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K-Drama Review 2012: the Best, the Worst and all those liked in-between

Ok so the new year has begun, but this is the first chance I’ve gotten to sit down and collect the small amount of thoughts I had about the dramas I actually watched in entirety this past year. I’ve never done a review on the site mainly because I don’t dish out numbers to dramas cause I feel it’s too confining. Those numbers actually mean nothing to me in the long run and my reasons for a number rating, vary from story to story, drama to drama.
If you’ve spent anytime on this site, you also know I’m kinda all inclusive. Sure personally, I may refer to something as crap but I’m very reluctant to make those comments online for the sheer fact that there’s always something to like about a project, even if I don’t or refuse to see it.

***WARNING: Post may contain unintentional(or intentional) spoilers. ***

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Drama Review 2012: Ost Tracks


Here we are. It’s almost over, 2012. Around this time, it’s usually pretty easy to pinpoint my favorites and my dislikes, especially in the area of music. Drama soundtracks aren’t hard to decipher and I’m prone to gravitate toward sageuks. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen enough of those this year to render an opinion. But, like every drama lover, there are some tracks that I’ve loved this year, hated, and should have disliked on principle but couldn’t get out of my head.

Everyone loves a good OST, for it gives you the chance to collect songs without commitment and well, I like anything that gets me out of the “c” word. And the great thing about an OST is that it doesn’t have to reflect the greatness or success of a drama, it can gladly become a separate entity, evoking a type of freedom from it’s origin or source.  Music was my first love but as time passes my interest in anything new dwindles, which stems from a professional criticism and strict interpretation of what makes the art “good.” At best, drama OSTs are cheesy, manufactured, overused and high-volumed, knife-point produced pieces but that doesn’t stop me from timing the next insertion or patiently waiting through the previews to trill along to the opening theme song or negate the talent the shines through each bar or riff.

So, since I’m a big procrastinator and music is the best way to ease myself into drama review mode, I thought I’d share.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Not what we say about our blessings but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

— W.T. Purksier

Happy Turkey Day everyone! This has been an incredibly lazy day for me and I’ve practically done nothing but eat, read and sleep but somehow, it feels like that I’ve found a new magical world in Narnia. My immediate family is extremely small and one third of that isn’t in town, so, there’s been no cooking, no cleaning, no hustle or bustle. Absolute low maintenance— The pearl of my life. But, that doesn’t mean, that I didn’t want to take a moment to drop in and share my thanksgiving joys. Last year, I did a post consisting my Thanksgiving Top 5 (relieved/grateful versions) and I thought I’d try to tackle it again this year. Of course, I have tons more that I’m grateful for but I think I can always scrounge up 5 of anything(or do my darnedest trying).

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August Dramas: The First 4 weeks

For a month, I stopped all drama watching, including dramas I was currently invested in, to take a breather and collect my real world thoughts. While I was safely away, tucked in a book or three, dramas came and went and to be honest, I didn’t mind one bit. But once my break ended, I was happy to get back into the fray and check out the one drama I’d waited for all year, along with a few I cared very little about, funny thing is, I think I might like those just a tad more.

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