Friday, February 17, 2017

Bleak Night - a review


Title                   : Bleak Night
Director            : Yoon Sung Hyun
Writer               : Yoon Sung Hyun
Starring            : Lee Je Hoon, Seo Joon Young, Park Jung Min, Jo Sung Ha
Release date    : 2011
Running time  : 116 minutes

After deciding to indulge more in kdrama-verse, it's only natural to find more actors that we like and dig deeper into their filmography. In the hazy early 2016, I remember being amazed while watching Signal, a critically and commercially success drama which introduced me to the amazeballs that is Lee Je Hoon. The thirst for him is just getting worst once Signal ends. He didn't have a long list of drama since he is active mostly in movies. I vaguely remember him in Fashion King, a drama so messy I almost didn't remember him being in there. Although in all fairness, I watched it because of Yoo Ah In and then dropped Fashion King after 3 episodes I guess; yep it is that messy.

Which lead me to Bleak Night, Lee Je Hoon's first breakthrough movie. And boy was I surprised with this one. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Kdrama in Retrospect - 2016

In the beginning of 2016, I vowed to watch more dramas assuming there will be waaaay more free time as I prepare for my leave to Netherland. Well, the assumption was true at least in the first half of the year. But what I did not expect is the fact that the longer kdrama watching I had, the more selective and reluctant I become to jump on new kdrama train. While in the second half of the year, I basically ditched kdrama for Netflix binge-watching session or movie night with housemates. Hence my sad-looking statistic this year; finish 8, drop 6, currently watching 2. Since it is not long anyway, let's see what was on my list this year.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Five People You Meet in Heaven

Judul: Five People You Meet in Heaven
Pengarang: Mitch Elbom
Bahasa: Inggris
Jumlah halaman:
Waktu baca: 2 hari
Jangan - i repeat - jangan sekali-kali baca buku ini di perpus, atau segala bentuk tempat umum yang mana ada banyak orang di sekeliling. 

I did. And my eyes hurt because i keep trying not to cry which was even more painful to be honest :(

Saturday, January 9, 2016

2015, K-Drama in Retrospect

First of all, this is technically not a 2015 drama recaps since it's posted on January 2016 but let's just pretend that this is. He. Second, woah how great 2015 is! I mean, take that from someone like me who usually doesn't watch a lot and generally being picky when it comes to Korean drama.

So overall, this year alone i watch 12 dramas, dropped 2 and forever resent the first short-lived mockumentary-styled drama. Actually I am torn between reviewing each show i have watched or rambling nonstop about it in general. But then again you can always find review using google search so let's just opt to the latter.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Punch - Review

Title                   : Punch
No. of Episodes : 19
Airing time        : Dec 2014 - Feb 2015 (SBS)
Starring             : Kim Rae Won, Kim Ah Jong, Cho Jae Hyun

When it comes to Punch, it is easy to overlook and gloss it over for another title while searching for something to watch on your weekend. Look at the premise. It's about a ruthless prosecutor who does everything against the law. Only when he is diagnosed to have a brain tumor with six months to live that he starts to fight for the system and try to redeem himself. You can imagine by reading it, the show will be full of corruption, governmental dirty deals, prosecutor in action and all other snooze-fest legal stuff you can expect in such drama.

I usually choose drama based on the current mood. The last thing I watched is Twenty Again and I have a really hard time to move on. So I decided to watch something more serious because my heart isn't ready to give up that top seat for rom-com to another drama yet. That's why I choose Punch with its murky political story. That, and the fact that my watch list is piling up.