Japanese Title: Final Fantasy XIV: Hikari no Otousan
With this title you would naturally think that it is a drama heavily about playing video games, but it is not. It is about a son using the game to reconnect to his uncommunicative father, and although there are scenes that take place inside the game, the main story is about their family in real life. It is in fact, based on a true story that Ichigeki Kakusatsu related on his blog between 2014 and 2016, and later wrote up in a book that he titled Hikari no Otousan.
Wow. I can’t believe I’m almost to the end of this drama! And yet I can believe it, because I keep wanting to push play at the end of each episode to find out just what happens–that’s how I am at the end of the really good ones. It’s been an interesting exercise to see Je Hyeok grow during his time in prison, and to see who he truly is. I hope the final episode gives us a glimpse of where he ends up in the future, because I’ve grown very fond of this single-minded man who is far smarter than he acts.
With only two weeks to go before it’s premier, Children of A Lesser God has stayed pretty quiet about it’s supernatural aspect. That is, until today when we finally get a teaser that is not just hinting and right out shows our leading lady’s ability to see things that others do not. Continue reading
Queen of Mystery (or Mystery Queen) has been on my radar since I saw the trailers for it last year. And now I really have to watch, because season 2 is coming at the end of February!
The last teaser focused on the brain of Children of a Lesser God, Cheon Jae In (Kang Ji Hwan). Now we get a glimpse of CoLG’s heart, Kim Dan (Kim Ok Bin), and her mysterious abilities.
Some of the best romances I’ve ever read have polar opposites who learn to rely on each other, and through the journey you can see how fundamentally, they’re the same at the core. It’s like magnets — they may have opposite poles and repel each other if turned the wrong way, but if they get shaken up enough, eventually they come together. And at their core, despite the polarity, magnets are made of the same thing.
I bet you’re thinking, “Ah, the Maknae found My Love From Another Star magnetic! She couldn’t keep her eyes off of it!” And you would be wrong. I struggled with the romance from the very beginning, and didn’t love it until the end of the last episode. That’s a long time to struggle, my friends. Let’s talk about it, shall we?
I’m a little wary of historicals now — too much politicking, not enough fun for my tastes. But this trailer for Heungbu (aka Age of the Rebellion) makes me think that maybe, just maybe, I might enjoy it — especially because it’s a movie. There’s also the fact that Jung Hae In and Kim Won Hae are some of the side characters. Yeah, I’m in. 😀
Usually, stories in showbiz about curses just make me laugh. However, with everything that’s been happening to Hwayugi, I’m starting to wonder.
Weeeeelllll, and it might be because they didn’t put enough resources into the front end. That’s how this story from Soompi makes it sound, anyway.
I swear this was just barely announced a couple weeks ago and here we are with a 1st teaser and a release date only a few weeks away. Eeek! How time flies when you are a kaddict. Continue reading
If you couldn’t get enough of Go Kyung Pyo in Strongest Deliveryman, you’re in luck — he has a new drama debuting in January, where he’ll be starring alongside Yang Jin Sung (Bride of the Century, Chicago Typewriter).