What am I blogging next? 10/20

October 2020 Blogging


Scheduled to complete October 17…

Alice. The 16 episodes of this SBS network series air Fridays and Saturdays until Oct 17, 2020.


Scheduled to begin October 7…

Tale of the Nine-Tailed. The 16 episodes of this MBC network series air Wednesday and Thursday from Oct 7, 2020 – Nov 26, 2020.
Why am I watching this show?
* Lee Dong Wook – He has a particular charm. I’ve enjoyed two of his series Touch Your Heart and Goblin.
* Kim Bum – Boys Over Flowers was the first kdrama I ever watched and his performance as a member of the F4 made an impression. It is time to see how he has grown in 10 years.
What’s this show about? A Nine-tailed fox, or gumiho, is able to transform into human form and creates havoc.


Scheduled to begin October 21…

The Spies Who Loved Me. The 16 episodes of this MBC network series air Wednesday and Thursday from Oct 21, 2020 – Dec 10, 2020.
Why am I watching this show?
* Eric Mun – one of my cadre of cuties (actors I regularly watch). We’ve been gifted with 2 dramas starring Eric in 2020. His last series was the enjoyable Eccentric! Chef Moon.
* Yoo In Na – She has a particular charm. I’ve enjoyed many of her series Touch Your Heart , Goblin, and Queen In-Hyun’s Man.
What’s this show about? A woman doesn’t realize she’s had / is having relationships with spies.

Asian drama fan. I watch and blog dramas on https://kjtamusings.wordpress.com/.

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33 comments on “What am I blogging next? 10/20
  1. DramaDazed says:

    Following! First, I also enjoyed Lee Dong Wook in both dramas and I have missed Kim Bum. Did you see him as an angel in Padam Padam? Lee Dong Wook was also in some reality show I watched a few episodes, he really works hard.

    I am also interested in the gumiho story. I really liked the gumiho drama with Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah….it’s an old one I think.

    I admire and appreciate your commitment and time for this blog.

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    • I have missed Kim Bum. Did you see him as an angel in Padam Padam
      I did not see that series.

      I really liked the gumiho drama with Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah
      Ah, the good old days when the Hong sisters struck gold with their series. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is an all time favorite of mine. That pairing had “it”.

      Thanks for the consistent contributions!

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      • DramaDazed says:

        ‘That pairing had “it” ‘ ~Agree! I am a fan of both of those actors.

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      • beez says:

        @kjt – Padam Padam is really quite good. And it boasts a really big star in Jung Woo sung (although he has “the crazy eyes” in everything I see him in) lol. I only mention him because it gives you the idea of the quality of the project because he’s mainly a movie star. Similar to how you’re not going to see Lee Byung hun in a series unless it’s going to be a quality production all the way around.

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  2. Jane Tilly says:

    I’m excited to see Kim Bum again. DD, I did see him in Padam Padam … i think that was the last drama I saw him in as I’m gradually trying squeeze older dramas in that have a bit of buzz about them.

    Does anyone have suggestions of older dramas for my short list?

    I see that Im Joo Hwan is The Spies Who Loved Me … hmmm he usually does not get the girl, but he is the second husband … will he get to keep the girl❓⁉️ As much as I like Im Joo Hwan, it would hard for me to pick him OVER Eric when it comes to looks. I can’t wait to see what kind of characters they will play.

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    • Im Joo Hwan is The Spies Who Loved Me … hmmm he usually does not get the girl, but he is the second husband … will he get to keep the girl❓⁉️ As much as I like Im Joo Hwan, it would hard for me to pick him OVER Eric when it comes to looks
      Yep, Eric wins in the looks department. Im Joo Hwan did what he could with his character in The Game: Towards Zero . I remember him from Uncomfortably Fond with Kim Woo Bin, whose OST is still a favorite of mine. I was pleased to read that Kim Woo Bin was filming a movie this year after a 4 year absence due to health issues from cancer.

      Does anyone have suggestions of older dramas for my short list?
      Soompi had an article about older dramas. Have you watched these? I’ve only seen some of the dramas listed in the article.
      https://www.soompi.com/article/1309861wpp/10-older-romance-k-dramas-that-you-need-to-see

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      • Jane Tilly says:

        Glad to hear Kim Woo Bin is getting back to work.

        Ha! I’ve seen 7 of the 10 recommendations, I’ll put the other 3 on my short list. “What happened in Bali”, despite its excellent cast was one of my least favorites … okay … I HATED it. “What happened in Bali” and “Fashion King” were the biggest wastes of my precious Kdrama watching time … both of them were full of greed, ruination, revenge with a not so happy endings.

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        • DramaDazed says:

          Eric! He is responsible for my attendance at my first kcon … Shinhwa performed and I bought moshpit tickets so I could be close. Money well spent.😍🤩

          I find recommendations tricky, I have a wide and weird appetite in dramas because I like things for inconsistent reasons and I am not always aware of popularity. I am guessing you have seen many of the same JT because we seem to have similar reactions here. I am looking at my list…2008 Beethoven Virus …2011 City Hall is an absolute favorite. 2013 Goddess of Marriage, 2004&2005 Lovers in Paris, Prague. I have liked some of the long form dramas too, like The Woman Who Married Three Times. Do you only watch KR? Perfect Match is a cute Taiwan drama on Netflix, with one of my favorite kisses.😊 If you have not seen 2010 Sungkyunkwan Scandal do not pass Go. 😁 Oh, Kim Bum in 2010 The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry. Cheers.

          JaneT I am so with you on Bali and Fashion King. Ugh. 🙄

          Should I be embarrassed to say I have seen all 10 on the Soompi list? Lol.

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          • Jane Tilly says:

            Thanks for the recommendations DD. The only one I’ve seen of your recommendations is Sunkyunkwan Scandal. I’ve had so.e if your recommendations on my long list, so I’ll have to get to them sooner rather a than later.

            It might be fun to go to a Kcon … I’m envious that you got to see Shinwa.

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            • beez says:

              I’ve never seen Shinwa perform. Is that Eric’s singing group? Is that the appeal? His idol singing?

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              • DramaDazed says:

                @beez at the time I saw Shinhwa I had very little grasp of kpop or idols. Shinhwa is a pioneer group. Eric’s appeal to me is strictly testosterone. 🤣 I really liked him in Discovery of Love and Another Miss Oh.

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                • beez says:

                  I’m looking 👁…hard. From the front, the side with every angle and I just can’t see it. 🕵 🔬 I even watched Another Miss Oh even though I really wasn’t interested in it but I thought that maybe when I saw him acting in a romantic relationship that I’d suddenly see what everyone else sees. Nope.

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            • DramaDazed says:

              @Jane Tilly, I only went to a few kcons, then stopped as they seemed increasingly mismanaged and also became focused on the teenage idol audience instead of the Korean Cultural event I first appreciated. That said, I did get to see a few popular groups as well as Lee Min Ho and Kim Soo Hyun for very brief host appearances. Bright moments in my Kdrama obsession. 😍

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              • Jane Tilly says:

                Bummer, if it eere still a Korean cultural event, I’d consider going.

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                • DramaDazed says:

                  I used to live in LA – not sure where you live – large Koreatown and a few different festivals. I have been fortunate to attend the annual Korea Times Music Festival at the Hollywood Bowl a few times. Where I live now, the small Korean community is more insular and I think the only way to be around Korean people would be their church. Luckily there is an excellent KR restaurant nearby. 😋😋 I enjoy sorting out the reality of Korean culture vs what we see in dramas and movies.

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                  • Jane Tilly says:

                    I’m not in a city large enough to have a Koreatown. There are seveal Korean restaurants and one market that is specifically Korean.

                    I actually made friends with several Koreans when I was in grad school, before my discovery of Kdramas, but I haven’t kept in touch with most of them.

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          • Jane Tilly says:

            I occasionally watch Chinese, Taiwanese and Japanese dramas, but in my opinion Kdramas are generally have much better production value. The ending may be just as obvious, Koreans just seem to be better at making dramas a joyride.

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            • Nicola says:

              Jane, I completely agree with you. Kdramas just has that extra something that you don’t get from anywhere else and I have totally given up on Japanese dramas. However, a Chinese drama that I highly recommend is Nothing but Thirty. Wonderfully written and directed. It is more on the mature and serious side which sent me searching for likeminded ones which I have yet to find.

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              • Jane Tilly says:

                Thanks for the recommendation, it’s great to get recommendations from kindred spirits.

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              • DramaDazed says:

                Thanks Nicola for the recommendation of Nothing But Thirty. A more adult oriented Chinese show I liked is Across the Ocean To See You. Zhu YaWen two thumbs up. Not sure yet if it is like your recommendation.

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            • DramaDazed says:

              I very much agree JaneT, Korean shows are generally better all around. I have found a few Taiwan shows and a few Mainland shows I really enjoyed but the bulk of what I watch is ROK. Japanese is a whole different ball game, but I adore ‘We Married As A Job”. In addition to the technical aspects, there is just ‘something’ about the Korean shows overall.

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      • Snow Flower says:

        I am surprised I am Sorry, I Love You is not on soompi’s list. It is a classic tearjerker about a super handsome and super doomed street urchin, perfectly acted by So Ji Sub.

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        • DramaDazed says:

          I know it was popular, Snow, but it was so wrenching I couldn’t go through with it. I am one of those Americans that totally lacks han and I think that means I miss being moved by some elements of dramas. Jmo of course.

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          • Snow Flower says:

            Drama Dazed, I never thought that one day I would embrace melodrama, but MiSa was totally worth it. I usually prefer historicals or mystery thrillers, but I really learned to appreciate a well done melodrama too.

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            • DramaDazed says:

              Thanks @Snow Flower. I do occasionally watch a melo. Maybe it was because the acting was so good in the parts I saw, my heart couldn’t take it! 😔

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    • Table122000 says:

      @Jane Tilly
      For older dramas, I’ll recommend Rebirth:Next (2005) starring Jang Shin Young, Ryu Soo Young, and Park Ye Jin. It’s a really interesting drama that explores reincarnation and past lives, so you get 5 dramas in 1 really. A true hidden gem and totally worth the watch.

      My other older drama pick is Beautiful Days (2001) starring Choi Ji Woo and Lee Byung Hun. It’s got a classic K Drama plot with rivalries, birth secrets, revenge, candy FL, (and bad fashion choices) but I found it totally addictive. It is set in the K-Pop industry and very interesting. It’s also Shin Mina’s first drama-she plays the ML little sister. Fun Fact: LBH was originally slated as the second lead but overwhelming audince reaction to his character had the writers switch him to firsl male lead and made Ryu Shi Won second male lead.

      Anyway, I hope you can find a drama to enjoy.

      I’ll look forward to your recaps of Tale of the Nine Tailed, @KJT! That drama looks very intriguing with all of the gumiho lore.

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      • Jane Tilly says:

        Thank you for your suggestions Table, a recommendation is much better than a stab in the dark for a 16+ hour commitment.

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      • DramaDazed says:

        I’m also appreciating your recommendations Table122000. Will try to check out Rebirth. Thanks.

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        • Table122000 says:

          So glad you are checking out Rebirth:Next. Totally worth it in my opinion. It is such an interesting drama and you get to have 5 different stories because it explores the past lives as well as the present. I’ll be interested to read your thoughts on the drama.

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    • beez says:

      Eric over Im Joo hwan’s looks? I’ll just never understand whatever it is that so many people see in Eric. Although I’ve never thought Im Joo hwan’s looks were all that special, I’d pick him any day over Eric!

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  3. Kay says:

    I’m glad you’re going to cover Tale of the Nine-Tailed! I’m so excited for that one. And that cast! All three are wonderful. I’m also looking forward to The Spies Who Loved Me. Another excellent trio headlining that one 🙂

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  4. beez says:

    Kim Bum is back,baby! 😆 Although I’m disappointed to see that this seems to be the same route of roles he’s always regulated to as second fiddle to other ML’s. I’m thinking of his roles in That Winter the Wind Blows and Padam Padam. I know that his turn as the lead in Hidden Identity didn’t turn out so well but I blame that on the writing. *pout*

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