First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts: BTS -Map of the Soul : Persona

It’s heeeeeere!  One Fangirl stayed up late (made easier by time zones), another set their clock to wake up super early, while some of us stumbled out of bed and blasted it in our cars on the way to drop off the kids. However we expressed our fangirl dedication, we’ve all had a chance to listen to BTS’s newest album, Map of the Soul : Persona and we want to share our first thoughts with you. Let’s check out this fantastic new album together!

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Ji Soo is back in 1st Trailer for My First First Love

JI SOOOOOOOO! Pardon my exuberance, but I’ve just come off a recent veiwing of Page Turner — need I say more? Ji Soo has firmly solidified a spot on my favorites list and will soon be back on our small screens with a new drama, My First First Love. Come check out the trailer with me!

All the descriptions of the drama that I’ve tracked down are rather wanting. But it seems as though this is going to be a slice of life drama about five friends leaving home for the first time and moving in together. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Kdrama without a love triangle — please, oh please, let our Ji Soo FINALLY get the girl!!!

The rest of the cast are all familiar faces, having been in supporting roles for various other dramas. My First First Love also stars Jung Chae Yeon, Jung Jin Young, Choi Ri, and Kang Tae Oh.

So one thing to note, this drama only has 8 episodes. Which means it’s longer than a drama special, but only half the length of the usual Kdrama episode count. Hopefully this allows enough time to flesh out all the characters, but keeps the plot from falling victim to unnecessary dragginess. And bonus. . . since it’s airing on Netflix (beginning April 18th), I can download and watch away from home – yeay!

What do you think drama fans? Will you be giving My First First Love a try??

화이팅!

MiataMama

Dramas With a Side of Kimchi

First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts: Welcome to Waikiki S2

I’ve been impatiently waiting on glacially slow subbing of late. AND sobbing into my kimchi over several dramas that are not coming to the legal sites. (I’m still waiting for you, Jang Ki Yong and Jun Ho!) So when the new Welcome to Waikiki showed up, I knew it was the perfect show to help distract me from my current drama woes. Come check out my thoughts on this second season at the Waikiki Guesthouse, and whether it’s worth the watch!

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Fangirl Stalking: Kim Seon Ho

Watching dramas is my favorite pastime. And even though I greatly appreciate the more popular Hallyu actors and actresses, I often find myself bolting down random rabbit trails to fangirl over lesser-known (and under-appreciated) talent. Enter novice actor Kim Seon Ho.  Admittedly, my soft spot for dimples may have be the reason I first took notice of him!  But I’ve been watching his progression through Kdramas since his very first role in Chief Kim.  A little bit goofy and awkward, but with an abundance of sweetness and sincerity, his characters always have surprising depth and leave a lasting impression.  So come join me as introduce the charming and captivating Kim Seon Ho!

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Drama Review- Radiant

Never judge a drama by its synopsis.

I have started so many dramas in the past couple of months, prepared to watch a certain story line or genre based on the plot synopsis. After beginning, though, I come to find what I was promised and what I’m actually watching are two entirely different things.  Sometimes, unfulfilled expectations can be super frustrating. And sometimes, they can give you the gift of a fantastic drama you may not have pushed play on otherwise.  Radiant is one of these dramas.  Nothing could have prepared me for the journey I embarked on.  (And that’s probably a good thing!)  Come join DramaGeek and I as we share our thoughts on this hidden gem.

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A Sexy Jang Ki Yong is Killing It in Latest Kill It Teaser

You know that feeling you get, when there’s a new drama on the horizon and you’re crossing everything crossable that it will get picked up for subbing?!?! After seeing the new teaser for Kill It, I am SO there.  Jang Ki Yong is returning to our small screens, and this fangirl is giddy with anticipation!  Check out the all-too-brief, but exciting teaser below.

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First Impressions & Unfiltered Thoughts: Romance Is A Bonus Book

Netflix has begun airing the highly anticipated Lee Jong Suk drama, Romance Is A Bonus Book.  Since Lee Jong Suk will be beginning his military service soon, it’s time to start preparing for his absence.  Read on to see if the Fangirls think this drama will carry us through until his return or if we will be sticking to repeat viewings of our Lee Jong Suk favorites.

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Fall In Love With These Actors all Over Again in Touch Your Heart – Extended Trailer

My drama plate has been filled with nothing but serious and intense dramas for the past month, so I am SUPER excited for a couple of rom-coms premiering this week.  In particular, Touch Your Heart which is starring two of my Hallyu favorites- Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Ah.  After watching the extra long trailer TVN just dropped, I can’t wait!

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A Fan Girl Goes to the Theatre – Shinheung Military Academy Musical

When the stars align and life hands you the opportunity to see one of your favorite Korean actors perform live, you jump on it!  I was recently able to snag tickets and attend the Daejeon performance of Shinheung Military Academy Musical, starring Ji Chang Wook, Kang Ha Neul, and Sung Gyu (from the k-pop group Infinite).  Since these three actor/singers are currently in the middle of their mandatory military service and have been MIA from our drama screens, it was an especially delightful way to end my time in Korea.  AND being able to watch Ji Chang Wook act on the stage, right in front of me, was all that I dreamed it would be!

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