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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Healer Episode Episode 7-8 Favorite Moments

4:03 PM Posted by ninja , 1 comment
I was not planning on putting my 2 cents on this show at all, but this week's episode was so awesome that I am just dying to write about it. So I figure I will just share a few favorite scenes from this week.

Episode 7

Fav moment #1
Young Shin starts having trouble breathing due to her childhood traumatic experiences. Seemingly out of instinct, Young Shin grabs onto Jung Hoo's (Healer) arm until she clams down. Once Young Shin snaps out of her panic, she mutters to herself "This is so strange." I am assuming she is pointing to the fact Jung Hoos's presence can help her panic for some mysterious reason.

I love this scene because it showcases the connection between our two leads and Young Shin's natural instinct to rely on Jung Hoo. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday Drama Roundup #8

10:11 PM Posted by ninja No comments
 Dear Mom (T-Daily) 
It has been a long while since I last watched a Taiwanese Daily but this one for some weird reason caught my eye and it's surprisingly an easy watch. I will be doing a first 10 episode first impression soon. 

Nobunaga Concerto Episode Summary Up To Ep 11 (end)

I wasn't really planning on watching Nobunaga Concerto after checking out the first episode purely for Shun Oguri, but after watching episode 2 I think I might be hooked. However, I am going to try something different with this show though. Instead of recapping this show I will just do a short summary (like a few sentences) of each episodes with some thoughts. So this post will actually be an ongoing post that I will update each week with new summary of that week's episode.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

One Well Raised Daughter co-star dating news: Park Han Byul and Jung Eun Woo

10:17 PM Posted by ninja No comments

Park Han Byul's management company released a statement on 12/24 that "Park Han Byul and Jung Eun Woo after some time together, has confirmed their feelings with one another. They started seeing each other at the beginning of this year, and is at the stage of getting to know one another better."

Jung Eun Woo's management also released a statement "Jung Eun Woo and Park Han Byul are indeed in a dating relationship. They starting seeing each other recently due to their mutual interest. Jung Eun Woo and Park Han Byul met each other through SBS tv show "One Well Raised Daughter".

It sounds like Jung Eun Woo and Park Han Byul didn't start dating while they were filming One Well Raised Daughter, but kept in touch after the show and eventually started dating. 

A interesting side note, Park Han Byul dated singer/actor SE7EN for 12 years but broke up apparently early this year. (Talk about a long relationship). Another interesting side note... SE7EN is suppose come back from the military in 4 days but Jung Eun Woo will be enlisting in the later half of 2015. 

BTW, for those who are interested in One Well Raised Daughter, you can read the drama review HERE 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Birth of a Beauty Episode 15 Mini Recap

10:10 AM Posted by ninja , 2 comments
Question of the hour: Can't we just have all the jerks marry the jerks so our cute couple can get married?? 

ps. There is only one episode this week due to a SBS music competition. Birth of a Beauty will be extending by one episode though, so it will end at episode 21

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday Drama Round Up #7

12:02 AM Posted by ninja 1 comment
My weekend lately has been CRAZY ever since I somehow decided that I could bend the time space continuum to recap three shows on Saturday and Sunday. But now that the holidays is upon us, I am hoping that means I can sit back with my dramas and my favorite treats (caramels this year).

Bunch of new shows came out... sadly not too many are automatic "must watch" for me but more along the line of "I should watch it... I am curious about it... but why can't I bring myself to watch it." 

Punch (New Show)

A show about a persecutor who finds out he only has three months left to live and decides to give the society one last punch.

This one looks like it could be a good one for those who likes meaty storyline to their dramas. I, however tend to shy away from shows where I know one of the leads will die in the end. It's kind of like why date the guy you know will break your heart if you can some how know for a fact he will do so a couple months down the line. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Healer Episode 1-4 Summary Recap & First Impression

10:08 AM Posted by ninja , No comments
Seo Jung Ho (Ji Chang Wook)
Known only as "Healer" to those who are familiar with the underworld delivery man, Jung Ho's dream is to one day be rich enough to buy an island and live in isolation.


Chae Young Shin (Park Min Young)
A reporter of a second rate tabloid web based news site, Young Shin is street smart and has a tendency to get herself into trouble.
Kim Moon Ho
A celebrity reporter, who thanks to his powerful brother doesn't have to worry about getting fired when he keeps reporting very sensitive news.


Jo Min Ja
A brilliant ajumma hacker who partners with our hero.




Hearler Episode 1-4 Brief Summary


Episode one introduces us to Healer and his ajumma hacker. A brilliant team, Healer narrowly whisks his target away from an army of men from a rival delivery business. Unfortunately, once Healer safely gets the good from his target to his client, the client decides to frame Healer for the death of the target.
Healer's next client is our second lead, the celebrity news reporter, Kim Moon Ho who wants Healer to finds a girl for him through DNA matching.

On the surface Moon Ho has a great relationship with his brother and his sister-in-law, since they are his only family. However, there is an obvious under current since Moon Ho is secretly spying on his brother, Moon Sik.

Moon Ho's sister-in-law, Myung Hee is confined to a wheel chair but is doted on by both Moon Ho and her husband. While Moon Ho acts all happy in front of Myung Hee, he is actually harboring a huge secret from her. The girl he wants so desperately to find is actually Myung Hee's daughter that she thought has died just like her first husband. By episode four, we don't know for sure yet, but judging from the tension between the two brothers, Moon Sik probably has something to do with Myung Hee's daughter being abandoned without her knowledge.

Thanks to Healer, Moon Ho finds out that Young Shin is the girl he has been looking for. Now that Young Shin is found, Moon Ho sends Healer back to find out everything about her and most importantly: What does Young Shin wants the most.
While following Young Shin around, Healer records Young Shin confessing her own painful past of being abandoned by a dumpster and subsequently living in fear of being beaten regularly as a small child to stop a lady from committing suicide.

As the police is quickly trying to gather all the evidence that makes Healer into a killer, Healer is starting to realize Young Shin seems to be the center of the web that has been spun around him. Healer's interest to stick around skyrocketed when he follows Moon Ho to his brother's house and finds a picture of five collage friends by Myung Hee's bedside. The picture is the same one that Healer has in his house... one of the few picture he has left of his deceased father.
Deciding the best way to find out how everything is related is through Young Shin, Healer transforms himself into a bumbling reporter newbie and follows Young Shin around.  
Very quickly, Healer finds out that Young Shin is not an easy person to follow around. Thanks to Young Shin's gutsy move in reporting a sex scandal, involving a promising city mayor candidate forcing an actress into sex bribery, Young Shin is forcefully dragged away by a bunch of men sent by Moon Sik.

Unable to let Young Shin stay in a dangerous situation knowing full well that she has a condition that makes her have difficulty breathing whenever she sees violence, Healer races back in disguise to fight the army of men.

Thoughts
Clark Kent?! I am so there! I really wished the promotional trailer would have given the superman plot away a bit. I would have been on board no matter what. I am a total sucker for the whole nerd disguise but secretly superman bit.

By the way, don't judge this show by the first episode. I almost didn't watch episode two since episode one really didn't keep my attention. I perked up after watching episode two, and by episode three I was screaming "Clark Kent! I hit the jackpot!"
I am not as invested in the mystery surrounding the five collage friends and how evil Moo Ho's brother really is yet. Mainly because it seems obvious that it will turn out pretty awful for everyone involved.
I was surprised that the connection between our two leads turns out to be a lot deeper, since it looks like even as children Young Shin already used Healer as her comfort. (In case I wasn't clear in the summary, Healer's dad was one of the five collage friends, which means he was friends with Myung Hee's first AND second husband. The kids fell asleep when Myung Hee visited Healer's parents' at their house with her first husband.)


Side note: I love Young Shin's adopted father, a lawyer/cafe owner and her adopted uncle (an ex-con who works at the cafe now). They have a hilarious but very warm relationship with our heroine. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

What Happens to My Family Episode 34 Drive By Recap

Question of the hour: Dang, the boy moves fast!
After finding out from his mother-in-law that Miss Ko has been threatening to "spread rumors" about her, Kang Jae meets with Miss Ko to warn her to stop her threats. When Miss Ko tells Kang Jae that Daddy Cha only has three more months left, he takes it as her showing off that she will be marrying Daddy Cha at the end of that period.

Kang Jae resolutely goes back home to tell Daddy Cha that he will be taking Hyo Jin with him to study abroad for a year. With no clue how cruel he is being, Kang Jae tells his father "I guess by the time we come back you won't be here anymore."

Friday, December 12, 2014

You Are The Only One (K-Daily) Episode 1-15 First Impression

11:31 PM Posted by ninja 3 comments
Drama: You Are The Only One/ Only You, My Love
Episode: 120

Synopsis: Every synopsis I have seen so far says this show is about the story of several family living under the same roof. I guess that must happen later on, because by episode 15 I haven't seen families living together yet. Thus far it has been the story about our two leads' romance and the complex entanglement their families has with one another.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ninja's OST Queue: Boysitter (T-Drama) OST English Translation

9:15 AM Posted by ninja No comments
Drama OST: Boysitter (T-Drama)
Song Name: Lacking A Little Talent (少一點天份)
Singer: Shi Shi (孫盛希)

This is probably the first time I have watched a show and is caught by the OST melody by the end of the first hour.  I like it even more after reading the lyric. Give it a listen. 

Lacking A Little Talent (English Translation)

Small Wound, Might hurt a few day, it'll heal, I will live.
Slight set backs, Cry a few times, I will forget, It'll pass.
The sky is dark, but I am still awake.

Loneliness is always here, always keeping me company.
The most loyal is not love, but the silence of loneliness.

When it comes to love, we both lack a bit of talent.
That's why we always stumble and is covered with scars.
It always take tears and heart ache to teach us
what to give up.

How many heaven sent destines have we wasted
to learn that the world is filled with too many regrets
Missing that "right" one, who would know?

Small Wound, Might hurt a few day, it'll heal, I will live.
Slight set backs, Cry a few times, I will forget, It'll pass.
The sky is dark, but I am still awake.

Loneliness is always here, always keeping me company.
The most loyal is not love, but the silence of loneliness.

When it comes to love, we both lack a bit of talent.
That's why we always stumble and is covered with scars.
It always take tears and heart ache to teach us
what to give up.

How many heaven sent destines have we wasted
to learn that the world is filled with too many regrets
Missing that "right" one, who would know?

Grit my teeth against the pain, keep going forward
Am I the only one that never learn?
Love becomes foreign, am I missing it again and again?

When it comes to love, we both lack a bit of talent.
That's why we always stumble and is covered with scars.
It always take tears and heart ache to teach us
what to give up.

How many heaven sent destines have we wasted
to learn that the world is filled with to many regrets
Missing that "right" one, who would know?

When it comes to love, we both lack a bit of talent.
Finally learning that the world is filled with too many regret
Fallen in love with the wrong person, who is still awake


小傷痕 痛幾天 就癒合 依舊還能活著

小挫折 哭幾回 就忘了 就過了

天空黑了 我還醒著



孤單總是會在這 不離不棄陪伴著


最忠誠的不是愛 而是沉默的孤單



我們都在愛情裡少一點天份


所以才跌跌撞撞滿身傷痕

總是要耗盡眼淚痛心的上了一課


才知道什麼要割捨



我們折騰了多少上天的緣份

才發現世界有太多捨不得


錯過了一個對的人 誰曉得


小傷痕 痛幾天 就癒合 依舊還能活著


小挫折 哭幾回 就忘了 就過了


天空黑了 我還醒著



孤單總是會在這 不離不棄陪伴著


最忠誠的不是愛 而是沉默的孤單


我們都在愛情裡少一點天份


所以才跌跌撞撞滿身傷痕


總是要耗盡眼淚痛心的上了一課


才知道什麼要割捨


我們折騰了多少上天的緣份


才發現世界有太多捨不得


錯過了一個對的人 誰曉得


緊咬著忍著痛 再往前走


是否只有我 終究學不懂


愛情變陌生 錯過再錯 是否


我們都在愛情裡少一點天份


所以才跌跌撞撞滿身傷痕


總是要耗盡眼淚痛心的上了一課


才知道什麼要割捨




我們折騰了多少上天的緣份


才發現世界有太多捨不得


錯過了一個對的人 誰曉得



我們都在愛情裡少一點天份


才發現世界有太多捨不得


愛上了一個錯的人 誰醒著

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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Sunday, December 7, 2014