A lot has happened since the first impressions for “The Legendary Witch.” And I have loved pretty much all of it.
Let’s start with the rest of the background story. Moon Soo In (Han Ji Hye) was appointed the new CEO of Shinhwa the last time we saw her. Of course that’s fishy, because most of the Ma family hates her. (I think the only real exception is Ma Do Jin (Do Sang Woo), her brother-in-law). And no surprise: it turns out the head of the family, Ma Tae San (Park Geun Hyung), has planned to frame her for dereliction of duty and embezzlement from the moment he learned that she inherited his son Do Hyun’s shares of the company when he passed away.
At first, she’s confused and believes so strongly that there was a mistake. But then she learns the true intentions of her family and feels betrayed and hurt
Pinocchio - Episode 3
The episodes keep improving as we get better acquainted with both our lovable main leads and their sad family dynamics.
This episode was a particularly emotional, heartbreaking one for me. I"m a sucker for parent-related issues, and when we"re shown how Dal Po and In Ha are denied the parental love they so desperately want, it strikes a chord within me.
This episode is titled "Snow Queen," and it appears that "Snow Queen" is none other than In Ha"s ice-cold mother, Cha Ok. I like how this episode was structured around Cha Ok--how it showed more of her work ethic, her interactions with her daughter, and how much of a powerful influence she is on both of our lead characters. While she can inspire or break In Ha"s will to become a reporter, she can fuel Dal Po to want to become a reporter himself in defiance of Cha Ok"s own work
Kdrama Pinocchio Episode 4 “Romeo and Juliet” by jooni
We pick up where we left last episode with Dal Po asking In Ha to join him in becoming a journalist. This time we learn that In Ha’s dad, Dal Pyung, had been watching.In the elevator down from the roof, In Ha worries about her grandpa. He can’t know Dal Po is smart enough to become a reporter! Dal Po assures her that there is no chance he will become a journalist so there is no need to worry. In Ha corrects him that his chances are 50-50, not zero, since he either becomes one or doesn’t.Dal Pyung comes home and In Ha is afraid to tell him she is going to try to become a journalist again. But unexpectedly, Dal Pyung calls out Dal Po to talk outside and In Ha wonders why her dad would need to talk about her with Dal Po.Outside, Dal Po also thinks Dal Pyung wants to talk about In Ha’s future but he doesn’t
Korean Drama "Pinocchio" Episode 3 Recap by joonni
The sun is streaming into Dal Po’s room, who is still sleeping. A woman’s voice calls him, calling him Ha Myung and telling him to get up and come eat. Dal Po first whines for a few minutes more of sleep but then jumps up in his bed- “Mom?” He rushes out and he can’t believe his eyes. It’s his mom and dad in the kitchen- his dad telling tales of his latest heroic deed and his mom listening faithfully. His brother in the house, too, putting on his suit. His face is hidden to Dal Po, however, just at an angle away from a full facial view. Ha Myung (Dal Po) pinches his dad’s cheek, wanting to know if this is a dream? His family asks him what is he talking about- did he dream, what about? Ha Myung replies, “A bad dream,” and describes briefly what happened
Back in the van, Goo-tak assures Tae-soo that they’ll find the guy that killed the pawnshop owner since they’ve found the weapon. But Tae-soo recognizes a fellow assassin’s work when he sees one—an expertly-placed stab wound caused Pawnbroker Im to die from massive blood loss within seconds.The professional they’re dealing with is among the best of the best: a completely emotionless assassin, whose work leaves no trace of evidence, no unnecessary wounds, and lastly, no sense of guilt.Team Crazy Dogs heads back to HQ where Prosecutor Oh is already waiting for them. He’s delighted to meet everyone in person—Jung-moon in particular, to whom he says it’s been three years since they’ve last seen one another. A quick flashback reveals that Prosecutor Oh had chuckled at Jung-moon’s high psychopathy score in the interrogation room years ago
Last week, the families of “Dad! Where Are We Going?” continued their trip with their new foreign family friends.
Yoon Hoo, his father Yoon Min Soo, Ahn Jung Hwan, and his son Ahn Ri Hwan have settled into their place for the night in Seoul with Shinard and his son Chan. Before going to sleep, they order the two ultimate Korean late night delivery snacks: pig’s feet and chicken. And then they dig in.
Mia and Xavier, who are traveling with Kim Sung Joon, his son Kim Min Yool, Ryu Jin, and his son Lim Chang Hyung to a fishing village, call Mia’s mother before going to sleep. Mia’s tears after hearing her mother’s voice brings us back to the Korean children’s first trips
It’s just another normal day for Sales Team 3, complete with Chief Oh yelling at Geu-rae for his incompetent work. He throws files at him to redo, and Geu-rae rushes to his desk. In a voiceover, he tells us, “It’s a relief that nothing has changed, at least for me.”We see what he means as we get updates from our other newbie employees. Seok-yul struggles to adjust, having been planted in the office from the factory. Baek-ki has little to do, being valued less than his boss’s Bluetooth headset. Even ace Young-yi is demoted to handle the food and other trivial item deliveries on her team while also being treated coldly by her superiors for no apparent reason. The next morning, Geu-rae and Young-yi are met with Chief Oh, who smiles widely as he greets Young-yi. Deputy Director Sun Ji-young joins the group by the elevator, and Chief Oh notes that she’s arrived later than usual
RECAP: FIFTH RECORD
Min-joon saves Song-yi from falling overboard, and as he puts her to bed, she pulls him down to her to give him a kiss. She murmurs, “You’ve gone crazy,” but it’s more to herself than to him, believing herself to be dreaming him up. She hushes him from speaking and sighs, “Yeah, I was too lonely all this time and it’s been hard on my body. I’m even dreaming up sexy dreams now. It’s time I married. Hormones are honest.”Drifting off to sleep, Song-yi curls into Min-joon’s coat for warmth—the one he’s wearing, which pulls him even closer to her. Looking completely out of his element (well, even more than he is, for being an alien and all), Min-joon carefully extricates himself. As soon as he exits, he overhears scary hyung Jae-kyung confirming with his secretary that “it” has been completed, without witnesses, and that if not for somebody being greedy, he wouldn’t have had to do this
I did it again, I put myself on a ship that will never set sail. It's a sad day when I love David to bits, but know he will always be friend zoned by Bo Tong. I hope he gets a happy ending, someone this sweet needs someone who will truly like him and all his quirkiness. I also have to say how gorgeous Han Chae Young is in this drama. Episode 5 Recap by k-dramacentral:
Ma Te and Yu Ra are inside drinking coffee and he wonders who made her cry. She asks him how it was spending all that time without his father. She tells him that Hong Ran is planning on sending her 6 year old daughter abroad to study. He just says Hong Ran is scary while Yu Ra apologizes for making him worry, but she had no where else to go. Ma Te tells her that he'll find both of their places soon and gets up to give her more coffee
One Warm Word Episode 1 Recap by Beatuscorner:
After an influx of marriage/affair/divorce dramas this year, my expectation level for SBS newest Mondays & Tuesdays drama One Warm Word (Kind Words) was extremely low. Moreover, the writer’s previous drama Can We Get Married was pretty hard to digest (for me) that I stopped watching on episode 7, it was too realistic for my liking. So I embraced the first episode of One Warm Word with extreme caution (ha!). Surprisingly, the first episode surpassed my expectations – it quickly introduced the main characters and their different perspectives (& approaches) towards marriage, divorce and affairs
Korean Drama The Heirs (Inheritors) Episode 20 Recap by joonni
Tan and Young Do stand apart, but together, looking out into the city. YD finally breaks the silence: “It’s cold.” He’s describing the weather, but it is also how he feels. Tan adds, “It’s cold…and dark.” Silence falls between them again as they each try to fight off the cold and dark feeling hovering over them because of their fathers.At a cafe, Tan discusses his situation with a woman, who we learn is a lawyer. Tan doesn’t trust the lawyers at Jeguk anymore, and he wants this new lawyer’s help transferring legal proxy rights to Won from JS for his stocks.Yoon and Won are busy preparing for battle against JS too. Yoon reports to Won which person has how many percentage of stocks. Won notes that because the margin between the percentage held by JS and her people are close to the percentage held by Won and Tan and their people, it’s going to a battle to try to get the rest of the stockholders to side with them
Veteran actors including Lee Soon-jae, second from right, and Sin Goo, second from left, will stage the play "On Golden Pond" from Sept. 19 at the Soohyunjae Theater in Daehangno, central Seoul. Provided by the organizerEvery day, dozens of musicals and plays are staged at numerous theaters in Daehangno, central Seoul, but it seems like younger generations tend toward action-packed musicals with flashy lights over plays where the drama unfolds slowly.Despite the preference, four familiar faces from TV will star in a play this fall - Lee Soon-jae, Sin Goo, Nah Moon-hee and Seong Byeong-sook - likely drawing in audiences of all ages.The four will be featured in "On Golden Pond", a famous play written by Ernest Thompson, which was also made into a movie and a TV drama.The play is about Norman and Ethel, who spend every summer on Golden Pond
Reports surfaced that actresses Lee Yeon Hee and child actress Kim So Hyun have been offered roles for the upcoming MBC drama “Dae Jang Geum 2″ (also known as “Jewel in the Palace 2“) However, SM Entertainment has denied that Lee Yeon Hee was offered a role while Sidus HQ confirmed that Kim So Hyun is brewing over the decision to appear in the drama.
In “Dae Jang Geum 2,” Lee Young Ae is set to reprise her role as Seo Jang Geum. The plan is to have Lee Yeon Hee play as Jang Geum’s disciple and for Kim So Hyun to play as Jang Geum’s daughter. The drama will focus on Jang Geum raising her daughter and training her disicple.
“Dae Jang Geum 2″ is attracting investors from China, with companies such as Alibaba, Baidu and HSBC wanting to invest 30 billion to 35 billion won (~$30 million to $35 million USD) into the production
You Who Came From the Stars / You From Another Star E14 Recap by Softy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhzX6hq5XxU&feature=player_embedded http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=v2chuW4VFmw Starts with previous scenes and MJ saying I came here from another place 400 yrs ago and lived here for 400 yrs. I was the one who rescued you 12 yrs ago. that child from 400 yrs ago - the owner of this hairpin -you resembled her, but if you are just Chun SY, then I have no interest – go! Then SY asks – not even for one moment – didn’t you like me? if your heart fluttered cuz of me. or if you sincerely worried about me- not having anything to do with that girl – didn’t you just like me even once? MJ: no not even once. Then HK asked – do you not like SY or is there another reason? MJ: protect SY from your hyung
If asked “What is the first Korean music you were introduced to?” how would you respond? Fans from the 90′s might say H.O.T., Seo Taiji and Boys, g.o.d, Fin.k.l and etc. More recent fans may respond with Girls’ Generation, Big Bang, Wonder Girls, 2NE1, and etc. However, if you were to ask the same question to an American in the 1960′s, they would most likely respond with “The Kim Sisters.”
Wait, the Kim Sisters? Who in the world are they? “The Kim Sisters” was a popular female music trio from Korea composed of sisters Sook-ja, Ai-ja, and Mia (Mia is actually a cousin of the two, but was considered a sister) who battled poverty and hardships on their journey to becoming a top act in the glittering light filled city of Las Vegas, as well as becoming a favorite guest on the popular Sunday night variety show “Ed Sullivan Show
You Who Came From the Stars / You From Another Star E13 Recap by Softy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nAYYbFJ9fs&feature=player_embedded MJ says When I first came here - I wanted to help people who were in difficult situations with the abilities I had. to do that – I had to reveal the truth that I was a different being than them.flashback to joseon when MJ walked by and helped a man whose leg was trapped under a rock. He uses his powers to lift the heavy rock and save the manas MJ walked away the man he saved reported him to the guards claiming he used magical powers and with his eyes he made the boulder lift up -all those strange things that happened at the village is probably because of him. catch him. as the guards go after MJ, he vanishes.MJ says they were thankful for my help for a short time. cuz of the abilities I have – cuz of the truth that I was a different being than them – it made me afraid
The drama world kept our eyes glued to the screen all year round, but it’s time to decide which drama stole the show in 2013.
We’ve divided the year’s dramas into categories by timeslot – Mon/Tues, Wed/Thurs and Fri/Weekend – so be sure to check out each category and, of course, vote!
But choose wisely, because the top drama from each timeslot will advance to the final round, where the drama with the most votes from each category will compete for the title of Mwave′s Drama of the Year.
We have been rolling out polls for the 2013 Mwave Drama Awards all month, so be sure to get your votes in over in our poll section before voting ends!
My Daughter Seo Young
KBS’ My Daughter Seo Young, which premiered in September 2012 and aired its final episode in March 2013, proved to be a true family drama, gathering families around the small screen during its 50 episode run
We’ve been following the ever-evolving story of Aurora Princess with raised eyebrows for months, as it has become a fixture in the headlines for its parade of shenanigans. And while it’s not the type of drama we’d typically be devoting a lot of attention to, it’s worth looking at if only as the cautionary tale of what not to do when making a show. If ever there were a case of a drama having more drama behind the cameras than in front of them, this would be it.
Aurora Princess is a long-running daily series on MBC and therefore went under our radars at first, but the constant reports of its outrageous behind-the-scenes antics grew too crazy to ignore; it’s the kind of stuff girlfriday and I would send each other with comments like “Omg, can you believe this?” and “What the heck are they smoking over there?” Just when you thought they’d reached some kind of quota on how much lunacy to pile into one production, the drama one-upped itself with fresh insanity