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“A Korean Odyssey” Review: A bumbling mess that barely scraps by for me

Overall Review:

A take on an ancient folktale that doesn’t resonate with the original as such. Instead of bringing much anticipation that most carried, it makes huge efforts to focus on just the added romance aspect which brings utter disappointment. Not only that, the main purpose of the drama is made unclear as well. Huge lifesavers of the drama are definitely the side characters, as well as the evident character development with our leads.

Hello and welcome back to the blog! I’m bringing to you all the much awaited review of A Korean Odyssey, which has been something that I’ve been following for the last 2-3 months or so. This drama has definitely taken me on a ride, for all sorts of reasons. Not only did it bring me a little hit of nostalgia, but it also kept me invested to see and follow these handful of characters who I certainly rooted for eagerly. So now, let’s finish this once and for all.

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“A Korean Odyssey” Current Trek: Should I continue this or not?

Hello everyone! I am back with a couple of posts lined up, starting off with this one. There has been a number of dramas that I’ve been curious to check out and start off the year with, and this one has definitely been on my radar for a while. There is only really two reasons for this. Number one: It is Seung Gi’s comeback drama (god how I’ve missed him!) and so I’ve been meaning to see if he’s still got it (which he has most definitely not failed to do). And number two: the drama is based off a classic story that I’ve grown up watching and reading for as long as I could remember. Journey to the West has been something that every Chinese kid has grown up with, simply because it’s just been around for that long, and the story always gets a remake every couple of years. Some have been fantastic, while others most definitely fall short. And so, when I heard that this drama would be based loosely on the classic, just set in a more modern setting suited for our time, I was most definitely curious to see how this would go. Also, it doesn’t hurt that this drama is a Hong Sister’s creation xD

And here, I will share with you my thoughts on how this drama has been going for me, and what I plan to do next. So…let’s get on with it.

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“Goblin” Review: A bittersweet and memorable journey for many years to come

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Overall Review:

A journey which was poignant, memorable and epic for not only the people we follow along with, but rather the specks of wisdom that the show sprinkles throughout. Through its amazing cinematography, sweet chemistry and intriguing messages, this drama will indeed keep your interest as it sets itself apart from most other dramas.

Like many already have (and eventually will), I am certainly not the first nor last blogger to share their thoughts on this drama. Goblin was perhaps the most anticipated drama of the remaining quarter of 2016 and as expected, it did indeed deliver. After laughing and crying my heart out for numerous hours (and recovering from the numbing feeling that I felt for hours after watching the drama), as well as falling into a little slump for a couple of weeks, I have finally gained the courage to close this drama, and finally say my farewell to our Goblin and his bride.

*deep breath* Let’s get on with it.

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 29

 

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Welcome back to Day #29 of this 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge. One more day to go after this…seems almost surreal. How is that 30 days has already gone by? I really do hope that this challenge is enough to encourage me to continue blogging much more often this year than previous years. Here is today’s question:

Drama that everyone else absolutely loved and you absolutely did not

There’s most definitely an abundance of answers for this question. I just simply hope that I don’t offend anyone with my answers…they are just my honest opinion on some dramas.

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 28

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Hello and what is this? We only have 2 more days of this challenge?!! Indeed we do. Today’s question is in fact:

Your top three sisterhoods in dramas

Unlike the abundance of possible answers like yesterday, today’s answer is a lot more difficult. Surprisingly, asian dramas (specifically K-dramas) I’ve noticed don’t create as many sisterhoods as there are bromances. That is really disappointing in my opinion since the ones that do exist are just so sweet, and it would be nice if the female leads had a bigger support network to rely on. Here are the ones that I have been able to remember and note down:

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 27

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Hello and a very happy warm welcome back! Oh my god~~ Three more days to go of this challenge! Can’t believe that it has been almost a month since I first started posting for this. It’s really starting to feel bittersweet. The question for the day is:

Your top three bromances in dramas

…I think this question is trying every way to kill me. ONLY 3?!! But, but, but…that’s almost impossible! How am I supposedly going to be able to reduce all of K-drama’s cute and awesome bromances into only just 3 :/ *sigh* Welp, sorry to all the other bromances that I’ve failed to list in this post…you’ll always be in my heart xD

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 26

 

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Hello and welcome back to the challenge! We have 4 more days everyone, 4 more days!!! Today’s question is:

Drama character you’d actually want to be

Well…this question got me quite stuck. Really stuck. It made me really question the idea “Would I wanna be a heroine that tries to get together with the richest guy in town, and be stalked and shunned by ex-girlfriends and evil mother-in-laws?” No, definitely not. So, I went to go in search of a character who I admire and has their life together.

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