With thoughtful lyrics such as:
I’m John Galliano, Dior, Louis Vuitton,
Van Assche, YSL, Dolce & Gabbana
Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Tuxedo and shoes
Always Dom Perignon Pink
A massive head, cursed physique
I’m a completely different level from youse
I’ll repay you tenfold in a matter of time
If you’re jealous, come at me
But careful, Parterre of your dreams
Sweet stuff, no joke
You won’t be able to sleep because of your fluttering heart
Lalala I’m To-To-TOP
Hey hey, Everybody’s man TOP
I’m always generous, even when my fists are clenched (ie. even when I’m in a fight)
I’m mild, neither greasy nor frothy at all
(Ready or not) No Bingu here
TOP’s most likely to win a poetry slam competition up in the ROK.
The idol most likely to cast the avada kedavra incantation on her group members and possibly her management is T-ara’s Jiyeon so that she can finally pursue her acting career full time. She doesn’t look too enthused about being a pop star so it’s only a matter of time before she turns her group mates into dust. So long suckers!!
Her contribution to this drama’s soundtrack is half decent. Good luck!
Director: Oh Jong-Rok
Writer: Hwang Jo-Yoon
Main Cast: Yoon Jin Seo, Go Jun Hui, On Joo Wan
Our protagonist Na Mi Roo, writer and editor of a women’s magazine, is forced to take on a sex column in order to keep her job when the original writer whom she is responsible for goes rogue. Fresh from her breakup from her only boyfriend Cha Jin Oh, Mi Roo uses this new opportunity to meet men and in the process learn about her own sexuality, much to the dismay of Jin Oh. Guided by best friend Park Tanya, Mi Roo dates men according to their zodiac signs in order to write the column each month while keeping her identity a secret for the column under the pseudonym Sophia.
What started off as a smart and sexy drama veered off into familiar kdrama territory when jealous girlfriends and violent ex-girlfriends were thrown into the mix. When the ex-girlfriend of the Aries man threatens to and nearly assaults Mi Roo in order to keep her away from him, she later claims that she did it in order to protect Mi Roo from the sleazeball’s ways which made no sense and was thrown into the plot to create tension where it wasn’t needed as Mi Roo was already uncomfortable with Aries’ advances and was working her way up to a confrontation with him on her own.
I also had an issue with the way the series ended with the main characters ending up with people they didn’t really care about, with our protagonist ending up with a man who she could not stand in the first half of the last episode. Had they explored this pairing throughout the series, it would have made more sense, but the series focused her feelings for her ex-boyfriend and so seeing that story arc end abruptly in the last episode made no sense. The only thing that seemed to be rooted in any logic in this drama were Jin Oh’s lingering feelings for Mi Roo and his confusion between holding on to a past that may have a future, or a future prospect that involved more than love. On Joo Wan portrays Jin Oh in a way that caused me to empathize with him, even when he seemed to choose his best interests over the feelings of the women in his life.
A redeeming factor was the friendship between Mi Roo and Tanya who teach each other to examine their misconceptions about love, romance and sexuality. We see some great moments between the two, as Tanya manages to have Mi Roo’s back, and call shenanigans when needed.
What attracted me to this drama initially besides the premise was that the main actress had a look that was unconventional as producers seem to love the long-haired, doe-eyed look. I did enjoy watching this drama, loved it in the beginning, but with Jin Oh’s new love interest added to the mix it all went downhill from there. Twelve Men in a Year, I lament at the thought of what you could have been.
TtoT Rating: 6 / 10
Writer Hwang Jo Yoon must be a MBLAQ fan boy: two main characters are named after the boys!
Kpop is filled with singers who can do anything but sing but there are a handful who have voices that move the soul. I can think of about eight idols who have amazing voices but since its my blog I am taking this opportunity to write about my ultimate bias (and by ultimate I mean no one comes close to him in my mind, even though in reality there are singers who are technically on par with him):
Kim Junsu’s voice has the ability to move you to tears with its beautiful tone and ability to convey emotions. His voice is unique and I just can’t get enough of it:
His voice is akin to a religious experience. Here is a live performance of my favourite DBSK song. This is pretty much perfection right here. Trying not to cry:
Runners up: 4Men’s Shin Yong Jae, 2AM’s Changmin, SHINee’s Jonghyun & Onew, BIGBANG’s Daesung, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun
Korean groups are usually comprised of large numbers of idols, usually five and all the way up to thirteen in one group. With so many members vying for attention, it’s easy for some to go unnoticed and be mistaken for a mortal. This is especially the case for today’s idol since he has to share the spotlight with not one but three genetically superior human beings, one of whom easily owns one of the best visages in an industry full of beautiful people (an perhaps one of the best bodies).
While his small stature and unassuming looks may fool most of us, he has proven himself as the talent of B2ST:
Runner up: BIGBANG’s Kang Daesung
Today’s entry writes itself, as this idol has been called out for her apathetic behaviour before. She’s about as excited about her work as I am which either speaks volumes about her taste in music or her work ethic.
She looks pretty dead in the Roly Poly video (from 5:03 onwards):
To be fair, she could just be under nourished and lacking the physical energy needed to perform on stage and act in a drama. She must be putting in 60+ hour weeks so I am willing to cut her some slack.
How many days can you go without a shower? During the summer I shower twice a day for obvious reasons, but during the rest of the year it is once a day, and if I am feeling lazy I will shower the next day but that’s pushing it. The worst feeling in the world is walking around in your own filth. With all the dancing and running around they do, idols sure work up a sweat. Mix that with the shit load of makeup they cake on, the vinyl/leather/polyester outfits and our sexy idols are walking cesspools of bacteria, dead skin cells and perspiration. Common sense dictates that their hygiene would be top notch and that they would probably smell delicious since they are able to access the most fragrant of elixirs to slather all over their rock-hard bodies.
Lee Joon however, does not:
If I can recall correctly, on Sesame Player (a reality show in which MBLAQ was featured) Lee Joon revealed that when he did shower which was not often, he would simply wash his hair with shampoo and let the lather trickle down his body and it would take care of the grime. Lee Joon, that is just gross. You look fresh though, so I will just pretend that you are diligent with your personal hygiene. *gags*
Who would have thought Joonie was so dirty, and not in the good way?