As some of you might know, I've become a pretty big fan of BTS over the course of just a few months.
Ever since I first heard "Just One Day" and "Boy in Luv" back in April, I've been consistently listening to them. The boys also just came out with their first studio album "Dark & Wild". I've listened to the full album and I think it's pretty darn awesome, particularly when you remember that they're still rookies.
Anyways, BTS presented their new album on this awesome showcase event I've posted above.
Oh, Witch's Romance, how I wish I could have loved you more? From time to time, there are dramas I start watching with such enthusiasm, but later on either drop them in disappointment or continue watching with lukewarm feelings. Witch's Romance belongs in the latter group as I enjoyed it a lot at first, but grew increasingly unsatisfied with it by the end. That is not to say, I didn't have good times with this drama. I certainly did, and I'll be writing quite extensively about those in the following review. I can't even say it was a bad drama because it started nicely and it ended nicely. But for me, it never really recovered from the appearance of one irritatingly boring second male lead. So while I'm thankful to Witch's Romance for introducing me to Park Seo Joon, in the end, I guess we weren't quite meant to be.
Ban Ji Yeon (Uhm Jung Hwa) is single 39-year-old woman, who no longer believes in true love after her ex-fiance No Shi Hoon (Han Jae Suk) disappeared from her life on their wedding day. Instead, Ji Yeon is fully immersed in her job as a reporter for a tabloid magazine, not even minding that her co-workers call her a "witch" because of her controlling no-nonsense personality. Then one day, Ji Yeon's paths unexpectedly cross with the 25-year-old kind and hard-working Yoon Dong Ha (Park Seo Joon), who begins working as a part-timer at Ji Yeon's workplace. Although their relationship is rocky at first, the two soon become close and are forced to acknowledge the growing attraction between them. SPOILER ALERT! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
MBLAQ's maknae Mir is certainly not letting his hyungs overshadow as he poses for these two new pictorials. He displays his well-toned muscles for SURE and performs various stunts for Men's Health, giving Lee Joon a run for his money in the battle of hottest K-pop chocolate abs.
In case you guys occasionally do check out my Currently Watching page, you probably have a rough idea which dramas I've been following lately and how I'm reacting to them. But as you know, I don't post much about them aside from occasional first impressions (or Tweeting Dramas posts) and reviews. Since I'm watching so many dramas at once right now, I thought it would be easier to give you a little update on them in one compact little Drama Check-In.
It amazes me how Seo In Guk manages to so swiftly switch between his boyishly playful side and masculine charm in these two pictorials for September'sMarie Claire and July's InStyle. The actor looks cool and flirtatious on some photos, while he embraces his natural cheekiness on others. No wonder the guy is such a heartthrob.
Finally back from military, actor Lee Je Hoon shows a variety of expressions in recent photo shoots for Singles and High Cut.
The actor is reminiscent of a sexy movie villain in the cover shots for the 10th anniversary issue of Singles, where he's smirking somewhat mysteriously. He shows a slightly different kind of intensity in the pictorial for High Cut's Vol. 131, but looks nevertheless hypnotic.
The latest issue of Cosmopolitan takes up-and-coming actor Yoo Yun Suk to Bali for a weekend getaway, dressing him in chic resort attire. The actor oozes charisma as he poses at the luxurious holiday location.
Lee Jong Suk recently took a trip to New York city for a photo shoot in the upcoming September issue of InStyle. Looking confident in casual chic attire, the actor shoots dreamy glances at the camera. Yup, I dare you not to swoon.
In a beautiful pictorial for September's issue of Vogue, Kang Dong Won and Song Hye Kyo have a lovely date in the romantic city of Paris. The two stars can also be seen in the upcoming family melodrama movie My Brilliant Life which comes out next month.
While I had no doubts about Kang and Song looking absolutely gorgeous together, I am a little surprised at their natural chemistry. Not only do they make a stunning couple, the two seem to be having a lot of fun goofing around as well.
These days I feel like there are too many dramas airing. I'm already behind with most of my dramas that are currently airing (not to mention those that I'm trying to complete from the previous seasons) and new ones keep coming out. Of course, I justhave to check them all out at once, which is obviously a mad decision on my part.
So forgive me if I don't have time to write First Impressions for all those new dramas I'm watching. At this busy drama season, it feels impossible.
As a consolation gift, here's another Tweeting Dramas post for the first episodes of Discovery of Romance and My Secret Hotel. Curiously enough, the two dramas have quite similar premises, but I did like one of them better than the other.
I mean...here's T.O.P. looking as magnetic and handsome as ever in the official ads for Khawah French Cafe CF. Why there's so much Photoshop on some of these pictures is beyond me because this man (nor his coffee cup) needs no Photoshop, but it's still T.O.P. and that's all we care about.
While everyone elsewho's watching Fated to Love Youis gaga over Jang Hyuk, I am trying to console my aching fangirl heart with pretty pictures of Choi Jin Hyuk. Thankfully, Cécianswered my prayers with this breezy pictorial. Although wearing a little more colour than usual, Choi Jin Hyuk still looks suave. I'm not saying pink is my favourite colour on a guy, but the actor sure has a way of making it look good on him (he's even working it seamlessly on the drama set).
As I was watching the two first episodes of the new and wacky tvN drama Surplus Princess, I couldn't help but take screencaps and post them with my reactions on Twitter, as I oftentimes do.
In order not to let these tweets go to waste, I thought why not make a little post about it and share them in my blog. In that way, those of you who are not on Twitter can see what I'm up to when I'm not blogging. Another plus is that now I don't need to do a separate First Impressions post about the drama as these tweets already convey my immediate impressions of the series. And well let's be honest - I'm just lazy.
In this Lyrical Day edition, I will be sharing the awesomeness of HA:TFELT's "Ain't Nobody". You might notice while reading that I will be doing slightly more talking today because I won't just be focusing on the lyrics, but also give my thoughts about the whole song, including the music video and choreography. Rather than being just a tribute to beautiful lyrics, today's post is more like a mini-review of sorts.