Nice Guy isn’t a wow great mind-blowing drama, it’s got makjang, it’s got LKH’s pattern melodrama, it’s got caricature like characters, and it’s got some silly warts, and some things that require you stretch your belief by a thousand hundred miles. It’s nowhere near the perfect LKH melodrama I’d been expecting, and it’s not going there.
But its got something that none of her past dramas had – an exquisite director who knows what he’s doing (and is doing an awesome directing job). And a male lead that I’m disgusted with. A confused screwed up male lead who is on the verge and brink of destruction, a male lead who doesn’t even know what he’s up to playing with people’s lives. A male lead whom I’m starting to resent! And I don’t normally resent or hate the male leads in mah K-dramas, no matter what they do, no matter how dark sick twisted or irredeemable they are. There is always something that I can fall back on, to justify their actions, their intentions. I could empathise and I can understand. But in here, I don’t know, I kinda want to see him burn for what he’s doing to Eun Gi. I don’t know what’s gotten in Song Joong Ki, what he’s eaten (to make him so damn good when he’s already so good), because he has freaking managed to make me grow seeds of hatred towards Maru. In one episode alone.
Continue reading Nice Guy 06: Maru’s screwed up mentality
Sheer perfection. In the word CUTE.
Almost cannot believe he’s playing emotionally deranged and conflicted playboy in Nice Guy.
After so many months of waiting and anticipating, finally, Nice Guy on my screen for good! Admittedly I had built up quite some expectations for this drama earlier on due to my soft-hearted spot for the writer Lee Kyung Hee and the great cast line-up. I haven’t seen any of the director’s previous works (but have heard good things about him prior) so I only had the former to count on to get me into the story. Tried to keep my overwhelming excitement to the lowest and bottom-est, but all the NG spoilers and promo pics ruined the my perfect plan. How can I do that with Song Joong Ki hovering over me every other day?
Continue reading Nice Guy: First Impressions
People who make fan arts are unbelievable. UNBELIEVABLE!
If I can do just half as good, by just cutting and pasting a picture of a boy and girl, and make them look so AMAZING together, I’ll eat myself.
Drama’s postponed its airing date until September because of the Olympics :(. Not terribly bothered because I foresee myself in a busy streak during that period as well (work work work T__T), and the Olympics usually get me overhyped like a busy bee waiting to suck on honey. Never mind the timezone shifts, the games is something I’m definitely not gonna miss. Maybe it’s a good thing that it’s been postponed, I don’t have to juggle both in any sort of dilemma or anything.
So yeap, a bunch of beautiful Nice Guy fan arts to share!
Continue reading Random Nice Guy fan made stuff
Oh momma, this better be true!
A Lee Kyung Hee script + 2 talented and charming actors? I SO WANT! I love love love Lee Kyung Hee. Tho I’ve had some gripes with her writing in recent years (her latest When It Snows For Christmas), it doesn’t change the fact that she’s a writer who writes with passion and heart, and had penned several of my favourite melodramas in the past (MISA, Thank You and Sang Doo). She tends to overdo the melodrama and histrionics, and glosses on the deluge of tears a bit too much. But knowing the crybaby and rabid emotional-freak I am, I’m going to be perfectly fine being the complaisant lil fan of hers. Drama tears and all, bring it ON!
Continue reading Song Joong Ki and Moon Chae Won for new Lee Kyung Hee drama?
2 charming cuties together, what else can you ask for?
More Moon Chae Won goodies after the jump!
Remember Princess Sae Ryung?! The demure and petite woman who thrived hard to protect and defend her man in TPM? That’s our girl up there – Moon Chae Won. Who stripped off her beautiful hanboks and went for a more glammed up and sophisticated look in BAZAAR (Nov’ 2011).
Girl’s definitely a chameleon of all sorts, having played various roles in different dramas in the past 4 years (the most notable a gisaeng in Painter of the Wind and the evil girl in Brilliant Legacy). Not only does she have loads of talent to prove acting-wise, it looks like we’re also not to be spared when it comes to her modeling. Girl rawkz sophisticated and sexy glamour like a sass!
Continue reading Moon Chae Won glams up for BAZAAR
2011 has surely been a fun year for me. Altho I can’t vouch for the quality, I can say that I’ve pretty much been happy and impressed with most of the stuff I’ve seen so far this year. I still think they’re a far cry from year 2007, but overall, this year was solid. It made me squee hard, laugh hard, and cry hard. What more could I have wanted? What more do I need? ^^
The drama gods have indeed been too kind to me. They granted my wish, gave me a Wookie comeback drama just RIGHT AFTER his discharge i.e. Scent of a Woman. And It brought sexiness and hotness back to drama ala Spy Myung Wol.
Now they’re giving me something more to feast on!
The Princess’ Man.
Yeap, and it’s Romeo and Juliet in delish sageuk style.
Romeo and Juliet after the jump