Mar 31, 2008

Memories in Bali (4)

I think I received many recommendation to watch this drama; from vcds' vendors to bloggers' recommendations, but since the lead actor is Jo In Sung who stole the girl from Ji Jin Hee in Spring Days and actress is Ha Ji Won, who I am not a fan of ( there is no emotion you can see from her face except anger and maybe hurt; when her eyes tears up) and then the boxset cover is also a turn-off... So I finally bought it when I saw it was sold at a reasonable price at some shop.
Its a story of two underprivileged souls and two upper class children who always get what they want. Yeah, rich kids have their share of misery too but its hard to sympathize with them when they have so many materials things ^_^. Anyways these two upper class couple were forced to get engaged, Jung Jae Min (Jo In Sung) didnt change his playboyish-couldnt-care-less-lifestyles eventhough he was engaged to Choi Young Joo (Park Ye Jin). Still in love with her ex-boyfriend, Young Joo flew to Jakarta in search of Kang In Wook (So Ji Sup). She's realistic that she could never marry In Wook so she decided to have one last fling maybe before she got married. But Jae Min spoils her plan by chasing her to Bali, there with the tense undercurrents he guessed that In Wook was not just a coincidental meeting and more than a friend. He hired Lee Soo Jung (Ha Ji Won) to be their tour guide in Bali. By the end of the day the two guys were in a fight over Young Joo and each of them found their way back separately to Seoul.
In Seoul, Soo Jung hard on lucks try to use her 'connection' with Jae Min to get a job, but he hardly remembers her and were not willing to help. In Wook after being recalled back to headquartes, ends up working under Jae Min and being Soo Jung's neighbour. Young Joo decides to break her engagement, and be with In Wook, but Jae Min's mother threatened to hurt In Wook if she didnt marry Jae Min.
Being neighbours brought In Wook and Soo Jung closer, while Jae Min becomes more attracted to Soo Jung with each encounters. I was at first rooting for In Wook because of So Ji Sup's sad eyes, but Jo In Sung's charming-self-satisfied-smirk cannot be taken lightly either. I like both the male actors, when they cry you just want to cuddle them up and comfort them. But the female actress just don't move me. You might say that is because we are of the same gender, but I had watched so many dramas, and 'feel' for the female also. Here, the females are too greedy, they want to keep both men for themselves. At times, if I can I would like to slap some sense into Soo Jung, 'make up your mind!'...although, I was a bit undecided myself whom to choose - In Wook or Jae Min, but thats because I hate to see either man get hurt, while Soo Jung seems to have selfish reason... and Young Joo's said to marry her, but continue his affair with Soo Jung, but when he does, she reports back to the family. Urgh! I think her pride got hurt where the two men who previously fight for her, now ignore her and was fighting for the other girl. Well, I also dont get it what did In Wook and Jae Min saw in Soo Jung...
I'm still feeling restless with the ending of the drama, but I dont know what ending could be satisfactory... I gave the drama a 4 because of the male actors ^_^

Love the OST...I have a thing for sad Korean song hehehe......

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Mar 24, 2008

H.I.T (Homicide Investigation Team) - (3.5)

A serial killer was on the loose, in response to the media frenzy the police department set up a team fully focused on catching the killer. The Commissioner wishing the team would fail, pull together problematic detectives to form the team. The team was called H.I.T (Homicide Investigation Team led by Cha Soo Kyung (Go Hyun Jung). Soo Kyung's fiancee was murdered 14 years ago while chasing a serial killer, so she was bent on catching this serial killer whom she thought was the same killer that killed her fiancee.
The members of her team consists of Kim Jae Yoon (Ha Jung Woo) a handsome (he's cuter when he smile, rather than making a serious face) but just graduating prosecutor from the DA's Office, Kang Ol Ha (Choi Il Hwa) the veteren detective who was sued many times for using brutal force, Kim Il Joo (Jung Dong Jin) the handsome detetctive but the commissioner's spy, Shim Jong Geum (Kim Jung Tae) a bit crooked detective who use his connection with the petty criminals to gain financial benefits for himself and the honest-straight-arrow albeit slow Nam Sung Sik (Dong Suk).
Mistrust and selfish pursuit threatened to pull the team apart at the start but soon they began to understand each other and thus trust each other. Each team member contributes different strentgth and strategies in solving the cases they had been given.

What differentiate this from other korean drama, hmmm...maybe because it didnt focus on the two leading actor and actress lovelife. And eventhough like typical korean drama has its love triangle or rectangle, the clapping-with-only-one-hand-person was not mean that they would do anything to get their love, in here they bow away gracefully and accept it was not meant to be.
I really like the way Kim Jae Yoo describe Soo Kyung relationship with Kim Young Doo (Kim Jung Min), "A man who lost his friend, a woman who lost her lover, cherished and cared for each other, an yet couldnt let their feelings for each other develop into love because of feelings of loyalty to the dead friend and lover, but still they care deeply for each other". How I wish that at the end Kim Young Doo will end up with Jung In Hee (Yoon Ji Min), Jae Yoo's bestfriend..... I hate to see nice people don't have their own happy ending.......
There's a soundtrack that I like in this drama, the translation goes like this:
You want me to understand you *
you said that you'll never regret *
using these words to throw me away *
Now i have to forget you... *
the person who's only being cold towards me *
the cruel person who didnt want to open her heart for me *
that cold person that i love *
the person that i love so much *
the person that i miss so much *
its a simple lyrics, but it just make me think about what true love is, that you would stick to a person no matter if it makes you miserable, even if that person is cruel to you. You just cant let go. but is that true love or plain stupidity?
Gu Saram // J.M. romanization by: Sabby ~NBK~ (also credit:
Noryoghedo andoendanun mal * jakku mianhadanun gu mal, nan aniranun gu mal jongmal * dudgi shirhun mal * guron malman hanun chagaun saram * ajig boyojulge manhunde * olmadunji nol gidagil su innunde * gu gidarimun ne mogshinde * gugodmajyodo * hajimallanun nal magnun gu saram * negeman chagaun gu saram * ojig negeman chagaun gu saram * negeman maumul yolji mothanun chagaun saram * nega saranghan gu saram * manhi saranghan gu saram * negen jongmal guriun ne gu saram * ihehedallanun noui mal * huhoehaljido morundanun noui mal * guron maldo andoenun mallo * nal miro nen saram * ijen ijoya hal naui gu saram * negeman chagaun gu saram ojig negeman chagaun gu saram * negeman maumul yolji mothanun chagaun saram * nega saranghan gu saram * manhi saranghan gu saram * negen jongmal guriun ne gu saram *
Senggaghajimalja niga hetdon marul * negen piryo obnun mal * moduda hullyo borija * norul jogumman dol saranghandamyon * nochorom nado jogum do shwibge norul saranghessulthende *
Negeman chagaun gu saram * ojig negeman chagaun gu saram * negeman maumul yolji mothanun chagaun saram * nega saranghan gu saram * manhi saranghan gu saram * negen jongmal guriun ne gu saram * jongmal guriun ne gu saram