In light of the tragic events which happened in Korea this week, I felt it in bad taste to google and oogle our weekly Khottie. As we all now feel such an affinity towards the country and its people, I'm sure you understand. Now go out, hug your families, and watch some Kdrama. Love, Stephanie
I’ve been working on this Friday Fun post for a while! It’s inspired by Tayfan2 over at A Fancy Paper Experience. She told me she had made the first kdrama crossword puzzles and was nice to share it with me (here is a link to Tayfan2's puzzle!). Now, turns out, I’m just as bad at Kdrama crossword puzzles as I am with American ones, but it got me thinking--how much fun would it be to make one of my own? Answer?
In this very special lesson, Stephanie learns to read carefully. I skimmed an article yesterday about Yoon Mi Rae teaming up with Euna Kim a past winner of Superstar K3 (where Yoon Mi Rae is a judge) to release a song. Here is my exact thought process.
Yoon Mi Rae--she’s Tiger JK’s wife.
I like her songs.
I didn’t know she was a judge on a music show.
I’m glad she’s working, she and Tiger JK are underrated.
This is where Stephanie puts on her “Uhhh...really?” face. (If you need a visual it kind of resembles her “what is that smell?” face.)
With the release of some stills of the upcoming drama Triangle (all of Jaejoong--they really know where to hit those prospective viewers)we also get some more plot information. Recapping previous information: this is story of three brothers separated in childhood, reunited later. Jaejoong is apparently a low-level gangster (we’ll come back to that later) and the younger son, played by Im Shi Wan was adopted into a wealthy family who lives in fear of getting kicked out. I’m sure older brother had some sort of hard knock life where he’s persevered, staying on the right track (it’s the only character left with the hoodlum and rich boy characters being taken) who brings the family back together.
Just a quick note to any of you in the NYC area. Tomorrow is Free Korean Movie Night! What you say? There are free Korean movies to be had? Well, they’ve got to be boring super old movies right? Movies you wouldn’t actually want to see, right? I don’t blame you for thinking that--before I started going I thought the same thing! How does the Korean Cultural Service do it? I figured it's best not to ask questions... But so far I’ve seen T.O.P’s movie Commitment and Woo Bin’s Friend 2. Unfortunately, I missed the rest of the series due to my knee injury this winter, but I’m back, and they’re back and tomorrow night is the night! So what are we we watching? Lee Min Ki’s brand new thriller, Monster. Lee Min Ki? On the big screen? Nakers? FOR FREE? Well Count me in--only a fool would say no--and I am no fool. (Unless being a fool for Lee Min Ki counts!)
He’s also going back to TvN and he’s also going back to high school. Don’t get me wrong, I do really like Seo In Guk, but I’m not seeing that he’s showing a lot of range in his acting. However, I liked him in Answer Me 1997 and I liked him in the movie, No Breathing, so I’m willing to give him a second, third, and possibly fourth chance.
The drama currently called High School King (but this is Kdrama, so I’m sure we’ll have a second and third name added before it hits the tv) is a romantic comedy where Seo In Guk will, of course play the high school king--in this case a member of a hockey team.
Is hockey a thing in Korea? I remember watching the Jdrama Pride where they said it’s not really big in Japan. I don’t think I’ve watched a single other drama that has featured it or even mentioned it. Hmm… learning something new!
I continue to be impressed with BTS. They’ve had several releases so far and while their songs are different, they don’t seem to have the need to redefine themselves and change their sound from album to album. They have an aggressive sound and they are okay with that. To which I say, yay!