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!
It is such an interesting and meaningful experience, watching Nodame Cantabile six years later, since I first discovered this gem of a show in 2008. This time around I watched it in completion, from its live-action drama that premiered in late 2006 to the European specials that was released in early 2008 to the first part of the movie … More Revisiting Nodame Cantabile, A Special Ode to the Timeless Cantabile.
Like other drama-bloggers who (maybe) juggle between Twitter and their blogs, I find myself sharing opinions about shows I’m watching via multiple 140-character quick blurbs. Primarily because it’s quicker and easier that way, but for me it’s also fun to do it this way. My account is (still) public so you can follow unofficially but even so, … More Timeout: Shows That’s Got Me Glued To The Screen.
This is actually my one (rare) free weekend, so I’ve been catching up on things I’ve meant to get to, like write a bunch of stuff both personal and drama-related. I also caught up with my Asian dramas and figured I’d (finally) come up with a two-in-one first impression of Tomorrow’s Cantabile and Liar Game, otherwise known … More From Japan to Korea: First Impressions on Tomorrow’s Cantabile & Liar Game.
Hi. I feel like I’ve just risen from the dead. I’m still in the process of trying to get my shit together and figured I needed to write this – get some things off my chest, you know? My apologies to my drama-readers for the halt on drama write-ups and there’s only one reason: for the past month, I … More Timeout: Checking-In, Life Stops For No (Wo)Man.
RE: Girl’s Generation’s Yoona in Talks to Play Nodame Oh dear God, no. I hesitate to share and discuss this article because I haven’t seen other websites reporting the same update (…yet?) but the moment I read this I had an instant mini-heart attack. Also near-tears, legit. No dear God, oh no. Please please please please do not take it. … More Timeout: Oh The Horror! K-Remake Nodame Could Possibly Be… Yoona?!
I’m writing this as an excuse to cover up for all the other stuff I’m not writing about. I seem to be experiencing a terrible case of writer’s block (or writer fart as I like to think of it) and there’s so much drama in real life right now that the words just seem to escape me. What … More Timeout: Another Quickie Update.
So… Shim Eun Kyung turned down the Nodame Cantabile K-remake. EEEP! Oh noes. Oh gosh, I think my stress level just spiked at this update. This means we’re back to square one i.e. anyone is game to play the titular role and ugh, it’s ridiculous to get so worked up about this but it’s SO HARD … More Timeout: Nodame Cantabile Korean Remake – Casting’s… Moot.
This just in: Joo Won & Shim Eun Kyung for Nodame Cantabile Korean Remake Yay? Nay? I hope Shim Eun Kyung will jump onboard, because she can definitely bring the quirky and eccentricity of Nodame. Plus, compared to other names that floated before this like IU or God forbid, other idols – no. I would rather have a … More Timeout: Nodame Cantabile Korean Remake – Casting’s In.
RE: Nodame Cantabile to have a Korean Remake Dear Korean Entertainment, Don’t, I repeat and beg of you, don’t you dare screw this one up. You either do right with the franchise and story, or keep your grubby hands off them and leave ’em alone! My Nodame and Chiaki oh my god. The same two … More Timeout: Nodame Cantabile, The K-version Anyone?