I try to avoid makjang Korean drama most of the time, with several exception. I somehow get trapped watching Young Lady and Gentleman, which is a full-on drama with controversial age differences. However, as I was in between kdrama, I accidentally watched Doctor Cha, which I discover is a light makjang and medical drama. This is a drama whose stars are not the typical young mega stars. So it really relies on the storyline and the acting. Doctor Cha is also an interesting thinking on what if Makjang can be made light and with strong comedy twist instead thriller drama … Continue reading Doctor Cha – A very funny yet deep in meaning Makjang
I have loved duo of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck since their Good Will Hunting days. Them acting separately is somehow not as great as whenever they come together and make movies. While their movies are not exactly cerebral nor brain scratcher, their movies tends to make me think days after watching the movies and discuss the theme. Some of my favourites are Good Will Hunting, Dogma and Last Duel. I simply love the way their dynamic works to tell the stories. I have to be hones that the story of Nike is equally interesting for me, bootstrapping into the … Continue reading Air – A very Interesting Movie on Nike and Air Jordan
Slow burn dark under rated romance is not my favourite genre. However this one is so good that I nearly dont care whether this story will end as sad ending or not (spoiler alert, it does not have sad ending). The story focus on Kim Woojoo (Lee Sung Kyung) who is the female lead character with two siblings older and younger, they are abandoned by their father who remarried while their mom went to live country side after the incident. Her father principally remarried with his mistress and hismistress kicked the siblings out of their house without warning. In parallel Han Dong Jin (Kim Young Kwang) who is … Continue reading Call It Love – A Great Slow Burn Romance
Admittedly I am not a gamer, I only game through my daughter albeit D&D (as she calls it) is not her favourite. I decided to watch because I quite like Chris Pine. I watched him grew up on screen in many of his movies, Star Trek franchise, Wonder Women, This Means War (still one of my old time favourite for romance action movie more than a decade later), Princess Diaries and even Just My Luck, not to mention Jack Ryan. So I have watched him nearly 20 years and now here we are in a video game movie for a 42 years old (former) heartthrob. I was … Continue reading Dungeon and Dragon – A Must See !
Admittedly there are several reasons I decided to watch KillBoksoon. First of all, I love chick flick of all kind, it feels empowering and exciting to me. Secondly, watching action movies with lots of fighting scene is also I love. Additionally, Jeon Do-yeon who played Gil Bok Soon is not a known actress to me before Crash Course in Romance, in which she also portrayed a strong female character so am naturally curious. Sowith all of these, I decided to watch. This movie has a typical assassin storyline but with a slight but yet interesting twist. Subtle love story with a twist. Single mom teenage daughter touching storyline (perhaps because I have … Continue reading Must Watch Korea Chick Flick – Kill Boksoon
I want to start with self disclose that unlike the rest of review where it is as objective as I can be. This review is not. I fell in love with Kim Jung-hyun watching Mr Queen, well actually even in Crash Landing on You as well as Waikiki. He has peculiar sense of comedic and at the same time able to move from comedic to romantic moment quickly without losing essence one or the other. Many of his scenes showcase his sensitive nature, as his acting came through in totality through his entire being sometime departing from typical body language and expression for given scenes, some actors you can … Continue reading Kokdu: Season of Deity and Kim Jung Hyun
That afternoon on Friday March 10, 2023, driving through the crazy traffic in Jakarta, all I could think about was I hope this is worth it. Honestly, before seeing him in person, I was not hardcore fan of B.I, I knew that B.I is a very talented rapper ex YG and ex leader of IKON and I loved most of his songs – especially the masterpiece “Love Scenario”, but that Friday really open my eyes on how great he is. And I am happy that my bestie Dian, also shared the same feelings ..🥰 We become B.I’s new IDs ! … Continue reading B.I : The Hidden Stage Jakarta, Our Fridate 🥰
Kim Nam Gil and Cha Eun Woo are both strong actors with great track records of great series with high rating. The Fiery Priest rating is at around 20% despite there is no romance, Through the Darkness also hit >8% rating. Cha Eun … Continue reading When Kim Nam Gil meets Cha Eun Woo – A Feast to All of Us !
Without doubt I have soft spots with wuxia movies. It was my go to movie date for the longest time and my fave romance series. While Saeguk is also interesting but to me nowhere near wuxia (or in some instances xianxia movies). Januari 2023 started strong with strong line up of wuxia series, some of them very very strong quality with not only trademark strong fight choreography, but also strong cinematography and strong props. Here are the list for you to pick from. Enjoy ! A League of Noblemen A League of Noblemen is one such story albeit one of the male lead has no martial … Continue reading My 4 Wuxia fave in 2023
From his first debut as Marco Han in the science fiction thriller Memories of the Alhambra (2018–2019), Lee Jae Wook started gaining popularity when he plays a supporting role in the office romance Search: WWW (2019) and then followed by … Continue reading Lee Jae Wook First Asia Fan Meeting in Jakarta