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 to October 8th, 2015, the whole class of the small-town high school watch the their classmate on TV. It's the second time he is on a TV quiz show program (cameo by MC Im Sung-hoon, who was a quiz show host at the time) and the show introduces his next challenger… CHOI DAL-PO (Lee Jong-seok
), he of the shaggy hair, finger guns, and 34th-place ranking. His intro montage is a sight to behold, and every single jaw in the classroom drops.No one is more shocked than his classmate CHOI IN-HA (Park Shin-hye
), who scoffs in amazement that Dal-po looks like a total country bumpkin, but seems to be unaware that he should be embarrassed.Dal-po takes his place onstage and feels the need to point out that his entire school has 34 students, which technically makes him last place. He’s known as All Bbang, as in all zeroes, because those are his grades
Today’s cold open: On a sunny day at the park, a man approaches a woman sitting alone from behind. Reaching into his jacket pocket, he slowly extends his other hand towards her…She jumps in alarm and breathes a sigh of relief, recognizing him. It turns out the man was reaching for a small box—namely, a diamond ring. His girlfriend (?) simply asks him to ask nothing before walking away.At the same time some distance away, a masked man in a hat loads his rifle. He fires the weapon and the woman falls, dead. Another shot rings out, followed by another, and then another.Elsewhere, a peddler puts in a panicked call to the police to report some “strange men” who broke in and beat up him and his men. Those so-called “strange men” are none other than Team Crazy Dogs, and the peddler hands the phone over so that Goo-tak can tell the dispatcher that all is well here
Game on! Our favorite duo from “Birth Of A Beauty“, Sa Ra (Han Ye Seul) and Han Tae Hee (Joo Sang Wook) are teaming up together! The first week introduced us a story joined with solid character development and hilarious blend of comedy. I will present my top five scenes from the second episode. The drama quickly moves from Sara’s surgery to a nice setup for a beauty’s revenge.
1. Sara learns more about the identity of “Dr.” Han Tae Hee
After a personal training session, Sa Ra believes she popped a breast implant during her workout. Uncomfortable with the idea, Tae Hee reveals he isn’t really a doctor. However, after signing the super-sketchy contract, she is still bound to cooperate with the mysterious man. Later on, she quickly figures out that Tae Hee had a close relationship with Yoon Chae Yeon (Wang Ji Hye)
Choi Jin-hyeok"s Daniel had a larger role to play. He is looking for a long lost sibling, who may be Mi-young. But the image he portrays is a softer, more vulnerable man than the cocky one we met in the first two episodes. His interest in Mi-young is sparked by her kindness, just like Geon"s was. It"s a nice parallel that both men were attracted by the same quality. He also has a connection to Geon"s family, which will prove interesting when love lines and family lines get crossed. The other second lead, Se-ra, is much less interesting. While she may be genuine in her feelings for Geon, she is very one-dimensional because of her selfishness.
It is clear where our main characters need to grow, and that makes me anticipate their journey. Mi-young needs a backbone - she needs to stand up for herself. Geon needs to learn to have the consideration that Mi-young has for others
Empress Ki: Episode 1 - 2 recap by daebakdramas
Empress Ki/Hwatu/기황후 started last week after MBC’s previous sageuk drama (and sadly snooze-fest) “Goddess of Fire Jung Yi”. I consider this a one-off recap for now since Empress Ki will be 50 episodes long and I don’t know if I can hold out that long… Sageuks in general tend to lose me after the first 16 episodes