Since I don’t have a movie I’m reviewing this week. (The movie I’d planned to review didn’t end up being worth a review…) I’ve decided to catch everyone up on some of the Korean Movies I’ve been watching, along with some of the amazing Kdrama’s I’m either in the middle of or just begun.
1| Fly Daddy Fly – This movie came out before Lee Joon Gi had really made his mark on the Korean television/movie scene, and since it’s felt like ages since his last drama (Scholar Who Walks By Night) I decided why not check out one of his early works. It did not disappoint. Lee Joon Gi, takings on the job of training a middle aged man whose daughter has been assaulted by the leader of the school wrestling team. Overtime, Lee Joon Gi’s character forms a bond with the man he’s training, giving him the father figure he’s always wanted while giving the ‘salary man’ a true chance to defend his daughters honor.
2| Love Forecast – The two title characters in the movie have been friends since they were children. Joon-Soo (Lee Seung-Gi) has never had any luck with women, and has always been in love with his best friend/weather-girl Hyun-Woo (Moon Chae-Won.) While Hyun-Woo is charming while on-air, her personality off air couldn’t be less charming.
3| Gangnam Blues – I’ve finally broken down and started watching this one, as I’ve run out of Lee Min Ho dramas that I want to watch. So, far it’s kept my interest. The main characters grew up like brothers but when the shanty town they were living in his torn apart by developers they are separated. When they are eventually reunited, they find themselves on different sides of the law.
Now for the drama’s I’m currently watching…
4| Neighborhood Hero/Local Hero – So I’m only 2 episodes into this drama and I already love it. A former secret agent Baek Shi-Yoon (Park Si Hoo) buys a bar that is frequented by both current and former agents. Soon after he meets Choi Chan-Gyoo (Lee Soo-Hyuk) a young man whose always dreamed of becoming a police officer. Shi-Yoon soon decides to take Chan-Gyoo under his wing and begins to train him.
5| Cheese in the Trap – I’m approaching the half-way point through this drama and I’m still not quite sure how I feel about it. The title characters couldn’t be more opposite, and I’m pretty sure the only reason I’m still watching it is to find out what the lead male character’s secret is and if he has any redeemable qualities.
6| Moorim School – While I don’t usually watch a lot of dramas that take place in a high school setting, the mysterious nature of this school/drama drew me in right from the start. The principles behind education at Moorim School have to do with much more than academics. There is a far bit of action in the form of martial arts with this drama, which I quite enjoy and there is a lot of excellent chemistry between the main characters.
7| Madame Antoine – While the main female character in this drama makes her living as a fortune teller, she doesn’t actually believe in it… Instead she uses her observations helpful advice to those who come to her for help. When a renowned psychiatrist takes residence in the floor above her little cafe, he’s determine to get rid of her even if it means breaking her heart.
Coming up next…
8| Descendants of the Sun – there are several shows on my list of upcoming dramas to premiere… but I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for this one to premiere. This drama stars Song Joong -Ki and its his first drama role since completing his military service. The story centers around a Song Joong-Ki’s character who is leading Peacekeeping troops for the UN and a doctor serving in the same area they’ve been sent in to protect.