Sunday, January 17, 2016

Healer Drama Review

Summary: An event which happened decades ago brings together three completely different people; an errand boy who goes by the codename Healer (Ji Chang Wook), a second rate internet reporter, Chae Young Shin(Park Min Young), and a star news reporter, Kim Moon Ho(Yoo Ji Tae). All three were affected by the event in different ways, though Kim Moon Ho is the only one who remembers it, and all three will have to work together to solve it.
(That was possibly the worst summary I've ever written but this drama is so hard to explain. Very good but so difficult to summarize.)

Review: Just how I like my drama heroes, mysterious, in love, adorably-dorky, and hard core awesome. Oh I could have watched another 20 episodes of this drama. Sleek, fast paced, full of good angst, smart characters, and a romance that made my heart skip beats. The writing was spot on, though not without flaws. It's been a while since I've gotten so engrossed in a drama and so taken by it's leads that I've wanted to do nothing but watch it. This drama was stylish like City Hunter but without the noble stupid-idiot angst. Our characters were well developed with their own special flaws and thought processes. The plot was interesting and moved quickly. Characters weren't there just to push the plot along or force our leads together, they did that all on their own. Every character had a purpose and each purpose was relevant to the plot. The chemistry between our leads was fantastic. The acting and emotions were amazing. I could watch this drama over and over and I might do just that. Some people might say this drama is overrated, but they are so wrong! Yes it is popular but for good reasons!

Rating: 10/10

Memorable Moment: Oh heavens, how to pick one... Everything I want to pick spoils something in the drama... Every scene with Ji Chang Wook? Seriously though. I'm going to go with the Movie Theater Date in episode 11. Such a simple yet cute scene.
Young Shin still doesn't know that her coworker Bong Soo is actually the Healer/Jung Ho she has a crush on. After a fantastic scene in Episode 8/9, go watch it and squee like I did, Young Shin decides she needs to send in a job request to Healer asking him to meet her. She tells him that she doesn't have to see his face, he can keep it covered or she can cover her eyes, but she wants to meet with him, have a date together.
Jung Ho gets excited and starts to get ready only for Ajumma to talk him back down to reality. He is a hand for hire. If he shows her his face she'll be an accomplice to his crimes. He doesn't have a normal life and couldn't offer her security.
Young Shin goes out for her perspective date and wanders around and narrates how the possible date would go. They'd walk around while talking and laughing and then stop at a food stand.
After the food stand would come a movie. Young Shin waits in the theaters wondering if he will show up. After waiting and waiting, the theater closes and she's forced to walk outside that is until the doors open once more and she enters again. As she walks through the halls she comes across a hallway lit with candles leading to an open theater room.
Young Shin enters the room and finds a cute little seat prepared with popcorn, a stuffed bunny and a lamp, just for her. When asked by a recording in the stuffed bunny, (Ajumma does have a heart!), Young Shin picks the longest movie possible to watch and then she hears footsteps; Jung Ho has entered behind her and takes a seat a few rows back.
She doesn't turn around, the lights dim, and the movie starts. After the movie is finished, Young Shin turns to see if her Healer is there but he's already left. She leaves the room and as she rounds the corner Jung Ho's hand shoots out and grabs hers.
He stands on one side of the wall, in the shadows, and she stands on the other. Slowly, he entwines their fingers and they stay like that for a moment. It's probably killing her not to glance around the corner and look at him but she knows he wants to remain unknown and however hard it may be, she remains facing forward. And then all too soon that moment ends and Jung Ho lets go and Young Shin leaves with a smile.

Such a cute scene! I watched it so many times. The beauty of this scene is seeing Jung Ho indulge himself a little.
He doesn't really watch the movie but rather focuses on her reaction to the movie. Sure he could watch her as much as he wants at work but it isn't the same because she isn't in love with his alias, Bong Soo. Knowing that she's happy to be in the same room with him is good enough for him, at the moment. And that hand hold. Oh I swooned and made a sound that only dogs could hear.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

EXO Sing For You

I'm sorry, what? This happened? Where was I? Oh, right... Finals...
That song was beautiful. I don't actually think I can say anything else about that but the song was gorgeous and we got to hear the lovely voices of every member. I can tell that this is a confession song and apparently some fans believe that this MV follows the story of "The Astronaut's Whale" which is a tale of feeling like you don't belong and some believer's about the 52 Herzt Whale which is a whale that calls at a frequency that no other whale can hear it so it's always lonely. EXO tends to do sad sounding songs around the holiday season, I'm not sure why... But this was beautiful, seriously. I did love that Kai's dancing seemed to reflect the fight between Chanyeol and Suho. Very poetic.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

GOT7 Confession Song

Well that was cute. GOT7's new MV Confession Song came out on November 22nd and it was cute. Christmasy, adorable, kind of funny. I liked it. The song wasn't one that I was wild about but it matched the tone and feel of the video. It would have been slightly awkward if those who were being confessed to rejected the confession but I think any girl with half a brain would accept a boy who got a Kpop idol group to help him confess. Seriously though, that would be pretty awesome. The video was cute and a nice kick off to the holiday season, I can't really think of anything else to say about it. Will they be performing it live?


BTS' new MV is called Run and came out on November 29th. Did anyone else feel like this was a continuation of I Need You? Does that mean we're gonna get another Dope style MV in a few months? The lighting, the running, the feeling, general rebelliousness of the boys,  and the freight trains all gave me a I Need You vibe. I'm excited for the live version so we can see the choreography. I wasn't a fan of V's hair, the blue wasn't right for some reason but I think RapMon and Suga looked great, and Jimin's toned down hair was good. Also, thank you J-Hope for getting rid of that horrid bowl-cut. The video was rather long but we saw the making of/behind the scenes footage as well which was amusing. I did like the song a lot. Great job boys!!

Royal Pirates Run Away

I'm gone for a week and everything happens!!!! Three MVs came out and I had no idea where to start so I'm going with the one I didn't even know was going to happen. Royal Pirates.
Run Away came out yesterday and it sounded similar to their original works, before Drawing the Line. I didn't love the song, I really didn't like anything before Drawing the Line, but I'm glad that they're staying true to themselves. I didn't know that James could play the keyboards. I thought that he was just a bassist.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Got7 Confession Song Teasers

I've never loved Got7 but I do like a few of their songs and I enjoy watching their acrobatics. They remind me of a young 2PM in that sense but I quietly keep my eye on them. Got7 is releasing a new MV called Confession Song. I'm not positive when this comes out, but I't pretty soon based on fan reactions. Something like within the next day or so. I'm not really sure what's with the Christmas theme cause fans say the song itself isn't Christmasy, but the two teasers we've gotten are kind of cute. Who doesn't like little cartoon characters of Kpop idols? The big reindeer heads are a little creepy but the idea of having your friends bring a girl to a decorated room for a confession could be kind of cute.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BTS is Back

BTS is BACK!!!!!! Yes! I love them. Their last song, Dope, just about blew my mind with the MV and the song so hopefully this will be just as mind-blowing! November 30th is the release date. The last time BTS did a teaser like this was for I Need U and the song was so different from the teaser so I wonder if they'll do the same with this comeback. A heavy rap teaser and then a soft sounding song. Or maybe we'll get another song like Dope. I don't know but I'm excited!! November 30th, people. Prepare yourselves.