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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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“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 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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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 22

arm-30day-challenge-d22Hello everybody, lovely to see you! Here is today’s question:

Your favourite noona romance

Apologies in advance for this extremely disappointing list. I’m not someone who watches a lot of noona romances, and I’m not too sure why I don’t. Perhaps I just feel awkward about them? Regardless of the reason though, all I know is that the ones that are noona romances are most definitely in the minority. Below are the ones that I’ve watched, and actually loved:

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 21

 

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Hello and welcome back fellow readers/followers! Today’s question is gonna be a fun one!

Your favourite ahjussi romance

I just can’t pick one…there’s been so many. I am definitely a sucker for these ahjussi romances (more so than noona romances to be honest) and it’s quite sad to see that many of these dramas are quite downplayed and less popular than noona dramas. I’m presuming it’s because people are more commonly found in such large age gap relationships, so it hits a nerve? I don’t really know what the true reason is, but certainly the noona dramas are a lot more popular than the ahjussi ones. Anyway, below are the answers I’d give (I kept it to 3 to ensure that I wouldn’t ramble on)

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“Splash Splash LOVE (퐁당퐁당 LOVE)” Review: Cute, sweet and just plain goodness. Thank you for your existence ^^~

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A short, sweet and easy drama that has everything you’ve wanted and needed. Adorable, well-paced and just perfect in length and execution. Great for those who are seeking for a cute and short rom-com, or for those who want to take a break from some heavy long-term commitment dramas 😉

I am certainly not the first nor the last blogger to rave about how good this drama special was. And yes, of course some points that I’ll go over have probably been talked about before, however I personally believe that this drama deserves proper recognition. It is really quite rare currently to see a K-drama as short as this one yet still so solid, enjoyable and not just loose ends left in the wind; the drama definitely took its disadvantage (length of airing) and turned it into an advantage. Those who are seeking a kdrama special that doesn’t require a huge commitment but is still wanting to watching something great, this may be the one for you. Anyway, before I continue rambling further, let’s get on with this review.

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“Birth of a Beauty” Review: Doctor/Ahjumma couple forever~ *peace sign* *sigh* Relationship goals…

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Overall Review:

A drama that started out with a bang, filled with awesomeness that unanimously drew everyone in to see what would happen. However, by the second half of it all it just dragged and fell downhill…

Back again with another review for you all! I had just finished this drama just a couple of days ago, and I have to admit that I was purposely dreading to finish it. I guess I just can’t accept that our Doctor/Ahjumma couple will have to come to an end, after experiencing some of the highest and lowest times of their relationships. They have been through thick and thin (and no, that was not an intentional pun) together, and it just really pains me to finally place this drama to rest because no matter how slow and disappointing the second half of this drama became, I cannot deny the fact that I absolutely adored this couple to bits, as I do with most rom-coms.

And so enough rambling from me, let’s finish this once and for all!

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