I Hear Your Voice – A Crack Drama

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“This is not the Shark you’re looking for…”

Rom-coms. I thought that K Dramaland had lost the recipe or the manual book somewhere but like in the best suspense stories, it’s when all hope is lost that a savior appears. Forget what I said about me and SK viewers disagreeing about the quality of dramas. For this show we are completely in tune. Look at those skyrocketing ratings!

Credit: Koreandrama.org

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TEN 2 Special Affairs Team – A love story .

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There is a Rorschach Test hidden in that promo poster.

I don’t know when was the last time that I watched a TV series which managed to impress me with a second season better than the first one, furthermore when the first season was already quasi perfect. From 9.5 to 9.9? No wonder that OCN decided to extend this second season from 10 to 12 episodes: It has become their flagship and they treat the franchise with respect and care. I know other channels which could take lessons… But I’m not a rat. ;)

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Family K Dramas: The Battle!

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I am watching tons of those recently. Is my biological clock trying to tell me something? More probably, it’s a flash in the pan and it will stop eventually. There is 2 things I want to see in a family drama:

1 – I want heartwarming and comforting. Peoples and clans who learn how to understand and appreciate each other, who help each other. A pinch of angst and tears diluted in tons of sugar, not the other way around. If a family drama makes you want to stay single or hide in a foreign country from your related ones, then it’s a fail in my book. Also, don’t forget that blood ties are not THAT important, thank you very much.

2 – I want a lot of couples in all kind of combinations. Differences of social class, ethnic origin, age gap, religious or political values, uncompatible jobs, sexual orientation: All this can be used for the smoothie. Only rule: Be as funny as you want (it’s encouraged actually) but don’t be cruel. Starting from there, no boundaries from me!

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K dramas – The new collection.

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Maybe we should make an appointment to talk about it, face to face.

I could just write down what I’m watching in a list and tell you “I like”, “I dislike” or “I dropped” but that would be boring for everyone involved. Instead, since I’m a bookworm, let me explain things by analogies: What if those K dramas I recently started were books? What kind of creature they would be and what would be their place in the house?

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Bloggers: The Game of the 11 Questions.

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Exceptionally, this post will be both in French AND in English (at the end). Pics and links will be randomly distributed in the 2 versions so you will have to open you eyes wide. ;) This post will contain my answers for a little survey sent to me via twitter by a comrade. It all started when that French blogger specialized in cinema chose me as one of the 11 “victims” for a grilling session. I would have to answer 11 questions about movies, in order for her to know me better. Original questionnaire just here (Fr): http://dunnozmovie.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/le-jeu-des-11-questions-partie-2/

I will do my best to speak truthfully but just in case, I will ask my lawyer to be here…

Wait. I have a bad feeling about this…

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Dramaland 2013: After the Winter comes the Spring.

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Some dramas are so bad than they would almost cure you from Dramaddiction.

Sun is coming out, temperatures are rising, finally! I feel like I’m an old bear coming out from hibernation (beware the hugs!). Lately, a significant part of the dramas aired in SK are disappointing me, may it be on the Big 3 or even on cable (that’s a sad first for me). It’s surely one of the reasons of my silence. You know, I gave up on ol’TV for a reason: Being fed crap programs was becoming untolerable. Let’s not stay there for too long dear PD and writers… On the other side, J doramas continue to rock my world and all kind of good things are in store for the rest of the year. In fact, they are so constantly satisfying than it’s not even funny. The good thing in being weary of the hyperbuzzed show (cough*IRISH*cough): It forces you to search for less accessible dramas. You also start paying attention to stuff you wouldn’t have considered before. Daily dramas, me? PFFFTTTT! And then, surprise! There is an emotional reward when you find THE little gem than no one saw coming. Here is an accountancy of my Drama watching for the last 2 months.

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Asian dramas and psychology Chapter 1: Phobias.

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Traumas and phobias are like the Evil In-laws and the Second Male Leads in Dramaland. It’s the butter and the salt of most stories (and sometimes the bread too). I remember very clearly joking about a potential Birthday Cake’s Phobia™ a few months ago (Twitter, I really need you to do the archives upgrade thing.) It was just a silly innocent comment… But you know what? It actually happened! In the brand new week-end’s drama of MBC: “A Hundred Year’s Inheritance“. Should I start writing dramas or become a fortune-teller? Maybe a fortune-teller who writes novels based on the secrets of her clients.

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Christmas list: what I want for 2013

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Will it snow for Christmas? Not here! 13°C on the last forecast…

Firstly, I wish a lot of happiness to all my dear ones and readers: A good health, a lot of love from friends and family, and a good job.

Secondly, I wish a lot of fantastic surprises to all of us, and a minimum of bad news. It’s like a lot of people I know are searching for something in order to give a sense to their life but they are unable to say what exactly. I would say asking the question is already part of the solution: Just do what you like people, life is too short to do something unfulfilling. And if my word is not enough to recharge you in willpower energy, I have a wild card: What would Anthony do?

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Dramas Review 2012

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No really, I will survive! Mayan prophecies, drama addiction, death by nosebleed and all. But seriously, is it me or was it a particularly average year in Dramaland? Let me rephrase this since we all know than an “average” grade can be deceptive: I have this feeling than we had a lot of bad, a lot of good but not much “it’s alright” shows. One thing is sure, I watched too many dramas (I refuse to count). Good resolution for next year: Be more selective. I’m already working on it.

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Dramas: Love à la carte is trendy!

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My favorite couples in Can We Get Married? They are not the leads? WHO CARES!

Let’s see:

- Cheongdamdong Alice: Meh, I prefer the guy who’s only a cameo. And he is not even on the official poster…

Oppa!!!!

- I miss You: *cough*I don’t like the main actor that much. Give me my bias!*cough*.

Is that the face of a loser? Seriously?

PS: Who am I kidding? With such a crappy tearjerker, even Binnie couldn’t convince me to watch this!

- Ohlala Couple: I want my hours back! And my oppa!

- I need Romance 2012: What?!? Sexy oppa lost AGAIN? *Headdesk*

It’s OK, I will mend your heart…

See the pattern?

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Ohlala Couple – A WTF Ending!

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So, you’ve watched the last episode of that drama like me and you’re wondering why the sky fell on our collective heads? Welcome to the “Club of the 95%”: We were a majority, we were right and we thought the writer had received us 5/5. Still, we were betrayed and disappointed and royally screwed.

South Korea and Dramaland, we need to talk!

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The Terminator in the Secret Garden

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Here we go with a new kind of crazy posts. It was just one of those days where things appear evident and I thought I could do a “controlled” experiment: A sort of cross-over photo novel fanfiction. Will it be more coherent than Dr Jin and its pickled baby? Let me know in the comments!

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