Saturday, 31 October 2015

October 2015 Choices - K-Dramas and Videos

Cheer Up! (2015)
I didn't think I would like this drama as much as I am, but this is just amazing. I think I must love school dramas a lot because all of the ones I have watched have been absolutely superb. Also, Cheer Up! (mainly known as Sassy Go Go) has led me to a new experience. This has been the first time in my life that I have loved everyone in a whole love triangle. I love the main couple together (Kim Yeol and Kang Yeon Doo), but my heart is also falling for second lead syndrome again (Seo Ha Joon and Kang Yeon Doo). I DON'T KNOW ANYMORE.

Set in a highly competitive school that emphasizes achievement and scores above all else, the drama will lay bare the absurdities and hypocrisies of the education system while also featuring the growth stories of the students who struggle to move forward, one step at a time.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Patriarchy, Abuse and Gender Roles in Asian Dramas

WARNING: This article contains sensitive content
Note: Also, I'm aware that some of these dramas have good aspects as well, but I'm going to focus only on patriarchy, abuse and gender roles. I'm also aware that what I'm talking about here is not restricted to Asian culture only, so there is no need to get insulted if it so happens.

Asian dramas in general are very entertaining, however, there is a dark side to almost everything, and that includes Asian dramas and some of the values and relationship models that have been promoted by them and media. This topic is not related to the Asian entertainment industry alone, its roots are deeper and they lie in Asian culture, history and gender issues.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

22nd Completed Drama: Mrs. Cop

Mrs. Cop
Episodes: 18
Country: South Korea
Aired: Aug. 3, 2015 - Sep. 29, 2015
Network: SBS
Duration: 1 hr. 5 mins.
Genres: Action, Crime, Detective, Investigation
Viewers Rating: 8.0/10
My Rating: 8.0/10

Synopsis: Choi Young Jin is a female detective squad chief. She also raises her daughter Ha Eun. At work, she deals with brutal crimes with her senior detective Park Jong Ho and squad members Min Do Young, Han Jin Woo, Jo Jae Deok and Lee Se Won.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

21st Completed Drama: Yong Pal

Yong Pal
Synonyms: The Gang Doctor
Episodes: 18
Country: South Korea
Aired: Aug. 5, 2015 - Oct. 1, 2015
Network: SBS
Duration: 1 hr. 5 mins.
Genres: Action, Drama, Medical, Romance
Viewers Rating: 8.1/10
My Rating: 7.0/10

Synopsis: Kim Tae Hyun is a talented surgeon. Desperate for money to pay his sister's medical bills, he adopts the code name Yong Pal and offers his medical skills to those in need of medical attention but who cannot do so publicly, dealing with gangsters and corrupt plutocrats. It is while making such a house call that Tae Hyun rescues "sleeping beauty" Han Yeo Jin, a chaebol heiress, from a medically induced coma, leading to unintended consequences.

News Articles #20: October 3, 2015 - Kim So Hyun in Upcoming Web Drama with BtoB's Minhyuk; BtoB's Comeback and Teaser Photos + "The Village: Achiara's Secret" Releases New Still and Poster

BtoB Releases New Teaser Photos for Upcoming Comeback
Boy group BtoB will be returning with their seventh mini album, I Mean. On October 1, BtoB released a surprise teaser image for their official social media accounts to announce their comeback with the mini album. The seven-member boy group's title track from their upcoming mini album will be another ballad track, perfect for the fall season. The group's latest album, their first full-length album Complete was released in June of this year.

BtoB's I Mean will be released on October 12.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

My Most Anticipated Upcoming October 2015 K-Dramas

Glamorous Temptation
Airs: October 5, 2015
Every Monday + Tuesday on MBC

The drama will center on a man's revenge story, and will cover ambition, greed, and the truth.

Cast: Joo Sang Wook - Jin Hyeong Woo
Choi Kang Hee - Shin Eun Soo
Cha Ye Ryeon - Kang Il Joo