Writing with Laira

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[Kdrama] Sly and Single Again

I have those usual days where I’ve got some time on my hands but I don’t actually know what to do and apparently, too lazy to do my blogging. This drama got me through those days.

I wasn’t so sure but I tried watching anyway. And I wasn’t disappointed. It was my first time watching a series with Sang Wook as a lead and I totally loved it! Lee Min Jung was okay and she’s really really pretty! I liked how they presented the story and the phasing wasn’t so bad. I was surprised with Seo Kang Joon,  the second male lead as he was really refreshing to see and it so happens that he also is appearing in the reality show Roommates which I’m currently rooting for (well, Dong Wook is there!).

This drama went along with the trend of having divorced couples get back together and give second chances a shot. I don’t disagree with the concept at all. Everyone deserves a second chance at everything because no one’s perfect; there should always be a room for mistakes that even scientists give errors a spot in their research outcomes. On that note, I’m giving this 8 out of 10 because there’s this something that makes me like Emergency Couple more.

 


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[KDrama] Emergency Couple

Initially, I tried watching this drama because of Song Ji Hyo and I got a bonus for it being situated in a hospital setting.

The maturity of the drama and the issues presented are very refreshing to me. This is a roller-coaster ride; you cry, you laugh and you analyze.

Most healthcare professionals could relate to this. The trials and struggles they encountered to become doctors and nurses are no joke. I can totally empathize to that. The love story part is realistic and it has the perfect amount of cheesiness and sexy touch into it. The other guy is very lovable too but I don’t think it was enough for me to choose him over Jin Hyuk.

I’ll say kudos to all actors, staff and the production team for making this one worth watching and waiting (I was just planning to watch just the first episode but then I found myself waiting each week for new eps. It was crazy!) Loved each episode! It’s a 10 for me!!!


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[KDrama] Bel Ami

Another Jang Geun Suk drama!!! What can I say? Isn’t already given that if he’s the lead it’ll be one Daebak of a drama? And in addition to that, IU joins him to make it amazing all the more. So biased if me, sorry!

Well, in the series, Geun Suk looked more alike when he was the lead for He’s Beautiful; the only difference is that the character he’s playing is much more mature and bolder. His choice of roles shows he’s growing too.

And then there’s Jang Woo! My dear Jang Woo! After the scandal he had with another actress, I apparently tuned out from news about him and whatever he’s doing; so I missed him. I liked him ever since he appeared in WGM with EunJung until he did I Do, I Do with Kim Sun Ah! I see this drama as his comeback and I think he did it! Although he went back to being the 2nd lead role it was still good! He’s on my radar again!

The soundtrack is amazing too! Since the leads are singers in the real deal, I expected them to sing one or two from the soundtrack and it came out good! I love it!

I loved the complexity of the story and it makes me want to see the next ep right away! Geez! I think I skipped one day at work because I turned into a zombie after a one night straight of drama-marathoning this series.

I’m giving it 9.5 out of 10 because I still wish that they gave IU a time where she stood out more for herself and not just always the stupid girl who keeps following Geun Suk around.

 


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[KDrama] If In Love Like them

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I’ve been really interested into watching this ever since I saw the wonderful promo poster of this short drama. Unfortunately, I never really had to do so, so it took me this long to actually watch it.

Lee Dong Gun! I think it’s quite enough to say that this drama rocks! Haha! In addition to that, Lee Hyori stars in this movie too. As far as I know this is the only drama she’s been in; how unique it can get?

Getting to the story, it tells how fate can really bring 2 people together. Inconvenient circumstances brought them together and their relationship just happen to turn out really well. They both fell in love and it was tested in a really awful way; by death! i did cry when that person died in the drama. They were in love in their own special way (well, everyone loves in their own unique ways!) and there were so many things that they could still do for each other in the future but there are just things that are beyond our control. Surely, there are so many could-have-beens but maybe we just have to look at how they spent their days. Quality VS Quantity as they say!

The drama was shot gloomily; foreshadowing a tragic ending. The casts were obviously incredible but I can’t remember anything from the soundtrack; nothing really appealed to me. If there was just one song that got into me it would be amazing. I’m giving it a 6 out of 10. Well, if I’m in love like them, I would probably rate it higher!

 


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[KDrama]Cyrano Dating Agency

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I’ve seen the movie and I was intrigued what the series would be like. II wanted to see more of Jong Hyuk; I actively watch him and his son in their weekly show, “Dad, Where Are You Going?”

 

The series showed various stories of different people suffering from one-sided love and it made me wonder how one can be so clever to turn things around for such people. THis reminds me of one tagalog book by Ramon Bautista, “Bakit di ka crush ng crush mo?” (Why won’t your crush like you back?) where he says that if you’ve been a friendzoned, get the hint and move on! But it’s totally different in the drama; it encourages you to pursue your love and go for what you want! Absolutely confusing, isnt?

 

I liked how how Jong Hyuk’s character is mildly odd and how bright and cute Soo Young was; it’s the perfect combo! We sometimes want to get away from the typical stone cold guy lead and the highly energetic and noisy damsel in distress from the typical dramas. It’s very refreshing that the romance wasn’t only focused on the leads. All in all, I’m rating it 8 out of 10. The cast were fantastic, the story line is uniquely plotted and most importantly, the OST has the most fab song ever!

 If you’ve haven’t heard it, listen! You’ll never regret!


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[KDrama] King of Baking, Kim Tak Gu

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I’m aware that I’m so late already because I was actually hesitant to watch this because I perceived it to be a heavy drama (well, it is indeed a heavy drama) but my infatuation for Yoon Shi Yoon took over. Watching him being so quiet and mature in Barefoot Friend made me want to see him more.

Through this drama, he actually proved his versatility and amazing capabilities in acting. I saw him being oh-so funny and childish in Flower Boy Next-Door but here. The funny and playful guy was seen too but he was able to let the audience feel that there is a certain sadness in him despite the positive facade.

It made me curious if such greedy and evil people really do exist and how far they could really go just to get their wants. It’s would be really heartbreaking to know that such person really do exist.

Talking about the ending, I like how he ended up with Lee Young Ah’s character. At the beginning of the series, I wanted Tak Gu to end up with her because she was funny, less gloomy and feisty. On the other hand, Eugene’s character was tainted with a very bad past that she ended up being the bad one. I always believed that leading ladies should be the ‘almost’ perfect one. That is the contributing factor why I don’t like her to end up with Tak Gu. It was also relieving that she was the one who make Joo Won’s character change and re-think about his actions that absolutely turned the story around.

Well, I’m giving it 10 out of 10! It was great! No dull moments, it made me really thrilled to go home after work, it made me laugh and cry and it was really educational. The soundtrack was incredibly amazing. The viewing experience was really nice especially when KyuHyun’s voice surfaces each time someone cries and delivers the lines. And most importantly, I love the ending, just exactly what I want it to be.


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“The Inheritors”, I’m ready for you!

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After my beloved Ji Sub amused me with his cold but appealing role in Master’s Sun, I’m finally ready for some Lee Min Ho lovin’. And to add to that, Park Shin Hye is joining in too! What more can you ask? Well, actually, there’s more because Kim Woo Bin and Kang Min Hyuk will be at the party also! Whew!

I’m so excited on how Min Ho and Shin Hye will take us on a roller coaster ride in this 20-episoder drama SBS is presenting us. It is being described as Gossip Girl-esque as the story would revolve around the privileged and uber-rich elitists. What other role could fit our beloved Minho best but a rich son of a business tycoon and Shin Hye, the ever gorgeous damsel in distress. I’m clenching my fists in thrill!

Am I the only one excited here?

Be at home on October 9 everyone.