Monday, August 22, 2016

Happy Birthday August Week 4!


Hwang Byung Gook


Chun Bo Geun
Kim Ha Kyoon
Kim Jin
Kim Jung Min
Lee Sung Jae


Ahn Kil Kang
Bitto (UP1OTION)
Taehee (M.Pire)
Wang Dong Cheng (Fahrenheit)
Yesung (Super Junior)


Dowoon (DAY6)
Hoon Ki
Hwang Kwang Hee (ZE:A)
Lee Sang Woo
Son Byung Ho


Lee Ki Young


Kang Nam Gil
Kim Myung Soo
Lee Sung Yeol
Park Myung Soo
Sungyeol (Infinite)


Ace (VAV)
Choi Myung Kyung
Jo Kwon (2AM)
Jun Noh Min
Kim Tae Yoon
Oh Kwang Rok
Xiao (VAV)


Bae Yong Jun
Cha Jin Hyuk
Dennis Oh
In Gyo Jin
Jo Hee Bong


Kim Dong Yoon
Matsumoto Jun (Arashi)


Jung Kyung Ho
Lee Il Min
Park Hyung Joon

Monday, August 15, 2016

Happy Birthday August Week 3!


Jun Hyun
Jung Heung Chae
Kim Chul Ki
Kim Jae Seung
Lee Sang Yoon
Min Joon Hyun
Park Chul
Park Young Jin


Kang Eun Tak
Lee Won Jae
Niel (Teen Top)
Yeo Hoon Min (U-KISS)


Kang Dong Ho
Seo Bum Suk
Yang Han Yeol
Yoo Seung Ho


Choi Phillip
G Dragon (BIGBANG)
Go Young Bin


Bae Sung Jong
Choi Yong Min
Dongjin (Seventeen)
Jun Jin (Shinhwa)
Nakai Masahiro (SMAP)
No Joo Hyun


Jo Gyu Chul
Jung Jae Hwan
Kim Hak Chul
Milo (Romeo)


Kim Ki Bum (Super Junior)
Lee Shi Hwan
Lee Yong Joo
Seunghyun (F.T. Island)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Happy Birthday August Week 2!


$.Coups (Seventeen)


Minhyun (NU'EST)
Rasa (LC9)
Ryu Seung Bum
Won Duk Hyun


Choi Dong Joon
Kim Dong Ha
Kim Min Sung
Kyumin (LEDApple)
Park Min Ho
Yoo Dong Hyuk


Lee Keun Hee


Choi Soo Han
Han Jae Suk
Park Yong Ha
Ryu Seung Soo


Kang Shin Hyo
Seo Hyun Ki
Shin Goo
Yeo Jin Goo


Gongchan (B1A4)
Hwang Gun
Lee Dong Gyu
Min Woo Ki
Yoo Jae Suk

Monday, August 1, 2016

Happy Birthday August Week 1!


Ahn Sang Tae
Gohn (Topp Dogg)
Hoik (AA)
Jang Dong Jik
Kim Kwang Min
Kim Nam Jin


1Kyne (Electroboyz)
Heo Hyun Ho
Jinhoo (UP1OTION)
Kang Seo Joon
Robin (BTL)


Brad (Busker Busker)
Kim Hyung Joon (SS501)
Lee Byung Joon
Yoon Gi Won


Jang Geun Suk
Jung Jin
Kim Seung Wook
Lee Kyu Han


Choi Won Joon
Jung Dong Hwan
Kang Yo Hwan
Kwon Sang Woo
Lee Suk Joon
Max (BTL)


E:psilon (AlphaBAT)
Kim Sang Joong


Jo Jae Hyuk

Review:// Beautiful Gong Shim

Beautiful Gong Shim is a romantic comedy centered around a quirky couple who become neighbors. Gong Shim (Bang Min Ah) is an aspiring artist who had to give up on school because her parents invested everything into her sister, Gong Mi (Seo Hyo Rim). As a result, Gong Shim works part time jobs while wearing a wig to cover the bald spot she has developed from being stressed about her future. Ahn Dan Tae (Nam Goong Min) goes around in short pants and sandals, eating convenience store food, and having no memory of his early childhood. Gong Shim finds him suspicious, but is surprised as she finds out more and more about him.

The Good:  The cast is really excellent. Gong Shim and Ahn Dan Tae are adorable and offbeat, evoking many laugh out loud moments. With the addition of the chaebol prince, Suk Joon Soo (Ohn Joo Wan), as the second leading man and bromantic partner, there is a lot of nice chemistry despite many misunderstandings. Gong Shim and Joon Soo's parents are silly and charming as well, The villain in this tale is a formidable opponent, which of course, always makes things more exciting.

The Bad:  It seemed that writer, Lee Hee Myung, was having some difficulty as the drama progressed. There was so much potential for more strife involving Gong Mi, for the villain to be more nefarious at the end, for more temptation by Joon Soo and for a charming and just conclusion for everyone. Everything was set up so well, and the drama ran for 20 episodes, but it spent many hours dragging on the plot involving Dan Tae's mysterious past instead of further developing the various characters and their relationships. I was expecting an emotional roller coaster ride, but the writing lost steam and brought us to a lukewarm and rather forced ending.  In addition, there were a few inconsistencies in the plot, which I won't list here because it's more enjoyable that way for those who might not catch them. 

Despite this seemingly fatal flaw, I would still highly recommend this drama for the sheer entertainment value. The cast is good enough to overcome the disappointing writing and make us love these unforgettable characters.