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Jun 11

Pluto Secret Society: Adult issues in a kid’s world

Pluto Secret Society: Adult issues in a kid’s world

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Ha-ra: the self proclaimed leader of the Pluto gang

I THINK we are halfway through this kids’ programme, based on Dramawiki‘s info, this show’s supposed to be a full 16eps. But sigh, either the show is irregular in its broadcast or the subbing team places it on the lowest, lowest rung in priority…I can go for like 3 weeks without seeing an ep update. Since it’s only 30 mins per ep, the cases…

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Jun 09

Grandpas Over Flowers Investigation Team: Expect the Unexpected

Grandpas Over Flowers Investigation Team: Expect the Unexpected

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gofit6We are only 5eps into Grandpas and I already can’t wait to blog about it. (heh) I’ve said before that the premise of the show came as a surprise, and the show continues to surprise me with its not-so-obvious cases. Unlike You’re All Surrounded or God’s Quiz 4, the villain in each weekly case is not who you assume to be.

Take for example, the case of the haunting of a rich heiress in ep3, who is…

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Jun 04

Witch’s Romance - good potions need time to brew

Witch’s Romance – good potions need time to brew

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wr1I’ve lost patience with Witchin the last few eps (up till the subbed ep13 i watched yesterday), mainly cos of how the show has sped up everything at lightspeed in the beginning and once Noh Shi-hoon enters, it grinds to a HALT. Ok, maybe it hasn’t stopped, but the show has been marching on the same spot for 4eps. I’ve really got enough with the moping and — more — moping…to the point I really…

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Jun 03

You’re All Surrounded — with secrets

You’re All Surrounded — with secrets

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yas3I’m going to sulk a bit before I start the post proper…there will likely be a cancellation of one ep of Surrounded in lieu of elections’ coverage. (boooo) Means we will only get ONE measly episode  (if at all) for this week. ><

Oh well, at least Seung-gifavored us with the return of his toothy grin in the last 2eps, as Dae-gu gradually and unknowingly falls for Soo-sun. And with the brillant,…

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May 27

First Impression: Doctor Stranger

First Impression: Doctor Stranger

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One word to describe this show: Intense. Not juz the political tension inherent in the plot (well, it’s N vs. S Korea, whaddya expect), but Lee Jong-sukalso puts in a really strong performance, vacillating between desperation and flippancy. Sorry for putting off the first impression article for so long (the show is like almost halfway through), but there’s juz too many shows debuting these…

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May 22

Short Notice

Axerine is away to Seoul, and kooriyuki will be heading over as well this coming Monday. Which means sab is the only left who can blog for the next two weeks.

Short Notice

Axerine is away to Seoul, and kooriyuki will be heading over as well this coming Monday. Which means sab is the only left who can blog for the next two weeks.

First Impression: God’s Quiz 4

First Impression: God’s Quiz 4

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YES! (fist pump) Finally the long awaited 4th part series of God’s Quiz is here! We still (more or less) have the usual characters, there are newcomers, and some familiar faces are no longer with us. (boohoo! annyeong, Researcher Kim!!) Nevertheless, GQ4 follows in the same vein as previous GQ series, they even brought back the didactic moralising. (yawns)

The Cast:

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Movie Review - Miss Granny (2014)

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First thing: Shim Eun Kyung REALLY looks like Kim Sun Ah. Second thing: Shim Eun Kyung is REALLY talented. Third thing: DO watch this movie.

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Miss Granny is the top grossing domestic movie in Korea this year, and it is not difficult to see why. We have the nation’s granny, Na Moon Heeas Granny Oh Mal-soon, and Shim Eun Kyung is her 20 year-old self. Granny Mal-soon is fiesty even at 70, and she…

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May 14

First Impression: Grandpas Over Flowers Investigation Team

First Impression: Grandpas Over Flowers Investigation Team

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The plot is … unexpected, to say the least. When dramabeans introduced Grandpas, I’d assume Choi Jin-hyuk and gang to mature gradually into Lee Soon-jae and his halbae pals. Not a Detective Conan-esque transformation. (for the clueless: Detective Conan is a Jap manga/anime series featuring a teenage detective who was reverse-aged into an elementary school kid)

I think nobody minds being…

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May 12

Witch vs. Queen

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I decided I shall juz start on the mid-show review for Witch Romance slightly earlier, given the buzz online with viewers comparing the Taiwanese (original) version with the Korean (adapted) version. Imo, both shows have its flaws and strengths. But both are equally entertaining.

1) Witch Ji-yeon vs Queen Wu Shuang

wr3Witch Ji-yeon loses this round. Comparatively, she is less mean and caustic than…

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