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Feb 1, 2008

K-Drama Ramblings

My evil readers recommended I try out Sassy Girl for size! Sadly, I believe it's no longer available stateside as I couldn't find it anywhere so I ended up buying a rather shady copy of it from an Asian video store in Queens. I really hate buying versions like this because the subtitles are awful. I normally wait and buy the English Version of K-Dramas but since Sassy Girl is so new an English DVD Set is unavailable. I believe the official release was available from YesAsia upon it's release in October or November but it's since sold out and it takes ages to get back in stock! Impatient as I am I wanted it now thus I ended up with this set!

So I got it!









Yay!

I just finished Coffee Prince and I'm happy to say it was rather awesome! As I was telling a reader in comments Coffee Prince isn't your standard K-Drama! All the normal ho-hom elements are definately in Coffee Prince. Example: Girl meets Boy. Boy is rich, Girl is Poor. Girl and Boy fall in love. Boy treats Girl kinda harshly. Boy's family strongly disapproves Girl's background. Yada yada yada etc..etc...typical Korean Soap! However, even though Coffee Prince follows the same old story plot as every other K-Drama I've seen it does have redeeming qualities that sets itself apart from your standard drama! The twist of the main character pretending to be a boy is one thing that makes the drama really different and interesting! Plenty of comic relief from a great supporting cast helps relieve the tension in the story! Quite a few sexy, romantic moments really add a nice touch of sweetness to 17 hours you're wasting on this! The beginning, the middle and the ending is very fulfilling thus when it's over you're actually feeling like you've lost some new found friends instead of wanting to bawl your eyes out that you wasted time on a soap that killed off one of the main characters!

Anyway! That's my little mini wrap up and review of Coffee Prince :)

YAY my copy of Coffee Prince's Soundtrack! Tis awesome you need it!






I'm now looking forward to watching Sassy Girl after all the rave reviews! I just ordered Witch Yoo Hee, SOS, Sweet Relationship, Foxy Lady and Heavenly Forest...so I guess this means my Resolution to NOT buy K-Dramas until I watch what I already have has gone out the window? Sigh. Oh well! I don't have enough hours in the day to watch all these but it's sure fun trying to watch at least an hour a night and failing miserably!

What are you watching right now?



Click here to read my past ramblings about Coffee Prince!

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17 Comments:

Anonymous HT said...

Wow that is excessive. Thanks for taking my advice on Sassy/Delightful Girl Choon-Hyang but how could you forget to buy Full House??!! You mentioned you never watched that one right? thats a must in my opinion, it has Rain and Song Hye Kyo that was the one drama that got me hooked on dramas. Its like a modern romance book with a movie star and a marriage of convience. But with lots of comedy as well.

February 1, 2008 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Titty said...

I love the K-dramas you've chosen!

I've seen quite a few especially since my mom loves them too and rents them all the time.

I suggest "200 lbs. beauty" they have one on Youtube. :p It's a pretty sad movie. I downloaded the torrent and all that.

February 1, 2008 at 10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! If you like K-Dramas you should watch a J-Drama called Hana Yori Dango. It's super cute.

February 3, 2008 at 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

had no idea you were into dramas. delightful girl is one of my all time favorites but be careful on purchasing the dvds, some have horrible subtitles....i tend to watch mines online at aznv.tv and then buy the ones i really like..

February 4, 2008 at 6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seen sassy girl online, but i never gotten a chance to see Coffee Prince (i'm so going to check it out now). The first Korean Drama i seen was "Stairway to Heaven" made me cry like a baby :( good drama! But my favorite drama is Goong aka Princess Hours, is a must see if your a fan of Yoon Eun Hye.

February 4, 2008 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hi HT!

lol ya I got a bit happy with the deals I was getting on dvd asian :)

I didn't I didn't :) I'm bidding on a copy on ebay :)

I love rain so I'm positive I'll love it :)

Don't worry as soon as I get it and watch it I'll review it ;) If you loved it I bet I will!

Thanks for all the great recs :)
*hugs*

February 4, 2008 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hi Titty,

Yay! Thanks :) I never seen 200lb beauty but heard about it! Is that the one where the girl loses all the weight and falls in love??

Kdramas are notorious for being sad hehe!

Hugs!

February 4, 2008 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Anonymous!

I haven't seen that! Thanks for the rec! I'll be sure to look out for it on DVD :)

February 4, 2008 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Anonymous!

Oh yes for ages :) I really enjoy 'em!

Some indeed do :( I normally try to get the US versions with high quality subtitles otherwise I'm stuck laughing at the bad translation!

thanks for the website :) Will check it out. I tend to buy before I try ;)

February 4, 2008 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Anonymous!

You must see coffee prince it's soooo good!

Stairway to Heaven was good but I cried for weeks after lol! So sad :(

I LOVE princess hours! It's a fav of mine too and Yoon Eun Hye looked adorable in all the cute outfits they had on her!

February 4, 2008 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger The Faux Fashionista said...

Ooh I just finished Coffee Prince and I thought it was really cute and sweet :)

February 5, 2008 at 3:33 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

me too me too faux!

I loved it :)

It was so cute!

February 5, 2008 at 10:55 AM  
Anonymous mag said...

If you watch My Girl (if you haven't, you MUST!), there's a cameo by the two leads in SGCH! ;) Also, Full House is a classic. A lot of shouting and pained love triangles but a classic nonetheless. Enjoy your Kdramas! You need to review these fully, hehehe!

February 8, 2008 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey mag!

I LOVE my girl! I have the biggest crush on Lee Joon Ki ever ;)

I didn't notice the cameo of the tow leads in SGCH!? Where? When!?

FH I haven't watched yet :) I just got it recently! I love Rain so I should adore it!

Yay shouting, slapping, hitting and love triangles! How very Korean hehehe!

I sure will review them ;)

If you like I can do a review of My Girl and share my thoughts ;)

February 8, 2008 at 4:16 PM  
OpenID makeupmag said...

Hi Izzy!~ the two leads of SGCH appear at the end - CH is the long lost cousin!!! ;)

March 4, 2008 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

HOLY COW You're right mag! Sorry for the delay replying. I was waiting to re-watch that disc to see!

You're utterly right! Hehe awesome!

March 10, 2008 at 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Lei said...

has anybody seen dalja's spring? it stars chae-rim & lee min ki. it's a modern day love story abt a spinster career woman who longs for her true love. it's a romantic comedy. one of my fave kdramas (i also love goong, coffee prince, full house & my girl!). aja!

April 27, 2008 at 11:44 PM  

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