Hello World

i like to watch movies and dramas in 4 languages - english, mandarin, japanese and korean. for japanese and korean, i depend on subtitles.

this blog contains my personal viewpoints which i want to share with you.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

kdrama - Super Rookie

official website:

drama title:
신입사원 / Super Rookie

main cast:
Eric Mun as Kang Ho
Han Ga In as Lee Mi-ok
Oh Ji Ho as Park Bong-sam
Lee So Yeon as Suh Hyun-ah

jobless guy applies for position with a top company, and against all odds, makes it past the candidate selection process (computer error played a key part, as does other things like office politics). he then sets out to do his best as a rookie employee, even as the company staff in the know about the error tries to get rid of him. finally, even he finds out he was selected by fluke, but sticks on cos he wanted to support his family.

my score: 6 out of 10.
it was a pretty hard drama to watch, with the number of impossible situations against him and how he manages to get out of them. then again, who gets a 100/100 score in the job selection exam? the only way is to suspend your logic and just watch the drama.

why you should watch it:
you shouldn't even though it's Eric and it's his charisma that holds the whole drama together. Well, you might wanna watch it for Han Ga In. Lee So Yeon is excellent eye candy as well.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

kdrama - Phoenix

official website:

drama title:
불새 / Phoenix oso known as Firebird

main cast:
Lee Seo-jin as Jang Sae-hoon
Lee Eun-joo as Lee Ji-eun
Jung Hye-young as Yoon Mi-ran
Eric Mun as Seo Jung-min

in summary, love reversal story.

poor student meets rich girl. they fall in love but break up ultimately cos guy has too much pride, and girl cannot last in poor living conditions. after some time, girl has become poor due to death of father and takes up menial job to make ends meet, while student is now a successful businessman. nevertheless, she is still an incredible cutie and ends up having both her ex and a new rich guy going after her.

as for the phoenix bit, i am still in the blur about how it's connected to the story.

my score: 10 out of 10.
it's not too soppy, even if there are tragic scenes, and some really crazy scenes, but you feel like there is such an array of people in love, realistically portrayed. half the time you dont know who you should be rooting for. love changes everything. or does it?

why you should watch it:
the last drama the fabulous Ms Lee did before she committed suicide, which started the chain of korean celeb suicides. ok, that's not the real reason. the reason is cos all 4 main actors did a great job. even eric who was acting in his first drama. if you're a guy, you'd watch it for Ms Lee, period. she was great as a young love-struck girl and a serious older woman. and she was only 24!