Just like the majestic giant sea turtle as it glides through the deep seas to return to its customary breeding area, this dear writer has crossed the great swaths of the internet to return to the promised land. In simpler terms, CallMeNOONA has bravely (or foolishly) allowed me to start writing regular featured articles again. Depending on how this goes, she will either shower me with praise and love, or she will be getting on the first plane to Australia to hunt me down with a rusty nail filer.
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Last time, one of the issues was that I just talked about the same thing over and over again. This time I’m going to try mix it up a bit more and put more effort into finding topics that are completely out of my comfort zone (I can see no reason why this won’t back fire spectacularly)
These episodes are jam-packed with heart wrenching emotion. The future doesn’t look too bright, especially with Min Joon’s departure looming ever closer. His desire to push Song Yi away grows, but so does his hopeless dream of a happy and normal life with heri at his side. For better or for worse, I’ve become heavily invested in the well-being of these characters. Seeing both Song Yi and Min Joon struggle through their heartache has left me emotionally drained and dejected. Keep in mind these feelings are a testament to just how great this show is.
Why is My Heart Breaking?
Min Joon Rejects Song Yi’s Confession
Min Joon’s run in with the psychopath Jae Kyung’s poisoned needle reminded him just how strong his feelings for Song Yi have grown. He’s convinced he must do all that he can to end his connection before it’s too late to recover
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
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
I just love this couple. There’s something really gratifying in the whole Superman–Clark Kent duality of doing something for the person you love, then keeping your cover by putting up a different facade entirely. It’s interesting that Min-joon’s facade is actually his natural personality—gruff and crotchety—and yet it’s becoming a mask more than anything. As he explains, things are changing, and not just in an emotional way, with his impending interstellar voyage stirring some physical changes as well. Or is it? What else could it be? Stuff to wonder 2about.
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11 preview nextview SBS’ You Who Came From the Stars
just keeps getting more and more interesting, explaining why it set another highest ratings with episode 6!
We don’t know about you, but we’re completely in love with Chun Song Yi’s antics as well as Do Min Joon, whose shell is slowly starting to crack.
Check out what we picked for our favorite moments from episode 6! Student:
Have you ever been jealous after liking someone before?
...Lee Hwi Kyung:
You understand me right? So from now on, don’t hang out around Song Yi’s house. Do Min Joon:
Chun Song Yi left her purple hair tie at my house. I told her take it home. Lee Hwi Kyung
: What? Why was that – Did she get drunk and pass out at your house again?Do Min Joon
: Ah~ Don’t misunderstand
You Who Came From the Stars Episode 6 Recap by drama beans
You Who Came From the Stars Episode 6 Recap
Stuck in traffic with Detective Park, Min-joon makes a break for it even though that makes him look even more suspicious. His flight into the streets is partly a necessity of logic—he can hardly do his vanishing act in front of the detective—but also driven by an emotional reaction, as the scenario makes him think back to his Joseon experience:
Following the death of Yi-hwa’s father, Min-joon struggles to chase after Yi-wha, still weak from the poison. She cries for him to leave her, because she’s the one being chased by authorities and she doesn’t want him further hurt because of her
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This week brought two more solid “Man from the Stars” episodes. Do Min Joon’s past connection to Chun Song Yi is slowly being revealed, creating a rich backdrop to complement his present actions. Song Yi remains a strong, yet struggling character as she deals with a variety of issues ranging from sickness to even a murder case. I love how despite Min Joon’s commitment to noninterference, he keeps getting dragged into Song Yi’s complicated life
The new SBS drama “Man from the Stars” kicked off on December 18 taking over the Wednesday/Thursday time slot from Heirs. I will be covering this fantasy rom-com for Soompi on a weekly basis. Please be sure to check in and share your thoughts about this drama!
When Do Min Joon landed on Earth 400 years ago, he didn’t realize how much he would dislike living there. He doesn’t age, making it very hard to build relationships with other people, and his super abilities like extra sensitive hearing and the power to stop time don’t seem to do him much good. It’s understandable that over time Min Joon has developed a very cynical outlook towards human life. How will this viewpoint change as he interacts with the loud and opinionated actress Chun Song Yi? As fate would have it, these two already have a deep connection, a connection which spans over 400 years
Answer Me 1994 Episode 17 Recap by Dramabeans:
Big things are in store for many of our characters, and a few mysteries are answered for us (though not, of course, the main one. Goodness knows we couldn’t have that). It’s a rewarding hour for those of us who’ve been waiting for concrete movement on multiple fronts, and the payoff is both sweet and a little melancholy, which is pretty much what this series does best.
EPISODE 17: “Love, Fear Part 2: Answer Me 1997″
In 2013, Haitai wonders where Binggeure went, to which Yoon-jin asks, “Can’t you guess?” Haitai can but we can’t, since we’re being kept in the dark. Thanks for that, drama.
Back to May of 1997, where post-bus-accident Garbage now has his arm in a sling and his neck in a brace
If you’re here, I’m going to assume you’ve seen the show, so let’s dive right in.
A major theme of the drama is the role of god/time/fate, whatever that force is that refuses to let Sun-woo change things to his will, even if presumably that very god/time/fate has permitted a world wherein time-traveling incense sticks exist in the first place. Quibbles. (But honestly, talk about entrapment.)
This force is not treated as a religious or paranormal power, and in fact it’s not an overt character in the drama. The characters speak of a god, but the drama doesn’t explicitly show some external force acting upon the world; it’s more of an interpretation than a hard-and-fast explanation. So while we (and the characters) infer that some generic higher power is displeased at the disruption, the issue is more about retaining a cosmic balance rather than a direct punishment-reward dichotomy
Oh my god, LOVE!
This would have to be my favourite one released from the newest bunch today. Viewers don’t get enough SeKyung stills and so these are pretty precious since we only have 4 episodes left and we are unsure if they will get together.
Their love needs time to grow and it’s exactly like this piggy with the knitting, the heart needs time to heal and be ready for the next ^ ^
We don’t get enough romance between Mi Rae and Shin either even though they love each other. I didn’t mind that because through what they are going through, they are learning and grooming themselves to be better suited for each other…
Sigh ~ I was once on this ship and I foresee ship sinking so I jumped ship, LOL!
Oppaaaaa! Writer Baeeeee! These two are my favourite side-characters now
“It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over”
New graduate Da Eun (Son Ye Jin) has always been sheltered by her hardworking father, Soon Man (Kim Kap Soo), who has sacrificed everything to keep her happy. They have their share of difficulties – Da Eun is repeatedly failing interviews for her dream job, and Soon Man is often disrespected at his string of menial jobs – but their lives are fulfilling, driven by their love for one another.
The clock is counting down the days until the statute of limitation expires on an old kidnapping and subsequent murder case, one that has law authorities stumped for more than 15 years. Police are on the prowl for a last chance to bring the murderer to justice, but all they have to go on is a recording of a phone call that the suspect made to the victim’s family
YJ is furious- how dare she says San’s name? YJ begins to cry.
DH’s mother brings out the pictures of San, alive, healthy, and well. YJ’s hands shake as she looks as the pictures, and even DH can’t shake that expression off his face.
“There’s no way I wouldn’t know that San was living,” YJ cries, still half in denial. DH’s mom says that it was all for YJ and DH, that it would’ve been impossible for YJ to raise San, that it would’ve been impossible to do anything for San with that red string (indicating YJ’s criminal record) around her ankle. She says San is growing well, but YJ doesn’t want to hear her excuses.
“For someone who loves her own child so much… how could you do this? So what if he was born in jail? Can a mom still not love him? Can a mom not raise him alone?”
DH’s mom looks, for once, embarrassed
Kdrama "Secret Love" Episode 15 Recap
Overall, nothing unexpected for me. Things we already suspected came true. But the heartache in this one, just like the whole over the door scene back in 13, wins this one for me. So, let's go!
Starts with MH in a car, reading reports, billboards all over Seoul showing what a fail Kgroup has become. Flashback to all the different times he confronted DH, YJ confronting DH, DH being a rat, and going crazy. Basically a few minutes of recaps right there.
Cut to last week's ending with the phonecall coming in as YJ was walking towards the building. Viper took away DH's phone that MH was holding and threatened something like WE WILL GO DOWN TOGETHER if you don't save KGroup
It was a mad party at the “Watsons Race Start! in Singapore Running Man Fan Meeting” last Saturday! Held on October 19 at Singapore Expo, all tickets to the event were snapped up within hours after tickets went on public sale. It was the five members, namely Ji Suk Jin, Kim Jong Kook, Song Ji Hyo, Kang Gary, and Haha‘s first time coming to Singapore as part of the”Running Man” cast. It was also Song Ji Hyo’s first appearance at the Asia Tour, bringing much excitement to shippers of the Monday Couple.
Kudos to whoever came up with the idea to dress them as “Boys Over Flowers” leading characters and have them do a T-max cover — “Almost Paradise,” the OST of the Korean remake of “Hana Yori Dango
The dashing hero reaches out and holds the hands of his beloved. A gentle wind blows. Our captivating heroine with perfect makeup shyly looks up at the charming lead, who has risked life and limb to defeat all sorts of demons to reach this exact moment. Somehow cherry blossoms are falling around them like a flurry of snowflakes, even though there isn’t a cherry blossom tree in sight. The charming couple locks eyes, they move in for the grand finale: the kiss. They inch closer. And we all swoon when the much anticipated lip lock happens as an upbeat OST track plays in the background, signaling the end of a 20-episode run. We feel good. We are content, satisfied that that couple we had been cheering on for weeks has achieved their happily-ever-happy ending. Right? A recent trend in K-dramas explores the other side of the grand finale and the big kiss
TaeTiSeo’s “Holler” held off two strong challengers to remain on top of our chart for the second straight week. “Holler” was No. 1 on M!Countdown and Music Bank last week. Overall, they scored 12 points more than last week to solidify its hold on to the top spot. Congratulations once again to TaeTiSeo.
Moving up 10 spots to No. 2 is Ailee’s latest hit “Don’t Touch Me.” It is the title track of her third mini-album “Magazine.” Written by veteran hitmaker Kim Do Hoon, this is an up-tempo jazz sytle song that features a powerful piano intro and drum beat. Ailee’s flawless vocal portrays a woman betrayed by her man. “Don’t Touch Me” won on Inkigayo last week. It’s only a matter of time before this song hits the top on our chart
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The DramaFever 5th Anniversary Party was a fantastic time for K-Drama fans.
On Thursday, October 9 online subtitled content provider DramaFever celebrated its five year anniversary. The DramaFever 5th Anniversary Party was held at Toshi’s Living Room, a midtown Manhattan venue which also hosted INFINITE’s MTVK performance in 2013.
K-Drama and international drama fans gathered together for the opportunity to mingle with one another and speak with DramaFever staff. The party featured a live band who performed rousing renditions of K-Drama original soundtrack hits. Attendees also enjoyed the an open bar and appetizers, during the three hour party.
(Photo : Angie Mills for Kdramastars)
Party-goers had the chance to see a preview of "Tomorrow"s Cantabile
With so many new dramas coming out, sometimes it’s hard to pick which one to watch first. Koreaboo will try to help make that choice easier by bringing you reviews of the premiere episodes of new dramas so that you can make a more informed decision about your drama watching. We will comment and rate on five categories: Plot, character dynamic, genre rating, attractiveness of characters, and whether or not we think it’s worth watching for the remainder of the episodes. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
This week we bring to you a review of TV Chosun’s “The Greatest Wedding” starring Park Siyeon, Bae Soobin and No Minwoo. This drama follows the lives of four different couples and also focuses on Park Siyeon character’s (Cha Kiyoung) decision to live as a single mother.
Disclaimer: These reviews are based solely off the writers’ honest thoughts about the episode, and are in no way meant to discourage anybody from watching the drama!
The pilot episode of this drama is different from any drama we’ve seen, because of the focus on women and their independence, and we loved it! This has been one of the first dramas we’ve seen that pinpoints a lot of social stereotypes that women face everyday, thus bringing in a feminist view into a patriarchal world