Jungle Fish 2; Korean Drama

So recently BTS came out with their song “N.O”, and it reminded me of this absolutely WONDERFUL Korean drama. It’s one of those real life dramas. It’s one of those dramas that get you thinking. It’s “Jungle Fish 2“.

          Usually when I tell you about a drama, I give you a description of each character and this and that. This drama isn’t like the other dramas I’ve reviewed. If you don’t watch any of those others, watch this one. Jungle Fish 2 is the story of a group of teenage friends going through some very real struggles within Korea’s education system. Things only get worse when one of the friends, nicknamed Jungle Fish, jumps off of the school building. Now the friends must come together and figure out the big secret behind why she jumped. That may be the main idea of the drama as a whole, but there are multiple mini stories within it. One of my favorites being Cinderella Man ( starring Lee Joon from MBLAQ ) and also the one about the girl who becomes pregnant ( starring Shin So Yul).  A drama like this, I can’t give too much away without ruining it for you.

Wow, this has to be the shortest drama review I’ve written. Anyway, it’s a series of real-life situations brought to light, and please watch it, just please.

K bai.

Just keep swimming until next time~!

~Ducky V

Who Are You; Korean Drama

You guise, I just. I can’t anymore. If you are into things of the supernatural scream “MEEEEE”! I absolutely LOVE things that are supernaturally themed. My favorites would have to be Doctor Who, Ghost Whisperer, and Supernatural. That probably explains why I was so excited to start watching the Korean drama; “Who Are You?”.

So let me give you the rundown. Detective Yang Si On ( So Yi Hyun, left ) suffers a head injury while on the job. The injury results in her being in a coma for 6 years and having no recollection of the incident. ( There is also some hint that the detective shown in the beginning is/was her love interest. Don’t yell at me because if I do give out info, it’s only info from the first episode. -nods- ). When she wakes from her coma, she has the strangest of abilities. Si On can see ghosts. Short after waking, Si On is moved to the Lost and Found Center where she works with Detective Cha Geon Woo ( Ok Taecyeon from 2PM, right ), a former Special Investigation member on suspension for gun use. While working in the Lost and Found Department, Si On is visited by the ghosts who are attached to miscellaneous items in the inventory. With the help of the lost souls, she is able to solve their murders/carry out their last wishes.

Doesn’t that sound awesome? This drama is like the Korean adaptation of “Ghost Whisperer” ( only in concept, but not in plot. ). A woman who sees dead people and helps them get to the other side? That sounds great, totally off from the usual in Kdramas. Now, I’m only five episodes in, but I think there is going to be an epic love triangle between the living and the dead ( *cough cough* dead boyfriend *cough cough* ). Is there any other Kdrama with something like that in it? I’m totally hooked. Plus, both of the main leads are hot ( Ok Taecyeon & Kim Jae Wook ), can I get a double win?!?!

By the way, I know some of you are out there going “OMG. It has ghosts, they’re going to be scary.” No need to worry. I thought that too at first. Even though I like supernatural shows, I’m a big fat wuss. The ghosts aren’t gruesome or scary in the slightest.

**There is this ghost ( you’ll see her in the first episode. ) and I don’t know if it’s just me, but I swear she could be EXO Kai’s sister. I mean, come on. I know you see the resemblance. Oh, you don’t…? Well then, nevermind….

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   Lastly, this show is currently airing. And whenever I get caught up in an on-going drama, I usually go to Viki first. It’s not really a personal bias as much as the fact that my experience with watching Kdramas, Viki has their videos up the fastest.

Now I’m really done. Hasta pronto.

Just Keep swimming until next time!

~Ducky V

**Okay, okay. I lied to you. Today is 9/11, so just a little something for all the people who lost their lives on that eventful day. My sincerest condolences to the families of the deceased.

~Ducky V

Playful Kiss; Korean Drama

Playful Kiss is a k-drama classic . I know it’s old, but I gotta put it out there for all the new kpop fans. or old ones who haven’t watched it yet.

Before I get to rambling, Playful Kiss is based on a Japanese drama called Itazura Na Kiss by Tada Kaoru. It is also the third adaptation of the manga, after Taiwanese drama “It Started with a Kiss” and its sequel “They Kiss Again”

-Courtesy of Wikipedia

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Okay. The drama revolved around Baek Seung Jo ( Kim Hyun Joong, top left ) and Oh Ha Ni ( Jung So Min, top right ) two high school seniors attending the same school. Baek Seung Jo is a handsome cold-hearted genius. The kind of student who gets 100% without even touching a workbook. Naturally, he is flocked upon by girls, but he never spares them a single glance. Oh Ha Ni is the complete opposite of Seung Jo. She’s not the brightest crayon in the Crayola box. She’s ranked in the bottom 5 of the school, while Seung Jo remais #1. Ha Ni has crushed on, and basically stalked, Seung Jo from the moment they started high school. Despite his cold exterior, she still silently pursues him. The story all begins with a failed love confession.

I’m going to tell you right now, the beginning of the first episode is incredibly stupid. She’s sitting in this mystical forest, and Seung Jo was a….pony?, and just nonsense. Please please PLEASE just ignore it. I let that that discourage me the first time I started watching it, but now I’ve watched both entire seasons 6-7 times (I can’t even keep track. OTL).

Anyway~, the first season consists of 16 episodes and it also has a special season with 7 episodes. You can watch it on Viki (for multiple language translations) or Dramafever pretty sure it’s on every kdrama site). And the special season on YouTube provided by Viki.

Just keep swimming until next time~!

~Ducky V

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There’s also a Japanese one that was recently put out. You can click. Heh heh

I Hear Your Voice; Korean Drama

I Hear Your Voice is definitely up there on my list of favorite dramas.  I absolutely love it! I’m not going to give away any spoilers, but just a general summary.

I hear your voice main actors

I Hear Your Voice is a drama revolving around two main characters, Park Soo Ha (Lee Jong Suk, left) and Jang Hye Sung (Lee Bo Young, right). Jang Hye Sung is a snappy public defender who isn’t afraid to speak her mind, no matter how rude her thoughts may be.  Park Soo Ha is a smart high school senior with unbelievable ability to read minds. Park Soo Ha and Jang Hye Sung share a dangerous and twisted past that all began with an eye-witness account to a murder case. Suddenly, they are both threatened but the most dangerous, twisted part of their pasts. Watch as both secrets and their love unfold.

Okay, so yeah, that’s it. Don’t let this scare you, but I actually learned quite a bit about the law from this drama. It’s so interesting to watch. Especially with Soo Ha’s amazing ability to read minds (and hotness). Since it’s already finished you can go watch on DramaFever or Viki ( most likely wherever you watch dramas.). GO GO GO

Just Keep swimming until next time!!!

-Ducky V

P.S. I still haven’t watched the last episode (OTL) because they’re hinting that something awful is gonna happen and I just dun wanna. But I guess I’ll try tonight. Okai pai pai.

 

Just You; Taiwanese Drama

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I messed up on the size. *le OTL*

Okay. I know this is a Kpop blog and all, but I just had to share this. So there is this Taiwanese drama called “Just You“. I’m completely in love with it. I’m not gonna give out any spoilers, but I will give a general idea of what it’s about.

It revolves around two main characters, Qi Yi (Aaron Yan, left) and Cheng Liang Liang (Puff Guo, right).

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Qi Yi is a strange young man who dislikes people touching him, and strives to keep things in perfect order to a demanding point. Cheng Liang Liang is a bubbly high-spirited young woman with a feisty attitude who is very accident-prone. Qi Yi buys the house Liang Liang is renting and orders her out, but she refuses to move. Their rocky relationship becomes even Rockier when Liang Liang realizes Qi Yi is the new CEO of the company she works at. Especially when he starts making big changes, but it’s the Love Prohibition that brings out the most fury.

So that’s the preview. This is an on-going drama, new episodes come out early every Saturday (my time), which means it’s coming out tomorrow ;). It comes out on Viki. And even if you don’t think it’ll be that interesting, have you seen Aaron Yan? I’m not gonna lie, he’s pretty attractive.

Like this:

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And this:

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And oh sweet Jesus this:

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Okay Imma stop now. OTL But definitely check it out, I think it’s really funny, and cute, and I just generally like it. So head on over to Viki. Go, go~~~!

Just keep swimming until next time!

-Ducky V