A 2014 Year-end Dramafest Reflection: For The Unsung Heroes in All of Us!

jandoe’s Dramafest Reflection is here again! I’ve a friend who chides me all the friggin’ time for watching Asian dramas (I’ll take it in good spirits but when you imply it’s not okay to watch Asian dramas yet totally acceptable to watch Western dramas – get outta here) that I reflected on just why do I invest so much of myself for Asian dramas … More A 2014 Year-end Dramafest Reflection: For The Unsung Heroes in All of Us!

Discovery of Love: An Afterthought (Pseudo-Review).

I realized that this was either going to be written as a convoluted afterthought or it will simply never see the light of day. At the rate that I keep piling my drama reviews with the excuse of “I’ll get to them eventually!” coupled with the fact that it’s been a pretty crazy write-and-delete vicious cycle, … More Discovery of Love: An Afterthought (Pseudo-Review).

Pimp That Scene: Transformational Maturity in The Discovery of Love.

Just when I thought the show lost me at the end of episode nine to another round of roller coaster been-there-done-that ride, Discovery of Love gave me the most pitch-perfect and emotionally nuanced episode just yet in its episode ten. My heart was in pieces near the end of episode nine to the uncontrollable sobs of … More Pimp That Scene: Transformational Maturity in The Discovery of Love.

hello from Guangzhou!

…where I spent 4 hours stuck in traffic this evening and basically an extremely long day being kinda-but-not in Guangzhou. Traveling again yup, days to flying back to Stanford for my second year. The short story is Mum’s here on a one-day business trip and so today we visited a couple of factories and was mostly stuck … More hello from Guangzhou!

Discovery of Love, Part II: Thoughts on the Leading Characters.

Objectively speaking, I am not sure if I really want Yeo Reum to end up with Tae Ha because five years in a relationship is indeed a long time, but five years since the relationship ended is an equally significant time frame. Plus, if she insists and really believes that she is firmly grounded to the … More Discovery of Love, Part II: Thoughts on the Leading Characters.

Discovery of Love, Part I: Thoughts on The Writing etc.

I waited until I finally caught up to the latest episode of Discovery of Love (sometimes also known as Discovery of Romance), namely episode six as of this write-up and now that I have, let’s jump right in. Lots to discuss, isn’t it? I can’t speak enough about how ridiculously excited I was when casting was … More Discovery of Love, Part I: Thoughts on The Writing etc.

Timeout: So I Finally Got Around To Watching Discovery of Love…

…and for the life of me, I can’t form coherent words to try to express what I feel about seeing Eric Mun and Jung Yu Mi on my screen TOGETHER. In a rom-com. As ex-lovers with loose ends and lots of residual mixed feelings. Where they’re not screaming at each other in every scene they appear … More Timeout: So I Finally Got Around To Watching Discovery of Love…

Timeout: Squeal! Eric Mun & Jung Yu Mi To Reunite On(our)screen After Seven Years!

RE: Jung Yu Mi & Eric Mun to Reunite in Discovery of Love Please excuse me for a second. I haven’t lost it, I promise – I just don’t know where to let this out, so naturally I’m here. OH MY GOD, YES. I AM SO EXCITED I’M WRITING IN CAPS COS THIS IS ME SCREAMING … More Timeout: Squeal! Eric Mun & Jung Yu Mi To Reunite On(our)screen After Seven Years!