Kmuse’s Musings: Battle of the Bad Guys

Do you ever watch a drama and find yourself really liking a bad guy? Whether it is their crazy storyline or just plain charisma, you can’t help but find yourself liking them. Just so happens that there are two very likable bad guys in my drama list right now, so let’s stack them against each other and see who comes out on top.

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A Fangirl Goes To MBC World

I miss Korea.  Some days, I feel absolutely homesick for my Korean chingu and the Land of the Morning Calm.  I have so many great memories from my time there – from living as an ex-pat, to playing tourist in my adopted home country.  I was sitting here going through pics of my final month in Korea and I came across my ‘bucket list’ trip to MBC World.  This is a definite MUST visit for the Kdrama/Kpop Fangirl!  Read on as I reminisce and share my day at this Broadcasting Theme Park! 

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Goodbye Superbowl, Hello Drama

Are you like me, stuck with Sunday being all about a game I don’t really care about? Watching more for the commercials than any actual sporting endeavors? Or do you just want something to sneakily watch on your tablet while everyone else around you screams “touchdown”? Then check out these addictive drama recommendations that might get you through four hours of boredom.

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Rumors, Reappearances, and Role Redos

I’ve been in a bit of a drama funk lately. It astounds me because I have a decent kdrama with Yoo Seung Ho to watch (My Strange Hero) and the makjang insanity of Last Empress to keep me hooked. But neither of those dramas is really speaking to me, and as I drama-hop, a la Drama Geek, I find myself wishing to see some favorite faces on my screen. Come with me as I discuss actors and actresses I wish I could see on my screen again, rumors of dramas to come with some of my favorites, and a short list of actors and actresses whom I wish could get a redo on their latest roles.

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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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Family Trees With Shin Hye Sun

I watched Shin Hye Sun in a couple of shows this last year that took me off on a tangent with the Korean language. Have you ever noticed the subtitles not matching the names the characters are saying? Come and see what I noticed about how Koreans address each other, and then, if you have more information, please comment! (We have tried hard to find the correct word usage and romanization of the Korean words. Meaning, we scoured the internet and picked the brains of our members who are learning Korean. That said, we know we may have a few mistakes here, so let us know if you see something so we can use the correct term. -Clkytta)

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