This is the first week where many of our shows have been preempted or delayed because of the Olympics (thankfully South Korea has a smaller Olympic team than the US so while some shows are preempted to watch competitions, the majority of our dramas are still airing) which has caused some problems in finding five "really epic" moments. Luckily we had an amazing performance by an Asian competitor in the Olympics so my top 5 was able to be rounded out without doubling up on any one drama. With that said, I hope you enjoy my countdown this week.
#5 I Love A Tough Female Character
#4 Kim Soo Hyun's TearsIs there something wrong with me that I kind of like to watch Kim Soo Hyun cry? Ever since watching him in The Moon That Embraces the Sun I just cant get enough of it. He not only does the pretty cry, but it eventually turns into an emotionally devastated cryfest that is raw and not pretty. Any time one of his characters does this it totally gets me sobbing right there along with him. We get to see a lot of crying in this weeks episodes of My Love From Another Star. It is no picnic having to tell your soul mate that you love her but you only have thirty days before you jump on your spaceship and disappear from her life. But his character does it with such emotion that I just adore this scene. That is why KSH's crying earns him a spot on this weeks top 5!
Angst and Crying Clips ep 9 & 10
#3 Valentine BromanceOur #3 moment is brought to you from ep 12 of Let's Eat. It's Valentines Day and Lawyer Kim Hak Moon is feeling romantic (never have I seen a funnier lovelorn character). He is buying Soo Kyung some chocolates and runs into Dae Young who guesses correctly about his unrequited love. Our love sick lawyer confesses his concerns and Dae Young is able to give him a huge pep talk. The true joy of this scene is that while the two talk about confessing and love angst they get really cute and bromancy to the point that they themselves look like a couple out on valentines day. Lets Eat is such a cute show and while it is obviously forcing the bromance moment on us with the subtly of a speeding train, it still is adorable and hits all the awwwwwww cute/funny buttons for the viewers.
Bromance Support Clip
#2 What is a Power Hungry Dad to Do?I am really starting to enjoy the daily drama A Well Raised Daughter. On one side we have Jang Ha Na, the main girl who is pretending to be a man. On the other side we have a chaebol father who is planning a hostile take over of Ha Na's Soy Sauce Company. To his dismay he finds that his oldest illegitimate son (who mostly has been raised to be his dads thug) refuses to do anything that might hurt Ha Na. His daughter declares that she is going to marry him/her since he is so pretty. And his other son (who is Ha Na's roommate and the current love interest) tells his dad that he is pretty sure he is gay and loves his roommate. One cross dressing girl causing havoc in this poor tycoons life is very amusing. It also helps that for once we have a father who actually loves/listens to his children to an extent which makes the whole situation more funny then angsty. If you want to check out this drama you can find it at darksmurf subs.
Lets Cuddle Instead of Calling A Plumber Clip
#1 An Amazing Win at the OlympicsOK So I know this is not Kdrama related and that he is Japanese not Korean. But this guy's short skate program was amazing and one of the best things I have watched on TV this week. So Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu you are #1 on my list this week. Congrats to Yuzuru Hanyu on winning the Gold and breaking the record for the highest scoring short program in history!
Link for Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu world record beating Short Program (even if you don't watch figure skating this performance is very impressive so be sure to check it out.)
Be sure to check out the blog in the next couple weeks since there will be some fun changes happening and hopefully we Ahjummas will be able to entertain you even more than we already are. Not to mention I will be recapping Seo In Guk, my #1 bias's new web series Another Parting (Check below for trailer). So be on the lookout for that along with my usual recap of I Need Romance 3 in which hopefully we will start seeing the romance. Until then I wish you all a busy kdrama filled week.
Another Parting Trailer
Dramas that I am currently watching:
A Well Raised Daughter (subs are behind in relation to the filming schedule)
One Warm Word
Can We Love
King's Daughter Soo Baek Hyang
My Love From Another Star
I Need Romance - Be sure to check out my recaps!
Yuzuru Hanyu explodes with short program world record - See more at: http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/yuzuru-hanyu-explodes-short-program-world-record?ocid=yahoo#sthash.X843yJqz.dpuf