t hate her, as much as wanted to. She was tough, honest and actually made us laugh at times. Also she provided us with the funniest fight scene against the leading lady we’ve seen in ages.

People that should stick to what they’re good at and avoid dramas all together:

-Kim Hyun Joong- aka Ji Hoo Sunbae:

 

Dear Kim Hyun Joong,

We were willing to forgive and forget your amazing impression of an Android in Boys before Flowers but why, why hadn’t you taken our advice and gotten yourself a decent acting coach!?

Love, The Musthavesubs girls. Xxx

P.S- RoRo loves you despite everything and wants to see more of you.

P.PS. Shaps and Shams thinks she needs help.

He was just as bad in Playful Kiss and to make matters worse he was playing a teenager in a school uniform with a 5 o’clock shadow! KHJ is really great in his band SS501 and when we watch him perform we suddenly understand why he has so many fan girls. The question is why mess with that?

Please find below a rare example of a video where KHJ can actually act:

Mary stayed out all night: episode 12

24 Dec

So we’ve a couple episodes behind because life has been sooo busy that literally we get home from working all day and fall asleep, only to repeat the process the next day. Sob* Our thoughts on episode 12 are rather forgiving compared so many other bloggers who declared episode 12 the cut off point of no return and branded the drama unsalvageable- which is a shame and makes us question whether this year of strictly ‘average’ dramas have lowered our level of expectation or standards for a drama because if we’re honest… we don’t think that Mary is THAT bad.

It seems like we’re in the minority here in the fact that we….(don’t judge us) didn’t completely and utterly hate episode 12. In fact we went with the madness and actually enjoyed the cute/ silliness that is this show.

The best thing about this episode was pretty much every scene with Jung In. Yes the new writer must have a soft spot for this LR because he/she has done all they can to transform him from your standard android perfectly boring LR to someone who is rather sweet and endearing and who is in fact human! We loved the scene where Mae Ri and Jung In ran into each other in the morning. So awkward and adorable and they both looked so embarrassed- it was so cute!


Plus we loved every scene with Moo Kyul and Jung In together- they should have added all this competitive, childish rivalry weeks ago, but frankly better late than never. We guess we’re in a forgiving mood because despite the fact that this drama has completely lost its way in regards to the storyline, we can’t be mad at it too much. It is what it is.

At the moment Jung In spends far too much time helping Mae Ri and Moo Kyul be together, we would love it Mae Ri felt a little more for him, a lovely conflicting feel of what if? would be so good and would allow for a little more angst, which is wouldn’t be a bad thing for the last few episodes.

The last couple posts about this drama seem to be more about defending it than actually praising it- so we hope with all hope that by the time we finish it- we won’t be regretting our words too much because we read somewhere that there is an actual kidnap in the upcoming episodes and just the thought of it makes us groan and shake our heads in fear of the madness of it all.

We just hope that it’s not too stupid…please!

Secret Garden: episodes 9-10

18 Dec

Boy, are we glad their back in their own bodies. Honestly we would happily tune in every week even if they didn’t have the body swapping scenario and it was your classic rich boy/poor girl love story because their chemistry is intense!

He is socially outrageous, has a particular liking for wearing shockingly fugly tracksuits and can occasionally be a bastard but the despite all that we adore him. The way he looks at her, the unbelievably romantic things he comes out with when he’s not be a complete idiot and the way he kids himself into thinking that it’s just a phase that it will pass.

‘/why is every second with that woman, who means nothing, like a fairytale?’

We love how dysfunctional they are- they say some really hurtful things to each other but even when they’re being hostile and occasionally violent- their chemistry is smoking HOT! It’s been a while since we’ve seen a drama where you’re watching a scene and you can feel the atmosphere crackle with sexual tension and neither of the leads are actually talking- now that’s impressive and we haven’t even gotten to the angsty proportion of the drama yet- ooo can’t wait!

-How funny was Joo Won as an extra? We loved the look- strangely enough even though he had dreads and was in costume- we’ve got to confess…he rocked the look. Ha!

-We loved the competitive drunkenness between Director Im and Joo Won- it’s nice to see that the director isn’t such a stiff LR and is actually showing…tentative that he likes Ra Im.

-Yoon Seul is such a loser… we had zero sympathy for her when Oska went and accused her for leaking his song. He’s completely right- her actions in the past clearly show that she’s more than capable of doing something like that, so watching a couple scenes where she cries over his lack of trust in her did nothing for us. The writers need to sort her character out, because frankly she just comes across as petty and pathetic right now.

Favourite moments from episodes 9-10

-When he went to her house after their swap back and just hugged her.

-The elevator scene after she turned his Little Mermaid jibe on him and told him she didn’t love him. It was nearly as intense as the dressing room scene. Loved it.

-Oh how could we forget…the Kiss! Cheeky and unexpected, we approve.