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Day 30: Your Favourite Drama Moments

21 May

It’s the small moments that make up a drama for us. They are the things that stay with us long after the drama is over and the reason why we are addicts in the first place. The small moments are the things that make us gush and fan girl our way through this blog. Without them there wouldn’t be an obsession and there certainly wouldn’t be a blog.

Despite this 30 day challenge taking far longer than we anticipated, we have thoroughly enjoyed completing it. We’re so glad that we finally made it to the last post without throwing in the towel. Yay.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our challenge posts as much as we’ve enjoyed writing them and hopefully in the process you’ve found a couple dramas worth checking out…or avoiding.

 Here is a quick rundown of some of our favourite drama moments:

The moment our expectations of true love went up:

Coffee Prince’s Choi Han-Gyul played by the lovely Gong Yoo has ruined us for any guy in real life. His love confession in this drama is still a standout even after all these years.

He didn’t care what she was; all he knew was that he loved her. Sigh*

The moment we knew that Hana Yori Dango would be one of favourite dramas of all time:

There are so many awesome moments like; watching Makino fly kicking her OTP, their first date, their break up in the rain but the moment that sealed the deal for us will always be the phone scene.

You know what we’re talking about. We’ve gushed about it on a number of occasions so forgive us if we’re on repeat but we just love that scene!  The scene was just drowning in angst and longing and we adored it so much. It was the scene that made us realise how much we love this OTP and despite all the crap that came their way, we were more than happy to watch it all just to witness their HEA.

The moment where we knew that we would love Jang Geun Suk for life:

You’re beautiful – watching him dancing around a field while a wild animal is charging at him was the funniest moment in You’re Beautiful but it was also the moment that made us JGS fan girls for life. It’s an irrational feeling; we try not to think about it too much.

The moment we wished we had our very own stalker:

Who wouldn’t want Park Shi Woo as your very own stalker? Yes, yes, he had sinister, vengeful motives but still…look at him, he’s so cute.  

How funny was the fishing rod scene in Prosecutor Princess? We love that scene.

The moment a trailer made us want to tune in:

Que, Sera, Sera – OMFG was exactly what we thought after we watched that trailer. It was the first and only time where we watched a trailer and had to immediately watch the drama because it was just sooooo intense and…wrong. We loved it and are so glad that our bad Youtube habits led us to one of our favourite Kdramas.

The moment we realized that Kim Hyun Joong still hadn’t found a decent acting coach:

Like fools we didn’t learn our lesson and we once again gave Kim Hyun Joong a chance even though we knew it was a mistake. Who thought it was a good idea to give him a leading man role in Playful Kiss? Seriously, did they not watch Boys before Flowers?

A moment that broke our hearts:

Scent of a Woman nearly destroyed our tear ducts with the amount of crying we did while watching that drama. However it was one particular moment that nearly did us in completely. The moment we’re talking about is where; Chae Eun Suk aka Doctor Poopie pant’s patient died and he totally lost it and broke down in front of Yeon Jae. Our hearts ached for him soooooo much as we watched the weight of his responsibility finally hit home and he realized that the woman he’s always loved may die regardless of how hard he works to save her. His desperate begging for her to live was so intense and hard to watch that it feels like it’s engrained in our memory as one of those moments that will always stay with you. Uhm Ki Joon was so brilliant as the love rival in this drama, he totally stole the show.

A moment we laughed so hard we almost peed ourselves:

Pretty much the whole first episode of Wild Romance made us laugh from start to finish. If you’re ever feeling down, watch it, you will feel so much better.

There are far too many moments to ramble about, so we’ll stop while we’re ahead!

Day 26: A drama that surprised you

17 May

Call us boring or unadventurous but one of the things we like about watching dramas is it’s general reliability.

You usually have a OTP, a big bad to hate on, a couple of  love rivals and a HEA. It’s like a drama law to ensure that the above list happens and we’re totally comfortable with that fact.

However, there have been a few occassions over the years where we’ve been left totally surprised, sometimes not always in a good way.

Here is a quick rundown of dramas that made us sit up and take notice…even when we didn’t want to:

A drama that surprised us so much, we wanted to beat the crap out of the writer: 49 Days

Worst.Ending.Ever.

Yeah, yeah we get it – it’s poetic and wise and blah, blah, blah but killing off the leading lady and leaving her OTP heartbroken was not something we thought we’d end up with.

Also wtf was the long lost sister crap all about?

Yes, we’re still mad but only because we care.

A drama that pleasantly surprised us with how awesome it was: Prosecutor Princess

Come on, it’s called Prosecutor Princess, obviously we didn’t expect much from it!

How wrong were we.

Okay, the first couple episodes took a while to find it’s groove but as soon as it did, we were hooked and so in love.

Despite the ridiculous title, the drama was smart, romantic and just a complete delight to watch from start to finish. Also, this drama surprised us by making us fall head over heels for Park Shi Hoo. We previously watched him in How to meet the perfect neighbour and well, he overacted his little heart out and made us groan endlessly. However in this drama he delivered the goods. All that heartache, angsty man pain and have you seen that smile? – We were sold completely and have become PSH fangirls for life. No regrets at all.

A drama that surprised us by being so bad:

Mary Stayed out all night

When you have Moon Geun Young and Jang Geun Suk as a OTP in a drama you just expect it to be magic. They are so freaking talented as actors that we didn’t expect anything other than poetry in motion but seriously, what the hell was going on in that drama????

 

They are so adorable but honestly what a mess.

Who would have thought that everything except for the OTP’s acting would be totally terrible and ruin a drama so completely?  Sadly, not us.

A drama that surprised us in such an AMAZING way that we feel spoiled for anything else: Keizoku Spec 2

Whoop, Whoop, Keizoku Spec 2 Special is finally subbed and waiting for us. It’s on Dramacrazy for those who have impatiently been waiting for it as long as us.

http://www.dramacrazy.net/japanese-drama/keizoku-2-spec/ 

For those who haven’t been tempted already by our gushes about this drama, read our pimp post – this drama is just tooooo good to miss. It will surprise you in the best way possible. It will lure you in slowly and then by the end of it you will be desperate for more.

Perfection.

Day 3: Your Favourite ‘I Love You’

27 Jan

It’s usually the scene you most anticipate in any drama. The moment where the OTP finally stops fighting, misunderstanding each other and puts aside everything else in their screwed up lives to stop and confess their feelings for each other. As hopeless romantics this is the moment we most look forward to. It’s also one of the moments that stay with us long after we’ve finished the drama.

When its good- we confess to being those giggling, giddy girls totally loving the moment. Sighing with the hopes that one day (without the evil mother in law) a guy will confess his love with as much heart and sincerity as they do in the dramas. One day…soon, we hope! Hehehe.

Our most favourite ‘I love You’ was an easy choice. It was a moment that made this drama for us and a moment that set the bar in regards to the standard we hope for in terms of love confessions.

Coffee Prince: Han Kyul to Eun Chan

“I’ll say this just once, so listen to me. I like you. Whether you’re a man, or an alien… I don’t care anymore. I tried getting rid of my feelings, but I couldn’t… So let’s go, as far as we can go.”

The most romantic, intense confession we’ve seen so far. This OTP were utterly brilliant together. They shared so much chemistry and charm, that we were smitten right from the start. We believed these characters as a couple. We loved watching them grow to love each other despite factors such as gender and sexuality. There love had no boundaries. He loved her as a person, now that’s the type of man we want.

Other noteworthy love confessions that stayed with us over the years:

Secret Garden: Jon Woo to Gil Rim- Quoted from his goodbye letter aka the scene with the most beautiful man pain!

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘This may be the most selfish decision of my life, but since it’s the decision of a leader in society, respect it. You were always really cool — be cool in the future, too. / I’m going to miss you a lot. I love you.’

He was willing to die for her. Ready to give up his whole existence and most importantly the chance to have his OTP, just so she could live. Sigh*

Prosecutor Princess: Hye Ri to In Woo

‘I Love you. You Bastard.’

He betrayed her in possibly the worst way imaginable but despite his deception, she still couldn’t help but confess her feelings to him. This was a love confession that made us squeal outrageously in a very fan girly way.

Pasta: Chep to Yoo Kyung

‘Yes its true Seo Yoo Kyung likes me, as for me….. I love Seo Yoo Kyung’

Come on, we couldn’t resist putting this quote on our list. We love Pasta despite its fluffy ways and the fact that nothing much ever happened. This scene was great and yes, a moment that we waited impatiently for from episode 1 and you know what – it totally delivered.

We’ve probably missed a million other love confessions, we would love to hear your favourites that we undoubtedly missed and we will probably regret not having on our list.

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

Drama memo: A drama you unexpectedly fell in love with

19 Jul

We always have high expectations when we start a drama, or else why bother wasting your time right? Sometimes we regret it but then again sometimes you stumble across a drama that gets you so unexpectedly hooked that you can’t believe it took you so long to find it.

Here are our top picks for those dramas that we started hoping to enjoy but instead fell madly in love with:

Pride:

We are completely aware that this J-drama is much beloved by many but sadly for us we only came across it this year with very little knowledge of anything about it, little lone how great it is. This drama is a prime example of a J-drama at its best- seriously what is it with J-dramas? – They only come in two forms- really good or damn right rubbish.

We loved this drama so much; we literally gobbled it up in a week and cursed our greedy drama obsessed selves after we finished it. Like we’ve posted before this drama had many of the elements that we adore in our dramas- a lovely OTP that we fell hard for- this OTP both happened to be two messed up individuals but together they were so compelling and very real as a couple, so all the angst, tears and waiting was so worth it. The drama also had plenty of bromance. Yes that’s right we can’t resist the bromance and this drama had lots of it- we loved the amount of male bonding and friendship going on, it was both heartfelt and so entertaining. This drama had so many different components which make it such a great drama. The acting of the whole cast especially the OTP, plus the original and solid story line made this drama a stand out. All of this makes this drama a must see, we can’t think of anyone who would dislike this drama, it has a bit of everything for every type of viewer. All we can say is we are so thrilled that we found this drama, the saying better late than never couldn’t be more fitting!

 My Last Scandal:

This was our first “Ajumma” drama and also our first drama which really stood out above the rest, the best thing about it is was we weren’t expecting it at all! It happened to be both incredibly hilarious and heartfelt. Once again the writing was great, which made all the better by the spot on acting. The drama consists of your typical K drama madness; wherein an Ajumma maid falls in love with a celebrity, add a birth secret and adultery to top it off and you have a winner!!
This drama may not sound wildly original but the top class comedy and acting makes this drama one definitely worth watching.


 Prosecutor Princess:

This is definitely our unexpected love of 2010, it’s so much more than the very silly title suggests. We gushed far too much in our PP posts so we will keep it short. We adored this leading lady with all her faults and loved watching her grow throughout this drama. Usually it’s the guy who learns from the “kind, loving and perfect” leading lady but in this case our leading lady is far from perfect and she goes through hardships and struggles to become a really memorable and lovable leading lady. What can we say about the leading man, he might possibly be the cutest stalker in Korea! You will love these characters both individually and together.
So if you’re looking for a drama with a mystery, romance and a whole lot of heart then we highly recommend this drama.


None of the above dramas have anything typical about them. They are totally original, well acted and well written. For those how have seen them you’ll understand what we’re saying, and  for those who haven’t- we couldn’t recommend these dramas enough, they are really that good. J
 

Prosecutor Princess:episode 15&16

22 May

All good things much come to an end and we’re so pleased that Prosecutor Princess finished on a high. The last two episodes were perfect in our opinion- great acting, writing, it was fast paced and thankfully not predicable at all. We pretty much spent the majority of episode 15 holding our breath in anticipation of how everything was going to pan out. Throughout the last two episodes we simultaneously felt for every single character in this drama, how rare is that? We guess it’s just a testament to the brilliant writing for this drama, honestly  did anyone imagine that In Woo would be the person proving Ma Sang Tae’s innocence? We sure didn’t.

 

Of course we predicated correctly that MST wasn’t a murderer and was unlikely to go to jail, but we’ve got to hand it to the writers for making us sit on the edge our seats- we admit we were worried for a bit there.  We liked how the issue of redemption and punishment was dealt with in this drama. It would have been completely wrong if MST wasn’t punished one way or another, because after all he was responsible for an innocent man going to jail. We love the irony of the situation; MST covered up the crime 15 years earlier to secure his business and financial standing and 15 years later he goes bankrupt as a result of his acts- just perfect. Dealing with the issue of proving In Woo’s father’s innocence and proving MST wasn’t actually a murderer was done really well, it wasn’t too intense or over the top but at the same time it had that emotional punch that made you think that justice had be carried out appropriately.


 

We’ll miss Hye Ri as a character, we’re so pleased that she stood her ground and didn’t run away. The scene where her mother hit her and asked her how she could turn her father’s case in was so sad. It was a scene that summed up completely the hardship and emotionally conflicting feelings that she had to deal with and you realise just how far she had come. The Hye Ri from the start would have happily allowed In Woo to cover up the case or accepted his money when her family went bankrupt but this Hye Ri toughed it out and stayed strong. 

 

‘Do you know what it’s like to have a nail in your heart?’

 

We don’t know what was sadder- the scene where Hye Ri’s father pulled away from Hye Ri and told her to act like she didn’t know him. Or Hye Ri’s father crying in the lift and apologizing to In Woo for what he did to his father. It was so well done, such a tragic scene full of complicated emotions from all three characters.



We’ll also miss In Woo aka the cutest stalker in Korea. For a leading man he was morally ambiguous, which made him really interesting to watch, plus we truly felt for him, especially when we watched his flashback scenes. To go through so much hardship and loss at such a young age, he didn’t have chance of growing up normally. We’ll miss his beautiful angsty stares towards Hye Ri as he stalked her from a distance and his lovely chemistry and interactions with her, they really were a surprisely great OTP that we’ll miss rooting for. Seriously, he must have loved Hye Ri so much to do everything he did for her in the last two episodes, especially considering the fact that he had been driven by revenge and an intense sense of justice for the past 15 years. We’re glad he got justice for his father and also got the girl at the end.


 

We are so glad In Woo and Hye Ri got a happy ending, they deserve it after all they went through! It was sweet but not overly sentimental like other dramas tend to be. The time leap was just right as well, if it were us and we had gone through as much as this OTP had, we too would be still heartbroken six months later.

 

‘I didn’t know you were dying too.’
 -Jenny always underestimated Hye Ri.

 

Our favourite bits from the whole drama:

 

  • Hye Ri paying In Woo back in one dollar bills and In Woo pulling out a cash counter- so funny.
  • We liked the scene where In Woo and Hye Ri shared the bowl of noodles, after they went shopping together.
  • We adored the love confession followed swiftly by the KISS.
  • We liked the clock and later the secret message.
  • We loved the scene where Hye Ri told her mother what she liked about In Woo and she realised that she actually did like him.
  • We liked In Woo’s fishing rod.
  • You know what? We could be here for a while, let’s just conclude we loved this drama a lot.

This is by far our favourite 2010 drama so far.
We thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it. We’re sad it’s over. Sob*

 

Prosecutor princess:episodes 13&14

17 May

This is on the late side but….

Hats off to the writers of Prosecutor Princess for having us emotionally wrapped around their little finger. Their ability to make us as viewers want to punch In Woo really hard in the face one minute and then want to reach out and comfort him the next is brilliant. There are only two episodes left and there is still so much unresolved. We are so beyond excited!! J

 

As we have already gushed about THAT KISS and secret message, we’ll keep it simple- nicely done! That said if we were Hye Ri we may have taken a little longer to forgive and confess our love- even after hearing his secret message, simply because the level of deception on In Woo’s part (regardless of his valid reasoning) is still an awful lot of betrayal to take for one person, especially when you consider that she is a victim in his plan as much as he was back then.



Wasn’t his secret message just perfect? Park Shi Hoo does tormented angst so well- it’s a beautiful thing to watch. We love how messy everything is in this drama. In Woo’s plan for revenge is incredibly well planned and clinically systematic in its attack but in reality we doubt he even considered feeling anything other than a fierce desire to clear is father’s name, little lone falling for the ‘naive’, spoilt daughter of the man who framed his father. Then when you add Hye Ri’s feelings for him and her love for her father- its oh so messy and brilliant to watch.

 

The scenes between In Woo and Hye Ri’s father are brilliant- the atmosphere is practically electric.

 

Do we think Hye Ri’s father murdered someone?

Hell no- sure he is as crooked as they come but a murderer, no chance. Plus, does it even make sense if the OTP live happily ever after- with Hye Ri’s dad in prison for life? She may love In Woo but her father is still her father and there is no chance that the writers of PP would conclude this drama like that.

 

Apart from lapping up the OTP moments in the past two episodes, we have absolutely loved watching Hye Ri’s parents.

Hye Ri’s father is such a great character- the scene where he told Hye Ri’s mother that he wanted only the best for his family, so that he can end five generations of poverty was so touchingly sad. It was that scene which finally revealed the extent of how much he loved his daughter. It was good- he was just brutally honest in revealing his feelings for his family, something which is rarely shown from such an unemotional character.

What can we say about Hye Ri’s mother? She is just adorable, such a lovely character. We love watching her with everyone on screen but the scene in the last episode with her and In Woo was so sweet. We loved how he called her mother and how she confessed that she wanted to take care of him like her own son.
From In Woo’s perspective could it get any more bitter sweet?

 


Sooooo excited about the final two episodes, and of course really sad to finish it. Sob*

 

Prosecutor Princess

13 May

 ‘I Love you. You Bastard.’
Finally watched Prosecutor Princess and all we have to say is:
we bow down to you writers for your sheer brilliance. Loved it!

Once we have recovered from watching THAT KISS and In Woo’s secret message; we’ll write up a real post, till then we’ll return to giggling uncontrollably, waiting in anticipation for the next episode.

 


 

Prosecutor Princess: episodes 11&12

9 May

We are officially in LOVE! This week’s lot of episodes were just the perfect unravelling of a mystery smothered in heartache- soooo good *squeal!

We spent the majority of the episodes making whimpering sounds of sadness as we watched our favourite Prosecutor in Korea walk around aimless like a lost puppy- HOW CRUEL OF IN WOO!

Okay so we learnt that Seo In Woo’s act of revenge cut so much deeper than shoddy building contracts and so we understand his reasoning and desire to carry out his revenge, but why, why did he have to be so cruel to Hye Ri?!  Add the fact that he just disappeared from her life and cut her loose- he was far too cruel for our liking. One of the elements that made the past two episodes so affecting and really tugged at the emotional heart strings was the fact that Hye Ri was all by herself, while she discovered that her dad possibly killed a man and covered it up, plus she worked out…eventually that In Woo had used her as a pawn in his twisted plan for revenge. The scene where she sat in her house pretending to talk to In Woo on her phone was soooo sad- he was her confidant and all the while he was using her.


We love Hye Ri, as a character she isn’t your stereotypical Korean drama leading lady- you know what we’re talking about; too kind for her own good, suffering so much that she gets the dreaded nose bleed but still perseveres to help those around her and win the love of at least two good men.  In contrast, Hye Ri has spent the last 12 episodes improving as a Prosecutor and more importantly as a person. She is as genuine as they come, a good daughter, friend and just very real type of character- which we think adds to her charm. So you can imagine how horrible it is to watch her struggle all on own- we just want to go over to her and give her a hug. L  

When we compare Cinderella Unni’s multiple crying scenes to Hye Ri struggling through her pain all by herself, PP wins hands down for making us really feel for the leading lady.

With 4 episodes to go- how on earth are they going to wrap up this mystery and bring together our OTP!??

Other news:

When Prosecutor Yoon saw the photos of Jung Sun, didn’t it look like he was looking at porn hahaha? Seriously, the twitchy eyes and sneaky glances at her photos were funny! All it took was for him to see her without her UGLY glasses- honestly some guys.

We’re glad Hye Ri cleared up her relationship with Prosecutor Yoon so well- very grown up, we hate it when things like this are drawn out in dramas with all the  guilty looks, along with the awkward encounters so, we’re super glad the writers skipped all that boring business and got right to the good stuff.

Rumour has it, well according to Viikii that there may be a four episode extension. We seriously hope this doesn’t happen- please! Episode extensions hardly ever work, plus we’re totally loving the pace of this drama, we don’t want it ruined by adding unnecessary plot twists to boost ratings.


Prosecutor Princess- 9&10

3 May

‘I don’t want to give her pain, nor do I want to love her’

 

Unfortunately for you Lawyer Seo, we think you’re going to do both and its going to get awfully messy. 

 

Episode 10 was definitively the turning point in this drama- there is definitely no looking back now. All of In Woo’s sneaky hard work has lead up to this moment and he has truly landed Hye Ri’s Dad in it. Even his moment of guilt didn’t stop himself from carrying out his plan and now whatever happens next he’s stuck with the consequences. We wonder if he’ll regret it.

 

Aside from Hye Ri finding out about her father, this episode further developed the Hye Ri’s conflicting feelings for In Woo, which is always lovely to watch. It’s nice to see her be a little jealous for a change. We also like how it’s slowly dawning on her that he is the first person she thinks of whenever she wants to share good/ bad news, hang out with or of course be saved by every now and then. This is all going to make it all the more harder when she finds out what he has been up to.

 

We’re finding it really hard to imagine how this OTP are going to be able to get their happy ending at the end of the drama. First of all there is the issue of In Woo using her to get revenge against her Dad, which is bad enough but also what about Hye Ri’s Dad? Either way you look at it, he will get in trouble and that is ultimately because of In Woo. In the drama Hye Ri’s Dad may be responsible for doing some really dodgy work but he’s presented as a good father, stern and hard at times but nevertheless has the love of his daughter- Hye Ri will no doubt suffer as a result of it all.

 

Other mentions:

 

-How cute was Prosecutor Yoon in this episode? Using exercise as an excuse to see her!

 

-We really like the side story lines- the conclusion to Hye Ri’s homicide case was really great. We were so proud of Hye Ri when she went and arrested the bad guys- could she be any more different from the start of the drama? What made the storyline even better was how she went and cried her eyes out in the toilets- the moment was so poignant and sad. It’s difficult not to like a character that cares so much.

 

Seriously we are so excited about the next lot of episodes, it’s crazy!

After 10 episodes of secrets and creepy sneakiness everything is now out in the open- let the games officially begin.