Apr 28, 2010

Love Me Not

Have no opinion about Moon Geun Young before cause I think with her childlike face she had limited characters to choose from but then she blow me away with her Eun Jo in Cinderella's Sister (will talk about this in another posts when I finished watching the drama). So when I saw her earlier movie in the dvd shop I just have to buy it.

The story first started with Julian who just got out of jail for something that we were never told. Anyway, one of his men was dead in a car accident and only one of his remaining hunchmen was there to greet him. Julian was a manager for a night club, but he has ambitioned to become his own man and managing his own business so he loaned a huge sum of money from a loan shark. But now his own boss founds out he wants to go out on his own and his business venture went up in smoke. To top it off the loan shark only gave him a month to pay off or else it was be his life cut off short. He tries to lure money telling sappy story from his rich female customers/lovers but only comes up with small change.

Then, he found out that his guy that died in the car accident was the heir of a fortune whose father also dies recently. So there he went to claimed to be the long lost runaway son. Luck was on his side when the only family relative that can identify he's a fraud or not is the sister, Min who had turned blind because of some kind of tumour.

There the two lonely, coldhearted souls met, understand each other and fall in love. I think Min had guessed that he's not truly her oppa but let the charade continues on because like she told her aide, she likes him. But when all the lies laid on the open, she had to send him away - with a fair sum of money to pay off his debts.....

Will he continue with his past life???? What about Min whose tumour has return again endangering her life... will she survive another surgery???? Truth to tell I know how the story ends but I don't know...somehow the end of the end I don't really understand.

Apr 21, 2010

You're Beautiful

Finally, I finished watching these drama. I was up to date streamwatching it several months ago, but worklife happens and I got behind and has to console myself with reading the recaps at dramabeans. (But now no more reading recaps before watching the drama! I'll try to restrain my curiousity). The reason I manage to finished it after much debating with myself I finally bought the boxset eventhough I have the downloaded episodes in my hard disk, hehe.. if I'm infront of the pc, the internet connection distracting me from fully concentrating in watching.

Anyhow back to the series Go Min Nyo has lived a sheltered life in a chapel/orphanaged - a soon to be nun in training (I don't know to be a nun you also need to be train...). Her life changed when her twin brother's agent approached her and beg her for her brother's sake to stand in as her brother, Go Mi Nam. See, Go Mi Nam is an aspired singer and just his luck as a popular boyband A.N.Jell casts him as another lead singer of the group, he had a bothched eye job. Min Nyo might not considered the charade if the agent did not mentioned that one of the reason her brother is chasing fame is to find their unknown mother.

At first it was just signing the contract but one thing lead to another; she had to live in the same house as the other three male members, performed on stage, records her own single... The other three male members are Hwang Tae Kyung - the surly, egoistict but still popular among the girls (teenagers love bad boy image); Kang Shin Woo - the kind, calm and understanding guy and Jeremy - cute, adorable, happy-go-lucky.

Kang Shin Woo was the first to finds out she was a she because he was the quiet and observant kinda guy, so he sorta put 2-and-2 together and at times help her to keep her disguise without her knowing. Then, Tae Kyung finds out accidently and threatened to expose her for the fraud she is but underneath that gruff exterior actually beats a softie heart. He keeps on saying fine, go ahead with her charade but don't involve him; he doesn't care if she was found out or not - but he's a liar cause he did go to the trouble to protect her even pretending to be the boyfriend of an actress he does not like.

To cut the synopsis short all the three members fall for Mi Nyo (why? I even wondered that), even Jeremy who really thought Mi Nyo is a guy and was in agony because of it. However it was clear where the winds blow...

If it was me who will I choose? Though I found Jeremy is sooo adorable, but he's not a candidate for a life partner; not only he was a bit slow on the uptake but who would want to marry a child? I do want Jeremy's "treasure bus" though, if only it was possible to leave every bad thoughts, anger and worries behind and only focused on the positive things in life. My kinda "treasure bus" is my room; my bed but the thing is it's kinda opposite of Jeremy's - for mine when I'm in it I can forget the world and the worries but when I leave it, they all returns to hound my small brain.

Shin Woo? Yeah, he's kind and thoughtful and romantic but it's kinda irritating overtime don't you think? I probably shake him when he's slow to act... Stop looking at the world! Live it!
not a fan of pigly things but this pig-rabbit is kinda cute aint it?

Tae Kyung? Hmmm... yea he's mr.grumpy and arrogant to the hilt with an ego the size of mountain, but he's close to real life person as it is. What important is not the sound he made but the cares he gave. But still, I will not tolerate his condecending tone like Mi Nyo did; huh! give me a permission to become his fan...puhlease! Am not your door mat or someone to boost up your sense of self-importance, I will give as much as I got... but that what makes a relationship alive and interesting isn't it, a fair share of giving and taking...

Jang Geun Suk as Hwang Tae Kyung
Park Shin Hye as Go Min Nyo/Mi Nam
Lee Hong Ki as Jeremy
Jung Yong Hwa as Kang Shin Woo
UEE as Yoo He Yi

Apr 5, 2010

Temptation of an Angel

She watched the horrific deaths of her parents because of Shin Woo Sub's greed and machinations. She was on a revenge path. Like the legend of Troy, the best way to crumble down a great and strong fortress is from the inside. Only that she doesn't need a wooden horse to infiltrate enemy's camp; just her beautiful self cause the enemy has a son with marriageable age to her. That was Joo Ah Ran plans to get her revenge. She marries Shin Hyun Woo with the intention of bringing down the family. She had insider help, the family's doctor and also her lover Nam Joo Seung who have also an ulterior motive to bring the family down. Its not hard to decipher to whom his hatred was on.
Han Sang Jin as Hyun Woo (before)
However, their plan crumble early when Shin Hyun Woo found out about their affair. Dring a car ride with Ah Ran where he confronted her with the evidence he had found and Ah Ran confess everything, they had an accident. Ah Ran who was on the driver's seat, moved the unconscious Hyun Woo to that seat to take the blame while she went to Joo Seung for help. Ah Ran was relatively unscratched from the accident while Hyun Woo was in a coma. She was safe to go on her revenge's plan.
She get the family's consent to move Hyun Woo to secluded villa promising he will get the best care from a foreign doctor. But the truth was she only hired a nurse to tend to the basic necessity of caring for a coma patient and not to do anything to help him awake. It turns out the nurse was none other than the girl from the orphanage Hyun Woo and his mother had sponsored throughout her life and even get her to graduate from university. What a small Seoul isnt it? That was what I thought at first, lucky that his mother sponsored the girl but it turns out it was not mere coincidence at all. The nurse, Yoon Jae Hae was none other than Ah Ran's long lost sister Joo Kyung Ran, who also happen to be having a crush on Hyun Woo since who knows when. Oh don't worry I'm not spoiling anything if you haven't watch this drama and happen to stumble on my blog. It was all made so obvious in the drama. Anyway, Ah Ran get so desperate when she found out Hyun Woo was gaining conscious and all, so she set up the villa on fire. She thought she had killed her husband but if she succeeded then who then be the hero right?
So Hyun Woo only suffer a minor burn on his face but decided to go for a full body plastic surgery. He wanted to become a different person, he wanted to Ah Ran to taste her own medicine; he will make her so madly in love with him and thrust a knife on her back - just as she did to him. The story get more interesting towards the end, and it all not appears as it should be.
If I were Ah Ran I will hate the perpetrator of her parents' death but also her irresponsible uncle and aunt who make her life miserable. But she seem to let them go off easily. I do like this drama, but the actor just seem lacking 'chemistry' with each other. If I didn't already adore Bae So Bin I would not have fallen for him in this drama. They should have build more story on how Hyun Woo who should be wary of falling in love again fall for Jae Hee. And how could Ah Ran falls so deeply in love with the cold Ahn Jae Sung? He should be more romantic and suave so that it understandable that she would abandon Joo Seung for him.
Well, anyway the acting to be applause for would be Lee So Yeon for potraying such a deceitful and pityful Ah Ran and maybe Kim Tae Hyun, I just "felt" for him even from the first episode. But I'm still rooting for Bae Soo Bin!
Bae So Bin as Hyun Woo (after)/ Ahn Jae Sung

Lee So Yeon as Joo Ah Ran (she's so beautiful! even when she's being ugly)

Kim Tae Hyun as Nam Joo Seung the pitiful lover and ....

Hong Soo Hyun as the sweet and devoted nurse Yoo Jae Hae

Han Jin Hee as Shin Woo Sub the man who raised himself from below and became the president of a big company. He may be brash, uncouth and uneducated but he's loyal.

Cha Hwa Jun as the the submissive wife Jo Kyung Hee
Lastly, I will like to quote Shin Hyun Woo at the last episode after the revenge was all wraped up "one person is dead and one person live in misery. So why am I still unhappy? If I had entrusted the sins of those two to God back then , would our lives be different now?"
So making two wrongs won't make everything back to right.