When I get tired of doing something I used to like, I always look back and reminisce the first time I did it. It was like falling in love, and that was the same thing happened between me and Korean Dramas. I admit that nowadays, I spend less time watching dramas due to real life commitments and it is normal to feel out of touch at times. The Sunshine Award made me feel nostalgic about my experience of getting acquainted with Korean Dramas and I think I should put it here, lest I forget about it one day.
I just realized that it has been two weeks (and a day) since the last time I posted on the blog. Uh-oh! Life is so hectic nowadays and I have limited internet connection these days, so that’s one of the reasons why it’s not easy to post here. Although I’m currently slacking off when it comes to blogging, my fellow drama bloggers have nominated me for the Sunshine Award. Glad to know that my lacking self is considered as an inspiration for someone. Heee! Now I really have to work hard to become someone who is worthy of that award ;)
Riding his popularity in Marriage Not Dating, Yeon Woo-jin further spreads his charms outside the small screen through several magazine features. Gong Ki-tae’s tale might have ended, but this guy still has a lot of things to do, now that his name is finally getting the recognition he deserves. Give this man a lot of fun roles, please!
It’s been more than three years since the first post about hanbok was posted on this blog. Time does fly very fast nowadays, huh? After doing the introductory post, I also made several short posts focusing on the court attires and ornaments used during Joseon Dynasty. In fact, this was supposed to be the the third installment to the Joseon’s Court Attire posts, but I decided to change it into the second part of the main post, that was the Traditional Korean Clothing: Kdrama Style. Thanks to the world wide web and the never ending interest in hanbok, I have found more details about traditional Korean clothing and I feel that it should be shared with fellow enthusiasts about hanbok, especially those featured in the dramas. I still love to spot the ornaments and the attires worn by the cast, so for those who are in the same boat as me, this detailed post focusing on the court attires might be for you!
Sometimes I feel that I was being pampered with lots of promotional materials when a drama aired and now, the week seems empty without much spoilers from Three Musketeers. That kind of explains why I am grinning widely while reading all the news from a press conference held on September 11 at the filming site in Gyeonggi-do. The cast seems careful not to spoil the plot but they promise that the story will take a new turn starting this week. I’m already invested in the series but for those who are still on the fence about watching it, this might be a good news for you!
With the currently airing Three Musketeers and the upcoming Secret Door, the focus is not only the characters in the dramas but also the historical figures who inspired the fictional people featured in the period pieces. Although the history could be a major spoiler for those who hate to be spoiled when they are watching a particular drama, to me, the process to reach the conclusion is more important, since it sets a drama different from the others revolving around the same historical figures. Sure, we already know the ending, but it is worth the time if the events leading to the ultimate ending are wonderfully crafted, enough to leave me breathless. Although breathless sounds like an exaggerated expression but that’s what it feels to watch a well-written drama, which is rare nowadays.
After what feels like an eternity since the news about Secret Door was first announced, SBS has finally opened the official website of the drama. It is the first sageuk for SBS this year and the anticipation for it is quite high, at least for me. I notice that the themes for dramas and movies are often intertwined and this year, Crown Prince Sado is one of the recurring characters in both television and movie production. Secret Door promises a retelling of the history that might be familiar to some people with a new approach.
[+Updated with the teasers+]
If the actors are taking turns to serve in the army, the actresses I usually see on dramas are also disappearing, mostly making their debut on the big screen. But the entertainment market has no time to rest and new faces are appearing in dramas. I don’t have that many favourite actresses on my list but one thing I know, I like to see these three young stars in their dramas. It might be a coincidence that they are all dressed in white and pastels for their September pictorials ;)