1. Short preview for ep 17 of Secret Garden
is out and ouch - here comes the angst!
2. I just found out that the second lead in the upcoming Paradise Ranch
, the drama that's the acting debut of Changmin from DBSK, is Joo Sang Woo. You may remember him from that little drama known as Giant
. Yes, it's my baby Min Woo a.k.a. my favorite character in the drama. Seeing that JSW more than held his own against people like Lee Bum Soo in Giant (and in fact his and Miju's storyline expanded and expanded due to crazy popularity), I feel kinda bad for poor kpop idol Changmin - JSW is going to wipe the floor with him! It doesn't help that JSW looks like a man but Changmin looks all of 12 years old. Come on, are you telling me this boy is old enough to drive, let alone date anyone?
While I am being a cranky grandma, why don't you eat something and get clothes that fit?
And while we are on topic - why, oh why do idols get starring roles as their acting debuts, as a matter of right? WTF! Most of them can't act. I have no objection to them entering the acting biz but how about starting with small roles and learning a bit first? Why do I have to suffer through their learning curve? If you are not ready for a leading role, then you shouldn't be in it! There are a ton of excellent actors who never get leading roles or who take years to get one, but instead we are subjected to cardboard idols as leads who fail miserably. I mean - it's one thing to give a newbie a starring role when you are basing it on their chops - see Joo Won and Jung So Min - but they were presumably chosen based on their acting ability as they aren't idols - and they did a great job. I don't want kdramas to turn into jdramas so all the recent idol-drama stuff is making me unhappy. Sure, some idols do a good job even at the start (I loved Changmin's former bandmember Yoochun in SKKS) but that's an exception not the rule. Yup, skipping that one.
3. An upcoming drama I am
excited for is 49 Days
. The soul-swapping theme sounds interesting (more Who Are You than Secret Garden in this case), Jo Hyun Jae is sexy and manly and I adore Jung Il Woo (though I want him to have another leading role - talking of non-idols who should be starring in things). Lee Yo Won has always underwhelmed me but she's gorgeous. Plus, the writer is the writer of Brilliant Legacy and Prosecutor Princess, so what's not to love?
4. Ep 2 of Dream High
fully put me into Hyemi/Jin Gook territory. Sorry, Kim Su Hyun! ILY and all, but you can't comete with his saving her from gangsters, and giving her motorcycle rides, and letting her cry into his helmet, and the fact that he remembers her from when they were both kids and she wept for him because his mother was going to dump him in an orphanage. Sorry. Go console yourself with glasses girl.