A crotchety grandfather. A chivalrous stranger. Just like that I was sold, and all within the first two minutes.
If you had asked me last month if I was planning on watching You’ve Fallen for Me (2011), I would have stared at you blankly. The name does not ring a bell. But about six days ago I was casually checking out one of my favorite blogs, Electric Ground, and saw that dear Blue had a new post out, a recap this time. As usual this spoilerphobe averted her eyes, but one of the tags jumped out at her, like a single bulb glowing in the dark. The spoilerphobe’s eyes widened as she read the name of the actor.
Filming in Progress
AIRPORT PARKING LOT SCENE
(Tae-kyung and Mi-nam stand facing each other)
(TK) Go Mi-nam, I came because I have something to tell you. I’m telling you only once, so listen carefully. Go Mi-nam, I… You…
(clanging and tooting noises; first busload of fans comes into view)
(PD) Cut, CUT! The first bus is moving too slowly and the second bus is following too close. Tell the second driver to keep a two-car distance. Also, the fans need to scream louder, much louder. Like this: OPPA, OPPA!! C’mon, let’s wrap up this scene quickly, it’s so friggin’ cold out here.
The Doctor Is In
Ms. Yoo He-yi, what may I do for you today? Are you feeling unwell?
Yes, Dr. Kim. I have suspected food poisoning!
Suspected? Did you throw up? Did you go to the toilet several times…
No, I suspect the guys tried to poison my food!
The three A.N.JELL guys! All I wanted was to update my homepage with new pictures and I thought of a brilliant idea: a meal with my darling Tae-kyung. So I went to the supermart and you wouldn’t believe how hard it was for me to just buy pasta and veggies. It took forever because I had to keep stopping to sign autographs. Would you like me to sign one for you, Dr. Kim?
Perhaps later. You were talking about your food poisoning…
Peeps, tomorrow’s D&D (dinner and discussion) confirmed. Same place, 6.30pm. I’ve made reservations. Homework: watch YB 11-12 by tomorrow. T’s doing that recap thingy and she needs your comments. T, if you want us to help, be early for once! OK, see you guys tomorrow. Don’t forget to watch YB 11-12!
Welcome, everyone, to another edition of Drama Talk, your weekly roundtable discussion of dramas which are now airing. I’m your host, So Myung Woo.
As you know, we are not your regular talk show. Rather, we discuss specific drama episodes in depth and we invite the actors themselves into the studio to give their take on particular scenes. Tonight we are delighted to…
(audience starts screaming)
Wow, can you believe the commotion? Calm down, everyone!
With us in the studio tonight are the four young stars of the mania drama, You’re Beautiful. Please welcome Jang Geun Suk-ssi, Park Shin Hye-ssi, Jung Yong Hwa-ssi and Lee Hong Ki-ssi!
(deafening screams) Continue reading
Court in Session
The defendant will please rise.
Hwang Tae-kyung, under Section 784.045, you are hereby charged with two counts of Aggravated Battery:
- Intentionally or knowingly causing great bodily harm and permanent disfigurement
- Using a deadly weapon
Oh, what baloney. Where is my lawyer? Release me!
The defendant will please behave or face more charges. Call the first witness. Continue reading
If a pig stole the show in Episode 7, monsters will take center stage this time in Episode 8.
Monsters? you sputter, choking on the drool that’s pooling in your mouth as you watch yet another Jang Geun-suk YouTube clip. (Who knew the guy’s so cute? He sure didn’t look that way when you glimpsed him in his last two dramas. Now, thanks to a pig, you are making mental notes to salvage those two dramas which you had hurled into that pit called Good Riddance.)
Yes, monsters. One you can’t see (clue: it has green eyes) and the other you can’t bear to see (clue: it starts with the letter M).
The green-eyed monster rears its head in the opening minutes of this episode, triggered by the sight of Mi-nam in Shin-woo’s arms. Just minutes earlier, like a volcano spewing forth its latent contents, she had stunned everyone in the recording studio with her powerhouse of a performance.