Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Fun: Top 5 Of My Most Craveable Korean Food

Fall has arrived. The day is cold and rainy. So my brain should say, warm blanket and hot chocolate, right? Or warm soup and fuzzy sweaters? Yeah. Maybe before this Kdrama addiction happened--or more specifically before I had ready access to Korean food. When I sat at work staring out the window looking at the rain, chill settling in (ahem...I mean working, working very hard) I had cozy fantasies of some lovely cheese ddukboki. And I was hit with the realization--my cravings have changed.

Here is a list of my top 5 Most Craveable Korean Foods. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Crazy For Kdrama Podcast Episode 11: Kdrama's Second Season

Episode 11! I'm trying so hard to make these shorter — it's possible I'm fighting a losing battle. I literally cut 45 minutes from this episode. What can I say, Cherry and I are chatty, chatty, chatty. I'm so excited to actually be able to contribute something to the 'what we're watching' section — it's possible the anticipated shame of announcing I hadn't seen anything made me sit down and watch something. So, yay!
Episode 11: Kdrama's Second Season:

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Show Notes
In today's podcast, we talk about Stephanie's no good, very bad, terrible tech week, what dramas we're watching, mention the new book Birth Of Korean Cool, squee over the 19+ couple on We Got Married, and talk about drama genres.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Bucket Full of Meh

It may be because I'm super busy trying to keep up with my Korean class, and I'm out of the new drama loop. It may be because the last couple of dramas I did manage to fit in were duds, causing me to lose my taste for the thing. Or maybe, just maybe, it could be that Kdrama is having a lackluster season. Whatever it is? 

I'm experiencing a bucket full of mehs. Big fat mehs. 

Is there anything out there now or upcoming that makes you excited? That makes you sit up and go, YES, this is what I watch Kdrma for! 

Could be I'm just in a mood. Just last night I watched one episode of Hotel King, and thought, eh, I guess I'll keep going. Then realized it's over 30 freaking episodes and said "Aww hellz no!" and didn't pick up another episode. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Musical Monday: Epik High's Epic Comeback?

Yay! Epik High has finally come back!

Wait. That seems to vanilla for this curse laden, porn filled, return to almost basics song. Hmm... let's see if I can do better.

Yo! Epik High be back in the hiz-ouse? No? Epik High is back and these bitches be crazy? No?

Well, I give up then.

They are back and after listening to their first song, Born Hater, I can't help but wonder what their reception will be. Their last CD, 99, their first with the YG label, and, coming from someone who owns all of their work, I can say it was a little...pop-y-er than their usual fair. I think this got them a lot of brand new fans. Just going from this song, I think it may be more along the lines of their older work. More rap, less pop.Will the new fans follow?

And what's with all the guests? In this song alone there were a lot of them. Although, I have to say, it makes me love Bobby even more. I say I can't wait for Icon to premier, but really, I can't wit for Icon to come out so Bobby will become popular, spin off, and do his own CD.

I'm thinking long term for my fandom here...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Khottie of the Week: KiKwang

A last minute Khottie! I've passed KiKwang up before, but for some reason, tonight at 1AM, his pictures are tickling my fancy. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

M.I.B? Turns Out I'm A Fan!

At last weekends Flushing's Korean Chuseok Festival the Kpop band M.I.B closed out the show. Before the performance, I was all "Eh, M.I.B, run of the mill, mid-level Kpop band". 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Superstar Super Comback? Plus A Bonus Giveaway!

Well, with a now wide string of successes in his wake, Kim Soo Hyun seems to have firmly planted himself on the superstar list. 

Now if only I oculd make myself finish You from another star....

Anyway, turns out that he is now beginning to think of his next project, and word on the K-street is that it may be a drama (yay) written by the same writer of Sungkyunkwan Scandal (yay) about a doctor with a multiple personality disorder. ( wait a minute...what?). 

So close to being something I wanted to watch! The drama, Dr Frankenstein, seems to be a weird take on the story. Isn't that more of a Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde thing? Oh, right, but that story is already on the fast track to air later this year as Hyun Bin's return to drama vehicle. 

Is split personalities the new thing? Or just mental issues in general (so we can add in It's Okay, It's Love) While I was initially excited about the Hyun Bin project,  for some reason this give me a case of the 'what the?'s. Maybe it's the title? As having Frankenstein invokes a certain image in your head, and this doesn't really match it, maybe my brain just skitters to a halt. 

I wonder what the Hyde's (I think that's what the other project will be called) production people will think of this encroacher of their territory. Are we going to be seeing lots of in-fighting, lawsuits, and racing to the airwaves like we did with Dr Jin and Faith? It is interesting that both projects have (potentially in the case of Mr Kim) such big stars attachd to them.