Sorry for the delay, here’s your it’s-Saturday-but-it’s-just-as-good-as-it would’ve-been-on Thursday-5 Things, I think. The perfect boyfriend, Dancing is an Infinite Challenge, Stars making Magic, Jajangmyeon!, and Protecting your Boss. These are the 5 Things that happened in Kpop last week that I think were a little bit more special than the rest.
The perfect boyfriend
In You’ve Fallen For Me, Director Kim Seok-hyun leaves the musical due to the shenanigans of Han Hee-joo‘s mom and the university faculty so Professor Im Tae-joon takes over the production and tells Kyu-won that she no longer needs to come to practice. When Shin can’t find Kyu-won afterwards, he tries to comfort her the only way he can. He really must be the perfect boyfriend. (If you’re interested in the lyrics, you can check it out here.
Don’t get me wrong, I know that Lee Shin is a work of fiction and to be honest I kind of got whiplash with how fast Shin and Professor Jung Yoon-soo turned from sad, brooding individuals to the most understanding and perfect significant others. Not saying it’s not possible, but it doesn’t happen overnight either. I do appreciate though, that in You’ve Fallen For Me, the writers didn’t rely on the usual love quadrangle misunderstandings to create conflict. I’ll be sad to say goodbye to this sweet and honest Kdrama this week.
As for the other Kdramas I’m watching: Scent of a Woman is excellent and Kim Sun-ah and Lee Dong-wook bring the term sizzling lead couple up to a whole other level. I hope I’ll be able to handle the heartbreak coming in this drama. All the drama outside the Kdrama aside, the last minutes of episode 10 of Myung-wol, the Spy made everything that came before it totally worth watching. Now, hopefully they can overcome all that happened to finish the drama.
Dancing is an Infinite Challenge
For the ahjusshis of Infinity Challenge, that is. At the ending of their last episode the cast along with their guests do a tribute to Dancing with the Stars in their own little version of a Boogie Wonderland.
Please tell me that what they were wearing was a punishment and not a conscious choice. You gotta give it to these guys though, they are not above embarassing themselves for their fans. I expected better from Gil and Gary, Jung Hyung-don just might be their best dancer, and I think I was temporarily blinded after seeing Park Myung-soo and Jung Jun-ha’s “couple” dance.
Stars making Magic
On the latest episode of Star King, a Japanese magician appeared on the show and showed off his skills with magical metal rings.
Not to be outdone, some of the boys of MBLAQ showed that they also have some magic skills.
Unfortunately for Kang Hodong, his skills seem to lie solely in ssireum and emceeing. And is it just me, or has Thunder become a lot better looking recently?
Last week, Nichkhun and Victoria got the mission to babysit Tiger JK & Tasha‘s son Jordan and they did a pretty good job. Jordan didn’t cry and didn’t get hurt- that equals to a good job, right? The We Got Married couple also learned what tiger cubs love to eat… jajangmyeon.
I’m guessing the growling while eating is a good sign for a tiger cub. I’m with Jordan, Jajangmyeon is delish. I wonder if Jordan got his eating habits from Tiger JK or Tasha? At least he doesn’t waste food.
Protecting your Boss
Shouldn’t be this hard, should it? It’s bad enough that everyone thinks your boss is childish and crazy, you constantly get threatened of getting fired, and you have to deal with stuck up co-workers, but having to take an ice cream to the butt from his ex? That’s just too much.
The leads who play the love quadrangle are all awesome, some of the best parts of the show are their bickering interactions like the ice cream incident above between Noh Eun-seol (Choi Kang-hee) and Seo Na-yoon (Wang Ji-hye). Choi Kang-hee’s Eun-seol is so charming that I’m now totally a fan. Other than Eun-seol‘s crazy antics with her boss Cha Ji-heon, wonderfully played by Ji Sung, I love the interactions between the two cousins Ji-heon and god Mu-won, oops I mean Cha Mu-won played by Kim Jae-joong. My favorite scene so far, is this one of the cousins ‘walking’ back to their offices after a meeting.
I seriously hope that god Mu-won isn’t really evil and that he’s just conflicted because of the fight between his mom and Ji-heon‘s dad. And by the way, I totally think that the actress that play’s god Mu-won‘s mom totally ad-libbed the part after his ‘date’ with Noh Eun-seol because she wanted to cop-a-feel of our Jae-joongie.
Protect the Boss has been a really pleasant surprise, seriously I only began watching for, ummm… curiosity. It had nothing at all to do with Jae-joong being on it. Yup. The story and writing is so refreshing with characters that you can relate to because they are all human, not seemingly perfect and cold chaebols like normal. The story line really zips along making me wonder what else they have up their sleeves for the next 10 episodes, I only hope they don’t loose steam towards the end. I’m with Amy on this one… Watch. This. Now.
Those were the 5 Things I LOVED in Kpop last week, were they yours?