The Korean remake of Itazura na Kiss picks its leads actors.
Will I watch, or will I not watch… that is the question.
I was never fond of song covers, especially if it’s a favorite. But this particular group called PennYo is really special. They sung “Simple Love” in acapella and cleverly made it their own.
The group has released two albums to date, but I’m more interested in their upcoming third one. I’ve heard the preview clips and I’m really excited. I hope they sell it online very soon. Check out their Facebook group if you want to know more about them.
This blog has been sorely neglected these past few days. But I do have a review of (my!) Jay Chou’s newest album coming up. Meanwhile, let’s entertain ourselves with this sweet ballad. Jay rarely sings covers but when he does, he picks the perfect ones. I have this on repeat-mode now.
Okay, I need help. A certain 수목 드라마 is taking over my life!
Cinderella’s Sister is a very engaging show. It draws you into the story and allows you to hold nothing back. My world literally stops and my surroundings disappear every time I watch this. Even before it aired, I’ve never doubted whether this drama would be good. I was just unsure whether I will like it. It’s been six episodes now, and I’m more than satisfied. I’m completely enthralled. I laugh, gasp, sigh, and cry my heart out on cue. The director should be very pleased!
The clip above was from Episode 3. It’s a very simple scene but beautifully executed and acted by the leads. I find Eun-jo a very complex character. She’s different from the usual heroines in K-dramas– the typical plucky adorable girl with a positive outlook all the time. She’s brooding and constantly misunderstood. The bizarre thing is, no matter how crude and tormented she seems, the harder we fall in love with her.
So what’s the significance of being called “Eun-jo yah”? The suffix -ya is very common in colloquial speech. It can sometimes be used affectionately, but it’s generally how people address their juniors. It’s very casual and friendly, but not romantic at all. But maybe, it’s the simplicity of the moment that moved Eun-jo. Come to think of it, no one has really called her by her name that often. Her mother calls her “brat”, Hyo-sun and Jung-woo calls her “Big Sister”. It was only with Ki-hoon that her existence was acknowledged, and a bond was formed.
As for Hong Ki-hoon… I have no words. He drives me insane with infatuation, it’s not even healthy anymore.
I can’t wait to see how the rest of the story unfolds. I have a feeling that this is gonna be one of the best K-dramas of the year… or even the decade.
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