Wednesday, 2 November 2016

[Rant/Review] - Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Scarlet Heart - Ryeo







WARNING: Contains spoilers for ep 19 and 20 of the drama. If you haven't seen the full drama, this will spoil the ending for you! Read at own risk!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

[NEWS] My Top 5 New Dramas (July Edition)

SUMMER DRAMAS WOOP WOOP!



Summer!!! It brings us (hopefully) warm weather, tons of fangirl feels and Taecyeon.




Hiya everyone! I hope you've enjoyed summer so far! I wish I could say mine has been full of sunshine and beach-chilling, but I'd be lying. Swedish summer sucks DX we get rain almost every other day <_<. But hey, it could've been a lot worse; It could've rained ALL DAY. every day, all year around. I guess the good part is that, since it's bad weather outside, I don't feel too guilty spending my free time watching dramas,; and I'll continue to do so seeing as that July will be an epic month full of drama goodies! <3
So let's see what this month has to offer shall we? These are the top 5 dramas I'll be checking out in the month of July.


[REVIEW] Hyde, Jekyll and I

Hyde, Jekyll and I (2015, South Korea)





Title: 하이드 지킬, 나
Also known as: Hyde, Jekyll and Me
Genre: romance, Comedy, psychological
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network:  Jan 21, 2015 to Mar 26
Broadcast period: SBS


Gu Seo Jin is a third-generation chaebol who runs the theme park Wonder Land. He seemingly has everything — looks, brains, and fortune. But a traumatic incident in his childhood resulted in Seo Jin having a split personality — one is a cold, ruthless man,while the other is the polar opposite, someone kind and gentle. Because of this, he vows never to date or marry. Seo Jin wants to get rid of the circus show at Wonder Land due to low ticket sales and high overhead costs, but he butts heads with circus master Jang Ha Na. Ha Na insists on saving the failing circus and dreams of revamping it back to its former glory. She soon finds herself falling for both of Seo Jin's personalities. - MDL





Overall Score: 6.5/10
Character Development: 5/10
Plot Development: 5/10
Acting: 9/10
Soundtrack: 5/10 (pretty forgettable, to be honest)


Monday, 27 June 2016

Omodramaland's 'Can't Contain The Feels' - Corner - Another Oh Hae Young (contains spoilers of the first 9 episodes)

Anyone else obsessed with 'Another Oh Hae Young'?




This currently airing korean drama has taken over my life. It has ruined all of my feels, all of my OTPs....Another Oh Hae Young is love. Another Oh Hae Young is life *_* I regret nothing! Are you obsessed with it too? If yes, yaaay, let's be friends! :D
Warning: this post contains spoilers of the first 9 episodes


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

[NEWS] My Top 5 New Dramas (May & June Edition)

Catch-up Edition



Hi everyone! :D It's been a while ~
Exams are finally over. I somehow managed to live through it all, but I have to say it was a close one X_x I hope you're all doing good. If you have exams: hwaiting!!! >_< you can do it! Soon you'll be able to Watch dramas again! :3
I've actually managed to keep up with one airing drama while I was studying. So the "May" part of this blogpost will be more of a first impression of that drama, and then the June part will be how I usually do this.
We have quite a lot of titles to go through so, without further ado ~ let's get started ~



Saturday, 16 April 2016

[NEWS] My Top 5 New Dramas (April Edition)

My top new dramas (April Edition)


April comeback!! ~~ See what I did there? Yes? No? ow T_T Anyways, jokes aside, let's see what this month has to offer shall we?


Sunday, 3 April 2016

[Drama Recap and Analysis] D-Day episode 6

D-day (2015, South Korea)







                                [SPOILERS BELOW] This is a recap and analysis of episode 6




Friday, 1 April 2016

[REVIEW] Madame Antoine

Madame Antoine (2016, South Korea)





Title: 마담 앙트완
Also known as: Madame Antoine
Episodes: 16
Broadcast Network: JTBC
Broadcast period: Jan 22th - March 12th


Go Hye Rim is a famous fortune-teller. She is known as "Madame Antoine" and insists that she is spiritually connected to Marie Antoinette, but that part is a lie. She can see through people and read their minds using "cold reading" as a technique (a set of techniques used by mentalists, psychics, fortune-tellers, mediums and illusionists to imply that the reader knows much more about the person than the reader actually does). She dreams of having love in a romantic film. Hye Rim then takes part in a psychological test project conducted by psychotherapist Choi Soo Hyun . His goal is to prove that true love does not exist. Coincidentally, the name for his psychological treatment center is Madame Antoine - MDL
Overall Score: 8/10
Character Development: 8/10
Plot Development: 8/10
Acting: 9.5/10
Soundtrack: 7/10



Thursday, 24 March 2016

Announcement! Descendant of the Sun (Unpopular opinion alert!)

So where are the recaps..?


Hiya guys ~
I hope you've all been well!
I've recently been watching the last few episodes of Six Flying Dragons and now that it has ended...all I can say is IT WAS AMAZEBALLS! But I'll save the explanation to why in a later post. Please bear with my fangirling! x'D
As you probably saw on my "currently working on list" there were plans for a Descendant of the Sun recaps and analysis posts, and I did start working on the first episode..however, as I continued to watch the drama.....I'm so sorry guys but it is so so bad X_X like, I can't even express how disappointed I am in the story. It's not the actors fault, the actors are phenomenal. the quality of the drama is top-notch but the story....oh gosh...it's just not working out for me X_x I'm 9 episodes in and I'm still wondering why the hell is going on, and why I'm even bothering to watch it etc etc.
Therefore, as every recap episode take around 3 hours to do, and I don't feel like I have the will to put that much effort and time into something that I'll just yawn about and criticize, I've decided to entirely drop the recap and analysis idea for this drama and instead just do a regular review when I've finished watching it all. I hope die-hard fans of the drama will be respectful of my opinion. I guess I just fail to see the epicness that is supposed to be DOTS.
With that said, I'm sorry that the recaps won't be happening, I know some of you have been looking forward to them, I hope you'll look forward to my new projects instead ~

I'll see you guys very very soon! Lots of love
//Mina

Friday, 18 March 2016

Omodramaland's 'Can't Contain The Feels' Corner - My Hopes/Expectations for 2016

If I had a say in dramaland 2016....




2016 has really started off with a boom, at least for me. I have so many dramas I want to watch I think I'll have to turn into a cat that has 9 lives just so I can end up finishing all of them X_x oh the life of a drama-fan is so hard D'x
But that aside, despite the fact that we've already gotten stellar casts in both airing and upcoming dramas, I decided that it'd be a fun to write about what actors and actresses I'd like to see do something in 2016 (especially since there are a handful of people that we haven't seen in A. VERY. LONG. TIME. -sigh- yes, I'm looking at you Yoon Eun Hye <_< I think it's time to get out of your cave now...no? Okay T_T). With that said, this is purely my own opinion, so the things I'll write below are in no way confirmed as real or based off of any kind of fact. I'm just playing around with the thought that "if I had a say in this, I'd make xxx return to dramaland in..." 
I guess this can be seen as a bit of a fan-casting too. Well, I hope you'll enjoy x'D


Saturday, 12 March 2016

[NEWS] My Top 5 New Dramas (March Edition)

My top new dramas (March Edition)



A bit later than usual, but what can I say? Better later than never, right guys? x'D
Okay actually it doesn't really affect this month that much since most of the dramas I'm going to point out here haven't started to air yet (I guess I just got lucky there) haha xD Anyhow, let's see what our green month has to offer shall we?

Friday, 4 March 2016

[REVIEW] Remember - War of the Son

Remember - War of the Son (2015, South Korea)




Title: 리멤버 – 아들의 전쟁
Also known as: Remember
Episodes: 20
Broadcast Network: SBS
Broadcast period: Dec 9th 2015 - Feb 18th 2016 


Seo Jin Woo has the condition of hyperthymesia, which allows him to remember almost every day in perfect detail. To prove the innocence of his father, Jin Woo becomes a lawyer. He struggles to prove his father's innocence, but he slowly begins to lose his memory due to Alzheimer’s. - MDL

Overall Score: 8/10
Character Development: 10/10
Plot Development:  8/10
Acting: 10/10
Soundtrack: 7/10


Thursday, 11 February 2016

[NEWS] My top 5 new dramas (February Edition)

My top new dramas (February Edition)


February is here folks! The month some of us have been waiting for ~ and the reason for that starts with Song and ends with Joong Ki. Hell yeah ~ Descendant of the Sun is finally going to air! *o* But that's not the only goodie goodies this month has to offer. Without further ado, let's check out Omodramaland's top 5 upcoming dramas of February ~

Monday, 8 February 2016

[REVIEW] Goong

Goong (2006, South Korea)




Title: 
Also known as: Palace; Princess Hours
Genre: romance, Comedy, manhwa
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: MBC 
Broadcast period: Jan 11th - March 30th 2006

Chae Gyeong is an ordinary art high school student. One day, she hears totally unexpected news that, based on her grandfathers will, she must marry the unemotional Crown Prince Shin who attends the same high school as her. She resists the proposal, but reluctantly marries him to help her debt-ridden family. As she struggles to adapt herself to the proper manners and royal duties of palace life and to her disagreeable husband, Shins sentimental cousin and second-in-line to the throne Yul steps into her life. She feels like she can rely on Yul to help her, but can't help worrying about her haughty, cold-hearted husband. To help bridge this gap, the senior members of the royal family take some special measures to get them to spend the night together. - MDL

Overall Score: 5.5/10
Character Development: 6/10
Plot Development: 5/10
Acting: 6.5/10
Soundtrack: 4/10 (forgettable)



Monday, 1 February 2016

[UPDATE] [NEWS] Park Ki Woong Chooses Monster as his Return Drama


CHECK UPDATE DOWN BELOW!
That's right ladies and gentleman, my husband is back! -cough- okay, he's not technically my husband (obviously)...we're not married yet, just engaged XD, (Don't worry, we can share ~) 
For those of you who don't know Park Ki Woong rose to fame through Bridal Mask, alongside Joo Won, sadly he was already in his late 20's when the drama aired so he had to leave for the mandatory military service a year or so after. However, now he is finally back and I can't even begin to express how happy I am! He is not the first "kdrama hubby" that I've watched leave and return from the army (Lee Tae Sung was the first), so I guess his absence didn't hit me AS hard as I thought it would, but nevertheless I started to wonder what his next project would be upon return and turns out, the next project is already settled xD this man doesn't seem to know what the word "vacation" means as he's stil not officially discharged from the military and he's already jumped on-board MBC's upcoming melodrama Monster
The drama will a 50-episodes melodrama about a man who sets out to get revenge on societies elite. As the drama was formerly known as "Tyrant" I'm guessing some dark, corrupted shit to go down in this one. Park Ki Woong's character is probably the one who caught my attention the most: According to Dramabeans he will be playing a character who is cast aside by his family because he’s born to a concubine (er, I suppose that just means non-wife in this day and age, but chaebol clans do tend to mimic royalty), and he grows up with his mother in America. He comes back and successfully reclaims his position, evicting the opposition that had cut him out, and then transforms into a cold-hearted, dissipated tyrant. Hm, so perhaps he’s the one the former title Tyrant referred to, though it’s entirely possible that with so many corrupt chaebols running around, it could be any of a number of them.
Starring Kang Ji Hwan, Jo Boa and now Park Ki Woong, Monster has quickly become one of my most anticipated dramas thus far! *_* I mean, if the amazing cast-list doesn't ring a "OMG THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE AMAZEBALLS-bell", then the fact that the script-writers are the guys who wrote Empress Ki, Incarnation of Money and History of a Salaryman, certainly will! Random sidenote, but I love it when scriptwriters decide to cast the same actors in their dramas, apparently they were also impressed by Kang Ji Hwan's acting in Incarnation of Money <3 
Monster has yet to cast the leading lady, but I doubt they'll mess it up with a stellar cast thus far! (But never say never I guess...I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for Yoon Eun Hye, because you know....she hasn't done anything since 2013...it might be time to come back....hm? <_<) 
Anyways, this is definitely Park Ki Woong's grand return so you can be sure I'll spam more posts about this drama when more information comes out mwahaha.

UPDATE: Sung Yuri will be playing the main female. Hell yes!! Another grand return since her last drama, which aired in 2013. What else can I say? The cast-list blows my mind! *_* 

Source and quote from: dramabeans

Sunday, 24 January 2016

[NEWS] Dramaland News 16th-24th january

What's new in dramaland?


Seeing how a ton of information have come out in dramaland recently, I decided that, instead of doing everything separately I'll write down the biggest headlines in one blogpost and talk a little about each one of them.


On the 16th of january, Mainland China announced that they'd be doing a sequel to the very popular historical drama Legend of Zhen Huan 後宮甄嬛傳. The drama will be named  Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace <后宮如懿傳, It's based on the novel by author Liu Lianzi who also wrote the novel that was used for the adaption of Legend of Zhen Huan. The drama will be set during the Qing Dynasty and will tell the story of Lady Ulanara, who was originally a concubine of the Qianlong Emperor, but who eventually got promoted to Empress after the death of his first empress. Besides Zhou Xun, who will be playing Empress Ulanara, the cast-list is still up in the air. 
I've seen Legend of Zhen Huan, so I think it'll be interesting to see a sequel, and find out about this Lady Ulanara, I've seen a few chinese historicals and one thing I can say is that it seems like China knows what they're doing when it comes to historicals, With that said, I'm anticipating more information about this drama xP
Source: Jaynestars



Another big headline was that Lee Min Ho got an offer to star in the new romance comedy drama, written by the the author of My love from Another Star. YES. IT ALREADY SOUNDS AMAZING. To make it even better, the guy who made City Hunter will direct the drama. YES. DOUBLE COMBO! Not much is known about the plot, and it seems like this drama won't air before summer, so we still have time to find out about all the juicy details, but this is definitely to be considered a good start. I hope Lee Min Ho accepts the offer. Honestly, it would be dumb not to, but yeah. He needs to do another drama before his army enlistment! That's all I'm saying.
Source: Dramafever

-Drools- how can SIG be so good looking? It's a freaking crime! Dx
Last but not least, Seo In Guk and Girls Generation's Soo Young got cast for OCN's upcoming comedy police-detective drama titled 38 Police Squad. The drama will be about 'the joining of Seoul City Hall's special task force and con artists. They will use their skills of deception in order to catch cheating taxpayers' of their delinquent taxes'. Hm, personally, the story sounds kind of meh, but if Seo In Guk is in it...I guess I'll have to check it out (lolz). I do hope he accepts the role, espeically since he is also due to enlist this year -sob- and I like Soo Young, I've seen her act before and I can actually see the two of them play alongside each other. I'm curious to see who else they'll cast, so I'll definitely update this as more information comes out xP
Source: Allkpop

Are you guys excited for any of these dramas, or perhaps all three of them? xP Leave a comment down below and let me know! :)

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

[UPDATE2] [NEWS] Ji Soo and IU confirmed for Bu Bu Jing Xin's K-drama Remake 'Moon Lovers'

The cast is slowly but finally getting confirmed ~



UPDATE(S) DOWN BELOW!
Yes, It seems like the cast for the very anticipated Korean remake of the popular Chinese historical Bu Bu Jing Xin is finally getting confirmed. It has been revealed that IU (Producers) has accepted the role of the female lead, and Ji Soo (Angry Mom, Sassy Go Go) is also confirmed for one of the main roles. Hong Jong Hyun, Kang Ha Neul, Nam Joo Hyuk and Byun Baek Hyun (EXO) however, are still considering their offers.
Some people have noticed that Lee Joon Gi has been removed from the cast-list on Mydramalist, which has caused a bit of commotion on the website, as people are starting to wonder if he's rejected the offer or if he was removed by mistake. I'm kind of worried about whether or not Lee Joon Gi will accept the role, now that IU is confirmed as the main lead. Nothing against IU, but I just don't like her acting and I just don't see her in a drama with Lee Joon Gi. I know she was in the producers alongside a famous name like Kim Soo Hyun, but ...I just can't.., so in a way I'm kind of unsure how I feel about this entire thing. But I won't draw any conclusions just yet, since nothing about Lee Joon Gi has been confirmed, and especially since there is still plenty of time for changes, as the drama is scheduled to start filming in February, and the airing date is set for September. I am still very, very excited about the story and that Ji Soo will be in it! *_* So will IU prevent me from checking it out? No way! But I will keep my fingers crossed that she won't make me head-desk too often through-out the drama. Then again, the producer team were the guys that made That, Winter the Wind Blows, and that drama was amazing.... hm...I guess my feels are a mess at the moment xD

UPDATE: Lee Joon Gi is confirmed as the main lead alongside IU. Filming will start on the 20th of this month, so it's only a matter of days before the rest of the cast is confirmed as well.
UPDATE2: Aaaaand I was right. Less than 24 hours after Lee Joon Gi was confirmed to the cast-list, it got announced that the entire cast has been set and here are the results:
Lee Joon Gi, IU, Kang Ha Neul, Ji Soo, Nam Joo Hyuk, Hong Jong Hyun and EXO's Byun Baekhyun! According to Allkpop, the roles have already been announced as well, Kang Ha Neul will play the role of "Wang Wook", the 8th prince. Hong Jong Hyun will play "Wang Yo", the 3rd prince, and Baek hyun will be "Wang Eun", the 10th prince. Nam Joo Hyuk, will play as "Wang Ook", the 13th prince, Ji Soo will be "Wang Jung", the 14th prince and last but not least, Lee Joon Gi, will be playing the 4th prince. Phew that's a lot of princes, but I'm so excited for this drama! (Yes, not even IU can ruin the hype for me) xD I have yet to watch Bu Bu Jing Xin but I'll definitely make sure to finish it before 'Moon Lovers' starts airing.

Are you guys excited about the final cast? Have you seen the original Chinese drama, or will you check out the korean remake first? :)  

Source: Soompi, Allkpop 

Sunday, 3 January 2016

[NEWS] My top 6 new dramas (January Edition)

My top 6 new dramas (January Edition)



It's January, one of the months I've looked forward to the most in dramaland. There are tons of new dramas to look out for this month, and because we've now officially started 2016, I've decided to count down my top 6 dramas this time :)
Well, then ~ let's see what the start of 2016 has to offer, shall we?