I know I’m not the only one who has been fairly (or completely) skeptical of the K-drama of beloved Chinese drama Bu Bu Jing Xi adapted from novelist Tong Hua‘s Startling with Every Step. But with every released tidbit, I’ve calmed ever so slightly and today, China has released its first teaser and I have to be honest, I’m more than ready now for this to air and do well!
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I was already taken with Lee Jun-ki from the costume shots a couple weeks back but after seeing him in action, he certainly brings something to his Fourth Prince that carries the same mystery we all know and love in a way that feels dangerous, intriguing and tantalizing. And while, I have always liked Lee, this is the first time, I’ve been this interested in seeing his portrayal/depiction of a character.
But as for the sneak peek, I truly like it. For not only is it sweeping and beautiful, it also comes across warm and fun. All the princes that should be lovable and adorable come across as such and the dynamic of youngsters growing and changing together is apparent as well. However, most importantly it has a charm all its own, making it a completely different beast from the original and with that alone, I breathe a sigh of relief.
I don’t know what has gotten in to me this year, but for some reason, I’ve gravitated toward simple cute shows or dramas surrounding damaged teenagers, just as much as my normal fair. It’s been fun to say the least and reminiscent of the stories I loved growing up. Right now, the first installment in GMM25‘s The Ugly Duckling Series, Perfect Match is the sugary treat I inhale every Sunday and I can say I’m absolutely obsessed. It’s got everything you need to learn the value of people and friends, with tons of learning to truly love and appreciate yourself.
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Continue reading Ugly Duckling Series–Perfect Match: episode one
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the two biggest mental health dramas of the Winter 2015 season, look no farther, because your local Distractors have got you covered. For, there is nothing like a little assurance, in Dramaland and we have no problem deducting the stress of your mental health check-in.
This time around Ekun and her blog partner over at Stone Cities, Lore, the always amazing Drama Debussie, and I, discuss Hyun Bin‘s first drama since military service, Hyde, Jekyll and Me, co-starring his The Fatal Encounter actress, Ha Ji-min, who is notorious for being rather cold and having little spark with co-stars. The trend continues here, however, the lack of sizzle has just as much to do with the written personalities as their actors’ interpretation.
Continue reading The Distractors’ Cut Roundtable Edition: Hyde, Jekyll and Me
And what summer would be complete without a family friendly rom-com that is both delightful and heartfelt? The new Sonam Kapoor starrer, Khoobsurat [translated: Beautiful] is readying for its premiere in just under a month and decided to make our week khoobbsurat as well, with a trailer launch, its final posters and a its look at the cast.
The film is a Kapoor home production, co-produced with Disney, a remake of the 1980 film, by the same name, and is touted as a family affair; about a fun loving young girl who travels to stay with extended family friends and infects them with… well happiness.
Continue reading First Look: Khoobsurat