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Belated Merry Christmas to everyone

26 Dec

We've been MIA for the better part of a month due to real life being insanely busy but we're glad to say that we are back and as always we've got plenty to say! 

The drama season has picked up and suddenly we've found ourselves with so many good dramas to pick from. What's a girl to do with so many options…?

Our currently watching list:

What’s Up? – we’ve got our fingers crossed it’s a winner. So far soooo good!

The Color of a Woman – mindless fluff. Exactly what we need for the Christmas holidays.

Skip Beat! – we must really love Siwon and Donghae if we’re willing to put up with their awful dubbing. Aside from that, we love Ivy Chen’s leading lady and the fact that they have stayed true to the original. It’s all looking very promising.

Hold list for various reasons:

Ring Ring Bell – see bitch post below.

Office Girls – overexposed fandom is a major turn off for the Musthavesubs girls. Plus, how dare they extend this drama, when it barely had enough plot to cover its original run!?

My Love by My Side – we plan to marathon this one soon, it’s the only way we manage to get through the mid section of a long family drama.

Wish List:

Padam, Padam – everyone seems to love this drama. Plus, we’re suddenly seeing Kim Bum differently, seriously he’s looking HAWT!

Girl K – this looks ridiculously good.

Me too, Flower – we were all set to watch this one but then we read how the second half tanked. We’ve decided to leave it until we know how it all turns out at the end.

We've missed you dramaland- we're so glad to be back!


Ring Ring Bell – episode 8

28 Nov

WTF was episode 8 all about?
In one episode we had the following things happen:

We had a kidnapping, a bombing and a stabbing. Our leading lady dropped 50 IQ points between episode 6 and episode 8 and our leading man turned into a heartless idiot. Great.

Everything about episode 8 was bad and we mean really bad. The acting was appalling, the script was insane and it was all put together so badly that it made our eyes burn with rage. RAGE.

5year old kids could have done a better job than that. Honestly what was everyone thinking?

Question: You get a phone call and you don’t know who it is but they ask you your whereabouts- Is your first thought really to tell them exactly where you are? Come on, surely the writers could have thought of a more sophisticated way for the leading lady to be kidnapped.

Don’t get us started on the stabbing scene. Ugh – We know that T-dramas love to have really crazy characters that do nutty things but seriously… this was too much.

What happened to this drama, it was so cute and fluffy at the start, now it’s become this mess, where we can’t relate to anyone in the drama.

We wanted to see this OTP come together organically and watch them realise their feelings for each other all over again. Rather than watch them be forced together by sad faced cute kids and pushy mothers. The last two episodes have made us question the OTP and how much we’re buying their so called love for each other. He doesn’t think much of her and she is so riddled with insecurities that makes it impossible to relate to her feelings for him. As you can imagine we weren’t touched at all by their lukewarm declarations of love for each other. In fact we sat there shaking our heads wondering what the feck happened to this drama??

The strangest thing about the whole episode was the fact that although it was silly and it enraged us to no end… we still want to see what happens next week. We're hoping that this is just a slump in the drama and that it will pick up and return to what we signed up for at the start rather than endure this mess for much longer.

Mid Week Rambles

16 Nov

December seems so far away:

Skip Beat! promos are out and Oooh lala, Siwon and Donghae look HAWT! We can’t wait for December to come.

We’re really hoping that Siwon doesn’t give us a boring depiction of Ren. It’s so easily done with such a complicated character, who often communicates more through his facial expressions than his words. Also we hope that Ivy Chen does well by Kyoko. We love how nutty and evil she is but at the same time she’s so lovable as a character. This Tdrama production better not get imaginative with the manga facts like they did with Hana Yori Dango, or else someone will surely pay!

We’re not going to lie; we’re scared by the prospect of this drama being dubbed. Dubbed dramas have to be the most distracting and annoying dramas to watch ever. We’ve got our fingers crossed that they do a  good job because this manga is so loved that it could get ugly if it’s butchered on screen.

Don’t do this to us T-dramas, you were our only hope…

What was episode 12 of Office Girls all about? Seriously, we’re going to pretend that the episode didn’t happen. It was a complete mess; there was no structure, theme or  real progress. It felt like it was made up of lots of gags (not always funny) badly put together. OG is better than that.

Not even our hesitant OTP could keep us interested. Their date felt contrived and made you question what the hell are they waiting for? They have both acknowledged they like each other, there aren’t any misunderstandings holding them back, so why so cautious?  

Come on QZQ- it’s time to man up and show us why we love you.

Ring Ring Bell episode 7 didn’t fare much better. This was the first time since watching this drama where we were unsatisfied by pretty much everything and everyone. We hoped that our OTP working and dating together would provide us with oodles of cute OTP moments and cement our feelings for this couple that never fail to make us smile. However, we were sadly mistaken. The whole set up infuriated us and made us want to shake Xiao Xiang for being so pathetic.

Okay, we’re annoyed at Kia Jai for giving her a job in enemy territory and telling her to get on with it. No support, no job title, not even a flipping desk! He treated her like an object that he thought he’d play with and see how it turns out. However, what’s worse is the fact that she accepted the position and she allowed herself to be treated so poorly by his employees. Where is our leading lady’s pride?

Naturally, she won over her enemies and earned their acceptance in predicable fashion but still…
We like our leading ladies strong and confident – Xiao Xiang needs to get some self esteem pronto and stop being such a loser!

Flower Boy Raman Shop

There is so much fandom surrounding this drama, everyone seems to love it but we’re not sure…
We hate Noona love with a passion, its groan inducing boring for us to watch. However on the other hand we LOVE Jung Il Woo- then again so doesn’t? Plus we like the idea of a tough, former trouble maker as the leading lady.

 Damn that smile.

  To watch or not to watch -that is the question?    

Ring Ring Bell – 5 and 6

13 Nov

We seem to be falling more and more in love with this little drama. Maybe it’s because it’s got lots of traits straight out of a romance novel or the fact that we utterly adore the OTP…

All we know is- we want more!

Sure their media scandal was completely unrealistic and silly but who cares? We are more than happy to leave common sense at the door and go with it. We love how they have decided to date, no strings attached, no silly contract- they’ve just decided to just go for it. They have both been burned by love and are in many ways damaged goods, so watching them come together and try and build a relationship is lovely viewing.  We love their history and the fact that this is their second chance of a romance that didn’t happen seven years earlier. They’ve found each other in two different worlds, with reality very much at the forefront of their everyday lives but despite this fact, they’re going for it, putting aside insecurities and external dramas and giving us plenty of adorable OTP moments.  For a fluffy drama, what more do you want?

For us this drama is all about the OTP, their every scene together is perfect. We love how Jia Kai has taken it upon himself to be her knight in shining armour and frankly if anyone needed one, it would be this leading lady.

For us, she isn’t that weak leading lady that annoys you because she can’t do anything for herself. Xiao Xiang does the best she can but something the trouble she gets into is more than she can handle on her own. She has to be the most self sacrificing leading lady we’ve seen in ages, so watching Jia Kai (the man of her dreams) step in and support her is absolutely fine by us.

The press conference sequence was at once completely cringe worthy, heartbreaking but so good. How can you not love a leading lady that’s willing to make a fool out of herself to protect her OTP’s reputation and at the same time teach her little girl that taking responsibility for her mistakes is an important life lession?

Favourite scene:

We adored the scene where Jia Kai took care of her when she was sick. How cute was the comment he made about how he’s usually the one unbuttoning women’s blouses not buttoning them up for them!

Random Thoughts:

-Seriously producers- trying to convince us that Janine Chang is an ugly duckling is such a joke. She’s so beautiful in this drama, even when she’s walking around in a bin bag.

-Duo Duo is going to be one screwed up little girl when she grows up, honestly so much heartache for someone that young. Imagine getting teased because there are photos of your naked mother plastered all over the news papers?  Shudder*

– Jia Kai’s face was priceless when he saw Xiao Xiang after her make over. Giggles*

Bring on episode 7- Our OTP are dating and working together now, yay!

Sunday Rambles

30 Oct

As A Thousand’s Day Promise has had such mixed reviews, we’ve decided that maybe it’s best to leave it on the shelf for the time being and see how it plays out. Also, we confess the concept kind of scares us silly, we’re not sure if we can stomach all that angst. The news of this drama did prompt us to finish off A Scent of a Woman– our last unfinished melodrama and boy are we glad we stuck around till the end. We adored it beyond words.

If you haven’t watched A Scent of a Woman– we demand you watch it. It is THAT good.

The Musical: episode 7

Granted we haven’t watched the next episode yet but all we have to say about this episode was- seriously???? We finished the episode and turned to each other dumbfounded by the fact that absolutely nothing happened…NOTHING. It was dull. The OTP were boring together (again), Yu Jin had zero airtime with Eun Bi and yes, they happened to sing the same songs again. For a drama about the production of a musical, you’d think there would be more than one song sung across 9 episodes, just saying.

We know we’ve been generally positive about this drama and that our comments may seem random but we were sitting there and we realised that:

– What is a drama without a decent OTP? Nothing and as we’re shipping the wrong couple that really don’t have a chance of being together- why are we bothering?

What’s Up

Yay!  We’ve wanted to watch this drama forever now and it’s finally been picked up, let’s hope that:

1. it’s subbed – please, someone take pity on us. 2. It meets our expectations or else we’ll cry!

We’ve got our fingers crossed that it’s a winner. We really did think that this drama was going to be permanently shelved after everything that happened with Deasung earlier in the year and the fact that it couldn’t get a slot on one of the main TV stations. However getting aired on Cable is better than not being aired at all, so no complaints from us. Heeeeee, we’re so pleased!

Office Girls: episode 10

He’s finally realised that he loves her! Yay. Watching him come to this realisation was an absolute pleasure.  Plus, we love it when the guy falls for the girl first- we never get bored of that setup.

Ring Ring Bell: first impressions/ episodes 1-4

It’s been a long time since we tuned in to a T-drama, little lone two at once. However now that we’ve dropped The Musical for being BORING and we’re scared of A Thousand Day’s Promise, we’re only really watching Office Girls, which really isn’t enough for our greedy drama addiction.

Ring Ring Bell doesn’t hit the spot like Office Girls but we’re still charmed by how sweet and sentimental it is. Naturally the characters are all messed up and have plenty of issues between them but we love the OTP and think they are wonderful together; natural, sincere and have a healthy spark.

The premise is rather ordinary but that’s okay when we care enough about the characters and their conflicts. So far we haven’t between wowed but it’s a nice, easy watch and it’s definitely a drama worth watching if you’re looking for something pleasant to escape to between your angsty dramas or real life dilemmas.

Final thoughts:

-Me too, Flower boy promo shots are plain disturbing. What were they thinking?

-Thinking about much anticipated dramas- Is the live action version of Skip Beat! ever going to be aired? We want to watch Ren and Sho now!