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1/17/14

Due to my new found love/addiction (reading), it is possible that I may not post anything in this blog for a long, long time.

It pains me greatly because I have invested so much time in this blog way back. Give Me Some Dramas is like my baby. What I am regretting is my decision to have a separate blog for my book reviews, I should’ve thought better of it.

But what is done is done (I don’t want to finally admit it, but I think I have outgrown my addiction to anything asian), if ever you still want to feel my presence, you can head to my book reviews blog BookOaths. If you’re a bookworm like yours truly, a comment is gladly appreciated.

Ciao!

Kmovie review: Miracle in Cell No. 7

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Miracle in Cell No. 7Year of Broadcast: 2013
Country: South Korea
Plot & Photo source: Wikipedia

Lee Yong-gu (Ryu Seung Ryong) is a mentally challenged man with the intelligence of a 6-year-old, which is actually the age of his own daughter Ye-sung (Kal So Won) who is much smarter than her peers. The two of them lead a happy life while Yong-gu makes a living by working as a parking attendant at a local supermarket. But one day, when the police commissioner’s young daughter dies in a strange accident, Yong-gu is the one who happens to find her. He is falsely accused and sentenced to death for abduction, sexual assault, and murder of a minor. Ye-sung is sent to a childcare institution and Yong-gu gets imprisoned and assigned to Cell No. 7, the harshest cell in a maximum security prison.
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I blame this movie for my sickness last week (I was absent at work for two days).

This review will be simple and sweet. If ever you haven’t watched this movie yet, I suggest you do so now.

The thing with Miracle in Cell No. 7 is it started in a light-hearted manner (except the beginning where we are introduced to the circumstances surrounding Yong-gu and Ye-sung), the type where you’ll laugh out loud but as it neared the end, you’ll be left bawling your eyes out.

For those who don’t like overly dramatic movies, don’t be dissuaded from giving this movie a try because this is the type of movie where in the drama comes from your heart being touched after witnessing the pure love between a father and his daughter. I honestly think everyone should watch this, it is that great (it’s a new favorite).

This film turned me into an ugly sobbing mess. I was watching with my little nephew and he was asking me why I was crying and after that, I just bawled out loud (yeah it was embarrassing). Also, I was looking for more info about the movie after watching it and as I read the comments from those who have watched it, tears just started to fall.

I will not go into specifics about this film because it is better appreciated through watching but one thing you should now is the little child actress rocks!

No wonder this movie has become a big hit in South Korea :)

My rating: 5coffeess

Kdrama review: I Hear Your Voice

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Truth is more uncomfortable than lies, so most people ignore the truth. I am the same. – Park Soo Ha

I Hear Your Voice

Alternate title: I Can Hear Your Voice
Number of episodes: 18
Year of Broadcast: 2013
Broadcast Network: SBS
Plot source: DramaWiki

A thriller courtroom drama with fantasy and romantic comedy elements. It will depict the story of Jang Hye Sung (Lee Bo Young), a bold, sassy, thick-faced, comical, and materialistic public defender who becomes a lawyer after overcoming poverty and painful memories from her childhood, comes to realizations about society and justice after meeting Park Soo Ha (Lee Jong Suk), a 19-year-old boy who reads other people’s thoughts and Cha Kwan Woo (Yoon Sang Hyun), an innocent lawyer who lives a disciplined life. Jang Hye Sung is actually Soo Ha’s first love after she gave a decisive testimony on his father’s murder case 10 years ago and Soo Ha promised to protect her from the killer’s threats. Meanwhile, Cha Kwan Woo is Jang Hye Sung’s fellow lawyer who is a cheerful and idealistic former cop even though his character a bit slow, he is nice and pleasant with a firm idea of his principles and justice. Together they will team up to to find the justice in the courtroom and solve the toughest cases with less than 1% chance of winning.
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I am a sucker for Flower Boys T______T (someone please cure me of this)

Park Soo Ha

So I have dl-ed I Hear Your Voice (IHYV) since last year but I only got the time (and inclination, lol) to watch it last week.

I have heard so many positive things about Continue reading

Kdrama review: You Who Came from the Stars

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A woman is meant to be swayed by a man who holds out his hand when she’s going through the hardest time.

You Who Came From the StarsNumber of episodes: 21
Year of Broadcast: 2013 – 2014
Broadcast Network: SBS
Plot source: Asian Wiki

Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) is an alien who came to earth in 1609 and lands in the Joseon era, then lives through the next four hundred years to the present day where he works as university professor and falls in love with a haughty top Hallyu actress, Chun Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun).
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note: This is not a full-length review, more of a rant.

Even if I am not watching Asian dramas lately, I have been up-to-date with what’s going in on in doramaland. The success of You Who Came from the Stars (YWCftS) did not miss my notice.

What prompted me to finally watch this is its nearing broadcast in one of our local channels, I thought to myself, I should not miss it because with the way that the channel is promoting it, I am sure it will be a hit.

So, after two days of watching it straight, my verdict is???

Yeorobeun, I am in the Continue reading

Mini-review: Bride For Rent

Yesterday, my office mates and I watched a Filipino film – Bride for Rent (BfR).

I am not really a fan of Pinoy films (or I don’t watch that many Pinoy films) but I watched BfR because I was peer pressured (lol).

Thankfully, I enjoyed the film so much. Enjoyed it to the point that I am somewhat compelled to write a mini-review because I don’t want to forget my thoughts about it.

Bride for Rent is a story about a rich boy, Rocco (Xian Lim), who is looking forward to getting his trust fund once he becomes 25.

Before that fateful day, Rocco and his friends drunkenly gambled away ten million pesos, making the issue of getting Continue reading

[Sunday Special 03] Kiseki by GReeeeN

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A bout of laziness, two weeks of film production and a power outage later, I am back with my third video for this blog’s Sunday Special.

I was really tempted to skip this week but oh well.

This week’s song is one of my favorite Japanese songs from one of my favorite Japanese dramas ever.

It’s Kiseki by GReeeeN

I remember that everytime Rookies ended, this song would play and I would have tears in my eyes. Kiseki is such a heart-warming song and it complements such a perfect drama.

For those of you who haven’t watched Rookies yet, I urge you to do now.

[Sunday Special 02] Dong Le – Tank

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It is week two of this blog’s Sunday Special.

This week, I’ll be sharing my favorite OST from the Taiwanese version of Hana Kimi, Dong Le by Tank.

I remember how crazy I was with Hana Kimi back in those days. I was so gaga over Wu Chun and thinking how obsessed I was during that period brings me shame now.

I used to like Wu Chun but that like turned to dislike and I can’t imagine seeing any series of his. Too bad right (I wonder if it’s the muscles or his acting skill)?

disclaimer: I do not own the video used in this post.

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