I’ve run out of accolades for Oh My Venus and how good it is.
So much that I’m not even sure where to start. So maybe I’ll start from the end.
And my what an ending.
This scene. Embodies the sheer storytelling perfection of Oh My Venus.
I kept waiting for the drama to slip up but it never happened.
Episodes 15 and 16 were the proverbial icing on the cake of a very satisfying, very thoughtful and insightful drama.
Lacy hankies are at the ready, because the final week brings loads of sentimental moments. This is one final curtain I almost didn’t want to see fall.
My favorite couple 2015/2016. Let’s see anyone try to beat them this year!!
Continue reading “Oh My Venus Week Eight Review: Finale”
Yay! So I rung in the new year with some catchup episodes of Oh My Venus. And it was the best present to myself because as expected, it didn’t disappoint.
Hats off to the writing and casting team. It’s been a while since a drama got me so caught up, with zero reservations or doubts. I freaking love everything about this show and even with two episodes left to go, I feel there’s still so much the drama can achieve.
Now let me sit back and watch Oh My Venus try to outdo its own awesomeness! Strap in for reviews of episodes 11 to 14!
Prepare to happily bawl your way into 2016 like I did, watching the preceding four episodes!
Episode 11 Oh My Venus
Continue reading “Oh My Venus Week Six and Seven Review”
It’s terrible when a drama makes you take sides!
I’m for Young Ho being entitled to his privacy and not having to tell a woman he likes, everything about him from the start. It’s not like he outright lied. He just withheld some vital info. Such as the fact he was worth a ton of billions in Won.
As for Joo-eun, I get that she feels slighted. It’s almost as if everything they’d shared was one big joke, because she was never really equipped with the truth. But I wonder, even if she knew from the start he was a big shot chaebol, would anything have changed?
Oof, stop making me think so much, drama, and get back to the fun part!
Continue reading “Oh My Venus Week Four Review: Episode 8”
Roller-coaster spin episode 6 dropped some major laughs!
Joo-eun has shed enough weight to actually have a jawline – and Young Ho gets captivated by the newly revived dimples he never even knew she possessed.
Continue reading “Oh My Venus Week Three Review: Episode 6”
Oh My Venus keeps getting better and better.
The whole premise of substance over beauty and vice versa doesn’t really worry me. I like a good message, but basically I’m here for the eye candy.
And the skinship. Episode 5 affords loads of feels. I saw myself going ‘Omo, Omo!!’ in some of the contact scenes with Coach Young Ho and our Daegu Venus Joo Eun.
When an episode has you breaking out your not-even-close-to–intermediate Korean, you know it’s good.
Continue reading “Oh My Venus Week Three Review: Episode 5”
For some, it’s all about the cast when choosing that next k-drama favorite. That goes for me too! I’m more invested in who’s playing the main roles than even the storyline. So yes, I’m shallow when it comes to my viewing pleasure.
That’s why my December looks like a dream shopping list with all my favorite things! Smoking hot leads and supporting cast with verve, and yes some dramas with a solid premise thrown in here and there.
So what should you be watching?
Continue reading “December 2015 K-dramas: What to Watch”
It feels good to be excited about a new drama again! Episode one and two of Oh My Venus gave me all sorts of good vibes.
Great, steady pacing, hot leads, smooth delivery and rich dialogue makes this a drama I want to see do well.
Not to point fingers, but She Was Pretty which had almost the same theme, lacked a bit of impact in the first few episodes.
In Oh My Venus, Shin Min-A makes a far more relatable pretty-to-ugly character than Hwang Jung Eum in She Was Pretty.
Kang Joo-Eun (Shin Min-A) may have piled on the pounds since her high school heyday, but even as an overweight, newly dumped, stressed out lawyer, you still see her awesome spirit shining through.
I’m glad to see the heroine is one I find engrossing from the onset.
As for the leading man, don’t even get me started.
So Ji Sub needs no intro or dissection. He’d make the most hardened non-fangirl yell ‘oppa!!’ and run around screaming just with a glimpse of that gorgeous half-smile and piercing, steadfast gaze.
In short, Oh My Venus showed a lot of dynamism in its first two hours than some dramas manage in ten. Two thumbs waaay up for that!
Continue reading “Oh My Venus Week One Review”
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”