Raine’s 2011 Year-End Review!

by: Raine

Welcome to the end of another eventful K-drama year. The end of 2011 marks the end of my first full K-drama loving year. I watched ten 2011 dramas and I will give you my highly unbiased opinion. (Yes, those two words are inherently opposites. I know. I know.) Included in this review will be my favorite actors and actresses of this year because, well, it’s my blog and I CAN. Yes, you-know-who is most definitely included.

I’ve decided to refer as little as possible to the drama itself. Why? If they didn’t stick, then obviously they were not important enough in my k-drama universe. A good drama hits you hard in the moment and then stays with you. Some succeeded. Some epically failed.

I’m also not going to cover everything in each drama. Or else this would be a novel. However, if you absolutely want to hear what I thought about some aspect I miss, I’ll write about it. I ain’t saying no!

I’m going to rate the dramas on a scale of 1 to 10. I’ll be considering writing, camera work, directing, acting, and sheer entertainment value. Will I be biased by pretty faces? Probably. Not gonna lie. I’m a 20-something-year-old woman girl.

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Park Shi-hoo the Mini-series: The Kisser

by: Raine

(Kim Seung-yoo kissing Lee Se-ryung’s scar from when she took an arrow for him in The Princess’ Man. In case you didn’t know by now, that’s uri Park Shi-hoo and Moon Chae-won. )

And now for our favorite installment (or perhaps I’m projecting): the smooches. As I was preparing for his post, it hit me how many lucky ladies were blessed by the lips of Park Shi-hoo. The chick in Family’s Honor was the real winner in terms of quantity. Since I haven’t seen it (yet), I searched on the trusty Youtube to find clips. I did that for How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor as well. When I watch them, I will come back and edit all posts containing them because it is my solemn duty to provide you with as much biased info on Park Shi-hoo as possible. *Holds up right hand and commits herself to this prodigious task.*

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Park Shi-hoo the Mini-series: Leading Ladies

by: Raine

(This smile is why we love him. It’s charming, sincere and hot as hell.)

After bromancing Park Shi-hoo last week, it is only logical to follow up with the romancing. Shi-hoo is not a lead usurper for nothing. He has shattered not one OTP, but TWO.  This is a phenomenon known as the “Park Shi-hoo Effect“. It results in heart theft and epic rises to stardom. Shi-hoo may seem a quiet, innocuous sort of fellow, but once you put him on screen, as Girlfriday says, “he’ll make a fan out of you”. How does a leading man stand a chance against the Park Shi-hoo Effect? Writers find their pens moving to accommodate his greatness. Leading ladies are swept away. Fangirls fall at his feet.

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Park Shi-hoo the Mini-series: Bromances

by: Raine

Second post in the Park Shi-hoo mini-series and I’m totally stoked! I must say that this post in particular was so much fun to write and put together. I got to look at lots of pretty pictures and learn about my ultimate k-actor. On my list of k-dramas to watch  are Iljimae, How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor and Family’s Honor. Not only will I get more Shi-hoo in action (where he shines best), but I will get to feed my addiction. How can it get any better than that?

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Park Shi-hoo the Mini-series: Introduction

by: Raine

(In Bali for a vacay after filming The Princess’ Man. Live shoots are grueling and he, and the rest of the cast, needed the break!)

As though I have any more time to spare, I decided to start a mini-series about one of my favorite actors. He is not only part of this exclusive Raine club because he is bloody gorgeous, but because he is truly talented. There is a reason he is a leading-man usurper: it’s he undeniable magnetism as a man and as an actor.

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