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Saying Goodbye to “Man from the Stars”

By in News posted Oct March 1st, 2014 No comments

With Episodes 20 and 21 “Man from the Stars” has officially come to an end. The final two episodes aired amongst great speculation about possible endings and the delivery was filled with largely satisfying emotions. That being said, saying goodbye is never easy, no matter if you are an alien, an actress, or an invested viewer.

Key Plot Developments:

Min Joon Explains His View on Death

During his 400 years on Earth, Min Joon has seen death countless times, but it is only now that he has experienced love that he understands the point of trying. It’s the moments in life that are the most important. Even with the certainty of death, we can still live happy lives.

Min Joon’s First Family Dinner

Not only is this meal Min Joon’s first dinner with his in-laws, it’s also his first meal with a family

Top 10 Moments of You Who Came From the Stars: Episode 20

By in News posted Oct March 1st, 2014 No comments
preview nextview 1/11 preview nextview There are two more episodes left in the You Who Came From the Stars and we’re still nervous for how this is all going to wrap up. Hopefully, it’ll be with a happy ending and we can stop crying.

Here’s our picks for top moments for episode 20!



Hong Bok Ja: Chun Song Yi…How can…

Comic Book Guy #1: That’s friendship right there. Watch her cry, worried about her friend.

Comic Book Guy #2: I see saw Boss Hong in a new light now.

Hong Bok Ja: Do Min Joon…is my man…how can she….

Can’t stop laughing.


Mama Chun: Teleport? Are you kidding me? There’s no way that’s even possible

You Who Came From the Stars/My Love From the Star ep21 preview (Text Preview for Final Episode)

By in Synopsis Summary posted Oct February 27th, 2014 No comments
The day has come! SBS’ hit alien-human romance drama, “Man from the Stars,” will be airing its final episode today (February 27 KST), and thankfully, the cast and staff has wrapped up filming the final episode earlier today.Such is the case for many Korean dramas, where episodes are almost shot right up to the airing on the same day. Called “live-shooting,” each scene is shot and sent to the editing room, and the episode gets edited piece by piece as the footage comes in, almost right up to the hour of the broadcast.“Man from the Stars” wasn’t terribly backed up like some other dramas, but it did keep the race tight. The first report of the drama finishing filming was released at 8:08AM February 27 KST, just a little over 12 hours until the broadcast time. The filming proceeded as clandestinely as possible and the staff was giving a gag order to prohibit any specific details about the ending from leaking

Top 10 Moments of You Who Came From the Stars: Episode 19

By in News posted Oct February 22nd, 2014 No comments
preview nextview 1/11 preview nextview Episode 19 was an episode that reminded us that the end of You Who Came From the Stars was near, with plotlines wrapping up and lovey dovey moments followed by tears.

We only have two more episodes to go, but check out what our top moments of episode 19 were!


That satisfying moment when Lee Jae Kyung is arrested.

Chun Song Yi: There’s too many people. It’s too loud.
Let’s go somewhere where there are no people.

Do Min Joon: Okay, let’s go.

When Do Min Joon exposes himself to save the one he loves.


Chun Song YI: We’re the only ones here! No police, no reporters, no other people. No one else!
I’m Chun Song Yi! Try and catch me!
He’s an alien! Come try to get him!
We’re both here together! We’re going to live here together!
Here! Just the two of us!
We’re going to eat well and live well!

Do Min Joon, you do it too

Adorable Moments Prevail Amongst the Sadness in “Man from the Stars”

By in News posted Oct February 14th, 2014 No comments

These two episodes offered many an adorable moment for our lead couple, even giving us a glimpse of what their normal, happy life could look like. Now that Min Joon is ready to hold Song Yi close, he’s finally showing off more emotion. He’ll hold her hand, appear by her side when called, and may even drunkenly teleport into her bedroom. As his departure looms ever closer, he begins to make some important decisions about his future actions. What’s the use of an eternal life if he can’t be beside his loved one?

Min Joon and Song Yi’s Relationship Takes Center Stage

Romantic Highlights Include:

When Song Yi drags Min Joon back home due to his kiss-induced illness, she can’t help but pester him about his kissing weakness. Min Joon lays in bed doing his best to recover while Song Yi fires off question after question

“Melody Of Love” – Mid-Series Review

By in Drama Recap posted Oct February 8th, 2014 No comments

Daily dramas are tricky. They’re usually 100 plus episodes, so many characters you need a flow-chart and are often based on family dynamics. The plus’s are they’re usually only 30 minutes long, which is very easy to fit into my evenings. Since I fast-forward through any parts of the story I’m not interested in – that leaves me with maybe 15 actual minutes of hard-core drama. *kekeke*

Melody of Love, airing on KBS caught my eye because of two of the actors. Baek Sung-hyun, who I remembered from “White Christmas” and “Queen Insoo” and Kim Hye-Ok, who always (and I mean always) plays the screechy, screaming (literally) horrible Mom. I decided to check it out and snoozed my way through the early episodes. Until around episode 30 when it hit me what this drama was about: Two sisters in love with the same man

Danger, Anger, and Love Fly High in “Man from the Stars”

By in News posted Oct February 7th, 2014 No comments

Man from the Stars” episodes 14 and 15 deliver both thrilling and romantic sequences. Episode 15 in particular brought back some much needed humor, delighting audiences with Min Joon’s comedic struggle to express his feelings. It’s Min Joon’s turn to feel jealousy and frustration, as he begins to give in to his ever-building emotions. Song Yi instead focuses on regaining her health as well as her independence when it comes to love. Alas, no matter what she does she can’t quite shake her feelings for Min Joon.

Song Yi Falls After Wires Snap

 Jae Kyung’s plan to sabotage Song Yi’s stunt succeeds and Song Yi plummets to the ground.

Luckily Hee Kyung leaps into action and runs to to break Song Yi’s fall. He reaches her just in time, helping to shield her from impact

You Who Came From The Stars Episode 13: Goodbye Love?

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 31st, 2014 No comments

You Who Came From The Stars Episode 13 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:

I found the episode kind of slow although it ended with the mother of all cliffhangers. I think this is the trouble you run into when there are 20 episodes with a lot of the plot front loaded so the rest has to be stretched out because it looks like they have no other mysteries other than how Min Joon will keep Creepy Psycho from killing Crazy Actress. Having said that, Song Yi continues to be awesome, Hwi Hyung continues to investigate his brother (please don’t die!), Min Joon continues to be an alien and Se Mi pops up when they remember her.

What happened in this episode?

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We learn that Sexlien revealed his true identity to Song Yi with the expectation that she’d run away as it had happened many times before

“Empress Ki” – Episode 23 – 24 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 31st, 2014 No comments

“Empress Ki” – Episode 23 - 24 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:

This week was equal parts heartbreak, frustration and excitement. Heartbreaking watching Ki suffer and frustrating watching the bad guys continue to win. But there is excitement that we’re moving into the revenge stage. Both ships have suffered blows however, there are signs a new ship is forming? LOL!
Tessieroo: Ki has her baby, alone in a cave. (depressing much?) It’s a boy and she names him “Byul” which means Star. In Yuan, Wang Yoo is thrown from his horse.

Rinchan: That baby’s cry was strong enough to knock some sense in his dad all the way from Yuan, I sense the burgeoning of strong, unconscious family ties here.

Tessieroo: Ki hears voices, she runs but they’re not far behind

The drama I found most disappointing in 2013

By in News posted Oct January 26th, 2014 No comments

I did not watch every single drama that aired in Korea in 2013, but out of the ones I had watched, there was one that I was obsessed with that I already wrote about last week and one that I still don"t know how I managed to finish. For this week, I will finally unveil (I know the week-long wait must have been torture) which drama I was most disappointed with in 2013. Keep in mind once again that I did not watch every drama so this is what I consider the worst drama of 2013 out of the ones I"ve watched (SPOILERS BELOW).


SEE ALSO: [OP-ED] My Favorite Drama of 2013



MOST DISAPPOINTING K-DRAMA

There was a lot of hype for this drama and honestly... I think the only reason I managed to finish SBS"s "Heirs" was because of the eye candy

“Age of Feeling” is an Intricate and Action Packed Drama

By in News posted Oct January 23rd, 2014 No comments

KBS2′s ”Age of Feeling” is an intricate and action packed drama with plenty of fight scenes. The drama is about the various gangs that rule and operate the smuggling underworld of China. In the first two episodes, we are introduced to a slew of gangsters and criminals that play a role in the smuggling operations of illegal American goods into China from North Korea.

The first scene of the drama starts of with the thrilling scene of Deguchi Ga-ya stabbing someone in the middle of the night. From there, the action keeps rolling with another fight scene between main character Jung Tae and an opponent during a black market showcase fight in Manchuria 1936. Jung Tae loses the contest, but we learn later that he purposely lost the fight when the two fighters go at each other again in the bar

“Empress Ki” – Episode 21 – Episode 22 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 23rd, 2014 No comments


“Empress Ki” – Episode 21 - Episode 22 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:

I’ve been involved with this drama since the beginning and have met some truly wonderful people at the Soompi thread but I have to say, Rinchan’s posts are mature, patient and though-provoking. I (and many others) look forward to reading her posts so I asked her to co-recap Empress Ki. The Couch Kimchi ladies and I are hoping she’ll enjoy this experience so much that she’ll want to stick around and write about other dramas. *hehehe* So please welcome our first guest-writer – Rinchan!
Rinchan: Thanks again for the invitation, as well as the warm welcome. Empress Ki is the first drama that I have ever decided to post my thoughts on in Soompi and the people there, including Tess, have made it a fun, interesting place to not only share your thoughts, but read the thoughts of others

My Favorite Drama of 2013

By in News posted Oct January 19th, 2014 No comments

I think it"s pretty safe to say that I did not watch every single drama that aired in Korea in 2013, but out of the ones I did watch, there was one that I was obsessed with. There was another one I cannot believe to this day that I even finished considering how terrible it was but I"ll get to that next week. This week is a focus on the good and keep in mind once again that I did not watch every drama so this is what I consider the best drama of 2013 out of the ones I"ve watched (SPOILERS BELOW).


SEE ALSO: Watch "Show! Music Core" livestream!



BEST K-DRAMA


This has to be tvN"s "Reply 1994" for a couple of reasons. Generally, the writing was absolutely superb, the episodes were edited in a way that heightened anticipation and each revelation

Love and Murder Strike Again in “Man from the Stars”

By in News posted Oct January 17th, 2014 No comments

We’ve reached the halfway point of “Man from the Stars” and the show continues to astound viewers. Episodes 9 and 10 focus largely on present day events, exploring the topics of love, money (or lack there of), and sinister plots. Song Yi must confront her growing feelings for Min Joon, while at the same time, Min Joon already worries about what consequences his future departure will have on Song Yi. Jae Kyung continues with his murderous plans, but Min Joon isn’t content with letting Jae Kyung have his way. Be ready for some dramatic confrontations!

The Consequences of Kissing Song Yi

Min Joon spends the first half of Episode 9 recovering from an extremely high fever. Turns out he’s not immune to human saliva, in fact, it makes him extremely sick. He may have initiated the kiss, but I have a feeling he’ll be thinking twice before leaning in for another

“Empress Ki” – Episode 19 – 20 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 14th, 2014 No comments

“Empress Ki” – Episode 19 - 20 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:

I was going insane for new episodes of Empress Ki (and waiting for subs) to the point that I started to forget what this drama was about. (LOL) The award shows were nice, it was fun seeing our cast sitting together, laughing and talking. And it was really nice to see them win! But I wanted to get back to the show, I was up very early to catch both episodes live. Let’s talk about what happened!

The first of our love-triangle to Ki’s rescue is Wang Yoo. He stops Ki-Se and starts to carry her out only to be confronted with Ta Hwan, who demands he put Ki down. When Ta Hwan is informed that Wang Yoo not only has El Terror’s permission but that Ki has been released from servitude, he’s angry and shocked. I loved this because like many of you, I’m tired of seeing Ki serve tea

Answer Me 1994: Episode 20 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 14th, 2014 No comments

Answer Me 1994: A Special Finale Discussion by Couch-Kimchi:

Episode 20 was a big blow for me because I really saw how the story came about in this episode. Watching it with subtitles really had a huge impact, not to say that it didn’t stir my emotions already. My initial assumptions had a new light, seeing how each moment comes in full view. It brought a different kind of experience that made me think otherwise. It is a hard pill to swallow at first. But don’t let yourself miss out on the story because of this.

Now a simple surprise for you all. I’m not going to do this alone. As you already know, I am a biased Chil Bong shipper. So just to balance this post and to help us all understand the story much better, with a different point of view and amazing insights, I am writing this with a good friend whom I respect as a blogger herself

Answer Me 1994: Episodes 14 to 19 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 14th, 2014 No comments

Answer Me 1994: Episodes 14 to 19 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:

One more day and this drama will end! I’m really excited to watch the finale.

On that note, shall we focus on the story and set aside the shippers war?? Oppa and Chil Bong respect each other so much to even compete for Na Jung. She isn’t a prize to be won here. I know that being on either side brought tension and less excitement to some viewers. Personally, I avoid staying at threads because it also influence me. Just to stay within the story, and enjoy it more, let me share with you a view from where I am. Biases aside. I love Oppa so much I’m not going to trash talk him. He doesn’t deserve that, even if I’m on Team Chil Bong.

What can we do?? The writer is detailed, so detailed in fact that everything we’ve watched has a reason why it is placed there

“Empress Ki” – Episode 15 – 16 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 14th, 2014 No comments

“Empress Ki” – Episode 15 - 16 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:


When I started this weeks recap, I realized I’d much rather just talk about what’s going on that do a scene-by-scene recap. I hope you don’t mind this sudden departure from my regular pattern! We’ll see how it goes, I might just do it this way from now on.

This week, we see Wang Yoo stepping up his plans to gain back his throne by defeating El Terror. It’s interesting that almost everyone wants to get rid of El Terror but Wang Yoo is the only person so far to take any actual steps towards this goal. I know Baek-Ahn and Tal Tal murdered one of El Terror’s men but it was my thinking that had to do with keeping El Terror from finding the Blood Vow before they do. Even if they find it, I’m not sure at this point what they would do with it

Looking Back at “Reply 1997″ and “Reply 1994″

By in News posted Oct January 13th, 2014 No comments

Warning: Contains Spoilers

1. Introduction

Last year, tvN scored a smash hit with “Reply 1997,” transporting us to a much simpler decade infused with nostalgia, growing pains, 90s pop culture and fan girls. The drama premiered with little hype, but gained recognition through word of mouth, becoming a sensation and breaking the 6% ratings barrier, considered to be high for a cable drama, and that’s not even counting the rebroadcasts. In fact, Episodes 15 and 16 of “Reply 1997” was broadcast on tvN, Olive, Mnet, OCN, Onstyle and Ongamenet simultaneously. Set in 1997 Busan, “Reply 1997″ was the coming-of-age story of a group of high schoolers who grow through their own share of teenage troubles

Near Death Experiences Spark Romance in “Man from the Stars”

By in News posted Oct January 10th, 2014 No comments

This week brought another fabulous pair of “Man from the Stars” episodes. The unique combination of suspense, romance, and comedy continue to make for excellent entertainment. Min Joon’s role as Song Yi’s protector gets put to the test at many points during these two episodes. From falling fish bowls to runaway cars, Min Joon sure has has his work cut out for him. Thankfully, he has some pretty cool superpowers to help him out. The writer does a wonderful job balancing the nail-biting suspense with laugh-out-loud funny interactions. Be prepared for a roller coaster of emotions when you watch this show!

Min Joon Saves the Day

In the climatic end of Episode 7, Min Joon stretches his powers to the max in order to rescue Song Yi from an immediate death. Be sure to add stopping a car with his bare hands to the list of awesome things Min Joon can do