Friday, January 30, 2009
despite my horrendous schedule, i'd been surprisingly caught up in a
new type of obsession lately -- korean dramas. i don't know how long
this will last -- given my unpredictable workload, fleeting attention
span and countless eclectic interests -- but for now i'm enjoying
if there's one catalyst that pointed me in this direction, i would have to ascribe it to javabeans of Dramabeans fame. i was researching about something else entirely when i stumbled into her site, and promptly got lost in her interesting posts and informative (complete with high-quality pictures, updates, scoops) articles about korean dramas and celebrities. i'd been a constant visitor to her site ever since, and will probably visit again in the next few months or so. her witty, highly legible insights provide an irresistible personal touch that make her subjects more interesting.
not that i'm completely sold out to this fad mind you. i'd seen a few series but i can't say i liked them all. still there are a couple of stand-outs that should be mentioned: Coffee Prince, which actually more interesting than i had expected; and then, there's the Korean version Boys Before Flowers or Kkotboda Namja (Hana Yori Dango in Japanese). it's still ongoing but you can see a few clips of it in Youtube. but for a better explanation, it's always better to check out javabeans' site. you won't regret it folks. i know i didn't (and won't).
comment: i must say though the korean F4 guys actually even look better than the taiwanese version. that'll probably raise some hackles but those guys sure look pretty hehheh. i wish they'd made jandi (makino) a bit more appealing though. she looks just a tad older than jun-pyo (doumyuji) and occasionally tries too hard to look cute. of all 3 versions (for makino), i think i prefer the japanese variant.