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We have a facebook page now!

Due to life, this blog has been horribly neglected with postings.  We are actually very busy doing video and blog show reviews for Dramafever but I just never remember to post here.  So, I started a facebook page  so that it will be easier to share the crazy thing we enjoy and laugh at.   Take the link and like us.

https://www.facebook.com/asthekimchiturns/

Also, here is the Pinterest board where I put all the video drama club episodes  Dramafever Video Drama Club

have fun and come join us!

 

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Actors who know how to kiss

Over on Dramafever.com I have two articles talking about male actors who don’t foul up in the kiss department.   I talk about 20 actors who know how to do it right.

Continue reading Actors who know how to kiss

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New Drama Clubs start

Taleena and I are starting new Dramaclubs  on Dramafever.

Continue reading New Drama Clubs start

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Verses – The amnesia edition

Taleena and I take on the dreaded plot device of amnesia.  Sometimes it goes well,  often it goes very very wrong.  Which side are you on?  Does it work? Do you hate it?

Verses: Amnesia as a Plot Device

 

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Dramafever Video Drama Club #57 YoNa gets her kiss

Taleena and I have fun laughing at poor Ri Ohn getting tortured by Yo Na in this episode of  DF  video drama club.   Also see our comments on Hyde Jekyl and I and Maids

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Kim Woo Bin talks with Dramafever fans through Google Hangout

Dramafever  had their first celebrity google hangout.  Kim Woo Bin was awesome enough to be the first and help promote his movie  “The Technicians” which is currently showing on Dramafever.   They even allowed members a chance to talk to him directly.   I thought about signing up for that, but figured that it would probably be more fun for the younger ones.  As much as I like Kim Woo Bin, we shouldn’t scare the poor boy. lol

My friends at DF worked really hard to make this google hangout go well and I just have to say that they did a great job.  Even though I didn’t talk directly with Woo Bin, it still felt intimate and personal and I smiled like a giddy school girl the whole time.

Some of the things I found most interesting from the interview:

-he likes both cats and dogs.

-he likes to draw and paint and considering he mentioned having all the supplies for such passions,  I imagine he has an art room.

-His favorite Hollywood celebrity is Brad Pitt.   Now this became really funny because they don’t call him Brad.  For whatever reason, mostly due to the quirks of the language, they say Bang instead.  Well, that’s the Korean word for bread.  *chuckles*   Pair that up with polite honorifics for an older male and basically they call him ‘older brother bread”.   I will NEVER be able to think about Brad Pitt’s name the same way again.

-He is serious about becoming a good actor.  So he is making a list of 100 goals that will help become a good actor.  Attributes to work on, skills to gain.   He does the same thing with his character developments.  He mentioned in another interview that each character he portrays has to answer a 100 item questionnaire.   That sort of dedication is going to lead him to great places.

For more of this interview, you can watch this link to the hangout yourself.  I have one more question… whose office were they using?

Kim Woo Bin was such a great sport about this whole thing.  He was a champ.  Great job.

 

 

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Fatal Encounter Movie Review

Hyun Bin’s first move after leaving his mandatory military service was to play  King Jeongjo in Fatal Encounter.   Excellent movie, but make sure you understand the basic history  of  his situation when he took the thrown or the first 10 minutes will be very confusing.

Here’s my Dramafever movie review.  Aunnie and Firnlambe join me and discuss what we liked and didn’t like.   I also included that background history information that you will need if you don’t know who this character is already.

Fatal Encounter Movie Review

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American Music Cues in Dramas

I notice this the most in the Hong Sisters dramas, but there are others that are just as savvy in their use. Wendilynn points out that the lyric is “dancing Jews” rather than dancing juice. In my defense I saw dancing juice on many of the lyrics sites.  Thought it was a reference to alcohol. Eh. live and learn.

American Music in a K drama

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When Hollywood Meets K Dramas

I like American TV, some of it.  But what I don’t want is for the K Drama to be swallowed by the Hollywood machine.

http://www.dramafever.com/news/4-worries-when-hollywood-remakes-k-dramas/

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In the Korean Folk Village

According to this poster, the K Drama festival runs later this fall at the Folk Village October through November. I considered selling a kidney to go, but realized I couldn’t arrange it and recover fast enough.

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Do a Little Dance, Beat a Little Drum, Get Down Tonight.

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Reins? Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Reins!

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I Know That Place!

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This Kimchi Is Making Me Thirsty

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The kimchi pancake is amazing.

Say Hello To Your Little Friends

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Read the whole story over at Drama Fever.

 

 

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