30 Day Asian Drama Challenge: Day 4

                                                                  Day 4: 
                       Your Favorite Couples In An Asian Drama?

Ooh and I thought the last one was hard. Since it would be impossible to just pick one, bear with me here. There might be a brief SPOILER about one or more characters, so beware.  

                                                            Secret Garden
                                                        Gil Ra Im &  Joo Won
Truly how could this not be on my list. They had such sizzling chemistry, its a wonder they didn't date in real life! They were the perfect example of a couple that were complete opposites of each other but were able to work out their differences in order to be together. The switching bodies part was hilarious because Joo Won was able to understand Gil Ra Im a little better because he was in her body. Sure their minds were the same and only the bodies were switched, but the seemingly little differences between the two became quite obvious overtime.I believe Joo Won was able to appreciate her a little more after experiencing what it would be like in her shoes. The same goes for Gil Ra Im.

                                                             King 2 Hearts 
                                               Eun Shi Kyung & Jae Shin
The drama that made me cry for days all because of one man...Eun Shi Kyung. At first I just thought I was being too emotional but reading comments from many fans of the show, they cried buckets of tears also, so now I don't feel so much like a ninny. This was the almost-perfect couple, only if he had lived. Jae Shin was fearless, brassy woman while Eun Shi kyung was the loyal, awkward bodyguard. Together they helped each other with their strength and weaknesses. The quintessential couple in dramaland.
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                                        Oh Doo Ri & Sun
While this was a great example of a one-sided crush on your high school teacher, I couldn't help but wish they would actually become a couple. I mean, sure he was much older and wiser than her but she was no naive girl going through life with her head stuck in clouds, Doo Ri was smart and sarcastic quite the opposite of the reserved but loving teacher. For this nontraditional couple, it was her relentless pursuit of trying to make them a couple and Sun trying (but not succeeding) of pushing her away from him. She was the one constantly by his bedside the sicker he became, and also the one he made sure wasn't there to see him die. One of the saddest part of his death was during the funereal when Oh Doo Ri was reading the eulogy and she couldn't finish the rest, right then the tears started to come. Because whether you were a fan of the teacher-crush, I believe she really did fall for him which is why his death hit her the hardest.
                                      I Hear Your Voice
                                  So Ha & Jang Hye Sung
I had almost forgotten why I loved this couple so much, it took going down memory lane reading another bloggers post to remember why I loved IHYV so much. I could just say I watched this drama only because of Lee Jong Suk -and while initially that was true- I genuinely came to love Lee Bo Young's portrayal of Jang Hye Sung. She was wonderful in bringing to life such a flawed character. And the best part about this couple and their relationship, is how realistic it was. It never felt forced or rushed just perfect.

 Photo Credit~Dramabeans


Song of The Moment~Hurts~Somebody to Die For

Every once in awhile I like to showcase a non-kpop song that I'm currently obsessed with. The band Hurts has recently been on my radar since a lot, and I mean a lot, of Youtubers have used their song "Somebody to Die For" in their Korean drama mv. So you can say I've been captivated with them ever since.

This song just draws you in from the beginning with just the piano playing that beautiful melody, it always gets me when I hear it. It feels like its hitting all the right mood spots. And that part at the bridge where its just the instruments playing, man it gets me every time. I wish I had the ability to make a music video or something, because that would be the only possible way for me to express how much feeling I get from it. Its got such a epic feel to the song, that I won't be surprised if it ends up on a popular tv show or even a movie because its the kind of song that should be heard from the masses. Enjoy!

Photo Credit~Josephvinaixa

Memorable KPop Dances

We all have that one Kpop dance that we could never get out of our heads and even attempted to try the moves for ourselves... maybe not perfectly but well enough. Well, here are my favorite dances in no particular order. Enjoy!

                                    Sherlock (Clue+Note)

                                          Want U Back

                                           Super Junior
                                           Sorry Sorry


                                         Wonder Boys

                                            Henry Lau

                                       Before The Dawn

                                         You Know Me

                                 Magnet (Dance Version)

                                            The Chaser

                                             Block B

                                            Catch Me


                                               Stop Girl


                                               Miss A


                                         I Am The Best

                                        Super Junior M

                                                Tick Tack


                                            Only One


Song of The Moment~Spica~Tonight

 I know this song came out almost 2 months ago, but I'm now just listening to it and my God is it excellent! While I enjoyed their single "Painkiller" I wasn't a fan of their other released singles of the past year. But their latest comeback hit the right marks from the teasers to the overall production of the song/music video. The artsy-flower girl concept I've yet to see in Kpop until now really works for the girls. Their previous concepts really didn't emphasize their identity all that well and it seemed like they were still figuring it out for themselves. I hope they can stick with this because its working really well for them. This is the only female group that I've listened to where each individual has an unique voice and no one is better than the other. They really nailed it with this song/video and with thanks from Lee Hyori I hope it will bring them out from obscurity. Because these girls are too good to be underrated. The thing that really stood out to me besides how awesome the video was, is how happy and relaxed they look in the video and when they performed live. Its like their in a place where their finally at their peak and can only go up from here. It made me want to go out and buy some flower headbands and dye my hair pink! Enjoy!


Photo Credit~Allkpop


30 Day Asian Drama Challenge: Day 3

                                                                 Day 3:
               What Is The Worst Asian Drama You've Seen?

The absolute worst question so far...aghh challenge why!? I actually did the eenie meenie miney mo game to pick this one. Its sad I'm so indecisive, but in my repertoire of dramas watched, there has not been any that were truly awful. Some dumb, others the story was great but towards the end the plot cliches started coming out and ruined it for me.

                                                         You're Beautiful
Don't hate me but this has to be one of the most overrated dramas I've seen to date. Now before you throw pitchforks and knives at me, let me explain. My mother is to blame for getting me to watch this crack-addiction. So hurl them at her....just kidding! I didn't know how popular this show was until wayy after. I can do cheesy movies/dramas but halfway through this, I came to the realization that I can't endure everything. First, the story of a crossing girl piqued my interest as a big fan of the American film She's The Man and the manga Hana Kimi, the thought of a girl actually crossing the invisible line between sexes and uncovering the mysteriousness that is men was enough to get my attention. Around the middle of the drama is where my mood went south. It tended to veer toward the makjang territory in some places. Like how come it took them forever to figure out that Park Shin Hye's character was a girl. I get that some males can look feminine or act effeminate but that was just too outrageous. Thank God Hwang Tae kyung figured it out early enough or that would have been really crazy. On the other hand I can't quite call it horrible because its not suppose to take itself too seriously but there's a point where the stupid story lines ruin what could have been a funny rom-com.

My favorite character and the reason I kept watching was Jeremy. The way Hongki so naturally played him made me believe he was playing his real self. Jeremy was so adorable and that smile gah I lived for it everytime. Him and PSH had wonderful chemistry actually she had good chemistry with all 3 guys. I was in love with this character so much I cried buckets of tears during the bus scene. I probably watched that scene multiple times, so much that its saved on my search engine on YouTube! It shows how awesome of an actor Hongki is to be able to evoke such emotion from the viewers. This would be my first drama where I wanted the second, er third lead to get the girl in the end. So after that touching scene, I was turned off but I did finish it, begrudgingly. All in all, it wasn't a bad drama but it wasn't a great one either.

Photo Credit~Dramabeans