True Beauty Teaser

tvN released official teaser for the upcoming webtoon adapted drama, True Beauty starring Moon Ga Young, Cha Eun Woo and Hwang In Yeop.

Are you ready? Are you #TeamSuho or #TeamSeojun?

Can’t decide yet? check out the webtoon of this drama before December 9!

Webtoon: True Beauty

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KDrama Review: 18 Again

18 Again (2020)

JTBC/16 episodes

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Casts:

Lee Do Hyun as Young Dae Young/Ko Woo Young

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Kim Ha Neul as Jung Da Jung

Yoon Sang Hyun as Hong Dae Young

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Roh Jeong Eui as Hong Si  A

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Ryeo Un as Hong Si Woo

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Kim Gang Hyun as Ko Deok Jin

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Lee Mi Do as Choo Ae Rin

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Choi Bo Min as Seo Ji Ho

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Hwang In Yeop as Goo Ja Sung

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Wi Ha Joon as Ye Ji Hoon

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Kim Yoo Ri as Ok Hye In

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Han So Eun as young Jung Da Jung

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Synopsis:

Drama series is a remake of the US film, 17 Again.

Hong Dae Young, a middle aged man tired of everything going on with him including family and career problems, went to throw some hoops to release his frustrations. Before throwing at half-court distance, he wished he could go back in time so he could live his life again.

Dae Young found himself in his 18 year-old body as his 37-year old self and assumed the name of Ko Woo Young.

THE Feels:

I watched 18 Again with little expectations since I have already watched the US film, 17 Again.

To say that it is good is an understatement because it exceeded my expectations. They added some twists to the film by adding characters and tweaks on plot.

1. More family focused. Maybe because they have longer time to spare but they were able to elaborate more on the dynamics of their family.

Dae Young and Da Jung as young parents.

Dae Young and Da Jung as parents in the present

Their relationship with their families (dad, mom, inlaws)

The other students’ families as well

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2. Adding the character of Ye Ji Hoon. His character was a good addition to the series. He’s someone that you can also root for if not for their situation. He’s flawed but his character is warm.

📸 JTBC Ji Hoon’s character is also like a knight in shining armor you would want to have for yourself if you’re not taken 😅

3. Da Jung as a strong woman who pursues her dream despite the hurdles and fights for injustice when she sees one.

📸 JTBC Remember when she set up Lee Ki Woo’s character to prove his schemes to the parents

The series in all its episodes were packed with funny and heartwarming scenes.

The actors were all superb in their performances especially Lee Do Hyun who really made me cry over and over again in his as a young father, husband, and son.

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The drama is full of lessons about life, love, and families.

  • How married couples need to talk to each other to avoid misunderstandings. Both Ja Dung and Dae Young were having a difficult time, but instead of talking to each other they avoided confrontation until they drifted off. Let’s remember that even when you are together with your partner everyday, they won’t be able to exactly read your mind and know what’s wrong. Open up instead of bottling everything inside.
  • Be your child’s friend. At times, we really want the best for our children and sometimes we become unreasonably strict and we keep on nagging at them. But doing so creates a wall between a parent and a child so there may be things that they would want to keep from us. Being friends with your child also opens up an avenue for them to include you in the decisions that they will make in the future.
  • Upkeep of marriage and family is a continuous process and will never be perfect. It will always have its ups and downs. We saw na kahet nagbalikan sila, there are still moments that they argue. But lessons learned, they are mow more open to each other and use that as an opportunity to grow and love each other more.
  • Happiness is a choice and a matter of perspective. Dae Young thought that his life was wasted because he wasn’t able to achieve his dream of being a basketball player… it was late when he realized that what mattered to him most was his family and that he will choose them again if in the same situation. And it’s true how we sometimes take things for granted because of it’s familiarity. Make best of what we have now.

The story wrapped up well and gave a very heartwarming and satisfying ending.

Story: 5 (not original but tweaked)

Pacing: 5

Actors: 5

Characters: 5

Entertainment Value: 5 every episode has funny and heartwarming scenes.

RATE: 5/5 a drama everyone with a family must watch 😉

HALLYU ENTHUSIAST’s WoW:

Happiness is something we choose. Let’s choose to be happy with whatever decision we make.

November 2020 KDramas

November 2

Birthcare Center (tvN)

8 episodes/Mon-Tues 21:00

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Casts:

Uhm Ji Won as Oh Yun Jin

Park Ha Sung as Jo Eun Jung

Jang Hye Jin as Choi Hye Sook

Yoon Park as Kim Do Yeon

Choi Ri as Lee Ro Da

Synopsis:

Oh Hyun-Jin (Uhm Ji-Won) is the youngest executive at her company. She gives birth to a baby and stays at a postnatal care center. She is the oldest guest at the center for mothers and their newborn babies. While staying there, she meets other women, including Jo Eun-Jung (Park Ha-Sun), and they grow together as adults. ©️asianwiki


November 7

Modan Girl/Modern Girl (KBS)

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Casts:

Ji Jin Hee

Synopsis:

The drama depicts a woman’s growing up who tried to become a modern girl to change her husband’s mind in the 1920s. Goo Sin-deuk goes to a school to fit her husband’s needs but falls for the literature teacher. ©️ig/hancinema


November 10 (premiere)

Please Don’t Meet Him (MBC)

Starting November 16, Monday 22:40

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Casts:

Song Ha Yoon as Seo Ji Sung

Lee Jun Young as Jung Kook Hee

Synopsis:

Please Don’t Meet Him (literal translation) is a romantic comedy about women who own a stethoscope that allows them to distinguish men they shouldn’t date. With elements of artificial intelligence (AI), the drama will be a relatable story for people who want to find love but avoid picking the “wrong answer.” ©️soompi


Nov 17

Live On (JTBC)

8 episodes/Tuesday 21:30

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Casts:

Jung Da Bin as Baek Ho Rang

Minhyun as Go Eun Taek

Synopsis:

Live On is set to be a romance drama of two completely different characters: Seo Yeon High School celebrity and social media influencer Baek Ho Rang (Jung Da Bin), who enters the school’s broadcasting club with suspicious motives, and Go Eun Taek (NU’EST’s Minhyun), the head of the broadcasting club who demands nothing but perfection. ©️soompi


November 21

Daughter-in-law (Kakao TV)

12 episodes of 20 mins each

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Casts:

Park Ha Sun as Min Sa Rin

Kwon Yul as Moo Goo Young

Moon Hee Kyung as Park Gi Dong

Synopsis:

The drama centers around Park Ha Sun’s character, Min Sa Rin. She is an expert at her job, having been an employee at a major corporation for 7 years, but still a rookie at marriage, having only been married for one month. She tries hard to be liked by her in-laws, but encounters unexpected incidents and finds it hard to get along with her new family. ©️soompi


November 21

Get Revenge (TV Chosun)

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Casts:

Kim Sa Rang as Kang Hae Ra

Yoon Hyun Min as Cha Min Joon

Yoo Sun as Kim Tae On

Yoon Soo Yi as Koo Eun Hye

Synopsis:

“Get Revenge” is described as a “mystery social revenge drama” in which Kang Hae Ra is given the opportunity to get her revenge and fight against powerful people in society. ©️mydramalist


November 28

The Uncanny Counter/ Amazing Rumor (OCN)

Saturday-Sunday 22:30

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Casts:

Joe Byeong-Gyu – So Moon

Yu Jun-Sang – Ga Mo-Tak

Kim Se-Jeong – Do Ha-Na

Yum Hye-Ran – Chu Mae-Ok

Ahn Suk-Hwan – Choi Jang-Mool

Synopsis:

A group of people are called “Counter.” Their purpose is to hunt down evil spirits and they each have their own special abilities. The group disguises themselves as employees at noodle restaurant. ©️asianwiki


November 30

Awaken (tvN)

Mon-Tues 21:00

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Casts:

Namgoong Min as Do Jung Woo

Seol Hyun as Kong Hye Wo

Lee Chung Ah as Jamie Leyton

Synopsis:

Mysterious cases take place in a town. These mysterious cases are connected to cases that took place 26 years ago. Do Jung-Woo and Kong Hye-Won try to uncover the secret behind the cases from 26 years ago and the present day cases. ©️asianwiki

Ongoing Drama: Kairos

It was revealed in the last episode that Kang Hyun Chae (played by Nam Gyu Ri) is alive as well as her daughter. Although I already had an inkling of her extra marital relationship with Seo Do Kyun (Ahn Bo Yun) I am still wondering why do they have to go to such great lengths of “torturing” Kim Seo Jin (Shin Sung Rok).

I know that he is not the best person… as a husband and father, he have his shortcomings but he was sincerely devastated about the “lost” of his daughter and wife, even trying to change the past so that he could save his family. Imagine how hurt he will be when he finds out that his wife is part of the scheme.

How about Han Ae Ri (played by Lee Se Young)? Why would they want them dead? We know that her mother tried to connive with someone… I think that’s what got her in trouble.

I am excited to see more 10:33’s and how their one minute talk could change their tomorrow.

KDrama Review: Twenty Twenty

Twenty Twenty (2020)

Naver/20 episodes of 20 minutes each

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Casts:

Kim Woo Seok as Lee Hyun Jin

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Hang Sung Min as Chae Da Hee

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Park Sang Nam as Jung Ha Jun

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Chan as Son Bo Hyun

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Chae Won Bin Baek Ye Eun

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Jin Ho Eun as Kang Dae Eun

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Synopsis:

Twenty-Twenty tells the stories of 20-year-olds who work to find their dreams as they experience freedom and responsibilities for the first time and also the dream and love of twenty-year-olds who share the realistic problems that they face as they just became adults.

THE Feels:

I’m not sure why but this drama gave off a somewhat “sexy” vibe? Is it because most backgrounds are EDMs? I can’t point it out.

It’s a short drama (per timed episode) and most of the casts are new faces for me. I think most of them are new to acting. This is a school, coming-of-age drama that tackled issues like: expectations, being raised by a single mom, divorced parents, bad grades, bullies, and freedom.

Since the characters are close to that of the actors age, I think it was easier for them to be themselves, although I could say that I was a bit concern about the FL’s acting. There’s like a permanent look on her face that is nonchalant or stupefied. It feels like the whole drama is in slow motion when it’s her scene.

My takeaway from this though is the importance of communication between parents and their children. As a parent, always, always take time to listen to your children and not just talk and expect them to

follow your every word. As for the children, listen to ypur parents but if necessary, respectfully voice out your opinion or views if there are things that concerns you…  as parents can only guide their children, our life is still ours to live.

The ending is good enough but of course being a youth drama, it is open for possible spin off.

Story: 4

Pacing: 3.5

Actors: 3

Characters: 3.5

Entertainment Value: 3.5

RATE: 3.5/5

KDrama Review: Single and Ready To Mingle

Single and Ready to Mingle (2020)

8 episodes

also known as Melo Not Solo

Casts:

Choi Yoo Jung as Bong Joo Yi

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Kim Do Yeon as Ji Yeon So

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Jung Hyo Jun as Woo Seung Bong

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Kim Min Chul as Kang Joon Woo

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Moon Ji Hoo as Ma Hoon

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Lee So Yul as Ma Ho Young

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Synopsis:

Bong Joo Yi and Ji Yeon Seo are best friends who have been single all their lives and have only studied in all girls school from grade school to college. The two girls suddenly found themselves having to live in a co-ed sharehouse where three good looking men lives.

THE FEELS:

I have watched it without expecting much since it’s a short drama and I’m just glad I stumbled upon it.

It is a refreshing break from all the stressful full blown dramas so far.

Simple, funny and enjoyable.

Story: 4

Pacing: 5

Actors: 4

Characters: 4.5

Entertainment Value: 5

Rate: 4.5