Sunday, July 27, 2014

Joseon Gunman half way point

Oh my gosh. We're half way through this drama. Joseon Gunman is 20 episodes and we've just seen the 10th. I'm not sure if I'm ready for this drama to be half way finished :( I have like a million and a half screenshots of this drama, most of them of Joon Ki dressed as the gunman cause doesn't he look like a dark elvish prince? So hot, so mysterious looking, I love it. It took me longer to sort through all of my pictures than it did to write this post. I never should have discovered how to take Screen Shots.
I am so happy that Soo In knows Hanjo is actually Yoon Kang. I've read a lot of comments saying that people don't like Soo in as a character or the actress in her role and while I understand where they're coming from, I do like her. I like that she isn't stupid. She's proactive. She's smart. I love that it went from Yoon lang hiding his identity from Soo In to Soo In knowing that Yoon Kang really is alive but he has no idea she knows. I'm also liking how passive she is about knowing Hanjo is really Yoon Kang. Because she's smart I feel like she can see the bigger picture in this. Soo In knows that Yoon Kang rescued Yeon Ah which means that she must have an idea for why he came back and rather than blowing his cover she's taking a step back and giving him room. I don't think it will take long for him to figure out that she knows but for now I'm enjoying watching her quietly support his cause.
While I'm loving all of the relationships in this show two of my favorite relationships have to be with Yoon Kang and Kanemaru, and Soo In and her maid. These two crack me up. I love how Yoon Kang's alter ego Hanjo drives Kanemaru crazy and he's absolutely disgusted with him when I think that Yoon Kang's real personality would get along very well with Kanemaru even though Yoon Kang seems to be having a lot of fun tormenting him. Soo In and her maid also crack me up because her maid has such a sarcastic sense of humor but Soo In takes everything in seriousness which is hilarious to watch her maid's exasperated face. We need more of those two.
Though Kanemaru and Soo In's maid happen to be two of my favorite relationships, I find Choi Won Shin's relationship with Hye Won to be the most interesting in this show because I feel them to be the two most interesting characters. I think it's rare to find a villain you feel compassion towards because KDrama villains seem to be so one dimensional but Choi is different. We don't have his backstory with his 'daughter' Hye Won but we know a little of her backstory. We know that she was a slave, she was beaten, raped, ran away, and somehow ended up with Choi. I am curious to see how these two came together and why their relationship is so strong. Is she his real daughter or were they two lost slave souls who became comrades? Choi is interesting because it seems like he is acting and killing under Lord Kim's orders out of fear. When Lord Kim threatened to send Hye Won back to being a slave, being raped, and being beaten I felt bad for Choi. His love for his daughter is so clear and I can tell that he would do anything for her and she for him. Choi is not a typical mindless villain, he's a pawn that could be thrown away at any moment and while I don't think he cares about what happens to him he does care about Hye Won. And while he has killed people, I don't think he wanted to kill them. I want to see him break away from Lord Kim's rule. I think Choi isn't necessarily a bad person but he has put his trust in the wrong people and it has ended up this way.
Lord Kim on the other hand drives me batty. He looks like a prune and his voice drives me crazy. Go die Lord Kim.
Supporting characters time. Ho Kyung, Interpreter Jung, Han Jung Hoon, and Yeon Ha. One of these four will die. I have the feeling that Interpreter Jung will die cause good and kind fathers don't ever survive in Dramaland. I did read somewhere that Yeon Ha is supposed to die and I kind of hope she does(that's the sick, twisted person in me talking) if only to drive our hero down a darker path. His father was killed and as we saw he wasn't overly close to his father and if he's carrying out a revenge plan to avenge his father then I can only imagine what he'll do if Yeon Ha dies. I want to see Yoon Kang go a little darker. We have seen him touch into the darker side when he went from the man unable to kill Choi's minion to the man to killed Lord Song I want to see him go even darker. I want to see him be conflicted and horrified with himself when he kills someone. A hero who has a dark side is more realistic than one who never loses their cool and I bet that will happen to Yoon Kang cause he kind of has a temper.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Block B H.E.R

I was not prepared for that. I think that this was pretty normal as far as Block B goes yet it didn't lose its Block B feel. The song was very fun and I can easily see it getting caught in my head for days. The video seemed like a Block B video, minus the crazy outfits, the dance was very Block B, and as usual, the members acted like overgrown man children that they are. We're they selling Tide? Their HER products looked like the Tide logo. And that middle section of interview kind of threw me off for a moment. I don't speak Korean very well/at all so I'm not really sure what they were saying but I can tell that they were promoting their song.
All in all I really liked the song and the video. Nice pink hair, P.O.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Is it Ice Cream, Bubbles, or H.E.R?

And Block B is coming out with another song. H.E.R comes out on the 24th of this month. I always look forward to Block B's songs and MV cause they can be really funny. From the first teaser at first it looks like Block B is ogling the girl but by the end I'm pretty sure they just wanted the Ice Cream Cone she was eating. And the second teaser could be them jumping to catch glimpses of her but I think they might just want to play with the bubbles. I do hope that this is a parody MV and they ignore the girl completely cause that would be so funny and so Block B.

Back Infinite

Man I have been so out of it the past few days. Infinite's MV is out. Okay, the beginning of the song doesn't sound like an Infinite song but when the song actually gets going then it does sound Infinite-esque. The dance is very Infinite-style the video is really just a bunch of fighting to save a girl but let me just say that they are the worst rescue team ever. I once said, when Before the Dawn Instrumental came out, that they would be terrible members to have on fighting team; I stand by that. Infinite sucks at fighting. I love them and I think that they are pretty to look at and listen to. They are also really good at dancing. Fighting is not something that are good at.
Yeah, they were really just fighting to save the girl. I'm not really even sure whose girls she is. Sunggyu's girl? Or maybe L's? Maybe L's little sister and Sunggyu's girl? If I were to hang out with Infinite I would totally snuggle up on the couch with L.
And now I'm not sure if they are saying Say Me, See Me, or Save Me. I feel like Infinite was never strong at English and while I love infinite, this will be one of my least favorite songs from them.

Trot Lovers half way point

Wow, we're already half way through Trot Lovers.
You know, sometimes I just want to reach in and smack people. So In's mom, for example, I really hope that she was the one to kill Choon Hee's mom and I really hope that she will rot in jail for the rest of her life. I also hope that her devilish little daughter will end up alone and miserable. Actually, I don't hate Soo In. Mildly dislike her? Yes, but I don't wish that on her. I won't ask for the sins of the parents to fall upon the children. She just grew up learning how to act from a horrible, heartless, witch. I do wish that she would grow not only a backbone but also some confidence and stand up to her mother but she seems to be on the road to second lead land and the journey is never a nice one.

As a character, I do like Soo In to some degree. I think she and Geun Woo are adorable together and I want them to be good friends who do silly things together. As love interests, I'm not as wild about it mostly because he doesn't feel that way about her. Those two in a drama of their own, where she isn't so much of a brat, and no Choon Hee exists would be a cute drama. He's odd and she is tripping to keep up with him, but she takes everything in stride and I truly think that she likes him as a person and not just as a way to further her career.
All of this being said, I'm watching Choon Hee becoming a singer more than anything. I like watching her journey, when she's allowed to make steps forward that is (Soo In's mother, I'm looking at you!!!!). I like watching her moments of growth and the moments she has with Byul. Those two are so cute together and you can really tell that they care about each other.

Speaking of Byul, isn't she the most adorable thing in the world? I think we should have more of she and Joon Hyun hanging out. Maybe Byul can set something up that would involve Choon Hee and Geun Woo spending the afternoon together while she drags Joon Hyun away and keeps him entertained because while I want Choon Hee and Joon Hyun to end up together in the end, I think his petty jealousy is so fun to watch and we need more of that.

Now onto Geun Woo. I love him, which shocks me a little. I thought I would have difficulty getting past his You From Another Star role but I'm not. I think his character is cute and I find him adorable. He is strange, very strange but I like him. He's proactive, forward, and quirky. I don't have second Lead syndrome for him but I do find him entertaining to watch.

And onto the star of the show. Jang Joon Hyun. I am very surprised by how much he's grown. Joon Hyun went from being a god in his mind to realizing that not everything, or anything, is about him. He has started to care about more than just himself and has even learned a sense of responsibility and is willing to separate himself from Choon Hee so she doesn't get caught up in any scandals regardless of the fact that he won't have a job again.

High School King of Savvy half way point

I actually have no idea if this week is the half way point or if last week was. I'm not sure because I don't know if this is a 16 episode drama or a 20 episode drama. I'm just going to assume it was last week because our leads united as a couple and that's just what happens half way through a drama but I thought I remembered reading somewhere that this would be 20 episodes long. Just because, I'm going to talk about up till episode 10.

Well I feel like we aren't getting a whole lot of story, character development, or answers. We don't know why Hyung Seok asked Min Seok to act like him at work. There isn't much story progression if we haven't even had a hint of the reason for Min Seok's double life. Character development isn't happening for anyone but Jin Woo and even then I wouldn't say there's very much of it. All that put aside, I am enjoying the drama. This is a sit, casually watch, and laugh kind of drama. I'm not expecting any crazy plot twists or be reveals in this drama.

At half way through I am a little surprised that it took Soo Young this long to find out that Min Seok is really a High School student. I mean she's not overly smart but with the opening scene of this drama being her helping him get to high school I thought she would have found out sooner than later. But what will come is a direct result of Min Seok not telling her. He shouldn't have confessed to her and he shouldn't have allowed her to date him if he was lying to her and didn't really plan on telling her.

Jin Woo is a character I can't figure out as of now. I'm not sure if he as just neglected as a child so now he is vying for attention or if he's really just a jerk who needs to be slapped around. Eventually we might figure out why he keeps having his dizzy head episodes but I wouldn't expect that we'll learn till the show is nearly over.

Well we shall see what this next half has to offer. Hopefully some answers.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Infinite will Be Back

Oh Okay, well Infinite is coming out with another song and MV which comes out on the 22nd of this month. Crazy stuff. I swear Last Romeo just came out. The song is called "Back" and from the teaser I have decided that I don't like my boys all cut up. Some guys look good when they're injured. Daniel Craig, for example, looks good when he's beating the crap out of people and they're beating the crap out of him. Infinite does not look good and seeing them with cuts makes me sad but it looks like they're going for the bad boy look, but I can tell you right now that I will not like a few of the hairstyle the members are sporting. Whatever, I don't care what style they do as long as I get an Infinite sounding song and an Infinite looking dance. That being said is it just me or does See Me sounds like Say Me? Oh KPop Stars and their Engrish. I don't know. July 22nd everyone!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Good Bye Bye and Judgement

Oh Nu'est... I don't know what to do with you. I thought we had a teaser for Judgement and then Good Bye Bye came out. If I look online I can find them performing Judgement and Good Bye Bye live but why did they release a teaser for Judgement and then release a MV for Good Bye Bye? I am slightly confused. I don't know what to do with Nu'est anymore. I feel like this MV was trying to be artistic but kind of failed and the song was so mainstream. Maybe they're release something for Judgement. Nu'est, you are making me sad. You're better than this. On a side note, I didn't recognize Ren. He looks like a boy now. Way to be manly Ren.
Alright, so Judgement is the intro. Why? I think it's way better than Good Bye Bye and I think it should have been a full song. Judgement reminds me of why I fell in love with Nu'est. I loved their amazing dancing, rapping, Aron's intelligible English rapping, and their all around bad boy look. I feel like they've lost something when they changed their style. I just haven't been impressed with anything they've done since Action up till this. I think it would make a fantastic song cause it has a great beat and Baekho's voice with this beat would be an awesome contrast. *sigh* Nu'est, please come back.

Solo Day

This was so odd but it fit B1A4 perfectly. I don't even know where to start with this video so I'll start with the song. For some reason this didn't feel like a song to me but rather background music to their adventure. And is it just me or is this song very repetitive? I think part of the problem was the whistling and the other was the break in the middle of the song. I did like it though and I do believe it will grow on me. And at first I thought they were saying Summer Summer Day but then again, B1A4 has never had the best Engrish in their songs. 
Now the video which was just silly and fun. Favorite parts had to be the boys fighting over breakfast in the cafe while CNU sat there looking disgusted at them as quietly ate his waffles. Their faces as the UFO fist came into sight. They all looked their own version of terrified but Jinyoung's face and CNU drinking his water were the best. I think Jinyoung might be about to cry while CNU looks like he might call for his mother. And then of course Baro's face as he tells them to run away was great. I really hoped that one of them would stop to take a picture of the Ufo before running away but Gongchan booked it out of there leaving behind the tripping Baro, tripping Sandeul, and the awestruck CNU. Such a maknae, at least leader Jinyoung took care of his boys. 
I'm not really positive of the message but maybe the boys were realizing that their lives weren't as bad as they thought and they just had to look at it from a different angle. Baro, electricity is important. CNU, just because her spoon isn't perfectly straight doesn't mean she isn't the girl for you. Gongchan, the love of your puppy is good enough. Sandeul, if I pizza delivery boy came to my house looking like you I would certainly let him join the party. And Jinyoung, once you remembered what an awesome ride you had sitting out front life is once again good. And as a last piece of advice; Jinyoung, don't ogle girls at the beach, it's kind of creepy.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

B1A4's close encounters of the third kind.

Well teaser five gave us an alien sounding tune with a UFO  while day six was the five of them playing on the beach. I'm a little disappointed by number six as I was hoping they would join the alien race and zoom off into space. Oh well we still have the MV to look forward to and hopefully it's as fun and easy as the teasers have been. July 14th.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

B1A4 Running Away from a UFO?

Hey, we get some singing this time! Not much, but we do get some and we actually get to see our boys faces in the fourth teaser! I am just loving these teasers more and more. Can they please not end? I would love this to continue on forever. Are they hunting UFOs? Cause that would be hilarious. With Baro's nickname begin Space Geek I wouldn't be surprised if he was making them hunt UFOs with him.  And their faces in teaser number four are fantastically funny. I never want this to end. Please just give us short videos each day so we can see their UFO hunting journey. I don't even care if the MV never comes out cause I'm loving this.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

B1A4 takes a Road Trip to the Beach

Teasers 1 and 2 have come out. I've decided rather than posting about a teaser each day I'd rather do them in groups of two as to not clog up the posting feed.
Still have no idea what to expect from this MV and song but it could be fun. Maybe they're going to make a trip MV with them just having a good time. I almost hope that's what the MV is going to be about cause that would be so much fun. These first two teasers are very simple and pleasant to look at. I love the easy feeling that comes from the utter simplicity. Driving down the road while listening to an awesome guitar riff and walking on the beach while whistling; there is nothing more natural than these two things. Very easy, very original. I like the little spaceship. This is way better than a teaser about each of the members' nicknames. That would have been cute, but this is beautiful.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Video Games and funny Nicknames for B1A4

So B1A4 goes back and forth with their style. They release a fun video: Baby Goodnight, and then a serious one: Tried to Walk and then a goofy and fun one: What's Happening? followed by another serious one: Lonely. From their debut this was how they did things: Silly song-OK Girl, then ballad type- Only Learned Bad Things, Beautiful Target, Baby I'm Sorry, Baby Goodnight, Tried to Walk, What's Happening?, Lonely, and now this one Solo Day. I can always count on B1A4 being consistent in which concept they release based on their history so when lonely came out and I didn't love it I knew their next song would be a goofy one. F4fighting! and I fell in love with B1A4 because of their goofiness and consistently we have loved their silly songs better than their serious ones.
Solo Day (Game Teaser) doesn't give us a lot about the song or MV but the teaser is just plain fun. I love that they have given each of the members a title like Space Geek, Couch Potato, Flower Vagabond, Pizza Delivery, and Obsession Guy. So cute and clever. This is the first teaser and I've heard that they will be releasing a teaser, either a picture or video, each day till the MV comes out which should be on the 14th of this month. I hope we get one teaser of each member's nickname. Couch Potato Jinyoung. Space Geek Baro. Obsession Guy CNU. Flower Vagabond Gongchan. Pizza Delivery Sanduel. I am so excited! Also, this teaser is really clever and original. I love the old style video game and TV feel to it.

Nu'est's upcoming Judgement MV teaser

With a name like Judgement this has got to be better than Sleep Talking. I have been pretty disappointed with Nu'est these past few MVs. Actually, I haven't really liked a Nu'est MV or song since Action and Not Over You doesn't really count cause had I known Nu'est was changing their style I wouldn't have liked it so much.
I miss the debut Nu'est with the bad boy look and the catchy tempos. I really want that back and hopefully this MV will do that. The album is called Re: Birth. and this will come out on the 9th of this month so like Wednesday. Come on Nu'est, please don't let me down again.
And was that seriously Ren? Cause I hardly recognize him.