Bulletin Board: October 11, 2015

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Happy Sunday, Twinkles! I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful Sunday! 😀

I’ve got a number of announcements to make, so I’m just going to delve right in. No preliminary chit chat today!  think this may be my longest bulletin board to date. 😉

1. Did you notice anything different about the blog? *bats lashes* Yup, I tinkered around a bit the other day during a break and created a more visually “pleasing” look for you all. Hopefully, you enjoy the randomized banner in the side bar. In addition, the galleries of pictures are back for our eye candies. If there are any pictures that you would like for me to incorporate into the blog, email me the picture(s), and I’ll see what I can do about including them. After all, I want Musings to be as much of a fun place for you to romp in as it is for me. 🙂

2.  As of this past Monday, NewKDramaAddict successfully incorporated “Movie Monday” into her blog, and I then linked a post to her review from here. I hope that you all got a chance to read her take on The Suspect (here) and visit her site, especially since her Drama Sandbox explores a number of different genres from various countries. You can read NewKDramaAddict’s welcome announcement here.    

3. Last week, I started a new Sunday corner titled “Sunday Concert.” Did some of you get a chance to watch it and enjoy? I’m going to try to make this a weekly corner, but don’t hold me to it since I need to be “inspired” to share a concert with you, and I may not see an inspired concert every week. 🙂 With that said, then, today’s post features a focused look at CNBLUE from last week’s post. You can think of it as a sort of encore performance if you will. 🙂  You can check it out here.

4. I had every intention of going to my office this Friday to get some work done as well as to film the second episode of “Tea Time.” However, since I don’t have to go to my school on Fridays and I had a number of errands to do, I opted to stay home and rescheduled “Tea Time” for another week. As of right now, since I’ve gotten the first episode out of the way, I’m aiming to film for only about 20 minutes/episode. On the agenda for Ep. 2 are two drama reviews: It’s OK, That’s Love and Twenty Again, which ends this week. As I explained in the first video, I’m hoping to chat about an older series and a newer series. So…if you’re wanting to join me for tea time next week, you’ll know where to find me. 🙂 And as usual, I encourage people to just listen to me talk as you go about your chores, checking email, etc. since I don’t do anything in the videos that really requires you to watch me. It’s not as if I do cartwheels in my videos. lol

5. I’m sure none of you will be surprised by this bit of news, but after some deliberation, I’ve decided to review Sung Hoon‘s Noble, My Love in a series of 20 posts, one for each of the short episodes. Now hear me out before you think it’s just me fangirling…because I’m not…not really anyhow. In truth, I genuinely enjoyed the webdrama so much that I’d actually like to have a complete set of blog posts for it. Who knows? It may be one of those posts that I use as a “Walk down Memory Lane” series sometime in the future. 😀

If you haven’t watched it yet and are wondering what all the hoopla is all about, check out the episodes on the DF website here and Nelly‘s review here and kfangurl‘s flash review here. Starting sometime this week, I’ll be throwing in my proverbial two cents into the growing pool of reviews for this little webdrama. 😉

6. For those of you watching She Was Pretty, I have only one comment to make about this week’s episodes: I wish the expected “transformation” happened after Hye Jin realizes that Sung Joon is attracted to her. Then we’d really have a statement about his character and the value placed on her looks. *deep sigh* Alas, the series opted out of making what could have potentially been a powerful commentary on the value placed on outward beauty as opposed to inner beauty. Ah well…the good thing is that the series nailed its timing. At exactly Episode 8, we have the much-anticipated turnaround. YES!!! *fist pump* You can catch English-subtitled videos here if you’re thinking about starting it. Thus far, I’m enjoying the ride.

7. As for Twenty Again, we have more development for all the characters involved…I just don’t know how I feel about the new plot with Kim Woo Chul (Choi Won Young). All I know is that I kept chanting, “Beware of the wrath of a woman scorned!” Hmm…one more week of goodness left! Hopefully, the show remains focused on No Ra’s journey to self-discovery and self-empowerment.

8. Some of you may have heard that I got sucked into the world of We Got Married again. The last couple that I followed was Kim So Eun and Song Jae Lim earlier this year. Well, I happened to catch a peek at one of WGM‘s newest couple, Kwak Shi Yang and Kim So Yeon, and was immediately charmed by their chemistry. Now please keep in mind that with two very seasoned actors, the “reality” aspect of the show becomes quite dicey, but they’re so real on screen that I’d like to suspend my disbelief and simply believe that they truly do feel and act according to their own personalities on the show. *chuckles* I know…I’m incorrigible. Heh, I wasn’t called a hopeless romantic by a college friend for no reason. 😉 Anyhow, the Oct. 10th’s broadcast was sadly preempted due to a baseball game–WHAT?! WHY?!!!!–but the good news is that the couple will be back next Saturday, and the anticipation from this week will only make next week’s episode that much better. Right? 😉 *thinks positively*

9. Lee Sun Kyun returns to the silver screen in a new movie called The Advocate: A Missing Body. Released in Korea on October 8, 2015, the movie looks to be a dark comedy about a lawyer who’s either brilliant or delusional about his abilities. You can check out the trailer below, compliments of CJEntertainmentUSA via YouTube:

10. The third installment of the Reply franchise–for franchise it’s become–has released a trailer in anticipation of the November 6, 2015 broadcast of Reply 1988 (aka Answer Me 1988).

Hmm…I’m hoping that this series will help me relive some of my memories from that time period, a time when my family and I were excitedly rooting for various teams during the Seoul Olympics. Yup! It was a momentous occasion for many Koreans, both domestically and internationally. If this gives you any indication of the pride that Koreans had about Seoul hosting the 1988 Olympics, my father made the entire family–including me and my two younger sisters–stand at attention in front of the television when the Korean anthem was played. Despite my initial embarrassment, it’s a memory that I won’t ever forget and will treasure for the rest of my life–clear proof of my father’s love for the motherland and his hope that we would always honor those who died to preserve the flag and for all that it stands.

11. Speaking of sports, I finished the last post on Cool Kiz on the Block: Swimming (here), and although there’s a part of me that is seriously tempted to revisit the earlier episodes and blog for a complete series of blog posts, I’ve decided that it’s best to move on…to Cool Kiz on the Block: Judo. I took a peek at the raw first episode (Ep. 125) and found it enjoyable. Granted, I know absolutely nothing about judo, but I think that’s one of the reasons why I decided to commit to watching it. Since I don’t know anything about the sport, it’ll be a great way for me to learn and become familiar with the world of judo, especially since the head coach for the team is another legendary gold medalist. Oh, and if you’re on the fence about whether you, too, should watch, may I add one word that may prove to be a compelling factor for some of you? Actually three words…Lee. Jae. Yoon. *smirks* Just sayin’. 😉 Sadly, no Sung Hoon, but we already knew that since the guy’s forte is in swimming. Drats, huh? 😉

12. This brings me to one of the best pieces of news that I’ve heard this week: SUNG HOON IS COMING BACK TO THE SMALL SCREEN AS THE SECOND LEAD IN THE NEW SO JI SUB AND SHIN MIN AH‘S NOVEMBER DRAMA OH MY VENUS. *cough cough* OK…so I got a little excited and shouted the announcement. *sheepish grin* Anyhow, it looks as though the month of November is going to be an exciting one for us. Personally, November was already a much-anticipated month for me with the new Peanuts Movie premiering on Nov. 6, 2015. This latest news of Sung Hoon joining the cast is just icing on the cake. 😉

13. If some of you are looking for another long but good drama, you may want to check out the all-star cast starring Baek Jin Hee, Park Se YoungYoon Hyun Min, etc. in My Daughter, Geum Sa Wol. I’m including a short snip for your viewing pleasure, but I think it gives you a solid glimpse of what you can expect from the series:

14. I hope you’re enjoying the “Walk down Memory Lane” corner. I only post this corner once a year in the month of October to celebrate Musings of a Twinkie‘s birthday, and this year, I’ve decided to take us back to 2012 with The King 2 Heart. 🙂 Hopefully, you’re enjoying the first two posts (here and here). I’m planning on uploading two posts per week, so keep an eye out for them. 🙂

15. Whew~! Last announcement for today! Some of you may have noticed that there were two “Friday Fun” posts this past week. I couldn’t resist including a second/bonus one. I’m sure you’ll quickly figure out why when you read the post. *chuckles* If you missed both or either of them, you can check out the original one I posted (here) and then the bonus one (here).

OK, that’s ALL for today. Truly. lol. Below are our weekly doses of our eye candies. 🙂

LJW 30

Since I like eye candies in glasses, I thought that this picture of Lee Jin Wook would suffice for this week. 🙂

KSG 30

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a single picture–not a single one!--of Kim Seul Gi in glasses, so I went with my next favorite thing: bunny ears!!! 🙂

Anyhow, I wish you all a wonderful Sunday! Have another glorious week, Twinkles~! *Fighting!*

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4 thoughts on “Bulletin Board: October 11, 2015”

  1. “Twenty Again” is going to be added to my list of all time favorites. Funny how enjoyable a story can be when it’s not heavily “laced” with drama tropes. Also, I must say, every time I see the name of actress Jung Soo-young (Ha-na’s friend Yoon-young) in the cast I’m tickled pink, she is an all-time favorite of time.

    Looking forward to reading your reviews of “Noble, My Love” which I just finished last night. It was cute and short. Bang Sung-hoon’s new drama, “Oh My Venus” sounds great, I just hope they don’t put Shin Minah in a fat body suit like they did with Hwang Jung-eum in “Incarnation of Money”.

    I’ve watched five episodes of “She Was Pretty” and love to watch Hwang Jung-eum, she is perfect for this type of role. And yes, you’re right; it would’ve been commendable if the writer had timed the transformation as you state. One issue I’m really curious about is why is Ji Sung-joon drinking from a flower vase instead of his coffee cup and why does he walk into doors….

    Hope Lee Sun-kyun’s new movie comes to Arizona. I watched the trailer on YouTube and it looks very good. We do get a few good Asian movies in the Valley, but not nearly as many as we could. “The Throne” is coming later this month, one of the many stories about King Yeongjo and his Crown Prince. Yoo Ah-in portrays the Crown Prince and Song Kang-ho the King.

    I’ve watched 12 episodes of “All About My Mom”, but can’t put my finger on why I’m not really enjoying it as much as I thought I would. Not giving up though.

    Found a little jewel in “Late Night Restaurant”, a simple yet heartwarming series. It’s on Dramafever.

    Always look forward to your posts. I enjoy having someone to share my love of Korean entertainment/culture with. I plan on listening to your Tea Time while working in the kitchen next week too. Have a good week!

    1. Hi, DracoMama!
      May I say that I enjoyed reading your comments! 🙂 So glad that you’re watching many of the series that I am, too. 🙂 And I agree with you about All about My Mom. As much as I long the actors, the show is just not shaping up to be the all-consuming K-drama that I was hoping it would be. Ah well…it’s probably for the better so that I retain my sanity. lol I’ll probably blog an update on my progress sometime next week around the 20th episode. 🙂

      Thanks for the suggestion of Late Night Restaurant; I’ll have to take a look at it. I’ll see you during tea time then! *waves bye*

    1. Thanks for the feedback! 🙂 I’m looking forward to adding more pictures in the future. Let me know if you have any suggestions. 🙂

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