Prepare for May Madness

Notice how the last couple of blog posts are not related to K-dramas? Yeah, I’ve been on a low K-drama diet because not a lot of items on the menu looked appetizing. I’m only watching two shows at the moment, 49 Days and Manny. 49 Days started off slow but gradually built up steam over the past few weeks and is now getting really good and juicy. In contrast, Manny had a delightful beginning but is now becoming predictable and repetitive. I’m sensing yawn-inducing territory up ahead.

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Lack of Updates

For the regular visitors of this blog who were disappointed with the recent lack of updates, I sincerely apologize. I was accepted to an accelerated nursing program and will be attending it in May. And so, in addition to work, I was busy with completing all the required paperwork and travelling down to the school to take care of business. Thus, blog updates will occur on an ocassional basis, instead of regularly. Once again, to those who care, I apologize.

Below are some goodies from the latest K-dramas, namely, Que Sera Sera and Witch Amusement. Enjoy!

Que Sera Sera MV

The song played in the MV is called “Bless You” by Loveholic. To download it, please click here. (Special thanks to yeohweping and javabeans)

The Complete Witch Amusement OST
Highly recommended, both the drama and its OST!
To download it, please click here.
Special thanks to fashionista and mei_yei_chan (sp?) @ soompi

Modernizing Classical Symphonies

Recent K-dramas, in addition to their entertaining storyline, have integrated the works of classical music geniuses into their OSTs (Original Sound Tracks) and have transformed those “outdated” yet classic pieces into something trendy and hip. The amazing thing is that these remixes fit perfectly with the dramas and they definitely enhance the audience’s experience of certain scenes and/or emotions. Examples of “modernized” classical symphonies include songs from the OST of My Girl and most recently, Witch Amusement.

Mozart’s Symphony No. 40

“Never Say Goodbye” – Mario & Nesty

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 (1st Movement)

운명의 장난 命運的惡作劇 -Mc진리(Feat.하하)

Special thanks to yeohweping for the OST.

H.I.T.

Cast
Go Hyun Jung
Ha Jung Woo

Airs
March 19, 2007 (Replacing Jumong)

Episodes
20

Broadcasting Station
MBC

Official Website

Soompi Thread

H.I.T. stands for Homicide Investigation Team. The premise of the drama is similar to C.S.I. For more in-depth description of the drama and its characters, please click here.

Currently, there’s no fansubbing group for H.I.T. because this type of professional drama can be quite difficult to translate due to its terminology and jargon. Although I will not be comprehending much, I’ll still be watching H.I.T. because I like this genre and I want to see how it compares to C.S.I.

Also, I like Go Hyun Jung because she was very endearing in What’s Up, Fox? so I’m interested in her new project.

Previews

Witch Amusement
Uploaded by: hirohiroH2

It looks like a fun drama from the preview. Han Ga In is oh so gorgeous but Jae Hee’s hairstyle is odd, much different than his look in Sassy Girl, Chun Hyang. Anyway, I’m definitely watching this one!

The Devil
Uploaded by: Lunasy

The clip looks intense. Although I’m still slightly annoyed at the fact that Uhm Tae Woong is second lead, I guess we’ll have to see how much screen time he has.

I’m loving the March line-up this year. In addition to the two dramas above, we also have Hello!Miss with Lee Da Hae, H.I.T. with Go Hyun Jung, and Lee Dong Wook in a new drama if he accepts the role. I’m considering doing a episode summary for one of these shows but won’t know which one yet until I see the first episode of each drama. Or perhaps an episodic project is too ambitious since I still haven’t finished the first one that I started. Heehee. I guess we’ll see how determined I am this time around.

The Devil

Cast
Uhm Tae Woong (Sassy Girl, Chun Hyang, Resurrection)
Shin Min Ah (A Love to Kill)
Joo Ji Hoon (Goong)

Airs
March 21, 2007 (Replacing Dal Ja’s Spring)

Episodes
20

Broadcasting Station
KBS2

Director
Park Chan Hong (Resurrection)

Writer
Kim Ji Woo

Produced By
Olive9

Official Website

Soompi Thread

Synopsis
The tragic event of their childhood connects the fates of two men and a woman who has an ability in psychometry into a love triangle. (Psychometry is a form of extra-sensory perception wherein a psychic holds an object in his or her hands in order to obtain information about the object or its owner.)

Joo Ji Hoon will be acting as a lawyer Oh Seung Ha, who is destined to meet a police detective, Kang Oh Soo (Uhm Tae Woong). Shin Min Ah plays Seo Hae In, a 25 year old mysterious librarian with an ability in psychometry. She is at the level of being diagnosed with amnesia/sleeping disorder and she tends to be in full concentration when she becomes too absorbed/focus into something. Kang Oh Soo, who is from a rich family, had accidentally caused Oh Seung Ha to lose his brother and mom when they were young. Oh Seung Ha later grows up to be a lawyer who wants to seek revenge on Kang Oh Soo, who is now a police detective.
Oh Seung Ha and Seo Hae In will have feelings for each other while Kang Oh Soo has a one sided love for Seo Hae In.
Credit to: yeohweping

Arirang Showbiz Extra
Uploaded by: Lunasy

Special thanks to Rebby @ soompi for the clip.

doozy: Uhm Tae Woong playing second fiddle and doesn’t get the girl? Again?! A love triangle? Again?! Despite those two dislikes, I’m still looking forward to watching The Devil. Why? Because it’s from the folks who brought us that amazing drama called Resurrection, it’s produced by Olive9 (the production company behind the drama Hwang Jin Yi), and it has Uhm Tae Woong. I really hope they focus more on the part about supernatural powers and the theme of vengeance because I don’t know how many more pretty people love triangles I can watch in K-dramas.

Witch Amusement


This is not the poster for the drama. It’s a New Year’s greeting from the cast.

Cast
Han Ga In (Dr. Kang, Super Rookie)
Jae Hee (Sassy Girl, Chun Hyang)
Dennis Oh (Sweet Spy)
Jung Hae Bin
Kim Jung Hoon (Goong)
Hwang Ji Hyun (Please Come Back, Soon Ae)

Airs
March 14, 2007

Episodes
16

Broadcasting Station
SBS

Director
Jun Ki Sang (Sassy Girl, Chun Hyang, My Girl)

Synopsis
Han Ga In plays the heroine Ma Yoo Hee hinting that the character is like a “Witch”. Yoo Hee has independent personality and is the only daughter of the owner of an advertisement company and is working as an advertisement planner. After she is introduced to Jae Mo Ryong (Jae Hee) who is a student learning cooking, she falls in love with him. Dennis Oh will play a famous French Chef from America. He is perfect guy named Johnny Kruger from New York. He plays a big part in hooking up Ma Yoo-Hee and Jae Mo Ryong.
Source: soompi thread

When Spring Comes

Park Kun Hyung is selected to lead the Monday-Tuesday drama When Spring Comes scheduled to be aired by KBS2 in January, 2007, following the final episode of Queen of Snow.

He plays the role Lee Jung Do whose grandfather and father were legendary thieves. Even so, he overcomes this obstacle, passes law exams, and becomes a prosecutor. His costars include Park Shi Yun, Lee Ha Na, and Lee Han. The filming is scheduled to begin in November. PKH’s previous drama was Miss Kim’s One Million Dollar Project aired by SBS in 2004. He also performed in movies Innocent Steps and Mr. Wacky.
Translation by: CindyW88
Graphics by: Luv

Previous works of other cast members
Lee Ha Na- Alone in Love
Park Shi Yeon- My Girl
Lee Han- Lovers, Goodbye Solo

doozy: Lee Ha Na impressed me in Alone in Love so I’m excited because she’s the lead actress in this drama. Plus, there’s also Park Shi Yeon; My Girl support, ya know.
I saw the first episode and it’s not bad. Looking forward to watching more of it.