It’s way past time for an update to the LGBT pages, don’t you think? Or maybe I think that as I’ve, thanks to the enthusiasm of a certain someone in my life, am once again consuming these on a large scale quantity. Luckily enough, there seems to be so many coming down the pipeline that it’s quite possible we’ll never run out….so chug-chug-baby!
As promised, NCT is continuing to grow. In 2018 they had 18 members split between NCT Dream, NCT 127, and NCT 2018 with NCT U used as a catch-all to allow space for the members to collab and try new things in different combinations. There was, of course, some overlap between members (I’m looking at you Mark and Haechan). Even with all of these groups, several members have been underutilized or not officially assigned to a unit and consequently, not given the opportunity to shine to their fullest. That hurt my little heart last year, seeing Lucas, Ten, Kun and WinWin (even though he was in 127) kind of sidelined a bit knowing just how very talented they are. So when I heard about the impending Chinese unit, I was stoked – along with most of the rest of the world.
I had planned to head back to Korea today but decided instead to keep traipsing around the rest of Asia. I’m on a non-Korean drama kick at the moment so it seems right to spread the love farther afield. While the dramas I’m watching are Japanese and Thai, I have to thank a reader for this suggestion as I don’t watch many Taiwanese dramas. Read more
When I was pulling together my fav songs of 2018 playlist, I realized a small flaw in my system of tracking new music. There are a couple of weeks worth of songs that cross over the new year. Playlist #14 has a few songs from the end of 2017 and a few from the beginning of 2018. This means that I when I hit on a song that I loved, loved, loved, I had to confirm its release date before I could add it to the 2018 list. But it also meant that I was reintroduced to a few tracks that I absolutely adored when they came out but lost track of as I waded through what 2018 had to offer.
Since yesterday we talked about a Kdrama headed to the US it seems only fair today to talk about a show headed in the other direction. This time, the export in question? Designated Survivor.
Raise your hand if you learned about the designated survivor policy from that West Wing episode? Read more
It was an interesting KMorning! When Xe announced to the group that the CW was in talks to do a remake of Strong Woman Bong Soon with Rhonda Rousey, I almost did a spit take. While I wanted to be excited that another Korean title was doing it’s level best to jump over to the American market, and while yes, the main lead is, in fact, a strong woman, I was fairly horrified of the idea of Rhonda Rousey as the lead.
What was my issue? Read more
There is something to the idea of fate or a higher power or higher powers deciding our destiny. I both love and hate it. I mean, when I really mess up in life, it would be nice to be able to blame it on the pre-ordained whim of some god out there or some bitchy sub-god taking out her bad day on a random human. But, at the same time, I would like to be able to claim responsibility for my successes. And I do so love a coincidence. Coincidences don’t fit well with fate.
All the dramas I’ve been watching lately seem to keep falling pretty high on the angst scale. They’re all great dramas and I’m thoroughly enjoying them, but sometimes a girl just wants a bit of fluff and romance. I put out a distress call to SaraG and KpopontheDL for some light-hearted fun and they each came back with a Japanese drama recommendation. Of course, I had to start watching both..and they are both providing the much-needed sweetness and light. Read more
Episode 177: Winning At Winner!
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As promised we have Teacher SaraG with us to give us a much-needed lesson in Winner! Ooh, maybe we should have called this episode Winning With Winner! Too late now. We take a moment to let SaraG put us to shame with all the dramas she’s currently watching.