In these episodes, I was initially excited to watch for more scenes with Sun-woo and the Soon-ae posses Bong-sun. I absolutely love Park Bo-young’s acting of Bong-sun’s possessed self. How can someone be so cute and witty. Her possessed personality is also quite different from what I would expect from Park Bo-young herself, since all of the movies she’s been in have never had that sort of outgoing role. In a recent interview, Bo-young herself admitted that she was normally shy and that at first she was not sure how to portray the possessed Bong-sun character. So given the fact that I liked Bong-sun as a more outgoing character, I was very much frustrated when she turned back into her old self again. I was so annoyed by the change of character and the lack of new episodes that I commented under the dramabeans comment section. Usually I’m too lazy to do that kind of thing.
I also feel like Sun-woo fell in love with Soon-ae’s personality more than Bong-sun herself. It’s weird to think that Sun-woo used to like the PD lady, because Soon-ae’s personality has swayed him so much. Her personality is the type that you can’t not like after being around for so long. It brings much needed humor into a rather sad character. And it doesn’t hurt that Bong-sun’s face is oh so cute.
I hope in the next episode, Soon-ae can return and fix all of the problems Bong-sun caused with her shy personality.
I’m liking this drama even more. First, Micky Yoochun and his character, Sun-joon, are growing on me. At first I was unsure what to expect about his acting, but his character is so idealistic and earnest and sincere that you can’t help but like him. Plus–and we’re heading into fangirl territory here–I even am starting to like Yoochun’s looks (considering how I originally thought his looks were not that great, sorry Cassie fans) and even started looking up TVXQ (anyone listen to Yunho’s and Changmin’s solo songs that were released a few days ago??) and JYJ. Man, is this drama full of pretty boys. Even In-soo, one of the antagonists at the school (though he always has the Stare-of-Death) is pretty hawt. But anyway, Yoochun manages to convey a lot of emotion even through the stiffness of his character. And we really get to see Sun-joon’s and Yoon-hee’s relationship blossom as they build trust and start supporting one another.
Continue reading “Sungkyunkwan Scandal Episode 4: Thoughts and Analysis”
So I just randomly decided to watch this airing drama yesterday called, as you may probably guess from the title of this post, Oh My Ghostess. I actually saw a couple clips of this drama before watching it and thought that it would be pretty interesting. I mainly watched this because I’ve seen two of the female lead’s, Park Bo-Young, movies (A Werewolf Boy, Hot Young Bloods) and there was so much emotion in those movies. She is actually best known for Scandal Makers, but I didn’t feel like watching that movie because I had so many dramas to wrap up all the time it seemed. She portrays all of her characters so well and I love her acting. Actually, when I found out that Bo-Young was doing a drama as an older woman and not a child, I was so excited, but I was initially put off my the premise as well as the main lead, Jo Jung-Suk. Yes, this was a bit misleading because I thought Wikipedia said Jong-Suk at first and I totally thought Jong-suk was going to be acting with Bo-Young again. But no :(. It’s the dude that acts with IU in that one drama. My Lovely Samsoon, I think. Just looked it up. Apparently it’s You’re the Best, Lee Soon Shin. Anyway, that IU drama scarred me from him initially because him and IU are almost 20 years apart and he was SO creepy in the scene that I saw from that drama.
Woah. So I went really off topic. Anyway, in this drama, the characters all have a lot of depth. In three short episodes, I’ve grown pretty fond of many characters in this drama. In the first episode, Na Bong-Sun (Park Bo-Young) is an introverted girl who loves to cook and even has her own food blog. However, she is so introverted that she isn’t able to stand up for herself at all. She isn’t the typical shy girl; she is the shyest girl I’ve ever seen, just about. Even if something isn’t her fault, she’ll apologize. A lively ghost comes in her life and her character makes a 180 degree change. I don’t want to give away too much, but it is so fun to watch and that transformation truly shows how good Bo-Young’s acting is. Although it is probably pretty evident by this point that I mainly watched this show for Bo-Young, all of the characters are pleasant and there isn’t a single moment in this drama where I’ve gotten bored and skipped a part because all of the character’s stories are so interesting, and they all connect somehow, which is quite interesting to watch as a viewer.
Probably going to go finish the next three episodes that are currently out and then cry because I’ll have nothing else to watch. Bye!
This is pretty subjective and biased as a review so take from it what you will.
Note: this review contains both a spoiler-free review and a review/analysis WITH spoilers. The spoiler-free review will be first, with the spoiler-ific one after it.
Oh, man, what a ride this drama was. I’d like to say right from the start that I LOVE this drama. I think it’s currently my all-time favorite. And hopefully it’s not because I just finished it and am just on a drama high. Or the fact that I love Song Joong-ki.
Continue reading “Drama Review: Innocent Man (Nice Guy)”
[Note: this is more of just my rambling thoughts than an actual analysis. Also there may minor spoilers. Will work on screencaps in the future.]
I began this drama coming hot off the heels of Innocent Man. I had tried to start this drama several years ago but never actually got past the first few minutes. While the story had always interested me, I was hesitant to watch for fear of developing second or third lead syndrome (as I usually do), which ends up on a lot of heart pain on my part. Also, from what I’ve seen of Park Min-young’s acting in the past (City Hunter, I am Sam), it was not enough to impress me. And I was iffy about JYJ’s Micky Yoochun as the main lead. However, I decided to watch this because of Song Joong-ki, and this drama seemed promising and light-hearted after the roller-coaster of melo that was Innocent Man.
Continue reading “Sungkyunkwan Scandal Episodes 1-3: Thoughts and Analysis”
So after a (sort of) long break from dramas, I got hooked on this new Seo In-Guk drama called I Remember You, which is a mystery/detective drama (similar to You Are All Surrounded in my opinion – but better) that has heart wrenching flashbacks and all of the childhood scars stuff that usually make me drop the drama. However! This drama definitely made it past the flashback hurdle successfully. The characters are all fast thinkers and figure things out at a rate faster than I think any other K-drama I’ve seen. I mean, for the first time, someone asked which hospital Cha Ji-An (played by Jang Na-Ra) was at. Not only are the characters amazing, but so is the plot. Although the characters do figure out events much quicker than characters in a typical K-drama (yes, even other detective dramas), there are unexpected events that occur that surprise the viewer. Also I like how this drama mainly revolves around one case, with a few exceptions (but those have to do with the main plot somehow too), unlike most other detective cases where there are multiple irrelevant cases. Okay, so last but not least. THE CHEMISTRY. AH. The leads, In-Guk and Na-Ra are perf together. They are cute, yet not too forward in their feelings. I like how their backgrounds are similar and Na-Ra isn’t playing the typical female lead who is clueless about everything. In fact, she graduated on the top her police class. She fights the bad guys too. At first, I was kind of iffy about this drama. To be honest, I’m not quite sure why I watched this drama since I didn’t like her character in her previous dramas (School 2013, Mr. Baek, Fated To Love You), but I feel like she completely changed her style of acting. She is the perfect combination of cute and totally kick-butt, while not being annoying. And In-Guk has also definitely improved (and I don’t mean just his jawline). His acting is perfect! His character is rude, yet compassionate, and he portrays that ten times better than expected. I squeal so much inside in his scenes. Even though he is well educated, he still helps out the team. Every time the two leads are together, sparks fly. Anyway, I can’t wait until tomorrow!