Movie Monday – A Melody to Remember (2016)

Starring: Im Shi Wan as Han Sang Ryeol, Lee Hee Joon as Kal Go Ri, Go Ah Sung as Park Joo Mi, Lee Joon Hyuk as Superior Jo, Lee Re as Soon Yi, and Tang Jun Sang as Choon Shik

Rating: PG-13, some violence

Running Time: 123 min

Twinkies: 3 1/2 stars Continue reading “Movie Monday – A Melody to Remember (2016)”

My Top 10 Favorite Korean Period Dramas

Favorite Korean Period Dramas
Favorite Korean Period Dramas

I’ve had this quick post sitting in my draft list for awhile. I thought of combining all Asian dramas but then it would have been harder to come up with just 10. So, to make life easier, I’ll split the posts. Here are my top 10 favorite Korean period dramas (so far). Continue reading “My Top 10 Favorite Korean Period Dramas”

Movie Monday – The Last Princess (2016)

Starring: Son Ye Jin as Princess Deok Hye, Park Hae Il as Jang Han, Yoon Je Moon as Han Chang Soo, Ra Mi Ran as Bok-Soon, Jung Sang Hoon as Bok-Dong, and Ahn Nae Sang as Kim Hwang-Jin

Rating: PG-13, some violence

Running Time: 127 min

Twinkies: 4 1/2 stars Continue reading “Movie Monday – The Last Princess (2016)”

Movie Monday – Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2015)

Starring: Kim Myung Min as Detective K, Lee Yeon Hee as Hisako, Oh Dal Su as Seo Pil, Jo Kwan Woo as Musician Jo, Jung Won Joong as Senior, and Hwang Jung Min as Sakura

Rating: PG-13, subject matter

Running Time: 125 min

Twinkies: 2 3/4 stars Continue reading “Movie Monday – Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2015)”

Movie Monday – The Magician (2015)

Starring: Yoo Seung Ho as Magician Hwan Hee, Go Ah Ra as Princess Cheong Myung, Kwak Do Won as Gwi Mol, Jo Yoon Hee as Bo Eum, and Lee Kyeong Yeong as Ahn Dong Hwi

Rating: PG-13, some violence

Running Time: 122 min

Twinkies: 4 1/2 heart stars Continue reading “Movie Monday – The Magician (2015)”

My Top 10 Movies for 2015

My Top 10 Movies Watched for 2015

Here it is February and I just realized that I never posted about my favorite movies for 2015! Even I am shocked! I really have no excuse as I was off for 3 weeks into January; however, I did spend a lot of time reviewing the Japanese dramas that I liked last year. So, before I forget everything, here is my top movies for 2015 that I watched in no particular order. Read on… Continue reading “My Top 10 Movies for 2015”

My End of the Year Japanese Drama Picks for 2015 (Part Une)

My Top 10 Japanese Drama Picks for 2015
My Top 10 Japanese Drama Picks for 2015

This was truly the year of Japanese dramas and my continual love for them. Ending of 2014 into 2015 began my love and adoration for the Japanese Asadora dramas (Mon-Sat dramas where each episode is around 15 minutes and the dramas are generally 150+ episodes). From Massan to Mare, and then my forage backwards to watch the previous ones, my new love for the Asadora dramas continues; however, the drama offerings for 2015 were just more enticing for me when it came to the Japanese dramas. Unlike the 18 Korean dramas that I watch (plus 12 web dramas), the total Japanese dramas that I completed this year was 37! 37! More and more dramas are being made available from sites like Viki and DramaFever than ever before. Even Netflix has entered the arena with the new original drama, Atelier which I cannot wait to watch. Drama tested, Nelly approved! Don’t believe me, check out her blog for reviews of some of these dramas (marked with **) Continue reading “My End of the Year Japanese Drama Picks for 2015 (Part Une)”

First Saguek Drama for 2015 – Worth the Watch ~ “Maids”

It has been awhile whereby I have been able to watch a saguek drama from start to finish and not only not be bored; forgo fast forwarding and even enjoying the ending. Top that off with the fact that watching the drama makes me immediately write a blog post about it. What can I say more that will convince you how well I thought the drama, Maids was put together? Continue reading “First Saguek Drama for 2015 – Worth the Watch ~ “Maids””

Final Thoughts – Massan (2014)

Japanese TV Serial 2014

When I started this drama over six months ago, I really couldn’t predict that I would still be watching it until the end. Having watched a lot of daily dramas, a 6 episodes a week, 15 minutes long drama didn’t seem very daunting; however, what became apparent by Week 5 was the length of the drama wasn’t the issue but the wait each week (or two) for the videos and English subs. Was the wait worthwhile? You’re damn skippy it was!!
Continue reading “Final Thoughts – Massan (2014)”