October 06, 2015

Rants and Weekly Raves #58 (RAWR)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 10/06/2015 09:31:00 AM with No comments

kakashi: Lots of new shows starting this week!  
Jaehyus: A few too many for me.  It'd be nice if they were spread out more.I'm so glad both Hwajung and Yong Pal have ended, even though I dropped them. I hate when shows start off strong and then suck. My brain starts feeling like a thought is incomplete. 
JoAnne: Holy cow, I have watched NOTHING this week beyond an episode of Moon River and 24 episodes of New Tales of Gisaeng. Um, okay, so I've watched a LOT, but of only one thing. And my baby girl is home! We've been to a wedding and a big party and been out to eat lots (sometimes, she even treated!) and just in general are having a nice time. She spends a few hours with me and then runs off to see friends, then comes back, rinse, repeat.
How's NTofG going? Is it actually any good?
YES. She makes that boy WORK for it.
Shuk: Just because of Sung Hoon, I started watching "Birth Of A Family" from episode 64 on.  Jury is still out.

October 05, 2015

Thoughts on Respect and Twenty Again

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 10/05/2015 07:48:00 PM
kakashi: Respect for people according to seniority is a pillar of Korea's Confucianist traditions, with its detailed clearly laid out in the Confucian "Five Relationships" (오륜 [五倫]). We already talked about the issues that No-Ra's age initially caused at university (and how weird it seemed that she received so much rudeness instead of respect, especially because she was an elder). But there is a different sort of respect that plays a role in this show - it's the type that you have to earn. And No-Ra earns it, step by step.
JoAnne: As well she should. You don't have to dig very deep into that timid wallflower to find the clear-headed girl hidden away 20 years ago.
Jaehyus: There's a quality that No Ra has that frankly, only people who deep deserve respect have: forbearance. She stands up for things when they are clearly wrong, but she is deeply patient with everyone and everything around her too. So, while she's been stifled in many ways, she's also had time to learn a deep forbearance for others that they can't resist. 

September 30, 2015

Rants and Weekly Raves #57 (RAWR)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 9/30/2015 09:20:00 AM
JoAnne: I don't know why but this picture bothers me. You know how when paint dries sometimes on wood and it gets those little wiggles/wrinkles? Seeing that really creeps me out, and this feels like that. Don't get rid of it or anything, I'm just saying.
kakashi: Right, not getting rid of it. Just close your eyes :) (Is it Friday yet, is it Friday yet?!)  
(becca: Sadly, no.*sigh*) 

September 25, 2015

Thoughts on Bucket Lists and Twenty Again

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 9/25/2015 06:05:00 PM
kakashi: One of the sweeter things in Twenty Again is Cha Hyun-Suk playing a (visible and same-age) Daddy Long-Legs as he makes all of Ha No-Ra's (secret) wishes come true, thinking she only has about 6 months to live. There's a topic of living well and dying well to be discussed here, because it has a huge influence on the characters in the drama (and it is probably the topic with the most depth this drama gets into). Beyond that, Bucket Lists per se are a fascinating thing that I want to think about a bit.
JoAnne: Lists, in general, thrill me - yet I've never created a bucket list. Never even thought about making one, and at the moment, I feel very resistant to the idea. This bears consideration.

September 23, 2015

Let's Eat with Kim Ji-hoon - Episode 4

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 9/23/2015 02:27:00 PM
Sorry, Kim Ji-hoon, I was preoccupied (with Lee Sang-yoon) but now I'm back for you. (Yeah, I know you have no idea who I am, even though you retweeted my Jangbori tweets, but I still feel guilty for cheating on you. It's quite serious, too. You better come back very soon!) This little variety program has only 6 episodes, people, which is a shame! Because I could really get used to watching these cuties eat all day.

September 22, 2015

Thoughts on Emotional Intelligence and Twenty Again

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 9/22/2015 09:40:00 PM
Time to talk a bit about whiplash-inducing, bipolar Hyun-Suk! One episode sweet as honey, the next as nasty as burned toast. What are we to make of this? Well, here is my explanation: the poor man has ZERO emotional intelligence (EI) (and little emotional maturity, too). And in fact, hardly anybody in this show has any. That makes life quite difficult, especially if so many emotions are involved!
Those pesky things! We should just live like robots. So much easier.

September 21, 2015

Rants and Weekly Raves #56 (RAWR)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 9/21/2015 10:36:00 PM
kakashi: Me all week: "is it Friday yet, is it Friday yet, where is my Lee Sang-yoon!"
JoAnne: I like this a lot and he's adorable but my reaction isn't quite as strong as yours...
Well, I have nothing else to watch! (Apart from old stuff) My life is so boring. And anyway, it's only 30% drama and 70% love. 90%. 100% I love you, Lee Sang-yoon!

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