Friday, July 20, 2007

You've been warned...

Korean dramas are Bollywood lite!--Similar story elements sans song and dance.

Not so long ago a reader suggested that I check out 풀하우스--Full House, a 2004 K-drama that featured K-pop star Bi. I warned myself to stay away, instinctively knowing that Bi was merely a "gateway drug" to all sorts of unimagined subtitled substances.

Enter Exhibit A, Kim Sung Su, aka the man on the left. Seriously, he looks good from every angle. How I love a man in a sharp suit--which was his entire wardrobe for the series. *sigh*

Furthermore, judging by this guy, the secret to cloning attractive men was discovered in a laboratory in Korea. (Yes, that's a different person.)

15 comments:

MoJo said...

Hey, I'd like to see this series! Do you know where I may find a copy?

Saria said...

Yay!! Thanks for the shoutout! (first time for me)

Now I can deceive myself into thinking that just maybe I'm making an impact on this crazy world...starting with K-drama.

Kim is hot, but he seriously needs to do something about his eyebrows. Trim those beasts!

Contrary to what you might think, in the world of Asian entertainment, I know least about K-pop culture. But I'll take a wager and say that last picture is Daniel Henney? Another mixed hottie ...half-white, half Korean. Which leads me to recommend another K-drama: My Name is Kim Sam Soon
(which has Henney in it)
I haven't seen all of it, but it was a huge hit in Korea, and thankfully falls into the comedy-drama category (unlike most other K-dramas which are PURE drama and somebody always dies)

Happy viewing!

t-hype said...

Hey Mojo,
I don't know about a copy per se but you can watch it on CrunchyRoll.com. They have everything! The Full House series is here.

Saria, you win. That was most certainly Daniel Henney. As for Mr. Kim, how can you not love those eyebrows?! (I have a weak spot for facial catepillars...)

MoJo said...

Hey, thanks!

Anonymous said...

T-Hype, saria is right. My name is Sam Soon is a great Korean comedy/drama. That Daniel Henney is too hot for words: here is a link to images of him http://images.google.com/images?q=daniel+Henney&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi
I've watched it on either Imaginasian TV or AZN network, and I was hooked.
I'm african american and why can't they create drama like this for us? Hello, TVOne! The closest I've come to a recent black serial is Westwood Park, a Trinidadian soap opera that has some tasty eye candy of the afro and indo-caribbean variety.

MoJo said...

Ok, I so just finished watching the entire series. A lot of duties were neglected, but I don't care! Lord, let me not become addicted to Korean dramas...

t-hype said...

Hi anon. I think that's because "we" have to make shows for "us". No worries, I'm working on it! ;)

lol mojo, "A lot of duties were neglected" is definitely one way to put it! I stopped counting how many random people I saw in the background of the shots after the 5th episode...

MoJo said...

Did I ever mention that I get attached to things very quickly? Well, I am now in the middle of watching another K-drama starring Bi, Sang Doo, Let's Go To School.

It's really good and I am happy to say that so far I've cried only three times. Considering the blubbering mess I was while watching Rang de Basanti, this shows some improvement.

t-hype said...

LOL Mojo,
Looks like somebody's gonna have to start their own blog...

Anonymous said...

Oh, I definitely mean "by us for us". That's why I said "Hello, TVOne!" They seem to be the only African American network who creates decent entertainment. I didn't want the Koreans to create dramas for us (!). I'd shudder to think of the stereotypes that might make its way into such a drama. Here is a link to a Japanese show rife with African American stereotypes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DndhkWwKAwg please I warn you, it is rife with stereotypes.

t-hype said...

OOOOHHHH NOOOO saria!!!!
Just started watching My name is Kim Sam Soon. That crap is funny! Lawd, here goes another 16 hours of my life...

Hey anon,
Watched the video. Appearantly, it's 7 years old. Not gonna lie. I actually laughed at one point and that in and of itself might actually be worth a post...

Miss Bolly said...

Hey t-hype!

I just got back from teaching English in China for a year and they LOVE Korean dramas over there. There were no subtitles, so I never could get into them, but the guys are just too gorgeous for their own good. Every restaurant had a TV tuned into a Korean drama around dinner time and one of my Chinese roommates would sit down to watch it religiously. I would watch for a few minutes just for the eye candy. Thanks for all the yummy pictures.

MoJo said...

Ok, so I've seen Sang Doo! Let's Go to School, Full House, A Love to Kill, and My Girl. Methinks I need a job.

MoJo said...

Oh, and not to interrupt my job hunt or anything, but where did you find My Name Is Kim Sam Soon? They didn't have it on crunchyroll or MySoju.

t-hype said...

Mojo, for that, you'll have to resort to less conventional methods. ;)

Drop me an email for info!