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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Beauty for the Filling Q&A

 Beauty for the Filling Q&A 
There has been a few request for recaps on Beauty for the Filling since subs on this one is hard to find. Unfortunately since Beauty has already finished two seasons, it will be insane for me to attempt to recap it right now. So in view of that I figure I would try a Q & A post to let people (especially for those who are watching it raw) to post questions about the show in the comments. The questions could be about the plot or even conversations between the leads. If you would like to have a specific translation on a particular conversation then do post the episode number and the minutes. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Blow Breeze Episode 27-28 Recap

Ninja's Blow Breeze Episode 27-28 Recap
Shin Ae's Story:
At first vowing to expose Shin Ae's lie to everyone, Mama Jo quickly changes her mind once Shin Ae informs her that Mi Poong is Grandfather Kim's real grand-daughter and reminds her once again that without her marriage to Hee Dong, Mama Jo's family has no connection to Grandfather Kim at all. Quite pleased to see Mama Jo and Shin Ae's new alliance, Shin Ae's "aunt" promptly uses her knowledge as a mean to extort money from them. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Friday Drama Round Up #108

Ninja's Friday Drama Round Up #108
Love Through A Millennium 2 (Chinese Drama, New)
Remember the original Love Through A Millennium (2015) that was a remake of K-drama Queen In Hyun's Man? Well, apparently that one did well enough that the producers decided to do Love Through A Millennium 2 with the same time travel theme but with a completely different cast and story. Love Through A Millennium 2 actually has a double time travel in that the modern day hero will travel to the past while his past self (played by the same actor) will travel to the modern world.

I checked out the first four episodes and while the pacing was a bit slow for my taste I thought the story was intriguing enough that I will give it another couple weeks.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

When A Snail Falls In Love Episode 16-18 Recap

When A Snail Falls In Love Episode 16-18 Recap
On the train to Myanmar, Ji Bai wonders over to Xu Xu's compartment to check on her and smiles when he sees Xu Xu drawing in her notebook. Looking up with a start when Ji Bai remarks "You are pretty good at drawing. I didn't realize little alien would have such good artistic talents.", Xu Xu quickly hides her notebook. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Blow Breeze Episode 25-26 Recap

Ninja's Blow Breeze Episode 25-26 Recap
Shin Ae's Story:
Totally convinced that Shin Ae must be a fake, Mama Jo persuades her husband to suggest DNA testing to Grandfather Kim. Knowing full well that there is no way that a DNA test can be done between a grand-daughter and grand-father, Shin Ae whole heartily agrees to Mama Jo's suggestion which of course confirms even more to Grandfather Kim that she is really his grand-daughter.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday Drama Round Up #107

Ninja's Friday Drama Round Up #107
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bo Joo (Korean Drama, New)
What an insane week of trying to keep up with all the new dramas! 
This one is a coming of age collage romance. I find the premise of the heroine (Lee Sung Kyung) being a weightlifting athlete really cool and hilarious at the same time. It is fun to have a heroine that can physically intimate all the boys around her. Nam Joo Hyuk plays the charming hero who would've be a swimming star if he could just get over his psychological hang up during races. 
The first two episodes didn't completely win me over but I do think Weightlifting Fairy could be a lot of fun if it will speed up it's pacing just a bit so I am going to give it at least another week.

When A Snail Falls In Love Episode 13-15 Recap

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Ninja's When A Snail Falls In Love Episode 13-15 Recap
Feeling thirsty, Ji Bai starts to pour himself a cup of coffee until Xu Xu pops up behind him and begins to list off all the reasons why drinking coffee right before going to bed is not good idea. A bit stunned even as Xu Xu takes the coffee from him and hands him a cup of milk, Ji Bai silently picks up his coffee again after his apprentice walks away but at least he did add a good amount of milk to it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Blow Breeze Episode 23-24 Recap

Ninja's Blow Breeze Episode 23-24 Recap
Shin Ae's Story:
Remembering seeing a ring on Mama Kim that resembled the one Grandfather Kim cherished so much, Shin Ae rushes to Mama Kim's house immediately to confirm with her own eyes of what she feared the most. Apparently still as trusting as ever, Mama Kim falls for Shin Ae's pitiful act yet again and is convinced that Shin Ae is truly repentant of her past.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday Drama Round Up #106

Ninja's Friday Drama Round Up #106
V-Focus (Taiwanese Daily)
This one is turning out to be quite fun. Not to the point of addicting for me but a really easy watch thanks to the fun plot lines and good chemistry between all four leads. Based on the survey last week looks like a lot of you guys are enjoying this one as well. 
Blow Breeze (Korean Family Drama)
For those of you who have been just reading the recaps on this one, do at least check out the end of episode 21 for the kiss. Based on the preview last week, it looks like the villain is going to try to steal the heroine's identity which really kinda dampen my interest on the show but I am holding out hope that the writer will make the predicable twist interesting somehow. 
Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim (Korean Drama, New)
The first two episodes were super intense and utterly addicting. I am really hoping the writer could keep it up and make this one a solid winner. 
When A Snail Falls In Love (Chinese Drama)
I will be posting the recap for episode 9-12 tomorrow. For those of you who are watching it on Viki, I think episode 10-12 won't be available for a couple more days so don't read my recap yet if you are the type who dislike spoilers. 

I am still loving this show even if this most recent crime case does seem like it would never get solved, but at least we are getting some solid "snail" progress on the romance front. 
Active Constitution (Korean Web Mini Drama, 6 episodes total/10 minutes each) 
A story about a newbie director trying to debut his very first movie with his ex-girlfriend as the star. I have only checked out three episodes thus far, but this one is surprisingly funny with clever dialog. 
Entourage (Korean Drama, New)
A black comedy about the Korean entertainment industry. I was intrigued about this one since it had a lot of familiar faces in it but unfortunately the humor was just too crude for me and I barely managed to finished the first episode.  
Jealousy Incarnate (Korean Drama, Just Finished)
Sigh, I am really sad to say goodbye to this one. I don't think I quite appreciated how awesome Jealousy Incarnate was until I finished watching the last episode. Kudos to a brilliant script writer who somehow made all the tiresome cliches heartwarming and hilarious. I feel a bit brash for saying this but I honestly can't think of a drama right now that could outshine Jealousy Incarnate's finale. The ending was just cheesy enough to satisfy my romantic side but also had me laughing out loud the whole time. My ONLY regret was for the second male lead. It would've been nice to see such a perfect second lead get his own happy ending as well but hey, I think this is the very first time in all my years of drama watching where a second male leads tells the hero that compares to the heroine their bromance is more important. 

ps. Thanks to Jealousy Incarnate I also found out that the most romantic phrase is not "I love you." but "I will be curious about you for the rest of my life." Swoon... 
On The Way To The Airport (Korean Drama, Just Finished)
I really wished I watched the finale of this one BEFORE Jealousy Incarnate. Don't get me wrong, I was generally happy with how On The Way To The Airport wrapped up but it was just a much more stressful two hours compared to Jealousy. 

I followed this one pretty faithfully and while I did struggle with the whole affair theme, in the end I took the attitude that I was watching a story about four very flawed individuals who were trying to find happiness in their own way. 


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim Episode 1-2 First Impression

Ninja's Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim's First Impression
Korean Drama: Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim (낭만닥터 김사부)
Network: SBS
Total Episodes: 20
Airs: Monday & Tuesdays
Leads: Yoon Yeon Seok & Seo Hyun Jin 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday Drama Round Up #105

Ninja's Friday Drama Round Up #105
Beauty for the Filling (Chinese Web Drama)
I am loving the C-crime romance When A Snail Falls In Love but I actually like Beauty for the Filling quite a bit as well. Since both shows are based on novels written by the same author, the vibes are pretty similar but I think Beauty does have a heavier romance plot line than Snail...at least at this point.

When A Snail Falls In Love Episode 5-8 Second Impression

When A Snail Falls In Love Episode 5-8 Quick Recap
*I am not going to give too much details on the crime cases but will focus more on the two leads' interpersonal relationships.
Feeling unsettled about Zhang Shi Yong's kidnapping case even after they successfully rescued him, Ji Bai and Xu Xu become even more convinced that something bigger is at work when a human trafficking case leads them right back to Zhang Shi Young.

Finally willing to admit that Xu Xu is an outstanding criminal profiler after working with her, our hero Ji Bai nonetheless still harbors doubts about Xu Xu's ability to work in the Violent Crimes Unit.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

10/28/16 Drama Survey Results

4:44 PM Posted by ninja 5 comments
Ninja's 10/28/16 Drama Survey Results

Soooo.... for those of you who took the survey, you would've already found out that I messed up this last time and some questions where you were suppose to be able to check multiple answers didn't allow you to do so. That mistake obviously impacted this very first question the most so look over the chart with that in mind.