Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Park Si Yeon is an Elegant Enchantress for Woman Chosun and a Las Vegas Diva for Marie Claire

After some serious legal troubles last year, actress Park Si Yeon returns to the spotlight.

Park looks wears a beautiful long figure-flattering gown on the pages of Woman Chosun, looking breath-takingly gorgeous. Meanwhile, Marie Claire's pictorial takes her to Las Vegas, where she poses in various locations with CARLYN bags to keep her company.

Criminals Fight Crime in OCN's October Drama Bad Guys

Cable network OCN has been a home for dark and stylish crime thrillers for a while now, consistently bringing something entirely different to the table in drama land. While I'm personally not a big fan of the crime genre, it certainly makes me happy that at least one channel produces dramas for that kind of audiences.

The newest addition to OCN's crime drama collection will be Bad Guys. The series will revolve around a police detective Oh Goo Tak (Kim Sang Joong) who is given a task to form a special team of criminals that can help police forces to catch other baddies still roaming around. The three criminals who make the team are: gangster Park Woong Cheol (Ma Dong Suk), contract killer Jung Tae Soo (Jo Dong Hyuk) and genius psychopath Lee Jung Moon (Park Hae Jin). Also to join them is police inspector Yoo Mi Young (Kang Ye Won).

Monday, September 1, 2014

Upcoming Drama Iron Man Looks Like a Big Joke

Should I laugh or should I cry?

Indeed, the upcoming KBS drama Iron Man sounded kinda ridiculous from day one, but after releasing two first teasers and official posters the whole thing just looks plain stupid. 

Apparently, the 20-episode action-romance drama promises a lot of angst and man pain. The hero, played by Lee Dong Wook, is a wealthy man who develops an ability to sprout knives from his body because of the hurt he carries in his heart (???). He starts out as heartless and arrogant, but grows into a better person when he falls in love with a woman with a bright personality (Shin Se Kyungwho helps to heal his wounded heart.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Video of the Day: BTS "Dark & Wild" Live Showcase

As some of you might know, I've become a pretty big fan of BTS over the course of just a few months. 

Ever since I first heard "Just One Day" and "Boy in Luv" back in April, I've been consistently listening to them. The boys also just came out with their first studio album "Dark & Wild". I've listened to the full album and I think it's pretty darn awesome, particularly when you remember that they're still rookies. 

Anyways, BTS presented their new album on this awesome showcase event I've posted above. 

K-drama Review: Witch's Romance

Oh, Witch's Romance, how I wish I could have loved you more? 

From time to time, there are dramas I start watching with such enthusiasm, but later on either drop them in disappointment or continue watching with lukewarm feelings. Witch's Romance belongs in the latter group as I enjoyed it a lot at first, but grew increasingly unsatisfied with it by the end.

That is not to say, I didn't have good times with this drama. I certainly did, and I'll be writing quite extensively about those in the following review. I can't even say it was a bad drama because it started nicely and it ended nicely. But for me, it never really recovered from the appearance of one irritatingly boring second male lead.

So while I'm thankful to Witch's Romance for introducing me to Park Seo Joon, in the end, I guess we weren't quite meant to be.

 Plot summary: 

Ban Ji Yeon (Uhm Jung Hwa) is single 39-year-old woman, who no longer believes in true love after her ex-fiance No Shi Hoon (Han Jae Suk) disappeared from her life on their wedding day. Instead, Ji Yeon is fully immersed in her job as a reporter for a tabloid magazine, not even minding that her co-workers call her a "witch" because of her controlling no-nonsense personality.
Then one day, Ji Yeon's paths unexpectedly cross with the 25-year-old kind and hard-working Yoon Dong Ha (Park Seo Joon), who begins working as a part-timer at Ji Yeon's workplace. Although their relationship is rocky at first, the two soon become close and are forced to acknowledge the growing attraction between them. 


Friday, August 29, 2014

MBLAQ's Mir Shows Off His Muscular Physique in SURE and Men's Health

MBLAQ's maknae Mir is certainly not letting his hyungs overshadow as he poses for these two new pictorials. He displays his well-toned muscles for SURE and performs various stunts for Men's Health, giving Lee Joon a run for his money in the battle of hottest K-pop chocolate abs.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Drama Check-In: Angels, Mermaids and Bloody Murder

In case you guys occasionally do check out my Currently Watching page, you probably have a rough idea which dramas I've been following lately and how I'm reacting to them. But as you know, I don't post much about them aside from occasional first impressions (or Tweeting Dramas posts) and reviews. Since I'm watching so many dramas at once right now, I thought it would be easier to give you a little update on them in one compact little Drama Check-In

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Seo In Guk Shows His Cheeky and Charming Sides in Pictorials for Marie Claire and InStyle

It amazes me how Seo In Guk manages to so swiftly switch between his boyishly playful side and masculine charm in these two pictorials for September's Marie Claire and July's InStyle. The actor looks cool and flirtatious on some photos, while he embraces his natural cheekiness on others. No wonder the guy is such a heartthrob.

Charismatic Lee Je Hoon Covers the Anniversary Edition of Singles and High Cut's Vol. 131

Finally back from military, actor Lee Je Hoon shows a variety of expressions in recent photo shoots for Singles and High Cut

The actor is reminiscent of a sexy movie villain in the cover shots for the 10th anniversary issue of Singles, where he's smirking somewhat mysteriously. He shows a slightly different kind of intensity in the pictorial for High Cut's Vol. 131, but looks nevertheless hypnotic. 

Handsome Holidaymaker Yoo Yun Suk Goes to Bali with Cosmopolitan

The latest issue of Cosmopolitan takes up-and-coming actor Yoo Yun Suk to Bali for a weekend getaway, dressing him in chic resort attire. The actor oozes charisma as he poses at the luxurious holiday location.