So far so good
Since we’re almost through with the drama storm that was July, how have all the recent faves been faring?
How it feels keeping up with the tons of great dramas week to week.
Popular series like Mask, My Love Eun dong and even Hidden Identity have been solidly developing since their exciting premieres. But then some new ones have brought even more to the table, keeping our Monday-Sunday viewing back-to-back awesome.
Dramas behaving badly
It’s a matter of personal taste really. Because what’s “meh” for me is absolutely daebak for others. Continue reading “July Drama Catch-up – All of the good stuff”
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Week One MiniCap
In episode one studious and athletic (he fights and rides) scholar, Sung Yeol loses everything he holds dear in one single sweep.
A powerful ancient vampire lords it over the palace in general and the Joseon Monarch in particular.
One objective is clear: no one really wants Vampire Evil Lord (addressed mononymously as Gwi) around anymore.
He may have been of help in building a dynasty, but seriously he’s a monster who’s now doing more harm than good.
For one thing he’s bitten more than his fair share of innocent maidens (200 hundred years’ worth) and let’s face it, the modern era of Joseon no longer wants or needs an abominable, dressing-gown-wearing vampire calling the shots.
But obviously he won’t simply take a hike, and prefers the cushy life in the palace: dwelling among humans, feeding on them and just being an undead nuisance.
The world would feel so empty without me… Continue reading “Episode One & Two Roundup of Scholar Who Walks the Night”
July: best month for K-drama so far?
Kdrama never had it so good. The month of July kicks off with a slew of gorgeous leads, awesome story lines and just one big lump of fun times to be had.
I must have done something good the first part of the year, because the second half is looking tailor-made for my admittedly eclectic tastes.
Continue reading “Top Drama Picks July 2015”
Are ghosts the new vampires? Maybe there’s a new trend starting and if so then k-drama land is becoming one scary place indeed.
Since July is featuring some pretty scary dramas, such as Oh My Ghost and Scholar Who Walks the Night it’s best to be prepared. So I compiled my little survival kit of sorts to help me through the next couple months of non-stop chills and thrills.
What do you mean ghosts are cooler than vampires!? I hate you don’t make me choose!
Continue reading “Kdrama Horror Survival Guide 2015”
One thing Lee Joon Gi does best, is playing those dramatic sageuk roles. There’s no denying he’s always awesome in costume, especially the hanbok. It’s been said he can pull off any look under the sun, whether his character is an outstanding citizen, outlaw or ruffian.
Master of disguise, Lee Jun ki
And with the airdate of his latest sageuk reaching closer and closer, it has me looking back at Lee Joon Gi’s past roles in a historical drama. Which actress suited him best, and which was your favorite? I love all the female costars in his past 3 sageuks so this is going to be a tough choice.
A true playa. Lee Joon Gi has played gunman, phantom thief, magistrate and nobleman. And soon in 2015 we’ll watch him pull off the role of scholar and vampire. You’ll have to give him credit for diversifying his roles. How many K-drama actors can say they’ve had such a uniquely patterned acting resume?
That smile should come with a hazard warning: hot!
He’s also had some of the most talented and beautiful costars. These leading ladies made great chemistry with the top actor and gave us some memorable pairings. But who was the perfect match?
Continue reading “Lee Joon Gi “Sageuk Spotlight”: His Best 3 Leading Ladies”
Not long now…Finally meet Joseon-era vampire Kim Sung-Yeol when Scholar Who Walks the Night airs July 8.
Now just 10 days to go (yes, I’m counting) the enthusiasm is kicking into overdrive. With a drama that’s promising to thrill, enchant and amaze, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Even if vampires aren’t really your thing, “Scholar Who Walks the Night” is worth a look-in. Here’s why.
Continue reading “Scholar Who Walks the Night – Ready, Set…”
Scholar Who Walks the Night – Fantasy, supernatural, vampire, sageuk
Summary – This is a period fantasy set in the Joseon era. A nobleman’s daughter takes to disguising herself as a man to sell books after her family is falsely accused and ruined. She encounters a handsome, enigmatic Confucian scholar who also happens to be a vampire, and falls in love with him. Continue reading “Highly Anticipated – Lee Joon Gi is “Scholar of the Night””