Can you believe we made it through another year?? There are so many new members at the OKC, with more coming in all the time, I’m guessing most of you don’t know we actually started at the holidays as a way to help me get more dramas in by the end of the year. And now look at us!
As we have for the last few years, we’re changing the format a bit of our chats. The holidays are a busy time for every one and we realize you might not have the time to devote to a whole drama, and if you know you’re going to miss a chat here, miss a chat there, one asks, why bother? This is why through the end of November and all of December we swap over to drama shorts and movies.
No muss, no fuss. Join when you can, skip the rest.
So, without further ado, here is the schedule and synopsis for all of the dramas and movie we’re going to be watching this year:
Episode 1, 11/14
Episode 2 11/17
Episode 3 11/21
Let’s kick it off with something cute and light! While I haven’t seen Page Turner myself, I know it’s show lots have liked.
Yoo Seul is a student of an art high school. She is a talented pianist and who won various contests, but she is driven by her mother. Yoo Seul’s mother wanted to become a pianist when she was younger. One day, Yoo Seul has an accident. Yoo Seul may never play the piano again because of the accident. With the help of her friend Cha Shik and Yoo Seul’s rival Jin Mok, Yoo Seul begins to live a new life.
Killer Girl K
Episode 1 11/25 (Friday)
Episode 2 11/28
Episode 3 12/1
It’s a good thing we had something cute and light to start us off with as Killer Girl K is anything but these things. This show has made our holiday shortlist for a few years now and we decided it was time to press the button on it! I’ve seen this and though very violent, is a very good watch.
Cha Yeon Jin is a high school girl whose outwardly normal existence and reticent character masks her true identity: she is a professional assassin who is seeking out her biological father in order to avenge her mother.
This is the first of our movie picks and it is actually a pair of movies from our LGBT list. I’m super excited to watch this one as it is very high on my favorite movies list. I’ll be interested to see what others think.
Seryou, who’s immensely popular, has the odd habit of going out with anyone who asks him out first at the beginning of the week, then promptly dumping them at the end of it. “Anyone” apparently includes male upperclassmen like Shino.Yuzuru asked Touji out as a half-hearted joke, not expecting to be taken seriously. Touji accepted, and Yuzuru knew he was like the half-hearted relationship begun on a Monday, and dumped on the Sunday. What he did not expect was the feelings that went beyond friendship that emerged.
Train To Busan
Where Seven Days leaves you with a case of the warm fuzzies, Train to Busan certainly does not–unless screams of terror leave you all warm inside. In which case, please stay away from me you weirdo. Upside, it is an excellent movie and stars Gong Yoo. What can go wrong there? (Queue flesh-munching zombies)
Seok Woo, his estranged daughter, Soo An, and other passengers become trapped on a KTX train (high-speed train) heading from Seoul to Busan during a disastrous virus outbreak in South Korea.
Here’s another one people felt pretty strongly about adding to the list. Yoo Ah In as a bad guy? Sign me up! Although I guess by agreeing to add it to the list I already did…
After an international auto theft sting, dimwitted detective Do-chul is treated to a night at a club where he meets Sun-jin Group third-in-line, Tae-oh, whose rude behavior rubs Do-chul the wrong way. Convinced Tae-oh is a drug addict, Do-chul tries to investigate, but is stopped by his boss. Meanwhile, Tae-ohruns into Mr. Bae – a truck driver that helped Do-chul with his auto theft case – and his 9-year-old son, protesting to get his overdue wages. After being humiliated and beaten for tae-oh’s amusement, Bae is hospitalized but his son finds Do-chul’s business card and calls for help. Do-chul feels responsible and so decides to get Tae-oh, no matter what it takes and no matter how much Tae-oh tries to sabotage him.
Movie 1 12/19
Movie 2 2 12/22
Movie 3 12/26
This series of movies comes straight from the eager dreams and heartfelt wishes of Cherry Cordial. She’s wanted us to watch this with us for a while and since I got Killer Girl K, it seemed only fair. 😉
Swords! In olden times! —okay, so Mydramalist doesn’t list a synopsis, but if I remember correctly from what I saw, the main character was some sort of killing machine, he decided not to kill anymore, then vowed to protect some girl who ran…something (I want to say some sort of fighting school) all without killing people. (Cherry Cordial is going to murder me for this one…)
Come on, we know how to close down a special event, don’t we? With flower boys, lots and lots of flower boys. (Let’s all choose to forget the time we ended with Old Boy. It was a long time ago, we didn’t know any better.)
As an heir to the family fortune, Jin Hyuk has money, the looks, the charm, everything except finding the love of his life. So he sets up a cake shop where women are sure to come. He hires Sun Woo, a talented patisserie who had a crush on Jin Hyuk back in high school. Along with an ex-boxing champion Gi Beom and a clueless bodyguard Su Young, the four unique and handsome young men stir up the quiet neighborhood at their cake shop, Antique. Although seemingly careless and happy, each of the four men have unforgettable past that they are afraid to face, but their secrets slowly begin to unravel.